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NEW YEAR, NEW DISCOVERIES

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THE BEST MUSIC AND TECH TO EXPLORE THIS YEAR

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WHAT IS INDIEU?

"MUSIC IS THE THREAD THAT TIES TOGETHER COLLEGE LIFE, THE SOUL OF THE UNFAMILIAR COMMUNITY IT CENTERS."

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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What is indieU?

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note from natalie

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mini featUres

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indieU apparel

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enter to Win apparel

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mUsic clUbs to Join on campUs

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What’s your sign?

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artist QUote

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a neW year’s reflection

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#indieinflUencers

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neW year, neW Discoveries

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#hoWto use the right heaDphones

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inDie grammy picks

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ARTIST FEATURES LEIANNA TANEDO THE.WAV top 10 indie albums featured Artist

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BRETT SHANKER AUBREN ELAINE magazine director NATALIE EDELL featured artist top 10 indie albums CEO & Co-Founder NATALIE EDELL MAN MADE TIME ALYSSA PASETTA EMILY FOSTER featured artist Magazine Director ceo & creative director top 10 indie BRADalbums SUCKS BRIANNA APPEL featured artist ALYSSA PASETTA Graphic Designer SHANNA BECK graphic designer SWEATER DISCO top 10 indie albums CONTENT CURATION featured artist BRIANNA APPEL DANA GETZ RONNIE LOTT KAY LEWIS Editorial Director/Writing Rep Leader featured artist graphic designer top 10 indie albums SHANNA BECK DEVONTE HYNES CONTENT CURATION Head Writer & Content Creator Indie Influencer JEFFREY EDELL NATALIE EDELL GAIA BOMFIM chairman SIR& co-Founder Media Director Indie Influencer content writer ARTIST FEATURES

ASHLEIGH COULTER BRIANNA BRYAN & Editor Head Videographer SAY

JAMILA WOODS Indie Influencer REAL

content writer JOSHUA SATORY cover artist & featured PHOTO CREDITS interview Video Editor DANA GETZ MARQUIS SMITH MODERNME MATT PAPARELLA Front Cover Feature Interview &Marketing Top Intern feature artist SOFIA MONROE & 10 Indie Albums ANNA SOPPELSA ROBIN PABELLO NY ODUS Writer Back Cover GAIA BOMFIM feature artist LIPI AGRAWAL hippie health cont. Writer SPECIAL THANKS NICOLE CAMPBELL REED HALLUMS JEFFREY EDELL MARIE FULCHER Chairman & Co-Founder Writer feature artist featured artists ASHLEIGH COULTER THE LADYFINGERS Videographer ALLISON CARUSO feature artist JOSHUA SATORY top 10 indie albums Video Editor ABHI THE NOMAD MATHEW WEISMAN feature artist top 10 indie albums MAX LEY top 10 indie albums 5 JAN 2017 5 FEB 2017

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NATALIE'S NOTE

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CONTRI NATALIE EDELL CEO of IndieU @NATALIEEDELL

At 17 years old, I stood in line at a concert in Hollywood and successfully followed through on a ‘dare’ to find the manager of the performing artist to convince him to have his artist perform at my 18th birthday party. Three years later, I have worked at a Grammy Award winning music management company, managed multiple musicians, signed an artist to Interscope / Geffen Records, worked at Virgin Records, started this company, and the music manager I met that fateful night is now a partner of IndieU. IndieU was created from my life’s passion to help musicians grow and sustain a strong localized fan base in order to take their careers to the next level independently.

ALYSSA PASETTA

Design Director @ALYSSAPASETTA

Growing up I was taught all about art and music, so after I graduated high school I knew I wanted to do something that involved art. Shortly after starting college, I took part in a 24-hour event that allowed me to work with nonprofit organizations where I got to help them rebrand their company. This experience taught me that I love being able to create a design for someone in order to help them take a vision in their head and put it out there in the world for everyone to see. From the first moment I started with IndieU it has opened my eyes to all the different things one can do with music.

