Catch Culture Blue’s First Single: A Fresh Jazzy Take On Some Honest Hip-Hop
Sep17

Catch Culture Blue’s First Single: A Fresh Jazzy Take On Some Honest Hip-Hop

Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to the first taste of Culture Blue, yes remember the name, because they’re changin’  the game. This is just the first single off the jazz hip-hop fusion group’s first album Red Letters, which premeirs sunday September 21. What is so exciting about a project such is this, is that it emodies a a collaboration of musical intellectuals, Joe Marotta, Zach Ezickson, and Hannibal...

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The 12th Anuaul Dewey Beach Music Conference – This week!
Sep17

The 12th Anuaul Dewey Beach Music Conference – This week!

The 12th Anuaul Dewey Beach Music Conference begins tomorrow!  Sept 18th, 19th and 20th 100+ artists perform Official press release:  DBMC may not be the biggest music conference in the northeast, but it has garnered more than its fair share of critical acclaim, rave reviews and enthusiastic return participants. This is due in no small part to the consistent quality of talent and its location. Often called the musicians Vacation. All...

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[Coverage] Dr. Dog, Front Bottoms, Hop Along, & Mac Demarco @The Mann
Sep17

[Coverage] Dr. Dog, Front Bottoms, Hop Along, & Mac Demarco @The Mann

Photos By St. Steven, Words By Toby Koekkoek  On Saturday night Philly music fans were treated to an all night party on the lawn atop the hills of West Fairmount Park at The Mann Center. The musical fiesta taking place on the Lawn of Mann was headlined by Dr. Dog with support coming from Hop Along, The Front Bottoms, and Mac Demarco. It appeared to be a dreary Philadelphia day from the start, but as the bands came a rockin’, the sky...

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[Preview] MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati – Dillon’s Top 5 Bands to See
Sep17

[Preview] MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati – Dillon’s Top 5 Bands to See

My picks are people I know. Yes, I am a biased writer but at least I am honest about it. It is not that I know these Artists, it is that I am actually a fan of these artists. I have seen them more than once and have experienced their captivating performances. Without their live shows they would be just another band on the bill, a seat filler at the Grammies, a Music Row chicken writer (seriously though, check out this story about a...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Get to Know The Tragic Thrills
Sep17

[INSIDE SCOOP] Get to Know The Tragic Thrills

The Tragic Thrills made the last stop on their summer tour at 10th Street Live (which lead singer Zach said is one of his favorite bars) in Kenilworth, NJ. I was able to sit down with the band before they took the stage to chat about drinking, The Lego Movie and of course, music. The band made up of Zach Porter (guitar and vocals), Cameron Quiseng (bass), Chris Morrison (lead guitar) And Gibson (drums) and Gabe Rudner (keys) has been...

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[Coverage] The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!  – The Mann
Sep16

[Coverage] The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World & Against Me! – The Mann

This was one of two shows with this line up. Against Me! opened the show in support of their album Transgender Dysphoria Blues on this beautiful Friday evening. They played to a considerably smaller – but no less enthusiastic – crowd. The highlight of their set was probably their rendition of the popular “I was a Teenage Anarchist.” Jimmy Eat World may be about to kick off their tour for the 10th anniversary of Futures,...

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