Nneka (Live at the Rototom Sunsplash)

Nneka filmed performance live Rototom Sunsplash,  The-Indies, Photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain,

For those unfamiliar with Nneka, she is a serious political anti corruption activist minded artist of substance. Those who cherish and seek this sort of substance will love Nneka. Her songs often sound like personal love songs at first listen, only for the listener to get sucked into deeper messages with heavy stories of corrupt leaders, pillaged countries, stolen dreams and the desperate lives of real people in real places.

The full concert film below is of Nneka's performance at the The Rototom Sunsplash, shot in August 2013 during the 20th anniversary for the festival. Rototom Sunsplash takes place in Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the resort town of Benicàssim, a NY walk from Castellón.

The entire concert is excellent, but a favorite start off point for return viewers is at the 22 minute point when she performs her song titled Do You Love Me Now, followed up by songs where the band grooves hard for the remaining 30+ minutes.

Nneka (Live at the Rototom Sunsplash 2013)

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

Hear more Nneka on The Indies Network channels here: MusicTelevision.com/2011/11/nneka-this-is-it_07.html and here: MusicLoad.com/2013/02/more-nneka.html

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love (Live Video)

The Indies Music TV presents Trixie Whitley performing a rare acoustic jam of her song titled Need Your Love
Photo courtesy of Athos Burez.
Trixie Whitley has been featured on The Indies family of music sites multiple times and her songs often reemerge onto the most played lists again and again.

She has been touring worldwide and there are so many great videos of her appearances. Just found this great take of of her song titled Need Your Love filmed live in Japan on a Internet show called On The Shelf TV. She delivers the song in a different way than I've heard before. It's a unplugged sort of thing with a swamp bucket funk sort of feel. It's soulful! Her accompanying musicians give it a minimalist flair and perfectly placed sounds. Love it! - GC

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love

Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com, Facebook.com/trixiewhitley, Instagram.com/trixie_whitley and Twitter.com/trixie_whitley

Check out these additional Trixie Whitley posts by The Indies Network:

Trixie's songs Breathe You In My Dreams,  the studio version and accompanying videos of Need Your Love and Silent Rebel Part 2.

Trixie Whitley's song titled I'd Rather Go Blind

Trixie Whitley with Daniel Lanois & Black Dub performing several great songs :)

Epick - Hey! (MusicVideo)

The Indies presents Epick and the music video to his song titled Hey!

Epick is a tight grooved R&B artist who raps with some funky rhymes and a fun flow worthy of a listen. The video was directed by Jamie Heinrich for 9000 wolves and was filmed in Reno, Nevada with random people Epick and the crew met on the streets. Enjoy! GC

Epick - Hey!
Connect direct with Epick at EpickMusic.Com, Facebook.com/Epick-44588565097 and Twitter.com/epickmusic


Impossible to not love the angelesque cellist with the sweet voice, Dom La Nena

TheIndies.Com presents Dom La Nena

Below is a great live performance by a gifted artist with a soul grounded in her unmanufactured skill set that will hopefully suck you in and make you forget everything for minutes. The artist has honed her craft since 5 when she began studying piano and jumped to cello when she was eight. Now in her early 20's, she has spent over 75% of her years woodshedding, writing, singing, and seriously playing. These are the kind of artists who deserve more recognition than karaoke singers auditioning on any wanna be Idol style program, in my humble opinion. She is Dominique Pinto who goes by the stage name of Dom La Nena. She is a polished cellist, vocalist, songwriter and all around recording and touring artist. Born in Brazil, but now firmly a well traveled citizen of the world who has trotted the globe not only to study, she travels far and wide to play for paying audiences large and small. La Nena's other songs and music videos at the links below are worthy of delving into for those who want to drop out and forget, if only for 40 minutes... her songs have a magic way of doing just that. GC

Dom La Nena - Ela (Live on Portugese TV in Europe)

*Credit for capturing this well shot performance goes to Portuguese language the late night TV program out of Portugal known as 5 Para a Meia-Noite.

