Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/23 – 12/29

December 21, 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.


Monday, 12/23

Blue Moon Revue’s Holiday Rock Show at the Melody Inn

“This will be the seventh year BMR has thrown a holiday show/canned food drive and it’s always a blast. We have played The Mel the last Wednesday of every month in 2013 and we think holding it there will be a fitting way to close out the year. With Jomberfox on the bill as well it’s gonna be a kick ass show. Bring some canned food items for gleaners food bank and people will get a discount at the door. $5 w/ canned food donation $6 without.”

Thursday, 12/26

The Nightmare After Christmas at the Melody Inn

“We’re getting the Goth/Industrial Gang back together! Random Dischord, the twisted minds who bring you the Darkrave Gencon Afterparties, and who bought Velvet Acid Christ to town this past fall, are treating Indianapolis to another random soiree. 2 Rooms of Music, all kinds of stuff. Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Electro, Indie Dance, Electroclash, Aggrotech, Power Electronics, Witch House, WTF!! Indianapolis, IN 46208 Must be 21+, $5 cover.”

Saturday, 12/28

Tom Cherry’s Old Time Radio Show at the Farmland Center

“At TOM CHERRY’S OLD TIME RADIO SHOW we’re turning back the clock to those thrilling days of yesteryear when radio was King of the Airwaves and everyone sat around the Philco to listen to their favorite shows each week. This monthly one-hour series is dedicated to those great programs and features a troupe of live radio actors, musicians, singers and, of course, the sound effects man, recreating classic scripts from the Golden Age of Radio along with classic game show segments, songs from Your Hit Parade, vintage commercials and more. Summer shows feature “Dragnet” in June, “The Life of Riley” in July and “Suspense” in August. Each show also features brand new scripts from our own original series “The Happy Hoppy Hopper Show” and “The Mayor of Farmland.” Suggested $1 donation.”

Sunday, 12/29

Metal Show at the Melody Inn

w/ Eternium, Lysura and Horlet

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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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