I Know I'm Not Alone - A Film by Michael Franti

Here is a documentary film by the indie musician and peace/social activist Michael Franti.

The film documents his travels and interactions with people in Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

I Know I'm Not Alone - A Film by Michael Franti

Connect direct with Michael Franti at MichaelFranti.Com


This Wicked Tongue

This Wicked Tongue and their track entitled Creature. It will take a minute to get through their long introduction, but it's worth the wait. The band rocks! GC

Connect direct with This Wicked Tongue at: ThisWickedTongue.com

Gimme Shelter | Playing For Change

A Message from our friends at Playing For Change:

Hello Everyone, we are proud to release the newest song around the world from our upcoming PFC 2 album CD/DVD release!! "Gimme Shelter" is a track we have wanted to record for years and we can finally share it with all of you. This song expresses the urgency we all face to unite together as a planet and offers us wisdom with the words, "War, children, it's just a shot away... Love, sister, it's just a kiss away". It really is that simple. We dedicate this song to all the lost, homeless and forgotten people in this world. It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.

Trixie Whitley - I'd rather go blind

Came across this very soulful artist and songwriter who is part of Black Dub with the great Daniel Lanois and friends. Have hard all sorts of recordings of this song, solo and with a band, and love them all. On her own, Whitley has that "it" thing :) GC

Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com

Gaea - Live from the Venice Beach Boardwalk

TheIndies.Com presents Gaea - Rock & Roll Cello
Gaea delivers Rock & Roll Cello with Attitude :
Was stoked to find and film this gritty street duo one of the first times they ever passed through Venice Beach. Named Gaea, they always make quite an impression to the many who stop whenever they return to busk on the Venice Boardwalk. I have witnessed true passion emanating from both artists, raw and real. A unlikely great team... with a Rock & Roll attitude! GC

Connect direct with Gaea at GaeaSoul.Com


This group SHEL is from Fort Collins, Colorado made up of sisters named Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. Each of them, in their own right, are the real deal songwriters, musicians, vocalists and film makers. Organic and is the best way to describe what they are from a musical production perspective.

SHEL - The Latest and Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band

Connect direct with SHEL at SHELmusic.Com

Sharon Van Etten

Can't shake my for love this song and video from Sharon Van Etten's first album. The video was directed by Michael Palmieri. Enjoy! GC

Sharon Van Etten - For You

Connect direct with Sharon Van Etten at SharonVanEtten.com


Engine-EarZ Experiment

One of the ultimate indie bass induced, trip hop, DJ projects of the century is known as Engine EarZ Experiment. Enjoy! GC

OMG - The Streets - Engine-EarZ Experiment Remix

Get the free download of the above track at http://soundcloud.com/engineearz/omg-the-streets-engine-earz

Hear more tracks and download the entire album, FREE, at: http://soundcloud.com/engineearz/sets/freedownloads

Connect direct to Engine-EarZ at Engine-EarZ.co.uk

The One AM Radio

The vocalist of The One AM Radio, Fontaine, blames Los Angeles for her terrible memory.

The band shot the the video, themselves, in the neighborhoods that encompass their lives in California's Los Feliz, Downtown, Silver Lake, Alhambra, Westwood and Venice.

The One AM Radio - In A City Without Seasons

Connect direct with The One AM Radio at http://TheOneAMRadio.Com

Hear other fantastic Dangerbird Records artists and bands at http://www.dangerbirdrecords.com/artists

Kim Churchill - Music Video for his song Tides

Kim Churchill, The Indies, TheIndies.Com

Kim Churchill is a independent singer, songwriter and touring artist from Australia. He likes to surf as much as possible and seeks out opportunities to play shows in coastal enclaves where the waves are pumping.

I met up with him when he played the Santa Monica Pier in the early summer of 2011. First wrote about Kim on the Music Television blog after seeing thge live performance video featured below. The video was filmed in Australia on a near freezing winter night. He said his fingers were freezing and he made the makeshift gloves he was wearing just before he stepped outside to record. The song title is Tides.

Kim Churchill - Tides

After hearing his story and meeting him, I came to the conclusion that he personifies the true indie spirit. He's a free thinker and very mobile man of the world. I have a funny feeling he will have a long life filled with travel and has many more great songs that he will use to pay the way. GC

Connect direct with Kim Churchill at KimChurchill.Com

Kim Churchill, The Indies, TheIndies.Com
Photo of Kim Churchill - Credit: KimChurchill.Com Unknown Photographer


New Website Format - Updates Coming - Who is Nneka?

Hi Friends of The Indies!

In the last few days we've switched platforms from a GoDaddy hosted site to this new blog style format. Hope you enjoy the rollout as it occurs.

Please follow this blog and check back often, for there are sure to be some fantastic indie music, art, film & TV and indie news picks from everywhere around the world posted here.

To kick off the celebration, please enjoy this fine artist, whose video is posted below, known as Nneka. GC

The Indies presents Nneka
Photo of global record artist Nneka - Shot by Gregory J. Chamberlain
Nneka might very well be the living modern day Bob Marley. Her music is having a hard time gaining traction in the U.S., where Sony Music has somehow withheld the release of her most recent album which was due out in late September 2011. Although Nneka is signed to a major, she most definitely personifies the indie spirit. She speaks truth to power and truth to her people. She stumps for her native Nigeria, where she is from Lagos in Niger Delta region, a place where global oil conglomerates have raped the country and it's inhabitants. She sings of corporate and political greed at the expense of the common man. She does not name names, but the gist is always well placed. Enjoy!

Nneka - Africans

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, Instagram.com/nnekaworld and on Twitter.Com/NnekaWorld