Band Of Horses In Sun King Studio 92

Band Of Horses stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on May 7, 2010. Enjoy the music and conversation below!




“No One’s Gonna Love You”

OverEasy: 5/2/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Lord Huron and Jack Johnson, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Band Of Horses and LP.

OverEasy: 4/4/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Del Amitri, The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, and Indianapolis newcomer Sara Kays, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Band Of Horses and Jason Isbell.

OverEasy: 7/12/20

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, Brad talks with Nathaniel Rateliff about his new release “And It’s Still Alright.” He’ll also play Sun King Studio 92 exclusives from Cage The Elephant, Band of Horses, and Sara Bareilles.

Brought to you by our friends at Brothers Floor Covering!

WTTS OverEasy: April 5th, 2020

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (4/5)

  • This week, hear new music from Norah Jones and Indy’s Keller & Cole along with live tracks from Robert Cray, Band of Horses, and Sara Bareilles from Sun King Studio 92.  


“Side Dish”

OverEasy is supported by:

Sun King Studio 92

Sun King Studio 92 is the WTTS live performance space in downtown Indianapolis. 92-3 VIPs are invited to attend these intimate, acoustic Sun King Studio 92 tapings, and always receive advance word about the shows through 92-3 VIP-mail (click here to become a 92-3 VIP today). Listen to 92-3 WTTS to hear live Sun King Studio 92 performances, or click here to check out the latest sessions.

The Avett Brothers – 11/4/16

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie – 12/1/15

Vance Joy

Vance Joy – 9/16/15

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant – 6/8/15

Spoon - 9/12/14

Spoon – 9/12/14

Amos Lee - 11/9/13

Amos Lee – 11/9/13

The Head And The Heart - 10/24/13

The Head And The Heart – 10/24/13

Tristan Prettyman - Date

Tristan Prettyman – 4/10/13

Atlas Genius - 2/28/13

Atlas Genius – 2/28/13

Imagine Dragons - November 27, 2012

Imagine Dragons – 11/27/12

Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight: Tune in weekdays at 2pm for the Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight. We’ll play a live performance from the vast live archives of Sun King Studio 92 each day.

Here are the artists who’ve stopped by over the years:












Click here for a list of Sun King Studio 92 performances from 2009 and earlier.

WTTS OverEasy: March 24, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (3/24)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • This week, hear new music from John Mayer, James Bay, and Norah Jones.
  • Plus, live Studio 92 tracks from Band of Horses and Michael Kiwanuka.


OverEasy is supported by:

WTTS Overeasy: January 27, 2019


Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (1/27)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • A new overeasy track from Brandi Carlile.
  • Also a new single from Jamestown Revival.
  • Plus exclusive performances from Band Of Horses and Doobie Brothers recorded live in Sun King Studio 92.

OverEasy is supported by:

Top 50 WTTS Songs Of 2017

From ‘TTS favorites like Cage The Elephant, Spoon and The Lumineers to new artists like Portugal. The Man, Michael Kiwanuka and LP, 2017 was a memorable year in music. Here are the Top 50 WTTS Songs of 2017.

1. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”

2. The Lumineers – “Angela”

3. The Revivalists – “Keep Going”

4. Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”

5. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – “Human

6. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”

7. Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”

