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
“My Silver Lining” Watch Video
CREDITSProducers: Greg Shea, Kegan Harrington; Audio Engineer: Alan Mattes; Videographers: Marina Argyriou, Kiva Kuan Liu, Annie Shreffler, Andrea Wolanin
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If you were to genetically crossbreed John Mayer, the members of O.A.R., Dave Matthews Band, and the Allman Brothers Band; the bastard child that came from that crossbreeding would sound I expect, a lot like Remember September. That is to say really amazing. From the fun lyrics, funky guitar riffs, and sax licks, to the smooth vocals; you will undoubtedly find yourself going from one song to the next, wanting more and more of Remember September.
Remember September is an Indie/Rock/Jam Band out of Trumbull CT, they have been playing together for 8 years, and it shows. The music flows as if they are connected and playing as one with true synergy. The harmonies are beautifully done, and their sound is honed to perfection. If you haven’t been listening to their music, you have been missing out. Remember September blends Country, Rock, Jazz, and Blues in an original and completely infectious way.
Remember September is comprised of:
- Jay Schod– Lead Vocal- Acoustic Guitar
- Chris Schod– Electric Guitar- Vocals
- Eric Schod– Bass
- Gerard Awad– Drums
- Dave Savitsky– Saxophone- Vocals
You can find out more about Remember September on their band website. You can also head on over and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page, ‘Follow’ them on Twitter, ‘Subscribe’ to their YouTube Channel, or ‘Fan’ them on ReverbNation.
If you have an iDevice, you can also support Remember September by heading on over to the iTunes store and purchasing their albums.
Unfortunately, I could not find a video on Youtube of the song I wanted to place here to showcase their sheer talent that had adequate sound quality to keep with Indie Brew’s expectations and standards. Therefore, I encourage you to head over to ReverbNation and check out the song that made me notice these guys ‘Fly Me Back Home’.
Don’t forget to check out Remember September below with ‘Other Side of Grey’
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.
Noah Guthrie is a 19 year old Singer Songwriter/Acoustic/Pop artist from Greer, South Carolina. He came into public attention for his cover of LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’ when he was only 18. While that cover may have earned him 8 Million YouTube hits in one week and over 21 Million to date, a spot on NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show (Jay Leno’s), and airplay on several U.S. and European Radio Stations, I feel that Noah’s original work is worth looking at far closer than any cover he has done.
This is the point where I would normally tell you that Noah the featured artist I selected was ‘Reminiscent’ of this artist or that one, that the voice or the music took me back to when I listened to some musician on some radio back in the day. I tried to make that comparison; I tried to make that connection; but I couldn’t. After spending two hours staring at my screen, racking my brain for just one comparison, I realized something. There is just no comparison for Noah; his sound is everything and nothing. It reminds you of everyone; and no one. In short, Noah Guthrie is completely original; in both composition and vocals.
Noah has a smooth soulful voice that will simply make you melt. You will find yourself lost in the melody, holding on to every word . I’m even willing to bet that after listening to just one song; you will be looking into the rest of his music, be it covers or his amazing original work.
Be sure to check out Noah Guthrie below with ‘Closer’
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’
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 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’
“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.”
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’
Streaming music is a music lover’s dream. We now have access to the work of a wide range of artists, either for free (with ads) or for a small monthly fee. Popular artists are even making money on the model, with heavy rotation with services like Pandora, Beats, and Spotify. For smaller artists, however, the results aren’t always great.
For better or worse, a future where most music is available for streaming looks unavoidable. Recognizing this, independent record labels and their artists are finding ways to ride the wave on their own terms.
Sub Pop Records, the good people who released the albums of Nirvana (and for you Millennials, The Shins), just announced a partnership with streaming service Drip.fm. For $10/month, users can listen to a Sub Pop ‘feed’ featuring the label’s albums, singles, and exclusive tracks.
Sub Pop may be the biggest indie label trying to connect with their fans in this way, but they’re not the only one. Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, and Fool’s Gold have made similar deals with Drip.fm. The argument goes that not only are artists going to better compensated with this model, but that labels will actually be able to use it to forge a stronger bond with their community.
Brand loyalty is very real in the world of independent music, with a tight-knit group of serious fans looking for ways to connect. Sub Pop was able to promote their brand via mix tapes and CDs in the 90′s, and are looking for the next generation of the model. People don’t want to connect with an algorithm, they want to connect to artists and each other.
With digital sales declining year to year as streaming services become more prevalent, even a small fan base willing to pay labels directly are being seen as a lifeline. How else could emerging or niche artists ever hope to make a living? A single stream of a song only brings a fraction of a cent to the artist.
A collection of independent artists created a service called Other People. In this model, users pay $5/month for a subscription that includes a weekly offering of songs. While not a major money-maker like Spotify, the project began paying for itself almost immediately.
While major streaming services still have something to offer to indie labels, like a way to get their music in the hands of anyone around the world, it presents a very real problem. We can expect to see more imaginative and cooperative concepts from indie labels in the near future.
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