Meet The SKOA Family

About Some Kind of Aweomse

Kibbe started SKOA back in January 2010 with fellow Kenna fan (and SKOA alum) Rocko so they could share all the awesome music they discovered with their friends. After a few months had gone by, they noticed they were always chatting up one particular reader of the site on Twitter by the name of Shey McFez. In mid-August of the same year Shey was asked to join the SKOA family.  SproutDr (Kibbe's bff & SKOA's #1 photographer) has been around since the beginning as well, snapping photos every step of the way and has recently decided to join in on all the writing fun. Although we don't get to hang out as a family very often, when we do finally get together it's one crazy whirl of awesomeness.

We invite you to join our family of music addicts, whether you want to contribute to the site or just want to hang out with us at shows. Kibbe and SproutDr live in Brooklyn, NY. Shey lives in Manchester, UK . You're not strangers to us anymore now since we've officially met, so come say hi!

About Kibbe

Kibbe is a maker of mixtapes and dreamer of dreams currently residing in  Harlem, NYC. She likes dance parties, vodka, robots, tea, and sandwiches. Her favorite band of all time is Beck, which is something she takes very seriously. She's affectionately referred to by the group as "boss lady" or "rock mama". 

About Shey

The British import to team SKOA created in 1989 by his parents, who were stuck in a tent during a typical rain filled UK summer and decided to pass the time. Funnily enough that’s where Shey spends most of his time now over the Summers, as he enjoys hitting up many a UK festival and dancing like nobody is watching. Even though there inevitably is. 

About SproutDr

SproutDr is the SKOA nutritionist and photographer extraordinaire born, bred, and living in Staten Island. When/if she grows up she wants to be a vampire.  

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Some Kind of Awesome Mission Statement

The music industry has been amidst a free fall for nearly two decades now. Everyone is desperately grasping for something to hold on to of the "good old days". No one is willing to hit whatever is at the bottom, pick themselves up, and learn from what has happened. Music has become a shell of its former self. It is greedy, vapid, arrogant, soulless, and no longer celebrates or fosters creativity.

Some Kind of Awesome is a celebration of passion, creativity, and overall awesomeness. We do not wish to become internet famous or profit off of other people's talent. Any revenue generated from the site or any of our endeavors (ex: showcases) is used to either pay for site maintenance or other overhead costs associated with running the site. We wish to showcase those who are passionate about their craft and have the ability to touch people's lives in ways that pitch perfect ProTools sessions can't possibly achieve 100% of the time. We do not care about the overall popularity of a particular artist. If they are doing something worthwhile, that is what we will bring to the forefront.

We fearlessly call out the bullshit that is holding both fans and artists alike back from what the power of music is able to achieve when it isn't buried under a pile of red tape. We believe that technology has been abused by those looking to make a quick buck, while it should be utilized to connect gifted artists and future fans that don't have the means to find each other in every day life.

We shamelessly are zealous about the artists that we promote on the site. We express our gratitude for their contribution to society through our various talents and abilities, however unconventional they may seem. We are friends to all who share these ideals. We dance like no one is watching to the beat of our own drum machine. We may not be "first" in blogger land all the time (or even ever for that matter), but we will always be a safe harbor for those who eat, sleep, drink, and live for music.

 

 

Legal Blah Blah Stuff

Some Kind Of Awesome loves and supports music as much as we can. This blog is intended for music discovery and not for music piracy. We ask permission for every song that we make available for download. We encourage you to support the artists you love both by word of mouth and with any monetary contributions that you the reader can afford to contribute to an artist.

We respect your privacy and will never give any of your information to gross spammers or marketers. When we collect data for contests the data never goes any further than for contesting purposes only.

If you are interested in having your music reviewed on Some Kind Of Awesome, please check out our contact page for more information.

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