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Concert Review

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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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“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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Review: Spoon At The Egyptian Room

This group has been cranking out NPR-approved bangers for more than 20 years.

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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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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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We Just Saw Music Unite: A Review Of This Year’s Lotus Festival

On Saturday evening, on the final leg of this year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, 26 artists representing about 20 different countries performed their final shows for the thousands of people who took to the streets of downtown Bloomington. Brandishing the hashtag #MusicUnites, this event’s mission was to bring people from all walks of […]

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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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