There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist
Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree precedes her and speaks for itself.
Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of
the modern musical era.
With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings
of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence
"I think people have forgotten what real drums and real voices sound like. We have been so overexposed to these pre-packaged "#1
hits" that when there is anything that has any glimpse of truth or rawness to it, it is like a fresh breath of air. Americana
music really is lyrically driven and is meant to make people think, which is the total opposite of most of the stuff out there on
the radio, so I think that naturally people are being drawn towards it." says Aldridge.
Jordan Dean grew up in North Alabama, where the closest town you’ve
heard of is Muscle Shoals. Jordan was shaped by the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s that still defines the Shoals’ reputation. The
grit of the Rolling Stones and the pop sensibility of Paul Simon have stayed with him to this day.
Jordan now lives in Nashville, TN, where he’s spent the past 6 years writing, gigging, and causing general mayhem.
Sukie Conley work seeks a sound that is constantly revelatory and at the same time
familiar and real. To listen to her songs is to walk around inside of them and come out feeling at home and refreshed.
Strong, beautiful, clear, coy, and curious vocals paired with her growing body of relentlessly original melodies and lyrics
are the elements that cause her music to stand out. Sukie was raised in "the region" of Indiana. Always a writer, in
the summer of 2008 she picked up a friend's guitar and began playing, exploring the ranges of her voice, and putting words to
music. She then took her music outside the confines of her living room couch to let others in on the fun.
Now, fueled by good vibrations and the desire to create, Sukie released her first EP, Part I: Home in December of 2011, and
can be found playing throughout the Midwest.
the Irving Theater welcomes Thomas Carr Howe Reunion & Block Party on Johnson Avenue next to the Irving Theater
Saturday, August 23rd | 5:00p to 11:00p | free
Join us for the eighth annual Thomas Carr Howe High School All Class Reunion and Block Party on the street next to the
theater. An all evening party with food, drinks, great music and, of course, old friends.
Most unfamiliar with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania typically associate it with sprawling rural environments and Amish
populations. Those who have spent time in the central PA location can speak of an entirely different portrait of
Lancaster. They have experienced the "big city" atmosphere mixed with the earnest hard work ethos of a small
town. They know of the thriving and vibrant downtown arts and music scene, which has produced a number of ground breaking
local music acts. They can also tell you the benefit of its close proximity to 5 major US cities. It is this blend of
circumstances that established the creative approach, broad vision, and DIY principles of
This Or The Apocalypse.  :They are a band that exhibits the
patience and dedication to step outside the box to create something both heavy and unique. Their craft of song is
intelligent, scathing, honest and even uplifting.
“While the core of the songs retain the trademark TOTA sound, each member made a commitment to push their individual arrangements
and performances well beyond any previously established boundaries. The synergy between the band and the co producers was
the perfect storm of aggressive and creative youth coupled with experience and wisdom. The blistering ensemble of tracks will
undoubtedly blaze a new path for the band and turn the world of aggressive music upside down.
Founded in 2004, the New Hampshire-based screamo quintet Our Last Night is
comprised of childhood friends Trevor Wentworth (vocals), Matt Wentworth (guitar, vocals), Alex Woodrow (bass), Colin Perry
(guitar), and Tim Molloy (drums). Combining the melodic structures of emo with the guttural sounds of hardcore, Our Last
Night sporadically toured the New England area for three years, releasing several EPs and self-made demos along the way. These
recordings found their way to Epitaph Records, where label owner Brett Gurewitz took interest in the band's maturity and wide-ranging
vocals. The label signed Our Last Night in the summer of 2007, and the group soon headed west to record its debut
album. Completed later that year, The Ghosts Among Us was released in early 2008, followed quickly two years later by
We Will All Evolve in 2010. For their next album the band began to refine their sound, moving towards a more melodic,
post-hardcore with few metal moments on their third album, 2012's Age of Ignorance.
Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to
jumpin’ West Coast swing. After several years of tearing up the road, Bonham brings it all together in Indiana, the
Crossroads of America.
