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Ionia’s EP Captain Humility is Out!

POSTED ON June 30th  - POSTED IN Community, independent music, music, news, Press Release, rock

Captain Humility Released

One of the things I love about being at Indie Nation is that I get all these awesome press releases.  I got one from Behind the Curtain Media this week that I think is particularly noteworthy.  Part of it reads:

New York City’s very own IONIA is proud to release their debut EP entitled “Captain Humility” today! The five-piece dynamic band delves deep into your psyche with powerful lyrics and resonating music. Their upcoming music video, for “Captain Humility” will be released July 1st. The video was written, directed and produced by singer Blaise Beyhan and is a continuation of the storyline from their first video “Mutiny”. The addition of film adds an entirely new dimension to their already spine-tingling music

Check Out this Great Band – Cloverhill

POSTED ON April 23rd  - POSTED IN classic rock, Entertainment, Featured Podcast, music, Podcasts, rock

Great Music in the Inbox – Cloverhill

One of the reasons you often hear me say “I listen to bad music so you don’t have to” is because it is true.  This is especially so now that everyone and their deaf brother can make music with a PC.  Nonetheless, I give each submission a listen and am always happy and pleased to report when I find something that I find pleasing to the ears.  A recent email from Paul Laskey  would fall into the latter and better category.

2014.04.17 – Pick of the Day – Mustang Daddy


Today is Ford Mustang Day

English: AJAC award given to the 2005 Ford Mus...

English: AJAC award given to the 2005 Ford Mustang at the Canadian International Autoshow, Toronto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not only is today Ford Mustang Day but it is the fiftieth anniversary for the legendary automobile.  In honor of the later, Ford intends to place a 2015 Mustang on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.  This is not the first time.  They did the same back in 64 when they first released the car.

For today’s song, I went with Mustang Daddy by Jinx Titanic.  You can find out more about Jinx Titanic at the links below.

2014.04.16 – Pick of the Day – Stress Awareness Day


Today’s Pick is Jim’s Big Ego with Stress

Every year on the first workday after the dreaded IRS deadline, we celebrate National Stress Awareness Day.  I don’t think the day after timing is a chance occurrence.Jim's Big Ego

For today’s pick I chose Stress by Jim’s Big Ego.  You can find out more about the band at the links below.


2014.04.10 – Pick of the Day – Today is ASPCA Day!

POSTED ON April 10th  - POSTED IN Community, music, news, Opinion, Pick of the Day, Podcasts, rock

Today is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day


Today is ASPCA day!  ASPCA is short for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  You can find out more about how to get involved over at their website.  Personally I am an animal lover and am completely in favor actions and laws to protect animals.

The Walking Dead Review Season 4, Episodes 9 – 11


The Walking Dead Review

English: Logo from the television program The ...

English: Logo from the television program The Walking Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The folks here at Indie Nation are huge The Walking Dead  fans.  It has been a good while since we did a review so we are covering the three episodes since the mid-season break.

We also did a recap of the news we covered this week.  If you would like to take part in the news show, get yourself into #indienation at geekshed IRC and hail us in chat.  We do the show weekly from 8-10 pm EST with except on the second Monday of each month and legal holidays.

We closed the show with a few tracks from The Griswolds.  You can find them at bandcamp.

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The Beatles – 50 Years Later

POSTED ON February 15th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, music, rock

“It was fifty years ago today…”


English: The Beatles wave to fans after arrivi...

English: The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the record, the famous Sullivan Show appearance actually occurred before I was born.  Granted, only 6 days, but nonetheless still before. However, I would be a liar if I didn’t simply confess that I am a Beatleholic and do not consider Beatlemania an affliction but a blessing.  As well as the Fab Four has done over the years, it is clear I am not alone.

EP Review – Anger Management by Seven Mouldy Figs

POSTED ON January 18th  - POSTED IN alternative, Entertainment, independent music, music, Opinion, Review, rock

Anger Management by Seven Mouldy Figs

Anger Management by Seven Mouldy Figs

Anger Management by Seven Mouldy Figs

The album kicks off with the raucous thick sounding song titled From me to you. The sound is thick, heavy and distorted accompanied by a slightly whinny well delivered lead vocals, delivering the lyrics in phrased burst working well against the driving rhythm guitar and steady drums. It is a good choice for an opening track because it leaves you anticipating the rest of this four track EP.

2013.11.08 – An Interview with Symfinity


Spotlight on Symfinity and Intangible Dreams

Symfinity - Intangible Dreams - coverLumpy was completely blown away when he first checked out the first full length album by the five piece band, Symfinity.  If you like symphonic rock music mixed and recorded technically as well as composed, as in both excellent,  you’ll love this album, Intangible Dreams.

TGGN 4-23-2013

POSTED ON September 28th  - POSTED IN games, Gaming, Live Show, music, news, Podcasts, pop, rock, site, Through Gamer Goggles

TGGN 4-23-2013



Today’s show features the music of The Griswolds. We opened with Mississippi and Heart of a Lion. We liked their down under sound so much we decided to also end the show with Red Tuxedo. Links for the band are at the end of the show notes.

Remember the days of youth when you wished you could fly a Veritech fighter?  I do.  Thanks to Ninja Division we have a Robotech Kickstarter.  It only took them about six hours to meet the goal of 70,000




Quinton Hoover has passed away at 49.

 The Examiner was the first to bring this to our attention.

Direct link to Quinton Hoover’s art on the Gatherer

Fantasy Flight Games releases another Battlestar Galactica expansion for the hit board game.   Forbes has all the details on the expansion.

Pizza hut enlists professional video gamers.  This article also comes to us from Forbes.  David “Walshy” Walsh teams with Pizza Hut to promote a new Xbox Kinect app.

You can find out more about The Griswolds at:

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