Tag Archives | Southern Indie Rock

Southern Indie Rock is a genre attempting and succeeding at reclaiming its southern roots back from the pop country scene. With steel guitars and southern draw bars, it throws you back to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the air waves. While priding itself on mastering the old school methods, southern indie rock doesn’t lack a modern twist either. Having a contemporary perspective when telling stories from a southern voice, the genre clearly separates itself from today’s pop country.


Southern Indie Rock


No auto tune can be found in this genre, and it requires the artist to stay true to their talent. It’s mostly produced in a honest fashion. With just the artists and their instruments allowed in this genre, there are usually no fancy recording tricks to take away from the talent. Southern Indie Rock is undoubtedly one of the brightest genres in the music industry because of its ode to the old school, and its unique and modern twist. The genre is a great addition to any playlist, and can be used for anything, from parties to break up songs. Overall, the genre is quite pleasurable to hear and leaves even the most skeptical ear satisfied.


Johnny Hart and the Mess - Desertland

Johnny Hart and the Mess – Desertland

Johnny Hart and the Mess is a band based in Buffalo, NY. We’ve reviewed them before here and even invited them to be a featured artist which didn’t work out…YET! However, we’re excited to have some new music from them to share with YOU! If you’re into jam rock with a southern flare then keep […]

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Review of TJ Leonard and his song "Tennessee Waltz"

TJ Leonard – Featured Artist

TJ Leonard is our featured artist this week and let me tell you, he is unique. Until TJ, I’ve never even heard of this combination before: A guy from Sweden singing country music and writing songs about Tennessee. TJ states in Indie Music LIVE! 163 that even though he’s been playing and producing multiple genres […]

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Roam Like Ghosts

Roam Like Ghosts – Yesterday And The Day Before – Review

A musical partnership with a multi-decade history, Roam Like Ghosts is an innovative blend of roots-y sounds, put through a post-grunge alternative lens. Comprised of vocalist Mathew Daugherty and guitarist Bucky Fairfax, the acoustic duo has a released a debut album entitled Yesterday and the Day Before. Anchored by graceful guitar playing and augmented by […]

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LionFish Band

The Lionfish – You Won’t Keep Me Down – Review

The Lionfish comes barreling out of the Northeast US with passion and grit. A synthesis of Rock n Roll and Americana, the Connecticut-based blues rockers have been hard at work on the follow-up to their 2016 debut. Entitled You Won’t Keep Me Down, the album showcases a band developing its sound and coalescing into a […]

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Cold Jackets

Cold Jackets – Album Review

Based in Austin, TX, Cold Jackets was formed by Adam Johnson and Mark Henne to “showcase some of their favorite influences and provide a platform for a new musical direction. Old and new, drum machines and blues.”  In the indie world the scene can get saturated with bands that may only make one album or […]

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Jeremy Parsons

Jeremy Parsons – Burn This House Down – Review

I think Jeremy Parsons has invented the perfect genre – Altry Rock. If you couldn’t figure it out, that’s a mix of alternative, country and rock music. When his song “Burn This House Down” first started out I was thinking “rock song” then, as it kicked in I was thinking, “country rock song” then once again […]

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Freudz Couch

Freudz Couch – Darkness

And…once again…ladies and gentlemen…Freudz Couch! The band is back with a new single “Darkness.” The band has been on a comeback kick lately after releasing their Led Zeppelin-flavored “Martha” last year after a 15-year break. I appreciate what the band is doing by making a comeback. That means they must have had some unforgettable fun the […]

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