I’m trying to pack in some posts before the Thanksgiving holiday comes upon us and I enter into the traditional yearly coma. Tonic Ball went quite well last night, with highlights including:
- The sly wordplay of Stacia Demos in “La Isla Bonita”
- The always-solid playing of the Benders
- Susan and the Desperate Seekers’ harmonies on “Rain” and “True Love”
- Spot-on Clash covers by Jeff Byrd and the Wingmen (“Train in Vain”) and The Common (“London Calling”)
The crowd seemed much more attracted to the Clash side of things – there were plenty of folks in both venues, but there always seemed to be a line in front of Radio Radio.
Speaking of Radio Radio, proprietor Tufty is looking to open a new all-ages venue just a few blocks from his current venue. Contact him for more info or if you’re interested in helping. Tack on the re-opening of Sam’s Saloon at the corner of Prospect and State, and you’ve got quite a few options for venues that regularly host music. Cognizant Coffee Company is also hosting a new open mic night every second Friday of the month. Not that I’ll be skipping out on the other Indy venues, but it’s fantastic to have so much available within a short walking distance.