“trying to glimpse the bigger picture” : A Conversation With Artist Bradford Trojan

Musician Bradford Trojan locks into classic vibes in his music. Lo fi pop, garage-y psych, and classic rock vibes emanate from his songs. Bits of Beatles, Beach Boys, Tom Petty, and early 90s college rock haunt his songs. Sepia-toned melodies make Trojan’s output feel more like some newly discovered artist from the early 70s that’s […]

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Dr. Dog : Critical Equation

I can remember driving 5 hours one way to Louisville, Kentucky to see Wilco at Slugger Field back in late summer of 2007. My wife and I were deep into Jeff Tweedy’s world at that point. I’d lost count of all the times we’d seen the Chicago band by then, but what was one more […]

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Dr. Dog : Abandoned Mansion

Like a friend wanting to console you after a great disappointment, Dr. Dog have emerged from the wilderness of the post-election shock and awe to give us something to ease our worried minds and pained hearts. It seems the Philly folk/soul/rock philistines entered their studio and for two weeks belted out a song a day […]

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Fathers & Sons

Today is my son’s birthday. He’s the ripe old age of 9, and as the saying goes, it seems like only yesterday he came into this world in the middle of a snow-covered March night. He was a surprise baby, for sure. But to imagine our lives without him is to imagine a far less […]

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Dr. Dog-B-Room

Pretty much every time Philly’s scrappy indie-soul rockers Dr. Dog drop a new album you can expect tight three and four-part harmonies, Beatles and Beach Boys-inspired melodies for miles, and a back and forth vocal play between lead dogs Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken. What you shouldn’t expect is some drastic difference in their mission […]

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