Monday, October 18

Indie 500

This page is dedicated to the ‘goosebump’ moments in INDIE music including Post Punk and Art Rock.

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 270):  EVIE SANDS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 270): EVIE SANDS

Contributor's Note:  Indie/Alternative/Soul/Blues/Rock artist Evie Sands joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Evie discusses her album "Get Out Of Your Own Way", which is available via Bandcamp and all digital streaming platforms.  Back in the 1960's and 1970's, Evie was seen on various TV shows such as American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, The Tonight Show, and the Johnny Cash Show.  Evie is also known for her gold selling single "Anyway That You Want Me" and she also had the hits "You Brought The Woman Out Of Me", and "I Love Makin' Love To You", which were moderate hits.  Spiritualized covered "Anyway That You Want Me" back in 2002.  Fans can find Evie Sands on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her official website.  Here is w...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 253):  Johnny Iguana of THE CLAUDETTES
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 253): Johnny Iguana of THE CLAUDETTES

Contributor's Note:  Johnny Iguana, pianist extraordinaire, of The Claudettes joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 253rd episode via FAB Radio International.  Recently, The Claudettes released the single for "Kept Them In The Dark" which sounds like a cross between Allen Touissant with The Black Keys. In 2020, The Claudettes released the album "High Times In The Dark" to critical acclaim and was named "Album of the Week" by L.A. Weekly.  Here is what Johnny discussed with The Don: 0:00- "Kept Them In The Dark" - Johnny discusses his issue with greedy, rich people in this song 9:16- "Bad Babe Losin' Touch"- They discuss the White Stripes cover of "Conquest" by Patti Page and the songwriting process 18:15- "24/5"- They discuss the arrangements of the...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 251):  THE WORKDAY RELEASE
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 251): THE WORKDAY RELEASE

Contributor's Note:  David Ottestad aka The Workday Release appeared on the 251st episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, David talks about his latest release entitled "Like The Light of Stars", which was released April 16th via Enci Records: Here is what they discussed: 0:00- "The Future"- David talks about how songwriting effects so many aspects of his life 8:09- "Say A Lot With Light"- David gets into a lively discussion about his wife reacting to the video and how people conduct themselves on YouTube 19:40- "I Do" 21:43- "Hospital Grounds"- They get into a discussion about harmonies 24:04- "Going Up In Flames"- David discusses being raised in the church and how the song is parallel to Job in the Bib...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 232):  Steve Shimchick of COLD WEATHER COMPANY
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 232): Steve Shimchick of COLD WEATHER COMPANY

Contributor's Note:  Pianist/vocalist Steve Shimchick of Cold Weather Company converses with The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 232nd episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Cold Weather Company and The Don talk about how The Don compares them to Morrissey. Out of New Brunswick, New Jersey they talk about how they met at a park bench in Rutgers University.  They pour through Cold Weather Company's catalog from "Somewhere New", "A Folded Letter" and the album "Find Light." They also talk about their Christmas single "Warmth In Winter" and clues us in on their upcoming release. They also talk about how their music is heavily impacted by nature and the environment Fans can find Cold Weather Company at their official website and on Facebook. Fans can ...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 194):  Lisset Diaz of SWEET LIZZY PROJECT
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 194): Lisset Diaz of SWEET LIZZY PROJECT

Contributor's Note:  Vocalist Lisset Diaz of Sweet Lizzy Project appears on the 194th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Lisset discusses their song "Travel To The Moon" off of their album "Technicolor".  The song really emphasizes "space rock" along with the vocal melodies that Lisset and the band possess.  They've covered "2000 Miles" by The Pretenders as well.  Sweet Lizzy Project has emerged from Cuba as they mix indie pop/rock with an intoxicating Latino flair to their music.  Sweet Lizzy Project is composed of Lisset Diaz on vocals, Miguel Comas as guitarist/co-writer, Wilfredo Gatell on keyboards, Alejandro Gonzalez on bass, and Angel Luis Millet on drums.  To give you an idea of how special this band is, the...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 164):  RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 164): RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS

Contributor's Note:  Ryan Hamilton of Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts appeared on the 164th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  They start off this episode by sharing their mutual love and admiration for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and how Tom Petty has influenced Ryan's career.  This transatlantic group has released their album "Nowhere To Go But Everywhere" via Wicked Cool Records and it's currently making some noise on the charts in the United Kingdom.  The charts that it has landed on include #7 Indie Album Breakers, #10 Record Store, #22 Independent Albums and #82 Overall Albums.  The album has received a ton of praise from the likes of Frank Turner, Clem Burke, Benmont Tench and Drew Carey himself.  The album has...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 150):  Doug Gillard of GUIDED BY VOICES
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 150): Doug Gillard of GUIDED BY VOICES

Contributor's Note:  Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 150th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they discuss their latest record entitled "Mirrored Aztec".  This legendary indie rock band has released over 100 albums and yet they still somehow find a way to make it sound brand new and refreshing even to the most diehard Guided By Voices fan.  They even feature classroom instruments and a children's choir in the song "Please Don't Be Honest".  Fans can find Guided By Voices at the following locations: www.guidedbyvoices.com www.facebook.com/GuidedByVoicesOfficial www.gbv.com Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz at the following locations: www.facebook.com/TheDonsHitLi...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 129):  Author MIKE HENNEBERGER
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 129): Author MIKE HENNEBERGER

Contributor's Note:  Inspiring author Mike Henneberger joined The Don & The Grizz and Madness To Creation on the 129th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz.  Mike released the book "Rock Bottom at the Renaissance" and we discuss a range of music that ties in to the book.  We absolutely love how the book can be tied into a soundtrack of his life growing up, and how it was such a positive release for him to release this book.  We talked about The Cure, mental health awareness, him finding his wife, and his sobriety.  Fans can find Mike Henneberger at the following locations: www.facebook.com/abergerjoint www.twitter.com/abergerjoint www.instagram.com/abergerjoint Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz at the following locations...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 128):  NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 128): NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES

Contributor's Note:  Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on the 128th episode.  This Friday, the band will be releasing their album entitled "Sun Via" and to celebrate the release, they will be having a full-length album release show live at the Ardmore Music Hall.  Ardmore Music Hall is one of the first venues in the United States to be having audience-free live streaming concerts during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Ardmore Music Hall is partnering with Nugs.TV for this release show.  Fans can go to www.ardmoremusichall.com/fanparty to pick up a VIP Virtual Meet & Greet package along with tipping the band and the Ardmore Music Hall staff.   The track "Feeling Good" is climbing the charts and the band has received praise fro...