Thursday, October 13, 2011

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 8 no 21

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Broad Ripple Music Fest Kickoff Parties

Friday, October 14, 2011
Kate Lamont (EP Release) w/ Vess Ruhtenberg, TJ Reynolds & the Freehand Orchestra
6259 N. College Ave
21+,  $10, 8:00 p.m., non-smoking

A-Squared & Rad Summer Showcase Friday, October 14, 2011
Connor's Pub (Mega Tent)
6331 Ferguson Street
21+, $10 or entry w/ $15 event wristband, 8:00 p.m.

The Broad Ripple Music Fest has grown so much over the last five years that there are two kickoff parties on BRMF eve. 

At the Vogue, you’ll have one last chance to catch Indianapolis’ musical darling, Kate Lamont, is moving far, far away and the kickoff party is a chance to say a proper good bye. She’s releasing a new EP – I hear that it’s full of soul and greatness. She’ll be joined by Vess Ruhtenberg Vess is bringing a full band and will play songs from throughout his illustrious career. 

T.J. Reynolds & the Freehand Orchestra will open the show and I’m sure that he’ll be playing songs from this excellent new album. DJ Kyle Long will be spinning world-influenced tunes in between the live musical goodness. 

In a big fancy tent at Connor’s Pub the lovely and talented duo of A-Squared Industries and the folks at Rad Summer, a record label and promotion company are hosting a showcase of the DJs. The lineup is: 

8:00-8:45 Crookshanks
8:45-9:15 Kaiton & Jordan

9:15-10:00 DJ Metrognome

10:00-10:45 Action Jackson

10:45-11:30 A-Squared DJs

11:30-12:30 Proper Villains

12:30-1:00 Oreo Jones & DJ B-Qwyatt

1:00-1:30 Turquoise Jeep

Broad Ripple Music Fest
Saturday, October 16, 2011
$15 event wristband or ticket prices vary by location, noon – ‘till the cows come home. 

The day of music starts out in the record stores with two free shows. If you do it right, you can see dozens of bands before the festival is over. Have fun!

Indy CD & Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Avenue
All Ages / Free / 12PM / Non-Smoking

Indy CD & Vinyl is right on the Avenue and will feature a diverse lineup of acoustic and plugged in music. You can’t go wrong with any of these groups. Irene & Reed has been on my radar, but I haven’t had a chance to see them live yet, but I love their ethereal, piano-driven sound. 

Noon - Cities of Noise
1:30 - Mike Reeb
3:00 - Loyal Divide
4:30 - Emily Poe Project
6:00 – NMKjeldsen
7:30 - Irene & Reed

And down the street at LUNA…

XRA Records Showcase
LUNA music
5202 N. College Ave
Free, all ages

What a great lineup! It will be tempting to just camp out at Luna all day. Alas, I have to be at work at 5:00, but luckily, it’s just across the street. I know that I’ll be sneaking out of my Red Key shift (Look! A baby wolf!) for at least a few minutes to hear the delightful Everything, Now! 

noon - Rodeo Ruby Love (acoustic)
1:00  - Doug

2:00 - Wet Blankets

3:00  - State Park

4:00  - Frank Schweikhardt (full band)

5:00  - Everything, Now!

6:00  - DMA

There are eleven other venues hosting BRFM shows, many with multiple stages. Wristbands are available for $15 that will allow you access to all of the shows.

The Ripple Inn
929 E. Westfield Blvd
21+, 5:00-1:00 a.m., free before 9:00 p.m., wristband or $5 after 9:00.

The Ripple Inn will feature three stages.
In the bar:
Kate Myers, Chad Mills, MMKAY, Jamie Nichole
On the patio:
Daniel J. Rauscher, Trombononymous, Harvey & the Bluetones, Bullet Proof Soul
Upstairs in Room 929:
The Crush Entertainment showcase starts at 9:00.
Rhinoceros Beetle, DJ Indiana Jones, DJ Gabby Love, Ryan McDaniel, DJ Lockstar

Next door…

The Monkey's Tale
925 E. Westfield Blvd.
21+, 5:00-1:00 a.m.,wristband or $10 at the door

The lineup at the Monkey’s Tale includes Bashiri Asad w/ Whitney Coleman, DJ Helicon and plenty more. 

