Local Shots Artist of the Month  
9/2/2014
The Loud Company
Brainchild of Zach Boyle, this punk rock band has bent and morphed into what now is The Loud Company. Paul Nance (drums) & Travis McKayle (bass) are the heart of the rhythm section. Drawing their influences from The Clash & Sex Pistols to Bob Dylan and Nirvana. "SWEDE" Al Necoranik ...
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8/1/2014
Modern Colour
While bursting onto the Philadelphia music scene as the city’s response to the deconstructed blues-rock pioneered by Jack White and The Black Keys, Modern Colour expanded their sound by experimenting with different genres and working with artists representative of each. Though the band is still a straightforward and in-your-face rock ...
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7/1/2014
Ruby The Hatchet
Since its formation four years ago, Ruby The Hatchet has quickly gained a reputation as a formidable force, both on record and on stage. Born in a New Jersey basement, the five-piece boasts a riff-centered, hard hitting rock sound that has infected the Philadelphia music scene with a unique blend of ...
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6/2/2014
Overcoming Gravity
Overcoming Gravity was formed in 2013 with a powerhouse lineup. The name comes from a lyric in a Red Hot Chili Peppers song (Aeroplane), which is a mutual favorite amongst members of the band. The band is fronted by Phil La Placa, formerly of Even The Res with Saul Dratman, ...
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5/1/2014
East of the West
  // <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> East of the West is a modern, musical comic book without the possession or hindrance of "one" main character. Jesse James, Kevin O'Beirne, Chris Lafrancis and Jay Burhenne illustrate tales of morality (or lack of there of) with their unique brand ...
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4/1/2014
Mo Lowda & The Humble
// Starting in the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks County, PA, Philadelphia Alternative Rock band, Mo Lowda and The Humble became official once making their way to Temple University. Known for their dynamic musicianship, progressive songwriting, and energetic live performances, the band gained a strong following through Temple University’s house party and ...
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2/28/2014
Downtown Harvest
Downtown Harvest is a quartet of high school friends hailing from the group has achieved quite a bit in its existence, earning versatile and devoted fans. In the winter of 2005 Downtown Harvest relocated to Los Angeles for a stint and since returned home to Philadelphia. They have had a ...
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1/31/2014
John The Conqueror
// With their October 2012 self-titled release, John the Conqueror resurrected a forgotten tale and added to that mythos. Blues Matters! Magazine (UK) says, 'This debut is dependable, solid and timeless.' About the lead single, Brian Mansfield of USA Today writes: 'Time To Go: This raw, bluesy old-school soul track ...
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12/31/2013
Toy Soldiers
// Toy Soldiers – a lively & hard-working band formed in 2007 by frontman Ron Gallo, started out as just a duo, then spent the next few years with a fluctuating cast of players. They eventually settled into a solid 5-piece who love a good song and dance; no pretense ...
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12/2/2013
Enstride
  Starting in early 2006, Enstride laid its foundation in the local Philadelphia music scene. Since then,  Enstride has evolved into a band whose music cannot be generalized into any one specific musical genre, rather, their sound has impacted many and left them at a loss of words for how ...
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11/4/2013
WMMR and The Ardmore Music Hall present: Jaxon’s Local Shots and the Yam Jam Kickasserole
WMMR and The Ardmore Music Hall present Jaxon’s Local Shots and the ‘Yam Jam Kickasserole! Thanksgiving Eve is thee traditional party night and ours rocks with four of the best Philadelphia area bands - Kid Felix, Bong Hits for Jesus, The Great Socio, and Shovelhook. Doors open at 7pm and ...
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10/1/2013
Black Stars
Black Stars has played over 50 shows in the best rooms of Philadelphia, including TLA, World Cafe Live, The Trocadero, North Star Bar, The Blockley, The Legendary Dobbs, The Fire, The Grape Room, and more. They have also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with notable acts such as ...
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