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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)




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)




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)


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: 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)


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: 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)


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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