Goose Island & Jack Daniel’s Present
2019 Battle Of The Bands: The Semifinals #3
Audiodacity, The Palace, American Bombshell, Union Suit Rally, Moxxie, Chives
Wednesday, January 22 at HI-FI Indy
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / All shows 21+
Tickets available at the door for $12.
***A limited number of presale tickets are available with a promo code — contact your favorite band for their code. All other tickets will be available at the door on the night of the show.
***Set times will be randomly drawn before soundcheck at 5:30 PM. We’ll post set times once they have been assigned.
***A limited amount of reserved seating upgrades are available for this show. To check availability and reserve your table, contact [email protected] Table reservations must arrive before 8pm in order to purchase tickets and claim your table. There are only 6 tables available and they will go fast.
More info, photos, videos, prizes and rules available at
Limited Edition Battle of Bands shirts and hoodies are now in stock and feature all 72 bands on the back. Only 100 made. Order now:
$5 Goose Island Drafts/Cans
$6 Jack Daniels
$5 White Claw
About Battle Of The Bands:
MOKB Presents – Battle of the Bands takes place at the HI-FI every Wednesday night. Each night features 6 local artists, across a broad spectrum of genres, competing to advance to the Semifinal Round. Ultimately, one local band will take home the grand prize of $10,000 cash, a touring van, vinyl pressing, studio time and more. A mix of fan and judges votes will determine who advances each night.
Fans will receive 1 ballot when entering the venue. Vote for your three top bands and place your ballot in the ballot box. You must vote for three bands or your votes will be discarded.
More info, rules and official bracket available at https://mokbpresents.com/battle-of-the-bands
Brought to you by:
Goose Island – https://www.gooseisland.com/
Jack Daniel’s – https://www.jackdaniels.com/
Andy Mohr Kia – https://www.andymohr.com/
Indy Vinyl Pressing – http://www.ommdvd.com/indyvinyl/
Sam Ash Music Stores – https://www.samash.com/
The Vogue Theatre – https://thevogue.com/
Do317 – https://do317.com/
MOKB Presents – https://mokbpresents.com/
HI-FI Indy – https://hifiindy.com/
Have a question? Email [email protected]
Tags: Audiodacity, The Palace, American Bombshell, Union Suit Rally, Moxxie, Chives, Live Music, Battle of the Bands
This edition of Poets Attack! will feature Nancy Chen Long, Gnat Bowden, Rachel Sahaidachny, and Sam Ferrante. Don’t miss this line-up of local heavy hitters!!
NANCY CHEN LONG is the author of Wider Than the Sky (Diode Editions, 2020) and Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017). She is the grateful recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. Her work was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award and featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Indiana Humanities. nancychenlong.com
GNAT BOWDEN is a conceptual researcher in Indiana. Their work investigates how cultural structures affect language, the body, and public space.
RACHEL SAHAIDACHNY is the Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center, and associate editor of The Indianapolis Review. She holds an MFA from Butler University, and is former poetry editor of Booth: A Journal. Recent writing has been published in South Dakota Review, The Southeast Review, Radar Poetry, Community of Writers Poetry Review, and others. She was a finalist for the Radar Poetry Coniston Prize, and awarded first prize in the Wabash Watershed Indiana Poetry Awards. Find her at www.rachelsahaidachny.com.
SAM FERRANTE is a queer poet, bartender, and MFA candidate in Butler University’s Poetry program in Indianapolis, IN. Originally from Long Island, NY, she has been lucky enough to have featured with La Mama Poetica, Melbourne Spoken Word, Passionate Tongues, and a couple other spots. Her mom gave her chapbook Pick Me Up (2016) rave reviews.
Tags: Nancy Chen Long, Gnat Bowden, Poetry, Poets Attack, Writing, Authors
Join our Manager of Outreach for HEC’s virtual volunteer training! We will discuss potential roles that you can play in our work across the state, how to engage with other citizens and legislators, opportunities for action, preparations for the 2020 legislative session and more. AND – you can do it all from the comfort of your own home! All you need to do is register (it’s free!) to receive the meeting info – webinar sign-in information will be sent to registered attendees prior to the training.
Please confirm your free ticket through the Eventbrite link!
Tags: nonprofit, volunteering, Hoosier Environmental Council, social justice
Fiery Latin Sounds with Dancing!
A two part night featuring fiery latin sounds! Direct Contact Latin Jazz is known for its high-energy and challenging music, much in the vain of the modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin jazz. Direct Contact is also known to be one of the most entertaining Latin Jazz groups in the Midwest.
