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
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.