Tied To Tigers

Tied To Tigers is a musical project by Matthew Corken that has two sides: a solo aspect and a full band. On the solo side, Corken loops multiple instruments ranging from percussion to guitars and vocals, creating the idea of building a song from the ground up, almost like showing how a song is composed. On the other side is the full band, which has an indie rock feel with influences from electronic sounds and old blues guitar riffs.

Corken grew up surrounded by music. His mother was an Indianapolis musician that played in cover bands, and Corken would always go to their practices with interest and curiosity. Once he was in 7th grade, he started playing guitar with a band of Butler and North Central students. Since then, he’s been playing in different projects such as Gin and Tonic, The Urban Rednecks, The Working Hour, The Post Script and now Tied To Tigers.


Corken has come a long way with his Tied To Tigers project. Now, he has monthly shows at Connor’s Pub, The Monkey’s Tale, Flatwater, Britton Tavern, The Melody Inn, Bourbon Street and Social. He has played at the Slamology car and truck show with his full band along with opening for DJ Craze at The Vogue. He even opened for The Plain White Tees at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Coke Zero Music Fest!

For ORANJE, TTT will be performing a full band show featuring the core three musicians and a synth player alongside a DJ, mostly playing songs off of this fall’s Tied To Tigers release. This will be Tied To Tigers’ first time being in ORANJE. “I’m extremely excited to be a part of the event and see all the amazing artists that are a part of it this year.”


Coming up after ORANJE, Tied to Tigers is playing a full band show at The Monkey’s Tale on October 18, a solo show at Social on October 24 and will be in the second round of the Birdy’s battle on October 25 as a full band. The first full band EP will be available online and on vinyl at the end of October along a second EP online and on vinyl in December.

Make sure to check out Tied To Tigers on October 12 at ORANJE 2013! Parting words from Corken: “You, him, her, them, us, all together, we gather.”

ORANJE 2013 Lineup

We’re so excited to announce the ORANJE 2013 lineup for October 12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds!

First, we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who submitted to be a part of ORANJE. We wish we had room for more, as it was a tough decision for our music and art juries. We take submissions every year from April 1 through May 31 via our website, so if you missed it this year, you can start preparing for ORANJE 2014 in the meantime!

Artist Lineup:

  • Mike Altman
  • Iggy Arana
  • Stella Brickel
  • Phil Cecil
  • Caren Charles
  • Callie Croom
  • Homeless Cop
  • Jonathan Foerster
  • David Gerena
  • Drew B. Hall
  • Izaak Hayes
  • Mallory Hodgkin
  • Christina Hollering
  • Amanda Keller
  • Melissa Kinnett
  • Robert A. James
  • Bruce Lowenthal
  • Lauren Maurer
  • Kristen Neufelder
  • Quincy Owens
  • Jason Rowland
  • Stuart Sayger
  • Susan Shorter
  • Jimm Showman
  • Gavin Smith
  • Jon Smith
  • Ryan Spencer
  • Starsprinkle Supercollider
  • Josh “Shadow” Tennison
  • Tatu Billy Witch Doctor
  • Justin Vining

Music Lineup:

  • Rugged Russian Bear
  • Shimmercore
  • Landmarks
  • Black Cat Rebellion
  • The Bearded Lucys
  • Jomberfox
  • Tied To Tigers
  • The Bright White
  • Swig
  • Audiodacity
  • PoundPoundPound
  • jFET
  • Magnetic
  • Jeremy Daeger
  • DJ Christian
  • Cool Hand Lex

As part of the music lineup, we’ll also have a Beats & Breakfast Lounge presented by Bringing Down The Band and Cut Camp, including Rusty Redenbacher, The ProForms, John Stamps, Ghost Town Collective, Breakdown Kings, Jaecyn Bayne, Indian City Weather, Grey Granite, Blake Allee, DJ Monte Carlo, SIrius Blvck, The Lost Kings and R-Juna & 3rd Eye Visionaries.