Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

Sound Check Chat talks to Blaze Ya Dead Homie

The 28th Sound Check Chat podcast with Blaze Ya Dead Homie is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/), Ghettoblaster Magazine, YouIndie.com and Frame Jump Music Videos.  The podcast is available here: http://goo.gl/uzFU6l From his early days as an aspiring rapper from Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Blaze has assumed many aliases as he virtually clawed [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Ed Lacy and Nick Kizirnis of cAge

Dayton music fans were over the moon when organizers of Jeremy Frederick Presents: North Of Nowhere South, an annual celebration of the life and music of Jeremy Frederick, Tim Taylor, Gregg Spence, Chris Green, an annual event that benefits the Izzy Frederick’s Education Fund, announced a reunion from ’90s era rockers cAge.  The event takes [...]

Sound Check Chat interviews Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy

The 27th Sound Check Chat podcast with Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy, is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/), Ghettoblaster Magazine, YouIndie.com and Frame Jump Music Videos.  The podcast is available here: http://goo.gl/AnOfdL The Gunshy, once the solo project of Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, has been a lot more productive in recent years than [...]

Sound Check Chat interviews Hether Fortune of Wax Idols

The 26th Sound Check Chat podcast with Hether Fortune of Wax Idols, is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/), Ghettoblaster Magazine, YouIndie.com and Frame Jump Music Videos.  The podcast is available here: http://goo.gl/ubMstv Wax Idols’ singer-songwriter, Hether Fortune, has experienced a tumultuous few years since her last release. She supported the 2013 album [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Laura Pleasants of Kylesa

If it weren’t for the periods of intense confusion, soul-searching and self-reflection that follow experiences of heartbreaking loss, there would be no industry for grief counselors, religious congregations would wane, and beloved art and literature would cease to retain much of its reflective gravity. Unfortunately, for the people that experience these periods, they are a [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Kyle Sowash and Dan Bandman of The Kyle Sowashes

Kyle Sowash needs a sense of humor….said no one ever.  While the Columbus, Ohio musician has spent the better part of two decades honing his scrappy pop anthems and earnest ballads, it’s his lyrical whimsy that truly makes his songcraft a pleasurable and nostalgic journey back to the days of mid ‘90s, “golden” era indie [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Andrew Clinco of Marriages

As told in New Testament Bible passages, Salome was a daughter of Herod II and Herodias who danced before her parents, lords, high captains and other royalty on the occasion of her father’s birthday. In doing so, Herod gave her the opportunity to request a gift. After consulting with her mother, she called for the [...]

You Indie Feature: Amos Pitsch of Tenement

Four years since the band’s last release, Wisconsin’s Tenement deliver Predatory Headlights, an ambitious, contagiously catchy, 25-song double LP that is already being enthusiastically touted as a contender for record of the year in punk and indie circles. Although Pitsch and his collaborators, bassist Jesse Ponkamo and drummer Eric Mayer, surmounted a treasure trove of [...]

You Indie Feature: Adam Cimino and Matt Jones of Male Gaze

Being caught in a male gaze can be unsettling or welcome, depending on your perspective. In the case of the band who has adopted the appropriate moniker, both are true. With fuzzy power pop, distorted noise and art rock, and spooky goth sensibilities at play, Male Gaze deliver a clamorous racket that is challenging to [...]

You Indie Feature: An Interview with Mike Hansen of Pentimento

In art, a pentimento is an alteration in a painting, evidence that the artist has changed his or her mind during the creative process – a bit like a do-over. And while the untrained eye might not notice this alteration, the artist is keenly aware of its existence, physical proof that great art takes course-correction, [...]