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Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight, featuring Melissa VanFleet - 9/16/13
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September 15, 2013 06:17 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is New York singer/songwriter/musician Melissa VanFleet. A self-taught vocalist with over 20 years of extensive dance training, Melissa grew up in Pennsylvania and lived and worked in Nashville for four years before moving to New York City. You can currently catch her every Wednesday in September at The Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight, featuring MK Ultra (Travis Szendrei) - 9/9/13
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September 08, 2013 07:46 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is MK Ultra, the solo project of songwriter and musician Travis Szendrei from Los Angeles. He talks about his new album, "Documentation" and the personal journey that lead to the album.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight, featuring Dylan Lock - 9/2/13
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September 02, 2013 11:51 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is Canadian singer/songwriter, Dylan Lock. Lock was named the July MSI: Hit List Winner for July. As a strong piano player and songwriter, there is no doubt Lock is on the right path as a full-time musician.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Josh Damigo 8/26/13
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August 26, 2013 09:23 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is San Diego indie/singer/songwriter, Josh Damigo, who heads out on his third U.S. Tour on August 30th. The tour starts and ends at his "house" - LeStat's West in San Diego. We talk about the upcoming tour and discuss the embattled Mayor of San Diego.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - The Como Brothers 8/19/13
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August 19, 2013 11:53 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest Andrew Como from The Como Brothers, who were named Indie Music Bus Artist of the Month for August. We talk about their upcoming album, 'Baby Steps,' which will be released this October (two songs from the new album play on tonight's show), what it was like performing with The Wallflowers and their opportunity via Hard Rock Rising.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Satellite Mind 8/12/13
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August 11, 2013 05:05 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is Satellite Mind's Christian Dyer, from Arizona. Dyer was formerly with the band The Misery Science, in Portland, Oregon before moving to the Tucson area and starting Satellite Mind. We talk about the change in climate as well as music scenes, on line dating and the band's upcoming EP, "Transmissions from the Satellite Mind."

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Paper Cranes 8/4/13
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August 11, 2013 04:56 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview between me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guests are Fraser and Naomi Browne from Paper Cranes. The folk band from New Zealand bring unusual instruments to their performances, influenced heavily from Naomi's childhood in Japan.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Sophie Morgan 7/28/13
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August 11, 2013 04:51 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is a young lady from Great Britain with a voice and sound that go well beyond her 16 years. I was very pleased to be the first to formally interview Sophie. In our interview she talks about recording The Counting Crows' 'Holiday in Spain' for a cover recording the band released. She also talks about being mentored by The Verve's Simon Jones.

Butterflies Radio IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Ashleigh Ashton 7/14/13
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August 11, 2013 04:46 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is a multi-talented young woman from Chicago. Ashleigh Ashton is not only a singer/songwriter, but she also dances and acts as well as doing motivational speaking about bullying. We talk about her busy summer schedule, her work in community theater (including her work with the famed Piven Theater), and how her soon-to-be-released video for Break in 2 assists her in her motivational speaking engagements.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Sam Bradley 6/24/13
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June 24, 2013 11:46 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is London-based singer/songwriter, Sam Bradley. Sam is currently touring England and has just released a new EP, Not Your Kind. All of the songs you hear tonight are from that album.

Sam talks about his new management team, the decision-making process behind Not Your Kind and songs that might be on a new EP.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - The Upset Victory, 7/8/13
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July 08, 2013 10:30 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the five-man punk/metal/pop band, The Upset Victory, out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Upset Victory were just named Indie Music Bus' Artist of the Month for July.

We talk about the Queen City, how they named their latest EP, Wall Street and about the upcoming Bunbury Music Festival where they will perform.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - 7th Green 7/1/13
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July 01, 2013 08:57 AM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the Rock/Funk/Jam quartet from LA (Lower Alabama) - Silverhill, Alabama to be precise.They were named the MSI: Hit List Artist of the Month for May, with their song, HE WORKS THROUGH HER.

In 2006, Hayden Dudley, Owen Finley and Ethan Giles formed the band. Then life took them in different directions, only to come back together, along with Kristian Brannan in 2012.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Zain Lodhia 6/17/13
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June 16, 2013 08:42 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is Zain Lodhia, a Chicago-based singer/songwriter who found his way into the indie pop/rock scene by way of Rock Band,the game.

