Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, engineer, producer and arranger - Allison Crowe is all the above. She lives & creates in Canada, but tours steadily, earning a reputation for exciting live shows that stir together her original songs with much-loved interpretations in an organic blend of rock, jazz, folk, Broadway, gospel and soul.
Grace Valhalla is a young, fresh female French DJ & composer. To date, she's released four albums - "psychopathethic" is her first one. Out of all four, "psychopathethic" is the most influenced by rock music. The second album entitled "PEAK~" is definitely more on the electronic side, while the third, "Wire", is a mix between the first two. Her newest album, "summerCamp", has more of a pop feel to it and is the most upbeat and positive.
This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. It's also the first (and hopefully one of many to come) legally distributed over P2P network under Creative Commons license. Over 500 bands showing their work on UARADIO.NET submitted tracks for this album. The compilation contains only rock tracks but in all shades of rock - some are more country, some more pop, some even have a bit of electronica feel to it. The variety is definitely there!
The Future of Ideas is the most important work yet written about the grave threat posed to innovation and creativity in America and throughout the world. Lawrence Lessig documents the rapid and largely undebated expansion of government-granted monopolies over broad swatches of the knowledge our society relies on, and compares this with the role common access to knowledge has always played in America's vibrant culture and economy.
Notes and Scratches is a pop (maybe even pop-rock) band from Chicago. They've been together since 2005 and to date released one other album entitled "Uh-Oh" (which is also licensed under CC and available for free download here). Now, after two years and two line-up changes, Notes and Scratches is ready to present their second record, "To the Other Side". Joshua Dumas, the principal songwriter, described this collections of pop songs as “the spaces between things: between past and present, remembering and forgetting, forever and never again.” He adds “this recording is an attempt to make sad songs feel celebratory. Regret and hindsight are often more complicated than a series of minor chords can reveal. I am hopeful these songs reflect some of that depth.”
Tiara has been singing since she was a child and it seems like she can't imagine her life any other way. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA singing in a choir and on her own all the way up to her senior year of high school, but her career really took of when she moved to Washington D.C. to attend Howard University. She started meeting people like-minded people who loved music as much as she did, giving her the confidence to work even harder towards her dream. Not much later Tiara met her current manager, Mic Sean, at one of D.C. music venues and everything started falling into its right place.
Glo is Hungry Lucy's second release. While the music is trip-hop on the surface there is a gentler side to these songs that practically floats to your ears. The Teatime Sessions consists of nine live performances from podcasts titled Tea With Hungry Lucy. These are slightly pared down but still eloquent performances.
Dynamoe is quite a unique electronica band from Denmark. They've met almost by accident in 1997, when both Giovanni Campagna and Dennis Lee were signed by the same label. After a long chat, they've discovered they have so many ideas in common that working together was almost a given... "Jump Start" is the band's debut album - the first of three.