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Sammy Miller and the Congregation endured bad winter weather, snowy roads and cancelled gigs on their way to Naptown but rolled back into the Jazz Kitchen just in time for their annual appearance at the club. Judging from the huge crowds they draw year after year, a second night may need to …

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It was a beautiful night at the District Theatre as the Levin Brothers brought their "Snowtire Tour" to downtown Indianapolis, featuring Tony Levin on bass, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jeff Siegel on drums and guitarist Jeff Ciampa. Tony was a big part of the music of Peter Gabriel and King Cri…

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The HiFi was once again packed to the rafters for the G. Love & Special Sauce show this past week.   Playing guitar and harmonica throughout the show, the band is out on the road in support of his new recording "The Juice", G. Love hit the stage, initially by himself and then with his ba…

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You might have seen them on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Maybe you know them from their Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Artist.’ Black Pumas came to Indy last night to celebrate MLK day at the HiFi. Complete with their hit ‘Colors’ and their high- energy opener, the Seratones, no wond…

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It’s probably the most fun you could have at a basketball game. The Harlem Globetrotters have been around in some form or another since 1926. Known for their family friendly jokes and high-flying stunts, they came back to Bankers Life this week to ‘PUSH THE LIMITS.’ Dunks, slides and lots of…

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Delvon Lamarr brought his greasy soul-jazz organ trio back to Fountain Square this past week, their second trip into Hi-Fi since late April 2019.

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Yola, the queen of country soul, brought her Walk Through Fire Tour to a sold out crowd at HiFi last night. Singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah set the mood with her heartfelt solo act. Yola brought the house down with her signature country soul sound. It has been an epic rise for Yola, who is n…

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Sofar Sounds came to Roosters Kitchen on Mass Ave on Friday night. Three talented artists from around the country played to a packed house. Featured artists were Marg from Las Angeles, Brandon Lott from here in Indianapolis, and Tim Riehm from Nashville, Tennessee.

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One hundred years ago, the 18th Amendment became effective midnight Jan. 16/17, 1919, to ban the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors…for beverage purposes." Prohibition lasted for 13 years. 

The Indiana Pacers are 27-15 after knocking off the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-114 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers will now go on a 5 game road trip and return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 29th to take on the Chicago Bulls with the scheduled return of Victor Oladipo which promis…

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The Mayberry Café in Danville was host to the Launch Party for a upcoming movie "The Mayberry Man" on Wednesday January 15, 2020. Cort Howell the producer of the Mayberry Man and son of actor Hoke Howell who played Dud Wash in the Andy Griffith Show addressed the guest at the Launch Party to…

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An eclectic group of local musicians battled it out at Hi-Fi in the second round of the MOKB Presents: Battle of the Bands. Ultimately J. Elliot took the night with his compelling songwriting and the crowd pleasing "Fountain Square Time".  Porch Kat took second place with their high energy f…

Local hip hop band Native Sun hosted The Resolution, a showcase of some of the top rappers, singers and musicians in Indianapolis Friday night at the Mousetrap.

Michael Naranjo, who is blind, wants us to experience his work from his point of view—by touch, and in a leisurely way. "Being blind makes the pace of life slower; you can't walk fast or grab for things quickly. Life is more gentle and soft and the change brought my creative energies out," explains Naranjo.

 

When DuJuan McCoy purchased two Indianapolis TV stations in 2019, he brought his career in the media business full circle, calling the shots to influence media in the city in which he was raised.

Sofar Sounds came to the Garfield Park Arts Center last week. Three talented artists from around the area played to a sold out crowd. Featured artists were Sheeza from Lafayette, Kwynology from Chicago, and Andy D from Indianapolis. Beer was provided by Garfield Brewery.

"Beethoven forever changed the landscape of classical music, and to recognize that legacy, the ISO commissioned nine composers to write new pieces to be paired with each of the nine Beethoven symphonies," said ISO spokesperson Kristin Cutler.

Stage presence was the name of the game at Hi-Fi on Wednesday night for MOKB Presents: Battle of the Bands. It was a tight contest and a strong competition. Brother O Brother, JSP, Manners Please, and Old Revel Minds all had excellent showings, but Forstory and Jake Schlegel took first and s…

Members of the state legislature are at the Indiana Statehouse to begin their yearly session to vote on and amend bills that could become the state’s newest laws.

A free, open-to-the-public program at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on Jan. 13, at 5 p.m., celebrates the life and memory of Raymond Leppard, who served as the Music Director for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2001, and as Conductor Laureate from 2001 until his death on Oct. 22, 2…

Ever buy hamburger? You pay more for less fat and more beef. I think of that whenever I hear about the blatant incompetence and arrogant ignorance of state or local government workers. Want less fat and more beef? Pay for it!

Beef & Boards transforms its stage into an at-home beauty salon set in fictional Chinquapin, Louisiana, during 1986-1988. While the hairstyles and styling techniques, along with a swatch of dialogue references, are caught in that 30-years-ago timeframe, the dynamics of the relationships …

Chris Williams (pictured above) got kicked out of an Indianapolis homeless shelter years ago after, as he remembers it, staff said he was being disruptive. Williams said he was just standing up for himself because someone else was lying about him.

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With a life marked by musical exploration, the Indianapolis artist known as Wolfi ventures down his latest pop music path with 2020 'White' album.

According to the Veterans Administration of the Federal Government, Indiana has approximately 401,070 veterans as of 30 September 2018.  Some of these veterans often face a host of challenges when re-entering civilian life. Despite Indiana’s efforts to assist the federal government in integr…

With the New Year fast approaching and the Holiday lights soon dimming, NUVO photographer Charlie Clark decided to capture Monument Circle on what was a rare and beautiful December day.

Sofar Sounds came to the offices of Custom Living located at the Barrel Building in Meridian-Kessler. Three talented local artists played to a sold out crowd. Featured artists were Rob Funkhouser, Kennedy Williams, and Yadin Kol.

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