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20 ISSUE 27 MAY 15-21, 2013 ? THEWEEKENDER.COM NEPA?S No. 1 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT TAINMENT FREE WEEKLY EKLY MORE THAN 172,000 READERS WEEKLY*

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  • Farley earns accolades on latest EP
- Rich Howells, Weekender Editor

Earlier this month, online music magazine SingerUniverse named Danville-based singer/songwriter Tim Farley "Best Vocalist of the Month" for his performance on "Steady As She Goes," one of six songs from his latest EP, "Squaring Circles." After listening to his second solo album, it's easy to see why. The former Pan.a.ce.a frontman made a local splash with his current band, simply called Farley, in the summer of 2011 with the release of "A Good Problem to Have." While that EP contains great songs that hold up well, "Squaring Circles" seems to take his songwriting to the next level. This is pop rock done right, appealing to a wide variety of listeners and ready for radio play, yet maintaining an emotional earnestness and raw talent often lacking in the mainstream.
  • Pop Evil deliver dark, deviant rock
- Mark Uricheck, Weekender Correspondent

Melodic Michigan metal monsters Pop Evil follow up their 2011 album, "War of Angels," with their fourth studio release, "Onyx" - a disc that captures the intensity of their dynamic, livewire stage show, right down to the last bead of wicked seed sweat that can only come from such dark swagger. Pop Evil rough-hands Nickelback's heaviest moments, mixing it with the arena-level connection of Shinedown and the tortured, electro-metallic visions pioneered by artists like Trent Reznor, resulting in their own addictive, sweet-sounding catharsis.
  • Wonder Years reach great new heights
- Matt Morgis, Weekender Correspondent

The opening track on The Wonder Years' third release, "The Greatest Generation," starts with singer Dan Campbell singing as softly as ever. "I'm sorry I don't laugh at the right time," he almost whispers. As the line closes, the song fully kicks into full swing, but something is different. There is no toe-tapping, fastpaced, chorus. Instead, at first, listeners get a light guitar riff and an easygoing feel.
  • New Orleans Jazz Fest still a summer highlight
By Ryan O'Malley, Weekender Correspondent

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