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Badflower and company bring the sickness to Indianapolis

Badflower is a band I’ve been following from a distance ever since hearing their song “Soap” some three and a half years ago. In that relatively short span of time, the Los Angeles natives have gone from being an opening act for fellow rockers in clubs around the country to headlining many of those same clubs. ...

Concert Recap: Boys of Fall in the Pizza Dungeon

For as long as I can remember I have been wired differently than most. As a child/teen I thought I was just really weird, and it kind of bothered me at times. However, as I got older I realized this was a good thing; it's okay to think outside the box and walk to the beat of my own drum. In other words, I should be me. I ...

Photo Gallery + Review: The Antlers’ Hospice Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I got the chance to check out The Antlers play their album Hospice in full in the gorgeous Athenaeum Theatre. Between the dimly lit chandelier, the silence in the room, and the melancholy sounds of Hospice being played acoustic, it was impossible to get a shiver up your ...

St. Paul and the Broken Bones Bring Their Soul to St. Louis

Every time I see St. Paul & The Broken Bones live, it’s a religious experience. The Alabama-based soul band never fails to put on a spectacle. This past Friday was my third time (in the third different city) seeing the constantly-touring collective, and every show has been different from the last, with this most recent ...

The Faim Bring Their Awesome Aussie Blend of Indie to Indy [Review + Photos]

(Photos courtesy of Grace Crume for Sliced Photography. All rights reserved.) This past Sunday evening the Emerson Theater played host to a slew of bands from all over the world. Though the evening was headlined by Canberra’s Hands Like Houses and featured five other bands (including one Indianapolis local For the ...

Modest Mouse Bring Their Quirky Indie Rock to Hoosier Country

Of all the alternative / indie rock bands who had hit singles catapult them into household names among alt and indie circles in the mid-2000s, one of the more interesting storylines to follow is that of Portland’s Modest Mouse. The indie rockers originally formed just outside of Seattle, Washington, in nearby Issaquah, some ...

2018 Lotus Fest Celebrates a Quarter of a Century of Bringing In Acts from All Over the World to Bloomington

(All photos courtesy of Castle Photographs.) It’s been exactly a quarter of a century since Bloomington began bringing in artists from all over the world. As someone late to the Lotus Festival “bandwagon,” this was only my second year attending the world music and arts festival, but I enjoyed it this second time just ...