UPCOMING AND LIVE: 9/14 LaundroMatinee Session with RIDE

Normally our Laundro crew gets invited to film a band, captures some magic, then shares that with you later on. This time we’re doing a little experiment and letting you know about a session ahead of time.

This Saturday, Sept. 14th we’ll be filming a LaundroMatinee session with shoegaze legends RIDE at 2pm at LUNA music in Broad Ripple. The band doesn’t have a concert booked in Indiana so if you’re interested in checking them out this might be the perfect way to do so. LUNA is even hosting the event free to the public and there aren’t any tickets necessary to get in. The band is touring their newest album This Is Not A Safe Place and will be sticking around for autographs.



More info can be found on LUNA’s site, and be sure to give RIDE’s catalog a listen before Saturday. We’ll see you then.


Hinterland Music Festival : St. Charles, Iowa : 8/2 – 8/4 (This weekend!)

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Our camper is in prime summer form, and the fam and I are about to head out to the Hinterland Music Festival, just outside of Des Moines, Iowa, at Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles. If you missed the maiden voyage, in 2018, you can check my photo recap here!

This year, the fest has expanded to three days, and the running order is below:

Friday, August 2
3:00 p.m. – Gates Open
4:00 p.m. – Keuning
5:15 p.m. – Jade Bird
6:30 p.m. – Hippo Campus
8:00 p.m. – Kacey Musgraves
9:40 p.m. – Hozier

Saturday, August 3
11:00 a.m. – Gates Open
11:45 a.m. – Adam Bruce
12:45 p.m. – The Maytags
1:45 p.m. – John Moreland
2:45 p.m. – Ron Gallo
4:00 p.m. – The Dead South
5:15 p.m. – Colter Wall
6:30 p.m. – The Wood Brothers
8:00 p.m. – St. Paul & The Broken Bones
9:30 p.m. – Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Sunday, August 4
11:00 a.m. – Gates Open
12:00 p.m. – Elizabeth Moen
1:00 p.m. – The Nude Party
2:00 p.m. – Ruston Kelly
3:00 p.m. – The War & Treaty
4:15 p.m. – Brent Cobb
5:30 p.m. – Dawes
7:00 p.m. – Maggie Rogers
8:30 p.m. – Brandi Carlile

One of my favorite added bonuses with this fest, since it is geared around a camping crowd, is that it also features a late-night Campfire Stage with performances each night of the festival from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.:

Friday – The Envy Corps, Some Friends
Saturday – Trevor Sensor, Southbound (Allman Brothers Tribute)
Sunday – Annalibera, Tomar & the FCs

Tickets are available at hinterlandiowa.com/tickets
– 3-Day General Admission: $135 in advance, $150 day of
– 3-Day VIP: $369 in advance, $375 day of
– 1-Day General Admission: $59 in advance, $65 day of
– Kids 12 and under will be admitted free to the festival with a paying adult.

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

St. Paul and The Broken Bones // Apollo

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Here’s a soulful new song, “Apollo“, from St. Paul and The Broken Bones from their forthcoming new album, “Young Sick Camellia“. The band will be heading out on an extensive tour, including headlining the Holler On The Hill festival here in Indianapolis in September.

Tour dates after the break…. (more…)

Speedy Ortiz returns to The Hi-Fi

A couple of months ago, Massachusetts band Speedy Ortiz released their third album, Twerp Verse, through Carpark Records. They’ll swing through the midwest this summer, with a return date at the Hi-Fi on June 20th. Anna Burch and Xetas will support. Get up to speed(y) with the band’s new album and recent videos below:


Lean In When I Suffer

Lucky 88

Speedy Ortiz on Tour:
5/29/18 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
5/30/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
6/1/18 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
6/2/18 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
6/3/18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
6/5/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
6/6/18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
6/7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
6/9/18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
6/10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
6/12/18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
6/13/18 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
6/14/18 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/16/18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/17/18 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
6/19/18 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
6/20/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
6/26/18 – Boston, MA – Royale

Matthew Sweet // New Album + Show at HiFi

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After taking six years off, Matthew Sweet has kicked it into gear. Last year, he released a 17-song double album titled Tomorrow Forever via his own Honeycomb Hideout label, and followed it with a large tour, skipping Indianpolis. He returns, this year, with a new album titled Tomorrow’s Daughter, and an extensive tour, this time including Indy and a date at our venue, the HiFi.

Sweet believes he is in the midst of a musical and career renaissance…

When I was young, the artists that I really admired were the ones who always found a way to keep making music and expressing themselves. To me, those guys were the real artists, and I’ve tried to hold on to that attitude in my own work. This feels like a really good time for me, and I feel lucky and grateful to still be doing what I love to do. When I meet young people and they ask for advice about a career in music, I always say, ‘Do music because it’s what you love to do, and because you’d do it no matter what happens.’I’ve tried to keep that attitude about it, because that’s always worked for me. I just try to keep doing my thing and keep believing.

5/23: Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
5/24: Chattanooga, TN at JJ’s Bohemia
5/25: Charlotte, NC at Visulite Theatre
5/26: Winston-Salem, NC at Gears & Guitars Fest
6/13 Alexandria, VA at Birchmere
6/14: Annapolis, MD at Ram’s Head
6/15: Fairfield, CT at FTC Stage 1
6/16: Bay Shore, NY at YMCA Boulton Center
6/17: Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
6/19: Dewey Beach, DE at Bottle & Cork
6/20: New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge
6/21: Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live
6/22: Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
6/23: Ann Arbor, MI at The Ark
6/24: Indianapolis, IN at Hi-Fi
6/27: Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s
6/28: Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest
6/29: Minneapolis, MN at Turf Club
6/30: Lincoln, NE at the Bourbon Theater
7/10: Kansas City, MO at Knuckleheads
7/11: Bloomington, IL at Castle Theatre
7/12: Evanston, IL at SPACE
7/13: Chicago, IL at Square Roots Festival
7/14: St. Louis, MO at Delmar Hall
7/15: Nashville, TN at City Winery

Premiere : Tyler Childers singing “Honky Tonk Flame” at Sun King Brewery

We’ve been excited proponents of the movement back towards old school and outlaw country. Artists like Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton have brought back authenticity and much-needed real-life grit to country music. This resurgence has now brought forth a second generation, if you will, to get very excited about, and Tyler Childers is a fellow Kentuckian that certainly fits that description. Childers was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, a small, dwindling coal mining area in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so he knows more than a little bit about struggle and underbelly of lawlessness and booze that is glossed over by the thick fog of religion in these poor, rural areas.

The new 10-song album, Purgatory, recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio, was produced by Sturgill Simpson as well as David Ferguson. It features Simpson on acoustic guitar and to no surprise a host of world-renowned players (Stuart Duncan, Miles Miller, and Russ Pahl, among others).

Lucky Indianapolis show-goers can catch Childers this Saturday at the Sun King Brewery VIII Anniversary party, which also features Nikki Lane and Parker Milsap! Tickets available at MOKB Presents.com