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June 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Indiana album reviews

Andrew Bean & the Lady Apollo kick off a weekly series of Indiana album reviews in The Star/Metromix:

Added by Dave Lindquist on June 29, 2010 at 7:55pm — 18 Comments


Sleepin in day from mike whybark on Vimeo.

I thought perhaps you might appreciate… Continue

Added by mike whybark on June 26, 2010 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell

The Hound just posted a look at Indianapolis (he insists on using "Naptown") blue musicians Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell which may be of interest to students of Hoosier music history:

The music that Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell made together was deceptively simple-- it was lowdown,… Continue

Added by mike whybark on June 25, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

July Mixtape - Vintage Only

Howdy gang,

Thanks for the amazing feedback with the MFT survey! We couldn't have asked for better info and ideas.

One of the ideas proposed was a "vintage" or throwback mixtape. We've decided to put this together for July with one stipulation:

All songs must have been released prior to 2000.

We're taking suggestions now, this should be fun!

Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 25, 2010 at 12:05pm — 22 Comments

Help Us Press the new America Owns the Moon Record on Vinyl!

Jeff Napier wrote a great cover story for Nuvo this week on one of MFT's favorite bands...America Owns the Moon.

This band has endured a total of 10 years worth of hardship, and is about to emerge victorious with a full length record co-produced by our own Jeb Banner.

We're helping… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 24, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hardcore (not that kind, the MUSIC kind) slash fiction, minicomics edition, Bloomington publisher

"Henry & Glenn Forever":

The premise of this Cantankerous Titles-released comic is explained at the front of the zine: “Henry and Glenn are very good 'friends.' They are also 'room mates.' Daryl and John live next door. They are satanists.” What follows is ultra-metal violence and cryfest diary entries, cringing self-doubt and mega-hilarious… Continue

Added by mike whybark on June 23, 2010 at 7:13pm — 3 Comments

Racebannon Dance Party?

Perhaps best known for 2002's pivotal and amazingly titled album "Satan's Kickin' yr Dick In", Racebannon is a band that has consistently raised the bar in the realm of artistic heavy music. A mainstay of Bloomington's music scene for more than a decade, Racebannon have released numerous albums on Secretly Canadian and… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

500 Days of Night - Brazil Singer's Tour Blog

When I first landed in Muncie some 8 years ago there was a mighty band everyone looked up to. This band was...


Dudes were breaking big at the time in the all ages "post-rock" scene and truly inspiring gentlemen for us young and inexperienced scenesters. It's hard to comprehend how a band actually turns into a business,… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 23, 2010 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

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Added by Christian Taylor on June 16, 2010 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

MFT Survey

Howdy gang!

Jeb and i put together this survey to re-evaluate our efforts with MFT as a site and organization.

It's short and simple, please take just a minute to tell us what you think!



Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 10, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

IMAF - Independent Music and Arts Fest

OK, so this is really a pretty cool event. IMAF takes place outside of the Harrison Center for the Arts at 16th and Delaware and runs side by side with the Indieana Handicraft Exchange. This year's lineup is especially ace: Denison Witmer, Damien Jurado and a solid group…


Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 7, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Installation Nation - This Weekend

I've been working for a few months with Primary Colours (who's also responsible for the ever amazing Art vs Art event) on the second annual Installation Nation that takes place this weekend.

They asked MFT to curate the music portion of the event, so we pulled together a solid lineup:…


Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 4, 2010 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

MFT Mixtape - June 2010

Howdy gang,

Summertime is totally here. Awesome. Summer is generally best enjoyed (and remembered) with musical accompaniment. Here's an early summer soundtrack to throw water balloons at other to:

Download here -

Stream here -… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on June 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Band of the Month - Pop Lolita

If Tufty likes you, you’re probably pretty damn good. Pop Lolita took the Indianapolis music scene by storm in 2000 and with their candied pop sound, quickly won him over and essentially became Radio Radio’s house band. Within a few months, the band found themselves being booked at clubs and bars all over Indianapolis, and in support of… Continue

Added by Andrews Feigenbaum on June 2, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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