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Causeway - Endless Summer

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:55:23 GMT

Causeway - Endless Summer
Tags: new york, rock
Download : MP3 Audio

Causeway is a band.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Causeway_EndlessSummer.mp3







Dan Torres - Change The World

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:52:57 GMT

Change the World
By Dan Torres
Download : MP3 Audio

Dan Torres has worked very hard over the past few years to find the

sound he has been looking for. Although he is always learning new
things and constantly searching for new ideas, he has recently begun to
settle into his own style of music writing. Greatly influenced by the
likes of Jeff Buckley, Ours, and Led Zeppelin, Dan pushes the limits of
his vocal range to produce a powerful and heartfelt sound that keeps the
audience listening.


Performing mostly in the New York City area, Dan has kept rooms full of
total strangers captivated by the pure emotion and natural talent he puts
into his music.


Dan performs alone when the environment is suited for it, but also packs
venues when performing with his live band featuring Ricardo Rodriguez
(bass), Jerry James (guitar), and Felipe Torres (drums).
Dan released his debut album, "Where I Stand" in 2006.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/DanTorres_ChangeTheWorld.mp3




Jeff Schram - So Wrong

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:52:02 GMT

Minutes
By Jeff Schram
Album: Single
Genre: Rock
Tags: new york, Rock
Download : MP3 Audio

Jeff Schram is from NYC. 


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/podcasts/JeffSchram/Minutes.mp3




Casey Shea - Lartigue

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:51:17 GMT

Lartigue
By Casey Shea
Download : MP3 Audio

Casey Shea spent a handful of years fronting rock bands before setting out for New York City to focus on a solo career. A gifted performer with undeniable charm, Casey delivers his songs in a unique way...think Bill Murray meets John Lennon.

His diverse songs range from social commentary to quirky songs about everyday life. Casey recently completed a 10 song album that he recorded on a four track in his New York apartment. For more visit www.caseysheamusic.com


Casey is also one of the members of the greatest band in the world, The Undisputed Heavyweights. www.betterthanelvis.com



Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/CaseyShea_Lartigue.mp3










Pilotbox - When Sticks Were Swords

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:47:29 GMT

When Sticks Were Swords
By Pilotbox
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Pilotbox_WhenSticksWereSwords.mp3




April 11 - Art Is [Not] Dead

Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:46:38 GMT

Art Is Not Dead Launch Party
By Jessi Robertson
Download : MP3 Audio



Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Podcast_ArtIsNotDead.mp3




Frank Hoier - NYC Girls

Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:44:20 GMT

NYC Girls
By Frank Hoier
Download : MP3 Audio

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http://myspace.com/frankhoier


Born 09/26/80 in Los Angeles CA. Learned guitar from Nirvana, harmonica from Bob Dylan, and singing from The Beatles. Started writing songs at 21, moved to NYC in two days before New Year's Eve 2005.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/FrankHoier_NYCGirls.mp3




Sami Akbari - Lost Before I'm Found

Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:43:06 GMT

Lost Before I'm Found
By Sami Akbari
Download : MP3 Audio

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http://myspace.com/samiakbari


 In the sea of musicians in this crazy world, there are not many that can stop you in your tracks with the sound of their voice and their poetic lyrics that cut to the bone like Sami Akbari can. Sami Akbari is an artist that amazes people with her talent each and every time she performs, sometimes leaving listeners in tears with her heartfelt, bluesy vocals. Raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sami began singing and writing at the early age of six. She began to hit the Philadelphia open mic circuit in 2002, and since then, has made tremendous strides both with her emotion evoking song lyrics and soulful voice. Sami moved to Brooklyn in June of 2005 to continue writing, singing and performing her music to anyone who will listen. She quickly established a place for herself in the New York City music scene playing at prestigious venues such as The Bitter End, Pianos, and CBGB's--all within 6 months of being in the city. Her performances are unique due to her rare talent, her immense passion for the music, and her off the wall banter in between songs; you will never know what will come out of her mouth next. She has also performed at venues in Philadelphia, PA, Charleston, SC and Roanoke, VA. Currently, Sami can be found performing around New York City and is about to go into the studio to record her anxiously awaited 5 song EP, "Somebody Elses Stranger."


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/SamiAkbari_LostBeforeImFound.mp3




Joe Wilson - Stay Happy

Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:41:27 GMT

Stay Happy
By Joe Wilson
Download : MP3 Audio

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CD "A Day In My Shoes" Now Available: http://feelingleftout.net
- http://myspace.com/feelingleftout

It's 2001.
I was not happy with my surroundings, so I decided to start something new.
Enter 2 friends looking for a reason to play together.
Add a 4 song demo and weekend tours in a Jeep Cherokee.
Subtract a relationship ending.
Add a 6 song EP about said relationship ending.
More weekend tours.
Add another relationship beginning.
More weekend tours.
East Coast Tour in a Jeep Cherokee.
Add another 6 song EP about said new relationship..
East Coast/Midwest Tours in a 1988 GMC Safari.
Add a full length, promotion, a record label, and nationwide distribution.
More tours.
Add an 8 song EP with a crazy amount of pre-orders.
Subtract a member leaving.
Enter a friend filling in for Midwest tour during hurricane season, dodging hurricanes the whole time.
Enter original member re-joining.
West Coast tour - FLO Rocks Hollywood Blvd.
Subtract a member again.
Subtract another relationship ending.
What's left?
This.
Present Day.
Feeling Left Out has slowly but surely turned into my solo venture into the unknown. I'm finding that playing on my own has given me the most freedom I've ever had as a musician. I've met some unbelievable people and have made some of the best fans a musician can ever ask for. To everyone writing and asking me to not stop playing, don't worry, I still have many songs left in me and plan on sharing.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/JoeWilson_StayHappy.mp3




The Bowmans - Make It Last

Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:38:29 GMT

Make It LastBy The BowmansDownload : MP3 Audio http://myspace.com/thebowmans The Bowmans began their performance career as "singing puppeteers" in their hometown of Davenport Iowa. Sarah and Claire’s ability to harmonize was discovered (by their parents, of course) at the age of three. The twins began creating their own imaginative songs immediately upon the delivery of their first tape recorder in 1984, upon which they cut their first album, “Chicks and Families Radio Rocks,” a compilation which included performances by various artists such as Snot the pig, Little Bear Second Brain, and Bellbina. The seeds of a lifelong partnership were sown from the far-reaching success of that first album. The twins have performed together regularly since then, early becoming fixtures throughout the Midwest from coffee-shops to huge outdoor festivals. At Duquesne they furthered their craft, playing several venues in and around Pittsburgh area while studying at the university. After finishing college, the Bowmans moved to Baltimore and continued performing together throughout the Balto-D.C. corridor, despite the demands of Sarah’s duties as an orchestra teacher. These days, The Bowmans seem to be everywhere on the New York City music scene. And why shouldn’t they be? Sarah’s lyrics and vocals range from reminiscently droll to poignantly sublime. Coupled with skillful cello and guitar playing, Sarah has already afforded recognition as one of the top musicians on the city scene. Claire is an artful fiddler and evocative vocalist to match. Together, the twins’ harmonies sound as if they come simultaneously from one astonishing voice. Sarah and Claire share the rare, almost telepathic bond common to twins, and because of this they are clearly always on the same musical page. The latest phase of The Bowmans’ development began in 2004, when Sarah did what nearly all the American musicians do - made the move to New York City. She quickly became a fixture on the Anti-Folk scene as a solo artist and guest cellist, sharing the stage with more than a dozen of the hottest musicians and bands in town. No doubt noting her sister’s immediate impact on the scene, Claire was quick to join Sarah, making the move up north later that year. The Bowmans reunited and the people of New York noticed. In a very short time, they have become nearly ubiquitous, receiving rave critical reviews and garnering themselves a devoted following from the famed Sidewalk Café in the East Village to the burgeoning Whiskey Breath weekly event in Williamsburg. The Bowmans’ sound is at once unique and prototypically American. Shades of Americana connect with characteristics of modern singer-songwriters; vaudeville blends with indie-folk; undertones of classical influences meld with loads of rock and roll edge. Though the Bowmans have worked together almost since their birth, they are beginning an enlivening new chapter to their richly musical lives. [...]


