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

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

The Grand Theater of Williamstown: A Photo Gallery

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

Why Venues Matter to the Arts

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