It has been snowing every day since I returned from tour, although much of it has melted when the thermometer reaches the upper 30’s. It is a beautiful reminder that we are headed into the end of 2017, which has provided a plethora of great indie music. Just a few more weeks until Thanksgiving and then a few more until Christmas and before you know it, we’ll be announcing the nominations for the LA Music Critic Awards for the second half of 2017. We have definitely got our work cut out for us this time, as the quality and quantity of submissions are some of the best we have ever seen. We can’t wait to share our nominations with you. Until then, check out what’s currently happening in the indie music community.
INDIE ARTISTS PARTICIPATE IN SHOWCASES
This past weekend several of our favorite indie acts participated in showcases. Fan Favorite winner FlecHaus took part in Austin Strong, along with Of Sea and Stone and Deer Fellow, at the Sidewinder in Austin, Texas on November 2. Meanwhile, back in California, Floating Records hosted its “Fall Revue 2017,” featuring LA Music Critic Award nominee Jeffrey Halford & the Healers, as well as Marble Party and Graham Guest on November 4 at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. Thanks to publicist Doug Deutsch for sharing.
BLAKE MORGAN HOSTS TRACY BONHAM
Blake Morgan has had an artist residence at Rockwood Music Hall for quite some time. This month he will host Tracy Bonham on Rockwood’s Stage 3 on November 15. If you are in New York City, you might just want to grab tickets for this show – grab your tickets soon cause this series has consistently sold out.
JACK TEMPCHIN CELEBRATES 45th ANNIVERSARY OF “PEACEFUL EASY FEELING”
Blue Élan Records artist and former Eagles hit songwriter Jack Tempchin has scheduled a trio of local Los Angeles shows to celebrate the 45th anniversary of one of his biggest hits, “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” which he co-wrote with Glenn Frey. The first one is scheduled for November 10 at Carruth Cellars in Solana Beach. Labelmate Cindy Alexander will open this show. Next will be a stop at the world famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on November 26. Another labelmate, Chelsea Williams, will open this show. His final stop will be at Mozambique in Laguna Beach on December 2.
MARINA V TO CELEBRATE CD RELEASE
Multiple LA Music Critic Award winner Marina V, recently returned from a tour of Germany and Moscow, will celebrate the release of her latest CD, Born to the Stars, with a show and party at the amazing Three Clubs on Sunday, November 12. Tickets are half-off if purchased in advance on her website. This is one show you don’t want to miss.
First up today is blue-eyed soul singer Ashleigh Watson, with her new single “Little Love.” We love the sound of this song, and look forward to hearing more from Ms. Watson. We think she’s got a great vibe that will last for a long time.
Next is “Train to Nowhere,” a sure-to-be Americana classic song from The Sound of Ghosts. This one has everything you love in a great Americana song – great lyrics, vocals, fiddle and even some amazing horns. Let us know what you think.
Our final single today comes from Tim Maiden, with his beautiful song “So Far Gone,” a trip hop, electronic, R&B masterpiece. Enjoy this one.
LA-based alt-rockers Satellite Citi bring us their latest music video for “Undead.” It’s got great guitar riffs and a stunning visual story that brings the song to life. Video game lovers – this one is for you! Please let us know what you think.
Next up is a great lyric video from The Rebel Light for their song, “Where did all the Love Go?” We are constantly amazed at the creativity in the indie music community, and think this one is a hit.