Thursday, February 6, 2014

Broad Ripple Gazette volume 11, number 3

First published in the Broad Ripple Gazette.             

Greetings from Ballangarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland. While the sunshine is limited, it is a good 50 degrees warmer here than Indianapolis as I write this. Not only can you see the ground, but the grass is green! I've been lucky enough to stand on the farm where my great-grandfather lived and meet charming relatives.
The first week of my holiday has been spent chasing down relatives and enjoying a lovely thatched-roof cottage and losing track of what day of the week it is. Next week will be spent touring and seeking out music. The big music news here is that Garth Brooks sold out three Dublin shows in 90 minutes – 240,000 tickets!

I’ll have more to report next time.

Remembering a Friend - Pete Seeger Tribute
Friday, February 7, 2014
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware Street
all-ages, free, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

I think we’ll all Pete Seeger fans whether we realize it or not. Pete's death especially effected the music community.  Geoff Davis has gathered a group of musicians to celebrate Pete’s music and share joy, hope, love, peace and sorrow.

The event will be in the spirit of Pete Seeger. Each musician will play a few songs and share thoughts about Pete and his influence. The full line up was still being formed at press time; the concert will open with sing-alongs. The show will be an intimate gathering with the musicians sitting among the fans in an acoustic setting.
We concert will end with the Moontown Pickle Stompers leading a community sing. It sounds like a lovely and fitting tribute to Pete Seeger.

Rick Dood & The Dickrods CD Release
Friday, February 7, 2014
Birdy’s Bar and Grill
2131 E. 71st Street
21+, 8:30 PM

You guessed, the band is led by Rick Dodd. The Dickrods include some of my favorite musicians,  Sean Jackson, Erik Styles, Andy Shutz and Chad Dressler. I always enjoying seeing them play and I’m sure they’ll be in rare form as they celebrate the release of their record, Tavern Songs.

Their sound is Americana and their sensibility is firmly tongue-in-cheek as you can tell by their name! I can promise great music, laughter, and a fun time.

Indy CD & Vinyl's Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 2014
Indy CD & Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Avenue
all-ages, free

Annie Skinner, Andy Skinner and Eric Davis have purchased Indy CD & Vinyl from founder Rick Ziegler. They are celebrating by throwing a big old party and showing off new products, a reconfigured space – including more room for in-store performances – and 10% off all purchases.

They've lined up Indianapolis’ best deejays for the party.

Saturday - Noon-9pm
Noon: Cool Hand Lex
1pm: Action Jackson
2pm: Jackola
3pm: DJ Lockstar
4pm: DJ Helicon
5pm: DJ Metrognome
6pm: DJ Gabby Love
7pm: DJ Indiana Jones
8pm: Rusty Redenbacher
After-party Saturday night at The White Rabbit Cabaret for REAL TALK with A-Squared and Action Jackson (21+, 10:30pm-3:00am)
Sunday – Noon-5pm
Noon: A Squared Industries
1pm: Shimmercore DJ set
2pm: Crookshanks
3pm: DJ Little Town

PRINTtEXT Grand Opening
Saturday, February 8, 2014
652 E. 52nd (52nd Street & College Avenue)
all-ages, free, 8:00  PM -

PRINTtEXT is a lovely and cozy periodicals shop. I popped in one Saturday night recently (which may or may not have occurred while I was waitressing at the Red Key) and was immediately charmed with the spot.
Proprietors, Janneane and Benjamin Blevins, have over 300 titles on hand ranging from fashion, literature, design, food, architecture, art, theory, and politics. Everything, really. Their vision for “PRINTtEXT is a shop, salon, archive, and study. Browsing is mandatory. Discourse is expected. Disagreements are encouraged.”

They’ll be on hand to talk about the shop’s publications and anything else you like. For an online look at the periodicals visit:

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