thebuzzr after hours

Hosted ByShay D

thebuzzr after hours is open format. Usually we air buzzPLAY, a playlist night of recent releases. Sometimes we talk about offbeat topics. Sometimes politically charged chats. Mostly, music. Nothing is taboo!

This is a show with unique and talented industry guests & topics which may or may not fit into thebuzzr podcast programming. This is a free promotional podcast for all artists & industry guests.

Just show up! Life is better with surprises.

thebuzzr after hours broadcasts Wednesdays at 12 midnight EST/EDT.


Hey, ya’ll, I am Shay, and this is thebuzzr after hours show. Episode 23.

Welcome! A show of new releases from independent artists around the world. Every music style from classic to pop to alt-rock to Ska and reggae we play.

We deliver you emerging artists & their music from their local music scenes to your living room, man-cave, she-shed, or bachelor pad. You can tune in during commute from work or a couch chill out at end of the day.

So pour yourself a glass of wine, open a beer, top up your tea or light a smoke! We will hear releases from Canada, the United States, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom. Alt-pop, indie pop, rock & rhythm & blues will be played during this show.

To kick off the show, a track releasing this Friday.

Boston area rock band The Freight’s fourth banger of this year, “See You Tonight”. The song releases this Friday, so we will hear it 2 days prior to its drop! Cool, eh?

“See You Tonight” is about breaking down barriers in your way of being with that someone you know you need to be with. 

​The upbeat track hints of southern rock with a touch of Tom Petty commercial rock sensibility.

“See You Tonight”

Love the classic R&B harmonies at the outro of the song. The stellar Jeff Rosen of Cherrywood Records produced the track.

Second spin, the July 2nd release by classic rock band out of Los Angeles The Depatie Melt. “The Song We Will Remember” is an eclectic mixture of alt-rock, reggae-rock, and Ska completed with harmonious vocals and lyrics. It’s an uplifting farewell to lost loved ones.

“The Song We Will Remember”

The band wrote the song for a nineteen year friend of theirs who died in her sleep of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). They released the track the day after what would have been her 22nd birthday. The band will donate 100% of the song sales for a time to epilepsy research. In-person writing and tracking began in 2019. They finished remote overdubs and mixing during the pandemic in 2020. 

Now, a folky and moody one by London, UK artist Alice SK “Another Girl’s Man” released July 15th.

“Another Girl’s Man”

Another great track produced by Muca Music, out of London, United Kingdom.

From the upcoming EP Fangtooth, Movie Club’s “Trap Door” is up next. August is the EP release. The song released July 8. Movie Club is an instrumental psych rock band from the vibrant streets of Venice Beach. Y’all, “Trap Door”

“Trap Door”

The music video for “Trap Door” calls upon the 1950s classic “The Red Balloon” but with a twist: it’s in reverse. It is a very cool video to watch on YouTube. Check it out!

And now, a post punk band out of North East England called Marines. “No Hell, Incase” is their debut single. The band’s music influences At the Drive-In, Bloc Party, Iceaage and Interpol shine through.

“No Hell, Incase”

Cool indie track with sporadic pumps of punk energy.

The Painted Roses’s “The Run” is next. The song released July 2nd and the second single of their upcoming self-titled LP set to release on Whysound Records.

“The Run”

Another great track! The band is from Salt Lake City, United States.

Next up, Xana from Vancouver, Canada. The 80s influenced pop song “Kitchen Light” released July 2, of this year. “Kitchen Light” takes you on a journey reminiscing about that feeling of knowing love for the first time. 

“Kitchen Light”

Since her 2020 music debut, Xana has accumulated over 4 million streams across platforms. Her music celebrates the themes of LGBTQ romance, female empowerment, sex positivity, self-reflection and discovery.

Our next spin is from Cesena, Italy, artist Cassandra Raffaele “My Anarchy Loves You” released July 16. The alt soul /indie pop ballad song is reminiscent of 70s recordings. They produced the track in an old analog studio recording of the 70s, mastered by James DeMains (Robert Plant, Elton John, Bob Seger) at the Yes Master Studios of Nashville.

“My Anarchy Loves You”

Incredible song which is a declaration of love the artist has for music and what music means to her: freedom, strength, resilience. 

A soulful bluesy track from Vancouver, Canada artist Tiya. “Chamomile Tea” dialogues the artist’s own struggles with anxiety.

“Chamomile Tea”

All proceeds from streaming/downloads of “Camomile Tea” over the summer of 2021 go to support the Anxiety Canada Charity.

Closing the show, “Clichéd Ciggy Smoke” by The Plastic Cowboys. The talented band hails from Westmeath, Ireland.The band is one of thebuzzr’s most need to watch bands for 2021.

“Clichéd Ciggy Smoke”

What a great show. Ending the show with The Plastic Cowboys is stellar. I love this band.

Closing Heinrich Heine said it right.

“Where words leave off, music begins.” 

And that brings us to the end. When the show goes silent, take a minute to reflect.

Remember, without music, our canvas is blank.

Well, thank y’all for tuning in to thebuzzr after hours show.

Thank you to the artists on today’s show. This show wouldn’t happen without their music.

Promote the music on social media. The more people hear the music, farther the music reaches.

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Catch you at the pod next episode. On air indie. From my pad to yours – over the airways.

Have a good one! See you next episode!


About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ and What's Our Buzz she promotes podcasts, independent artists, bands and venues. For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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