Post Trauma is a country rock band from Fullerton,CA. Billy Ulrich (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Kenny Ulrich (keyboards), Joey Gnoffo (drums) and Sean Boddy (bass,guitars) come together to bring you an amazing blast with their upbeat mix of 70′s and 80′s rock and country.
Post Trauma is a Jagermesiter Sponsored Artist which makes sense because the band really knows how to get the party started.
‘Sleepless’ is the first half of a double album is currently available for streaming on the music tab of the website. Their single ‘Get Up in the AM ‘ is one of my favorites. The video is very entertaining and would make Hef proud. The video is below so you can watch and see what I mean.
As an indie band it’s really important that you present an amazing and quality performance. From the vocals to the instrumental the band really never misses a beat. Visit their site www.posttraumaband.com to hear the rest of their album, check out the video below and tell them what you think on their Facebook page!
And the beat goes on…
Last month Angry Viking Productions launched a new audio entertainment site called AudioDropCentral.com. This isn’t your mama’s books-on-tape site. AudioDrops™ are short-form dramatic audio presentations with full casts, immersive sound effects, original scores and engaging stories. You can actually follow series in genres such as westerns, science fiction, superheroes, drama and comedy. All of the stories are told in a quarter of an hour.
For those of you who have to travel underground like me, Audiodrops (which are just 89 cents) are downloads like iTunes. When you purchase them you are sent a link where you can download them to your computer or device. Another great part is that they all come in one compressed file, so if you buy five, you only get one file to download and the link is good for thirty days.
So you would need to “load” your device much the same way you would with iTunes and be able to listen to them on the subway. Just be careful with the 3D sound effects you’re sure to be swept into the story and just may miss your stop!
Get your head up. Visit AudioDropsCentral.com to sign up.
Morning Fame is a 4- piece alternative rock band from Toronto, Canada. Vocals are by Vik Kapur,drums are played by Al Dennis, Rob Giberti is the bassist and Joe Liranzo is the guitarist. If you’re at all familiar with the Toronto music scene then you will have definitely heard of Lasting Place an EP with 6 six songs and was quite popular last year.
This year they will be releasing Back and Forth. This new release will include the 6 songs from Lasting Place ( including my favorite Something on My Mind) and 3 new tracks,
1.The Colour Of Sound
2.Turn To Stone
3.The Joker’s Game
I almost forgotten what a fan of upbeat 90s rock (Counting Crows and Dave Matthews) I was. Morning Fame brought those feelings and memories back to life.
‘The Colour of Sound’ was very guitar heavy and the catchy verses stayed in my head long after the subway ride to work. ‘Turn To Stone” was melodic and a nice light track. ‘The Joker’s Game’ sounds like something that would be on the radio now. It’s definitely road trip playlist worthy. The lyrics are catchy, upbeat and sound great live! I listened to it over and over while writing the other day. I’m the type of person that listens to music and creates a mental image or my own music video. If I’m not able to do that then the song simply wasn’t inspiring.
Back and Forth left me feeling very inspired. I knew there was a reason I loved Canadians so much.
I’m very excited to introduce you to Adena Atkins. Yes, I’m that annoying friend who enjoys saying that she “discovered” a musician before they hit it big. Well I’m giving you a leg up with Adena. Now you can be that friend.
The Slowest Curve is Adena’s second release but a wonderful intro with light beats and heavy lyrics. A cross between Nora Jones and Sara Bareilles, she has the same level of musical talent yet there is something different. A secret ingredient perhaps?
As I listen to the lyrics of April Rain, one of the four tracks on the EP, I think you could also categorize her under Fiona Apple.
My favorite track has to be Hot Gray Morning. It’s the perfect tune to listen to as you begin your day.
But don’t take my word for it, go and find out for yourself! Links are below.
Album purchase link:
Okay now that I’ve got your attention. I’d like to introduce you to Chad Taber. He is the create and solo musician on the project titled Since Solar. Every piece of his compositions is original and created by him with the exception of a few samples here and there that helps add dynamics.
His work can be classified as post-rock, experimental type of stuff, with emotional melodies that have the ability to penetrate the human soul.
He has 4 tracks completed for the album “Shimmer Young Star” and he needs help with the remainder.
He’s launched a Kickstarter project to raise the funds.
Here is what you receive in a exchange for monetary support.
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks and for this you get a virtual high five! (smack)
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I will send you a digital thank you card which will have some cool designs on it!! Plus you will stay in the loop, how cool is that!
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You are awesome!! You will receive a digital download of the self titled album + 2 New songs from the upcoming album!
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You are an elite, You will receive a digital download of the self titled album + 4 New songs from the upcoming album. And then finally the complete second album digitally.
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You will receive a hard copy of the self titled album as well as a copy of the new upcoming album. So two complete albums!!
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You are Prestige Human Being! You will receive a limited edition t-shirt PLUS all of the above!
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You will receive a Signed Hard copy of the self titled album as well as a signed copy of “Shimmer Young Star” Plus all of the above!
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For the high rollers, Everything above Plus a Hand signed copy of the album after release!!
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You will receive everything above plus you will get a credit in the artwork as a supporter. PLUS I will give you a signed print of my Art work, there is some examples to the left.
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All of the above!!! Plus You I will write you a song, could be good could be bad, you never know BUT it will be just for you!
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BEST DEAL!! All of the above plus I will give you a ART BOOK which will be a limited edition and signed completely full of all my art and doodles!!
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While writing I love to listen to music usually on Pandora. But recently I’ve felt a bit underwhelmed and uninspired. Maybe it’s my own fault because you do select your own stations on the internet music platform.
