Soundcheck: Ladies' Night

The War on Drugs will be at Radio Radio on Tuesday.

Shake off your turkey coma yet? The concert season is grinding to a slow, holiday halt, but there is still plenty to see (besides dozens of different iterations of the Nutcracker). Stay up all night at Solstice III, one of IndyMojo's biggest events of the year and featuring Don't Miss picker-of-the-week, Shy Guy Says. If you're feeling a bit more mellow, visit the four ladies performing at Local's Only for a Nashville-style writers round. You can also pop into one of the two benefit shows we are featuring, including one at Butler and one down in Bloomington. Both support disadvantaged children and young adults.


Solstice III

IndyMojo presents Solstice III, with Future Rock, Shy Guy Says, and Cyberoptics on the bill. It's the third annual Solstice celebration; this event will keep you on your feet all night long.

White Rabbits

I caught saw the White Rabbits as the opener for the opener for a Spoon show five years ago. Since, their albums have been produced by Britt Daniels of Spoon. Their energetic stage presence (including two drumsets) brings to mind a darker Vampire Weekend; they've also become known for their interesting cover song performances. The show is presented by MOKB.

Walk the Moon, Freshly Brewed, Hotfox

The Butler Coffeehouse series brings national artists to campus for free. This week, the series is partnering with the Butler women's accapella group, Freshly Brewed, to support OutReach, Inc., and features performances by two acappella groups, local lads Hotfox and Cincinnati-based art-rockers Walk the Moon. Light refreshments provided Ugly holiday sweaters encouraged The event will be held in the Reilly Room.


Kim Taylor, Cara Jean Wahlers, Bobbie Lancaster and Kate Lamont

Kate Lamont, Kim Taylor, Cara Jean Wahlers, and Bobbie Lancaster will be playing at Locals Only for a songwriters concert in the round. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Don't miss Kim Taylor's first solo performance indianapolis or the momentary return of just-departed and much-missed Kate Lamont. Throw in Cara Jean Wahlers (fresh off her official release of the soundtrack to festival film Paradise Recovered) and Bloomington-based songstress Bobbie Lancaster, and you have an event not to be missed. This event is non-smoking.

Brady Bash

A diverse lineup includes Whitney Coleman, The Hardees, Lynda Sayyah, Hinx Jones, Blake Allee, Thursday Book Club, and DJ’s Ridge and Soul Sauce . This event, in its third iteration, is coordinated by FourSee entertainment and is intended to lift spirits before the Colts/Patriots game.on Sunday Considering the November 27 loss rounded out the Colts' record at eleven losses, this is a sizable effort.


Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas

Santa Slam is presented by WNOU and features stars that will make the tweens scream. Disney prince and princess Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas has had a rollercoaster year; Lovato made news last year after punching a Jonas Brother tour back-up dancer (she entered rehab shortly after). Lovato is back with a hit album and song (“Skyscraper”), and Joe Jonas, well, he never really left. The Jonas Brothers have been ruling Disney since premiering years ago on Disney's "Jonas."


The War on Drugs

The War On Drugs is working to change the negative connotation associated with the name of an interminable and failed policy by the federal government. The Philly-based band is doing so through a mix of illusory sonics and loud, bedraggled guitar that somehow manages to sound both timeless and fresh. They'll pop into Radio Radio to showcase their newest album, Slave Ambient.

Big Band Christmas

Sing along to popular holiday classics at the Big Band Christmas. The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show will showcase legendary arrangements by Count Basie and Glenn Miller of sacred and secular tunes. Space is very limited; make reservations in advance.


Chicago recently made a surprise appearance at Notre Dame Stadium, playing a three-song set with the ND marching band. Although this show won't be that much of a surprise, it will certainly achieve a certain level of skill. The band, who has been touring since the late '60s, retains four original members. Although certainly less politically charged (and relevant) than in the past, Chicago still puts on a relatively exciting live show.

Fitz and the Tantrums, Scars on 45

Bring an unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots show this Tuesday and WTTS will make sure it will get in the hands of a child who deserves it this Christmas. Fitz and the Tantrums have toured with Maroon Five and shared the stage with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. They've just released Pickin' Up the Pieces, their first full length. They're joined by the British group Scars on 45, led by former professional soccer player Danny Bemrose. Similar to Snow Patrol and Keane, their first release, Heart on Fire, was out October 25.