Band Roll (Preferring Mostly New Music + Artists)

Daedelus - aka Alfred Darlington makes interesting soundscapes full of surprising and entertaining ideas Daedelus recent recording is on Brainfeeder.

Jonwayne - Thoughtful alternative hip-hop (and former electronic artist) on The Order Label.

Primetime - Very cool all-girl punk band. Controversial lyrics but from the heart and because they are thinking deeply. They are on one of my favorite labels La Vida Es un Mus.

Rank/Xerox - Very cool punk noise from a band with a relatively new EP called M.Y.T.H. Pretty sure that they self-released their EP. Found them by reading Bandcamp Daily.

Tashaki Miyaki - Dreamy interesting music that you can get lost in or float off to, new album coming out in April on Metropolis Records

Vomitface - I really love this band. I was happy to get to interview them and I really enjoy their music. I really believe that they will make some huge statements over the next few years. They are on Help Yourself Records.

Blog Roll

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I Heart Noise - Great Site with Links and extensive bios for many of the greatest bands ever

The Modern Folk - Great stuff, a site that accepts ALL music and posts whatever anyone sends in order to counter corporatism in music etc.

The Joy Of Violent Movement - Really interesting take on independent music that includes/favors world music.

Natalie Jill's Inner-View - Blog with lots of interesting commentary with a Kansas City focus, often about music.

My Music, My Concerts, My Life - a blog with serious ambition - covering everything from Stax to Husker Du (and concerts too)

The Good Groupie - cool new music from a very personal POV - cool stuff! - Always interesting reviews, interviews, and features about modern music.

Letters From A Tapehead - Music writer Sean Caldwell's excellent and eclectic site.

Jealous Sounds - Cool site from a real indie music lover! - Mark Maynard has one of the best Michigan Politics blogs I have seen. If you are tired of the nonsense, his voice helps me vent.

And, and this has nothing to do with music, you are looking for ways to maximize your travel miles or credit card benefits, my friend George has a great site called Travel Blogger Buzz that offers lots of great tips.

If you would like to be added, are interested in adding us, or want to trade posts, contact me on my Twitter @OnPirateSat