WTTS Forecastle Festival Blog 2016

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Join WTTS bloggers Rob Humphrey and Jim Ritter this weekend at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll share stories, pics, and more right here in the Forecastle Festival blog, courtesy of Brothers Floor Covering.

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Here we are. Ready for Day Two at Forecastle 2016.

Day One was eventful and hectic. It all started with the festival being evacuated, due to weather, a little over an hour after it started. Forecastle was evacuated last year on the first day as well. That happened late in the evening during Sam Smith’s headlining set. Both evacuations went smoothly and without incident, this years was a little more confusing because no one was sure when we would be let back in and how the lineup was going to be affected. Turns out they reopened the gates after an hour and a half or so. All of the performers played with a slightly modified schedule.

On the topic of the performances, if the festival is being scored like a competition, Bully won the first day. The relatively new band from Nashville took the Port Stage right around sundown and delivered a blistering set. Other highlights included the headlining set from The Avett Brothers and Dr. Dog’s late night show.

Can’t wait to see what today has in store.



Saturday – 6:26
It’s been an amazing day and a half of music. After being evacuated last night (due to weather) it has been show after show of jaw dropping. Hands down the best show so far was Bully. They played last night at 8:45 and as the sun went down the band kicked it into another gear. The veracity of Alicia Bognanno howl is perfectly complimented by the aggressive playing of the band.

I just got done watching The Arcs and the Dan Auerbach led group knows how to entertain a crowd. Dan had the aura of a Rock star from the moment he took the stage and he even tried to moon walk. It’s been so much fun to see all of these amazing musicians and I’m looking forward to catching Nothing, Local Natives and Alabama Shakes tonight!




The heat arrived in Louisville for Day Two of Forecastle. It wasn’t the punishing heat that was here last year but it was hot enough. Staying cool and hydrated was the order of the day.

Highlights from Day Two included a solid set from Shakey Graves during which he brought Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child on stage to sing “Dearly Departed” with him. The set from Philadelphia band Nothing was without a doubt the loudest that I have ever heard at a festival and Local Natives were great on the Mast Stage.

The best performance of the festival, so far, came in the middle of the day from The Arcs. When Laura Duncan spoke with Dan Auerbach about the band, he was hesitant to call it a new band because they have all been playing together for quite awhile, which showed when they were on-stage.  Festivals are full of distractions for the audience. You have four stages of music going at once, food trucks, tons of vendors and booths (this year you can literally do everything from buy a turntable to take a virtual reality adventure), the heat beating down and the beautiful setting of Waterfront Park. If a band can take the stage and make me forget all of that and focus solely on them, they are killing it. I didn’t move an inch while The Arcs were on-stage.

The headliner last night was Alabama Shakes. If you were at WTTS Rock On The River last year, you know how great they are live. Last night was no exception and they would have been a strong contender for the best show of the day but their set was marred by a bit of a sound issue. The band was tight but their set was quiet. The Mast Stage sits at the front of a massive open park area, the interstate runs right behind the back of the park. Even halfway back, I could hear the traffic on the interstate as the band was playing. I’m not sure why they didn’t crank it up a bit louder.

One final thing about yesterday and then it’s off to enjoy the shows. This is the third straight year I have attended this festival and every year I’m surprised by at least one band. I found that band yesterday. I had heard about Nashville’s All Them Witches a couple of times but wasn’t super familiar with the band. I had an open spot on my schedule for the day and saw that they were getting ready to play on the Port Stage. I walked over there and saw the largest crowd that I have seen at that stage. The band came out and I realized why everyone was there. They put on an energetic live set and I can’t wait to dive into their music further. Short notice but I did see on their schedule that they will be playing the Hi-Fi on Tuesday. If you want to see a great show, get on it.

Time to go see what there is to see today.


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Sunday – 4:15

This has been the best three days of my life. The music and atmosphere of Louisville has been so positive. Every time I come to reflect on the performances it gets better and better. Last night, Big Gigantic won my heart. Every time the singer/saxophones told the crowd to throw your hands up, the crowd put their hands up. Every time he told us to jump, the crowd went wild. For being a duo they defiantly knew how to involve the crowd and get a big sound.

Alabama Shakes was a close second. They brought members of the Louisville’s Orchestra up on stage to perform songs from their second album Sound And Color. I could not believe how in sync they were. If you saw them last year at our first Rock On The River you know the spectacular sound they produce. It was the perfect way to end the night.

As for today, The Suffers got it all started for me. I had never heard of them but they brought funk and soul to the festival. Also performing at the same time was Anderson East. I jumped over to catch the second half of his set and I have to say, he sounds exactly like he does on his album. If you haven’t seen him live, check out his performance last year in Sun King Studio 92. The rest of the day has another great lineup of music. White Denim is next followed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, followed by Death Cab For Cutie and Ryan Adams. My only compliant about the festival is that the musicians can’t play longer.



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Halloween Haunts & Fall Festivals

It’s that time of the year! Leaves change color, we fill up on pumpkin pie, and some of the best Halloween Haunts and Fall Festivals come to town. The WTTS Halloween Haunts & Fall Festivals page, presented by Karma Records Indy’s place for Vinyl, CDs and more since 1970


Halloween Haunts


Irvington Halloween After Party

Saturday, October 27th at 6pm.

