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.
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.
Rockville, Indiana made its mark as the Covered Bridge Capital of the World and where Indiana residents flock when they’re looking for a break. Rockville is also home to Indiana’s emerging classic rock band, Against the Clocks (ATC). The five-piece rock band garnered national attention for their smooth classic sound and teaming up with Tinderbox, SESAC, and radio stations across the country. And with the band’s upcoming show at the Indiana State Fair, they hope to redefine the rock in ROCKville.
To say the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest on May 9th is “folking up Indy” could quite possibly be an understatement. The first (and hopefully annual) festival will host 12 straight hours of live music on nine different stages from 70 different musical acts all on Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square. And if great local beer, local music, and local arts weren’t enticing enough, it’s all for a good cause with proceeds of the event being donated to Trusted Mentors, a local non-profit.
John and Luke Tuttle are lighting up the Hoosier state with their fresh synth-pop sound as the emerging electronic-pop duo, Dream Chief. The cousins started out playing covers at local coffee shops around Indy and released their first EP Live Alive, which helped land them a spot in the Top 24 on VH1’s competition Make a Band Famous. Now they are back in Indianapolis playing as many shows as they can book and gearing up for the release of their new EP due out this June. Indy, it’s time to dance.
Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey met during their freshman year orientation at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. At the time, Taylor was a budding singer-songwriter from Indianapolis and Harvey was a talented guitar player and vocalist from Dallas. The two quickly became best friends and began working together on Taylor’s solo project, Kel. The two realized their sound together produced something much more powerful. And in early 2015, Taylor and Harvey announced their new musical venture together as the indie pop-folk duo, Sawyer.
Tiara Thomas returns to her signature acoustic sound in her latest single, “How It Is,” off her up-coming EP Up in Smoke. The Indy native singer-songwriter, best known for the platinum single “Bad,” transformed from just a college graduate to one of R&B music’s most exciting and talked about musicians. And in two years, Thomas had a very public fallout with Wale, released her debut EP, and signed with then parted with Interscope records. Now Thomas is moving forward as an independent artist providing fans with a more complete look into her many talents with her upcoming EP.
New Albany, Indiana may be small, but it has delivered a big punch in the music world. Jamey Abersold, born in 1939, hailing from New Albany, is considered the father of play-along improv jazz music books. His books are a staple in the realm of jazz and blues. Fast forward 75 years, and New Albany is making waves yet again in the music world- Enter Houndmouth.
Lily & Madeleine
Just over two years ago, singer-songwriters Lily and Madeleine Jerkiewicz emerged from the Hoosier state to captivate folk music audiences with their undeniable and organic vocal chemistry. Signed with Asthmatic Kitty Records, it didn’t take long for the sisters to gain worldwide attention for the release of their first EP, The Weight of the Globe. Since their debut, Lily & Madeleine have released two critically recognized albums and produced some of folk-pop music’s finest efforts.