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BONGO BOY TV-Indie Music From Around The World Episode 1033

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Hold on to your hats, boys & girls. Another episode of Bongo Boy TV-Indie Music From Around The World is upon us, and this collection of music videos, makes it my favorite to date.

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Danish band, Vinyl Floor opens this month’s show with “Change The Song“, a way cool 1960’s pop song, with a 1980’s vibe. The guitar riff and solo are wonderfully simple, and the vocals and harmonies, are wonderful. Add hand clapping, and well, you have a great track, playing against a video that cuts between the band, and the story. http://www.vinylfloorband.com/  The United States’ Sound Drive gives us “Hello“. This is one hell of a band. The vocals are great, accompanied by cool harmony, and dynamite guitar. The melody and changes are exciting, and the hook is unforgettble. There is a wonderfully Beatlesque feel to this song, with the video focusing on the band’s performance. Very cool. http://www.sound-drive.com/   Canadian Matt Blais delivers a rock classic with “Running“. The video offers some great editing, but the song got my attention. The guitar is dynamite with great licks and riffs, and the vocals superbly somewhere between Bryan Adams and Barney Bentall. The melody still plays in my head.  http://www.mattblaismusic.com/  E Rilla, from The United States, donates the Hip Hop “I’m Gone“, with a great black & white classic film opening. There are wonderful strings, and some way cool changes. http://keepitrilla.com/  From Portugal, Heylel‘s “The Prophet” is an interesting Progressive-Rock track. The vocals are wonderful, while keyboards gently push the musical movements along. The video has way cool special effects, but I would expect no less from a Progressive-Rock song. http://www.heylel.net/  Amy Schugar, from The United States, delivers “500 Miles Away“, an exceptionally cool blues number. The simplicity of the guitar, bass, piano, and drums make it incredibly accessible. The vocals are outstanding. This girl can sing the blues!!  The guitar riffs and solo are great, and the video gives us great shots of Amy’s guitar playing.  http://www.amyschugar.com/http://www.amyschugar.com/   The show concludes with The Accelerators, another American band, with a wonderfully cool song, “Sex In A Cemetary“. The video, shot in black & white, is simply cuts of the band performing, and goings on in a cemetary at night, with horror film stereotypes. And it works. The song is wonderfully punk-rock, something that could be on The Ramones album of your choice. There are cool harmonies, and a great guitar solo. Listen to the lyrics…I haven’t stopped laughing. http://www.myspace.com/theaccelerators

And let’s not forget the cool promo clips for Bongo Boy Records’ Chris Pope, and his new single, a cover of The Kinks’ “Dedicated Follower Of Fashion“, and The Satisfactors soon to be released album, also on Bongo Boy Records. You don’t want to miss this episode!!

 

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BONGO BOY TV-Indie Music From Around The World Episode 1032

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Another month, and another whack of way cool music videos in yet another episode of Bongo Boy TV Indie Music From Around The World.

 

 

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The winner of The Bongo Boy Indie Music Video Contest, Texas band Life Is Hard, gives us “Ten Miles ’till Empty“, a cool country song with nice harmonies, and a great slide guitar. The video gives us a pick up truck, a hitchhiker, a gas station,and heartbreak, Pretty slick production. https://www.facebook.com/lifeishardmusic  Funkmaster Milo Z, from New York City, brings us “Do Ya Thang“,a rap/hip hop tune with a twist. This danceable song has some cool guitar and great horns, while the video switches between live band performance and street scenes. Nice. https://www.facebook.com/milozfunk2012  Another Texan, J-Hen delivers a way cool classic hip hop/pop song with “Baby Come On“. There are nice effects, and electronics. The video is filled with quick edits, and some way cool production values. By the way, this guy can sing. Dynamite vocals! https://www.facebook.com/therealjhen  Russia’s Mumiy Troll shows us what electro-pop is all about. in “Swimming With Sharks” . The visuals are great, with amazing production values, bright colors, and quick edits. The effects, while simplistic, are dynamite. This song is cool to listen to, and the video,well, just plain damn fun. https://www.facebook.com/mumiytroll  Gar Francis, the New Jersey garage guru, does a great job with effects in the lyric video for “Man On The Moon“. Wonderful art creating great visuals. The song has a beautiful melody and some way cool Gar guitar. https://www.facebook.com/garfrancis  Bruce Lev, out of Arizona, does a nice job on his song “Catwoman“, although the video is titled “Catwoman Returns!“. The song is filled with great guitar riffs and licks, and a way cool solo played over a great bass line. There are sweet changes, with nice harmonies and a cool melody. The video edits back and forth between the band playing on a river bank, and other images. Nicely done. I like this. https://www.facebook.com/BruceLevMusic  Natalie Jean, also from the United States, provides us with the electro/pop dance track, “Mission“. The vocals have great effects, while the video uses time lapse techniques. Very cool stuff. https://www.facebook.com/NatalieJeanObsession

 

And there is a way cool teaser for The Satisfactors‘ “Gimme My Rock ‘n’ Roll“. The album is coming soon from Bongo Boy Records. Get a copy. Can’t wait for mine.

Anyway, this is stuff you really need to check out. Bongo Boy Tv-Indie Music From Around The World..

 

 

 

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BONGO BOY TV-Indie Music From Around The World Episode 1031

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Another episode of Bongo Boy TV’s Indie Music From Around The World is here. Another great collection of videos that rock.

