KRTU's Indie Overnight Live & Local is a showcase of local musicians and music. You can tune in to Live & Local everything Thursday night from 10 pm 'til Midnight, hosted by Travis Hildenbrand, edited and directed by Albert Salinas.
As hyper specialization and hard line structure go the way of the dinosaur, the indie music scene needs do-it-all DIYers now more than ever. Enter Rob Mochen: father, guitarist, booking agent, tour manager, equipment lessor, and purveyor of fine hats. Born of necessity and amplified by opportunity, he provides essential services for artists from all over. In addition to creating music with San Antonio post-rock group Bright Like the Sun, he also works tirelessly to bring fresh sounds to the good people of the Lone Star State. He sees the scene from all angles, and this week we are privy to his multidimensional perspectives on the indie rock community.
What is nerdcore? Who are the nerds and why are they core-ing? Joey D and Toph Lawrence of Bitforce have all of these answers and more as we do a deep dive into the hearts and minds of this thriving (and growing) arts niche. Together, we will learn about the ethos of the nerdcore community, exciting collaborative efforts, and even some of the more tedious aspects of being a musician in 2020. Whether shredding anime theme music or fighting the bureaucracy of YouTube licensing, Bitforce is here to make waves and cue us in on the who's, what's, where's and why's.
The golden age of the bedroom musician is upon us! Frankly, we couldn't be happier about it. Miriam Ward of Houston is a rising voice in this wave with her prog/instrumental project Minosa. We are fortunate enough to learn about her writing and recording processes, as well as how she balances the technicality/prodigiousness often associated with the genre against her emotive/artistic goals. Social distancing may have slowed live performances and gatherings, but it has not stood in the way of this Texas musician's creative expression.