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Hoosier Monthly Digest: March 2019 Edition

Baby Ebony – “MY Team MY”: Baby Ebony just keeps churning out new music, but “MY Team MY” is arguably the Indianapolis rapper at his best. His melodic rapping puts to shame mumble rappers who often try to employ a similar flow. Meanwhile, the beat is simultaneously fluid and hard-hitting, as if the smoothness of ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: February 2019 Edition

Graham The Empire – “It’s What You Do:” Astronomical banger? It’s what they do. Countless bands have bolstered their guitar-driven sound with spacey electronics and cinematic effects (perhaps most notably Muse), but no one has done it quite like this Indy-based trio does here. Yes, the Muse influence certainly ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: January 2019 Edition

I know I missed a beat with my last “Hoosier Monthly Digest” of 2018, so I decided I’d try to make up for it with an exceptionally extensive column for my first one of 2019. If January is any indication of what the Hoosier State has to offer this year, I have a feeling that we are all in for one wild ride in ...

Hoosier Highlights: November Edition

We are now less than a month away from 2019, and yet the quality tunes from the Hoosier State just keep on coming. None of my November picks are really new discoveries, although I would classify a couple of them as proper “first looks”... er, listens. In addition to that steady monthly dose of Hoosier hip-hop, last month ...

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 ...

RELEVANT DISCOVERIES

Just Friends-Anyone that knows me well can tell you the one genre I don't listen to is ska. I just don't. Well, that has changed the last two years. Last year it was Keep Flying. This year, it's Just Friends. I came to know of this band late spring of this year. Sometimes I like to know some songs by bands I don't know before ...

Hoosier Highlights: September Edition

Although September did not in fact see releases from DistincT, Allison Victoria, or Dream Chief—like the artists led us to believe—maybe we'll see those later on in October's installment. Besides, there was plenty of other quality music that I came across last month, including one “older” song I had just discovered a ...