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 #180: The Cosmic Situation

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM


You know, I've always kept an open door and open mic policy in Studio B.  On those days when we're advertising to be on the air, I just put Facebook invites and a physical sign instructing interested people to just walk in.  The policy is, if you're there, and there's an open mic at the desk, then sit down, because you're a co-host.  This probably has never been more thoroughly tested than on this episode, where co-hosts actually outnumber, and probably banter more than, our studio guests, two-thirds of The Cosmic Situation.  It also doesn't help when your guests are Mighty Mia Kileen (on, her first in-person visit to Studio B -- owing to that restraining order accidentally expiring last week); Ben Myers, that funny songwriter guy, and an actual bona-fide stand up comedian, Diesel "Peanut Butter Smooth" Reeves.  Yeah, those kids never knew what hit 'em.

The cosmic Situation is a sharp improv/jam driven group of youthful minds who are currently making a few waves critically, as well as with fans, around town.  What I find particularly fun about this band is how the music has a definitely level of sophistication to it, owing to the backgrounds of some of the players, but at the same time, the traditional lyrical themes of classic rock and roll (girls ... alienation ... et al) it doesn't have the feel of rock music with lofty ideas, but instead projects a very laid back, organic flow to it.  To me the music says, "Take us seriously, but not that seriously."  Basically, I like these guys and can't wait to see where the next project takes them.

Links Referenced in the Show:

  • Coming soon.

Previous Post:
Local Is Our Genre #004: Networking
Next Post:
Show #181: Indien

Blog comments powered by Disqus

Gear Up for Summer

Back by popular demand for a limited time only, "I support local music ... and yes, that does make me better than you." Show the world that you, too, are a proud elitist music snob! Get yours before time runs out...

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.