Posts Tagged 'Shows'

Dino DNA/Total Babes/Library Time/Mhmm at the Happy Dog 6/24

MP3: || Dino DNA – “I Love You Now” ||

MP3: || Total Babes – “Like They Always Do” ||

MP3: || Library Time – “Africa” ||

MP3: || Mhmm – “tinted rose” ||

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 1/16-1/29


1/16 – Twin Shadow/Brahms/Clovers @ Grog Shop

1/17 – Filmstrip @ Now That’s Class

1/18 – Freddie Gibbs @ Grog Shop

1/19 – Everything’s Alright Forever @ Beachland Tavern

1/20 – Kid Sister @ Grog Shop

1/25 – Cloud Nothings Record Release Extravaganza & Music Saves Indie Orthodox New Year Celebration @ Beachland Tavern


1/16 – Cloud Nothings @ The Silo, Muncie

1/21 – Rodeo Ruby Love @ The Earth House, Indianapolis

1/22 – BIGCOLOUR/Glitter Bones @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette

1/29 – Dino DNA @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette

“Who’s Coming To Town 1/2-1/15


January 5thGirl Talk @ House of Blues

January 7thAnnual Free Weekend feat. Sun God/Founding Fathers/Wooly Bullies/Spacer Ace @ Grog Shop

January 8thAnnual Free Weekend feat. Afternoon Naps/The Modern Electric/Mike Uva & The Bad Eyes/Brian Straw

January 13thTyvek @ Beachland Tavern

January 14thFrankie Rose and the Outs @ Happy Dog

January 15thDarwin Deez/HotChaCha @ Beachland Tavern


January 7thNetherfriends @ The Bishop, Bloomington

January 13th Maps and Atlases @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis

Cloud Nothings/Herzog (Live @ Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH 12/18/10)

Cloud Nothings

“Should Have”

“Forget You All The Time”


“Who’s Coming To Town” 12/19-12/31


December 19th – Lowly The Tree Ghost @ Grog Shop

December 23rd – Beachland Home For The Holiday w/ Bears/Afternoon Naps/Filmstrip @ Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

December 25th – HotChaCha/Megachurch/Clovers @ Grog Shop

December 26th – Return of Simple/Herzog @ Grog Shop

December 30th – Prisoners/Cloud Nothings/The Very Knees @ Grog Shop

Square Records + Music Saves 7th Annual Holiday Get Down

Music Saves Website
Square Records Website
Cloud Nothings MySpace
Herzog MySpace
Low In The Sky MySpace

Mid-American (Live @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette 12/3/10)

MP3: || “All Is Gone” ||

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 12/5-12/18


December 8th – The Sword/Mount Carmel @ House of Blues

December 11th – Art Massacre on Waterloo with Filmstrip/Megachurch, Justice Rocks! Benefit for Community Shares
with Founding Fathers @ Beachland Tavern, Clovers @ Happy Dog

December 15th – The Modern Electric/The Lighthouse and the Whaler @ Beachland Tavern

December 17th – Ethiopians @ Happy Dog

December 18th – Music Saves/Square Records 7th Annual Holiday Get-Down with Cloud Nothings/Herzog @ Beachland Tavern, Mr. Gnome/HotChaCha @ Beachland Ballroom, Sun God/Founding Fathers @ Happy Dog


December 5th – White Hinterland @ the Bishop

December 14th – Minus The Bear @ The Bluebird

Light Pollution (Live @ Black Sparrow, West Lafayette 12/2/10)

MP3: || “Good Feelings” ||

Light Pollution MySpace

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 11/7-11/20


November 12th – Skeletonwitch/Megachurch @ Grog Shop

November 15th – Fang Island @ Grog Shop, Magic Kids/Bosco Delrey/Herzog @ Beachland Tavern

November 17th – Small Black @ Grog Shop

November 20th – No Age/Lucky Dragons/Herzog @ Grog Shop


November 11th – Mr. Gnome/We Are Hex @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis

November 18th – Turbo Fruits @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis

November 20th – Free Energy @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis

Grog Shop Website
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Website
Radio Radio Website


HotChaCha MySpace
The Black Sparrow Website
Facebook Event

The New Lou Reeds/Herzog/Madame & the Moist Toilettes (Live @ Happy Dog, Cleveland 10/23/10)

