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Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day 6.29.2010


A Squared Industries has worked with the metalcore group Haste The Day for many years. Andy used to work for Kulture Entertainment, their management company, and A2 has booked and/or promoted many Haste The Day shows and still maintains good friendships with many of the band members.Carmel, Indiana-born Haste The Day originally started out as a three-piece group in 2001 that featured founding members Brennan Chaulk, guitar/vocals, Devin Chaulk, drums/vocals, and Mike Murphy, bass/vocals. Six months after inception, the band added longtime friend Jason Barnes to the group as a second guitarist. Then in 2002, after a series of auditions, the band listed Jimmy Ryan as their lead vocalist. Haste The Day has since released one EP and now five full-length studio albums. In late 2005, Jimmy Ryan announced his decision to leave Haste The Day. He played his last show with the band on December 30, 2005 in Indianapolis. Soon thereafter he got married and accepted a position at Tooth & Nail Records. The remaining members continued on for the European tour with The Juliana Theory, accompanied by Stephen Keech of the Denver-based band New Day Awakening. On February 23, 2006, Haste The Day stated in a press release that they had officially made Keech their new permanent singer. Haste The Day continued on with a new lead singer, but since has weathered more lineup changes: Jason Barnes was replaced as guitar player by Dave Krysl, and then not long after their fourth album both Chaulk brothers left the band to spend more time with their families and were replaced by Giuseppe Capolupo and Scotty Whelan. Mike Murphy continues to be the sole original member of the band after nine years.On 6.29.2010 at Rhino's in Bloomington, Indiana, Haste The Day played live with every member past and present getting in on the action. Jimmy Ryan, Devin & Brennan Chaulk, and Jason Barnes joined Mike Murphy, Stephen Keech and all the 'new' Haste The Day band members Dave Krysl, Giuseppe Capolupo and Scotty Whelan for an incredible extra-long set of brand-new tracks off the new HTD studio album alongside classic tracks from the first 4 albums and 1 EP. This is footage from that show, shot by Andy Skinner:"Blue 42," from the first Haste The Day full-length, performed by all 5 original members of HTD:"Pressure The Hinges," from the third full-length album, performed by the current 5-member lineup of HTD:Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day "Pressure The Hinges" 6.29.2010 from A Squared Industries on Vimeo."The Closest Thing To Closure," from the first Haste The Day full-length, performed by all 5 original members of HTD: Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day "The Closest Thing To Closure" 6.29.2010 from A Squared Industries on Vimeo.[...]

A Squared On The Air on WITT 91.9FM: May 2010 update


So it is actually now a reality - holy WOW: A2 is hosting our own radio program!A Squared Industries brings you new music from Indy CD & Vinyl, live shows in concert, music from our DJ gigs, and now on the FM airwaves!Our program will be every weekend: Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 9pm.The program will be carried on WITT 91.9 FM in the 9-county Indianapolis metro area, and then eventually streaming on our website and podcasts available for download.Our good friend Eric Davis has  jumped on board to produce the show! Now we KNOW it's good! We broadcast every weekend from his beautiful studio here in Indianapolis.We couldn't be more excited about putting this together over the next year. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know; also, if you want to advertise on our program it will be quite reasonable and inexpensive to do so. Hit us back about that too!Track list for our shows on 4.30-5.2.2010:Crazy Love - ColderStick to my side (featuring Panda Bear) - Pantha Du PrinceAmbivalence Avenue - BibioHearts - Blair    Elephants - Warpaint    Crash Years - The New Pornographers    Fake Blues - Real EstateHeartbeats - José González        Natural Selection feat. The Black Angels - UnkleStay Close - DeloreanFangela - Here We Go Magic feat. Luke TempleHands Up - Big Business    Voodoo - GangliansTwo Weeks - Grizzly BearMay You Never - Land Of TalkBaby's On Fire - Brian EnoWide Eyes - Local NativesVanished - Crystal CastlesGlacially - Asobi SeksuI Want Some More - Dan AuerbachONE - YeasayerSmokey Taboo - CocoRosieBlack Grease - The Black AngelsFading All Away - Jay ReatardTrack list for our shows on 5.7-5.9.2010: The Betrayer - Kaki King                        Liar Liar - The CastawaysBad Kids - The Black LipsDaisy - Fang Island            Should Have Taken Acid With You - Neon Indian            Neptune's Call - The Duke Spirit            Belong - Washed Out            Kiss My Name - Antony & The Johnsons            Venus In Cancer - Amusement Parks On Fire            The First Vietnamese War - The Black Angels            My Step - Little Dragon                        Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem            Swim Until You Can't See Land - Frightened RabbitBlack And White Town - Doves            Bicycle - Memory Tapes            Bam Bam - Rob Crow            Mouthful Of Diamonds - Phantogram            The Music Scene - Blockhead            Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds            Klowds - Gonjasufi            Them That Do Nothing - Field Music            Feel It All Around - Washed Out            Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective            Shelia - Atlas Sound            Something Of An End - My Brightest DiamondDrilling - Minus The B[...]

