Emily’s Take on 5 Bands You Don’t Wanna Miss at MidPoint Music Festival
Sep19

Emily’s Take on 5 Bands You Don’t Wanna Miss at MidPoint Music Festival

This list was tough. MidPoint Music Festival brings some amazing up-and-coming artists from Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as around the world. Personally, my favorite types of festivals are those where I don’t know even half of the artists performing. Part of the thrill for me is researching and preparing for the festival by listening to ALL of the bands that I could potentially fall in love with. I go to a festival to...

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[MEET] Alela Diane: American/Psych Folk Queen
Sep19

[MEET] Alela Diane: American/Psych Folk Queen

I don’t know too many people who have heard of Alela Diane. My first listen was two, maybe three years ago when I stumbled upon one of her most notable songs, ‘White as Diamonds.’ Her sound is a mix of a psychedelic folk, and soulful blues. Her last album, About Farewell came out last year, and hopefully she has another album in mind soon. Her voice has a hint of the early folk Queen; Joni Mitchell. Diane, now 31 has...

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[Interview] w/ Matt Butler of the Everyone Orchestra – at Ardmore Music Hall Friday Night!
Sep18

[Interview] w/ Matt Butler of the Everyone Orchestra – at Ardmore Music Hall Friday Night!

Tri State Indie has been keeping tabs on Matt Butler & The Everyone Orchestra for a while now. If you’re not familiar, the concept is different, but simple: Musicians from some of the biggest bands in the land (Phish, Lettuce, Kimock, Benevento, Umphrey’s, moe., just to name a few) come together, and, under the direction of Matt Butler as conductor, perform completely improvised sets of various sub-genres of rock music...

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[Coverage] Grouplove, Vance Joy, Sir Sly & more @ Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
Sep18

[Coverage] Grouplove, Vance Joy, Sir Sly & more @ Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party

The last Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party of the season took place on a drenched Festival Pier last Saturday. Diehard fans of the line-up secured the front rows early, waiting in the crowd with their umbrellas shielding them from the storm, while the partiers kept their big beers dry under a large canopy in the back. All music lovers eventually migrated to the wet sand of the Pier to enjoy the sold-out show. Brick + Mortar, no stranger...

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[Recap] The Drums Explore Their Encyclopedia
Sep18

[Recap] The Drums Explore Their Encyclopedia

Although the show was supposed to be at First Unitarian Church, Underground Arts proved to be a better home for The Drums’ weighty Brooklyn brand of 50s rock fused tunes.  “Bell Laboratories”, a solemn tone setter for the last third of Encyclopedia, was the band’s first choice for the night. “This song is very important to me,”  The Drums’ front man, Jonny Pierce, introduced “Book of Revelation”. “It’s about reason.” Portamento (2011)...

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Catch Culture Blue’s First Single: A Fresh Jazzy Take On Some Honest Hip-Hop
Sep17

Catch Culture Blue’s First Single: A Fresh Jazzy Take On Some Honest Hip-Hop

Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to the first taste of Culture Blue, yes remember the name, because they’re changin’  the game. This is just the first single off the jazz hip-hop fusion group’s first album Red Letters, which premeirs sunday September 21. What is so exciting about a project such is this, is that it emodies a a collaboration of musical intellectuals, Joe Marotta, Zach Ezickson, and Hannibal...

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