Monday, October 18

Tag: Indie Music

(Concert Therapy Reviews):  “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews): “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)

It was a beautiful Sunday night in Minneapolis packed with just incredible music and a lovely atmosphere in my second hometown.  Transviolet headlined the "Drugs In California" tour with Lorelei Marcell and an exclusive opening set performance by local Minneapolis garage punk band Vial.  Personally, I love it when a local band gets an opportunity to shine.  This tour stopped at Studio B at Skyway Theater which is one of my favorite venues to see a show. It was one of those nights I won't soon forget.  Los Angeles by way of Boston recording artist Lorelei Marcell took the stage. Lorelei Marcell toured based off of her self-titled EP and did a couple of covers originally done by H.E.R. and Hozier(no, it wasn't the "Take Me To Church" song).  It was one of those performance where she c...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 130):  Indie Rockers FORTY FEET TALL
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 130): Indie Rockers FORTY FEET TALL

https://open.spotify.com/show/1VCeiWQrsRrN0HvUkeS686?si=AgiTSyhERtyXOQvvQubfmA&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Portland, Oregon indie-rock band Forty Feet Tall joined Bryan on the 130th episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast.  They get into the episode and talk about Portlandia and the stereotypes being from Oregon and Portland in particular.  Bryan compares Forty Feet Tall to The Strokes and Envy On The Coast.  They start talking about their 2021 album release entitled "A Good Distraction", which seems appropriate given the Covid pandemic.  Fans can find Forty Feet Tall on Facebook and their official website.  Tonight Forty Feet Tall has a gig at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, Oregon.  At this show, it's $10 and the proof of vaccination for Covid is required or a negative Co...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 129):  STARS HOLLOW
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 129): STARS HOLLOW

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1tz9PkZ7dwMGChdUHhro5p?si=w6zq5ExHT0eMLyPv2g-QVA&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Des Moines indie rock band Stars Hollow joins Bryan on the 129th episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast.  They talk about their latest record entitled "I Just Want To Live My Life" which is available on all digital streaming platforms.  Stars Hollow is based out of Des Moines, Iowa and they talk about the Des Moines DIY scene, how the band came to be and how they got their band name.  Fans can find Stars Hollow on Facebook and Bandcamp.  Fans can find Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can check out the album "I Just Want To Live My Life" via Spotify below: https://open.spotify.com/album/4JSJHZzcJ0JtfSVrVHYwhR?si=8OpYTUp...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 126):  Ian Cruz of EASY BEACH
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 126): Ian Cruz of EASY BEACH

Contributor's Note:  Ian Cruz of Michigan indie band Easy Beach joins Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast for the 126th episode.  This podcast is brought to you by the Pleasant Underground, which is a DIY house venue out of Ferndale, Michigan, which has actual lights and a fog machine for upstart bands in the indie scene.  Easy Beach recently released a music video for "Selena Gomez", which you can check out below.  Easy Beach has the following gigs coming up: Thursday, August 12th- The Sanctuary in Detroit, Michigan Saturday, August 28th- PJ's Lager House in Detroit, Michigan Saturday, September 25th- Blank Tape Tax in Ypslianti, Michigan Check out their events page via Facebook for tickets and further information. Fans can find Easy Beach on Facebook and Bandcamp. Fans can...
(Exclusive Premiere + Mental Health Conversation):  “Lines” by EL MODERNIST
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked, Standards and Benchmarks

(Exclusive Premiere + Mental Health Conversation): “Lines” by EL MODERNIST

Editor's Note:  Today, El Modernist will be releasing their single "Lines", and they're premiering it with us on Madness To Creation! Here is what the band said about "Lines:" “A modern take on New Wave, "Lines" by El Modernist encapsulates raw, angular rock riffs with upbeat percussive grooves. The simple yet universal lyrics about the fabricated life around us are captured within delightfully frenetic verses, and a laid back yet hard hitting hook. "Lines" lends itself to having an instantaneously classic sound, updated for today's listeners.” We are excited to hear about their evolution and for you all to learn about this amazing band.  They went from the "rap-rock partying days" of their music to the groovy sounds of Talking Heads meets The Clash with a bit of a Blondie twist.  I...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16:  Jim Gwynn of JIP
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16: Jim Gwynn of JIP

Editor's Note:  Jim Gwynn of Chicago indie rock band JIP joined the Madness To Creation Podcast to talk about the band's legacy out of Chicago, making comedy music, and how he had a plethora of celebrities react to JIP's music as of late.  This was a hilarious conversation but also a meaningful and poignant discussion based on mental health, Jim losing his mother a couple of years ago, and celebrity roasts and whether or not comedians are as happy as they portray themselves to be.  The band will be releasing "Thought This Was Over" coming up and it includes work with Royce of Spacehog.  Fans can find JIP on Facebook, their official website, and Instagram. 0:50- Jim talking about Covid, and Local H at the Metro, and how the Metro is requiring the vaccine passport 1:37- How Jim has...
(Premiere) JACQUELINE LOOR Proclaims “I’m Done With You” to Toxic Traits
Standards and Benchmarks

(Premiere) JACQUELINE LOOR Proclaims “I’m Done With You” to Toxic Traits

Sometimes we need to walk away from the negativity and toxicity in our lives does wonders for our mental health and soul.  Sometimes we need space to learn about ourselves.  For example, reflect and evaluate how and why you got into a messy relationship and then once you figure that out, learn what to do to avoid getting into the messy relationship again. Sometimes we put unrealistic expectations on ourselves and others.  It could be we were blown away by their looks.  It could simply be out of desperation.  Tenerife, Spain by way of Miami, Florida artist JACQUELINE LOOR addresses toxic relationships and transformation in her single "I'm Done With You" and Madness To Creation is honored to premiere the video today! Themes of inner strength and self-discovery dominate throughout "I'm...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 122):  COMMON NONSENSE
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 122): COMMON NONSENSE

Contributor's Note:  Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast is sponsored by 2 Foot Parade Records.  Listen to bands like Almost Made The Mixtape and Friendship Village on 2 Foot Parade Records.  Also email Bryan Porter at invitetheneighbors@gmail.com if you're interested in being on the podcast.  On the 122nd episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast, Bryan sits down with Grand Rapids, Michigan band Common Nonsense to discuss their album "Best Advice" and the Grand Rapids, Michigan DIY scene.  This was quite a fun listen.  Fans can find Common Nonsense on Facebook and Instagram.  Fans can listen to the album "Best Advice" by Common Nonsense in its entirety via Spotify below:
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 121):  RIOT COURSE
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 121): RIOT COURSE

Contributor's Note:  Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast is sponsored by 2 Foot Parade Records.  Check out bands such as Almost Made The Mixtape and Friendship Village on 2 Foot Parade Records.  On the 121st episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast, Bryan and Benny talk with Ypsilanti, Michigan's own Riot Course about the DIY scene out of Ypsilanti and their music.  Fans can find Riot Course via their Linktr.ee here. Photo Credit:  Fake Goth Fans can find Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans can check out the single for "Insecure" by Riot Course via Spotify below.  Let's get the single to 20,000 Spotify streams!