Tomorrow is America's birthday, and America wants you to celebrate hard. But tomorrow is also Independent's Day, a worldwide event to raise money for the indie music community and associated charities:
Starting in New Zealand and ending in the US, activities include the largest ever auction of independent music memorabilia (via eBay) and limited edition albums featuring the cream of independent talent from all over the globe, all supported by a comprehensive retail campaign and a series of one-off music shows and retrospectives across TV and radio.The U.S. album includes music from Ani DiFranco, Devandra Banhart, Dave Barnes, & Tokyo Police Club, among others. Also good news on the indie music front - Dallas Does Indie's Jasien Swords has launched an indie HD radio station, The Indie-Verse, with CBS Radio:
The station can be heard right now by anyone with an HD Radio on 105.3 HD - 2, not to be confused with LIVE 105.3 which is still remaining an FM Station. The hope is that at some point in the near future you will be able to hear the station in FM, but just like most things worth waiting for, the process will be slow and calculated. ...In the next few weeks, we will be launching a website where anyone, anywhere, can stream the station 24 hours a day 7 days a week.If you don't already subscribe to the Dallas Does Indie podcast, you'd be wise to do it now. I didn't even know there was a such a thing as HD radio. But this was a good way to find out. Happy July 4th, everyone.