Bonham has performed several times with the legendary Pinetop Perkins, most notably in Cleveland along with Robert Lockwood, Jr. as
part of the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He played off and on for ten years with the late Indianapolis
blues mandolin man, “Yank” Rachell, as well as Chicago piano man Jimmy Walker. Gordon has worked three times with Bo Diddley as
band leader and rang in the 2000 new year at the Slippery Noodle playing with Blues Brother Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Other
notable gigs include a mini tour with “Ice Cream Man” John Brimm and sharing the Main Stage at the Chicago Blues Fest with Billy
Boy Arnold and the late Sunny Land Slim. Bonham has also opened for such greats as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, Solomon Burke and B.B.King.
Locally, Bonham was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cooler Kings, followed by the Gordon Bonham Blues Band.
Their album Low Down and Blue was chosen by David Lindquist of The Indianapolis Star as no.3 of the Top Ten
Releases of 1999. He continues to be a host of the blues jam at the world famous Slippery Noodle Inn and appears every Monday
with Indy’s favorite “all star band” Soul Bus.
With two European tours and a growing list of memorable gigs, the credentials continue to stack up, making Gordon Bonham’s music a
must have for anyone who appreciates serious and soulful blues.
Mina & The Wondrous Flying Machine are a piano-driven
cross-pollination of singer-songwriter, indie rock and a hint of jazz using lush chords and impulsive horn lines to create their
distinctive sound. Their songs have been described as “if Joni Mitchell and Aimee Mann had a baby with Charles Mingus.” Live
shows have emphasized variety and spontaneity, from didgeridoos to impromptu rappers to homemade megaphones and banging on alarm
bells. The Wondrous Flying Machine try to be as adventurous and honest as they can, but most of all grateful to be making
music wherever they may go. Founder Mina Keohane was forming ripples in the Indianapolis music scene as a jazz composer with
her group making stops at Indy Jazz Fest and landing the cover of Intake Magazine, a feature in Nuvo and Indy Men’s Magazine.
Deciding to take a break from instrumental music and going back to her roots as a singer, Mina put together the Wondrous
Flying Machine as the vehicle for a new adventure in songwriting.
Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents Midnight Picture Show
USA 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman |100min | R
Saturday, September 20 | Midnight | $6
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.
Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, October 25 - HALLOWEEN!
Dynamic, soulful, experimental, and clever, all focused on the heart of a person. With an uncompromising message intertwined
with hot rhythms and beats, Los Angeles based, Propabanda,
lyrically puts together potent relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture. Bringing with him
years of classroom teaching and community service experience, he is eloquently bold in the message of each song and never shies away
from a strong poetic element in his music. His Subject matter ranges from staying accountable God as well as standing up
boldly for one's faith both in word and in one's life. Not to mention aggressive battle rap and political awareness opening
up for and performing with such groups as De La Soul, The Visionaries, Lightheaded, Ahmad & 4th Avenue Jones, LA Symphony and
touring with none other than the Blastmaster KRS ONE, Propaganda is no stranger to live shows. Music lovers all over the
country proclaim, after a Propaganda show, "He Sounds like no one else out there. Nobody performs like him! His sound
and style is completely his own!" Not to mention being highly respected in the LA underground scene, a familiar face in
places like A Mic and Dim lights and the Famous collective called Foundation, he is also one of the main topics of chat rooms on
many Hip-Hop related sites. "Props" has gained a national and international following which landed him in London, Cameroon
television and radio and Nigeria to name a few. After years of training being the youngest member of the Los Angeles based
mega crew The Tunnel Rats, he now boasts full-length albums, two feature films, countless cameo appearances and a chance to write
with and perform with Krs One. From aggressive Battle raps over Norma Jean, Face to Face and Static Lullaby guitar licks, to
smooth introspective soul rhythms, to the head nodding beats and rhymes California is known for, Propaganda is the total package.
Do not let His name fool you. He is not simply Gossip and rumors. He is the truth. Come and see.
