Songs You Should Have Heard

Albums You Need to Hear: Chad Mills’ The Refrain

Review by Tim McLaughlinPrinciple at Hapless Guitar Photography Chad Mills will bring songs from his new album The Refrain to Radio Radio, in the Fountain Square neighborhood, on January 25.  The night will also see music performances by The Porchmen and the Upright Willies. If you’ve seen Chad Mills over the last year or two, …

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Why Lukas Nelson Won My Loyalty in Terre Haute

Lukas Nelson could have used his name and bypassed every small-town joint in the world.  Instead, he honed his skills in the places most of us haunt.  For that, he deserves our respect. photos by Joey Martin Terre Haute’s Verve Nightlclub sits along Wabash Avenue.  Two-and-a-half blocks to its north—in Indiana State University’s Hulman Center—Larry …

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Bands You Need to Hear: Oldfield and the New Birds

There’s something about the Hotel Tango stage at the Virginia Avenue Music Fest.  Two years ago, my finacée and I stumbled upon a young Dacota Muckey, cutting his musical teeth with band, The Trip.  Last year, on yet another warm and beautiful Saturday, lightning struck again. Well, it wasn’t literally lightning.  Something happened, however.  Wendi …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Lost Coast’s “Backslide City”

By Cory Huffman Featured Image by Angie Lipscomp of Angie Lipscomp Photography I was a freshman at The University of Cincinnati when I met Dizzy in the spring of 2002, at a basement party off of Ohio Street. There was a band playing that night—Fate Hates Us—and I was unwillingly pressed up against a woman who …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: “Broad Ripple is Burning”

The coffee I’m sipping is bitter and the mug is chipped close to the handle. Steam escapes the dark black surface like a halo of wispy morning fog, and I am alone with my thoughts. Nothing filters through my mind seems important. Just thoughts. Fragments of ideas. Every year when the winter fades away and …

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Albums You Need to Hear: Black Market Vinyl’s “Preacher’s Son”

We are hauntingly morbid creatures, we humans.  We mask it well.  We’re particularly adept at convincing everyone around us that our inner Darth Vaders, those devilish souls lurking in the darkened crevasses of the mind don’t exist at all.  We shower our friends and neighbors with cheerful pomp, gregarious smiles, brisk and firm handshakes.  We …

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Songs You Should Have Heard: Gus Moon’s “Ticket-Taker Blues”

by Patrick Barcus featured image by Cheney Hagerup (Photos by Cheney) Recently, I had the honor of being offered a couple of seats at an intimate gathering, to have a fine holiday meal with a select group of friends. All of us shared one particular trait: our love of Gus Moon and his music. And …

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