Nneka & Chiliscote

Nneka is one of the most badass artists of substance on the global circuit who sings and stumps about topics of substance. And not only topics associated with the plight of her own native home of Lagos, Nigeria. She gets the big picture, the global interconnectedness of it all. A modern day female Bob Marley, Nneka is a true indie spirit with that "it" thing who has collaborated with a great many established artists such as Ziggy and Damian Marley as well as many presently more obscure artists such as the rapper known as Chiliscote of Germany in the videos below. Think, Love, Groove! GC

Nneka & Babatunde & Chiliscote - "La historia es nuestra"


Nneka & Chiliscote - "Cast the Devil"


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

Who is Esperanza Spalding?

She is not new. She has worked many years in full groove mode. But for those who have missed out on Esperanza Spalding so far, now is the time. Esperanza Spalding has delivered a fresh approach to real jazz, not smooth jazz, but the real thing! And she can and does break style and genre boundaries as if they do not exist.

As a bassist myself, I dig anyone who can sing and play bass simultaneously. But Esperanza is no ordinary singer or bassist. She takes it all to new levels. She is remarkable beyond any word. She is kind and genuine, which makes her all the more desirable to listen to. GC

This particular episode of Austin City Limits featuring Esperanza Spalding is a great show to watch, for this is Esperanza captured beautifully, playing live and showing what she can really do and who she really is.



Connect direct with Esperanza Spalding at EsperanzaSpalding.Com

Connect direct with Austin City Limits at AustinCityLimits.com

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Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams

Saw Trixie Whitley at The Satellite in Silverlake California on December 1, 2012. The show was amazing. She's a great minimalist who avoided pomp & circumstance, opting for authenticism that runs deep in her cells. Trixie delivered up music with her sensitive grace and style, with soul so deep.

She thanked the audience several times and meant it, for one could hear a pin drop as the venue fell silent between songs. Quite rare in LA, as all eyes were on Trixie and her every move and word. Near the end, Daniel Lanois stepped in to play along.  It was one of the most memorable intimate shows of 2012.

This song below by Trixie is so excellent, it stayed on repeat for too many plays to count. It seems to have some ethereal commentary attached when heard with the video by Anton Coene, which is a nice work of photographic art that seems to touch on the obscure and controversial subject of "chemtrails". Most importantly, Trixie's got soul so deep. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams


Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com

Gregory J. Chamberlain, The Indies, Trixie Whitley
Photo of Trixie Whitley by Gregory J. Chamberlain


Trixie Whitley, Gregory J. Chamberlain, The Indies
Trixie Whitley Photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain

TheIndies.Com, The Indies, Trixie Whitley, Daniel Lanois, Gregory J. Chamberlain
Photo of Trixie Whitley and Daniel Lanois by Gregory J. Chamberlain


Filmmaker Sarah Holbrook - The Civil Wars - 20 Years

Sarah Holbrook comes from a family of talented artists. Her father was a working musician when she was a single digit. She and her three sisters tagged along to gigs and eventually become working musicians themselves and have their all sister band named SHEL made up of Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza.

SHEL, Sarah, Hannah, Eva, Liza
SHEL Is (left to right) Liza (Percussion + Vox) Sarah (Violin + Vox) Eva (Mandolin + Vox) Hannah (Keys + Vox)
Sarah also is an accomplished director. She went to school for videographer before she dropped out of school to be in SHEL full time, but that has not stopped her passion for being a director of photography. She just finished this video submission for a group known as The Civil Wars, which invited all film makers to make their own video to their song. Her sister Hannah, the pianist in SHEL, is featured in this video.

Director - Sarah Holbrook
Band - The Civil Wars
Song: 20 Years

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the video is presently unavailable. We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue.


Connect direct with the Civil Wars at TheCivilWars.Com

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is pure and simply wonderful on every level :) GC

Lianne La Havas - Full Concert Performance for BBC 6 - 10th Anniversary


Set List
No Room For Doubt - 00:00
Au Cinema - 04:05
Forget - 08:40
Tease me - 12:55
Age - 16:43
Don't Wake Me Up - 19:56
Lost + Found - 24:58
Gone - 30:13

Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com

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Congratulations Susan Calloway

Susan Calloway is one of those artists with that "it" thing just sitting on the piano stool with no pomp or circumstance.

She just played the London, England concert venue, Royal Alpert Hall tonight, on Friday November 2, 2012. Congratulations Susan! GC



Connect direct with Susan Calloway at SusanCalloway.Com

Nneka is playing at Hotel Cafe - November 3, 2012

One of the greatest indie minded artists on the planet, Nneka, will play what should be a very intimate show at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, California on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Hope to see everyone there! GC

THE SHOW HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!

Click here to get your tickets (ONLY $12.50) before they are all gone :)

Nneka during soundcheck in Hollywood - Photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Nneka - Africans



Nneka - Shining Star



Nneka - The Uncomfortable Truth


Photo of Nneka at Amoeba Records Performance - Shot by Gregory J. Chamberlain
Nneka - Do you love me now (live session @ streets of Paris)



Nneka - Heartbeat (Live)


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

Nneka to perform Hotel Cafe, Hollywood - November 3, 2012

Americans - a Public Service Film by Kid Rock & Sean Penn

Well Done! In this time of friends getting angry with one another over political ideology, this film is good timing. Kudos! GC

Text from the filmakers"
"Americans" is a short, public service film starring Sean Penn and Kid Rock, directed by Jameson Stafford. The goal of the film is to tear down the one-dimensional political stereotypes portrayed by the media by confronting them head on. It reminds us that what really matters is that we're all Americans, with diverse thoughts, opinions and stances on issues. We are millions of unique, individual parts, the sum of which comprise a whole that is the shining beacon of freedom throughout the world.

