Carolina Chocolate Drops Play DMB Caravan-Don’t Miss!

If you are heading to the Dave Matthews Band Caravan this weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City N.J. there is one band that might not  be on your radar, but is a must see! Carolina Chocolate Drops play the festival on Friday June 23rd. This four piece band which was started in 2005 by Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddons and features traditional instrumentation such as banjo, jug, mandolin and the not so traditional human beat-box of...

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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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