Friday, June 26, 2009

We're filling in at the Phoenix "Brew-Ha-Ha" tomorrow...

Due to some kind of scheduling snafu, there's an opening at tomorrow's big Brew-Ha-Ha fundraiser for my beloved Phoenix Theatre, so the Bleeding Hearts (the Big Hearts, really) and I will be there doing one long rockin' set at 5:30PM. (And then, of course, it's on to my solo show at Zing at 9PM.) The event is outside the Theatre, they block off Park, set the bands up on a big porch, and fill the street with various micro-brew and food vendors, including a Bell's booth manned by beer geek superhero Veronica Sanders. Check out for more info. (And get well wishes go out to Phoenix staffer Tom Robertson, who has been a bit under the weather this week - here's to a speedy recovery, brother...)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Zing" went the strings of my....guitar!?!

For those who don't know yet, there is a great new restaurant/bar in town called Zing, and I am proud to be helping them book live acoustic music on Saturday nights. (I'll be there myself this Saturday night, 6.27, from 9PM to Midnight.) It's a truly fabulous, stylish place (much the same vibe as dearly-in-hiatus D'Vine), downtown in the heart of "Indiana Avenue", across from the Madame Walker Theatre at the corner of West and Indiana. In the past month or so, some of my favorite local singers and songwriters have been gracious enough to make the scene, including Cara Wahlers (with fab cellist cohort Grover Parido), Paul Lauck and Gary Wasson. And it looks like the Bleeding Hearts and I will playing next Saturday, July 4, (yes, it's here already!) out in the Zing parking lot for all you fireworks aficionados, from 6PM to 9PM.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

5th annual "Teen Art and Music Festival" is this Saturday at Broad Ripple Park!

Here's the NUVO preview, which will giva ya all the pertinent info:

The background: This is the 3rd year I've been involved with this awesomely cool event organized by the awesomely vision-fueled Matt Stokes and Janet Gilray. An independent, grass-rootsly organized big ol' rock and art show featuring teen bands and visual artists. And this year, it's at Broad Ripple Park (site for many a teen rock and roll scene or two for my pals Lon and Jon Ohnder) this Saturday, June 13th, from 11AM to 7PM. The bands and art are always fabulous, and it's sure feels good to help provide a forum for some kids to rock out. Plus, there's going to be a whompin' PA this year, courtesy some appreciated volunteers from always-great sounding Klipsch, coordinated by, with thanks again to, Michael Colter. The BH's play a short set, as the token "Elder" rockers. (I think that's the new genre name for our band, by the way. As in ascribing the values of the golden Rock Elders. And - at least in our case - being old as hell.)