How to Get Involved with the Indie Music Circuit
Start Visiting Music Blogs
If you are looking to become more active in the indie music community, then you should start following blogs. Blogs are a new source of music media that celebrate new and upcoming album releases. In addition, blogs will feature interviews, music videos and tour dates as well. The greatest thing about blogs is that they have a very particular niche. What this means is you can find a few highly selective blogs that cater to genres of music Read the rest of this entry »
These ten music festivals attract people from all over the world with their large music selection and awesome festival grounds.
JazzFest – There aren’t too many places better for a festival than New Orleans. Jazz fest is a 10 day festival that goes everyday from 11AM to 7PM, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city.
Summerfest – With hundreds of bands playing every year, this Milwaukee music festival earns its title as the world’s largest music festival.
Bonnaroo – This festival is held in high esteems not only Read the rest of this entry »
The Vaccines, a four-piece indie rock outfit hailing from West London, do not shy away from their obvious post-punk influences on the 2012 album, “Come of Age”; their second and most recent release through Columbia Records.
Despite the swelling media hype surrounding them, these young Brits seem to simply follow in the footsteps of their regional peers (The Libertines, Babyshambles, etc.) in creating a straight-forward rock sound orchestrated by concise, reverb-drenched guitars and outwardly-poppy vocals on the part of frontman Justin Young. Yet somehow, despite paying homage to their clear post-punk roots ranging from The Strokes to The Jesus And Mary Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you like to stay home and watch old concerts via your direct tv packages or you’re in the middle of every mosh pit you’ve got to love live music. When you live in the Southeast you’ve got access to some of the best concerts in the country – here are a few of the best we’ve got on our radar right now:
Red, White and Bluegrass Festival – Held in Morganton, NC in the first part of July, this festival is a must if you’re a bluegrass fan. Even if you’re too cool for ‘hick’ music you’ll be surprised how dedicated these fans are – check it out!
On the Bricks – On the Bricks is an annual concert series held at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA and it hosts some of the best names in indie rock. Stroke 9, the Black Keys and all kinds of favorites play here.
One Direction – If you’re into the boy band renaissance then you’re into One Direction. They’re playing in Charlotte, NC at the end of June and the city’s got some other great live music venues, too!
Amanda Palmer is a talented musician who first came to the public eye as part of the duo the Dresden Dolls. The group is part musical group, part theatrical event the duo wowed audiences and critics alike. This group became known for their quirky costumes and music, and the even quirkier lyrics , and were termed Brechtian punk cabaret.
Amanda began releasing solo albums to much success, while continuing to perform with the Dresden Dolls, and soon gained a cult following. Read the rest of this entry »
From her own indie movement to collaborations with household artists like rapper, Drake, Lykke Li has really gotten into her special style within the past few years. She has the unique talent of blending a number of genres smoothly into one such as pop, indie rock and electronic. Her first EP released in 2007 featured some moderate attention as she went in the direction of a soul, electro and pop mix. She’s taken her regional fame and created a much more broad appeal. She performed a song called “Gifted” with Read the rest of this entry »
Top Indie Music Radio talk shows were created for local Indie music bands to get more support and there awesome music out on the radio. Just because they are not signed to a big record deal there music still deserves to be heard. It gives Indie artists ways to take their music to the next level. Indie rock originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980″s. You wll be able to listen to interviews with some really great artists. Getting to know them and how they grew up is really interesting. You will get to view Read the rest of this entry »
In the past thirteen years a new trend in music festivals has emerged. The indie rock movement has it’s origins in the post grunge music scene in Seattle, Washington. Today in America on both coasts of the country there are festivals catering to indie music. Starting in the month of February, the Noise Pop Festival is held in San Francisco, California. The Snow Ball Festival is held in Avon, Colorado in the month of March. SXSW Read the rest of this entry »