Hot Day at The 6th Annual Roots Picnic – Festival Pier Philadelphia
Jun06

Hot Day at The 6th Annual Roots Picnic – Festival Pier Philadelphia

The Roots Picnic arrived in Philly last weekend and brought the sunshine and heat with it. Hot humid sweaty summer weather was mixed with amazing artists such as Grimes , Macklemore, Gary Clark Jr, A Trak, Lushlife, Solange, Trinidad James and of course was headlined by the legendary Naughty by Nature with The Roots.   The event was once again hosted by Amanda Seales who was show within herself, between sets entertaining the...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Bring Raw Energy To The Santa Ana Observatory
Jun05

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Bring Raw Energy To The Santa Ana Observatory

Since I have been traveling and working more on the West Coast the past couple years, I have had more chances to catch Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, one of the best live acts you will ever see. I feel very much as if I am always in the right place at the right time when I get to see this band perform, and they have a die-hard following especially in the West Coast. Last Sunday they closed out their last US tour date promoting Specter...

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Forward Motion’s Prog-Pop Finds Home At Burlap and Bean
Jun05

Forward Motion’s Prog-Pop Finds Home At Burlap and Bean

On Saturday night, Connecticut band Forward Motion came to play Burlap and Bean to a surprisingly packed house.  Word of their musical dexterity and jazzy-pop fusion had apparently preceded them to foreign lands in suburban Pennsylvania. Opener Chelsea Berry shocked the audience with her brassy vocal style.  Her booming voice rang through the quaint venue, hardly needing amplification at all.  At times she took on a theatricality that...

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Summer Camp Music Festival 2013 – Well Worth The Trip To Chillicothe, IL
Jun05

Summer Camp Music Festival 2013 – Well Worth The Trip To Chillicothe, IL

Story by Josh Philips, Photography by Steven Philips How do you describe a music and camping festival to someone who has never been? Sure you could talk about the endless amount of music packed into three days; Sets of funk, jam, bluegrass and soul fly by at a ferocious velocity. You could mention the number of people and tents and vendors, but that stuff is all easily quantifiable. What is impossible to explain to someone like me, a...

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Appel Farm Kicks Off Summer Festival Season With A Bang
Jun05

Appel Farm Kicks Off Summer Festival Season With A Bang

Words by: Adrianna Hilborn Photos by: Barry Lindenmuth Jr. and Adrianna Hilborn Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city for a 1-day festival highlighting some of the best songwriters in music. For my first time attending Appel Farm, I couldn’t have asked for a better day to spend in rural NewJersey, catching some great musical performances, sitting in the warm sun drinking a nice cold beer, and checking out the crafts of talented...

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Yarn Burns Up MilkBoy Philly with New Sweden
Jun05

Yarn Burns Up MilkBoy Philly with New Sweden

Words & Photos by Autumn Walden It was so goddamn hot up in Milkboy Philly that it was unofficially deemed Waterboy by the members of Yarn. These guys started a fire on the second floor this past Saturday and needed some hosing down by the bar. I was content to let the sweat drip down my neck as Blake Christiana and the Brooklyn boys (Andrew Hendryx – Mandolin; Rod Hohl – Electric Guitar; Rick Bugel – Bass;...

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