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SXSW 2018 Memories – Flint Eastwood

SXSW 2018 Memories – Flint Eastwood

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Flint Eastwood. Jax Anderson, who is the mastermind behind Flint Eastwood, is […]

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Anna Burch – ‘Quit the Curse’ (album review)

Anna Burch – ‘Quit the Curse’ (album review)

Quit the Curse by Anna Burch When you first don’t succeed, try and try again. Maybe for Anna Burch, the launch of her solo career will result in the success that evaded her previous projects Frontier Ruckus and Failed Flowers. Her debut album, Quit the Curse, is a huge step in the direction of seeing her name atop marquees across […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Mike Melinoe

SXSW 2017 Memories – Mike Melinoe

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Mike Melinoe. Experimental psychedelic rap with […]

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Stef Chura – “Messes”

Stef Chura – “Messes”

When we listed Stef Chura an Artist to Watch in 2017, it was a recognition that the 28-year old was doing something others were not – she was reviving both the “girly sound” of alternative rock that Liz Phair ushered in well before Chura was conceived and the emphatic pop-rock of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Like Phair, Chura […]

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Turn to Crime – “Actions”

Turn to Crime – “Actions”

We all know the old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”. That adage aptly applies to Turn to Crime. From the name to their image to their place of residence, Detroit, the immediate assumption is that they’re a rock band, possibly in the mold of Kid Rock or maybe blues-rock band a la Jack White. However, they’re not […]

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Holly Miranda – “Mark My Words”

Holly Miranda – “Mark My Words”

Detroit singer-songwriter Holly Miranda will be releasing a self-titled LP, Holly Miranda on May 19.  This week, she’s sharing “Mark My Words”, the first track off of her LP. It’s an awesome way to kick off a record. It starts off as minimal as it can, with Miranda and her guitar, being joined in by some harmonies saxophone, then drums.  […]

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Turn to Crime – “Prince of Slackers”

Turn to Crime – “Prince of Slackers”

“Prince of Slackers” is the lead single from Turn to Crime‘s debut full-length album, Actions, which will be released on April 28 via Mogg & Bopp Records. The track resonates with the cool indie rock of Dinosaur, Jr. It’s a lo-fi, down-tempo, groovy track. Check. It. Out! This awesome tune, along with several others, is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

Peter D. Harper is an Australian-American singer-songwriter who specializes in blues and roots music. Actually, Peter was born in England before moving to Australia as a young child and now he calls Detroit home. Together with his band Midwest Kind, Harper makes foot-stomping, hand-clapping music. Harper, by the way, doesn’t just sing, but he’s an accomplished didgeridoo and harmonica player. […]

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