The Bearded Lucys

It’s not often that a group of musicians dare to try something outside the normal template of electric guitar, bass and drums, but that’s what you see with The Bearded Lucys. Incorporating instruments such as mandolin and banjo along with the use of multi-layer harmonies, The Bearded Lucys bring the down home feeling of Americana folk with the energy of Rock and Roll.

Everyone from the band comes from different musical backgrounds (metal, punk rock, Irish traditional music, garage rock, and bluegrass), which is what makes their music so original. The band is comprised of Rachel Hollingsworth (guitar/percussion/vocals), Matt Suever (guitar/vocals), Chris Cunningham (mandolin/percussion/vocals), Ben Callahan (banjo) and JD King (bass). Everyone brings something different to the table while writing songs, that have essentially turned out to be a mix of folk, indie and pop.

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The band has been on a short hiatus while their lead singer was out of the country, but their usual spots include The Melody Inn and Birdy’s. This winter, the band plans on recording their first album. “We just want to play and record music we love. If other people enjoy it, we really couldn’t ask for more.”

ORANJE 2013 will be The Bearderd Lucys‘ first show back with their lead singer, Rachel Hollingsworth. As a group, this is their first time playing at ORANJE, even though the members have attended in the past years, and JD King has been the Music Director for ORANJE since 2008. “You should expect a high-energy faster set. We plan on making people move.”

983969_661089627251103_330493126_nSo why do The Bearded Lucys think you should attend ORANJE? “It’s one of the best run events in Indy every year, and where else could you see such an eclectic group of artists and musicians in one place?”

Catch The Bearded Lucys on the Jakprints Stage at 12:30 am at ORANJE 2013!

Black Cat Rebellion

Black Cat Rebellion is made up of Brad St. Patrick (vocals/guitar), Rob Neutzman (bass), Patrick Meadows (guitar) and Ben Galvin (drums). This Bohemian, primal Rock n Roll band for undesirables started back in 2003 by Brad and Rob, and their sound has been compared to Post Punk and Deathrock.

All of Black Cat Rebellion’s members have grown up in the Indianapolis and Muncie punk scenes, respectively. When they were younger and attending shows, everyone in the crowd had their own band. “Everyone supported each other, and it was a beautiful thing. Very inspirational for you to get out there and do it yourself.”

So they did.

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Black Cat Rebellion performs around four to five times each month regionally and then they tour spontaneously. Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville are some popular cities that they’ve played the most. Aside from their own tours, they have played multiple festivals, including the Heavy Rebel Weekender, Cornerstone, Rockabilly Rebel Weekend and Drop Dead Festival. They’ve also appeared as the soundtrack to an episode of ESPN 2′s “Hot Rod Trucks” show.

“We always give our all and play like we’re playing for our lives. We just came off a long string of shows. Coming up, we’ll be at The Melody Inn on September 5 and Be Here Now in Muncie on October 19. We constantly add last minute/unannounced shows, but mostly we will be concentrating on finishing up our upcoming album in the coming months.” Prior to their album’s release, watch for Black Cat Rebellion’s promo video for the song Blood Donor.

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The members of Black Cat Rebellion have been in former bands such as The Cadavers, Gwen Stacy, Dead End Drive-In and more. Rob also currently performs with Ricky Rat of Detroit’s legendary Trash Brats. They have only been to ORANJE in the past as guests, but are ready to show the crowd on October 12 what they’re all about. When asked what’s in store for us at ORANJE, the band simply replied, “sex and death.”

Make sure to catch Black Cat Rebellion on October 12 at ORANJE 2013, playing on the PBR Stage! You can keep up with them on their website or Facebook.

Jomberfox

Meet Jomberfox, a rock and roll band made up of Nick Vote, Nick Mallers, David Sullivan, Andy Salge and Alex Kercheval.

This fairly new band morphed into Jomberfox from a previous project called Genius Johnson, and as of right now has only played one show together which was at The Melody Inn. But don’t mistake that for thinking this band is new to the Indy music scene, because between everyone in the band’s past and current projects, they’ve played nearly everywhere in the city. “What is so great about being in this band is that it doesn’t even closely resemble the music everyone plays outside of it,” said Nick Vote.

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You might recognize some of the guys in Jomberfox from other well-known bands in Indy. Andy Salge (bass) and Dave Sullivan (guitar) play in the local band Blue Moon Revue, Nick Mallers (drums) played previously with Lady Moon, and Alex Kercheval (guitar/keys/producer/engineer) has recently worked on projects with Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, We are Hex, Musical Family Tree and The Icks.

This will be the band’s first time playing ORANJE together. “Anything that showcases local art and music is awesome,” said Vote. “I’ve really enjoyed being exposed to new artists I might not have otherwise heard of without an event like ORANJE.”

So what can you expect from Jomberfox in the near future? “Our goal is to keep making music we like. We all agree that making great records is key to everyone’s happiness in this project. We are currently wrapping up mixing our first EP and are all pretty excited about getting some music into people’s hands.”

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Want to check out Jomberfox before October 12? You can catch them live at WARMfest on Sunday, August 31 as well as at The Melody Inn on September 25 with Pravada. You can find them on Musical Family Tree, Twitter and Facebook.