Hailing from Southern New Jersey, the guys in Pine Barons have been gaining a solid reputation for their musical style and live shows around the Philadelphia concert scene. As the band gears up for their upcoming performance at WXPN’s Xponential Music Festival, Rock On Philly caught up with friendly neighborhood Pine Baron Shane Hower to talk Jersey music, the Philly scene, and playing at Xponential!
Rock On Philly: You guys are from Southern New Jersey, an area that is turning out a noticeably high volume of bands and good music. Tell us a bit ...
TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING? That is the question asked far too often (or not nearly often enough, perhaps) by us festival-go-ers in our preparations for musical weekend excursions that bring out the camping-friendly field dancing day-long sun-bask-er in us all. “Festival Season” is in full swing and that means it’s time to review those FAQ pages on the event websites to learn what is and is not permitted, both on the camp and festival grounds, as the lists for each may differ and vary. So fresh off my weekend at Firefly amidst totems and selfie-sticks...
It’s late June, and you know what that means: we’re about halfway through festival season. We’re sure you got fired up at Firefly, danced at Governor’s Ball and shook your knees at Shaky Knees already, but here at The Key, … Continued
Text and images by Jason Melcher. The XPoNential Music Festival finished strong with the third and final day providing tons of high energy and soulful performances. During the course of the festival, artists alternated between two outdoor stages. The larger River Stage, complete with a beautiful Philadelphia skyline backdrop, and the intimate Marina Stage both […]
Text and images by Jason Melcher. The crowd in Wiggin’s Park was treated to another full day of exceptional talent as the XPoNential Music Festival continued on day two last week. Artists included Our Griffins, Commonwealth Choir, Caitlin Rose, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Marah, Strand of Oaks (above), Jeremy Messersmith, Ingrid Michaelson, Dave Hause […]
Text and images by Jason Melcher. The annual XPoNential Music Festival kicked off last Friday afternoon with an eclectic mix of national and local artists. Hosted by WXPN, the University of Pennsylvania’s radio station, the three day event brought thousands of fans to Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront. Friday’s lineup included incredible performances by […]
While Rock On Philly isn’t quite a year old yet, we still had some amazing music moments this year that we want to celebrate. The Philly scene gets better by the day thanks to an abundance of talented musicians as well as all the movers & shakers who are constantly creating new opportunities for artists and fans here. So without further adieu, I give you Rock On Philly’s Top Music Moments of 2013.
10. Interview with Melanie Martinez of the Voice.
I don’t watch a whole lot of television so I’m not terribly familiar with talent from The Voice. However, ...