Matthew Kopecky first started Oblio And Arrow in 2009. The Chicago native wrote, recorded and performed all the music on the debut album released in 2011 titled “Thank God For Photons”.

At it’s core, Oblio And Arrow is a ‘rock’ band, yet far from your typical sounding ‘rock’ group.

With heavy layers of percussion, a chorus of vocals, catchy pop hooks and a warm, ambient back drop, Oblio And Arrow draws from many, and sounds like few.

In the early part of 2012 Matthew had lined up with friends Zach Biggus, Brian Whitebread and Mike Krieglstein to form the group. Oblio has been very busy ever since, recently releasing a new EP in October, titled ‘Summer Triangle’ and performing in and around the Chicago land area. The group is also making preparations for a mid west tour for the spring of 2013.

Listen to the tracks “Failing Headlights” “A Long Solo” and “Open Door” now on IndieCast.

More on Oblio and Arrow can be found at oblioandarrow.com.

Bright Nights began in 2006 as ELLO, an instrumental, studio-only recording project and much-needed distraction from other musical commitments for Eric Ackerman (bass/vocals) and Jon Pavelek (drums/vocals). After recruiting friends Nick Nealer (guitar/vocals) and Adam Jeanguenat (synth/guitar/vocals) along the way to add additional instrumentation to the recordings, the four decided in 2010 to have a go at arranging the songs for a live band.

They spent the long, cold winter of 2010 recording what would become their self-titled debut EP at Eric’s cozy farmhouse studio, Audiomite, in Armada, Michigan. Still faced with the challenge of properly adapting the recorded material for live play, long-time friend Josh LaFalce (guitar) joined in 2011 to round out the lineup.

Songs from their current EP “Bright Nights” can be heard now on IndieCast Radio.

More on the band can be found at www.reverbnation.com/brightnightsband

“Fu Dog rocks!”- Something you might hear anyone say who listens to this Chattanooga based rock band. Their swamp trudging neo blues has a mind of its own and answers to no one. Fu Dog’s righteous songs break the chains of stereotypical rock music because, let’s face it, there is nothing stereotypical about this band.

Fu Dog hails from Chattanooga, TN and has just released their first EP titled, “Imaginary Friends”, spreading the good news of it’s blues rock. Songs like “Alabama Woman” make you stomp your feet, and “Creepin’ Tom” places you inside the B-movie, psychedelic world that is Fu Dog. This EP truly is a must hear and Fu Dog’s live performances are a definite must see!

Most rock groups begin, sound, and look the same these days. A few people meet in an overly cramped room, crank some amplifiers and get to it. This was defintiely not the case for founding members David Long and Charles Newby. The two friends came together with nothing more than a few instruments, a cassette recorder, and a love for the absurd.

In the summer of 2011, David and Charles packed their bags headed for Gulf Shores, Alabama, where they would write and record for “Imaginary Friends”. By early November, with finished tracks in hand, the two moved back to Chattanooga to put the band together. After running into former bandmate Greg Pickett and Cameron Schmidt, picking up bass and drums, Fu Dog was formed. One heavy-hitting, foot-stomping southern rock and roll band that is surely to catch fire.

Listen to Fu Dog’s latest singles “Brakelines and “Creepin’ Tom” now in rotation on IndieCast Radio.

More on Fu Dog can be found at www.reverbnation.com/fudog

Scott Wilcox grew up a disc jockey’s son moving from town to town, up and down the dial.  His music is an eclectic mix of his stories and experiences.  He learned to play drums at 7, piano at 12, and picked up a guitar somewhere along the way.  His genre of music is called americana blues, which is an acoustic mix of country, rock, folk, and blues.  The American blues is often called a crossover genre, which are becomming very popular in contemporary music today with aritsts like Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, and Bon Iver. Scott believes that crossover music is just the natural progression of the creative songwriting process.

Scott has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Lifeclass Show, local news stations like WXOW 19 – La Crosse, WI, Sly in the Morning Madison, Mix 96 – Tomah, WI and many more.  Scott has had his song Kickapoo Valley play on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Simply Folk Program, he has won the 2012 Bob Dylan “Dylan Days” Songwriting Competition, he qualified as a finalist in this year’s Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Competition and has played music for senators, legislators and even a governor.

Listen to his singles “Holiday Road” and “Germany in ’43” now on IndieCast Radio.