The film reminds us to be proud of our differences, and to never forget that we're all in this together as Americans.



Connect direct with Kid Rock at KidRock.Com

Annmarie Cullen - My Special Love

Words cannot really express how special this artist is. So, will limit it to one word: Authentic. Peace Love Groove, GC





Connect direct with Annmarie Cullen at AnnmarieCullen.Com or at the website for a fantastic band she fronts with Cynthia Catania at SaucyMonky.Com

Trixie Whitley - I'd Rather Go Blind

The Indies LOVES Trixie Whitney. If you've not ever heard her, please enjoy this really sweet live recording. GC

Trixie Whitley - I'd Rather Go Blind


Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com

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SHEL - Stained (Live TV Performance)

SHEL is a band of four sisters and the acronym for their names: Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza.  They are wonderfully organic musicians and vocalists with a special purity that is authentic with skills well honed.  Each of them on their own are creative powerhouses in their own right. GC



Connect direct with SHEL at ShelMusic.com

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More from The Dø - Filmed Live in Studio

Posted the tasty song from the France based duo known as The Dø two posts below this one. That was their official video to their studio recording of The Wicked & The Blind. Now here is a live version of that same song that is recorded quite well, with the video production being top notch. It's one of those great live videos that trumps even a great studio recording. The sound is ethereal, exciting and unique all at the same time. The Dø has that "it" thing performing live :) One of the great indies of today. Connect direct with The Dø at TheDoMusic.Com

Lance Lopez - A Real Badass Independent Rocker

One of the baddest of the badasses of hard edged Stevie Ray Vaughn/ZZ Top/Hendrix inspired guitarists, Lopez just put of this recent track below

Lance Lopez - Tell The Truth


Below is a mixture of Lopez' earlier work.

The first recording below features: Lance Lopez - Guitars/Vox, John Garvin - Drums, Daniel Williams - Bass. Recorded at the Dallas Sound Lab in August 2003
Engineered by Don Moore - Produced by Lance Lopez and Eric Gales
Lance Lopez - Didja (Studio Version)


Lance Lopez - My Good Thang (live at WDR Rockpalast)


Lance Lopez - Every Dog Has It's Day


Lance Lopez - Skank (Studio Recording)

Above recording features Lance Lopez - Guitars***Jamil Byrom - Drums***Wes Stevenson - Bass. Produced by Lance Lopez ***Engineered by Don Moore. Recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories - Dallas,Tx additional overdubs and Mixing at Soundcrafter Ranch - Wylie,Tx. August-October 2005

LANCE LOPEZ - SALVATION FROM SUNDOWN

Written by LANCE LOPEZ Produced By JIM GAINES - Recorded at LUMINOUS SOUND - DALLAS,TEXAS and ARDENT STUDIOS - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Engineers: CHRIS BELL, ADAM HILL & JIM GAINES
Mixed by PETE MATTHEWS & JIM GAINES - Mastered by BRAD BLACKWELL - Euphonics Masters, Memphis
L L - GUITARS/VOX TONY VALDEZ - BASS CODY NORMAN - DRUMS

Lance Lopez - El Paso Sugar (live at WDR Rockpalast)


Connect Direct with Lance Lopez at https://www.facebook.com/LanceLopezBand


Never get tired of Avery*Sunshine

A classic video clip of Avery*Sunshine when she was working out her song titled I've Got Sunshine before it was recorded in the studio and eventually gained some attention. Was recently at a international 5 star hotel that has her playing on their loop and was pleasantly surprised to hear the studio version of this song on the FM radio long after it was released. A artist and a song with legs, as they say. Staying power!

This is a simple one or two mic recording in a rehearsal room with her background singers as they were figuring out the flow and tightening up the song before hitting the studio to lay it down for real. But this IS real too. Shot on a camcorder, it captures true true essence of Ms. Sunshine: Her songwriting process, her soul and her true indie spirit. Ahhhmazing stuff! GC



Connect direct with Avery Sunshine at AverySunshine

Gaby Moreno to perform at Largo in Los Angeles - Tuesday September 4, 2012

Super Indie, Gaby Moreno, is playing Cafe Largo in Los Angeles on Tuesday September 4, 2012. The show is to celebrate her latest record titled Postales. Although Postales is a record made entirely en Espanol, Gaby will perform a variety of English and Spanish songs at Largo.

Buy Your Ticket Here: http://largo.laughstub.com/show.cfm?id=180526



Fatoumata Diawara

Heard about this through the great fabulous Nneka :)

The song is titled Sowa by the artist Fatoumata Diawara. In love with this song and have played it everyday lately. Enjoy! GC

Upcoming Indie Film: Craigslist Joe

This trailer for the upcoming indie film, Craigslist Joe, grabbed my attention this morning. The film which is set for release August 2, 2012, is clever, interesting and funny enough to get me out to the movie theatre.

Film Trailer for Craigslist Joe

Cree Summer

One of those great timeless songs that never really got heard, yet, by one of those extraordinary talents who is still a little bit too obscure. Cree Summer is badass. This video is more than a video.... it's work of art. Enjoy! GC

Cree Summer - Savior Self


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Radio Radio - Guess What?

