Local Philly Band, City Rain, Wins MTVU’s The Freshmen Competition
Jan17

Local Philly Band, City Rain, Wins MTVU’s The Freshmen Competition

Philadelphia’s own City Rain came in first place during last week’s MTVU The Freshmen Competition. Per MTVU’s website, “Pretty intense voting for City Rain, TaySauna and Markell Clay on this round of The Freshmen with Philly’s City Rain and their cinematic video coming out on top in the end. “The Optimist” will be added into full rotation next week…” The music video for City Rain’s single ,“The Optimist,” will air 20-30 times per week...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Toy Soldier’s Ron Gallo Talks Performing With The Legendary Wanda Jackson
Jan09

[INSIDE SCOOP] Toy Soldier’s Ron Gallo Talks Performing With The Legendary Wanda Jackson

If you follow Philly local Toy Soldiers, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t, you’ve already caught the buzz on social media that they performed and backed the legend who is, Wanda Jackson. The guys rung in the new year with not one, but two dates with Jackson; The Hamilton in DC, and The Columbus Theatre of Providence, RI. We caught up with Toy Soldiers front man Ron Gallo to capture his thoughts on the experience....

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[INSIDE SCOOP] NGHBRS Talk 2014 and What 2013 Has Given Them
Dec27

[INSIDE SCOOP] NGHBRS Talk 2014 and What 2013 Has Given Them

As the year in winding down, from what I observe NGHBRS had an amazing year. From releasing their debut LP, Twenty One Rooms, to playing CMJ 2013 Music Marathon and premiering their innovative Instagram music video for “Hold Up Girl.” There’s no doubt NGHBRS will take 2014 by storm. It all started when one of the many snowstorms we’ve already been blessed with had stopped me from driving down to Philly to see...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Toy Soldiers Interview with Ron Gallo, There’s No Place Like Home – Show at Ardmore Music Hall TOMORROW
Dec13

[INSIDE SCOOP] Toy Soldiers Interview with Ron Gallo, There’s No Place Like Home – Show at Ardmore Music Hall TOMORROW

“Sun was easily one of the best days of my life,” Toy Soldiers front man, Ron Gallo, said of his recent experience at the infamous Tennessee recording space, Sun Studios, musical den to the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, forefather’s of the country and blues that tinge his own craft. RON: “It was emotional. We took the tour and you see and feel and hear all the history, then you go into the studio that...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Lucius Discuss Their Internal Harmony
Dec06

[INSIDE SCOOP] Lucius Discuss Their Internal Harmony

The band, Lucius, is a unique outfit, based out of Brooklyn, who’s name is gaining quick momentum amongst the independent music scene. Central to their sound is the blend of harmonies co-lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig contribute, while backed by the band. Band members Peter Lalish and Andy Burri sat down with Tri State Indie this past fall, 3 weeks before their debut record was released and shared their take on the bands...

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[Lounge Session] TTNG @ First Unitarian Church
Nov21

[Lounge Session] TTNG @ First Unitarian Church

TSI sat down with TTNG before their final US Tour date with And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets. Sargent House coordinated the tour, blending just a few of their clients perfectly together. The show last Saturday was emotional for the three bands, who had formed an undeniable bromance. Much to the crowd’s delight, TTNG played an acoustic version of “26 Is Dancier Than 4″ off of their self-titled album released in...

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