Melvin Seals and JGB Returned to Ardmore Music Hall


Story and Photographs by Steven Philips If you caught a show on Melvin Seals and JGB’s March East coast tour, you were treated to some of the best feel good music out there. If not, I’m sure you’ll have more opportunities throughout the year, cause these guys seem to visit the tri state area,

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Northside Festival: Calling all Millennials


Are you curious for what the future holds? What festival do you know holds inspiring musicians, innovation ideas, films, and a trade show all curated by the innovators, the dreamers, and the believers of this generation ? What festival gives you the opportunity to hear thoughts on music, innovation, film, and promote your own endeavors at

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Philadelphia Music Alliance Elects New Executive Board Members

Philadelphia Music Alliance 2014 Board of Directors. Top Row, L-R: William “Biff” Kennedy; Mark Schulz; Alan Rubens; Karen A. Lewis; Larry Hambrecht. Middle Row, L-R: Randy Alexander; Eric Shipon; Lynne Carter; Christianna LaBuz. Seated, L-R: Mia Tinari, Esq., Joseph Tarsia; Malcolm P. Rosenberg, Esq.

The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA), which honors Philadelphia music through the Walk of Fame and other programs, proudly announces the following newly elected executives to its Board of Directors: Alan Rubens, executive producer at Time Life and a longtime Philadelphia music executive, has been elected Chairman of the Board. His new vice chairperson is Mia

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Central Pa In Philly Night #7 – Dec 28th @ World Cafe Live


A collection of top notch bands from Central PA are loading up the amps in the horse and buggy once again when “Central PA In Philly Night” returns to World Cafe on Dec 28th for what is now it’s 7th installment. This event has always been an opportunity to showcase the music from west of

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[TSI Does CMJ] Enemies @ Fat Baby – Mannhattan

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Fat Baby, which doesn’t scream Irish Pub to anyone, hosted the CMJ Music From Ireland showcase. Enemies, representing Kilcoole, Ireland, performed a rushed set. Somewhere along the lines of other bands taking too much time and equipment malfunctions, the band was visibly tense. All the commotion didn’t shake the foursome, the set list bounced around

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Newport Folk Brings Way Over Yonder Festival to Santa Monica Pier

Photo by Evan Petruzzi

The Santa Monica pier has been one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Westside of Los Angeles. People from all over have come to see the century-old relic and the beautiful views it has to offer. From the sea breezes to the golden sunshine, the Santa Monica pier has a fun and comfortable

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[LKBK] March Fourth Marching Band @ Musikfest Cafe – Don’t Call Them Band Geeks!


Review by Sarah Thatcher – Photos by Alex Kreutzer of LouderPhotography Part New Orleans Jazz band, part burlesque acrobatic team, March Fourth Marching Band is the band you wish you were in when you were in High School – if only you were cool enough. In addition to just being a great band, this ensemble

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[LSTN] Suzi Brown’s Siren Song

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If you were hanging around Central PA, specifically in York, yesterday, August 17th, you might have been lured into the Holy Hound Taproom by a Siren Song sung by Suzi Brown. Suzi Brown sings with a light-hearted soul, not too intense but leaves feelings to swirl without sticking. Her Siren Song is a little over

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Newport Folk Festival 2013: FOLK YEAH! Beck, Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and More!!!


I made it up to Newport, Rhode Island to catch the Saturday and Sunday Newport Folk Festival festivities with a lineup of extraordinary, back-to-back musical folkery. There were so many high points that I have no choice but to jump right into the best-of-the-best, 2-day mashup—at least as much as one girl could handle with three

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Musikfest: Celebrating 30 Years of Talent

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ArtQuest is a nonprofit organization built around dynamic displays of art and cultural experiences. Their footprint is built upon the 2nd largest steel manufacturing grounds in the country, consisting of a three story performing arts center, over 1,500 concerts, classes and events including the infamous Musikfest. Founded in 1984, Musikfest started with a mere 295

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