Jan 052011
 

listen/download now: OuterSound :: January 2011

We couldn’t very well let January come to a close without an OuterSound Indie Music Podcast could we?  Absolutely, not…so here it is.  This, our very first episode of 2011, is dedicate to the winners of this year’s Froglix Music Awards (aka The Froggy).  Music from Treading Lemmings, Diversifyd, Attention Thieves  along with the general meanderings of yours truly await you at iTunes.  Download it today…don’t cost nothing and it’s chock full O’ goodness!

Make 2011 the  year you rock out loud!


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Dec 312010
 

As 2010 comes to a close, naturally, we tend to reflect on the year that was…and what a year it’s been here at Froglix!  We’ve made a number of technical upgrades and changes, incorporated more video content into our postings and last (but certainly not least) we’ve welcomed our good friend Thurdeen to the Froglix fold as our newest writer.  Further, and most importantly, we have been introduced to a bevy of talented musicians from around the world all striving for the same goal…to have their voices and their music heard by a global audience.  We consider it an honour to have been able to play even a small part in making that happen.  It has truly been a tremendous year in indie music and we are looking forward to what we are sure will be an incredible 2011 with great anticipation.  However, before we jump ahead, we would be remiss if we were not to take one more look back at the year that was and offer up our own “best of.”

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a distinct honour, nay a privilege, to present the First Annual Froglix Music Awards!  Winners of this year’s “Froggy” awards have been selected by the listeners and readers with input for DMitch, Thurdeen and myself, of course.  With a year filled with so much excellent music it was indeed difficult to narrow it down…but with no more gilding the lily or anymore adieu I give the winners!


Treading Lemmings

Artist of the Year | Album of the Year


Small City Calling

Best Indie Pop Artist or Group | EP of the Year
Song of the Year (Castaways)


The Sky Life

Best Alternative Artist or Group


Killer Godzilla

Best Alt-Rock Artist or Group


28-200

Best Ambient/Electronica Artist or Group


Sickhoose

Best Punk/Hardcore Artist or Group



Attention Thieves

Best Grunge/Hard Rock Artist or Group



Diversifyd

Best Reggae Artist or Group


Rude City Riot

Best Ska Artist or Group


Sacha Sacket

Best Singer/Songwriter



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Apr 012010
 

The votes have been tallied and the choice of the people…err the Froglix Faithful anyway…is quite clear.  The top 10 artists as selected by the listeners for March 2010 are (insert drum roll here)…

Diversifyd
Tenpenny Joke

The Sky Life

Everything Zen

Ring of Truth

Black Knight

Hand Painted Swinger

Killer Godzilla

Rude City Riot

The Exits

- Drago

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Mar 192010
 

OuterSound podcast

Yes indeedy! After a brief (and quite productive) hiatus Froglix is back with a brand new installment of OuterSound. Experience true indie music at it’s finest! In this episode we are featuring tracks (in order of appearance) from The Skylife (Vancouver, CAN), Blair Lott Band (Atlanta, GA), Killer Godzilla (Newcastle, GBR), Diversifyd (San Marcos, CA), Variety Workshop (Tampa, FL), Weather Pending (San Francisco, CA), Tieweb (Arlington, VA), Auresia (Montreal, CAN), Kirsten DeHaan (Woodstock, NY) and Attack Ships on Fire (Portland, OR).

OuterSound – March 2010

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Feb 032010
 

genre: alternative | rock | power-pop
label: unsigned

theskylife

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Reflective Eyes :: Spinning Around :: Neon Stars

As one peruses the list of artists that are currently part of our global broadcast here at Froglix, it’s easy to see that our neighbors to the north are fairly well represented.  What is also readily apparent is that from the hard driving sound of 22nd Century to the groovy ska riddims of Rude City Riot, the Great White North’s indie music scene is a veritable smorgasbord of sound.  So what’s on the menu this week?  Edmonton, AB’s The Sky Life who join the broadcast with selections from their most recent disc Roots and Wings.  With this their second studio offering, Justin Carter (vox|guitar), Daniel Hooft (lead guitar), Bobby Kuhl (keys), Josh Steffen (drums) and Dwight Werbicki (bass) have channeled the collective sum of their creative talents and successfully crafted an album that is truly inspiring.  While theirs is a collage of sound it’s not without balance as the aforementioned players compliment each other quite well.  Luscious layers, memorable hooks and a solid performance add to inventive lyrics that are anything but cookie cutter and speak to that which is real for all of us.  Enjoy!

- Drago


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