Tonight, Fountain Square’s Radio Radio will play host to White Rabbits. The four-piece Brooklyn dance-rock outfit is fresh off the release of its third LP Milk Famous. The release arrives on the back of the band’s buzz-worthy 2009 release It’s Frightening. Watch a live video of White Rabbits playing the album’s lead single “Heavy Metal” at Santa Monica’s KCRW below. Bloomington, IN up-and-comers The Broderick will lend their support. I recently caught these guys for the first time at The Melody Inn and was really impressed. Listen to “On the Canvas” below.
We are giving away two pairs of tickets to tonight’s show. Simply head over to Thought on Tracks’ Facebook or Twitter pages and share or retweet our status about the giveaway. Winners will be contacted at 2 PM, so act fast! This is sure to be a show that you will not want to miss.
The weekend is just around the corner. As usual, Indianapolis has several events that make removing your keester from its stagnant spot on the couch a worthwhile venture. In my opinion, the best bang for your buck can be found at Radio Radio tomorrow night. Louisville’s Whistle Peak is an act that I’ve been dying to see for a while now. I featured this project in a Band to Watch post back in early January. Their sophomore LP, Half Asleep Upon Echo Falls is one of the stronger regional releases of the year in my humble opinion. Listen to “Wings Won’t Behave” below. I can’t wait to check these guys out.
Two of Indy’s strongest local acts will serve as appetizers. I have grown increasingly taken with former Slothpop frontwoman Kristin Newborn’s solo project KO. I’ve seen her a handful of times since her debut Record Store Day show at LUNA Music. Each time she has shown marked improvement in her control over the looping pedals that dominate KO’s performance. Her voice has been one of the strongest in the Indy music scene for the last couple of years, it was only a matter of time before the technology caught up. For anyone who has yet to see KO perform, make sure you arrive early enough to catch a glimpse. Listen to “i will run while it’s dark” and “plant me right back” below.
Rounding out the line-up is Jascha. More established members of the underground Indy music scene, Jascha solidifies this lineup as one of the stronger top-to-bottom Fountain Square shows of the summer. Listen to “The Devil’s Own” below. According to Facebook, this will be one of Jascha’s last Indy performances, so don’t sleep on this opportunity! I hope to see every one out tomorrow night for what will no doubt be a memorable night of music. Cover is only $5. What do you have to lose?
Written by Rob Peoni
I just want to take a moment to thank MOKB Presents for offering Indianapolis listeners some unbelievable shows, top to bottom, thus far in 2012. The strength of the opening acts on some of these bills has been mildly ridiculous. WATERS opened for Delta Spirit and will return to open for Nada Surf next month. GIVERS opened for Dr. Dog. Porcelain Raft opened for Youth Lagoon. Next week, Shearwater will open for St. Vincent.
Today, MOKB Presents announced that Houndmouth will serve as support for The Lumineers on May 24. This band has been garnering a rather large following over the last few months in Louisville. I have been smitten since WLFY shared the phenomenal video for “Houston Train” featured below. Their southern-fried, “recession rock” will be the perfect appetizer before The Lumineers.
This is the show for any of you boneheads who to this point have hesitated to venture down to Fountain Square. This is not fuzz-laden garage rock. This is accessible, whiskey-drenched, shake-what-your-mama gave you awesomeness. And I can’t wait! Grab tickets for $10. Listen to “Petitentiary” and watch the video for “Houston Train” below.
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Written by Rob Peoni