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You won’t find this R5 guy on the rail

“There is no possible way that global warming exists,” I think to myself, descending a flight of concrete stairs into the cold, dimly-lit basement of the First Unitarian Church at 12:45 p.m.…

Music, moshing and mayhem:These basement shows rock

Ever wondered where all the cool kids are in the local music scene? Well, they sure aren’t at the Trocadero, or the Electric Factory. Aside from very rare exceptions, most of the legitimate, hard-working musicians perform in basements, bookstores and backyards across Philadelphia, where music is a community – not a commodity.…

Sister act’s online fans like a family

They’ve played on the Warped Tour, gotten air-time on TRL and will play at Bamboozle. Consider Meg & Dia one in a slew of up-and-coming acts whose popularity is the result of free promotion courtesy of Web networking – and by no means is it any feat of petty exposure.…

Chroma: A little something for everyone

Chroma is a breath of fresh air in today’s music scene. Whether the band stands formal and polished in kitsch suits and ties on stage at World Cafe Live, or lounging in their worn-in T-shirts and jeans in a more intimate setting at the University City Mediterranean restaurant Mokas, the band appeals to its audience with a something-for-everyone musical repertoire.…

Japanese rock finds its place in the states

When people think metal, they tend to picture bands like Metallica or Black Sabbath. Many bands have climbed to metal dominance over the years, but few have come out of the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan.…

O.A.R..: Proud to jam without the jelly

They are the one rock group most commonly mistaken for a jam band. But if you already knew that, then you’re probably too cool for them already. Tomorrow night, Of A Revolution, or better known as O.A.R.…

Fans make moe. happen

The “moe.ron” is a unique specimen – one that calls the open road and all of its diners and “World’s Largest” attractions home. Typically male, but sometimes female, it holds a certain fondness for the warmth of flannel shirts, enjoys sleeping outdoors and never turns down a hand-rolled cigarette or six-pack of something amber and cold.…