Friday, March 17th – Huckleberry Funk
Huckleberry Funk is a gritty Soul/R&B band based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Pre-covid, Huck Funk has traveled the eastern circuit quite a bit to cities and venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall in New York, Reggie’s in Chicago, The Vogue, and HI-FI of Indianapolis, as well as other cities such as Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Boston.
Catch them co-headlining HI-FI w/ Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers – TICKETS
Friday, March 24th – Chase Wright
This Lebanon, Indiana native and DePauw University alum moved to Nashville to follow his dreams to be a country singer. Throughout college, Wright played shows around town and it was during his junior year while he worked in the corporate world he realized that life wasn’t for him. From then on, Wright was dedicated to becoming a musician.
Don’t miss him at HI-FI w/ special guest Levi Driskell – TICKETS
Friday, March 31st – Feverdream. + Leisure Hour
Feverdream. began in the Fall of 2019 in Indianapolis after childhood best friends, Mikey Garrett and Ian Kinsey started playing music together. They fleshed out their chemistry with band members Vinny Corsaro and Geoffrey Sears and have been gigging since Spring 2021.
Leisure Hour got their start in Muncie, Indiana at popular spots such as Be Here Now
See them at LO-FI Lounge this month – TICKETS
Saturday, April 1st – Robin Raps
Pulling from influences like KC and the Sunshine Band, Robin Raps brings a sonic celebration that floats between trumpet-heavy pop-rap and loose, sample-ridden head bobbers. With a freshly-released album, a handful of lighthearted music videos, and his budding “Garden Party” concert series, Robin continues his campaign with his third MOKB appearance.
See him at LO-FI Lounge w/ Fifth Lucky Dragon – TICKETS
Sunday, April 2nd – HighRezFest w/ Parris LaDame, 3VM, Foreign Angel, + 1996Montana
Parris LaDame was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She began writing music and poetry at an early age. It wasn’t until her high school teacher noticed she had something special when it came to words. Parris was then introduced to the studio where she noticed the others there weren’t taking their time seriously. This was an advantage for Parris because she was more than focused, she was ready to make a statement. The rest is history.
3VM hails from the south side of Chicago, but was later moved to Indiana to improve his chances for college. While attending Ball State University, 3VM established his platform as a lyricist with an infectious vocal cadence that creates a Dark Wave approach to Alternative Hip Hop. Just like his largest influencer, Kid Cudi, 3VM uses his voice as an instrument controlling the energy and vibes of his audience.
The Indianapolis artist Foreign Angel formerly known as Sir Danny Ca$h has a unique style to his approach. Not only is he a singer and rapper, but he also mixes/masters the majority of the music he puts out which allows him to stand out from the majority of Midwest artists.
Born and raised in Frankfort, Indiana, Montana was exposed to music of all kinds in his small town, less than an hour outside of Indianapolis. Raised on MTV, Montana was already fascinated by musical stardom. He started recording song covers into his phone but didn’t share them with anyone. “I was too embarrassed,” he says, but it wasn’t until he was 20 years old that he started taking the steps toward building a career in music.
Don’t miss these talented artists at HI-FI – TICKETS
Friday, April 7th – Jukebox Luke
Jukebox Luke is a cover band from Bloomington. They played popular spots like Bluebird in B-Town and have had their fair share of appearances at HI-FI and HI-FI Annex.
Come hang out at HI-FI with them & Milligan – TICKETS
Friday, April 7th – Arselia Kent Album Release Show
Arselia Kent is an indie pop singer-songwriter from Indianapolis, IN. She writes songs that are raw and honest, but loves to make you dance at the same time. She is in the process of recording her debut album at Naptime Recordings, produced by her brother, Garrett Langebartels, set to release early 2023. Her debut single “monsters” is out now on all streaming platforms.
Catch her at LO-FI Lounge w/ special guest Remington Hill – TICKETS
Saturday, April 8th – Songwriters In The Round w/ Brett Wiscons, Katherine Nagy, Doug Henthorn, + Jaime Nichole
Brett Wiscons is an Indiana-based touring singer, songwriter and four-time author. He has shared the stage with a vast array of international and national touring acts including: Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Katy Perry, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Collective Soul, Tonic, BoDeans, Red Wanting Blue, LeAnn Rimes, Rick Springfield, Lifehouse, Trace Adkins, Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler, Shawn Mullins, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Fuel, Days of the New, Maia Sharp, Freddy Jones Band and Tony Lucca among others.
Katherine was raised in Ireland, so you may hear a slight Celtic influence combined with her love of folk in her songs. Her lyrics are authentic and her delivery sincere with lyrics reflecting on love, hope, dreams, motherhood and finding purpose. She now lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, 3 children and dog.
