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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Apr. 12, 2019
Happy springtime. I'm pretty sure that I will have mowed the lawn by the next time this column is due. Or maybe not.
Lou Harry Gets Real
Sunday, April 14, 2019
The Oxford Room above the Aristocrat Pub
5212 N. College Ave - all-ages, doors 4:30, show 6 - 8, $15
I've enjoyed every single one of the Lou Harry Gets Real podcast live tapings that I've been lucky enough to attend. Lou welcomes a mix of artists and folks who have an impact on the arts. This month he is hosting the former two-term mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard.
Musical guest is singer-songwriter Cam Melton and playing the role of Lou's sidekick is improv comic Beth Perdue Outland.
Come early enough for dinner and a cocktail (or iced tea if you're off the hooch for Lent like me). You will find a "Lou Plate Special" and Lou's signature drink, the "Hairy Lou" on the menu.
Visit Lou's website for tickets and more information.
Mina Keohane - Tribute to Joni Mitchell Mingus Album
Sunday, April 14, 2019
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave
21+, doors 5:00, show 7, $15 - Doors: 5pm / Show: 7pm
Mina Keohane is hard to describe. She's a vocalist, composer, piano player, and all-around impressive person. She has gathered a group of equally-talented friends to celebrating Charles Mingus' birth month by performing the music from Joni Mitchell's "Mingus" album. His collaboration with Joni Mitchell was his final musical project before his death.
The band: Mina Keohane (vocals), Charlie Ballantine (guitar), Steven Jones (piano), Jesse Wittman (electric bass), and Kenny Phelps (drums).
The Last Drop Jug Band
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant
5212 N. College Ave - all-ages, 9:00 - 11:00 pm, $5
I just love The Last Drop Jug Band. They play everything I think a jug band should; blues, hillbilly music, and jug band-y tunes. I think they describe themselves best: "With one foot in the mountains and the other in the big muddy river; playin' Old-time Jug Band, Blues, and Hillbilly music with banjo, guitar, harmonica, and stand-up bass, & vocals all round."
The band is David Duvall (guitar, slide guitar, vocals), Jude Odell (banjo, tenor guitar, vocals), Greg Smith (stand-up bass, vocals), and Allen Stratyner (harmonica and stomp).
Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com