Proyecto 54 – the 11pc salsa, merengue, timba band playing Salsa classic and contemporary latin gems. A late dance floor will be open. Plan on dancing.
A Killer band with many of Indy favs …
Pavel Polanco-Safadit – piano
Leah Crane – vocals
Gabby De Vega – vocals
Steve Dokken – bass
Raul Padro – timbales
Andre Rosa-Artis – congas
Matt McGraw – drumset / bongos
Freddie Mendoza – trombone
Rob Dixon – sax
David Allee – trumpet
Pavel, a Chicago Music Awards nominee is the program Director of the Jazz Studies at Earlham College.Pavel, 2013 Chicago Music Awards nominee and Director of the Jazz program at Earlham College Pavel presents an evening of fiery Latin Jazz.
Tags: Fiery Latin Sounds with Dancing, Salsa, Live Music, Jazz
Indy Feminists, the Party for Socialism and Liberation – Indianapolis, Queering Indy, and Women’s March Youth Empower Indiana are standing up for choice and against anti-abortion stigma and shame!
Abortion and contraceptive access are often central themes when discussing reproductive healthcare. But there is more to the full range of reproductive care to which all people should have the right: Quality and accurate sex education; contraceptives and the morning-after pill; abortion care; elective sterilization; appropriate care during miscarriage and stillbirth; and pre- and post-natal care are all critical to full reproductive justice.
However, as feminists, our struggle isn’t only for a limited set of rights: it is a struggle against patriarchy and oppression of all kinds. When fighting for reproductive healthcare, we also fight for healthcare that benefits all people — including discrimination-free, comprehensive and safe healthcare for LGBTQ people. When talking about misogyny and attacks on women, we proudly, unabashedly, and with the utmost urgency defend our trans sisters and denounce anyone who denies their womanhood. When talking about gender equality, we recognize that gender itself is a broad and brilliant spectrum, not an “either/or” binary. And when fighting for reproductive justice, we understand that is especially a struggle for poor and working-class people and oppressed communities, such as the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities who are particularly impacted.
We hope you’ll join us on Monument Circle, January 22nd at 11:30am to lend your voice to the struggle. End the stigma! End the shame! Abortion access is a human right! For a world free of misogyny and patriarchy! WEAR RED! We will bring the signs, music, and pro-choice chants!
#MarchforChoice #AbortionIsAHoosierValue #ProChoice #ProAbortion #AbortionAccess #AbortionIsABlessing
Tags: reproductive rights, abortion, March for Choice, social justice, nonprofit, Women’s Health Care
This week at Indy Contra we will have Troika playing with open calling!
From a simple folk song to a snappy gypsy jazz tune to a wandering improvisational reverie, Troika brings the rich and diverse landscape of International folk music to life for American audiences. Although many instruments are featured–the heart of Troika’s sound is the dynamic interplay between Sarah Skreko’s fiddle and Dianna Davis’ clarinet, driven forward by the punchy rhythms of Mario Joven’s guitar and Adam Riviere’s percussion. Troika also celebrates the Balkan dance tradition; the wild rhythms of their dance tunes are unlike anything else this side of the Carpathians!
Calling will be open calling this week. Every third Tuesday we will have open calling for all of our callers, new and experienced. We want to continuously grow our calling scene, so we can brag about having an amazing line up of callers.
Directions to the dance hall can be found here: https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/
Hope to see you there!
$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.
Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!
Tags: Live Music, International folk music, World
This event takes place at the Shelton Auditorium on Butler’s South Campus and is free and open to the public.
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist / Academy of American Poets Chancellor
For more than thirty years, poet Marie Howe has been transforming ordinary life into extraordinary visions. As Arthur Sze, the most recent National Book Award winner for poetry, has said, “Her poems are acclaimed for writing through loss with verve, but they also find the miraculous in the ordinary and transform quotidian incidents into enduring revelation.” As Howe herself puts it, she is obsessed “with the metaphysical, the spiritual dimensions of life as they present themselves in this world.”
Howe’s most recent volume of poetry is Magdalene (2018), which was long-listed for the National Book Award. Her other books are The Good Thief (1999), a National Poetry Series selection; The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2009), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and What the Living Do (1999), a wrenching, plain-spoken elegy for her brother John, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1989.
Howe has received numerous honors, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bunting Institute. From 2012 to 2014, she served as Poet Laureate of New York State, and in 2018 she was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in New York City, where she teaches at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College.
Tags: Marie Howe, writing, art, arts, author, speaker series
This event will take place at the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall in Robertson Hall and is free and open to the public.
Come and enjoy an evening of music by Saint Saens, Muczynski and Brahms Trio with cellist Kurt Fowler.
