Independent Venue Week Announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador

Independent Venue Week marks its fifth year stateside with shows taking place across the country July 11 – 17 Independent Venue Week will return for its fifth year July 11 – 17, 2022. Today, the event announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador and shares the first round of venues set to participate in the […]

Stanton Moore sits down with Brian “Tank” Greenberg, to discuss Tipitina’s impact in the new Independent Venue Speak Episode

A staple of New Orleans music and culture since 1977, Tipitina’s has long stood as a touchstone of the city’s vibrant, world-renowned music scene. The venue has played  host to generations of NOLA musical royalty including Ivan Neville, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Big Freedia, and Trombone Shorty. When it faced imminent closure back in 2018 the space found new […]

Grieves & The Crocodile’s Hunter Motto on ‘Independent Venue Speak’

The first ‘Independent Venue Speak’ episode of the year is live! Tune into hear hip-hop luminary Grieves and Hunter Motto of The Crocodile discuss keeping the Venue’s soul alive. LISTEN NOW For this latest installment of Independent Venue Speak, the pair ruminates on The Crocodile’s contribution to Seattle’s arts and culture scene and how, despite […]

Butcher Brown & The Camel on ‘Independent Venue Speak’

The final ‘Independent Venue Speak’ episode of the year is live! Tune into another great story on the symbiosis between artists and independent venues, highlighting The Camel in Richmond, VA, told by owner Lucas Fritz and a band that has quite literally grown up in the space.  LISTEN NOW Hailing from Richmond, VA, Butcher Brown interpolates jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul, and more into […]

Rudy Love Jr. and WAVE on ‘Independent Venue Speak’

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re especially grateful to release a brand new episode of Independent Venue Speak! Hosted by R&B luminary Rudy Love Jr., this episode covers the development of the Wichita music scene, the aspiration to grow beyond the “tertiary market” category, and the formation of Wichita’s iconic venue: WAVE. Rudy Love Jr. is a music artist from Wichita, […]

Schoolly D and The Fire on ‘Independent Venue Speak’

It’s a family affair! Join Philly hip-hop legend Schoolly D, his daughter Jordan, and Karen Saillant, owner of The Fire, as they discuss the stories that tie them together. Schoolly D reflects on late nights, DIY bathrooms, and musical exploration at The Fire on ‘Independent Venue Speak.’ LISTEN NOW Following his success in the 80s, Philly hip-hop legend Schoolly built his very own […]