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The New Mastersounds and Soul Rebels @ The Blockley – Nov 19

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Rubblebucket Q & A with singer and saxophone player Kalmia Traver

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There is one heck of a protest going down in the country right now fueled by a DIY attitude and a zealous desire for change.  If you put a soundtrack to the energy in the country what would it sound like?  Some may feel Tom Morello strumming them towards a new world.  While for others it’s something older with twangs of Dylan and Richie Havens.  In my mind its more upbeat and constructive it seems to have the heaviness of …

Popped! Music Festival 2011 – The video recap

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Peep this music fans and watch as Foster The People, The Hold Steady, Elbow, Cage The Elephant and many more throwdown some wild times in Philly!

The Jim Jones Revue – Video from 9.16.11 – The Blockley

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Peep these wild cats from the UK throwing down the rock that they do best.  David Fricke said that this is one of the best live bands going in 2011.  They are decent but watch and decide for yourself.  Personally I feel they have nothing on a slew of bands killing it stateside.

September Music – When it rains it pours

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When it rains it pours and in Philly the month of September is packed with great music all across the city.   Over here at BOMS our September kicks off with These United States at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday the 9th.   We are really digging These United States new album What Lasts and are super excited that they warm up in Philly for their farewell bash the next eve in Washington DC as the band moves to other parts of the …

Equifunk 2011 – Saturday’s are for Pool Parties

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Dear Parents, My time a Camp Equifunk is going swimmingly!  I just wanted to let you know that the best kept secret in music festivals this summer was Equifunk.   Held annually in late August at a summer camp in the Pocono’s, this sucker went off like part Jam cruise, part Wet Hot American Summer.  Done as an all-inclusive festival for a few bills you get all you can eat and drink and a cabin to drop in when the days …

Scattered Trees – Live in Philadelphia,PA – 8.15.11

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Scattered Trees is touring in support of their new album, Sympathy.  This new album offers a selection of songs penned by lead singer-songwriter Nate Eiesland as an emotional release to the passing of his father several years ago. Yes it’s moody and sensitive, but there are also holes with bright shiny light spilling through.  As a whole it’s pretty highly listenable with several twists and turns that you may not expect.  Their set in Philadelphia at the Kung-Fu necktie was …

Orbit to Leslie – Live in Philadelphia – 8.10.11

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Philadelphia’s Orbit to Leslie is a mix of musicians playing Surf and Garage rock mixed with a heafty dose of Afro-beat.  The question is does their drumming singing beast of a front man Chris Wood from Grimace Federation realize that this side-project may be just the slice of chocolete cake needed to save the world.

Country Mice – Live in Philadelphia – 8.1.11

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So a few weeks ago a wonderful new music service from Europe landed in the good ole’ USA called Spotify.  Since that evil corp. Apple killed Lala I had really missed the access to everything my heart desired musically.  Now thanks to Spotify I am back to discovering bands daily.  One of the best new discoveries I made in the past week is a band from Brooklyn called Country Mice.  To my luck they played their first show this past …

Identity Festival Preview – Holy Ghost! and Afrobeta Interviews

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The electronic showcase known as the Identity Festival tour is headed our way, hitting the PNC Bank Arts Center in Camden on August 14th. The festival features a stellar line-up (see all of ’em here).  Beat Of My Strut had a quick Q & A with two hot acts at the festival musical pioneers Holy Ghost!, and Miami’s funky duo Afrobeta! Holy Ghost! Q&A BOMS: In terms of music how would you describe what you play? HG: The songs we write and play live usually …