8. Head & The Heart – “Rhythm & Blues”

9. Cage The Elephant – “Cold Cold Cold”

10. Cold War Kids – “Love Is Mystical”

11. Mondo Cozmo “Shine”
12. James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go”
13. Vance Joy “Lay It On Me”
14. Michael Kiwanuka “Cold Little Heart”
15. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Go Robot”
16. Ryan Adams “To Be Without You”
17. U2 “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
18. Kings Of Leon “Reverend”
19. Jack Johnson “My Mind Is For Sale”
20. X Ambassadors “Ahead Of Myself”
21. Beck “Up All Night”
22. Dan Auerbach “Shine On Me”
23. Arcade Fire “Everything Now”
24. Cage The Elephant “Whole Wide World”
25. Spoon “Can I Sit Next To You”
26. Head & The Heart “City Of Angels”
27. Manchester Orchestra “The Gold”
28. Bob Moses “Tearing Me Up”
29. War On Drugs “Holding On”
30. LP “Lost On You”
31. Billy Raffoul “Driver”
32. Spoon “Hot Thoughts”
33. The Shins “Name For You”
34. John Mayer “Love On The Weekend”
35. Real Estate “Darling”
36. The National “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”
37. Lord Huron “Night We Met”
38. Band Of Horses “In A Drawer”
39. Phillip Phillips “Miles”
40. Magic Giant “Set On Fire”
41. Michael Kiwanuka “Love & Hate”
42. Moon Taxi “Two High”
43. Cold War Kids “So Tied Up”
44. Anderson East “All On My Mind”
45. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness “Fire Escape”
46. Jason Isbell “Hope The High Road”
47. Muse “Dig Down”
48. Portugal. The Man “Live In The Moment”
49. Van William “Revolution”
50. Harry Styles “Sign Of The Times”

Free Download Of The Week: BNQT

The concept of BNQT (pronounced “Banquet”) came to Eric Pulido of the band Midlake while touring for their 2013 release, ‘Antiphon.’ Gathering a number of contrasting yet complementary artists he’d befriended or shared the stage with, Pulido set out to establish a new creative environment untethered from other work – “Like a poor man’s version of the Traveling Wilburys!” he says.  Other band members include Midlake’s McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan and Jesse Chandler, plus, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, and Jason Lytle of Grandaddy. Download “Restart” off Volume 1 and learn more about BNQT at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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The WTTS Hangout Hookup

Whether it’s the desert or the beach, 92-3 WTTS is your connection to the coolest music festivals on earth. We just gave away a VIP experience to Coachella. Now, it’s time for the Hangout Hookup!

92-3 WTTS and Silver In The City are sending a lucky listener south, May 19th-21st to the Hangout Music Festival.  You’ll receive three day festival passes and three nights in a beachside condo from Meyer Vacation Rentals.

Here’s how to win: Register in person at Silver In The City two locations, downtown on Mass Ave or on West Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District. The deadline to enter is March 31st. The Hangout Hookup from Music Allies, Silver In The City, purveyors of jewelry, housewares and whatnot since 2000, and 92-3 WTTS.

This year’s line up includes:

Mumford & Sons • Twenty One Pilots • Weezer • MGMT • Band Of Horses • The Head And The Heart • Young The Giant • Franz Ferdinand • Local Natives • Warpaint • The Strumbellas • Bob Moses • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness • Bishop Briggs • Joseph • LP • Barns Courtney • Mondo Cozmo • White Reaper

Visit Silver In The City at their two locations:

  • 434 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • 111 W Main St #150, Carmel, IN 46032

For complete rules to the Hangout Hookup CLICK HERE.



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Top 50 WTTS Songs Of 2016 Part 3

We continue our 2016 countdown of the Top 50 WTTS Songs of 2016 with numbers 30 through 21…

30. Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”

29. Declan McKenna – “Brazil”

28. Adele – “When We Were Young”

27. Coldplay – “Up & Up”

26. Michael Kiwanuka – “One More Night”

25. Ben Rector – “Brand New”

24. The Strumbellas – “Spirits”

23. Bastille – “Good Grief”

22. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”

21. Kings Of Leon – “Waste A Moment”

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WTTS New Music Monday: October 31, 2016



We play lots of new music throughout the day on WTTS New Music Monday, and at 7 p.m., we play an hour of ONLY new releases. This week…

New Music Monday is presented by Arni’s Restaurant. Meet you at Arni’s.

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LP – “Lost On You” (Official Video)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Go Robot” (Official Video)

Coming To Sun King Studio 92


The Avett Brothers and Band Of Horses are coming to town for WTTS shows at Old National Centre (the Avetts play Rock To Read benefits on November 3 and 4, then Band Of Horses arrive on November 5).

Before they take the stage, both bands will play short, private sets in Sun King Studio 92 powered by Klipsch Audio.  Register to attend now in the VIP Room. If you are not yet a 92-3 VIP, take 20 seconds and sign up today. Good luck! Courtesy of Republic and Interscope Records.

WTTS New Music Monday: October 17, 2016

Band Of Horses

Band Of Horses

We play lots of new music throughout the day on WTTS New Music Monday, and at 7 p.m., we play an hour of ONLY new releases. This week…

New Music Monday is presented by Arni’s Restaurant. Meet you at Arni’s.

