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  • ‘Color Out of Space’: H.P Lovecraft’s grotesque tale plays at Keystone Art Cinema

    Fueled by fantastic visuals, excellent sound design and engaging performances, Color Out of Space is a super-cool, psychedelic nightmare. The otherworldly horror flick also marks the victorious return of cult director Richard Stanley to the big screen after years off the grid. The auteur writer-director, perhaps not surprisingly to a sliver of long-time fans, delivers another creative and well-crafted work; a grotesque, visceral experience that’s sure to burn images into your brain. An up-and-comer in the early 1990s, Stanley made […]

  • The Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell bringing 60s-inspired Dirty Knobs to Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Highly acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fame is bringing his 60s-inspired rock n’ roll band to Fountain Square. The Dirty Knobs are set to make their Indianapolis debut at the HI-FI on Friday, March 13th, just before the much-anticipated Wreckless Abandon album drops on March 20th. “The Dirty Knobs first got together almost fifteen years ago but Wreckless Abandon is our first album and occasion to tour,” Campbell explained in a press release. “Over […]

  • ‘We’re only immortal for a limited time’: Rush icon Neil Peart remembered

    “We sparkle … and then we fade.” – Neil Peart (1952 – 2020)  It was a devastating blow to rock fans across the globe Friday, as word of the passing of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart broke on the internet. “It’s a sad day for all. A sad day for rock, and a sad day for music,” said Rush visual artist Hugh Syme. Syme’s over 40-year career as the band’s art director was recently captured in the spectacular Art […]

  • Rush drummer, lyricist Neil Peart dead at 67

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for rock band Rush, has died at age 67. After early reports from Rolling Stone and CBC News, the band took to Twitter and their website on Friday evening to officially announce Peart’s passing in a statement. “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and bandmate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly […]

  • Fountain Square’s HI-FI to host string of Grammy-nominated artists

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Three 2020 Grammy-nominated stars will soon be taking the stage at Fountain Square’s highly acclaimed HI-FI. The 400-capacity concert and special events venue southeast of downtown has shows set for Best New Artist Nominee Yola on January 18, Best New Artist Nominee Black Pumas on January 20, and Best Traditional Blues Album Nominee Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on March 15. HI-FI said it’s not the first time they’ve hosted Grammy-nominated artists. Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Chiders, Portugal. The Man, […]

  • Laura is the One: Sheryl Lee talks the ‘Twin Peaks’ journey ahead of Bloomington screening

    “It’s been a wacky ride! There’s no other way for me to say it than that. I was originally hired for four days as a corpse and here we are three decades later!”  Sheryl Lee is reflecting on Laura Palmer, the iconic character whose murder launched the pop culture phenomenon Twin Peaks. Perhaps the most crucial installment of the story, the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, is preparing to screen in Bloomington, Indiana, while fans around the […]

  • From The Ashes: ‘Twin Peaks’ film and cast to descend on Bloomington

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A very large piece in the impossible puzzle of Twin Peaks will materialize in Bloomington in the coming weeks. The new screening tour of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is making a stop at the historic Buskirk-Chumley theater with special guests, actors Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise. “Getting to watch the movie on the big screen, followed by getting to hear Sheryl and Ray talk about making the film is something every Lynch fan […]

  • Visual artist Hugh Syme wows hard rock fans with ‘Art of Rush’ book signing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Art lovers and fans of classic rock band Rush formed a line that nearly stretched out the door to meet visual artist Hugh Syme on Saturday night. Ron Wise, owner of Renditions Fine Art Gallery was thrilled with the turnout as fans from as far away as Colorado came to view Syme’s artwork and have their Art of Rush book signed. “It’s so cool to see Rush and Hugh Syme fans turn out to admire his work […]

  • 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 […]

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