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Recent Articles
  • Legends of the Midwest: In conversation with Alice Cooper

    “Wherever we could play, who’s ever gonna pay us, we were gonna show up. If it paid for groceries for that month, that’s what we were gonna do.” The 1970s saw a string of platinum albums from the Alice Cooper band including Killer, School’s Out and Billion Dollar Babies, followed by continued success as a solo artist with Welcome To My Nightmare and Alice Cooper Goes To Hell. The shock rock pioneer then became a horror icon in the 80s […]

  • Indianapolis witnesses the transformation of TOOL

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Organic lifeforms adorned a gigantic screen as Maynard James Keenan sang songs of how mankind collectively needs to grow up. Adaptation and change: themes in the music of Tool that were proven again on Saturday night to be evergreen. On a chilly, bustling night in downtown Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse was packed to the gills as fans came to see their favorite band on tour with a new album for the first time in 13 years. Seasoned […]

  • On All Hallow’s Eve, Indianapolis awaits the Killing Joke

      “When we did the ritual in the Great Pyramid, very strange things happened. Our engineer fell asleep and he saw thousands and thousands of alien eyes coming to him in dream state. He ran out screaming and he suffered a stroke after it.” Jaz Coleman speaks from his hotel room in Los Angeles, reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Pandemonium album as the sounds of recorded chanting play in the background.  Coleman is the ferocious vocalist, composer and […]

  • Photo Gallery: Zeppelin legend Robert Plant captured on a starry Indiana night

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Even though summer concert season is drawing to a close, there’s still plenty of music and magic in the Indiana air. Photographer Chris Shaw captured some amazing images from Robert Plant’s Friday night performance at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville. The Led Zeppelin singer and his band the Sensational Space Shifters appeared as part of The Outlaw Music Festival that featured Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss and more. Plant played Zeppelin hits like “Black Dog” and […]

  • Purdue University officially debuts ‘Stranger Things’-style sweatshirt

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University has officially announced the release of a replica shirt based on a design featured in Netflix’s Stranger Things. The university worked with CLC, its exclusive trademark licensing agent, to create the special-edition shirt that appeared on the hit streaming series. Plans for producing the vintage top have been in the works since the third season of the show premiered on the 4th of July. On September 10, FOX59 broke the news that pre-orders would […]

  • HorrorHound Weekend descends on the Indiana Convention Center

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One of the country’s biggest horror conventions returns to downtown Indianapolis at a new location. The Indiana Convention Center (100 South Capitol Avenue) is the new home of HorrorHound Weekend which starts Friday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, September 8. Hosted by HorrorHound magazine, the convention boasts another huge list of celebrity guests, vendors, panels and a film festival. According to a HorrorHound release, this year’s list of guests include several cast members from the Scream […]

  • HorrorHound and IMAX Indy present ‘Scream’ with cast Q&A

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IMAX Indy and HorrorHound Weekend have announced a special screening of Wes Craven’s modern classic Scream (1996) featuring a live question and answer session with members of the original cast. Theater Director Brian Hammes said IMAX is excited about this joint event with HorrorHound. “We’re very happy to work with HorrorHound again as they expand their footprint this year,” said Hammes. The Q&A is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. with Scream playing around 8:15 p.m. Hammes […]

  • TOOL announces Indianapolis show on heels of long-awaited album release

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Progressive-hard rock band TOOL released their long-awaited fifth studio album and announced a fall tour on Friday. After a decade of speculation and anticipation by fans, Fear Inoculum was recently given a release date of Friday, August 30. In a statement from Live Nation, TOOL also announced a fall tour with a Saturday, November 2 performance scheduled at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, with a […]

  • John Mayer gave ‘em the business at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    It was a hot and muggy Indiana summer night, but everything turned out cool and groovy after John Mayer took the stage at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday. The jam-filled evening started out a little mellow, opening with the newer “Helpless” from 2017’s The Search For Everything and “Vultures” from Grammy-winning Continuum from 2006. Then the singer-songwriter and guitar wizard threw in his breakout hit “No Such Thing” from 2001’s Room For Squares, and the rest of the night was […]

  • Live in Indy this week: John Mayer, Straight No Chaser, Santana and more

    Catch TV actor and SNL alum Jon Lovitz at Helium Comedy Club this week with sets Thursday through Saturday. I Prevail brings their hard n’ heavy rock to the Egyptian Room in Old National Centre on Thursday. The tour is supporting their new release Trauma and will likely feature the viral 2014 cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” The Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair continues with 70’s disco-funk legends KC & The Sunshine Band on Thursday, and the […]

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