All the music we can handle?

July 14, 2008
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With concerts booked heavily at Verizon Wireless Music Center, the Lawn at White River State Park, the Murat, the Indiana State Fair, Music Mill, the Vogue, the casinos and other venues as well as Indy Jazz Fest, IBE's Summer Celebration, and RibAmerica, it would seem we've got our musical plates pretty full here this summer.

But is there anyone that you'd like to see who is now on tour that isn't coming to town. Is there any area of music where you think we are underrepresented?

Your thoughts?

And, while you're here, what have been your musical thrills and disappointments so far this summer?
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  • I would rather have a 4 foot metal spike driven thru my skull than attend Deer Creek concerts. Especially the Jimmy Buffet thing.
  • No one that's coming through here this summer, terribly excites me. There are some smaller acts on tour that I would love to see but they are not coming here. Gil Landry, and Rob Dickinson for starters. Rob played here last summer and he was fantastic! He used to be in Catherine Wheel, and he does a great acoustic show. Other than that, the only concert I'm considering is the Heart, Journey, and Cheap Trick show at Verizon. I'm on the fence about it because of the fees. The lawn tickets say they're $20 but more like $30 or more after fees and that just ticks me off. We've been enjoying some great little shows at the Indy Hostel this summer and those tickets are usually only around $4-$8 each for quality performers. And guess what? No fees!
  • Band of Horses
    Eric Church
    Coldplay
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Bring on the bagpipes!!
  • I saw Del McCoury Band at the Bluebird in Bloomington Sunday. Why do they have such limited seating? My ankles were swollen by the time we left. There are a lot of Bluegrass bands I would pay to see, but alas, few of them come to Indy. Ricky Skaggs will be at WPAC next May. Guess I'll be traveling to Beanblossom to get my fix until then.
  • The Hold Steady (best band noone's heard of)
    Vampire Weekend
    My Morning Jacket
    The Features

    I second band of horses and old crow medicine show
  • Indy is neglected by most indie/small label artists, the kind of music that's typically sold by Luna Music or Indy CD and Vinyl. Pretty much anything hip and of the moment won't be found touring here. Either there isn't an audience, or it's the lack of mid-sized venues willing to take risks. Maybe it's both. It's one of the hardest things about living in Indy for music lovers.

    Pitchfork and Stereogum are popular sites that review music outside of the mainstream:

    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/

    http://stereogum.com/

    I'd love for someone to turn the old empty Jaguar bar on Pennsylvania St. downtown into a nice little music venue and book more indie music.
  • Dang, you folks got much better taste than I ever would have thought.... You want something truly embarssing, check out the line up @ RibFest. :lol:


    good source to see who is playing where around the country - and overseas - www.pollstar.com

    And very much agreed on The Hold Steady!
  • I would love to see Diana Krall come to Indianapolis.

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