Antibalas - Dirty Money

Off the Daptone Records label is Antibalas, a dynamic afrobeat group based in Brooklyn, New York.

The band is filled with real musicians, a full horn section, percussion, guitars, bass, keys, vocalists... Antibalas is the last of a dying breed large full bands that groove hard.

This is one of their songs that The Fine Brothers made into a conceptual video that is destined to be a forever classic.

Antibalas - Dirty Money

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Sandhy Sondoro - In The Name of Peace

Here is a great song by the citizen of the world by way of Indonesia named Sandhy Sondoro. Enjoy! GC

In The Name of Peace - by Sandhy Sondoro of Indonesia (a citizen of the world)

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Saucy Monky - Awkward (Music Video)

One of the longest running MusicLoad favorite indie bands is called Saucy Monky, fronted by two guitar slinging babes named Annmarie Cullen and Cynthia Catania. Both have strong voices and super tight harmonies and together they are dynamite. They just released their latest video to their lesbian themed song titled Awkward.

MusicLoad.Com featuring Saucy Monky music video for song titled Awkward - Lesbian music video

The group has songs that often start off with a great garage band feel, and then blasts off like a rocket ship into these amazing mini rock operas before they come down to earth again.  The band is especially great live and always worth the trip to see them.

Saucy Monky - Awkward

Connect direct with Saucy Monky at SaucyMonky.Com

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MusicLoad LOVES Saucy Monky :)
This post was created on September 20, 2012, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

More from The Do (live in studio)

The Dø - Dust It Off - Live Session at Studio Pigalle

Connect direct with The Dø at TheDoMusic.Com


Randy Newman - I'm Dreaming (of a White President)

Randy Newman always reaches deep in his clever satire, social commentary and with this particular parody which is a perfect song to fit the theme of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.

Randy Newman - I'm Dreaming

Click here for a free download free download of this song at Randy Newman's record label, Nonesuch.

Connect direct with Randy Newman at RandyNewman.Com

Miguel featuring J.Cole - All I Want Is You

SHEL - Stained (Live TV Performance)

A great organic music group of sisters, SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza.

SHEL - Stained (Live TV Performance)

Connect direct with SHEL at SHELmusic.Com, Facebook.Com/ILoveSHELMusic, and


CYMBALS - Like An Animal

"Like An Animal" to be released on October 8th, 2012 as a download and a strictly limited 12". As on previous release the artwork was made exclusively for the record by Liberty fabric designer, Robin Hulme.

Pre-Order this track:

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Enjoy these CYMBALS videos :)

CYMBALS - Candy Bar

CYMBALS - No Bad Decision

The Dø

Absolutely loving this great sounding duo out of Paris, France. Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy are known as The Dø :) Enjoy! GC

The Dø - Too Insistent

The Dø - Gonna Be Sick! (Live Session at Studio Pigalle)

The Dø - Dust It Off (Live performance at a Southern Souls Session)

The Dø - Slippery Slope - (Live Session at Studio Pigalle)

Connect direct with The Dø at TheDoMusic.Com,, and


The San Francisco based Monophonics know how to deliver real funky soul music that speaks for itself with no pomp or circumstance, whether it's live or in the studio. If you happen to be in Taos New Mexico tonight, Thursday September 13, 2012, you'll want to catch them at the KTAOS Solar Center. And, on Saturday, September 15, 2012, the group will be at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Monophonics - There's a Riot Going On

Monophonics - Say You Love Me

Monophonics - High Off Your Love

Monophonics - Bang Bang

Connect direct with Monophonics at Monophonics.Com



Goapele delivers soul that is.... beyond sexy.

Goapele - Play

Goapele - Milk and Honey

and just below is a Goapele song and video put out before YouTube existed.

Goapele - Catch 22


Connect direct with Goapele at Goapele.Com


El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Considered by many to be the most famous salsa groups that ever existed, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico was established in 1962 and is still at it to this day. A 50th anniversary performance is scheduled on November 11th, 2012 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

Connect direct with El Gran Combo at ElGranComboDePuertoRico.Net


Must Be The Love - BT and Arty feat. Nadia Ali

A fantastic work in full trance mode by BT, whose actual name is Brian Transeau. BT had been in a long time collaboration with Arty and Nadia Ali. Great result!

Just below is the original 12" mix of Must Be The Love

Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be The Love (Original 12'' Mix)

Since this post originally went up on September 2012, we have updated this post to include the official music video below and another audio only remix of the song known as the Au5 Remix.

Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be The Love (Official Music Video)

Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be The Love (Au5 Remix)

Connect direct with BT at BTMusic.Com

This post was created on  September 10, 2012, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

Disclosure - Latch (Featuring Sam Smith)

Fresh out of the U.K., really liked this on first listen. GC

Disclosure - Latch (Featuring Sam Smith)

Connect direct with Disclosure at DisclosureOfficial.Com


Gaby Moreno Wows Largo Audience at Record Release Party & Performance

Just got back from an incredible Gaby Moreno record release party at Largo at The Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles where a capacity crowd was wowed by Gaby and her full band that included 5 violins, a cello, a string bass, electric bass with longtime bandmate Leslie Lowe, a trombonist woman who gave the music loads of character, a tenor sax man, two different pianists that included the fantastic Van Dyke Parks, a mandolin player at times, a backing/lead guitarist who shaped so much of the sound on many of the nights performances, a drummer (a very tasty one who happens to be Gaby's significant other, Sebastian Aymanns, a session/touring player also doing Europe with Lisa Marie Presley promoting her most recent record), and two perfect backing vocalists. Tasty is the word that best describes the musicianship and meticulous arrangements throughout the night. There was not one note or nuance that was out of place the entire evening. Even the buzz from the guitar cord and amplifier seemed to have it's own place like pops from a great vinyl record.

Van Dyke Parks, the truly amazing composer, arranger, musician, author and actor, well known for his collaborations and lyrical contributions to the Beach Boys album Smile, but who is so much deeper than even that, gushed over Gaby on several occasions and talked candidly about his desire to work with Gaby for several years. His performance with Gaby was beautiful and inspiring.

The wonderfully organic songs from her most recent all Spanish language album titled POSTALES were all mesmerizing. Gaby shared the stories behind each song as she went, practically bringing me to tears on more than one occasion through the night, such as the story behind a poem from that Gaby's grandfather wrote to her grandmother which was turned into a song by Gaby. Gaby told a story of how her grandfather was 58 and her grandmother was 18 when they married. A 40 year difference! Gaby also performed many of her past songs in both English and Spanish, as well as several standards and classics.

Gaby signed autographs for a very long line of fans for close to two full hours. Perhaps not anticipating the strong demand, all of the boxes of her CD's and posters that were brought to the show sold out early. Whoever said CD's are dead never went to a Gaby Moreno show. Several in the crowd were a bit disappointed when they were unable to buy a CD to have it personally signed. But Gaby took the time to hug each and every fan and took what seemed like a few thousand photos. This girl knows what it means to be a true star, which she most certainly is.

Gaby Moreno - Ave que Emigra (from album titled Postales)

While I loved every single song Gaby performed, the one that was the most poignant or important in my mind was The Immigrant, a cover by Calypso artist David Rudder. Especially during this political season, where the political candidates would surely pander to artists like Gaby to use her recording of Rudders song in their campaigns to prove they are immigrant friendly. Gaby knows and exuded the actual meaning of the song and it's importance and place in the American fabric. I'd hope Gaby would flip politicians the bird if they tried to attach their political campaigns to it, but she's far too gracious for that, even if she knew they were pandering. It just so happens that Barack Obama personally follows Gaby Moreno on Twitter. But Gaby's music is embraced by people across every spectrum, political and otherwise. The passion Gaby emitted when she laid The Immigrant down with her full band was inspiring and heartfelt. Bravissimo to Gaby for delivering this song the way she did. She is a great story teller and has proved she can deliver social commentary in a deeply meaningful way.

Gaby Moreno - The Immigrant (Unplugged recording from a performance on Treble Clef Live)

Gaby also performed one of her songs, Sing Me Life, a passionate anthem that could mean something different to everyone. Makes me think of not backing down from people and the cheap patriotism and jingoism that perpetuates war and government misdeeds. Long ago, when this song was released, it made me sit back, think and stay focused without being influenced by the status quo. This song can be a personal anthem for those seeking reinforcement in staying true and original.

Sing Me Life from Gaby's album titled Illustrated Songs album.

There is one more thing to mention. After one hears this next song, which Gaby performed all by her lonesome which drove into the encore, one may be whistling it in the mind over and over. It was one of the most delightful moments of the evening that always takes me to a place that feels like a scene out of Woody Allen's film Midnight in Paris. The film which came out in 2011 had me thinking of Gaby almost the entire time I watched it debut. Too bad Woody Allen didn't know of Gaby yet, for he most certainly would have put her in the cast.

Daydream by Design - From Gaby Moreno's Illustrated Songs album.

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Do not miss Gaby Moreno live TONIGHT at Largo in Los Angeles

Don't miss out on seeing the wonderful Gaby Moreno at Largo in Los Angeles tonight: Tuesday September 4, 2012.

Click this link to buy your tickets:

The doors at Largo open at 7:30. Show to begin at 8:30.

Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com,,, and on