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Barns Courtney – “Glitter & Gold”

World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 9/28/16

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  • The Rolling Stones will release live album from their historic Cuba performance (Paste)
  • Hear Jim James’ soulful protest song “Same Old Lie” (Rolling Stone)
  • Green Day are “Still Breathing” on new song (CoS)
  • Listen to Bon Iver’s new song “8 (circle)” (Pitchfork)
  • Beck’s new album has reportedly been pushed back to November (NME)
  • Don Henley says an Eagles reunion could happen (UCR)
  • Eddie Vedder and Chris Martin sang Pearl Jam and Patti Smith (Spin)
  • MGMT comeback pushed back to 2017 (Stereogum)
  • Bob Dylan to release new 1966 live recordings as 36-disc set (Paste)
  • Moby previews upcoming LP with New Wave song (Rolling Stone)
  • Temple of the Dog share alternate mix of “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (CoS)
  • Dirty Projectors return with video for new song “Keep Your Name” (Pitchfork)
  • Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie: We’ve got seven tracks for a new album (NME)
  • Watch Nirvana’s Nevermind baby grow up via anniversary photo shoots (Spin)
  • Van Morrison says he has so many unreleased songs it makes my head spin (UCR)
  • Watch Green Day play Revolution Radio songs live for the first time (Stereogum)
  • Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple debut a new song they wrote with a five-year-old (Paste)
  • See Jackson Browne’s moving Bruce Springsteen cover (Rolling Stone)
  • Beck’s entire discography is getting reissued on vinyl (CoS)
  • Ryan Adams pens 15th anniversary tribute to Gold (Pitchfork)
  • Former Bushmills Brand ambassador Bon Iver wishes Beyoncé wouldn’t sell out (Spin)
  • Robin Pecknold calls Justin Vernon a hypocrite over Beyonce sponsorship diss (NME)
  • Joe Perry’s new solo record is in the can (UCR)
  • R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco (AV Club)
  • American Wrestlers debut new song “Amazing Grace,” announce tour dates (Paste)
  • Watch Stevie Wonder recall nickname The Temptations gave him (Rolling Stone)
  • Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions share “Let Me Get There” (CoS)
  • Adele says that quitting smoking has made her voice weaker (NME)
  • Bon Iver and the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner perform in Paris (Pitchfork)
  • Bruce Springsteen names his five favorite Springsteen songs (Spin)
  • Musicians band together for first-ever concert across america to end gun violence (Paste)
  • U2 rocks the vote in Las Vegas with Donald Trump sample (AV Club)
  • Regina Spektor shares new single “Older and Taller” (CoS)
  • See Morrissey’s earnest Ramones cover at Brooklyn concert (Rolling Stone)
  • Father John Misty is no longer on Twitter or Instagram (Pitchfork)
  • Robert Plant joins concerts for Refugees tour (UCR)
  • Jack Garratt shares the letter he received from Barack Obama (NME)


The Pretenders – “Holy Commotion” (Official Video)

Band Of Horses – “Casual Party” (Fallon)

Empire Of The Sun – “High And Low”


