[MEET] German duo ‘MILKY Chance’
Jul25

[MEET] German duo ‘MILKY Chance’

Milky Chance was created in 2012 by two highschool music buddies, singer-songwriter Clemens Rehbein and DJ Philipp Dausch in Kassel, Germany. Originally starting out together in a band, eventually both of them separated from the band, and stuck together creating musical ecstasy.   Last year, was when things started to really take off for Milky Chance. After playing two riveting performances, the duo decided to post up their song,...

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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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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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[INSIDE SCOOP] On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom
Jul16

[INSIDE SCOOP] On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

Dennis McNally’s roots in American musical culture spread beyond his books Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America and A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead. McNally, a historian known for his work as an authorized biographer of the Grateful Dead, was also the band’s publicist from 1984-2004. More recently he’s worked with artists such as Bob Weir and RatDog, Steve...

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American Diamond Recordings Throw a Party at Boot & Saddle
Jul07

American Diamond Recordings Throw a Party at Boot & Saddle

  We all know that Philadelphia has musical talent running through the lifeblood of this city. In 2014, there is a growing collective of those talented local artists that are coming together under the label of American Diamond Recordings, founded by Toy Soldiers’ Ron Gallo. Thursday night at Boot & Saddle was home to the first-ever American Diamond Recordings party, where all the bands under the label would perform (Ron...

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