[INSIDE SCOOP]: Fruition Talks Kickstarter, Upcoming Album Release, Songwriting & More
May24

[INSIDE SCOOP]: Fruition Talks Kickstarter, Upcoming Album Release, Songwriting & More

Hailing from the opposite end of the spectrum in Portland, Oregon—Fruition, a five-piece, wildly eccentric, harmonizing folk-grass group brings eclectically arranged “grass-rock” to the east coast.  During my interview with the vocalist/guitarist/pianist/everyman, Kellen Asebroek, we discussed the awkward spelling and pronunciation of the town name, Schuylkill, to the current hip happenings with the band who recently played the...

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Chic’s Take Over Kung Fu Necktie for The Warlocks & Far-Out Fangtooth Show
May02

Chic’s Take Over Kung Fu Necktie for The Warlocks & Far-Out Fangtooth Show

I’ve never been to a show that featured four bands that fit together as well as they did Thursday night at Kung Fu Necktie. They all featured females, but in different ways and all played their own brand of riff heavy shoe-gaze. The first two bands to play were Ruby the Hatchet and The Vandelles. Ruby came thunderously out of the gates, sounding like The Black Angels meets Sabbath, but fronted by a girl singer who seems like she...

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Watch Pharrell Perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for 11 Minutes!
Apr20

Watch Pharrell Perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for 11 Minutes!

Thursday night at midnight, French robots Daft Punk released the radio edit of their new song “Get Lucky” from their upcoming album  Random Access Memories.  The song is an electro-funk collaboration with Pharrell and Nile Rogers.  Last night, Pharrell took it upon himself to play the track 3 times in a row.  If you ask me, nobody’s complaining, the song rocks: Radio Edit: [youtuber...

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Traveling with Toy Soldiers – “The Maybe Trails” Premiere at Johnny Brenda’s
Apr18

Traveling with Toy Soldiers – “The Maybe Trails” Premiere at Johnny Brenda’s

Tri State Indie is super excited for tomorrow’s Toy Soldiers & Holy Ghost Tent Revival show at Johnny Brenda’s!  Not only is this a great bill, but it’s also the premiere of “The Maybe Trails,” a film by Seth Klinger that documents Toy Soldiers’ road trip down and back to SXSW 2013. We hit up Seth to get some more details on the show, and here is what he has to say… Don’t miss the...

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A Little Bit Of Bluegrass, Rock & Gospel = David Mayfield Parade in Kent, OH
Apr15

A Little Bit Of Bluegrass, Rock & Gospel = David Mayfield Parade in Kent, OH

A few weeks back I was listening to the “trassgrass sound” of The Rumpke Mountain Boys. You could not help but to notice one guy there bouncin’ and have a good time. At one point of the night they brought him up on stage to play the mandolin. Hey just tore it up. This was my introduction to David Mayfield.  I said to myself if his band is ever nearby I will go. Taking the 45 minute drive from Cleveland to The Kent Stage in Kent, OH. ...

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