Doug’s been changing the oil in a number of projects since founding and fronting the now disbanded blues-rock band Healing Sixes (2000-14). His debut release ‘Cold Medicine’ (2016) is a crafty and brooding songscape with more of a focus on voice and lyric than his previous H6’s era. His second release “The LLC” (2019) is a fun barebones rock record with a healthy dose of newly termed ‘Alternative Blues’. His current release ‘Three’ (2022) is a deep dive into the ‘golden age’ rock genre and is receiving rave reviews. Doug performs and records all over the US and abroad while maintaining his residence in central Indiana.
Jamie Nichole is an Americana Singer-songwriter and award winning vocalist from the small south central Indiana city of Martinsville. Her style of music floats gently between alternative country, and adult contemporary on well crafted story-telling songs.
See these talented artists together at LO-FI Lounge – TICKETS
Sunday, April 9th – Inner Peace ’23 Demo Release Show
Inner Peace is a new Indianapolis hardcore punk band that makes songs that are hotter than the Motor Speedway. The group includes members of some of your favorite Indy bands (Big Hog, L.I.B., The Resource Network) and is fronted by veteran rapper Drayco McCoy. Though it’s clear in Drayco’s vocal delivery that he’s released over a dozen mixtapes and EPs, this is far from a cheesy rap-rock crossover—it’s the real deal.
Rock out with them at HI-FI next month w/ KIDDO, Perfect Angel At Heaven & Crescent Ulmer – TICKETS
Friday, April 14th – Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas is a singer-songwriter who grew up outside Chicago in the ’90s. Having lived in Indiana for the past 15 years, though, he considers himself an adopted Hoosier. Surrounded by the beauty of church music for most of his life, Matthew has always had a desire to make music that wasn’t limited to Sunday morning; something that could meet people in the everyday and mundane.
See him at HI-FI w/ special guest Shea Farmer – TICKETS
Thursday, April 20th – Annex Opening Night w/ The Palace
Fountain Square favorites kick off the 2023 Annex season with a FREE show! Alternating between sweet soulful vocal runs and unabashed lead guitar, the band is about having fun with a few breaks for tenderness. Although the sound will swell and have you dancing to chugging blues riffs about “whatchamacall’em”, the noise will regularly make way for vocal runs that hush the room.
Celebrate with them w/ special guests Antlerhead + Malingo – RSVP
Friday, April 21st – Fern Murphy + Sweet Mylo
Fern Murphy is a shoegaze band from Indianapolis, IN. The group developed their unique sound by meticulously arranging elements of shoegaze, dreampop, and experimental music to create lush soundscapes featuring introspective songwriting.
Sweet Mylo is the indie-pop project of Nashville-based songwriter & producer Kevin Jones, orginally from Indianapolis. Known for their melodic grooves and fresh take on music of the 60s and 70s, Sweet Mylo strives for an honest approach to the golden era of pop music while remaining modern and irresistibly melancholic. With over a million streams on Spotify, listeners continue to resonate with their nostalgic sound that reflects a culture yearning for the simplicity of yesterday.
Catch them co-headlining HI-FI w/ special guest Collard Green – TICKETS
Saturday, April 22nd – RECOIL
RECOIL made their comeback last year for their Reunion Show at HI-FI Annex. They’re back at it again this year and better than ever!
Don’t miss them at HI-FI w/ special guests GlamëricA – TICKETS
Saturday, April 29th – DIZGO
Dizgo redefines the live experience by blending jamtronica with funk, deep-groove soul, and psychedelic rock, taking the audience on a musical journey that includes intricate compositions and extended improvisation. The result is something both danceable and introspective: soulful vocals, interweaving analog synths, and shredding guitar all which join forces under the banner of Dizgo.
Catch them at HI-FI Annex w/ other Indiana artists Street Pennies + Connor McLaren – TICKETS
Sunday, May 7th – Jake Towe Album Release Show
Jake Towe is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Indianapolis, IN. His musical style is a fusion of funk, soul, rock and pop. He’s released two albums A House Full of Love, Cats, and Instruments (2018) and Retro and Romantic (2020).
See him at HI-FI w/ special guest Marrialle Sellars – TICKETS
Thursday, May 18th – Josh Kaufman / Cliff Ritchey / Daniel Deitrich
Josh Kaufman’s music has an emotional directness and intensity that is rivaled by few. It has been described as a soulful mix of pop, rock, folk, and jazz. His influences are diverse, ranging from Jeff Buckley to Chris Cornell to Beck to Stevie Wonder to Chet Baker. It’s difficult to nail him down to a particular genre, but when people hear his music—or especially when they experience it live—they know that they are experiencing something special.
Cliff Ritchey gathers his songwriting inspiration from the simple country life he surrounds himself with in Markleville, Indiana. In 2004 he released his first solo album This Is Front, followed by All Kidding Aside (2006), Seasons (2013) , The Second Half (2017) featuring the song “Honey Baby” which won 1st place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.
Daniel Deitrich, a South Bend native, is a singer/songwriter based in Southwest Michigan. His honest, heartbreaking, yet hopeful writing finds a home in massive Americana anthems, catchy Indie rock hooks, as well as intimate acoustic confessionals.
See these artists perform in-the-round style at HI-FI – TICKETS