A Squared On The Air, every weekend on WITT 91.9FM


Track list for our shows on 4.2-3.2010:Jail La La - Dum Dum Girls    Beat The Devil's Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBelong     - Washed Out    10 Mile Stereo - Beach HouseLet Go - jj    Shelter - The XXCult Logic - Miike SnowWest Side - StudioPromises - The Morning Benders    Fake Blues - Real Estate    Swim - Surfer BloodVeni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix)     - The Black LipsStylo - Gorillaz Feat. Bobby Womack & Mos DefWraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games - Of Montreal    Mongrel Heart - Broken BellsFreeway - Kurt VileWhen I'm With You - Best Coast    Melt Down The Knives - Sin Fang BousCassius - FoalsDominos - The Big PinkTrack list for our shows on 4.9-10.2010:May You Never - Land Of TalkWide Eyes - Local Natives    Kiara - BonoboBoy Lilikoi - JónsiC'mon - The Soft Pack    You Came Out - We Have BandTriangle Walks (Tiga 1-2-3-4 Mix) - Fever RayKeep Slipping Away - A Place To Bury StrangersLights - I Love You But I've Chosen DarknessIt Don't Move Me - Peter Bjorn & JohnIRM - Charlotte GainsbourgWaves - Holly MirandaIntroducing Palace Players - MewWucan     - Black MountainMama Taught Me Better - Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubShake A Fist - Hot ChipSun Medallion - King TuffNothing Ever Happened - DeerhunterElephants - Warpaint    Hold My Hand - UNKLEThis Ship Was Built To Last - The Duke Spirit    Girls' Night Out - The Knife    Cheap And Cheerful - The KillsTrack list for our shows on 4.16-17.2010:You Think You're A Man - The Vaselines    Bicycle - Memory TapesLewis Takes Off His Shirt - Owen Pallett    I Got Mine - The Black KeysWholehearted Mess - Bear In HeavenSister Saviour     - The RaptureNothin' but  - The Downtown StrutsDon't Go Phantom - JookaboxLisztomania - PhoenixMonkey Gone To Heaven - PixiesDead Sound - The RaveonettesLight Of The Morning - Band Of SkullsMy Step - Little DragonBayonets - Amazing BabyWanderlust - Every Time I DieGold Guns Girls - Metric    New Fang - Them Crooked VulturesMarching Through Your Head - ZeusIn the Trees - Moon DuoMalko - Russian CirclesEx Lion Tamer - WireFalling Tide - Bad VeinsYoung Hearts Spark Fire - JapandroidsDon't Shake Me Lucifer - Roky Erickson & The AliensPacer - Systems OfficerPray For Rain - Massive Attack Feat. Tunde AdebimpeShakespeare's Sister - The SmithsOur shows on 4.23-24.2010 was curated and sponsored by Musical Family Tree dot com.All the music was locally based and/or created and provided by MFT.We will be doing this on the 4th weekend of every month.Large Hadron Collider - Prizzy Prizzy PleaseGonna Listen To T Rex (All Night Long) - Burnt OnesMagic Makes You - MarmosetJunkyard - AccordionsSurplus - Kate Lamont Beautiful Mind - Sarah GrainSugar On the Tongue - TJ ReynoldsThe Plan w/ Pravada (MFT Remix) - MudkidsGood Times - Oreo JonesColorful Mask (Remix) ft. Alpha - Grey GraniteNew Addiction - Andy DLIGHT - JookaboxSave a Life With Diet Chocolate Sprite - Everything, Now!I've Got a Bullet With Your Name on It - ThunderHawkCrayola - The Bears of Blue RiverA Regal Tomorrow - Amo JoyWhere Were You? - Beta MaleCasual Cruelty - DemilosWhere Only The Graves Are Real - Otis GibbsReady to Go - Kaiser CartelMagic - The AcademyQuiet As A Mouse - Margot & The Nuclear So And So'sLaugh Laugh - SanukComing Out The Closet - Evan Snyder        Track 02 - Crescent UlmerThis Could Take Awhile - Re VeraTrack list for our shows on 4.30-5.2.2010:Crazy Love - ColderStick to my side (featuring Panda Bear) - Pantha Du PrinceAmbivalence Avenue - BibioHearts - Blair    Elephants - Warpaint    Crash Years - The New Pornographers    Fake Blues - Real EstateHeartbeats - José González        Natural Se[...]

Thank You For Calling Information Dynamics - Movie Premiere and party at Earth House Collective


A Squared Industries has the honor of being involved with the upcoming premiere of the new film short from the guys with Venogram – Alex Johnson, Collin Armstrong, and Dylan Griffith - and were are happy to be DJing and providing the music for the big event.A Squared Industries is bringing the beats, Sun King Brewery is providing the beer and Dylan, Collin, and Alex want to fill your eyes with a few fruits of their 10 years of movie-making labor. Come down to the Earth House Collective for a night of film, fun, and FANTASY (no actual fantasy will be provided).The night will feature:THANK YOU FOR CALLING INFORMATION DYNAMICS (premiere)The mundanities of everyday existence dominate the lives of a spread of characters working for a government bureau charged with executing and covering up assassinations in this darkly comic thriller. SINGER/TASTEMAKER (premiere)An experimental music video for dark weirdo-rock band We Are Hex's upcoming new album Heil The Goer. One of Dylan, Collin, and Alex's favorite bands. Period.RED HARVEST2006's internationally recognized and award winning horror short. A band of drug dealers are driving their supply across the Midwest when they hit SOMETHING with their van. Will they make it out alive?AN EVERYDAY OCCURRENCEA man's obsession to ask out a bank teller drives his unstable mind to the brink of insanity in this 2003 psychological thriller.$5 at the door. $3 Sun Kings inside.CONTRIBUTORS:A-Squared Industries http://asquaredindustries.netSun King Brewery http://www.sunkingbrewing.comEarth House Collective http://www.earthhousecollective.orgWe Are Hex   A great photo blog of the movie-making prcoess can be seen here:  Some IMDB information on THANK YOU FOR CALLING INFORMATION DYNAMICS Website: Starring:J. Horace Black, Judy Bobbitt, Mark Goetzinger, Blaine Hogan, Jen Johansen, Rob Johansen, Doug Johnson, James Leagre, Samantha Simon, Marc SzewczykScreenplay By:Collin ArmstrongDirected By:Dylan GriffithProduced By:Collin Armstrong, Dylan Griffith and Alex JohnsonAwards:*The film will be sent to film festivals beginning in late 2009.Plot Outline:The script is a homage to the paranoid American thrillers of the 1970's (All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor) and a deconstruction of modern action movie overkill, infused with oddball humor inspired by the work of the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading). The story follows several employees of an organization charged with executing and covering up assassinations and the daily minutiae - familiar to us all - that makes up the bulk of their lives.[...]

