Just a Bit Negative – Audio Gumshoe 163

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Just a Bit Negative

Negative image in foreground with positive images in the background

Why the title? There are titles, themes and lyrics in many of the songs on this episode that tell us the songwriter was inspired by a significant event or their dislike of a situation. But, these are some great songs, that I hope you enjoy. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Artists and Songs Played

Artist: Como Brothers Band
Song: I Don’t Like You

Artist: Skittish
Song: Built to Break (Anger)

Artist: 21 Against
Song: Say What You Need

Artist: Sam Page
Song: Tumbleweed in the Grand Scheme

Artist: Matthew Ebel
Song: The Last Pirate

Artist: Phil Common
Song: Falling Out of Love Again

Artist: Kylie Campion
Song: Pocketbook

Artist: A New Way to Live Forever (ANWTLF)
Song: ‘Til My Heart Stops Beating

Artist: Nine Times Blue
Song: Falling Slowly

Thanks to ImageMD for the use of the image “Basel Negative” from Flickr. It is used by permission under a Creative Commons license. The original artwork is “Positive reflections on a negative image” by Kelly Nipper (1971- ), Art Basel 2009, Miami Beach, Florida.

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A Look at the Xray – Audio Gumshoe 162

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A Look at the Xray

Music Xray logo imageToday’s show features a variety of artists that have submitted their songs using the service Music Xray. This is an interesting site that helps musicians connect with opportunities. Visitors/listeners can also benefit by finding many new artists that you’ve never heard. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Artists and Songs Played

Artist: Win The Day
Song: Walk This World

Artist: Road to Nowhere
Song: Mental Exercise

Artist: The Ground Above
Song: Compliments

Artist: Lillian Todd-Jones
Song: Butter Soul

Artist: David Tribble
Song: I Don’t Mind

Artist: Michael T. Hannan
Song: The John Lee Hooker Train

Artist: Alex Hirsch
Song: Buffalo Bill Tragedy

Artist: Evan Egerer
Song: Live My Life

Artist: MaHa Rocks
Song: In Mind

Artist: The Spins
Song: Never Let It Go
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An Americana Sampler – Audio Gumshoe 161

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An Americana Sampler

Today’s show features a variety of artists that have submitted Americana or folk/rock style songs. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Songs and Artists Played

– Mississippi Moon (Sandyman Flynn)
– Time Flies Away (David Rice)
– Rusty Kind of Soul (OLGWI) [Birds Will Sing for You Music]
– Alright By Me (Reprise) (Ali Bartlett)
– Thousand Winds (Cory Brown)
– Feel (Eric Erdman) [Ariel Publicity]
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Thanks to Sandyman Flynn for the use of his photo “Mandolin Morning Table Outside 2” on this post.

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Tubie and the Touchtones – AGPT4

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Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks

Pinch [pinch] -verb Slang
a. to catch
b. to arrest
Specifically as seen in film noir featuring gumshoe detectives.

Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks are songs that have been submitted to the show by artists hoping for play to potential new fans. Often, these artists don’t submit enough material to be featured artists. Their songs are still good, though, and worthy of playing at Audio Gumshoe. If you like these, please visit the artist links to find out more — and to purchase their music if it is available.

Tubie and the Touchtones

image for Tubie and the Touchtones album cover
This is the Blues, Texas Style, very much in the vein Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, and Johnny Winter. The band has become a fixture in their hometown of Navasota, which has been officially proclaimed as the Blues Capital of Texas by the state legislature. In fact, the band has twice played in the Texas State Capitol rotunda during legislative sessions to commemorate the heritage of Texas Blues.

Song Played

When the Rubber Meets the Road

Artist Links

Tubie and the Touchtones at:
Official Site

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The Commuters – Audio Gumshoe 159

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The Commuters

Image of the Commuters band with text

Songs Played

– As I Make My Way
– Rescue
– Take a Step Back
– Bombs Away
– We Are Breathing

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About the Show

The first single off the album, “As I Make My Way,” has been making big waves since its debut in September. It received extensive college radio play and the video was added by mtvU to the channel’s rotation.

As I mention in the show, it is a great day when I can open my email to check show submissions and I find a band as tight as this. The songs are well-written, well-produced, and the performances are well-executed. Solid acts like this are sometimes hard to find.

The Commuters do a great job presenting stories about life — perhaps from the view of living in NYC? — to which people world-wide might relate. Their use of dynamics throughout this album shows that they understand music is a direct portrayal of our own lives. None of us lives it loud, full bore, one hundred percent of the time, with much success. We have times when we get quiet, reflect, and even listen to ourselves. I appreciate a band that shares dynamics in their songs.

image of the Commuters album cover, RaceI mention in this episode that there must, indeed, be something wrong with the music industry when bands like this are not better known. I encourage everyone to give this band a listen, either through this episode, or by downloading their tracks (link below) for FREE! Spread the word and get these guys known by as many people as possible.

We’re really excited and grateful for the strong positive reception the album has been getting,” said Zeeshan Zaidi, lead singer and guitarist for The Commuters. “And I’m equally excited about giving the album away for free on our site – I want as many people to hear it as possible.

Get the Music

Bandcamp
Rescue – on Amazon.com

Artist Links

The Commuters Web Site
The Commuters on Twitter
The Commuters on Facebook
The Commuters on YouTube

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