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Indianapolis “Art Rock” Band Midwest Contraband Releases Killer 4th Album

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Sunday, October 6, 2019
Midwest Contraband is not the hottest girl at the party, or the popular “cool guy” in the letter jacket.  They are the eccentric girl dancing erratically in the corner to a song that seemingly only she can hear and doesn’t care who is watching.... (Read Full Article)




Special Presentation #01: MP Cavalier Meets Martin Barre of Jethro Tull

By: Darrin Snider -- Saturday, May 4, 2019
In the first of what we hope is a new series of special presentations, MP Cavalier interviews guitarist Martin Barre about his upcoming 50th Anniversary of Jethro Tull tour, featuring Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker.... (Read Full Article)




Mix-Tape Monday: Great Guitarists

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, March 25, 2019
This week, as part of a series I think I'll try, we're looking at great guitar songs...... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Tribute to Tony Iommi

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, March 18, 2019
Paying tribute to one of my long-standing favorite musicians, and the man who got me through my difficult formative years …... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Guilty Pleasures

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, March 11, 2019
By request, since I make every one of my guests fess up, I might as well give mine.... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Relax with a Nice Bottle of Wine

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, March 4, 2019
Rather than do another eclectic week, how about a more laid-back, relaxing playlist?... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Stuff I Feel Like I May Be the Only Person Who Owns It

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 25, 2019
We've all got stuff we've just randomly come across that we're pretty sure we're the only person who's heard it. No? Just me?... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: My (First) Prog Mix Tape

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 18, 2019
Seriously though, aren't you surprised I made it almost two months without going "prog nerd" on you guys?... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Reproducing My High School Crusin' Tape

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 11, 2019
Did you ever have that one mix tape you played so long that the order is forever engrained in your head? I have one in particular…... (Read Full Article)




Mix Tape Monday: Crazy Cover Versions

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 4, 2019
A tribute to those cover versions of popular songs that are completely reinterpretations in a style you wouldn't think they would work in, but they do.... (Read Full Article)


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