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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 guest and our official bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews! Artists will appreciate the shares or purchases you can muster!  You will find reviews of music we really love and believe others will too, so dig in.

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: , |

Happy Father’s Day 2021

Hello everyone! I know it's been awhile, but figured I'd wish everyone a happy Father's Day and let you know that we are working frantically to get back into working things here at Indie Music Bus. COVID-19 has made normal everyday life really different for us. We have had to make many changes and are now working from home. This has changed the dynamic for us and left us with very little free time. Thanks for reading this! If you're on Twitter, stop by and say hello and let us know how you are doing!   Walter and Darlene Hargrave    

By |June 20th, 2021|

10 Highly Effective Marketing Tricks Independent Artists Can Use to Promote Their Music

Indie artists are gaining a hold in the music industry these days. However, one artist might take more than a decade to achieve what they have now. It took a lot of marketing plans and tactics to make sure to get their message on the table. If you are trying to make a name in the industry, here are highly effective marketing strategies that independent artists can use to uphold their music. 1. Allot a good time for gigs Performing in gigs is one of the old but gold strategies that musicians enjoy and love. It has been an effective way of promoting music and exposure of a band or an up-and-coming artist. You can also monetize gigs in a couple of ways. Aside from that, it also helps artists build a strong connection with their fans. Most of the best gigs have other acts in your genre. Gigs can make you gain more fans in general because fans of other artists and the genre as a whole come together for outstanding performances. Make sure you have a good portion of your time for gigs and continue practicing for more shows. 2. Post online content regularly Exposure is not enough for you to promote yourself and your music. It is wise to keep your fans updated with a lot of great content regularly. Even if one appreciates your songs, but if you don’t support them entertained for a good time, there’s a possibility that you will be a passing [...]

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: , , , , |

Get In The Groove With The Prof Fuzz 63’s Latest Album

Texas music veterans, The Prof Fuzz 63 have been nothing short of wild since their 2014 formation. Taking their madness with them on well over 200 shows and tantalizing fans with their antics, and The Fuzz is back at it again this summer. June 15th saw the release of their fourth full-length album Owls, offering fans and new listeners alike a form of reprieve from the current state of the world. Groovy, lighthearted, and bizarrely addictive, Owls perfectly showcases all of the weird little nuances that we have come to know and love from The Prof Fuzz 63. Opening with the title track of the album, you’ll immediately be roped into the crazy cinematic stories that they’ll tell with each song. And if that asshole Owl doesn’t garnish your attention, maybe the punk rock soccer mom on Adderall will. You truly never know what rabbit, or owl, The Prof Fuzz will pull out next.   Smashing drums and gritty guitar gives The Prof Fuzz the edge you want from a grungy, rock band and the materials themselves provide nothing but endless entertainment throughout the entirety of the album. Together, this band has worked hard to show that you can be damn good musicians while still not taking yourself (or that asshole owl) too seriously.  And as if this lo-fi, grunge rocking trio wasn’t impressing you enough with their abilities to keep the FUN in the fundamentals for music, they created a phenomenal coloring book [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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