Most-Recent Entries

Album Review: Sietch Ramshackle "U.R.//Nctrl"
By: Amy Foxworthy
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Mixed Tape Monday: Darrin's Favorite Discoveries of 2019
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, December 16, 2019

Indianapolis “Art Rock” Band Midwest Contraband Releases Killer 4th Album
By: Amy Foxworthy
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Special Presentation #01: MP Cavalier Meets Martin Barre of Jethro Tull
By: Darrin Snider
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Mix-Tape Monday: Great Guitarists
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 25, 2019

Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Tribute to Tony Iommi
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 18, 2019

Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Guilty Pleasures
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 11, 2019

Mix Tape Monday: Relax with a Nice Bottle of Wine
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 4, 2019

Mix Tape Monday: Stuff I Feel Like I May Be the Only Person Who Owns It
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 25, 2019

Mix Tape Monday: My (First) Prog Mix Tape
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 18, 2019

Show #165: Scott Kern

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Friday, August 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM


There's a certain amount of hero-worship that is required to do a show like this, and I've been accused over the years of sucking up to/drooling all over those people who are gracious enough to appear on this show. Yeah, whatever. Maybe there is a small supressed part of me that wants to be on stage, under the lights, with dozens of admiring fans screaming and applauding for my musical talents. Just maybe. I tested that theory a few times this year as keyboardist for "The Mess." Frankly, I'm still kind of "meh" about public performance. It's just not me. Yeah, some people are driven to be the center of attention and have the talent to back it up. I'm not one of those people. You want to know, out of all the guests I've had in 165 shows, who I truly envy and would want to be, given the chance to do a Freaky Friday body switch? Scott Kern -- a guy whose impact on the local scene is immeasureable as both a utilitarian player, vocalist, and first-and-foremost, a producer. Scott Kern -- a guy who has touched multiple cliques in the local music scene. Scott Kern -- a man whom everybody knows and whom no one has an unkind word to say about. Scott Kern -- a man whom many people have said (on this program no less) is my evil twin. There's a singular honor, right there.

During his chaotic time in Studio B, we attempted to delve into a few of the bands he's touched, both as player and producer. We've display his musical diversity. We attempt to crack his eggshell psyche with a barrage of lightning round questions. We even pull in our good friend, Kolo Bell, to assist in these endeavors. Do we capture the "essence" of Mr. Kern? Who knows? Did we have a good time? You betcha. Plus, we now have a reasonably complete set of references recorded for posterity, as certainly Scott Kern and Grover Parido are the two most-frequently mentioned names during the past eight years of this podcast.

Links referenced in the show:

  • Scott Kern can be found here: Facebook | ReverbNation | Audiosparx
  • He cut his teeth in a band called Sweet Licks over 20 years ago with Chris Poteet of Spanky's Clubhouse.
  • We need to thank Kolo Bell for sitting in on the co-hosting spot.
  • His current, and most frequent project, is as a guitarist for the band 19Clark25
  • He got that position courtesy of Ms. Cara Jean Wahlers (now Marcy), who appeared on Shows #032 and #087.
  • Their latest project was recorded by Chris Wodoc of the Music Garage.
  • Don't forget OdomFest is coming up. Scott will be recording that from the side of the stage.  There's a secret Facebook group.  You should try to get on it.
  • He is a producer, and occasional arranger/singer for Kilgore Trout, who are represented on Show #163.
  • He is the prodcer for Midwest Contraband, whose track "Helix" from their First Class album is our third featured track on this show.
  • He is also the producer for Jethro Easyfields, who appeared on Shows #054 and #126. His track "Howlin' Mad" from the Elixir album is our final track of the episode.

Previous Post:
Show #164: Holly Reinhardt
Next Post:
An In-Snide Look #265 -- Kenny Everett Rambles and Festival Season Previews

Blog comments powered by Disqus

Gear Up for Summer

As seen on the webcam. Are you one of those people who can't survive without copious amounts of coffee in the morning? You definitely need one of our stainless steel travel mugs. Give your caffeine the gift of style...

Solicitations and Submissions

Solicitations for blog posts can be made by sending and email to "blog -at- indyintune -dot- com" and should follow these guidelines:

  • Local (Indianapolis-based) acts always have priority.
  • Visisting acts playing a bill with one or more local acts are also considered.
  • We generally don't like to repeat content found on other sites. If your request already has a lot of coverage on other sites, it will be considered low-priority unless you can give us an exclusive angle.
  • For obvious reasons, we don't do solicited album reviews, though we do appreciate you letting us know when you have a new release. Consider coming in and talking about the album yourself live on the air or a podcast.
  • All of our staff writers are unpaid enthusiasts. All requests for blog posts are entirely at their descretion.
  • As such, they generally need a lot of lead-time to put something out -- we're talking weeks of lead time, not hours.
  • That said, individual authors have full authority to ignore the following guidelines and write whatever they want ... if you can convince them to.
  • In addition, feel free to write your own post and submit it for posting as a "guest blogger." Those almost always get accepted.
  • Finally, regional or national acts submitting without meeting the above guidelines are generally ignored. We're not trying to be dicks, but if you send us a generic form-letter with your press release, and it doesn't even remotely concern a local artist or event, then you're not part of our core focus.