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Last Week’s Lucy Dacus Concert
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Last Week’s Lucy Dacus Concert

“Night Shift” is a slow burn; it’s a wick set alight; it begins as a gentle midnight stroll before reaching the boiling point of a cobblestoned city. There is some distance needing to be traveled before the heat can be felt on our faces, before sweat forms in the palms […]

Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song
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Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song

It was an issue of Rolling Stone, I think. Or maybe SPIN. Doesn’t really matter. Some internet sleuthing could complete the puzzle, but who’s got time for that. Certainly wasn’t Alternative Press, The Big Takeover, Maximum Rock-n-Roll, or Punk Planet, that’s for certain. I wasn’t reading those rags just yet. […]

How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes
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How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes

The only point of clocks and maps The only point of looking back Is to see how far we’ve come It was a Thursday night. Not too chilly, not too warm. It was, simply put, a perfect mid-November night in Philly. Parking was still easy to find in the neighborhood […]

My Eight Favorite Songs of 2016
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My Eight Favorite Songs of 2016

2016 is the year I finally got that turntable, the one too replace the broken turntable, the broken turntable I finally unplugged and tossed into the garbage. All the while, and it must’ve been 2 years at least, I kept on buying vinyl knowing someday, some beautiful future day, I’d […]

The Best New Music I Heard in 2015
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The Best New Music I Heard in 2015

Here’s what I and we (together with the girls) enjoyed this year. Some new names, some old faces, many great songs on these eleven fine albums. Girlpool Before The World Was Big Waxahatchee Ivy Trip Kasami Washington The Epic Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Mac McCaughan Non-Believers Josh Ritter […]

Going Down The Music Rabbit Hole In The West
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Going Down The Music Rabbit Hole In The West

A new indie kid’s song popped up into my inbox late last night. It was from an artist I’d covered once or twice in the past but despite my familiarity, didn’t have the highest of hopes for, which makes what would happen next even more surprising. A negative bias will […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Listen To The New Jukebox the Ghost Album With Your Kids
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5 Reasons Why You Should Listen To The New Jukebox the Ghost Album With Your Kids

Do you like Billy Joel, Ben Folds and, also, the beeps and blips of modern pop music? Well boy o’ boy do I have a band and a new album for you to hear. I’ve long been a fan of Jukebox the Ghost, a District by way of Philly trio, […]

Which Budweiser #MadeInAmericaFest Would You Pick?
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Which Budweiser #MadeInAmericaFest Would You Pick?

I sometimes think my family should keep an apartment in L.A. Nothing fancy. I’m not talking Los Feliz or Santa Monica. I’d settle for Culver City. It’s not that we’re jetsetters, not exactly although we’re inching closer to that kind of ridiculous status with what we have planned for the […]

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