Words by LL Cool Bean Video by Tim Brouk The Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls will be back at it Saturday at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. For the second home bout, they will be up against the Kokomo City of Fists Rollergirls. Lafayette and Kokomo competed last at the Brawl House in October of 2012 and though [...]
The Tour de Lafayette website was created to bring attention to nine historic neighborhoods in the Greater Lafayette area, such Hills and Dales and New Chauncey in West Lafayette, and Highland Park and the 9th Street hill in Lafayette. Pictures and videos highlight notable architecture and the lengths to which local citizens go to preserve [...]
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.
One of the great parts of any community is interacting with people who have similar interests. It’s not only a benefit of community, but a sustaining element. For developers of open source software, the community has traditionally been a virtual one. Developers work on projects with partners around the world, sometimes never meeting the people [...]
After a brief obsession with the idea of owning a food truck, I am seeking opportunities to learn how to cook foods outside of mechanically-processed meat molded into dino shapes and bags full of vegetables nuked for 3 minutes, 45 seconds. I happened upon a flyer posted at Cafe Lumos in the Purdue Research Park [...]
Nobody can argue that the Greater Lafayette area doesn’t have a lot of restaurants. Local mythology is that we have the greatest restaurant per capita ratio in the United States. Believe it? Depends. But that does mean that we spend a lot of Friday and Saturday nights saying, “Where do you want to eat?” “I [...]
Southern transplants, bacon enthusiasts, and 30 Rock fans, have I got something for you: a silly widget of a website made by Ed Finkler, the web developer, tech community organizer, and local funny guy we profiled last year. Click and squee!
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.
Sharon Koltick has put in a yeoman’s — er, yeowoman’s — amount of work into her rock band, Kink Ador. The Lafayette native has been based out of Nashville, Tenn., for the last few years. No matter what your sound is, Music City is an ultra competitive scene with hundreds of acts falling over themselves [...]
One of the most tenured bands in Greater Lafayette is also one of the most under the radar — and still one of the youngest. Amuse was formed in the spring of 2001, which puts the pop-punk trio on a short list of local bands to have existed before 9/11. George W. Bush’s first term [...]
Javin Jonathan Rusco has been spinning the black circle since 2007. For those of you that aren’t super hip, that means he is a DJ. Under the nom de spin Cap’n Dangerous, Javin has been thrilling audiences around the Greater Lafayette area with his unique style, tasty beats, and funky stage presence. This weekend Cap’n Dangerous will take [...]
TL: The Think Lafayette team loves Dog’N’Suds. So naturally, we wanted to talk to the man that makes it happen, Dustin Washington. He’s a true born-and-raised local who is now raising his own family here, with no plans on leaving. Tell us everything you want to tell us about Dog’N’Suds and touch on your use [...]
In 2010, novelist Patricia Henley wrote a thoughtful piece for the Smithsonian magazine on how she came to the Lafayette area, her decision to make this her home, and the persistent conversation among other Indiana writers who are “always trying to decide whether to go or stay.” I happened across this essay again the other [...]
TL: For nine years, Ed Finkler served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University. He participated in open source web app development in his free time for years, including developing Spaz, a long-running, award-winning micro-blogging client. Today Ed is a [...]
Are you an entrepreneur with a fresh message, product, or idea? Are you promoting a new or recurring event, festival, or show? Do you know someone from the Greater Lafayette area who is doing something cool or special in our community, someone who deserves a bigger platform? We want to feature you on Think Lafayette. [...]