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Why social media and the internet are vital for Filipino indie bands

Why social media and the internet are vital for Filipino indie bands South China Morning PostFull coverage

#IndieNews, #MusicNews #IndieBrew

http://www.scmp.com/culture/music/article/2119303/why-social-media-and-internet-are-vital-filipino-indie-bands

Elton John has a surprising amount of indie cred

Elton John has a surprising amount of indie cred New York PostFull coverage

#IndieNews, #MusicNews #IndieBrew

http://nypost.com/2017/11/09/elton-john-has-a-surprising-amount-of-indie-cred/

Got Our New Android App Yet? – Indie Brew Radio

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It’s not yet available in the Google Play Store, but you can still get it NOW! If you can install 3rd party apps on your Android device, you can click here from your phone or tablet and install our new Indie Brew Radio App!

Get Us On Your Phone ! You know you want to.

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Indie Brew Radio. Not Your Mama’s Radio Station.

Drunken Logic – Indie Brew – Featured Artist

If you haven’t heard of Drunken Logic you are missing out. Period.

Here is generally where I go into what type of genre you can fit a band into, or what type of music that they play; listing multiple genres if they are some sort of blend. To be perfectly honest though, if I were to try to list every genre of music that Drunken Logic fits into; or every type of music you hear in one amazing fusion; I would be writing for days. While bullet point lists are amazing for some things; I’m just not that into them. Don’t worry you’ll get a bullet point of band members, and maybe one with links. I’m not a total sadist.

Drunken Logic is the Indie Brew featured artist because they are fun to listen to. You will want to get up and dance, there is no question about that. Oh, and you’re welcome for your new favorite band.

Drunken Logic is comprised of

  • Jake Cassman – keys, lead vocals
  • Austin Wells – electric guitar, vocals
  • Ryan Jordan – acoustic/electric guitar, keys, mandolin, vocals
  • Alex Trevino – bass guitar, vocals
  • Alex McGillivray – drums, vocals

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic at all of the following links, and listen to their song ‘(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn’ which is my personal favorite. Unfortunately I do not have a video of that handy, so you’ll have to make due with soundcloud to give that one a listen.

Drunken Logic:

(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic below with ‘Empty Room’

Indie Brew Radio – Now in Beta…Check out our stream!!!

We just launched a new feature:  Check out Indie Brew Radio, now in Beta!

Tune in now and let us know what you think. Be a little patient, as the stream may be unavailable from time to time during the beta, but our goal is to have 100% Indie Music flowing 100% of the time. 24/7/365.

There’s no plugin or player needed. Just go to the site and hit play from any browser:  http://indiebrew.net/brewpress/stream/
It even works from your phone’s web browser (tested so far on iPhone/Safari and Android/Chrome)!

We’ve got some great artisit already signed up, with more on the way really soon! (If you are an Indie Musician, be sure to submit your music to be played on the air!

Click the link…you know you want to: Indie Brew Radio BETA – indieBrew.Net.

Kristen Graves
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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.

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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

You can also follow Kristen on Twitter, ‘Like’ her Facebook Page, follow her on Tumblr, or subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget to check out Kristen Graves below with ‘Dear Mister’

 

Review & Photos | moe down 15 | JamBase

Review & Photos | moe.down 15 | Turin on JamBase.

Review & Photos | moe.down 15 | Turin on JamBase

moedown 15 – 2014 – Turin NY

For the third year in a row, Buffalo based progressive jamband moe. hosted moe.down, their annual jamboree of good music, family and friends at Snow Ridge Ski Resort. moe.down is now in its 15th year of existence – including two years when the event was held at another mountain – but let’s not get into that. 

Checkout the full moe down 15 – 2014 review and all the photos and media from Jambase.com

 

Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music?

Are Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music? – hypebot.

That’s been my guess for A LONG time. A LOT of bad music, empty of innovation and creative spark, filled with studio enhancement tricks to make talentless singers sound adequate, being shoved down our throats by the major labels, who then turn around and blame the bands and their fans for the piracy that is OBVIOUSLY killing music sales…

How about this…Indie Artists are producing and publishing volumes of great music everyday, and people are spending their consumer dollars ELSEWHERE. Yes, that’s right Sony, people are choosing to buy REAL MUSIC directly from REAL MUSICIANS and artist friendly music services, and it’s cutting into your sales and profits.

Like they say on Shark Tank…if you’re selling a crappy product, your sales are going to suck. OK, they don’t actually say that, but tell me it isn’t true?

Maybe if the record labels stop exploiting artists and fans, and start finding new, innovative, and inspired acts that are creating new and imaginative art, they can get back on track. Or, they can keep doing what they’re doing…exploiting crap for profit while shunning any semblance of true inspiration, and carving thier niche in history with the dinosaurs and 8 track tape decks in the car.

Anyhoo, check out the article that I sorta read before going off on this rant. Are Low Music Sales Simply Due To Bad Music?

6 Train Soldier- Featured Artist

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.

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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

You can find out more about 6 Train Soldier by heading on over to their website 6TrainSoldier.Com, follow them on Twitter, or ‘Like’ their page on Facebook

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’

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur | TechCrunch

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur | TechCrunch.

“Jack Conte is a busy guy. He and his partner, Nataly Dawn, are on tour with Pomplamoose, a band that rivals only OK Go in their dedication to weird and wacky video production and Conte is also co-founder of Patreon, a way to pay artists for their work. This interview, part of our back to school series, is aimed at getting to the bottom of what it means to be a musician in the Internet age and what it takes to be creative in the face of indifference. Conte took a moment out of his touring schedule to offer a few great points for budding online artists.”

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