DANA GETZ Editorial Director @DANAGETZ

I’ve been in love with music for as long as I can remember. When I was in first grade, my mother would blast the Beatles on our home stereo, grab me by the hands, and dance wildly around our living room, the launty harmonica of “Love Me Do” ringing out as we swirled and swayed across the carpet. Many years later, I forged a career in music journalism, having worked for publications like Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, and Alternative Press. I came across IndieU in college, growing instantly enamored with its independent mission and endless discovery, and I’ve served as its Editor-in-Chief for over three years.

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BUTORS GAIA BOMFIM Media Manager @GAIABOM

Music has always been a passion of mine as I’ve incorporated it throughout my life. I played the violin for ten years and had the opportunity to travel to various cities in the U.S. to perform live in an orchestra. I have also danced all my life wich has taught me the beauty of the relationship of movement and beat. In my free time, I love to discover “unknown” music which led me to the independent artist movement and IndieU. As a business major, my mind is always set on the next big thing and one day hope to become an entrepreneur myself. IndieU is changing the ways of the music industry and I am so excited to be a part of its future success.

MATT PAPARELLA

Marketing Intern @MATTPAPARELLA

Matt is a senior at Cal Lutheran University, double-majoring in Business and Music Production. He plans on working somewhere in the music/entertainment industry upon graduation, as well as focus on various start-ups and weekend bartending. Matt’s other passions include playing in the Hope International Church band (tenor sax) with his cousin and aunt, as well as traveling.

BRIANNA APPAL Graphic Designer @BRIANNAAPPEL

Dressed up in my pink cheetah outfit, I waited backstage to perform my dance to Christina Aguilera’s hit song, “Come On Over”. Those nervous butterflies that most performs get finally hit my tummy, and I thought to myself “What if I mess up?”. Once I heard my name from the loudspeaker announcing I was on stage next I walked towards the curtain, took a deep breath and I gave the dance my all. In the midst of it, I did end up forgetting some moves but I acquired a skill that day that I have been using ever since– improvizing. I did not freeze in the middle of my performance because I forgot my next step, I let the music guide me through my forgetfulness instead. Since then, music has been an inspirational path for me whenever I feel lost or do not know what to do next. I may not know where my future path is taking me, but I’m excited that IndieU is generously shedding light on this path.

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F E AT U R E D

MAN MADE TIME

BRAD SUCKS

IndieU Link | Los Angeles, CA | Pop

IndieU Link | Ottawa, Canada | Experimental, Pop Rock

Comprised of singer-songwriter Hillary Grace and

Brad Sucks launched his website in the early

engineer-producer Albert James Babanian, Man

2000s as a hub for open source music, meaning

Made Time made their debut with a self-titled EP in

that his work is both independent and free. Nearly

2016. The Los Angeles duo specializes in addictive,

two decades later, he’s amassed three albums,

electro-laden pop, touching on everything from

19,000 Facebook likes, and 17,000 SoundCloud

Madonna and Michael Jackson to Ellie Goulding

followers. The Ontario-bred artist’s style lands

and La Roux.

somewhere between gritty, hard-edged rock and lo-fi acoustics.

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D ARTISTS

SWEATER DISCO

RONNIE LOTT

IndieU Link | Bloomington, IN | Dance/Electronic

IndieU Link | San Antonio, TX | Hip-Hop/Rap

Sweater Disco’s club-indebted EDM has notched

After gigging around Texas in bands, Ronnie Lott

him major attention in his home base of

traded in his shared-stage status for a solo slot in

Bloomington, Indiana. He’s been producing music

the spotlight. He’s since unleashed his slick, vibe-

since at least 2014, populating his SoundCloud

oriented hip-hop at a rapid-fire pace, putting out

with a bevy of dance floor-tested bangers.

roughly six projects within the last five years. His latest, August’s Nothing Is Forever, is an 18-song collection of radio-ready pop-rap.

