[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: [youtuber youtube='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jgroxBdADI&feature=youtu.be']   “Fine Diners & Finer...

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I Laughed, I Cried: The Front Bottoms at Electric Factory
Jul01

I Laughed, I Cried: The Front Bottoms at Electric Factory

“Oh man, this is gonna be one of those nights that I remember for a long, long time,” Brian Sella – frontman of The Front Bottoms – says. “Wait, let me get a picture.” His iPhone comes out, and he turns around to take a selfie with the crowd, a goofy grin plastered all over his face. “Look! I wore my fancy shit for you guys!” Sella gestures at his cowboy-western-flower-pattern-embroidered shirt, which pairs well with his cutoff jean...

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