Last night, a big crowd packed into the famed Cleveland hot dog establishment for local heroes The New Lou Reeds’ record release show and first show in three years.  For certain reasons, I found myself back in Cleveland for the weekend and decided is was not acceptable for me to miss this show.  I headed over a little bit early to grab a loaded dog before the bands started.  First up was Madame & the Moist Toilettes, a bluesy garage duo with a set full of simple riff-rock anthems that I found quite enjoyable.  Quickly after the end of the Toilettes, my personal favorites Herzog took the stage for the third time ever.  Since the first time I saw them at the Grog Shop, which was also their first time ever playing live, Nick Tolar and his crew have gained a full, big, and confident sound.  They were, without a doubt, arena-ready, like they should opening for Weezer for a few dates.  Their set was scattered with tracks from their debut, Search, and a few new ones.  The highlight was the seamless transition from the alt-rock climax of “Town to Town” immediately into the huge ending of “Static Shock.”  It was especially nice seeing a few faces in the bigger-than-usual crowd singing along to the beginning of “Living Alone,” or the “ooh ooh ooh”s of “Static Shock.”  Herzog finished, but people were demanding more with “one more song” chants, to which Nick answered with, “The New Lou Reeds are playing for the first time in three fucking years!”  After more people crowded into the Dog, The New Lou Reeds anxiously took the stage with little rust on their backs.  They ran threw songs from their new album Hit Songs, as their sleazy blues-rock seemingly answered the prayers of a big group of people, some of which probably saw them three years ago.  Check out videos of Herzog’s “Living Alone,” and The New Lou Reeds’ “Headed For A Felony” after the jump, along with some rockin’ photos.

P.S. I apologize in advance for the low amount of light in the videos and that my camera ran out of battery at the end of “Felony.”

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“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 10/24-11/6


October 30th – Filmstrip/Clovers/Prisoners @ Happy Dog

November 1st – Wet Hair/Cloud Nothings @ Beachland Ballroom


October 28th – Bear In Heaven/Lower Dens/Sun Airway @ The Bishop, Bloomington, The Soft Pack/Kurt Vile @ White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis

October 29th – Guided By Voices @ The Bluebird, Bloomington

October 30th – HotChaCha/We Are Hex @ Vollrath Tavern, Indianapolis

October 31st – HotChaCha/Dino DNA @ The Black Sparrow, Lafayette

November 1st – Twin Sister/Holiday Shores @ The Bishop, Bloomington

November 2nd – Maps and Atlases/Tera Melos @ The Bishop, Bloomington

November 3rd – Marmoset @ The Bishop, Bloomington

November 4th – Candy Claws @ The Bishop, Bloomington

November 5th – David Vandervelde @ The Bishop, Bloomington


Jurassic Park Website
Facebook Event
We Are Hex MySpace
Why I Like Robins MySpace
Learner Dancer MySpace


Blissed Out MySpace
Jurassic Park Website

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 10/10-10/23


October 14th – Starfucker/HotChaCha @ Grog Shop

October 15th – High On Fire/Torche @ Grog Shop

October 19th – Dr. Dog/Here We Go Magic @ Beachland Ballroom

October 21st – Deerhunter/Real Estate/Casino Vs Japan @ Beachland Ballroom

October 22nd – Sun God/Founding Fathers @ Happy Dog

October 23rd – The New Lou Reeds/Herzog/Madame and The Moist Towelettes @ Happy Dog


October 12th – Blissed Out/BIGCOLOUR @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette

October 14th – Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s @ The Bishop, Bloomington

October 15th – We Are Hex/Why I Like Robins/Learner Dancer @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette / Husband & Wife (CD Release Show) @ The Bishop, Bloomingotn

October 19th – Jaill/We Are Hex @ The Bishop, Bloomington

October 23rd – Holy Fuck/Indian Jewelry @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis / The Brown James (EP Release Party) @ Jurassic Park, West Lafayette

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 9/26-10/9


September 26th – Grog’s Shop 18th Birthday w/ Built To Spill/Founding Fathers @ Grog Shop

September 27th – Menomena/Suckers @ Beachland Ballroom, A Place To Bury Strangers/Freedom/HotChaCha @ Grog Shop

October 1st – !!!/Fol Chen @ Beachland Ballroom

October 2nd – The Hot Rails @ Happy Dog

October 4th – Band of Horses @ House of Blues

Octover 6th – Envy/And So I Watch You From Afar @ Grog Shop

October 7th – Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu @ Grog Shop

October 8th – The Thermals/Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Beachland Ballroom

October 9th – Dungen @ Grog Shop


September 30th – Yeasayer @ Bluebird Nightclub

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 9/12-9/25


September 12th – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin/Telekinesis/Nicky English @ Grog Shop, Distractions/Wooly Bullies/Cloud Nothings @ Believeland

