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Feature of the Week: M I L K

Today we had the chance to sit down with L.A. based four-piece M I L K, with a space between each letter. The psychadelic-indie rock band gave us some insight on their beginnings, their inspirations, as well as their creative process.   Gigmor: Hey guys, thanks for talking with us at Gigmor today. Can you all
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No Deal, No Problem: The Most Successful Independent Artists

Plenty of musicians on Gigmor have “become a rock star” set as their goals (check out members goals by going to their profile page). As everyone knows, this doesn’t happen overnight. Most successful independent artists spend years playing live shows, advertising, recording. In the past few years there has been a huge rise of artists
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Spotlight on JayLong, LA-Based Violinist and Producer

Meet Jonathan Long AKA JayLong. Jonathan is a songwriter, vocalist, violinist, guitarist, and the frontman for the Los Angles based band Vulpes. Vulpes enjoys playing all sorts of music ranging from indie rock to R&B and hip-hop to electronic. Long has been playing violin since the age of five and does not plan on stopping
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New on Gigmor: Chisler

There are new bands and artists joining our network of nearly 50K musicians and 1,000 industry pros on Gigmor every single day. When we find a band we really like, especially one that is established and has a lot of material, we at Gigmor like to shine the spotlight on their hard work. Today’s post is on
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Getting To Know You: Dan Turner of Washington D.C.’s deadbeatniks

Today’s feature is on Dan Turner and his band The deadbeatniks, a hip-hop/funk collective out of the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. Dan, a Berklee College of Music grad, took some time to sit down with us to tell us about his musical roots as well as the band and their album Can. The band recently moved
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Toronto’s Alternative Hip-Hop Collective Earthphonics

Today’s spotlight is on experimental alternative hip-hop group Earthphonics. The band is an eclectic group of three talented musicians who are from three different parts of the world. Earthphonics does a great job integrating their different musical styles to create one consistent, worldly sound. Check out their video for their single “Heartbeat” below, which really shows off their
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Gigmor’s Saxiest Videos

Saxophone is my favorite instrument that I, sadly, cannot play. Today I want to highlight some of the best sax players Gigmor has to offer. Whenever saxophone is added to a group’s dynamic, it is a surefire way to add some spirit to your performance and some soul to your sound. Adding a saxophone player might be the
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Getting To Know You: Detroit band Sail exclusive interview

Today’s feature is on up and coming rock band Sail, out of Detroit, MI. They have a ton of awesome covers featured on their Gigmor profile and we actually got to spotlight their “Limelight” cover on our “Gigmor’s Best 80’s Covers” blog post. We had the chance to sit down with their lead vocalist Anthony Fink
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Trending Now: LaTasha Lee and the BlackTies

Thursday’s spotlight piece is on LaTasha Lee and the BlackTies. They are a retro-soul band whose sound is sure to take you back in time. LaTasha Lee was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and from a young age her mother, Michelle Crayton, knew she was bound for the spotlight. LaTasha continues to shine today, it’s
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Best of the 80s: Cover Videos

Today I’m searching through Gigmor for the best cover videos of 80s classics. Every up and comer needs a couple cover songs under their belt that are sure to get the audience going and pump them up. Most of the bands on Gigmor are looking for more and more shows so this could be a
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Spotlight on Vancouver’s Untitled Sequence

The first Gigmor spotlight of the week is on Canadian Alt-Rock band Untitled Sequence. Formed by four British Columbia Institute of Technology students and friends, Untitled Sequence is currently working on their 10 track album hopefully to be finished by the end of 2016. Though primarily an Alternative rock band, the four piece cites having
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Spotlight: Who’s On 3rd

Today’s spotlight is on LA up and comers Who’s On 3rd. The reason I chose to focus on Who’s On 3rd was that their message really stood out to me; Who’s On 3rd wants to make the people dance. They want to get you movin’ and groovin’. Their unique blend of electronica, rock, pop, and
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Best Cover Videos of the Week

We want to encourage Gigmor members to upload all sorts of videos. Whether it’s videos of you and your buddies jamming in your own home, a recording of your band playing a gig, an official music video, or even just you riffing out in front of your laptop camera. Gigmor wants to see what you’ve got!
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Spotlight: The Green View from Austin, TX

In the next few weeks, we will be highlighting multiple growing Gigmor Bands by introducing them to our users alongside showcasing some of their best work. Our first Spotlight piece is on The Green View.   The Green View is an Americana rock band that was formed in 2002 in the town of, yup you
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Gigmor’s Favorite Videos of the Month

One of our favorite things about Gigmor is that it gives fans a digestible visual aesthetic that lets anyone see the complete layout of all their favorite Gigmor artist’s work. This means users can access music (obviously), level of expertise, show dates, who their fans are, and much much more all from their artist profile.
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