SOLD OUT: Lost Dog Street Band at HI-FI Annex
SOLD OUT: LOST DOG STREET BAND W/ MATT HECKLER, AUSTIN STIRLING @ HI-FI ANNEX INDIANAPOLIS
DOORS: 5:00 PM, SHOW: 6:00 PM
6:00 PM: AUSTIN STIRLING
7:00 PM: MATT HECKLER
8:00 PM: LOST DOG STREET BAND
FOOD SERVED BY KNUCKLE PUCK BURGER POP-UP
FULL BAR FOR 21+ GUESTS, LIMITED PICNIC TABLE SEATING IS AVAILABLE. LAWN CHAIRS PERMITTED IN DESIGNATED AREAS.
GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING, CAPACITY LIMITED TO 250.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: ALL AGES | CHILDREN 5 & UNDER FREE W/ ADULT.
ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING PER MARION COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN. DISPOSABLE FACE MASKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE BOX OFFICE, BUT QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON THE ORDER OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND AT THE VENUE’S DISCRETION.
About Lost Dog Street Band:
“I wanted to dig under the darkest impulses of humanity for this album, and that is violence, selfishness, and destruction,” says Benjamin Tod, guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter of Americana trio Lost Dog Street Band. The Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based group’s latest album, its fifth overall, Weight Of A Trigger, out March 29th, is a potent distillation of its outlaw heartache soul.
The dark impulses Ben sings about are simply the demons that have driven him since he was a teen. At 16, Ben left home to play music on the streets. Since then, he’s lived under bridges, slept in jail cells, sought freedom hopping freight trains, battled addiction, and watched many good friends die from the same rambling disease. Some states, he remains a wanted man with active warrants. Though Ben has been aimless, and destructive, he’s always been prolific through exorcising his demons in song. Even if that meant writing songs at 7:00 AM in dank and dark basements strung out on drugs and drunk.
His companion in life and music, Ashley Mae, is an accomplished fiddle player and harmony singer. The pair met in the Nashville punk scene when Ben was 15, and Ashley was 17. They share in a tumultuous love affair that’s defied adventures, and misadventures. The couple formed Lost Dog Street Band in the winter of 2010. The duo’s vision was to carry on the tradition of the American troubadour with fine Americana songcraft and starkly real storytelling. Today, Ben and Ashley Mae are joined by bassist Jeff Loops of the beloved roots band, Deep Chatham.
The three-piece group’s latest, Weight Of A Trigger, is a portal into when Americana was peopled by sensitive outlaws who pleaded for salvation in song. The 10-song collection spans old-time music, Appalachian folk, redemptive country blues, and winsome balladry. Each song is elegantly essential, using teardrop pedal steel guitar, delicate fingerpicked passages, emotive harmony vocals, and stately violin touches as delicate dynamic touches. It’s an album of hard truths themed around a three-part narrative of Thomas Clancy Russell, and stories of fated love, addiction, tragic deaths, and rising demons. The poetic former collaborator Nicholas Ridout, a uniquely gifted musician who left before his time is always honored on their albums. His presence is made all the more poignant by Lost Street Dog performing his sweetly high lonesome song “Lazy Moonshiner.”
About Matt Heckler:
Matt Heckler is the fiddle player you want to believe still exists. Veering from Appalachia to Romania, Ireland to the Catskills, his music is definitively unsafe and entirely his own.
The Catskills, where he grew up and the Carolina Appalachians he calls home are old mountains, but the kids there are more likely to be raised on punk than old time string bands. Heckler took both with him when he left and sharpened a distinctive sound on banjo and fiddle the scientific way, as a street performer who could measure the days artistic growth in single dollar bills. Attracting the attention of musicians, as well as passers-by, he spent half a decade touring and releasing three albums with the band Deep Chatham. Since then his room silencing solo act has become an exciting yet poorly kept secret in DIY music scenes around the country. After The Flood will be his first full-length release showcasing a songwriting ability that audiences, distracted by his casually virtuosic musicianship, might have previously overlooked. Don’t wait for his next reinvention, find Matt Heckler now and remember what music should be.
About Austin Stirling:
If you’re Mr. Stirling, the redoubtable frontman of the once Hangdog Hearts, you’ve earned the respects of your peers, while converting audiences worldwide. Stirling took all that traveling experience into the studio, consolidated it with some southern-fried focus, and created his debut solo album, Slave. A driven accumulation of fire and brimstone, floated with whiskey and gasoline. He doesn’t stick to formalized roots or folk: that’s a blueprint too many of his contemporaries have used to build a shrine to a stereotypical religion. Instead, he mixes up a serious mesh of influences from Blues, Country, the sweaty vibes of Rockabilly, and Saturday evening mischief before Sunday morning reflection. His music stretches through dozens of styles, but always comes out sounding like his own badass reflection . He holds tightly the reins of the music until it’s time to break free like wild bulls, allowing his recordings the opportunity to discover the brilliant energy that is his live show.