"The Hip Drop" & "A Film & Some Funk" at ARTBOX Gallery


ARTBOX Gallery invites you to join us on Friday, April 16th at 9pm when A Film and Some Funk presents a showing of "What's Going On? - the American Masters Documentary" film about Marvin Gaye. All ages are welcome for the film screening.

Immediately following the documentary, Old Soul Entertainment & A Squared Industries present: "The Hip Drop Funk & Soul Jam - Motown Edition" DJ dance night featuring MetroGnome, Salad Bar, Action Jackson and A Squared Industries DJs. Ages 21+ only for this portion of the evening. Cash bar available!  Open until 2am or so...$5 admission at the door.

This event is perfect: it happens once a month on the 3rd Friday of every month at ARTBOX Gallery in the Stutz Building near Downtown. The films begin at 9pm, and are followed by a cash bar-fueled DJ dance party led by Indianapolis' premiere good guy DJ extraordinaire MetroGnome. What more could you want for a measly $5? Cinema, culture, art, dancing and fun with friends!

JONSI of Sigur Ros new solo album listening party to be held before April's LET GO! at The Lockerbie


Tonight at The Lockerbie Pub is our monthly LET GO! at The Lockerbie dance party... a great place to leave your cares at the door and dance your pants off! This month our special guest DJs are John Larner and Slater Hogan of Muzique Boutique, and we will be kicking off the night by playing some tracks from the new Jónsi ablum and giving away tons of swag and prizes courtesy of Paste Magazine and XL Recordings!

Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He is universally known for his soft inimitable falsetto voice. He has also released an album as one half of Jónsi & Alex with his boyfriend Alex Somers, formerly of the band Parachutes. Jónsi’s solo album, Go, was released on April 5th 2010.

In his solo venture Jónsi departs from the ethereal, dreamy landscapes present in Sigur Rós’ music and instead concentrates on shorter, more instant ‘portrait’ tunes. It would still be foolish to place Jónsi in a specific genre, however; he again manages to create an isolated, unique sound which only he could do without being dubbed ‘cheesy’.

Birgisson grew up in Iceland, raised by parents who weren’t particularly musical; his early memories include playing The Beatles at double speed on his turntable and listening to and playing along with Iron Maiden records. You can hear him speak at length about his musical past and loves in an upcoming episode of All Songs Considered on NPR, in which Birgisson plays guest DJ. His history as Sigur Ros’ singer and guitarist spans 16 years, during which time the band has released five studio albums and coined a unique sound that has yet to be matched by any act since.

So come out early to LET GO! at The Lockerbie and check out the new Jónsi album and pick up some cool prizes! Then feel free to dance til we're done with DJs John Larner, Slater Hogan, Scotty Matelic and Annie & Andy of A Squared Industries!

The wonderful world of Aaron Scamihorn


A Squared Industries has had the incredible honor of working with a new friend on a promotion and branding project for our WITT 91.9FM Kickoff Party concert this upcoming April 1st.Aaron Scamihorn, artist and owner of RONLEWHORN.COM contacted us after designing the poster for the February NAPTOWN ROLLER GIRLS bout to offer his services (and friendship - we're definitely taking him out for good beers and big laughs real soon).We *kind of* had a vision for our project: the two of us and a microphone... for a poster and flyer campaign. We know: not much to work with, right? It's a good thing Aaron is a champ with this stuff. He came in and first took a ton of photos with his Canon 40d camera, outfitted with a Canon 17-85is lens and Canon Speedlite 420ex flash:Using these reference photos Aaron blew out the contrast. Then using a Wacom tablet hooked up to his Mac computer Aaron used Adobe Illustrator to make the lines and shapes of the illustration in different layers over the contrasted photograph he chose for the piece:  Moving into Adobe Photoshop Aaron perfected the coloring and textures. He came up with a few incredible variations before laying the type and creating this masterpiece:Aaron also went to work on some needed tweaks to our logo:   Aaron is such an incredible talent, and one of the nicest people we have met in the Indianapolis scene as well. He isn't limited to what you see here... go to his website to see for yourself all the design work he has done, alongside his portraiture, illustrations, typography, photography, branding and marketing campaigns he has chronicled there.And if you didn't get the hint, you should definitely check out our radio show (beginning April 2nd on WITT)  and come out to the kickoff party on April 1st!Thursday April 1st, 2010 9PMLocals Only Art + Music Pub (21+)2449 E. 56th StreetIndianapolis, IN 46220 Click here for a map.Butler Scion Free Thursdays at Locals Only and A Squared Industries present:The A-Squared on the Air radio show KICKOFF PARTY!Come celebrate Annie & Andy launching their own radio show on WITT-FM!THUNDERS MySpacePRAVADA MySpaceJUDGEMENT DAY MySpacePlus a dance party with your favorite DJsA SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS websiteNO COVER! 21+ with valid ID only please.[...]