Hear more Dom La Nena music on the following posts:

This post features Dom La Nena's latest music video to her song titled Golondrina

This post features her song titled Anjo Gabriel

This post features a live version and studio version of her breakout song titled No Meu Pais

This post features the song Buenos Aires, Dessa Vez featuring Piers Faccini, Saudade and Ela featuring Dancas Ocultas

This post features No Meu Pais featuring Absynthe Minded

Saucy Monky - Living Room Session featuring their song titled Sleepwalking

Here is another tasty Saucy Monky song from their series of Living Room Sessions :) This is one of the most underrated pop/rock bands on the planet with tons of personal and music soul. Enjoy! GC

Connect direct with Saucy Monky at SaucyMonky.Com

TheIndies.Com presents Saucy Monky
Saucy Monky

Chance The Rapper - Everybody's Something

MusicLoad presents Chance The Rapper

Just below is the latest music video by Chance The Rapper to his song titled Everybody's Somebody's Everything, also called Everybody's Something, from the album titled AcidRap.

The video was directed, shot, and edited by Austin Vesely. The song was produced by by Dj O-Zone with additional vocals by Bj The Chicago Kid and additional piano by Peter Cottontale. Enjoy! GC

Chance The Rapper - Everybody's Something

Connect direct with Chance the Rapper at ChanceRaps.Com

Hear other handpicked tracks and videos by Chance The Rapper at http://www.musicload.com/2012/11/chance-rapper.html

Chance The Rapper - AcidRap

14 Year Old Guitarist Tina S of France - Cover of Van Halen's Eruption

Out of France, here is a girl named Tina S. performing Eruption, originally performed by Eddie Van Halen.  This was made when she was 14 years old.  She is pretty darned good! GC

When she was about 10...

Tina S. performs Andante - Originally by Ferdinando Carulli

Tina S. performs Norwegian Wood looking like she was even younger...

Connect direct with Tina S at YouTube.com/user/malabar777, at Twitter.com/Tina_S__ and at Facebook.com/pages/Tina-S/181555232026760


Zoe Keating

A short film of cellist Zoe Keating filmed for "A Take Away Show", which is a series of live music performances filmed in random locations by indie director Vincent Moon. Usually shot in France, this particular installment of A Take Away Show was shot of Zoe Keating playing her cello in the middle of San Francisco International Airport.

Connect direct with Zoe Keating at ZoeKeating.com


Fungo Mungo

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A guy named Crash who ran a nightclub in Lake Tahoe in the 1990's shared this Oakland, California based band who used to play his club. Fungo Mungo is back at it with a very funky progressive rock band sound that has a wild sound slightly in the vein of where Oingo Boingo might meet the Red Hot Chile Peppers, and definitely as original as both. GC

Fungo Mungo - Sold Your Soul

Fungo Mungo - STFU (Shut the Fuck Up)

Connect direct with Fungo Mungo at fungomungo.com


Hanni El Khatib

Los Angeles based KCRW radio and their Morning Becomes Eclectic or MBE program comes up with fresh musical finds of rising as well as permanently obscure artists and bands worth hearing. The show is one of the great indie music hangouts of all time, where cameras roll in their tasty studio set up.

The latest MBE installment features the artist Hanni El Khatib and his band performing "Pay No Mind"

Connect direct with Hanni El Khatib at HanniElKhatib.com

More from Saucy Monky

Here is one more installment of Saucy Monky and their Living Room Sessions...

Saucy Monky - Everybody Wants Something More

and a special bonus track :)

Connect direct with Saucy Monky at SaucyMonky.Com

Saucy Monky

Saucy Monky is the name of a very tasty LA based four piece indie rock band with a big electric sound in a tight package. Saucy, as some fans refer to the group, is fronted by two adorably sexy and talented vocalists, Annmarie Cullen and Cynthia Catania, who both are solid guitarists, writers and arrangers on their own as well as together with Saucy Monky. The group has been recording a series of what they call their Living Room Sessions where they play in acoustic mode. This is their latest installment featuring their song titled "Turbulence" which was the title track of one of their past records. Enjoy! GC

Saucy Monky - Turbulence (Living Room Session)

and, next is one of their tasty songs and music video in 2006.

Saucy Monky - Disco Ball (2006)

and last but not least is their music video to their lesbian themed song titled Awkward.

Saucy Monky - Awkward + bonus Saucy Monky playlist tracks :)

Connect direct with Saucy Monky at SaucyMonky.Com


A great emerging songwriter/recording artist from the Gold Coast of Australia is JaC Stone.

JaC introduced her facebook friends to her friend Jarrah and this is her no frills video.


