I saw a show last week by Jenni Alpert, an L.A. folk/jazz singer who’s known for her DIY efforts, such as booking tours across the U.S. and Europe while not signed to a record label. She gave a more uncommon answer to how she’d improve the indie music scene, focusing more on what new artists can do for themselves rather than how the industry itself should change. A few live clips along with the interview below.
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Originally from Texas, Jeremy Megert is an L.A. Rock/Blues/Jazz musician. His tunes are a catchy amalgamation of the three styles, and unlike other genre bending/blending artists, Megert manages to keep his sound consistent. Megert and his two bandmates kick out a great set and are a highly recommended live show. I was there for a February gig at the Room 5 Lounge. I spoke with Megert briefly after the set, and he comments more directly on the downside of a common practice of club owners known as “pay-to-play.” The video below includes some live footage at the beginning and end. Megert also talks about how he’d improve the indie scene in a short interview.