I have to say I agree with much of their list. I haven't had time to pick it apart but thought it would be fun to post on this site to see what people thought, what they would have changed or find ridiculous.
I enjoyed the little side observation on the death of the album on the Radiohead review.
"The end of the 90s will be seen as the end of the album."
I'm not sure I agree but there is no doubt that digital music has transformed how bands think of releases.…
Added by Jeb Banner on September 30, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Jared Mees & The Grown Children
are going to be playing Luna Downtown Indy, BEFORE!!!! their show at Radio Radio with America Owns the Moon
Added by indyfitz on September 30, 2008 at 6:00pm —
We have launched a new online community focused on the Broad Ripple Indianapolis community that many of us here at Small Box live and work in.
The site will also serve as command central for the upcoming Broad Ripple Music Fest on October 24th and 25th.
This new site uses the same platform, Ning, that MFT uses for the community areas of this site. So check it out, create and account and you will get updates on the Fest.…
Added by Jeb Banner on September 30, 2008 at 9:30am —
According to a recent article from the BBC news service, "Independent record labels have cried foul after failing to reach a deal for their acts to appear on MySpace Music." The article quotes Bob Frank of Koch Records, "MySpace continually states that it is embracing the independents—it's a pretty listless and cold embrace." [more at LINK
(Me, I like MFT.)
Added by Ed on September 30, 2008 at 9:00am —
Thought some of you might find this interesting. I was responding to the "Mr Banner" thread (egads!) and thought I should post this on the "new" site since they didn't carry over. I will try to dig up more archives going forward. Here is a link to the Way Back page for the old site c.2005. Thanks, Jeb
I have added almost all of Emperor Penguin's catalog to the site. EP is Bill Cameron (Winechuggers, Brown Betty, Sardina etc.) and Carl Saff (Pencil, Neutrino,… Continue
Added by Jeb Banner on September 29, 2008 at 10:18pm —
TV On The Radio
may have just released the album of the year. This record resonates in so many strange ways that it feels almost prescient like Wilco's "Yankee Foxtrot Hotel" did after 9/11. This album seems to address the current melt down and political silly season head on like a prophetic play by play.
It isn't all doom and gloom, there is a groove throughout all of the negativity. And they don't forget to part the clouds to dance and make… Continue
Added by Jeb Banner on September 29, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Check it out. interview and live tracks from an upcoming band from Pennsylvania.
Great show, great… Continue
Added by Brian Wyrick on September 26, 2008 at 6:55pm —
Join us for a special evening of noisemaking. We'll keep it loud and hook-heavy, and with 3 bands, you won't have to stay up till the wee hours, guaranteeing only a partial hangover on Friday morning.
9pm, only 5 bones. Orange Opera
plays the psych-pop jamz out of Ft. Wayne. Everything, Now!
plays a bunch of songs off of their upcoming MFT Records LP.… Continue
Added by Everything, Now! on September 25, 2008 at 9:40am —
A couple great events within very close proximity this weekend, and MOKB is proud to be part of both! First and foremost, we welcome Backyard Tire Fire's
and Ha Ha Tonka
to town this Friday at Spin Nightclub. They'll be joined by local band Mardelay
and you can see all three for only $7.…
Added by Dodge on September 24, 2008 at 10:35am —
We have relaunched the MFT store, stocked full of goodies including some upcoming releases that are only available on MFT, for now...
Please take a look, buy something and let us know what you think. It's right on the top Navigation under "Store" or you can go to store.mftrecords.com
BTW the server speed is a little slow right now, we are looking into that.
Added by Jeb Banner on September 23, 2008 at 3:05pm —
Since this is a question that I'm asked pretty often via email I thought I should just post a quick blog on the topic.
