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
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
On Friday, February 10th, I visited the Grand Theater in Williamstown to see a musical performance, "Next to Normal." On that night, I chose to collect some images of the venue. This theater is unique in that it has an impressive sound for its small stature. It is also the home to the Road Company. … Continue reading The Grand Theater of Williamstown: A Photo Gallery
You buy your tickets and you tell your friends. You grab the keys. You make it to Friday night and are out on the town walking towards the location of the concert. You reach for your sturdy piece of paper that grants you access and you pass through the revolving doors. You walk down the … Continue reading Why Venues Matter to the Arts
Hello one and all. My name is Nathan MacAdams, and this is my blog, Sounds through the Skylight. In the next 3 months, I am setting course for the collection of several music and art venues around the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. My goal is to provide information about these places I travel. In various media … Continue reading Welcome.