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Dig it…The Best of OuterSound

The Best of Outersound - 2009
We round out 2009 with the Best of OuterSound.  It is a compilation of some (but not all) of the best indie music that has been delivered to the Froglix Faithful via our monthly OuterSound podcast and/or our global broadcast on Froglix Radio.  This first year-end edition could easily have been 2-3 times as long as it was very difficult to pick the songs for this episode.  We have, however settled on a final “Best of” list and it is, in order of appearance:
Rude City Riot (Vancouver, Canada), The Kut (UK), IM Munroe (Toronto, Canada), Treading Lemmings (Washington, DC), Lux Leopard (Sochi, Russia),  Everything Zen (Cleveland, OH), Mars Accelerator (Seattle, WA), Glue Factory (Long Beach, CA), Part One Tribe (Long Beach, CA), Cellarscape (UK), Artsy Pop (Paris, France), Black Knight (Australia), Nadine Loren (Los Angeles, CA) and Sharif (Los Angeles, CA).

Best of OuterSound – 2009

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Rude City Riot Featured in New Compilation Disc

The Pier Exposed Sampler 2010Our ska friends from the True North Strong and Free, Rude City Riot have been honoured by having a track from their debut CD included as part of a new compilation disc.  The Pier Compilation – Exposed 2010 features some of the best reggae, rock, ska, and acoustic performances from out West.  You will find “25 Years” is track number 7 on disc 2.  While this compilation does boast some excellent music from a number of talented artists, it’s our humble, but accurate, opinion that Rude City Riot steals the show.  Please forgive us if we seem a bit biased.  It’s only because we are…congrats Gents!
Click here to download the (30) song sampler for free!
 

– Drago

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Ecentric, Electric…Tieweb

Tieweb_playinggenre: alternative | rock
label: unsigned

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Baby Don’t Cry
Fade
Up and Down

One of the many cool things about the indie music “world” is that it provides a safe haven where artists from different musical backgrounds can find commonality.  It is a place that lies beyond the reach of the long arm of corporate radio.  A place where lads and lasses can truly express themselves and create some incredible music.  Where else but the indie world would a band consisting of a drummer with jam band roots, a guitarist with an affinity for British rock and jazz, a bass player that likes to get his groove on, and a vocalist with more influences than Tiger has mistresses be able to pool their collective talents?  While the aforementioned may sound like the cast from the Land of Misfit Toys, they most certainly are not.  The band of which I opine is Arlington, VA’s Tieweb and their latest studio offering, Indier Than Thou, is a true indie gem.  Justin Fazzari (vox/guitar), Eric Bayles (lead guitar), Steve Quesenberry (drums), and Chris Aylward (bass) successfully channel their collective talents enroute to crafting a unique indie rock experience that hearkens back to the glory days of REM, Grapes of Wrath, and the like, coupled with an air of contemporary relevance.  Dig it.

-Drago

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Adrenalin Overdrive :: Canada's 22nd Century

22nd Centurygenre: punk | grunge | rock
label: unsigned

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Apartment 509
Stevie Guide
Let Me Be

In the mood for some high-octane rock with plenty of attitude?  Look no further than the (3) crazy Canucks from Vancouver better known as 22nd Century Tim22nd Century_blog Plommer (guitar/vocals), Duane Chaos (bass/vocals), and Zippy Pinhead (drums/percussion) deliver a full-fledged musical smackdown with their self-titled release.   Gut busting guitar, thundering bass, and powerful percussion set the stage for Plommer’s angst-laden vocals that are one part pissed off punk and one part grunge master general.  Throw it all together and what you get is pure energy on acid.  These cats rock out loud.

-Drago

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If Bigfoot Is Real, He'd Be Digging High Ceiling

High Ceiling_blog2genre: reggae | rock | funk
label: unsigned
High Ceiling Live
Illusions
High and Lifted
The Golden Rule

I can see it now, the mighty Sasquatch, just minding his own business, is traipsing around the forests of the Pacific Northwest and stumbles upon a group of unsuspecting campers grooving to the sound stylings of Shelton, WA’s High Ceiling.  At first, he’d be pissed (damn Paparazzi chasing him around again) but then, after catching an earful of HC, he’d settle right down and commence to grooving right along side his evolved brethren and sistas!
With Illusion, their 2nd studio offering, Trail Black, brother Joel, Frank Fox, Gabe Olson and Bob Wake embark on a musical journey that is sure to captivate the hearts of roots enthusiasts as well as the jam band devotees.  Theirs is a true fusion that draws inspiration from reggae, rock, and funk, with just a hint of trance thrown in for good measure.  Wanna get away?  Pop this disc in and enjoy the ride!

-Drago

Upcoming Shows

Dec 11 2009 9:30P
4th AVE TAVERN (w/ Mars Retrieval Unit) Olympia, Washington
Dec 12 2009 6:00P
JUWAPAS Port Orchard, Washington
Dec 31 2009 9:30P
NEW YEAR’S EVE at UNION BAY CAFE Union, Washington
Jan 22 2010 9:30P
EL SARAPE Shelton, Washington
Jan 23 2010 9:00P
FEZ BALLROOM (w/ Mars Retrieval Unit) Portland, Oregon