Posts byKeith Pro

Dylan Tauber Lets Us Know ‘He Loves Carmen’

As songwriters, we all must find inspiration from the people and places around us. Often we search too hard when real inspiration is staring us in the face. Our friend Dylan Tauber turned to what was closest to him for his latest album He Loves Carmen.  The multi-talented artist has had a life filled with
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Sadcult is NOT ‘Everything You Hate’

As our world has progressed more and more has become independent and decentralized. Yes there are still huge conglomerates attempting to control everything BUT there is the ability for smaller entities to claim their space as well. Music has shifted drastically. The major labels have been hit hard. More and more independent bands and labels
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grxxdisgxxd Is No Longer ‘Loveless’

Releasing your music to the world can be a different experience for everyone. Our songwriting creations can often be very personal. There will always be a fear of people not understanding the music you create. Our new friend grxxdisgxxd is finally taking the leap and has the perfect attitude towards it. Based on the West
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Toriyama Is Certainly Not ‘Ugly’

When we find something that we are talented in we must nurture that talent. Obviously we must make it enjoyable to practice our skill as well. Having a crowd of like minded people around you will always help in this pursuit. Our recent discovery Toriyama is doing just that and has a new single/video in
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Royal & The Serpent LIVE @ Mercury Lounge

-with grandson and Oxymorrons First let me say it has been way too long since we have been able to go to a great concert, especially in a small intimate venue. Tours are finally returning and restrictions are easing after a full 2 years of pandemic fueled shutdowns. Let’s just say we are VERY excited
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Wicked Lights puts on a ‘Brave Face’

Life experience is the best muse for a creative artist. Allowing these experiences to come in and influence your music is essential for a musician trying to create something unique, and even more important, personal. Our recent discovery Wicked Lights has done just that with his new album Brave Face. The musical project is the
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James Bene is Climbing the ‘Mountain’

As pop music has continued to change over the past 20 years, we have found many new artists popping up to fuel that change. With the major label stranglehold on the music industry shrinking, more independent artists are able to make a path for themselves. This allows them to go in musical directions that they
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Zanilonia Allow Us To Enter Their Indie-Tronic World

Here at Indie Band Guru we always have our ears open for something new and interesting. Not gonna lie. Sometimes the weirdest sounds catch our attention best. The freedom for artists today to experiment and create unique music is amazing. So many great independent bands are out there doing exactly what they want without the
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Jerry Pines Leads The Way To “Heaven”

A musician’s life can go in many directions. The one thing that holds us all together is a desire to be creative and live a life on our own terms. (most of us non-mainstreamers, that is, lol). This leads to adventures that we are hopefully able to turn into songs that others will enjoy. One
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Bedroom Ceilings Have A Vibe To Relate With

There is a magical connection to music. It will take both the listener and the creator in the direction that is needed for the best results. The powerful muse will take hold. It seems like this has happened for our recent discovery, Bedroom Ceilings and fantastic music is the result. The Michigan based project was
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Middle Child is His “Mother’s Son”

There are many reasons for both creating and listening to music. The power that it holds can be expressed in a wide array of ways. The artist that is able to harness this power has a duty to share it. Our recent discovery Middle Child seems to have found a way to do just that.
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Bad Mary

Obviously running the Indie Band Guru blog we come across a lot of talented bands. We scroll through social media, read indie blogs, listen to alternative playlists, etc. When we keep coming across a specific band, we like to dive in deeper. One such band is Bad Mary. We caught up with the multi-generational and
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Methods That Musicians May Use To Generate Income from Home

There are several ways for artists to generate income from home in today’s music industry. Perhaps you cannot leave your home for various reasons, such as having children and caring for family, or recuperating from an illness from a worldwide pandemic. Whatever the reason, artists may earn money from home in various methods, including through
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Run Downhill

With the world of entertainment becoming more blended, an artist should combine all of their talent in the arts. People expect visuals with music and fully immersive experiences now. Our recent find Run Downhill is giving them what they want and more. We caught up with the multi-talented songwriter and visual artist to see how
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Ryan Dart Takes Us To The ‘Edge Of The Wild’

Music is supposed to come from the heart. Far too often in today’s mainstream music we just get multiple writers putting together a garbled mess just to get attention. But there is no substance there. On the other side is the true storytelling musician that puts real life into their music. One such artist is
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Redray Frazier is “The Real Thing”

It has been a tremendously tough time for all of us over the past 2 years. Health concerns, lockdowns, career concerns, etc. The struggle for artists has been drastic both monetarily and mentally. Our recent discovery Redray Frazier is willing to be open and honest about it and has a new single “The Real Thing”
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Therma Will Wait To ‘Die Another Day’

After almost two years with barely any live shows it has become more important than ever to connect with your fans. Not only from the stage but also in a deeper way through your personality. Our recent discovery Therma is putting it all together to become a part of the new audience connection based music
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Markoff-Lazzara are ready to ‘Collide’

Our favorite flutists are at it again. The duo of  Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara have big plans for this year and are off to a roaring start. Hopefully you recall our feature of their elegant version of the aHa classic “Take On Me” from last month. (Read it HERE). Never sitting on their laurels,
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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Nautics

Staying together for the long haul is a difficult thing for any band to accomplish. There are some secrets that help make it work though. Our new friends Nautics have been making music together since they were teenagers and are still going strong. They just released their new single “Selfish” along with an entertaining music
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‘Spin So Long ‘ With The Dick Aven Band

The past couple years have required many musicians to expand their talents. With restrictions in place of having more than one person in a room together, artists hoping to record had to get creative. Learning more instruments became a necessity if you planned on recording a full sounding record. Our friend Dick Aven found a
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Scarfoot Survives with the ‘Cactus Killer’

In the career of any band there will always be hurdles. Momentum and lulls. Stops and starts. This all came to a true head with a worldwide pandemic basically shutting down the music industry for the past 2 years. Many bands curled up and died. Others sucked it up and found new ways to hold
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The Alessi Brothers Bring Us ‘Eden Roc’

The Alessi Brothers’ timeless melodies have remained ethereal in American popular music, and have grown even more beloved across the globe, garnering nearly 50 million listens and averaging 350K monthly listeners on Spotify. Take for instance their hit song “Seabird,” the gentle tune is a favorite of British born superstar Harry Styles, as he featured
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Doug Cash is There ‘When Mona Lisa Cries’

Just like any skill, writing music takes time. Repetition is needed to get better and better. A songwriter must be willing to keep writing song after song to develop the talent. Our recent find Doug Cash has put in the work and is now releasing new music onto the world that is well worth the
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Steve Noonan Brings Us To ‘Dreamland’

Becoming a talented musician with a great ear takes a lot of time. Spending time hearing other artists and absorbing their influence is a big art of this. This is why it is important for anyone with a dream of making music to become part of the scene and work with as many artists as
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Versal provides Beauty in ‘Volume 2’

When a musical talent is discovered at a young age it must be given the power to grow. Parents play an integral part but the passion for music must be at the forefront for the young one. Music can not be forced. Fortunately our recent discovery Versal was allowed to pursue his passion. The result
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