Sure, the bulk of the city spent last week enjoying an early February spring break courtesy of the NFL’s biggest spectacle, but now is not the time to recede into the proverbial tortoise shell. On Friday, Fountain Square will host a pair of buzz worthy concerts.
Local band Everything, Now! will celebrate the release of their album Do It on the Moon at Radio Radio. Fellow Naptown natives America Owns the Moon, Vacation Club and Learner Dancer will be on hand to lend support. The event should be a nice showcase of some of Indianapolis’ strongest independent acts. Admission is free, and the festivities kick off at 9 PM. Listen to “Fire and the Stone” by Everything, Now! below.
Across the street, White Rabbit Cabaret will play host to Louisville’s Cheyenne Marie Mize and Andrew Combs. Mize released her latest album We Don’t Need at the end of January. The six-song effort is arguably her strongest material to date, built around lively rhythms and Mize’s stellar voice. Watch a live video of “It Lingers” for a sampling of what Friday promises.
Though I’m thrilled to see Mize, I’m just as excited by the opportunity to catch Combs. We featured a video from his Live & Reel session a while back. Combs is a Nashville singer-songwriter with tremendous potential. His debut EP, Tennessee Time, represents the best of what country music has to offer – bringing to mind some of Music City’s founding fathers. Tickets are $10 and available from MOKB Presents.
There is no sense in stumbling into a Super Bowl slump now that the nation’s eyes have returned to the coasts. A steady stream of good shows are on the way. Join me this Friday as I bounce back and forth between The Rabbit and Radio Radio. With a double dose, how can we lose?
Written by Rob Peoni
Indianapolis band Everything, Now! dropped their fifth release this week. Do It on the Moon may not be the best play at the start of your day. Save this listen for your drive home from work. This album is a celebration.
The band screams dire warnings about the future over joyous romps of punchy guitars and choruses that sound like choirs of schoolchildren, as if testing the audience to see if they’ll get the joke.
On “Imagine 2040”, the lead singer offers a bleak outloook, saying: “In 2040, Russia owns the beaches where the ice caps used to be / And China has moved to the moon, with the fortunes from all those air factories / They’re fighting off the Mexicans in space stations made from trees.” This post-apocalyptic landscape that Everything, Now! has created is humorous but serves as a legitimate look into the concerns of the present.
This album is rock solid, both from a lyrical and musical standpoint. There is no weakest link. This is not a talentless garage band, mashing out harmonyless recording in their stoner uncle’s makeshift recording studio. This is good shit and the kind of album that Indy residents can be legitimately proud of. Listen below:
Written by Rob Peoni