World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 8/31/16

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Bon Iver by D.L. Anderson

  • Bon Iver premieres new song “33 “GOD”” (CoS)
  • Bon Iver’s new song “33 ‘God’” samples Paolo Nutini (Pitchfork)
  • Hear Led Zeppelin’s previously unreleased song “Sunshine Woman” (UCR)
  • Listen to Wilco’s new Beatles inspired single, “Someone to Lose” (Paste)
  • Sting says his new album is inspired by the “immortal” David Bowie (NME)
  • John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman denied parole for ninth time (Rolling Stone)
  • Liam Gallagher confirms plans to release solo album (Spin)
  • Local Natives preview new album with soulful “Coins” (CoS)
  • Jimmy Eat World shares new song “Sure And Certain” (Stereogum)
  • Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam share new song “When The Truth Is…” (Pitchfork)
  • Bruce Springsteen breaks his record for longest U.S. show twice in one week (UCR)
  • Sleigh Bells detail Jessica Rabbit, share new track “It’s Just Us Now” (Paste)
  • Coldplay pay tribute to Gene Wilder with “Pure Imagination” cover (NME)
  • David Crosby plots fall tour behind Lighthouse LP (Rolling Stone)
  • Eddie Vedder joins Elvis Costello, Band of Horses and more at Ohana Festival (Spin)
  • Real Estate mixing fourth LP, share clip of new song (CoS)
  • Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell is recovering after falling on stage (A.V. Club)
  • Watch the National’s Matt Berninger and Andrew Bird cover Lou Reed (Pitchfork)
  • The Rolling Stones’ EXHIBITIONISM set to make its North American debut (Paste)
  • CRX, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi’s new band, announce debut album (NME)
  • Warren Haynes, Avett Brothers set for All-Star Jerry Garcia tribute (Rolling Stone)
  • CHVRCHES paid tribute to Harambe at Reading Festival this weekend (Spin)
  • Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Morrissey turned into Garbage Pail Kids (CoS)
  • Graham Nash opens up about rift with David Crosby, but won’t rule out reunion (UCR)
  • Pixies, Courtney Barnett and more releasing tapes for Cassette Store Day (Pitchfork)
  • Flea isn’t fazed by Fox News host (NME)
  • Reports say LCD Soundsystem canceled Asian tour to work on new album (Paste)
  • Remembering the Beatles’ final concert (Rolling Stone)
  • Dave Grohl and Prophets of Rage Covered MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams” (Spin)
  • Boxed In shares new song and video for “Forget” (Stereogum)
  • Jack White plays in celebrity baseball game (Pitchfork)


Coldplay “A Head Full Of Dreams” (Official Video)

Angel Olsen “Shut Up Kiss Me” (Colbert)


The Bonnaroo Experience

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Photo by Tom Tomkinson for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Going to a concert in the summer is one thing, but going to Bonnaroo is one experience you’ll never forget. 92-3 WTTS and The Alexander are teaming up to give one lucky listener the Bonnaroo Experience. You’ll be set with four-day festival passes, prime camping and premium seating at the nation’s number one music festival!

Thank you to everyone who registered.

This year’s line up includes:

Pearl JamDead & Company • LCD SoundsystemTame Impala • Death Cab for CutieM83 Haim HalseyWeen Jason IsbellCHVRCHESChris StapletonSuperJamBig Grams  • Band of HorsesLeon BridgesGrace PotterFather John MistyPurity RingThe Claypool Lennon DeliriumTwo Door Cinema ClubNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • Kurt Vile & The ViolatorsLord HuronThe Bluegrass Situation SuperJam Featuring Ed Helms and FriendsX AmbassadorsSt. Lucia and so many more.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, The Plat99_Logo_1CAlexander features outstanding business amenities, 157 stunning guest rooms, 52 extended stay suites, and an emphasis on art and design.
Their mixology lounge, Plat 99 was designed by the internationally acclaimed artist Jorge Pardo and his Los Angeles-based studio. Plat 99 is both a lounge and a work of art. Mixologists blend fresh local ingredients into irresistible concoctions, while you can snack on artisanal charcuterie and regional cheeses. You and your friends can recline on contemporary couches or gather around high-top tables while you sip your inventive cocktails, international wines or regional beers.

For complete rules to the Financial Center Bonnaroo Experience CLICK HERE.

The Bonnaroo Experience, from The Alexander and 92-3 WTTS!


The WTTS Forecastle Blog

ForecastleBlog Join WTTS bloggers Rob Humphrey and Josh Lantz this weekend at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll share stories, pics, and more right here in the Forecastle blog courtesy of Karma Records, Indy’s place for vinyl, CDs and more since 1970.


Forecastle Blog: Day One

The early part of Day 1 started with rain. As soon as we got out of our vehicle…the rain started to fall.

The first stop after entering the gates was the Mast Stage to see Benjamin Booker. The crowd was sparse to begin with but it didn’t take long for him to grab everyone’s attention. For a three piece band, these guys know how to make some noise, the best kind of noise.

After seeing Benjamin it was a short walk over the the Boom Stage to catch The Black Lips. The crowd was into these guys from the moment they took the stage until the moment they left. The Black Lips bring a ton of energy in their live show.

