April 18, 2014

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Drive-By Truckers w/ Blitzen Trapper – The Vogue 3/25/2014

I'm entirely comfortable saying that for the past 10 years, no band has been as consistently great live as the Drive-By Truckers. Every time I've witnessed their cathartic brand of capital R Rock -- and that's been several since 2001 -- I've walked away equally exhausted and exhilarated. Line-up changes be damned, nothing stops the relentless guitar gusto of bandleaders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. Touring in support of their newest … [Read More...]

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Bear Hands, Miniature Tigers, & Total Slacker – Radio Radio 3/18/2014

MOKB Presents put together a hell-a-good indie pop buffet Tuesday night at Radio Radio. We get our share of top-notch shows around here these days, but this was a great example of a killer double-bill that benefited from the dual headliners. Alone, both Miniature Tigers and Bear Hands would have been a decent draw; together it had buzz. Brooklyn's Total Slacker opened the show with a short set of in-your-face, 90s era punk noise. Though I … [Read More...]


Cayucas w/ Bonzie – Radio Radio 3/5/2013

After a long, cold winter, Indianapolis is due for a bit of warmth. Until that happens, Cayucas' sunny, California pop will have to do. The Santa Monica band made their first trip to the circle city Wednesday night at Radio Radio and delivered a tight, enjoyable set centered on their 2013 release, Bigfoot. Cayucas borrows a 60s seaside vibe to create its loose, tropical sound. While the most obvious current comparison is Vampire Weekend, … [Read More...]

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Upcoming: March 2014 (DBTs, Sharon Jones, Cayucas, Neutral Milk, More)

Indy has had an unusually active early concert schedule. But March is traditionally when the calendar explodes, and this year is no different. The weather will be getting better, so you have no excuses for not getting off the couch. Here are some of the notable big shows worth checking out: Tuesday, March 4 - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at The Vogue -- Jones has been known to put on some legendary performances. This one promises to be no … [Read More...]


Hell Yes, Indy Rocks!

Thursday night was a perfect microcosm of why Indianapolis has become such a kick-ass town for live music. Here's an example of what your schedule could have been: 1) 7:30 - Hit the Tin Roof for up-and-coming band Empires, courtesy of MOKB Presents and WTTS. 2) 8:00 - Swing by the Do317 Lounge for the Bunbury Festival regional kick-off show with the Bonesetters, Faux Paw, and the Easthills. 3) 9:30 - Walk down the hall of the Murphy Building … [Read More...]


Fresh Droppings: Lacrosse – Are You Thinking of Me Every Minute of Every Day?

Stockholm's Lacrosse return with their first record in 5 years, Are You Thinking of Me Every Minute of Every Day? It's an eclectic hodgepodge of styles -- some I'm From Barcelona, a bit of Polyphonic Spree -- and while most of the songs feel upbeat, there's a darker edge to the lyrics. Opener Don't Be Scared balances on a precipice of melancholy and fear. But second track I Told You So (Didn't I) is a bouncy beauty that pushes the elation levels. … [Read More...]