Posts byKeith Pro

IBG Interview – 7 Questions With Dakú Lights

Mixing musical sounds and styles will always create the most original music.  We recently discovered the British band Dakú Lights that is infusing a fresh and confident mix of styles in a bid to spice up the current music scene.  As they release their debut EP Illuminate, we had a chance to catch up with the
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Stellarscope Takes Us On A Full Sonic Trip

Today there are the pop songs of the mainstream radio that entertain the masses but have no real soul.  In the indie underground, there still exist heartfelt and edgy music that puts all the emotions of the songwriter right in the speakers for everyone to feel.  This is the music that truly resonates with real
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Astroblue Express Lets Your Mind Find Them

In this new social media happy world, we are often left expecting to find out everything about an artist immediately upon discovering their music.  While this is sometimes helpful, the lack of immediate gratification can garner even more attention.  This seems to be the tactic of our recent find Astroblue Express. All we could find
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Inward Of Eden Proves Hard Work Rocks

We all know the amount of hard work and sacrifice it takes in the quest to become a successful musician.  You must be willing to do the things that no one else will do now, so you can live your dream like no one else can later.  The story of Dusty Owen and his band
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Two Cities One World Share Love And Music

In love, we hear that somewhere out there we all have a soulmate.  The same can be held true in music.  If we open our hearts to collaboration, beautiful musical relationships can be formed.  it seems like an amazing connection has been made in both love and music with our recent discovery Two Cities One
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S.O.S. Enters The Electro Pop World With A Mission

As an independent songwriter, you must be willing to keep experimenting and often changing your sound.  This development helps in your skills as a musician and often leads you on a path to find a truly unique sound that is all yours.  Music fans seek out this uniqueness.  A perfect example is the rising star
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Alix Diviant Creates A Future World For Us All

Creating music can be a very personal experience.  Often times this leads an artist to isolate themselves in an attempt to allow the music in their head to come out without any outside influences.  This can lead to exotic mind trips within the loneliness that creates truly unique songs.  Recent discovery Alix Diviant is one
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Tears Of Joy Share Pop Rock Minimalism With “Lice”

One of the best parts of becoming skilled with a musical instrument is the ability to meet other musicians and jam together instantly.  Music breaks down all barriers and can make instant friends.  Working with other artists will also increase your skills as you pick up something from everyone you play with.  Our recent find
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IBG Interview – 9 Questions With Tayyib Ali

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area has been known for its underground hip hop scene since the beginning of the genre.  It still seems as hot as ever with the rising star Tayyib Ali.  We had a chance to chat with the up and coming rapper and get into his mind.  Enjoy the interview here: Let’s start
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Andru Gomez Shares More Of His Prolific Songwriting

Some musicians have the blessing, or some say curse, of having music constantly bouncing around their heads.  Of course, these songs always want to escape.  Unfortunately, they may not always suit the band the artist is currently with.  A prolific writer will have enough material for a full solo career as well.  Our friend Andru
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Story Behind The Song With Sambadi Majumder

We recently had the chance to review the full concept album Unseen And Beyond by talented multi-instrumentalist Sambadi Majumder.  His innovative instrumental songs can truly inspire emotions.  He has returned to give us an inside look into one of the most interesting songs off the record “Following Bugs”. Following Bugs:-  A Gateway to a Story
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Chad Carman Gives Us Fun Music From A Fun Mind

Not all music is made to change the world.  Music is fun.  When an artist creates music with this fun in mind it can create some very interesting listening experiences.  Indie Band Guru was recently introduced to Chad Carman who seems to have this all figured out within his own unique hip hop style. The
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DocFell & Co. Bring Country Music Back To The People

Musical styles will always be developing.  Whether it be unique offshoots of one main genre or mashing together different genres to create something fresh, artists will always find new ways to make great music.  Bringing classic sounds to new heights can give them new life as well.  Our recent find DocFell & Co. is bringing
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Jules Verne Theory Takes On The Apex Predator

With this tumultuous political climate currently throughout the world many artists are expressing their thoughts in song.  Musicians, especially independent artists, are often in touch with the the real world and unafraid to let their mind be heard.  Even bands that are not really known for their politics are getting into the action as of
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Technikult Of Flesh Leads A Dark Underground

The beauty of the underground music scene is that you can do exactly what you want.  There is no mainstream pop crowd or major label to answer to.  This freedom allows real experimentation.  With this, there are no genre restrictions or limits.  A great example of this underground freedom is our recent find Technikult Of
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With Shambhu

In today’s modern world, people are feeling more disconnected and stressed than ever. Our recent discovery Shambhu transforms the stillness and silence of meditation into calming sounds. An acclaimed guitarist and composer, Shambhu delivers a deeply soulful and self-reflective experience with his third studio album, Soothe, released on 1 February 2017.    We caught up
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Hunnid Ready To Showcase At SXSW With New Video

March Madness is here!  No not that long winded basketball tournament.  I am talking about the March Madness for us music nerds that goes by the letters SXSW.  South By Southwest has grown to be the biggest music spectacle of the year in the US.  Between the speeches, informative panels, and amazing amount of independent
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Omar Bowing Takes Us To A Musical Utopia

