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Halloween 2012: Dead Milkmen at Union Transfer

The Dead Milkmen Halloween 2012 Show at Union Transfer Words and Photos by E A Quinn Rather than trick or treat for halloween, a mass of punk-rock kids gathered at Union Transfer for The Dead Milkmen show. Opening for one of the funnest ska-punk band to ever come out of Philly was the Psychic Teens

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The Lighthouse and The Whaler, Ewert and the Two Dragons Bring Their Co-Headling Tour to Philly

One of Philadelphia’s newest rock venues, Milkboy, has been known to put on some pretty great shows within its short existence. The venue has only been open a little over a year, and has already hosted great acts like the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, Philadelphia’s own Ape School, internationally lauded bedroom artist Youth Lagoon, and

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Rock N Roll Resort v2 – A Psybient Soiree

Words by Sarah Waltman, Photos by Steven Philips March 30 – April 1, 2012, Kutcher’s Country Club, Monticello, NY The weekend of March 30 – April 1 at the Rock n Roll Resort would be one I would never forget. I didn’t realize this on the two and a half hour trip from Philadelphia to

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City and Colour Fill the Troc, Twice!

Photographs by Keanan Barbour – March of Brown Photoworks Words by Dan Debes There were beards a plenty both on and off stage and the air hung with an acrid stench that for a change did not come from illegal substances but rather from a string of toasty vintage christmas lights strewn about the second

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Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers at Royale, Boston – 11/18

Newport Folk Festival favorites, Deer Tick and The Felice Brothers, displayed their undeniable talent to a sold-out crowd on Friday. Both bands’ raw power was enough to jolt life into the crowd, despite the oddly early set times (Royale becomes a nightclub after the bands finish). The show climaxed with lead singer John McCauley viciously

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Lily And The Parlour Tricks-EP Release And CMJ Gigs

New York based band Lily And The Parlour Tricks take a modern twist on the classic girl group line-up. This six piece ensemble featuring three women vocalists up front and an able trio of guitar, bass, and drums behind them has it’s roots in female vocal trios of days gone by such as the Ronnetes

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These Branches debut The Payoff On WMCX 88.9 FM

Nick Hertzberg and Bryan Batiste of These Branches bring the punk to college radio airwaves this Friday on WMCX 88.9 FM’s specialty show “White Trash Radio” to debut their third album, The Payoff. For Theses Branches, The Payoff is their first album written as a two-piece band, but being short and to the point has

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The Deli Magazine Philly Celebrates 3 Years with Birthday Bash! Interview with Q.D. Tran!

The Deli Anniversary Flier - 3

The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 11 local US music scenes (thus far: NYC, LA, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Austin, Philly, DC Area and New England) through 11 dedicated, separate blogs. The Deli also has two quarterly publications exclusively focused on the NYC and LA independent music scenes –

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Sleeper Agent’s Debut Album Celabrasion is Out NOW

Celabrasion, the new debut album from Rolling Stone “Band To Watch” Sleeper Agent, was released just a couple of days ago (September 27th) on mom+pop music. Hailing from Bowling Green, KY, Sleeper Agent specializes in crafting hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and southern rock. Early champions of the album, SPIN, described the album as,

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Pink Martini and Longwood Gardens – the Perfect Combination

Way back in the heat of July, I got to see Pink Martini perform in the open air theater inside Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  The place is absolutely gorgeous and the setting was perfect.  The open air stage was filled with the musicians of Pink Martini.  They opened with Ravel’s “Bolero”.  The primitive,

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