TIOGA
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TIOGA

Philadelphia, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Philadelphia, PA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Indie

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Aug
10
TIOGA @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Aug
05
TIOGA @ The Court Tavern

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Jun
30
TIOGA @ ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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"VIDEO PREMIERE: TIOGA – “The One”"

Philly alt-rockers TIOGA are excited to premiere their lyric video for “The One”, the first single off of their upcoming EP, Circadian. The video, filmed by Molly Glynn, follows TIOGA for a day as they work on an art project, revealed at the end to be Circadian‘s cover art. “The One”, with it’s churning, bright guitars and infectious harmonies, is a welcome addition to TIOGA’s greater repertoire, and shows the band at the brink of developing their sound and style.

Besides writing and recording Circadian, TIOGA has spent these past few winter months playing shows all over the east coast and Midwest in support of their fantastic debut EP, Sycamores.

Circadian will be released next Friday, March 17. TIOGA will be playing a release show at JJ’s Diner that night to celebrate, where they will be joined on the bill by Halogens, Whine Moms, Grin & Bear, and Henri Tyler. More information on the release show can be found at the event page here. This show will be followed up with a string of tour dates down south. Check out the video for “The One” below! - Rock On Philly


"Alt-Rockers TIOGA Play Milkboy This Thursday!"

TIOGA has only been around for a few months, but they’re quickly becoming a noteworthy name in their native Philadelphia. Since their first Rock On Philly feature back in September, TIOGA has spent the past few months touring extensively around the Northeast in support of their first EP, Sycamores. The five songs on Sycamores manage to show more range and depth than most young acts manage to show on their first few full lengths, let alone on their very first EP.

Starting with the radio-ready pop rock of lead single “Tigers”, Sycamores deftly navigates the various subgenres modern alternative rock has to offer. “Dream Eater” verges towards psych-rock, while the brooding post-punk of “On Strings” is reminiscent of Joy Division and early work by The Cure. The punchy “Autophobia” calls back to the early 2000’s new wave revival acts, while Sycamores’ title track closes out the EP with a folksy acoustic track in a similar vein as mainstream hits like X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” and Vance Joy’s “Riptide”. Throughout Sycamores, TIOGA’s three members (vocalist/guitarist Greg Adams, guitarist Derrick Dieso, and bassist/keyboardist Austin Paragas) let their talents shine equally, and are able to translate the energy from Sycamores into their live performances.

TIOGA will be playing their first show of 2017 at Milkboy this Thursday, January 12th, with Jersey rockers WYLAND and New York natives Friends At The Falls. Welcome the band back to Philly by giving them a listen and heading to the gig! - Rock On Philly


"Local Music Spotlight: TIOGA"

The Killers, 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club are just a few big name bands that come to mind when listening to Drexel University’s own TIOGA. Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Greg Adams, bass and keyboard player Austin Paragas and guitarist Derrick Dieso, TIOGA’S unique blend of alternative rock and indie pop helps the Philly band stand out as an up-and-coming act within the city. The band’s latest EP, “Sycamores,” solidifies its versatile sound through the inclusion of various elements of alternative-rock. With each song incorporating the best of what indie alternative has to offer, there is something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

TIOGA’S ability to create a cohesive sounding EP that dabbles in various sub-genres of alternative music is a testament to the band’s overall talent. This, along with the fact that TIOGA formed less than a year ago, is extremely impressive.

Prior to the release of their EP, I spoke with the members of TIOGA before they played a show at The Dollhouse, a show space in a house’s basement located just off of Temple’s campus. We discussed their formation, their music, and their hopes for the future of TIOGA.

The band’s background is rooted in pure serendipity. The organic assembly of the trio is mirrored through the effortless groove of its music. Prior to their formation, Dieso was reluctant to book Adams to play an acoustic set. Pleasantly surprised by what he heard, and blown away by Greg’s talent, Derrick set his sights on playing music with him. Coincidentally, Paragas was Dieso’s roommate and the two regularly played music together. Forming TIOGA became a no-brainer, and soon the band was cultivating a sound that, according to Dieso, is “nothing that [he] has ever done before.”

