Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ten Down

Hey, hey, hey! How is everyone this fine Wednesday evening? I'm back again to give your ears another treat.

In case you wonder why I love blogging about indie music, all you need to do is follow this post. I've had so many indie artists reach out to me because of this very blog that all I have time to do in my spare time is check out new music from some of the best indie artists from all over the world... and tonight is no exception!

Without further ado, I give you South Central Missouri's very own Ten Down.

Ten Down is a hard rocking quartet made up of Russ Rhodenizer, lead vocals/guitar; Erick Eubanks, lead guitar/backing vocals; Travis McCoy, bass/backing vocals and Bruce Farris, drums.

THAT right there, ladies and gentlemen, are 14 of the hardest rocking songs I've heard in some time! If you enjoyed what you heard there, make sure you take the time to check out lead singer Russ' solo material as well, The Russ Rhodenizer Project... taking acoustic rock to a whole new level!

Like Ten Down on Facebook

Follow Russ Rhodenizer on Twitter

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Monday, January 28, 2013

New David Gielan EP is here!!!

Happy Monday everyone!

It is with great pleasure that I am here tonight to let you all know that the highly anticipated EP from David Gielan is here... TODAY. NOW!!!

Wading Through the Bracken, Part 1 is a labor of love for David. It's been a long time coming since he released his last full length album, The Imperfect Tense. And trust me, this has been more than worth the wait!

A 4 song EP highlighting David's songwriting prowess, Wading Through the Bracken Part 1 also features a remastered version of his hit single Simple Days.

Head over to iTunes now to download your copy... and stay tuned for more updates about this amazingly talented indie artist right here!

Wading Through the Bracken, Part 1 on iTunes

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Monday, January 21, 2013

The women of indie music

Hey everyone! Back for another night of indie music discovery are you? Be glad you picked tonight to check back in. THIS is probably the longest overdue post yet on this blog. Sit back and get ready to be introduced to some of the best women of indie music I can give you!

Sasha Alcott from When Particles Collide, Bec Hollcraft from Stars in Stereo, Evie, Natalie Gelman, Mariana Bell, Lorelei Carlson, Aylin Eser, *AUDRA* from Chaser Eight, Nicki Kris, Abby Holden, Leesa Coyne from Naked on Roller Skates. Would anyone care to venture a guess as to what these 11 women have in common? Don't go for the obvious "they're all female indie singers" either! Besides the obvious, there isn't a single female singer on mainstream radio that holds a candle to ANY of these talented indie artists.

From alt/rock, to rock n roll, to folk, to r&b, to pop, to punk, there's a sound here for every taste. Some of these artists you'll recognize from previous posts on this blog, others are making their debut here. Take a listen...

Aylin Eser Reverbnation

Chaser Eight featuring *AUDRA*

Nicki Kris Reverbnation

There's a lot to be said for what each of these women means to the indie music community. More importantly, they collectively represent what music can one day (hopefully soon) get back to.

Make sure you follow, like and share the music of these very deserving ladies on Twitter, Facebook, Reverbnation, Soundcloud, MySpace, individual websites, etc. Even more important? If you hear something you like, support them properly and buy their music! Each of them has links available to iTunes, CDBaby, buy them on Reverbnation, and or directly from the artists on their websites. To quote @limey59, "pay it back, buy a track"!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

August Rising

Happy Friday everyone! I realized that I've been slacking somewhat lately keeping up with this blog. All it took for me to realize that was hearing August Rising on my iPod this morning at work. 

The purpose of this blog, at least for me, was/is to introduce as many of you to as many indie artists as I can. As I've gone along on this journey, I am constantly being followed on Twitter by indie artist after indie artist. There is so much incredible music out there that is being ignored by the mainstream, so I will do what I can to make sure that these artists have an outlet to be heard!

That being said, let's get back to the band in the title, August Rising. 

I was introduced to their music by the folks over at Wise Radio nearly two years ago. They instantly became a favorite of mine, then the unthinkable happened sometime around last September: the band entered an indefinite hiatus. As it goes with so many indie artists, they try to forge a path for themselves in an extremely crowded and highly competitive industry that the inevitable happens. One day they turn a corner and realize that it's time to take a step back and reevaluate what they're doing and what direction they hope to take. I can only hope that Jeff and Jarod are able to make another run at this, because music this good deserves to be heard by the masses!

Now I will do my part to make sure that they're music stays on our collective minds, and I'd like your help.

Give them a listen and find out how easy it was for me to get hooked on their sound. Once you do, join me in spreading the word about them and their music. Share it on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends and family. Let them know that there is fan base for them that's anxiously awaiting their return!

The essential August Rising links:

Follow August Rising on Twitter

Like August Rising on Facebook

August Rising on Soundcloud

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

David Geftakys: 2012 Indie Music Bus Artist of the Year!!!

How is everyone out there this wonderful Sunday evening? This is my first blog post of the new year, and I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with this bit of exciting news....

Yes #TeamDG, our favorite indie artist has been named the 2012 Artist of the Year by The Indie Music Bus!!!!

Congratulations David! This is one helluva way to cap off an already amazing year you had! It's been an absolute pleasure to give you all the space you deserve on this very blog over the course of 2012... and I look forward to doing whatever I can to spread your amazing music to the world!

And to the Indie Music Bus, THANK YOU for everything that YOU do to help support indie music. It takes a collaborative effort of the artists and their fans to get their music out there and you help give them both one of the most amazing platforms around to help. I salute you!!!

Congrats again David. I'm looking forward to so much more for you in 2013!!!!!!!

Read the full article on the Indie Music Bus website:

Indie Music Bus Artist of the Year David Geftakys

And don't forget to pick up David's new album, The Games We Play.

The Games We Play on iTunes

The Games We Play MP3 and audio CD available at

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