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Van Halen, White Rabbits Among Top Philly Shows for Week of March 4th

Van Halen:  Wells Fargo Center, Monday, March 5

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Local Music Profile: The Bad Apples

The Bad Apples play funk. And their fans are so into them, it tends to get poetic. Just check out Mike Grau’s writings on a Buddies Tavern show in  Parlin, New Jersey:

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Philly2Philly.com Music Profile: Reality Stricken

Over its members’ lives, Reality Stricken have stuck together – be it childhood street hockey games to a notable pop-rock band hailing from Norristown. In 2006, the four buddies got serious and began independently recording their warming, uplifting brand of tunes.

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Philly2Philly.com looks back at the most notable Philly shows of 2009

Anyone who’s read my music spotlight column over the past six months or so understands that the local music I profile tends to be left of center. This is mostly due to the fact that I’m profiling local Philly bands, and the “in” style seems to be left-of-center indie rock. It’s also what I tend to listen to. Go figure.

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Lombard South: Local Punk Rock

Having gone through some radical changes over the last couple years, Lombard South’s  once-emo pop jig has been ditched for a more straight punk sound, reminiscent of bands like The Bouncing Souls  and Pennywise.

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The Sons and Heirs: Filling That Void

On March 30, 2006, a seemingly pissed-off Morrissey told Uncut Magazine, “I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.”

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The Josh and Pete Band

Part Pink Floyd, part the Beatles, part weirdness, The Josh and Pete Band have been rocking Philly’s local scene since 2007 and having the time of their lives doing it. Their story starts in Cheltenham, PA, where members Josh Band, Pete Band, and King Alon (yeah) attended school together, learning various instruments when their eyes weren’t glued to the Nickelodeon TV show, “Doug”.

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LOCAL MUSIC PROFILE: RIVERS MONROE

Local five-piece Rivers Monroe is an indie band that’s leaning in an opposite direction, and it's a good thing.  READ MORE:

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Rivers Monroe

UPCOMING SHOW:                               The Cherrywood, Clementon, NJ, July 24

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Ida Maria at North Star Bar 6/15/09

It’s a daunting experience, watching Ida Maria climb the North Star Bar’s small stage.

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