From its early days, the Indie Music scene has provided a platform for artists to create, distribute, and connect directly with their fans. The genre itself is ever changing from its early days with The Smiths and R.E.M. – to artists today, like Portland’s own Shannon Entropy. On this episode I had Shannon Entropy’s drummer, Kevin Wilbanks stop by to discuss the broad and ever changing landscape that is independent music.
Kevin and I spoke about the artists on the PDX Spotlight Playlist and their impact on independent music. Some of the artists we played were People In Planes, The Deer Hunter, Sianvar, and The Shins. When he first started playing the drums, Kevin was listening to and was influenced by Metal bands. As he evolved as a player he was introduced to Indie Music which inspired him to explore his own creativity.
The broadcast had a ton of great insight from Kevin on his recording process, who he’s listening to now, and the forthcoming record from Shannon Entropy.
Please enjoy the podcast and be sure to like and follow Shannon Entropy!
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.