THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for The Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Big Thief, The Front Bottoms and Indianapolis artist Carrie Newcomer.

Songs played on the Sept. 20 episode:

Bloxx, “Magnet”
Yumi Zouma, “Give It Hell”
Mr. Twin Sister, “Polvo”
Babeheaven, “Lovefool”
Big Thief, “Certainty”
The Shivas, “My Baby Don’t”
Christopher Paul Stelling, “Driving the Hearse”
The Front Bottoms, “Lover Boy”
Holy Hive, “Story of My Life”
Trace Mountains, “America”
Carrie Newcomer, “Like Molly Brown”
Miko Marks & the Resurrectors, “Whiskey River”
The Lathums, “I’ll Get By”
Liz Lawrence, “Saturated”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 9/13/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for The Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Johnny Marr, Graham Coxon and Indianapolis band Fern Murphy.

Songs played on the Sept. 13 episode:

Fortitude Valley, “All Hail the Great Destroyer”
W.H. Lung, “Gd Tym”
Baba Ali, “Black Wagon”
La Luz, “The Pines”
Johnny Marr, “Spirit Power and Soul”
Gold & Youth, “The Worse the Better”
Daniel Donato, “Why You Been Gone So Long”
Graham Coxon featuring Sharlene Hector, “I Don’t Wanna Wait for You”
Joel Culpepper, “Tears of a Crown”
Munya, “Cocoa Beach”
Fern Murphy, “Go For It”
Courtney Barnett, “Before You Gotta Go”
Namesake, “Sleepwalker”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 9/6/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for The Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Kasey Musgraves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Indianapolis artist Clint Breeze.

Songs played on the Sept. 6 episode:

The FMs, “Record Store”
Mini Trees, “Carrying On”
Children Collide, “Uh Oh”
Kurt Vile, “Run Run Run”
Kacey Musgraves, “Star-Crossed”
Parquet Courts, “Walking at a Downtown Pace”
The Main Squeeze, “Sunday Morning”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “That Life”
Wet Leg, “Chaise Longue”
St. Vincent, “Down and Out Downtown”
Clint Breeze, “The Bad Things”
Neal Francis, “Can’t Stop the Rain”
Martha Wainwright, “Hole in My Heart”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/30/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Ty Segall, Cherry Glazerr and Indianapolis artist Tommy Icarus.

Songs played on the Aug. 30 episode:

Strand of Oaks, “Jimi & Stan”
Tristen, “Complex”
Torres, “Hug from a Dinosaur”
Pip Blom, “You Don’t Want This”
Ty Segall featuring Denée Segall, “Feel Good”
Genesis Owusu, “A Song About Fishing”
Afflecks Palace, “Carpe Diem”
Cherry Glazerr, “Soft Drink”
Duke Hugh and Bryony Jarman-Pinto, “Say No More”
Dean Wareham, “The Past is Our Plaything”
Tommy Icarus, “Carolina”
Phoebe Bridgers, “Nothing Else Matters”
Bess Atwell, “All You Can Do”
Robert Ellis, “’70s Adventure”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/23/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Houndmouth, Son Volt and Indianapolis band Stranger Sex.

Songs played on the Aug. 23 episode:

Jawny, “Take It Back”
Cash & Skye, “Sweeping Wet Floors”
Loma, “Going Out”
Cami with Elvis Costello & the Attractions, “La Chica de Hoy”
Houndmouth, “Las Vegas”
Tre Burt, “Sweet Misery”
Lala Lala, “Diver”
Son Volt, “Livin’ in the U.S.A.”
Pond, “America’s Cup”
Adia Victoria, “Magnolia Blues”
Stranger Sex, “Downtown”
Susto, “Get Down”
The Vaccines, “Alone Star”

Counting Crows SHARE power of live music at WTTS Rock On The River

Adam Duritz, right, performs with Counting Crows band mates Dan Vickrey, left, and Jim Bogios during Tuesday’s Rock On The River show at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. / Dave Lindquist photo

Adam Duritz isn’t taking his return to touring for granted.

Leading Counting Crows through a career-spanning WTTS Rock On The River show Tuesday night, Duritz beamed in his role of focused, animated and good-natured storyteller.

The vocalist said Indiana’s humid weather didn’t bother him because it enhanced the feeling of being close to one another after so many months of isolation. Duritz also mentioned that being idle during the pandemic spurred him to start a Cameo profile for selling personalized videos ($150, if you’re interested). And he joked that getting back to singing detailed tunes such as “Round Here” made him resolve “to be less wordy with lyrics.”

Fortunately for listeners, it’s too late to trim the word count of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” from current Counting Crows EP “Butter Miracle, Suite One.” As a descendent of knotty Bruce Springsteen classics “Rosalita,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Spirit in the Night,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” vividly describes “some leather-wrapped Fender-strapped kid with a pick-finger twitch. He’s got a recipe for radio or rain; I don’t know which.”

In tandem with current hit “Elevator Boots,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” provided a theme of rock ’n’ roll dreams and realities for Tuesday’s performance. A fan is obsessed with music within the tale of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings,” and Bobby is depicted as doing what he can to survive life on the road on the expertly crafted “Elevator Boots.”

