Forget TRU Nightclub‘s three levels of pounding club beats. Don’t even think about going to Spin Nightclub. Throw away the idea of dancing through downtown Indianapolis. Every third Saturday of the month, there’s only one place to go for glow sticks, sweaty bodies, and pulsing bass that rattles your septum: Locals Only in Broad Ripple Village. But, you say, Locals Only is an Indianapolis music venue that only plays rock music, right? Wrong.
Every third Saturday of the month, Locals Only transforms itself into Indianapolis‘ dance headquarters with High Five!, a showcase of electronica, wah-wah dubstep, techno, house, trance, and every other driving dance genre you can think of. So strap on your heels, your sneakers, your button up club shirt, your little black dancin’ dress, and whatever else you need and make your way to Locals Only on Saturday, June 19th for yet another edition of High Five! at this quickly growing Indianapolis bar.
The June edition of High Five! will feature several sterling Indianapolis bands in addition to one extremely popular headliner from Chicago. The crown jewel in this month’s Indianapolis event is Midnight Conspiracy, a remix artist who’s topped HypeMachine (an online music ranking blog/aggregator), performed live on BBC Radio, and sent crowds into a fervor at South by Southwest. Not bad for a professional remix group, right? The best thing about Midnight Conspiracy is their ability to make a remix sound like more than a reworking of an already great song; they evolve the song, transforming it into an entirely new entity, a rare art for the remix DJ.
|Video of Midnight Conspiracy performing their remix of a MGMT song at a rave in Milwaukee; Midnight Conspiracy will be playing the High Five! dance party at Locals Only in Indianapolis June 19th|
Midnight Conspiracy is popular at clubs all over Chicago, and they’ll likely put on a great performance for Indianapolis music fans at High Five!. The group has done official remixes for Crystal Castles (Midnight Conspiracy’s spacey remix of “Crimewave” initially brought them to the top of the HypeMachine charts), Chromeo, Esser, Bassnectar, DJ Funk, MSTRKRFT, Le Castle Vania, and more. Midnight Conspiracy is the band of choice to get Indianapolis nightlife jumping on June 19.
But Midnight Conspiracy isn’t the only group spinning at High Five!. Indianapolis music fans will immediately recognize the all-star lineup in play at this month’s High Five!. Supporting Midnight Conspiracy will be Indy hip-hop favorite Grey Granite, the Indianapolis collaboration of dance masters known as A-Squared DJ’s, and Circle City house artists DJ Fate and Jackola (whose birthday celebration also falls on the night of High Five!).
|Video interview with Grey Granite, who will be performing at the High Five! dance party at Locals Only in Indianapolis|
Grey Granite is an Indianapolis musician who also runs the Heavy Gun Blog, an depository for art, videos, and music, some of it by Indianapolis artists, but most of it is whatever strikes the creator’s fancy. His style is self described as hip-hop/electro/soul/rock, and his performances are always incredibly magnetic. Grey Granite’s unique blend of hip-hop beats with catchy melodies has earned him a huge fan base throughout the Circle City, as has his dedication to bringing Indianapolis art and culture to the forefront of the national art scene.
|Video of Grey Granite performing live at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis|
A Squared is an Indianapolis record label, booking organization, and collaboration of musicians; the Indianapolis business also hosts an Indianapolis radio station. A Squared DJ’s are some of the best in the business and play at tons of Indianapolis music venues, including the Indiana State Fairgrounds, The Vogue, this weekend’s Independent Music and Art Festival, the Vollrath Tavern, Birdy’s Bar and Grill, and more. DJ Fate has been spinning house music in Indianapolis since 2000, and Jackola is an Indianapolis house/techno/electro-funk DJ who’s performed at the Melody Inn, Coachella, TRU Nightclub (with Mudkids), the Murphy Art Center, the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, and many more.
Forget all the other dance clubs in Indianapolis and the surrounding Central Indiana suburbs. Every third Saturday of the month, the only place to lose yourself on the dance floor is High Five! at Locals Only Art and Music Pub, sponsored by the Butler University Scion and NUVO magazine. Especially this month, you don’t want to miss this party. Remix master Midnight Conspiracy, Indy’s best DJ squad (A Squared DJ’s), hip-hop performer Grey Granite, and two great Indianapolis house DJ’s (Jackola and DJ Fate) will all be there to pump you up and get you moving. This is one of the most fun Indianapolis things to do in the next couple weeks, so get out there on the dance floor on Saturday, June 19 to strut your stuff!
High Five! at Locals Only Art and Music Pub
Saturday, June 19 @ 9:00 p.m.
21+, $5 Cover
2449 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220