NEW ALBUM REVIEW: Tauk – “Collisions”
Jul24

NEW ALBUM REVIEW: Tauk – “Collisions”

Tuesday marked the release of NYC based “jam band” Tauk‘s latest studio effort entitled, Collisions. It is, suffice to say, their best to date, though, admittedly, that’s not saying too much given the band’s only been around for a couple years. Still, in their short time, they’ve managed to make a name for themselves as a solid opening act for larger national artists but have done their fair share...

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[Coverage] Toy Soldiers last show ? @ Union Transfer
Jul23

[Coverage] Toy Soldiers last show ? @ Union Transfer

Words By: Carolyn Lederach, all photos by Lisa Boehm End of an Era for Toy Soldiers…Maybe Friday night the crowd anxiously came crawling into Union Transfer to catch a night of Philly’s finest.  We were treated to the sounds of Cheerleader opening the night, getting the room ready with their fun power pop rock.  Closing out the night was Cheers Elephant, returning to Philly after their recent west coast relocation.  However,...

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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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