Most-Recent Entries

An In-Snide Look: I Think I Could Get Used to this Life Sometimes
By: Darrin Snider
Sunday, June 7, 2020


Getting Down to Earth with mOOnMen
By: Amy Foxworthy
Sunday, February 16, 2020


The Musical Journey of Jethro Easyfields
By: Amy Foxworthy
Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Monday Mixtape: Etwasprog
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 10, 2020


Monday Mixtape: Excerpts from the Summer of 2014
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, January 20, 2020


Mix Tape Monday: Mashin' it Up
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, January 13, 2020


Mix Tape Monday: Back to the Gym Workout
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, January 6, 2020


Top Ten Most Annoying Types of Music Fans
By: Darrin Snider
Saturday, January 4, 2020


Album Review: Sietch Ramshackle "U.R.//Nctrl"
By: Amy Foxworthy
Saturday, December 28, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Favorite Discoveries of 2019
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, December 16, 2019

Show #173: The Pit and the Core

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00:00 PM

    

I think I'm probably one of the few people who went through and read all about setting up custom friend lists and the so-called "smart lists" (which are anything BUT) inside my Facebook account.  Mostly this is just to separate people whose posts I want to read, from people that just post endless felioreligiopolitical tirades, from people I don't actually know in real life whose personal drama I'm not terribly interested in.  It also allows me leave groups out of certain posts about personal drama of my own that I know they don't want to read.  See how courteous I am?  By the way, if you're a fan of Indy In-Tune, and you don't actually know me, then certainly I will accept your friend requests, but there really isn't going to be anything you want to read on my personal timeline.  It all goes over to the Indy In-Tune Facebook page.  Now, having already grouped my collective followers into one or more groups by professional contacts, old friends, clients, relatives, inner circle, out of town friends, etc. it recently occurred to me that the largest of these groups by far is one called "music scene," which accounts for 620 out of 730 of you.  So, yes, it seems almost 85% of the people I know are musicians.  So, I suppose it should be such a surprise to me when a couple of them pair up, even though it is.

The Pit and the Core is what, just a few years ago, I would have considered a very unlikely union between roots rocker Megan Hopkins and progressive blugrass/jam-band master Dave Vogt.  It's not that I didn't think they wouldn't hit it off (we've all hung out at the same Wednesday open mic for years) or that the music wouldn't mesh (Dave is like tofu and will fill in anywhere he is needed), it just never dawned on me to even picture something like that.  I'll tell you though, it works.  While Megan has an infamous voice and undisputed songwriting ability, she will admit that having only played for just over a year, her guitar stylings are still very basic.  Dave, while commanding a very unique and flashy instrumental style, is very a very eclectic player who commands a very loyal, but not very mainstream, following of fans.  Combined, they are able to compliment each other extremely well by playing to the strengths and around the weaknesses of the two distinct parts.  I look forward to seeing where this project goes.

Links Referenced in the Show:



Previous Post:
Show #172: Emily Myren
Next Post:
Show #174: Shine Studios


Blog comments powered by Disqus

Gear Up for Summer

As seen on the webcam. Are you one of those people who can't survive without copious amounts of coffee in the morning? You definitely need one of our stainless steel travel mugs. Give your caffeine the gift of style...

Solicitations and Submissions

Solicitations for blog posts can be made by sending and email to "blog -at- indyintune -dot- com" and should follow these guidelines:

  • Local (Indianapolis-based) acts always have priority.
  • Visisting acts playing a bill with one or more local acts are also considered.
  • We generally don't like to repeat content found on other sites. If your request already has a lot of coverage on other sites, it will be considered low-priority unless you can give us an exclusive angle.
  • For obvious reasons, we don't do solicited album reviews, though we do appreciate you letting us know when you have a new release. Consider coming in and talking about the album yourself live on the air or a podcast.
  • All of our staff writers are unpaid enthusiasts. All requests for blog posts are entirely at their descretion.
  • As such, they generally need a lot of lead-time to put something out -- we're talking weeks of lead time, not hours.
  • That said, individual authors have full authority to ignore the following guidelines and write whatever they want ... if you can convince them to.
  • In addition, feel free to write your own post and submit it for posting as a "guest blogger." Those almost always get accepted.
  • Finally, regional or national acts submitting without meeting the above guidelines are generally ignored. We're not trying to be dicks, but if you send us a generic form-letter with your press release, and it doesn't even remotely concern a local artist or event, then you're not part of our core focus.