Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NBA Kicks Off

I'm not too much of an NBA fan, but even I knew that this year's Miami Heat team is one of the most hyped teams in recent memory, so it was obvious that I had to see them play the Celtics (my second favorite team after the Pacers) and see if the hype was really justified. What I saw was a Miami team that got dominated in the first half of the game and didn't get close until certain parts of the 4th quarter. To be fair, it is only the first game of the season, and it is scary to think what D-Wade, LBJ, and Bosh can do if all three have a good game.

Friday, October 22, 2010


How the fuck does twitter work??? I've had mine for about 3 years and have only used it once and only have 3 followers. Everytime I log in it's all  "@FDdfd hahaha #fuckthisshit @goblin3 look (small weird link)'' bullshit. Wtf? How do you use it? Whats the #bullshit??

Fuck it I'll just stick to facebook. I'm hopeless with computers.

Btw if you wish to follow me on twitter for my annual bullshit post. follow indiekid3090

Monday, October 18, 2010

Indy Music Scene Pt. 2

Local venue the Vogue where occasionally good national and local acts play. Previous artists include Broken Social Scene, Stars, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Black Keys, PJ Harvey, MGMT, The Walkmen,etc. Unfortunately ALL shows are 21+

This is Indy CD and Vinyl , they've got themselves a pretty good selection of CDs, Vinyl, Posters, and they've got some good listening stations with very good selections. Another good store is LUNA (not pictured) where they've also got a good selection of everything from music to T-Shirts, turntables, toys, posters. The staff is also VERY friendly at LUNA. Both of these stores also hold some pretty good in-store performances from the likes of local acts like Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, to national acts like Blitzen Trapper and St. Vincent. Artists are also known to do CD signings such as Julian Casablancas at LUNA earlier this year.

This is the Murat theater that also holds some very good all-ages shows for a higher price than the smaller 21+ venues. Acts have included: The National, The White Stripes, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Kings of Leon (before they got big), The Decemberists, Band Of Horses, Bob Dylan, etc. Pretty cool building built in the fashion of an Islamic temple.

The Vogue again. Other venues like this one include Radio-Radio

Broad Ripple flier thingy

                                                                                              The Vogue

Verizon Music Center the biggest summer venue. Not sure if its bigger than Conseco Fieldhouse but nobody ever plays at Conseco unless its somebody like Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga. Verizon has terrible sound quality for opening bands but ok for the headliners. Verizon always gets bands like Dave Matthews Band or (eww) Nickleback. However there is always an ok show every summer. Past performers here include: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Phish, Kings of Leon (after OBTN), No Doubt and smaller opening bands like The Black Keys, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, and more.


A night shot of the Vogue

This is a temporary late spring/summer venue in downtown indy. Previous performers include Wilco, Bob Dylan, Paramore and more.

Warpaint- The Fool

Stream Warpaint's debut album. It is excellent. If you ever get a chance to see them live don't miss out!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Indianapolis Music Scene?? Introduction

So I have decided that it would be a good idea to get to know the city I live in and try to document its local music scene. After all there is more to Indianapolis than sports and rednecks, not a lot more, but some. Now the heart of the music scene in Indianapolis is a place called Broad Ripple Village which is located to the north of downtown Indianapolis.  This place has everything from good quality record stores, to bars with live music, to pretty small venues. However, in order to truly experience Broad Ripple one must be over 21 or have a really good fake. Otherwise you are basically limited to visiting the record stores for in-store performances. Broad Ripple also has a good selection of small restaurants and boutique shoppes. Today the annual Broad Ripple Music Festival kicked off with local heroes Margot and the Nuclear So & So's playing a free acoustic all-ages show at local record store Indy CD and Vinyl after which they would play at local 21+ venue The Vogue located across the street. Tomorrow the music will continue at various different locations, and so will my post.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Deerhoof Download

Deerhoof has just signed to Polyvinyl and will be releasing their new album 'Deerhoof Vs Evil' in January 2011. Pick up the FREE single "The Merry Barracks" At Poly Vinyl Records website today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hockey Starts!!!!!

Ahhhh and hockey season starts. And I thought the basketball offseason was short. Hopefuly this season delivers on great plays, great games, and obviously some great hits.

FREE TACO BELL!! (for a few lucky musicians)

MMMMMMMMhhhh the Taco Bell Taco....

Taco Bell is giving away free $500 dollar gift cards to some VERY lucky artists which include Best Coast,Wavves, Passion Pit and Les Savy Fav. That's like getting free food for a few years. Days like these make me wish I could be an indie rock star. Hell I'd be ANYTHING for free Taco Bell....

Speaking of free Taco Bell, anybody know if they're giving out any free food this year for the MLB playoffs? They've done it for the past couple of years but I haven't heard anything this year.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Cat Power on the way??

PLEASE!!! She's been talking lately about a new album. Really hope its actually a 'NEW' album and not another covers album. Jukebox was pretty good, not gonna lie, but I still want Moon Pix part 2.

Also Rolling Stone has announced that beautiful-eyed Fiona Apple is releasing her follow up to near perfect Extraordinary Machine next spring. That woman is a goddess and a Spring album from her is perfect.

AND according to various sources we can also expect a new PJ Harvey album in February.

Ahhhhh new music...

Should make for an interesting 2011. Hopefuly we'll also be seeing some new Radiohead, I'd put money that Weezer will release yet another album by Spring 2011, Raveonettes have been talking on their facebook page about mixing their new album, Fleet Foxes are also at work on their follow-up, and uhhmmm oh yeah some small time band is supposed to be releasing their album in March. I think their name is THE STROKES or something like that? Should be interesting 2011. After all, according to many we only have till 2012, after that some tea-party nut might take the White House and the world will end.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's at the in-store performance at Luna in Indianapolis. New album "Buzzard" is pretty incredible. BUY IT!!!