Seth Johnson
Music Editor

With passions that include music, sports, and comedy, I pursue stories aimed at navigating Indy culture.
My areas of reporting and writing converge on my interests in music, inclusivity, and Indianapolis living. In particular, I try to look at these topics through the lens of an active, culturally informed millennial.

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Once a next-door neighbor of Wes Montgomery, jazz vocalist Everett Greene remembers his days on the city’s historic Indiana Avenue.

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Less than two months after the release of her album "Cuz I Love You," Lizzo made her way to Indianapolis to headline a packed lineup of performers at Indy Pride Festival 2019.

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Known to many by his stage name of Thundercat, Stephen Bruner played to a packed house at the Vogue on Sunday, May 19, filling the storied Broad Ripple venue with otherworldly jazz fusion sounds.

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For the latest installment of his in-office interviews, Seth Johnson sits down for a conversation with Wildstyle, a local producer and hip-hop advocate.

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After making his acting debut in the Fox show Empire, Trajik will now appear in Proven Innocent, with other roles potentially on the horizon.

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After coming on as education chair with Musical Family Tree in 2018, Andy Duncan is continuing forward with his efforts this year, stoking much-needed conversations while also spreading important industry info.

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Before their headlining show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday, March 25, Mumford & Sons made a very special appearance at much-loved Broad Ripple record store Indy CD & Vinyl.

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On Friday, March 22, Nash will come to town for a show at the Palladium, performing songs from his decades-old catalog. Beforehand, our Seth Johnson chatted with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer over the phone, discussing Joe Biden, Elton John, climate change, and much more.

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After releasing their debut album in 2016, American Bombshell returns on Saturday, March 23 with their latest full-length titled Tattooed ‘n Bruised, celebrating with a hometown release show at Radio Radio.

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With a past that dates back to DIY venues in the Bay Area, Cass McCombs reflects on his life then and now ahead of a headlining show at HI-FI.

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Keiana Whatley now makes soul music under the moniker of Keke Songbird. On March 22, the multi-talented Indy artist will release her second musical project titled Luminous.

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After releasing his latest EP titled Dark Age, Indianapolis rapper John Stamps looks back on his evolution as an artist.

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After performing around the city for a few years, Louie Louie celebrated the release of their debut seven-inch record this past Friday at Pioneer

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For 10 years now, Cultural Cannibals has brought the sights and sounds of Carnaval to Indianapolis for a party of grand proportions. This Saturday, March 2, however, will unfortunately be the event’s last go-around.

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Indy Chamber, alongside several other cultural stakeholders, have launched Phase I of the Indy Music Strategy, an economic development initiative focused on the city’s diverse and growing music industry.

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Lily and Madeleine return home for a show at Old National this weekend touring in support of their new record ”Canterbury Girls,” named for an Indy landmark with special meaning for the duo.

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Japanese psych-rock band Kikagaku Moyo visits HI-FI on Feb. 26. Beforehand, Seth chatted with drummer/vocalist Go Kurosawa about the new album Masana Temples

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After recently releasing their debut EP, the five-piece is set to play a pair of hometown shows at Hoosier Dome and Melody Inn this weekend.