We’ve been laying low for a few weeks, Gusterrhoids, enjoying some time off the road, barely updating our social media, shooting a video in raincoats, and sitting quietly under the cork tree. But now, for the first time ever, all in one email, we present our entire list of summer tour dates: June 10 –… [Continue Reading]

BUOYED BY CRITICAL RAVES FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN CONCERT DATES, MEW ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR  IN SIX YEARS “Mew is simply all that is good about popular music.” – Yahoo! Music MEW L-R:  Bo Madsen, Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen, Jonas Bjerre, Johan Wohlert LOS ANGELES, CA – TUESDAY, June 9, 2015… [Continue Reading]

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The Odd Box Update We’ve just put up a whole load of new pre-orders up on out bandcamp site (Two White Cranes, Flemmings, Fredd Velvet, The Ethical Debating Society & Frozy) We have taken delivery of The Ethical Debating Society LP on sumptious red vinyl. We’ve been shipping the pre-orders over the last week so they… [Continue Reading]

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  ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE Celebrates 30 Years with a special exhibit at THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM #AP30      DON’T MISS THE SECOND ANNUAL JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY DRINK JULY 22, 2015 @ QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – CLEVELAND, OH TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA ALTPRESS.COM/APMAS… [Continue Reading]

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CHARLI XCX AND BLEACHERS ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF “CHARLI AND JACK DO AMERICA” CO-HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR!   CHARLI XCX PEFORMED A SPECIAL VERSION OF HER SMASH SINGLE “DOING IT” — FEATURING JACK ANTONOFF OF BLEACHERS ON THE TODAY SHOW TOYOTA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES—WATCH HERE!     Charli XCX and Bleachers announce the second leg of the… [Continue Reading]

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THE SPITS PLAYING SELECT WEST COAST SHOWS NEXT MONTH INCLUDING HEADLINE SLOT AT VIVA POMONA   Photo: Keith Marlowe UPCOMING SHOWS: Wed Jul 15 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club Thu Jul 16 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey Fri Jul 17 – Portland, OR – Dante’s – Project Pabst  w/ The Epoxies Sat… [Continue Reading]

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The 8th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL: Introducing This Year’s Sponsors   Learn More About This Year’s Sponsors at  http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/sponsors   The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, is celebrating its eighth year with some fantastic sponsors—both new and returning! The 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is presented… [Continue Reading]

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Til the Wheels Fall Off Shane Martin Moody Waters Records, 2015 Minneapolis singer-songwriter Shane Martin is a good natured and affable a story teller as anyone could hope for. With his opening track, “I Am What I Am.” he declares his role as an artist and it’s the only song in the collection to reference… [Continue Reading]

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The Smashing Pumpkins to Perform Intimate Show at The Joint, Las Vegas The Joint is a revered, yet intimate venue that has showcased some of the world’s most celebrate musician over the years. Mainly catering for rock and alternative music, The Joint is a creative hub situated on Paradise Road, Las Vegas. It holds 4,000… [Continue Reading]

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Into the Night London Has Fallen Independent Ear, 2015 Electronic pop with rock leanings and hints of strings here and there make for a strong four song EP. This is, of course, London Has Fallen, who sound as though they should be British, but hail from the middle of the MidWest, Peoria, IL, to be… [Continue Reading]

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Royal Holland Volume Two: Flamingos Independent Release, 2015 Cincinnaties, Ohio, gives us Royal Holland, which sounds like a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean, but isn’t. No, he’s a singer/songwriter and this five song EP is smart and chock full of sparkling folk melodies which suddenly burst into flat out rockers. “The Grave opens up… [Continue Reading]

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Ben Meyer Band US 41 Independent Release, 2015 Ben Meyer has chosen now to reveal a entirely different musical side of himself via his self named band. Better known for his time in louder, more aggressive bands, this latest release, US 41, displays some of the same wit, but here is the perfect band for… [Continue Reading]

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Sky-Bosses The Woolly Bushmen Chesterwick Records, 2015 There’s a cheeky playfulness running through the pulse of The Woolly Bushmen. Starting with the offhanded, mischievous organ groove of “The Routine,” the brothers Palombi and Mr. Miller wink wryly at us, the listeners, just to see if we’re in on it. If not, it’s o-k. This music… [Continue Reading]

