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April 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Transformation yields multi-textured Mardelay

The band known as Mardelay — set to release debut album “What We’ve Become” — is a lot different from the Mardelay that’s fared well in local Battle of the Bands competitions in recent years.



Old-school Mardelay was a three-member jam band. Today’s Mardelay is a multi-textured modern rock quartet with a cello player.



Singer-guitarist Matt Street and drummer Steve Fulton are the only constants.



“New ideas and new faces,” Street says.



Read more and… Continue

Added by Dave Lindquist on April 24, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

420- to legalize or to not legalize?

Since today is a national holiday for stoners (no, I'm not in the middle of celebrations) and I'm pretty certain there are at least a handful of people on this site that have an opinion on this subject I was wondering- Should marijuana be legalized? Decriminalized? Medical use only? Left as is?



Personally I think legalization would make the most sense since it isn't a narcotic drug (I'm not a fan of narcotics being widely accessible since… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on April 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Antenna Blog Article

Here's a link to a nice blog write-up about Antenna, written by a DJ from WXRT in Chicago:

http://tinyurl.com/cnxkxm

Again, I apologize - I still can't get the effing hyperlink to work from this computer.

Added by John P. Strohm on April 17, 2009 at 11:22am — 6 Comments

Chris Cornell

Oh so glad that I went to the show! It was a good mix of his solo stuff, Soundgarden, Audio Slave and Temple of the Dog.....Show ended with my favorite song Jesus Christ Pose. It was quite the thrill to meet him. I haven't seen so many beautiful guitars in one place before and the smell of incense was simply divine. If you were not there, than you missed out.

Added by Angie on April 17, 2009 at 3:06am — No Comments

Record Store Day is Tomorrow!

Saturday, April 18th is Record Store Day. So get out and support your local record stores no matter where you live. Here is an article from Nuvo about Indy's stores and also has a list to other Indiana stores. I hope to be able to hit some of these shows.

Support our Record Stores!

http://www.nuvo.net/music/article/record-store-day

Added by Jeb Banner on April 16, 2009 at 12:06pm — 13 Comments

Follow MFT on Twitter!

As some of you might know MFT has a Twitter account. The way this is set up all activity, as of tonight, feeds into the account every 30 minutes or so. One of the issues we have had with the Activity feed is that it only shows the last 20 updates. Now that we have it feeding into the Twitter account you can view activity back as far back as...tonight!

Anyway, if you are using Twitter please add MFT at www.twitter.com/musicalfam

Thanks!

Added by Jeb Banner on April 14, 2009 at 11:05pm — 9 Comments

Broad Ripple Music Fest Date Announcement and Kick Off Meeting

The Broad Ripple Music Fest is going to be Saturday October 17th 2009.



The kick off meeting will be May 6th, Wednesday at Small Box here in Broad Ripple at 6332 Guilford Ave #208 (above Qdoba) at 6pm. This is a meeting for anyone interested in volunteering, promoting or booking. If you are one these people, please attend this meeting if you can. This is not a meeting for bands or their managers, etc.



This year we are looking to repeat some of the successful things… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on April 9, 2009 at 5:12pm — 14 Comments

Extensive Kraftwerk Documentary Can Now Be Watched for Free on Veoh

The lengthy documentary (close to 3 hours long), Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (Popmatters review by Timothy Gabriele HERE) can be watched for free on Veoh (HERE) once you register and download the Veoh vid player (for free).

I've only seen the teaser clip which… Continue

Added by Ed on April 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Run, Chicken, Run

A spring morning. The sun has nearly burned off the mist, and the air is a crystal prism through which the color of sky and emerging green is startlingly vivid. Maybe my perception is chemically enhanced. No, not like in the bad old days. I'm talking about endorphins, brother. The runner's high. This morning I'm not binging; instead, it is a slow drip. On my left arm is my nano, and the crescendo from "Siegfried's Funeral Music" from Gotterdamerung is building. I come close to stopping, almost… Continue

Added by David Alexander on April 5, 2009 at 10:07am — 10 Comments

Defining 'indie' in Indy

If fractured philosopher Yogi Berra worked for Pitchforkmedia.com, he might unleash this doozy on the blogosphere:



“Nobody listens to indie rock anymore. It’s too popular.”



A panel of experts including Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog, Jill from We Are Hex, Ben from Lafcadio/A Caesar Holiday, Chris from Same as Sunday and hip-hop hyphenate Grey Granite share their views on a term that's everywhere but hard to pin down.



Video and photo gallery included… Continue

Added by Dave Lindquist on April 2, 2009 at 6:09pm — 5 Comments

On Musicianship

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because I have a bunch of work to do today; but there's something I've had on my mind since I wrote about the Zero Boys a couple months ago (which article, by the way, is the cover story in this month's Ryder Magazine in Bloomington). I've been thinking about the importance of technical proficiency in musicians.



When I first started playing drums, my goal was to get "good". I used to have arguments with my good pal Harry - also a drummer -… Continue

Added by John P. Strohm on April 1, 2009 at 10:41am — 33 Comments

Jim DeRogatis reviews Kory Quinn and the Comrades

Read it at the Sun Times

It really makes me happy to learn that he found out about them from a pizza box. Congrats on the good print Kory.

Added by PJ Christie on April 1, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

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