Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9, no 15

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Teddy Geiger with Jesse Ruben
Monday, July 23, 2012
Birdy’s Bar and Grill
2131 E. 71st Street
21+, doors 7:30, show 8:30, $10 presale, $12 day of show

Teddy Geiger is barely old enough to legally go to Birdy’s, but he’s been performing for years.
His debut album, "Underage Thinking," entered the Billboard Top 200 at #8 and produced a million-selling Top 10 single, "For You I Will" – when Teddy was just 16.

Not only is Teddy a great singer and songwriter, he’s proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano and drums.

Teddy is popular with both fans and critics. "Teddy Geiger projects an easy charm along with his real pop chops," raved The New York Times while People magazine, in a three-and-a-half star "Critic's Choice" review, predicted that "Teddy Geiger should have a long career ahead of him."

Teddy's energetic new school pop, described as being in the spirit of rock's glory days, earned him spots on shows featuring Gavin DeGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and Hilary Duff's #1 pop tour. Teddy has shared bills with Brandi Carlile, Pete Yorn.  My favorite Teddy fact? He was first man to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine in five years.

The equally as talented and young Jesse Ruben will be opening the show.

Old Truck Revival CD Release Show
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
8:00 pm, 21+, $5.

The band, Old Truck Revival, is “Junk Box Mike” Calvert and John Bowyer, occasionally joined by some of their musical friends. They are hosting a Hillbilly Music Festival to celebrate the release of their first CD, “Oweda.” Joining them on the bill are Punkin Holler Boys and The Fabulous Slim Tones.

The evening will be a great mix of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Folk, and everything that is great about music. I hear a rumor that there might be a prize or two for the best dressed down outfit of the night.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9 no 14

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette
Kink Ador (Nashville), Vaudevileins (Chicago), Black Lions
Friday, July 6, 2012

The Historic Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street
doors 9:00, show 10:00, $5. 21+,

Kink Ador is just darling – and talented. Based in Nashville, TN they are fronted by lead vocalist, bass player, and trumpeter Sharon Koltick, and backed by guitar player, Nicklas Hamilton, and drummer Pearce Harrison. Their sound is described as intense, sexy and straight up rock. They’ve been winning contests and contracts and the hearts of audiences since 2009. Catch them while they’re still playing smaller (yet excellent) venues.

Woody Guthrie Celebration
Irvington Neighborhood
Friday, July 6 – Saturday, July 14, 2012
all events are free, and all ages

The Irvington neighborhood is hosting a weeklong celebration of the life of Woody Guthrie. Irvington resident, Stan Denski had the idea for a little concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Woody’s  birthday and it turned in to a week of celebration. The festivities start on July 6 and end on the 100th anniversary of Woodie’s birth. There is something for everyone. Check out the schedule.
FRIDAY JULY 6 – The Underground (inside Bookmamas Book Store, 9 S.Johnson Avenue) Celebration of Woody Guthrie in Song & Poetry with performances by Stan Denski, Bill Shaefer & JJ, Chris Wolf, Caleb Hawkins, Dave Salamone, Mac Bellner, Jake Walker, with readings by Celestial Panther and Writers Speak Volumes. 7 pm.

SATURDAY JULY 7 – Bound for Glory (1976) Film version Of Woody Guthrie’s autobiography starring David Carradine. Irvington Public Library 5625 East Washington Street, 5 pm showing.

SUNDAY JULY 8 – Music at Lazy Daze Coffeehouse, 10 S.Johnson Avenue, Brad Odom & Friends Celebrate Woody Guthrie.

MONDAY JULY 9 – Ain’t Got No Home. Documentary film on the life of Woody Guthrie from the PBS American Masters Series. Irvington Public Library, 3:30 pm. // Woody Guthrie: Life & Times a talk & performance by Frank Watson, Caleb Hawkins & Mac Bellner. Irvington Public Library, 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY JULY 10 – Second showing of the film Bound for Glory (1976) Irvington Public Library 5 pm // Presentation & discussion of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Bookmamas Book Store 7 pm.

WEDNESDAY JULY 11 – Trivia Contest on Woody Guthrie & Bob Dylan, Black Acre Brewing, 5632 East Washington Street 8 pm (*over 21). // Songs of the Great Folk Scare, Mark Proctor, Lazy Daze Coffeehouse.

