When Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her
belt. The set called for two hours. She took it anyways.
"Her last name is Greek but, once you speak to Aly Tadros, you always end up in Egypt or Pakistan." - San Antonio Current.
Aly Tadros made her musical debut at the age of five with her riveting performance of ''Cardboard Fish 11'' in Laredo Little
Theatre's production of 'The Little Mermaid''. She went on to pursue career in the arts via dance recitals, community
theatre, and her parent's living room. Tadros received rave reviews from the San Antonio Current, The Laredo Morning Times,
and her high school drama teacher.
After moving between Laredo, Istanbul, Cairo, New York City, and San Antonio, the 22-year-old settled down in Austin, Texas to (1)
be a singer/songwriter, (2) wear cowboy boots on a daily basis, and (3) constantly refer to herself in the third person...
...and she has never been happier
Jus Post Bellum is an indie/folk band from Brooklyn. Started in the fall
of 2010, they began playing in and around New York City that winter, and over the course of the following year have steadily gained
momentum. Last fall they were featured in a showcase for the CMJ music festival.
Jus Post Bellum's music can be described as anything from folk/indie, to historical fiction set to music. Bandleader Geoffrey
Wilson, began writing songs for what he invisioned to be a country-afrobeat band, but soon discovered that it was a difficult genre
to do well. Ultimately he put down his saxophone, decided to learn to sing and play guitar and began anew. What came
was Jus Post Bellum. The music is inspired by the American Civil War, many years living in the country of upstate New York,
and an unhealthy fascination with the muse in his mind of a man and woman from days gone by, living in the woods, loving someone,
losing them, dying and growing up again, fearing god and believing in no god, attentive to the minutia and detail in the
relationship between nature and man. The writing is reflecitve, poetic, and often sad, yet somehow inspiring in its
attentiveness to detail and richness of metaphor, while maintaining a clarity and directness in its narrative.
Singer/songwriter Jenn Cristy has been refining her original sound for nearly a decade now
as a solo artist, pushing in new directions with each album while always retaining the rock n’ roll soul that has brought audiences
across the country to their feet.
Now on her fourth solo album, Jenn began her career with John Mellencamp, meeting the Hoosier rocker in Bloomington where she was in
the midst of an all-American swimming career at Indiana University. During her stint with Mellencamp’s band she proved her
versatility, playing flute, piano, percussion, organ, and violin in addition to singing. When she embarked on her solo career
in 2003, she wanted to create a sound that both honored all of her varied influences – from Ben Folds to Pink and Bruce Hornsby to
Queen – while creating something decidedly original.
This ain't your run of the mill singer-songwriter. Chris Wolf
demonstrates a mastery of fingerpickin' guitar and a song writing flair on his collection of original tunes. His sense of
humor and irony also comes through. He has a boundless (and sometimes dark) imagination and seems to move effortlessly when
writing humorous songs (The Critter Song), about falling in love (Perfect Treat), bawdy humor (The Wolf and Red) or writing about
murder for hire (Tell Me When). The instrumentation is sparse and haunting on the title song of his CD,'Better Be Scared' and
he rips up the guitar on “Double Take”. It's Chris's vocal, guitar and intimate approach that make each performance feel
like a personal visit to your living room or front porch. Just listen and you'll experience Chris's wry sense of humor, his
masterful guitar and his poetic exploration of life's many corners.
Sami Akbari, known musically as sami.the.great, had a unique musical upbringing. As
a child, her family exposed her to popular artists like Otis Redding, Bob Marley, John Denver, and… Googoosh.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of Googoosh, her level of pop-stardom is comparable to the likes of Madonna. However, Googoosh is
a celebrity who iconic status and undeniable fame is not common knowledge in America. Her career reached such great and
admirable heights in the Middle East.