5592 Bonna Ave.




Haunted Angelus House

Fridays Thru Sundays in October, Plus October 24th and 25th, Halloween Night and November 2nd and 3rd.

8829 E. Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46219




Indy Scream Park – 5 Attractions in One Location

Every Night in October Thru November 3rd

White River Paintball Facility

5211 New S. Columbus Rd.

Anderson, IN 46013




Fright Manor

September 28 & 29, October 5th-6th, 12th-13th, 18th-21st, 24th – 31st, November 2nd & 3rd

2909 S. Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN 46225




Fear Fair

September 21st-23rd, 28th – 30th, every Thursday thru Sunday in October (except 10/4 & 10/11), Halloween Night & November 2nd & 3rd. **Plus Kids Trick Or Treating on October 29th

800 A Ave.

Seymour, IN 47274



Frite Lodge Haunted House

Friday and Saturday Nights September 21st thru October 27th.

7525 Acton Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46259




Stillwell Manor Haunted House

Thursday Thru Sunday in October, Plus Halloween Night

1704 E. 60th St.

Anderson, IN 46013




Indy Haunted Loft

Friday and Saturday nights from September 28th – October 27th 

Piney Acres Farm

1115 E. 1000 N.

Fortville, IN 46040




Necropolis: City of Perpetual Darkness Haunted House

Friday and Saturday nights October 5th – 20th, October 21st, October 25th – 31st

Dark Armies Paintball Facility

2525 N. Shadeland Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46241




Hanna Hunted Acres

Tuesday Thru Sunday in October plus Monday October 29th and November 2nd and 3rd.

7323 E. Hanna Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46239




When Darkness Falls Haunted Trail

Every Friday and Saturday in October

Ceraland Park

3989 S. 525

Columbus, IN 47203




Nightmare on Edgewood

September 28th & 29th, October 5th & 6th, Friday thru Sunday from October 11th thru October 27th, OCtober 31st, November 2nd & 3rd

6004 Camden Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46227




Indiana Fear Farm

Friday thru Sunday September 28th thru October 28th

6736 S. 500 W.

Jamestown, Indiana 46147




Barn of Terror Bloomington

Open every Friday and Saturday in October and October 31st 

8792 N. Old State Road 37

Bloomington, IN 47408



The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House – GrimNasium

October 11th – 31st

Children’s Museum Indianapolis

3000 N. Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN 46208



Fall Festivals

Heartland Apple Festival at Beasley’s Orchard

October 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th

Beasley’s Orchard and Garden

2304 E. Main St.

Danville, IN 46122




Harvest Festival Weekends at Stuckey Farm

Saturdays and Sundays thru October 22nd

Stuckey Farm

19975 Hamilton Boone Rd.

Sheridan, IN 46069




Waterman’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

2 locations:

7010 E. Raymond St.

Indianapolis, IN 46239



1100 N. Indiana 37

Greenwood, IN 46143




46th Annual Seymour Okoberfest

October 4th – 6th

Various Locations

Seymour, IN




Stoney Creek Farm Pumpkin Harvest Festival

September 29th – October 31st

11366 State Road 38 East

Noblesville, IN 46060




Greendell Fall Festival

October 1st – October 31st

749 W. SR 42

Mooresville, IN 46158




Riley Festival

October 4th – 7th

Courthouse Square

312 E. Main St.

Greenfield, IN 46140




Fall Foliage Festival

October 11th – 14th

128 N. Jefferson St.

Martinsville, IN




Indianapolis Zoo Halloween ZooBoo

October 4th – 28th

1200 W. Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46222




Mississinewa 1812 Reenactment Weekend

October 12th – 14th

Mississinewa Battefield

6000 N. 300 W27

La Fontaine, Indiana 46940




Original & Fabulous Germanfest

October 13th

Indianapolis Athenaeum

401 E. Michigan St.

Indianapolis, IN




Covered Bridge Festival

October 12th – 21st

Parke County, IN




Heartland Film Festival

October 11th – 21st

Multiple Venues

Indianapolis, IN




Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

5700 E. Washington St.

Indianapolis, Indiana


Lo Moon In Sun King Studio 92

Lo Moon stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on December 21st, 2017 for an exclusive and intimate show with WTTS listeners before their show with The War On Drugs at the WTTS Can Concert. Enjoy the music and conversation below!



“This Is It”


Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

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WTTS 31 Days of Halloween

NECROPOLIS : The City of Perpetual Darkness (2525 N. Shadeland Ave.) and WTTS are teaming up to bring you the scariest October Indy has ever seen. Throughout the month, we’ll keep this page up to date with area haunted houses and other ghoulish attractions, so check back often for the lastest news.

AND we’re looking back at some of scariest movie moments ever, and we need your feedback. Let us know yours in the Comments and check back every day in October for a new trailer or clip!

Scary Movie #31 — The Blair Witch Project

The Haunted Houses

The Asylum House
8604 S. Meridian St.

Fright Manor
2909 S. Meridian St.

Fright Night Haunted House
5860 E. 71st St.

Hanna Haunted Acres
7323 E. Hanna Ave.

Hannah House
3801 Madison Ave.

Hauntsburg Haunted House
710 E. Main St., Brownsburg, IN

Necropolis: The City of Perpetual Darkness
2525 N. Shadeland Ave.

SlaughterHaus Haunted House
4700 N. Post Rd.

Indy ScreamPark
5211 S. New Columbus Rd. Anderson, IN