It might seem that my show-going days are few and far between but don’t let my hiatus fool you. As a true music enthusiast and music blogger going to live shows is an absolute must. So, that is what I did this past Thursday. I went to Milkboy Philly to check out some bands and I had a great time.
The show started at around 9pm but I had been in Milkboy Philly since almost 8:20pm because for once I wanted to be on time and not miss a single minute of the show. So, at 9pm-ish A Victim Of Good Times (AVOGT) began their set. I have seen A Victim Of Good Times once a few years ago but from what I can remember this time was different. AVOGT sounded like a real rock band and one that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. I was kind of sad when their set ended because I just wanted to hear them play more. Well, AVOGT, you guys are impressive. By the way, it’s not that I don’t like a screamed vocals but they have to serve a purpose and add to the song and A Victim Of Good Times know where and when to place their screamed vocals to add a greater feel to their music. Hey, AVOGT, we’re listening.
On Thursdays during the month of March The Liberty Project (Tommy Ciccone, Tony Flagiello, John Stenger, Marcus Pickett, and Adam Benites) have been holding its residency at Milkboy Philly and this Thursday night was the second night in the series. Their final show of the residency is this Thursday (3/20). I believe The Liberty Project is a fairly new band as far as this group of musicians playing together but I know from listening that its members are definitely not new to this game. They play and perform on a very skilled level. Ok, I must admit at first I was kind of hesitant about The Liberty Project’s music because I wasn’t really connecting with it but by the end of their set they had won me over. Their original material is great with lots of energy and it might make you want to dance. It was also nice to hear those few seconds of R. Kelly’s “Bump N’ Grind” proving that Marcus Pickett can sing and the encore with Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” was a real treat. Nice!
Then it came time for the last band but definitely not the least band, Marathon—a five member band from Lebanon, PA who create a nice indie sound. Sorry, sometimes I’m terrible at classifying music I just know what my ears like and if it sounds good to me—and Marathon’s music sounded good to me. This was my first time experiencing Marathon’s music and I liked it and I wished that more people had stayed until the end of the show to hear their music too. Oh well, I guess it’s hard to expect a large crowd that late on a school night. Hehe. You should really keep an ear out for Marathon and check this band out if you ever get a chance.
Needless to say, you should check out these band: A Victim Of Good Times, The Liberty Project, and Marathon because I think you’ll like their music. After all, when it comes to music—too much is not enough.
A Victim Of Good Times
No dates available at this time.
The Liberty Project
Mar 20: Milkboy Philly (Philadelphia, PA) w/ Illinois, and Dressed Like Stolen Cars [Tix]
Mar 21: Rhyme and Reason (Lancaster, PA)
Apr 18: Launch Music Conference (Lancaster, PA)