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August 15, 2012

Indy Weekend: Fountain Square’s Cataracts Music Festival

by @thoughtontracks

Since graduating from college and departing from the oasis of hedonism that is Bloomington, IN, there has been a a single, constant void in my life. It’s not Kilroy’s pepperoni bread sticks (now available downtown and in Broad Ripple). It’s not late night rounds of “Sink the Biz” at Nick’s. It’s not even the early wake-up call for a full day of drinking on 17th St. before a football game that nobody planned on watching. What I miss the most are raucous house parties. Those all night ragers, marked by loud music and questionable decision-making, that only come to a halt when the kegs run dry or the cops show up.

Fortunately for me, I have the opportunity to make up for lost time this weekend. A handful of houses between 927 and 945 E. Morris St. in Fountain Square will transform into music venues for two days of free music. Yes, you read that right FREE. Festivities will kick off this Friday around the Fountain Square Grand Prix and continue until the wee hours Sunday morning.

Cataracts Music Festival offers Indy citizens the opportunity to binge on their favorite local (and a few not-so-local) underground musicians. Check out a list of who will be where below. Also, be sure to check out Cataracts’ Tumblr for a treasure trove of videos from the performing artists. So don’t sleep on an opportunity to get weird, get wet (a dunk tank is promised) and get your ears blown off by some of Indy’s most talented, underappreciated musicians.

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Schedule:

Friday, August 17 – Fountain Square Grand Prix – Murphy Building Parking Lot

1:00- Organ Grinder
2:00- Beer
3:00- Bed
4:00- Hammer Screwdriver
5:00- Christian Taylor & Homeschool
6:00- Bonesetters
7:00- KO
8:00- Oreo Jones
9:00- Pravada
10:00- Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s

Saturday, August 18 – Cataracts Music Festival – E. Morris St.

Debbie’s Palace of Noise and Laundry
1:00- 2150′s
2:00- Creeping Pink
3:00- Teenage Strange
4:00- Psychic Feel
5:00- Jovontaes
6:00- Thee Open Sex
7:00- Learner Dancer
8:00- Crys & Heavy Hanging Sun-
9:00- Vacation Club
10:00- Burnt Ones

SKULL MANOR
1:30- DMA
2:30- Tight Genes
3:30- Ancient Slang
4:30- The Hecks
5:30- Marmoset
6:30- Bigcolour
7:30- Magic Milk
8:30- Lazy
9:30- Expo 70
10:30- White Mystery

JASONA BEACH
1:00- Hen
2:00- Death Tram
3:00- Slushy
4:00- The Orchidales
5:00- Energy Gown
6:00- Lushes
7:00- Pomegranates
8:00- Plains/Holy Youth
9:00- Gap Dream
10:00- Tammar

DAVE CAVE
1:30- Normanoak
2:30- The Mutations
3:30- Ramma Lamma
4:30- Purple Seven
5:30- Smoking Nurse
6:30- The Soft Opening
7:30- Scammers
8:30- Three Man Band
9:30- TV Ghost
10:30- Natural Child

Written by Rob Peoni

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