[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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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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[INSIDE SCOOP] Get to Know The Tragic Thrills
Sep17

[INSIDE SCOOP] Get to Know The Tragic Thrills

The Tragic Thrills made the last stop on their summer tour at 10th Street Live (which lead singer Zach said is one of his favorite bars) in Kenilworth, NJ. I was able to sit down with the band before they took the stage to chat about drinking, The Lego Movie and of course, music. The band made up of Zach Porter (guitar and vocals), Cameron Quiseng (bass), Chris Morrison (lead guitar) And Gibson (drums) and Gabe Rudner (keys) has been...

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Don’t You Dare Make a Wizard of Oz Joke: [Interview] The Floozies, Play District N9ne Thursday!
Sep16

Don’t You Dare Make a Wizard of Oz Joke: [Interview] The Floozies, Play District N9ne Thursday!

Brothers Matt and Mark Hill of the electro-funk duo The Floozies are making their way to Philly this week and will play Disctric N9ne Thursday night for what will be their first headlining show in the City of Brotherly Love. They have a few shows to play before that though, including stops in Richmond and New York, but Matt was still kind enough to take a few minutes out of his day to talk life on the road, musical and personal...

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[Interview] w/ Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug from Digable Planets) & his Cosmic Funk Orchestra
Sep09

[Interview] w/ Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug from Digable Planets) & his Cosmic Funk Orchestra

If you love yourself like you love good music, put your hands together for Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug) & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra Craig (“Doodlebug”) Irving recognized my area code as I called from outside Marathon Music Works in Nashville before the Jurassic 5/Dilated Peoples/Supernatural/Rhettmatic show happening on a Tuesday. A Tuesday. That just tells you the state of Hip-Hop in Nashville; but at least we got the tour,...

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ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’
Sep08

ALT-J ‘THIS IS ALL YOURS’

The Leed, England based band, Alt-J cranked out their second album, ‘This is All Yours.’ Due out later this month, on the 23rd. You can pre-order it here. Consisting of four guys, Joe Newman leads with vocals and guitar. Newman’s voice, a quivering, and definitely the most interesting voice I have heard yet. Although it has been said that they have a similar sound to Mumford and Sons, and Radiohead. However, I feel...

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