Most-Recent Entries

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


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


Indianapolis “Art Rock” Band Midwest Contraband Releases Killer 4th Album
By: Amy Foxworthy
Sunday, October 6, 2019


Special Presentation #01: MP Cavalier Meets Martin Barre of Jethro Tull
By: Darrin Snider
Saturday, May 4, 2019


Mix-Tape Monday: Great Guitarists
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 25, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Tribute to Tony Iommi
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 18, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Guilty Pleasures
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 11, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Relax with a Nice Bottle of Wine
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 4, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Stuff I Feel Like I May Be the Only Person Who Owns It
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 25, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: My (First) Prog Mix Tape
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 18, 2019

Show #008: Bottle Rocket Blue

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Saturday, November 4, 2006 5:00:00 PM

    

As I said in the show opening, a thousand apologies for the summer-long hiatus. It has been an absolutely dreadful last few months between technical, legal, family health, professional, employment, relationship, and financial crises. Fortunately, it's great to have a good friend who is a lawyer that works for barter and goes above and beyond on just aboutt every one of these fronts. That being said, Indy In-Tune is cranked back up into high gear with a month full of shows already recorded and awaiting editing. I'd give you a run down, but I have to leave in five minutes to record still another one. Look for big things on the horizon, including some format changes beginning with show #10, and some additional regular personalities to be introduced to the show shortly after that, just in case you were getting sick of hearing me talk all the time.

My thanks also go out to the 20 or 30 of you who wrote in support of the show asking to have your bands featured as guests. I intend to get to each and every one of you in turn (I'm OCD that way), and I generally respond within a couple of hours to all correspondence, so if you wrote but did not hear back from me, or if we do not currently have a date set up to record your interview, then you have hit my spam filter, or I have lost your contact information during one of my many recent data disasters. Please drop me a quick note telling me how best to reach you.

Tonight's interview, recorded back in May -- partially at Radio Radio and partially in the back of a van in the alley behind Radio Radio -- features Bottle Rocket Blue. A talented, if unlikely, group of friends from Northwest Indiana. Their pop sensibilities combine the roots of the Beatles and the Beach Boys with the modern sensibilites of Radiohead. As you will hear in the interview, the guys are four distinctly different, yet fascinating personalities in their own right and are no doubt on the verge of some very big things.

Important links from the show.
  • Since I evoked his name in the show, and many of you may wonder who the heck I'm talking about, this weeks' promo (a repeat promo, yes) is for Dave Slusher's Evil Genius Chronicles. My personal hero and everybody's podcast buddy. Get to know him!
  • Bottle Rocket Blue can be found here:  Web Site / MySpace.
  • Their latest EP, Dive Bar Girl, is available here.
  • And as usual, there is the obligatory PSA from the EFF


Currently Listening To:
Bottle Rocket Blue: Dive Bar Girl
Click Image for Details
Click Here for More Essential Listening


Previous Post:
Should I Be Flattered or Insulted
Next Post:
Just a Little Ranting


Blog comments powered by Disqus

Useful Links Elsewhere

Handy places to visit if you are part of, or want to know more about, our music scene ...

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.