Indianapolis Music Events 1/28 to 1/31: Sweatshirt Weather, Clifford Ratliff, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, there’s a lot of cool Indianapolis events going on all around the Circle City. Indianapolis Colts fever has gripped the city, so most residents are either glued to their television sets or at an Indianapolis sports bar gabbing about the upcoming Super Bowl XLIV to their buddies. In the event of Indianapolis sports overload, it might be a good idea to get out of the house, swing on over to one of the six Indianapolis cultural districts, and clear your ears with some great Indianapolis bands.

Highlights for this weekend include the collaboration between three respected Indianapolis musical organizations (the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Butler University Chorale, and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir) to interpret Faure’s “Requiem,” the Andrew Bean and the Lady Apollo CD Release Party (with special guests The Working Hour) at Birdy’s, a whole host of bands performing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Winner’s Circle, and the Clifford Ratliff Quintet at Chatterbox.

Check out the handy FunCityFinder show calendar below to see which of your favorite Indianapolis bands are playing at what Indianapolis bar this weekend:

Thursday, Jan 28
The Webcam Teenz, Shaky Deville, and Echo To Voltron @ The Melody Inn

Video of Shaky DeVille performing live in Indianapolis


Karaoke w/ Joni @ Kelly’s Pub Too
Periphonic, ESW, Jai Baker Band @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill

Video of the Jai Baker Band performing live. The Jai Baker Band is playing in Indianapolis this weekend.


The Flying Toasters @ Joe’s Grill 2

Video of the Flying Toasters, an Indianapolis band, performing live

The Audacity of Youth @ Speedway High School in Speedway, Indiana
Joe Cameron @ The Music Mill

Video of Joe Cameron, an Indianapolis artist, on the Ellen Degeneres Show

American Cheese @ Moon Dog Tavern

Video of American Cheese performing live in Indianapolis

Friday, Jan 29
Cicero, Knockhead, Weeds of Eden, Nuclear Afterparty! @ Birdy’s Bar & Grill

Video of Knockhead, an Indianapolis band, performing live


Deacon Sean and the Bar Brawlers @ Melody Inn
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Butler University Chorale, and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Present Faure’s “Requiem” @ Hilbert Circle Theatre
Andrew Bean and the Lady Apollo CD Release Party w/ The Working Hour @ Birdy’s Bar

Video of Andrew Bean and Lady Apollo performing live at Birdy’s in Indianapolis

Clifford Ratliff Quintet @ Chatterbox Jazz Club

Video of Clifford Ratliff performing with the Indy Jazz Company in Indianapolis

Midwest Hype, Red Moon, The Post Script @ Radio Radio

Music video for Midwest Hype’s “Party’s Just Begun.” Midwest Hype will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Karaoke @ Pinheads Entertainment Center in Fishers, Indiana
DJ Rob @ Kelly’s Too
Aberdeen Project @ Ale Emporium
Hairbangers Ball @ The Vogue Theater

Video of Hairbangers Ball performing live. Hairbangers Ball will be performing in Indianapolis this weekend

Ryan McDaniel @ Madame Walker Theater Center

Music video for Ryan McDaniel’s “Hole in One.” Ryan McDaniel will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Alex Marshall @ Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana
Zoo and Doon @ The Monkey’s Tale
Corey Cox w/ David Nail @ 8 Seconds Saloon

Video of Corey Cox performing live on the radio. Corey Cox will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Tennessee Walker @ Jillian’s

Video of Tennessee Walker performing live; Tennessee Walker will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack @ The Slippery Noodle

Video of Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack performing live; the band will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Spanky’s Clubhouse @ Krazy Street

Music video for “Let Your Love Ring Out,” a song by Indianapolis band Spanky’s Clubhouse

Addison Park and Mike Posner @ Indiana University
Saturday, Jan 30
Sweatshirt Weather, The Red Wire, The Glass Halo, Razorback Llama @ Emerson Theater

Video of Sweatshirt Weather recording their first EP; Sweatshirt Weather will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Orkestra Projekt @ Earth House Collective

Video introducing fans to Orkestra Projekt; Orkestra Projekt will be performing in Indianapolis this weekend

Ticket to Ride: A Tribute to the Beatles @ Madame Walker Theater
Simon Tackett Benefit Show w/King Street Conspiracy, Triptych Cabin, and Syndrome @ Birdy’s

Video of King Street Conspiracy performing live at Birdy’s Bar & Grill in Indianapolis

Exquisitely Yours, Goldie @ Chatterbox Jazz Club
Roxy @ Indianapolis Motor Speeday
Specific Oceans @ Zionsville Community High School in Zionsville, Indiana

Music video for “Peter and the Wolf” by Specific Oceans, an Indianapolis band

Shilombish @ Ruth Lilly Performance Hall at the University of Indianapolis

Video of Shilombish performing live in Indianapolis

Jaecyn Bayne @ Music Mill

Video interview with Jaecyn Bayne, an Indianapolis musician

Ennis Clare @ Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub

Video of Ennis Clare, an Indianapolis band, performing live

My Yellow Rickshaw @ Claddagh Irish Pub

Video about Indianapolis band My Yellow Rickshaw, who will be playing in Indianapolis this weekend

Sunday, Jan 31
Composers’ Orchestra: Elektronik Music Fest @ Butler University
Mark The Final Hour, 12 Hours of Kaos, Not Yet Forgotten, and Grandma’s Army @ The Emerson

Video of Mark the Final Hour performing live near Indianapolis

Twilight Nights Dance Orchestra @ Indiana Roof Ballroom

Indianapolis Music Venues

8 Seconds Saloon | Big Car Gallery | Birdy’s Bar & Grill | Chatterbox Jazz Club | Emerson Theater | Jazz Kitchen | Old National Centre | Radio Radio | The Vogue | More Indianapolis Music Venues

Indianapolis Bands

Amanda Overmyer | Cathy Morris | Flynnville Train | Gwen Stacy | The Elms | Haste the Day | Jennie DeVoe | Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s | Mudkids | Murder by Death | Sloppy Seconds | Straight No Chaser | More Indianapolis Bands

Indianapolis Musical Organizations

Arts Council of Indianapolis | Capital City Chorus | Ensemble Music Society | Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra | More Indianapolis Musical Organizations

Indianapolis Musicians

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds | Freddy Hubbard | Wes Montgomery | Cole Porter | James Spaulding | More Indianapolis Musicians

Indiana Music by City

Avon Music | Brownsburg Music | Carmel Music | Danville Music | Fishers Music | Greenfield Music | Greenwood Music | Martinsville Music | Mooresville Music | Noblesville Music | Plainfield Music | Westfield Music | Zionsville Music | More Indiana Music