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An audio magazine covering the Indie arts world — music, film, games, literature, performance, and more.

    The Delinquents and Losers Episode

    The Delinquents and Losers Episode

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    Actually, that would be 42 counts of INDIEcent Exposure, seeing as how this is episode #42. It is I, brothers and sisters, your humble host, the mongrel, bringing you another amazing show — not for any talent I may or mayn’t bring to the table, oh, no, no, no.















    Editor's Note: Musicians' bio info comes from the artists, their websites, or their publicists. Click on names below to visit their websites where you can get the full story, photos, and very often video.







    This show is all about the tunes. And the tune makers. I’m just driving this rig. And after long and careful consideration, and input from YOU, my faithful listeners, I’ve decided that I need to drive this rig a little faster from now on. Get to the tunes faster, and keep the episodes as close to the 30-minute mark as possible.







    Gina Brooklyn (2:15)







    But don’t worry. You won’t get less of me if you don’t want. I have plans. We’ll talk about them later. Not now. Now we hear from Gina Brooklyn, whose raw power will make you prick up your ears. Her March 2020 single, “Who Are You Fighting For” is exactly the sort of scorcher that may help us all get through the rest of 2020.







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    • 38 min
    INDIEcent Exposure #41: Navigating a Charming Disaster

    INDIEcent Exposure #41: Navigating a Charming Disaster

    Welcome my INDIEcent brothers and sisters to Episode #41 of this musical carnival of dreams, INDIEcent Exposure. I am your host, the mongrel, and, as always, I thank you for tuning in.  And you can tune in to hear the best in new Indie tunes and news through Apple Podcasts. Google Podcasts, and now Spotify. Subscribe and never miss your music fix.















    Editor's Note: Musicians' bio info comes from the artists, their websites, or their publicists. Click on names below to visit their websites where you can get the full story, photos, and very often video.







    In addition to eight great tracks spanning several genre, I had a great interview with a brilliant duo unexpectedly drop into my lap this week. I think my conversation with Brooklyn-based, Charming Disaster, will more than make up for the lack of one last week. Their new album, SPELLS + RITUALS, just came out, and carries on their craft of spinning whimsically dark, slightly unhinged, stories through song. Although their summer tour has been scotched due to the pandemic, you can catch them outdoors at The Foundry, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts August 7th and 8th, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. I happen to know it’s a great space, a really great venue, so even it’s a bit of a haul for you, what the hell, make a weekend of it. Worse places to be in summer than the Berkshires. Ticket info available in the shownotes.







    WELL! I’ve got so, so many great tunes that I wanted to share with you and zero self-control. Makes for a bit of a bloated episode this week, but I doubt you’ll mind. I’ve been cutting back on carbs, so maybe this is my way of filling that pasta hole, I don’t know. But let’s get to it right now with a couple artists who showed up on my radar just in the last little while.







    Best Not Broken (6:53)







    Ever since the launch of my first podcast, featuring Beantown artists, I’ve always been a sucker for a great Boston band. So there’s a familiar comfort to the sounds of the 2016 New England Music Awards winner, Best Not Broken. Their blend of rock and power pop is infectious, and the lyrics are wicked smaht — all evident in the single, “Red Flags,” released in late 2019. They’ve shared stages with such diverse greats as Pat Benetar to Jason Derulo.







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    INDIEcent Exposure #40:11 tracks from all over the map

    INDIEcent Exposure #40:11 tracks from all over the map

    Hey, whazzup, dogs? Thanks for tuning in to Episode #40 of INDIEcent Exposure. I’m your host, the mongrel, and this week’s show is absolutely bustin’ at the seams with great tunes. I love featuring interviews, but I also kinda love an episode that’s just front to back music. In fact, I’m going to save the opening monologue and get straight to a block of tunes I’ve been waiting forever to unpack.















    Editor's Note: Musicians' bio info comes from the artists, their websites, or their publicists. Click on names below to visit their websites where you can get the full story, photos, and very often video.







    Singer songwriter, and rising Dark Pop phenom, Annelie Elina, splits her time between Los Angeles and her native county of Sweden. She brings us the track “Recover” from her latest  EP Purity. Despite the name, and despite her tender young age of sixteen, do NOT be fooled. It’s a welcome relief from the cotton candy tracks being spun in other sectors of the pop world. Or rather, if her wispy trilling tricks you into thinking you’ll be tasting sweet fluff, a couple of earfuls quickly educate your soundbuds that the gossamer strains carry flavors of longing, disillusionment, fearlessness, uncertainty, self-assurance, and vulnerability. This release represents a very, very promising start to the career of a new artist. 







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    • 57 min
    INDIEcent Exposure #39: NTRVW — 2Toaster Los Returns to the Mic

    INDIEcent Exposure #39: NTRVW — 2Toaster Los Returns to the Mic

    I have, as my special guest, rapper 2Toaster Los, who spoke to me last month from New Jersey State Prison, where he was serving the last two weeks of a sentence that ran just under eleven years. He was released on Juneteenth, and I’m betting it’ll be a holiday he remembers vividly. We'll spin his track, "That's What I Like." PLUS, I've also got new tracks from four other artists you should be paying attention to.

