Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways – Episode 2 “Washington, D.C.”
Oct31

Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways – Episode 2 “Washington, D.C.”

In this weeks episode the Foo Fighters traveled to Washington, D.C., home of Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Go Go Music, Henry Rollins and punk pioneers Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. This episode was a sort of homecoming for singer Dave Grohl who is a Virginia native. Grohl credits the music scene of D.C. as his main influence in his music today. Washington, D.C., as Charles Dickens once said is “the city of...

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Big Lazy At Tellus 360
Oct31

Big Lazy At Tellus 360

“Trashphisticated rock music” is what Big Lazy call their genre of music. They’re an instrumental rock band that has had their music featured in movies, HBO series’, and they even composed the soundtrack for the documentary, “Art and Craft“. They are a trio of phenomenal musicians who know how to create music for any given situation. The band is confidently led by guitarist Stephen Ulrich. Their...

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[Recap] The Kills Bring Pure Rock & Roll To The Trocadero
Oct31

[Recap] The Kills Bring Pure Rock & Roll To The Trocadero

It’s getting increasingly harder to find pure rock and roll bands these days or even what we used to consider real rockstars. That wasn’t so last week at the Trocadero. In a world where “indie” never means independent and teenagers are trading in their stratocasters for moog synthesizers, The Kills came to Philadelphia and delivered dirty, soulful, feedback-ridden rock to Chinatown. Nuns and Moon Duo brought their ripping, psychedelic...

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The Drive-By Truckers Drink, Rock, and Spit Their Way Through Bethlehem
Oct30

The Drive-By Truckers Drink, Rock, and Spit Their Way Through Bethlehem

The gritty back-drop of the Bethlehem Steel stacks set the stage for an evening of some down and dirty rock and roll by the Athens, GA based Drive-by Truckers (DBT). The band played an incredible hour and 45 minute set on Wednesday, October 22 at the Musikfest Café situated in front of the purple-lit steel stacks of the former mill. The complementary voices of Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, founding members of DBT, play really well...

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[Recap] Bombay Bicycle Club at Union Transfer
Oct30

[Recap] Bombay Bicycle Club at Union Transfer

English rock band, Bombay Bicycle Club played Union Transfer on Tuesday, October 21st to a packed house full of eager fans. The band rolled into Philly towing along energetic openers Luxley from New Orleans, as well as Milo Greene from Los Angeles for some extra pop. All of the bands brought dynamic, uptempo sets littered with their hits while also catering to the earnest and youthful crowd. On stage first was Luxley, a spirited...

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[Recap] Punk Pioneers deliver 37 years later – The Vibrators at Dobbs
Oct30

[Recap] Punk Pioneers deliver 37 years later – The Vibrators at Dobbs

Punk rock on a Monday night? Yeah, why not. Since 1976 UK punk rock veterans, The Vibrators have been known as one of the pioneering bands to grace the scene for the past 37 years. On Monday, October 6th at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street, Philadelphia, the fact-paced trio delivered nothing less than the expected old and new hits with unfringed style and gusto. One of the original founding members, hard-hitting drummer John...

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