TRI STATE LIVE

Live show and festival coverage from TSI contributors across the country!

Hey Its the Cheers Elephant! Tonight at The Fire!

I had the chance to chat with Derek of Cheers Elephant over the phone last night.  Our conversation covered many topics from drunkard elephants to David Byrne’s reasons for dancing. Before I get into the music, let me begin with a little tale about a big elephant.  When the first elephant was brought from Africa,

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‘Inferno’, An Original Hip-Opera to be Featured at Philly F/M Tomorrow

‘Inferno’, An Original Hip-Opera Inferno, directed by J. Harry Leckstein, is an adaptation of La Divina Commedia. In this Hip-Opera, the London Urban Collective tells the story of Dante’s journey through what can only be called:  intelligent, witty and (keeping it real) gritty lyrics and vocals. LUC is a very talented group of young adults

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Dawn Iulg This Weekend at The Inaugural Philadelphia F/M Festival

When Dawn Iulg takes the stage this coming weekend at the inaugural Philadelphia F/M Festival she will be one of  70+ showcases taken place over the course of the four day festival focused on independent music & film.  Combining a voice reminiscent of Patty Griffin or Emmylou Harris with the aw edge of Lucinda Williams, has helped Dawn

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Marc Berger-The Long “Ride”

For New York based singer-songwriter, Marc Berger, creating the soon to be released album Ride has become almost a life’s work. The record is based on his impressions of being a city boy out west. “I spent some time out there and the place really resonated with me. I think my sense of being out there, the sky,

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This week! THE PHILADELPHIA FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

-Courtesy of the Philly Film and Music Festival’s Website… THE PHILADELPHIA FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL or “PHILLY F/M” for short) is a four-day festival taking place at over 30 music and film venues, with free outdoor stages, day parties and a record fair. Philly F/M will take place on Thursday, Sept 23 – Sunday, Sept 26th,

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The Billies-Surviving By Staying True To Your Art

The Billies, there are two to be exact, are Jersey expatriates who now make their home in Lancaster. The duo consisists of Chrisie Santoni on guitar and vocals and Craig Smith on percussion and vocals. I catch up with Craig prior to the group’s performance at this Saturday’s Tristate Indie Showcase at East Petersburg Community

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Meeting Of the Minds III Photo Gallery!

We just started to get the photo gallery up from last weekend’s Meeting Of The Minds III. Saturday was amazing all around. Great people, great music, great weather, you couldn’t ask for more. Sunday we woke up to a chilly rainy day. But that didn’t stop the people from hanging out or the music. All

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Today at MEETIN OF THE MINDS III !!

Late last night we drove though the winding roads of the very northern tip of PA. While in search of the Poynetella Camp Ground, we asked ourselves if we were headed in the right direction and pondered the though of what the hell we would do if we broke down out in the middle of

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Tristate Indie Showcase Saturday, Sept 18th at E.Petersburg Park

In our continued effort to give exposure to local independent artists Tristate Indie is sponsoring a Tristate Indie Showcase at East Petersburg Community Park  next Saturday, September 18th from 2pm till 4:45 pm. The showcase is part of the annual East Petersburg Community Day celebration. The line-up features Lancaster based duo and New Jersey expatriates, The Billies,

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Mike Miz-A very busy chip off the old block, plays MOTM III this weekend

I get some background on Scranton based guitar wunderkind, Mike Miz, as he is traveling to Philly to do a show at World Cafe tonight. It seems that though his influences are many, it was his dad taking him to see The Dead as a young lad that did it for him. “Seeing Garcia play

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