September 16, 2014 by GREG SHEA • First Aid Kit performed “My Silver Lining” live at Boston‘s Paradise Rock Club on June 8. The song is from First Aid Kit’s third album, Stay Gold, released two days after this sold-out show was recorded for WGBH‘s Front Row Boston.Find more from Front Row Boston at its website.SET LIST
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CREDITSProducers: Greg Shea, Kegan Harrington; Audio Engineer: Alan Mattes; Videographers: Marina Argyriou, Kiva Kuan Liu, Annie Shreffler, Andrea Wolanin
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Kristen Graves is a Folk/Pop/Indie artist and activist hailing from Fairfield, Connecticut. Her lyrics are catchy, fun, and above all else contain a message.
With an angelic voice Kristen sings songs of hope, and love; but also songs calling for political change. She spends 3 months of the year volunteering with Simply Smiles, a Connecticut-based charity run by her husband, Bryan Nurnberger. Kristen is also the current State Troubadour of Connecticut which means that along with touring, and doing charity work; she also functions as an ambassador of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the State of Connecticut.
“During my time as the State Troubadour, I want to take the opportunity to encourage artists of all ages to not only make great art, but take things a step further outside of themselves and use that art to inspire change. When we all do our part to use our talents and make the world a better place, beautiful things happen.”
In 2012, frustrated with the hatred spewing forth from all parties during the elections Kristen jokingly started her own ‘Political’ Party. The Just Be Nice party may have started out as a joke mentioned at gigs, but it quickly blossomed from there. People started asking about the Just Be Nice party, and how they could join. As a result, thejustbeniceparty.com was born; and you can go to the website to check out a list of various non-profit charities that take on a variety of social issues. Now that’s a party that I can back.
For more information on Kristen Graves, her music, or her charity work you can visit her website KristenGraves.Com
Don’t forget to check out Kristen Graves below with ‘Dear Mister’
Jasmine Tate is an Alternative/Soul artist coming out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is only 22 years old, yet she still manages to capture the true depth of Soul music like masters of the craft far more experienced.
Jasmine’s amazing vocals will leave you reminiscing about artists such as Tracy Chapman, Lauren Hill, and India Arie; she has roots in Gospel music and the influence can definitely be heard in her voice.
Jasmine’s lyrics are not just about life and love; but also justice, with a higher purpose of bringing attention to things such as human trafficking. She dreams that her music can serve to infuse each person with a sense of hope and a hunger for more in life.
“I want every song to feel like a one-on-one, heart-to-heart moment between the listener and I. That said… I really just want to touch those who are living without color.”
Be sure to check out Jasmine Tate below with ‘Seeing the Impossible’
6 Train Soldier is a Rock/R&B/Funk band out of Bristol, CT. Relatively new to the scene, 6 Train Soldier will quickly catch your attention with funky bass lines, near Hendrix like guitar, smooth vocals, and a sound quality one would expect from a band that has been playing together for many more years.
Original beats will have you up and moving the entire time you are listening; and if this first demo release is signs of what is to come in the future, we should expect great things from them. This band is nothing if not authentic.
6 Train Soldier is comprised of:
- Reno Bonhomme- Vocals
- Craig Polivka- Guitar
- Chuck Peterson- Drums
- Jedd Chlebowski- Bass
Be sure to head on over to their ReverbNation Page to hear the demo that caught my attention ‘Week Ago’ and check out 6 Train Soldier Below with ‘Twisted’
Wilhelm Tell Me is a hot Indie Pop band with electronic undertones from Hamburg. They have a unique sound that will definitely make you want to get up and dance.
Wilhelm Tell Me blends elements of Pop, House, and Electronica flawlessly; creating music that is just as fun to listen to as it is to dance to. Upbeat, fun, and funky; Wilhelm is a group that should be added to your playlist. Wilhelm Tell Me will release their new EP “A Short Story For The Road” on September 26th, 2014.
