WXPN’s Non-Commvention- Final Friday [Friday Review]
May23

WXPN’s Non-Commvention- Final Friday [Friday Review]

The third and final day of WXPN’s Non-Comm closed out with a bang, and another impressive line-up.   Showing the true diversity only found on Non-Comm stations.  We saw a collection of Blues, Rock, Country, and of course some Surf Rock. After a morning of meeting and discussions, we were treated to a pretty special Free at Noon featuring Calexico and the legend that is Brian Wilson.  It was a perfect sunny day to listen to some...

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[RECAP] Beach Fossils and Jerry Paper take Boot and Saddle
May22

[RECAP] Beach Fossils and Jerry Paper take Boot and Saddle

Upon my most recent discoveries lies Jerry Paper, the musical entity of Brooklyn based artist Lucas W. Nathan.  As if his digital dream world synth-pop songs don’t make a strong enough impression, his live performances certainly do. Jerry P’s introduction went like this: he comes on the stage and immediately undresses into something more comfortable; a purple silk robe and colorful socks, to be exact. He later comments on...

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Non-Comm Fills World Cafe Live for 15th Year [Thurs Review]
May21

Non-Comm Fills World Cafe Live for 15th Year [Thurs Review]

As a new comer to 88.5 WXPN’s Non-Commvention, I was excited to experience several days of new music overload.  Non-Comm has been know to have some impressive up and coming acts, right before their careers start to rocket.  We saw this last year with Hozier, and in the past with many other artists who have graced the Non-Comm stages like John Mayer, The Lumineers, The Civil Wars, among many others. Non-Comm packed World Cafe...

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[Recap] Every Time I Die Invade Reverb in Reading, PA
May21

[Recap] Every Time I Die Invade Reverb in Reading, PA

What happens when a hardcore band hailing from Buffalo, New York comes to Reading, PA? How about one of the best live shows you will ever see and that is an understatement. Using a day off of their current tour with The Used, Every Time I Die decided to throw a show/party at Reverb, which is a smaller club but a perfect setting for their style of performance. Coming along with them was fellow touring mates Marmozets and The Eeries. So...

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Jam On The River 2015, A taste of summer in May
May20

Jam On The River 2015, A taste of summer in May

Photography by Steven Philips We’ve had some lovely spring days recently, but none of them felt like summer until Saturday at Jam On The River. It was solidly in the 80’s, and except for an evening storm that rolled through, it was like a sunny day on the beach. For this show, the Festival Pier concrete floor was almost entirely covered with sand, and the main stage viewing area was covered with mats, which made for a really nice...

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2015 Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee Preview- Memorial Day Weekend!
May15

2015 Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee Preview- Memorial Day Weekend!

A couple miles from the Eastern shores of Buckeye Lake in central Ohio, is the storied music venue called Legend Valley. From it’s beginnings in the ’70’s, there has been a diverse mix of musical entertainment, from the early Dixie Jams with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels and Pure Prairie League, to the ’80’s with Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell. New ownership in the mid ’80’s...

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