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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.

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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From Cities Above: We Are Legit!

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Anchored by a host of Greencastle natives, metalcore band From Cities Above has steadily been garnering the respect of a genre of musicians and fans often hidden from the mainstream, enjoying their distinctive sound in the shadows of the Midwestern music scene. by Donovan Wheeler primary photos by Matthew Taylor ...

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Jack Gibson: Beyond the Rebound

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Prologue The best stories always start with a breakup.  You can see that in Jack Gibson’s eyes when he talks about it.  You can hear it when his voice trails off as his thoughts drift to what once was.  And you can sense ...

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