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/TheBowmans_MakeItLast.mp3










Buck Ford - 10 More Miles

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:57:24 GMT

10 More Miles
By Buck Ford
Download : MP3 Audio

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http://myspace.com/buckfordmusic


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Buckford_10MoreMiles.mp3




John Kimler - Donnie's Blues

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:53:51 GMT

Donnie's Blues
By John Kimler
Download : MP3 Audio

AllloyRadio Foreign Exchange - Chicago
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http://johnkimler.com


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/JohnKimler_DonniesBlues.mp3




Attention Driver - Exercise Caution

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:51:59 GMT

Excercise Caution
By Attention Driver
Download : MP3 Audio

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http://myspace.com/attentiondriver


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/AttentionDriver_ExcerciseCaution.mp3







Dan Clews and the Stars Above - Goodbye Sweetheart

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:47:58 GMT

Goodbye Sweetheart
By Dan Clews and the Stars Above
Download : MP3 Audio

AlloyRadio Foreign Exchange - UK/Sweden
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http://myspace.com/danandthestarsabove - http://danclews.co.uk


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/DanClews_GoodbyeSweetheart.mp3







Red Skeleton - Fragility

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:40:44 GMT

Fragility
By Red Skeleton
Download : MP3 Audio

AlloyRadio Foreign Exchange - LA  
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http://myspace.com/theredskeletonshow - http://red-skeleton


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/RedSkeleton_Fragility.mp3




Kim Novak - Female Friends

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:38:17 GMT

Female Friends
By Kim Novak
Download : MP3 Audio

AlloyRadio Foreign Exchange - Paris, France
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http://myspace.com/kimnovakk - http://kimnovak.free.fr


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/KimNovak_FemaleFriends.mp3







Amsterdam - Farms + Arms

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:31:24 GMT

Farms + Arms
By Amsterdam
Download : MP3 Audio

AlloyRadio Foreign Exchange - Asbury Park, New Jersey
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http://myspace.com/amsterdam - http://brianamsterdam.com
Check out our friends Aeria Records: http://myspace.com/aeriarecords


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Amsterdam_FarmsAndArms.mp3




Mike K - Billy Liar

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:27:59 GMT

Billy Liar
By Mike K
Download : MP3 Audio

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Mike K
Email Artist | Myspace | Join Email List

Hello. Here's the deal. I make songs that take many hours of lonely toil in a poorly lit basement in the wilds of Northern New Jersey to bring to you. All by my lonesome. Hope you likes. Check me out in a live situation throughout New Jersey and NYC. Oh, and I have an EP out now (cdbaby.com/MikeK) and will have an album proper out by December, which will pretty much blow your mind, I think. Peace.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/MikeK_BillyLiar.mp3




Josh Kalmus - Pandora

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:45:21 GMT

Pandora
By Josh Kalmus
Download : MP3 Audio

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www.joshkalmus.com
| myspace.com/joshkalmus

Josh Kalmus is an 80 year old delta blues man trapped in a young white boy's body.  Josh is the first artist in a new feature of AlloyRadio, Foreign Exchange.  We'll be highlighting some extraordinary music from all over the globe.  Since we started our myspace page, we've been getting submissions from Chicago, LA, the UK (apparently they really dig us in Manchester), Paris, Sweden, and more.  Every week we'll try to add a new dimension to alloyradio through our Foreign Exchange Program.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/JoshKalmus_Pandora.mp3




The Bowmans - The Kitchen

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:35:41 GMT

The KitchenBy The BowmansDownload : MP3 Audio The Bowmans Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The Bowmans began their performance career as "singing puppeteers" in their hometown of Davenport Iowa. Sarah and Claire’s ability to harmonize was discovered (by their parents, of course) at the age of three. The twins began creating their own imaginative songs immediately upon the delivery of their first tape recorder in 1984, upon which they cut their first album, “Chicks and Families Radio Rocks,” a compilation which included performances by various artists such as Snot the pig, Little Bear Second Brain, and Bellbina. The seeds of a lifelong partnership were sown from the far-reaching success of that first album. The twins have performed together regularly since then, early becoming fixtures throughout the Midwest from coffee-shops to huge outdoor festivals. At Duquesne they furthered their craft, playing several venues in and around Pittsburgh area while studying at the university. After finishing college, the Bowmans moved to Baltimore and continued performing together throughout the Balto-D.C. corridor, despite the demands of Sarah’s duties as an orchestra teacher. These days, The Bowmans seem to be everywhere on the New York City music scene. And why shouldn’t they be? Sarah’s lyrics and vocals range from reminiscently droll to poignantly sublime. Coupled with skillful cello and guitar playing, Sarah has already afforded recognition as one of the top musicians on the city scene. Claire is an artful fiddler and evocative vocalist to match. Together, the twins’ harmonies sound as if they come simultaneously from one astonishing voice. Sarah and Claire share the rare, almost telepathic bond common to twins, and because of this they are clearly always on the same musical page. The latest phase of The Bowmans’ development began in 2004, when Sarah did what nearly all the American musicians do - made the move to New York City. She quickly became a fixture on the Anti-Folk scene as a solo artist and guest cellist, sharing the stage with more than a dozen of the hottest musicians and bands in town. No doubt noting her sister’s immediate impact on the scene, Claire was quick to join Sarah, making the move up north later that year. The Bowmans reunited and the people of New York noticed. In a very short time, they have become nearly ubiquitous, receiving rave critical reviews and garnering themselves a devoted following from the famed Sidewalk Café in the East Village to the burgeoning Whiskey Breath weekly event in Williamsburg. The Bowmans’ sound is at once unique and prototypically American. Shades of Americana connect with characteristics of modern singer-songwriters; vaudeville blends with indie-folk; undertones of classical influences meld with[...]


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/TheBowmans_TheKitchen.mp3










Bronwen Exter - I Change Every Minute

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:28:59 GMT

I Change Every Minute
By Bronwen Exter
Download : MP3 Audio

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myspace.com/bronwenexter


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/BronwenExter_IChangeEveryMinute.mp3










Milton - In The City

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:23:35 GMT

In The City
By Milton
Album: Scenes From The Interior
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Milton_InTheCity.mp3




Dan Torres - Where I Stand

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:21:42 GMT

Where I Stand
By Dan Torres
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/DanTorres_WhereIStand.mp3




Theo Eastwind - Lost Inside My Head Again

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:19:37 GMT

Lost Inside My Head AgainBy Theo EastwindDownload : MP3 AudioBuy It Theo Eastwind Email Artist | Visit Website | Join Email List If you can get a New York City straphanger to purchase your CD in the 30 seconds it takes for their next train to arrive, you're damn good. Theo Eastwind's intoxicating lullaby style is guaranteed to hook you in, wrap you up, and stop you dead in your tracks. Described as "New York's Own" by The Village Voice, Theo is the essence of a self- made man. He arrived in this country 7 years ago with nothing. He has since gone on to form his own production company, TheoSophical Music, from which he has produced three albums. He has also attracted a sizable following of devoted fans by playing in the subways and clubs of NYC were he has sold over 12,000 CDs. The story of Theo Eastwind begins in Vienna, Austria. Theo's mother cleaned office buildings and his father worked for the city library as well as conducted a small local orchestra in the 17th district of Vienna called The Hernalser Chamber Orchestra. Theo received his musical roots from his father, but was never given any attention or support towards his talent as a musician. Dyslexia and strabismus in his left eye (corrected later in life through a surgical process) made school extremely difficult for Theo. He quickly grew impatient and dropped out of school in the ninth grade. He then enrolled in a trade school and started an apprenticeship for a degree in the confectionery arts. There, a new passion and talent for baking was found. He specialized in Viennese and French pastry and various types of bread. In 1995, Theo answered an unemployment notice seeking a baker to run a Viennese bakeshop called "Lipizaner" in New York City. He was given a round trip ticket to fly to the Big Apple, but by the time he arrived, the business had lost all its backers and the venture had fallen through. Theo was left on his own in a strange city with his life savings in his pocket. His only possession was a beat-up old guitar strapped to his back. He was too proud and stubborn to return to Vienna, but his savings quickly ran out. With no place to live, and without knowing a soul in this new country, the reality of the tough city was now setting in. Down and out, strolling through the subway, a voice captured his attention. A man, Carlton, was singing a cappella for money. This subway musician inspired Theo to do the same. He began by singing cover songs by Nirvana, Sade, Live, Fountains of Wayne, and Oasis. He was inexperienced, shy, and could barely make five cents in three hours. Theo realized he had a lot of hard work to do if he was going to eat and pay the rent. Theo furious[...]


