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Quiet Like A Thief “Travel In Time”

Pop-punk is back in the mainstream with a vengeance this year, and in their new single “Travel in Time,” Quiet Like a Thief arguably updates an old-school stylization of the genre in post-millennial terms guaranteed to get rockers young and old alike excited this autumn. “Travel in Time” has all the right bells and whistles
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Ryan And Pony “Start Making Sense”

It’s great to see and hear the dynamic tandem of Ryan and Pony riding the top of the music scene once again, with a compelling video “Start Making Sense,” successfully addressing themes of the pandemic era, bringing a light of rebirth and promise at the end, with a powerful, uplifting chorus that helps the listener
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Larry Jay Loosens Up With ‘Unscrew It’

Larry Jay (https://www.larryjaymusic.com/) is flippant and fun at a time when so much of day-to-day life is anything but. His song Unscrew It lists in the verses things which have gone wrong, then delivers the chorus with a glorious ‘stuff it!’ attitude. Let’s do it Let’s do it Why don’t we unscrew it? Turn it
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Cool is Forever: Ex-SONY Head Bob Morelli

Industry Expert Continues His Tradition of Helping Musicians Create a Lasting Career Former Sony Music RED President Bob Morelli is celebrating the one year anniversary of his Long Island-based “Cool is Forever Consulting LLC”. Cool is Forever Consulting specializes in big picture strategies, tactical marketing, sales initiatives, negotiating distribution and label deals with a full
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Feel The Power of ‘The Day the Lady Cried’

The Day the Lady Cried is the latest release from The Nied’s Hotel Band, featuring John Vento. Anyone familiar with John Vento’s solo work will immediately know that this is likely to be a very personal, specific song, especially when you know that the eponymous ‘Lady’ of the title is the Statue of Liberty. Visiting
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Some Indie Rock Selections to Work Out With

In something a bit different to what you’d usually expect to find on Indie Band Guru, we pair our love for indie music with keeping fit. Over the last 18 months, thousands of people worldwide have begun keeping fit by training at home or in the garden. For much of 2020 and the first half
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Kitty Donohoe Proves ‘There Are No Words’

“There Are No Words” is the enchanting single from folk singer Kitty Donohoe. A stunning song that runs parallel to the 20th anniversary of the September 11 tragedies, “There Are No Words” dances along like an ethereal sonic journey. Donohoe’s magical vocal prowess, sewn together with the intricate Irish music bed, caresses the listener like a
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Tedi Brunetti is “The Queen of Pittsburgh”

I had the pleasure of reviewing the full-length album, The Queen of Pittsburgh from bandleader/vocalist/percussionist Tedi Brunetti after the first single, ‘Evil Woman’ was released in May of 2021. Since then this dynamic work has been played repeatedly and it has given me a new appreciation of the nuances this album offers and some of
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How To Write The Perfect Gambling Song

Gambling has a long, noble history of being romanticised by musicians. Every tumble of the dice and flip of the card has been immortalised in song countless times; from Elvis Presley to Kenny Rogers and bluesman B.B. King, there have been numerous attempts to capture the spirit of gambling, although some of them are more
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Connect at The Music Pro Summit Sept 8 – 11, 2021

There has been a necessary shift in the music conference industry over the past two years. The inability to host huge crowds of music business people and the artists hoping to learn from them became a major hurdle. Much like many industries, connecting tons of people had to be moved online. Many conferences just could
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Ed Roman Turns On The ‘Happiness’

Our friend Ed Roman always keeps us guessing over his long career of making interesting music. I struggle to place Ed Roman’s latest single, “Happiness” into any typical genre. Labeling his offering is fruitless, as the instrumentation presented blends pop/rock, country, and folk yet throws in nuances of synth sounds, a funk bass groove, and
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See The “Future” With Willie And The Goodsouls

