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Eoto and Damn Right! At The Blockley, Saturday Oct 15th, 2011

Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Damn Right! opened up at the Blockley Pourhouse with a rolling slew of breakbeats overlaid with pop synth grooves and hip hop vocals. Now based in both Denver, CO and Philadelphia, PA, the trio consisting of Blake Mobley (Keys), Tommy Bradel (Drums/Beats), Jonny Fissinger (Bass), built up a momentum, from the beginning of their

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Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel at 2640 Space in Baltimore

Discovering Neutral Milk Hotel is both elating and heartbreaking all at the same time.  Finding such an amazing band is always cause for celebration, and I dunno about you, when I get really into a new band I like to read and learn more about them and their music, which, in the case of Neutral

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Minus the Bear at the Electric Factory 10/15

Last Saturday (the 15th), one of the most popular indie rock bands returned to Philly for part of their 10 year anniversary tour. You guessed it, Minus the Bear. I was so excited to see these guys again. Last time, also at the Electric Factory, was right after I started my own music blog, Philly

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Deer Tick @ The Strand In York, PA

Deer Tick Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center York, PA October 15, 2011 We’ve covered Deer Tick many times here at TSI. But last night’s show at the Strand Capital Theater in York, PA was definitely my personal favorite performance so far. Maybe it’s because all of the other times I’ve seen them play it’s been in

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Sidestage, with David & Wylie of The Dead Exs who Play BANG THIS during CMJ this week.

I caught up with David and Wylie of The Dead Exs after their set on Tuesday at Kung Fu Necktie. I wasn’t able to make it to the show, but they were cool with sticking around side stage and chatting for a bit. Both have been to Philadelphia before, “We’ve got some really, really awesome

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Helmet @ The Bowery Ballroom-Photo Recap

Helmet w/Skeleton Key Bowery Ballroom New York, New York October 11, 2011 Words and Images by David Turcotte Helmet headlined a near sold out Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night with percussion driven openers Skeleton Key.  Even though Dave Beeman is the only original member left in Helmet, they are still drawing large audiences.  Helmet played

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Carter Hulsey at The House of Blues Las Vegas

This year I have had the pleasure of meeting a fantastic musician, Carter Hulsey, and his band from Joplin, Missouri. Having met through mutual friends at Carter’s Management, Full On Music, I was able to document many of their shows including their recent Las Vegas House Of Blues performance. Carter’s music, the band’s vibe, and their

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Reading Rainbow + More | VITAMINWATER Uncapped at Johnny Brenda’s

Remember that devastating hurricane we got last month? You know, that big brat named Irene? Well it messed with some local live music, which is certainly not okay in my book. Anyway, the show that was supposed to be at Sigma Sound Studios got relocated to Johnny Brenda’s, which is fine, except it cut down

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STEELJAM FESTIVAL DEBUTS THIS WEEKEND

End your Summer with 4 days of jam.  In it’s inaugural year, SteelJam is set to run September 2-5 at the newly opened SteelStacks arts & cultural campus.  The Festival will host over 50 performances in 4 different indoor and outdoor venues to create an epic gathering of jam bands. It’s four days of nonstop

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Dawes: Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC

Concert Review: Dawes Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC Date: Friday, August 12, 2011 By: David J. Simchock / www.DavidSimchock.com This proved to be a night of “firsts”. For starters, as a very recent transplant to Western North Carolina from the Northeast, it was my first proper music outing to cover one of the many national

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