More information on Scott Wilcox, plus links to buy his music, can be found at bearcreekrecording.com

Posted: February 20, 2013 in IndieCast Spotlight

Tim Allen’s Bluestime is a 5 piece band currently based out of Loris, SC. Although billed as a blues band, in reality, they draw from  influences from all over the musical map. Tim has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Texas music including a regular stint for 2 years with the nationally acclaimed Rusty Weir and Texas legend Bill Neeley. Other folks include Larry Joe Taylor, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Keys (sax man for the Rolling Stones) Jesse Taylor, Papa Mali, Stanton Hoffman, Augie Meyers ( Sir Douglas Quintet ) and many others.

The new album ” Texas In Me” breaks new ground for the band and is being partially mixed and produced by Mark Tester from the legendary Lone Star Sudios in Austin Texas and features guest appearances by Larry Bullock on percussion ( Wahoo Creek Band) John DePace ( organ and piano ) and Jonathon Bullock ( percussion).

Tim Allen’s Bluestime has been featured on many shows such as San Antonio’s KSYM Blues Avenue show, WAVE 104 Blues Hangover show, the theme song to the BBQ Superstars Show (both internet radio and terrestrial radio), daily plays on Backstage with A J Blues out of Columbia SC as well as a regular for the Blues-A-Polooza concert series at the House of Blues.

Listen to the band’s singles “Set Me Free” “Whiskey Man” “Long Since Gone” and “Texas in Me” now on IndieCast Radio.

Find out more about Tim Allen’s Bluestime at www.reverbnation.com/

Galia Social is stirring some serious buzz in the Central Florida area. With their afro-cuban driven rhythm section and in-your-face guitar chops, it’s hard to ignore a group with such a unique style and composition. Having no designated “lead vocalist”, the trio of Colby Peters, Ben King, and Christian Logaglio share the main vocal spotlight while uniting for three-part harmonies that carve their catchy hooks right into your eardrum. The live presentation contains a high energy level including extra content that you will not hear on studio recordings. They are a group of focused talent that your eyes and ears do not want to miss, and will be captivating audiences in a city near you shortly.

Listen to their singles “Radio” “Follow” and “Warning Signs” now in rotation on IndieCast Radio.

More information about can be found at www.reverbnation.com/galiasocial

The journey for singer/song writer Steven Knight began in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Knight, the 3rd child from a family of 4 siblings, developed a love for music very early. His earliest memories of singing included everything from choirs and choruses, to things as simple as mock concerts he would put on for his family for fun. As he grew older, Steven continued to nurture that gift and develop his craft when he joined his high school show choir. Though Knight possessed an immense amount of raw talent, this experience would assist in developing the amazing showmanship and stage presence he is known for today. As time passed, Steven began writing and recording his own material, and while attending Virginia State University, he would participate in various talent shows and music projects.

Upon graduating from college, Steven relocated to Atlanta, GA to take advantage of the budding music scene there where he would network and increase his visibility. Three months after moving, Knight caught the eyes and ears of Atlanta-based Independent label, God Dynasty Entertainment, and was signed shortly thereafter. During this time, Steven obtained management and began working with Vocal Coach, Donis of Marvelous Entertainment, respectively. With these new endeavors on the horizon, Knight began recording and developing his distinctive sound while also making a name for himself around the Atlanta area through performances at various showcases. Knight parted ways with GDE in 2007 to pursue other opportunities, but has continued performing and recording vigorously in hopes of taking the industry by storm.

The music business itself has been a diligent teacher for Steven Knight, guiding him through many obstacles, while providing valuable lessons along the way. Throughout his journey into the industry, Knight continuously encountered broken promises and pipe dreams that never seemed to work out. Though discouraging, it lead Knight to do something he had never done before, take complete control of his career. Knight decided to fund and develop his own project, which would in turn showcase exactly who he was as an artist via his ideas, unique style, and signature sound. To assist with production and recording, Knight enlisted the help of local talented producers, writers and engineers.  In June 2009, Knight released his promotional EP entitled Knight Life which featured the titled track “Knight Life” and R&B ballad “Tryin”.  Both songs charted on various independent radio stations and “Knight Life” reached Number 2 on the Westside Will Countdown.

