Concert

It’s Not All Bad: Jacob’s 7 Happiest Moments in this Dumpster Fire of a Year

It’s been a rough year. It would be really easy to compile a list of the worst moments that we’ll remember from 2016. It’s much harder to remember the good stuff. The times that shimmered, providing an island of comfort amid the preceding and ensuing clusterfuck. It’s a hard list because I’m not naturally a…

Rockin’ the Mausoleum

Do your research. Or, you can be like me, in which case you won’t do your research. Then you might find yourself, as I did on February 12th 2016, in an incredibly wonderful and shocking situation. That was the night Steve Taylor & the Danielson Foil rolled into Philadelphia to shake the foundations of PhilaMOCA,…

D4 and Birds Rule the Night

Straight out of Minneapolis, Dillinger Four completely obliterated the crowd with fast, yet melodic, punk rock. The four energetic rockers performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia on October 9th, proving that any place is a substantial place to play punk rock, with the right attitude and sing-alongs. With over an hour long set,…

Kid-tastic Weekend in Philly

This weekend in Philly (where I hail from) is chock full of great tunes for the family with local concerts from Play Date (Greg Attonito from Bouncing Souls and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate) and local Bucks County kindie rockers Alex &the Kaleidoscope. Play Date are rocking World Cafe Live at the Queen as part of the…

At Musikfest 2015, The Sound They Made was Love

This is Tony. Tony loves the Yankees, the Lakers, and a good cheeseburger. Tony jams out to the Eagles, the Beatles, and Chicago. Tony’s your average top-40, All-American guy. Tony also lives right outside Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and had never been to Musikfest. Or ever listened to the Flaming Lips. Or probably had any interest in…

Halloween Rock

When you get invited to a random show at a bar, you never know what to expect. Halloween weekend I was invited to just such an occasion. A friend invited me to see a friend’s band play at a bar. This is the sort of thing that happens a lot if you’re young (or delusional…