Category: Indie

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who:  The Drama StateWhere:  Gas City, IndianaFor fans of:  Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, You Me At Six Indiana, known more for its singer-songwriters like John Mellencamp, the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses and of course the Jackson 5, actually has a pretty vibrant but underrated and woefully under-covered […]

The Spotlight

By Gabriella San FelipeWho: PurpleWhere: Beaumont, TXSounds like: No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The BreedersUnapologetically themselves, Purple is an Indie Rock three piece who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Over the past few years they’ve established their own unique sound, and have gone from playing shows in small-town Texas to […]

Cobra Starship closes chapter—Statement from frontman Gabe Saporta

From Musiqtone NewsAfter nearly a decade of shaking the music world up, Cobra Starship is closing up shop and moving on!   Here is the official statement from frontman Gabe Saporta reprinted in its entirety from an official press release from Atlantic Records today (Tuesday November 10, 2015):After many incredible years, I’m making the difficult decision […]

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Amanda MarkleyWhere:  Seattle, WASounds like:  Dia Frampton, Rachel Platten, William Beckett, Kelly ClarksonSometimes you turn a tragedy into inspiration…into a music career.  This is exactly what the Emerald City native has done thus far as a devastating spinal injury ended her horseback riding career.  The raw emotional roller coaster afterwards eventually became […]

The Spotlight

By Maura HarwoodWho:  Jon McLaughlinWhere:  Nashville, TNSounds like:  Ben Folds, Dave Barnes, Ben RectorIf you’re a fan of the singer-songwriter scene (and subsequently some of the most beautiful lyrics you’ll ever listen to), you’ve probably heard of Jon McLaughlin. Since 2007, Jon McLaughlin has been gracing the music industry with his gorgeous piano melodies and […]