By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com) Monday, April 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM
If you haven't already heard, WTTS is doing a new show on Monday nights
at 10:00 called Indy Underground, where they're showcasing music from
the local, indie, and underground scene. Yeah, I know it's a tough time
slot, but I still encourage everybody to tune in and support WTTS'
effort, especially you local artists, who should consider taking
advantage of this by submitting your music (disclaimer and guidelines
are on their site). We've all done our share of griping that mainstream
media neglects the great talent in the local scene, and I think we've
all seen in recent years how opportunities like these have a tendency
to disappear as fast as they appear if audience response appears
Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.
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