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/TheoEastwind_LostInsideMyHeadAgain.mp3




Trevor Exter - Lover

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:18:16 GMT

Lover
By Trevor Exter
Album: 637 Sounds
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/TrevorExter_Lover.mp3




Dirty Virginia - Lonely

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:16:28 GMT

Lonely
By Dirty Virginia
Album: Shine
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/DirtyVirginia_Lonely.mp3




Breadfoot with Anna Phoebe - Hilary Rose

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:14:18 GMT

Hilary Rose
By Breadfoot with Anna Phoebe
Album: Tea With Leo
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Breadfoot
Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List

 

Early 2001 Breadfoot landed hisself in Brooklyn, NY. He started kicking around Manhattan's East Village music scene. Couple of self released recordings and several trips to the UK later he got tangled up with NYC's Paleface and formed Just About to Burn.


JATB recorded a full length that was released on ArtMonkey Records Kicked some shows in the UK and then after returning from two weeks on the road in the states with JATB, well Breadfoot decided it was time to move on.


It was right around then Breadfoot got word that the good folks at Holden Records had gotten an earful. Result was the release of the Funhouse Recordings Jan. 05 in both the UK and Europe.


That same spring right on the heels of the Funhouse release Breadfoot returned to London to record Tea with Leo. The new record got worked up at Café Music in London. It was produced by Leo Abrahams, (Ed Hardcourt, David Holmes, Brian Eno), and features London based violinist Anna Phoebe, (String Master and Lead Soloist For the double platinum selling TSO).


Tea with Leo was released on Jeeziepeezie Records back in October and is getting great reviews. Music from the release has been featured on NPR and in the documentary 10MPH.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/Breadfoot_HilaryRose.mp3




Steve Waitt - Song For The Hurricane

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:11:35 GMT

Song For The Hurricane
By Steve Waitt
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/SteveWaitt_SongForTheHurricane.mp3




Chris Yurchuck - Running Under Cover

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:10:11 GMT

Running Under Cover
By Chris Yurchuck
Album: Coming Attractions
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/ChrisYurchuck_RunningUnderCover.mp3




Jason Reischel - Torn In Two

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:08:17 GMT

Torn In Two
By Jason Reischel
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/JasonReischel_TornInTwo.mp3




Christina Mason - Circulation Game

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:06:57 GMT

Circulation Game
By Christina Mason
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/ChristinaMason_CirculationGame.mp3




PODCAST Local/Alloy Night this Thursday March 2

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 20:30:16 GMT

Local Alloy Night at Matchles
By Small Town Graffiti, Bret Mosley, Trevor Exter, Jeff Schram
Tags: music indie singer songwriter rock pop new york city live
Download : MP3 Audio

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/podcasts/Mar2Matchless.mp3




Wynn Walent - Love Songs

Thu, 9 Feb 2006 15:51:30 GMT

Love Songs
By Wynn Walent
Genre: Singer Songwriter
Tags: Music Acoustic Wynn Walent wynnwalent.com alloy radio alloyradio.com Singer Songwriter
Download : MP3 Audio

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A singer/songwriter known for his passionate performances, Wynn Walent’s music exudes a quiet confidence and a simple sincerity. Wynn's songs are melodic and heartfelt and he delivers them with an urgency and purity that is captivating and endearing.

Fueled by an early love of timeless acts such as Paul Simon and the Beatles, Wynn was always singing songs, and began playing clubs and coffee shops throughout his hometown of Richmond, Virginia at the age of 14. Wynn played throughout Virginia, attending college in Charlottesville and quickly becoming a local favorite.

2004 saw a move to NYC, where he quickly planted roots at prominent Brooklyn and Lower East Side venues such as Galagpagos Art Space and Piano’s.  Here, he has developed a local fanbase who enjoy his brand of melodic and sincere songwriting and was a finalist in the Williamsburg Singer Songwriter competition 2004.  Depending on the night you catch him, Wynn can be found playing a stripped-down solo acoustic set, or fleshing out his honest songs with cello, trumpet, piano, bass and drums.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/WynnWalent_LoveSongs.mp3




Shayna Zaid - Take Your Time

Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:36:05 GMT

Take Your Time
By Shayna Zaid
Album: Take Your Time
Label: Deasel Music
Download : MP3 Audio
Buy It

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Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/ShaynaZaid_TakeYourTime.mp3




Kristin Diable - Not About

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:19:14 GMT

Not AboutBy Kristin DiableAlbum: ShelterLabel: Speakeasy RecordsGenre: Blues RockTags: Blues Rock Indie Alloy RadioDownload : MP3 AudioBuy It Those stock press bios have been irking me lately. So, here's my version: Born in Louisiana, what is somtimes referred to as 'The Dirty South,' the Mississippii River runs straight through downtown. Spent much of my adolecent life plotting to escape Louisiana, loaded up a ford tarus with my life (guitars, notebooks, and some tony cachere's cajun seasoning) and landed in nyc a few years ago for what was supposed to be a semester exchange program lasting 6 months, then back to louisiana. the universe had it's way with me, the music was calling, so i cut the 'going back to louisiana' part, quit school, and headed forward into being a full time musician. i invested in a winter coat (the first coat i ever bought!), ramen noodles, and an "apartment" in east village that was at best 110 square feet, with no kitchen, and a sad excuse for a 'shared' bathroom down the hallway, shared between myself, the asian guy who shit in the shower, jeff-the friendly dj/street-wise intellectual/pot dealer, and larry- a retired veteran who had a pot belly, white as ghost hair (bald on top), and not once was seen not wearing his cowboy boots (he even wore them to the shower, his bar of soap, a towel around his waiste and those boots!). i worked at a moroccan kosher restaurant to save myself from utter poverty, i wore a morrocan shirt and black slacks, ate entirely too much hummus and couscous, and my co-workers introduced me to 'drinking on the job' and for free! I mean, we had to have some sort of recompense for those terrible outfits. of course i realized needing to be libated to not entirely hate a side-job had it's shelf life. it didn't take me long to figure out how to make enough via music to quit that other job. i spent a lot of time in that shitty little apartment, somehow managed to even cram an upright piano into it (I slept on-top of it), i learned quickly of this brave new world of vice and virtue that is called manhattan. my southern sweetness and naivity soon shed itself against the pavement. i grew up. sort of (this is still debatable). humans growing up makes for good changes musically. my head/hands/heart now can process experience and observation into sounds that i've been quite pleased with in recent time. i really love music, a lot. it's where the soul of what otherwise seems mundane, come[...]


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/KristinDiable_NotAbout.mp3




Debra DeSalvo - When It Comes Down

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:16:23 GMT

When It Comes DownBy Debra DesalvoAlbum: Hoboken DemoGenre: Blues RockTags: Blues Rock Indie Alloy RadioDownload : MP3 AudioBuy ItWith bassist Duke and drummer John Hummel, "notable guitarist" (NY Post) Debra DeSalvo leads a true rock power trio, capable of ranging from dreamy to pounding within a single song. Mp3hardplay calls her new Hoboken Demo EP "pure rock fudge...a modern jewel with a '70s sound, an essential purchase for fans of real, intimate rock." After recording and touring with several NYC bands (False Prophets, Karyn Kuhl, Plastique), Deb kicked off her solo career by licensing four songs to the critically acclaimed film STRIPPED: Exposing The Business Of Baring It All, broadcast on Sundance Cable Channel in August 2003. At director Jill Morley's request, Deb also wrote the film's theme song, Take It Off, and starred in the music video that Morley directed for the STRIPPED DVD. Meanwhile, Deb licensed two songs to Driven: Tim McGraw, which aired on VH1 and CMT. Encouraged, Deb put a band together and began performing at CBGB, Arlene's Grocery, and other NYC clubs. She recorded the Electric Goddess EP, which David McClean of Tinfoil Music called "hands down the best CD to land in my pile of review discs so far this year…reveals DeSalvo to be a major up-coming force on the rock scene." In June 2005 Deb licensed three songs from Electric Goddess to the feature film Getting Off, starring Christine Harnos (ER, Dazed and Confused), which debuted on Showtime in September 2005. In July, Deb, Duke and John recorded Hoboken Demo at The Pigeon Club with Wayne Dorell. In December 2005 Deb signed with music licensing company Sugaroo!. Deb has written articles for Guitar, Guitar School, and Guitar World and an instructional column for Guitar.com. Her book The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (with a foreword by Dr. John) is out January 2006 from Billboard Books. [...]


