“You gotta start crazy and then it’s easy.” One would expect that quote to come from the mouth of a deranged person, and probably expect it to refer to an activity that isn’t the least bit appealing, i.e. Ozzie Osborne explaining how to get into the bat-biting business.
iatv Archive: Aidan Rush
Musicians are insanely devoted people – there’s no other explanation for the amount of will poured into their unpromising craft and equivocal pain felt and when the vehicle for that craft crashes and burns. After the implosion of his previous outfit left Brian disoriented and disillusioned, he migrated west to sunny Los Angeles to remedy his wounds and re-discover his appreciation for music.
The Boston Dig referred to them as a “DIY band’s wet dream come true.” The Phoenix branded them a “thinking man’s party-time band.” So what is it about Allston mainstays Love in Stockholm that stirs the loins of critics and fans alike?
Serendipity is a word defined as “an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.” It’s also the term Todd Michaelsen used to describe how he met band mate and now wife, Reena Shah. Now if Todd's desirable discovery stopped there it wouldn't be newsworthy, but Todd and Reena's happenstance was just the beginning of the serendipitous journey that would soon befall Brooklyn-bred five-piece family My Pet Dragon.
How many legendary Boston rappers can you name? Probably three or less, because that’s how many there are. With all that said, how does a young rapper go about not only making a name for himself, but also a name for his genre in a city that’s been unreceptive to hip hop? Just ask Roxbury native Moufy.
It started on a whim. The day before we were to have profile interviews with Boston-based Red Bellows and Piebald frontman Travis Shettel we said to ourselves, "Hey, why don’t we have them play a few songs while they’re here?" And so it began. Since that fateful day in May, Indie Ambassador TV’s Sessions segment has evolved into a professionally produced online video series, showcasing both up and coming local bands as well as nationally touring acts. Being that time of the year, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite sessions of 2011.
Art is the source of fulfillment for artists. But while it fuels and inspires, it can simultaneously destruct and degenerate. Ghost Thrower frontman Travis Alexander knows both sides to this coin very well.
It's one thing for digital beats to be tight -- you wouldn't expect anything less. But for a full band to translate them perfectly live? That's something to take note of. Boston's Green Line Inbound does just that, and stopped by the studio last week to demonstrate. If you're a fan, keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming mix tape, and stop by one of their residency nights at Lansdowne Pub on Thursdays before it's over in two weeks!
Everyone knows that romantic long distance relationships rarely hold up for the long term, but is that also the case when it comes to long distance relationships for bands? That topic is just one of the many explored in the latest IAtv session with Kingsley Flood.
Selling tickets to your shows in today's music economy is paramount. As most of you reading this probably know, it's likely that local, independent musicians make more money from ticket sales than they do from selling music in any format.