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30Dec/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio blows out the year in a big way - check out rockabilly stars Deliliah DeWylde and the Lost Boys with Bigger Than Elvis tonight. For New Year's Eve, Toxic Reasons reunites and plays alongside Creepin' Charley and the Boneyard Orchestra, Vodka DeMilo, Dan Glenzig, and *Ask.

Indy's Jukebox has a TON of metal and other loud acts this weekend. Seriously, double-digits of bands and their gear adding up to A TON. Go to their website for all of the details.

The Hoosier Dome has the quasi-opera Bixby Hymns tonight and a NYE party tomorrow with the Last Domino and others.

The Fountain Square Theater has the Kelly Jay Orchestra and more tomorrow night for New Year's Eve.

And there's a ton more happening around the square - whatever you do, take care and be safe while having fun. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you in the coming year, when I will assault you with all manner of bass-related nonsense. Cheers.

23Dec/110

Fountain Square Has Music . . .

But it's the holidays, so enjoy the time and listen to the music of your choice. Or, if you're like me and don't really celebrate said holidays, get some Chinese food and listen to the music of your choice.

22Dec/111

New (and Last) IMN Podcasts

The last IMN podcasts are up - download them at the site. You can also listen to one of the episodes on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm and 10pm. But not the one with the dirty words. That's download only.

And that's it. Thanks for listening, to all those that listened. Thanks for voting, all those that voted. Thanks for contributing, all those that gave us music. Hopefully, we got folks to hear some great music they otherwise would not have listened to. There have always been great bands that were criminally under-listened, but the podcast and the site presented the opportunity to remedy that situation for a few years. Glad everybody that found each other did, and please stay in touch.

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21Dec/112

Human Nature (Solo Bass Cover)

So here's the streaming track for that cover of Human Nature I recorded last week (engineered by Gabe Harley) - not a first take by any means, but it's a straight pass through the song. And I'm looking forward to doing more solo work soon. Got the toys and such, and winter is the perfect time to buckle down and get a set together. Talk to me in a few months to see what I've got.

HumanNature by The Bass Geek

16Dec/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Chuck's throwing a big ol' Christmas party tonight at Radio Radio with Brando, Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine, and Soft Speaker.

White Rabbit Cabaret hosts Funkyard's X-mas rock show tomorrow night with Modoc, Kansas Bible Company, and Hero Jr.

Indy's Jukebox has Biorhythm, Last Nail In, First Degree Martyr, And Hell Shall Follow, and Cosmic Laughter tonight.

The Hoosier Dome skanks out tonight with ska favorites Pinstripes, Lockstep, and Crosstown Collision. Tomorrow, there's a huge bill featuring Decoder, Us From Outside, In Other Words, Ironsides, A Stylish Horror, We Came From Nowhere, and I Will Define.

It's Swing Night at the Fountain Square Theater tonight with The Big Swing Band.

Don't stop believin' in these places, either:

  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza
  • Live lounge at the Brass Ring
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion tomorrow
15Dec/110

New IMN Podcast and Bass Track

The new IMN podcast is up - download it or listen at the site or on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm and 10pm. Next week is the last one.

While recording a track for Gabe Harley last week (actually, several tracks for the same song - you can never have TOO many options for bass lines), I was able to sneak in a little time for the cover of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" I performed last month. I'm getting it mastered and such right now, so look for it to pop up on Soundcloud soon. Just for fun.

9Dec/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Nothing at Radio Radio this weekend. It's cold, and I don't blame them.

Indy's Jukebox features the Enders and Giraffes Eating Lions tomorrow night.

The Hoosier Dome brings in Gamma Pulse, Indian City Weather, Forevermore, Of Wolves & Angels, Of Sights & Sounds, and Farewell Forever tonight. Tomorrow, you can see Brooke Waggoner, Chase Coy, End Times Spasm Band, Sun Dogs.

The Wheeler Arts Community plays hosts to the They've Shot Flanigan Release Party tomorrow night.

And you can always count on these folks:

  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza
  • Live lounge at the Brass Ring
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion tomorrow
8Dec/110

New IMN Podcast and the Return of Bass Porn

The new IMN Podcast is up - download it or listen at the site or on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm and 10pm. Only three episodes left - the last one goes up 12/22.

A YouTube video introduced me to the JanAid line of basses out of Spain - this beauty particularly stands out, and the bass being played in the video sounds amazing. I'm particularly impressed by the leaf-like pickup covers on some of the other models listed on the site. Not that I mind the look of pickups with exposed pole pieces or anything, but the covers look great and lend the bass a lot of personality. Excellent craftsmanship all around.

2Dec/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

First Friday tonight - get to your galleries and restaurants early, then check in for some wonderful music:

Radio Radio presents White Rabbits tonight and Hero Jr. with I-Exist and Ask (Paul Mahern's new band) tomorrow.

Indy's Jukebox has Youthguard, Davy Long, and Rugged Russian Bear tonight. Tomorrow, it's a big metal happening with Photian Schism, Devil To Pay, Goliathon, Lair of the Minotaur, Bulletwolf, and the Hedons. Sunday wraps up with The Love of Everything.

The Hoosier Dome hosts Santa Kissed Your Mom Fest all weekend - check out the site for more details.

And don't forget the stalwarts:

  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza
  • Live lounge at the Brass Ring
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion tomorrow
1Dec/110

New IMN Podcast and SoftStep Settings

The new IMN podcast is up - download it or listen at the site or on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm and 10pm.

The Thanksgiving vacation and other event conspired to prevent me from posting more about last week - and I'd meant to talk a little about my first public solo performance (went well, quite nervous, reviewed here). I also did a little work and finally got my SoftStep Reason and Everyday Looper patch put together just the way I wanted it. The Reason patch contains start, stop, and record buttons, four loop trigger buttons mapped to the Dr. Octorex loop player, and three pressure-sensitive buttons I map to an Echo device initially, but it could obviously be changed to different devices as necessary. I'm posting the entire JSON I used for my SoftStep (it also includes the default settings for Garageband, the Korg iPad synth, and more) for download - feel free to edit and revise as you wish for your own.