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February 2010 Blog Posts (24)

R.I.P. Eric Fournier

Eric Fournier, pictured here in front rockin' the mic with his bandmates Harry Burgan and David Fortney in the great mid-80s Bloomington HC band the Blood Farmers, passed away last Thursday, 2/2510. Eric was a central personality in the mid-80s Bloomington punk scene. I wasn't as close to Eric as others from that scene, but I knew him as a boundlessly creative…

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Added by John P. Strohm on February 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Kickstarting another blog

Everybody-


When I'm not doing stuff for MFT, or working with my bands, or being a geoogist, I also write reviews for Warner Music.


If anyone feels so inclined, follow me http://nobrownmnms.tumblr.com. I think I'd be more inspired to blog if my tribe gets bigger!


Some stuff I do for them:
  • Write reviews of prerelease and just released albums
  • Go to…
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Added by Andrews Feigenbaum on February 27, 2010 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

En route to Austin

Seven Indiana-based acts will play official showcases at the annual South by Southwest festival, scheduled March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Read more here.

Added by Dave Lindquist on February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

So Tell Me About the Vollrath

Some good friends of mine, Finn Riggins will be playing with Holy Ghost Canyon there on May 5th. I was just wondering what your thoughts are on the place, as I've never been there.

AND... would anyone like to go to that show?

Added by indyfitz on February 23, 2010 at 4:21am — 6 Comments

Please help put the Kaiser Cartel record out

We are putting our our second album ourselves! Woo hoo...but well, it costs money, so we thought we would do something different. We are running a campaign on pledgemusic.com to raise the funds. How are we doing this?



By selling an exclusive EP Philanthropy for just $10, by selling the record before its out for $15, and many other interesting items.



Also, by pledging, you get to have the updates (hear the songs way way early, see exclusive video etc) So please help us make… Continue

Added by Courtney Kaiser on February 22, 2010 at 10:37pm — 3 Comments

Music tourism in Indiana

http://www.celestialmonochord.org/2010/02/gennett-records-and-richmond-indiana.html



The Celestial Monochord is an amazingly comprehensive attempt to understand, document, and tie together a great deal of information taking as its' starting point the crucial Anthology of American Folk Music.



Jon Nelson, also an MFT member, pays closer… Continue

Added by mike whybark on February 21, 2010 at 10:27pm — 3 Comments

MFT Interviews Dave Lindquist - Music Editor for Indy Star



Dave Lindquist, music editor for The Indianapolis Star, is used to interviewing others. MFT reversed roles to see what makes this music man tick.



What are some of your favorite current artists?



I’ll list three bands that haven’t… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on February 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Old Flames - Lucky Epitaph



Old Flames is a menagerie of Bloomington, Indiana musicians who came together in 2009 to play the songs from a record that is lucky to see the light of day.



LonPaul Ellrich (beloved Indianapolis musician and producer) and Chris Kupersmith started this record at… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on February 16, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

link entry: Iain Burgess RIP

http://thepowerofindependenttrucking.blogspot.com/2008/12/variations-on-theme-iain-burgess.html

Burgess recorded the Effigies, Naked Raygun, and Big Black. Albini fingers him as a mentor. I know i'm not alone in admiring his work.

Added by mike whybark on February 12, 2010 at 8:39pm — 14 Comments

MFT Interviews Scott Shoger - Music Editor for NUVO





Scott Shoger, music editor for NUVO Newsweekly, is used to interviewing others. MFT reversed roles to see what makes this music man tick.



What was the first record that really blew your mind?



The first band I really loved was They Might Be Giants, and their first album I heard was Flood. As a nerdy, socially-retarded middle schooler who dug on…
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Added by Daniel Fahrner on February 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

The Future of Music?

My good friends at MFT asked me to write something about where I think the music industry is going over the next ten years. In other words, my good friends at MFT have invited me to set myself up to look like a total idiot in ten years. Regular MFT readers know, however, that I don’t shy away from the bold proclamation, so here I go.



First, however, a caveat: I’ve never held myself out as a tech guy. I fumble along and I do…

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Added by John P. Strohm on February 9, 2010 at 4:00pm — 120 Comments

Vinyl & Me



I discovered music via my parents collection, as many kids do.



First up were Elvis and The Beatles. I played these records to death. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" was the most amazing thing my 7 year old mind could imagine- I couldn't understand how they made those amazing sounds. Elvis sounded like magic. I got in trouble for inviting a neighbor girl over to listen to Elvis when my parents weren't home.

(leaving a kid home alone… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — 34 Comments

Ouch

that hurt, I wish that hadn't happened. Oh well it did. Nice going Saints. You won the game. Congrats.

I was at my friends' house- Jake and Maggie- for the game. You?

We looked good, for the most part. At least it was the Saints, right?

Added by Jeb Banner on February 7, 2010 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

New Features in MFT Archive

Hey Gang, we've been hard at work tricking out the MFT Archive.


Here's some of new features you will notice when browsing the site. Thanks to Jordan Wilson at Small Box for making all these changes the past few days. There are more on the way and I may just update this blog as we…
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Added by Jeb Banner on February 6, 2010 at 1:41pm — 13 Comments

Indiana Musical History and Review

First of all, Jeb asked me to start a blog of this type a couple days ago. Well, I already had one similar to it but no one, including myself, was posting.With all of the hullabaloo regarding New Orleans vs Indiana in sports; It was said by one Rachel Maddow that Indianapolis shouldn't try to compete with New Orleans musically after viewing music video's for both teams on her February 2nd show. I posted this fact on the Mix Tape blog soon after and then the peach cobbler hit the fan. There were… Continue

Added by Michael Eugene Henry on February 5, 2010 at 11:50pm — 22 Comments

Got my band a brand-spanking new website and it could have been free!

http://thegitmos.com/ is where you'll find it. I already owned the domain name, but other than the cost of that (15 bucks a year) and having wordpress use that address (10 bucks a year) it was all FREE. Free I say!

Jeb turned me on to bandcamp.com for the music streaming and downloads. Thanks, Jeb! It's a pretty cool service that lets you embed your music elsewhere and sell or give away downloads with no charge to the… Continue

Added by Kooch on February 4, 2010 at 10:41pm — 1 Comment

On My Momma : Colts Edition!

Added by Dodge on February 4, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Band of the Month - Accordions



Ben Bernthal of the band Accordions always greets me with a firm handshake and a smile, either at a show or at the Broad Ripple Bagel Deli where I run into him with some frequency. Usually Paul Cobb (who sometimes moonlights with the band) is there, too. Bernthal, who looks a bit like a younger Ben Folds or Ryan Adams, handed me a copy of the Accordions new album,… Continue

Added by Andrews Feigenbaum on February 4, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

In Defense of Indianapolis

There has been some very articulate trash talking recently by New Orleans fans about the "cultural wasteland" of Indianapolis. I know it's mostly Super Bowl driven but I love this city and I think those looking in from the outside see a different reality than what I'm seeing day to day. This town is more than Corn and Colts.



Indy is a surprising city. I moved here over 10 years ago (1998) with no… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 81 Comments

JOOKABOX - Dead Zone RMXS



Audio Recon -Indy's own all-digital hip hop / experimental / jazz record label- recently lent some of its talented artists to Asthmatic Kitty for remixes of select songs from Jookabox’s Dead Zone… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on February 4, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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