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Aug 26, 2016 09:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Drunken Logic Talks Balancing Life With Music at Sonicbids Office Gig

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They may have dubbed themselves Drunken Logic, but the feel-good, thoughtful, and wildly catchy tunes from band members Jake Cassman, Ryan Jordan, and Austin Wells are all but that. Recently, the Boston indie rock band graced the Sonicbids headquarters for an office gig. They caught us up on what's new, what's to come, and how they balance music with other work.

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May 6, 2016 08:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Turtle Pond Union Plays a Sonicbids Office Gig and Shares Their Strategy for Releasing Music

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If you're getting sick of your smelly, annoying bandmates, take a page from Jamaica Plain, MA-based duo Turtle Pond Union and cut that lineup down to two. "Being that it's only two of us, it makes it easier to be really up front with what we need, what we're expecting, what we can't deal with," said vocalist Meghan Knowles at their recent Sonicbids office gig.

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Apr 20, 2016 05:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Robbie Maxx Puts on a High-Energy Performance at His Sonicbids Office Gig in Boston

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New Jersey-based pop/hip-hop artist Robbie Maxx hangs his hat on energy-filled, fist-pumping, exciting live shows that have crowds from SOB's to Webster Hall in New York City moving their feet. His new release, "I'll Show You," follows past tracks that enjoyed play on MTVU and Maxx's first film role in Kings of Newark, starring Clifton Powell and Omar Gooding.

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Apr 8, 2016 07:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Boston Indie-Pop Band Marriage Material Plays a Sonicbids Office Gig and Gives Advice to Fellow Indie Musicians

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Boston's own indie-pop outfit Marriage Material recently achieved what many bands only dream of: they staged a successful Kickstarter campaign. As a result, they were able to get some killer recordings on tape, land larger gigs via Sonicbids, and nail opening slots for the Rare Occasions and Talisco.

The whole process has taught them a lot about being in the music business, and they were kind enough to share some of their insights with us during their recent office gig at Sonicbids in Boston. Here are three tidbits from Marriage Material vocalist Chelsey Reynolds to you. Use them and get your music out there!

Sonicbids Office Gig With Dutch ReBelle: The Importance of Creating 'Nonfiction' Music

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After her video for the song "Sunday Morning" was featured on MTV's RapFix Live, hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle's career snowballed. Over the past few years, she's appeared at both SXSW and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (opportunities she scored through Sonicbids), driven by her motto, "You gotta go there to know there."

What makes her such a unique artist is her commitment to creating "nonfiction" music. In other words, lyrics that are personal. "Start with something that happened to you, and go from there, and see what it becomes," she says. "Production is one thing, but what you're saying is supposed to be you. What you're saying is what makes it a record, and not someone else's sound with your voice on top. Start with your personal life and see what happens."

Dutch ReBelle recently stopped by the Sonicbids office in Boston and treated us to a performance of "Mix It Up." Check it out below!