I RAN a basement venue in midtown. I am a two-bit 'concert' promoter. I love punk, indie rock and ska music. My favorites include Weezer,…
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great piece, but you seem to have forgotten that Carnaval is not singularly a Brazilian event but an event that takes place throughout the entire Catholic world. While Rio hosts the world's largest Carnaval party, one must remember that Germany has a huge tradition of Karneval revelry as does France (the residue of which is seen in the massive Carnaval/Mardi Gras parades of St. Louis and New Orleans). Each culture has a unique spin on the celebrations, usually adding in pre-christian elements. The mantle of Catholicism was thrust unwillingly upon the native and African peoples in Brazil, it is a joy that they wore it not as a burden and were able to transform it into a celebration of all aspects of their culture: Catholic, Portuguese, Native and African. Many Americans fail to recognize the universal/Catholic identity of the event and see it as a uniquely Brazilian affair.
so pumped for this.
We don't need venues outside of Indianapolis, we need venues IN Indianapolis. We need to centralize the scene, not sprawl it out. Having venues in Avon or Greenwood or Carmel is nice, but it doesn't benefit Indianapolis. In fact, suburban venues HURT the local scene by being geographically polarizing. And 22nd and College is hardly sketchy. The Hoosier Dome is a nice venue, but again, the decentralized location makes for a hard sell when trying to draw paying fans. And as for money, $5 (the going price for a show) is hardly breaking the band.
Right on! Can't say that I'm into the music that Coffinworm plays, but they what they are doing for local music is absolutely amazing. Plus, Chubbz is the best fucking drummer in the world. He is hypnotic to watch. All that hair!!!
This is America. Everyone has the right to be fooled by Tea Party crooks like Rand Paul who work against logic to make our lives worse. Sure, LBJ was kind of a George W.-prototype as far as personalities go but the point remains that despite his traditionalist cowboy leanings, he was able to see through his own ego and find the truth of the matter. No matter what your thoughts are on state rights and personal freedom, the United States should not allow individuals or state governments to the opportunity to choose to allow slavery or segregation (or whatever nutball agenda is being proposed by the Tea Party). Thank goodness that the government meddles in our lives enough to put an end to slavery and institutionalized discrimination.
I would most definitely call Jon Suiters a veteran.
GREAT! The J.W. Marriott has just created hundreds of TERRIBLE new jobs for Hoosiers! NO collective bargaining! LOUSY benefits! LOUSIER wages! HURRAH!!!
Aaaaaaand the city used taxpayer money to help fund the whole thing! PUBLICLY SUBSIDIZED, PRIVATELY PROFITABLE!
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