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GIRL TALK at The Murat Egyptian Room


A Squared Industries has the honor of presenting GIRL TALK on March 27th at The Murat Egyptian Room! Gregg Michael Gillis, better known by his stage name Girl Talk, is an American musician specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released four LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs on 333 and 12 Apostles.  Gillis began making music while a student at Chartiers Valley High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville. After a few collaborative efforts, he started the solo "Girl Talk" project. He continued making music under the Girl Talk alias while studying biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He produces mashup-style remixes, in which he uses often a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create a new song. The New York Times Magazine has called his music "a lawsuit waiting to happen," a criticism that Gillis has attributed to mainstream media that want "to create controversy where it doesn't really exist," citing fair use as a legal backbone for his sampling practices.He has given different explanations for the origin of his stage name, once saying that it alluded to a Jim Morrison poem and once saying that it alluded to an early Merzbow side project. Most recently, he attributed the name to a grunge band called TAD, based in Seattle. In a 2009 interview with FMLY, Gillis stated: [T]he name Girl Talk is a reference to many things, products, magazines, books. It’s a pop culture phrase. The whole point of choosing the name early on was basically to just stir things up a little within the small scene I was operating from. I came from a more experimental background and there were some very overly serious, borderline academic type electronic musicians. I wanted to pick a name that they would be embarrassed to play with. You know Girl Talk sounded exactly the opposite of a man playing a laptop, so that’s what I chose.Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal reported it this way: "Unlike mash-up makers in it to figure out the lamest way to combine two song titles, justify their existence with cheap mp3 blog Diggs, or wind up in a Cobrasnake shot with some Olsen twin look-a-like, Gillis just really likes stuffing tons of his favorite FM moments into bursts of Top 40 overload. "I'm a pop music enthusiast.""Check out the show if you were able to get tickets!Saturday March 27th, 2010 8PMThe Murat Egyptian Room (All-ages)502 North New Jersey StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204Click here for a map.A Squared Industries, The Butler University SGA Program Board and LiveNation present:GIRL TALK MySpacePresale tickets are $15 plus applicable fees and are available online at LiveNation, The Murat Box Office, and at Indy CD & Vinyl in Broad Ripple. This is an all-ages event.[...]

Broad Ripple Brew Pub turns 20 in 2010!


This year the Broad Ripple Brewpub will be celebrating 20 years of serving great food, quality ales, and being the hub of an ever-growing community! The Brew Pub has a special place in our hearts; and, to a fault, we usually drag our friends and bands from out of town to the Pub when they come to Indy. Highly recommended if you haven't been there yet!

To begin the big year the right way, they are kicking it off with $3.00 pints on Mondays, as well as booking a limited-return engagement of their favorite magician Trinity every Wednesday in March. Those of you in the internets might remember Trinity, long ago he was a weekly staple at the Brew Pub, performing tableside magic tricks for the kids (and the whole fan-damnily).

The Brew Pub's actual birth date is in November, but they plan to keep rolling towards the big birthday party on 11.14.2010 with more specials and other surprises (like a commemorative series of brews from years past).

Upcoming events will be posted on their website:,, thier Twitter page, and their Facebook fan page.

A Squared in the Metromix, thanks to Rusty Redenbacher


Big thanks to Rusty Redenbacher and Metromix for the kind words in last week's Indianapolis Metromix issue! It is always nice to be recognized for our hard work, and Russ did it so eloquently. Props.

LOCAL LIFT-OFF at The Vogue on 2.5.2010


The great blizzard of 2010 didn't keep people from descending on The Vogue Theatre on Friday February 5th for an incredible night of locally-grown music on the big stage in Broad Ripple. While we definitley would have filled the place in better weather, 300 strong braved the worst road conditions possible for six hours worth of some of the best hip-hop, rap, trip-hop, dance, electro and indie-experimental music this fair city has to offer. Metromix definitely had it right when it declared that this show was the #1 event to attend this week: Metromix 2.4.2010Right from the start patrons knew the night was for real: hip-hop act TWIN MONSTER devoured any negativity brought by the eight inches of fluffy snow piling outside with an incredibly tight, polished act featuring three rappers, keys and a DJ. The live set was remarkable for its expertly performed multi-vocal selections, not an easy task considering the lightning-quick timing the group has perfected. Hours of practice must have gone into creating their set, because not one hiccup was heard in a blistering 35-minute rap extravaganza. TWIN MONSTER definitely set the mood and left the bar high for the next acts. Check out the group online at next was Indianapolis' newest breakout act JOOKABOX (formely known as Grampall Jookabox), the brainchild of David "Moose" Adamson who over the years has taken a one-man programming/performance art/multi-instrumental/strange-yet-uncontrollably-dancy freak show and molded it into a four-piece indie-dance juggernaut. Three full-length albums deep into a career that has taken him around the world, this Vogue event was put together to hail the release of a remix EP put together by the cats at Audio Recon and released by globally-reached but locally-based Asthmatic Kitty Records. This release (which is available for download on the AK website) was the centerpiece of the evening, as it pointed out just how incestuous Indiapolis' music community truly is, even across different genres (hell, just look at the Jookabox lineup - it would be four pages of a tree map and flow charts to show how many bands are connected through these four musicians). Specifically, JOOKABOX's EP was remixed by musicians aligned with Audio Recon, headed up by the drummer of the headlining band MAB LAB, and contains tracks played out at DJ events by yours truly, A SQUARED INDUSTRIES, and the openers TWIN MONSTER helped with the record and is staffed by artists repped by Audio Recon. Confused? Us too. Anyway, check out JOOKABOX online at and check out some video from the show:JOOKABOX live at The Vogue 2.5.2010 from A Squared Industries on Vimeo.Headlining the live portion of the show (not that the DJs weren't "live," but, well, you know...) was MAB LAB, pretty much Indy's only trip-hop act for the past 10 or 11 years. A powerhouse of incredible (and famous) musicians in their own right, together as MAB LAB the band is the consummate headlining act with mature, well-written, incredibly performed, and stylistically unique songs that have always made this group ahead of its time here in Naptown. We remember when they used to sell out The Patio (sigh) on Friday nights back in the day, and we couldn't have been more excited to be a part of putting on a big show for them and what they have each done for the music scene here in Indy.  MAB LAB formed in early 1999 by vocalist/organist Kate Lamont and drummer Eric Brown, and were soon joined by MC/DJ/producer/artist Mike Graves. Brown was introduced to Graves through a mutal friend and top indianapolis drummer Devon Ashley. In 2000 they self-released their first album “Features and Controls” and followed that up with 2001’s "The Fadeback EP." Both of th[...]

