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Sarantos Honors ‘911 & The Fallen’

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 many people will stop and reflect on the day that changed the American way of life, and the world. In an instant, millions of people were affected, and thousands more rose up and took action.  Lyricist/Singer/Songwriter Sarantos took this moment, the 20
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Musical Entertainment When in Oslo

Life without entertainment would be dull and uninspiring. Time away from work and daily chores is important to keep from going crazy. All the forms of entertainment provide an escape from everyday life. For those who like a physical experience, there are amusement parks or virtual reality where you can be placed anywhere the imagination
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Mark Newman Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Black Wall Street Massacre with ‘Tulsa’

“Tulsa”, a new track by Singer/Songwriter Mark Newman co-written with Walter Roberti in remembrance of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, (which will be marking it’s infamous 100th anniversary this Memorial Day) is available now on Soundcloud. The Tulsa race massacre (known alternatively as the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, the Black Wall Street
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Zack Landry Asks Us To ‘Hold On’

NOLA award winning Gospel artist Zack Landry drops his newest single, “Hold On”, a powerful and inspiring piece that’s just as commanding as it is energetic and powerful. The Louisiana native should be no stranger to any fan of Gospel music, and it’s no wonder why. He has an incredible presence, and this is clear
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Sensational concerts and events in Las Vegas

In no other city is there such a wide range of sensational concerts and brilliant live shows as in Las Vegas. The city is also known as the number 1 entertainment metropolis in the world and home to dozens of incredible shows and events with something for everyone.  Every year over 40 million tourists fulfill
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How Indie Music Can Help You Study and Focus

No matter who you are, there are songs out there that simply resonate with you. Indie music is unique in the way that it offers a range of genres for you to choose from when picking what to listen to. Likewise, choosing the right indie music can significantly impact how you study or work.  According
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Dom Colizzi Faces His ‘Demons’

From Maine to Nashville via LA, Dom Colizzi has carefully cultivated his wandering “coast to coast” sound but has reached the point in his journey where he’s now confronting his ‘Demons’. Head on.  A saccharine R&B/pop music mash-up that belongs on a global stage, ‘Demons’ sees singer/songwriter/composer/producer Colizzi at his candid best, unafraid to bare
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Deadmau5 Enters the World of Online Slots

Deadmau5, one of Canada’s biggest DJ’s has collaborated with Microgaming, a software development company that has developed the slot title based on him. This is a huge deal for both the DJ and the casino industry, as more and more artists are being recognized, allowing for a whole new dimension in themed slot games. The
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How to Get a Job in the Music Industry

Fancying a job offer from the best record label to finally landing in the music industry is not a comfortable journey. The music industry is competitive. It requires talent with suitable natural flair. However, you can achieve this aptitude with passion and an unerring sense of direction.  Let’s get rolling into how to get into
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Planning The Perfect Indie Music For Your Wedding

Hip-hop, pop and classic rock may be America’s favorite musical genres, but indie also has a top spot in the list, with around 14% of millennials feeling that this type of music best represents their lives. Interestingly, millennials are also within the age most likely to get married (aged 24 to 29), so many may be planning their upcoming
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How Musicians Achieved Freedom

Musicians have been around for centuries, bringing perspective, emotion and heartstring-pulling storytelling into our daily lives. They have fought long and hard to free themselves from binding contracts and overbearing censorship in an effort to better display their true feelings about varying subject matters to the public. The world of music is a place for
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How to Support Your Child Learning An Instrument

When your child expresses an interest and passion for learning to play, say, a piano, it is the responsibility of parents to support that newfound enthusiasm. Naturally, you do not want to waste the natural talent and untapped potential of your child. Besides, parents should think of it as a new adventure for their kids
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Indie Week Canada 2020 is going virtual!

The 18th edition of Indie Week Canada is switching gears by offering a 5-day online conference, taking place from Tues Nov 10 to Sat Nov 14.  This year has brought many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response, what would normally be an in person event taking place across multiple venues in Toronto,
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Twitter Tips For Musicians

No matter how many conversations I have with fellow artists, they always say Twitter is their least favorite, and least used social media tool. Some artists admit that they don’t get it, while others think 140 characters just isn’t enough to make a point. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty safe to say that artists who
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THE VULNERABILITY OF EVAN TYLER

-A story of one of Canada’s artist for artists By Creighton Vance Evan Tyler is a regular contributor and writer for this blog. He doesn’t know I’ve put together this surprise feature on him as a guest writer for Indie Band Guru.  I began following IBG after reading one of Evan’s pieces on ‘Natural Sympathies’,
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Indie Musicians Who Dominate On The Poker Table

Playing poker is a popular hobby for a large audience of people, average Joes and A-listers alike. Whether it’s live poker or its online counterpart, the game remains the same. Indie musicians seem to enjoy taking a dip in the poker-playing pool every once in a while to spend some of their time off. Players
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Tommy Botz Is A True Recovery Story

Tommy Botz is bringing his own personal struggle with alcoholism and its consequences to light in song with the Country/Gospel album “Family and Friends”.  His early interest in music led Tommy Botz to become the lead singer in two bands – The Chevells and The Caesars 5 – who won an RCA recording contract in
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Top 10 Songs About Gambling

Creative people like musicians have always found a way to reflect the most important things not only in their lives but in other peoples’ lives. These important aspects of life include love, money, health, and even gambling. Whether you are a fan of country music, rock or Hip-hop, there is a betting anthem for you
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Sam Hale Finds His Truth as SOHEILL

A musician we have been following for a while, simply known as Sam Hale, will now be known as SOHEILL. The relevance and importance of the name change is influenced by his desire for truth.  SOHEILL says of the name change: “I’ve had many ups and downs in my life and music career, but one
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Guide to London’s Music Nightlife

London is one of the top destinations for any occasion, holidays, exploring, good food, shopping and the hottest hub for amazing music and nightlife experiences! Nightlife and London go hand-in-hand with each other and with so many clubs, bars, and pubs; there is not enough time to explore everything.  If you are hoping to dive
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