Friday, April 29, 2011


Hey everyone! Sorry for getting behind! Between the holiday and a flooding issue it's been a bit crazy! However; I have asked Mark Bennet to help me out with the show postings, so here they are from Mark! Don't forget we do have some great stuff coming your way!

Friday 4-29
Chaos @ Martini Room
The Cats @ O'Neil's Sports Bar
Beard Of Beez @ Wingz 
Odd Man Out @ Jonathan's Restaurant
Last Call @ Flashbacks
Chris Mollo @ Bobby's 6-10
Dirt Farm @ Our Place
Old Friends @ McGirks
The Revelers @ Number 5
Parlor Cats @ Chips

Saturday 4-30
Burn @ Our Place
Rize @ Bobby's Place
Thousands Of One @ CyberCafe
Beard Of Beez @ PJ's Cafe
Odd Man Out @ Maloney's Halstead PA
Dirty Martini @ Martini Room
Jason Wicks Band @ Hideout
Tanked @ Mosquito
Woodshed Prophets @ Barleycorn Tavern Owego
Solaris @ On The Roxx
Pawn Shop, OCD, and Short Change Band @ Central Hotel & Taven CHOW RUN
Christpher Gennarelli Benefit @ Tonarlo's
Bruce Beadle Band @ McGirks
Half Baked @ Fireside Inn
Randy McStine @ Barnaby's
Ricky and The Blue Shadows @ May's Bar

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Here it is! The moment you have all been waiting for!!! These guys are the best! I had a great time interviewing them and I know you are gonna have a great time when you go see them!!!

Without further ado, HIGHLINE!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


It's finally here! 
Here is the second installment of "Southern Tier Scene Presents" with DENA CRUSH!!! 

I have to tell you that Dena is just a great girl! Love this girl, and her talent! This is one hardworking woman! I didn't get to spend a lot of time with the rest of the band, but just like Dena they are all really friendly and fun loving! Not to mention INCREDIBLY TALENTED!! Check them out this weekend on Saturday at the Mosquito Lounge!! You will not be disappointed until they stop and you have to go home!

See what I mean? Awesome right? RIGHT!

A HUGE thank you to Jeff DaBella and Mansion Audio for hosting us, and a seriously huge thank you to guest videographer Grant Burkhalter for doing such an amazing job! (Although you forgot the skinny cam!) 

Check Dena out on her websites, and her shows!!! 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK! - 4/14 - 4/17/11

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring weather! I know I am!! 

Wow you guys are going to be so excited about all the things going on here! I have TWO count them TWO video interviews to share with you this week!! I will have them posted shortly .
It doesn't matter which place you choose to go out because there are some amazing local bands out this weekend so either way... YOU WIN!
(Check back in a little while and I will have band links for you!)

Friday, April 8, 2011


WOW! We are getting so WONDERFULLY busy! The video interview with DENA CRUSH went great and I can't wait to share it with you all! We will get it posted for you as soon as it's ready! It's a MUST SEE!!! 

Also, don't forget if you haven't signed up and guessed yet, you still have a couple more days sign up for HIGHLINE'S contest!! Guess who their new front man is correctly (and be the first to do it) and you can win a very cool HIGHLINE T-Shirt and dinner with the band! Details here:

I received a message from the lovely and talented Laura Ackley asking for a little help with a project she is working on, and we are delighted to help her with it in anyway we can! She is looking for people who are cancer survivors, those who have been lost to cancer, or those who are still battling this horrific disease for a video she is doing. She has written a song and will be selling the song to raise money for cancer. You can contact her @ or on facebook here: LAURA ACKLEY ON FACEBOOK. 
Please help her with this extremely worthy cause. It costs you nothing!!!  

I also received a message from Christine Scott who is helping to organize a benefit. Here are the details on that. Please note that they are also looking for bands to donate their time. Please get in touch with them if you can help, OR just attend the benefit to help this family!!! 

