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SIMGE’s Mike Mehalick On The Late Lester Bangs

By Mike Mehalick, Senior Editor Thirty years ago today one of the most influential and enigmatic voices in modern music criticism was silenced forever after a toxic cocktail of Valium and Nyquil claimed the life of Lester Bangs. Since the subject … Continue reading

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Deer Tick Played The Stone Pony On Friday w/Turbo Fruits And Jounce (Danny Tamberelli)

Words by Mike Mehalick, Assistant Editor Photos by Chris Rotolo, The Creator ASBURY PARK – Lest there be any confusion from the starting gate; it wasn’t Bradford Cox’s ambient punk group Deerhunter or the long gestating art rock of Deerhoof that took … Continue reading

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Evaluation Station: “Ugly” By Screaming Females

By Mike Mehalick, Staff Columnist When I first encountered New Brunswick post-punkers Screaming Females at Terminal 5 back in July of 2009, admittedly I was not in my right mind for reasons I will not elaborate on here. So hopefully … Continue reading

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Evaluation Station: Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball”

By Mike Mehalick, Staff Columnist Not unlike the first time I went to watch Schindler’s List I inadvertently listened to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s latest entry into Americana Wrecking Ball in reverse order. Such is the world we … Continue reading

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The 10: Best Bruce Springsteen Live Collaborations

By Mike Mehalick, Staff Columnist Normally one would begin a retrospective listing of anything having to do with New Jersey’s most beloved son, Bruce Springsteen, with all the necessary superlative adjectives that come with the respective territory. In saving you … Continue reading

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A Speakly Playlist To Get You Through The Week

“Summer” by Melissa & Paul Northern New Jersey’s Garage-Punk duo Melissa & Paul have returned with a new single titled “Summer,” and it currently owns the prominent SIMGE title of “Best Song About The Dog Days To Be Released In Winter”…not the … Continue reading

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The 10: Random Takeaways From The Coachella Lineup Drop

By Mike Mehalick, Staff Columnist Hot desert sun, neon rimmed sunglasses, and, most importantly, some of the biggest music acts and reunions will descend upon Indio Valley, California for the annual Coachella Music & Arts Festival this April. Expanding for … Continue reading

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The 10: Albums We’re Anticipating Most In Winter 2012

By Mike Mehalick, Staff Columnist Workers are taking down displays; TV’s are beginning to stop airing pleading-to-the-point-of-suicide commercials, and someone, somewhere has just ripped open a fresh shipment of Peeps in a supermarket freight area. That’s right boys and girls! … Continue reading

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The 10: Best Albums Of 2011…Year Of The Virtuoso

By Mike “DJ Mehalicka” Mehalick, Staff Writer Despite this feature being in its relative infancy, we can’t help but recognize that ‘tis the season for the mediasphere to unleash their annual ‘Best of’ lists.  So what have we taken away … Continue reading

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The 10: Acts We’d Like Brought Back To The Bamboozle

By Mike Mehalick, SIMGE Columnist & Contributing Writer to Spinner.com  After the surprising detail drop of this year’s The Bamboozle, annually held in the Meadowlands, many were left with three big time headliners and their collective jaws dropped firmly on the … Continue reading

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