The summer 2010 began what would seem to be a positive turn in Steven’s music career. While performing at a local music festival, Knight attracted the interest of a private investor who expressed possibly funding Steven’s music career.  Three months later, the two developed a partnership and began working on Knight’s debut album after recruiting the help of talented producer Feenix Eletrik.  At that same time, Knight obtained a distribution deal through JMD Records/INgrooves, a partner of Universal Music Group.   The debut album is expected to be released worldwide in 2013.  The music is said to stay true to Knight’s roots and many musical influences that fans have come to love, but it will also reflect a new sense of urgency and struggle, no doubt a product of the many trials he encountered along the way. Knight was nominated for the 2010 ATL Club Award Future Superstar which would be his first award nomination.

In January 2011, Knight with the help of his team of 6, launched The Steven Knight Show, a brand new show on EOTM Radio that provides the latest in entertainment news, sports, fashion, movies reviews, interviews and music.  Since its debut in late January 2011, The Steven Knight Show has attracted a record breaking number of listeners for the EOTM Network.  The show would later be nominated in 2012 for the ATL Hottest Internet Radio Show and is in the process of being syndicated.

Later 2011, Knight released the “buzz” single “Forever” which was well received by his fans internationally.  He was later nominated again for ATL Hottest Male Vocalist and ATL Future Superstar.  Recently, he was nominated for Hottest Internet Radio Show, Hottest Male Vocalist and ATL Future Superstar.  He was also nominated for a 2012 GA Award for Best Male Vocalist. The Lead single “Addicted To Love” was released in August of 2012.  His debut album A Day In The Knight is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2013.

Listen to Steven Knight’s singles “Addicted to Love” Tryin'” and “Forever” in rotation on IndieCast Radio.

More about Steven Knight can be found at http://stevenknightmusic.webs.com

hree months after moving, Knight caught the eyes and ears of Atlanta-based Independent label, God Dynasty Entertainment, and was signed shortly thereafter. During this time, Steven obtained management and began working with Vocal Coach, Donis of Marvelous Entertainment, respectively. With these new endeavors on the horizon, Knight began recording and developing his distinctive sound while also making a name for himself around the Atlanta area through performances at various showcases. Knight parted ways with GDE in 2007 to pursue other opportunities, but has continued performing and recording vigorously in hopes of taking the industry by storm. 

 

The music business itself has been a diligent teacher for Steven Knight, guiding him through many obstacles, while providing valuable lessons along the way. Throughout his journey into the industry, Knight continuously encountered broken promises and pipe dreams that never seemed to work out. Though discouraging, it lead Knight to do something he had never done before, take complete control of his career. Knight decided to fund and develop his own project, which would in turn showcase exactly who he was as an artist via his ideas, unique style, and signature sound. To assist with production and recording, Knight enlisted the help of local talented producers, writers and engineers.  In June 2009, Knight released his promotional EP entitled Knight Life which featured the titled track “Knight Life” and R&B ballad “Tryin”.  Both songs charted on various independent radio stations and “Knight Life” reached Number 2 on the Westside Will Countdown.

 

The summer 2010 began what would seem to be a positive turn in Steven’s music career. While performing at a local music festival, Knight attracted the interest of a private investor who expressed possibly funding Steven’s music career.  Three months later, the two developed a partnership and began working on Knight’s debut album after recruiting the help of talented producer Feenix Eletrik.  At that same time, Knight obtained a distribution deal through JMD Records/INgrooves, a partner of Universal Music Group.   The debut album is expected to be released worldwide in 2013.  The music is said to stay true to Knight’s roots and many musical influences that fans have come to love, but it will also reflect a new sense of urgency and struggle, no doubt a product of the many trials he encountered along the way. Knight was nominated for the 2010 ATL Club Award Future Superstar which would be his first award nomination. 

 

In January 2011, Knight with the help of his team of 6, launched The Steven Knight Show, a brand new show on EOTM Radio that provides the latest in entertainment news, sports, fashion, movies reviews, interviews and music.  Since its debut in late January 2011, The Steven Knight Show has attracted a record breaking number of listeners for the EOTM Network.  The show would later be nominated in 2012 for the ATL Hottest Internet Radio Show and is in the process of being syndicated.

 

Later 2011, Knight released the “buzz” single “Forever” which was well received by his fans internationally.  He was later nominated again for ATL Hottest Male Vocalist and ATL Future Superstar.  Recently, he was nominated for Hottest Internet Radio Show, Hottest Male Vocalist and ATL Future Superstar.  He was also nominated for a 2012 GA Award for Best Male Vocalist. The Lead single “Addicted To Love” is expected to be released in August of 2012.  His debut album A Day In The Knight is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2013.