Concert Preview: White Rabbit Cabaret Hosts Naptown Grand Slam
Saturday presents an unbelievable opportunity for members of the Indianapolis scene to gather and show your appreciation for three terrific local acts. White Rabbit Cabaret will provide the space and I am asking for local readers to get off the couch, DVR SNL, and get out to Fountain Square to show your support for local music. The heart of the matter for us is that this blog continues to run because of local music. Sure, there is a certain satisfaction that comes from covering bands that are buzzing the blogosphere and we truly enjoy that. However, it is just not the same as writing up a neighborhood project. I find the feeling similar to cheering for your hometown sports team. It represents a certain sense of belonging. Pride emerges from this organic feeling and support is displayed. Indy residents have an opportunity to support and foster the growth of a blooming scene. Let’s start to promote our community and take pride in the local bands that wear the Indianapolis independent hometown tag proudly.
The Bonesetters, She Does Is Magic, and Laura K. Balke are three talented acts that allow me to shout from the top of Monument Circle when discussing the evolving scene here in Indianapolis. Even casual readers of this blog would recognize these names because we do not shut up about them. Any time these artists release something, we promote it. We do so without hesitating, because they are good. Those familiar with their collective discography can expect to hear some new songs. These acts have done an unbelievable job of posting their updates through social media. In many cases, I feel like I am being fed little pieces of a project that will eventually transform into an entire body of work. The engagement that these bands have offered to us through many platforms should be noted and now it is our time as fans to give a little back.
I will continue to attend their shows and write about their music because they fill a chunk of what I represent. I anticipate big moments from each of these Hoosier musicians in the future. All three have the ability to make a Butler Bulldogs type run. You can get a sneak preview of Saturday night by attending their free in-store at Indy CD & Vinyl before the show. Come caravan with the Thought on Tracks team on Saturday and make sure you bring a friend…and tell them to bring a friend. No one will leave disappointed. Cover is $5.
Laura K. Balke “Turn the Key”
The Bonesetters “Mushroom Clouds Aloft”
She Does Is Magic “East Coast and Upaways”
Written by Brett McGrath