Friday, November 26

Tag: Indie

(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene
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(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene

Contributor's Note:  Welcome to the brand new Scholastic Perspectives where "We Gon' Learn."  In this "Highlight Reel" edition, we took a few minutes to talk to Toronto artist Jon Stancer about climate change and the Toronto music scene along with a tinge on mental health awareness.  In his work, Jon created a song that will create awareness about the issue of climate change. According to BBC, climate change could cause many areas to be inhabitable. Scientists and politicians around the world are making concerted efforts to combat climate change. We are seeing more extreme weather events, more wildfires and species dying off at a faster rate than at any point in recorded history. Jon Stancer's song "This Cannot Wait(Until Tomorrow)" highlights that.  In today's Highlight Reel with Scholast...
(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...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 296):  CHASER
Hardcore to Punk, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 296): CHASER

Contributor's Note:  West Coast punk rock band vocalist Mike LeDonne of CHASER joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 296th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they go through the goosebump moments in their latest record entitled "Dreamers."  "Dreamers" is out via Thousand Island Records, Sound Speed Records, SBAM Records and Pee Records. The media outlet Melodic Punk Style has quoted the following about "Dreamers":  "All in, Chaser's "Dreamers" isn't just a good record, it's a masterpiece." They talk about their European tour was cancelled in 2020, and Chaser made the decision to sit on this record.  They also talked about the awesomeness of the DIY scene and the influence of various bands on the Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords labels.  Fans can...
(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...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 125) THE FLORA GOD/SO WHO’S UP NEXT PODCAST
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 125) THE FLORA GOD/SO WHO’S UP NEXT PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Justin aka The Flora God and owner/editor of "So Who's Up Next" podcast sat down with Bryan and Benny for the 125th episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast.  The podcast is available on Anchor and Spotify.  The "So Who's Up Next" podcast goes inside the mind of bands and recording artists and they look at the "self" in self-made. They've had numerous indie recording bands and artists on along with national touring band Blacktop Mojo. Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast is brought to you by Friendship Village, which is a DIY venue based out of Ferndale, Michigan.  Fans can find the "So, Who's Up Next" podcast on Spotify.  Fans can find Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
(Premiere) JACQUELINE LOOR Proclaims “I’m Done With You” to Toxic Traits
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(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...