Posts byIzzy The Gent

Riven By Ravens hit hard With ‘Venerate’

I hate to admit how much time I spend on social media looking at short videos. There’s a certain theme these videos share. The theme is inspirational and motivating. There are several videos featuring legendary producer Rick Rubin discussing music. Riven By Ravens mentions a particular video in an interview and how it impacted them. The
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Shoot Me!!! by Electric Peace runs rampant.

To live a life in music. Being a part of the music business is an adventure unto itself. In this adventure we experience things that most won’t. Navigating the good and bad times become phenomenal memories we take to the grave. Those memories/stories will be worth more than gold when we rest for eternity. There is something extra
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‘Our Troubled Hearts’ flies high by Jason Bradley.

A lifelong dedication to music will require overcoming obstacles. Maybe you started on one instrument but adapting meant learning others. Music lifers will wear many hats. At some point, the idea of “I’ll start my own band” takes hold. Thanks to technology, I find there are more musicians throwing their hats into the ring.  Minneapolis Minnesota
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‘Epilogue’ is Rockford Road’s final act

Rockford Road are Virginia residents who have devoted their sound to classic rock. Since 2016 they have been churning out music. They rally for one last hurrah. Epilogue will be their fourth and final album. I must confess, I was unsure as to the definition of epilogue and looked it up. Epilogue is the perfect word to
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Take a sip of Jack Nolan’s new album JINDABYNE

Everyone’s covid lockdown experience was different. Catastrophe can strike at any moment, and it struck in a way none of us could have imagined. Jack Nolan said the lockdown showed him there are no certainties. With this new sense of awareness, stemmed a new sense of urgency. Through those tumultuous covid years from Sydnie Australia, he worked
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War Panties bask in a “Loving Sunshine Dream”

When I think of a “party band” two bands immediately come to mind. ZZ Top and Chromeo. I always thought Chromeo and ZZ Top sharing a bill would be the ultimate event. Does Coachella take suggestions… asking for a friend? I bring this up because Louisville Kentucky natives War Panties tap into this raucous party vibe.
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“Radio’s Playin” EP by Cary Shields. Let it play!

Louisville Kentucky sits atop the southern belt, nestled next to the southern Midwest hip. Drawing influence from both regions must be why Louisville native Cary Shields and his new EP, Radio’s Playin stand out. Cary’s a self-described drummer, songwriter, singer and storyteller. I would add to that list “music appreciation zealot” because his new EP borrows cues from various eras and
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Stephen Jacques ‘Sends Them Love’ today

No stranger to the pages of Indie Band Guru, we welcome back Stephen Jacques. Mr Jacques is a singer/songwriter/bandleader who’s lead an extraordinary life. Life’s journey is perhaps one’s best teacher. Various situations, characters, tangents and choices we encounter ultimately mold the people we become.  Being an engineer, actor, tv host and overall life enthusiast has
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Cello/Phn Tells Us ‘What Happened To Monday’

Donald Price aka Cello/Phn (pronounced cellophane) is on a mission. Finding musical interest at an early age, his creative childhood included choir and high school bands. Like any creative kid, other aspirations blossomed. Unfortunately, these aspirations were hampered by constrictive parents. Joining the Army became the catalyst to becoming the man he’s always envisioned. The
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Dancefloor Gold “Laughing In My Sleep” By Haley Gold

When reflecting on one’s life, the sentiment will differ with age. Our constant evolution of who we are today and who we will be tomorrow is intertwined with confidence, experience, and our interest at the time. Researching our featured artist Haley Gold, personal evolution was the theme that struck me. In her early adolescence, Haley mentions wanting
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Punk Rock Roars Ahead! Shed Sessions by Remote Control

The COVID lockdown of 2020 impacted the world to varying degrees. Taking a mandatory work hiatus without the ability to travel was unusual for our modern day. Music projects sat idle due to our unique circumstances. Musicians turned to online collaborations and to other musicians in their immediate radius. Unexpected collaborations emerged and new bonds
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Tank And The Bangas Spread Love With New Music.

The 2020 Grammy nominated group Tank and The Bangas continue their trailblazing path. To commemorate Black History month the band is releasing the singles “Black Folk” and “Stolen Fruit.” In 2010, Tarriona “Tank” Ball (frontwoman, lead vocals) met keyboard player Norman Spence, and drummer Joshua Johnson at an open mic night in New Orleans. Along
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“Amber” Is Poetry In Motion By Fintan McKahey

Cork, Ireland is home of lo-fi singer/songwriter Fintan McKahey. Fintan has laid his roots in Cork County and built Ivy Hill Studios in neighboring Skibbereen. From the comfort of Ivy Hill Studios he writes, records, and produces all of his music. His new indie/folk single “Amber” debuts today. Fintan describes his new single as a
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Cade Hoppe Shares “Hurts”

Cade Hoppe is originally from Sacramento California, until he packed up his belongings and headed east. The move to NYU was to pursue basketball and academics but then music took over. In life we all encounter that proverbial fork in the road, where decisions are made, and new paths are forged. The need to create
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“Chains” 2022’s Party Anthem By DBMK

There’s a phrase I mumble to myself when I hear a standout track which is “this is as good as anything I’ve ever heard.” The Nashville based alt-pop duo DBMK have rendered me speechless with their new single “Chains.” The first words that popped into my head as I played their new track were “Wow!”
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“Say Hello” The Wounded Pop Single By Fly The Nest

Hailing from Dublin’s Ballinteer County, Fly The Nest is a solo project by lifelong musician Stephan Cooper which he started two years ago. His life’s journey and musical aspirations have taken Stephan across the pond to sunny California and beyond. Looking to build on a stellar 2021 with his breakout single “Old Street Lover,” Fly The Nest steps
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