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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)




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)




Album Reivew: Brad Kleinschmidt's Gone

By: Kelly Fox -- Friday, July 17, 2015
Despite the double-take I did when looking at Brad Kleinschmidt’s name, I had no idea what to expect when I started in on his newest CD, Gone. Brad calls Muncie his hometown, really likes flannels (me too, Brad, me too), and isn’t the biggest fan of ... (Read Full Article)




Album Review: IAMLION's Vessel

By: Kelly Fox -- Thursday, July 16, 2015
I have to admit, I was nervous about doing a review for IAMLION’s new EP, “Vessel,” simply because of the stylization of the name. My fears were deepened when I saw they were opening for Slipknot at Klipsch on August 14th. It brought me back to my da... (Read Full Article)




Album Review: Chase Coy's Youth

By: Kelly Fox -- Monday, June 29, 2015
Chase Coy is described as indie-folk, a genre I am familiar with but not deeply invested in. His album, Youth has earned adjectives such as, “despicably fun” (Earmilk) and “cool, fresh, charming and easy to listen to on a loop” (Baeble). I’d have to ... (Read Full Article)




Album Review: Yukon Fox -- Release the Kraken

By: Kelly Fox -- Friday, June 19, 2015
Upon receiving the request to review Yukon Fox’s album, Release the Kraken, I was pretty stoked. I’m a big fan of nautical allusions in music, so I had high hopes. Plus, the group’s name is very appealing to someone of my lineage (see: my last name [... (Read Full Article)




Review: Battle of Birdy's 2013

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, November 25, 2013
Another year and another Battle of Birdy's in the history books.  Over fifty bands competed this year.  None were disappointing, but in the end, a much-deserving Audiodacity finally put their name on the wall next to such great acts as The ... (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)


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)


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