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Getting Down to Earth with mOOnMen

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Sunday, February 16, 2020
It’s 8:00 p.m. on a Monday in a dim room inside of Indy’s most aesthetically interesting venue, Healer... (Read Full Article)

The Musical Journey of Jethro Easyfields

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Blues. Rock. Folk. Country. Punk. Roots. Americana. The music of Jethro Easyfields is all these things blended together and so much more.... (Read Full Article)

Album Review: Sietch Ramshackle "U.R.//Nctrl"

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Saturday, December 28, 2019
Sietch Ramshackle’s new album “U.R.//Nctrl” picks up where 2018’s “May I Rise” left off. In a sense, they could be considered two albums as one unit.... (Read Full Article)

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)

On the Road with Jeremy Porter and The Tucos in Their 'Old Kentucky (2nd) Home'

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Thursday, December 20, 2018
Last year I had the opportunity to interview Detroit, Michigan-based Rock & Roll band, Jeremy Porter and The Tucos while on their tour stop through Indianapolis at the Melody Inn… ... (Read Full Article)

The Stick Arounds - "Ways To Hang On" Album Preview, Show Review and Interview

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Lansing-based 5-piece Rock & Roll-Power-Pop outfit The Stick Arounds will release their sophomore album, “Ways to Hang On” on GTG Records this week, and, after ingesting it religiously for a while now, I can definitively say this is one ...... (Read Full Article)

Legendary Melody Inn Celebrates 17-Year Anniversary with Dave and Rob

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Thursday, October 11, 2018
Legendary blog domineditrix, Amy Foxworthy, dives deep into the behind-the-scenes story of one of our favorite local music hotspots …... (Read Full Article)

The Hat Madder at Melody Inn with SugarDust and Middle Class

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friday, October 5th three talented rock bands from New York, Michigan, and Indianapolis will invade the Melody Inn to rock all of our faces off.... (Read Full Article)

Jakals Bringing Rock from Boston to Indy at The Melody Inn August 26

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Friday, August 17, 2018
August 26 at Melody Inn with The Breakes and Pinky and the Basters – Doors at 8:00, Show at 9:00; just $5 at the door; cheap drinks, great bartender, and 3 kick ass, hard-working bands with great sounds to share with you.... (Read Full Article)

The Stick Arounds, ‘No Pit Cherries’ and ‘Timid Lions’

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Super Hot Show Alert: Michigan’s The Stick Arounds, Supported by Indy’s ‘No Pit Cherries’ and ‘Timid Lions’... (Read Full Article)

Raye Zaragoza: Artist. Water Protector. Peacemaker.

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, July 24, 2018
July 24th singer/songwriter and activist Raye Zaragoza will perform at The Murat Theater as part of her cross-country tour with Dispatch and Nahko and Medicine for the People.... (Read Full Article)

Must-See Show Alert- Justin Townes Earle and Lilly Hiatt

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Justin Townes Earle and Lilly Hiatt are playing The Hi-Fi on 5/16.... (Read Full Article)

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos: Motor City Rock & Roll Comes to The Mel

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Saturday, October 7, 2017
The place to be Thursday night is not Downtown, or Broad Ripple or even Fountain Square. It’s at the Melody Inn where Detroit (original) Rock n’ Roll band Jeremy Porter and the Tucos will be rocking... (Read Full Article)

Event Preview: For the Sake of the Song

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Friday, September 25, 2015
Cootie Crabtree is an Indianapolis based singer/songwriter who rambles the county lines between Americana, Alt-Country, Rock, Strange Folk & Rootsy Blues... (Read Full Article)

In-Depth: Brother O' Brother

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Saturday, August 22, 2015
Combine a singer/guitarist who is fearless, takes chances, and does things other people don’t have the confidence to try, with a dynamic, creative and energetic drummer to perfectly compliment, and you get one extraordinary Rock & Roll duo who ar... (Read Full Article)

Event Review: The Show

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend "The Show" at Coal Yard Coffee/5547 Project Gallery in the Irvington part of Indy, and I'm immensely delighted that I did.... (Read Full Article)

November’s MUST-ATTEND First Friday

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Thursday, November 6, 2014
WHAT: "The Show" WHEN: First Friday - November 7th WHERE: 5547 BONNA AVE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219 (located in the historic Irvington area) FREE and open to All Ages See art by 18 new artists as well as live music from the Landon Keller and the ... (Read Full Article)

Interview: Bashiri Asad on His Live Album Recording

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Foxy@Indy In-Tune: Hello, and thanks so much for talking with us; its an honor! Were really excited to be a part of the upcoming, sure-to-be-epic event at Sabbatical on October 11th where you will actually be recording your new album live, correct?? Tel... (Read Full Article)

HOT SHOW ALERT! Shine Indy Studios Presents : Bashiri Asad Day!

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Disclosure: Sam Ash Music is a sponsor of Indy In-Tune, and Indy In-Tune is a sponsor of Shine Indy. What: 17 local acts, starting with the teen bands of Sam Ash Music's Ash Rock Program leading up... (Read Full Article)

Gettin’ Buck Wild with Russ Baum and Huck Finn; Album Release Party

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Monday, October 6, 2014
Regardless what type of music you like, I wholeheartedly encourage checking out this band live when you have the chance.  They are intuitive performers who seem to genuinely care about their fans and whether they are having the most fun that the... (Read Full Article)

Antigone Rising Bring Whiskey and Wine to the Biergarten

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The all-female-boot-stompin'-alt-country-rock band ANTIGONE RISING is set to play at Rathskeller on September 17 in support of their TWO brand new EPs for 2014: the already released 'Whiskey & Wine - Volume 1" and the upcoming "Whiskey & Wine... (Read Full Article)

A Few Words with Terri Nunn of Berlin

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Saturday, July 12, 2014
"Lots of great music and dancing and CONNECTION" are what Terri Nunn from new wave synth pop band Berlin says that we can expect to experience Saturday night in the Murat Theater at Old National Center. You may remember Berlin from the 80's when the... (Read Full Article)

The Gringos are Coming! The Gringos are Coming!

By: Amy Foxworthy -- Monday, May 26, 2014
If you have never heard Gringo Star's music, the best way I can think to describe it would be....psychedelic indie 50's/60's garage surf punk rockabillyish experimental doo wop.  If that doesn't make sense now, it will after you hear the... (Read Full Article)

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