Peter Bjorn and John Photo Recap

Peter Bjorn and John w/Memoryhouse and Work Drugs Sept 10th, 2011 The Trocadero Philadelphia PA With their three previous concerts cancelled due to drummer John Eriksson’s shoulder injury, Peter Bjorn and John headlined the Trocadero last weekend with Philadelphia natives Work Drugs and Toronto based ambient rockers Memoryhouse. Opening for PB&J was the band Work Drugs, who have gone from relative unknowns to one of the most...

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Bucks County Bluegrass Festival: Stringin’ & Singin’ on Snipes Farm

“We tune because we care about your ears.” Strings were continuously twanged, tuned, and tested in between songs of the foot-stomping, bluegrass bash I attended yesterday at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA. I arrived in the late-afternoon to catch the Jersey Corn Pickers, Fiddlesticks, Mike Mitchell Trio, Evan & The Bugs, Bad Dogz, Sully’s Fortune, and HogMaw. Beautifully tucked away off Route 1, Snipes Farm...

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Review of new Trombone Shorty Record -For True

In early 2010, after years of slugging it out in clubs, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews released his acclaimed national debut, “Backatown.” In the frenetic year that followed, he and backing band Orleans Avenue logged some 200 performances across five continents in a furious globe-trotting tour. He’s the kind of relentless road warrior that rolls his sleeves up and chisels out a name for himself one venue at a time. The high-energy and...

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Sweet Leda Put The “Hot” In Hot August Blues”

For my money it’s the side stages at any festival that present the most surprise. Such was the case at this year’s Hot August Blues Festival. Annapolis, MD based band, Sweet Leda, rocked the crowd from the get go of their set. Just as last year’s festival provided for me the discovery of heavy funksters Higher Hands [also from Annapolis], Sweet Leda was this year’s delightful find for me. I am convinced now that the Maryland...

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Innocent Flannel w/ The Black Cadillacs, & more – Nashville, TN

Nashville’s music scene has begun to branch out in recent years. Country, pop artists and singer songwriters still liter the streets of Broadway, but dark dingy clubs like The End and The Basement are thriving in Nashville as it grows into the big city it always wanted to be. Last night Nashville band, Innocent Flannel and company proved songwriters can develop a sound separate from the typical Nashville Hoo-Ha and break through to...

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