Posts byKeith Pro

Caroline Ferrante Reaches For The Sky

There are far too many songs out there buried under cliches and the same old symbolism. An artist willing to take the challenge to avoid this somewhat easy way out will always inspire. Our recent find Caroline Ferrante does just that with her music that approaches the world in a much more real way. The
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Jana Pochop Keep The Folk Genre Fresh

One of the best parts of the independent music world is that the artists are free to experiment. There is no major label controlling the direction of the music. An artist can try new things and explore ideas. This music can be delivered directly to the fans to get their opinion. One artist we have
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IBG Interview – Some Questions With… Spectre

Music can take over a body and mind if done right. Our recent discovery Spectre out of Rochester, New York is trying to do just that. His indie-electronica sound incorporates vintage analog into sull sonic landscapes meant to entrance the listener. We caught up with Matt Rapoza of Spectre and tried to get into his mind
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Jackie Venson Live @ Rockwood Music Hall

The world of social media has gotten us much closer to our favorite artists. We are now welcome into their everyday lives and are able to live vicariously alongside them. One artist who has truly mastered this relatability through social media is Jackie Venson.   Although it felt like I already knew Jackie, this past
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Dorothy Wants You To Open For Them on 2018 US Tour

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Dorothy has announced tour dates for the 2018 Freedom Tour. Dorothy is taking the high voltage show to major cities across the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, and more.   Dorothy will perform new music from their forthcoming album along with other fan-favorites from
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Kristy Love Brooks is Ready For The Holidays

Love For The Holidays – by former RCA recording artist, Kristy Love Brooks, is a spiritually uplifting and musically healing album with six traditional Christmas songs, and six songs she wrote herself for a tremendous combo of holiday pleasers. During her career on the Broadway stage, she starred as the leading female role in the
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JDR Wants It To Be ‘Only U’

The power of connectivity and the internet has effectively made the world a smaller place. This has opened the ears of the music lover to sounds from all over the world. We are no longer limited to what the mainstream radio feeds us. All the world is a stage that we can plug in and
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Murochny Takes Us On A Psychedelic Trip

Creating music will always be about exploring your own mind. Amazing sonic experiences are within everyone. The dedicated and talented few are able to get that music out of their head and into the world. Our latest discovery Murochny has found this outlet and is ready for everyone to hear.   Born in a small
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This Pale Fire Burns Us Slow With Alchemy

This Pale Fire is the work of Corban Koschak, with the debut album – Alchemy, released this November. His early love for poetry culminated to writing song after song in his bedroom. It wasn’t until a fellow musician, and close confidant heard some of these songs and encouraged him to pursue it further that he
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Auresia Brings Us The New Sound Of World Pop

Music will always be a force in bringing the world together. Sounds from all corners of the globe have been successfully melded into songs that are truly global now. The constraints of genre no longer matter. Our recent discovery Auresia has taken this music of the world to even further heights.   The Canadian singer-songwriter
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Naddiks and Yosef Flumeri Collaborate for “Rag Top”

Collaboration has been continually growing in the independent music world. The advancements in music sharing technology has made it possible for collaborations to happen with artists on separate sides of the world. A great example is our recent find of the song “Rag Top”. For this one Venezuelan DJ/Producer Yosef Flumeri worked with Australian band
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It Is A Cold Day In Hell For Michael Shynes

Michael Shynes has blazed a trail through gigs across the Midwest building a reputation as one of the most promising singer/songwriters working today and a truly transformative vocal talent. Transformative, in this use, means he is uniquely capable of inhabiting songs with the presence that a great actor brings to a role while seeming natural
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With Timi Alexander

The ground breaking artists of today must be willing to break genre barriers and be free in developing their own unique style. Our recent discovery of singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Timi Alexander is a great example of creating music on his own terms. The results have been fantastic. We had the opportunity to sit down
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Omar Bowing Can Not Be “Restrained”

The powerful and exotic sounds of Omar Bowing are back. The band remains one of our favorite places to turn for innovative music. Any listener will question the mainstream sound when they see what can be done within a group like Omar Bowing. The band from Austin, Texas is not exactly easy to pin a
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C.E.O. Business Shows How He Is Livin’ Life

C.E.O. Business (Conquering Every Opportunity) is the brainchild of performer and writer Mike Davis Jr. and his single “Livin’ Life” represents a vivid embodiment of both his talents and over-arching ambitions. Inspired by the example of musician as mogul, ala Jay Z or Dr. Dre, Davis has longed aspired towards achieving a position of fame with
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Divining Rod Gives Us A Glimpse Of The Way

In this time of instant music gratification, fans want a constant stream of songs being released. Many artists have moved towards this model. It is rare to only release albums once every couple of years. Our recent find Divining Rod is doing this as well. In anticipation of their upcoming full length Return To Crystal
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Phil Varca and the SlamJammers Still Going Strong

The two new singles from Phil Varca and the SlamJammers are blazing examples of their blues rock power entitled “Cash” and “Don’t Push Me”. The band has established quite a reputation in the New York City area and they’ve appeared in plum supporting spots for top tier acts like Joe Bonamassa and Shemekia Copeland, along
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With Acousticmaddie