GIRLS ROCK Music Camp For Girls (Indianapolis Chapter)


A Squared is now fully behind local efforts of four ladies in town who run the Indianapolis Chapter of GIRLS ROCK, and we hope you find this as exciting as we do! GIRLS ROCK is a great charity that focuses on running summer camps for young women to find identity and self esteem in rock 'n roll music.

The mission statement of Girls Rock is "a Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 non-profit, builds girls self-esteem through music creation and performance.  Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills."

A Squared is helping out with a few fundraising shows to get the ball rolling on the local chapter having enough funds to operate an Indianapolis camp this summer!

Here is the first one, next week (it's FREE!):

Thursday February 11th, 2010 9PM
Locals Only Art + Music Pub (21+)
2449 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Click here for a map.

Butler Scion Free Thursdays presents a charity event for
GIRLS ROCK Music Camp for Girls

featuring live music from

NO COVER! 21+ with valid ID only please. Come pre-party before the Lucero or The Hood Internet shows for a good cause!!!

HOMESPUN: a great idea for a new store in Indy - HELP OUT!


Our friends Amanda and Neal Taflinger, the brains and brawn behind the bi-annual INDIEana Handicraft Exchange (where we at A Squared sponsor and deejay each time) are up for a grant to help make their handicraft store, Homespun, a reality.

It's a project they've been working on for a while, and they are planning to open by July 2010 in Irvington. The store will showcase the work of local, regional and national artists, provide a classroom for low-cost arts workshops for youth and adults, and offer a small gallery space for up-and-coming artists in the Midwest. This grant would get them a little closer to their goal and relieve some of the personal financial burden. However, the grants are awarded based solely on votes acquired, so they need YOUR help.

It won't be difficult or painful, we promise.... all we'd like you to do is click on the link below and vote for the Homespun project. Each voter is able to vote for the project once a day, every day from now through February 28. You can even set a simple notice on your iCal, or similar application, on your phone or computer to remind you to place your vote daily! They are currently ranked #4 in their category, and as long as we remain in the top 10 through the rest of the month, they'll get the money!

While you're voting for Homespun, check out some of the other ideas. There are some fantastic proposals up right now, all ideas on how to "refresh" our world - how to change things or make things better across the USA. 32 projects will win each month. Heck, if you've got a great idea, get your own proposal ready to submit next month! Pepsi has $1.3 million to give away each month for the next year. It's a pretty amazing opportunity, and we know we have motivated friends and family whose brains are brimming with productive, creative ideas! Individuals, non-profits, for-profit businesses and organizations are all eligible to apply. The categories for projects range from Arts & Culture to Health & Nutrition, from The Planet to Neighborhoods and more.

Click on the link below to vote for Homespun today. Save the link in your browser, and vote again tomorrow...and the next day....and the next!

Thanks for your help!


P.S.) A helpful hint: you can vote once a day from a single email you may actually be able to vote twice a day, or more, if you have multiple email addresses! Just sayin'!

P.P.S.) If you have a group of fans or friends you think might be interested in voting for us, please, by all means, repost, repost, repost! Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, your personal blog, whatever. They'll take all the attention we can get! Thanks again!

P.P.P.S) Unfortunately, yes, you will have to "sign up" on Pepsi's website, which will probably put you on a mailing list. But, after you've done this good deed for the month of February, you can certainly unsubscribe! (Or you could just create a new junk mail account for occasions just like this.) Please don't let that stop you.Thanks again!

MUDKIDS - Go Colts! "Do It Again 2010"


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Check out our friends Rusty, Elp-Mass and Seanie Mic with their video for the MUDKIDS' 2010 version of their Super Bowl Colts anthem! This is no fly-by-night business here, the 'KIDS have been holding it down on the hip-hop scene in Indy for YEARS! You might rekkinize some of the people and places in the video (*ahem* Annie, Ryan from Thunders, Greg The Mayor, etc)

This video even got picked up by MSNBC and the Rachel Maddow show...

Mudkids on the Rachel Maddow Show - yes, that Rachel Maddow

But wait, there's more! They even got theirs on the Smiley Show!

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Way to make it happen Rusty! GO COLTS!!!

LET GO! at The Lockerbie /// February 2010 Edition


Dude. Like holy wow dude. LET GO! at The Lockerbie (our monthly freak out dance party) has grown beyond our wildest dreams into an animal all its own...Tuesday February 2nd 2010 10:00PMThe Lockerbie Pub (21+)631 East Michigan StreetIndianapolis, IN 46202Click here for a map.NUVO & A Squared Industries present LET GO!Every first Tuesday of the month is LET GO! at The Lockerbie featuring:A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJSDJ SCOTT MATELICplus special guest on 2/2/2010 CRAIG "DODGE" LILE from My Old Kentucky Blog No cover! Beer provided by your local brewer: Sun King Brewery! Appearances from your Naptown Roller Girls Tornado Sirens! 21+ with valid ID only please.We have been setting sales records at the bar, we've had to start moving tables and chairs out of the place beforehand so there is room for all the people, we ruin Wednesday mornings every damn month - it's just getting to be too much fun. There, we said it: TOO MUCH FUN!Seriously. In order to spread the fun around like margarine on hot toast, we have begun inviting guest DeeJays each month to spin with us (professional or not) and it has been great! The most rewarding events have been with guest DJs who, well, don't know how to DJ...yet. Picking "tastemakers" and spending a month teaching them how to use the Tech 12's (then stealing their tracks, ha!) and watching them KILL IT in front of their friends has been awesome, to say the least.Our 2010 schedule of guests so far:Jan - DJ Action Jackson Feb - Craig "Dodge" Lile of MOKB Mar - DJ Indiana Jones + DJ Gabby Love Apr - Muzique Boutique (John Larner + Slater Hogan) May - Bryan Wyatt Jun - Liar Mouth Jul - Annie Stultz + Amy Crouch Aug - Rumi Sakuraeda + Joey Ozinga Sep - Marcus Krug Oct - George Adrian Nov - DJ StefanDec - Rick Eusey[...]

