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(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 130):  Indie Rockers FORTY FEET TALL
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(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...
(Single Premiere) “Hit Me Like Sugar” by THE VELVICKS
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(Single Premiere) “Hit Me Like Sugar” by THE VELVICKS

Today, The Velvicks have announced their upcoming EP RUN to be released this spring. The five-track EP carries rock and roll influences spanning decades crafting a sound that is both familiar yet distinctly nuanced and exhilarating. With the EP announcement comes The Velvicks' debut single "Hit Me Like Sugar." Lead vocalist Vick Nader describes "Hit Me Like Sugar": "This is our motorcycle song. The inspiration for this song was a hot biker Ed and I met a couple years ago at a bar in Brooklyn. We were both stunned like teenagers by her and her passion for the motorcycling craft. We’ve never seen her again but it was enough to inspire us to create this dirty toned/sexy/Motorhead vibe tune that is a full throttle from the moment it starts until it’s abrupt ending. Just like a crash."  ...
THE SHERLOCKS Converses with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation on Writing Process for “Under Your Sky” and Touring Life at Manchester HMV Store!
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THE SHERLOCKS Converses with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation on Writing Process for “Under Your Sky” and Touring Life at Manchester HMV Store!

Contributor's Note:  The Sherlocks recently played energetic secret sets at both Reading and Leeds Festivals on the Festival Republic stage performing songs from both their albums which were excellently received by fans & media alike. They’ve also announced that they’ll be doing some intimate UK in-store acoustic gigs as well as a headline October/November UK tour and will headline Neighbourhood festival in Manchester this month alongside Miles Kane.   ‘Under Your Sky’ is the fourth track to be shared from their new album after singles ‘Waiting’, lead single ‘NYC (Sing It Loud)’ which featured actor & friend of the band, Thomas Turgoose in the video (This Is England/Game Of Thrones) and ‘Magic Man’. The Sherlocks have also been performing intimate gigs for fan competitio...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 46:  “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by DARRO
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The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 46: “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by DARRO

Editor's Note:  Today, New York City rocker DARRO is releasing his single entitled "You're Not Insane" via all streaming outlets.  The song reminds me of some 90's alternative rock that dominated the airwaves.  The guitar work is tasty and the synths during the instrumental break are the cherry on top of the sundae.  Definitely download it via Spotify!  Darro could be one of the more inspirational artists that I've covered.  He recovered from surgery on a brain tumor, granted it wasn't cancerous but that's nothing to mess with!  He had to learn to sing, speak, and chew food all over again. But his art and his story is an inspiration to us all at Madness To Creation.  We want to thank Darro for sharing his Spotify playlist with us and find Darro at the following locations: www.facebook.c...
OUT OF SYSTEM TRANSFER Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on DIY and Not Compromising!
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OUT OF SYSTEM TRANSFER Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on DIY and Not Compromising!

Contributor's Note:  Folk Punk occupies a certain place in my heart.  I was a huge fan of bands like Ghost Mice and Defiance, Ohio growing up and Andrew Jackson Jihad is one of my favorite of all time.  It isn't easy to seamless blend the instrumentation of folk music with the crazy energy of punk music, yet Danielle Kolker seems to do just that.   Out of System Transfer is a crucial band for the 21st century.  Fans can find Out Of System Transfer at the following locations: www.facebook.com/OutOfSystemTransfer www.outofsystemtransfer.com You guys play this frenetic, super exciting folk punk music in a sea of dudes wearing leather jackets trying to be The Strokes.  How is your music typically received? Do you have to be more discerning about what shows you take? We try to be u...
Exclusive Premiere:  If You Should “Stumble” Across the Premiere by The Living Strange, Check It Out, Plus Exclusive Interview with Evan of Madness To Creation!
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Exclusive Premiere: If You Should “Stumble” Across the Premiere by The Living Strange, Check It Out, Plus Exclusive Interview with Evan of Madness To Creation!

The Living Strange are quickly becoming an underground sensation between their regular releases, wild shows, and undeniable charisma.  Eli Sokolow is an exciting blend of Nick Cave and Ty Segall.  He's a little Marc Bolan, a little Prince, and very strange.  We sat down and talked about their up coming music video, the music festival they're putting on, and their West Coast tour.  Fans can find The Living Strange at the following locations: www.facebook.com/thelivingstrange www.instagram.com/the_living_strange www.thelivingstrange.com www.soundcloud.com/thelivingstrange   What are the origins of The Living Strange?   The Living Strange started when I was in high school in LA during 2014. I had met Ben at a music school and we began playing in bands to...
Castle Black Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on Feminism and Plights in Sierra Leone!
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Castle Black Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on Feminism and Plights in Sierra Leone!

Editor's Note:  Special thanks to Castle Black for taking the time to interview with us for Madness To Creation.  This was a very interesting and somewhat poignant interview that Evan of The Values conducted.  Castle Black is clear when it comes to feminism and making great music that people can relate to.  Fans can find Castle Black at the following locations: www.facebook.com/castleblackmusic www.castleblackmusic.com www.twitter.com/castleblacknyc www.instagram.com/castleblacknyc Your guitar playing seems very riff driven, evocative of Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, or The Stooges, who were some of your guitar influences on your most recent ep, ‘Trapped Under All You Know’?   I do like very riff driven and hook driven guitar, especially within heavier mus...
Tula Vera Tells All About Their Guitar Style, Upcoming Projects, and Their Origin with Evan of Madness To Creation!
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Tula Vera Tells All About Their Guitar Style, Upcoming Projects, and Their Origin with Evan of Madness To Creation!

Contributor's Note:  To say Tula Vera is a great band is reductive.  They’re songs have all the catchiness of radio pop hits and all the charm of your favorite artists basement demo tapes.  They’re Pink Floyd meets Foxygen, they’re The Flaming Lips meets the Strokes, they’re Tula Vera, and I’d expect that we’re all going to be hearing a lot more about them in the next few years.   What’s your songwriting process like?  You have multiple lead singers yet the songs feel like they come from a similar voice.   Our songwriting process varies. Sometimes Dylan will bring in a guitar line and Claire will write vocal parts/lyrics. But sometimes Dylan will bring in a song he’s written vocals and guitar lines for, or Claire will do the same. We have a google drive with all the songs we work on,...
(Album Review) “Sci-Fi Television” by The Nectars
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(Album Review) “Sci-Fi Television” by The Nectars

There is an expression where something juicy and delicious is known as "the nectar of the gods".  Also, nectar is used to provide nourishment for various bird and insect species.  Recently, The Nectars are here to provide that nourishment for our souls as they recently released their stellar album entitled "Sci-Fi Television". As of late, I have been pretty critical on some of the reviews I've received, which has caused me to become jaded when it comes to music.  The Nectars have found the antidote to cure my jaded ways with this album. The album is for those that are into garage rock, mixed with the vibes of No Doubt without all of the ska mess.  It has that vibe of The Strokes where intricate riffs are parlayed into the mix such as on songs "I Want It" and "Heaven".  It also has that h...