Connect direct with Jarrah on her Facebook page


Alexz Johnson - An Indie Story

The Indies presents music videos indie artist by Alexz Johnson

Came across a great indie artist story on Hypebot.Com this morning. The artist is Alexz Johnson who has a great work ethic and some well crafted songs. The story on Hypebot illustrates the struggle that most aspiring recording artists wish they could go through. Alexz had managed to gain two different major label record deals, but ultimately they went nowhere. And that story is more common than not. Instead of become jaded and dropping out, she has kept at it. Rarely are artists able to keep their eye on the ball and stay in the game long enough to get any traction. Alexz Johnson is one of those rare artists who understands the mantra that persistence and determination alone can be omnipotent. Fortunately for Alexz Johnson, her music is solid and she has developed enough of a fan base to raise money to record and tour BEFORE she records and hits the road to tour. Besides just being a recording artist, she is like those in that ultimate entrepreneur class of business people who understand the idea that it is always best to get the order before buying the supplies. Alexz Johnson appears to be an artist and business woman worth keeping an eye on. GC

Alexz Johnson - Trip Around The World

Alexz Johnson - Walking

Alexz Johnson - Boogie Love

Alexz Johnson - Look At Those Eyes

Alexz Johnson - Skipping Stone

Connect direct with Alexz Johnson at AlexzJohnson.Com, Facebook.com/pg/alexzjohnsonofficial, Instagram.com/alexzjohnsonofficial and Twitter.com/alexzjohnson


Artful & Ridney with Terri Walker - Missing You

Here is a super duper tasty house track with some groovin' soul. Producers Artful & Ridney teamed up with vocalist Terri Walker to deliver the track that feels like a club hit titled “Missing You. Enjoy! GC

Missing You song by Ridney, Artful and Terri Walkeron on TheIndies.Com

Artful & Ridney with Terri Walker - Missing You

Buy it at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/missing-you-feat.-terri-walker/id604546822

Terri Walker, TheIndies.Com, The Indies
Terry Walker

Connect direct with Terri Walker at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Terri-Walker/116315668409368 or at theterriwalker.blogspot.com8

Connect direct with Ridney at Facebook.com/djridney

Connect with Artful at Facebook.com/TheArtfulMark

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Stella Blackrose

The Indies presents Stella Blackrose featuring Rebecca Lou Armstrong and their hard rock songs and music videos
- Rebecca Lou Armstrong of Stella Blackrose -
Stella Blackrose is one of those names like Led Zeppelin or Jethro Tull, for there is no person known as Stella Blackrose, just a solidly badass band. From Denmark, the group is fronted by a powerful lead vocalist named Rebecca Lou Armstrong.

I first wrote about the band several years back when they had self recorded some excellent raw tracks in their rehearsal studio with something like two mics. I loved those tracks very much because the pure intensity shined through the basic recordings in a way that I just knew this band has some powerful mojo.

The band searched for and found a producer, but in my opinion, ended up with some over produced tracks that lost that edge compared to when they were making recordings on their own. Oh well, it's happened to the best of 'em. But the band has proven staying power. They are still at it and have not lost that raw energy that lovers of hard rock should dig. Enjoy! GC

It's only my opinion, but this first track below is one of those early recordings that I referred to as being overlyproduced. BUT, it does still totally rock. My gut is it would be great if the band re-released their basement tapes and strove to make other more raw recordings like them. The pure raw intensity of the group shined bright on those early self made demos. The band has that killer sound live. Bottled lighting! A real rock band!

Stella Blackrose - My Dying Sunset

These next three tracks below are all from a more recent Stella Blackrose album titled Death & Forever.

Stella Blackrose - Morphine

Stella Blackrose - My Sanctuary

Stella Blackrose - Feathers

*Update on Stella Blackrose - As of 2017, the band has gone separate directions and their former website is inactive. However, Rebecca Lou Armstrong is working on some solo material and The Indies has her featured at http://www.theindies.com/2017/03/rebecca-lou-no-surrender.html

The Indies music video of Stella Blackrose featuring Rebecca Lou hard rock
Stella Blackrose

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on March 1, 2013, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network.