The (Indianapolis) Local Music Git Down - thanks MOKB!


Back on Saturday, January 23rd the nice fellers from My Old Kentucky Blog put together a pretty amazing day of local music with help from Butler Scion, Nuvo, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and LaundroMatinee — along with the special efforts of the local music community including A Squared, Indy CD and Vinyl, Luna, Transpanther, Joyful Noise, IndyMojo, Musical Family Tree, Vibes, and more — appropriately titled the Local Music Git Down at Locals Only.What will hopefully become a re-occurrence in the city, The Local Music Git Down was a celebration of the local scene with many bands and DJs featured.The Line-Up:BandsPravada ( ( D ( Are Hex ( ( ( Hometown ( Male ( Day Miners ( Broderick ( Ones ( ( ( Owns The Moon ( Jackson ( Hogan ( JessikaA Squared ( Phenom ( (, it could easily be assumed that when you get this many local bands and DJs together on one day for one big shimmy and shake show it might end up as a clusterfuck...the weeble may wobble but it won't fall down, right? Especially when our buddy Eric from Butler Scion loaned MOKB a Toyota Tundra in order to transport fifty 30-packs of free PBR for the bands to drink all day whut whuuuuuut? We have the pleasure of telling you that the weeble didn't fall - on the contrary this Git Down might have been one of the best examples of how Indianapolis musicians, artists, promoters and fans continue to coalesce around the vibrant and ever-growing scene we have here in Naptown...and a big fat thank you is in order for Dodge and JB of MOKB for pointing this out once again, in an extremely macro manner.In addition, a portion of the sponsor money and ticket sales was be donated to Rock For Riley. What a great group of people, right?All the artists showed up as well, both literally and figuratively, almost like they were in a giant one-upper competition. We Are Hex, Burnt Ones, Pravada, Thunders, Slothpop, America Owns The Moon - not only are all these bands deserving of international acclaim in their own right but they all SLAYED on stage, each putting in performances of the year.MOKB doubled their pleasure and doubled their fun, renting out the building next door to serve as a giant green room/play pen for the bands and setting up a mobile recording studio so that each band could record their own session for the MOKB-run holy wow, looking forward to seeing those.Conclusion: for one day this fair city was overflowing with live musical talent and extremely short on crabs in a barrel.[...]

Barfly comic strip in NUVO Newsweekly 1/27/2010


Thanks to Wayne Bertsch for crowning us "Heroes of the Scene!" Pick up your local newsweekly NUVO at newsstands everywhere in Central Indiana!

Andy's Top 20 albums of 2009 (Annie's to be listed soon)


ANDY’S TOP 20 ALBUMS FOR 20091. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Ye...2. A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding HeadKeep Slipping Away - A Place t...3. Major Lazer - Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do Hold The Line feat. Mr. Lex & ...4. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixLisztomania - Phoenix5. MSTRKRFT – Fist Of GodIt Ain't Love (feat. Lil' Mo) ...6. Band Of Skulls - Baby Darling Dollface HoneyI Know What I Am - Band of Sku...7. Converge – Axe To FallDark Horse - Converge8. Peter Bjorn and John – Living ThingIt Don't Move Me - Peter Bjorn...9. Russian Circles – GenevaFathom - Russian Circles10. Metric – FantasiesGold Guns Girls - Metric11. Mew – No More StoriesIntroducing Palace Players - M...12. Mastodon – Crack The SkyeOblivion - Mastodon13. Blakroc - BlakrocOn The Vista Feat. Mos Def - B...14. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young11th Dimension - Julian Casabl...15. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked VulturesNew Fang - Them Crooked Vultur...16. The xx - The xxNew Fang - Them Crooked Vultur...17. Sonic Youth - The EternalAntenna - Sonic Youth18. White Lies - To Lose My LifeFarewell To The Fairground - W...19. Mos Def - The EcstaticSupermagic - Mos Def20. Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying LightKiss My Name - Antony & The Jo...[...]