Jeremiah “JGivens” Givens was born in Los Angeles. During the early 1990s Los
Angeles experienced an all time peak of gang violence and drugs; to avoid this, at the age of five is mother relocated to
“Sin City” Las Vegas. Although Las Vegas proved to have much less gang violence, sex, drug, and perversion were still
inescapable for youth there. JGivens was raised in a single-parent Christian family and was taught from the Bible at a young
age by his mother. From elementary school, Givens would live to aspire to be a mechanical engineer specializing in
rollercoaster and ride design. By the end of high school, Givens was a youth leader and minister at his church, graduated
with honors at the top of his class, led a prolific youth ministry and community service outlet, played in the city Honors
Orchestra, was admitted to the University of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering, and would be expelled from school
his senior year for drug possession and sent to opportunity correctional school—not quite the perfect all-American picture, but
where sin abounded, grace abounds moreover. In lieu, Givens would soon continue on to the University of Southern California
where he continued to be heavily involved in academics and community, yet continued to recreationally use and sell drugs, party, and
practice sexual immorality. But God never ceased to speak to Givens even in his complacent lifestyle of sin. In his
fourth year at the University, Givens began to fully surrender to Christ in his actions and lifestyle, and began to shed the secret
sins that he was indulging in. A fast would change the complete spectrum of Givens’ future. During a time of fasting God
revealed something COMPLETELY NEW to Givens’ life—the gift of lyricism. Givens had never rapped and officially written any
piece until this time period. His friends encouraged him to get a cheap microphone and make a Mixtape, and so he did.
The response was surprisingly positive, so in his final semester of engineering school, JGivens began to compose a mixtape.
He released it in June of 2010 just post graduation and the journey in music began there. Givens has spent his his
post-graduate years persuing music and outreach in Las Vegas.
One of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Bands of 2014, Real Friends is an
emo/pop punk band from the south side of Chicago. With their "do it yourself" attitude, they rapidly became one of the
biggest unsigned bands in the genre, gaining the respect of bands and fans all over the map, signing to Fearless Records in December
2013. Real Friends continues to grow in popularity daily with their hard work, relatable lyrics, energetic music, and
dedicated fan base.
A hardcore and metal punk band out of Long Island, Stray From The Path were formed
in 2001 by Thomas Williams, John Kane, Justin Manas, Ed Edge, and Frank Correira. The original lineup released a debut
full-length, Audio Prozac, in 2003, following it with Our Oceania in 2005, after which singer Edge left the band and
was replaced by Andrew Dijorio, otherwise known as Drew York. Villains appeared in 2008, after which the lineup changed
again, with Ryan Thompson replacing Correira on bass, Manas moving from drums to guitar to replace Kane, and a new drummer, Dan
Bourke, coming aboard. Signing with Sumerian Records, this was the lineup that recorded and released 2009's Make Your Own
History, following it with Rising Sun in 2011 and Anonymous in 2013.
Transylvania Lip Treatment presents "Repo! The Genetic Opera"
USA 2008 | digital | Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman |98min | R
Saturday, November 8 | Midnight | $8
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian
In the not-so-distant future, a mass epidemic of organ failures has gripped the nation. In the darkest of hours, a savior
emerges: The bio-tech company known as GeneCo. GeneCo offers organ-financing for everyone. But that’s not
all… GeneCo can help you with the latest in ocular technology and fashion, how to make brand names pop on an x-ray, choosing
the right style of lungs this season, and the latest cure for blood diseases. Come discover what the founder and CEO may
be dying from, the secret he holds over a self-widowed Repo Man who’s hiding a daughter that shouldn’t even be alive, and who
gets the company when he dies. Come on, his choices are between a hair-trigger, obsessive-compulsive knife nut, a flamboyant,
face-stealing rapist, and the spoiled princess who trades sex for drugs… You know you wish you were on the front lines,
watching that battle! So hurry now… Get your tickets, opera tickets… And don’t be shy!
Doors open at 11:00pm. Preshow is, well just before the show. The movie begins at Midnight.