92.3 WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor captures an onstage selfie with Tuesday’s good-looking crowd at WTTS Rock On The River presented by Arni’s Restaurant.

Elsewhere, Counting Crows reached back to 2002’s “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)” for a message of rock ’n’ roll mortality. Of course, the song that started it all for Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones,” is a wish for fame that became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The packed house at the newly renovated TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park knew it would be a crowd-pleasing night when Counting Crows performed “Round Here” and “Mr. Jones” as the first and third songs of the program.

Guitarists David Immergluck and Dan Vickrey and keyboard player Charlie Gillingham excelled at creating a big sound to accompany Duritz’s storytelling, with Vickrey supplying a particularly fierce Telecaster solo at the conclusion of “Recovering the Satellites.”

It’s worth noting Tuesday’s show served as the first “back to concerts” moment for many in the audience, and the venue all but levitated with joy during sing-along favorite “Rain King.”

One reason Duritz is coming up with strong material 28 years after the release of breakthrough album “August and Everything After” may be because he’s comparing notes with emerging songwriters such as Sean Barna and Matt Sucich – the supporting acts on Tuesday’s bill.

Philadelphia-based Barna has a strong grasp of ingredients heard in early-Springsteen epics, adding a dash of Lou Reed’s wild side expertise. Barna closed his set with “Modern Man,” from 2018 EP “Cissy”: “Sing the good songs, do the good drugs, turn the news off and love, love, love. I’m a modern man.”

The endearing Sucich won over listeners with the song “Saturn” from 2019 album “Thousand Dollar Dinners.” A slacker’s guide to not taking things too seriously, “Saturn” offers an answer to the question of what are you doing with your life: “It depends, because it’s all relative.”

Tuesday’s Counting Crows setlist

  1. “Round Here”
  2. “Scarecrow”
  3. “Mr. Jones”
  4. “Colorblind”
  5. “Omaha”
  6. “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)”
  7. “Recovering the Satellites”
  8. “Miami”
  9. “God of Ocean Tides”
  10. “Big Yellow Taxi” (Joni Mitchell cover)
  11. “Washington Square”
  12. “The Tall Grass”
  13. “Elevator Boots”
  14. “Angel of 14th Street”
  15. “Bobby and the Rat-Kings”
  16. “Rain King”
  17. “A Long December”
    Encore
  18. “Hanginaround”
  19. “Holiday in Spain”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/16/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Sleigh Bells, Matt Berninger and Indianapolis artist TJ Reynolds.

Songs played on the Aug. 16 episode:

Lunar Vacation, “Mold”
Sophia Knapp featuring Dungen, “Desert Moon”
Munya, “Pour Toi”
Fruit Bats, “The Balcony”
Sleigh Bells, “Locust Laced”
Gustaf, “Book”
Snow Ellet, “Wine on the Carpet”
Wild Rivers, “Amsterdam”
Matt Berninger, “I’m Waiting for the Man”
Secret Sisters, “Dust Cain’t Kill Me”
Jamila Woods, “Fast Car”
TJ Reynolds, “Soul Searching”
Maggie Rose, “Are We There Yet”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/9/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Low, The Linda Lindas and Indiana band Gentlemen Caller.

Songs played on the August 9 episode:

Julia Bardo, “No Feeling”
The Goon Sax, “Psychic”
Milo Greene, “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Joel Culpepper, “Tears of a Crown”
Low, “Disappearing”
Bria, “Green Rocky Road”
Steady Holiday, “Love Me 2”
The Ophelias, “Sacrificial Lamb”
The Linda Lindas, “Oh!”
Alewya, “Spirit_X”
Wye Oak, “Electricity”
Gentleman Caller, “Tiny Houses (Hey Dumdum)”
Maita, “Road Song”
Opus Orange, “The Burning Question”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/2/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from The War on Drugs, Soccer Mommy and Indianapolis band The Common.

Songs played on the August 2 episode:

Yves Tumor, “Jackie”
The Shivas, “If I Could Choose”
The Lathums, “How Beautiful Life Can Be”
Caroline Polachek, “Bunny is a Rider”
The War on Drugs, “Living Proof”
Mereba, “Go(l)d”
JW Francis, “Holy Mountain”
Tycho featuring Ben Gibbard, “Only Love”
Hana Vu, “Maker”
Soccer Mommy, “Rom Com 2004”
The Common, “Deuces, Dukes and Tens”
Squirrel Flower, “Flames and Flat Tires”
Ida Mae, “Learn to Love You Better”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 7/26/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Courtney Barnett, Japanese Breakfast and Indianapolis artist
S.M. Wolf.

Songs played on the July 26 episode:

Velveteers, “Charmer and the Snake”
Spencer, “Genesis”
Laura Stevenson, “Don’t Think About Me”
Charley Crockett, “I Need Your Love”
Courtney Barnett, “Rae Street”
Illuminati Hotties, “Pool Hopping”
Strand of Oaks, “Galacticana”
S.M. Wolf, “Heinous Scepter”
Lightning Bug, “The Right Thing is Hard to Do”
Lump, “We Cannot Resist”
Japanese Breakfast, “Kokomo, IN”
Sufjan Stevens and Angelo de Augustine, “Reach Out”