Friday, January 20, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9, no 2

 first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Joel Henderson, Danny Flanigan, Cara Jean Wahlers
Saturday, January 28, 2011
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
8:00, non-smoking, 21+

What an awesome lineup! And the three excellent songwriters will be playing in the round style – swapping songs and stories.

I’ve written plenty about how amazing Danny Flanigan and Cara Jean Wahlers are. I haven’t had the chance to write about Joel Henderson lately. Now a Louisville resident, Joel was a regular performer at CATH Coffeehouse, even recording his first album there.

Joel has a brand new professionally produced record  - I bet they were not worried about cappuccino machine noises when they were recording - and it is terrific. The official release date for Locked Doors and Pretty Fences is not until April, but I bet you’ll be able to snag a copy at the show. 

Locals Only is a great place to listen to music and the food is great. Bring some extra cash to purchase the CDs of all three of the performers, you’ll be glad you did. 

Super Bowl related activities
Friday, January 27 – February 5
Downtown and Broad Ripple 

I have embraced the Super Bowl fever. There has been a tremendous amount of planning and thought in to entertaining visitors and showing off our town. I intend to soak it all in and I hope you will take advantage of it too. 

Super Bowl Village

The Super Bowl Village will span three-blocks downtown and I assume that it is near Lucas Oil Stadium and Georgia Street. I’ve spent an hour combing the various Web sites for an exact location, but that is as near as I can pinpoint it. I was really hoping to find stage locations and such, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out. I am excited that there is a wonderful mix of local talent and national acts. Here is a handy-dandy full schedule of the musical activities. I intend on making good use of the Park and Ride options to get to the Village. 

Friday, January 27
The Last Good Year, 3:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Kramus (Q-95 band contest winner), 4:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Max Allen Band, 5:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Bret Michaels, 9:30 p.m., Verizon Stage

Saturday, January 28
 Orquesta Bravo, 12:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Jon McLaughlin, 1:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Cynthia Layne, 2:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Lynda Sayyah, 5:15 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Patti Labelle, 9:15 p.m., Verizon Stage

Sunday, January 29
Corey Cox, 1:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Will Hoge, 4 p.m., Verizon Stage
Railroad Earth, 6:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Dierks Bentley, 9:15, Verizon Stage

Monday, January 30
Healing Sixes, 3:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Stereo Deluxe, 5 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Living Proof, 7:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage

Tuesday, January 31
Greta Speaks, 3:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
DJ Helicon & Special Guests, 5 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Hunter Smith Band, 7:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Fuel, 9 p.m., Verizon Stage

Wednesday, February 1
Roxie, 3:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Indy's Legends of Doo Wop, 5 p.m., Pepsi Stage
The Meatball Band, 7:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, 9 p.m., Verizon Stage

Thursday, February 2
Hero, Jr., 11:30 a.m., Pepsi Stage
John Spencer, 12:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Corey Cox, 2 p.m., Verizon Stage
Otis Gibbs, 3:15 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Sixpence None the Richer, 4:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Red Wanting Blue, 5:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Edwin McCain, 7 p.m., Verizon Stage
Darius Rucker, 9:30 p.m., Verizon Stage

Friday, February 3
DJ Limelight, 11:30 a.m., Pepsi Stage
Blackberry Jam, 12:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Morris Day and the Time, 2 p.m., Verizon Stage
Bashiri Asad, 3:15 p.m., Pepsi Stage
En Vogue, 4:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Gentleman Alphonse, 5:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Fitz & the Tantrums, 7 p.m., Verizon Stage
LMFAO, 9:30 p.m., Verizon Stage

Saturday, February 4
DJ Kyle Long, 11:30 a.m., Pepsi Stage
Carson Diersing, 12:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
he Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, 2 p.m., Verizon Stage
Twin Cats, 3:15 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Here Come The Mummies, 4:30 p.m., Verizon Stage
Born Again Floozies, 5:45 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Umphrey's McGee, 7 p.m., Verizon Stage
North Mississippi Allstars, 8:15 p.m., Pepsi Stage
O.A.R, 9:30 p.m., Verizon Stage

Sunday, February 5
Indiana Reggae Band, 12 p.m., Pepsi Stage
Whitney Coleman, 1:30 p.m., Pepsi Stage
DJ Rusty, 3 p.m., Pepsi Stage 

Broad Ripple Village Super Fest
February 2 – 5
Doors open at 6:00, show 8:00 – 11:00 each night, $25. 