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Music Clubs To Join On

Your Campus Columbia College Chicago Cadre A Chicago-based outlet that provides resources and performance opportunities for students interested in music composition. Columbia Music Collective A resource for teaching students professionalism, collaboration, and online marketing in the Chicago music scene.

Ohio State University Musicians’ Collective An on-campus club focused on building a music community for students interested in breaking into the industry and kickstarting their careers. The Indie Sound A student-run music blog for writers and designers across the country. Northwestern University Mayfest The organization behind Northwestern’s annual Dillo Day — the largest student-run music festival in the country —plus a series of special music-focused events WNUR Radio A student-run radio station that features a roster of local musicians. Penn State University 90.7 WKPS Penn State's student-run radio station airing music, talk shows, sports programs and the like.

University of Wisconsin Madison First Wave The first university program centered on spoken word and hip-hop, First Wave allows students to live, study, and create together in a close-knit campus community. WUD Music A committee that books, promotes, and covers shows for the UW community, and helps plan the school’s annual Revelry Music and Arts Festival.

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AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE.WAV WRITTEN BY DANA GETZ The.Wav makes club pop for the global crowd, molding afro-soaked instrumentals into mainstream bangers. But their party tracks come steeped in meaning: Unity is their mission and music is their medium. The bicoastal collective met in New York’s indie scene around 2012, officially forming in 2014. They’ve released a slew of singles in the two years since, unveiling their debut album, DiASPORA oF SOUND, last November. On the heels of their first proper project, IndieU caught up with the band, discussing making conscious music without politics, building community through dance, and paying homage to their predecessors.

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PHOTO CREDITS: SOFIA MONROE & ROBIN PABELLO

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You all have very diverse backgrounds. Could you talk a bit about your roots? Badî Meccouri: We’ve always felt the four of us coming together and infusing our diverse roots would be a dope symbol of unity. Between us, we represent a wide range of ethnicities including Tanzanian, Indonesian, Native American, Trinidadian, Afro-Cuban, and a few more. Our musical roots are equally diverse, ranging from church choir and classical piano to self-taught digital and vocal production. We love to experiment and try not to limit ourselves to only one classification.

You put out your debut project, DiASPORA oF SOUND, in November. Tell me a little about where your headspace was while making it. What did you want to say about who you are? Gregory Stutzer: Our goal with this project was to showcase all of our different stories and styles into a comprehensive and symbolic journey around the world. In other words, DiASPORA oF SOUND is our vision of unity that can hopefully act as a bridge to connect different groups of people together to vibe and dance.

What did you take away from the process of making your first record? Kelly Be: That we’re all aggressive perfectionists capable of realizing a shared vision, which is so much more rewarding than just your own.

You obviously have a stake in conscious music, but DiASPORA seems to focus more on showcasing sonic diversity. There’s certainly something liberating about fun, feel-good music. Why did you feel yourself drawn to that this time around? Cardigan Deville: We absolutely have a big stake in conscious music, [but] we believe it goes beyond just direct political content. It’s very easy to fall into the realm of sounding preachy and selfrighteous, which can actually detract from the overall message. A lot of our favorite music doesn’t necessarily tackle issues through lyrics but is certainly very powerful in bringing people together.

Who do you want to reach with your art? Stutzer: Everyone willing to listen and open to learn.

DiASPORA came out right before the election, which was — and continues to be — particularly distressing for minority groups. How did that affect your approach and outlook while making this album? Be: The current political climate has definitely informed our writing and direction, but ultimately we are focused more on building a framework for unity that doesn’t rely on a crumbling and fundamentally broken system built on the enslavement of people of color. We attempt to paint a picture of the future as a more abstract than direct form of social commentary.

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What does that future look like to you? Stutzer: The future that we believe is inevitable —despite the current swell of old-world politics — is the universal recognition of the oneness of mankind. We made DiASPORA for all types of people to connect and find common ground. This could be through a conversation on the diversity of The.Wav itself or simply sharing a good time with each other through [dance].

