All posts by Joe Mongan

SOTD: Glen Phillips Tugs at the Heart Strings

Song of the Day: “Go” by Glen Phillips

I’ve always felt that one of the saddest things in life is unrequited love (ala “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits).  But Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips has taken that a step sadder in his new music video “Go.”

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Magical Moments at the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention

The array of performers in support of non-commercial radio is in excellent hands – and  hearts and minds and voices – as 28 bands descended upon the city of Philadelphia to celebrate the music and each brought their own unique sound, perspective, and magic.

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From the 2017 NON-COMMvention, World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA

I’m afraid Don McLean was was wrong about the day the music died.  Last week it was alive and well at the 17th annual NON-COMMvention at the World Café in Philadelphia.

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China Gate – Good Grief Review

Album Review: China Gate’s Compelling New EP

Another five-piece indie rock band hailing from Memphis released an EP last week. You might think, “ho hum.” But in this case, you’d be wrong. The band is China Gate and their new offering, a four single release titled Good Grief, is well worth a listen.

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NON-COMMvention 2017 Preview

WXPN NON-COMMvention

This week, more than 28 bands will descend upon the City of Brotherly Love bringing compelling music with them. They will discuss the current state of the record industry or music industry or digital revolution or whatever you call it depending upon the decade you were born in. Topics like “The Role of Big Record Labels” and “Music Metrics that Matter” will be on the agenda. But mostly they will bring Music with them. They are there to rock and to rock for the sake of the Music.

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Merry Go Round – Tors

The Indie-Folk four piece band Tors is releasing a much anticipated EP entitled Merry Go Round next month and judging by the title track, which was released this week, there is much to get excited about. On the criteria of meaningful lyrics, vocal harmonics, and dance-ability, the band gets high marks across the board.

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