Saturday, August 27, 2005

Nora at The Old Crow Medicine Show - A Review

Music lovers and scene-makers alike were on hand Thursday night at the Music Mill to check out the wunderkind aggregation du jour, the Old Crow Medicine Show. A bursting-with-energy group of rough hewn but musically savvy guys from the South descended on Indy with original tunes from their most recent CD, played at breathtaking tempi in full voice from the first note. However, this reviewer found himself distracted from the driving sounds and mountain hollers of the Crows by a concomitant weather phenomenon that happened to be blowing through the Music Mill that night creating a side-show all her own. Of course I'm referring to Hurricane Nora, the eponymous cult leader of the site you are currently visiting and a force of nature unto herself. The whole Queenbee thing suddenly made sense as your humble reviewer noted that by evening's end there wasn't a stranger in the house, while a certain ambience of connectedness and community descended over the scene, fashioned out of thin air from the available resources at hand, i.e. that evening's crowd. All in all her energy and enthusiasm for the music was even more awe inspiring than the music itself, sort of like the play-within-a-play from Hamlet, and all for one low, low admission price - who could beat it?!

-Tom Waldo

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Old Crow Medicine Show - Thursday evening

Hello Music Fans,
I'm excited about this show...These five young guys have been described as having "a driving feral energy." Maybe I can sneak my cat, who also has a driving feral energy in to the show. I have visions of Felix zipping around the stage...hummm, on second thought, maybe not.
OCMS is a punkified acoustic band. The play songs from some of the earliest traditions of American music--tunes from jug bands to Memphis blues. One of the members plays guitjo, a six string banjo that plays like a guitar. I can't wait to see that.
They have performed on Prairie Home Companion and at Bonnaroo in the last year--and I can't think of any other band that can span both audiences.

Old Crow Medicine Show
tonight, Thursday August 24
9:00 pm (sharp--no opening band)
The Music Mill - 317.841.1850
3720 E. 82nd Street

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Stasia Demos - Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Stasia Demos--Broad Ripple Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 07:43 AM EDT
Contributed by: Nora
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Hello Daisys!
The fabulous and famous Stasia Demos will be playing with David Allen this Saturday at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market.
The music starts at 9:00 (the market begins at 7:30).
A member of the former band Middletown, Stasia is a great singer and songwriter.
I'm looking forward to hearing her terrific song about Karl Thelig, "the Flower Man." Karl's daughter Helen continues his floral goodness with bouquets at the market.
See you there! I'll be the one on the blue bike with the wicker basket!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Indiana State Fair

Only a few more days to enjoy the State Fair.
I'm a State Fair junkie. I love the Pioneer Village and Machinery Field. My goal is to ride in the Tractor Parade...maybe next year.

Monday, August 1, 2005

Anne Heaton

Anne Heaton and Frank Marta are performing at Lazy Daze Coffeehouse in Irvington this Tuesday August 2nd at 7pm.

Anne and Frank were CATH favorites and their last appearance in Indianapolis earlier this year was standing room only.
I also want to thank and support Lazy Daze for starting to book original acoustic music.

Anne and Frank have been touring together for five years. They put on an energetic show combining Heaton’s compelling vocals, humor and understated keyboard style with Marta’s aggressive acoustic guitar rhythms, exceptional electric guitar lines and backing vocals.

They have also supported some of my favorite musicians such as Dan Bern, Melissa Ferric & Jonathan Brooke.

Lazy Daze is located in Historic Irvington at 10 S. Johnson Ave (East Washington & Ritter) (317) 353-0777. $10 suggested donation.

I’ll see you there!