Where do you think your music fits against that backdrop? Is it informative? Empowering? Therapeutic? Meccouri: Hopefully all of the above. We think our music is pretty open-ended for people to utilize however they are moved to. Some songs are definitely more therapeutic than informative, and vice versa. Kelly Be empowers a whole lot of women every time she decides to touch the mic, though.

What’s a song or record that’s helped you cope with what’s been happening in America and why? Deville: What’s happening in America has arguably been predetermined for some time now. Our love for family and for each other empowers us to always remain hopeful and never give into fear. “Raiders Riddim,” a collective favorite from DiASPORA oF SOUND, is an afro-pop inspired love song we wrote together that has a way of bring people together to dance in a very hopeful way.

Last year, musicians like Drake, Justin Bieber, and Major Lazer helped re-popularize dancehall music. Commercially, they were successful, but others have chastised them for appropriating a genre that’s traditionally Jamaican without crediting its roots. As purveyors of world music, what are your thoughts on it? Meccouri: We believe the integrity of an artist lies not only in the basic crediting of your influences, but also taking an active stance in giving back to the community that is the source of inspiration. There are definitely some artists who do this better than others. Pop music develops in phases and, like Nas said, no idea is original. It’s only natural to be inspired by music and borrow vibrations and elements from it — as long as you advance it and not just copy it. Just how reggae evolved from ska and dancehall evolved from reggae, we believe in music evolution as long as you always recognize and give back to the roots. It’s really all about community for us. That’s why we always keep the word “riddim” [a Caribbean instrumental] in a few of our song titles because we actually want people to lay their own stories and ideas on them. We still definitely have the responsibility, though, to keep educating the consumers of pop music that Jamaica is the true birthplace of everything we love now — even hip-hop.

Now that you’ve got your debut album under your belt, what’s next on the horizon? New music coming very soon!

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PHOTO CREDITS: RACHEL TOPPING

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Horoscop Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

This is your year for change and adventure, so don’t be afraid to make bold choices. Try listening to bands that may be outside your comfort zone, or buy some spontaneous concert tickets. And hey, try crowd surfing while you’re at it. Go big or go home is your 2017

This year will be full of personal growth and self-discovery. It might be a little rough emotionally, so turn to music as a source of catharsis. Create new playlists that relate to what you’re going through and seek comfort in their healing power.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20)

You’re going to have more energy than usual this year, and you might be unsure of what to do with it. Consider splurging on tickets for a band from your concert bucket list or even learning how to play a new instrument. Make the most of that extra pep.

There will be a lot of change for you this year, but it won’t be sudden or overwhelming. Be cognizant of your mental state and remember to check in with yourself. Look to musicians as a guidepost: listen to their music, read their books, and track how they’ve overcome their own personal challenges. Use their art and the community that surrounds it as a source of solidarity.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)

You’ll undergo a lot of change in 2017, but it might be for the better. Let go of your control and face the future with confidence. Use your free time to create a fun party playlist or explore a new a genre. Learning will be fun for you, so keep an open mind.

You have a lot of positivity coming your way in 2017, so make sure to enjoy it! Find your way to the front row at concerts, host plenty of dance parties, and jump on new opportunities. It could be one of your best years yet.

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Written by Lipi Agrawal

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

If you let go of your security blanket, 2017 could be totally wild and fun. Instead of staying up on the balcony, rush down to the mosh pit. Seize any opportunity that comes your way.

This is your year to be happy and prosperous, but with some dedication. You’re poised to find success and love in 2017, so keep plenty of upbeat music in rotation.

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22)

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22)

This will be a huge transition year. It could get stressful, so find music that helps to calm you, and keep your attention on the things you can control. Maybe opt for smaller shows in place of arena blowouts, then use the extra money to treat yourself. Above all, find a way to stay levelheaded and organized.