Creating music is an art that lives in certain people. Our friend Acousticmaddie has this gift.  She is storytelling lyricist and songwriter from Sweden that studies songwriting and performs and writes in the Folklore genre. We caught up with Acousticmaddie to get behind the artist’s mind. Enjoy the interview here:   First off, what made
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Karen Littman Dreams of Life and Positivity

A lot of writers and performers turning their attentions to material with an ultimately positive, life-affirming message like Karen Littman‘s songs are apt to botch the execution. Instead of turning out songs that end up heavy handed or unduly saccharine, Karen Littman’s songs are informed by a complex adult point of view that recognizes life’s
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Alex Stanilla Redefines Electro-Pop with Qualia

There are two different strains of music being created today. There is mainstream Pop music that seems to be constricting itself into one simple and basic formula where all the songs sound the same. Then there is the independent music makers that are taking all the tools available to create something new and fresh without
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MicFreeze Introduces Us To ‘Cousin Skeeter’

The new single from Detroit’s MicFreeze, “Cousin Skeeter”, illustrates the continuing evolution of a young rap performer and songwriter with the potential to quickly rank among the genre’s most formidable stars. He’s more than just an entertainer, however – MicFreeze’s songs come across as intensely personal statements with real musical value. He is unabashed about
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The Herald Enters A Sea Of Strangers

There will always be a special bond between members of a band. Pouring heart and soul into creating music together creates a brotherhood. Friendship is one thing but this reaches another level. This seem to be the case with our recent find The Herald. The melodic rock band is now based in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Jah Gordy Is Here For ‘Ladies Night’

In many households music is always around. Even the youngest ears are influenced and drawn to it. Once the music bug gets inside the heart of a child it can lead to a lifetime of musical passion. It seems that was where it all started for our recent discovery Jah Gordy. As he puts it,
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Willy And The Planks Bringing Blues Back

We are all well aware of the everyday distractions and stresses that get in the way of our forward progress. Music has always been a great way to refocus and let the business of everyday life fade into the background. Sometimes even an escape. Our recent find Willy and The Planks are experts in providing
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Roman Takes Country To The City

All too often we assume that certain styles of music must be from certain areas of the world. Why? We all get to hear music from all over the world. Why can’t we be influenced by it and put our own spin on it, even if we are not in the heart of the genre?
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Hunter DeBlanc Leads Us In ‘Daydreaming’

Music is an ever changing organism. The artists that are willing to experiment and combine genres to create something original will always stand out. Our recent find Hunter DeBlanc is one such artist. The pianist and singer-songwriter is based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Hunter DeBlanc has been performing around the area for the past decade building
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NBL Entertainment Is Here To Shrink The World

The world of independent music keeps getting smaller and smaller. There are fewer barriers and borders. Artists can now collaborate with other artists from around the world solely with the use of the internet. This has helped create amazing sounds such as those being put out by our recent discovery NBL Entertainment. The new label
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Alan Leatherman Tells US All About ‘Her’

As you have probably already learned from Indie Band Guru, we are strong believers that good music is good music, no matter what the genre. When passion and emotion is poured into the songs of an artist it is easily recognized. This is the beauty of music. Our recent discovery Alan Leatherman has the same
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Drive On Mak Brings Real Emotion To Their Music

There is plenty of music out there today that has no real emotion or experience behind it. Just take a peek at the pop charts. When an artist chooses to pour his real heart and true personal journey in his songwriting it can truly connect with the listener. It also helps the songwriter heal from
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Pascal Bokar Brings Us An AfroBlueGrazz Sound

One of the most amazing things about music is that always seems to come full circle. Even with all the advanced technology and studio tricks, the basics of a musical genre will always show their roots. A true student of music, such as our recent discovery Pascal Bokar, will find a way to immerse both
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Wendy Webb Wants You To Step Out Of Line

There are some artists that are able to connect with the listener and share in their emotions. This relatable connection creates an almost friend vibe where the fans want to do whatever they can to help the artist achieve their musical dreams. One such artist is the amazing Wendy Webb. The singer-songwriter caught the musical
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Lakotah Turns Up The Rock On ‘Pesticide’

With the wide variety of musical genres circulating the airwaves nowadays, we get to hear everything. Taking that inspiration and combining different styles is the basis for creating something fresh and original. Our recent discovery Lakotah is perking up lots of ears with her new sound. The Billboard Charting Recording artist is currently based in
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Energy Alchemist Shows Future with ‘Reminder”

It is not easy to get noticed in the crowded independent music landscape these days. A band must be willing to experiment and create something new. Combining seemingly unrelated genres is a tactic that has been used to create some of the most groundbreaking music in history. The latest band to shake up the system
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IBG Interview Series with MAZEMENT

Some of us are lucky enough to know our passion for music early in life. We are able to grab opportunities at a young age and let a wide variety of influences shape a unique sound. We recently came across MAZEMENT who knew what he wanted before he even hit his teenage years and has
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Woochia Will Enter Your Mind Through Sound

If you are willing to open your ears, there is music everywhere. Let every sound act as a potential influence and your mind can create beautiful and melodic music. Our recent discovery Woochia has taken this to the next level with his imaginative and eclectic sound. Originally from Paris, France and now based in London,
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