Melannie Jay


Where Have All The Albums Gone?

Frequent EP and single releases and constant tours threaten to replace the usual album cycle.

Prog Rock Band Kindo Reigns Over a West Philly House Show

The 7-piece prog rock band crammed their instruments into a basement for an intimate and high-energy performance.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Funk

What I learned playing funk music for the first time at the Blutt Band Slam.

Protecting Your Ears from Concerts and Gigs

Tinnitus and progressive hearing loss aren't very punk rock.

Six Steps to Successfully Buy a Guitar on a College Budget

How much is that Fender in the window?

My Mother, Music, and Me

From the stack of vinyl records to the front of the pit, a shoutout for my favorite concert buddy.

Matt McCloskey and Making Music for a Living

Between private lessons, small group tutoring, rehearsals, and performances, he never puts down the guitar.

Repo Records is Your Staple Music Store

Vinyl, CDs, cassettes, clothes, and quirky customers abound in this South Street staple.

Love Songs and Other Things I'll Never Write

Where music and memories intersect
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