Indie Forefathers, Guided By Voices, Rock Brooklyn’s Northside Festival
Jun22

Indie Forefathers, Guided By Voices, Rock Brooklyn’s Northside Festival

I first became aware of Guided By Voices in perhaps in the early 90s via a Rolling Stone review of their record Bee Thousand.  The article mentioned how frontman and founder Robert Pollard was a family man and teacher and also in my age demographic.  As a musician with a full time job and dreams of rock glory this was just the story I needed to hear. The legends of these lo-fi indie pioneers recording anthemic pop on a basement...

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David Wax Museum @ Appel Farm Festival this weekend!

The David Wax Museum play the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival this Saturday, June 4th in Elmer, NJ. The Appel Farm Fest is part of our Tri State Live series. So TSI will be doing a video interview with The David Wax Museum onsite at the fest Saturday afternoon! But to get your taste buds going and to get you hype for Appel Farm fest this weekend, we had TSI’s own, Randy Bee quickly catch up with David Wax, who is the...

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Non-Comm In Wilmington DE

-Report from The Randy Bee At Non-Comm In Wilmington DE. The final day of this 3 day convention of Non-commercial radio stations, music journalists, labels, and artists started off with a “blind taste test” new release sampling. Led by Jim De Rogatis and Greg Kot of NPR’s “Sound Opinions” radio show, this informal and fun meeting featured snippets of songs by artists that are both new and well known such...

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Launch Report From The Randy Bee

A little damp weather did nothing to dampen spirits at Friday’s Launch Music Conference. The panel discussions were well attended and the streets were filled with musicians of every shape and size. This is the third year of this east coast conference and it warms the cockles of my heart to see it surviving and thriving. Anyway…after spending the afternoon at the trade show venue doing interviews I got to focus my evening...

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The Groundbreaking Ceremony Release “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better”

This 6 song EP is the initial release by State College PA based band The Groundbreaking Ceremony extends the musical lineage of say Jimmy Eats World. It is tight, well played Metal/Pop that any skate kid could relate to. The thing that sets GBC apart is their vocals and harmonies which are a cut above the rest. This premier effort by the band which features: Jonnie Baker/vocals, Chas Myers/gtr,vox, Scott Southlea/rhythm gtr, and Dirk...

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