Dead Bouquet – As Far as I Know

As Far as I KnowItalian rock trio Dead Bouquet’s debut album As Far as I Know, released in October 2014, is a spacey, haunting delve into both the future and the past in search of truth. Psychedelic, esoteric, and immense, these thirteen tracks fit perfectly with solitary nights of introspection or train-travel. Other parts conjure up images of wolves running through snowy forests, almost begging listeners to join them in their journey.

After several play-throughs, it’s hard to decide which is more beautiful, Carlo Mazzoli’s words and the way he sings them or how he absolutely shreds his 12-string. Both skills are showcased immediately on the opening track “The Dam.” The lyrics encourage a tearing down of the walls we build up around ourselves to protect us from the uncomfortable truth. It’s a powerful metaphor made even more intense by Daniele Toti’s thrumming bass lines. The track steadily builds before culmination in a powerful crescendo as Mazzoli wails “This place burns, but someday the river will get around it, as the dam will break.” These builds and crescendos characterize the album, and the style works well for these Romans. Continue reading

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Partnering With Indiekrapht – “Discover More”

2015 is turning out to be a bright and wonderful year for the music industry, and with that comes Indie Music Reviewer’s full-fledged return. With the return of regular content and releases, we are proud to announce our partnership with Indiekrapht—the perfect blend of passion for the indie music scene and promotion of festivals & large-scale platforms for musicians across the globe.

What is Indiekrapht?

In August, 2011, Nate Kieser launched the website IndieMusicReviewer with Victor Alfieri as Senior Editor and Head Writer. This site focused entirely on independent and small-labeled musicians, providing album and live show reviews, interviews and videos. In one year, they partnered with ReverbNation, created features like “Women of Indie” and “Indie Acoustic,” held the first IMR Music Festival in Atlanta, and their Facebook followers grew to over 14,000.

The site took a hiatus, and Alfieri started the website Wordkrapht in November, 2012 to continue the work that had already begun. He and his staff continued their relationship with ReverbNation, developed their own feature, “FeminINDIE,” and have covered over 1,000 artists in the two years since the site’s launch.

The dynamic duo of Kieser and Alfieri has come back together to create IndieKrapht. Kieser is the musician, video/photo man & dreamer. Alfieri is the groupie, word man & grounding influence.  They are yin and yang, sweet & sour, their strengths fitting perfectly together to create a powerful team.

IndieKrapht will keep on in the tradition of what these two men love best – finding and promoting the amazing independent musicians of any style of music from all four corners of the globe. IndieKrapht will sponsor events, create festivals and provide a platform for independent musicians all around the world.

Our first event to be sponsored by Indiekrapht will be on 5/15/2015 at The Music Room in Greenville, SC.  Please join us to celebrate the birth & launch of Indiekrapht with DAMSGrown Up Avenger StuffJoie., and Signs Of Iris at The Radio Room: WPBR.

RSVP on facebook at:

Please connect & email us at Tell us your story and let’s discover more together.

Indiekrapht – Discover More

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Finding More Than Your Voice – A Moment With Kat Robichaud

Is it the pants? Maybe the signature vocals? I know…it must be the stage dive. Whatever it is, Kat Robichaud is one of the few The Voice contestants that has been able to carry the momentum after leaving the NBC show. The Raleigh native has been a part of this site since the very beginning, even lending some graphic artist work to the cause. I had the chance to ask her about the “Sail” heard and seen around the world and so much more as she prepares for the release of her debut album. The first part of a two part series (album review to follow) let’s us all get to know Ms. Robichaud better. So step into the world of Ziggy Stardust, Dr. Who and the woman who brings them together…Kat Robichaud. Continue reading

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Poppy Ackroyd Tore Apart a Grand Piano to Compose and Produce Her Debut Classical Album. The Result is Startlingly Beautiful.

In an industry full of explosive overnight successes, it is rare and refreshing when a musician arrives slightly more of an enigma, with a quiet determination and sincerity to make art—and a simple dream in their heart. Oftentimes, this type of artist displays a strong desire to think outside of the box in order to realize a specific artistic vision.

London-born Poppy Ackroyd is a perfect example. Now based in Edinburgh, the composer has many years of classical training behind her in both violin and piano. Learning music in such a rigid academic environment may seem daunting to some, but Ackroyd is clearly distinguishable from many classical musicians. Her desire for reinvention has allowed her to branch out and create something wholly new and original. This came in the form of her debut album Escapement (Denovali Records, 2014). Continue reading

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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

See attached post image for press use.


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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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Advertising Special for Indie Artists – Get Your Music “Out There.”

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