Compared to your normal lifestyle, 2017 might be a little slow for you, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Use this time to refresh and refocus: organize your music library, go on a peaceful hike, or think about your goals. You can get so much done this year, so try to go all the concerts you’ve never been able to make time for!

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

This year will be a rollercoaster, but it could also be very empowering. When times are good, keep your energy up with feel-good music. When times are bad, throw it back to your favorite songs and reflect on cherished memories. If you keep yourself centered, 2017 could be very powerful.

This year is going to go by fast. With everything that’s going on, it may feel a little tumultuous, but use music to stay grounded. Try creating playlists each month to remind you of what you overcame and accomplished.

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A NEW YEAR’S Written by

For me, 2016 started out as a year full of hope. I’d moved to a city where I knew nothing and no one, high on the promise of new beginnings. I was optimistic, eager, and determined as hell, and for a while, that was enough. But as the year pressed on, I had to face some hard truths: I was a writer trying to make it in a struggling industry, and New York was expensive.

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Those are, of course, things I alre big believer in the idea that thing this time felt a little different. It college or dating the right boy — t boys — this had been my dream was too unfathomable. But no m didn’t seem good or fast enough. to have everything figured out, an realize no one ever really does. T we’re all just mak


S REFLECTION Dana Getz

eady knew, but I’d always been a gs have a way of working out, and wasn’t just getting into the right there are other colleges and other since seventh grade, and failure matter what strides I made, they I had it in my head that I needed nd it took me quite some time to There is no set or clear-cut path; king it up as we go.

That’s something I wish someone had told me when I graduated. People like to say your 20s are the some of the best years you’ll ever have, but they’re also some of the hardest. You have to build a life on your own terms, and as hackneyed as it sounds, it doesn’t come with a guidebook. If this year has taught me anything, it’s to fight and to fight hard. Fight for your dreams, fight for your beliefs, and fight for those who can’t. But remind yourself that it’s okay to fall short, to feel defeated or lesser or lost. The fact that you are fighting will always be enough.

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SiR There’s something to be said about the company you keep, and SiR’s company says a lot. The Inglewood singer has collaborated with some of the buzziest names in music, including hip-hop auteur Big K.R.I.T., Malibu breakout Anderson .Paak, and his production partner Knxwldge. That’s some impressive clout for an industry newcomer, but he’s got the sonic prowess to back it up. His projects toe the line between dreamy, soul-steeped pop and heartfelt R&B, making his music both radio-friendly and resonant. He first caught ears with 2015 LP Seven Sundays, then followed it up a year later with October EP Her — both without a label. Add that steady output to his high-profile circle of supporters, and SiR on his way to staking new ground for independent artists.

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Jamila Woods Following standout appearances on songs like Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy” and Macklemore’s “White Privilege II,” Jamila Woods finally stepped out on her own with debut album HEAVN last July. The record sifts through Woods’ experiences as a woman of color, meditating on black rights, feminism, and police brutality amidst ethereal melodies and incisive spoken word. But Woods doesn’t just write about social justice, she lives it. As the associate artistic director for non-profit Young Chicago Authors, she’s become an important voice for Chicago activism, and her influence is crucial to the young teens that she educates. Her music just gives her a larger platform.

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ARTISTS 1 - SZA

Following a string of buzzy EPs and a high-profile feature on Rihanna’s ANTI, SZA will finally solidify her rising-star status with debut full-length CTRL. The long-awaited record underscores her minimalist, slow-fizz R&B with candid reflections on life and love, priming the neo-soul singer for a breakout year.

2 - Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus’ guitar-driven rock breathes new life into the bright, upbeat stylings championed by bands like Vampire Weekend and Two Door Cinema Club. The indie darlings first caught ears back in 2015 with a pair of standout EPs, and now they’re gearing up to release their first full-length, landmark, on Feb. 24. Add that to a national tour and they’re poised for a stellar 2017.

