Micciulla Plays The Tin Angel, Releases Long Awaited Debut Album

August 29, 2009
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This Friday was a celebration of sorts for Nancy Micciulla.

After more than a decade of writing music and performing everywhere and anywhere, the Philadelphia singer-songwriter released her first fully-produced, full-length album, The One to Shine, at an intimate CD release show at the Tin Angel.

Micciulla’s new album, which she spent much of the summer working on finishing, is an eleven track folk rock diary, wrought with honesty, passion, hurt and restlessness. Her hard work has paid off in a big way on a glimmering album that combines her melodic acoustic playing and sweetly enchanting vocals with doses of soulful piano and tip-toeing percussion.

Friday, Micciulla returned to the Tin Angel, the venue at which she previously outshined other local musicians at a “Songwriters in the Round” event. This time around, she had the opportunity to perform some of her new material with the company of  friends Irene Molloy and Kyle Swartzwelder, who contributed to the album.

Shine has been some 12 years in the making, but during that time, Micciulla has blossomed into an accomplished songwriter. It may be her time to be in full bloom.

Kevin Brosky


Concert Preview (April 20-26, 2009)

April 21, 2009
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Concert Preview (April 13-19, 2009)

April 14, 2009
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harryripHey guys and girls, how’s it going?

Today is a pretty somber day around Philadelphia, especially if you’re a sports fan. Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away today at the age of 73.  I just wanted to send my personal condolences to the Kalas family, friends of Harry Kalas and also Phillies fans.  I know I felt like I lost someone close to me today, and I’m sure most other Phillies fans did as well. Rest in peace Harry the K. You will be missed.

Getting down to business, here’s a look at some upcoming shows this week:


Concert Preview (April 6-12, 2009)

April 6, 2009
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Hey everybody. Sorry for the delay in a post, but the Phillies got the better of me last night. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week:

04/07/09: Dive, with other local bands, Jaxon’s Local Shots show presented by 93.3 WMMR, Doc Watsons, Philadelphia, PA, starts at 8:00 p.m., $10, 21+ to enter

Otherwise, I don’t see any other shows on our slate. Enjoy opening week of baseball if you get the chance.

Support local music!

Mike Novak

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Concert Preview (March 30-April 5, 2009)

March 30, 2009
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Concert Preview (March 16-22, 2009)

March 16, 2009
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Hey guys, sorry I took a spring break last week, but here’s a look at what shows are coming up this week:

03/17/09: Brian DiBiagio with Round Tower, Maggie O’Neill’s, Drexel Hill, PA, starts at 12:00 p.m.

Brian DiBiagio with Bill Monaghan & Celtic Pride, Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA, $15, starts at 7:30 p.m.

03/22/09: Spectral Empire, Bears & Bright Lights, Doppler Radar, The Moose Lodge, Doylestown, PA, $8, all ages, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day everybody! Stay safe and don’t drink and drive.

Support local music!

Mike Novak

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Concert Preview (March 1-7, 2009)

March 1, 2009
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03/05/09: Taste of Chaos (Adalie, Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Four Year Strong & More), Starland Ballroom, Sayersville NJ. $25.00, starts at 5:00 p.m. (more…) A New Way to Connect to Local Artists

February 20, 2009
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