Well, the summer touring season is over. But this hardly means that the local music scene is cooling down; in fact, it’s only getting hotter.
Your favorite hardcore house is doing more shows than ever this fall. The Broad Ripple stronghold may host loads of touring hardcore acts, but it serves as a platform for local bands as well. Several bands have really made a name through their hard work at the 1511 and elsewhere. Axis and Allies, for instance, has earned a reputation for their brutal, punk-tinted hardcore music. They have a solid fan base and are a draw for shows with touring acts. The same goes for other hometown heavy-hitters: Jailbreak, Critical Response Team and Slow Motion Enslavement.
The ES Jungle
Despite the awful name, the ES Jungle is truly taking off. The future is bright for this all-ages space booked by the crew at Piradical Productions and CCS Productions (formerly known as Circle City Ska). The Jungle is pretty much booked solid for the next few months. Look for the Nov. 21 return of melodic-hardcore/ska wunderkinds We Are the Union.
The Empty Bucket
At last, a new house of fools has opened their basement up for shows. The Empty Bucket (as it’s being called) at 4611 College Ave. has recently begun hosting indie rock shows. Daniel Sansone, the bassist for local math rock group Richard Cranium and resident of TEB, has been involved with the local music scene for years now and sees the benefits of the basement scene over the bar scene. “There’s not a lot of venues in the city,” Sansone noted. “There are a lot of bands, but there are no places for them to play. There’s also a lack of all-ages places. Not only are basements all-ages, but they’re D.I.Y. and they blur the lines between the fans and the bands.” So keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming shows at The Empty Bucket.