FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 – Lineup & More Are Here [VIDEO]
Jan14

FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 – Lineup & More Are Here [VIDEO]

Firefly Music Festival is returning to The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the third year on June 19-22. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup also includes Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, 97 additional acts performing across seven stages. Full lineup details are below. “The addition of a fourth day, along with the expansion of our festival acreage and lineup,...

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Raising the Roof at World Cafe with Brandi Carlile & Friends
Dec31

Raising the Roof at World Cafe with Brandi Carlile & Friends

Photos and story by Steven Philips Brandi Carlile’s recent Raise the Roof show, their sixth, was a huge success. Their return to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia was much anticipated and sold out. They raised money for Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation, which supports a number of humanitarian outreach campaigns, through ticket sales, a raffle and silent auction, and live streaming of the show. And what a great show it was....

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Lou Reed Tribute Exceeds Expectations and Donation Goals
Dec10

Lou Reed Tribute Exceeds Expectations and Donation Goals

Last Saturday, December 7th 2013, World Cafe Live and a core group of our Tri State Indie staff teamed up to bring the city of Philadelphia a mix of 12 incredible local bands and artists to pay tribute to the late Lou Reed. Noted for both his solo career as well as being lead guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter for The Velvet Underground, Reed’s impact and influence on musicians and fans alike flourished throughout the...

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Levee Drivers Released EP with Friends at Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia
Dec09

Levee Drivers Released EP with Friends at Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia

Since their last release in 2008, the Levee Drivers have been building a following with their Johnny Cash infused American Roots sound with fans of both a full band sound and broken down acoustic rock. Original members August John Lutz II at lead and guitar/lap steel player Kyle Perella have now solidified a solid 4 piece by adding bass player Ben Plotnick, and drummer Jeff Orlowski, who have both settled in quite nicely. After a set...

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Hopscotch Jefferson wins -Rock On Philly’s Bands & Bites Finalist Competition
Dec09

Hopscotch Jefferson wins -Rock On Philly’s Bands & Bites Finalist Competition

On Tuesday online music blog, Rock On Philly held it’s 2nd Annual Bands and Bites Artist of the Year competition at Hard Rock Cafe Philly. Finalist were: Paul Saint John, Ashley Leone, Victoria Watts, Slot 55, and Hopscotch Jefferson. Each ticket included a voting ballot and attendees cast their vote for the best as they watched performances throughout the night from each finalist. Philly’s own Viv of Viv & The Revival...

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Twenty One Pilots Use Irving Plaza As Their Playground
Dec07

Twenty One Pilots Use Irving Plaza As Their Playground

On Wednesday and Thursday night, Twenty One Pilots sold out both shows at Irving Plaza in New York City. If you are not a fan of Twenty One Pilots, you are truly missing out on something great. This pair puts on a show to entertain. Sometimes you forget that you are actually only watching two people on stage. Tyler is daringly jumping off ledges, while Josh is doing flips off Tyler’s piano. (I think that piano is used as a...

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