Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 11/25 – 12/1

November 25, 2013

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier.


Tuesday, 11/26

Carrol Harris: A Tribute to Billie Holiday at the Jazz Kitchen

“[Billie Holiday is the] quintessential jazz singer whose reedy voice and laconic style made her a legend for the ages.”

Wednesday, 11/27

5th Annual Mandatory Mustache Bash at the Melody Inn

“Fingers crossed you’ve groomed your face hairs to perfection – our very own music editor was almost kicked out of the 4th annual bash because she foolheartedly forgot her paste-on ‘stache. They’re not kidding about the mandatory bit of this event name. However, for the more follicular-deprived of us, there’s always a Sharpie handy to dash off a faux handlebar. At this iteration of the celebration, performances by White Moms, Michelles, United States Three and Teenage Strange are booked.”

Friday, 11/29

Third Eye Blind at the Egyptian Room

“Late-’90s/early-’00 California-based pop-rock band; deftly bridged sing-along pop hooks and rock edginess.”

Saturday, 11/30

Jan Aldridge Clark at Chef Joseph’s

“Jazz Harpist Jan Aldridge Clark is back with her unique jazz stylings of The Great American Songbook, the glorious Ratpack standards of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and luscious brazilian arrangements of Jobim and Gilberto. Enhanced by the multi-talented Cahone/Conga player, Michael Beck, this duo will leave you wanting more.”

Sunday, 12/1

Cyanide Sunrise at the 5th Quarter Lounge

“Cyanide Sunrise is a high-energy hard-rock/metal band from Pottsville, PA.”

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MJ is a songwriter and local musician, freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, lover of travel, and a terrible mechanic. When MJ graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Creative Writing, he was immediately barraged with 'questions' of "What are you gonna do, teach?" He is determined to not get a job teaching. So far, so good. With music, MJ's traveled the country touring on his songs. Having spent time in places from Chicago to Seattle, LA to New Orleans, and Nashville to NYC, he is convinced that Detroit and its 'burbs have the the highest concentration of 'native' songwriting talent anywhere. Eat it, New York. You too, LA. MJ started writing for the Urbane Life in the summer of 2011. He also writes for a handful of other websites as well as an immigration lawyer. He used to work in a publishing house. He's glad he's out.

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