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‘Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015′ Album Out Now Through Mom+Pop Cassette Version Out June 9th Through Burger Records Photo: Piper Ferguson To celebrate the release of their new long-playing record album, Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, the Blues Explosion brought their brand of high-octane street hassling back home to… [Continue Reading]

Ice Cream Social at The Church of Logic, Sin & Love by M. Alberto Rivera My expectations of artists and their art is high and perhaps rightfully so. Much higher than say a plumber, or a mechanic. Because I expect a really good mechanic or plumber, to be more or less interchangeable with another of… [Continue Reading]

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Revolt! – 1984 Demos No Fraud Six Weeks Records, 2015 “We play both types of music; punk and hardcore.” One of my favorite lines ever uttered on stage came from the mouth of lead vocalist, Dan Destructo. And no statement about No Fraud could be more true. These songs were originally tracked as demos, so… [Continue Reading]

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Lazy J And the Dirty Shuffle Independent Release, 2015 There’s four songs here, but when it gets to the end, you’ll wish there was more. These four numbers are substantial and fleshy. The lead track, “’Til The Devil Knows I’m Dead,” comes on strong, like a brawler and then with the agility of speed skater,… [Continue Reading]

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A Heavy Heaven for Robby Ameriglow Independent Release, 2015 “I just miss my best friend” sings Jacob Darden on “Dreams pt 1.” Darden sounds like he just woke up or as if he’s been awake for 36 straight hours, one or the other, but a more disheveled vocal you couldn’t get from Neal Young. And… [Continue Reading]

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They’re Not Joking: A Tribute To Dead Serios Various Artists Ghoul Tone records, 2015 Reviewed by Bart Savagewood Maybe you’re not from here. So your lack of understanding is understandable. Dead Serios are currently back together after a many year hiatus, and better than ever. So what could be more fitting for the 30 year… [Continue Reading]

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Dead Serios Tribute CD Release Party THE WAIT IS OVER: The (very) long-awaited DEAD SERIOS, tribute album finally is finished! Entitled, “They’re Not Joking,” the ten-song album will be released officially at our May 24th Boondocks concert in Melbourne, FL. TRACK LISTING: 01. “Butterbean Queen” -Skurvy the Clown 02. “People Need Ozzy” – Fretless Rock 03. “Harbor… [Continue Reading]

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Natural Child W/ Faux Ferocious, Golden Pelicans, & Foul Shot May 12 @ Will’s Pub, Orlando, Florida Nashville, Tennessee’s Natural Child are the best mix of long haul truckin’ tunes your going to get in one sitting, ever. No, really. Don’t yell back at the screen while I’m still typing this. There’s shades of ’74… [Continue Reading]

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Where There’s Smoke, there’s Smoke Fairies . . . by M. Alberto Rivera From Sussex, England, emerge the Smoke Fairies, a musical duo, who deliver their own blend of folky-blues with some of the most arrestingly beautiful, and startling, haunted vocals heard in recent memory. Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies have known each other since… [Continue Reading]

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Drivin ‘ n’ Cryin’ Pull into Orlando                   Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ w/Giddy Up Go May 7, The Abbey, Orlando, FL There have been many who’ve made the comparison that Kevin Kinney is a poor man’s Bob Dylan. I’d argue Dylan is a lazy man’s Kevin Kinney. Dylan… [Continue Reading]

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Genki Genki Panic Ghoulie High Harmony Independent Release, 2015 Anyone who knows me, knows I enjoy the aesthetics of Halloween way more than Christmas, which is why there’s usually some ghoulish decoration still lingering around the home come January. I no longer pretend it’s laziness. I’ll just admit my weakness for most things creepy. So… [Continue Reading]

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KLONE’s Haunting New Post-Rock Album “Here Comes The Sun” is Out Now   Watch the Lyric Video for “Gone Up In Flames” Today via HeavyBlogisHeavy.com   ORDER “Here Comes The Sun” Here: http://klonosphere.com/klone/shop/ French post-rock/metal minstrels KLONE just released their new album, Here Comes The Sun, this past Monday via Klonosphere/Pelagic Records. Today, in celebration… [Continue Reading]

