Transcendental Folk quintet (yes, that is a great example of a catchy, memorable genre label) Elephant Revival has been gradually growing and touring the country for nearly five years now.
iatv Archive: June, 2011
In the band’s nine year history, Portugal. The Man has seen a lot. From their humble beginnings touring in a minivan and eating rice to creating their own independent record label, the band has been steeped in DIY ethics from the start.
Between DISPATCH and State Radio, Chad Stokes has made quite a name for himself over the past decade or so -- and it's not just thanks to his music alone. Aside from being an incredible songwriter, Chad is an activist, and most importantly, a people person.
We discovered during our chat with David Wax Museum that they're a textbook DIY band. They funded their most recent album entirely themselves by selling merch, living on the road, and not to mention playing over 200 shows last year alone! It's entrepreneurial spirit like this that every musician should draw inspiration from.
Decade-old New Hampshire band Roots of Creation has stayed dedicated to their career's growth through it all. The journey has been a roller coaster, but the whole band agrees that the most important thing is to keep at it and work toward the bigger goal.
Dirty Dishes are without question one of the biggest buzz bands in Boston right now. Just two years ago they had a few small shows at SXSW, and this past March not only performed as an official SouthBy band -- they played 8 shows that week.
The Indie Ambassador crew hit the road over Memorial Day weekend to see what Connecticut's B.O.M.B. Fest is all about.
Our company is fortunate enough to work in an office that's easily converted to party space. We've taken advantage of this chameleon property before -- most notably for a PIEBALD DVD release party back in September and our pre-SXSW party in the beginning of March -- and are doing it all over again tonight for the Backyard Blowout!
Musical journeyman Travis Shettel has been doing his thing for nearly twenty years now, and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. At present, he's captaining a new group called TS & The Past Haunts, playing guitar in fellow Piebald-alumn Aaron Stuart's band The Hunting Accident, and composing a film score.