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/music/DebraDeSalvo_WhenItComesDown.mp3




Urban Folk # 5 part1

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:47:16 GMT

Urban Folk # 5
By Urban Folk
Download : PDF

(image) This is a new feature for AlloyRadio, we are podcasting "Digital Booklets" through the normal AlloyRadio pipeline.  Of course, you don't listen to Urban Folk, you READ it.

Based on an old punk idea of taking the media into our own hands, Urban Folk delights readers with stories of the bohemians, bums, and poet troubadors out there trying to explain the universe or at least entertain it for awhile. The choice for honest and independent music has never been so black and white.


Media Files:
http://alloyradio.com/pdfs/UrbanFolk5A.pdf




Urban Folk # 5 part2

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:46:47 GMT

Urban Folk # 5
By Urban Folk
Download : PDF

(image) This is a new feature for AlloyRadio, we are podcasting "Digital Booklets" through the normal AlloyRadio pipeline.  Of course, you don't listen to Urban Folk, you READ it.

Based on an old punk idea of taking the media into our own hands, Urban Folk delights readers with stories of the bohemians, bums, and poet troubadors out there trying to explain the universe or at least entertain it for awhile. The choice for honest and independent music has never been so black and white.


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Underrated Magazine # 7

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:41:59 GMT

Underrated Magazine Issue # 7
By Underrated Magazine
Download : PDF

(image) This is a new feature for AlloyRadio, we are podcasting "Digital Booklets" through the normal AlloyRadio pipeline.  Of course, you don't listen to Underrated Magazine, you READ it.

Undedrrated Magazine is a free publication that is distributed online and in print in New York City. It aims to bridge the gap between musician and fan, and to take the discussion of contemporary music and the industry to the streets.


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AlloyRadio.com - Thanks For Listening

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 16:02:24 GMT

AlloyRadio.com
By AlloyRadio.com
Genre: indie rock pop singer/songwriter blues blue grass
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Thanks for listening to AlloyRadio.com.  Independent Internet Radio in NYC.


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Casey Shea - Quinzy Howzin

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:34:24 GMT

Quinzy Howzin
By Casey Shea
Album: Take The Bite
Genre: Pop Rock Singer/Songwriter
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Mike Jacober - I Told

Thu, 5 Jan 2006 15:19:15 GMT

I Told
By Mike Jacober
Album: Before And After
Genre: Rock blues pop
Tags: Rock blues pop music indie new york mike jacober alloy radio
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Mike Jacober

Manhattan-based performer Mike Jacober just released his first solo album, Before and After. As a disciplined and accomplished musician, Jacober’s songs tribute Richie Valens and The Five Satins with open tunings and multi-part Marcel’s-like harmonies. A Rhode Island native and recent Penn State grad, Jacober’s songwriting is in a vital stage of growth, where college bar rock and singing sixties tunes in the kitchen slams into adulthood, replete with heartbreak, loss, and self-confrontation. However, Before and After leaves a listener walking forward with Jacober’s composed stride: that peace of mind is always both the before and the after.


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PODCAST 06 Mascot's Distance Live at Local/Alloy

Thu, 5 Jan 2006 15:53:48 GMT

PODCAST 06 Mascot's Distance
By Mascot's Distance
Album: Mastcot's Distance
Genre: Pop rock
Tags: Pop Rock Jordon Rothstein Mascots Distance indie Alloy Radio
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3 tunes from Mascot's Distance recorded at Matchless in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at a show put on with our friends Local Correspondents.

From CD Baby:
Influences from Steely Dan, Tom Waits, the Band, Dylan, Billy Joel, Harry Neilson and The Beatles to Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jimmy McGriff and Bach.
City slick meets hillbilly soul and goes hippy hopping thru pastures of rainbow pop on a nobby tired green bike. Sometimes smooth, sometimes rocky, but always thinking and chasing the winds right down to the waterhole.
So light a candle and dim the lights, sit back and enjoy this musical journey you've stumbled upon.
Mascot's Distance is Jordon Rothstein's band and debut album.


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PODCAST 07 The Corduroys Live at Local/Alloy

Thu, 5 Jan 2006 16:00:17 GMT

PODCAST 07 The Corduroys
By The Corduroys
Genre: Pop rock
Tags: Pop Rock The Corduroys indie Alloy Radio
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2 tunes from The Corduroys recorded at Matchless in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at a show put on with our friends Local Correspondents.

From CorduroyTunes.com:
The Corduroys are an all original Rock band with a definite twang and solid pop sensibility. Hailing from the streets of Long Island, NY, The Corduroys have a wide array of influence. The Corduroys work hard to find the perfect balance between: Rock, Country, Folk, Pop, and anything else that holds their attention for a few minutes. They are dedicated to making QUALITY music, and The Corduroys will accept no substitutions!


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Runaway Suns - Sweet Memory

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 16:01:22 GMT

Sweet MemoryBy Runaway SunsGenre: RockDownload : MP3 Audio Runaway Suns Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   Runaway Suns formed in February of 2003, combining the talents of its four members, with their eclectic range of influences, into honest rock and roll music. The band has honed its skills deep within the bowels of Staten Island, developing a style that has been described as "Viva Rock." Runaway Suns invoke the raw and straightforward stylings of seminal punk bands while delivering an earnest, tight and energetic performance. Their sound runs the gamut from reflective dirges to rave-ups, from the blues to blistering post-mod rock. Their commitment to create incendiary music is sure to draw the attention of music fans of all types. Runaway Suns Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   Runaway Suns formed in February of 2003, combining the talents of its four members, with their eclectic range of influences, into honest rock and roll music. The band has honed its skills deep within the bowels of Staten Island, developing a style that has been described as "Viva Rock." Runaway Suns invoke the raw and straightforward stylings of seminal punk bands while delivering an earnest, tight and energetic performance. Their sound runs the gamut from reflective dirges to rave-ups, from the blues to blistering post-mod rock. Their commitment to create incendiary music is sure to draw the attention of music fans of all types. [...]


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Mike Ferraro - Lovers Only Love

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:58:02 GMT

Lovers Only LoveBy Mike FerraroGenre: Pop Rock Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Mike Ferraro Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   While growing up in suburban north Jersey during the grunge '90's (circa '1991: The Year Punk Broke!'), all young Mike Ferraro wanted to do was rock. But as Mike soon learned, rocking out to his favorite bands on the radio wasn’t satisfying enough. For lying dormant throughout these formative listening years were clandestine aspirations to learn to sing and play guitar--maybe even for a project of his own one day. And learn he did: first covers of rock songs by the likes of Nirvana, Guided by Voices, Sebadoh and Neutral Milk Hotel eventually finding his own voice in original compositions, beginning in earnest during the fall of 1998 while attending Rutgers University. Since those autumnal collegiate nights, Mike has refined his singing and songwriting in a variety of projects, ranging from a home-recording collaboration to an acoustic coffeehouse duo to a frenetic rock trio and back again, all the while favoring melody over gimmickry, minimalism over complexity, with the song itself always the focus. Ferraro’s evocative work has been compared favorably to its major influences (Dylan, Barlow, Mangum) while simultaneously transcending the pastiche so common among the hordes of retro-imitators and indie rock hipsters. As one critic noted: “Music this sweet is universal.” (Channel 4 (UK) Teletext Planet Sound review) From summer '03 on, Mike has played a variety of venues throughout NJ and NYC and beyond, most notably appearing at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, opening for Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion). Other highlights include: appearances at Arlene's Grocery, Pianos and CB's 313 Gallery in NYC, completing a string of solo dates in the UK this past spring, releasing a collection of home recordings on the new mp3 indie pop label, A Bunch of Beatniks Riding a Rocket (BOB006), and seeing a tune from that release, 'Song for Friendship,' featured on NPR's All Songs Considered: Open Mic. [...]


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The Undisputed Heavyweights - Money

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:56:45 GMT

MoneyBy The Undisputed HeavyweightsGenre: Rock Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio The Undisputed Heavyweights Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The Undisputed Heavyweights met in highschool during band practice. Teachers didn't recognize the pure brilliance of each of the members until it was too late. They had already chosen the dark side and would not be lured back into the realm of trite middle of the road music ever again. After appearing on several record breaking albums such as the Dark Side of the Moon, OK Computer and Thriller as guest musicians and stacking up chips they decided to go for self and started The Guardians of the Galaxy. After releasing several albums [see discography www.betterthanelvis.com] the band disbanded due to internal conflicts and reformed 3 weeks later as The Undisputed Heavyweights with renewed energy. The internal conflicts still play a large part in the dynamics between the individual members and break ups are frequent. Usually after every gig. Casey Shea - lead singer, show stopper, stylist Jeff Jacobson - lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, groupie "coordinator" Wes Verhoeve - token immigrant, guitar & effects, wack backing vocals [...]