September 13th – Caspian/If These Trees Could Talk/Like Bells @ Beachland Tavern

September 16th – Matt & Kim/So So Glos/The Very Knees @ Beachland Ballroom

September 19th – Land of Talk/Suuns/Good Touch Bad Touch @ Beachland Tavern

September 21st – Best Coast/Male Bonding/Clovers @ Grog Shop, Those Darlins/Turbo Fruits @ Beachland Tavern

September 22nd – El Ten Eleven/Dosh/Baths @ Grog Shop

September 23rd – Hot Cha Cha/We Are Hex/Fangs Out @ Now That’s Class

September 25th – Holy Fuck/Indian Jewelry/Teengirl Fantasy @ Grog Shop.


September 12th – Hotchacha @ Melody Inn (Indianapolis)

September 13th – Hotchacha @ Skylight (Lafayette)

September 14th – Wavves/Christmas Island @ Rhinos (Bloomington)

September 15 – No Age @ Rhinos (Bloomington)

September 21st – The Tallest Man on Earth @ The Bluebird (Bloomington)

September 23 – Unwed Sailor @ The Bishop (Bloomington)

“Who’s Coming To Town?!” 8/29-9/11


August 30th – Built To Spill @ Musica (in Akron)

September 1st – Unstoppable Death Machines/Swindlella @ Now That’s Class

September 2ndThe Breeders/Times New Viking/Hotchacha @ Beachland Ballroom

September 3rd – Asobi Seksu/Annabel @ Grog Shop

September 4th – Filmstrip/Cloud Nothings/Fangs Out/Safari @ Now That’s Class

September 10th – Herzog (album release show)/Megachurch/Wombs @ Happy Dog


August 29th – TV Torso/Radar Eyes/The Lighthouse and the Whaler @ Schubas

Phosphorescent/Lowly, The Tree Ghost/Herzog (Live @ Grog Shop, Cleveland OH 8/7/10)

On a night of so many shows going on, it was tough to decide where to go! I finally chose to get myself over to the Grog Shop for the retro-country Phosphorescent, indie-folkers Lowly, The Tree Ghost, and indie rocksters Herzog.  Before I had got there, I expected Fleet Foxes’ member J.Tillman to be opening for Phosphorescent, but learned that his grandfather had just past away, so he jumped off the Cleveland date and Herzog got added.  Although the situation wasn’t ideal, I was really excited to see Herzog perform hheaving downloaded their new album off BandCamp a few weeks ago.  And since Herzog is the one man project of Clevelander Nick Tolar, I think last night could have been his first show with a full band, having Brian and Dan from Megachurch on bass and drums.  When they took the stage, you could tell that Tolar was a bit nervous to play these songs for the first time, but they came out super strong and got a great response from the crowd, especially in 90s throwback indie-rock anthem “Paul Blart And The Death Of Art.”  Shortly after Tolar and his dudes ended their set, six-piece indie-folk group Lowly, The Tree Ghost took the stage.  Ever since they sent me their double-EP booklet a few weeks ago, their songs have been running around my head.  Lowly definitely proved their talent through their lively and warm tracks, above all in their quick country tune “Jeremy Fisher.”  The trump factor for them is definitely their violinist Laura Simna, she stood out like a shining star within the pretty folk tunes.  Acting as a perfect opener for Matthew Houck and his band, Phosphorescent soon after took the stage.  I was plainly exhausted from a full day of driving, and wasn’t feeling too well, so I only said for a few songs.  Houck led off with 9-minute Here’s to Taking it Easy-closer “Los Angeles,” and then preceded with opening track “It’s Hard to Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama).”  Just from watching for about ten-minute, it was easy to tell that Houck has this charismatic stage presence that most people dream of.  And add that with the ultra-retro vibe onstage, from the 50s and 60s era Gibson guitars, to the steel slide guitar.  Right as I was leaving, Phosphorescent broke into “Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly),” which was a bit ironic considering all of their stuff was stolen in New York, but thankfully everything was recovered a few days later.  I brought my camera to the show, but forgot my memory card in my computer so I didn’t get any videos, but the pictures didn’t turn out so bad (thanks internal memory).  I’ll update this post later with a few from KingOfTheCastle7’sYoutube channel, as he was there taking video of everything.

Phosphorescent MySpace
Lowly, The Tree Ghost MySpace
Herzog MySpace

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