I love seeing music in unexpected places…and the Village Marathon Station on an autumnal Sunday afternoon was certainly unexpected. The new owners of the station at 6280 College Avenue, Adam and Karen Goldstein threw an open tailgate party for the Colts/ 49ers game. Dick’s Bodacious BBQ served food and there was the usual array of football-watching drinks. A gigantic television showed the football action.
The real surprise was the live pre-game and half time show, Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts. There was a great stage and even a cool “green room” set up in one of the service bays. Tim and the band (Larry DeMeyer, Ben Wah Salami, Robin Reuter and Tom Waldo) played songs from Tim’s new CD, Everything that ever was—featuring one of my all time favorite songs, “Reckless With Love.”
The half-time show opened with, appropriately enough, “Mustang Sally.” And, just like the Super Bowl-- there was a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ by band member Ben Wah Salami.
I’ve really been enjoying Tim’s CD (available at Broad Ripple’s Indy CD and Vinyl). All but one of the songs is a Tim Brickley original. I am drawn to the song “When We Were High”, a sad-in-a-good-sort-of-way tune about reconnecting with old friends.
You can next catch Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts November 4th at the Phoenix Theatre.
For more information about Tim Brickley www.timbrickley.com
For more information about my favorite new gas station www.asgindy.com
Future Music and Fun Stuff—
Friday October 15th, Susan Cowsill, The Patio—Susan Cowsill, a displaced New Orleans singer/songwriter will be playing at the Patio with a great line-up including The Amy Lashley Band. Susan, a former member of the Continental Drifters and her family band The Cowsills, is touring promoting her CD Just Believe It.
A fundraiser for Susan and her family was held in Tim Cohn and Taryn Meyer’s backyard Labor Day weekend and featured in the September 16th Gazette. This promises to be another evening of good music and good will. More information—www.susancowsill.com
Friday, October 21st. Sam Shaber 8 pm—NYC singer and songwriter, Sam Shaber will be performing at the Indy Hostel (4903 Winthrop Avenue). I always credit Sam with marking CATH as a stop on the underground railroad of touring musicians. The Hostel is a great place to see a show. It’s like sitting in your own living room with the musician playing a few feet from you. It’s a great non-smoking, all ages listening room. For more information go to www.samshaber.com
Friday, October 21st, Middletown, 10pm, The Upper Room.—The amazing guitar player Aaron Stroup, based in Austin and working in a New Orleans relief kitchen for the last six weeks is taking a break to reunite with band mates, Tad Armstrong and Stasia Demos. The Upper Room is above the Broad Ripple Steak House and features terrific martinis and warm hospitality. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….if I could just listen to one singer for the rest of my life, it would be Tad Armstrong. Come out and congratulate Tad on his great Chicago Marathon run, giggle with Stasia and coo over pictures of Silas, and drink some whiskey with Aaron. All three of the Middletowners are terrific songwriters…and they do a great cover of Tim Brickley’s “Reckless with Love.” See www.tadarmstrong.net for more information.
I’ll see you out and about!