Posts byKeith Pro

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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Jules Verne Theory is No ‘One Hit Wonder’

It has been a while now since our friends from Jules Verne Theory decided to come out from behind the scenes and put their own music out there for the world to hear. They have supplied us with a string of interesting and innovative songs that keep us guessing where they will go next. Well
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Mark Senger Will Make You ‘Believe’

For a songwriter, music will always be a constantly developing organism. If an artist stays stagnant and does not open up to new styles and opportunities, success will remain just a dream. You must be willing to constantly learn and take influence from all aspects of your life. Our recent discovery Mark Senger has put
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Brendan McMahon is Now A “Universalist”

Many goals are made by many musicians every day. Unfortunately, many of these goals go unfulfilled. Whether it be a lack of real effort or a goal too boisterous to honestly achieve, there always seems to be a reason for the majority of artists. Our friend Brendan McMahon accepts no excuses and has been on
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Social Circle Launches New Video For “Changes”

There is a new yet nostalgic pop sound rising from the South. We have been keeping close tabs on one of the most interesting and entertaining bands, Social Circle. We had the chance to interview the band a while back (read it HERE). Now they are back with their music video for “Changes” Social Circle
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Peach Pyramid Explodes Out Of The Pacific Northwest

Canadian music has been gifted with a new record label birthed in the Pacific Northwest, featuring artists from and around the PNW locality.   Following the release of the debut Cascade Falls LP last May, Oscar St. Records is ready to showcase their latest sound:  Peach Pyramid – a force of dreamy melodies, music as self-administered
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C.K. Flach Shares Raw Emotion on Empty Mansions

For a songwriter to be successful they must be able to find inspiration everywhere. It is not always these deep underground feelings that have to be shared. There is plenty of things happening in the world every day that needs a song to make them digestible and even make the difficult situations interesting to connect
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Jehangir Aziz Hayat Keeps 90’s Grunge Alive

The influence of American music has reached all corners of the globe. From the early rock n roll of the 1950’s to the modern electronic pop music of today, musicians from many countries have taken pieces and refined it into their own sound. Our latest discovery Jehangir Aziz Hayat seems unlikely to have found the
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The Roving Apatosaurus Will Make You Smile

Music will always be about creating emotions. Sometimes the emotion needed is just some fun that can put a smile on your face. Many classic songs have done just that. Our recent discovery by The Roving Apatosaurus is sure to make the corners of your mouth curl up revealing those cute dimples of yours. The
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