Local Shots Artist of the Month  
Thee Idea Men
Thee Idea Men were born from a senior project started by Matthew Jurasek (lead guitar/vocals) and fellow Drexel University student, Tyler March (drums). The classroom assignment turned into a full-fledged band with the addition of Matthew Raspanti (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Kris Pirnat (bass). After the addition of new members, the ...
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Cold Roses
It’s rare in today’s music to find a band that embodies the swagger of rock and roll, groove of Philly-soul, heartache of the blues and folk-esque storytelling quite like Cold Roses. After years as a guitarist in Philly bands, Rob Clancy decided to step out on his own as lead ...
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In a time where commercial music is barely made with instruments, there is a band who draws upon sounds from the past to stand in defiance of the norm: That Band is PLANTATION. Plantation is a 4 piece rock band formed in 2011 by lead guitarist Patrick Fiore in Vineland, ...
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Joe Jordan's Experiment
JOE JORDAN’S EXPERIMENT (JJX) is a full blast rock band from Philadelphia, PA whose genre bending music and high energy performances have continued to excite audiences and earn the band national exposure. The JJX sound is an addictive fusion of rock, funk, blues, and metal, creating a new kind of ...
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In The Presence of Wolves
In The Presence Of Wolves is a progressive rock/metal band from the South Jersey/Philly area. Established in 2009 and fully realized in 2012, the 4-piece quickly became a staple in the local prog scene and has performed at such esteemed venues as the TLA, Trocadero, Kung Fu Necktie, and The Legendary ...
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The Sixties
The Sixties debuted in September 2012 with the release of a 3 song EP recorded by Vince Ratti of Skylight Studios (Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, The Wonder Years). The band calls on The Whigs, Queens of the Stone age, Bloc Party, Minus The Bear, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists ...
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Min•sha•ra (min SHä rə) 1. adj. the classification for a planet capable of supporting humanoid life; 2. n. electronic pop rock band from Harrisburg / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania From The Viper Room in LA to Webster Hall in NYC, Minshara has been spreading infectious pop melodies, dance grooves, and rock progressions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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