3 - Noname

Noname has been big amongst Chicago’s indie circle for years, gracing major tracks like Chance the Rapper’s “Lost” and the Social Experiment’s “Warm Enough.” But last year saw her upgrade from guest star to leading lady: her critically lauded debut record, Telefone, landed on many year-end Best Of lists, and her forthcoming supporting tour is nearly sold out. She may be called Noname, but she’s certainly making a name for herself in music.

4 - Allison Crutchfield

Allison Crutchfield first carved a reputation fronting Philly pop-punk outfit Swearin’, going on to work in a variety of brilliant but underappreciated bands. Her sister, Katie Crutchfield, nabbed major league attention for her lo-fi project Waxahatchee, but Allison just stepped into a spotlight of her own. In January, she unveiled her debut solo effort, Tourist In This Town, a self-proclaimed “feminist breakup album” that melds bedroom rock with ‘80s synth pop. Now, she’s finally getting some recognition.

5 - Vagabon

After finding a community in New York’s DIY scene, Vagabon will take her raw, spasmodic rock to a more high-profile stage with debut album Infinite Worlds, due out Feb. 24. Her style is simultaneously eccentric and enrapturing, making even the bizarre sound beautiful, and a proper record should help land her the audience her art demands.

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, w Discoveries

Written by Shanna Beck

TECH Aokii Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - 1

Perfect for playing music outdoors, this waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof Bluetooth speaker is both durable and lightweight. It’s small enough to carry in your hand or clip onto a backpack.

Glow Laser Headphones - 2

The world’s first and only laser headphones, these earbuds use innovative technology to light up and pulsate to your music. Bonus: You can use the iOS Glow app to control the intensity.

CME Xkey Portable Keyboard - 3

Great for anyone that’s always on the go, this portable keyboard can be used with any Mac or Windows music app. It comes with either 25 or 37 full-size keys, as well as a wide range of colors.

Yaba X Portable Guitar Amp - 4 and Surface Speaker

This pocket-sized product can turn anything into a speaker. Hook it up to your phone or use it with your guitar as an amp, then place it on something like a cardboard box or glass table to amplify.

iRig Pro - 5

This all-in-one audio/MIDI interface connects to your mic, guitar, keyboard, and MIDI controller so you can play and record anywhere. When you get home, you can plug the USB port into your laptop and keep working.

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#HOW TO

USE T HE R IGH T AS A WAY TO DETER PEOPLE - 1 FROM TALKING TO YOU Headphones make the perfect out for any conversation. Dude-bro won’t stop heckling you on the street? Sorry, can’t hear him. Run into that girl whose name you can never remember? Oops, didn’t notice she was trying to talk to you. You were just so damn lost in the music, you know?

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Don’t be that person playing video in a public space. No one wants to hear your friends being ridiculous but you.

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After untangling several pairs of headph life throws your way. It’s like Bo

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T HE A DPHONE S

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2 - TO LISTEN

TO GUILTY PLEASURE MUSIC

There are plenty of bands you’re proud to play on full-blast, but everyone has at least one song that’s embarrassingly addictive. Go ahead and listen to One Direction on repeat. It’ll be your little secret.

4 - TO FAKE A CONVERSATION Ever say hi to someone who was actually waving to the person behind you? Nope, me neither. But just in case it ever comes up, headphones are a simple fix: just pretend you were talking to someone on the phone.

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hones, you’ll be ready to face any knot oy Scouts for the millennial age.

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2016 ALbum of the Year

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BEST NEW Artist 1. WINNER: Anderson Paak 2. Kaytranada 3. Jamila Woods 4. Margo Price 5. Day Wave

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WINNER: Chance the Rapper, “No Problem” Flume, “Never Be Like You” Kaytranada, “Glowed Up” Angel Olsen, “Shut Up Kiss Me” Frank Ocean, “Nikes”

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FEB. ISSUE NO. 4

IndieU Magazine February Issue No.4  

Featuring The.Wav, Indie Grammy Picks, New Year, New Discoveries in Music & Tech plus much more!