[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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Lovers League – release show w/ Hezekiah Jones, Spinning Leaves, & New Sweden
Jul23

Lovers League – release show w/ Hezekiah Jones, Spinning Leaves, & New Sweden

The heavy weights of the local Philly, PA music scene collided in folk-rockery at Johnny Brenda’s—presented by the Philly Music Co-op. The band Lovers League held its album release with the help of headliner Hezekiah Jones, along with the Spinning Leaves, and New Sweden. It was clear that this was not only a band’s celebration of its creative product but also a celebration of a musical arts community. You can buy...

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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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Top 10 Not To Miss Artists At This Weekends Newport Folk Festival
Jul23

Top 10 Not To Miss Artists At This Weekends Newport Folk Festival

People have been gathering in Newport for the Folk Fest for over 50 years witnessing music history; from Dylan going electric in 64′,  The Pixies going accustic in 05′, and the late great Levon Helm gracing the festival stage to play “I shall be released” just month’s before his death. Each year the festival boast’s a different lineup ranging from certified legends of folk and world music, to up...

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Camera Obscura: Keeping It “Family Friendly”’ at World Cafe Live
Jul22

Camera Obscura: Keeping It “Family Friendly”’ at World Cafe Live

On Saturday night the six members of the Scottish band, Camera Obscura, gave a “family friendly” performance to the all ages crowd at World Cafe Live. Apart from omitting some swear words here and there, Tracyanne Campbell, did her best Cookie Monster voice while impersonating a vocal fan. “You sound like the Cookie Monster,” she said before thanking World Cafe Live for the oversized T-Shirts her kid received. Camera Obscura’s wistful...

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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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