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M Shanghai String Band - Money Up

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:55:02 GMT

Money UpBy M Shanghai String BandGenre: blue grassDownload : MP3 Audio M Shanghai String Band Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   In 2002, the M SHANGHAI STRING BAND got together in the basement of a Chinese bistro in Brooklyn to share good food and play some music. This acoustic-culinary combination was too special not to repeat, and the band (named after the restaurant) was born. Their debut album "Up From the Ground Below" was recorded in the restaurant's dining room. Its twenty songs were captured completely live in one day. At their CD release party, the MSSB played four live sets to a standing room only crowd. Brooklyn's best kept secret was out. "The banjos spit fire, the acoustics soothe the soul, and the vocals tell honest tales. Every song from Up From the Ground Below is a perfect combo of old time American folk and the music as it stands today... a musical performance that is enduring." -Chris Lewis SHUT EYE An adventurous take on Americana, the M SHANGHAI STRING BAND's songs are not easily classified. They are remeniscent of traditional roots music styles, yet innovative in their musical form and modern lyrical content. The dynamics range from barnstorming breakdowns to achingly beautiful ballads, expressing originality and simplicity in the same breath. The MSSB have gained a reputation around the New York City area as a must-see live act. The band alternates from five to eleven players at any given show; a tight knit extended family that performs as a true ensemble. As machine-made, mistake-free music becomes the norm, the M SHANGHAI STRING BAND creates music the way it used to be: heartfelt performances on the human scale, recorded live with a sense of dangerous abandon. It's an old-fashioned idea rendered new, and the results are both vibrant and timeless. [...]


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Teddy Abesamis - Show Me Your Flavor

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:32:35 GMT

Show Me Your Flavor
By Teddy Abesamis
Album: Soundtrak
Genre: Pop Singer/Songwriter
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Tanya Buziak - Homeward Bound

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:28:34 GMT

Homeward Bound
By Tanya Buziak
Genre: Pop Singer/Songwriter
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Tanya Buziak
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Tanya Buziak is a talented singer/songwriter reminiscent of Patty Griffin, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake. Since moving to Brooklyn, Tanya has been invited to host the open mic night at Bar4 in Park Slope and Matchless in Williamsburg. Both Writer’s nights are already gaining attention and acclaim due to the diverse and gifted community of artists that Tanya has drawn together.

Tanya performs in Manhattan and Brooklyn, often accompanied by Greg Tuohey and Hayden Millsteed of the indie pop band, Seems So Bright.

Currently she’s working on new material for an upcoming album.


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Randi Russo - Come Away

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:27:15 GMT

Come AwayBy Randi RussoGenre: Rock Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Randi Russo Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   Randi Russo is a southpaw who spawns unique and interesting chords by playing her guitar upside-down and backwards. Her velvety singing style is as equally intense and beautiful as her guitar playing is edgy and unusual. She shines as her hypnotic, pulsing guitar riffs accentuate her raw emotions and brutally honest lyrics. As Venus Magazine put it, “the intensity of her sound is something to be heard.” Randi recently returned from her second UK/France tour to support her latest release, "Still Standing Still", which highlights some of her best work yet. The song “Parasitic People” shows her garage/indie-rock side, while tracks like “Born Free Blood Flow” and “Locked-Down Fade” show her melancholic, folk-noir side. "Waiting for a Sign" runs the gamut with three distinct sections that'll take you through a number of aural mood swings. “Come Away” is the most catchy song on the album, scoring some extra attention when it was chosen to be featured on NPR's All Songs Considered Open Mic program. In the past, Randi has drawn comparisons to fellow New Yorkers Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, and Sonic Youth for her chaotic and pensive songwriting. As is the mark of the most enduring and adored artists, Randi innately knows how to mix equal parts of toughness and tenderness in her songwriting and performances. Her quieter avant-folk material has just as much intensity as her rock music. The Village Voice has said that “her guitar playing is sweet when it needs to be, but nasty in all the right places. All she needs is one gig opening for somebody like Cat Power, and her fame is pretty much guaranteed." Her notoriously noisy rock album, "Solar Bipolar", was released by local indie label Olive Juice Music. The song “Dead Citizen” was added to Australia's KaosFM's Rad[...]


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Mike K - RazorCloser

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:26:03 GMT

RazorCloser
By Mike K
Genre: Rock Pop Singer/Songwriter
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Elaina - The Memory of Your Face

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:24:50 GMT

The Memory Of Your Face
By Elaina
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
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Boxwood - I Misplaced The Matches

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:21:27 GMT

I Misplaced The MatchesBy BoxwoodGenre: Rock Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Boxwood Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   The first time I met him was during the last days of an Indian summer. The afternoon settled down into an evening of 72 degrees, but still he hunched his shoulders like being gripped by some artic wind. Leaning against an arcade version of Asteroids he moved a quarter back and forth between the fingers of his left hand. He had a cut above his cheek and his right eye carried the weight of a late night scuffle, sorely bruised. "I got mugged last night on Spencer Street," he informed the audience. "They got off with my acoustic." A wave of sympathy fell over the crowd. I tipped my drink in his direction, a gesture of understanding. Cradling a house guitar in his nervous hands, a cheap Takamine scratched up like an old mistress; he moved his fingers over the strings, constantly switching back and forth between someone carrying fragile objects and a man guilty of committing domestic violence. Believe it-there are no illusions. If he picked some kid from the audience to saw in half, that boy would be returned to his family in 8 or 9 pieces. His parents may not be quick to pick up on the change in him right away. Several dishes of ice cream would be placed in front of him at the kitchen table before Grandma hinted at the first signs of her growing concern. You see it's not a cut or scrape or something physical but the way the kid grips the chains of his swing, scoffs his shoes in the dirt or hangs his head in an evening sunset. Boxwood's music has sent me spinning off the highway on more than one occasion, shattering my skull and the rearview with its execution. Playing Death and the surgeon, one song rings out like a well rehearsed murder; Another will shake you like a patient being doctored by CPR, his fists pounding your dead heart back into revival, filling your blanketed eyes with stars. [...]


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Carl Creighton - Light Bulb

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:19:47 GMT

Light Bulb
By Carl Creighton
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
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Carl Creighton
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I've been playing music since I was 12, which was two years go. Just kidding. I'm 21 and I've been playing music since I was born, one way or another. I come from Minnesota, as you can hear in my hit single.

I moved to Queens in August of 2005. I play shows around Manhattan. I'm a regular at the Sidewalk Cafe. You can see my artist page there at www.antifolk.net/artists/carlcreighton/.

I play piano a lot which you would never know unless you saw me live. So see me live.


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JoshuaGabriel - 21st Century Blues

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:18:30 GMT

21st Century BluesBy Joshua GabrielAlbum: 21st Century BluesGenre: Rock Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Joshua Gabriel Email Artist | Visit Website | MySpace | Join Email List   JoshuaGabriel is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Philadelphia, JG performed as a DJ/percussionist from 1999-2003, putting out 3 mixtapes and 2 EPs. In 2003 he stopped DJing and began writing lyric based songs which fused blunted distorted guitar riffs with hard beats and politically slanted lyrics. Equally influenced by 66-era Dylan and the Wu-Tang Clan, he began playing out in this new guise at open mikes and small clubs in NY, performing on electric guitar and sampler. His 6 minute protest rant 'Welcome to the End of the World' (written in a flash of anger at the start of the current war) quickly began to gain attention in certain East village nightspots and Brooklyn hideaways. After circulating a home recorded full-length, he went into the studio with producer/drummer Chris Peck in 2005 and made '21st Century Blues' - his new 4-song EP. Currently JG is playing shows on the east coast as "The JoshuaGabriel Band" with the rhythm section of Chris Peck and Oliver Pulleyblank. [...]


