Category: Bands

  • Audionauta – The Music Already Exists and We’re Lucky Enough to Find It

    Audionauta – The Music Already Exists and We’re Lucky Enough to Find It

    We got an email from Agentina:  “We are Audionauta, an instrumental acoustic/electronic post-rock band from Argentina. We released our first album “A Kilómetros de la Superficie” (“Kilometers from the Surface”) and we’d like to share it with you. The album is free in the Bandcamp page and SoundCloud, but also can be found in Spotify, […]

  • The Switch Ma-en is Neo Fluxus Post Absurdist Alternative Indie Industrial Urban Zen Folk Collective

    The Switch Ma-en is Neo Fluxus Post Absurdist Alternative Indie Industrial Urban Zen Folk Collective

        We found the answer to one of our questions on your ReverbNation page and we are reprinting it here: What does The Switch Ma-en mean ? The name The Switch Ma-en derives from many aspects. The first one from the Mexican absurdist writer Juan José Arreola who wrote the book El Guardagujas (The […]

  • Journeying into the “Article of Faith”

    Journeying into the “Article of Faith”

    How many of us actually plan our lives?  Most of us simply take the ride and interject the things that we would like to do and like to accomplish along the way.  This is the story as told by Jeff from the band Article of Faith.  Jeff’s journey begins early on with music and the […]

  • Hard Soul – Ready for Anything

    Hard Soul  – Ready for Anything

    Hard Soul is, as they described, “ready for anything.”  Hard Soul is: Johnny Salka (vocals/lead guitar); Nick Kossor (guitar); Ryan Klaeysen (bass guitar); Mark Podbielski (drums); and Stephen Thompson (guitar/backing vocals).  They are guys who pack themselves and their equipment into a vehicle and hit the road to tour as often as they can.  The […]

  • Hanging Out With The Porch Authority

    Hanging Out With The Porch Authority

    Playing in the genre of acoustic retro-rock porch music, The Porch Authority is comprised of veteran players who have found that their playing style complements each other very well.  They are:  Jonathan “Tucker” Deese – Guitar, Vocals, Dave “The Dave” Massengale – Bass, Guitar, Vocals and Doug “Doug” Holmes – Keyboards, Vocals While doing cover […]

  • Dovetail – Being Connected to One Another

    Dovetail – Being Connected to One Another

    Let’s start off with a typical question – who started Dovetail? Aaron:  Dovetail started way before it even had a name.  Philip and I had been playing music together in many forms for a few years before Dovetail.  I was started by four people. Philip, Daniel, Scott and myself. Our first EP was recorded before […]

  • Protecting Yourself & Equipment

    Protecting Yourself & Equipment

    So you have a band.  You’ve got equipment.  Along with both of those things – you have a van.  The band is in the van and the equipment is in the van and you’re ready to get to the gig.   What kind of protection do you have on all of the above?  We’re talking […]

  • Taking You Back to Mandrill

    Taking You Back to Mandrill

    This information was reprinted from the Band’s webpage.  We hope to give our readers (especially our young ones) a taste of real music.  We invite you to learn more about this fantastic band and their music.     MANDRILL came “outta da bush” four decades ago pushing the musical envelope with a hard-driving combination of […]

  • Sankofa Strings

    Sankofa Strings

     From time to time we like to cover interesting instruments and their players.  A search for African American mandolin players netted us this wonderful find:   Before the Blues—and electricity–turned the world of popular music upside-down in the early 20th Century, communities made their own music, playing for parties, dances, corn shuckings, funerals, baby namings […]

  • Find A Good Photographer

    Find A Good Photographer

          People hear your music with their eyes first.  Remember, the look matters.  Everything should be as polished and as professional as you can make it.   What do you have and what do you need? Take a good look at your website, press kit, posters, cd covers and other promotional materials.  While […]

  • Adrian ”Egg” Norton & Phaze II

    Adrian ”Egg” Norton & Phaze II

    [audio:http://www.indiespiritmagazine.com/audio/13 Linda Mae.mp3] “Linda Mae”   My musical journey began by playing the trumpet in Elementary and Jr. High School. In the seventh grade I made the transition over to the Tuba. The fact was that everyone else played the trumpet and there was a great need for someone to play the Tuba. That is […]

  • Should the Show Go On No Matter What?

    Lots of us band members have the innate determination that the show must go on no matter what.  Sometimes it shouldn’t. It’s happened to me twice where a band member nearly passed out during the gig.  Once, a drummer, who had been having heart problems, was told by his doctor to relax and take it […]