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27Oct/110

New IMN Podcast and Farewell Vollrath

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

So I won't be mentioning the Vollrath on Fridays anymore, simply because there isn't a Vollrath anymore. The building is closed and the liquor license is headed to a Super Bowl entertainment speculator. Comments I've seen from the talent booker indicate they're trying to reschedule the shows at Indy's Jukebox - this seems like the most reliable calendar I've found for them, but there seems to be some gaps in there. Best of luck to the Vollrath folks, and sorry to see you go.

26Aug/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio hosts Thee Pernicious Unicats and a scooter rally tomorrow. Good on 'em.

The Vollrath has Next To Nothing, Thorn4memory, JJ Browning, and The Mustachios tomorrow. Good on 'em, too.

Big Car brings in Slothpop, Way Yes, and Amo Joy tomorrow night. Good on 'em? Yes.

White Rabbit Cabaret comes through for Friday night with the Sleeping Bag CD release show, including Everything Now, DMA, and The Kemps. Good. On. 'Em.

It's Swing Night in Fountain Square this evening, and there's our usual good on 'ems:

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

Enjoy!

12Aug/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio puts on a great show for a good cause on Saturday when they throw a benefit for the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, featuring Oreo Jones, Beta Male, jascha, and the Bonesetters.

So . . . many . . . bands . . . at the Vollrath this weekend. Tonight, it's Island of Misfit Toys, Warren Franklin, Comasoft, The Grinning Man, The Glass Accident, and The New Guilt. Tomorrow, you can take in Chandelier Ballroom, First Degree Martyr, Emily Poe Project, Yuri, and Stagnant Pools.

It's Swing Night at the Fountain Square Theater tonight - dance away to the Twilites Night Dance Orchestra.

And show some love to the regulars:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House

Finally, as mentioned in NUVO this week, Fountain Square remains under siege by the stalled construction of the Cultural Trail. So, if you're coming down, please let me know - I'll make every effort to hold a parking space for you. Seriously, just get in contact with me via this site, and we'll work something out. Come on down!

1Jul/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Does Radio Radio have a big show this Saturday? Is it The Coathangers, Deezen, and Thee Pernicious Unicats? Yes, and yes.

The Vollrath hosts an Art of Elvis show tonight with Hero Jr., Goliathon, Dead Birds Adore Us, and Off The Beaten Path. Tomorrow gets all heavy with youwilldie, Giraffes Eating Lions, Freemason, Devils of Belgrade, and Collosus.

The White Rabbit Cabaret throws a Saturday show featuring Vacation Club, Maravich, She Does is Magic and Josh Condon. Party on.

And get all First Friday with our regular friends:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House

Enjoy!

24Jun/110

Fountain Square Music This Week

Radio Radio looks dark this weekend - go grab a taco at Revolucion and calm down.

The Vollrath presents Snow Black Sunday, Teenagers from Outerspace, and Apex Predator tonight. Tomorrow, take in URN, Chemical Envy, The Moaners, and Freddie T and the People. Finally, there's an Italian zombie movie fest Sunday evening. Enjoy.

The White Rabbit Cabaret presents the genius of Kink Ador tonight. Go see and love them.

It's Swing Night at the Fountain Square Theater tonight with the Big Swing Band. And don't forget the stalwarts:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House
10Jun/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio takes a little time off this weekend to celebrate the opening of Tufty's new place, Revolucion. The only show takes place Sunday with Horse Feathers and Hello Mtn.

The Vollrath hosts Horseback, Dead Man's Switch, Stepdads, and Full Rainbow tonight. Tomorrow, you can see The Down-Fi, King Deuce, and Sky Chief.

The White Rabbit Cabaret presents NOISE! tonight - pianoke for all!

It's Swing Night in Fountain Square tonight - come see The Stardusters at the Fountain Square Theater.

And finally, give it up for the regulars:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House

 

3Jun/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend and CIRCLE THE SQUARE!!!

Radio Radio kicks off a busy weekend with The Purple Hat Project, feature Beta Male, Win With Willard, and Jascha. Tomorrow, they bring in the monthly Bigger Than Elvis with PK and the Big Stir.

The Vollrath hosts Adam Kuhn, Rabble Rabble, Learner Dancer, and Thee Pernicious Unicats. You can see The Sewing Circle, The Shake Ups, Kilgore Trout, and Wally Dogger tomorrow, and Christian Taylor rounds out the weekend on Sunday.

The White Rabbit Cabaret welcomes Ben Sollee and the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra tomorrow.

And don't forget our stalwarts:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House

Finally, please don't forget the Circle The Square event taking place this weekend in Fountain Square - for only $20, you get a HUGE amount of values. Seriously, go to the site and check out what we have to offer, come on down, buy one, and enjoy the totality of the neighborhood on the cheap. All proceeds benefit our Art Squared show in September, featuring art, music, a giant parade, and more. And we thank you for your support.

27May/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio gets all spacey and indie-poppy with Slothpop, Union Tree, and Humdrum tomorrow.

The Vollrath gets loud with Lo Pan, Stealing Volume, Riverbottom Nightmare Band, and the Involuntarys tonight. Tomorrow, take in Great Future, Davy Long, Mr. Blank, and Mark Alexander and the Good Shame. The weekend closes out Sunday with Elway, It's All Happening, and The Guilford Blackouts.

The White Rabbit Cabaret hosts Dreamers of the Ghetto, The Kemps, and The Pass tonight. Big happenings.

And then there's the folks who keep the home fires burning:

  • Live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend
  • Live jazz at Maria's Pizza all weekend
  • Live acoustic music at the Red Lion Grog House
25Feb/110

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Radio Radio presents the CD release show for Beta Male tonight. Said release show also features guest appearances by Pop Lolita, Andy D, and Slothpop. Tomorrow night, Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes return for the 7th annual Cash Bash.

The Vollrath presents a full weekend, staring tonight with Lounge Sound System, Dutch Rudder, God Made Robots, Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters, and Joshua Lemasters. Tomorrow brings the 100th show for the Dockers, along with Kata Sarka. That is a good thing. Finally, the Sunday show features Why I like Robins, Buster Eagle, and End of Me.

The White Rabbit Cabaret welcomes the Handsome Devilz (a Smiths/Morrissey cover band!) tonight. Tomorrow, catch the Indianapolis stop for the Asylum Street Spanker's farewell tour.

The Fountain Square Theater hosts Swing Night tonight with the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra.

The Red Lion Grog House brings in Hank Kratky and Charlie Krone for a night of acoustic music.

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

3Dec/100

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

Happy First Friday!

Radio Radio returns to the blog this week with two big shows - Shelby County Sinners, Blue Collar Blue Grass, and the Innocent Boys tonight, and Bigger Than Elvis with PK and the Big Stir tomorrow.

The Vollrath presents Scales, The Pass, and Mia Riddle tonight. Tomorrow, take in SoulSik, Pragmatic, Sioum, and 7 Days Away.

Big Car Gallery features Lord of the Yum Yum and other sound artists tonight as part of their "Staircase Sectionals" exhibit.

The White Rabbit Cabaret features music from the 20s and 30s as part of their "Repeal Day Party." Come in period costume or be turned away!

For those not wishing to celebrate the return of alcohol to America, you can head over to the Calvin Fletcher Coffee Company for Englishman, Matthew Beer and Friends, Laura K. Balke Band, and Neil Kneldsen tonight.

And, of course, there's live jazz at Maria's Pizza, live acoustic music tomorrow at the Red Lion Grog House, and live lounge music at the Brass Ring all weekend long. Enjoy!