On 4/30/11 tt@ "Tonarlos" in Conklin for "CHRISTOPHER GENNARELLI" who was suddenly taken away from his 3 Young Children,( Car Accident) The Benefit will consist of a Chicken BBQ,Raffles,50/50's,Music, and lots of fun....We need to Raise money for the Kids, Ages 5,3,and 5 months.If you are interested in donating an Item, A check, a Band Willing to donate your Time, or a D.J, and would like to play @ This venue Please Message me...I will call you Back,Thank You, Kim Hammond Gulick, Chris Scott,And the Gennarelli Family...Much Love! ( call CHRIS @ 607-372-9417) 

Head out and check out some of the other bands playing this weekend!  Here is the link to what is going on!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!! 4/7 - 4/10/11

Hey Ho everyone! Sorry this is up at the last minute! I have been super busy gathering some killer stuff for your enjoyment! I have for you an interview with THE MACHINE that I am just getting typed up and ready for you! I will also be going tonight to hang out with DENA CRUSH and getting a video interview for you! (I know right??? SWEET!!) This weekend I will be catching up with HIGHLINE for the BIG announcement you have all been waiting for including the contest winner!! And if all of that is not enough for you,  we will be catching up with HOVER for the release of their album!! WHEW! In the meantime, here is what is going on this week so head out and have some fun!!! Oh yeah, keep in mind that for $5-$10 (and sometimes FREE), you can go out for a full nights entertainment, and an XBOX game costs $50 just to sit home in front of your TV (and sometimes the game just stinks anyway). I think the choice is obvious! GET OUT AND ROCK!!!


HELLOOOOOOO BINGHAMTON!!!!!! (I have always wanted to stand on the stage at the arena and yell that, even if no one was there!) THE MACHINE was kind enough to give Southern Tier Scene this interview for your reading pleasure! 

As most of you may know, The Machine was a regular act in the southern tier for a lot of years and they truly are phenomenal!!! I have seen the real Pink Floyd in Concert ( yeah, I know, I'm cool like that. ) so I can honestly say that seeing The Machine is as close as  you can get without seeing the original! (And honestly, if you had never seen the original, and no one told you, you would think you were watching Pink Floyd.) They will NOT disappoint you!!! PROMISE! 
I can't even imagine how amazing they are going to be THIS FRIDAY APRIL 8@ THE FORUM with the Binghamton Philharmonic. If you love Pink Floyd, this is a MUST SEE show! Tickets here:
Here is a little something to get you psyched to see them Friday!

Here is my interview with them! 

Southern Tier Scene: What is the current line up for The Machine?
 Joe Pascarell - vocals, guitar
 Tahrah Cohen – drums
 Ryan Ball – bass
 Scott Chasolen - keyboards

 Southern Tier Scene: How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
” Joe and Tahrah Started the band in 1988. Ryan has been with us for 13 years now. Scott for almost 5 years. Joe met Tahrah in 1985 when she auditioned for a band Joe was in.” 

Southern Tier Scene: I remember in the 90’s coming to see you guys in the local clubs, so I know you have been together for a long time but when did you form your band?
 “The band started in the fall of 1988”

Southern Tier Scene: What inspired you to become a Pink Floyd Tribute band?
Mostly a love of the music. When we started out , it was not our idea to become a "Tribute band". We were just playing the music we loved the most

Southern Tier Scene: What do you feel the most challenging part of being a tribute band has been?
I think it has been running the business. When you start out, you're mostly playing music and as it grows, you have to become a business person. I think this where most bands fail.

Southern Tier Scene: I noticed that you are playing with an orchestra at the Forum here in Binghamton. Is this something you do for every show or is this one special?
We play with symphonies about 3 to 5 times a year. It takes a lot of work to do it , so I would say that they are special.

Southern Tier Scene: Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?
We have performed all over the US , parts of Canada , Israel , South Korea , Europe , Costa Rica. Personally, I love playing in New York City where we are from. But Israel and East Germany stand out for me too. 

Southern Tier Scene: Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you have a set play list or do you change it regularly?
 I would say the most performed songs are "Wish You Were Here" and "Time". The set list is always mixed up. We keep track of the lists so that when we go back to a venue , we change it up.

Southern Tier Scene: What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
We very rarely rehearse. We are playing constantly, so we usually work out stuff and sound checks.

Southern Tier Scene: What's your ultimate direction for your band? 
To keep inventing ways to keep it fresh and interesting for us, so it is fresh and interesting for those who come to see us.

Southern Tier Scene: What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Do it because you love playing music. Because you will need this love to get you through the difficult times that have nothing to do with music. This is true for most things in life IMO.
( I SO love this answer!)
Southern Tier Scene: Where can people go to find you on-line?

Southern Tier Scene: Is there anyone you'd like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
Each other, and our fans!

Southern Tier Scene: Any last words?
If you love Pink Floyd , give The Machine a chance :)
Thank you

And a HUGE THANK YOU to The Machine for taking the time to do this interview for us!!!