19 08, 2019

Music Review: I Can Feel It by The National Parks @TheNatlParks

By |2019-08-19T08:01:51-05:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Walter Here! I remember the first time hearing The National Parks. I believe it was "As We Ran" that Spotify had suggested. After I listened to it, I had to hear more and ended up spending the day listening to all their songs on repeat! Shortly after that I bought, The National Parks - Young CD and a shirt! We hope to catch you guys on tour during your next visit to Florida! We will be watching our Bandsintown notifications and your emails! Keep doing what you do best! Please visit and buy stuff from The National Parks Store! Music Review Greeting from Florida! Darlene here, listening to the national touring “The National Parks” “Young” (2013) is the EP where I first heard (TNP) perform “Anchor and Wind,” now being a favorite of mine and their half [...]

10 08, 2019

Music Review: A Decade In by Letters of Transit @LOT_Band

By |2019-08-10T19:01:00-05:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , |

Walter here! During a visit to Facebook I received a notification from the Official Indie Music Bus Facebook group. It was a new music preview opportunity from Letters of Transit! They sent me the song "A Decade In". I gave it a quick listen and was immediately impressed! Letter of Transit - Theme and Variation with be available everywhere on August 29, 2019! Music Review Letters of Transit “A Decade In” from “Theme and Variation” Dear readers, Darlene here, to remind you not to judge a book by its cover.  “A Decade In,” is the latest song title by “Letters of Transit” and I urge you to steam open this envelope and listen, because, truly, a lot of energy will unfold.  I felt this song has an alternative-rock sound with a touch of grunge and a pinch [...]

5 08, 2019

Music Review: Stay by Ships Have Sailed @shipshavesailed

By |2019-08-05T05:30:05-05:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Ships Have Sailed always seem to keep showing up on our radar. Winning awards, contests, being added to radio rotations and getting lots of positive reaction from fans. And because of this, we've decided it's time for a music review! During a recent Music Monday music sharing session for Ships Have Sailed, we featured 'Stay' and our engine chose to share interesting facts about the song. This information comes from the Spotify API and is available for all tracks. Interesting facts about 'Stay' The Tempo is approx: 108.013 Approx Key: G (also Fdouble sharp, Adouble flat) SOL Time Signature: 4 Has Good energy, Probably Danceable Music Review Photo credit: Gentle Giant Digital Darlene here, reviewing a song by another amazing award-winning band, “Ships Have Sailed.” Their latest song, “Stay,” makes me feel warm and fuzzy. [...]

28 07, 2019

Music Review: Living Your Life Like This by Major Moment @majormomentband

By |2019-07-28T14:27:52-05:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

photo by Anna Madsen Photography Darlene here, sharing my first impression of “Major Moment” and their latest song, “Living Your Life Like This.”  My first impression formed when Walt played samples of their music from their latest EP, “Sequel.”  My first reaction is, “Where have they been, under a rock?”  Ah, they are new.  Wow.  This 3 person band from Boston formed in 2017.  Their song, “May Leave Scars,” on their follow up EP, “Sequel” released in 2019, is listed as a Semi-Finalist for the 2018 International Songwriting Competition.  I won’t waste the reader’s time talking about what is readily available from their bio.  The “Major Moment” band offers quality sound and dedicated to promoting good will through music.  And, in turn, saving Rock n Roll.  I’m all in. I have repeatedly written that one of my [...]

20 07, 2019

Music Review: Settin’ Myself on Fire by Christina Taylor @ChristinaTMusic

By |2019-07-21T07:32:26-05:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Walter here, and I want to start off with a little story. Me and my wife have been listening to Christina Taylor's music for a few years now. In May of 2018, we had the opportunity to attend the Key West Songwriters Festival and saw Christina perform in an intimate and romantic musical environment. It was on an awesome sailboat at sunset just after a storm. There were about 25+ people aboard. Some of Christina's family were there and an entourage of musicians and songwriters and some very lucky fans. They performed for us while we enjoyed the ride and the amazing scenery! After the performances, there were complementary finger foods and drinks being served from the galley below. Fans and artists, we all hung out and chatted on the ride back. Everyone was so down to earth and [...]

13 07, 2019

Music Review: Hourglass by YYNOT @YYNOTband

By |2019-07-13T16:15:09-05:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Hourglass Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave The “years go by like a flash.” There’s “only so many grains in the hourglass.”  Time is not limitless.  I won’t waste the reader’s time here comparing and contrasting YYNOT to those early sounds of Rush.  I’d rather savor this flavor.  YYNOT encased their original lyrics for “Hourglass” in a rhythm of such nostalgia, it makes me giddy.  YYNOT put in a timely amount of practice into making this song Peart-fect.  Stream it or go to their concert because this song is radio-rebellious five minutes in length. As you may have guessed, “Hourglass” is about time. If you read between the lines, it’s specifically about wasting time being unhappy by wishing, waiting and grasping.  There’s only so many grains of time and it trickles away unnoticed.  So, when inspiration and realization strike, [...]

6 07, 2019

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

By |2019-07-17T06:32:32-05:00July 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 [...]

4 07, 2019

Song Review: Hazardous by The Como Brothers @ComoBrosBand

By |2019-07-17T06:35:14-05:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Song Review: Hazardous from the album "Jam Theory" Songwriters: Matthew J. Como, Andrew P. Como Review by: Walter and Darlene Hargrave A song’s introduction can be so unique as to be identifiable in the first few notes.  A song that induces vivid imaginings is a form of magical musical art.  “Hazardous” is a serious composition that must have taken a lot of effort and should be appreciated for that alone.   It’s tenderly sung in sweet opposition to the explosions being described in and about the relationship, as if that mitigates the damage caused to at least one of the two star-crossed lovers before they broke up.  I would describe this song as belonging in the alternative-techno-pop genre, while remaining uniquely Como Bros. The introduction, a techno beat, transmits a pulse loud then fading.  I imagine it as an agent [...]

30 06, 2019

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

By |2019-06-30T14:02:17-05:00June 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 |2019-06-30T12:21:46-05:00June 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 [...]