We’ll be partying in the streets – at least one of them anyway, Guilford Avenue, between Broad Ripple and Westfield Avenues. 

Thursday, February 2 - George Clinton & P Funk
Friday, February 3 - Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Saturday, February 4 – Candlebox
Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 11:00 – 6:00– Tailgate Party – no details at press time, but check the Super Fest Web site for details. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9, no 1

 first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Dale Bernstein: Vanity Abandoned
artist reception Thursday, January 12, 5:30 – 7:30
show hangs January 6 – March 2, 2012
JCC Art Gallery
Arthur M. Glick JCC
6701 Hoover Road
free, all ages, the gallery has generous hours from early morning to evening.

I’ve spent hours admiring Dale Bernstein’s photographs online and I can’t wait to see them in person. I promise not to touch, although it will be a challenge. 
We’re lucky enough to have the talented photographer living on our town. New York born, Dale had the privilege of working with some of the world’s greatest photographers during the mid 1980s, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, and Robert Mapplethorpe among others. Dale now has a commercial studio working with corporate clients and advertising agencies and is known for his specialized work with the wet plate collodion process.
Wet plate collodion is an old timey way of developing photographs – think of the portrait photographs of your great-great-grandparents taken over a century ago. Wet plate collodion requires that the plates be developed before they dry. The process is very labor intensive and Dale had to build some of his own equipment and mixes his own chemicals to achieve the stunning look of his work.
The wet plate process also catches every detail of the portrait subject – most of his pictures are close ups that reveal every facial flaw. I’m guessing that is where the show’s title comes from.
You can meet Dale (and enjoy some fine snacks) at the artist’s reception, Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 – 7:30.
Charlie Krone and Brent Schlemmer: Acoustic Duel to the Death
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Ripple Inn
929 East Westfield Blvd
9:00, 21+

I’m a big fan of Charlie Krone and his awesome sense of humor has a lot to do with it. And he’s a fine musician. I’ll let Charlie tell the story of this show: 
“TWO SHALL ENTER, BUT ONLY ONE SHALL LEAVE. Actually, we'll probably both leave, but one will likely be really chafed, and there may be calluses involved.

“Brent dips the ladle deeply into the well of cover tunes. A stellar and soulful voice and (last I saw him) a beautiful 12-string provide the medium for one of the coolest songbooks I've heard performed in a long time.
“Brent and I (Charlie Krone) compliment each other well. Whereas Mr. Schlemmer digs deeply into the heart of music, I merely scrape the cream off the top of the milk jug like my mom used to do in her little Ukrainian village in Philadelphia. Pissed off her grandmoher. 
“I will present a helping of guilty pleasures and a peppering of my own songs, which draw from tales of tails, invasive medical procedures, and tragic stories of coitus interruptus.
“Be at The Ripple Inn on January 12 - yeah, it's a Thursday. What of it? It's also my dad's birthday, so there will be a tribute to the old man as he is freakin' awesome and more people should be like him.”
Nora again: I’m embarrassed to say that I have not been to The Ripple Inn yet, and they just celebrated their one year anniversary. I’m looking forward to checking it out. 
Elvis Birthday Bash
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
doors open 9:00 pm, 21+, $8

Looking to put a little shake, rattle and roll in to your new year? This is the show for you. Come and celebrate what would have been Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday with some awesome bands playing tribute to the King.
Wayne Bertsch created what is now an annual must-attend concert. Wayne is a great champion of local music, seeing hundreds of bands a year and drawing the weekly Barfly strip in NUVO. Last week he had a multi-page feature comix with his take on the Christmas Carol. I was thrilled to make a guest appearance with Barfly and Jesus.
The musical lineup for the evening includes the Danny Thompson Trio, who channel Elvis’ rockabilly phase like they were in his band. Seriously swinging stuff. Elvis tunes will also be covered by the ska band, Circle City Deacons, R&B influenced PK and the Big Stir, and twangy blues punkish one-man band Toe-Knee Tea
Locals Only is a wonderful place to hear music. You can expect great service, a terrific selection of beer and bar goodies, and way-better than expected bar food. My guess is that you might be able to order an Elvis inspired special that night. I vote for a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
If it is your first time to Locals Only you’ll find plenty of parking in the lot in front of the venue and in the surrounding area. You can typically grab a table or a spot at the bar. There is waitress service and the kitchen is open late.