His first EP, Memories was released in June, 2011. His latest EP, The Leap, is featured on tonight's show and was released May 21st, 2013. The official EP release show for The Leap will be on June 28th at Silvie's Lounge in Chicago, Illinois.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - The Getaway Car, 6/10/13
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June 09, 2013 11:22 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the five-man band from Boise, Idaho, known as The Getaway Car. Their song, Sum, garnered them the coveted title of MSI:Labs Artist of the Month for May.

Front man, Jerry Fee took the time to talk to me about the music, the guys in the band, where they are on their journey and to offer sage advice to newbies in the business.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Surviving Allison 4/15/2013
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April 14, 2013 04:01 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the six-man band from Mississippi called Surviving Allison. Their song, Mockingbird, got my attention on Reverbnation and was added to the station's rotation.

The group got together in the backroom of a hardware store to do the Skype interview with me. It definitely takes the cake as the most unique place anyone has ever done an interview with me.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Kaila Picard 4/1/2013
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March 31, 2013 08:00 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is Kaila Picard from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Kaila performs a unique style of music, which she describes as "Bohemian Disco," which fuses disco, soul, pop and blues. She is also the band leader of an 8-piece band and used to be a synchronized swimmer.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Katie Cole 3/18/2013
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March 17, 2013 10:01 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is Katie Cole. Katie is a native of Melbourne, Australia but now calls Los Angeles home. She was voted Best Country Artist and Artist of the Year for 2013 at the Artists in Music Awards. In 2012 she was voted Best Rock Artist by the AIMA.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Taylor Jayne 11/30/12
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November 30, 2012 07:50 AM PST
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is Taylor Jayne, a young singer/songwriter with an old soul and unique, artistic take on life that comes through in her music.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up 3/25/2013
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March 24, 2013 09:00 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the duo of William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up. William Pilgrim is the alter-ego of Ishmael "Ish" Herring, who is originally from Kansas City. He made his way to LA and put out a Craig's List ad, advertising his services as a singer. PM Romero, from Orange County, took him up on his offer and the unique combination of blues, folk and roots that makes up William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up was born.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Jamie Alimorad 3/11/2013
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March 10, 2013 08:57 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is Jamie Alimorad. Jamie is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Boston, MA who has sung the National Anthem at historic Fenway Park and sold out shows at premiere Hollywood venues like The Troubadour, Whiskey-A-Go-Go and The Roxy.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - The Shy Lips 4/8/2013
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April 07, 2013 07:18 PM PDT
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins with an Indie Artist from the station's rotation.

This week's guest is the Swedish band, The Shy Lips. The Shy Lips were the MSI:Labs Hit List Artist of the month for March. The five man band calls Gothenburg, Sweden home. They released their first EP only three months after forming in 2012. Their current EP is entitled Nowadays.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Lukka 2/11/2013
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February 10, 2013 09:05 PM PST
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on WWIR - World Wide Indie Radio at www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is German native, Lukka, who is currently living in New York City, after touring the world. Classicly trained before teaching herself to play the guitar, Lukka released her first EP, "March Playing" before touring the world in 2012. Her sound is heavily influenced by 60's and 70's bands like The Rolling Stones. Born just as the Berlin Wall came down, Lukka learned to appreciate this music, which her father would purchase, wrapped in brown paper, without knowing the music he would take home.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Natalie Duke 2/4/2013
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February 03, 2013 04:39 PM PST
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on WWIR - World Wide Indie Radio at www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is Chicago singer/songwriter, Natalie Duke, who was born in Nashville to a family already in the business. Natalie began performing in commercials as a child. The family moved to Chicago, then back to Nashville but Natalie knew where home for her, and her music was and found her way back to the windy city.

Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight - Poeina Suddarth 1/28/2013
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January 27, 2013 05:57 PM PST
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Listen to the Butterflies Radio @IndieViews Artist Spotlight each Monday night at 8 PM EST on WWIR - World Wide Indie Radio at www.butterfliesradio.com. The hour long pre-recorded show features songs and an interview with me, Kiva Johns-Adkins and an Indie Artist from the station's rotation. This week's guest is Poeina Suddarth, whose style has been described as subdued thrasher bluegrass. Classically trained, you will hear her sing Opera in some of her songs. She is also a costume designer and filmmaker who has a story or two to tell.