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November 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Free download! 9 track Hip Hop EP featuring Merc Versus and more!


1. A Man Called Relik "Cremation" [prod. by Woodenchainz]

Taken from A Man Called Relik's NPR album.

2. Stone Messiah "BC 2 Me" [prod. by Stone Messiah]

Taken from Stone Messiah's Amerikan Idol album.



Added by Merc Versus on November 30, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Livin' in the 80s

It would be nice to revisit the "local music scene", and it's impact on the progression of live music in Indiana. There were little pockets of us in most cities. I was lucky enough to know people in Indy, Bloomington, and West Laffeyette. I think that there are many different views of what was happening at that time, and what impact it had on the development of underground music and its progress. It's nice to see that we were not just yanking our chains, but reallly establishing an underground… Continue

Added by Eloid on November 30, 2010 at 5:40pm — 4 Comments

The Repellents

Anderson Indiana’s Repellents came together in November of 1981 after a particularly fun and inspiring night out at Crazy Al’s, a restaurant and bar in the Broadripple section of Indianapolis, Indiana. The show featured Dayton, Ohio’s Toxic Reasons and Indy’s own Zero Boys. Guitarist Lumpy and singer Dave Jr. had recently split off from their last band, X-Spurtz. The “manager” from that band, drummer Yukki Gipe, along with his… Continue

Added by Kurt/Yukki on November 30, 2010 at 11:56am — 12 Comments

Opportunity to be Produced by Grammy Nominee Andy Moor (via Talenthouse)

Grammy-nominated music producer, Andy Moor, has partnered with Talenthouse, to offer musicians the opportunity to have one of their original songs included on his upcoming album. All musicians have to do is submit one of their original songs (no longer then 4 minutes) to:

by Jan. 10, 2011.

The selected musician will have their song recorded and produced by Andy Moor as-well as receive full… Continue

Added by Steve Bishop on November 29, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments

WFHB 91.3 FM in Bloomington Rocks!

Thanks again to all our fans for listening, and to Host Frankie Ferrell, DJ Abe Morris, Sound Engineers Shane Young and Jim Lang, and Producer Jim Manion for giving us a warm welcome on Nov. 17, 2010 for our live radio debut performance

on WFHB 91.3 FM Bloomington, Indiana. We had a blast!

Hear Irene & Reed’s Nov.…


Added by Leslie Irene Benson on November 28, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Irene & Reed's Concert Debut Dec. 1 @ Birdy's

WTF is “Piano Pop Cabaret?”

Lips like jazz. Eyes like rock. Words like blues. Moves like cabaret….

It’s what you get when you pair the classical piano stylings of Indy’s Jason Reed Milner and the

sultry blues/jazz vocals of poet/journalist and singer-songwriter Leslie Irene Benson with the

equally trained musical ears of drummer Eddie Venable and bass guitarist Scott Carroll.… Continue

Added by Leslie Irene Benson on November 28, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Interesting panel chat in Bton Dec 1: "Living in the '80s: The Rise of DIY Music in the Hoosier State" - The Bishop, Dec. 1

Stumbled across this in FB via an FB post for the event created by Paul.

"Event details:

"Living in the '80s: The Rise of DIY Music in the Hoosier State," a multi-media event featuring a panel discussion with Paul Mahern (Zero Boys), Tufty Clough (Zero Boys/Toxic… Continue

Added by mike whybark on November 23, 2010 at 2:27pm — 53 Comments

MFT Mixtape - November 2010 - 2004-09

Howdy gang,

This month we're finishing the Mixtape series we started in July with an 80's punk mix from Marvin Goldstein and Mike Whybark, then continued with a batch of 90's rock thanks to John Strohm and a collection of early… Continue

Added by Daniel Fahrner on November 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Irene & Reed to Perform Live on 91.3 FM B-town Radio

Listen to Irene & Reed’s live radio debut on WFHB 91.3 FM’s “Local Live” program in Bloomington, Ind., on Wed., Nov. 17, from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST.

Learn more here:

Thanks for your support!

Added by Leslie Irene Benson on November 16, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

#8 Rockit's Famous Pizza: Rockit's Famous Musicians or (The Bands that Made the Pizza Wheel Spin!)

"Oh Kevin, honey this is Bill. His band is playing next door at the Bluebird tonight!"

My Mom greeted me as I walked into the restaurant one Tuesday night. It was my night off from Rockit's and I was planning on popping over to the Bluebird. First, I wanted to see how business was. Even when I was off work, I was never really off work. It was the early/mid Nineties by this time and the business was…


Added by BURD on November 11, 2010 at 11:30pm — 43 Comments

Rest in Peace, Kirk Butler

We lost a great guy Monday night. Kirk was an awesome part of local and international music. He recorded all kinds of artists from Willie Nelson, Miles Davis and Natalie Cole; to flying to Japan to record oddball new-age musicians. He recorded commercial jingles, gospel music, classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, and everything between.

When I interned at September Recording in the early 90s, he patiently showed me a lot of techniques I still use today. He also filled my ears with… Continue

Added by Kooch on November 5, 2010 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Band of the Month - Andy D

If you aren't yet familiar with Andy D, here's your chance to say "I saw him during the Viking Mullet era". A sincerely "awe"some, yet humble artist is he. He's set to release a brand new long-player on local label Roaring Colonel this Saturday at Radio Radio and MFT caught up with him early so we could get back-stage passes when his arena…


Added by Daniel Fahrner on November 1, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

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