The Indies presents the music of Radio Radio

They sing and rap in French and English. At first I assumed that this act off the Bonsound imprint called Radio Radio was out of Europe, but it turns out they are Canadian.

The beat at the beginning of this first track, below, bored me from the get go and I just about clicked to another song. But then the lyrics start: "She makes more money than me, she drives a better car than me... I eye ... just wanna cry eye". This song made me laugh many times and served as long overdue morning laugh therapy. As I heard more of this unique and interesting project, the music really grew on me. And so did the seriously excellent film making. Enjoy. GC

Radio Radio - Guess What?


The above video, Guess What?, was directed by the talented director of photography, Jonathan Bensimon. It was produced by Cherie Sinclair/Sarah Siddons/The Field. The colorist/SR. Flame was Daniel J. Kelly and JR. Flame was Nicolas Pellicelli. The Editor was Geoff Ashenhurst. Post Production by Motor/Flame Artist with Post Producer Catherine St-Hilaire.

This next track is strange... Feels like some sort of suspended reality, like being put to sleep on drugs in the hospital. The video is strange... Strange is good. I like it.

Radio Radio: Galope


The above video, Galope, was directed by Arnaud Brisebois. The Producer was Josh Usheroff of Black Box Productions Ltd. The Cinematographer was Jonathan Decoste. 1st Assistant director was Aurélie Bernos. Art director was Gregory Nowak. The stylist was Sydney Krause. Make up was Amélie Bruneau Longpré. The hair stylist was Martin Alarie. The editor was Elisabeth Olga Tremblay. Post-production by Mokko Studio. The colorist was Thomas Halle. Great work to all!

Here is another track that made me realize that Radio Radio takes their music videos seriously through excellent cinematography.

Radio Radio - Dekshoo (Penny Loafer)


Dekshoo was Directed by Jérémie Saindon, produced by Sach Baylin-Stern, Antler Films, Dir of Photography (DP) Christophe Colette, Dir of Prod. Josh Usheroff, Fashion Dang Trinh, Editor Sébastien Delporte, Make up: Jennifer Dionne
Post Production: Vision Globale

This next video is far out and the track itself is great, even though I have no idea what they are saying in French, yet. I'm digging the groove and the flow of the rap.

Radio Radio - Cargué dans ma chaise


The above video was directed by Gabriel Allard Gagnon and the director of photography was Iouri Philippe Paillé. The artistic director was Stéphanie L'Allier. Editing and post production by David Valiquette with graphic design by Noémie Darveau Gabriel Allard. Mettant en vedette le shaman Tiburcio Kan May. Production by Ménaïc Raoul. Executive producer was David Valiquette and director of production was Dominique Duneton of Yucatan Productions.

Connect direct with Radio Radio at LaRadioRadio.Com

The photo by Mamoru Kobayakawa atop the page is Radio Radio on the cover of Voir journal.

The Mowgli's

When thinking of San Francisco, some think of Bill Graham days, or modern day things like the band Train which emerged from there. Now there is The Mowgli's with their song titled San Francisco. Thanks to Ryan for the tip.... can't remember Ryan's last name... darned beerzheimers.



Connect direct with The Mowgli's at themowglis.bandcamp.com

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Bigott

The artist out of Spain known as Bigott might know how to push some people's buttons with song titles like "God Is Gay" and songs like Cannibal Dinner, espcially after the lunatic man ate off the face of the homeless man in Miami, Florida.

Bigott - God is Gay


Bigott - Cannibal Dinner


Connect direct with Bigott at bigott.es

Democracy Now! - The Ultimate Indie

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

As I listen to Democracy Now! I am always amazed by their real organic depth. Run out of a old historic firehouse in New York City, this hard hitting real news show connects with sources and voices on the ground, around the world including some of the hottest burning war zones in the world. And, on the streets of their own neighborhood, they devoted much time today to the problem of stop & frisk stops in New York. Even if you don't live in New York, one realizes that America is a place where racial profiling not only exists, but is the norm where the Mayor thinks it's something to be proud of. Are we really free under these conditions? Should we, the people, tolerate such a police state? Democracy Now! thinks not and it fights the fight through exposing voices of reason and action.

They spent a big part of today covering the so called "War on Drugs" with a long speech by a activist that broke down the realities of what the "war on drugs" really is and how it's tied to mass incarceration and the prison business, which became a growth industry.

If you believe in real freedom, true peace, equality and justice for the downtrodden, you'll love watching or listening to Democracy Now!

In my particular case, I admire and cherish Democracy Now! for it's pro peace, anti-police state stance. Sure, they lean in a certain direction when they dig for sources, the opposite direction of the mainstream media, but they dig for the truth and I consider them to be trustworthy on these issues.

On certain issues, such as immigration, Democracy Now! stands solid with those who are considered "illegal" by many. And so I may not lean with the way Democracy Now! leans on issues such as illegal immigration, however, they share voices of real people who are victims. And, when I consider how flawed U.S. Government policy is in terms of actually protecting our boarders, vs. policing boarders of countries in far away lands, instead of focusing on our's here at home, I must say, hearing the other side that Democracy Now! has become a valuable tool in evaluating the side of the news that is rarely, if ever reported.

Democracy Now! airs Monday - Friday at 9AM Eastern Time/6AM Pacific Time and is posted online shortly afterward and all shows are archived and easy to view, going back years. To find a TV or radio station that airs Democracy Now! or to view the daily one hour stream and archives, visit DemocracyNow.Org

Some more from Ruby Jane

Some more from the young authentic Americana artist with that "it" thing.

