Shows Concerts Gigs

Shows Concerts Gigs: Feb 19 – Feb 25, 2018

Shows Concerts Gigs

Shows Concerts Gigs: Feb 19 - Feb 25, 2018

Fri02/23/2018Alright Junior / St Brendan / Alow / TeethThe BarbaryPhiladelphia, PATix
Fri02/23/2018Rachael Yamagata / Zach Djanikian / HemmingArdmore Music HallArdmore, PATix
Fri02/23/2018Andrew BirdCopeland HallWilmington, DETix
Fri02/23/2018AWOLNATION / Nothing But Thieves / IrontomFillmore PhillyPhiladelphia, PATix
Sat02/24/2018Black Horse Motel / Rare Spirits / Rachel AndieBourbon & BranchPhiladelphia, PATix
Sat02/24/2018Hezekiah JonesGodfrey Daniel'sBethlehem, PATix
Sat02/24/2018Paul KeenMilkBoy South StreetPhiladelphia, PAFree

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Shows Concerts Gigs

Shows Concerts Gigs: Feb 12 – Feb 18, 2018

Shows Concerts Gigs: Feb 12 - Feb 18, 2018

Thu02/15/18Hezekiah Jones / Brian Seymour 118 NorthWayne, PATix
Sat 02/17/18Freddie’s Birthday BashDawson Street PubPhiladelphia, PAInfo
Sun02/18/18Slowey & The Boats Dawson Street PubPhiladelphia, PAInfo

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Shows Concerts Gigs

Shows I Attended – 2017

The following is a complete list of shows that I attended in 2017. Sure, it’s a short list but it’s filled with some special music memories. Thank you to all the artists who take the time to perform live and continue to fuel my love of live music. Here’s to 2018 being an even better year. Happy New Year! See you at a show—I mean it.


01/06/17 – Nicky P / Archawah / Former Belle @ Underground Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
01/14/17 – Pawnshop Roses / Travel Lanes @ MilkBoy Philly (Philadelphia, PA)
01/18/17 – Val Emmich @ Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY)
01/31/17 – Farewell to Tin Angel: John Francis / Ross Bellenoit / Stargazer Lily @ Tin Angel (Philadelphia, PA)

02/01/17 – Mondo Cozmo / Hemming @ Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA)
02/04/17 – Mondo Cozmo / Illinois @ Connollys Pub (Hatboro, PA)
02/17/17 – Freddie B’s Birthday Bash @ Dawson Street Pub (Philadelphia, PA)
02/18/17 – Hezekiah Jones / Black Horse Motel / Adrien Reju & Andy Stack @ Underground Arts (Phila, PA)

03/11/17 – Ben Arnold / Andy Stack & Adrien Reju Duo @ Burlap and Bean (Newtown Square, PA)
03/19/17 – Amos Lee / Chris Kasper @ Wellmont Theater (Montclair, NJ)

04/05/17 – Val Emmich @ Facebook Live (Interweb)
04/08/17 – IKE / Jealousy Curve / Pawnshop Roses @ Theater of Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
04/15/17 – Former Belle / Archawah @ Maxwell’s On Main (Doylestown, PA)
04/20/17 – Canvas People / Sixteen Jackies @ World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)
04/21/17 – Methyl Ethel / Blonder / Archawah @ Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA)

05/06/17 – Hinton Bower Jones / Tin Bird Choir @ Burlap and Bean (Newtown Square, PA)
05/25/17 – Chris Kasper “O, The Fool” Record Release / Sean Hoots @ World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)

06/03/17 – Val Emmich ‘The Reminders’ Book Release Concert @ Maxwell’s Tavern (Hoboken, NJ)

07/01/17 – Val Emmich & The Veeries @ The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
07/11/17 – Tank and The Bangas / Sweet Crude @ World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)

08/10/17 – Ben Arnold Band @ Gorgas Park (Philadelphia, PA)
08/18/17 – Sonofdov / Emily Barnes @ Dragonfly Cafe (Somerville, NJ)
08/30/17 – Silveeo / Psalmships / Andy McLeod @ Bourbon & Branch (Philadelphia, PA)

09/13/17 – Mondo Cozmo / Illinois / Flagship @ Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA)


11/06/17 – BANNERS / Dean Lewis @ Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
11/11/17 – Ben Arnold Band @ Burlap and Bean (Newtown Square, PA)

12/09/17 – Illinois @ Archie/s Big Heads (Hatboro, PA)

Another great year of live music.


Shows Concerts Gigs

Shows Concerts Gigs: Jan 1 – Jan 7, 2018

Shows Concerts Gigs: Jan 1 – Jan 7, 2018

Sat 01/06/18 – Alright Junior @ Grape Room (Philadelphia, PA)
Sat 01/06/18 – Light Of Day Philly & Ben Arnold Record Release @ World Cafe (Philadelphia, PA) | Tix
Sat 01/06/18 – Frog Holler / Hezekiah Jones / Dem Hills @ Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA) | Tix

Just a few show suggestions to get 2018 started on a good note.
Happy New Year!

Five For Thought, Reviews

Five For Thought – 12.15.17

Ben Arnold – “Sinister Direction”
“Sinister Direction” will appear on Ben Arnold’s forthcoming album ‘Sunday Morning Meltdown’ which is scheduled for a January 2018 release. This song, as does most of Arnold’s music, has a rich soulfulness that is pleasing to the ears and lyrical sustenance for the mind, plus the delightfully distinctive tone of Arnold’s voice. So, if you get a chance to see a Ben Arnold show you should go. And be on the lookout for ‘Sunday Morning Meltdown’. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to hear the new album.

Sonofdov – “Fight Or Flight”
Sonofdov is the musical work of singer-songwriter Dennis King. Sonofdov’s music was brought to my attention years ago when I used to blog for another blog. It was a great musical discovery and I’ve been a fan ever since. Anyways “Fight Or Fight” has all the elements of a great Sonofdov song: acoustic stripped-down feel, honest lyrics, and King’s voice has a humbly alluring timbre. Give this track a listen if you don’t believe me.

Square Peg Round Hole – “Hush”
“Hush” is off Square Peg Round Hole’s 2017 release ‘Five Years’. I am simply fascinated by Square Peg Round Hole’s ability to constantly create emotion filled sonically saturated soundscapes. This band is clearly gifted with amazing musical talents. Wow! Glad to see the band went for an ambient sound on this ep because they wholeheartedly make it work. Unfortunately, I don’t see any shows listed for Square Peg Round Hole now, but I hope that changes soon.

Black Horse Motel – “Bones”
I think I saw Black Horse Motel only once this year and that is unacceptable. I do remember hearing “Bones” performed live and it’s a great song. “Bones” is from Black Horse Motel’s 2017 release ‘Parable’. Sometimes you just need some good Americana/folk music in your life and Black Horse Motel dispense it in spades. YES!!!

Maitland – “Glimpse”
“Glimpse” is the title track from Maitland’s June 2017 album ‘Glimpse’. I’m so glad that I found this song while Bandcamping the other day. I know that I’ve seen Maitland perform at least once in the past and I think I liked that performance. Well, “Glimpse” is a resounding reminder that I should have been paying attention to Maitland all along. Maitland, please accept my apology—I’ll be listening.

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