Sunny War - Every Day Every Night

Sydney Ward whose music project is known as Sunny War is a very authentic punk girl who I have seen and heard performing on the Venice Boardwalk for many years. She has developed into a master of old time blues. She has also developed a very unique picking style that can be hypnotic at times. She has attracted the attention of many legendary artists for collaborations, but I do not want to dilute her own name by dropping such big names. This is her latest live video. Relax for a few minutes and enjoy! GC

Sunny War - Every Day Every Night

Connect direct with Sunny War at SunnyWar.Com

Lianne La Havas - No Room For Doubt and Forget (Live Performances)

Sweet takes of Lianne La Havas without her band. Just her delightful voice and backed by her own unique style of electric guitar.

No Room for Doubt


Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com, Facebook.Com/LianneLaHavas, Twitter.Com/LianneLaHavas and Instagram.Com/LianneLaHavas

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Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps - She's Got A Way With Men

Teresa James is one of those artists who has a few songs that might remind you of Bonnie Raitt, except Bonnie Raitt comes to see Teresa play, leaving one to wonder who reminds who of who. The song featured below is not one of those, however. Instead, it has a style like it stepped out of the Motown era, beautifully!

A true indie, Teresa has that "it" thing in a real traditional and classic rock, blues and R&B sort of way and her band always nails it when playing live :) And, as far as her records are concerned, she only uses real players down to the last horn. Teresa James and her band known as The Rhythm Trams are the real deal for sure. GC

She's Got A Way With Men is The Indies favorite track off her album titled Come on Home

Connect direct with Teresa James at TeresaJames.Com



Sandhy Sondoro - In The Name of Peace (Music Video)

The Indies presents Sandhy Sondoro and the music video to his song titled In The Name of Peace #TheIndies

This is Sandhy Sondoro of Jakarta, Indonesia. The music video below is to Sandhy's song titled In The Name of Peace, which was song #5 from his 2004 album titled Why Don't We.

Sandhy Sondoro - In The Name of Peace

Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.com, Facebook.com/sondoromusic, Instagram.com/sandhysondoro_official, Twitter.com/sondoromusic

Lyrics for In The Name of Peace by Sandhy Sandoro
In the name of peace
I'm gonna sell guns
Spread all my hatred
And start all those dirty wars
In the name of peace
I'm not gonna feel guilty
For my nasty conspiracy
Cause it's my own valiant commitment

And I want you to join me
At my community
In the name of peace
I would die to release
Innocent people free
Under my regime yeah

In the name of peace
Love and liberty
I'm so proud to be a raper
Of the entire human right
And I want you to join me
At my community
And I'm not a braggart
I'm the law
No I'm not a god
But yes I'm the leader of the freeworld


Warning: Die Antwoord music videos may induce nightmares, scary twisted dreams and un-pure thoughts. They contains foul language and if you are under 18, your mommy might not want you to watch this.

TheIndies.Com presents Die Antwoord
Frame from Fatty Fatty Boom video, featured below
Die Antwoord is South African group that represents a unique style they proclaim to call ZEF. Their antics, freakishness and videos are works of art apart from their high art of music that they push to the limit in a very unique way.  There will undoubtably be those "Moral Majority" types who will hope this band goes nowhere.  These are artists who obviously feel free to be. GC

Die Antwoord - Zef Side

Die Antwoord - Fatty Boom Boom

Die Antwoord - Baby's on Fire

Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky

Connect direct with Die Antwoord at DieAntwoord.Com


Here and see the latest music video to Die Antwoord's latest song titled Ugly Boy at Music Television, here.

Tame Impala - Lucidity (Music Video)

The Indies presents, Tame Impala Music Video, song title Lucidity

It it said that there is nothing new under the sun. With the release of Tame Impala one hears another era. A mixture of styles similar to some psychedelic Beatles to sounds reminiscent of Emerson Lake & Palmer and others. But it is a beautiful fun feeling and a recording that feels like the 1970's with turntables where one just dropped the needle in the groove, laid back, listened and tripped. GC

Tame Impala - Lucidity

Connect direct with Tame Impala at TameImpala.Com, Facebook.com/tameimpala, Instagram.com/tame__impala and twitter.com/tameimpala


Lianne La Havas - Everything Everything - Live

Lianne La Havas - Everything Everything - Live

Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com, Facebook.Com/LianneLaHavas, Twitter.Com/LianneLaHavas and Instagram.Com/LianneLaHavas