Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All Hail WITT-FM!

I have been incredibly remiss in not congratulating Jim Walsh and all the folks at our (relatively) new community radio station, WITT-FM, for recently celebrating their first year on the air. An incredible achievement of pure dedication by longtime hip broadcaster Mr. Walsh, and an excellent implementation by all involved! A-Squared RadioMatt Masters' Rock N Rhythm Revue, and Stuck In The Psychedelic Era are my current fave shows. I hope to track the hosts down and interview them soon. Thanks, folks - for brightening our lives!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Different Beat Radio #6: "Pure Prine" returns, The Elect, Punkin Holler Boys, Simon Brawl, Lon Ohnder

Different Beat Radio returns with the long-awaited Episode #6Tim gives you the rundown on the remounting of "Pure Prine: The Music Of John Prine", which is playing now thru September 12, 2010 at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. The show features Tim playing and singing with amazing cohorts Michael Shelton, Jenni Gregory, Bobbie Lancaster, Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas. Tickets are available at
The cast of "Pure Prine: The Music Of John Prine"
Plus, fabulous music from three acts from The Wilds Of Indiana:
The Elect is an incredibly tight 6-piece rock band from Indianapolis. Listen to the groovin' cut "Use Me Up", from their latest LP, "In Your Heart There's A Light"
The Elect

The Punkin Holler Boys are a long-running singer/songwriter collective who have just released a career-spanning retrospective, "Tin Ears (Ten Years)". Listen to to fabulous Ralph Jeffers-penned "You Changed Your Mind."
The Punkin Holler Boys
Simon Brawl is a loud and wild rock trio, featuring Kentucky-born guitarist/vocalist Garson Combs. Now living in Indy, check out Garson's sprawling epic inspired by his grandfather, "Head To The Mountains".
Garson Combs of Simon Brawl

Plus, (in honor of the release of the Major Motion Picture "Howl" - featuring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg) spoken word from poet/painter/singer/songwriter Lon Ohnder. Dig his poem, "Life".
Lon Ohnder