In case you are wondering what the MFT Archive is, check it out here
, or click on the Bands link above. Basically, it's the core of the site and was started in 2004 in an attempt to document Indiana original music before it slipped into the ether. There are 400+ bands, 1000s of MP3s for stream or… Continue
Added by Jeb Banner on September 23, 2008 at 8:33am —
I've been asked to provide artwork from some of my mini-comix for an upcoming anthology of 1980's mini-comix but don't have access to my own stuff! Does anyone have a copy of my mini-comik, The Comix That Ask Y? No. 2
? Here's a picture of the front cover (see here
(Why am I asking for it if I've… Continue
Added by Ed on September 22, 2008 at 1:00pm —
A live set and interview with ex-Catharsis and the Humdrum front man Kevin Thornton and his new band - Waves on Waves.
A must listen for anyone who ever lived in Muncie, this episode features Matt and Newby (Brazil), co-interviewingn Kevin.
It was a beatiful reunion in steamy van.
Also, since Jeb prefers listening via streaming player… Continue
Added by Brian Wyrick on September 21, 2008 at 1:30am —
Every Monday night in Bloomington, Uncle Fester's hosts a Punk Rock Night. Since the definition of Punk Rock is pretty dynamic these days you get a broad range of bands, many of them local and some touring bands as well. Recently the club moved the starting time up an hour to accommodate old fellas like myself who like the punk rock but have to get up for work in the morning (doors at 9:00).
I go to Punk Rock Night pretty regularly and my band plays there often as well. There seems to be a… Continue
Added by Mike Emmett on September 20, 2008 at 6:12pm —
We had a good ole time, made some new friends, and ate some great food. The Strand Theatre is definately a venue you want to catch your favorite band. We talk to Scott Shrader from Sub*Mission, John Wayne Pastor and his new album "New Retro". Jethro Easyfields talks about his new project "Elixir" and Mike Mossey who is currently working on a documen… Continue
Added by Scott Kern on September 19, 2008 at 11:02am —
The groovy dudes at Primary Colors have given us two pairs of tickets to this year's Art Vs Art which is September 26th (Friday). All you have to do is comment on this blog and you are entered! We will draw two winners (a pair of tickets each) on Tuesday around Noon and post the results on this page. Tickets are $12 each so this is a good chance to get into one of the coolest events of the year for free!
Some cool bands are playing the show. Catfish Haven, Gentleman Caller and Those… Continue
Added by Jeb Banner on September 18, 2008 at 11:00pm —
What can I say? The group featured on the long awaited GBS 160 is one of my favorite local groups, "Everything, Now!". They have a new album coming out in November and guess what? The Good Beer Show gets to play some songs off of it first. Beers sampled on the show were Budweiser American Ale, Brugge Triple the Ripple and EN!'s leadman's homebrew. This beer was fantastic! I want the… Continue
Added by Good Beer Show on September 17, 2008 at 8:15pm —
Frankie Camaro had requested that I post this so here it is as it appeared in Gigs From Hell
(Headpress/2003) plus the super special bonus letters. If I had it to do over again I wouldn't have started so many paragraphs with the word "we." Anyway, the editor of said book entitled our bit:
We were booked to play the Tazza Cafe at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana on Friday September 22, 1995 and brought our pals AxPx to open. Earlham, as it turns out, is… Continue
Added by Jason Pizzleman on September 16, 2008 at 8:26pm —
Most of us have been around long enough that we've been asked to put people on our guest list. Some of the excuses will range from friends who have no money to help you pay for your gas and talent, but need money for smokes and beer, to seriously demented excuses why they need to get into the show.
The last time I wanted to be comped for a show, it was through my friend who works with Wilco and it was my birthday. The show was sold out and I really wanted to go, so even though I had… Continue
Added by PJ Christie on September 16, 2008 at 2:36pm —
I'm not gonna lie, Bitch magazine (http://bitchmagazine.org) has infuriated me on several occasions, but it's also taught me about a lot of cool things and challenged my opinions. It has been a resource I've used to find quality books, films and music, and I wouldn't want it to go… Continue
Added by Liza on September 16, 2008 at 2:07pm —