Indianapolis Music Scene

Vignettes: Ross Hollow

Ross Hollow’s Fine is a clever collection of tunes crisscrossing multiple styles and genres. Ross Hollow’s Fine tackles the biggest elephant in everyone’s room. Released last October, the band’s second full-length album calls out our collective tendency to tell the biggest lie on social media: that we’re all just “fine.”  Even before the pandemic, our …

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Review: Charlie Ballantine’s Life is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan

I will tell up front I am in no way a fan of Bob Dylan, but I fully admit he is one of the most influential singers or songwriters who have ever lived. Charlie Ballantine’s previous recordings (Charlie, Green, Providence, and Where is My Mind) would often showcase a cover song that would bug you half …

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Review: Never Come Downs — The Abyss

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, and overwhelming volume.  Think of …

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Friday Photo Blog: DoitIndy Radio Hour

National Road Magazine’s Friday Photo Blog returns with a lengthy collection by frequent contributor Tim McLaughlin.  Once again, McLaughlin demonstrates his adept eye for the stage profiling some of the amazing talent which plays in the Hoosier state’s capital city. photos and copy by Tim McLaughlin [divider style=”solid” top=”20″ bottom=”20″] [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday October 22, 2016, …

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