What This Beat Has Taught Me

Hello all, I hope you are well. Spring, 2017. My oh my what a semester it has been, to say the least. Over the past 13 weeks I've learned more about online beat blogging than I have in a span of a year. When I first went about choosing a musical beat for this blog, … Continue reading What This Beat Has Taught Me

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The Scene That Grows by the River: The Musical Garden that is South Jersey

Spring 2011 was the signal of a new chapter in my life as a musician. I was at West Deptford High School, sitting in home room or something like that. Today was one of the good days. I had clearly made it to school on time-- wowee! When what to my seemingly lifeless eyes to … Continue reading The Scene That Grows by the River: The Musical Garden that is South Jersey

Spinning Vinyl with Jupiter Records’ Steve Zimmerman on Record Store Day 2017

April 22, 2017 was what is known as Record Store Day, at least in the states that is. People clamor for records left and right all night and all day on this most joyous of occasions for audiophiles and casual music enjoy-ers alike. This video post opportunity came at such an appropriate time, and I … Continue reading Spinning Vinyl with Jupiter Records’ Steve Zimmerman on Record Store Day 2017

Human Village of Pitman, NJ: Brewing Beer and Preserving Live Music

In a small town that is sometimes hidden by the bustle of nearby Philadelphia and neighbor Glassboro, things, entertainment thrives ever so subtly. Pitman, NJ has, for decades, been a dry town. There are no bars and there are no public displays of alcohol. For a long time this was the case, and it still … Continue reading Human Village of Pitman, NJ: Brewing Beer and Preserving Live Music

After Hours: A Chat with Roland de Castro and Adin Mickle at Coffee Works

The steaming French press is pushing on for more life as the sun goes down. The chairs, stools, and sofas are now lonely after the day's visitors have gone. Until the evening, when there are lights, streaming down onto the, vacant, wooden stage. All of this is indicative of after hours... If you enjoy local … Continue reading After Hours: A Chat with Roland de Castro and Adin Mickle at Coffee Works

Meet Jim Testa: Writer for Music Fanzine “Jersey Beat”

New Jersey has a rich scene with a lot of raw talent in music. From Cape May to Hoboken, there are tons of mini scenes that collide with the culture that surrounds them. But what meets that music talent is a trail, a following of equally gifted and passion writers and bloggers. For this post … Continue reading Meet Jim Testa: Writer for Music Fanzine “Jersey Beat”

Photos of a High-Toned Hangout: Bogey’s Club and Cafe

In the second week of March, I went to observe what a Saturday night is like at Bogey's: the hangout out for some old-school folks and young people alike. This place is tucked away at Pitman Colf Course in Sewell, New Jersey. Just three minutes from Glassboro and 20 minutes from Philly, Bogey's is a … Continue reading Photos of a High-Toned Hangout: Bogey’s Club and Cafe

Crossing the Delaware: 10 Philly Stages I Have Experienced as a Musician

Since I was 17 years-old, I have been performing in the local music scene. I've seen all types of stages from VFW's to professionally designed performance venues. Six years and several bands later, I am sharing a brief list of select venues I have experienced along the way. So here's to local venues. Here they … Continue reading Crossing the Delaware: 10 Philly Stages I Have Experienced as a Musician

Bob Bowling Talks about the South Jersey Music Scene: Venues, Recording, and Live Sound

  This past Friday I sat down for over an hour with Bob Bowling on the back patio of his lovely Atco, New Jersey home to talk about his experience in the local South Jersey and Philadelphia music scene. Known on a semi-underground level as an overall go-to sound man, Bob has been working with … Continue reading Bob Bowling Talks about the South Jersey Music Scene: Venues, Recording, and Live Sound

Philly’s World Cafe Live: A Tuned Love Affair

Music venues in Philadelphia are second to none. They come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they even hold two, three, or four different stages within their walls. But no venue in the city of brotherly love is quite as cool as World Cafe Live. Ranked at number two of fifteen "best music venues", … Continue reading Philly’s World Cafe Live: A Tuned Love Affair