Sunday, May 18, 2008
Tonight The Parade Schedule, Rodeo Ruby Love, Chemic, and Laura K. Balke played a concert at Quills.
Indianapolis singer/song writer Laura K. Balke opened the concert with a disarmingly authentic set that could have been read directly from her diary. Definitely a step above most acoustic solo acts.
The Parade Schedule lived up to their name, with 4 additional members since I saw them at the 930 a few months ago. New songs like the "Repentant Backstabber" revealed an interesting new direction that I personally find exciting. Rumor has it that they are releasing a split ep with Ben Traughber.
Rodeo Ruby Love, a seven piece indie/alt/ska/ collective from Indiana, had a contagious energy that at least spread to Brooks Ritter and Mick Price, who could be seen dancing near the front. I must admit that there is some thing catching about all seven members of a band shouting the lyrics in unison.
Chemic, featuring my former co-worker Jon Moore on drums, closed the evening with a most enjoyable set of melodic indie rock. The band gets major cred in my book for using a vintage Rhodes.
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