Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Episode 159 w/Fontaine

06/26/2017. The "We've Had Just About Enough Of This" Show
Musical guests: Fontaine

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with a whole night of the week to do whatever you wanted? MP, Tolin, and surprise guest Rachel Mare Jones answer that question and many more, and the boys dredge up some moldy local oldies for tonight's playlist. Flying in on their magic and marked carpet with songs about Plastic Tweezers and fishin' with Dean Ween are this week's musical guest Fontaine, who's drummer may have found a kindred spirit in MP. It's the end of a made up era on the Radio Hour. 


Fontaine plays a quirky style of grown up funky prog. In a single one of their songs you'll hear influences from Yes, Zappa, the Dead, early Pink Floyd, psychedelia, and a host of other bands from the classic to the obscure. They take stellar musicianship and paint it with a coat of sly humor, add in some wicked guitar solos, slick bass lines and super-tight drums and you've got Fontaine. Their new album is available at all your favorite local music shoppes and the usual digital emporia. Click on their photo for all the details. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Episode 158 w/It's Just Craig

06/19/2017. The "iNeeda Third Take" Show
Musical guests: It's Just Craig

This episode was so awesome, MP and Tolin had to start it three times. So, their highly detailed analysis of streaming television is lost to the inter-ether for eternity. Instead, the conversation devolved into a pseudo-moronic discourse about MP's son's addiction to historical facts and iCarly. Eventually, the boys managed to get It's Just Craig on the stage for a live performance and an actual adult discussion about the quality and science of modern vinyl. It's time to wax philosophic on the Radio Hour. Rest in peace, Shane Crosby.


The Dead Weight, "Our List" / The Failers, "Gravity Fails"
Garage Sales, "White River" / Fields and Fortresses, "Waiting For Our Stars"
Tony Johnson, "Serenity" / The Young Revelators, "Martin"
Chemical Envy, "Dark Dark Room"


Craig Helmreich performs and records under the moniker It's Just Craig. His new album "Dark Corners" is a nautically themed allegory about humans adrift, and it's one of years best local releases. Don't take our word for it, check out what Huffington Post, Substream and others have to say. Click on Craig for reviews and all the details about It's Just Craig. And you can get your copy of "Dark Corners" just for attending the album release show June 30th at HiFi.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Episode 157 w/Michael Buratto and Cole Woodruff

06/12/2017. The "Corporate's Gonna Go Ballistic" Show
Musical guests: Michael Buratto and Cole Woodruff

MP and Tolin, always on point with their decision making, taped this week's episode outside on the hottest day of the year. As the microphones melt and the laptop suffocates, the boys also deal with a freakishly overbooked show, squeezing in an interview with Young Kingdom in addition to two musical guests. To top it off, Steve Vinson from the Don't Panic Podcast asks the musical question: "how many times can one masturbate in a day?" It's man overboard on this week's Radio Hour.


Hoops, "Rules" / The McDonalds, "Radio"
Jessica Albatross, "Warm Jets Fly Low" / Young Kingdom, "Peanut Butter Shag"
Spacewords, "Wide Eyed" / It's Just Craig, "Go"


Representing two very different modes of "singer/songwriter" are Michael Buratto and Cole Woodruff. But it's interesting to hear their two contrasting styles in such close proximity. Michael's album "National Animal" was produced by John Vanderslice and is available through most digital media outlets. Cole's latest EP "The Family Man" will be available soon. Both gentlemen have upcoming gigs in Fountain Square. Click their handsome faces to obtain the details. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Episode 156 w/Eliot Bigger

06/05/2017. The "Twitterbation" Show
Musical guest: Eliot Bigger

MP and Tolin match wits with Spark Joy's Ben Cannon and his platonic man-hunk Chad Lehr - but don't fret because the show is rescued by a super-heated performance from musical guest Eliot Bigger. Ben reveals the details of this summer's Discovery festivals, Tolin leaves his van door open, and MP unwittingly accuses the musical guest of sleeping around. It's time to wind up on that "f" on the Radio Hour.   