Tags: Live Music, Classical, Saint Saens, Muczynski and Brahms Trio with cellist Kurt Fowler
Presented by Centerpoint Brewing
Free || All Ages
Third Tuesday of every month!
Pre-Civil War Era Music
Bring and instrument & join the circle!
$1 Center Point Beer All Day!
Tags: Live Music, Pre-Civil War Era Music, Americana
Viva Las Vegas! Come join us every third Tuesday at the Jazz Kitchen for an exciting evening of music, dance, and great food and drink. The Cool City Band kicks it up with dance favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Etta James, Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, and many others. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance the night away!
Tags: Live Music, The Cool City Band, Jazz, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Etta James, Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble
You may be interested in creating the new Quality of Life Plan, but you may not be able to make it to the Quality of Life Planning Sessions in the evening.
Join your Near Eastside Community Builder for a coffee break to look at the information gathered for the Quality of Life Plan so far and provide your feedback. Let us know if there’s something missing, something that should be highlighted, or something that you’d like to be involved in.
No need to set up an appointment, just come to Rabble and look for the person with the Quality of Life Planning sign, they will be prepared with all the information and tools you need to give your feedback.
The Quality of Life Planning Process will impact the Near Eastside for generations to come. Make your voice heard!
Tags: Quality of Life Plan, morning session, Near East Side
Described as a mashup of the sensibilities of Ben Folds and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission, crisscrossing the country like a vaudevillian revival show with evangelic fervor for music. The seven-piece band is pulling people out of their solitary lives and putting them in the moment with a bracing dose of joyful jazz performed with infectious theatricality. The New York City-based, familial collective has captured its frenetic energy and unflinchingly optimistic songwriting on its debut album, Leaving Egypt.
“We want to get people back in a room together,” Sammy Miller says. “I love the idea of being unhinged, sincere, vulnerable, and breaking down walls through humor. Music is an uplifting gift, and I want to be generous in sharing it with people.”
Sammy Miller and The Congregation has been described as a mashup of the sensibilities of Ben Folds and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The band freely mixes vocal and instrumental tracks live and on record, asking the audience to go along for the ride with the lead melody being carried by vocalists half the time, and instruments the other half.
Tags: Sammy Miller and The Congregation, jazz, Live Music
Join us at an upcoming Grant Writing Pizza Party to work through your career development grant and the On-Ramp Creative Career Accelerator applications. After this meetup, you’ll leave your grant writing fears behind you.
What you’ll learn:
– How to know when you’re ready to pursue a grant.
– Which grant to pursue.
– Details about grants available from the IAC and others.
– Start your application while you’re here (bring your laptop!).
December 2 – Bloomington, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 4 – Terre Haute, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 8 – Chesterton, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
December 9 – Goshen, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 10 – Lafayette, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
December 16 – Columbus, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 17 – Evansville, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
December 18 – Muncie, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
December 19 – Fort Wayne, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
January 4 – Cafe Creative, Indianapolis, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
January 19 – Irvington Vinyl & Books, Indianapolis, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
We want to make sure we order enough pizza, so RSVP-ing is required to attend.
About the Individual Advancement Program: https://www.in.gov/arts/artist/2344.htm
About the On-Ramp Career Accelerator: https://www.in.gov/arts/artist/2340.htm
Tags: Grant Writing Pizza Party, nonprofit, social justice
Join Susan Cotter, Shamanic Healer, for Qoya classes at The Playful Soul.
Through movement, we remember.
Qoya is an invigorating, empowering, and mindful movement class that aims to help you heal and rediscover your feminine power through personal expression.
There are no levels and no wrong ways to do Qoya.
All women are welcome. Please wear comfy clothes to move around in. Extra yoga mats available.
Personal Investment: $20/packages available
Tags: Qoya is an invigorating, empowering, and mindful movement class
Not your usual sale. Come to the first Garage in the Lodge sale! It’s a garage sale. INSIDE with tables of women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, small household items, decor and more…a great place to get what you really wanted for Christmas at garage sale prices. Bring 2 items to donate to the ICAN Food Pantry and enter for a drawing! Go green – bring your own shopping bag
Tags: first Garage in the Lodge sale, tables of women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, small household items, decor and more
Stealing Volume | Rock and punk from Indianapolis, IN
Soundtrack to My Demise | Rock from Indianapolis, IN
Push Start: Rock & roll from Louisville, KY
Screw | Raw rock and punk from Detroit, MI
Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm
Tags: Stealing Volume, Soundtrack to My Demise, Push Start, Screw, Live Music, Punk Rock Night (PRN)