Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Prodigals

The Prodigals

Tuesday, June 28 2005 @ 09:56 AM EDT
Contributed by: Nora
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Hello Lovelies!
I'm taking the water conservation suggestion very seriously, but the lure of the sprinkler sure is tempting. I finally broke down Sunday and put the window air-conditioners in. Why didn't I do that sooner?
I'm very excited about the Irish band, The Prodigals on Saturday. I saw them in Cleveland in March, and it was well worth the drive. A friend of mine is bringing them to town, and we want to make sure they've got a great audience. It's a holiday weekend...you'll have an extra day to recover from the dancing and Guinness! And a special bonus, just for you...have dinner with the band. Come at 8:00, bring five bucks and picnic with the band.
l. The Prodigals, Radio Radio, Saturday, July 2 10 pm
ll. Kit Malone &Victoria Vox, Locals Only, Wednesday, June 29th
lll. Tad Armstrong &David England, Upper Room, Friday, July 1 9:30

l. The Prodigals
Radio Radio
1119 E. Prospect St
picnic with the band 8:00 $5.00
show time 10:00

The best description I've heard of this band...or of any band, come to think of it...is JIG PUNK . I was actually dancing...maybe 'cause I could bring out those old punk rock moves. These guys are very high energy and they put on a great show. And if you've got a special fascination with the accordion you can't miss this show. You can buy advance sale tickets at Future Shock and Borders downtown. I've also got a few tickets to sell, if you'd like to contact me.

opps, I've run out of time to tell you about the other shows...I've got an early meeting...Uggghh....


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Good Morning Sunshine!
It's a beautiful morning--wheee!
l. Mikea Pauley, Thursday (6/16) 7pm, Lazy Daze Coffeehouse
ll. Hal Gerard, Saturday (6/18) 9am, Broad Ripple Farmers Market
lll. 54th Street Art Fair (6/18) 10-4, Monon Trail and 54th Street

l. Mieka Pauley
Thursday, 7 pm
Lazy Daze Coffeehouse
10 S. Johnson (Irvington)

Mieka Pauley was a CATH favorite, "her voice ranges from haunting, delicate beauty to an explosion of shattering, soaring soul. Her lyrics bloom from a place of uncompromising honesty and raw emotion, aimed straight for the heart. At just 23, Mieka Pauley's songs are wise way beyond her years. Her roots are the blues, classic soul and R&B, rock and folk, and the result is a sound that blends and transcends these genres into a personal brand of pop music that is uniquely her own.

Billboard Magazine and the Boston Globe have compared her to everything from "a young Sarah McLachlan" to "Aretha in the husky vocal turns". But anyone who's seen her agrees on one thing: with a history of launching great artists such as Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, and Tracy Chapman, the clubs of Cambridge and streets of Harvard Square have once again produced the next unmistakable voice of a new generation."
Thanks to Robin Coleman who has found a home for many of the "CATH refugees". Lazy Daze is a new venue--please support them in their efforts to bring live original music to Indianapolis.

ll. Hal Gerard
Broad Ripple Farmers Market
Indianapolis Art Center
67th Street and the Monon Trail
music 9-10:30
market 7:30-11:00
Enjoy the terrific music of Hal Gerard while shopping at the lovely and spacious Broad Ripple Farmers Market. I met Hal when he performed at the Midwest Music Summit last year. He was easily one of the best to play CATH. Throw some money in his hat and buy his CD, you won't regret it!

lll. 54th and Monon Art Fair
Saturday, June 18th
This free art fair is always fun. Lots of great local and regional art and complimentary hot dogs and lemonade. You'll find me at the MKNA booth selling our great new coffee table book highlighting the architecture of Meridian-Kessler and Home Tour tickets. I'm extra excited...this is the first year since the fair started that I'm not covered in poison ivy. Was that too much information?
Stop by and visit Funhouse Records. It's a terrific place chock-full of records, CD's and guitar goodness.
As always, thanks for supporting independent music and art!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Independent Music + Arts Frestival

Hello Intelligent and Discerning Folks,
It's officially festival season...kicked off by the Independent Music and Arts Festival this Saturday at the lovely Harrison Center.
Ray Mills has the well deserved reputation of putting together the best lineup of independent musicians each year. And he's done it again.
CATH Inc/Queen Bee Music is proud to be part of the 2005 IMAF (okay...Ray did all of the work). Some CATH favorites are playing.
I'm expecting Seth Horan to walk through my front door at any moment now. For those of you keeping track, Seth holds the record for sleeping on my sofa...ten nights in a row; February 2003. Oh yeah, and he's a kick ass bass player/singer/songwriter. Yep, you read that right.
There is also a terrific group of artists that will be displaying their genius. Be sure and check out the work of Kipp Normand and Kyle Ragsdale.
Click on the link for the skinny; I'll see you there!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Music in the Round

Hello Peonies,

I'm experiencing my first short 'holiday week'. And I'm all confused about what day it is. I've always worked on the restaurant business, and seemed to work extra when everyone else was off. I sure enjoyed sitting on my porch on Monday and reading until my eyes hurt.
Anyway...this Friday, just two short days away, four great touring songwriters (two from NYC and two from Chicago) will gather on the Harrison Center Underground stage for a music in the round. This is a great way to see music. The musician trade songs, often playing with each other for impromptu jams...as 'jammy' as acoustic music gets!
l. Friday 6/3-Harrison Center, 9:00-Mercy Driver
ll. Saturday 6/4- BR Farmers Market-9:00 am-Mercy Driver

l. Mercy Driver
Songwriters in the Round
9:00 pm
Harrison Center Underground

As you know the Harrison Center for the Arts loves a theme (as I do) for their gallery shows. The topic of this show is oncology on canvas, expressions of a Woman's Cancer Journey. For those of you who don't know the CATH Inc story, this show embraces the spirit of Cathy Peachey. Cathy who founded CATH over twenty years ago died of breast cancer in 1996. Cathy put a face on breast cancer. The Cathy Peachey foundation has raised over 1.4 million dollars that has gone directly to IU Cancer Center for research. I hope you'll go see the Harrison Gallery show, and head to the Underground to hear the music after.
Mercy Driver is made up of four musicians, the core of who met at CATH last summer during the Midwest Music Summit. Jeremiah Birnbaum, Shelley Miller, Dave Golden and Kara Kulpa will trade songs and stories. It's really cool--I promise!

ll. Mercy Driver
Songwriters in the Round
Broad Ripple Farmers Market
Saturday, June 4th
9:00 am (for music, shop earlier)
The Indianapolis Art Center
67th and the Monon Trail

This is a new venue for the Market, and it's terrific. Last week was amazing...I hope you'll check it out.

See you this weekend!