After seeing The Black Lips it was off to the Port Stage to catch the last half of Foy Vance‘s set. The crowd was really into the Irish singer’s music, singing along and enjoying the more laid back vibe that he brought to the festival.

When Foy Vance finished I had the opportunity to talk briefly with Benjamin Booker. We talked about the excitement and nervous energy surrounding the release of his debut album.

After chatting with Benjamin it was back to the Mast Stage to see Gary Clark Jr. and then over to the Boom Stage where I was scheduled to talk with Jim Eno of Spoon.

While Rob was listening to music and interviewing bands, I was walking around soaking in the Forecastle atmosphere. From a giant boat being painted to row of art galleries the Festival is full of music, art, and all kinds of random sightings. Friday was full of different combinations of music. I was excited to see Outkast later on that night so I positioned myself near the middle of the crowd for the last part of Gary Clark Jr. on the main stage (Mast Stage). Thankfully I did. Just as expected when Gary finished I was able to move even closer for Twenty One Pilots. Having never seen or heard their music, I was shocked by their set.  A two piece band brought intense sound and crazy energy that eventually led to the entire crowd jumping and singing.  Promising to give the crowd everything they had, the 75 minute set ended with a bang. Hoisted up by the crowd, the drummer and lead singer played separate drums that propelled liquid off of them.

Having grown up listening to Outkast, it was a show that I would not miss. Once Twenty One Pilots finished I quickly made my way through the crowd to the second row. In for the long haul like others around me I quickly made friends to create a “Great Wall of China” -like barrier.  There would be no storming by to get closer from others behind us. What felt like an eternity quickly turned to heavy beats and guitar riffs. The set started with B.O.B. and ended with The Whole World with all the hits in between.


I am going to be completely honest. Making my way back into the media tent after the Outkast set and sitting down after a long day of standing and carrying equipment was heaven. It was the best 10 minutes that I could have asked for at that moment. 10 minutes quickly flew by before Rob and I realized that it was time to make our way to the late show at Headliners featuring Curtis Harding & St. Paul & The Broken Bones.



Forecastle Blog: Day Two

The second day at Forecastle has been all about music and interesting sights. Bands we’ve seen today: Boy & Bear, Spanish Gold, Lord Huron & Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

Boy & Bear put on a solid set this morning on the Boom Stage. Spanish Gold was the biggest surprise of the day for most of the crowd. They had everyone in front of the Mast Stage jumping and dancing. It was fun to watch the area in front of the Boom Stage fill up as Lord Huron starting playing and grabbing the attention of people walking by. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings put on an incredible show. Everyone was dancing and smiling the entire time they were on stage.

It’s off to the Mast Stage to see Band of Horses next….


Day 2 for me was a little bit different from Day 1. I was able to walk around and interact with a lot of people in attendance. Got a chance to meet a gentleman by the name of Joe who was a huge Dead Head. He and I talked music for almost half an hour after the Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings set. Found out that he and I attend another music festival at the same time earlier this year. Thanks to Joe, I have some new books to pickup to learn more about marketing, music and The Grateful Dead.

My second encounter was with a young lady by the name of Joy. Talk about a huge Jack White fan. She had been to Nashville and Third Man Records a thousand times. Literally had seen Jack White hundreds of times. I am pretty sure it was borderline between fan and stalker. That said, she was super friendly and nice. I respectfully declined the brownie she offered me.

After a quick stop at the media tent to reload on Red Bull (thank God for that this weekend), I was off to have my face melted off by Jack White. Rob took my strategy from Day 1 and positioned himself correctly to get close to the front as possible. Myself, I stayed back (helpful tip to all those who attend a music festival, ladies make the best blockers when moving through giant crowds). I feel bad but I did not get the lady’s names who helped me position myself in the middle of the crowd about 20 feet back from the stage. Having only listened to Jack White and the White Stripes, I became a huge fan in 2.5 seconds of the first song. Amazing musician and great performer. I don’t know about Rob, but I will definitely try to see him again the next time he is close to town.

The night ended with Rob and I heading back to the hotel for a good night’s rest..NOT! While in Louisville it would be rude not to check out 4th Street. Talk about an area that is fun, loud, intense, energetic and full of passion for dancing. One could compare it to KOK (Kilroy’s on Kirkwood) and Broad Ripple times 10.

