Sean Hoots Flying Solo With Friends at Johnny Brenda’s
Apr18

Sean Hoots Flying Solo With Friends at Johnny Brenda’s

Sean Hoots is taking a step away from his band, Hoots and Hellmouth, to make a run at his solo act. On Monday, April 15th, He was joined at Johnny Brenda’s by Jaron Olevsky (Amos Lee band), Kiley Ryan (Foxhound & Hezekiah Jones), and Rob Berliner & Todd Erk (Hoots & Hellmouth). A killer mix of extremely talented musicians made Johnny Brenda’s the only place to be in Philadelphia that night. UPDATE: We have...

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And The Crowd Goes Wild For Cold War Kids At Union Transfer
Apr17

And The Crowd Goes Wild For Cold War Kids At Union Transfer

Words and images by Harrison Brink On Friday, April 12, Cold War Kids played a sold-out show at the Union Transfer to promote their new album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. First up was the ambient electronic band Houses. They consisted of a drummer, guitarist, and two people working with computers and produced very ethereal and surreal music that was very nice to listen to.   That being said, they didn’t really seem to match up...

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Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan Prodigy WOW At The Scottish Rite Auditorium
Apr15

Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan Prodigy WOW At The Scottish Rite Auditorium

On Thursday, April 11th, Buddy Guy graced a sold-out crowd of just over 1000 with an intimate performance at Camden County’s Scottish Rite Auditorium. First thing’s first, if you don’t know who Buddy Guy is, shame on you. Especially if you play guitar, he has probably influenced you whether you know it or not. Born in 1936, Guy is a hugely talented, influential, and still active Chicago-blues artist who influenced...

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A Little Bit Of Bluegrass, Rock & Gospel = David Mayfield Parade in Kent, OH
Apr15

A Little Bit Of Bluegrass, Rock & Gospel = David Mayfield Parade in Kent, OH

A few weeks back I was listening to the “trassgrass sound” of The Rumpke Mountain Boys. You could not help but to notice one guy there bouncin’ and have a good time. At one point of the night they brought him up on stage to play the mandolin. Hey just tore it up. This was my introduction to David Mayfield.  I said to myself if his band is ever nearby I will go. Taking the 45 minute drive from Cleveland to The Kent Stage in Kent, OH. ...

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TNGHT: It Takes Two To Tango at The Starlight Ballroom
Apr14

TNGHT: It Takes Two To Tango at The Starlight Ballroom

  Managing school with work and a music addiction can be overwhelming at times. Last Wednesday, TNGHT (Lunice and Hudson Mohawke), a beat-making duo heavy on the 808’s, were set to take the stage at the Starlight Ballroom. I had a big article due the next morning but my teacher offered an extension. I explained my reasoning for needing an extension. “That’s an awful excuse but go have fun at the show,” he said. “DJs don’t...

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Dark & Grimy Rock & Roll is The Black Angels at Union Transfer
Apr12

Dark & Grimy Rock & Roll is The Black Angels at Union Transfer

The Black Angels arrived at Union Transfer last sunday. An hour of sunday evening was filled with dark, unforgiving, grimy rock and roll. This was not a show you went to hop around and enjoy all the blessing of life. This was a show the show that you took all the negativity in your life, built up the fire in your chest and left with the intention to destroy everything that stands in your way. If you never heard of The Black Angels,...

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