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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Oct. 18, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Hello pumpkins, I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather and taking the extended opportunity of free (through November 10) Red Line rides to explore new venues, restaurants, and bars.
And Happy Anniversary to me! If I'm doing my math correctly (and there is a 50/50 chance I'm not), this is my 350th column for this fine paper (Actually 352! -AH). I so appreciate you, dear readers, for continuing to read and letting me know what is happening in the neighborhood. Most importantly, thank you to Editor Alan Hague for his freedom to write about what ever I fancy and for his infinite patience with my pushing the limits of my deadline.

LUNA music's Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, October 26, 2019
LUNA music
5202 N. College Ave (52nd St Red Line stop) - all-ages, 11am - 4pm
LUNA music's sidewalk sales always feel like you've walked into a block party full of amazing neighbors. They'll be selling $2 LPs, $1 CDs, offering sales on new vinyl and you can snag previous Record Store Day titles for half off.
And there will be music of course - Mr. Kinetik will spinning be crucial cuts.

The Village Ramblers
Friday, November 1, 2019
Washington Township Moose Lodge
5146 Brouse Ave (Keystone & 52nd) - 21+, 7-10pm, free, smoking
The Village Ramblers have been playing since 1987. I'm convinced that band years are like dog years, so that makes them 224! Even more amazing than playing together for 32 years is that this will be their 250th show.
You don't have to be a Moose member to get into the club that evening. Steve (guitar, banjo), Val (lead guitar), and Bill (bass) play 1950s and 60s folk rock, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and the Kingston Trio. Since the show is the day after Halloween and the eve of All Souls Day, they are calling it the "when the saints go marching in" concert. Costumes optional.

Scott Ballantine and Andra Faye House Concert
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rocky Ripple (RSVP for address)
all-ages, 6:30 - 10:30, music 7:30, suggested donation $20
I have great affection for house concerts. It is a wonderful and up-close way to discover new music and to see your favorite performers in an intimate setting. I'm thrilled to see that the hosts of Casa Bublik are continuing to book shows. Their next show features two of my favorite musicians, Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine.
Seats are limited and they predict another full house. I encourage you to email your RSVP to as soon as possible to let them know you would like to reserve seats. The format: 6:30: social hour and meeting old and new music-loving friends, 7:30: music begins, 8:45: break for talking and visiting with Andra and Scott, more libations/food/mingling, and - weather permitting - sitting around the bonfire for s'mores, 9:15: second set, 10:30: end of show
Please look for the "Love Jug" by the door to deposit your donation to Scott and Andra. The hosts encourage you to bring an appetizer or finger food to share along with what whatever else (they'll have plenty of water on hand) you'd like to drink.

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, send any questions, comments or suggestions to
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