Indianapolis Music Events 1/21 to 1/24: The Fiery Furnaces, Owl City, and Yuja Wang

This weekend in Indianapolis music, classical music will be resounding all throughout the Circle City. Well, maybe not around Indianapolis bars like Rock Lobster or Landsharks, but there are enough Indianapolis events centered around full sized orchestras this weekend that you’re likely to find some sort of classical music event at any Indianapolis theater you go to. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of pop music out there to warm the heart of any fan of Indianapolis bands.


As for the classical music, Indianapolis society should have a good time this weekend. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is responsible for a number of Indianapolis attractions this weekend. Probably the most unorthodox of these is the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Happy Hour event on Thursday, what’s intended to be a romantic evening out for guests and their special guests. Cocktails, dinner, and, of course, a performance by the most famous Indianapolis musical organization are all part of the program. In addition, the ISO is also playing alongside pianist Yuja Wang on Friday and presenting a chamber music performance at the Indianapolis Public Library in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday. The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra is also playing this weekend.

Aside from the classical music, there are plenty of Indianapolis bands that will be roaming the Indianapolis cultural districts this weekend. Probably the biggets highlight for this weekend in Indianapolis music is the show at Radio Radio on Friday. Indie/psychedelic/alt-folk sensations The Fiery Furnaces will be teaming up with Drug Rug at the hip music lounge; you cool twentysomethings out at Broad Ripple Village and Mass Ave should take note and buy tickets. Other highlights include the Steve Allee Big Band at the Jazz Kitchen, Sugar Moon Rabbit at Birdy’s, and the sold out combination of Owl City, Lights, and Deas Vail at the Egyptian Room.

Check out the handy show calendar below to get samples of the bands you may be hearing in Indy this weekend:

Thursday, Jan 21
Poet, Reign, Ray E., D-train, Misslaneous, Blooded the Brave, and Sherm-O @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill

Non-official music video for Indianapolis band Blooded the Brave’s “Young Folks”


Karaoke w/ Joni @ Kelly’s Pub Too
Phoenix on the Fault Line @ The Melody Inn

Video of Phoenix on the Fault Line performing live at Birdy’s in Indianapolis


The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2

Video of The Flying Toasters performing live in Indianapolis

Hip Hop and Its Influence on Popular Culture” @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Happy Hour with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra @ Hilbert Circle Theater

Promotional video for Happy Hour with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis


Friday, Jan 22
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Series Presents Yuja Wang @ Hilbert Circle Theater

Video: Yuja Wang, who will be playing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, performs “Flight of the Bumblebee”

Music Video Shoot @ The Music Mill
Zanna Doo @ Rathskeller Restaurant

Video of Zanna Doo performing live at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis


Rob Dixon @ The Jazz Kitchen

Video of Rob Dixon performing live at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis


The Splinter Group @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
The Fiery Furnaces and Drug Rug @ Radio Radio

Music video for The Fiery Furnaces’ “Tropical Island.” Fiery Furnaces will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend.


Sugar Moon Rabbit, The New Findland Radicals, and 3 A.M. Blues Band @ Birdy’s Bar

Video of Sugar Moon Rabbit performing live in Indianapolis


DJ Rob Weber @ Kelly’s Too
Amo Joy, Jascha, Koala Fires, and Norman Oak @ Melody Inn

Video of Amo Joy performing live on the radio in Indianapolis


The Woomblies @ The Ale Emporium
Austins Bridge @ Indiana Convention Center

Video of Austins Bridge performing live; Austins Bridge will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Jacob Dudley @ McCalla Studio in Indiana University

Video of Jacob Dudley performing live in Indianapolis


Borrow Tomorrow and Sixteen Candles @ Vogue Theater

Video of Borrow Tomorrow performing live near Indianapolis


Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Clancy’s

Music video for “Let Your Love Ring Out” by Spanky’s Clubhouse, an Indianapolis band

Saturday, Jan 23
Butler University Presents Bassoon Day @ Lilly Hall
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Presents “Conversations” @ Indiana History Center

Video of Angela Brown performing with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in Indianapolis


Chasing Canadia, Drop Out Kid, Under the Bleachers, and Amuse @ The Emerson Theater

Video feature on Chasing Canadia; Chasing Canadia will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

The Michaels @ Rathskeller Restaurant
Dick Dickinson Memorial Concert w/ the Jessie Wittman Jazztet @ Chatterbox
Steepwater, The Waldemere Revival, Healing Sixes, and 19Clark25 @ Birdy’s

Video of The Waldemere Revival performing live at Birdy’s in Indianapolis


Naptown Boogie @ Louie’s Bar and Restaurant
Steve Allee Big Band @ Jazz Kitchen

Video: Steve Allee plays live with Rob Dixon in Indianapolis


Lemon Wheel @ Gallagher’s II

Video of Lemon Wheel performing live in Indianapolis

Davis and Devitt @ Chateau Thomas Winery
Whiskey Runners @ Claddagh Irish Pub

Video of Whiskey Runners performing live; Whiskey Runners will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Serg Tha .45 Kal @ The Ugly Monkey
Sunday, Jan 24
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music @ Central Library
The Singing Hoosiers @ Warren Performing Arts Center

Video of The Singing Hoosiers performing live near Indianapolis


This Fire’s Embrace @ Emerson Theater

Video of This Fire’s Embrace performing live; This Fire’s Embrace will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Generation Gap @ Indianapolis ArtsGarden
Deas Vail, Owl City, and Lights @ Murat Centre Egyptian Room

Video of Owl City performing “On the Wing” live; Owl City will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


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