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October 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Lowercase m - Anthology

is now up on MFT.

Lowercase m performed and recorded around Indianapolis throughout the mid 1990s. Their harmonious vocal sound and acoustic instrumentation delighted singer/songwriter fans throughout the area. Their folksy style augmented the alternative cover songs they interpreted, as well as their own catchy originals. They often performed at The Outback, The Patio, and Cafe Angst, and were monthly regulars at the Village Idiot, as well as performing live on local radio several… Continue

Added by M. Sommers on October 30, 2009 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

In Memory of Scarcity

Since my work directly involves delivery/distribution of music to listeners, I've given a great deal of thought over the past several years to the way things have changed and are continuing to change. We're quickly moving towards a new reality where all existing recorded music is available to everyone all the time, which has been more or less inevitable since the distribution of music via the Internet became possible. There are many issues that need to be resolved, such as compulsory licensing… Continue

Added by John P. Strohm on October 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 38 Comments

Pretend to hang out & listen to Eric!

Ever wish you could sit around with Eric Spears, smoking pot & listening to him pontificate about all sorts of crazy things? Now you can! (minus the pot and the sitting around with him) by visiting his blog:

Added by Eric Spears (White) on October 26, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

Band of the Week-Honneycombs

Honneycombs arive rising out of the ashes of 90s alt-rock stalwarts (and John Peel favorites) Arson Garden. As sweet sounding as their

names suggest, Honneycombs craft a crisply produced brand of

folk-rock. Their sound is reminiscient of late 60s british psyche-folk

with a touch of 70s Mac-ian west coast soft rock.

Siblings James and April Combs started Arson Garden in Bloomington in

the the late 80s. After a very… Continue

Added by Larry Hess on October 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Broad Ripple Music Fest review

The Broad Ripple Music Fest started early in a couple of the all-age joints and at least one bar. The air outside was perfect prototypical fall weather in Indiana which was conducive to taking the "shoe leather express" from one venue to another, if you had the time to ride it for a while. The places were fairly spread out. Acoustic folkster, Caleb McCoach got things started at Luna at noon, located a few blocks south of the main strip, while Spirit Spine treated customers to an ambient… Continue

Added by Frankie Ferrell on October 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

broadripple music festival - what you missed or didn't miss

BRMF-I began the fest at… Continue

Added by jimpeoni on October 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Silversun Pickups @ the Vouge

Any fans of The Silversun Pickups?

I will be interviewing them for and indy publication. Anybody out there have anything you would like to ask the band?

Added by KAREN SHAVER on October 19, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Broad Ripple Music Fest Full Line-up!

Here's the full and up to date schedule for the shows this weekend! Hope to see everyone out!


PDF of Schedule

Broad Ripple Music Fest Kickoff Party! $12 a door

Friday @ The Vogue | 21+ with ID | Non-smoking event

featuring Johnny Socko… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on October 15, 2009 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

D Tour screenings this weekend at Heartland Film Festival- Pat Spurgeon in the house!

D Tour trailer from dtour on Vimeo.

Local Heartland Film Fest showing times and more info

In case you weren't aware of this film I wanted to make sure everyone here in Indy knows… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on October 15, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Groovies Reunion.... now we've gone and done it.

The Mystic Groovies and the folks who came to hear us play have always provided me some of the best experiences of my life and tons of stories of fun and mayhem. Alan, Greg and Jon remain my closest friends and to get a chance to play with them as The Mystic Groovies a couple of more times is a real treat.

About a month ago I got a short email from Matt from the Love Cowboys saying that Ozzie's in Oxford was closing it's doors. Ozzie's asked the Cowboys to play, and the Cowboys asked… Continue

Added by Mark Patrick on October 14, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Band Of The Week: The Founders

The Founders are an Indianapolis/Bloomington based trio who create a

beautiful racket steeped in 60s psych and modern lo-fi. Fronted by

multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Nick Keiper, The Founders are a

no nonsense rock band in the classic sense of the term.

Conceived in 2007, the band recorded their debut album, "Exile In

Charon", in their drummer's living room. The cheap microphone

aesthetic helps to bring about an surprisingly live sounding… Continue

Added by Larry Hess on October 14, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Band Of The Week: Johnny Socko

Over the course of 14 years, Bloomington genre-benders Johnny Socko

released 4 albums and played over 1000 shows. Their mix of party-rock,

ska and funk garnered them a large live following over the years.

Perfectly situated for the the rise of ska to pop prominence in the

mid-90s, Johnny Socko released their debut album, Bovaquarium, on Bim

Skala Bim's BiB label in 1994. Big pop hooks, air-tight performances

and crisp production marked the Oh, I Do Hope it's… Continue

Added by Larry Hess on October 9, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Win 2 Tickets to Broad Ripple Fest Kick Off Party with Johnny Socko!

We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Broad Ripple Music Fest kick off party with Mab Lab and Johnny Socko. This is Johnny Socko's original line up playing their first show in 15 years! Sure to be a fantastic night.

All you have to do to win is comment on this blog and we will pick the top two best reasons. So tell us why you deserve a pair of tickets to this show ($12 value per ticket). We will pick and notify the winners next… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on October 9, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Anybody having trouble posting content on this site?

I've received a few bug reports and I personally can't post new blogs or use the Quick Add features in Safari. I haven't done a complete bug test but I'm wondering if anyone else is having these issues and what browser and operating system they are using. I will compile this feedback and present to Ning who powers the community portion of MFT.

Thanks! Jeb

Added by Jeb Banner on October 3, 2009 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

Win Walkmen Tickets for the Vogue Monday 10/5

Just leave a comment here to enter to win two tickets to the Walkmen show at the Vogue this Monday. We got a couple tickets from Dodge at My Old Kentucky Blog.

That's it, it's that easy!
We will notify the winner Monday afternoon at 2:30. Thanks!

Added by Jeb Banner on October 2, 2009 at 2:25pm — 13 Comments

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