Indianapolis Live Music 12/3 to 12/6: Mike Milligan, Capital City Chorus, and More

In Indianapolis music this weekend, it’s going to be a pretty quiet set of evenings. It seems that every Indianapolis artist has decided to take a week off to let the turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce digest properly. However, if you’ve lived in the Circle City for any amount of time, you know that this town is never really dead, even on the sluggish weekend after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

There’s still a few Indianapolis events taking place at Indianapolis music venues, most of them involving Indianapolis musical organizations or the music departments of various Indiana universities, but there should still be plenty here to keep any music lover’s interest. There’s lots of jazz going on at The Jazz Kitchen, with performances by Frank Glover and Freddie Cole on Monday and Friday, respectively, the usual rosters of heavier and darker bands will be showing up at the Emerson and Birdy’s, and The Vogue and Radio Radio are both hosting some cool local bands; in other words, the normal Indianapolis things to do are still going on, just not as many of them.

Check out the short Indianapolis music calendar below to see which Indianapolis bands you should be taking a look at this weekend:

Thursday, Dec 3
IUPUI Percussion Ensemble @ The IT Building of Indiana University – Purdue University (IUPUI)
Jordan College of Fine Arts Composer’s Orchestra Concert @ Butler University
Ari No Drink and Ranger @ The Melody Inn
Latin Dance Party @ The Jazz Kitchen
The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grille 2
Tre Reising presents “NoSpace” @ Big Car Gallery
Long Tall Deb and the Drifter Kings @ The Slippery Noodle Inn
Friday, Dec 4
Stockwell Road @ Melody Inn
Freddie Cole @ Jazz Kitchen
So Sayeth, Phoenix on the Faultline, Blue Luster, and Rowco @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Heavy Hometown, Red Light Driver, Welcome to Ashley, The Blakes @ Radio Radio
Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ The Vogue Theater
Saturday, Dec 5
Indiana Wind Symphony Auditions @ Ben Davis High School
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Presents Festival of Carols @ Clowes Memorial Hall
Mayday Parade, There for Tomorrow, The Dangerous Summer, City Lights @ The Emerson Theater
Blonde Sonja @ Ale Emporium
Capital City Chorus @ Ransburg Auditorium at the University of Indianapolis
Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel @ Rathskeller Restaurant
Day Job Blues @ Pinheads in Fishers, Indiana
Sunday, Dec 6
Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Holiday Performance @ Warren Performing Arts Center
Open Stage w/ Gary Wasson @ Corner Wine Bar
Autumn’s Descent and BMLinx @ Birdy’s Bar