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Indie Music Worldwide – The Best Songs of 2021 on Spotify

Indie Music Worldwide – The Best Songs of 2021 on Spotify Welcome to the best songs of 2021 on Spotify according to the curators at Independent Music Promotions. As festivals and artists announce cancellations and multiple crises plague the music industry, it’s ever more important to recognize all the amazing new music still being released...

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Shawna Virago Discusses the Powerful Influence of Seminal Los Angeles Punk Band X

Shawna Virago Discusses the Powerful Influence of Seminal Los Angeles Punk Band X Acclaimed Transgender Folk Punk/Alt Country Singer Songwriter Shawna Virago (http://www.shawnavirago.com/) has been releasing finely crafted, lyrically potent music for years. Always bubbling just beneath the surface of her compositions is the unbridled spirit, rawness and rage of punk rock, expressed by one...

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Shawna Virago Shines On Brassy New Alt Country Single “High Road No. 6”

Shawna Virago Shines On Brassy New Alt Country Single “High Road No. 6” Transgender Music Pioneer and cult solo alt country artist Shawna Virago has announced the release of her second lockdown single/music video “High Road No. 6”, out June 15th via Tranimal Records. Virago shines on the new single, both vocally and with her stellar guitar work, and...

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Shawna Virago to Perform at Utah Transgender Pride Festival This Weekend, a Virtual Event presented by Genderbands

Shawna Virago to Perform at Utah Transgender Pride Festival This Weekend, a Virtual Event presented by Genderbands Celebrated folk punk singer songwriter Shawna Virago will be performing this weekend for a special virtual event. “I’ll be playing twang filled folk punk at this event, where all genders are welcome.” News from Genderbands below: Genderbands is...

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Mr. Bungle Return With Extremely Timely Cover of The Exploited’s politically-charged anthem, “USA”

Mr. Bungle are back with a timely cover of one of their shared influences, uncompromising punks The Exploited and their song “USA”. Info below from the band’s Bandcamp. 100% of the proceeds from this track will go to MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund through July 4th: www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund Buy the limited-edition t-shirt until July 4th by visiting our...

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Essential New Music: Transgender Music Pioneer Shawna Virago Plugs In, Rocks Out On Electrified “Heaven Sent Delinquent” Single and Video

Essential New Music: Transgender Music Pioneer Shawna Virago Plugs In, Rocks Out On Electrified “Heaven Sent Delinquent” Single and Video TRANSGENDER MUSIC PIONEER and cult solo acoustic artist Shawna Virago has released her latest single, an electric version of her song ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ (Tranimal Records). Available at CDBaby, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon mp3, Spotify and SoundCloud. ‘Heaven...

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Experimental noise drone project Emerald Suspension's new EP Eruptions.

“Eruptions” by Emerald Suspension is Fun and Terrifying

Minneapolis-based experimental project Emerald Suspension revel in the realm of the strange on new EP release “Eruptions”, but is it oddly satisfying or will it merely satisfy the odd? It just may hit both marks. Blending electronica, punk aesthetic, noise, drone, industrial and plenty of surprises from the kitchen sink, E S are at home...

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New Music Friday – Essential New Artists for the True Music Connoisseur

It’s New Music Friday again, and there’s a plethora of essential new artists for all you music connoisseurs out there. Below we’ll outline our curated recommendations. Most of these picks are included on our Independent Music Worldwide playlist. Hope – Red Man Find something more powerful than this for me. Don’t worry. I’ll wait….it’s just...

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PUNK Docuseries on EPIX

Is the new “PUNK” TV Series Worth Watching? YES. If You Get Punk.

For someone like myself who grew up with a healthy respect and understanding, affinity even, with punk music, the inclusivity of punk scenes, the roaring passion from the artists, their fearlessness in performance, intelligence in expression, birthing of social movements, the wild, charismatic characters…it was a thrill to hear the words and see footage of...

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Bands with Heavy Nirvana Influence

Noise rock, Punk, Alternative, Indie and Grunge bands who fans of Nirvana should enjoy. As someone well-versed in Nirvana’s music and rock music in general, these choices are curated so please enjoy and get into some new bands! USA Nails – Creative Industries – Creative Industries Post Death Soundtrack – Dark Matter – It Will...

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Finding Salvation By Chilling Out

There are very few true ‘tricks’ to surviving in the music industry. I mean as soon as you can accept crippling poverty you are pretty much set. That being said, something that I’ve been realizing I’ve been getting a lot better at (and thus profiting from) has been mellowing out. This isn’t my pretentious way...

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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