Indianapolis is all about promoting local artists and musicians. After all, the Circle City gets kind of a bad rap when compared with other nearby arts hubs like Bloomington and Chicago, so Indianapolis artists, musicians, and fans need to stick together. From D.I.Y., all ages Indianapolis music venues like The Dojo and ES Jungle to local Indianapolis festivals like the Independent Music and Art Festival and the Broad Ripple Music Fest, Indy makes its local artists known to the world. One such purveyor of Indianapolis culture is LUNA Music, a record store located in the Indianapolis cultural district of Broad Ripple Village.
LUNA Music is an Indianapolis business that buys and sells records, CD’s, t-shirts, posters, limited edition memorabilia, and much more. LUNA Music’s employees are all dedicated Indianapolis music lovers, so every time you walk into the store you might hear something new by an Indianapolis band that you’ve never heard of. On their website, LUNA Music even showcases the current favorite records of the store’s employees, meaning you’ll always have new music to check out. If you come in to the store looking for something specific, the helpful staff will search out your selection and then suggest other bands you might be interested in; a trip to LUNA Music is a great way to expand your catalog and collection.
|Video of Tom Morello performing an acoustic version of “Guerilla Radio” live at LUNA Music in Indianapolis|
LUNA Music is located near all the Indianapolis bars and Indianapolis nightlife venues along Broad Ripple Village. This location ensures that people all over Indianapolis have access to one of the classic Indianapolis record stores. Much like Mass Ave Wine Shoppe, a fellow business in the Indy area, LUNA Music is a strong force in promoting the little man in Indianapolis music. They buy lots of albums created by local bands and musicians, stocking records that few other places in the area would.
|Video of Bill Callahan performing “Jim Cain” live at LUNA Music, a record store and music venue in Indianapolis|
Contests, giveaways, and more are regular Indianapolis events at LUNA Music, so keep checking back to see what’s going on at the store. Sometimes LUNA Music even functions as an Indianapolis music venue, hosting in-store, usually acoustic performances by budding Indianapolis bands in addition to nationally touring talent. Annually, LUNA Music is one of the best places in Indy to go for Record Store Day, a celebration of local record stores that takes places every April. At LUNA Music in 2010, there were performances by Oreo Jones, Beta Male, Jookabox, Grey Granite, Rusty Redenbacher of Mudkids, and John Rambo and the Vietnam Wars; in addition, there was art by Big Car Gallery and lots of cool Indianapolis things to do with the NUVO Newsweekly street team.
|Video of Indianapolis band Thunderhawk performing live at LUNA Music as part of their Record Store Day celebration in Indianapolis|
The next time you’re looking for that hard to find 7″ single or the next album by a tiny underground Indianapolis band, head over to LUNA Music. Their wide selection, passionate staff, and support for the little guy make a trip to this record store a profitable, guilt free sojourn into one of the most active Indianapolis cultural district.
LUNA Music at Broad Ripple Village
5202 College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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