Monday, March 27, 2017

NEW MUSIC DIGEST / March 2017

New Local Releases for March 2017

Playlist

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. 



Monday, March 20, 2017

GROVE HAUS SESSIONS 005

Good Form Jack / No Coast / Lovely Houses

Edition 005 of the Grove Haus Sessions is all about bands we miss. They either broke up, took the dreaded "extended hiatus" or are ensconced in other projects - these are artists we somehow managed to harmonically converge with and capture a moment that may not happen again. Good Form Jack played a few gigs and made such an impression on the bands they were billed with that those bands told us "you gotta book these guys". They were one of the handful of bands we ever booked without really hearing them first. They didn't disappoint. A mix of the raw Lou Reed-Stooges-New York Dolls pre-punk sound with a Pink Floyd twist, Good Form Jack played one of our favorite sets from season 2. We still keep a light on for them in case Good Form re-forms. Kokomo's No Coast was one of the first bands to come across the DoitIndy music transom. MP interviewed them before the Radio Hour was a glint in Tolin's eye. They were a "bucket list" band for us and we caught them during their four-piece aggregation. It's a great speed-rock set from No Coast. Dave Campbell and MP played a few gigs together a million years ago and stayed in touch. When Dave, aka Lovely Houses, was preparing his one-man masterpiece "The Darkest Hue Is Blue...." he was kind enough to perform a pre-release set on the show. 

We hope to see and hear these artists again soon. 

*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.*

Good Form Jack: Recorded September 28, 2015
No Coast: Recorded February 16, 2015
Lovely Houses: Recorded August 14, 2014

Monday, March 13, 2017

GROVE HAUS SESSIONS 004

Von Strantz / Gypsy Moonshine / Among The Compromised / Katie Pederson

This edition of the Grove Haus Sessions celebrates some of the righteous and kick-ass women of Indianapolis music. Jess Von Strantz, Kelsey Von Strantz, Katie Josway, Eleadah Kemp, and Katie Pederson represent a diverse cross section of rock, folk, and singer-songwriter music, and are generally considered to be at the upper echelon of the music scene as solo artists or with their respective bands. Von Strantz, Gypsy Moonshine, and Among The Compromised have appeared on the Radio Hour several times in multiple incarnations. Von Strantz's segment is actually cobbled together from two separate appearances 18 months apart. Gypsy Moonshine was one of the first bands to appear on the show and have been back several times, and this performance was recorded just as a confident Katie Josway and Co. released a breakthrough EP.  ATC's first appearance on the show was also their first ever acoustic set, with a very nervous Eleadah Kemp practically counting the moments until it was over. Katie Pederson writes songs like great chefs cook - her understanding of the chemistry between harmony and melody, major and minor, music and lyrics is masterful. We have only had the honor of hosting her once and it is one of our most cherished recordings. 

The Radio Hour supports our friends WOIA (Women of Indianapolis Arts) and asks you to please patronize their events and artists.

*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.*

Von Strantz: Recorded November 17, 2014 and April 25, 2016
Gypsy Moonshine: Recorded November 23, 2015
Among The Compromised: Recorded October 5, 2015
Katie Pederson: Recorded May 2, 2016

Monday, March 6, 2017

GROVE HAUS SESSIONS 003

Bigfoot Yancey / Shifty Digits / Steve Fulton

We are always honored and humbled when we get the chance to give a new band a performance spot on the Radio Hour, just as they are ready to start playing regular gigs and are primed and ready for bigger things. We were very lucky to have Bigfoot Yancey perform on the Grove Haus stage on November of 2014 after only playing together for six weeks. We had a big crowd that night and they brought the house down. Almost exactly a year later, our good friend Nate Deckard brought his new band Shifty Digits to the stage for a very "horny" set (as you read this they have just released their debut album). Steve Fulton is a veteran of the scene and has appeared on the Radio Hour three times. He's become one of our favorite guests both for his music and his hilarious interviews. Please enjoy these live performances from three of Indy's most beloved artists. 

*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.*

Bigfoot Yancey: Recorded November 10, 2014
Shifty Digits: Recorded November 30, 2015
Steve Fulton: Recorded November 16, 2015


Monday, February 27, 2017

Episode 151 w/COASTL

02/27/2017. The "Carnival Titanic" Show
Musical guest: COASTL

It's the last stop on the "Lost In Indy" tour as MP and Tolin check in to Sam Ash Music in Castleton. We had a nice chat with our new pals Tony and the other Tony from Failed Horror Show 4D, and were greatly entertained by musical guest COASTL. Will we or won't we? It's the question nobody wants the answer to on the Radio Hour. 

Playlist: 
  • Rooms, "Awareness Prevention"
  • Veseria, "And Also"
  • Flying Underground, "Death of Stars"
  • Danni Al Mar, "E. Washington"
  • Tracksuit Lyfestile, "Golden King"
  • Molly Bancroft, "Don't Be Afraid"

THIS WEEK'S MUSICAL GUEST

COASTL doesn't play out nearly enough. The music is an infectious blend of first wave dance music and modern rave made by the daftest punks in town. It's the lcd soundtrack for the glow stick revolution and you should be a part of it. Buff, Chuck, and Breck are your tour guides through the corridors of modern synth-funk. Check them out on Spotify and watch their social media for forthcoming videos. 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Episode 150 w/Chad Lehr

02/20/2017. The "CL" Show
Musical guest: Chad Lehr

MP and Tolin continue their "Lost in Indy" tour with a stop at the fabulous Fountain Square Brewing Company, basking in the glow of their comfy couches and oversized coffee tables (or maybe they're beer tables). Patrick Roberts stopped by to talk about the just completed Veseria album, and music maven Mr. Waffles took the boys road trippin' from South Bend thru Muncie and on to Bloomington. Great music abounds in Indiana. It's beer-thirty for the Radio Hour.  

Playlist: 
  • Letters From Earth, "Gravity"
  • Mint the Band, "Chemical Bath"
  • Whelmed, "Empty Vessel"
  • Shifty Digits, "Doughboy"
  • Antenna Man, "Guitarless Man"
  • Stampede String Band, "I'm All In"
  • Moxxie, "Carpe Diem"

THIS WEEK'S MUSICAL GUEST

Chad Lehr's songs are pieces of his psyche (and yours) stripped to the bone. It is impossible not to lean in closer when he sings, to want to wrap your arms around him. The way he chooses his phrases and envelops them in beautiful chord structures put him beyond the singer-songwriter cliches. His songs are about break-ups, death, and the lingering smells of a woman. Unique, unpredictable, and unforgettable. Click the album cover and check out his "Songs About Birds" ep on Bandcamp. 


Monday, February 13, 2017

GROVE HAUS SESSIONS 002

Saint Aubin / Megan Hopkins Trio / The Pummels

Our second edition of THE GROVE HAUS SESSIONS features a blistering set from Saint Aubin, recorded on the eve of the release of their debut EP back in 2015. Then enjoy three songs from the all-too-short lived Megan Hopkins Trio. Finally, its our artist of the month The Pummels, recorded on their first appearance last April. We'll be back (with an actual podcast) next week with musical guest Chad Lehr. 

*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.*

Saint Aubin: Recorded May 18, 2015
Megan Hopkins Trio: Recorded July 13, 2015
The Pummels: Recorded April 11, 2016