WXPN’s 2014 NonCommvention Highlights and Best of Moments
May19

WXPN’s 2014 NonCommvention Highlights and Best of Moments

TSI spent the end of last week at WXPN’s NON COMMvention at World Cafe Live, Philly, and since it was such an intense 3 days with so much great music, we decided bring you a ‘best of’ Non Comm on top of the daily photo recaps. Below you’ll find my personal highlights and shinny moments along with additional photos and galleries. . For those who don’t know, the name “Non Comm” derives from...

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Wet Leather’s New Summer Jam ‘Secret Preference’
May19

Wet Leather’s New Summer Jam ‘Secret Preference’

Wet Leather, hailing from the streets of New York City recently released their new single Secret Preference. Take a listen here. Wet Leather’s music has been described as a combination of falsetto 80′s synth pop with a mix of DIY dance punk of the best DFA bands. If you happen to be in NYC tonight, check them out as they play Brooklyn’s, Baby’s All Right.  And if you still can’t get enough of their sound,...

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UK’s Gabrielle Aplin Brings Acoustic Tunes to World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
May19

UK’s Gabrielle Aplin Brings Acoustic Tunes to World Cafe Live (Upstairs)

Words by Carolyn Lederach, Photos By Adrian Chew Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 11th, Gabrielle Aplin took the stage at World Cafe Live (Upstairs).  In the midst of other big shows going on that night, it was great to catch a little hidden away acoustic show from one of the UK’s rising stars. For those of you unfamiliar with Gabrielle, she’s an adorably tiny 21 year old who has a knack for heartfelt songwriting and the voice of an...

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WXPN #NonComm 2014 DAY 3 – Photo Recap
May19

WXPN #NonComm 2014 DAY 3 – Photo Recap

Pheeeww! We survived WXPN’s Non-Comm 2014.  This year WXPN put together a full lineup, mixed with some very informative panels and discussions on the industry overall, the future of radio and digital, and more – which gave attendees (both fans and industry pro’s) 3 days of a plethora of info and top-notch entertainment. Day 3 (Friday May, 16th) was chock full of performances including Strand of Oaks, Chet Faker,...

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WXPN #NonComm 2014 DAY 2 – Photo Recap
May16

WXPN #NonComm 2014 DAY 2 – Photo Recap

We’re back with Photos from Day 2 WXPN’s #Non-Comm. With a mix of tunes from the Counting Crows, The Felice Brothers, Shovels and Rope, and a live World Cafe Session with Sharon Van Etten; the second daily storm of this convention’s discussions  and live performances continues to be a hit.  Get an inside look in the gallery below, and be sure to come back for the full recap and our top 5 performance picks from the...

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MAGNET Magazine Gets A Show For It’s 21st Birthday
May16

MAGNET Magazine Gets A Show For It’s 21st Birthday

Thursday May 22nd, MAGNET Magazine, based here in Philadelphia, turned 21 years old.  The magazine features national independent music and decided to celebrate it’s birthday at the Trocadero with performances by Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and the beloved Guided By Voices, all of which have been featured in issues past. Some say that 21 is the golden year, because eager youths can start puking at bars rather than frat houses, but...

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