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For indie music fans or everyone who loves independent music! Here you will find music reviews and other music related topics written by quest and official bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews! Artists will appreciate and shares or purchases you can muster! We are only reviewing music we really love and believe others will too so dig in. Comment if you feel so inclined to do so!
Life can be sweet and it is our right to relish every moment....which I did along with a barrage of fans who were fortunate enough to tune into a live preview of songs to be released by rising superstar April Rose Gabrielli. via gramrphone ARG was able to share her never before released magic as well as some hopefuls for her follow-up to “Do You?” which is climbing the charts daily and has already hit #36 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Although many of her songs are inspired by her soul of the past, all of her music takes on a life of its own. Sometimes the route to Joy is indirect, a journey not quite as we expected. There is no magic starter guide or steps, no ancient prophecy to predict our way. However, ARG is a modern-day musical visionary, and the arrival of a new song from her eclipses everything. The world shifts around us and we shape ourselves to fit, imperfect and beautiful, wounded and thriving, delicate, and vulnerable but forever moving on, as is the inspiration of her music. Her songs are not merely an adventure but the substance of dreams. April Rose Gabrielli has already had an astounding year. Signed exclusively to BMG and Soho Records she has already had one of her songs “Tameless” chosen out of 100’s for the theme song of the movie “Not the Science Type” which was premiered at the Tribeca film Festival. After only [...]
Dantès Alexander, the Prince Regent of EDM, has just passed 2.4 million global streams…..in addition, he has just released his highly anticipated new 4 song EP “New Jack City” and a 16-Bit Video game worldwide. Dantès Alexander is blowing up on Spotify and all over the world, and fans are super excited about the new EP “New Jack City.” For an indie artist to break 2.4 millions REAL streams is an amazing accomplishment, and Dantès Alexander has no intention of slowing down. We sat down for a one on one interview with this amazing artist: How has your career evolved since its beginning? Ha! Well! I have a family now! People that I love and love me! Great people! They know who they are. They've inspired me to grow and evolve. But, Oh boy, God has been amazing to me, I just wanted to sing and express myself. After my brief 15 minutes of fame on Showtime I was a little fearful. I never would have imagined me becoming a Chicago Music Award Nominee, multiplatinum artist on Spotify, producer, songwriter and business owner. I never dreamed that I could do all of these things all while being authentically me and inspiring others. What is your ultimate goal? Ultimate goal, let’s see...it's multimedia domination, I want to rule the universe. I want my company to be present in all forms of media and provide a platform for all who feel marginalized. How have your biggest influences [...]
April Rose Gabrielli April Rose Gabrielli rules her destiny. She has total command over her voice and her life! Check out Eileen Shapiro's review of April's and Kulick's gig in New York's, "The Bitter End" and April Rose Gabrielli “Adding to the Sparkle” Indie Music Bus, celebrating its 10th successful year in independent music support on the internet, is a super-fan of Gabrielli, and supports quality independent music on its platform. All agree, April Rose Gabrielli, was a rising star when she was heard on IMB in 2018. Since then, she has been making all the right connections and the best of business decisions. She receives lots of help! As any artist will tell you, a team effort is required! From the moment she could breath air it began! Singing, writing poetry, learning about all the things she loved, entertaining so many along the way. You could say she has been sculpting her path to this moment for personal success. Her social activities and interactions during childhood sharpened her foundations for creativity. She learned how to focus her talent. Her bouquet of college classes where selected to refine her natural abilities allowing for the best possible success for April to create her new brand on the world. During April's college years and after earning her business degree from Pace University in 2015, April donated her personal time and energy to further her favorite causes and charities. Whether acting as chairwoman, entertainer, April is always [...]
Devon Gordon (The RoseCrumbs) is a featured guest on The Fierce Female Network hosted by Fierce Founder Adrienne F. Manson (AKA Fierce). NYC singer/songwriter Devon Gordon (The RoseCrumbs) has just released her debut single, entitled “Sunflower”, a prelude to her up and coming EP. The song features Devon on vocals, lead/rhythm guitars and bass, with Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins on drums. Devon wrote the song hoping to put psychedelic rock back into a modern mix and in doing so has successfully created a booming kaleidoscope of sound, energy, and musical color. Currently attending the Pratt Institute, Devon is a classically trained pianist and a self-taught bass and guitar player. As an accomplished visual artist, Devon’s work has been published in The NY Times and exhibited in the Katonah Museum. Devon also founded Noise Art Magazine, a digital publication that features interviews with NYC college artists and musicians as well as art gallery and concert reviews. Now she brings so much of this forward-thinking spirit to her musical vision, balancing a nod to the power pop and grunge of the past with a much-needed contemporary dose of rocking girl power. This is all taking shape in an age where so much cutting-edge musical work in rock (a genre that is supposedly fading if the press is to be believed) is being produced by women. Add Devon’s name to that growing list of uncompromising rockers.. Listen to Devon Gordon on Fierce Chats With Devon Gordon on iHeart Radio here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-fierce-female-28991874/episode/fierce-chats-with-devon-gordon-83708108/
When I was starting up the idea for the podcast, I met these guys on on a social media site from DistroKid called Slaps.com. I was instantly a fan of their music and, them, as human beings in general. Their particular music style is one of their own however, I would describe it as early (1980's) Metallica flared with some Pantera. Heavy guitars, heavy vocals and heavy drum beats. The earlier work that I was privy to was a song called "Far From The Abyss" which, I have to tell you that, if you're a fan of heavy metal, is a must hear jam. Following in those footsteps... they released a single called "Homeless Star" - You can read all about that in the full interview below. Welcome back guys. Just to refresh everyones memory. Tell us who you are and what you’re about. Wrath of Amari consists of Dan (guitar), Sal (Vocals) and Zahir (Bass & mixing). Our main goal is to create heavy music with a good groove and lyrics that provide motivation and encouragement towards positive mental health. We have had a few people say that our music has given them motivation when they were not feeling so great, this for us is priceless and gives us the motivation to carry on creating. We’ve featured Far From The Abyss and Test on the show already, tell us a bit more of what those songs are about. Far From the Abyss is about [...]
Everyone loves a good story about second-chances, and that’s exactly what Bill Abernathy’s story is all about. The Kansas City, Missouri resident began writing songs in his early teens. He played all through his school years, but then he stopped...Life took over. Bill went about getting married, building a business career, and raising his children. After his kids graduated from school and started their careers, Bill picked up the guitar again and began trying to rekindle his love of music. “Inspiration for my music comes from a variety of the many parts of my life,” Bill says. “Events and experiences of mine, my family, my friends, and sometimes even people I have never met all, contribute to the creativity of my music. I find it interesting and rewarding to let my imagination wander through the memory and spirit of life events and see where it takes me.” Bill is a pure "lyrics-first" writer...a bit of a storyteller. “I feel the story and lyrics talk to me and tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like,” he says. His last album, 2017’s “Find A Way” reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album chart, and the single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again” reached #1 on the singles chart. Bill’s last collection of songs, the Roots Music Report Americana chart-topping album, “Crossing Willow Creek” is available now. The first single, “Cry Wolf” reached the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs chart, while hitting [...]