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A Brief View Of The Hudson - Half A World Apart

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:15:01 GMT

Half A World Apart
By A Brief View Of The Hudson
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The Bronze - Elemental

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:10:11 GMT

ElementalBy The BronzeGenre: RockDownload : MP3 Audio The Bronze Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Rising above the monotonous muck of hyper-stylized, snarky New York bands,The Bronze sport eclectic, innovative arrangements and a robust, emotional sound that's equal parts Jeff Buckley, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin and early 90s rock. All the more impressive, this no-BS band makes its powerful mark with only two men in its lineup: Andy DiSimone (formerly of superjuice) on lead vocals, guitar, keyboard and drums and Josh Chapman (an alum of Amazing Device) on guitar, bass and vocals. The duo, who recorded their first EP entitled "Saturday" as part of a foursome in early 2004, have since redefined and refocused their sound, creating a new musical voice that rivals that of most contemporary major label rock ensembles. They're currently self-producing a follow-up EP in their East Williamsburg studio and playing select shows around Manhattan. Keep your eyes out for The Bronze; these guys are ready to take the gold. [...]


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Seems So Bright - Bitter From The Start

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:55:06 GMT

Bitter From The Start
By Seems So Bright
Genre: Rock
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Seems So Bright
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We live in Brooklyn, where we met and put this thing together. We write pop songs - though hopefully not of a typical fashion. We have no desire to appear as or become puppets. We believe in the concept of one by one. Resistance is our first recorded EP. As it was completed in the first month of becoming organized, you might notice some differences with our live show and our newer songs. We think that is more than ok and continue to use it as an introduction to tell people about us.


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Lowry - The Creeps

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:17:07 GMT

The CreepsBy LowryAlbum: Awful JoyLabel: OddMobGenre: RockDownload : MP3 AudioBuy It Lowry Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Lowry the band is synonymous with Lowry the man. From a family of musicians, Alexander Lowry drifted from the peaceful country life of Kansas to the mind bending, cultural hurricane that is the East Village. In his early garage days, Lowry 'let loose the demons' he would later identify as the driving force behind his music. And as time would have it, Lowry would then evolve well away from the rebellion of Marshall stack-driven power punk to a uniquely infectious brand of melodic music that shares time in both the esoteric and psychedelic realms of pop music. While Kansas City and Lawrence had provided a cultural corner for music making, it lacked the spark Lowry needed to become fully absorbed in the greater musical ether. After completing over 200 live shows within that corner, Lowry successfully extricated himself and landed where he needed to be -- New York City. It has been an epic trek for Lowry. One that has included time spent in deep introspection, experimentation and personal triumph; A journey that ushered him through tragedy and rebound all happening within a temporal space defined by need, desire, sorrow, distrust, anger, darkness, elation...and humor. The moment you begin to think you understand Lowry, you're wrong. Who you think you know--the mild-mannered psychedelic folkie of the East Village acoustic scene -- is on a path to utterly demolish the conservative notion of singer-songwriterism. To attempt to define an artist like Lowry within the confines of the written word is difficult at best. His songs range from sprawling alt-country Neil Young-esque epics to psychedelically-irresistible pop numbers to solo songster folk tunes. The range seems daunting to d[...]


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The Bowmans - World With No Boundries

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:53:42 GMT

World With No Boundries
By The Bowmans
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
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PODCAST 05 Local/Alloy Night at Bar4

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:09:32 GMT

PODCAST 05 Local/Alloy Night at Bar4
By AlloyRadio.com
Genre: indie rock singer songwriter
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(image) Featuring performances by Alloy Radio creator Jeff Schram, rebel folkie Frank Hoier, blue-grass revivalists The Jones Street Boys, and smooth songster Derek James. Recorded at Bar4 in Park Slope. Thanks to Jessi Robertson and everyone at Local Correspondents for helping us put on the show.





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Gretchen Witt - Over And Done

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:52:13 GMT

Over And DoneBy Gretchen WittGenre: Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Gretchen Witt Email Artist | Visit Website | Join Email List Gretchen Witt grew up aahw-sweet-n-peachy in the nice countryside of Ohio before moving at age 18 to the barbarous streets of New York City where she soon thereafter developed culture shock. It's been a great shock. She graduated from N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Drama, an education during which she scribbled lots of rhymes (shere she shold've scribbled exam notes) on the corners of her classroom noteboooks. Compelled to perform original material, she decided to re-route her knack for performance towars songwriting. She has studied classical piano for eight years, has recently taken up the guitar, and has sunger under her breath (to the annoyance of nearby others) all her life. No one has yet, since this joyous departure into songwriting been able to pull her away from the strings, the keys, or the lyric-inspiring pencil set. Her first publication is now out; a 5 track EP! Her vocal style is frequently compared to that of Alison Krauss, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant, and Mindy Smith, however her style remains unique. The lyrics of each song have been widely agreed upon as the cornerstone of her work. Come to a show, and listen closely!   [...]


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Frank Hoier - I've Made Up My Mind

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:51:00 GMT

I've Made Up My Mind
By Frank Hoier
Genre: Folk Singer/Songwriter
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Ian Thomas - Halfway Gone

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:49:30 GMT

Halfway GoneBy Ian ThomasGenre: Blues Folk Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Ian Thomas Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Singer/Songwriter Ian Thomas is at the forefront of a burgeoning artistic movement that is once again breathing life and excitement onto the hallowed streets of Greenwich Village, New York City. With his deceptively complex music, Mr. Thomas proves that the best way to explain what is happening now in our country is by looking back to the past, to the folk and blues music that lies at the very heart of America. But where did this young man come from? It’s actually quite difficult to say, and when asked, even Mr. Thomas seems to be at a loss for words. What we know for sure is that Ian took off from his small New England hometown in his late teens with nothing but a guitar and a strong thumb that proved adept at hitchhiking. He made his way across America, through the Southwest, Colorado, and California. Like so many great artists before him, he began to perfect his craft on the road. A stop in New Orleans proved pivotal He began learning blues and folk standards from local legends. He hooked up with some fellow musicians that he had met in Colorado and began playing constantly, embracing the throes of poverty and homelessness as part of the life that had been chosen for him. He didn’t just sing it, he lived it. After his stint in the French Quarter, Mr. Thomas left town and arrived with little pomp-and-circumstance in New York City. Still living out of his 1977 Toyota Corolla (with an ottoman bed in place of the passenger seat) Ian played around the downtown parks and subway stations for cash. He began playing area clubs in Sept[...]


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PODCAST 02 New Music on Alloy Radio

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:12:08 GMT

02 New Music on Alloy Radio
By Alloy Radio
Genre: Indie Rock
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New Music from recent additions Machines Aren't Loud, Paula Valstein, and The Jones Street Boys.  New tunes from Bret Mosley and Frank Hoier, and Alloy Exclusive recording of Dan Torres at Rockwood Music Hall.  Finished by Eli Funk.


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Paula Valstein - La La Song

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:46:25 GMT

La La Song
By Paula Valstein
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The Jones Street Boys - Henry Dryer

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:45:01 GMT

Henry DryerBy The Jones Street BoysGenre: Blue Grass Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio The Jones Street Boys Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The two of us moved here about four years ago from the Midwest and met at a bluegrass jam. We've been playing in a six-piece bluegrass band called the Cobble Hillbillies for over two years now and started writing songs that were something other than bluegrass; so we decided to start a new band, with just the two of us and six instruments (Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica, Mandolin, Guitar, Accordion). The result is a project steeped in roots of American music with a focus on songwriting, story-telling, harmony singing, and musicianship. Danny is from St. Louis, where he started playing mandolin in rock and country bands before moving to NYC, and Jon is from Chicago, where he played harmonica in blues and rock bands... After playing rock n' roll, blues, bluegrass, and country music for years, the two of us have finally found a vehicle for the kind of music we've always wanted to play. [...]


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PODCAST 03 Feature: The Undisputed Heavyweights: Past. Present. Future. Domination

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:10:46 GMT

03 Feature: The Undisputed Heavyweights: Past. Present. Future. Domination
By Alloy Radio
Genre: Indie Rock
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In September of 2005, in the middle of their Asian Tour, The Undisputed Heavyweights flew back to NYC to sit down with Alloy Radio's Jeff Schram to discuss their beginnings, their music, playing in NYC, and the trials and tribulations of being the best band in the world.

In this groundbreaking aural feast of a podcast, interviews are blended with exclusive acoustic recordings and a live performance at Sin-e', extending the Heavyweights rule over the population of Earth.


