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Rotary Downs Vs. The Shackeltons – Northstar Bar – 12.9.10

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Words, Images, and Videos by Jake Krolick New Orleans’ own Rotary Downs played my backyard venue the Northstar bar on Thursday.  They opened for a heap of other local artists and really impressed our small but hearty group of onlookers.  With the Northstar Bar surrounded by Italian motor bikes and north philly X-mas tree pushers, Rotary Downs rocked the cold December chills away.  These cats mixed up an enchanting lather of psychedelic rock music blended with just the right worldly vibes …

PEEP THIS: Rocco DeLuca vs. Stardeath & White Dwarfs

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Words, Video and Images by Jake Krolick Rocco DeLuca plays a solo set at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.  Known for his band Rocco DeLuca and the Burden and for the documentary “I Trust You To Kill Me” featuring the band and actor Kiefer Sutherland, who acted as the band’s tour manager during their 2006 European tour.  Here is Rocco doing what he does best playing a mean Dobro and digging into one deep well of human emotion that may leave …

Black Friday Blues? Commercialism Got You Down? Rage to The Sword

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  Preview by Jake Krolick Do the holidays and all the nasty commercialism of black Friday/cyber Monday shopping have you ready to explode?   If so, consider taking out some aggression and take in the band The Sword playing at the TLA this Friday, December 3rd .  With the release of their new album, Warp Riders, The Sword have a lot to be proud of.  This young metal band can wail and they prove it on this latest offering.  They forgo a …

Thoughts from Tame Impala / Stardeath and White Dwarfs / Kuroma

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Words, Video and Images by Jake Krolick Kuroma – After watching this video of Kuroma, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kts4opDlXQg their performance really could have gone a variety of ways. It turned out that the singer Hank Sullivant also played a decent guitar.   Stardeath and White Drawfs – These cats have been heavily touring and with some tutelage from Uncle Coyne the work has seemingly paid off. After a superb bass and drum battle (intro music for the video below), Coyne’s nephew, Dennis …

Bonerama – Live in Philly – 11.20.10 (VIDEO)

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Bonerama with Steve Kimock and Kyle Hollingsworth – 11.20.10

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Words, Images, Video and ‘Surprised Kimock’ meme by Jake Krolick Last night the North Star Bar welcomed back Bonerama for the second time in Philadelphia on their east coast residency stop. They invited Guitarist Steve Kimock and String Cheese Incident Keyboard player Kyle Hollingsworth to join in this time around. Their New Orleans double wide set ended around 2:00am and included rocking versions of “Frankenstein”, “Helter Skelter”, “War Pigs”, “Less is Moore”, and “You’re the One”. Kimock’s small contributions were …

Black Dub – Live in Philadelphia – 11.18.10 (VIDEO)

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Black Dub – Live In Philly – 11.18.10

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 Words, Photos and Video – Jake Krolick The name Daniel Lanois should turn the head of any music fan. Seeing and hearing him play live with his new band Black Dub really shined some new light on this ultra- talented producer with the old soul of an artist. His work producing artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel are one thing. But as we watched Lanois interact with the three other band members on Johnny Brenda’s stage …

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Dr. Dog – “The Ark” & “Shadow People” – Live in CA

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