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The Mutaytor – Live at the Blockley – 7.6.11

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  Watch The Mutaytor throw down some seriously funky sounds and sights at the Blockley in Philadelphia – 7.6.11

The Thinking Man – New Video Tech

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I was at a show the other night and spent some time considering a bit of technology that I’m anxious to watch evolve: Continuous Video Capture.  Whenever I’m at a concert that I’m enjoying, I find myself wanting to snap a video of it so that I can relive that moment in the future.  Whipping out your camera can sometimes spoil the first version of the moment as you fumble for the right button, etc.  Without reinforcement, the brain spends …

Doc Rock – Let the Music Take You Away

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When you think you’ve heard just about enough about Ratko Mladick ( too many consonants ), President Ahmadinajad ( too many liesure suits ), Moamar Kadaffi ( too many pairs of bad sunglasses ) and Osama Bin Laden ( too many poor quality amateur videos )…..When you find it impossible to leave your home for fear of being swept away by flooding rivers, sucked-up by whirring tornados, shaken by earthquakes or consumed by rogue waves…..If you’ve ever felt as if …

Marco Benevento Trio – Live at the Blockley – 6.24.11

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Marco Benevento ‘s Trio dropped by Philadelphia’s up and coming Blockley on Friday evening for a rousing two and a half hour set of music.  It would seem that Mr. Benevento has finally found a venue suitable for his spirited work on piano and effects.   The set was stacked with highlights including an early “Atari” done with a dainty touch on the keys and then beefed up at the end with by Benevento adding plenty of pepper and kung-fu hand …

Bonnaroo 2011 – Video Mash-Up !

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See the Jambase review here

The Roots Picnic – 2011 – Video Mash-up !

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See the Jambase review here

Two Events In June!

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A few interesting shows are popping up on our horizon in Mid-June – thought I would share.  Agnes Obel a Berlin by way of Copenhagen native will play stateside at Philadelphia’s Tin Angel on 6/15.  Fans of Tori Amos and Cat Power listen up; Agnes has a smoky, sultry voice and delicate yet poignant piano work that does haunting justice on Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars.” Click here to listen .  If you dig that you can be sure she …

The Thinking Man – Neurotechnology and Fuzzy Pink Bunny Ears

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Previous posts investigated god helmets, flesh eating robots and what might happen if and when man figures out how to merge his mind with computer technology.  This is serious, sci-fi movie level stuff.  Man has often used science fiction books and movies as a launch point for the real development of technology. We could be talking about HG Wells or James Cameron or any number of other visionaries who help us visualize and therefore materialize the future. Who, in the name …

Doc Rock – My Favorite Band Is Cream

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Cream is my absolute favorite band for a bunch of reasons. Amazing musicians – Check  Totally cool – Check  Wild explosive personalities (the stories of the fights between them are legendary) – Check Archetype of the 3 man power band – Double Check However one of the two biggest reasons that I love Cream is that they knew when to call it quits. Three albums and they broke up.  Some would argue that they just barely touched the pinnacle of …

The New Deal – Electric Factory – 5.5.11

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The New Deal is out on tour for what may be their last ride as a band.  Dan Kurtz, Darren Shearer and Jaime Shields are calling it quits.  They stopped into Philadelphia on Cinco De Mayo early on the spring leg of the tour.  Like a precision timepiece, they delivered another fine set of the most liberal break beat electronic music going.  The band constructed massive cathedrals of trance inducing sounds that the crowd danced passionately to.  The inside of …