Press Release – Official Venue List Released for the 2014 IMR Music Festival in Atlanta, GA


PRESS RELEASE – 4/11/2014 – Atlanta, GA

Who:  The 2014 IMR Music Festival

Headline:  Official Venue List Released for The 2014 IMR Music Festival in Atlanta, GA


IMR Magazine and Indie Music Reviewer are proud to announce the official venue list for The 2014 IMR Music Festival.  The 2014 festival will take place in Atlanta, GA from June 11th through June 14th at newly owned and operated Music Room, Atlanta’s infamous Smith’s Olde Bar, and East Atlanta’s indie music favorite The Basement (under Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta).   Exact times, schedule, tickets, and complete list of artists to follow soon.  For updates, please visit:

Where and When:

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
The Music Room
317 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

Friday, June 13th, 2014
The Basement (under Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta)
1245 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
The Basement (under Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta)
1245 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

The 2014 IMR Music Festival will be one of Atlanta’s largest gathering of independent musicians and indie music fans with over 40 artists performing.  Tickets on sale soon at with sponsorship packages available for as little as $150 by emailing


Nate Kieser, Festival Director
IMR Music Festival
Phone:  678-600-2771

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Jason Howell – “Cathy” – Live Indie Acoustic Performance – Atlanta, GA

Singer/songwriter Jason Howell came out to our new spot and played this great version of “Cathy” for us. We’re so glad he did and hope you will share his music. What do you think?

Last year, Jason performed at the 2013 IMR Music Festival ( Submissions are now open for the 2014 IMR Music Festival to be held in Atlanta, GA on June 11th through the 14th. See you there!

Check out the video below:

Listen to more of Jason here:…

Jason’s latest album is available via Bandcamp:

Tell us what you think in the comments.

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Submissions open for the 2014 IMR Indie Music Festival. Artists, submit your EPK.

Submissions are now open for artists to perform at the 2014 IMR Indie Music Festival.

Calling all artists to perform at the 2014 IMR Indie Music Festival located in Atlanta, GA in June of 2014.  The website announces June 12th through the 15th as official dates, but we’ve got some special things lined up and may have a full week of music!

Previous artists of this festival have played at other festivals including the Hijacking Music Festival, Counterpoint, Bonnaroo, Moogfest, Electric Daisy Carnival, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest,  Coachella, Tomorrowland, and more.  This year’s line up will continue in it’s tradition of great artists from all over the world, so please take the time to submit while there are still spots left.

35 spots available right now as of this post.  All genres are encouraged to apply including rock, electronic, indie rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, goth, metal, acoustic, alt country, americana, country, dance, dixieland, dreamgaze, EDM, dub, dubstep, bass, spoken word, jazz, fusion, trap, rap, hip-hop, RNG, Christian, soul, gospel, emo, experimental and more.

To submit your press kit, please head to:

Official details and more to be announced on the festival’s facebook page at:

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2014 Binary EDM Festival is now accepting artist performance submissions. Submit to play!

As always, we’re here trying to give you the best opportunities possible and this one is a great one.  Straight from the source:

Headquartered in Atlanta, and just a hop, skip, & jump away from some of the world’s largest EDM Festivals (Counterpoint & Tomorrowworld), The 2014 Binary EDM Festival is now accepting submissions to perform in one of Atlanta’s newest and best EDM festivals. This year’s festival includeds a variety of EDM genres including dub, techno, trap, house, bass, jungle, rap, hip-hop, and more along with an amazing light show.

Date is set for 2/21/2014 held at The Basement underndeath the infamous Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, GA.

All genres are subgenres of electronic dance music artists are encourage to submit. Several spots have been opened up for selection with a few artists already selected from Madison House Artists’s world-famous roster.

Apply to perform at this year’s festival on the festival website’s submission page.

Sponsored by IMR Magazine and Indie Music Reviewer, this year’s festival is sure to have some of the best indie and major EDM artists from around the country.

