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Notice: MFT blog has moved - This site ( WILL be deleted


Hello, MFT community! We're happy to announce that the time has finally come to relocate the Musical Family Tree blog to the main MFT site, over at…


Added by Jon Rogers on January 19, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Break Your Brain – A Flashback to Muncie’s Support the Troopz

Support the Troopz MFT Page

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Added by Seth Johnson on December 19, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

MFT Call Out: Seeking People with Secret/Abandoned Musical Ambitions for Documentary Project


It started with a Craigslist ad a couple weeks ago, and well, it hasn't gotten much further than that - yet!


We just haven't found…


Added by Jon Rogers on December 17, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

A Dance-Inducing Hex of Highlife – The Story of Sweet Poison Victim

(photos by Sara Hufford Photography)

Sweet Poison Victim MFT Page…


Added by Seth Johnson on December 17, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

MFT Podcast: Get Pumped!

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Added by Jon Rogers on December 4, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Topped With Fudge 2!

Topped With Fudge 2!

Matt Sommers has now digitized the second TWF cassette for all to listen/download at his website.  The second Fudge was a little more "pro" in that it was actually manufactured and not simply dubbed by me.  However, it is still chock full of weird.  This installment has side projects from loads of well-known Indianapolis musicians including Lon Paul Ellrich, John Strohm, Vess Ruhtenberg, Dave Lawson and more.   See if you can spot who's on what.  It also has…


Added by Kooch on December 3, 2013 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

SmallBox Presents MFT EP IN A WEEKEND #6: Consumers (Ben Bernthal, Duncan Kissinger, Emily Watkins)


SmallBox and Musical Family Tree present:…


Added by Jon Rogers on December 3, 2013 at 1:01am — No Comments

Peace is NOW! My Story As A Media Ambassador and More

© 2013 By Dan Nowman Niswander


Since I first heard John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s band, The Plastic Ono Band perform “Give Peace A Chance,” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” and Edwin Starr’s “War” on the radio when I was a…


Added by Daniel Niswander on November 27, 2013 at 3:05am — 2 Comments

Album Review: Dreamboats – Sleeping Bag & Rozwell Kid

Sleeping Bag MFT Page

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Slumber parties were…


Added by Seth Johnson on November 22, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Topped With Fudge!

Matt Sommers has digitized the first Topped With Fudge compilation tape and has it available for listening and downloading at his website.  This comp was an idea created by PJ Christie and me.  The liner notes at the site cover some of the details.  I personally dubbed about a hundred copies of this yet somehow lost my own over a decade ago.  It is filled with awesomely strange and wacky side projects and weirdness from around Indiana circa 1990-91.  Enjoy! …


Added by Kooch on November 18, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Sunset Pig - "Everything Is Fake"

Sunset Pig MFT Page

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Added by Jon Rogers on November 11, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Crambo Podcast

Crambo is a podcast that recently began when five Indianapolis improvisers decided they want an additional medium to practice their skills.  It has a local flavor.  Our format is as follows:

  1. We read the “blurb” about an event from such sources as Do317 and the Indy Star.  From there we improvise a scene based on our take of that blurb.
  2. We have an listing of events from around the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area
  3. We review local businesses
  4. We end…

Added by Crambo on October 31, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments


If I wanted to sell my albums here at MFT, like for 1 cent each, just so I could get an accurate count on downloads as the new software developer has possibly inadvertently denied me an accurate download count, how would I do it? How would I sell albums for a penny each?

Added by Joe Christian on October 18, 2013 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

New Music: DMA - Pheel Phree


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According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2013 is the year of the snake. Those in…


Added by Rob Peoni on October 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

MFT's NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE 2013 (includes exclusive playlist!)


So maybe you've been stuck in a cave recently, or hiding out in your doomsday bunker thanks to the latest antics of the government - but don't worry, it's OK if you haven't yet heard about MFT's New Music Showcase October 19 at Radio Radio in…


Added by Jon Rogers on October 16, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

New Music: Blue Moon Revue - Make it Reel

Blue Moon Revue MFT Page…


Added by Rob Peoni on September 23, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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