On May 29th, RIBS released their second proper EP Russian Blood to a packed house at TT’s. I followed up with Keith Freund and Chris Oquist to talk about how their music business acumen is affecting this release, their online strategy, the success they’ve had with bandcamp and much more.
Green Room: Interview n’ brews before the show with forward-thinking bands as they tour through Boston and New York.
If Iceland ever hoped to keep the breathtaking music of its natives a secret forever, they know by now that dream died with Björk’s entrance onto the scene as a solo artist in the 90s. Icelanders have been churning out beautiful art to the delight of Western ears on a steady basis ever since
Cambridge songwriter stand-out Sarah Blacker is gearing up for the release of her Perfectly Imperfect EP, and took some time to tell us about how she overcomes writer’s block, a cool service called Concerts in your Home, what effect her career in music therapy has had on her musicianship, and much more.
Give the interview below a read through to hear what Cate had to say about other artists’ impact on her career, her use of the Welsh language in her songs, why she prefers Twitter to any other social media platform, and what’s in store for 2012!
In this day and age, when new bands seem to be more concerned with playing it safe, flamboyant-folk and circus-rock group He's My Brother, She's My Sister do exactly the opposite. Stepping outside the boundary of what audiences are familiar with to deliver a performance that is equally fun to hear as it is to watch is what they do best.
White Ppl, a three-piece experimental punk outfit, is the brainchild of Baltimore native Tripp Kramer. Laid up during a particularly severe bout of shingles toward the end of 2010, Kramer took to his eight-track recorder and used this time to record and self-release three EPs.
We’re rounding out our Best of 2011 posts with The Best From the Green Room. Though this written interview component of our independent musician resources may not be as sexy as its visual counterparts in profiles and sessions, it packs just as much punch.
In this final edition of Herra Terra's Kickstarter Journals, the band talks about how their outlook has changed throughout the campaign's course, and what they'd change if they had to do it all over again. Their last point about where to set your funding level is especially important.
In this week's Kickstarter journal, Herra Terra talks about their strategy for a final push to promote their campaign, Kickstarter's rules on editing certain parts of a campaign, and what the band will do if they don't reach their funding goal. If you need some incentive before donating, check out some rough cuts of the songs to be recorded for the new EP in the player below! Indie Ambassador: So you have 10 days left in your campaign.
Hailing from the musical hotbed of Long Island, NY, NGHBRS (pronounced Neighbors) have already experienced some real success considering they've only been a band for a few years. Getting their song "Bodies" licensed for an Xbox game, exceeding the funding goal of their Kickstarter campaign, and being chosen to record at Converse's Rubber Tracks Studio are just a few of the feathers in NGHBR's cap.