Back in August, as summer wound to a close, the MOKB team offered Indy residents an intimate performance in the form of Songwriters in the Round. The White Rabbit Cabaret show brought together elder statesman Otis Gibbs, Richard Edwards of Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos and Chicago’s Cameron McGill. At the time, my ears were still recovering from a couple days of Lollapalooza and a raucous My Morning Jacket set at The Lawn, so the relatively quiet night at The Rabbit served as a welcome change of pace.
I had seen the Monkey Eats Monkey crew on hand to document, and have been waiting anxiously for footage from the concert. Check out McGill’s original “Loose Teeth” below. He will return to White Rabbit Cabaret for a solo performance on January 26th. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
Written by Rob Peoni
Indianapolis’ Blue Moon Revue released a hot new video for the track “Lil Momma” off their latest release Phases today. The eye candy comes courtesy of local video gurus Monkey Eats Monkey. The band will be playing at Radio Radio tonight for their 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. In the past, BMR has filled up venues in the Broad Ripple area for one of the Christmas season’s best parties. This marks the first time the event will be held in Fountain Square.
This year’s holiday show will also serve as an album release party. BMR is sounding as good as ever at the moment. The band has been steadily sharpening their sound at Alan Johnson’s Static Shack Studios. Johnson is a seasoned studio veteran, who is responsible for Bob and Tom’s extensive catalog of albums. On top of recording and mixing Phases, Johnson has had BMR rehearsing into the wee hours for weeks. The hard work and long rehearsals should make for a terrific show at Radio Radio tonight. Cover for the event is $6, or $3 with a canned food donation for Gleaners Food Bank. Fellow Indy natives Genius Johnson will be on hand to lend support. Come out and support great local music tonight, and witness a band that is coming into their own.
Written by Rob Peoni
While the White Stripes are no longer active, the boy + girl two-piece formula still lives on in Cleveland’s mr. Gnome. They bring a sense of distorted, psychedelic mystery to their sound. A rugged, unpolished rhythm seems consistent in all of their work, but the persistent uncertainty looms as I listen to their latest release on El Marko Records, Madness in Miniature. Listen:
Singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer Sam Meister produce mood swings that, at times, make me feel like I am stuck in the mind of Donnie Darko. Even their album artwork mimics a character that might have been responsible for the take over of Darko’s mind. While the Stripes gave all of their fans a sedative when they announced their retirement this year, bands like mr. Gnome continue to provide wild delusions for supporters of this formula.
Written by Brett McGrath