Following the success of Willie & The Good Souls’ third album;  (self-titled Willie & The Good Souls), the band is back from extensive European touring to solidify their place in  your Rock n’ Roll playlist. Incorporating a vast, extensive range of instrumentation, this five  member Rock band has channeled the sounds and emotions of the
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Pennan Brae Drops Intoxicating New Single

Both subtle and exceedingly surreal, there’s little to separate the vocal harmonies in Pennan Brae’s “Weed & Whisky Women – Distilled Mix” from the fragile fretwork they connect with in this stylish new single out everywhere indie rock is sold and streamed this summer. If you’ve listened to Brae’s work before, you already know that
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Gift ideas for the music enthusiast in your life

If you have a music enthusiast in your social circle of close friends, you might wonder what to get them for a special occasion. This is especially the case if, compared to them, you do not have excellent knowledge in everything music-related. So, picking something that your friend will love and is on their wish
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Top 5 Benefits of Music Education

It’s a universal fact that music is a balm for the soul. From the soothing lullabies sung sweetly to newborns to the energetic music that pumps up a room full of teens to the melodic complexities of a symphony enjoyed by all, there’s no denying music’s power to move people. There are many ways to
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Louise Cappi Shows Us “Hope”

What is hope, and what does it mean to have hope in a time and age where people are more unhappy and boxed in than ever? That’s what artist Louise Cappi hopes to answer with her latest single, “Hope” a song that directly addresses the questions we just posed, without ever giving a straight answer
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Image Comics Releases Geiger #1

–A Compelling Start to an Intriguing New Series Although most kids these days are first introduced to comic book heroes like Batman and Spiderman through blockbuster movies, comic books themselves still have a commendable following. One new series, created by Geoff Johns, is called Geiger, and it follows the story of a man trying to
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Pink Elefants Are Far From “Foolish”

Pink Elefants is the genre bending duo of Maryland artists Finch (Flores) and Illeven (Joshua Matthew). The two artists were previously in a metal band called Megosh before starting Pink Elefants as a way to expand into other genres. The band got their name based on the “Pink Elephants on Parade” scene in Dumbo, where
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Taking A Break From Practicing To Get Better

Anybody with experience practicing a musical instrument knows that taking a break from practicing is almost as important as practicing itself! Burnout and boredom are very real barriers to learning a musical instrument to the best of your ability, so taking some time off is key in getting better and better. As with most things
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Barista Says ‘Open Sesame’ To Our Hearts

Bahadır Han Eryılmaz, better known as Barista, is an Istanbul-based musician, who has called upon a who’s who of studio musicians to create his latest album anthology, “Open Sesame.” The 26-track opus began its 5 month-long release with “Volume 1: Her Dress” having been released in April 2021. Vol 1 featured the #1 iTunes South Africa
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Hyperpop – the Digital Genre Continues To Grow

Although it should be obvious, it’s never a bad idea to reiterate that the “pop” part in “pop music” comes from the word “popular”. It is an umbrella term that emerged in the late 1950s to describe music that combines a simple verse-chorus structure with elements borrowed from other popular genres like rock, dance, and
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Miss Freddye Gives us ‘Something To Believe In’

Pittsburgh’s Lady of the Blues’ Miss Freddye carries a torch over togospel, highlighting her versatile musicianship and excellentsongwriting skills with ‘Something To Believe In.’ Pittsburgh is not only primarily known for being a sports town, but forits fantastic music scene. Miss Freddye has been declared asPittsburgh’s Lady Of The Blues since she began singing in
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Matt Westin Shows Support With ‘Thin Blue Line’

Pittsburgh-based artist and actor Matt Westin’s latest single since 2019 has arrived. The track, “Thin Blue Line”, was produced by Bryan Cole and features top Nashville musicians. As the name implies, the song is about police officers and was inspired by Matt’s own long-term friendships with people in the police defense force.  It’s a heavy
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Why Do Gibson Guitars Cost So Much

The main reason as to why Gibson Les Paul guitars come with such a hefty price tag is because they are made in the United States of America using only the very highest quality wood that is aged. In comparison, other guitar brands do not use such high quality materials in the manufacturing process of
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‘Tomorrow Is Today’ With Ed Roman