General Inquiries:
Festival Director:
Sponsorship Opportunies:

Original link:

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Dog Society – The Sir Session

Dog Society’s current LP, Emerge, has been cutting its way through the thick fuzz of internet hype this past month, impressing it’s 90’s rooted alternative vibes on a renewed audience. The band’s creative claws have been sharpened with years of experience; they disbanded decade ago and just recently caught a second wind which they are riding like a well-muscled stallion.

To support Emerge the guys held up in a groovy little Brooklyn studio, putting down some deeper cuts from the album. The proof is in the pudding as they say. The live takes which have been dubbed The Sir Session shine with immense talent directly into the board with no overdubs. These guys hold the songs down beautifully with lead singer Brian Shnaak delivering a trance like vocal that walks a mystic line between Robert Plant and Wayne Coyne. Continue reading

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Live Video – The Oarsman – “Dreamcatcher” live in Atlanta, GA – The Porch Session

Hey readers & viewers!

This weekend, we had the pleasure of seeing The Oarsman at a few different venues in Atlanta.  After the first song, we were instantly new fans.  We contacted the band and they were happy to perform for us.  We won’t say too much, so just have a listen and look at the video and photos below.  We’re getting a Band of Horses meets The Tallest Man on Earth and Bob Dylan type vibe.  We think the music speaks for itself, but we’d love to know what you think in the comments.

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Blues Legends: Bob Koester and Eddie Shaw Receive Lifetime Achievement Award & Recognition from Blues Blast Magazine

Today, we have news that blues legends Bob Koester and Eddie Shaw received the prestigious lifetime achievement award by publisher Bob Kieser of Blues Blast Magazine, just ahead of the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards to be held October 31st in Chicago, IL at the world famous Buddy Guy’s Legends.

As an independent music source, we pride ourselves for supporting those artists, individuals, and organizations, who survive and stay positive in this ever-changing music world.  Today’s press release couldn’t be more on-focus to our mission of sharing independent success stories as both Koester and Shaw’s stories are unique and truly worthy of this lifetime achievement award recognition. Continue reading

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Kiya Lacey – Kiya Lacey

One of the greatest things a music-lover experiences is the discovery of a new artist so exciting, it makes the listener want to write about it.  Sometimes, such jewels are found “underground” rather than mainstream media, but then again, that’s just one of the reasons why the indie scene can be so fascinating; It is a stage designed for creative people, a platform to let their art be seen, and in this case, be heard.  Kiya Lacey is one of these aforementioned discoveries with her self-titled debut album

Born and raised in Nashville, Lacey is a vibrant woman who, with the creative help of Joe Croker and M. Scott Myrick, produces an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, pop, folk, blues, and soul.  In her album, Lacey displays this mix of genres, but her voice is the highlight of it all. Her singing – delightful, soulful, and magical, is the perfect soundtrack for a lazy, cozy morning, accompanied by a delicious cup of coffee.  These eight tracks have a special element though that improves what is already a fine piece of work; passion. Continue reading

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Henry the Rabbit – Earthen Birth

Copenhagen-based Craig Martin Wood calls his unique neo folk outfit Henry The Rabbit purveyors of “psychedelic ukulele skiffle.” Their newest offering Earthen Birth is mostly an instrumental affair with a strong cast of ukulele, glockenspiel, organ and kitchen percussion. Following his self-released debut, this native Dane’s new collection comes with an expanded palette of harmonic vocals and the occasional whistle.

Earthen Birth usurps any modern influences right away with a stern line up of unplugged ballads that sound more like the soundtrack to the16th-century Renaissance then a 2013 indie folk/pop album. The album’s name seems to accent the forest like quality of the songs, which dance along to organic pulses and impish strumming of Craig and his band mates. The music is beautiful yet unpretentious and the songs unfold like a cascading wash of fall colors. Continue reading

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