Monday, October 1, 2007

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 4, number 19

Rock and Roll Weekend

First of all – Woo Hoo! The Indianapolis music world is profiled on
The clearly brilliant Amy Zavatto highlighted Indy’s indie music spots.
Included are Radio Radio, Luna Music, Birdy’s, Red Key Tavern, Taste Café, the Monon Trail and the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. The related links sections mentions -- ME!

Now, on to your weekend plans.

Friday (9/14), 19Clark25 and Chevy Downs at Spin
Saturday (9/15), Vulgar Boatmen at The Upper Room

Friday night at Spin (formerly the Patio)
6308 Guilford Ave
19Clark25 and Chevy Downs
I’m looking forward to seeing 19Clark25. They describe their sound as gutsy and swampy—mixing elements of country, blues, rock and punk. And, the band included the lovely Cara Walthers on bass.

I’ve never been disappointed by a Chevy Downs show, but then again I’ve never been disappointed by any band that John Byrne plays in. Chevy Downs plays good old rock and roll with a southern feel.

Here is what John has to say about the band:

“Yet another of my bands, Chevy Downs (, is playing its first Indianapolis show of 2007 at Spin nightclub (formerly The Patio) this Friday, September 14th. We are set to go on at 10:45, and as always, cover for Spin is $10.00.

“Chevy Downs is what the kids call an "Americana" or "Alt-Country" band, meaning that we play good singer-songwritery music with a bit of a twang, the occasional cowboy hat and an abundance of not-too-subtle nods to Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young, The Eagles, Gram Parsons, et al.

“The band is co-fronted by Tim Jones ( and David Moore (, who lead their former bands, Old Pike and Chamberlain, respectively, to great musical heights (major label record deals, hit singles, national tours, etc.) over the last decade and who continue to have great success in their solo careers. With members scattered all over the fruited plain (Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Florida, Zionsville), we only gather a time or two a year for shows in the Circle City, so we hope you can make it.”

Saturday morning
Broad Ripple Farmers Market
Behind Broad Ripple High School
Stasia Demos and Brian Deer

I recently saw Stasia whip a room full of kids in to a frenzy with her made-for-whipping-kids-in-to-a-frenzy songs. She’s been known to whip adults in to fits also.
Brian Deer is celebrating the release of his latest CD, Found Objects.

Saturday night at The Upper Room
Above the Broad Ripple Steak House
929 E. Westfield Blvd
The Vulgar Boatmen

Here is what Dale Lawrence has to say about the show:

“The Vulgar Boatmen will be playing an acoustic show at the Upper
Room, in Broad Ripple, on Saturday September 15. It will be a
reunion show of sorts, as guitarists Dale Lawrence and Matt Speake
are joined by violist Kathy Kolata and harmonist Janas Hoyt,
replicating the band’s familiar early-90s lineup. Although acoustic
Boatmen sets are pretty regular occurrences these days in Chicago
and Bloomington, it has been several years since the band played a
sit-down set in Indy. Showtime is 10 pm.”

Here is what I have to say about Dale Lawrence and the Vulgar Boatmen:

Go to the show, I cannot imagine how great this will be. I’ve been a Dale fan ever since his Gizmos days. I’ll be working at the Red Key Saturday night, swing by and tell me how great the show was.

Have a lovely weekend,

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