Tag: #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 […]

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 Critics Corner | LACES (EP review)

By Gabriella San FelipeMove over pop stars, there’s a new name in town. The singer LACES just released a self-titled EP, and the tracks are on par with musicians like Ellie Goulding and Tove Lo. If you love indie pop music with a great female singer, then this album is definitely for you.LACES is not […]

Civil Twilight announces release date for new album, tour dates

By Alan HoPast Spotlighters and South Africa’s Civil Twilight return July 10 with their third studio album, titled Story of An Immigrant via Wind-Up Records.  Story is the follow-up to the group’s breakout 2012 effort Holy Weather.  To usher in their third studio release, Civil Twilight will hit the road, stopping at a handful of […]