Last stop of the night, FOOD. Nothing like late night Steak N Shake to cap off a day/night of fun. Can’t wait for Day 3…

Here are some of the sites from around the festival.


Forecastle Blog: Day Three

We’re back for day three of Forecastle. Tonight’s headliner is Beck and we’re not leaving until he walks off the stage. We’ve been looking forward to this show all weekend long. Ray LaMontagne also plays tonight, along with Brett Dennen and Trampled By Turtles. It’s going to be a busy Sunday.

Last night we took in Band of Horses and Jack White. Band of Horses may have been the best show of the weekend, so far.  Another highlight of the festival was Dwight Yoakam’s cover of Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender”. Jack White closed out last night’s festivities. His 90 minute set included songs from his new solo album Lazaretto as well as The White Stripes catalogue and The Raconteurs. He brought energy and excitement to the stage and he seemed to be enjoying it himself, I wouldn’t swear to it, but I think I saw him smile once or twice.

Lucius is starting…that means it’s time to hit the Mast Stage.


Well the sun finally showed it’s bright face today for the first time all weekend. HOT! Water was key for survival. I was able to bounce around again today checking out Lucius, Brett Dennen, Trampled By Turtles, Jenny Lewis, Nickel Creek, The Replacements, Ray LaMontagne, and Beck (heading there). My feet are cooking from all that walking. Of the 8 artists I was able to see, Trampled By Turtles was my favorite. It was the mandolin player’s birthday day (Erik Berry). Super cool to see and hear thousands of people sing “Happy Birthday” to him. Well, like I said, Beck is getting ready to start so I am hustling over to catch it. More of an update and photos to come later.

…Later Simply wow. Like Jack White, I was familiar with Beck’s music but had never seen him live. He was no disappointment at all. From start to finish he entertained the crowd and put on a tremendous show. The music, the crowd, the lights, the visual background screen behind Beck, the jokes that Beck told, were all just super cool. Sunday was a long hot day and it was well worth it once thousands of people started singing “Where it’s at. I got two turntables and a microphone”.


Photos of Day 3

Forecastle Blog: The Monday After

It’s lunch time on the Monday after Forecastle. Rob and I elected to make the drive back home Sunday night after the show. We were both really jacked up on adrenaline thanks to Beck so the first hour flew by. It wasn’t until I dropped Rob off in Bloomington that I got a chance to really collect my thoughts. The drive from Bloomington to Indianapolis is a peaceful journey at 2am. Thinking back over the weekend I was thoroughly impressed with the Festival. Not that I am a festival expert by any means. This one was different from other festivals I have been able to attend in the past. The music was great don’t get me wrong. Getting in and out was very easy. The crowd each day was friendly. Let me explain on that. I’ve been to festivals where people constantly push through because they HAVE TO BE upfront. Not the case here. People allowed you to move through the crowd until it was obvious there was no where else to go. People were happy. I never encountered the overly intoxicated drunk you normally see at shows. I also didn’t encounter too many people on drugs either (which was different). I got offered a brownie once (like I said before I respectfully declined), saw some young adults take a hit of acid, and some here and there were smoking (non-cigarettes of course). But overall that was it. This festival seemed more family friendly. Saw a ton of kids. Even little babies with headphones on which you can see in some pictures. I called the babies future rock stars in training all weekend. Which all of this leads me to the final ultimate question, “Would I attend again next year?” For the price of admission, cost of food and drinks, quality of music, crowd assessment, staff friendliness, quality of cleanliness, flow of traffic…Yes. Yes I would come back and encourage others to do the same. Bonnaroo is Bonnaroo. Hangout is on a beach but expensive. Coachella is a hike to try to get to from Indiana. Forecastle is a great festival for those looking to get a solid 3-Day music festival experience, and enjoy it!

Lastly I would like to thank the staff at Forecastle Festival for allowing me to attend and supplying me with Red Bull all weekend. Gracious hosts. I would also like to thank Karma Records who helped make this blog possible. I hope you enjoyed our coverage and photos of Forecastle Festival 2014. Thank you for joining Rob and I every step of the way this entire weekend.


Forecastle 2013 Highlights

Forecastle 2014 Lineup

Forecastle Lineup