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Roadie Awards: Best Single #8

Indiana native and DePauw alumnus David McMillen propelled the Chicago-based band to prominence with their sophomore album Alio, which featured another nominated song, "Building a Wall."  But as our judge explains above, "Double Take" illustrates how both polished production values and solid musical chops results in the perfect song to listen to a relaxing afternoon.

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Roadie Awards: Best Album/EP #5

“When I sit down on a hot summer day and soak in that Hoosier humidity, I find myself repeatedly turning to Brandon Tinkler’s Open Up Your Eyes. I stare into the emptiness of the deck around me and imagine my parents and their friends, grilling burgers, drinking Blatz, and talking about Nixon.

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #9

Despite its sentimental and sometimes sorrowful tone–one evocatively sung by Tosh Everson’s powerful mezzo-soprano–“Anthem’s” strongest feature is its rocking tempo and signature guitar sequences.

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #10

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  …

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A Former Earlham Quaker on the End of Football

A former Earlham College football player laments the school’s recent decision suspend the program. Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM …

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Friday Cover Blog: The Second Stream Covers

Red Wanting Blue front-man, Scott Terry, described his band’s national presence as such: “When I look at our work, all our friends, and the people in the other bands…it almost seems as if there’s two streams which every now and then touch each other, but most of the time they …

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Vignettes: Craig Thurston

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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Releases: Merritt Gibson’s Eyes On Us

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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Vignettes: DePauw’s Singer/Songwriter Series

They are familiar names, gigging in familiar haunts.  They capture the rural soul that is life in west-central Indiana and they weave into it the pseudo-urban flair that is life in the middle of Greencastle.  For three Thursdays in January DePauw’s Ronald L. Dye brings local and regional talent to …

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Further Down the Road: January 2018

Some of the pieces we are working on for the first month of 2018: DePauw alumnus and Greencastle resident Vincent Aguirre has been been building his brand for over three years.  He talks about the challenges and thrills of the entrepreneurial experience in the 21st century. Christian Shuck compares his …

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