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Monday, September 21 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, September 23 WIDTH= Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, September 24 Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, September 24

the Irving Theater welcomes
Hey! Rabbit
Chad Lehr
Emily Myren
Cody Almond
Nick Long

Thursday, September 24  |  7:30p  |  $7 / $12 dos

Hey! Rabbit is a pretty boring/awesome married couple so since they like to stay in most nights they figured they should start recording ideas.  Paul plays the ukulele and sings and Mary plays the melodica, baby glockenspiel, and sings also. Rad.
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"Emily Myren is making her mark on the Indianapolis music scene.  A sweet, beautiful emotional mark.  And thus far, of course, it is amazing. With youth firmly on her side, it will be very interesting to see where this lady goes with her style.  Currently in the studio, Emily needs to be heard live.  There is a certain level of passion and grace that fills the room as she performs." -Brother Brother Radio Cast
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J is an indie folk songwriter from Prague.

Friday, September 25


NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Carrie Pietz (Indianapolis)
Bryce Ernest Taylor (Muncie)
Kyra Waltz (Indianapolis)
Jesse Lacy (Bloomington)

Friday, August 21  |  8:00p  |  free $5 suggested

Carrie Pietz was born in Pontiac and grew up on the outskirts of Detroit.  She started singing and acting in school musicals at the age of eight, playing clarinet, violin, bass and drums at the age of ten, and guitar by the time she was twelve.  When she was fourteen she started charming the hearts of her audience, by playing local coffee shops, small venues, and opening up for her uncles band as a solo artist.  She also enjoyed sitting in on band projects with other musicians and friends on the side.  When she was twenty-one she moved to Indianapolis where she created her first all female band called "All Things Blue".  The band eventually went their separate ways, so she decided to continue doing what she loved to do as a solo artist, but keeping it fresh by playing in other bands such as The Peggy Sues, The Alien Ground , Carrie Pietz and the Sunny Disposition, and Carrie and the Clams.
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Bryce Ernest Taylor brings a fresh eclectic, insightful approach to songwriting and performance.  A modern renaissance man, skilled in arts and technology, and a practicing psychologist, his passion for music has grown from seeds planted as a child growing up with the rich, country/folk influences of Texas and Oklahoma.  The diversity of his songwriting reflects his living life in the varied terrains of the shifting beaches of South Carolina, the soaring wild mountains of Colorado, and fertile, earthy influences of Indiana.  Departing somewhat from the stripped-down, rugged performance of a modern-day singer-songwriter, Bryce's smooth lead vocal, accented by electronically enhanced harmonies, interesting instrumentation, and rhythms demonstrate that skilled use of tools available to the modern musician can enhance a performance and do not have to sound artificial.  From reflections on the day to day goings on of love and life to more broad urgings for personal growth and social justice, Bryce entertains and reminds us of what it means to live both the joys and the struggles of a life well-lived.
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Music is Kyra's life. Kyra Waltz songs are pure emotion, vulnerable expressions, and raw passion. She began singing and playing piano as a little girl, and hasn't stopped ever since those formative years. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Being a musician is Kyra's dream awakened.
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Known for his amiable disposition, catchy songwriting, and intimate performances, Jesse Lacy experiments with his history in classical and pop music when composing for his alternative folk rock trio.  The Herald Times calls them "a trio of fun," and Appetizer Radio describes the experience as "musical story telling".

Away from performance, Lacy is known for his features/interviews with talented songwriters from all around the world (#FridayFeature) that he includes in his blog.  He is also the administrator of the Facebook group, Musicians Stronger Together (MST), a music business advise and networking blog created to help fellow musicians succeed in the music industry.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, October 23

Saturday, September 26

the Irving Theater welcomes
Joshua Robert
Nick Long

Saturday, September 26  |  8:00p  |  $10 / $12 dos

Tenasie Bowe & Matt Keyler, combining their songwriting and performance skills to create a unique and refreshing sound, make up the Americana/Pop/Country duo Tenasie.  Coming from two different sides of the country (Bowe, Las Vegas and Keyler, Indianapolis), they both moved to Nashville in pursuit of furthering their solo careers. First meeting in January 2013, later that spring they played in their first writer’s round together and felt an instant chemistry through similar writing styles and an undeniable blend of their voices.  Immediately the two began writing together and forming a band to perform as the new act “Tenasie".  In the past year, they have earned the title of "Best Country Duo/Group" of 2013 and 2014 by the Nashville Independent Music Awards, as well as " Best Country Group" and "Best Americana Group" of 2014 by the International Music and Entertainment Association.  Currently they are performing their debut EP locally and nationally!
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Monday, September 28 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, September 30 WIDTH= Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, September 30

Warbranch Productions presents
Horror Birthday Bash
Sammy Terry

and showing
Bikini Monsters
USA 2011 | digital | Dir:  Terence Muncy | 90min | NR

Wednesday, September 30  |  7:00p movie / 9:00p show  |  $10

Sammy Terry appeared mostly on local television station WTTV, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s.  Two people have held the role. Sammy Terry riginated with Robert "Bob" Carter in 1962.  His son Mark took over the role from his father.
The still relatively new medium of television provided a means for classic films to generate revenue, and as part of that, Universal Studios packaged a set of more than fifty films as part of a "shock theater" package that was shown by many television stations across the country, usually as late-night fare.  When WTTV purchased the set of films, which had been rejected by local CBS affiliate WISH-TV,  Carter was chosen as the host of the new program.  Carter's Shock Theater originally included only still photographs punctuated by voice-over narration during the commercial breaks.  Over time, the popularity of the voice-overs with viewers and sponsors inspired Carter and his producers to develop the character of "Sammy Terry" as an on-air personality—a cloaked, pale-faced ghoul who rose from his coffin on Friday nights, laughed ominously, introduced and occasionally berated the films, and provided commercial-break entertainment.  Renamed Nightmare Theater and with the banter mostly ad-libbed, the show and Carter's portrayal of "Sammy Terry" won him a large-scale following in the region, which allowed him to be ranked with other horror hosts of the era who operated out of much larger broadcast markets.

In a secluded laboratory just off the Florida coast a scientist works feverishly on his grizzly experiment.  Known by local transients only as "the beach bum".  He has dedicated his life to creating the ultimate expression of beauty, a mermaid.  In the wake of his dark obsession is a trail of test subjects left horrifically twisted and mutated abominations the likes of which mankind has never seen.... until now.  As the experiment continues, detective Elizabeth Wayne opens an investigation into the disappearance of several local women and their ultimate fate.  Aided by Marine biologist Craig Hoffman and Mike Shelton detective Wayne must play the final gambit to lure her nemesis from hiding and use herself as bait.

Best Bikini Monster costume contest will be held at 8:30.
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Thursday, October 1 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 2 Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 3 Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 10


Transylvania Lip Treatment presents
"Repo! The Genetic Opera"
    USA 2008 | digital | Dir:  Darren Lynn Bousman |98min | R

Saturday, October 10  |  Midnight  |  17+  |  $8

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.

Sunday, October 18 Sunday Assembly

Saturday, October 31


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


Saturday, October 31  |  Midnight  |  $10
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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