You may have noticed that our print publication recently went bi-weekly. Did you know bi-weekly means both occurring twice a week and occurring every other week? For real, look it up. We mean the latter. Anyway, fear not, we'll still be posting Soundcheck online every week, same as before.
(R.I.P. Stan Lee)
Guster at The Vogue
If you’re like me and couldn’t afford a Rhapsody account (or download Limewire on the family computer) back in the day, you probably relied on college radio stations to expose you to bands like Guster. I had “Amsterdam” stuck in my head for years before I knew who it was by. Thanks, internet. Anyway, they’ll be at The Vogue in support of their upcoming eighth studio album, Look Alive.
Too $hort at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seems like every other week there’s another “Rap Legends” tour comin’ through town with characters more washed than my favorite underwear. But this one ain’t that. The Real Legendary Original Gangster known as Too $hort, a.k.a. the only dude to collaborate with both Biggie and Tupac, is now touring in support of his twentieth album The Pimp Tape, hits the Murat stage next Friday.
Pusha T at The Vogue
Oooooooh shit, the only person who still cares about the news dropped earlier this year of Drake having a baby, Pusha T, will be in Indy on Sunday. I’m just kidding, but I do wonder if he’ll be playing any more new material since “The Story of Adidon” was easily the most FIRE joint of the summer. He and Maury should team up and do an album called You ARE The Father. That would be
Diet Cig, Dana Skully and The Tiger Sharks at Hoosier Dome
Diet Cig has a sound as contradictory as their namesake. The “sludge-pop” duo hails from New York and delicately rips the heads off of its listeners with playful, honest lyrics and a messy, yet earnest intensity. Check out I Swear I’m Good At This or their Tiny Desk Concert and then don’t miss them at Hoosier Dome when they play with equally lovely locals, Dana Skully and The Tiger Sharks.
Jake McKelvie and The Countertops, Dr. Boldylocks, Sonora State Street Pub 8:30 p.m. $5, 21+
Dirty Water Revival State Street Pub 9:30 p.m. $5, 21+
Lawbringer / Conjurer / Thorr-Axe / Archarus State Street Pub 8 p.m. $8, 21+