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Frank Zappa Greeted by US Navy Marching Band

POSTED ON December 22nd  - POSTED IN classic rock, Community, music, rock, videos

I agree with the thoughts of Alex Winter and Open Culture, many may have forgotten Frank Zappa

. That is sad. I shall always remember him as one of the most brilliant musicians of all time. His dark style of lyrics and breaking all the musical rules are simply the surface of his genius. He did all genre of music and it may be next century before we fully comprehend how brilliant his music is.

One great example of his musical genius is the track Rubber Shirt from the Sheik Yerbouti double album. The album became a huge hit when it was censored. The album is full of overdubs and is a masterful mix of songs. The Rubber Shirt track is an example of what Zappa called “Xanochrony”. The song is a mix of different musicians all recorded at different times, time signatures and tempos. The result sounds like a wonderful jazz improv.

Latchkey Revolt – Driving Hard Rock

POSTED ON January 18th  - POSTED IN Community, hard rock, independent music, music, rock

Latchkey Revolt – High Energy Rock from Singapore

Latchkey Revolt is a quartet from Singapore. They are a hard-hitting rock band that pound the listener with great sound, grooves and solos. I like them much.

DisclaimerSome of the lyrics in this material are explicit. This material is not  safe for work. Listener discretion is advised.

Now if a little language does not bother you, I really suggest you listen on. These artists drive the songs from start to finish. All feature a powerful drive, each having their own individualism, and absolutely nothing dull about any of them.  In my opinion, a great listen.  Check out some Latchkey Revolt after the break.

The FuMP Hits 1000 Releases with “1000 FuMPs”

1000 FuMPs – The 1000th Release by The FuMP

The Funny Music Project

The Funny Music Project

The FuMP are one of my favorites. They have helped us much by sharing their music. I am very happy to an awesome announcement about The Funny Music Project. They have just released their 1000th song, 1000 FuMPs.

Disclaimer and WarningThe podcast and music discussed in this post contain explicit lyrics and are NSFW (Not Safe For Work). If this type of freedom of expression might offend you, we suggest you exercise your freedom of choice and navigate to another post.

Undefined 901

U901 - The 18th Chamber

U901 – The 18th Chamber

Warning – The material reviewed below has explicit language and subject material most would consider not safe for work. If this type of material offends you please respect the artist’s right to freedom of expression and exercise your right to freedom of choice and read another review at Indie Nation.

As usual, I have far more material in my inbox than time to review it all. However, I shall get to it all, in order, as rapidly as possible. I shall keep my pledge to “listen to the bad music so you don’t have to”. If you are a musician awaiting a response either I didn’t like your material or I just haven’t gotten to you yet. Be patient, sooner or later you will know.

I shall also continue to write positive-only reviews for the material that I happen on and like. Today, I would like to thank Undefined 901 or “U901” for giving me something to rave about. I don’t know much about the band other than they are from Memphis Tennesee.

The Band Avon Dale

POSTED ON October 13th  - POSTED IN Blues, Blues Rock, Community, independent music, music, New Media Order, NSFW, Opinion, rock

The Band Avon Dale – Rocky, Bluesy and Jamin’ in Memphis

Warning: Some may consider this material may not safe for work and has some profanities. If that bothers you, please exercise your freedom of choice by going to another post as we exercise our freedom of speech.

The Band Avon Dale is a Memphis-based band. I will give you my take on them in a short minute. However, I think they do a great job of describing themselves, from their About Page:

“Avon Dale is a Memphis-based, rootsy rock band with a touch of soul. A four piece band featuring a dynamic rhythm section, the elemental sounds of an acoustic guitar, blues inspired electric guitar riffs, and soulful vocals, that range from tender and plaintive, to gritty and beseeching. A powerful live act, Avon Dale meshes concise rock ballads with lengthy improvisational jams. With a raw energetic presence, the band is quickly gaining followers in rock and jam band circles alike and becoming a Memphis must see act.”

Marc Gunn – A Celtic Artist to Perform at Gen Con

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Cats, Hobbits and Sci-Fi, An Excellent Fit for Gen Con

Before we even begin, I wish to caution the listener that some of this material may be NSFW (Not Safe For Work).  Listener discretion is advised.

Marc’s music is characterized not only by its Celtic style but wit, humor and is often themed by sci-fi, Tolkien or cats.  He is creative and entertaining.  He is also another talent performing at Gen Con this year.  Lumpy can’t wait to meet Marc at his booth this year.

2012.03.27 – Stupid As Charged Episode 011

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Stupid As Charged Number 011

Bardus est ut Bardus Does

This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; Dumbness or Drunkenness, How to get our of Jury Duty and go to Jail and, last but not least, getting tracked by your footprints.

2012.02.04 – Indie Soup Live with Guests, “Dear You”

2012.02.04 –  Indie Soup Live with Guests, “Dear You”

.. who knows what you will hear next!

This week we are pleased to have musical guest, the members of the band, “Dear You”. Listen as we talk with them and spin some of their most excellent music. Louis Moore (drums), Danny Davis (guitar), and Mason McDonald (vocals/bass), 3 of the bands 4 members, were kewl enough to take some time our their schedule and join us via VOIP for an interview.

CLICK HERE TO READ AND LISTEN TO MORE!

2012.01.27 – Indie Soup Live – More FuMPy!

.. who knows what you will hear next!

Sorry we are so far behind, Shelly and Lump have had too much other stuff going on. We promise to get them all caught up very soon.  Remember, you can catch us almost every Friday at Midnight EST on indienation.fm.

For now, enjoy this episode of Indie Soup… where we continue with our “fumploration”, a lumpismic word meaning”exploration of The FuMP.  They have so much music to explore, we may stay on this deviation of our normal show format for a good while.

READ AND LISTEN HERE

 

2011 Indie Nation Impromptu Christmas Party

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Greetings and Happy Christmas Listeners,

Welcome to our first annual Christmas party, held both on-line and in the Cold Crank Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point in time during this three and a half hour live stream almost every member of the staff was able to join us.

The party thought started rather impromptu when some of us locally got together to do some Christmas IDs for the stream. Then Cleta got busy at geekshed and got in touch with a few of the other regulars. Regrettably we did not manage to contact everyone due to the impromptu nature of it. So if you didn’t get and invite, don’t be offended, that is just the way it worked out this time.

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