Ruby Jane - This Song


Ruby Jane - Summertime


Connect direct with Ruby Jane at facebook.com/rubyjanemusic

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Princess Chelsea - The Cigarette Duet

Came across the song below by a artist known as Princess Chelsea, signed to a true indie label out of New Zealand known as Lil' Chief Records. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC



300 Vinyl copies of the above track have been made available..

Connect direct with Princess Chelsea at Facebook.com/WonderfulPrincessChelsea

Chelsea posted to FB a cool video of one of her label mates at Lil' Chief Records.

The Eversons - Could It Ever Get Better?


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Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?

Had "Avi Buffalo" written on the back of a receipt from my favorite beer pub. Didn't know what Avi Buffalo was. Don't remember why I wrote it down or who told me to do it. It's my handwriting.... I call this affliction Beerzheimer's. - Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC



Connect direct with Avi Buffalo at AviBuffaloMusic.Com

Art Brut

Formed A Band! We Formed A Band!

'We're going to be the band that writes the song that makes Israel and Palestine get along'



Connect direct with Art Brut at artbrut.org.uk

Unbuttoned

Got a note from someone about a project named Unbuttoned. Listened to the tracks on Bandcamp. Wasn't too inspired for some reason, but clicked to their YouTube channel and cranked this song up. Had heard it on bandcamp, but something about hearing it again landed the song here. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Ruler Of The Sun


Connect direct with Unbuttoned at unbuttonedmusic.com

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La Yegros

via Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Yegros is making a name for herself around the globe. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Introducing La Yegros


La Yegros - Trocitos de Madera (El Remolon remix)


Connect direct with La Yegros at LaYegros.Com

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Ruby Jane

Have been following this very young Americana songwriter, performer and recording artist named Ruby Jane. She has some sort of magic... that "it" thing, even with just herself and her guitar. Like I've written before, she has a sound similar to CocoRosie, but Ruby Jane isn't attempting to emulate anyone. She's an original. Authenticity like this is hard to come by.

This upcoming Saturday, May 12, 2012, Ruby Jane is opening for Sheryl Crow at the Paramount Theater in Austin Texas for the Paramount Theatre's 96th & Stateside's 76th Anniversary Gala. It's sure to be a great sold out show.

Below is a recording as Ruby Jane is working out a song in preparation to make a music video for the song titled Wake Up for her most recent record. It's kind of a work in progress, if I am not mistaken. And, I like it. Hope you do too.
Peace Love Groove, GC

Ruby Jane - Wake Up


Connect direct with Ruby Jane at facebook.com/rubyjaneshow

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Laurie Anderson - O Superman (As displayed in the MOMA, New York)

O Superman (For Massenet) is a 1981 song by experimental performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson which appeared on her album titled Big Science. Part of the larger work United States, "O Superman," a half-sung, half-spoken, almost minimalist piece unexpectedly rose to #2 on the UK Singles Charts in 1981/1982. Prior to the success of this song, Anderson was little known outside the art world.

Laurie Anderson - O Superman


Connect direct with Laurie Anderson at LaurieAnderson.com

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GABY MORENO - Quizás, Quizás, Quizás

One of the greatest international indie artists out there, here is Gaby Moreno and a live performance of Quizás, Quizás, Quizás. Enjoy! GC

Gaby Moreno - Quizás, Quizás, Quizás


Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com

***Gaby Moreno update: Since this post was originally posted in May of 2012, Gaby has transcended beyond "indie" status when she was signed to Metamorfosis‎ Records in March of 2012. In November, 2013, Gaby won the Latin Grammy in the category for Best New Artist, something The Indies & Family had proclaimed several times prior to that as far back as 2006 :)

See the video to a song from Gaby's latest 2014 Christmas Album:
http://www.musictelevision.com/2014/12/gaby-moreno-christmas-album.html

Enjoy these additional Gaby Moreno performances, filmed live with excellence:

Gaby Moreno performing live in Paris
http://www.musicload.com/2012/02/gaby-moreno-one-of-greatest-indies-in.html

Gaby Moreno performs on Treble Clef Live :)
http://www.theindies.com/2012/01/gaby-moreno-on-treble-clef-live.html

Gaby Moreno plays songs from her Illustrated Songs album, live.
http://blog.musictelevision.com/2011/08/gaby-moreno-stripped-bare-and-raw-three.html

Coco Sumner - Bohemian Love

(UPDATE November 2014 - Since this article first appeared in April 2012, the artist featured below is now known as Eliot Sumner)

TheIndies.Com presents Eliot Sumner

Here is a tasty acoustic performance by Coco Sumner (I Blame Coco) of the song Bohemian Love. Enjoy! - GC

Coco Sumner - Bohemian Love


I Blame Coco - In Spirit Golden


I Blame Coco - Caesar (featuring Robyn)


And, here is a song that might remind Police fans of her father, Sting.

I Blame Coco - Selfmachine


Connect direct with Eliot Sumner at eliotsumner.com

Arias, Arno Cost & Michael Feiner - The Days to Come

Great track and fantastic video out of France :) One comment from a viewer on YouTube said: "I want my future son to be this badass." True that. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC



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Ransley

Ransley - Losing Loadum


Ransley - Nurtured Nature


Ransley - Daredevil Heroine


Ransley - Second Generation


Ransley - The Marquis's Face


Ransley - Broad Street


Ransley - Flick Switch


Ransley - Memorandum


Ransley - Sep Seve


Ransley - Collapse


Ransley- In Orbit

Björk - As indie as it gets!

