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We will now be operating and updating at: www.speakimge.com

Please visit the link above and follow along on SIMGE’s new operating platform.

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Speak Into My Good Eye Presents: El Zoo Bam At Asbury Lanes On Thursday May 17th

On May 17th Asbury’s premier music news outlet, SIMGE, will host El Zoo Bamb, a musical kickoff to the ensuing Bamboozle Festival weekend at Asbury Lanes.

Entertainment will be provided by:

  • The Gay Blades
  • New York Rivals
  • The Amboys
  • Elevator Art

Doors for the all ages event will open at 8 p.m. with a cover charge of $10 to be paid upon admission.  The showcase will also coincide with the launch of SIMGE’s newly designed web site…join the fun.           RSVP here.

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BREAKING NEWS: Blink-182 Drops Out Of Bamboozle…Replace My Chemical Romance

According to a post made by Blink-182 via the band’s Facebook account, the Pop-Punk dynamo has canceled the rest of its North American Summer tour, including its May 19th set at Bamboozle, and has been replaced another huge Garden State act, My Chemical Romance, a fact confirmed through the Jersey City-based outfit’s Facebook channel.

Check out Blink-182′s message to fans below:

The members of blink-182 have announced today the cancelation of all their May 2012 tour dates due to a medical emergency. Blink-182’s drummer, Travis Barker, requires an urgent tonsillectomy with a recovery period expected to extend beyond the scheduled tour dates. The band apologizes for any inconvenience as a result of these cancelations and thanks their fans for their ongoing support.

The May 10th and 11th concerts at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK have been rescheduled for September 13 and 14, 2012. All previously issued tickets will be honored on the new dates respectively. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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Tents (Wreaths & Seaside Caves Side Project) Set To Play Asbury Lanes Tomorrow w/Higgins

Outfits of a common fuzz-smothered feather, Wreaths and Seaside Caves have joined forces once again, not to release another split album, or play another show together, but to actually create a new outfit named Tents.

As this pair of musical collectives usually operates under a hazy cloak of mysticism so is this new project…We don’t know who’s in this band, but we do know it will make its debut live performance tomorrow evening (Thursday May 10th) at Asbury Lanes alongside the Get Rights and in support of another band we admittedly know nothing about, the headliner and who’s record release is being celebrated for its latest collection titled Straight A’sHiggins.

Doors are at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover to be paid upon admission.

Check three new Tents tunes below:

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Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Is Ready To Release Live Album And DVD

Photo by C. Rotolo (Quincy Mumford @ The Saint)

On the second and third days of March, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why filled The Saint to capacity with groove-adoring patrons and and a bevy of psychedelia-laced musical pageantry…and Chris Mumford’s cameras were rolling.  On May 25th, the band will return to the boardwalk for its official release of this live album and dvd pairing at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club with a show titled Calm Before The Storm.

Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the music will commence at 8 p.m.  Mumford plans on performing two sets of music, The Calm: an earlier solo series and storytellers-type session, and The Storm: a following full band set of electrifying jams.  The all ages event has three tiers of tickets available, including The Gold Circle ($20), Reserved Seating ($15), and General Admission ($10), which can be purchased here.

According Mumford, the dvd is composed of concert footage filmed at The Saint as well as interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring the band’s musical getaway and adventure in the mountain’s of Vermont.

Check out the first Chris Mumford-directed and edited video to surface from the dvd, the group’s performance of “Can’t Break Free,” below:

 

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Breathing Blue Releases First Single From Debut Full-Length, Stream The Whole Record, Playing Bamboozle

Photo by C. Rotolo (Breathng Blue @ The Stone Pony)

Breathing Blue’s debut full-length, Inner Animal, is slated to drop on June 26th but you can stream the record in its entirety on the Asbury Park-based Pop-Punk outfit’s Purevolume page here.

Look out for Matt Ascone’s forthcoming review of the collection and be sure to catch one the Boardwalk’s brightest burgeoning talents at one of its upcoming dates, including this Friday, May 11th at Starland Ballroom with Eve 6 and The Audition and Sunday May 20th where the group will join a Bamboozle lineup that includes The Gaslight Anthem, Bon Jovi, and Brand New.

Scope the band’s title track off Inner Animal below:

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Evaluation Station: feat. Huff This, Batten Down The Hatches, Chris Brown, and Just Us

By Matt Ascone, Music Review Consigliere

Tough Love by HUFF THIS!

SIMGEssential

Alison Clancy is not your average singer-songwriter. She is a woman of many talents and has a number of other gigs outside of her music, such as being a Wilhelmina Model and a “dream-thrash” dancer who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera. This is a woman who clearly values individuality and originality, two qualities that shine through on her group HUFF THIS!’s latest EP, Tuff Love.

The latest incarnation of HUFF THIS!, which is currently based out of San Francisco, features Clancy collaborating with electro-acoustic cellist and composer Chrissy Lancaster (of Bill T. Jones Dance Company fame). Together the duo have created quite the piece of sonic art - Tuff Love is an experimental-sounding EP that features raw, emotional lyrics let to endless loops and reverb. Most cuts have a dream-like quality to them, as one of Clancy’s lines will begin to repeat over and over while the she sings the rest of the lines from the verse.

For example, on the EP’s opening song, “River,” the song opens with the hum of a cello, almost like what you would hear at the outset of an orchestral performance (think this might have been inspired by her work with the Metropolitan Opera?). This is the signaling of an announcement, of a beginning: “Take me to the river…” Clancy softly coos. The cello continues to drone, growing to a fever pitch. “Take me to the water…” She sounds like she is calling to us from a dream. The lyrics begin to overlap into a multidimensional cacophony – it is almost as if Clancy has captured what it feels like to be stuck in your own head with nothing but the same thoughts over and over again. “No more wading in/Shivers up the skin.” The piano and cello combined with Clancy’s voice transform this dream into a kind of nightmare. It is as if every time you down turn a corner, trying to escape the siren’s call, there she is again, staring you right in the face pleading with you to take her down to the aforementioned body of water.

Clancy is a master of creating musical art. Her looped lyrics, droning cellos, and emotionally helpless lyrics create the picture of a woman who is in the throes of a battle to prove to the subject of her affection that he can, in fact, let his guard done and just let her love him. As she sings in “Big Love,” “You are my one sun/Who hides behind the moon.” Despite her best efforts to gain his love, Clancy finds herself in a losing battle. After her final plea in “My Love” gracefully transitions into the next track, “Coast,” Clancy begins to question herself: “And you never know if you’ll see him again/But I made myself too vulnerable.” And as “Coast” drifts seamlessly into the final cut, “Open,” we are left with more questions than answers. Sparse piano notes and cellos paint neither the picture of joy or depression – only uncertainty. There are very few lyrics – after all, what’s left to say in a situation such as this? “My hearts in my hands/My palms are open/Oh lord I know/I know.”

Alison Clancy is an artist that simply cannot be ignored. Having already opened for TV On The Radio, Moby and The Kills at the SPIN Magazine party at SXSW, she is well on her way to making a much larger name for herself. Give this EP a listen and slip into her dream world.

MUST HEAR TRACK: “River” – Alison Clancy’s voice is even more hauntingly beautifully even when it is echoed around your head over and over again. This is what it feels like to be caught in a dream.

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