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In Depth: Endiana

By: Brandon Cannon -- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
In an era where the Billboard chart is topped by names like Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Rihanna; Endiana bring back memories of the days when bands like Tom Petty, Guns N’ Roses, and even Blind Melon ruled the airwaves. These guys have been happy to carv... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: John Gilmore

By: Brandon Cannon -- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
You can’t help but to like John Gilmore, the low-key, self-effacing, singer-songwriter who’s seriously been making tasty, thoughtful rootsy music as of late. I sat with him recently, and was able to learn more about his music and new concert hall, Th... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: MODOC

By: Brandon Cannon -- Friday, September 6, 2013
MODOC set the bar at a staggering high early with their mesmerizing self titled  second release on August 27th of this year. They have honed in on the ability to snatch your hand, pull you in and make you listen undistracted to a smorgas... (Read Full Article)

September Sky Returns Keeps a Firm Foundation but Adds a Few Surprises

By: Brandon Cannon -- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Mindful heavy metal group, September Sky returns with a new album this week, and a CD release party Saturday, September 7 at Birdy's.  Thus a new chapter is marked in their modern tales of epic bombast-ery...... (Read Full Article)

Album Review: Steve Boller -- You Can Always Try

By: Brandon Cannon -- Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Steve Boller has great melody and spot-on timing, both of which he puts to good use in an EP set of pop tunes called “You Can Always Try” (iTunes | Bandcamp), most of which sounds like lost radio hits from a variety of decades. The cool thing is that... (Read Full Article)

This is your Business

By: Brandon Cannon -- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Video killed the radio star, or did it?  In 1981, MTV’s iconic spaceman was introduced for the first time.  Some conservative music critics might argue this began the demise of rock and roll.  Let’s keep in mind, some of the same criti... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Tug Fork River Band

By: Brandon Cannon -- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tug Fork River Band has a jaggedly “in your face” metal, defined by insistent buildups, intense changes, deft use of dynamics, and energetic drum fills, that has spellbound fans since 2006. Many have been impressed by Tug Forks affect on the ... (Read Full Article)

Helping the Scene

By: Brandon Cannon -- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I feel we all agree that there are difficult times for anybody trying to make a career in the music business. Performers, venue managers, booking agents and promoters are all locked in a vicious cycle that forces each of them to look out for their own imme... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Tied to Tigers

By: Brandon Cannon -- Saturday, July 13, 2013
Musically, Tied to Tigers feels a lot more simple than Matthew Corken’s previous group The Post Script. Do not get me wrong cause Script was a great group, but there is growth in this project and that contrast shows you how good Script really was a few yea... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Chad Mills

By: Brandon Cannon -- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Chad Mills is a humble, richly lyrical folk singer, and a poet who wears his heart on his sleeve through his music. He gets way down to the nitty gritty of life and speaks in an amusingly sarcastic language from now and then too. There is the occasional qu... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Kolo Bell

By: Brandon Cannon -- Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Kolo Bell is a local singer-songwriter and a fierce supporter of our music, comedy, and art scene. He has helped countless people on developing their crafts and more notably just how to believe in themselves. I’ve heard Kolo say that, “The most radical th... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Coyote Armada

By: Brandon Cannon -- Saturday, May 18, 2013
Coyote Armada caught my attention early in their search for musical excellence at Butler University, and because some distinguished gentlemen named, Mark “Dirty Rock” Alexander brought them to my attention. Curiosity was sparked after I heard the first tr... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Grizzly Music Company

By: Brandon Cannon -- Friday, May 10, 2013
They love music. They love listening to it. They love the way notes work, how they line up to form melodies and dance around each other in endless combinations of harmonies. With infinite voices in counterpoint, eliciting feelings both familiar or from som... (Read Full Article)

A Little Voodoo, Some Bearded Women, and No Shame

By: Brandon Cannon -- Monday, April 22, 2013
Artist Spotlight Indy rockers, Voodoo Sunshine, feels and sounds like my favorite type of rock show. Sounds like it takes place at a bar buzzing with college kids that are gallivanting in alcoholic celebrations on a Saturday night. Feels like they are t... (Read Full Article)

My Mixed Tape for April 2013

By: Brandon Cannon -- Saturday, April 13, 2013
There are hundreds of talented local acts playing every week in our great city. Some you might know and some you might not. Seeing as musicians are only as strong as the support they to give each other, I thought I would point out some local acts each mont... (Read Full Article)

In Depth: Endiana

By: Brandon Cannon -- Sunday, September 24, 2000
In an era where the Billboard chart is topped by names like Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Rihanna; Endiana bring back memories of the days when bands like Tom Petty, Guns N’ Roses, and even Blind Melon ruled the airwaves. These guys have been happy to carv... (Read Full Article)

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