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Subject - I Am The Mob

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:43:38 GMT

I Am The Mob
By The Subjects
Genre: Rock
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Low Water - Reputation

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:42:11 GMT

ReputationBy Low WaterGenre: RockDownload : MP3 Audio Low Water Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List When you last joined us, Dave and John had moved from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to San Francsico. Problem was, they couldn't find the right drummer. Enter Nick, from Eureka, California. The three started playing shows... then more and more shows. More and more folks came to see them, so they recorded a bunch of songs and made some videos. These were songs that were meant to stick to your ribs; not trendy flavor-of-the-month hipster fluff, but solid, like old vinyl -- songs about hearts hitting the deck and bouncing back again... and people started to respond. Eventually, they played in Los Angeles and some girl threw a drink in Nick's face for writing on her arm -- even though "she asked for it". Earlier that day, Nick shook former Guns 'N Roses axman Slash's hand in a chance meeting at the show, reporting later that he had fingers like "Jimmy Dean Sausages ". This has not yet been confirmed. Low Water listens to music such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Wilco, Spoon, You Am I, The Replacements, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Brainiac, The Flaming Lips, the Ink Spots and The Faces. All of these artists can be viewed as "influences" -- if that's the kind of thing you're into. Low Water has just finished their first full-length release, "Hard Words in a Speakeasy". Basic tracks were recorded at Ex'pressions Center for New Media, in Emmeryville, CA. The rest of the recording was done [...]


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The Animators - Girl #3

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:40:28 GMT

Girl #3By The AnimatorsGenre: Pop RockDownload : MP3 Audio The Animators Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The Animators create modern popular music. Their savvy, insightful songs are both sophisticated and accessible, both intelligent and full of heart. Their inventive arrangements extend the pop palette to include such unusual textures as accordion, glockenspiel and cajon. Their confident sound evokes Coldplay and Simon & Garfunkel, the Postal Service and the Police. But for all their eclecticism and depth, the Animators never fail to deliver big choruses, undeniable melodies, and sticky hooks. Born out of a cross-country collaboration between songwriters Devon Copley and Alex Wong, the Animators have come a long way in just over two years. Their self-released debut album, Home By Now, garnered rave reviews and quickly sold out its first pressing. Their songs have been featured in MTV's The Real World, Miramax's Comic Book: The Movie, and on independent radio nationwide. They have won fans from coast to coast and in half a dozen countries around the world. And most telling of all, the Animators have found a sizable following among fellow musicians. Now based in Brooklyn, the Animators tour regularly in the Northeast and the West Coast, appearing in such venues as the Living Room in New York, the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Their live shows are as compelling as their recordings, often featuring regulars Phil Galitzine (bass) and Kevin Rice (drums) alongsid[...]


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Man On Earth - Come In Closer

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:37:17 GMT

Come In CloserBy Man On EarthGenre: RockDownload : MP3 Audio Man On Earth Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List “We’ve all got big plans in our head and sometimes I wonder where mine went” Although man on earth has only technically been a band since 2002 the creative process and concept have been growing in singer Nathan’s head for the last 5 years. After a series of solo demos he was joined by Alex who had been playing in a 10 piece funk band. The two went into the studio,recorded a bunch of drum tracks and returned to their home studio to finalize them. “It’s been four years in this cloud, I’ve got a storm inside and it needs to come out” Growth, re-invention and perhaps a little over analyzing lead to the constant re-writing and re-recording over the next year. The two were soon joined by MJ who had recently returned from Pennsylvania and an ill fated childhood romance. Together they released their first internet single, a demo of “It’s alright, we’ll be fine”. The song was downloaded by more than 3,000 peoplefrom their website and the video for the song directed by the brilliant Megan Raney received over 4,000 downloads in the winter of 2001- 2002. “What’s the point of living if you aren’t really willing to change your mind?” In Early 2002 the band began auditioning guitarists for the live band. It took nearly a year to find Ron, with a few others filling in and contributin[...]


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Cameron Hull - Cattail Girl

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:35:24 GMT

Cattail Girl
By Cameron Hull
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
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BioCameron Hull writes folk songs and he sings and he plays the guitar and the piano. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and performs in NYC a lot. Cameron's self-titled CD came out in May 2004 (it's for sale on his
website www.cameronhull.com) and he is currently putting together new material for another
album. Look for Cameron at the monthly shows that he curates at the
Glasshouse Gallery in Williamsburg


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Andrew Scandal - Colorized Movie

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:33:59 GMT

Colorized MovieBy Andrew ScandalGenre: Pop RockDownload : MP3 Audio I am Andrew Scandal, born in Boston and currently living in New York. I am a singer and a songwriter. I write music to communitcate feelings. Joy, fear, attraction, rejection, hope, spiritualilty... I communicate these emotions through my personal mix of rock, soul, hip-jop, reggae, folk, electronic. Mother Nasty showcases my darker, trip hop blues. Colorized Movie is an example of how I combine the vivid colors around me into a catchy pop song. My songs are both light-hearted and serious, contemplative and emotional. Straight Shooters urges you to not lose yourself in this world of exciting technology, and 7th St Blues offers a Brooklyn waterfront story. Dylan, Bjork, Portishead, Jeff Buckley, Gang Starr, Johnny Cash, Sinatra, just about anything from Jamaica, Lou Reed, Antony and the Johnsons, Cat Power; they are just a few of my musical loves. I play guitar, bass and harmonica. I beat-box (vocal sounds and percussion), I program beats, bang drums, and try to find tunes in any instrument (and non-instrument) at my disposal. I sing as much as my neighbors can stand. I started performing on the streets as a kid, and have played across North America and Europe. In my performances, I often improvise lyrics to match the mood of an audience and connect with the listeners. I push my guitar, voice, and mind to create something true, original and passionate. [...]


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Mascot's Distance - Ambulance In Gridlock

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:31:56 GMT

Ambulance In Gridlock
By Mascot's Distance
Genre: Pop Rock
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Ari Scott - Fortunate One

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:29:38 GMT

Fortunate OneBy Ari ScottGenre: Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Ari Scott Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Singer/songwriter Ari Scott has been living and performing in New York City for nearly 8 years. She released an independent album called "i was only just a chorus girl" in 2002, and, recently, a 3-song EP called "i can open my eyes." Producer Rob Arthur (Joan Osbourne, Shelby Lynne) and Blue Note/Manhattan Records A&R representative Chris Cofoni (Norah Jones) helped Ari create the EP with the hopes of a series of Spring 2005 industry showcases with a full band. Ari's new band consists of bassist Rob Arthur (recent keyboardist for Five for Fighting), guitarist Ann Klein (Ani DiFranco, Natalie Imbruglia), and drummer Rich Mercurio (Jewel, Ben Jelen). Influenced by 1980's pop, Depeche Mode, Morrissey, Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, Tori Amos, and many others, Ari is a self-taught pianist and music theory buff. As a child, Ari was forever playing her Casio keyboard, singing in school choir, learning music theory, and writing stories. It wasn't until age 19 that she considered the possibility of combining all of these elements and pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. She moved to New York City two weeks after college graduation and hasn't looked back. Ari's new EP has gotten some great reviews and she has been approached by several musi[...]


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Derek James - One More Day

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:28:02 GMT

One More DayBy Derek JamesGenre: Pop RockDownload : MP3 Audio Derek James Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Derek James, New York's newest musical firecracker, is pleasantly ironic and stuffed to the max with artistic spunk. His music brings the party with catchy pop/rock hooks and character drenched in eclectic NYC flavor with Beatle-esque production. Derek's musical canvas is at once a streak of vintage icons, at ofther times shades of contemporary style, but primarily, a whole lotta fresh charisma. After beginning his career in the streets and clubs of Europe, James returned to New York to record his debut album, Stray. Working with Nir Z, former drummer for John Mayer & Genesis, and Godfrey Diamond, whose talents on the mixing board have been used by Aerosmith and Lour Reed, Derek laid down 11 tracks released in May of 2005. The 5-piece live band is comprised of Derek James (guitar/vocals), Tom (bass), Bruno (keys), Gilbert Gilmore (drums) of Warner Bros. recording artist Lizzy West, and guitarist Aaron Nevezie, a mainstay on the NYC rock scene formerly of Ambulance on TVT Records. [...]


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Jay Legaspi - Ghost

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:26:22 GMT

GhostBy Jay LegaspiGenre: Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Jay Legaspi Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Jay Legaspi is a singer-songwriter from the meansest streeets of the suburbs of New Jersey. As he writes this biography, he is of course, laughing at his own joke - for anyone who has ever been to his side of the tracks will be quick to attest to the fact that those tracks are indeed the proverbial right side of them. And not that he's trying to brag or anything, but to say differently would be to make a mockery of all the hard work his parents and family put into coming from his second home of the Philippines - and as any Filipino knows... that's just not right. Jay grew up in a musical household, picking up the guitar in grade school in a feeble attempt to be like his father, a classically trained guitarist who introduced his children to the likes of John Williams, Bach, and Mozart. Jay, however, tended to lean more towards the likes of Billy Joe Armstrong, Robert Smith, and European composers primarily invested in techno and not string arrangements. Jay also grew up listening to hip-hop, with his first real performance experience bein in the ciphers and circles where people would show off their skills in breakdancing. Later, he would take up DJing and rapping. If there is anything Jay would like to say about his m[...]