Today, Sami’s music is a sonic portrayal of emotion and wit, of melancholy and humor. Her songs reflect the notion that great
things come in small packages. The music showcases a small-framed singer whose impassioned voice fills the spaces and lives
Born in Kansas, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Fickel was bitten by the blues
as a teenager. He headed South to Mississippi where he apprenticed himself to blues masters James “Son” Thomas and Othar
Turner. Next he went North, first to Rhode Island and then to Chicago, where he honed his songwriting craft. He has been
called “Elvis Costello wearing Donovan’s boxers” and his tune “Get Your Car Off My Lawn” was featured this year on NPR’s Car Talk.
Jason’s killer slide guitar and wry lyrics create a musical experience.
Us, From Outside hit the ground running in December 2011, with their
sophomore release aptly named "Revived" courtesy of Tragic Hero Records. After a few line-up changes, the New Jersey quintet
is hitting harder and delivering like nothing before. Produced by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane), "Revived"
delivers with incredulous, swooping vocal melodies, brutal atypical rhythms, soaring guitar leads and unforgettable, contagious
hooks. The new record "Revived" was written with the intent of coming out anew and hard.
Strangers To Wolves are a group of guys from Ohio, Texas, and Florida who
love to make music. Check them out!
Friday, June 7th | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | free ($5 suggested)
Veronica Pejril is a composer and multi-keyboardist from Greencastle
where she teaches digital musicianship and computer music at DePauw University. An alumna of the University of Illinois
Experimental Music Studios and Princetonís computer music lab, she was an early explorer into the intersections of MIDI and
sound synthesis. She continues to explore non-traditional uses of human/computer interfaces for musical expression.
SurrealEstate is a musical experience that utilizes visual and sonic
textures reminiscent of the Old Berlin style of electronic synth music. Styles include upbeat techno, psychill, ambient,
and trance. Lighting and stage props are utilized to add to the experience.
Kelly Sheets on moogs, seuqencing, and other digital synths, vocals. Bunny Sheets on keyboards, minimoog voyager, vocals. Jim
Curry on synth percussion, guitar, hand drums, various moogs, vocals.
dRachEmUsiK is the solo project of award winning electronic musician,
instrumentalist, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner. The current sound of dRachEmUsiK has been described as
"glitch-groove ambient beats with a strong modal jazz influence mixed with micro-tonal improvisations". Simple melodies
swirling in mixed tempos and undulating textures. Dense, eclectic, erotic, evocative, emotional, spontaneous and
It's Pride weekend in Indianapolis and what better way to end it than with an intimate acoustic show at the Irving Theater
celebrating the release of "Deconstructed", the latest solo acoustic release by
Martine Locke. There will be a featured art show by Jamie Price, byo
picnic for a night of art and song.
Martine (and guests) will be performing tunes from her latest CD "Deconstructed" a purely acoustic cd featuring 11 tracks ...some
We live on the north side of Indianapolis and when my friend and I were 14 we decided to start rapping. When we started we were just
doing it for fun, but when people started to hear our music they really liked it and so we decided to start rapping on a regular
basis. We figured we needed to expand the group so my friend and I started looking for members. We formed a group. We
all got together and wanted to represent Indiana as best as we could, so we named the group NapCity. Our group normally makes
about 50 - 80 songs a year.
Indianapolis RHPS presents Midnight Picture Show PRIDE SHOW USA 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman |100min | R
Saturday, June 15th | Midnight | 17+ | $6
This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular
midnight movie of all time. A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks
down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian
freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite. The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which
hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.
You are not allowed to bring your own props. Prop kits are available at the show. Prop kits include rice
(during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry),
noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the
lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at
the show for $4. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.
Doors open at 11:00pm. Virgin sacrifice before the show. The movie begins at Midnight.
Back in April the boys and I found ourselves in Anaheim preparing for a few shows in the SoCal area. At that time, it was a fairly
tumultuous period for Cartel. We were out of a label. No tours on the
horizon and no real direction for the future of the band. It was this day that we sat in the hotel bar enjoying lunch and a
few adult beverages that we commenced the new phase of ourselves.