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Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists. Whether they are from here or have traveled here, Middle Indiana is always putting great talent our its stages.

Vignettes: Craig Thurston

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Craig Thurston at Wasser Brewing Company Friday April 20 @ 8:00 Copy by Donovan Wheeler He fell in love with music from a distance, parking cars at the (then) Deer Creek Music Center.  Today he tours Indiana and the Midwest, entertaining listeners with a set of pipes that bottom out ...

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Rick Michael’s Tunes Around Town

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Rick’s rundown of what’s going on when and where in Greencastle…and you’ll find Jack Gibson pretty much everywhere this week. April 16-21, 2018 April 16, 2018 Acoustic Open Mic with Jack Gibson / Swizzle Stick 7:00 to 9:00 April 17, 2018 Open Stage hosted by Jacqueline Kay / The Fluttering ...

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Releases: Merritt Gibson’s Eyes On Us

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copy by NRM Staff information courtesy Skye Media photo credits: Anna Haas, Red Hare Photography Look on social media, and you’ll think the millennial world swirls around marches on the Capitol and showdowns with the NRA.  But among those of us who spend time with most of the nation’s young ...

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Johnnie Dead and the Dead Deads

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Friday Photo Blog–Sunday Edition by Tim McLaughlin Tim McLaughlin profiles The Dead Deads’ February stop in Indianapolis as part of their  recent nationwide tour. First off I’m going to come clean about this review being incredibly biased.  There, I said it. I first saw Tosha (aka Johnnie Dead) Jones when ...

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Review: Unicorn Derby’s Explosion of Awesome

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Friday Photo Blog–Saturday Edition by Tim McLaughlin — Where:  Square Cat Vinyl / Fountain Square / Indianapolis I could describe Unicorn Derby, but I think they did a really good job per their website: “Once upon a time, in a mystical hipster land called Fountain Square, there was a very ...

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Review: Never Come Downs — The Abyss

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Friday Photo Blog–Sunday Edition by Tim McLaughlin Let’s start with a definition by Wikipedia: Shoe gazing (or shoe gaze):  Dream pop or neo-psychedelic subgenre of indie and alternative that emerged in the UK in the late 80s.  Its sound is characteristic by an ethereal mixture of obscured vocals, distortion, effects, ...

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Cari Ray is Not Pretending

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Tyler Zoller Compensation is often hardwired into the DNA of the music business.  Strong singers figure out how to play a few chords to get by.  Great fret-masters eke out a tepid set of vocals for the same reason.  Then we sit down and watch ...

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