Bad Veins


Now here is a band we had the pleasure of performing with at Art vs Art 2009 at The Vogue in Indianapolis, and we couldn't give a higher recommendation to you of a 'new' band to hear. Great live, great on record, and great people as well.Bad Veins' bio: "Bad Veins are a rarity in today’s musical landscape: An act who didn’t set out to become critical darlings or the next 'buzz' band, but managed to achieve both after only playing a handful of shows. However, despite the fact that Bad Veins’ music has been instantly embraced since their inception in late 2006, the duo of Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz decided not to rush out the disc you’re currently holding in your hand. The result is Bad Veins, an album that’s unique but familiar, and not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it all started out a little over two years ago in a non-descript attic in Cincinnati, Ohio.The group was originally conceived by Davis as a solo project, yet after Bad Veins’ first gig he quickly realized he would need a collaborator—which is where drummer Schultz entered the picture. 'I always loved watching Sebastien play in his old band because he is just such a dramatic drummer,' Davis reveals. 'We hooked up one day and I showed him all the stuff I’d been working on. I muted the electronic percussion and let him play on top, and after the first practice these songs were way cooler than I ever imagined they could be,' he continued.Bad Veins’ second gig was opening for Snowden, who were so impressed with the duo they instantly began singing their praises to anyone and everyone – especially in NYC. In no time, the band was performing at a showcase for the popular Manhattan-based web site Gothamist yet this was only their third show. From there, the palpable buzz surrounding the act spiraled out of control, eventually leading to five-figure grants, product endorsements and a deal with Dangerbird Records.The immediate amorous response to Bad Veins may be directly linked to their live shows, specifically their ability to accurately replicate their luscious songs with some help from a third member: Irene. The lovingly named antique reel-to-reel player handles 50 to 70 extra tracks, allowing the dynamic duo to create their huge orchestrations the way they were intended.A year after this duo’s first show, they found themselves at CMJ touted as 'the breakout act of the event' on the Festival’s site – yet it was Davis who was taken most by surprise. Although they could have easily capitalized on the attention they were receiving, Davis and Schultz decided instead to work with the music licensing company Black Iris (who hired Davis as a freelance composer after hearing the first Bad Veins demos) and utilize the commercial company’s studios as well as expert engineers in Richmond, Virginia and Los Angeles, in order to fully realize this flawless collection of songs.The finished album is as cerebral as it is visceral, and showcases what Bad Veins are capable of. 'I’m so glad that we waited and made this record on our own terms,' says Schultz. From the military drum introduction of 'Found' to the final rattle of 'Go Home,' Bad Veins is a cohesive collection of songs that sounds more like a labor of love than an attempt to move units. This is especially evident with the album’s breakthrough single 'Gold And Warm,' a track that unifies the best parts of the Killers and the Walkmen while retaining the band’s indie sensibility and landlocked Midwestern roots. Additionally,[...]

Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers live in Indy with Pravada and AOTM


Well, A Squared successfully pulled off another big show here in Indy this past Monday at Locals Only, this one featuring Brooklyn's own Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers with local support from two of Indianapolis' finest bands: Pravada and America Owns The credit: Ebru Yildiz We first got turned on to Shilpa Ray by glowing recommendations from Nick Cave, and quickly learned why her live show was causing such a stir in the blogoshere - this little lady has some pipes, people, and her wails complemented her gypsy-like harmonium jamming during her set at the cozy corner we call LOAMP.The press for this show was nothing short of spectacular, with rave previews coming in from Metromix: "Shilpa Ray makes her case for the stronger presence of harmonium in indie rock. Add that on to her cabaret-style vocals, engaging songs and commanding stage presence, and it’s easy to see why she’s making a name for herself. The band is touring behind debut album 'A Fish Hook An Open Eye,'” while earning Number 5 on their Top 10 Events for the week; and from NUVO: "Judging from a few songs, Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers are worth hearing — they play a dirty but sophisticated cabaret-punk that’s firmly rooted in jazz and blues, a little bit Joplin-esque without the indulgence of Joplin’s later years. But we’ll leave it to the Village Voice to tell us why the Shilpa and her band are worth seeing: 'She looks tiny and jovial (especially surrounded by her menacing, dudely band mates), but goddamn can she ever shriek, alternating jazzy, evocative moans (she's inspired Billie Holiday comparisons, and for once they don't sound totally ridiculous) with a nuclear-grade, paint-evaporating, continent-shifting howl loaded with more volume, rage, and pathos than the entire Ozzfest lineup combined.'" Not bad!And we are happy to report that it stood up to the previews, the show was entertaining, engaging, and just what we all needed on a Monday night!Check out our buddy Duncan Alney's interview of Shilpa Ray at the show here: PassionatiBeating St. Louis - Shilpa Ray...Also, here's a review of the local jams:"The boys were back at it Monday night at Locals Only where the bands America Owns the Moon (AOTM) and Pravada played a show with Shilpa Ray. Christian Taylor of AOTM bounced all over the stage with his signature "knee drop to the floor" power blues solos that reminded me of what could happen if Chicago Blues were to have a one night stand with grunge. The group was tight, and there was great communication going on between all members on stage. Maybe someday I'll be close enough to see the faces melt off of Danny's custom Telecaster. The full set list for the night included: Truth About Us, Bottles and Cans, Prozac City, Blues Now Honey, A Needle and a Record, Death 2 Die, Lighted Melody, DEGA, Box of Bones, Freak Out!, and The Hard Way.Pravada, which is arguably one of the best live rock and roll bands in Indianapolis right now, followed suit with a more melodic and subtle stage presence. There seemed to be a deeper, rooted connection between Jesse and the lyrics he sang, and after having heard their album Manus Piere, seeing them live absolutely blew me away. There was no wasted sound from what I could hear. Every note was mature and deliberate. My only qualm with their set was that Jesse's microphone needed to be turned up so I could hear him better. Full set list: Holding Han, Flatbush, Teacher, Junkie, Straight Molly, One Foo, You're Fun, and Someone Other Than... There was footage ta[...]

