The 3rd and final OuterNet concert, offered by TAF and FoamCity, is tonight at 8 pm at The Wells Center. Josephine Foster is a modern American folk singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado. As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become and opera singer. Later, she abandoned the idea and began to [...]
Local band, Tigerfox, will be unveiling their new lineup and sound tonight at FoamCity. Previously 7 members strong, they’ve cut themselves down to 2 members, front man Ryan Puetz and synth-electronic master Aaron Zernack. No drums, no guitars, no light shows, just a mic and collection of synthesizers and other electronics. “The goal is to show people [...]
Local trio The Heavy Co. recently wrapped up production on their first full length record, Midwest Electric. Four years in the making, Midwest Electric is a strong offering, a blend of Southern Rock and classic American rock, and stoner rock, reminiscent of Neil Young with shades of Skynyrd. It’s Clutch meets Hendrix, a record meant to be [...]
The second in a series of three concerts offered by TAF and FoamCity, OuterNet will highlight two ground-breaking, innovative female-led “new jazz” combinations: the Shayna Dulberger Quartet and Tomeka Reid with bassist Devin Hoff. The concert is 8 pm this Saturday, April 13th at The Wells Center. Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid [...]
Now that South by Southwest has wrapped up in Austin, it’s time to look back at SXSW performances by bands with Greater Lafayette ties. This gallery features TV Ghost and Psychic Twin. I hope you enjoy these images from the country’s premiere music, film and interactive festival.
I congratulated Cappadonna after a great show on March 1, 2013. At that time, on the stage at the Knickerbocker we talked about his participation in the Wu-Tang Clan, the hip-hop megagroup which boasted 9 or 10 members (depending on who you ask) at it’s peak. See, while Cappadonna is not exactly the 10th member [...]
FoamCity and the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) will be kicking-off their OuterNet music series this Friday evening at the Wells Community Cultural Center. What’s an OuterNet you ask? “Nets generally filter the main current, this is a made up word that may get some music outside the general field of whats available around town. Not really jazz, not pop, [...]
Cappadona entertained last night at the Knickerbocker Saloon. The tenth member of the Wu-Tang Clan performed the classics “Ice Cream” and “Triumph” as well as “Milk the Cow” and “Slang Editorial” off of his album The Pillage. The set was short but did not disappoint. There were some excellent moments of crowd participation and the singing [...]
It turns out the GLA is responsible for more than a few Harlem Shake videos out there. My favorite is the chaotic Harlem Shake dance craze as performed by Purdue Pete and crew. Followed by (in no particular order, may include gratuitous air-humping): The esteemed members of the Class of 2013 staff of the Mortar [...]
UPDATE Review by Gwyne Bahler Photos by Tim Brouk I have to admit it took some mustering to get myself off the couch at 7:45 and make the trek to Lafayette Theater to see moe. It was cold and rainy, the kind of night most people would be content to stay home with Netflix [...]
After a horrid 2012, Purdue University’s Student Concert Committee is off to a strong start in 2013. The March 23 booking of hip-hop artist Macklemore proved uncanny. The emcee behind the online and now international hit “Thrift Shop” has gained tremendous momentum worldwide in the last few months. As long as Macklemore doesn’t cancel his [...]
After a mostly dismal fall 2012, the Lafayette arts and entertainment scene received a huge boost on Friday: FoamCity is back, all legit-like. The downtown Lafayette arts space at 409 N. Third Street was shut down to public events in October but after a few improvements to bring FoamCity up to code, the arts scene [...]
Star City Coffee & Ale House, 222 Main St., tapped the freshly relocated Mike Reeb for a late night show on Jan. 18. The event drew more than 50, most of them in their 20s and a good chunk younger than 21.
A new year brings new hopes, dreams, and arts and cultural events ready to thrill Greater Lafayette. Here are 13 reasons to excited for 2013. – Don’t Think Twice Records is getting ready to open in downtown Lafayette, making it the first record store in downtown since Downtown Records closed in 2007. The shop will [...]
2012 had many memorable moments in the arts and entertainment scene. Many of these moments came from daring bookings and moves. A little guts brought a lot of glory. Other moments helped beautify two cities and helped encourage young artists at the same time. Let’s take a look at what happened. – Purdue Convocations surprised [...]