A burst of flames onstage at a concert
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Metallica Rocks Indy

Metallica covering Mellencamp is not a thing I thought I’d be writing in 2019.

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Foo Fighters Are The Best (Dad) Rock Band On Earth

“If anyone in 2018 comes up with a more satisfying encore than ‘Times Like These,’ ‘This is a Call,’ and ‘Everlong,’ I’ll paint happy faces on my Odyssey.”

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Gallery: Indy 500 Snake Pit 2018

Good, sweaty American fun inside the Snake Pit.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic Plays His Weirdest-Ever Indy Show

His last stops in Indy featured video screens, two dozen costume changes and the 501st Legion of costumed Stormtroopers; this one found him and his band seated unplugged-style in the Palladium’s elegant confines.

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Review: Jason Isbell At Murat Theatre

Jason Isbell: as bulletproof as concerts get.

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How To Plan Your Indianapolis Dad-Concert Attendance This Summer

“Looks like a great lineup, just needs more Buffett.”

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Review: Gregory Porter At The Palladium

Gregory Porter’s rich, sturdy baritone is filed under jazz in large part because singers have to be called something; those “genre” fields don’t fill themselves out, people. It’s true that Porter won exceedingly deserved jazz vocal Grammys for 2017’s Take Me to the Alley and 2014’s Liquid Spirit (and odds are pretty good on a […]

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Q&A: Sean Chen, Concert Pianist

“It’s hard—and even harder for people who play hundreds of concerts a year—to always bring your A game.”

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Review: St. Vincent At Old National’s Egyptian Room

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent stopped in Indy to shop her latest album, Masseduction

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Things Have Changed: Bob Dylan And Mavis Staples At IU Auditorium

We would have taken more photos, but cameras were strictly forbidden. So here we are with an old-fashioned concert review.

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Outside It's America—U2 At Lucas Oil Stadium

First things first: It is futile to resist the first 45 minutes of the tour marking the 30th anniversary of U2’s The Joshua Tree, a nine-song block of monolithic power so expansive and relentless that it’s profoundly insane to put it at the beginning of a concert. This is a show that schedules “Pride (In […]

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Quick Q&A With Idina Menzel

“It helps that I’m a creature of the theater. If you do eight shows a week and you get bored doing the same material, then you’re in a lot of trouble.”

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A Conversation With Savoir Adore

Having lived through the ups and downs of relationships, both personally and professionally, founding member of Savoir Adore Paul Hammer talks loss, love, and the concept of home. Channeling the prime of ’80s pop music that mixes synth-heavy melodies with deep, heavy emotional lyrics, Savoir Adore have gone through two co-lead singers, released three studio […]

Kyle Long Indianapolis Monthly
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Hot Tickets: Eight Indy Art Experts Share Their Fall Picks

“I can’t wait for the Indianapolis Museum of Art ‘Project IMA Fashion Show’ on October 9. It’s truly one of the best-produced fashion events in our city—a must-see!”