With funding of the arts decaying, mainstream radio dominated by large record companies, and the extreme saturation of contemporary recorded music, finding high quality, up and coming bands has never been more difficult. This blog will highlight unsigned/non-mainstream label bands in order to increase the visibility of talented, rising indie bands. Featuring song of the day, monthly playlists, reviews, and opinion pieces, the artful axolotl will keep you up to date with the happenings of the indie music scene.