Down @ The Electric Factory

PHILADELPHIA, PA—After listening to Down’s latest release, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, for the last few weeks, I was really pumped to see the boys from NOLA blow the roof off my first visit to The Electric Factory. Unfortunately, I missed the sets by haarp and …

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Farm Aid 2012 @ Hersheypark Stadium

“We have to convince kids that the real future of America is to rebel, to be a farmer.
It’s a mission from God.

—Neil Young

HERSHEY, PA—It was a day of saying grace at the 27th annual Farm Aid as Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and …

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Touché Amoré @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—A tour that has been receiving a lot of buzz lately has been the most recent Circa Survive excursion, with support from Balance And Composure, O’ Brother, and Touché Amoré. While I was told by many that all of these bands, especially Circa Survive, put on fantastic shows, I …

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Electric Zoo @ Randall’s Island Park

NEW YORK, NY—Looks like the word is out on Electric Zoo. This year’s dance music festival was bursting at the seams with concertgoers, making the already large concert space on Randall’s Island almost impossible to move about. And this is why the only thing you could do was join in …

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Peter Murphy @ The Wick/The Well

BROOKLYN, NY—The last stop on Peter Murphy’s tour was at The Wick/The Well, an outdoor courtyard surrounded by towering brick monoliths and industrial warehouses in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. As you enter the interesting venue, you pass through a semi-indoor bar area, where drinks are served in slum-style plastic …

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Leftöver Crack @ The Barbary

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Leftöver Crack are one of those bands that not only make great music, but stand for something big. There are some things that are larger than the music when it comes to these punks, and those things include activism and human equality. Extreme messages of anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-religion, and …

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All Stars Tour @ Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—I was one of the many that packed the sold out house for this summer’s All Stars Tour at Irving Plaza. The summer heat lingered inside, making the heavy sounds that were ahead for the day even more intense. I like to compare the All Stars Tour to …

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Jimmy Buffett @ Jones Beach

WANTAGH, NY—It was like Holy Communion at the Church Of Buffett at Jones Beach, where Jimmy And The Coral Reefers played their annual pre-Labor Day weekend show. The parking lot scene was slightly reminiscent of the good ole Grateful Dead days, albeit a portly, boozier and less psychedelic version of …

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Chiodos @ The Trocadero Theatre

PHILADELPHIA, PA—When the announcement was made that Chiodos was bringing back members once thought gone for good, their short summer tour couldn’t have come soon enough. Reuniting with vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost, Chiodos fans everywhere must have rejoiced. Also floating around was the question as to whether …

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Cymbals Eat Guitars Join Music Up-And-Comers For Second Annual The Project Matters Benefit @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—There are several moments in history that have reaffirmed music’s ability to bring people together, regardless of their age, gender or beliefs. Outside of the extravagant, culture-shifting events, such as Woodstock and Live Aid, countless artists are supporting and driving awareness for their own personal causes. For example, indie …

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