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  • Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers to play Fountain Square with Dirty Knobs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Highly acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fame is bringing his 60s-inspired rock n’ roll band to Fountain Square. The Dirty Knobs are set to make their Indianapolis debut at the HI-FI on Friday, March 13th, just before the much-anticipated Wreckless Abandon album drops on March 20th. “The Dirty Knobs first got together almost fifteen years ago but Wreckless Abandon is our first album and occasion to tour,” Campbell explained in a press release. “Over […]

  • Rush’s Neil Peart remembered: ‘We sparkle and then we fade’

    “We sparkle … and then we fade.” – Neil Peart (1952 – 2020)  It was a devastating blow to rock fans across the globe Friday, as word of the passing of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart broke on the internet. “It’s a sad day for all. A sad day for rock, and a sad day for music,” said Rush visual artist Hugh Syme. Syme’s over 40-year career as the band’s art director was recently captured in the spectacular Art […]

  • Neil Peart, Rush drummer and lyricist dead at 67

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for rock band Rush, has died at age 67. After early reports from Rolling Stone and CBC News, the band took to Twitter and their website on Friday evening to officially announce Peart’s passing in a statement. “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and bandmate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly […]

  • Grammy-nominated artists coming to Fountain Square’s HI-FI

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Three 2020 Grammy-nominated stars will soon be taking the stage at Fountain Square’s highly acclaimed HI-FI. The 400-capacity concert and special events venue southeast of downtown has shows set for Best New Artist Nominee Yola on January 18, Best New Artist Nominee Black Pumas on January 20, and Best Traditional Blues Album Nominee Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on March 15. HI-FI said it’s not the first time they’ve hosted Grammy-nominated artists. Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Chiders, Portugal. The Man, […]

  • Interview: ‘Twin Peaks’ star Sheryl Lee returns to Indiana for special film screening

    “It’s been a wacky ride! There’s no other way for me to say it than that. I was originally hired for four days as a corpse and here we are three decades later!”  Sheryl Lee is reflecting on Laura Palmer, the iconic character whose murder launched the pop culture phenomenon Twin Peaks. Perhaps the most crucial installment of the story, the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, is preparing to screen in Bloomington, Indiana, while fans around the […]

  • ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’ to screen in Bloomington with cast Q&A

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A very large piece in the impossible puzzle of Twin Peaks will materialize in Bloomington in the coming weeks. The new screening tour of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is making a stop at the historic Buskirk-Chumley theater with special guests, actors Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise. “Getting to watch the movie on the big screen, followed by getting to hear Sheryl and Ray talk about making the film is something every Lynch fan […]

  • Rock n’ roll cover artist Hugh Syme thrills fans with ‘Art of Rush’ book signing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Art lovers and fans of classic rock band Rush formed a line that nearly stretched out the door to meet visual artist Hugh Syme on Saturday night. Ron Wise, owner of Renditions Fine Art Gallery was thrilled with the turnout as fans from as far away as Colorado came to view Syme’s artwork and have their Art of Rush book signed. “It’s so cool to see Rush and Hugh Syme fans turn out to admire his work […]

  • Interview: Alice Cooper isn’t closing the book any time soon

    “Wherever we could play, who’s ever gonna pay us, we were gonna show up. If it paid for groceries for that month, that’s what we were gonna do.” The 1970s saw a string of platinum albums from the Alice Cooper band including Killer, School’s Out and Billion Dollar Babies, followed by continued success as a solo artist with Welcome To My Nightmare and Alice Cooper Goes To Hell. The shock rock pioneer then became a horror icon in the 80s […]

  • Review: TOOL sheds its skin in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Organic lifeforms adorned a gigantic screen as Maynard James Keenan sang songs of how mankind collectively needs to grow up. Adaptation and change: themes in the music of Tool that were proven again on Saturday night to be evergreen. On a chilly, bustling night in downtown Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse was packed to the gills as fans came to see their favorite band on tour with a new album for the first time in 13 years. Seasoned […]

  • Killing Joke commune with the dead, reflect on ‘Pandemonium’

      “When we did the ritual in the Great Pyramid, very strange things happened. Our engineer fell asleep and he saw thousands and thousands of alien eyes coming to him in dream state. He ran out screaming and he suffered a stroke after it.” Jaz Coleman speaks from his hotel room in Los Angeles, reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Pandemonium album as the sounds of recorded chanting play in the background.  Coleman is the ferocious vocalist, composer and […]

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