Photo Recap: Stella Donnelly and Faye Webster at The Bishop

Two of the most pure voices currently in music, Stella Donnelly and Faye Webster, played sets to an awestruck crowd at The Bishop in Bloomington last week.  Fans were treated to an uncompromisingly joyful evening of songs from their latest releases, Beware of the Dogs and Atlanta Millionaires Club, respectively.


Stella Donnelly


Faye Webster


Photos by Doug Fellegy

Photo Recap: Kikagaku Moyo and Art Feynman at The HI-FI

Recently, a crowd at The HI-FI was able to witness the blissful psychedelic folk of Kikagaku Moyo. The Tokyo-based five piece performed to a large crowd of curious ears, swimming through a catalog full of dreamy vocals and experimental prog-tinged arrangements. Masana Temples, the band’s latest album, features a healthy mix of exploration while retaining a fiery sense of urgency, i.e. the transition between the literal forest thunderstorm break on the track “Amayadori” that unfurls into the fuzzed-out push of “Gatherings.” In short: the people who knew what they were in for were thrilled while the uninitiated were converted.

The evening began with a set from Art Feynmen, the latest solo project from the former Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple. This iteration finds Temple’s soothing voice bopping through Eno-filtered krautrock, building up precise rhythmic patterns and then suddenly breaking free thanks to a peripheral keyboard line that strikes out on its own. This sound is clearly distanced from the airy folk of Temple’s past but the heart of his music remains the same, and that’s never a bad thing with an artist of this caliber.


Kikagaku Moyo


Art Feynman 


Photos by Doug Fellegy

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Kevin Krauter Instore at LUNA music

Kevin Krauter‘s latest release, Toss Up, out on Bayonet Records is an in house favorite from 2018 around here. Back last summer, Krauter stopped by LUNA music to play an instore set before heading out on tour.



The instore performance also included tracks from Changes, Krauter’s first solo excursion. Live versions of songs like “Shadow Boxing” and “Cowboy Chloe” feature Krauter’s delicate vocals layered over soothingly minimalist guitar arrangements, offering a deeper and more focused take on his work. It’s a sound that gets more and more rewarding with each listen.


Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Kevin Krauter at LUNA music

Every year Indianapolis throws down for Record Store Day and every year our LaundroMatinee crew assemble to capture the sights and the sounds. Our next release from that day at LUNA music is from Kevin Krauter, a favorite son amongst Indy’s local music scene. Formerly a member of the celebrated Bloomington band, Hoops, Krauter’s solo releases have reveled in a hazy glimmer that currently find him touring the UK. Relive a highlight from his set below, and check back next week for an extended instore performance.


Hinterland Music Festival announces Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves & More

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My favorite destination festival of 2018 was easily the Hinterland Music Festival, just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. You should check my photo recap here!

The “not too large”, single stage footprint is set up as a camping festival and consistently features top alt-country, americana, and indie artists. Last year’s festival featured incredible sets from Sturgill Simpson, CHVRCHES, Tyler Childers, and more.

This year, the fest has expanded to three days, and will take place Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, Iowa. Below is how it is going to shake out. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15.

Friday, August 2
Kacey Musgraves
Hippo Campus
Jade Bird

Saturday, August 3
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
The Wood Brothers
Colter Wall
The Dead South
Ron Gallo
John Moreland
The Maytags
Adam Bruce

Sunday, August 4
Brandi Carlile
Maggie Rogers
Brent Cobb
The War and Treaty
Ruston Kelly
The Nude Party
Elizabeth Moen

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Sleeping Bag at LUNA music

Every year Indianapolis throws down for Record Store Day and every year our LaundroMatinee crew assemble to capture the sights and the sounds. Our next release from that day at LUNA music is from Sleeping Bag, indie-stalwarts based out of Bloomington, IN. They’ve put on some of the most consistently great Record Store Day performances we’ve ever been lucky enough to witness over the years, so we were thrilled to get to record them here.


Photo Recap: Ryley Walker and Mute Duo at The White Rabbit Cabaret

Ryley Walker stopped by the White Rabbit Cabaret after the release of his newest work, The Lillywhite Sessions, a collection of covers made popular in the early aughts by Dave Matthews Band. The psychedelic-folk of his earlier work remains the backbone of Walker’s catalog, but he’s certainly enjoyed a bit more name recognition with his unique take on the widely-know Dave Matthews record. No matter the performance, though, Walker’s lyrical and musical talent remain the highlight. His sets have the capability to each become something of their own, meandering in and out of the space while remaining true to his original sound.

Opening the evening were Mute Duo, a Chicago-based pair who’s experimental ambient sounds paired well with the rest of the evening. Their performance careened between the subtle and the cacophonous, at first welcoming the just-walking-in crowd into the venue before pushing their instruments to a furious wall of droning rhythm. It was inviting in the best of ways.


Ryley Walker


Mute Duo


Photos by Doug Fellegy

Charley Crockett : Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza

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Charley Crockett just released Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza last week through Thirty Tigers, which is his second album release this year. This album pays tribute to Crockett’s busking days, and is “stocked with his own interpretations of old-school country songs and half-forgotten blues gems” – songs originally performed by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Charles Brown, Lavelle White, Ray Charles, and more.

“I love timeless songs,” says Crockett. “I’ve always believed that the more timeless songs you learn how to play, the more timeless songs you can write.”

Stream Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza on YouTube

On the heels of his critically acclaimed Lonesome As A Shadow album release, Crockett swung through Indianapolis earlier this year, opening for Shooter Jennings, and pretty much stole the show. For those unfamilar, Crockett brings a mix of Texas blues, classic country and Cajun soul to his songs.