Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

YouIndie Feature: The Wrecking Ball ATL 2016

The Wrecking Ball ATL took place at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend (August 13 and 14). We captured some of the action. The Promise Ring The Julie Ruin Thursday Touche Amore Pears Milemarker Motion City Soundtrack Lemuria Juliette Lewis and the Licks Hey Mercedes Drive Like Jehu Anti-Flag    

10 Can’t Miss Reunions and Rare Performances at The Wrecking Ball ATL 2016

Last year’s inaugural The Wrecking Ball ATL, which took place at Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia, was a virtual who’s who of punk, emo, indie and hardcore heavyweights and up-and-comers from across those genres. Although it seemed impossible for the organizers to one-up a lineup that featured bands like Knapsack, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and Descendents, they’ve [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Tim Hackett and Joe Anderl of Krusty Watch Guys

At the height of the ‘90s ska boom, a group of friends from Beavercreek High School in Dayton, Ohio, put their creative and musical heads together to form a ska, swing outfit unlike the city had seen before, and has likely seen since, Krusty Watch Guys.  The group became a significant fixture of the local [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with John Bell of Widespread Panic

For almost 30 years, Widespread Panic has been known for their improvisational style, which is built around their compelling narratives and run a gamut of sounds from southern blues to progressive rock and jazz. With 2016 marking three decades since forming their original line-up in 1986, the band have a 12th studio album under their [...]

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 [...]