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Quick Q&A With Guster

What started as three college friends playing gigs at Boston-area universities has matured into a 25-year career that has spanned seven studio albums and a multitude of live releases. Ahead of the band’s June 28 show in Indianapolis, percussionist Brian Rosenworcel of Guster chatted with IM about the band’s longevity, fan interactions, and Hall & […]

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Unspoken Rules: ISO Lunch Series

If you’ve ever been curious about the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Fifth Third Bank Lunch Break Series, here’s all you need to know. = Really, bring lunch. The music drowns out the sound of 1,600 people chewing. Think about your wrapper choices, though. A bag of chips makes a lot of noise. Bring a drink, too—one with […]

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Madison’s RiverRoots Music Fest Boasts Big-Time Headliners

The impressive music lineup makes the festival’s lively marketplace, friendly crowd, bountiful food trucks and craft beer, and picturesque Ohio riverfront setting seem like mere perks.

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Quick Q&A With The Right Now’s Brendan O’Connell

“There’s something in this collective that is just a little bit magical,” says O’Connell. “If it wasn’t the right group of seven people, it’d be different. But with this lineup, somehow the bigger group makes things more fun.”

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Quick Q&A With Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart

While the Boston Pops Orchestra is known for symphonic renditions of popular contemporary hits, in the spring of its 132nd season, the group pays tribute to a historic American composer with By George! The Boston Pops Plays Gershwin, led by conductor Keith Lockhart. The show arrives at the Palladium in Carmel on April 2 as […]

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Speed Read: The Vogue Turns 40

According to the marquee, “Miley Cyrus Unplugged” was slated to happen at The Vogue … on April 1, 2008. Not realizing it was a prank, Cyrus fans from across the Midwest made a beeline for Indy and began queuing up for tickets. They were not amused when they learned it was merely an April Fool’s joke.

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“Godfather of British Blues” John Mayall Set to Perform in Carmel

With an upcoming tour and an album set to be released next year, the legend is still finding new and exciting ways to bring the blues to audiences.

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What We’re Really Doing This Weekend In Indy: Flat 12 Beach-Themed Film Night, Virtually Scaling El Capitan, and Antiquing at Society of Salvage

Pearl Jam in Chicago, Chef’s Night Off, an al fresco movie night, and more.

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What We’re Really Doing This Weekend: Staff Picks

Where to check out Gen Con costumes, what to see at the State Fair, a winery concert, and more.

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Q&A: Hunter Smith on Writing Indiana’s Official Bicentennial Song

“I come from Texas, and there are great people in Texas, but there’s something that I love about the honesty of the Hoosier population. The people here, they will do anything for you.”

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Culture Q&A: Houndmouth Guitarist Matt Myers

“I like doing this work, and constantly making music, and being around people who make music,” says Myers. “I always wondered if I’d get homesick, but I finally found something that I love.”

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Culture Q&A: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

“There will be a lot of those songs [from the new album] and a mix from everything else,” says lead singer Stu Mackenzie. “We always wing it and see what will work on that particular night.”

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Culture Q&A: George Clinton and His ‘Mothership Connection’ to Indy

“We’ve been coming to Naptown ever since the ’60s,” says Clinton. “We go way back with Indianapolis.”

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Axl Rose: “I’m a %[email protected]# Hoosier rocker, too!”

“He was angry and hurt that his home state had not embraced him,” says IU rock professor Glenn Gass.

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Singer for the Band Diane Coffee Finds a Spark in Indiana

“Bloomington is a super-happy place, so I was in a super-happy mood while writing,” says Shaun Fleming. The result was a more upbeat record with vocal layering and lushness, a sound he describes as “Motown glam.”

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