No matter which major has the privilege of exploiting her success, Björk is as unique and indie as it gets! Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Björk - Moon


Björk - Unravel


Björk - Hunter


Björk - It's In Our Hands


Connect direct with Björk at Bjork.com.Com

Erik Truffaz Quartet

Digging the jazz fusion sounds of the Erik Truffaz Quartet. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Erik Truffaz Quartet - Akiko


Connect direct with Erik Truffaz at ErikTruffaz.Com

On the songwriting process with Train's Pat Monahan

It might be hard to think of Train, the internationally famous band, as indie. However, if you knew them when they were very much a indie band, you still might think they are. When the band was young, it traveled the U.S. in a van and built a following the old fashioned way, before the Internet was what it became. Train is a group that went from indie to major the hard way, the real way.

Lead singer and songwriter Pat Monahan of Train has his own way of delivering great lines such as "... should have spent less time making loot and spent more time in my birthday suit with you.." Train is making video blogs leading to their upcoming album due out mid April 2012. This are two of them that give fans a glimpse into Train's world. Enjoy!
Peace Love Groove, GC

California 37 Studio Session #1 - "This'll Be My Year"


California 37 Studio Session #2 - "You Can Finally Meet My Mom"


Connect direct with Train at Trainline.Com

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The Westbound Rangers - John Henry

Have never been a big bluegrass guy, but love the sound of this group. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

The Westbound Rangers performing "John Henry" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe


Connect direct with The Westbound Rangers at facebook.com/thewestboundrangers

Levi Weaver - I am Certain I am a Train



Connect direct with Levi Weaver at LeviWeaver.Com

Clock Opera Debut ‘Clock Operation’ Track

Got tipped off by a favorite music project known as UNKLE, who participated in the Clock Operation track below. For the full story on the Clock Opera Debut ‘Clock Operation’ Track, visit the DIY Magazine story. Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC



Connect direct with Clock Opera at ClockOpera.Com

Ikira Baru

Loving the true grassroots indie DIY artist Ikira Baru and her latest recording and video from her Latin Heritage project. The song was originally composed by Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, published for the first time in 1971 in his album titled Mediterranean. Ikira, who is from the Colombian city of Barranquilla, has the rare natural beauty of a princess and the remarkable voice of a songbird that might take you far away. I'm in love. GC

Ikira Baru - Those Little Things (in Spanish: Aquellas Pequeñas Cosas)


Here is a 1974 live recording of by the original composer.
Joan Manuel Serrat - Aquellas Pequeñas Cosas


Connect direct with Ikira Barú at Facebook.com/IkiraBaru

Joan Manuel Serrat is still at it. Connect direct at jmserrat.com

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Joel Eckels and The Wreckards

Have been following Joel Eckels since I first saw him perform with Paper Sun. He also plays out by himself often and also has a tasty band known as The Wreckards. Here are some tracks from a upcoming record titled What's To Come. - Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC



Connect direct with Joel Eckels & The Wreckards at TheWreckards.Com

Allen Stone - Live From His Mother's Living Room

GREAT SOUL MUSIC IS ALIVE!

Stone grew up singing in big church choirs and in one interview he describes his early influences were Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Mary Mary. One may hear hints of Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and definitely some Stevie Wonder influence.

This first song here was beautifully filmed and recorded by an excellent crew in his mother's living room. Enjoy! GC

Allen Stone - Unaware (live from his mother's living room)


Here is a great live performance and interview at one of the greatest indie stations on the planet, KEXP-FM. Stone performs five songs: What I've Seen at 0:38, Contact High at 3:22, Interview at 6:27, Unaware at 14:00, and Satisfaction at 20:00.


Connect direct with Allen Stone at AllenStone.Com
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Connect direct with KEXP at KEXP.Org

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Five Great Guitars

Since I first heard him, have been following the inspired world music songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and record artist Habib Koité who is from the Republic of Mali. He is a guest artist on a project out of the Netherlands known as The Five Great Guitars. Hope you enjoy these fantastic tracks below. - Peace Love Groove, GC

THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Bougouroubou


THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Bardo


THE FIVE GREAT GUITARS - Mansane


Connect direct with Habib Koité Facebook.com/habib.koite

Connect direct with Five Great Guitars project at FiveGreatGuitars.Com

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Lance Lopez - totally smoking Texas bluesman

I first blogged about Lance Lopez back in August 2007 on MusicLoad. Lopez is a great hard rock blues player, with that trademark Texas blues guitar sound in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Been following Lopez on his Facebook page where he just posted his track entitled Dream Away. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Lance Lopez - Dream Away

Track above from the album HANDMADE MUSIC (MIG Music/String Commander)
Written by Lance Lopez & Eric Scortia 0 - Produced by JIM GAINES
Lance Lopez - Electric & Acoustic Guitars/Lead & Backing Vocals
Eric "Scorch" Scortia - Hammond B3 Organ, Chris Gipson - Bass/Backing Vocals, Jimmy Dereta - Drums Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN. & Bessy Blue Studios, Stantonville, TN.

The first time I heard Lopez, I was turned on by his track entitled Didja. It still rocks :) Enjoy!

