Thanks to local rock legend extraordinaire John Fannon, live music is once again on tap at Zanies Too, the bar tucked into a strip mall at 10th and Arlington.
The great stage at Zanies Too has sat dormant since the bar decided to move in some more pool tables and eschew live music after the first of the year.
But Fannon couldn't stand to see that stage standing empty and badgered Zanies' management to let him try booking a few shows.
The Jeff "Sully" Sullivan Memorial acoustic room will host long time regular Gene Deer on Thursday. Alternating Fridays will see the likes of Danny Thompson (in a solo appearance), and the duo of Shelby Kelley and Eric Grimmett.
But the real news is that the big room is back in operation. Opening the joint back up will be Mandy Marie, who will bring her reckless boys, the Cool Hand Lukes, Saturday, April 10.
This will be the last full fledged Cool Hand Lukes show before Mandy heads out on the road with Brigitte London for the Hot Licks and Hot Lips tour.
Opening the show will be The Blue Collar Blue Grass Band, which made an impressive showing at the recent Cash Bash.
Also, running sound for this show is Captain Steele, who is to Zanies Too what Johnny Quest was to the The Patio.
Any local music fan worth her or his salt should come out and support live music's return to one of Indianapolis' best rock and roll venues.