Above the Mendoza Hits a Home Run with ‘A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch’

Artist: Above the Mendoza
Album: A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch
Released: May 15, 2017
Genre: Pop punk

Our first encounter with Above the Mendoza was on Record Store Day at Spin Me Round, when they performed among a host of alternative and punk bands who brought high energy to the Jersey side of the Valley all afternoon and evening.

That energy continues on “A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch” – 21 minutes of pop punk goodness from this rising Philly-area band.

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Review: Ray Sam – On Sight

Artist: Ray Sam
Album: On Sight (LISTEN)
Date: April 2, 2017
Genre: Acoustic rock/Americana

Back in March, we saw a band named Psychoskunk open a great night of music at The Grape Room in Manayunk; a night which also featured the Valley’s own Roi and the Secret People.

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Cubbage Picks Up ‘Where We Left Off’

Artist: Cubbage
Album: Where We Left Off
Released: May 11, 2017
Genre: Pop/Folk/Soul

You heard it here first: Cubbage will one day headline a large festival stage.

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Beyond the Valley: A ‘Conversation’ with Civil Youth

Philadelphia’s Civil Youth has been generating buzz in advance of their new album, “Conversations,” which will hit on Friday, May 19. The guys will be celebrating the release of the new record at the Theatre of the Living Arts the following night alongside Sonnder, The GoAround, and The Moxy.

With so much excitement in the air, we took a few minutes to ask the guys a few questions.

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Review: Doctor Ransom – Self-titled EP

Artist: Doctor Ransom
Album: Self-titled EP (LISTEN)
Released: March 21, 2017
Genre: Garage Rock

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