Lance Lopez - Didja (Studio Version)

The above recording features: Lance Lopez - Guitars/Vox, John Garvin - Drums, Daniel Williams - Bass. Recorded at the Dallas Sound Lab in August 2003
Engineered by Don Moore - Produced by Lance Lopez and Eric Gales

Lance Lopez - Skank (Studio Recording)

Above recording features Lance Lopez - Guitars***Jamil Byrom - Drums***Wes Stevenson - Bass. Produced by Lance Lopez ***Engineered by Don Moore. Recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories - Dallas,Tx additional overdubs and Mixing at Soundcrafter Ranch - Wylie,Tx. August-October 2005

LANCE LOPEZ - SALVATION FROM SUNDOWN

Written by LANCE LOPEZ Produced By JIM GAINES - Recorded at LUMINOUS SOUND - DALLAS,TEXAS and ARDENT STUDIOS - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Engineers: CHRIS BELL, ADAM HILL & JIM GAINES
Mixed by PETE MATTHEWS & JIM GAINES - Mastered by BRAD BLACKWELL - Euphonics Masters, Memphis
L L - GUITARS/VOX TONY VALDEZ - BASS CODY NORMAN - DRUMS

Lance Lopez - Didja (live)


Connect Direct with Lance Lopez at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LANCE-LOPEZ/164344384973

Lisa Hannigan

Came across some great concert footage recently by a Irish gent named Myles O'Reilly. He is filming some artists, many who are new to me and quite excellent. He is high up there in the quality department. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove - GC

Lisa Hannigan - Lille (Live at Gleebe Gardens in Cork, Ireland)
description via Myles O'Reilly's YouTube page: "One cam, one song, one take and a few hundred people. Lisa Hannigan performs 'Lille' at Gleebe Gardens in Baltimore, West Cork. Filmed by Myles O'Reilly. Shot with Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens on a Canon 7D"


Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
Making of Passenger documentary. Shot by Myles O'Reilly and Simon O'Neill


Connect direct with Lisa Hannigan Lisahannigan.ie

Connect direct with Myles O'Reilly at youtube.com/mylesoreilly

VHS or Beta

VHS or Beta = Great band, tight songs and whoop ass videos. GC

Single titled Breaking Bones from 2012 album titled Diamonds and Death


Director: Graham Hill
Director of Photography: Zak Mulligan
Makeup Artist: Claudia Lake
Stylist: Devan Markiewicz
Design: Andrew Bernet, Graham Hill
Animation: Daniel Pernikoff, Ben Gabelman
Colorist: Seth Ricart
Female Lead: Alexandra Hellquist
Male Lead: Priest Fontaine
Based on an original concept by Pixelfucks
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Single entitled You Got Me from 2008 album titled Night On Fire


title track of 2008 album: Night On Fire


Connect direct with VHS or Beta at vhsorbeta.com

Mugison

Came across this cool, made in mid 2009, raw video of the Icelandic musician and singer known as Mugison, while he was on his 5 boroughs in 1 day tour performing his song entitled I Want You. The performance was filmed live by film maker Scott Fine inside the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island, New York, in front of a small group.



Connect direct with Mugison at Mugison.com

Gaby Moreno w/ Ricardo Arjona - Fuiste tú

Gaby became one of my favorite indie artists out there, since the moment I noticed her in 2006. I've come to admire her greatly since then. She has the right attitude in how she has worked to get her music out there, play lots of shows... she has a consistent vibe, very relaxed. She has integrity. Always making something, working on new songs, playing with new people, traveling to far away places to perform and tour... WOW... She is destined for superstardom on this path she is on, I have a feeling, but superstardom isn't her trip. She is just a lover of blues music, tranquility style life with a solid work to live rather than a live to work ethic. I realize things are not always what they appear to be, but that's the feeling I get from Gaby Moreno. Her Peace of Mind radiates. That's the most important thing one can have, in my humble opinion. That's why I think Gaby Moreno is destined for so much more success than she has already achieved in creating a self-sustaining working band and music career as a recording artist, songwriter other artists, with several film & TV on the music side, collaborator with many and touring artist.

Here is just one more collaboration of Gaby's.

Gaby Moreno on record of Guatemalan recording artist Ricardo Arjona performing Fuiste tú


I don't love the song above, but I love what Gaby brought to the table. I am a little bit biased toward Gaby. Her very own music is most delightful.

Hear songs from Gaby's most recent live performances in Paris: http://www.musicload.com/2012/02/gaby-moreno-one-of-greatest-indies-in.html

Hear Gaby perform three of her originals from her album titled Illustrated Songs, stripped raw (acoustic): http://blog.musictelevision.com/2011/08/gaby-moreno-stripped-bare-and-raw-three.html

Hear a live version of Gaby performing Little Sorrow: http://www.musicload.com/2011/04/gaby-moreno-in-luxury-wafer-session.html

Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com

Peace Love Groove,
GC

White Sea

Here is another Little Videos production featuring another tasty LA indie band, White Sea.

Cameras by Elliot Glass & Aaron Davidson
Audio Recorded by Jon Leahy. Mixed by Elliot Glass

White Sea - Cannibal Love


Connect direct with White Sea at facebook.com/whiteseamusic

Connect direct with Little Videos

Count Fleet

Came across music video producer Elliot Glass on YouTube a while back and immediately loved his films of LA indie bands shot in what seems to be various living rooms. He has amassed many of great recordings. His crews at his company, Little Videos, records the sound beautifully and the photography/video work is pretty darned good and always fits.

In this recording of the band, Count Fleet, Glass credits Jonathan O'Brien at Red Rockets Glare in Los Angeles for the recording. It was xixed by Raymond Richards and filmed by Scott Oshiro and Dave Smallen

Enjoy!