Luckily I was recently sent a few tracks from Nematode Records. They included “Open Your Eyes” a new release from Those Shadow People, a folktronica, beat-centric group. They have a sound similar to Bibio, Gotye, or Gorillaz. But they have a more interesting back story!
According to a press release:
After writing, recording and collaborating on tracks in secret for over two years, now their music is being released for the first time. A group that started as a secret side-project has blossomed into a collaboration of massive proportions, spanning genres and great distances. A mysterious bunch, these musicians are spread far and wide across the United States. The majority of their collaborations with each other occur over the Internet. Beats produced in Denver gained lyrics, vocals, and trumpet in Seattle. As the beats turned into songs, they gained more collaboration from drummers, singers, and instrumentalists in Tennessee, Louisiana, and California.
I’m actually listening to the track as I write this post. “Open Your Eyes” opens all of my senses while at the same time tempting me to lie back and close my lids to absorb the light electronic beats. The song’s tempo is maintained through out, with perfect timing when introducing lyrical spoken word (rap) or vocal harmony. They don’t compete with each other or the actual beat, all three blend and create a hip-indie symphony.
“Open Your Eyes” is available a a digital download at
as well as all digital music stores on Tuesday, September 25th. It also comes with a companion comic book.
Can these people be any cooler? I was given a sneak peek of the comic and the art work and story line is truly outstanding.
The comic book, written by Phil Buck and illustrated by Erik Turner, gives us our first glimpse into “the shadow realm” through the eyes of Sarah Saber. Sarah’s father is a physicist researching dark matter and dark energy. When he turns up missing, Sarah goes in search of him and gets attacked by minions from “the shadow realm.” As Sarah begins to find answers to what happened to her father, she also stumbles upon bigger questions about the nature of our universe.
Pre-order your copy of this limited edition vinyl at nematoderecords.com and get your own copy.
More details on Those Shadow People – “Open Your Eyes” b/w “Shadow Anthem” can be found on the official website of Nematode Records:
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The interest in Jazz is surging and Jazz Friends is proof of that. Jazz Friends has launched this Kickstarter page to help raise money to preserve and promote this truly American art form called “Jazz”, while they produce the first interactive E Book for Jazz.
They’ve approached Shelly Liebowitz of SRI Jazz about building an interactive e book for IPAD’s and tablets. Uniting interactive e book technology with the foundations of Jazz presents a new way to look at Jazz legends.
They need your help to raise $50,000 for the project. Depending on the amount of your donation you’ll receive various perks.
Pledge $20 or more
Free download code for the interactive ebook “Sublime Ecstasy”, A Jazz Retrospective. Lost and forgotten recordings with the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Pledge $25 or more
Free download code above plus your name will appear in “Sublime Ecstasy”, A Jazz Retrospective, thanking you for helping to make this project possible.
Pledge $50 or more
Everything above plus CD albums of three female artists featured in the interactive book. Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Ella Fitzgerald sings: Flying Home , Lemon Drop, Mr. Paganini, How High The Moon, Old Mother Hubbard, There’s a Small Hotel, Robin’s Nest, As You Desire Me, Thou Swell, Starlit Hour, Sing Song Swing Dizzy Gillespie & Sarah Vaughan present: Rhumbpo Concerto, Study n Soulphony, Three Hearts Love Me Or Leave Me Body And Soul Ooh Pa Pa Dah Cool Ya Koo Billie Holiday is featured in a CD of “Songs and Conversations”. Including rare rehearsal takes, we hear the behind the scenes chatter along with her distinct voice.
Pledge $100 or more
Everything above plus CD copies of three male artists featured in the interactive book. Louis Armstrong & The Dukes Of Dixieland perform: Some Day You’ll Be Sorry, Washington & Lee Swing, Bye And Bye, Avalon, Sweethearts On Parade, New Orleans, Bourbon Street Parade, South, Dixie, Back O’ Town Blues, Sheik of Araby, That’s A Plenty, Limehouse Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Nat King Cole Trio, performs: If You Can Smile And Say Yes, Miss Thing, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Paper Moon, Scotchin’ With The Soda, Stop! The Red Light Is On, Sweet Lorraine, That Ain’t Right, This Will Make You Laugh, Yes Sir, That’s My Baby. Frank Sinatra is presented with in his youthful NBC days when he preformed on “The Phillip Morris Hour”
Pledge $150 or more
Everything above plus you will receive a printed version of the book, (may be delivered separately). You are also entitled to make a 250 word contribution about Jazz to the book. This contribution will be included in the Jazz “Man on Street” section. Your contribution may be about how Jazz impacted your life, or the life of a loved one. The subject matter may also be about a time you attended a Jazz concert or even met a Jazz luminary. Your words will be included within both the electronic and printed version. May be edited for content.
Pledge $1,000 or more
You and a friend will be invited to attend a Gala in Los Angeles. Bring your book for signatures from luminaries of the music world.
Pledge $10,000 or more
I am a professional musician and in addition to everything above I want my recorded cover of a Jazz song included in the e version of “Sublime Ecstasy”, in the new artist section.
Here is the link to Kickstarter. Go grab your perk!
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If you’re indie and you know it clap your hands! Okay fine then don’t. But if you’re in NYC specifically Brooklyn–in the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg I urged you to attend the Northside Festival.
“Northside Festival is NYC’s largest and most accessible discovery festival. Hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness the most incredible showcase of “what’s next” in music, film, entrepreneurship, and art.”
Don’t you want to be that friend who says “Oh yeah I heard them play at Brooklyn Bowl last year.”
We all hate that friend but secretly we’d love to be them. Well here’s your chance. Check out the schedule here.