RECAP: Lily Allen at the Electric Factory
Sep29

RECAP: Lily Allen at the Electric Factory

Lily Allen chain-smoked her way through a rousing set during her Friday night show at the Electric Factory on September 19th. Weaving her way through large, illuminated baby bottles, Lily dove into the crowd-pleasers, occasionally stopping for a drag on her cigarette or a sip from her Big Gulp. Entering the stage behind a plush smiley face pillow, she launched into the title track off her latest album “Sheezus”. Back up dancers...

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[Coverage] The Lawsuits EP Release // Friday Sept 26th
Sep29

[Coverage] The Lawsuits EP Release // Friday Sept 26th

In my book, September 26th was noted as a night of powerhouse vocalists, luscious long locks of hair, and beautifully decorated microphone stands. In celebration of the release of their new EP, Tumbled, The Lawsuits played for a sold out room full of friends, fans, and strangers. As expected, the strangers felt right at home as Joe Bisirri (guitar/piano) turned on lamps as if he was inviting us over for a personal concert. Bisirri’s...

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[Coverage] Banks at Union Transfer 9/27
Sep29

[Coverage] Banks at Union Transfer 9/27

Words by TSI Teresa McCullough, Photos by Catie Laffoon Opening band – The Movement An American band originally formed in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2004. The movement has a synth soul with a seductive voice. The next Luther Vandross / Drake combo. Great songs for grind action. Hard at times with a harder drop. Electric guitar soul with sexy and fun sounds. Banks LA born, 25 / 24 years old originally been known for touring...

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[Coverage] Nick Mulvey plays World Cafe Live –  9/19
Sep29

[Coverage] Nick Mulvey plays World Cafe Live – 9/19

There’s a stage, meet him there: Nick Mulvey plays World Cafe Live – 9/19. Nick Mulvey promptly took the World Cafe Live Stage at 9pm to a crowd that quickly came in to surround the stage.  I was chatting with some people beforehand and the majority were there to see headliners Slow Club, and were not familiar with Nick.  I was anticipating the crowd’s reaction as they take in his music for the first time.  Like most World Cafe...

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke releases sophomore solo album, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’
Sep26

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke releases sophomore solo album, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’

The first solo record from Thom Yorke, The Eraser, was released July 10th 2006 – so yea, it’s been a while. And today, out of no where, Thom announced the release of his 2nd solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. There’s a free download for, “A Brain in a Bottle” (video and audio). And the full album can be downloaded for $6.00.  On Pitchfork, you can read a letter from Thom, that’s co-authored...

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[Album Review] Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
Sep26

[Album Review] Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars

Their debut EP, Song of the Crippled Bull was on every metal site’s Top 10 list of 2013 and they were a band to be on the look out for in 2014. Now Black Crown Initiate are here with their debut album, The Wreckage of Stars and they show no signs of stopping their furious campaign for metal supremacy. Hailing from Reading, PA, this brotherhood of metal dudes hit the road this past year pouring their blood, sweat, motor oil and...

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