Being an avid rock fan in Indianapolis, having seen plenty of live shows in the region; it may come as a surprise to some that I have never made my way to Radio Radio. Located in the heart of Fountain Square, it is a breath of fresh air in the tentative indie alteration community. Don’t be intimidated by the location on a map, Radio Radio along with Fountain Square will be, if not already, steady fixtures on the Indianapolis beaten path. One could say what Broad Ripple once was, before the death of the rock club and the invasion of the dance club. Radio Radio has a very swanky lounge lizard vibe. The area is kept dark with nothing but illuminated red domes and the beaming light between liquor bottles at the bar to cascade the patrons.
That is, of course, until the bands play at the south end. First band of the night’s double header is Rotovox. They seemed like a no-frills bunch and the crowd seemed indifferent when they introduced themselves. It wasn’t until they rolled in the riff laden chant