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June 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Retrospective Memory Loss w/ Possible Causes from Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Transient Ischemic Attack , or Traumatic Brain Injury : in other words...Who the Hell am I and how did I get these damn tattoos?!

I joined this site after doing some random Google searches for people I used to know in Broad Ripple 1984-2001. One name that caught my eye in my searches was Julie Bowers. We weren’t friends per se but traveled in the same circles for a time. As I try to piece together my memories I see the analogy of this site as a family tree is quite accurate.  I still see connections between people I hung out with in a 6 degrees of separation kind of way. I knew so and so who dated this girl who was the…

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Added by Merlin Of BroadRipple on June 30, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Show Preview: Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, June 30 (DJ Kyle Long, Echomaker, Pravada)

I probably have to get this out of the way first: I love this city. It took a while to get acquainted, but lately I’ve been realizing just how much I appreciate the culture, spirit, and attitude of Indianapolis. And it’s a good thing too: next week, my wife and…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 27, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Howard, Lewis and Lovins w/ Mikial Robertson at Mousetrap, FRI, 6/29

Howard, Lewis and Lovins w/ Mikial Robertson at Mousetrap, FRI, 6/29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMfVDLs3PHI

http://www.hllmusic.com/



Howard, Lewis & Lovins is a power trio that throws out their high energy one minute and brings you back down to a mellow mood the…

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Added by The Mousetrap on June 26, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

The Ragbirds at The Mousetrap SATURDAY, June 30th

The Ragbirds at The Mousetrap SATURDAY, June 30th



www.theragbirds.com



Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's…

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Added by The Mousetrap on June 26, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Weird and Wild: Dr. Ray - “Get on the Plane Merrian”

(Listen to Get on the Plane…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 25, 2012 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

New Music: The Kemps (with tracks from their unreleased full-length!)

(Listen while you read - includes brand…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 21, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

SmallBox Presents MFT EP IN A WEEKEND #1: Generation Elevators (Christian Taylor, Derek Johnson, Cole Nicholas)

SmallBox and Musical Family Tree Present:…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 20, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The Guest List: Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor, in addition to being one of my favorite people in the world, is an awesome musician whose bands include America Owns The…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 18, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Indiana Music Archive: The Vulgar Boatmen

The Vulgar Boatmen at MFT

(Listen while you read)…


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Added by Jon Rogers on June 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Magnetic w/ Arpetrio and Turtle Matt





Magnetic brings a signature blend of fresh beats, sweet synth lines and soulful samples to The Mousetrap for the first time since our slamming E.P. release party back in March. Ashton Kleeman of Eumatik (…
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Added by The Mousetrap on June 11, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

The Twin Cats w/ DJ Rusty Redenbacher at The Mousetrap SAT, 6/16 !


The Twin Cats w/ DJ Rusty Redenbacher at The Mousetrap SAT, 6/16
DJ Rusty, the funkiest DJ in town, is starting the night out. You can catch DJ Rusty on the radio thoughout the week, 106.7 here in Indy. 
We are very excited to have him on the bill for this show. Get there early!

Added by The Mousetrap on June 11, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

MFT Session Hiatus

In February of 2012 I began inviting bands to come into my studio to record a live 5-song performance for Musical Family Tree. I have been volunteering my time and resources to helping document local music in the hopes that it will somehow help to preserve part of America's musical heritage. One of the reasons I wanted to offer these sessions to bands for free was because I didn't want money/capital to the be a…

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Added by Frank Reber on June 11, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Listen to these! (you won't be sorry, or maybe you will--I have no idea honestly, it really depends on conditions that are beyond my control and outside the realm of my knowledge))

Ravi Coltrane (yes, John Coltrane's son)

First listen to the latest by Jazz's premier metaphysician. Ravi Coltrane

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

As a drummer who has crossed over to the dark side of melodic instruments (but once a drummer, always a drummer regardless of how you find work) I can say without…

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Added by Ben Michaelis on June 11, 2012 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Guest List: Duncan Kissinger (Hotfox, Thunders)

(Duncan Kissinger)

 

The latest Guest List is from an extremely talented young dude…

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Added by Jon Rogers on June 7, 2012 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

A History of New Orleans Music in 100 Tracks

I found this interesting, perhaps you will too.

A History of New Orleans Music in 100 Tracks

Added by Ben Michaelis on June 6, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Horns, Bones, Thuds.

Looking for a trumpeter, trombonist and bassist (electric or upright or both). Musical points of reference: New Orleans, pre-Bop jazz, non-SRV blues; not married to any tradition or sound, would prefer that to develop organically and collectively. The purpose of this band is to back a phenomenally talented female singer--standards, traditional songs and originals. Can't promise fame, fortune or opening slots for the Justin Bieber tour, but I can offer the opportunity to work with passionate…

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Added by Ben Michaelis on June 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HYRYDER at The Mousetrap- FRIDAY, June 8th

HYRYDER at The Mousetrap- FRIDAY, June 8th

http://www.hyryder.com/

http://themousetrapbar.com/

Hyrder was formed in the summer of 2008, consisting of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Chad Gavigan (bass and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Nic…

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Added by The Mousetrap on June 5, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Show Review: Crys, Learner Dancer, Vacation Club - “Pagan Beach Party Tour” Kickoff Show 6/1/12

First Fridays are always pretty wild in Fountain Square, thanks to a wealth of art openings, free events (with occasional free or cheap booze), eccentric neighbors, and community-minded good times. This month I missed out on some fun because I didn’t get out of the house…
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Added by Jon Rogers on June 4, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

The Guest List: Landon S. Caldwell

A list, in hopes that some folks may care, of some of my favorite things at this particular moment in space and time in no particular order:

- Cigarettes -


I'm trying to quit. It's a bitch. It brings out my inner diva, something I was hoping to fight off for atleast another ten


years.

 
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Added by Landone C. on June 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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