Count Fleet - Favorite Fiction


Connect direct with Count Fleet at facebook.com/countfleet

Connect direct with Little Videos

Ruby Jane

The young teen songwriter, performer and recording artist, Ruby Smith has this great little Americana sound. Fiddles, slide guitar and her voice merge bluesy country and bluegrass. Sometimes feel like Ruby Jane is playing in a similar vein with CocoRosie.

Ruby Jane - "Holdin' Your Hand" (written by her papa, Perrin Smith)


Ruby Jane - Pitter Patter


Ruby Jane - Performs National Anthem on Fiddle at Ballgame


Connect direct with Ruby Jane at facebook.com/rubyjaneshow

Rafter - No Fucking Around

Here is a indie artist with a killer song and a great video. gc

Rafter - No Fucking Around


Connect direct with Rafter at RafterRoberts.Com

DIRECTOR: Matt Wells
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tim Ronca
STARRING: Drew Baker, Brandon Alec Davis, Ivan Quijano, Jeremy Arreaga, Landen Starkman, Jonas Garvin, Christine Robert, Mary Frances Howard
CASTING: Melanie Burgess
EDITOR: Matt Wells

Sandhy Sondoro - Indo Citizen of the World

In 2007, first heard this wonderful Indonesian artist Sandhy Sondoro from Jakarta. He has a soulful edge that grabbed me the moment I heard it. He has bits of Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald and John Mellencamp inside of him. But, Sandhy is all original.

I like the way Sandhy sits down on the stool and delivers this kind of sweet sound. Super positive vibes and energy flow out of this guy. Enjoy! GC

Sandhy Sondoro - Superstar


Sandhy Sondoro - Why Don't We


Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.Com and on https://www.facebook.com/pages/SANDHY-SONDORO-BAND/41520503653

This post was created on February 6, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

The Samples

The Samples is a band of real musicians with way cool songs that groove. None of the recordings sound "produced". Every song is low-fi or no-fi. But there is a quality of authenticity and consistency that is special.

The Samples - When It's Raining


This video is contains audio from underproduced concert footage from 1988 - but through the low fi recording is a great band that jams hard.



The two songs below reminds me of a burrito rolled up with some Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Paul Simon and The Police mixed in. But it's all original. These guys jam their tails off.
(audio on next two videos not so hot of a signal - please turn up volume to capture it)

The Samples - Summertime" (LIVE at Mile High Music Festival - Commerce City, Colorado 8/14/10)


The Samples - Did You Ever Look So Nice (LIVE at Mile High Music Festival 8/14/10)


Connect direct with The Samples at TheSamples.Com

Jeb Corliss " Grinding The Crack" - Film to the song Sail by AWOLNATION

This is one of those indie spirits, Jeb Corliss, also known as the Flying Man. He is a daredevil who wears a flying squirrel suit and jumps off big cliffs and out of planes and eventually ends up back on land. Corliss stars in this fantastic thrilling video entitled Grinding The Crack, set to the AWOLNATION song entitled Sail. Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Jeb Corliss at JebCorliss.Net

Connect direct with AWOLNATION at AWOLNATIONMusic.Com

Connect direct with GoPro, the camera company, at GoPro.Com

Alou Sangaré

This artist from the Republic of Mali in Africa takes me to another dimension when I turn it up, close my eyes and lay back. The videos are kind of corny, but I do love the photography that captures bits of the Malian spirit. The music is authentic, resonating something beautiful and might just provide psychic restoration if that's what you need.

Alou Sangaré - Dugu Djèto


Alou Sangaré - Téguéré


Alou Sangaré - Kanu


I can also say the same thing about another member of the Sangaré' family

Connect direct with Alou Sangaré at myspace.com/alousangare

Visit Alou's record label with even more fantastic music at akwaabamusic.com

Parov Stelar

Austrian artist Parov Stelar, also known as Marcus Füreder performs as a DJ and also leads the Parov Stelar Band and the label, Etage Noir Recordings.

Parov Stelar ft. Lilja Bloom - Shine (directed by System Jaquelinde) (Year: 2007)


Parov Stelar - Love - (Year: 2007)


Parov Stelar - Lets Roll (Year: 2009/2010)


Parov Stelar - Coco (Year: 2009/2010)


Parov Stellar has a new record entitled The Princess coming out in April 2012.

Parov Stelar - The Princess (Tour Trailer 2012)



Connect direct with Parov Stelar at ParovStelar.Com

Connect direct with Etage Noir Recordings at EtageNoir.Com

Partial list of tour Dates for Parov Stellar - February 2012 - August 2012
check official website for updates and added shows
04.02.2012 - Les Orres, Winterfest, FR
10.02.2012 - Edinburgh, The Liquid Rooms, UK
11.02.2012 - Leeds, University Union, UK
01.03.2012 - Graz, Helmut List Halle, AUT
02.03.2012 - Ljubljana, Kino Siska, SI
03.03.2012 - Zürich, Kaufleuten, CH (SOLD OUT)
04.03.2012 - Freiburg, E-Werk, GER
06.03.2012 - Paris, Cabaret Sauvage, FR (SOLD OUT)
07.03.2012 - Düsseldorf, Zakk, GER
08.03.2012 - Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus, GER
28.03.2012 - Darmstadt, Centralstation, GER
29.03.2012 - Bremen, Schlachthof, GER
30.03.2012 - München, Theaterfabrik, GER
15.07.2012 - Ostrava, Colours Festival, CZ
19.07.2012 - Tokaj, Hegyalja Festival, HU
18.08.2012 - St. Pölten, Frequency Festival, AUT