You can find out more about Wilhelm Tell Me on their website WilhelmTellMe.Com, ReverbNation, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud or follow them on Spotify to listen to their new track ‘Let Me Take You Away’
Be sure to check out Wilhelm Tell Me below with ‘So Into You’
Brenna Stilwell is a 17 year old dynamo from Arizona, who writes mostly acoustic guitar and piano based Indie style Pop songs. She has a creative sound and her lyrics show a sense of emotion and depth far beyond her years.
Allred is not new to the Indie scene, John Allred has been performing under the name since 2004. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’ve been missing out. John Allred has 7 full length albums under his belt, and has sold over 100,000 records independently worldwide.
After pushing play, I was immediately transported back to the early 90’s; and for good reason. Allred has a sound reminiscent of the 90’s Alternative Rock band the Gin Blossoms, so if you like that type of music, they will easily have you jamming along. Allred consists of:
- John Allred
- Tanner Stevenett
- Trent Davis
- Sheyn Love
Recorded Live At Indie Brew Studios- Jamie Gray And The Brew
This version of Jamie’s original song “90 mph blues” was recorded 7/19/2014 during the 6th annual Artists 4 Life Benefit to support the Children’s Cancer Association’s MusicRx broadcast.
Jamie’s set was over an hour long, and featured a 20 minute solo acoustic opening. This song came a couple songs into the electric portion of the show, featuring the 3 piece band: Jamie playing a vintage 70s Ibanez Musician electric guitar, along Chris Schmidt on Drums and Mr. Butch on bass and backing vocals.
“This was our first time really playing this song together…and you can tell. There’s some rough edges…mostly timing stuff. But there’s also a way cool bass solo that we squeezed out of Butch and a few cool sounds flew out of the old Ibanez as well. She’s been spending way too much time in her case up to now…I think you’ll be seeing more of her soon” ~jg
Without further Adieu: Jamie Gray and The Brew with 90 M.P.H. Blues
With an ethereal, dreamlike sound reminiscent of Florence and the Machine; Raya’s impassioned voice with touch your very soul.
Raya’s music contains messages that are much deeper than most of the songs currently on the radio; and because of that Raya brings something new and refreshing to the often cookie cutter image pop genre.
Be sure to check out Raya below with ‘Revelation’
With a warm, beautiful voice reminiscent of Alison Krauss, Martina McBride and many more Country greats; if you do not know the name Makena Hartlin, you should because this girl is going to rock the Country world.
Her music ranges from foot stomping, high energy, country jams; to tear jerking ballads. Makena manages to blend honesty, humor, and the ins and outs of life with a passion and wisdom far beyond her young years.
With the power to leave audiences dancing, laughing, singing, or a tear falling Makena will capture your hearts!
Be sure to check out Makena Hartlin below with “Young and in Love”
Dimestore Prophets blend Blues, Funk, Reggae, Rock; the list goes on and on.
There are some bands where you can difinitively pick a genre. That band is country, that band is R&B; so on, and so forth;Dimestore Prophets is not one of those bands.
They have a sound uniquely their own, and there is absolutely no way you won’t find yourself tapping your toes to the beat. Check out the video below for a live performance of their song “Sunny Day” then follow the links to find out more about Dimestore Prophets!
Oblivious Signal is a female fronted Hard Rock band from Florida, rocketing up the charts. Their single “Crash” reached #1 on Florida ReverbNation Hard Rock Charts, and #73 nationwide.
Managing to have both hard hitting beats, and melodic, classical vocals; Oblivious Signal will have you out of your seat and dancing around in no time. I know I did my fair share of chair dancing and bouncing around the room.
You can check out Oblivious signal’s website ObliviousSignal.Com where you can find MP3’s (both direct download from the site and links to various other sites) available for purchase, and upcoming show dates.
Don’t forget to check out Oblivious Signal with “The Inflicted Shame” below