Thursday, August 19, 2010

Broad Ripple Gazette vol. 7, no 17

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Sausage Fest
Friday, August 20, Saturday, August 21, 2010
Saint Thomas Aquinas
46th and Illinois
6:00 pm – midnight
free, all ages

SausageFest is just that – a festival of sausages from Claus Brothers. And with sausage you need beer, including four varieties from Sun King Brewery, and wine. There are games for kids and adults. And plenty of fine music.

6:00-6:45 Mark Proctor (singer songwriter with a dash of twang)
6:45-7:30 Jason Locke (acoustic fun)
7:30-8:30 Bill Rumley (singer songwriter goodness)
8:30-9:30 Cara Jean Wahlers and Gary Wasson (beautiful songs by beautiful people)
9:30- close Streaker (buckle up! big rock fun!)

5:00 Mass will be celebrated outdoors
6:00-7:00 Doyle Brothers with Joe Doyle of The Last Good Year (sibling rock)
7:00-8:00 The ReachArounds (don’t let the name scare you - rocking rocky rock)
8:00-8:45 lowercase m (a rare not-to-be-missed appearance --don’t miss this!)
8:45-9:45 Dugan Brothers (twilight rock)
9:45-close Born Again Floozies (tap dancin’ rockers)

Joyful Noise Recording Anniversary Party!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street
doors 9:00, show 10:00, $8, 21+

The most excellent record label, Joyful Noise is celebrating their seventh anniversary with a party featuring bands on their roster. Jookabox, Joan of Arc, The Abner Trio and Marmoset are scheduled to play what promises to be a wonderful show. There will be special release goodies available. Stop in and congratulate Karl and the gang.

The Late Show
Friday, August 20, 2010
Ale Emporium
8617 Allisonville Rd
9:30 – 1:30
free, 21+

Yes, that The Late Show! The dreamy guys you remember from playing at your favorite bar when you were in your 20s. They’ve reunited for a show at the Ale Emporium. The band sounds great and they are still as dreamy as ever. They play a fun mix of originals, classic pop and rock.

The Ale Emporium is a great place to hear music. They have an unmatched beer selection, great food and plenty of places to sit.

Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 8:00 – noon
behind Broad Ripple High School

8/21/2010 Ted Kirkendall
8/28/2010 Paul Lauck
9/4/2010 Jared Rust

Dead Beats, The Instruction, The Sundresses, The Locals
Friday, August 27, 2010
Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street
doors 9:00, show 10:00, $5, 21+

What a great lineup! I’ve had the chance to see Cincinnati’s, The Sundresses before and loved them. The Dead Beats and The Instruction hail from Louisville and The Locals are almost local – from Chicago.

The Locals have morphed from an acoustic trio to an electric guitar driven threesome in the last decade. Band member Yvonne Doll (isn’t that a wonderful name?) told me what they love about playing the Melody Inn, “is that it's got such an amazing history! Melody Inn is known in the midwest as a kick ass, historic, no-bs kind of place. We love to play there. The staff is super cool, the owner is a great guy. And the crowd that hangs there... very cool, music loving folks. It’s always a good time.”

I love what I’ve heard online of The Locals newest EP, Salt. Its high-energy is the poppy fun. And I bet they are even more charming in person.

Yvonne is right – it’s sure to be a great night!

Alice Chamber and The Stick a Cork in Your Jug Band, Old Fair & Square Band, 19Clark25
Friday, August 27, 2010
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
8:30 pm, $7, 21+

What exactly is does an all-woman jug band sound like? Gorgeous four-part harmonies, creative instrumentation and a good deal of happy giggling. Alice Chalmers and the Stick a Cork in Your Jug Band is made up of five very talented musicians – Cara Jean Wahlers, Stasia Demos, Jude Odell, Holly Smith, Joni Back-Bubenzer – one budding musician, Tammy Lieber and me, playing the typewriter. I’m just happy these women even let me sit in the same room with them, let alone on stage. I’ll be the one with my head down, concentrating on hitting the right key. I’ve got G down pretty good now. We promise big fun, a little kitsch and lots of talent. Maybe we’ll even have a jug by then, but a growler seems to work just fine.

Also on the bill are the Old Fair & Square Band and 19Clark25 to balance out all of the girlie goodness on stage.

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