Fly My Pretties - An ever changing collective of great music

Fly My Pretties is a collaboration of musicians from Wellington, New Zealand that only records live albums, in various locations in New Zealand. The different musical backgrounds of the members make for an eclectic mix of songs on their releases. Fly My Pretties was the brainchild of Barnaby Weir, front man of the Black Seeds and Mikee Tucker of Loop Recordings. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Fly My Pretties IV - You Should Know (2012)


Fly My Pretties - Get Out (2006)


Fly My Pretties - Let's Roll (2007)


Fly My Pretties - Singing In My Soul (2007)


Fly My Pretties - Beat Repeat (2010)


Fly My Pretties - Garden (2010)


Flip Grater and Anna Coddington from Fly My Pretties talk about Fly My Pretties and the plans for 2012. (January 14, 2012)


Join Fly My Pretties on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlyMyPrettiesNZ

Also, visit Loop Records for Early 2012 record release details at Loop.CO.NZ

LCMDF (Le Corps Mince de Francoise)

LCMDF - Ghandi


LCMDF - Future Me - directed by Philipp Käßbohrer


LCMDF - Cool and Bored


Connect direct with Le Corps Mince de Francoise at LCMDF.Com

Mystery Jets

Some early songs from Mystery Jets. The band has a new record coming out in April 2012.

Mystery Jets - Young Love


Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down


Mystery Jets - Half in Love with Elizabeth


Connect direct with Mystery Jets at MysteryJets.Com

Gaby Moreno - On Treble Clef Live

One of my most favorite true indie artists in the world, Gaby Moreno. Enjoy! GC



and... Gaby Moreno does a cover song of something important: "The Immigrant"


Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com
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***Gaby Moreno update: Since this post was originally posted in January of 2012, Gaby has transcended beyond "indie" status when she was signed to Metamorfosis‎ Records in March of 2012. In November, 2013, Gaby won the Latin Grammy in the category for Best New Artist, something The Indies & Family had proclaimed several times prior to that as far back as 2006 :)

Enjoy these additional Gaby Moreno performances, filmed live with excellence:

Gaby Moreno performing live in Paris
http://www.musicload.com/2012/02/gaby-moreno-one-of-greatest-indies-in.html

Gaby Moreno performs a live take of Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
http://www.theindies.com/2012/05/gaby-moreno-quizas-quizas-quizas.html

Gaby Moreno plays songs from her Illustrated Songs album, live.
http://blog.musictelevision.com/2011/08/gaby-moreno-stripped-bare-and-raw-three.html

See the video to a song from Gaby's 2014 Christmas Album:
http://www.musictelevision.com/2014/12/gaby-moreno-christmas-album.html

This post was created on January 22, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.

Classic video of Theresa Andersson - It doesn't get more indie than this

This was upload to YouTube over three years ago. I first saw it about two years ago and was mesmerized by this particular video after a few bars. It's all very real. Sure, it's raw and the video is out of focus. But, this girl has "it". She is inspired!

Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away


Connect direct with Theresa Anderson at TheresaAndersson.Com

Colonel Bagshot - Six Day War (Later remixed by DJ Shadow)

Colonel Bagshot originally called 'Colonel Bagshot's Incredible Bucket Band" was formed in the late 1960's a six piece from Liverpool, eventually becoming a four piece. They released singles and an album in the early 1970's.

One of their songs was entitled Six Day War, released in 1971

Colonel Bagshot - Six Day War


In 2008, the legendary showman/artist known as DJ Shadow did a remix of Colonel Bagshot's Six Day War and introduced it the song to a whole new legion of listeners.

DJ Shadow - Remix of Six Day War


Connect direct to DJ Shadow at djshadow.com

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This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on January 18, 2012 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

LowKey - Terrorist

Who makes the most weapons of mass destruction? Answer: USA
Who uses the most weapons of mass destruction? Answer: USA
Who sells the most weapons of mass destruction? Answer: USA

Who is the master of defining the term "Terrorist"? Answer: LowKey

Queen Nef

A true indie and natural born rebel with something important to say, here is Queen Nef in the Historic WestEnd of Atlanta, Georgia.

Rafter - Juicy (video by Dax Norman)

Rafter Roberts, simply known as Rafter, is one creative cat. He enlisted Dax Norman to create his music video. Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Rafter at RafterRoberts.Com

Connect direct with Dax Norman at DaxNorman.Com

Mavis Staples - Eyes On The Prize

Mavis Staples is one of the most indie artists from one of the most indie families of the not only music, but the civil rights movement. Mavis and her family was there with Martin Luther King Jr., and is still singing strong and proud with many of the same messages.

Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King. Jr., a global treasure who for universal dignity, truth and justice for ALL. Keep your eyes on the prize(s). Rights belong to individuals, equally! That would mean Peace and Love. GC



Connect direct with Mavis Staples at MavisStaples.Com

Issa Bagayogo - Filaw

Here is some fantastic music from the Republic of Mali. Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Issa Bagayogo at myspace.com/issabagayogo

Dawn Mitschele

One of those artists with no extraordinary buzz, huge YouTube counts or anything like that. Just a solid indie doing what she loves. Enjoy! GC

Dawn Mitschele - Anchor - (Directed by Andrew R. Jandt, edited by Mike Hacker)


Dawn Mitschele - Once and Again Friend - shot live by Mike Hacker in Central Park and Googie's Lounge in NYC


Connect direct with Dawn Mitschele at dawnmitschele.com

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