Week of October 11th

Each week, I have fun searching through the local music scene to find the coolest shows each week. Usually, this takes a fair amount of effort. This week, my job is really easy.

The Broad Ripple Fall Music Fest is the brainchild of Jeb Banner, one of the forces behind the excellent local music archive musicalfamilytree.com. In the void left behind by the Midwest Music Summit, the BRFMF has sprung up. This Saturday, Broad Ripple comes alive.

Here are my choices for the best bets at this year’s BRFMF:

Amo Joy
6:00 pm, Vibes

The best of the early shows features the psych-pop of Amo Joy. Check out their eclectic sounds as you visit the brand new Broad Ripple location of local independent record store Vibes.

Sump Pumps
9:00 pm, Alley Cat

These Bloomington guys sound like a punk rock band from the future. Their songs are energetic, well-written, and funny. Check out their song ‘Space Camp’ for a perfect example of their particular brand of awesome.

The Peggy Sues
11:00 pm, Melody Inn

The Melody Inn is host to one of Indy’s best up-and-comming rock/punk bands, the Peggy Sues. Their last big show was an opening slot for Girl Talk, and they follow that up with a prime spot for the BRFMF.

1:00 pm, Spin Nightclub

Closing out the night is the premier Indianapolis hip-hop act, the Mudkids. They have the experience under their belt to close the night out right.

It is gonna be awesome. Make sure you clear you plans this Saturday. See you out there.