6 05, 2020

“Solitaire” is in the cards for The Other Realm

By |2020-05-06T07:49:41-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

My building had its first social distancing party this weekend, six feet apart in the large back yard. Guess who was the first person to get tired and go inside? Yes, I relate intensely to The Other Realm’s new single “Solitaire,” especially its stop-motion video. Enter the Other Realm The Other Realm is the alternative pop/rock project of brothers Kenny and Billie Ward. Quarantine finds them hunkered down in North Haven, Connecticut, where the [...]

2 05, 2020

Superheroes fight domestic abuse in Murderous Chanteuse “Made of Candy” video

By |2020-05-02T20:49:15-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review, Video Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: Mandi Martini “The superhero always had... something they had to overcome,” says burlesque artist Vivienne LaFlamme. She’s one of the superheroes in the Murderous Chanteuse video, “Made of Candy." The new video recruits Connecticut women artists to fight domestic abuse. Overcoming is a theme of both the video and the artist’s life. Murderous Chanteuse is the alternative-pop persona of singer-songwriter Jennifer Hill. As Jennifer Hill and Company, she was a [...]

28 03, 2020

Finding Love “In the Reading” with Kierstin Sieser

By |2020-03-28T08:07:38-04:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Album Review, Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , |

Sailors carry a shark’s tooth as a talisman against drowning. In a time when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, singer-songwriter Kierstin Sieser’s solo album, Shark Tooth Moon, is a seven-song talisman for a journey through deep waters and dark forests. "They are love songs, really," she explains--though not always in a traditional sense. “I think songs are like spells or a subconscious humming—they have a power when you sing them,” Sieser explains. While songs [...]

20 03, 2020

Finding meaning with Austin James’ “On Life & Love”

By |2020-03-20T06:19:00-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are days... days spent wondering what makes life worth living.” Connecticut soul/folk/R&B fusion artist Austin James’ new song, “On Life & Love,” begins with guitar and soulful vocals resolving out of discord to ask this question. The song’s journey to release is a story of honesty and love finding a way. In times of trouble, it has special resonance. Its release includes being featured in an Abbott Global commercial--a placement that started with [...]

2 03, 2020

Jackie Lipson Opens Up on “Someday” and Loving Your Mistakes

By |2020-03-04T13:36:34-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

“I wrote it when I was at a precipice in my career and my desire to pursue music seriously,” says pop singer-songwriter Jackie Lipson of her dark-and-danceable new single, “Someday.” Intended as an “honest love letter to herself,” the song tackles self-blame. While it was inspired by a break-up, Lipson notes that it also speaks to the ups and downs of an indie music career. Written with Vanessa Wheeler, the song veers from the [...]

14 11, 2019

Act of the Month Samantha Preis Interview @SamanthaPreis

By |2019-11-14T06:25:01-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Act of the Month Event, Artist Interview|Tags: , , , , , |

By Candice Anne Marshall IMB - Hello Samantha! Congratulations on becoming the Act Of The Month with Indie Music Bus! Where were you when you first heard about this and what was your reaction?   Hi, Candice! Someone from your team informed me on Twitter :) I’m flattered. Thanks a lot for choosing me!   IMB - I am in love with the ethereal song ‘Spaceship’ that was released in September 2019. I have [...]

29 10, 2019

Can You Be Creative As A Songwriter If You Are Sober? by @ROCassataMusic

By |2019-10-29T08:03:12-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When people find out that I’m a singer-songwriter who is sober, they usually have one main question for me. “How has being sober affected your songwriting? Can you still write?” Photo by David Yerby One of the major concerns I had about committing to a sober life was my songwriting. I wondered how it would affect my writing. Would I still be as creative? Would I have enough juicy stories to tell? [...]

19 08, 2019

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

By |2019-11-14T06:34:03-05:00August 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! [...]

18 08, 2019

Mini Indie Music Bus (Photos)

By |2019-08-28T11:15:54-04:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , , , |

Here are the before photos of the emergency van we purchased to convert to our first mini Indie Music Bus™. Next the red stripes will be removed and our logos added. We will be using it to attend music conferences and to camp during VIP concerts with camping options like Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival On the inside, we will be removing some things and adding two swivel [...]

10 08, 2019

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

By |2019-08-10T19:01:00-04:00August 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” [...]