Naptown Roller Girls vs Derby City (Louisville) on 1/16/2010


photos by Tom KlubensThe 3rd home bout of the Naptown Roller Girls flat-track roller derby season ( was held on Saturday, January 16th 2010 at The Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and we are proud to report everyone survived and walked away with a BIG WIN for the home team, it was something like 200 billion to twelve. Seriously, the Tornado Sirens kicked a lot of Kentucky arse in a major rout, keeping the visitors under 20 points for the bout and beating them by over 200 points! Like, whoah! You might think this kind of old fashioned passionate butt whipping would be boring to watch, but everyone involved kept things fresh - a tall order considering the bout was competing with our Indianapolis Colts and their first game of the NFL playoffs.As always, music was provided by yours truly at A Squared Industries during the bout as well as the after party at Birdy's. This has been such an honor and thrill for us! Honestly, DJing this has been quite a learning experience, we're now realizing just how difficult it is to make everyone happy all the time with track selection and timing and such. Normally when we DJ it is for our own events, parties and concerts that people come specifically to see, hear, and dance. It is quite a challenge to become a piece of a larger puzzle, to complement the situation and not be the attraction; and this is quite a fun challenge. We're getting better and better as DJs because of this challenge and these girls are incredible to support!If you haven't yet been to a bout you need to make like a computer and get with the program!How do you play derby??? Glad you asked!There are 3 positions on the track:PIVOT: Sets the pace for the pack and is the last line of defense. She wears the helmet with a stripe.BLOCKER: Tries to stop the jammer and makes life difficult for the opposing team's blockersJAMMER: Tears through the pack and scores points by passing members of the opposing team. She wears the helmet with a star.The pack begins with a pivot from each team in front, 3 blockers from each team in the middle, and a jammer from each team in the back. When the whistle blows, the pack takes off, and on a second whistle, the jammers blast off and fight their way through the pack in an attempt to become "lead jammer." The jammers lap the pack and when they re-enter the pack, they receive one point for each member of the opposing team they pass legally. A jam lasts a maximum of two minutes, but the "lead jammer" has the right to call off the jam at her discretion.It might appear as though there are no rules on the track, but there are penalties such as:• false starts• skating and blocking out of bounds• holding• illegal blocking• intentional tripping and falling• illegal use of the handsAdd all that to general mayhem of skating extra close several other girls who want to knock you down and you'll feel the excitement. See you at the fairgrounds![...]

A Squared on the radio? A Squared on the RADIO!!!


So the two of us have confirmed with a local terrestrial FM radio station the idea of A2 hosting our own radio program! This actually is becoming a reality - so holy WOW: A Squared Industries bringing you new music from Indy CD & Vinyl, live shows in concert, music from our DJ gigs, and now on the air!

Our program will be on Fridays from 10pm to Midnight and Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm every week, beginning Friday March 19th.

The program will be carried on WITT 91.9 FM in the 9-county Indianapolis metro area, and then eventually streaming on our website and podcasts available for download.

Our good friend Eric Davis has also come on board to produce the show! Now we KNOW it's gonna be good!

We couldn't be more excited about putting this together over the next two months. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know; also, if you want to advertise on our program it will be quite reasonable and inexpensive to do so. Hit us back about that too!

Our advertising rate card (click for a larger image):

Our radio one-sheet (click for larger image):
And overall one-sheet (click for larger image):

What we do / Upcoming event schedule 2010


What is A Squared Industries? We are Andy & Annie Skinner. -We are concert promoters -We are DJs -We are a record label-We are radio hosts on WITT 91.9FM -We are designers -We are having serious fun in Indianapolis! We launched a new website: and we have lots of concerts and parties we're promoting that you should check out! We also Twitter, Facebook and MySpace! Peep * Tuesday February 2nd 2010 10:00PM The Lockerbie Pub (21+) 631 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 NUVO & A Squared Industries present LET GO! Every first Tuesday of the month is LET GO! at The Lockerbie featuring: A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS DJ SCOTT MATELIC plus special guest on 2/2/2010 CRAIG "DODGE" LILE from My Old Kentucky Blog No cover! Beer provided by your local brewer: Sun King Brewery! Appearances from your Naptown Roller Girls Tornado Sirens! 21+ with valid ID only please. * Friday February 5th, 2010 9PM The Vogue (21+) 6259 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220 The Vogue, A Squared Industries, and Musical Family Tree present: MAB LAB JOOKABOX Athsmatic Kitty/Audio Recon Remix EP Release TWIN MONSTER with an incredible dance party to follow with your favorite DJs A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS DJ ACTION JACKSON Tickets are $5 at the door day of show. 21+ with valid ID only please. * Saturday February 13th 2010 10:00PM The Elbow Room (21+) 605 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 A Squared Industries presents Kelly & Jill's Birthday Bash! An incredible dance party with your favorite DJs A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS No cover! 21+ with valid ID only please. * Saturday February 27th, 2010 10PM The Vogue (21+) 6259 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220 The Vogue and A Squared Industries present: TEASE: An incredible dance party with your favorite DJs A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS Playing Indie dance and remixes 10pm-Midnight DJ MARCUS Playing mega-hits and mashups Midnight-Close Ladies in free 10pm-Midnight. Cover is $3 at the door 10pm-Midnight. Cover is $5 Midnight-Close. 21+ with valid ID only please. $1.50 Smirnoff / $2 Jager baby bombs / $3 Bud & Bud Light / $3 Capt. Morgan / $4 Smirnoff Turbos. The Vogue is relaunching Saturday Dance Nights beginning January 23rd, 2010. Check out The Vogue weekly for details as they're made public. Reserve a table, enjoy bottle service, and party like a rockstar! Call the Vogue Office @ 317-259-7029 Monday Thru Friday 12 - 5:30pm or email * Tuesday March 2nd 2010 10:00PM The Lockerbie Pub (21+) 631 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 NUVO & A Squared Industries present LET GO! Every first Tuesday of the month is LET GO! at The Lockerbie featuring: A SQUARED INDUSTRIES DJS DJ SCOTT MATELIC plus special guest No cover! Beer provided by your local brewer: Sun King Brewery! Appearances from your Naptown Roller Girls Tornado Sirens! 21+ with valid ID only please. * Tuesday March 30th, 2010 9PM The Vollrath Tavern (21+) 118 East Palmer Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 A Squared Industries presents: TIM BARRY of Avail $10 presale tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Indy CD & Vinyl in Broad Ripple. Tickets are $10 at the door day of show. 21+ with valid ID only please. * Friday April 2nd, 2010 8PM The Vogue (21+) 6259 N. College Ave. Indianapo[...]