Hero Jr., "Jump Ship" / Fame and Fiction, "Liar" / Jo Trumble, "Hindrance"
Bomb Cats, "Take It All" / Gypsy Moonshine, "Paper Doll"
Tigernite, "Sunnies" / Michael Buratto, "Tecumseh"


Eliot Bigger has created a whole new type of fusion, mixing parts prog, jazz, and punk. Dissonant arpeggios interlock and bounce off each other inside of off-kilter time signatures driven by some of the most intricate rhythms you've ever heard. The music is equal parts complex technical prowess and raucous power and volume. They have just released their debut album, "Murals" and you should get it. Clicking on the image will get you where you need to be.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Episode 155 w/Dime Novel Devils

05/22/2017. The "Asteroid Field Navigation" Show
Musical guest: Dime Novel Devils

The show returns to Grove Haus for the long awaited return of musical guest Dime Novel Devils, who in addition to their thunderous performance also opened this week's podcast with a stirring tribute to the recently departed Chris Cornell. The discussion turns to home science experiments and how the new future of music is technique over technology. Plus, Mr. Waffles finds a way to sneak the old theme song back into the show. It's a Double Dip Road Trip on this week's Radio Hour.   


Autumn Androids, "Morgan County Misery" / Shadeland, "Away In The River"
Cole Woodruff, "Sister" / The Yavin 4, "3720 to 1" / The Haven Curse, "The Addict" 
Crystal Lady, "Run"/ The War on Peace, "Bring It On Down"
Brother O'Brother, "16 Flowers"


We first met DND as a duo back in 2014. These days they are a powerhouse 5-piece including electrified fiddle and monsoons of guitar. Weaving odd tales of monsters, witches, and bastards - Dime Novel Devils have spent over two years readying their assault on the ears and souls of the local music scene. But are we ready for them? Keep your eyes peeled for one of their face-melting performances. In the meantime, give their Facebook page a like.    

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Episode 154 w/summerbruise

05/15/2017. The "These Mics Will Never Work (In This Town Again)" Show
Musical guest: summerbruise

Fountain Square Brewing Company once again reluctantly "welcomes" the podcast to its comfy couches and comically oversized tables. On this week's "episode" (we're using air quotes by the way), local bon vivant-raconteur-man-about-town-multi-hyphenate Patrick Collins (Dell Zell/Minute Details) joins us for a freakishly long opening segment, the deliciously saucy 'summerbruise' pours sweet lava on your face with a volcano of a set, and Tolin and MP continue to tweak a format that was actually fine to begin with. It's time to fix what isn't broke on The Radio Hour. And stay tuned at the end for some bonus stage banter from our musical guest. 


Minute Details, "Stuffed Briefcase" / Young Kingdom, "Take You Alive"
Gypsy Moonshine, "Paper Doll" / Wilson's Reservoir, "Necessary"
Von Strantz, "Birdcage" / Brave Weather, "Maker"


Mike from summerbruise introduced himself to us by saying "we're loud as fuck". This amazing guitar and drums duo blends melodic and explosive pop-punk with a smirk of emo, and are indeed, volume-enriched.....as fuck. Give their EP, "Bummer Vacation" a tumble by clicking on the image. And make sure you see them live - they start their first tour May 19. Give them a like on Facebook. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Episode 153 w/Tommy

05/08/2017. The "Bowling For Groot" Show
Musical guest: Tommy

More new music and a stellar performance from Tommy, plus MP and Tolin reveal the new theme song, "thank" the Don't Panic Podcast for the warm welcome, and welcome Craig Helmrich (Its Just Craig) to the big pizza for a chat. I am Groot on the Radio Hour.


