Q& A with Brownie of the Disco Biscuits: Revisiting their Philly Roots with City Bisco THIS WEEKEND!
Sep24

Q& A with Brownie of the Disco Biscuits: Revisiting their Philly Roots with City Bisco THIS WEEKEND!

The time has come. East coast biscuit loyalists, surely disappointed by the year hiatus of the classic Camp Bisco summer music festival they’ve hosted for over 10 years in upstate New York, can rest easy knowing that this weekend affords them the opportunity to catch as much Jam-tronica as their heady heads can stand. But this ain’t your younger-self’s City Bisco, formerly a two-day mini-festival with multiple stages...

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5 Questions With Father John Misty at UtopiaFest
Sep23

5 Questions With Father John Misty at UtopiaFest

  TSI’s Chris Zurich was able to catchup with Father John Misty for a few quick questions at Utopia Fest a couple weekends ago. Here’s the skinny: Chris Zurich: I saw you play at Union Transfer about a year ago in Philly and you played with a full band. What was your reason for playing solo tonight? Father John Misty: Just logistics. I was just out in LA rehearsing with the band and I forgot I had this engagement. CZ:...

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[Album Review] “Orphan” by Empires – who Play Midpoint Music Fest this Weekend!
Sep23

[Album Review] “Orphan” by Empires – who Play Midpoint Music Fest this Weekend!

  One of the Fall albums I have been anticipating is Empires’ Orphan, out September 23 from Chop Shop/Island Records. The Chicago band’s third album goes in a different direction than their previous work, enlisting the help of producer John Congleton (Swans, St. Vincent) to help round out their rock and roll style with a more complex and layered sound. In an interview with Billboard, lead-singer Sean Van Vleet says, “Every record...

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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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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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