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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!

April Rose Gabrielli Rules Her Destiny

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" 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 an active participant.  She loves to champion [...]

Fierce Chats With Devon Gordon AKA The RoseCrumbs On iHeart Radio

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:

U.K. Based Heavy Metal – Wrath Of Amari

When I was starting up the idea for the podcast, I met these guys on on a social media site from DistroKid called 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 [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|

Interview With Bill Abernathy

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 [...]

By |June 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Major Moment: The Flood – The Song Everyone Needs to Hear

Major Moment: The Flood @majormomentband The Flood - The Song Everyone Needs to Hear Credit: Victor Maristane Another moment in time brought to you by a major band. Major Moment has an award winning history of quality musical compositions and performances. IMB *(we) reviewed Major Moment's Living Your Life Like This in 2019. Their integrity continues into “The Flood” as they sing for us all to change humanity for the good of all people of the world. The wonderment of poems and lyrics are their ability to instill much feeling using few words. Major Moment is a master constructor. Inequality has been a part of humanity since the beginning of time. Major Moment reminds us that times haven’t changed, the time is now, and time is running out. The band's name inherently reflects their mission to educate the wrongs of this world in the current society through song and music.   Listen up! The Flood lyrics describe the breaking down of society due to greed and hate, in a world where some people have no regard for the value of a human life. Those standing up for change far too often get beaten down, and that’s just the first stanza. The piece distinctly describes all cultures as perceiving themselves to be the ones to inherit the earth. It also describes the feelings of despair in the world, in this moment, felt by all, and wonders why we can’t all just get along. This flood [...]

By |August 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Leaving Lennox Releases a Beautiful Duet: Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet)

Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet) @LeavingLennox Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet) Cover Art Leaving Lennox beautifully sings in a perfect accompaniment to piano and guitar, “Not Ready” (To Leave Just Yet) will sway you to linger, as the joined hands depicted in their cover art are not quite ready to separate, just yet.  In this melancholy melody of a crumbling marriage, one could either pray they forgive one another or hope they escape an abusive relationship.  The lyrics are open to interpretation. There are a million reasons why this song should be heard. The vocals and instrumentals are emotionally charged while the lyrics describe a stall after a storm. The vocal emotions crest as the portrayed difficulty in remaining together becomes more evident.  The entire piece is so well blended it is hard to distinguish the guitar resonation and Mick’s Hambly voice, just as there is a symbiotic relationship between Lauren Val and the piano. What makes this song stand out, beyond its expert delivery and masterful production, are the very lively and constantly moving passages of notes that quaver like a Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville ensemble.  Do yourself a favor and take a few moments to listen to Not Ready” (To Leave Just Yet).   Also of particular interest to us and will be to you, if you have not already been there, are the live performances this duet do on occasion via Facebook. Leaving Lennox are [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

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