ZZ Ward Kicks of Her Last Love Tour in Philadelphia
Mar08

ZZ Ward Kicks of Her Last Love Tour in Philadelphia

Philadelphia native (technically Abington, PA….but close enough) ZZ Ward performed at the Theater of the Living Arts (TLA). The venue was packed with with all ages ready to witness the start of ZZ Wards Last Love Tour. ZZ ward and her talented band brought the entire room to dance for the entire night. It doesn’t matter if the crowd was shoulder to shoulder, everybody was moving to her soulful voice and hard hitting sound....

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JoyCut Plays to Appreciative Depot Crowd – York, PA
Mar05

JoyCut Plays to Appreciative Depot Crowd – York, PA

The Depot in York, PA has become a reliable venue for a well-curated lineup of indie rock, metal, prog rock, and punk. It’s no wonder that the March 1st Depot triple bill featuring JoyCut, Bells, and Younger Me turned out to be the most appreciative audience of Joycut’s six-week U.S. tour (en route to South by Southwest) so far. JoyCut, a three-piece from Bologna, Italy, is only beginning to make themselves known to U.S. audiences....

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Lancaster Roots & Blues Fest, A Pure Joy
Mar01

Lancaster Roots & Blues Fest, A Pure Joy

The first annual Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival in Lancaster, PA was not only a success but a pure joy to be apart of. Familiar faces and amazing talent filled the streets of downtown Lancaster attending not only one but five venues. The Convention Center, Tellus 360, Chameleon Club, The Ware Center and Federal Tap House. Having the ability to attend both nights I was pleasantly surprised with not only the turnout but the talent...

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Black Stars Take Home the Win at the Final Day of Hard Rock Rising, Philadelphia Qualifying Rounds
Feb28

Black Stars Take Home the Win at the Final Day of Hard Rock Rising, Philadelphia Qualifying Rounds

Three epic nights of back to back Hard Rock Rising qualifying battles are now over – with only the finale show left before honoring the 2014 Philly Champion. Over the past few months, bands have entered the competition through ReverbNation and promoted themselves for public support votes to be in the top 12 – and now more on to the LIVE battle rounds at HR Philly. This nights battle was Judged by Brian Cronin of ThatMag, Sam...

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The Adventures of Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival – Day 2
Feb28

The Adventures of Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival – Day 2

After all the excitement from the first day of the Lancaster Roots and Blues festival I was extremely excited for day two. [DAY 1 COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS HERE] I started off the night with indie-folk rocker Lincoln Durham at Tellus 360. I never heard any of his music before, but I was immediately drawn in by his setup on the stage. He had himself with his guitars, plus two kick drums and a tambourine. His music was dark, soulful and...

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Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival – Rich Ruoff Gets It Right
Feb27

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival – Rich Ruoff Gets It Right

One can only wonder how the promoter of a first time festival just happens to have it held on the first nice weekend in what’s been a brutal Central PA winter. A deal with the Devil perhaps not unlike the one Robert Johnson made in Clarksdale,Mississippi? That would only be fitting considering it was a Blues festival but in any case the Lancaster streets were full of activity as I made my way to the Convention Center to pick up...

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