#TBTReview – Ben Folds Five – The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (1999)
May08

#TBTReview – Ben Folds Five – The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (1999)

Following the commercial success of Whatever & Ever Amen, and having “Fear of Pop” out of his system, Ben Folds was feeling mighty confident. Why shouldn’t he have? He had an amazing jazz drummer in Jessee, and a powerhouse in Sledge, who have laid out three amazing albums. He had conquered one on his own, and was able to create anything he wanted! Or could he have created anything he wanted. Attention must be brought to the irony...

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Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, Fitz and the Tantrums & More; Sold Out Sweetlife Festival This Weekend
May08

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, Fitz and the Tantrums & More; Sold Out Sweetlife Festival This Weekend

The 5th Annual Sweetlife Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, this Saturday, May 10th, is SOLD OUT! Don’t have tickets? Don’t fret… TSI’s awesome Jeremy Zimmerman will be on location to bring you all the live time action through TSI’s social media and post coverage, right here, on tristateindie.com. The festival features top notch chefs and food vendors and overall promotes health...

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[LOOK BACK] We Are Scientists and PAWS; “The Gatekeeper Factor” at Boot and Saddle, Philly
May08

[LOOK BACK] We Are Scientists and PAWS; “The Gatekeeper Factor” at Boot and Saddle, Philly

Words By Chris Bryz-Gornia | Photos By Brittany Mason The Boot and Saddle, a small inviting venue located in Philadelphia, hosted two indie/alternative bands: We Are Scientists and PAWS. What made this show a memorable experience for all patrons was what I like to call “the gate-keeper factor.” For those who have no idea what I mean, it is the inevitable encounter one expects with the band itself; selling their merchandise and...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Twin Forks’ Chris Carrabba Speaks on “Dominating the Moment”; Coming to The TLA, Philly
May08

[INSIDE SCOOP] Twin Forks’ Chris Carrabba Speaks on “Dominating the Moment”; Coming to The TLA, Philly

Chris Carrabba and the entire Anthemic Folk Rock band, Twin Forks are rolling down the east coast; making stops in NYC, Boston, DC, including a show in Philly on May 18th at TLA. I got the chance to speak with Chris Carrabba before their show in Salt Lake City.  Even through the phone, I could feel his eagerness to share his feelings about the band, and this only confirmed what I already knew. It quickly became apparent...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Langhorne Slim is in a “Punk Band”; Shaky Knees Festival THIS WEEKEND
May08

[INSIDE SCOOP] Langhorne Slim is in a “Punk Band”; Shaky Knees Festival THIS WEEKEND

Like a bad day on Pandora, many festival lineups feel disjointed, but Tim Sweetwood’s Shaky Knees Festival flows like an artistic curation. THIS WEEKENDS fest includes poetic players like The National, Conor Oberst, Modest Mouse, Alabama Shakes, and Iron & Wine, there’s evident intention in the arrangement as he chose artists with longevity and signature charisma for his sophomore debut in Atlanta. Fitting in seamlessly, and...

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Shaky Knees Music Festival this weekend! Stay tuned to TSI for coverage

TSI”s lovely Allie Fletcher will be on location this weekend covering the 2nd Shaky Knees Music Festival, May 9-11, 2014, in Atlanta, GA. The Fest is being held at the Atlantic Station which will feature 4 stages, local food trucks, artisans and vendors, late night after shows and more. The lineup includes The National, Modest Mouse, Alabama Shakes, The Replacements, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, Local Natives,...

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