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Friday, March 1 First Firday at the Irving Theater

Saturday, March 2

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Forest Green
Overgrow
Arcadia Grey
farfromit

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 advance / $12 day of show

Forest Green is a Michigan-based four piece rock outfit with a unique blend of alternative and post-hardcore roots, and who have etched their way into the scene with a style of their own.  Displaying a raw, intense and an emotion-filled sound, they’ve proven to bring nothing but energy and passion to their music and live performances.”

In August Forest Green joined the roster of independent labor No Sleep Records.   Forest Green joins a roster of some of the hottest, rising and established rock, punk and emo bands around like Hot Mulligan, Living With Lions, Slow Bloom among others.
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Originated in Columbus, Ohio in early 2016, Overgrow is the solo project of singer/guitarist Jake Ciccotelli.  A side project in its early days, Overgrow functioned as Ciccotelli’s outlet for all of the facets of life that were difficult to vocalize traditionally.  In late 2017, after the breakup of his previous band, Overgrow entered a period of reinvention, in which the debut EP The House You Made was written - this time with a full-band delivery.  The release primarily touches on grieving the loss of Ciccotelli’s late father, who had passed away suddenly in October of 2017. The release also tackles themes of self-criticism, and taking charge of one’s own mental health.
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Sunday, March 3

#ROCKtheIrving

Pivotal Touring and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Speaking Suns
Dope Ocelot
Meghan Cristeen Martin
Sidewalks

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $7.50 advance / $10 day of show

"Range is a big album, an ambitious one of intricate, cosmic layers, shifting textures, and plenty of exploration. Speaking Suns can present as throwback folk-rockers,  Midwest art-rockers channeling the past couple decades of indie rock in Chicago, or experimental jammers. And they take risks." ~Prefix

"With a unique take on the American pop landscape of sounds & sensations, the long awaited follow-up to Speaking Suns' 2014 debut Vanishing Country showcases a band seasoned from expansive tours of the Midwest where they offer up a unique guitar twang that exhales alongside brass inflected expressions that mix modes of the modern with a curious creative current that is all their own." ~Impose

"Nominally described as “indie pop,” the group—guitarists Jacob Diebold and Jay Teilhet, drummer David Byrne, bassist Dylan Sage, and trumpeter Jonathan Jacky—readily shifts between sunshiny radiance (joyful opening track “Spell,” with its massed vocal harmonies and peppy horns), moodier meditations (“Out of Range” has a distinctively woozy, almost Wilco-type vibe), and excursions into darkness (there’s an angular complexity at play in a track like “These Are the Days” which wouldn’t have been out of place on a classic Flying Nun band’s record in the ‘80s)." ~Blurt
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Monday, March 4 Acoustic Open Mic

Tuesday, March 5

#ROCKtheIrving

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Shark Mouth Productions presents
She/Her/Hers
Grey Matter
Dana Skully
Whine Mom

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $5 day of show



Wednesday, March 6 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, March 7 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, March 8

#NappyRoots

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Mad Hatter Shows present
Nappy Roots
Guest

 8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $20 / VIP $40 advance


Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger.  After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall.  It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years.  Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.

After severing ties with Atlantic Record and going independent, it was inevitable change was his own for solo efforts. Nappy Roots had no choice but to keep it moving and did so as smoothly as possible.  As the saying goes, “the show must go on,” and so it has, obstacles included.

With a heavy heart and no major label record deal, Nappy Roots knew they had to remain in pursuit of their destiny and, thus, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group was formed.  The members of Nappy Roots were facing foreclosures and a mountain of stress in the jobless economy, but still they remained positive and pushed on, while never forgetting where they came from and what they had accomplished. With fans constantly communicating with the members online and at shows, the guys realized they weren’t the only ones having trouble.

With the release of their tenth mix-tape Shit's Beautiful and the departure of Big V from the group, as he left to pursue a solo career, Nappy Roots forges forward.  Between touring and recording, the four-man group focuses on consistently putting out quality hip-hop.

A weak man with no vision, no diligence behind the vision, and no faith behind the diligence would have given up, but Skinny Deville, Fishscales, B. Stille and Ron Clutch did, can, and will handle this and more, all in the name of Nappy Roots.
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Saturday, March 9

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

 Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
 17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, April 13

Monday, March 11 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, March 13 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, March 14 Poetry Open Mic

Monday, March 18 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, March 20 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, March 21 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, March 22

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Songwriter's Circle
featuring
The Rough & Tumble (Nashville)
Emily Lehman (Indianapolis)
Jim Key (Indianapolis)
Yadin Kol (Indianapolis)

 8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)

The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep--and as difficult to send home.  The dumpster-folk, thriftstore-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, have been hobbling around the country in their 16’ camper since 2015.  They picked up a couple of actual strays along the way--two 100lb dogs, Puddle & Magpie Mae--and have been making themselves at home in living rooms, bars, theaters, and festivals across the country.

