IndyFringe Sweeps Audiences Off Their Feet with Impressionism

I’ve been to the IndyFringe Basile Theater twice now, and both times I leave thinking “I need to come here more often.” So here’s my newest 2016 resolution to see more shows at this theater.

Both performances have been directed by the lovely Amy Hayes, and both have been incredibly touching, emotionally raw, and heart-warmingly funny. The one currently playing is Impressionism, and tells the story of two characters, Thomas and Katherine, working side-by-side in an art gallery, hiding from a world that has shattered them. As they grow closer in every scene {spoiler alert} they find that love isn’t always painted in the style of realism, but that sometimes you have to take a step back to see the whole picture – or in this case – the whole person.

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Indy Rapper Opens Up on Debut EP and Hopes to Open Minds

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Molly June is a local Indianapolis artist with a talent so striking that you’ll want to hear it to believe it. And once you do, you won’t be able to stop listening. She is just that good. The twenty-something musician always felt a connection to music, but it wasn’t until high school that she discovered her ability to rap. And after releasing tracks on various music websites, Molly June has officially released her first EP, A Typical Daisy Part I. Molly June delivers an exciting and energetic debut effort that, quite frankly, is unforgettable.

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Discover the Gift of Psych-Folk Music with Alyosha

JPOn October 16th the Indy music scene received a great gift from Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery in the form of their newest LP project, Alyosha. After playing over 400 shows spanning more than 40 states, the folk collective’s lead vocalist and creative mind, Joshua Powell, decided it was time to create something new – something he wanted to hear. The Indy-based band decided to trek into uncharted musical territory from the band’s previous releases to explore the realm of psych-folk music. Alyosha is a stunningly creative work that provides a carefully crafted musical journey everyone deserves to enjoy.

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Coping with Addiction Powerfully Portrayed in IndyFringe’s Latest Show: Water By the Spoonful

I had the great fortune of seeing Wisdom Tooth Theatre’s production of Water By the Spoonful last Friday evening at the IndyFringe Basile Theater. Last time I attended a play at IndyFringe, I came away thinking I didn’t know enough about theater to provide the TrndyIndy readers with a comprehensive or deep enough look at the play. Water by the Spoonful was different. The subject matter was so human and gripping, and the performances were so well done, that it would be impossible to not be deeply affected by a subject that is both very raw and very real. Truly, one short blog post can’t fully express all that I got out of this beautiful performance, which was completely enhanced by the talent on stage.

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Sophia Joelle Delivers an Irresistible Debut EP

Introducing newcomer, Sophia Joelle, an emerging multi-talented singer-songwriter that has already made quite the viral splash with her stunning covers and crafty mash-ups on YouTube. And with a strong social media following, the Zionsville teen is ready to make her mark on pop music with the release of her first EP. Other Side of My Soul is a polished and perfect debut for music’s newest pop princess, Sophia Joelle.

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Tunes at Twilight brings together good music, good beer and a good cause

With a new 5k for a cause popping up every weekend Outrun the Sun invites you to a fundraiser that doesn’t require you to lace up your running shoes.

Outrun the Sun, founded in Indianapolis just over 10 years ago and Indiana’s only nonprofit benefiting skin cancer education and melanoma research, wants Hoosiers to enjoy an evening with good friends, good beer and good music all while joining the fight against skin cancer. Tunes at Twilight will feature a performance by local singer-songwriter, Chad Mills, at Daredevil Brewing Co. on Sunday, Oct 4 at 6 pm. Admission is $5, paid at the door. Come in take a seat, enjoy the music and the cold beer while your admission fee goes towards Outrun the Sun’s skin cancer education programs and Melanoma Research Scholars.

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Dream Chief Delivers with New EP Movement

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Movement Released Sept 12th

Summer may be drawing to an end, but don’t put away your dancing shoes just yet. Dream Chief is here to re-energize your dance parties with brand new music off their highly anticipated offering, Movement. For those of you unaware, Dream Chief is the emerging electro-pop cousin duo that found quick fame on a VH1 music competition show as John & Luke. Since then the duo has evolved into Dream Chief and become one of Indy’s most exciting artists on the rise. Movement is a stunning dance driven effort and deserves your attention.

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Emerging YouTube Channel Promotes Hoosier Musicians and Sites

Just over a year ago, Nicole Conflenti set out to combine her passions of music and film. Inspired by the popular YouTube channel, the Mahogany Sessions, and Indy’s growing music community,  the Catalyst Sessions were born. The channel consists of acoustic single session performances of emerging musicians around the state of Indiana. The channel’s mission is simple:  “We believe music hits the hardest in its simplest form. That’s why we record artists live, raw, and unplugged. No microphones, no amps – just the music.” The concept is captivating and the talent is stunning. And it’s all conceptualized,  filmed and produced by Conflenti, a full-time college student.

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