I do love myself a dash of Ed Roman. We have covered him on the pages of IndiebandGuru quite a few times. Straight out of the gate, we can tell you that the Canadian artist’s latest single ‘Tomorrow Is Today’ is yet another track that hits on all cylinders.  For the uninitiated, Ed Roman is
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T.A. Parker Shows “Endless” Talent

An amazing debut single sets the stage for everything an artist will produce in their career, and in “Endless,” I think T.A. Parker has the right track to kick off his professional campaign. Fiery and removed from the cosmopolitan, yet not countrified in a traditional sense, there’s something really raw and unfiltered to enjoy about
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Music has entered the Slot Machine Market

All over the planet, the slot machine market is booming like never before. Gamers from Tokyo to Tulsa are logging onto play some of the most innovative games around! Without question, the best slot games blend style with functional gameplay and the best of these are often those that use a quality, attractive theme. Perhaps
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Faizan (ft. Husen) Bring You “Blinding Lights”

In a song like “Blinding Lights,” mood is everything. Whether you’re The Weeknd or another artist covering this composition, the sensibilities of a track like this one require a steady hand and an eccentric ear for melodicism, and in their take, Faizan and Husen make it fairly difficult for anyone else to compete with the
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Jump on Izzie’s Caravan and Get ‘Lost’

Rambunctious blues rock four-piece Izzie’s Caravan tone down their rowdy ways with their latest single ‘Lost’, in a display of the band’s versatility whilst slowly and cautiously unveiling their hidden depths. The latest release from their 2021 full-length album Blow The Lid, ‘Lost’ sees the band – led by the enigmatic guitarist known simply as
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Pleasure or Pain? Robert Eberle Releases Novocaine

Emerging Singer/Songwriter Robert Eberle has released his new single Novocaine to Spotify and all the major services on Friday, April 30th, 2021. Listen To ‘Novocaine’ by Robert Eberle here: Produced by Donnie Klang, (The winner of MTV’s Making The Band and the producer who has worked with artists like Madison Beer and Sky Katz) ‘Novocaine’
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Silvertung Says “You’re Fine”

Swelling with distorted melodicism to such an extent that it feels like the track is going to burst at the seams long before we ever reach its chorus, “You’re Fine” by Silvertung is openly, uncompromisingly, a visceral treat for the ears. There’s nothing particularly violent about the way the rhythm carries the riffing forth, and
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Delilah Bon ‘Don’t Listen To You”

Delilah Bon is the brat-punk alter-ego of Lauren Tate, lead singer of Hands Off Gretal. This project was born after Lauren heard stories from fans who shared that they had been harassed at live shows. After hearing this and reflecting on her own experiences as a woman, she took her emotions and funneled them into
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CHRIS ST JOHN RELEASES THE ALBUM ‘I’M DREAMING’

Over the last quarter-century, Long Island Singer/Songwriter Chris St. John has truly led a diverse and successful professional career in the field of law as a prosecutor, judge, and practicing attorney.  Now, his dream of lateral success in the music business is starting to become a reality, as his LP, I’m Dreaming, is now available
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Apollo Monroe Is About To Blow Up With “soda pop”

Welcome to the jungle, where all the crunchy synths, and distorted 808’s warble in the speakers blasting an infectious uptempo EDM pop artist melody, and rhythm that leaves your ears ringing with the words “soda pop.” What an entrance for Dublin-based singer/songwriter Apollo Malone showcasing his explosive debut single, “soda pop. This hyperpop anthem combines
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Michigander Prove ‘Everything Will Be Okay Eventually’

Michigander emanates a magnetic Midwest spirit. Delivering uplifting anthems, raised even higher with lyrics, and arena ambition. And their EP Everything will be Okay Eventually is a prime example of storytelling with lyrics and arena melody. The first track, “Better” is a solid opener on a first listen, with lyrics about wanting to be a
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