    • 54 min
    INDIEcent Exposure #38: NTRVW — Phil Hawkins on STAR WARS: ORIGINS

    INDIEcent Exposure #38: NTRVW — Phil Hawkins on STAR WARS: ORIGINS

    PLUS: Eight music artists you should give a listen to NOW.  * EXPLICIT * (but just a tiny bit...)















    Editor's Note: Musicians' bio info comes from the artists, their websites, or their publicists. Click on names below to visit their websites where you can get the full story, photos, and very often video.







    Welcome, my INDIEcent, yet faithful, legions of music addicts, to episode number 38 of INDIEcent Exposure. I am you host the mongrel — known in an alternate zip code as Jay Vee.







    Before we get into this week’s episode, I want to remind you to subscribe to this podcast in Apple Music, Google Play Music, or via your podcatcher of choice. And if you have an extra 30 seconds, leave us a five star rating and review — that really, really helps new listeners discover us. We work hard to help promote the Indie music scene, and you can too by turning people on to INDIEcent Exposure.







    While musicians get the lion’s share of attention on this show, I should remind you all that the podcast was also constructed as a home of Indie creators in performing arts, literature, game development, and most definitely film. And this episode is just the show to remind me how much more we should be doing to support those brave, starving artists.







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    Featured in this EpisodeChris Considine • “On the Cusp” • singleFirebug • “Sinner” • Wandering SoulCass Clayton Band • “Flowers At My Feet” • Play NiceJoe Olnick Band • “Sticky Floor Nightclub” • IguanaShokazoba Funkestra • “Script Reader” • Illusion of Choice, EPMyki Tuff & the Friendly Fire Band • “War General” • Saturday Night RiddimEl Desollado • “Intro” • FlayingSamara Moni • “Doctor” • Samara Moni, EP















    So, in addition to great new music, we’ll be hearing from Phil Hawkins, director of the original, yet painstakingly faithful, derivative work of film, STAR WARS: ORIGINS. He’s done a mind-bending job, both with good, old-fashioned story telling and with state of the art effects unusual in short, independent films. I wouldn’t blame you if you scrolled down to the embedded trailer straightaway to see what I’m talking about. During this episode, I’ll play clips from my conversation with this up and coming director. Later on, I’ll let you know how to hear our whole discussion. He’s a fascinating personality in the film world today, and I know you’ll be hearing more about his work in the near future.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    INDIEcent Exposure #37: NTRVW — Josh Rouse

    INDIEcent Exposure #37: NTRVW — Josh Rouse

    PLUS: Seven other artists you should give a listen to.  * EXPLICIT * (but just a tiny bit...)















    Photo: We speak with Josh Rouse about touring, recording, the solo thing, and, of course, The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse.







    Welcome, Indie music fans from Greylock Nation and around the world to Episode #37 of INDIEcent Exposure. I'm your host, the mongrel, and, as always, I'll be treating you to some of the most brilliant and freshest tracks to be found in the indiesphere.







    Editor's Note: In the audio for this episode, I misidentified Sam Miller's brand new release as an eponymous album. The album's correct name is In One Place at a Time. Also note that all artist bios are made available courtesy the artists.







    The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse







    I want to extend a hale and hearty welcome to the thousands of independent music artists who’ve arrived here from ReverbNation.com. We here at the Greylock Glass are thrilled to be offering these artists special consideration for inclusion in upcoming podcast and streaming shows. I’ll be clamping my ears into the headphones and giving a close listen to Fear the Spider from St. Petersburg, Florida; MCJX from Hollis, New York, The Incurables from Westland, Michigan, Darby O. Bell from South Bend, IN; Kassidy Lynne, out of Seattle, Wash., and many, many, many more. I’m already so impressed by what I’m hearing, and I think you will be too in the coming weeks.







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    In this EpisodeJosh Rouse • "Easy Man" • The Holiday Sounds of Josh RouseSam Miller • "What You See Through Is See Through" • In One Place at a TimeAlicia Beale • "Creep" (orig by Radiohead) • single Desingly • "Anna" • singleAaron Matthew • "Milosh Wants A Mango" • Bend EPMikalyn Hay • "Deep End" • singleCait Devin • "Gone" • singleNight Skies & Visions • "Contempt" • single















    Today, however, we have a real treat of an interview with a veteran of the music scene who has just released an album that’s been a first of it’s kind for him, but which has been in the works for close to a decade. Josh Rouse fought back the fog that comes from international travel and spoke to us by Skype just after he’d returned from Spain where he’d debuted “The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse.”







    We get a surprising number of holiday music submissions of all genres each year. Most of the tunes are covers, and some are really good. Some are kinda painful to listen to, to be honest. What distinguishes this latest project by Josh Rouse is that he rushed nothing. Each tune has been crafted with artistry and imagination. Josh will be playing the HiLo North Adams, Mass, Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. If you’re in the area, I really hope you drop by.

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