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Bad Luck Baby Put The Jinx on Me No Tomorrow Boys Hound Gawd Records, 2014 This is an overlooked gem from my seriously cluttered In-box. But we here at Indie Music-dot-C-O, are a one man outfit mostly, so WE are seriously undermanned most days. This said, I freakin’ love this disc. Oily, greasy, slippery, and… [Continue Reading]

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The Fleshtones w/The Woolly Bushmen, and The Empyres May 3, @ Will’s Pub, Orlando, Florida  Look here, Pilgrim, I wasn’t real clear on what I was seeing at first either. And I can’t  blame you for being skeptical. But this here was what you can rightly call one of  them seismic EE-vents. No foolin’. Will’s… [Continue Reading]

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Catholic Radio The Last Summer, Vol. 1 Independent Release, 2015 There’s restlessness to this collection of Catholic Radio songs which you may not hear on first listening. The songs forgo big repetitive riffing for introspective and immersive experiences at their center. Sure, you can’t escape echoes of Neil Young as a starting point, but from… [Continue Reading]

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“Honky Tonk Metal” Band SCATTERED HAMLET Announce Upcoming U.S. Tour  Announcing New Partnership with COLDCOCK WHISKEY  In the Studio Now Recording the Follow Up to Skeleton Dixie     SCATTERED HAMLET is what would happen, “If science mutated the genes of AC/DC, Motorhead, Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Steven Jones all into one new being,… [Continue Reading]

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When I First Became Kind of Blue by M. Alberto Rivera Just after Christmas 2000, armed with a gift card for a big box electronic store, I paced the limited selection of CDs and DVDs desperately trying to find something I might enjoy. I was mostly listening to jazz, as I was bored to tears… [Continue Reading]

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Royal Holland Volume Two: Flamingos Independent Release, 2015 Cincinnaties, Ohio, gives us Royal Holland, which sounds like a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean, but isn't. No, he's a singer/songwriter and this five song EP is smart and chock full of sparkling folk melodies which suddenly burst into flat out rockers. “The Grave opens up this collection and at first, everyone playing sounds timid to be there. But with the second verse, Holland and the band take ownership of the song and the moment. After a light and airy beginning, “Flamingo” catches fire toward the end, with a spirited and combustible lead. “Polaroid Blues” is a rollicking number sweetened by vocals extolling “She … [Read More...]

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Ben Meyer Band US 41 Independent Release, 2015 Ben Meyer has chosen now to reveal a entirely different musical side of himself via his self named band. Better known for his time in louder, more aggressive bands, this latest release, US 41, displays some of the same wit, but here is the perfect band for a roadhouse packed to the rafters with bikers, and hell raisers of every stripe. If you have … [Read More...]

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Into the Night London Has Fallen Independent Ear, 2015 Electronic pop with rock leanings and hints of strings here and there make for a strong four song EP. This is, of course, London Has Fallen, … [Read More...]

Lazy J

Lazy J And the Dirty Shuffle Independent Release, 2015 There's four songs here, but when it gets to the end, you'll wish there was more. These four numbers are substantial and fleshy. The lead … [Read More...]

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Reviews

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Shane Martin – Til the Wheels Fall Off

Til the Wheels Fall Off Shane Martin Moody Waters Records, 2015 Minneapolis singer-songwriter Shane Martin is a good natured and affable a story … [Read More...]

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London Has Fallen Releases Debut EP

Into the Night London Has Fallen Independent Ear, 2015 Electronic pop with rock leanings and hints of strings here and there make for a strong four … [Read More...]

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Royal Holland Writes Perfect Songs

Royal Holland Volume Two: Flamingos Independent Release, 2015 Cincinnaties, Ohio, gives us Royal Holland, which sounds like a cruise ship bound for … [Read More...]

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The Ben Meyer Band Gets Back to Basics

Ben Meyer Band US 41 Independent Release, 2015 Ben Meyer has chosen now to reveal a entirely different musical side of himself via his self named … [Read More...]

