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Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio? Still on vacation.

The Vollrath has Neon Love Life, Iron Diamond, and Kidd Comet tomorrow night. Loud and rocky.

Less rocky is the live jazz at Maria's Pizza and the lounge music at the Brass Ring all this weekend. The Red Lion Grog House has acoustic music Saturday night. And tonight's Swing Night at the Fountain Square Theater with the Blue Skies Big Band. Get down.



New IMN Podcast and Dethklok Guitar

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

I'm fairly sure this is the first signature model guitar for a fictional cartoon character, but there always has to be a first, I guess. Skwisgaar Swigelf's Gibson guitar goes on sale later this month. Not sure if there's a Murderface counterpart bass coming out, but they'd probably just drop it out during mixing anyway. Sigh.


Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio is closed. Until February. So just wait it out.

The Vollrath has The Post Script and Sex Before Marriage tomorrow night. Or at least bands with those names. Don't be gettin' any ideas.

Maria's Pizza has live jazz both tonight and tomorrow night, and the Brass Ring feature lounge music all weekend long. Finally, Red Lion Grog House showcases acoustic music on Saturday nights.


New IMN Podcast and Facebook Site

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

Also, we've finally put this site up on the Facebooks, so go look and friend and such. I've already done it, and now I have time to go look at all the pretty things that came from NAMM and wonder how I can make my budget accommodate five or six new amps that weigh 1.5 pounds and put out 12000 watts of skull-crushing power.


Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio showcases singer/songwriter Levi Lowrey with Chad Mills tonight. Tomorrow, The Last Domino plays his last show as an Indy resident, along with Ladymoon, Andrew Bean, and Cory Williams & The Uprising.

The Vollrath gets all metal and loud and stuff tonight with The Lurking Corpses, Black Cat Rebellion, Order of the Black Hand, and Lost Souls. Tomorrow night, take in Vacation Club, Lerner Dancer, Skyhunter, Bloodbank, and Le Creme Scene.

The Fountain Square Theater hosts Swing Night with The Stardusters tonight.

The White Rabbit Cabaret hosts NOISE! tonight. Go get some pianoke.

And of course, there's live jazz at Maria's Pizza tonight and live lounge at the Brass Ring all weekend long. Enjoy!


New IMN Podcast and Bootsy in the Wall Street Journal

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

Also, though there's nothing really new or innovative in the article, it's interesting to see the Wall Street Journal tackle such subjects as UFOs, fashion, and The One with Bootsy Collins. Unfortunately, they ran with a real picture and not one of those cool illustrations they usually run. Maybe next time . . .


Why This Instrument Theft Was Especially Stupid

Kira RoesslerEx-Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler's bass was recently stolen. It sucks, as to do all instrument thefts. Especially from pro folks, as this is what they use to make a frickin' living. Nevertheless, this one was an especially egregious example of stupidity, for the following reasons:

  • The color - Look at the thing. This is not a normal color for a bass, especially considering it covers the entire bass. Instantly recognizable.
  • The make - It's a custom job, not your run-of-the-mill manufacturer. Again, instantly recognizable.
  • The publicity - It may not have been apparent at the time, but yep, you stole from a famous person. That means the picture of this instantly recognizable bass is now emblazoned all along the 'net.

Basically, this thing can't be fenced or pawned in its current form, so you're stuck. Just give it back and let the lady make a living.


Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Congratulations, Slothpop! You're releasing your CD tomorrow night at Radio Radio with Flotation Walls and the Bonesetters!

Nice work, Livermortis! You're playing a show at the Vollrath with It Goes On, Comfort, and more.

Maria's Pizza has live jazz tonight, Red Lion Grog house has live acoustic music tomorrow night (I think, unless they're shuttin' everybody up to watch the Colts game), and the Brass Ring hosts live lounge music all weekend long. Excellent work! And Happy First Friday!


New IMN Podcast and Bass-as-Marketing

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

Also, I had to point this blog post out from fellow bassist PJ Christie - how a bassist can teach you about marketing. Stuff like what he describes here makes you realize just disaster preparation goes beyond just what happens at the gig (or marketing plan or life in general, really). But, as usual, it takes the sensible bassist to point it out.


We’ll Bring Everybody Around Eventually . . .

You'd think Mary J. Blige would be satisfied enough being the singer, the diva, the personality that she is. Nope. The bass won her over, too. I'm not sure she'll be moving to the back of the stage or session work any time soon, but that's quite alright. The bass is in her hands, and the world moves ever closer to the low-end harmony promised to us all.

Plus, Ritter just makes fantastic looking instruments. So beautiful.

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