Those Mockingbirds – Penny The Dreadful Album Review
Jul23

Those Mockingbirds – Penny The Dreadful Album Review

After releasing three successful E.P.’s, Those Mockingbirds have released their debut album, Penny The Dreadful, and they are holding nothing back. Hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, this quintet band were held up in Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, NH with engineers Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, MUTEMATH) and Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady) creating their finest effort to date. They collectively poured their souls...

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[TSI EXCLUSIVE] Minka Premiere New Album – The Republican (Listen)
Jul22

[TSI EXCLUSIVE] Minka Premiere New Album – The Republican (Listen)

Before it’s official release next Tuesday 7/29, stream the new EP from Philly’s own Minka below! Official press release: When Ari Rubin (singer/frontman) and Ian Brick (guitar) met up as sidemen on a reggae artist’s Midwestern tour, Minka was born. Since then, the Philadelphia alt-dance band has evolved from a duo writing songs alone in a dark basement to a well-oiled machine featuring Max Perla (drums), Joe Flack (bass),...

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[Interview] with Norah Jones of Puss n Boots – show tonight @ TLA
Jul18

[Interview] with Norah Jones of Puss n Boots – show tonight @ TLA

Few modern musicians have seen a meteoric rise the likes of what Norah Jones went through more than a decade ago. Overnight she went from being an semi-obscure jazz musician with immense talent to a musical icon, scoring five Grammy awards (including Album of the Year) for her debut release, Come Away with Me. And fewer musicians can claim the kind of diverse collaborative work that Jones has produced in her career, working with...

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[Album Review] Puss n Boots – No Fools, No Fun
Jul17

[Album Review] Puss n Boots – No Fools, No Fun

Lovers of classic female country and Norah Jones will be pleased to discover Puss n Boots debut Album, No Fools, No Fun. This album is the perfect companion for those who loved the trio of Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss in O Brother Where Art Thou. No Fools, No Fun combines signature country themes, as the second track “Bull Rider” will demonstrate, as well as soulful guitar and vocals. The album also takes its name...

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[Recap] The Fray at Festival Pier July 12th
Jul14

[Recap] The Fray at Festival Pier July 12th

The Fray have come a long way since first playing in Philadelphia at the North Star Bar in 2005. And they certainly haven’t forgotten that. Playing to a packed crowd at Festival Pier on Saturday night, The Fray sang about what they know best – heartbreak, tragedy and love. “It’s about questions not answers” described lead singer Isaac Slade. Kicking it off with Closer to Me from their most recent album Helios, the catchy tunes...

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New video  – Ron Gallo “Fine Diners & Finer Whiners”
Jul10

New video – Ron Gallo “Fine Diners & Finer Whiners”

Photo and music video by Caitlin McCann New music video from Ron Gallo “Fine Diners & Finer Whiners” from new album, “RONNY”. Video by Caitlin McCann Starring: Vanessa Winters, Katie Jo Knaub, Machele Nettles, Kate Bernhardt, Reed Kendall, Kyle Perella, Dan Bruskewicz  WATCH:   “Fine Diners & Finer Whiners” from the album “RONNY”. americandiamondrecordings.com Shot and...

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