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Cyrus Hops… In Your Face

Photography and Article by Syd Innovaria Cyrus gazes into the sea of people before him. This show was something I had been excited to see for a great many days. Cyrus himself informed me several weeks prior that his band Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers would be headlining this event, and I was so thrilled.… Continue reading Cyrus Hops… In Your Face

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Sarah Grain Folks It Up

Photography and Article by Syd Innovaria Sarah and Mina. On the evening of August 5th, my friend Doug Sauter (who plays guitar in Sarah Grain and the Billions of Stars), informed me SG&BOS would be making an appearance at the Indy Folk Fest at Indy Hostel in Indianapolis. I had never been to this place… Continue reading Sarah Grain Folks It Up

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A Cabaret Thrill

Photography and Article by Syd Innovaria Caleb and Doug present Tommy, the man of many CDs. So this weekend was like any other. My friend Doug Sauter (of Sarah Grain and the Billions of Stars, Midwest Rhythm Exchange and Tommy) and I were hanging out up in Indianapolis and he informed me he had a… Continue reading A Cabaret Thrill

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Voguely Intrigued

Photography and Article by Syd Innovaria Sarah Grain and the Billions of Stars.  I went down to The Vogue in Indianapolis to cover a group show with 7 artists in July, at the prompting of my friend Cyrus Youngman from the band Cyrus Youngman and The Kingfishers & Papa Warfleighs Funk Revival- which was the… Continue reading Voguely Intrigued

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69 Shades but Grey ain’t One

Photography by Tyler Snodell, Jessica Clair Photography and Syd Innovaria, Article by Syd Innovaria The name for the show is funnier than it sounds. One day myself, UaZit and a few others were conversing over what to name the showcase, and collectively came up with the 69 Shades of June Show, a play on the… Continue reading 69 Shades but Grey ain’t One

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The Aural Audacity of Awaken, My Love

By: Kyle Brown Awaken, My Love is another step in the direction of being a musical mainstay even if audiences might not quite get it just yet. Gambino’s third studio album begins with “Me and Your Mama,” a mellow opera of having an impossible crush on that girl that you can sit back and just… Continue reading The Aural Audacity of Awaken, My Love

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Pop Songs for Ugly People: Broadway for the Ears

By: Jessica Bishop Ladies and gentleman! Boys and girls! Horse faces and giant babies! The moment you all have been waiting for is almost here! Indianapolis local band, Bizarre Noir's long anticipated album, Pop Songs for Ugly People, is almost ready for release. Bizarre Noir is a band as unique as they come. With a… Continue reading Pop Songs for Ugly People: Broadway for the Ears

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Airospace: The Nerd Rap We’ve All Been Waiting For

By: Jessica Bishop Even though my t.v. viewing consists mainly of cartoons, I've never really gotten into anime so I was a little apprehensive when I received an anime inspired hip hop album.  Anthony "Airospace" Alexander is a hip hop artist from Washington D.C. who writes, mixes, arranges, and records all of his own music.… Continue reading Airospace: The Nerd Rap We’ve All Been Waiting For

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Fight Like Sin Breaks Ground With New Album, Singularity.

By: Jessica Bishop When I first listened to Fight Like Sin’s new album, Singularity, I was taken aback. The professional quality recording and crisp audio wasn’t quite what I was expecting from a local band. Their sound is well rounded; It reminds me of the slight, emo-esqe alternative rock of my teenage years, only significantly less… Continue reading Fight Like Sin Breaks Ground With New Album, Singularity.

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311 and Matisyahu Combine Forces for Epic Night of Reggae, Love, and Unity

Article by: Jessica Bishop Photography by: Casey Diaz of TheRippOffShow The cool Chicago breeze whipped the hair of the 311 fans that were gathered in front of the stage Saturday night at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island. The arena was packed with tie dyed clad folks, most carrying a rather substantial beer in… Continue reading 311 and Matisyahu Combine Forces for Epic Night of Reggae, Love, and Unity