Even at their start in 2011, The Rough & Tumble are collectors.  Trinkets, instruments, stories shoved in cupholders, and scraps of paper sticking out of old books they never planned to read, the duo couldn’t resist filling their pockets with tiny things that may be useful down the road.  Until they hit the road. Limited in space, The Rough & Tumble are a new kind of collector:  songwriting with illustration, and arranging each song with a menagerie of instruments, ranging from acoustic guitars to mailbox snares to a banjulele.  "Their Americana music is restorative, their performance highly entertaining, their orchestra of unusual instruments intriguing, and… jokes and stories are worthy of an HBO special".  (Linda Bolton, Cozy Cabin House Concerts).

The stray folkies are as industrious as they are scrappy, releasing five EPs and two albums in their 8 years.  The Rough & Tumble’s 2018 release We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know, brought the listener to the road and the road to their home, an album “as cozy, comfortable and inviting as a well-worn couch." (Bill Kopp, Mountain Xpress).  This is in addition to their weekly livecast, a monthly blog, a Cook & Color Book, a food blog, 2018 SERFA Official Showcase Artist, and playing upwards of 150 shows a year.

The Rough & Tumble are headed back into the studio in early 2019 for a later year release.  But you will likely catch them pawing at your front door on their never-ending tour soon.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday April 26.

Sunday, March 24

#GCRecital

the Irving Theater welcomes
Guitar Center Winter Recital

1:00p to 4:00p  |  FREE

The Castleton and Greenwood Guitar Centers are delighted to have their students participate in a real music environment for their Winter Recital.  Musicians often begin their journey playing in coffeehouses and other small venues.  Guitar Center is proud to carry on this fine tradition with their Winter Recital.
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Monday, March 25 Acoustic Open Mic

Tuesday, March 26

#Bunnies

Grace Images present
Kids and Bunnies Photo Shoot

10:00a to 1:00p  |  $15


Bring the kids for an adorable spring photos with bunnies! Includes emailed photograph and link to print and product options.  Photo shoot is being done by Grace Images.

$15 per child or children together, $5 per additional shots. Sessions are photographed on a first come first serve basis.
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Wednesday, March 27 Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, March 27

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Boys Of Fall
Oh, Weatherly
Never Loved
Chin Up, Kid
You vs Yesterday

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 advance / $12 day of show

Detroit's Boys Of Fall will be on tour with Oh, Weatherly and Never Loved this spring.  The band will be out in support of their latest album 'Better Moments' (InVogue Records) which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Alternative New Artist chart late last year.  Check out the video for the song "Heartbreaker"
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Thursday, March 28 Poetry Open Mic

Sunday, March 31

#BlueMonkey

the Irving Theater welcomes
The Blue Monkey Sideshow

7:00p / doors 6:00p  |  $20 at the door  |  12+ adult content


If you do not see it, you will not know. This classic carny (carnival) bark is so true when proclaimed about the Blue Monkey Sideshow.  Incorporated in Indianapolis in 1998 (yes they are a real entity), this group has performed from Alabama to Alaska, New York to Las Vegas and hundreds of stops in between.  Their travels include 15 years at the Indiana State Fair, three years at the Rolling Rock Towne Fair and twice opening for the Insane Clown Posse:  at the first Gathering of the Juggalos and Hollow Wicked. Over two decades , tens of thousands at colleges, universities, racetracks, rock concerts, private parties, nightclubs,, corporate events, sport celebrations, Amazon family day, the Snodgrass sheet metal safety breakfast and historic reenactments have witnessed the feats of this unique performance group.  These are the guys who opened Die,Circus, Die in the hollow, plaster shedding cavern that was to become the Fountain. Square Theatre. &bnsp;They accidentally created a PETA protest the with their “Cat out of a Cannon” act on the Circle.  They enlivened early Jazz Fest patrons, performing on a wagon without brakes.  The mayor spoke from their stage on the Canal and Dick Wolfsie has devoted a page in his book to them.

Why? Because when you witness the Blue Monkey Sideshow, you undergo a transformation that only the carnival bark can bring you.  They have explored the carnival life, it's dangers and small rewards, so you don't have to.  And through their trials you realize life is more important , possible and joyful with a wink than ever before.

If you do not see it, you will not know.

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Coming in April

Friday, April 5 First Firday at the Irving Theater

Friday, April 5

#TretInIndy


Roses In November
Roses In November
available now


the Irving Theater welcomes
Tret Fure

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $15 advance / $18 day of show


Come celebrate with Tret Fure the release her top ten folk album, "Roses in November".  Her songs and stories are not to be missed.

Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest.  At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album "Mousetrap. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.

