Break Science & Michal Menert Showcase Twilight Frequency

Break Science & Michal Menert Showcase Twilight Frequency at The Blockley Words by Alex Voigt | Pictures by Mike Mauger Call me a Colorado music junkie, but I am very much addicted to the electronically composed syncopated beats of the Pretty Lights Music family.  So much so, in fact, I will very gladly deter from my work schedule and attend Wednesday night’s scheduled performance of three components to the PLM label: Paul...

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Spose & PDank Crew Bring Vacationland Rap to Philly

Spose & Pdank at Kung Fu Necktie Words & Photos by Moniker Perhaps he was just happy to get out of his home state of Maine as the weather starts to turn bitter. Maybe he was excited to be in Philadelphia for the first time. Perhaps he was just stoked to get his first real cheesesteak. No matter what the reason, I’m certain you’ll never find anyone so stoked to play to a select crowd at Kung Fu Necktie as Spose was...

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Robert Randolph Takes the Keswick Theatre to Church

Robert Randolph at the Keswick Theatre Words and Photos by Moniker No, Robert Randolph did not stand at the pulpit at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside Friday night and preach the word. He didn’t give a sermon and he didn’t scare you into believing what he was saying. Instead, he whipped out his steel pedal guitar, and took us through his roots. As any fan of Robert Randolph & The Family Band knows, Randolph grew up...

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Motion City Soundtrack Ignites TLA

Motion City Soundtrack at the TLA Words and Photos by Moniker This past week at the TLA on South Street, Motion City Soundtrack kicked off what seems to be the return of late 1990s/early 2000s Pop Punk to Philadelphia. With local shows scheduled this fall from Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory and The Starting Line, just to name a few, this city has proven they have not fallen out of love with the music many grew up loving....

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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 and MC Lars. All these bands encapsulate what it means to be ‘punk.’  Be it in their loud 80s sounds (Psyctic Teens), sampling...

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