New Blues Album – JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – ‘Wild’

Turn on the blues and I’m lost until the music stops. Something about the blues moves me in a way no other music can. From Robert Johnson’s acoustic beginnings all the way to modern blues greats such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, this, for me, is the most expressive, emotional, visceral style Read More …

Spotlight on ELLIOT ROOT – Soulful Indie Alternative

Nashville must have a secret something in the air, because the Tennessee city gives rise to a wide array of talented bands. While you might equate Nashville with country, the music being made there encompasses a wide range of styles, including singer-songwriter, folk, Americana, and rock. Elliot Root is one of those immensely talented bands Read More …

Dynamic Debut Album – TOR MILLER – ‘American English’

September 30 brought us Tor Miller’s debut album, American English, released on the independent label Glassnote Records. As I listen, I hear a multitude of styles and nuances, including indie alternative, R&B, soul, indie pop, and singer-songwriter. Perhaps, most of all, Tor Miller is a storyteller. His voice is smooth, with an edge of rawness Read More …

Interview with Rising Indie Star Henry Chadwick

A few weeks ago, I featured Henry Chadwick’s killer album Guest At Home. This is one of the best indie albums out there right now. If you haven’t heard it, definitely make the time to give it a listen. Today I’m happy to share an interview with Henry. First, though, let’s get the mood music started. Read More …

New Pop-Punk Single – AMONG LEGENDS – ‘We Were Vaguely Saints’

Pop-punk band Among Legends has released a new single called We Were Vaguely Saints. This track snags your attention at the start with a pulsing drum and fuzzy guitars dancing over and around that beat. The frenetic pace of the music matches the vibe of the lyrics, which sound like poetic desperation. And I haven’t met Read More …

Featured Music Video: BAYONET – ‘Weekend’

Indie pop-rockers Bayonet have a cool new single called Weekend, released on Scruff of the Neck Records. This song has a cool, upbeat, melodic vibe. It’s the kind of music that gets you dancing, whether you meant to or not. Bayonet is quickly building a strong fan base, particularly with younger listeners. This is largely Read More …

Edgy New Music Video – VELVET KILLS – ‘Red Shoes’

Velvet Kills has released the music video for their song Red Shoes, and it really should be a movie trailer. This video is captivating, perfectly matching the dark, edgy, erotic, dangerous vibe of the song. Lyricist Susana Santos says this about the song: ‘A trip inside a woman’s mind that listens as her inner critic Read More …

New Album Spotlight: BONNIE WHITMORE – ‘F*ck with Sad Girls’

Bonnie Whitmore is a singer-songwriter with the power to provoke all sorts of emotions with her honest lyrics and delivery. On October 28, she’s releasing her album F*ck with Sad Girls. This is a collection of songs about life from a woman’s perspective, delivered with power and unapologetic defiance.   *Photo by Cathy Sisk and Read More …