[INSIDE SCOOP] Interview with Steve Kimock for Gathering of the Vibes
Jul26

[INSIDE SCOOP] Interview with Steve Kimock for Gathering of the Vibes

People are readying up, “heady”ing up, or setting up camp at this year’s Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport, CT. Headliners include Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Govt Mule, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and so many more. Pennsylvania native and legendary guitarist Steve Kimock of Zero, The Other Ones, and Phil Lesh & Friends, and his band will be tearing up the stage on Saturday, July...

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Plan Your Weekend at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival
Jul26

Plan Your Weekend at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival

WXPN’s 20th consecutive outdoor summer music festival features 30+ artists Today, WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, kicks off its much-anticipated 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The three-day XPoNential Music Festival features an exciting lineup of 30-plus artists performing on four stages in two...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Jammin’ For The Animals Celebrates 5 Years
Jul25

[INSIDE SCOOP] Jammin’ For The Animals Celebrates 5 Years

When I ask festival promoter Todd Jones what’s new for Jammin’ For The Animals he has a lot to say. “First off we have a new venue. We have moved to the Kempton Music Center in Kempton,Pa. We keep expanding every year! We have two great headliners this year. Juggling Suns headline Friday night and Cris Jacobs [formerly of the Bridge] is the headliner on Saturday.” Other acts include The Folkadelics, Flux...

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[Inside Scoop] P.M @ Penn Museum Concert Series
Jul24

[Inside Scoop] P.M @ Penn Museum Concert Series

Penn Museum is having their annual summer concert series, P.M @ Penn Museum starting now till September 11th. It takes place outdoors in the museums Stoner Courtyard. The concert series is known for showcasing global music Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. I had the privilege of speaking with Penn Museum’s Assistant Director of Special Events, Tena Thomason who gives us the inside scoop. TSI: What inspired you to create this...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] The Districts Talk XPoNential + Deets on Secret “Pop Up” Show
Jul23

[INSIDE SCOOP] The Districts Talk XPoNential + Deets on Secret “Pop Up” Show

It has been tradition at the past few XPoNential Music Festival’s that Central Pa has been represented and this year is no exception. Two great bands, The Stray Birds and The Districts make their festival debut this weekend at Wiggins Park. I caught up with The Districts’ Rob Grote [guitar/vocals] and Braden Lawrence [drums] to discuss their upcoming performance. “I have attended the festival once and never really...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Gathering of the Vibes: A Few Quick Hits with Founder Ken Hays
Jul21

[INSIDE SCOOP] Gathering of the Vibes: A Few Quick Hits with Founder Ken Hays

The 18th anniversary of the Gathering Of The Vibes comes to Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT this weekend.  In anticipation, I was able to catch Ken Hays, festival founder, to get the inside scoop on this years fest. TSI: Start out by telling us a little about the set and setting for The Vibes. KH: “Gathering of the Vibes is a four-day music and camping festival, and we’re now in our 18th year. …This is our ninth year at...

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