Artist Showcase: Pseudoname (presented by DX Entertainment)

Pseudoname (@PseudonameBand) is an American musical act that is the brainchild of A.J. Gatio and Zac Ingle. Founded two years ago in Cincinnati, the duo has quite the following for an independent musical group on Twitter alone. Having over 5,000 followers among various sites is a good start and the group is just going to bring in new fans as they start to play live. Right now on ReverbNation, Pseudoname is the 20th ranked Alternative act in Columbus, OH. It is because of their solid originals and brilliant covers that they get to show what they have on the live stage on Friday, October 24 at King Avenue 5 in Columbus (just two miles southwest of the Ohio State University campus).

Along with ReverbNation, Pseudoname’s music is available for indie music lovers’ pleasure at multiple sites.  The group posts several of its tracks on YouTube with lyric videos.  “Fly” is a radio-ready track that is among the elite tunes in their repertoire. “Black Dress” is another track that is available for listening on YouTube in addition to the Summer Single Series on Bandcamp. The two-man band is also superb at performing other band’s singles.  English band The 1975 had a hit in the States earlier this year with “Chocolate”, however Pseudoname’s version is right on par with the major label act’s version.  “Robbers” is another well-done cover that hopefully will make the band’s playlist next month.. All of their tunes should be a hoot to hear live and in living color.

Pseudoname has other tracks available for one’s listening pleasure as part of the EP Good Love Is On the Way, which is an iTunes exclusive. The five-song album was released this past spring.  Perhaps tunes from this record will be part of their arsenal in six weeks. Also included on the October 24 show is throwback / electronic soloist Nick Frye and an act to be named later.  It is bound to be a fun night of independent music for the low price of $5.00 with a 9:00 PM showtime.  Bring your friends and bring your wallet to the party before celebrating a Buckeye football victory the day after.

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A Video With A Lovely Lass, Beautiful Scenery, And A Great Hook: What More Can You Ask For?

Sheffield, England-based group Kartica (Twitter: @Karticamusic) delivers the goods in their video for the tune “All Yours”. Mat Hook’s vocals are reminiscent of Canadian Bryan Adams and the music itself is a throwback to now-defunct Australian band Powderfinger. There is a drop of Oasis within the track and one opinion out there states Kartica can be as popular as the Brothers Gallaghers’ former musical act.

The video for “All Yours” delivers on displaying the beautiful countryside and neighbourhoods you would find in the U.K. Furthermore, the storyline of the beautiful traveling lady keeps viewers focused on where she will go next throughout the song. With the addition of a cool, catchy song in the background, the video is an overall win.

This song along with Kartica’s first single “Don’t You Think So?” among other songs are available for purchase at the band’s online shop. Based on the first two videos alone, it is a purchase one will not regret.