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Jody Aaron - The World Is Fallin

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:24:29 GMT

The World Is FallinBy Jody AaronGenre: Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Jody Aaron Email Artist | Visit Website | Join Email List In 2003, Jody Aaron's songwriting won him first place in CNN's International Talent Search. Jody competed against hundreds of other entrants from around the world and was judged by recording artist Willa Ford, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Director Jeri Flynt, and Rapper/Actor Emmanuel Lewis. Imagine the mail clerk or the box boy, the receptionist at the company you know writing a song about his job and then performing it in front of all the company's big executives, and then winning enough money to repay his college loans or make a down payment on his house in one night. In 2003, that's what Jody Aaron did, not mention winning a slot on CNN's Aaron Brown Newsnight performing "The Prompter Song". Jody Aaron Friedman hails from the coastal town of Clearwater, Florida. Raised along The Gulf of Mexico, with lush palm trees, and white sand beaches -- Jody's natural surroundings helped shape his relaxed, and honest sound. In 2004, Jody's single, "All I Wanted" from his indie release "est. 1980" was featured as "Song of the Day" on Garageband.com The song was given this honor after receiving outstanding reviews from other indie artists. Garageband.com gives hundreds of thousands of indie musicians a chance to get feedback and exposure, exchange ideas, find new fans, and further their careers. &quo[...]


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Sean Garvey - Country Queen

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:23:02 GMT

Country QueenBy Sean GarveyGenre: Singer/Songwriter Alt. CountryDownload : MP3 Audio Sean Garvey "Small Town Graffiti" Email Artist | Join Email List Sean grew up in a small town in Northern California situated in the middle of everything, but far from anything. Long summer days were spent digging through his cousins treasure chest of music. The radio dial was a line of fuzz and Friday nights welcomed the dawn of the mixed tape. Beat up guitars, $15 amps, and thrift store kits were enough to recreate the three chord paradise pumping through their Radio Shack specials. Sean studied English in San Luis Obispo and his guitar very rarely saw the light of the college days. Lyrics became his focus. Notebooks piled up. They were scratched out, torn, and the good parts circled. [...]


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Jeff Schram - Devil Ain't Got A Chance

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:20:13 GMT

Devil Ain't Got A Chance
By Jeff Schram
Genre: Blues Rock
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The Howlin' Thurstons - Knuckle Walk

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:18:40 GMT

Knuckle WalkBy The Howlin' ThurstonsGenre: Killer Surf RockDownload : MP3 Audio The Howlin' Thurstons Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The Howlin' Thurstons are: DJ "Hacksaw" - guitar I was young and impressionable. When he found me I would have believed anything he told me. But I also learned fast that you better find a way to defend yourself in the street, or you end up dead in the street. So now we're a team, we protect each other by a shield of sound. My partner in crime is "Frankenstrat." The key to our survival is the element of surprise and unyielding fury, and all those who once tried to silence us, now whisper our names in warning and fear in the dark underbelly of the street. Dave "Fang" - drums I Wasn’t no child prodigy like the other guys. Long story short…the dame squealed and I hadda do the time. I didn’t even think about playin’ drums til after my first unsuccessful parole hearing. I just used to tap on the bars of my cell out of boredom. After a while it started to sound like “Bond Finger”. And then it hit me, like a ton of bricks…when I got out of the joint I was gonna be the drummer for the Howlin’ Thurstons® And here I am today. I guess I shulda thanked that dame b[...]


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The Corduroys - Blame

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:17:11 GMT

BlameBy The CorduroysGenre: Alt. Country RockDownload : MP3 Audio The Corduroys Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List The Corduroys are a kick ass original Rock band with a definite twang and solid pop sensibility. Hailing from Long Island, NY, The Corduroys are a 4 piece with a wide array of influences. The Corduroys work hard to find the perfect balance between: Rock, Country, Folk, Pop, and anything else that holds their attention for a few minutes. They are dedicated to making QUALITY music, and will accept no substitution! [...]


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Setsuo - Slaves Of Freedom

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:15:46 GMT

Slaves Of FreedomBy SetsuoGenre: Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Setsuo Email Artist | Visit Website | Join Email List Setsuo was born and raised as the third son of the Itoh family in Kyoto, Japan. In his childhood there, radio and TV programs gave him opportunities of enjoying both Japanese and Western popular songs. He remembers that he sang “Love Me Tender” of Elvis in English (or something that sounded a bit like English) at a neighborhood recreational excursion when he was five or six. Then The Beatles inspired him as a teenager to write a song and make noises by picking a guitar. Since his high school days, he played with several rock and folk groups, most of which featured songs written by him and his friends. Eventually Japanese-English translation became his profession as playing a guitar and writing songs became just his hobby. Working as an independent translator, Setsuo began to be interested in intercultural communication. He also wanted to experience living in the United States. So in 1987, Setsuo decided to study anthropology at the City College of New York and came to live in New York City. Music was still an important part of his life, but performing again on stage was beyond his thought. However, in t[...]


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Early Grace - 15 Years

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:14:20 GMT

15 YearsBy Early GraceGenre: Alt. Country RockDownload : MP3 Audio Early Grace Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Early Grace is an Alt. Country Rock band from New York formed back in January 2002 by Christopher Bonet & Anna Elias-Bonet. The band has come a long way with their blend of Country & Rock. They would say that their music is definitely more rock influenced than anything else. With Christopher’s brother Sean Bonet on Bass and the amazing Pete “Moon” Truncale on drums you can understand where this powerful rock sound is derived. Lead singer Anna comes from a different background in music, she holds a master’s degree in classical composition and is an extremely talented concert pianist. She is the anchor in Early Grace’s sound, with her beautiful vocals and well crafted arrangements she has come into her own as a rock singer. The band shares a talent for writing songs. Their first effort titled “EP” was a minor success but was well received by critics. The response has traveled from as far as The Netherlands, Belgium & Europe. Nashville has also had their ears open for this band. On the group's follow up [...]


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Bret Mosley - Preachin' Blues

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:12:55 GMT

Preachin' BluesBy Bret MosleyGenre: Blues Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Bret Mosley Email Artist | Visit Website | Join Email List Bret Mosley is a Texas-born part-Cherokee son of the desert. Things he's been caught doing include (in this order)—ranch hand, linebacker, mill worker, fur trapper, ballet dancer, stockbroker, shmactor, software developer, yogi. But he's had a guitar in his hand the whole time. “Oh, that's what you do .” someone once said as soon as they heard him play. He picked up his father's Stella Harmony when he was six. At age 11—a good decade and half before turntables became musical instruments—he turned a Chet Atkins record by hand to learn “Yakety Axe” note-by-note. He still has the guitar, even though some dear soul at UPS drove a forklift through it several years ago as the culmination to an extremely uphill stint in L.A. It was that experience, though, that helped squeeze out his first song, “Lord, Girl”. His audience ranges from cowhands to bankers, from rastas to cops. As a man who's lived numerous lives, and whose repertoire reflects it, Bret has been chased plenty by the genre police. He has won ou[...]


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Jeff Jacobson - Let You Down

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 21:11:07 GMT

Let You DownBy Jeff JacobsonGenre: Pop Singer/SongwriterDownload : MP3 Audio Jeff Jacobson Email Artist | Visit Website | Myspace | Join Email List Guitarist since age 5 and songwriter for about as long Junior High/High school bands not worth mentioning (seriously, they were not good) Big break came after college - touring and recording with various major label artists, working extensively with producer Phil Ramone and appearing on the Tonight Show. Left performing for a career in music transcribing, creating note-for-note guitar scores for over 250 major artists' sheet music books: Credits Deciding it was now or never, began performing his own songs for the first time in 2003, starting with the open mic circuit and quickly graduating to his own shows. Hasn't looked back since. In 2004, also became guitarist/co-songwriter in a new band, The Undisputed Heavyweights, a jazz/pop/rock outfit, creating quite a stir with their good-humored and otherwise indescribable live shows.  [...]


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