[WATCH] CULTFEVER @ SXSW 2014 – TSI Lounge Session
Mar24

[WATCH] CULTFEVER @ SXSW 2014 – TSI Lounge Session

TSI LOUNGE SESSION WHO: CULTFEVER WHEN: SXSW 2014 WHERE: RUSTY’S On the tail end of their TSI Music Award for NYC Metro Band of the Year, and their east coast tour, #TSIApproved band Cultfever took a second out of the madness of SXSW 2014 to chat.  They talk about their new record & tunes, what it takes being a duo, stage dives, and more! Check it below and click over to read the re recap and photos from their set HERE....

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Black Stars Move on to National Battle Rounds – Hard Rock Rising
Mar22

Black Stars Move on to National Battle Rounds – Hard Rock Rising

For the last couple months Hard Rock Cafe has been holding their annual Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands competition across the world at pretty much every Hard Rock Cafe that produces live shows. And Hard Rock Philly was no different.  It came down to the local finale battle between local indie bands Independence Drive, Epoch Failure, and Black Stars. To be expected, this was the best show HRR Philly has ever seen. Industry...

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[PHOTO LOKBAK] Crowd Surfing at Milkboy…Yes, The On-Top-Of-People Kind
Mar20

[PHOTO LOKBAK] Crowd Surfing at Milkboy…Yes, The On-Top-Of-People Kind

I think that after last Saturday’s show at MilkBoy, it’s pretty obvious that all four bands who performed really know how to get a crowd moving.  Brooklyn-ites, Vintage Villain, got the crowd dancing. Philadelphians, Big Tusk and Commonwealth Choir, kept the crowd rocking.  And New Jersey natives, Pine Barons got the crowd surfing…yes, the on-top-of-people kind. The line-up for the night could not have been any better for one...

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SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 5 – Featuring Chill Moody, Small Houses, The Cool Kids, & More
Mar18

SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 5 – Featuring Chill Moody, Small Houses, The Cool Kids, & More

My last day at SXSW 2014 had arrived. There was something oddly cinematic about placing my key to the hotel room down on the pristine Super 8 counter. The decision had been made to “rough it” for a few hours that night, considering that the flight back to Philly was at 6:30 am.  I’m so economical; anyone wants to do my taxes? As I wondered down 6th street, heading towards Amped Austin, where Chill Moody was about to perform, I caught...

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SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 4 – Pasties, East Coast Western Flare and More
Mar15

SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 4 – Pasties, East Coast Western Flare and More

Welp. Fell asleep with a Jack In The Box bacon cheeseburger in my hands last night. That happened. To start off the day I headed over to the Hilton to catch up with Tony of Sleeper Agent for a TSI Lounge Session. He is an incredibly personable guy and I was very pleased with our interview, if I do say so myself. I set my sights east for Street Legal Guitars, a family owned guitar shop, to catch White Mystery again.  While Alex, singer...

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SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 3 – Sleep, Going Koo Koo, Diarrhea and More
Mar14

SXSW Daily Round Up – Day 3 – Sleep, Going Koo Koo, Diarrhea and More

Down at SXSX in Austin, TX – Day 3 is a wrap!  Todays highlights include Sleeper Agent, The Kooks, Diarrhea Planet, So So Glos. Ya get it?…. Sleep, Going Koo Koo, Diarrhea and More? Thought that would get your attention! Stay tune for more daily recaps and be sure to follow the TSI Twitter and Instagram ( @tristateindie ) for live updates! Now onto the show… The KOOKS I had to see The Kooks and luckily, I was at the...

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