Never in my life have I witnessed a collapse like that of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI. The only positive about the game was the half-time show, which Lady Gaga nailed! Considering she began her career as an indie artist playing the mean streets of Los Angeles, we should be proud of her ultimate accomplishment – playing her music before a world-wide audience. Way to go Gaga!!!
For the rest of us who haven’t quite reached our goals yet, we encourage you to keep at it. Keep singing, writing and creating. Treat those three people in the audience as if they were the most important three people in the world. You never know who might be listening, and the doors they are capable of opening. Keep up the fight!
GRAMMY TIME FOR MAGNESS
This time next week we’ll be celebrating the Grammys. Since we have at least one indie artist in the running, and a local one at that, let’s give a hearty and rousing cheer for Blue Élan Records artist Janiva Magness and her blues album Love Wins Again. We hope you take home the prize.
INDIE ARTISTS SHINE AT NAMM
A few years back a visionary named Kerry Getz thought it would be a great opportunity for local indie artists if they would put on showcases at the hotels near the convention site. It was such a great idea that NAMM decided to take over and expand the opportunity to stages within the event itself. Getz likewise recruited Tim Moyer to assist her, and Moyer runs this major music event now. One of the artists who was selected to perform at the 2017 event was Los Angeles country/Americana artist Alice Wallace. Check out her sterling performance of “I Just Don’t Care Anymore” from NAMM’s Grand Plaza Stage. You can find the official music video of the song on her YouTube channel. Enjoy.
RYKKA DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO
European indie artist Rykka has released her latest music video for “Runnin’ Away” from her new album Beautitudes. If this video is any indication of the quality of music on the album, then you should definitely check it out. We will be reviewing the album here soon, so check back with us.
See ya next week.