Is tomorrow the first Saturday of the month? Then Bigger Than Elvis must be at Radio Radio! Mudkid, Birdman of Alcatraz, and DJ Rusty Redenbacher (that’s all one guy) host the Sam’s Saloon Halloween Party this evening – it’s a perfect setting for the holiday. Tomorrow, the venue features Undefeated Music (I’m not sure what weight class they’re in, though)…. Read more →
The new episode of the IMN podcast is up and running – download it here or listen via Indianapolismusic.net or WFYI. I spent a little time today tidying up the feeds in a few podcast services for the show. We unfortunately had to change our RSS feed location mid-stream about 50+ episodes ago, and I just wanted to be sure… Read more →
Bands, take note: want some gigs during the Halloween season? Wear silly hats. The Playboy Psychonauts are doing three gigs in a two-day span: Halloween Night, we’re at the IndyFringe HQ. Saturday afternoon, we’re playing a Fountain Square block party. Saturday evening, we’re booking it to Lafayette for the Knickerbocker’s Hoot Night. Silly hats = gigs. Works every time.
There’s a new Gene Simmons model bass controller for Guitar Hero. While I’m all for more basses in the public hands (even if they are just for video games), I’m not sure I’d want to use one than makes a show of playing while letting someone else actually record the albums. Or something like that.
The last day and night were kind of a blur, mostly because we were three days into a big festival and were probably achey and a bit dehydrated. So this is more of a list of memorable moments more than a full recap: The Blind Boys of Alabama were one of the most moving performances I’d ever seen. Even on… Read more →
It’s testament to the size of Voodoo festival that it’s almost impossible to get a cell signal from the show due to the overloaded cell towers. I’ve been trying to keep up with the show via Twitter, and it’s been tricky. I think I’v gotten most of it up there, though. Overall, the quality of the music has been outstanding… Read more →
Even in late October, the humidity clings down here as soon as you get off the plane. And it stuck around through an amazing Italian dinner, coffee and ramd musical happenings. Somebody in a bright pink beehive treated Frenchman St. to some free jazz-funk, and the group met all my standards for excellence: 1. Stellar bass (via tuba). 2. Horns… Read more →
Radio Radio has Pete Francis (Dispatch) Friday night and Hillbilly Casino Saturday. The former is jammy, the latter is rockabilly. Sam’s Saloon features Holding Mercury and Deep Cricket Night (both from Chicago) Friday night and DJ HaBlack O’Bama (from Other People’s Money) Saturday. Deano’s Vino hosts New Augusta Friday night and the John Harden Project on Saturday. Also, it’s Swing… Read more →
Depending on your preferred playing style or tone, bass strings are either something you change near-daily (for the working pros) or leave on for ages (thumpy dub, country, or just plain forgotten instruments). In any case, when the time comes to change them, most folks seem to have a ritual. They have the tools they need, they have the strings… Read more →
Last book purchased? World War Z. Last album purchased? Goblin’s original motion picture soundtrack for Suspiria. Last musical viewed? Evil Dead: The Musical (the last part is what tipped me off that it was a musical). Next big vacation? Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans. Last sporting event watched? Steelers vs. Bengals. Pretty sure someone from Cincinnati lost their soul… Read more →