As any rock band can tell you, keep on developing or die!  For the independent artist there is no slowing down or time off.  You must keep the pedal to the metal writing songs and getting them out into the world for the public to eat them up.  Our friends from Omar Bowing have been
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Monkey Mind Is Ready To Enter Your Mind

Being part of a band can be a struggle.  Having 4 musicians work together to form one cohesive unit of sound is difficult enough.  Throw in different personalities and personal stresses makes it hard for any band to keep it going.  But when it all works out, it all seems to be worth it.  Our
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Mark Reitenga Finally Blesses Us With Debut EP

Sometimes it takes a long while to find your own voice in songwriting.  The practice of learning and performing other people’s songs can create the basis for your own original style.  For some it takes longer than others.  It did not happen quickly for Mark Reitenga but it seems he has reached a state of
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IBG Interview With Ray William Roldan

Born in New Jersey and raised on the West Coast, Ray William Roldan is known as someone with something to say. He came up listening to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Rick Nelson, Merle Haggart, George Jones and more. Ray picked up the guitar and harmonica in his late teens. But his heart was always in the
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Mayve Lets Us Dream Along With Them

Music is a constantly developing and often cyclical thing.  Being part of a band that writes songs together allows past influences and future ideas from a diverse blend of minds to meld together into something completely original.  This becomes even easier when bandmates become real friends and allow ideas to flow freely in the songwriting
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Miss Tun Pickney Expands The Reggae Genre

If you ever want to be at the top of a music scene you have to become a real part of that scene.  Be willing to get out there and meet the people making the scene and learn from them.  Building up that knowledge and experience along with the connections, will give you the head
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ORieL Lets Us Know What “People Say”

To develop as an artist, you must be willing to be influenced by all your experiences and journeys.  With the myriad of genres melding together in today’s music scene to create brand new genres nothing is off limits.  We recently discovered ORieL who has created his own fusion that is bringing him some major attention.
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With …. Hefe Heetroc

BIO: Hefe Heetroc’s musical prowess was a fait accompli long before he picked up a microphone. With the resurgence of 90’s influenced rap, his single Shr00mz is obviously influenced by the slew of underground Hip-Hop heads that have preceded it in its creation: Sterile Cloudrap beats soaked in a grungy trip hop sonic stew; all
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Magazine Gap Returns With ‘In Two Minds’

We receive an uncountable amount of music submissions here at Indie Band Guru.  When we come across a band that we feel truly has the potential for great things we like to keep an ear on them.  Our friends from Magazine Gap just sent us their latest video which continues our belief that they are
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King Draper Shares His Sound Authentically

As the amount of new music released has increased the listeners have turned more towards real artists.  True fans of music want to hear stories of real life that they can relate to.  This authenticity will trump the boastful fakes every time in the long run.  We recently came across King Draper who is as
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Charles Luck & Tino Red Show Sonic Diversity

As a true artist, you must be willing to constantly be experimenting and expanding your art.  Staying within one specific style is fine for some people but if you have the ability to flow in and out of different genres give it a chance and see what sticks.  Our friends from Black Astronaut just keep
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Hunnid Shares Passion For The Powerless

Music can become much more than just melodies, beats, and words.  When passion is poured in it becomes obvious very quickly that the artist is making music with meaning.  One specific rising talent that is out there creating music that is bigger than just collections of sounds is our new feature Hunnid. The artist from
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Angel P Leading The Organic Neo Style

There are some of us out there that feel a real connection to music.  The genre does not matter as much as the beauty of the style.  Great music, in any genre, is great music.  We recently discovered a true lover of music and like mind in Angel P of Angel Play Records.  Music is
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Coral Creek Shows Talent Expands Genre Lines

For a band that wants to stay original, genre definitions become only a guide.  There is no reason to be stuck within any one style if you have the talents to explore others.  Our recent discovery Coral Creek has been known to perform a wide variety of sounds to delight their fans. The Colorado-based band
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Scott Smith Goes Down To Memphis

Keep making music!  This is a mantra we have been preaching for as long as I can remember.  The art of writing songs gets better and better with practice and experience.  When you can add in other artists to work with this learning curve speeds up even faster as you feed off of eachother.  Our
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Bains Exploring Himself Through Hip Hop

Creating music will always be about discovering yourself and the sounds inside you.  This is a continuing journey that never stops from the time you first put pen to paper or strum a guitar.  Time, practice and experimentation will build the skills needed to find the sound that is truly all your own.  Our recent find
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DMX Lighting: What You Need to Know

As a DJ or live band, the visuals of your show are just as important as the music you play. In your lighting toolkit, DMX lighting equipment can go a long way towards creating a mood as well as crafting some specialized effects. Understanding your devices, as well as basics on their configuration and use, are
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The Maxx Keep Soulful Funk Alive

There are tons of musical genres that come and go after having their quick moment in the sun.  The truly classic sounds may not always be at the top of the charts but they will always keep a solid fanbase eager to hear new music in that style.  One such genre is soul funk.  The
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