“We are a little weird, but weird is good,” Paragas said, agreeing with the sentiment. “Stay weird. That is the best advice I’ve ever gotten.”

If weird is good, TIOGA is the best band around. The band’s music is available on its BandCamp, and the guys will be playing Feb. 4 at the Fire. With an upcoming EP set to be released in March, TIOGA is sure to play plenty more shows in the near future. - WHIP Radio


"Artist To Watch: The Upbeat Power of TIOGA"

TIOGA only played their first show on September 16th, but they’ve already got us talking. The three-man-band from Philly is made up of Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Greg Adams, Guitarist Derrick Dieso, and Bassist/Keyboardist Austin Paragas, and together they make some pretty cool jams. The three friends kept us waiting for the band’s first big announcement through a series of suspenseful Facebook posts, hinting that something big was going to happen on September 5th.

Sure enough, the wait was worth it and on the 5th we found ourselves with the first two TIOGA singles.

TIOGA describes themselves as “indie and alternative with some funky trimmings,” the two songs, “Tigers” and “Dream Eaters” certainly live up to that description. Both songs exhibit loud and funky bass lines from Paragas, and crisp, bright guitar riffs. Pair this with Adams’ upbeat melodies and you’ve got the perfect components for songs that just makes you want to dance. Live, the band brings the same exuberance that’s shown in their recorded work. Their first show at Goldilocks Gallery left us ready for round two, and, therefore, we’re very excited for October 6th when TIOGA plays their second official show at The Dollhouse in Philly. You better get to the gig, because this is one band you don’t want to sleep on.

To follow them, You can like TIOGA on Facebook, or listen to the new singles on their bandcamp! Don’t forget to RSVP here to their upcoming show at The Dollhouse on October 6th! - Grace Powers


"TIOGA Explore Life & Love on Circadian"

In their six months of existence, TIOGA’s profile has risen enough to become one of Philly’s most buzzworthy acts. Since the release of their first EP Sycamores back in November, TIOGA has gone on to travel all around the East Coast, Midwest, and South, taking their polished and dynamic live show with them wherever they go. The alt-rock trio also got a spin on WXPN’s Mike’s Mailbag (in addition to a shout out on The Key), and premiered their first official music video for their latest single, “The One”. After finding their initial footing with Sycamores, TIOGA explores the highs and lows of life, love, and the cyclical natures of both on their latest effort, Circadian.

On Circadian, TIOGA crafts a cohesive body of work revolving around the different relationships we all experience in life. Whereas predecessor Sycamores saw the band showcase as many different genres and styles as they could within the constraints of the EP’s five songs, Circadian’s selections flow between each other much more easily, and sees TIOGA getting settled into their own sound rather than wear their influences on their sleeve. “The One” is the closest offering to TIOGA’s previous work, boasting the intricate guitar work and harmonies that are quickly becoming part of TIOGA’s signature style.

Tracks “I Could Be An Island” and “Get Close” are arguably the heaviest songs TIOGA has recorded thus far, while middle track “Where I Want To Be” balances Circadian out as an intimate acoustic track. Circadian’s standout is its title track, a mellow, feel-good finale to the EP in the vein of bombastic 70's/80's hits like Bowie’s “Heroes” or U2’s “With Or Without You”.

TIOGA is currently playing a run of dates in select southern cities, but will soon be returning home to Philly. Get the latest updates on TIOGA via their Facebook page here, and give Circadian a listen below! - Rock On Philly


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Still working on that hot first release.

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TIOGA. With Greg Adams occupying vocals and guitar, Derrick Dieso handling guitar, Austin Paragas fielding bass and backing vocals, and Henri Tyler behind the drums, these four West Philly musicians come together to create TIOGA, their unique brand of alternative indie rock. Drawing influence from artists such as The 1975, The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, among others, TIOGA has been likened to “early 2000’s new wave revival acts,” while also carving out their own niche in the various subgenres of alt rock. 

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