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The Woolly Bushmen Do What They Do Better’n You

Sky-Bosses The Woolly Bushmen Chesterwick Records, 2015 There's a cheeky playfulness running through the pulse of The Woolly Bushmen. Starting with … [Read More...]

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No Fraud Come Back From the 80’s to kick Your ASS

Revolt! – 1984 Demos No Fraud Six Weeks Records, 2015 “We play both types of music; punk and hardcore.” One of my favorite lines ever uttered on … [Read More...]

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Lazy J And the Dirty Shuffle Play the Blues for You

Lazy J And the Dirty Shuffle Independent Release, 2015 There's four songs here, but when it gets to the end, you'll wish there was more. These four … [Read More...]

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A Heavy Heaven for Robby

A Heavy Heaven for Robby Ameriglow Independent Release, 2015 “I just miss my best friend” sings Jacob Darden on “Dreams pt 1.” Darden sounds like … [Read More...]

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They’re Not Joking: A Tribute To Dead Serios

They're Not Joking: A Tribute To Dead Serios Various Artists Ghoul Tone records, 2015 Reviewed by Bart Savagewood Maybe you're not from here. So … [Read More...]

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Natural Child Own the Night

Natural Child W/ Faux Ferocious, Golden Pelicans, & Foul Shot May 12 @ Will's Pub, Orlando, Florida Nashville, Tennessee’s Natural Child are … [Read More...]

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Press Releases

We've been laying low for a few weeks, Gusterrhoids, enjoying some time off the road, barely updating our social media, shooting a video in raincoats, and sitting quietly under the cork tree. But now, … [Read More...]

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The Odd Box Update We've just put up a whole load of new pre-orders up on out bandcamp site (Two White Cranes, Flemmings, Fredd Velvet, The Ethical Debating Society & Frozy) We have taken … [Read More...]

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  ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE Celebrates 30 Years with a special exhibit at THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM #AP30      DON’T MISS THE SECOND ANNUAL JOURNEYS … [Read More...]

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Fleshing it Out With Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones

Fleshing it Out With Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones interview w/ M. Alberto Rivera   The Fleshtones have been bringing their brand of Super Rock to … [Read More...]

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A Quick Word With Roddy Radiation

A Quick Word With Roddy Radiation Roddy Radiation, founding member and lead guitarist of the legendary British 2 tone ska band The Specials, is … [Read More...]

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Funeral Kab Quit Yelling Long Enough to Answer These Questions

Funeral Kab are Noisey, angry, from Texas and one of them agreed to speak with us about all the usual nonsense we always ask. Much like pornography, … [Read More...]

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Random Dander SPEAK UP!

Random Dander are a psychedelic six piece with funky rhythms and attitude. From Mission BC, Canada, this band is energized, adrenalized and … [Read More...]

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The Yeti Trio: These Monsters Speak For Themselves

Interview with The Yeti Trio: These Monsters Speak Interview w/M. Alberto Rivera  The Yeti Trio is self described as “frightening fusion improv” … [Read More...]

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Catching Up with Little Lonely

Little Lonely makes Time for Company A Chat with Little Lonely’s Julie Cain interview with M. Alberto Rivera Julie Cain is the singer/songwriter … [Read More...]

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Press Play:Interview With an Iraq War Veteran

Just Press Play An Interview With an Iraq War Vet Turned Rapper This Veteran’s Day, I decided to spotlight an artist who is also a Veteran, and has … [Read More...]

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Adam Zwig Explores the Unknown

Travel to the Unknown: Interview with Adam Zwig Adam Zwig performs breezy indie-folk which will make you feel familiar and at ease. These are stark … [Read More...]

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The Real Steel of Judas Priestess

The Real Steel of Judas Priestess Judas Priestess is an all female tribute band to Birmingham, England’s own Metal Gods, Judas Priest. Based out of … [Read More...]

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Catching Up with Dance Hall Pimps

Catching Up with Dance Hall Pimps Formed in the darkly, twisted primodial ooze better known as the Los Angeles underground cabaret scene in Two … [Read More...]

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