Happy Monday – can you believe there are only two more Mondays after today left in this year? Has it been a good one for you? If not, what are you doing to change the future? Indie artists are our hope for a brighter tomorrow, so get up, get busy, and let’s change the world for the better.
Kari Kimmel releases new album
Indie artist extraordinaire Kari Kimmel is one of the most well-known of indie artists, since her music has been heard in countless television shows, movies and commercials. Hot on the success of her last release, Poppyfields, Kimmel is releasing an album of covers on December 15. Check back for our review of the new CD. In the meantime, get out and add it to your collection. You can pre-order now on iTunes.
Foxtrax plays Sofar Sounds Los Angeles
Foxtrax, who we introduced to you in August, performed at last night’s Secret Holiday Show for Sofar Sounds Los Angeles, which was the 300th Sofar Sounds show. They previously had performed a residency at Sofar Sounds in October. Unfortunately we couldn’t be there, but we are sure it was a smashing success. If you are an indie artist, you owe it to yourself and your career to become part of the Sofar Sounds experience. Congratulations to Sofar Sounds on 300 shows. Thanks for all you do for indie artists!!!
Alexis Keegan set to perform at The Mint
The music of Alexis Keegan was born in the soulful sounds of Motown and R&B, and Keegan wants to go back to those roots. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, you can get an early taste of the new sound by attending her performance on January 28, 2017 at the world famous Mint. We think you will be pleased with the new sound.
Cindy Alexander to open for Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin
Speaking of upcoming concerts, two of the best artists on Blue Élan Records will be performing together in a special show at Hollywood’s famed Hotel Café on January 22, 2017 on their Second Stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some of the best music in Los Angeles when Cindy Alexander opens for the famed Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin.
Congrats to Janiva Magness for her Grammy nomination
And speaking of Blue Élan Records’ artists, we send out our heartiest congratulations to Janiva Magness for her recent Grammy nomination for Contemporary Blues for her album Love Wins Again, a first for both Magness and Blue Élan Records.
StageCrafts, L.L.C. to take over management of Stage/Sound
Theatre Unleashed Managing Director Gregory Crafts and his talented wife Jenn Scuderi Crafts have launched a new venture, StageCrafts, L.L.C., which will take over management of Koreatown’s Stage/Sound venue, effective January 1. This is an amazing venue where we were able to catch Round Rock a few years ago. We wish them the best as they continue to keep intimate theatre alive in the Los Angeles area.
Redhead Express, one of our favorite indie groups, has released their latest music video, just in time for Christmas. This one is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit, as Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan cover “Away in a Manger,” bluegrass style.
Patrick Joseph has released a live video of his amazing song, “Piece of Your Love.” This one gives us goosebumps. Enjoy.
Come back tomorrow for another edition of Get it or Forget it. Until then, keep it indie!