Venue: The VogueBest Bet: Beach House w/Wild Nothing (Tuesday, July 17th)
Ticket Prices: $20 Advance, $22 Day Of Show
Beach House is supporting their new album "Bloom" with a tour of clubs and small theaters across the U.S. this summer. The excellent Wild Nothing will be opening. Sue to be a night of pure Dream Pop bliss.
Second Best Bet: Alabama Shakes w/Dry The River (Tuesday, July 31st)
Ticket Prices: SOLD OUT!
In support of their debut album "Boys & Girls", Alabama Shakes brings their blend of Southern Soul and Americana to Broad Ripple at the end of July. Rumor has it that Alabama Shakes is an excellent live band. If you can score a ticket, consider yourself fortunate.
Other notable acts at The Vogue this summer: Dawes (6/7/12), Bootsy Collins (6/22/12), Gomez (7/27/12), Band Of Skulls (8/6/12 & 8/7/12), Toadies w/Helmet (8/10/12)
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Venue: Egyptian RoomBest Bet: Danzig w/ Monstro and Kyng (Friday, Jun 1st)
Ticket Prices: $29.50
Danzig hits the Egyptian Room ballroom this Friday night for a night of solo material as well as some old Misfits favorites. Can you think of a better way to kick off a "Dirty Black Summer"?
Other Notable Acts at the Egyptian Room this summer: Flogging Molly (6/7/12), Santigold (6/10/12), fun. (6/13/12), Old Crow Medicine Show (7/19/12)
Venue: Murat TheatreBest Bet: Fiona Apple (Wednesday, July 11th)
Ticket Prices: $29.50 to $99.50
Fiona Apple has a much anticipated album due out in June and early reviews of her live show this tour has been nothing short of spectacular. Die hard fans of Miss Apple will surely be pleased with this mid-summer treat.
Other Notable Acts at the Murat Theatre this summer: Wilie Nelson (6/12/12), Jackson Browne (8/14/12)
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Venue: The Bishop (Bloomington)Best Bet: Lotus Plaza (Sunday, July 8th)
Ticket Prices: $10 Advance, $12 Day Of Show
Deerhunter's guitarist Lockett Pundt brings his noise pop outfit Lotus Plaza to The Bishop in Bloomington for a weekend show. Lotus Plaza's latest LP "Spooky Action At A Distance" has garnered a lot of positive press. Their live show should be jubilant.
Other Notable Acts at The Bishop (Bloomington) this summer: Bowerbirds (6/9/12), Young Magic (7/26/12)
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Venue: The Lawn At White River State ParkBest Bet: Florence & The Machine w/The Walkmen (Sunday, July 29th)
Ticket Prices: $29.50 to $46.50
Florence and the Machine continue supporting last year's "Ceremonials" album with a stop at the downtown venue of The Lawn at White River State Park. The Lawn always has a nice ambiance which should work nicely with Florence & The Machine's indie pop sound. Add on The Walkmen as openers and you've got a perfect weekend evening show at sundown.
Second Best Bet: Counting Crows (Sunday, July 1st)
Ticket Prices: $29.50 to $59.50/4 pack of lawn tickets-$99
Counting Crows latest effort is a cover album titled "Underwater Sunshine". Stop down at the lawn and see if Adam Duritz and company cover a Joe Jackson, Teenage Fanclub or Big Star song this time around.
Other Notable Acts At The Lawn At White river State Part this summer: Barenaked Ladies, Blues traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters & Cracker (8/12/12), 311 (8/14/12)
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Venue: Klipsch Music Center (Noblesville)Best Bet: Iron Maiden w/Alice Cooper (Thursday, July 19th)
Ticket Prices: $28.50 to $84
Perhaps the best one two nostalgia punch this summer. It may seem an odd pairing on paper, but the theatrics on stage are sure to be hair raising.
Second Best Bet: Miranda Lambert w/Chris Young & Jerrod Niemann (Friday, June 8th)
Ticket Prices: $29.25 to $49
Miranda Lambert has just about taken the crown as the most important woman in country music today. And rightfully so. Go out for a Friday evening honky-tonk and celebrate her success as she stops in Noblesville in support of her latest effort "Four The Record".
Other Notable Acts At Klipsch Music Center this summer: Phish (6/28/12 & 6/29/12), Zac Brown band (7/7/12), KISS w/Motley Crue (9/1/12)
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The Big Downtown Venues: Bakers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil StadiumBest Bet: Roger Waters (Monday, June 12th, Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Ticket Prices: $57 to $201
If you're a fan of Pink Floyd's "The Wall", here's your thing. According to Cole Moreton of the Daily Mail, "The touring version of Pink Floyd's The Wall is one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever." See for yourself as he stops by for a Monday night show.
Second Best Bet: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw (Saturday, July 28th, Lucas Oil Stadium)
Ticket Prices: $29.50 to $250
If you want to go big, and you want to go country, this is the show for you. Two of the biggest and more commendable acts in modern day country music stop by Lucas Oil Stadium for the venue's only show of the summer.
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