About Walter

I am the owner at Indie Music Bus and Indie Music Monday and you might have guessed that I love independent music!
11 07, 2019

Take Part in our Act of the Month Events

By |2019-08-22T05:32:41-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Act of the Month Event, Contests, Official|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Act of the Month Events Take part in our Act of the Month Events as an artist, band, record label, radio station, blogger or judge! Artists To qualify for the events as an artist: Be an independent act recording songs with lyrics Have professional looking website, images, photos and album covers A decent social media following Regional tour/shows a plus You can also submit music and your story for other features here at Indie Music Bus via Submit Music Links and Your Story Act of the Month Rewards Lifelong Profile on Indie Music Bus (Rare) Music/Song Reviews Expanded Interview with Candice Marshall @CAMARSHALLSTAR Social Media Shouts/Mentions Facebook Page Cover Doodly Video Indie Music Monday - Top Tracks or Album share from Spotify   Application is below!   Reviewers A&R Who is the A&R person (team) and what is the review process/criteria, [...]

6 07, 2019

Music Review: Co-Pilot by The Rose Monarch @TheRoseMonarch

By |2019-07-17T06:32:32-04:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , |

And now this Song Review: Co-Pilot by The Rose Monarch Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave Darlene: The Rose Monarch I’m just a fan, with no expertise in describing a musical composition, but I believe “The Rose Monarch” band meets that “New York” standard of excellence fans expect.  A true artist, Rose Gabrielli sings like the devil, beautifully in control of her voice, she will pull you in.  I’ve listened to all their soundtracks.  Many of their tunes are darkly lyrical with a hard rhythm.  I could listen to them all day.  Their most recent single release, “Co-Pilot,” sounds different, but fans, don’t be deceived. I interpreted the story as being a devotional love song, combining worshipful submission, sacrifice and inevitable loss. I also believe it’s a self-destructive way to live.  Another listener may interpret “Co-Pilot” with an [...]

30 06, 2019

Song Review: Not Ready To Say Goodbye by Jamie Alimorad @JamieAlimorad

By |2019-06-30T14:02:17-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Music Review: Not Ready To Say Goodbye by Jamie Alimorad off the upcoming album 'This Is Tomorrow Calling'! Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave Song is written by Jamie Alimorad, Gino Vannelli, and Ross Vannelli, produced by Ross Vannelli. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8svObMcqhl4   Darlene: A relatable romantic lament; easy to listen to, easy to sing and dance.  The occasional waft of Spanish guitar in this pop song feels unique and enhances the passion of a man protecting his investment in a romantic relationship.  The song title is suggestive enough to know somebody’s ready to break it off.  The lyrics left the impression a break-up is imminent.  He’s in it for the long haul, “Not Ready To Say Goodbye,” appealing to his mate, but there’s no clue in the song of succession or failure.  Jamie’s voice in this song has a teasing taste of George [...]

30 06, 2019

Song Review: Repair the Breach by WHY @WHY_music

By |2019-06-30T12:21:46-04:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

  Today we are here to review WHY’s song, “Repair the Breach” Review by Walter and Darlene Hargrave – Indie Music Bus   WHY is one of the bands who have been with Indie Music Bus since the very beginning. We are glad they are still at it! The band may have changed some players but they still sound like WHY!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjBxj6CqW7E   Darlene: “Repair the Breach” appears to be an interpretation of the Book of Ezekiel.  You look it up.  The passage refers to defiance and rebellion.  Repair the breach by fixing humanity, starting with one’s self.  Pay attention to the prophet or be doomed!  People don’t change, apparently.  Hate, war, and violence are still a societal reality of modern human civilization.  There is no cure unfortunately, but we must keep trying (“Get up on your feet!”).  If Walt [...]

28 06, 2019

Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists

By |2019-06-28T09:37:10-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Official Directory, Opportunities|

This is  the place to Submit Your Collaborative Spotify Playlists Submit playlist details for possible inclusion in our directory. Do this because you want new talent for your playlist. Below is a form where you can tell us all about the playlist! You MUST be the owner of the playlist! The initial directory will publish after there are enough submissions to make it worth while.   If you're an artist reading this, here is the posting etiquette. Be sure that your music keeps the theme of the playlist Follow and share the playlist Just add the track and let the owner order the tracks Never modify the order or details of the playlist Don't remove tracks

22 06, 2019

Help Develop Our Next Act of the Month Series+

By |2019-07-11T17:11:13-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Collaboration, Contests, Exclusive Features, Official, Opportunities, Promotion|Tags: , , , |

We want to run another Act of the Month Series without submissions or fan votes. This is how I think it could work. Many of you have "rosters" or lists of some kind of the indie acts you love and support most right? Would you support suggesting your top 2 or 3 to us for an Act of the Month Feature here at IMB? Your part can be anonymous if you like. Our A&R will review the participants till we have 5 acts. Next the stories, music and websites of those acts will put in front of industry judging panel. Judging with be done either on a secret Facebook group or a section here on IMB or via email. Some of you might be thinking, what's in it for us? For one, you're helping the acts you love. Those of [...]

21 06, 2019

The Rose Monarch @TheRoseMonarch

By |2019-07-17T06:27:38-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Acts On The Bus|Tags: , , , , , |

Echos from the End Cover The Rose Monarch, one of my favorite alternative acts to come on board this year. April Rose Gabrielli has an amazing vocal range that will give you chill bumps all over. The songwriting is also superb to say the least. They will make you feel all kinds of emotions, April tells emotional stories through song. There isn't a week that goes by that I miss listening to "Echoes from the End", it's so very good. But don't take my word for it, give them a listen now, that way, you won't forget, and then you never will! When you look at Rose, you wonder how can she put out so much sound!? I can't wait to see how far these talented artists can go! I believe they have the potential to go [...]

21 06, 2019

The Como Brothers @ComoBrosBand

By |2019-07-17T06:38:48-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Acts On The Bus|Tags: , , , , , , |

These talented brothers have been with us for a long time now so it's fitting that they should appear here! They were named our August/2013 Act of the Month by our panel of industry judges. On many of our trips around the state of Florida, my wife and I will listen to The Como Brothers and sing their songs together. We would also find them on XM Radio and be excited for them! We have always believed in them and feel they will someday get their big break! On our wedding day, their music was playing for all the people there. Related: Exclusive Interview | Mikey Jayy KGUP FM Emerge Radio Bio The Como Brothers, Matt and Andrew Como, are musicians (singers, songwriters and performers) from Long Island who are passionate about their music, heartfelt lyrics, and original music. Combining a [...]

17 06, 2019

Song Review of On the Road by Celestial Blue Music

By |2019-06-17T15:02:15-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

This is a Song Review of On the Road by Celestial Blue Music Review by Walter and Darlene Hargrave "Celestial Blue Music is the solo project of Kari J., a New Mexico native collaborating internationally to create electronic-folkrock fusion based in organic concepts of empowered evolution, conscious liberty, synergy with nature, and psychoacoustic optimism." Wallyview: I feel that, On the Road is a feel-good traveling song. It’s about a person who can’t let the grass grow under their feet! Travelling towards the horizon and making long lasting memories along the way. Maybe the grass is greener, maybe it isn’t but, it’s the journey that matters. As you travel and see new things it lifts one's spirits. Discovery is the goal and the unique beauty is the reward. Taking all that in triggers strong emotions. It speaks of travelling with friends [...]