Around the corner…

6319 Guilford Ave.
21+ / 8:00PM / wristband or $5 at the door 

Heavy Gun Blog is hosting the third installment of the Beat Battle. This is always exciting and fun. The rounds include: 

First round: WhoisLouis, Brad Real, Mic Sol, Wiz Kids, Son of thought & Fire Arms
Second round: Merc Versus, The Martians, Scoot Dubs, Ace One
Third round: Mr. Kinetic, Pro Forms, Freddie Bunz, Oreo Jones
Fourth round: Hinks Jones, Grey Granite, Blake Alee

Down the street….

TRU Nightclub
6235 Guilford Ave
21+, 9:00, wristband or $10 at door

There are three stages at Tru, including one outdoor stage. 

9:00 – Grenadine
10:00 - Ryan Stocklin
11:00 – Jackola
midnight - Compact Disco (Chicago)
1:00 a.m. - Zebo (Chicago)
2:00 a.m.- Deanne

9:00- Mr. Orange
10:00 - Phenom (Chicago)
11:00- jFet
midnight- Mowgli (Cincinnati)
1:00 a.m.- The Grimey Kids (Lafayette)
2:00 a.m. - El Carnicero


Fate vs. Brandon Patr!k
Chachi vs. Taylor Norris
– I love this name! 

Around the corner…

Rock Lobster
820 Broad Ripple Ave
21+, 5:30 – 10:00, wristband or $10 at door

What a fun lineup! It would be tempting to camp out here. 

5:30 - Vacation Club
6:00 -  The Kemps
6.45 -  Hotfox
(I love it that they are old enough to play in a bar!)
7.15 -  Neon Love Life
8:00 -  Howler
9:00 -  Tapes n Tapes

A few blocks away….

Connor's Pub Mega Tent
6331 Ferguson Street
21+, 4:00 – 1:00, wristband or $10 at the door
In addition to this stellar lineup, you can look for a craft fair, a drum corp, and a musician.

4:00 - Whip Cream Wars
4:30 - Caleb McCoach
5:00 - Household Guns
5:30 – Thunderhawk
6:00 – Crys
6:30 - Learner Dancer
7:00  - Elsinore
7:30 - Sleeping Bag
8:00 – Slothpop
8:30 - Harley Poe
9:00 – Thunders
9:30 - America Owns the Moon
10:00 - Child Bite
10:30 – Pravada
11:00 - Murder By Death
midnight - DJ List Christee (Kevin Barnes from of Montreal)

An all ages show…

ES Jungle
6151 Central Ave
all ages, non-smoking, wristband or $8:00 at the door

5:30 - The Midnight Vacancy
6:00 - Indian City Weather
6:45 - Tax Brandywine
7:30 – Palace
8:15 - Diarrhea Planet
9:00 - Blane Fonda
10:00 - Rodeo Ruby Love

Travel down the road a bit…

Locals Only
2449 E. 56th St.
21+, 9:00 – 1:00, wristband or $10 at the door

10:00  - Borrow Tomorrow
11:00  - Mardelay
midnight  - Jascha
1:00 - The Bonesetters

Next door: 

The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave.

21 +, 4:00, wristband or $5 at the door

Three stages! 

4:00 - Jessie & Amy
5:30 -  Blue Moon Revue
7:30 -  Loyal Divide
9:30 - Midwest Hype
11:30 -  Ill-Esha
1:30 -  Eumatik

Tent Stage:
Hollow Point
Shy Guy Says – Live
Magnetic DJ Set
Brian Summers
Ed Trauma
Big Kyle

Deck Stage:
Camo HiddenDJ
DJ Sarge
Kid Kollision
Jeremy Daeger
and more...

Head north …

2131 E. 71st St.
21+, 7:30, wristband or $8 door

7:30 - Gypsy Harbor
8:15  - Stepson
9:15 - The Holland Account
10:15 - 5 Day Trip
11:15- Permacrush
12:15 – Skyhunter
1:00  - The Knollwood Boys

Travel south for Punk Rock Night…

The Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois St.
21 +, 9:00, wristband or $15 at the door

10:00 PM - East Side Larry
11:00 PM - Evil Beaver
midnight  - Chindi