Radio Drive, featuring Kevin Gullickson are back for another week with ‘A Taste Of Heaven‘.  This band from The United States song combines a strong melody, sweet riffs and a 1980’s feel. Add to that some great visuals, and you have one dynamite video. http://www.radio-drive.com/ A German entry, Hella Donna, featuring None Like Joshua (NLJ), the American rapper, offer ‘Gimme Lights, Camera, Action‘. An interesting fusion of elctro-pop and hip hop  showcases this woman’s great voice, and some wonderful video techniques. http://www.helladonna.com/  An English entry, ‘Hard Heart‘ from Sharp Practise, is a wonderful blues song, with a video appropriately shot in black & white. There are way cool special effects, nice transitions, and some cool keyboards. http://www.sharppractise.com/  Another American entry, Rob Rise On Belief, gives us ‘The Chosen One‘, is an amazingly interesting video. There is acoustic guitar, and dynamite vocals, that kicks into a way cool rock tune, with great guitar and wonderful harmonies. An incredibly powerful song. http://www.robriseonbelief.com/   Also from the United States, Saydah with ‘Bound2Break‘, shows how to make a great music video. Amazing vocals, great piano, and some very cool synthesized horns, filmed in black & white. The minimal instrumentation keeps the focus on this woman’s voice, as it should be. http://www.saydahzufilms.com/  Chand K Nova, delivers ‘Solar Bliss‘ all the way from England. This is a way cool animated video, set amid an instrumental that showcases amazing guitar. All in all, way cool.http://www.reverbnation.com/chandknova

Added to this episode, you lucky viewers, is a sample of Jana Peri’s “Ballerina Of The Bowery“, featuring clips of Jana, Gar Francis, and Kurt Reil, and a drop in spot by Bruce Ferguson of The Easy Outs. What else can I say. The show rocks. 

 

 

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BONGO BOY TV-Indie Music From Around The World-Episode 1030

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I felt quite honored when Bongo Boy TV asked me to preview each episode of their Music Videos From Around The World show, and to write a few lines about what I had seen & heard. Rozii Chaos an English entry packs a solid song into a cool, glossy video. “The Beginning Of The End” , a power-pop track with rock instrumentation, has an unforgettable hook. The visuals are dynamite, I mean, there’s not much better than a leather clad woman playing guitar! This is just plain sexy as hell. “Slow It Down“, a U.S.A. entry by The Wild Fruit, is a great rock-blues tune with great vocals and some very cool changes in tempo. The video cuts in and out of footage of the band playing in what appears to be a Louisiana swamp. Americana is captured by the ever present white Camero, and the female drummer may just be sexier than a female guitarist. Way cool. There can’t be a representation of American music without the inclusion of Hip Hop. B Bless ft. The Gipht provide “She’s Looking Good“. With its great vocal effects, and special visual effects, this video is surprisingly entertaining.. Secret Wish, an entry from Belgium offers “Ivory Tower“. A keyboard centered sound helps to create a video filled with young women swaying and dancing to a 1980’s electronic pop song. Wonderful to look at and an interesting listen. A Canadian entry, Blow Flyy,  gives us “My Wings Will Take Me“. The black & white footage presents a wonderful backdrop for the electronic effects of this Hip Hop song. With some visual Film Noire elements, this is fun to watch. Radio Drive, ft. Kevin Gullickson submitted “New Direction“.The fast pace of the video edits is great amid the slower feel of the song, which by the way, has me thinking somewhere between Chris Issak and Chris DeBurgh. The drumming is exceptional, and the lead guitar made this song memorable. Another American entry, Joey Evans‘ “Blue Skies Ahead“, is a cool country-pop song, playing amid quick edits of this singer-guitarist in various guises-cowboy, folk artist & mod rocker, standing in locations befitting his various incarnations. There are way cool transitions into and out of a drum & hand clapping break. The lead guitar work is dynamite, and the bright red Rickenbacker is very cool. Well, There you have it. Check this show out. The songs are good, and the videos are creative & interesting.

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BONGO BOY TV

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Bongo Boy Records LogoThe folks at Bongo Boy are not so quietly turning New Jersey into the music mecca of the American east coast. Monique Grimme & Gar Francis (the Guru Of Garage) of Bongo Boy Records, launched Bongo Boy TV over 3 years ago, determined to share Independent music with the world. As it enters its 4th season, Bongo Boy Rock ‘n’ Roll, the television show, offers up indie music through music videos, and interviews. This 30 minute show seems to be picking up where MTV left off.

bbtv3Now distributed on 20 TV channels across the United States, the little show that could has more than 3.5 million cable subscribers, with each episode being broadcasted just over 125 times. The latest addition to the format, “Indie Music Videos From Around The World” gives every Indie band with an HD video an opportunity to be on television. This is not web tv!   That’s 20 U.S. markets, 125 times, and distributed by 6 major cable companies. Not a bad deal!!! The shows are packed with videos from everywhere and anywhere you could imagine, interviews with way cool musicians, and all of the information about Indie Music you would ever need.

 

 

 

bbtv2So, what does all of this mean? Well, if you want to have your music video seen, really seen, all you need to do is submit a link of your video to Bongo Boy Records. Bongo Boy will respond to all submissions. Become a sponsor. And then everyone can watch you on tv. Bongo Boy TV. And, to make it even sweeter, there is now a Bongo Boy TV app for your mobile phone. You never have to miss a note. No matter where you are. One way cool idea. One way cool show. Exactly what I would expect from Bongo Boy. Watch it. Live it. Breathe it. I am a fan. I used to want my MTV, but these days, its  Bongo Boy TV I’m after.

You can submit your music videos here: http://www.bongoboytv.com/

 

 

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