THURSDAY JULY 12 – Talk and performance, Talkin’ Union: Woody Guthrie and the Struggle of Organized Labor, by Rick Garrett, Bookmamas Book Store, 7 pm.

FRIDAY JULY 13 – Music by Donn Smith and Caleb Hawkins at Lazy Daze Coffeehouse 7 pm.

SATURDAY JULY 14 – Woody Guthrie Birthday Jamboree, Ellenberger Park, Irvington,1 pm until dusk. Performances by: Dan Welling, Caleb Hawkins, Bill Price & Gordon Bonham, Bill Shaefer & JJ, Dale Lawrence, Patchwork, Ralph Jeffers, Kevin Friedly, Woody Beans, The Punkin Holler Boys, Blue Alchemy, John Barney & The Passengers, Woody Guthrie All Star Jam. Also featuring spoken word and other surprises! Bring a blanket & your instruments!
The Wanton Looks with The Sonnets, and Hotel War
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Historic Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street
doors 9:00, show 10:00, $5. 21+,

It promises to be a hot and sweat night – in a good way, at the Melody Inn. The Wanton Looks is a Chicago quartet, and not in the way you think of a quartet. These women rock. Hard. They released their eponymous album earlier this year. They’ve been playing live for hundreds of gigs and have sharpened their sound with each show. Traci Trouble, Meg Thomas, Inga Olson and Susie Q. Winn combine punk sensibilities with a metal band attitude. Rumor has it that they will break your hearts with their punk dynamic, stage chemistry, and passion. If it all gets to be too much you can always go light up a cigarette in the Melody’s Smoker’s Garden. 

They will be joined by Chicago’s The Sonnets, and Nashville’s Hotel War. Ironically the Hotel War trio (Justin Nash, Curt Apwisch, and Brandon Fisher) all grew up in Dayton, OH. This will be their first time touring in Indianapolis, in fact they haven’t been touring too long – they formed earlier this year. They sound like they’ve been playing together for a lot longer. Bustown Music Blog  described them as, “think ‘The Black Keys’ meets ‘The White Stripes’ and every band from the 70’s that meant anything at all to rock and roll.” Sounds like fun to me!

Super Mega Slam Fest
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2012
Indy Hostel
4905 Winthrop Ave
all-ages, pre-sale pass $15, pass at door $20, can also buy individual days at door, packages including lodging available

Indy Hostel is hosting a three-day music extravaganza featuring punk/emo/hardcore bands.  There will be two outdoor stages, which will keep the music flowing. 

Tesla Armada 5:30 – 5:55, No Coast 6:00 – 6:25, It’s Just Vanity (IL)– 6:30 – 6:55, Souvenirs (CA) – 7:00 – 7:30, Rodeo Ruby Love – 7:35 – 8:05, Indian City Weather – 8:05 – 8:35, Vacation Club – 8:40 – 9:10, You Blew It! (FL)– 9:15 – 9:45, PESSOA – 9:50 – DONE

Smallhouse (KY) – 2:00 – 2:20, Off Balance – 2:25 – 2:45, Bleachdrinker - 2:50 - 3:10, Gnarwhal (TN) – 3:15 – 3:40, Dessa Sons (OH) – 3:45 – 4:05, PissArtist – 4:10 – 4:35, Coma Regalia – 4:40 – 5:00, Seventeen Again (MI) – 5:05 – 5:30 – with members of Reptilian and William Bonney - Tall Tales (MI) – 5:35 – 6:00, Kata Sarka 6:05 – 6:25, Droughts (IL) – 6:30 – 7:00, LIBYANS (MA)– 7:05 – 7:25, Big Things - 7:30 – 8:00, Late Ones (IL) – 8:05 – 8:30, Willam Bonney (MI) – 8:35 – 9:00, Opponents 9:05 - DONE

Itch 2:00 – 2:20, Wringer 2:25 – 2:45, SRVVLST (OH) – 2:50 – 3:20, Pity Sex (MI) – 3:30 – 4:00, Dead Beach - 4:05 - 4:30, The Greater Good – 4:35- 4:55 , Like Bats (OH) – 5:00 – 5:25, Lord Snow (IL) – 5:30 – 5:55, Fly Painted Feathers 6:00 – 6:25, The Ground Is Lava (OH) – 6:30 – 7:00, Caelume – 7:05-7:30, Dowsing (IL) – 7:35-8:00, Of Arizona – 8:05- DONE