A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women's Music.  She recorded with and produced some of the best of women's music including the legendary "Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall" (1983).  She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together.

Now after 8 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories., Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song. as well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Music.  In 2009, Tret was voted "Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician".  In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women's Music.  She is also the #1 folk artist for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay songwriting contest for her song "The Fishermen of Bristol Bay".

Her acclaimed solo releases include "Tret Fure" (1973), "Terminal Hold" (1984), "Edges of the Heart" (1986), "Time Turns the Moon" (1990), "Back Home" (2001) which took both album of the year and single of the year awards for 2001 from OutVoice Top 40, "My Shoes" (2003) in which Sing Out! Magazine says "Fure's new solo venture signals her intent to do more than just move on.  This album soars...She has never sounded better...This mature effort surely ranks among Fure's finest works and will be savored by old-time fans and new fans alike.", "Anytime Anywhere" (2005) and "True Compass" (2007) both beautiful collections of songs of love and passion, "The Horizon" (2010), "A Piece of the Sky" (2013) and "Rembrandt Afternoons" (2015) which was chosen by the acclaimed folk music show 'Midnight Special' as their album of the week and was in heavy rotation on folk shows around the country. Her song "Freedom" has been arranged for chorale groups and is being performed widely around the country.

Now Tret has released a stunning collection of songs on her latest release "Roses in November" (2018).  "Roses in November" has been on the Folk DJ charts for the past 6 months.  Her song "Lessons From Home Plate" was the #1 song in the month of June, with the album at #4 and she was the #2 artist.  In November, the title song was #7. Wanda A. Fischer from WMAC Northeast Public Radio has this to say, "Roses in November" is yet another masterpiece from Tret. Exceptionally crafted songs delivered with passion, conviction and, yes, soul.  Tret weaves magic both in the lyrics and between the lines. This will certainly be on my "Best of 2018" list. Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular song "Tomboy girl".  In addition, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting individually and in workshop settings.  She paints pet portraits on commission and, an accomplished cook, Fure has also published a cookbook, "Tret's Kitchen", featuring her own recipes.  Along with bridging the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Tret served for 6 years as President of Local 1000,  The Traveling Musicians Association--a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.

Tret is truly a Renaissance Woman!
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Saturday, April 13

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

 Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
 17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, May 11

Sunday, April 14

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Boys Of Fall
Oh, Weatherly
Never Loved
Chin Up, Kid
You vs Yesterday

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 advance / $12 day of show

Detroit's Boys Of Fall will be on tour with Oh, Weatherly and Never Loved this spring.  The band will be out in support of their latest album 'Better Moments' (InVogue Records) which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Alternative New Artist chart late last year.  Check out the video for the song "Heartbreaker"
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Coming in May

Friday, May 3 First Firday at the Irving Theater

wednesday, May 8

ZEAL
ZEAL
available Spring 2019

#KingsInIndy

Afton presents
Kings Kaleidoscope
Wordplayed

 7:30p / doors 7:00p  |  $25 / $60 VIP meet & greet


Kings Kaleidoscope and Special Guests embark on their first nationwide tour, covering 25 US cities promoting their newest album, "ZEAL".

Kings Kaleidoschope has a history of breaking convention.   The band first met at church, reimagining hymns and ecclesial melodies.  But what started under lofted ceilings soon broke through, reaching the ready ears of crowds and critics. Five EPs and two critically-acclaimed LPs later (both landing in the top 10 on Billboard's gospel chart), King's continues to reinvent their medium.  Genre-bending rhythms, bold arrangements, and soaring melodies underscore the diverse influences within the band.  Chad Gardner leads the collective of friends; up to ten members strong, and all hands stretch the canvas until it sings.  Their latest project, “The Beauty Between,” is another transformation, but what remains true—and what resonates with fans—is the creative core:  an honest expression of the ache, love, and color of a life redeemed.
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Thursday, May 9

#MartinBarre

Mark Gasper presents
50 years of Jethro Tull
featuring longtime Jethro Tull guitartist
Martin Barre and his Band
Jethro Tull drummer(1967 to 1971)
Clint Bunker
and playing keyboard for Jethro Tull (1977 to 1980)
Dee Palmer

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $45 / $65 Premium Seating


In 1969, a band of four English musicians known as JETHRO TULL arrived in New York and literally took America by storm.  Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide!

Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his Band reunites with his former Jethro Tull bandmates Clint Bunker (drums) and Dee Palmer (keyboards) in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary.

The tour will include Martin's touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals.

As Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson are taking a break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue.  His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years.

*NOTE THAT IAN ANDERSON IS NOT PERFORMING AS PART OF THIS CONCERT*

At the center of Tull's unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos, Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years. His sound and playing having been a major factor in their success.

Martin's guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on 'Aqualung'.  His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1989.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
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