Eliot Bigger, "Murals" / Wife Patrol, "I'm In A Race" / Zorba Rose, "Train Train"
Cassidy Chamberlin, "Too" / The Dick Cheney That Ate Cheboygan, "Send Me Alone"
Jonny P, "Stand By" / summerbruise, "well at least I'm not vaping"


TOMMY is the name he goes by and one name is all this dapper gent needs. When your songs are as sophisticated and lush and deep as Tommy's, you don't have time for two names. Give a listen to those thick harmonies and the sweet sophistication of the lyrics, surrounded by some of the most subtle arrangements you've ever heard - and you'll understand why everybody in town is talking Tommy. His brand new full length "We Are Safe" is available wherever Tommy plays live, and will be available digitally soon. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Episode 152 w/Brother O'Brother

05/01/2017. The "Seven Folds to Oblivion" Show
Musical guest: Brother O'Brother

After 8 delightful weeks of radio silent bliss, the Indianapolis music scene reluctantly tolerates the return of MP and Tolin. Like trying to drop a not so subtle hint to those distant cousins from the side of the family nobody talks about, it's "WHOA....! Is THAT the time?" on the Radio Hour.


Bigfoot Yancey, "Brown County" / It's Just Craig, "Go" / Ryan M. Brewer, "In The Weeds" Shadeland, "Away in the River" / Eleven Endings, "Chapter Four - Gemini"
Dirt Poor Robins, "Jim Jones" / Monofiction, "Star of the War"
Mint the Band, "blessed by lead"


Brother O'Brother performs for the fifth time on this week's podcast. With a new album "NEON NATIVE" set to be unleashed, "BOB" is poised for another hot and stanky summer. Make sure you check out one of their live shows, you'll be blown away by their manic energy and meaty riffs, and you might get to see their alter egos Golden Eagle and Tapeworm wrestle to the near-death. You can get all you'll ever need at their website by clicking on their funky photo. 

Monday, April 24, 2017


New Local Releases for April 2017


1. Hero Jr., "Jump Ship"
2. The Dennis System, "I Want To"
3. Skarecrow Jesus, "Two Wolves"
4. Autumn Androids, "Alie-Yums"
5. Atomic Thrillride, "Rocket To Hell"
6. Fontaine, "Particular Spectacular"
7. Brittny Kasprzyk, "Walk Away"
8. Gypsy Moonshine, "Paper Doll"
9. Minute Details, "Stuffed Briefcase"
10. Veseria, "Time To Kill"

Each of these artists has new music releasing or released in April and have graciously allowed us to bring it to you. Check out their social media and go see them live. Please support local music everywhere. 

Monday, April 10, 2017


Those Dirty Horse / Pistolero / KIDS

You know how we love the rock and roll at the Radio Hour? We like it dirty and we like it skanky. We like it when the rock and roll doesn't shower for a few days and then does yard work on a really humid day. We like it when the rock and roll turns to look at us and coyly and wipes the sweat off its brow...as if we didn't know what THAT meant. So here are three sets of solid, sweaty, stanky RAWK, from Those Dirty Horse, Pistolero, and KIDS. 

*Live music is a great way to discover new bands, so if you like what you hear, let these artists hear you. Check out their social media and get out and see them.*

Those Dirty Horse: Recorded July 18, 2016
Pistolero: Recorded August 1, 2016
KIDS: Recorded November 7, 2016

Monday, March 27, 2017


New Local Releases for March 2017


1. New Pale Swimmers (Ft. Wayne), "I am the Death of Music, Jeff"
2. A.J. Sandlin, "Make My Heart Go"
3. Matt Record (Bloomington), "Black Swan"
4. For The Fire, "If I Had The Chance (To Burn You)"
5. Jay Elliot, "With The Lord In Her Heart"
6. Pillars, "The Great Divide"
7. Jason Andrew Brown, "Stranger"
8. Red Remains, "Hamilton"
9. Shifty Digits, "Doughboy"
10. Kids, "I'm A Bird"
11. Danni Al Mar, "Strings Attached"

Each of these artists has new music releasing or released in March and have graciously allowed us to bring it to you. Check out their social media and go see them live. Please support local music everywhere.