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Indianapolis Music Events 4/15 to 4/18: Record Store Day, Coffinworm, and John Michael Montgomery

This weekend in Indianapolis music, Record Store Day comes to town. Yes, it’s the favorite holiday of hipsters, artists, corner music stores, and vinyl junkies who need their day in the sun, and Indianapolis has a couple tricks up its sleeve to celebrate. The hosts for these Indianapolis events are, surprise surprise, record stores, namely LUNA Music and Indy CD and Vinyl.

LUNA Music’s celebration of the music industry’s prize day of the year will have tons of Indianapolis bands playing both in and outside of the store. Thunderhawk, Jookabox, John Rambo and the Vietnam Wars, Beta Male, and more will be playing inside from high noon to 8 p.m. or so, while Rusty Redenbacher (known best for Mudkids), Action Jackson, and more will be spinning outside. Throw in live art from Big Car Gallery and free stuff from NUVO Newsweekly, and you’ve got yourself quite a little party.

Indy CD and Vinyl’s Record Store Day celebration is on a slightly smaller scale, but completely free. The Indianapolis business, located in Broad Ripple Village, is going to be hosting live performances by Burnt Ones, Crescent Ulmer, Slothpop, Bears of Blue River, and several more. Seven bands for no dollars? Sounds like a win-win Indianapolis attraction. Let’s hope the fantastic spring weather holds out so we can all celebrate the wonders of the corner record store in warm Indiana sunshine.

Other Indianapolis music events happening this week are pretty standard. It’s going to be a sludge metal fest over at The Emerson Theater on Friday; Coffinworm is hosting a party for the release of their new album, and they’re bringing their metalhead friends: Lair of the Minotaur, Lord Mantis, and Slam Dunk are opening. Lafayette based surf rock band Half Rats are teaming up with Indianapolis punk band Webcam Teenz at The Melody Inn; The Half Rats are always a ridiculously entertaining show, combining that dirty garage sound with some really catchy hooks. Also, don’t forget to check out alt-country rockers The Elect at The Rathskeller.

Check out our handy Indianapolis show calendar below to figure out which Indianapolis music venues you should head out to this weekend:

Thursday, Apr 15
Studebaker John & the Hawks @ The Slippery Noodle Inn

Video of John Studebaker and the Hawks playing “Losing Hand” live; John Studebaker and the Hawks will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

 

Phil Pierle @ The Rathskeller Restaurant
Slothpop, Rally for One, and Walk the Moon @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill

Video of Rally for One performing “Bob Ya Head” live; Rally for One will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Cari Ray @ Mo’s Irish Pub in Noblesville, Indiana

Video of Cari Ray and her band playing “Always On” live; Cari Ray will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Half Rats, Webcam Teenz, and Charlie & the Skunks @ The Melody Inn

Video of The Half Rats playing at The Empty Bottle in Chicago; The Half Rats will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Red Umbrella @ Butler University

Video of Red Umbrella performing “Storm Warning” live in Warsaw; Red Umbrella will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

 

Friday, Apr 16
Coffinworm, Lair of the Minotaur, Lord Mantis, and Slam Dunk @ Melody Inn

Video of Coffinworm performing live at the Tip Top Tavern in Indianapolis


Amy Locklin Trio @ Indianapolis Artsgarden
The Elect @ Rathskeller Restaurant

Video of The Elect performing live at The Rathskeller in Indianapolis


Mark Buselli and Frank Puzzulo Quintet @ The Jazz Kitchen

Video of Mark Buselli playing at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis during his CD release party


Eric Heatherly and High Tide Trio @ 8 Seconds Saloon

Music video for “Flowers on the Wall” by Eric Heatherly; Eric Heatherly will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Blue Luster and Kung Fu Eddie @ Birdy’s Bar

Video of Blue Luster performing “New Attitude” live at The Vogue in Indianapolis


The Flying Toasters @ Moon Dog Tavern

Video of Indianapolis cover band The Flying Toasters performing live


16 Candles and Wedding Banned @ The Vogue Theater

Home video of Wedding Banned playing a Journey cover; Wedding Banned will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Daniel Joseph Band @ Mo’s Pub
Run Amok @ The Emerson
Saturday, Apr 17
Record Store Day w/ Rusty Redenbacher of Mudkids, Jookabox, Grey Granite, art from Big Car Gallery, NUVO Newsweekly street team, and more @ LUNA Music

Video of Grey Granite performing live at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis


Record Store Day w/ Burnt Ones, Crescent Ulmer, Slothpop, Bears of Blue River, and more @ Indy CD and Vinyl

Video of Burnt Ones performing live at the Vollrath Tavern in Indianapolis

 

Synthetic Child, Soulsik, Vaugn Black, As The Fallen Rise, and Stepp Cemetary @ Emerson Theater

Video of Synthetic Child performing live; Synthetic Child will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

 

John Michael Montgomery @ Hoosier Park Casino in Anderson, Indiana

Music video for “The Little Girl” by John Michael Montgomery; John Michael Montgomery will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Steve Rudolph Quartet w/ Ali Tyerson @ Jazz Kitchen

Video of the Steve Rudolph Quartet playing at the Scranton Jazz Festival; the Steve Rudolph Quartet will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


The Buzzkills @ The Rathskeller
The Wright Brothers @ The Music Mill
Jessie Brown @ 8 Seconds

Video of Jessie Brown playing live in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Jessie Brown will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Something Rather Naughty @ Mo’s

Video of Something Rather Naughty playing “Sex on Fire” live at Mo’s Irish Pub in Noblesville; Something Rather Naughty will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Tony Cheesebourough Rhythm & Blues Band, George Stancell & The Wonderful Ones @ The Slippery Noodle

Video of a guitar jam at the Slippery Noodle Inn featuring Tony Cheeseborough on bass; Tony Cheeseborough and his band will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

 

Paledave @ Barley Island Restaurant and Brewery

Video of Paledave performing “Under My Thumb” live; Paledave will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

 

Sunday, Apr 18
Clutch, Danko Jones, and Caverns @ The Vogue

Video of Clutch playing live in 2004; Clutch will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Governor Davis and Steve Robbins @ Slippery Noodle Inn

Video of Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors performing at the Blues in Broad Ripple event in Indianapolis


Jan Aldridge Clark’s Hip Harp Jazz Trio @ The Artsgarden

Video of jazz harpist Jan Aldridge Clark playing “Freddie Freeloader” live; Jan Aldridge Clark will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Keith Emerson and Greg Lake @ Old National Centre (formerly the Murat Centre)

Video of Keith Emerson playing live in New York City; Keith Emerson will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend


Shannon Kurfman and Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel @ Birdy’s

Video of Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel playing live; Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend



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