Indianapolis Music Events 1/7 to 1/10: Hoosier Dylan, Every Avenue, and More

Last weekend, Indianapolis came alive with noisemakers, fireworks, and cheering from every one of the six Indianapolis cultural districts; that’s right, 2010 is here, and the Circle City is looking to take the new year by storm. There have been a lot of changes in the Indianapolis music scene since the turn of the century; many Indianapolis bands have formed, released definitive albums, entranced Indianapolis society, and then broken up, disappeared, never to be heard from again. In this second decade of the 21st century, we should see a new crop of shining stars in the Indianapolis music scene.

This weekend, however, is not the banner weekend for the new decade. There’s only a smattering of concerts going on this weekend in Indianapolis bars and Indianapolis nightlife venues; however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t brave the chilly 2010 wind and venture into downtown Indianapolis. There are a few gems here that are certainly worth showing up for. Hoosier Dylan will be bringing the legendary folk singer’s music and attitudes to The Athenaeum on Saturday with the help of Jennie DeVoe and other famous Indianapolis people, while the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be resurrecting the spirit of Tchaikovsky at Hilbert Circle Theatre this entire weekend.

This weekend, you’ll also be able to see the fruits of Indianapolis history with the cool Naptown jazz sounds of the Matt Roberts Trio and Shawn Plonski’s IJC at the Chatterbox on Thursday and Saturday. For something a bit more intense, there’s always the Emerson Theater; this weekend you can check out Every Avenue, The Radiance Effect, and others at this famous Indianapolis music venue.

Below is a short show calendar detailing some of the best Indianapolis events going on in the Circle City this weekend. Also, be sure to check out the live music videos after the calendar to get a glimpse of what you can expect from Indianapolis music events this weekend. And remember: don’t be afraid to ring in the new decade with a little dancing, moshing, or…whatever.

Thursday, Jan 7
Glass Halo, The Glass Identity Crisis, and The Sundresses @ The Melody Inn
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra w/ Vadim Gluzman presents Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto @ Hilbert Circle Theatre (through Saturday, Jan 9)
Sleeper Cell Crew, Son of Thought @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill
Ladymoon @ Connor’s Pub
Sugar Moon Rabbit @ The Ugly Monkey
The Dwellers @ The Music Mill
Friday, Jan 8
Verona Red and The Locals @ Melody Inn
Matt Roberts Trio @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Living Proof @ The Ale Emporium
Mike & Joe @ The Vogue
Ennis Clare @ Claddagh Irish Pub
Red Wanting Blue @ The Rathskeller
Junk Box, Permacrush, Blue Luster, and Sindacato @ Birdy’s Bar
Michael Stricklin @ Jazz Kitchen
Spanky’s Clubhouse @ The Rockhouse Cafe
Saturday, Jan 9
Every Avenue, The Audition, The Summer Set, Sparks The Rescue, Remember Paris @ The Emerson Theater
Hoosier Dylan and Jennie DeVoe @ The Athenaeum
Shawn Plonski and the Impossible Jazz Collaboration @ Chatterbox
Carnaval Celebration @ The Jazz Kitchen
Brad Hoyt @ Mass Ave Wine Shop
The Zut Alor’s and Agora @ Earth House Collective
Alter Ego @ Birdy’s
Blue River Band @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Sidelines in Avon, Indiana
Sunday, Jan 10
The Radiance Effect, Sleep for Sleepers, Our Hero’s End, Friday All Summer, The Sound Stage, and Taken Inn @ The Emerson


Video of Glass Halo playing live in Indianapolis Video of Sugar Moon Rabbit playing live in Indianapolis
Video of Verona Red playing live. Verona Red will be in Indianapolis this weekend Video of Living Proof playing live in Indianapolis
Video of Ennis Clare performing live in Indianapolis Video of Red Wanting Blue performing live. Red Wanting Blue will be in Indianapolis this weekend
Video of Junk Box performing live in Indianapolis Music video for Spanky’s Clubhouse, an Indianapolis band
Music video for “Where Were You” by Every Avenue. Every Avenue will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend Video of Hoosier Dylan performing live in Danville, Indiana
Video of Shawn Plonski and the Impossible Jazz Collaboration playing in Indianapolis Video of Sleep for Sleepers playing live. Sleep for Sleepers is coming to Indianapolis this weekend.