Friday nights move to the Spot!
People’s Live is excited to announce our Friday night series has found a new home at The Spot Tavern in Lafayette, IN! Please check out this stacked lineup and stay tuned for new show announcements for August and September! All shows start at 9PM and are 21+.
Woodstove Flapjacks and Friends
Continuing the traditions of early American String band music, The Flapjacks mix booming vocals, harmonica and kazoo, banjos, guitars, mandolin, ukulele, snare & suitcase bass, washboard, and washtub bass into a raucous good time. This focus on traditional tunes allows the listener to step back to a time when lyrics were written from experience and music was hashed out on a front porch. Lead vocalist Matt Scherger once described the resurgence of string band music as inevitable, due to the fact that the interest, as well as ability, seems to skip a generation.
“It’s appropriate that ESSO is based in the Heartland. The group sounds like love, with pulsing, vital rhythms and a knack for putting together warm sounds from funk, hip-hop, tropical Latin music, Afropop, and cumbia in such a way that they raise each other up high.” – POPMATTERS
Austin Lucas w/ Chad Price (ALL, Drag the River)
Singer and songwriter Austin Lucas first made a name for himself in punk rock before striking out as a solo artist and embracing the country and folk sounds that were his first love. After stints in the bands Twenty Third Chapter, Rune, and K10 Prospect, Lucas struck out on his own with his first solo album, 2006’s The Common Cold, in which he moved away from electric rock & roll and steeped himself in acoustic sounds with a strong bluegrass influence. Since then, he’s divided his time between his native Indiana and the Czech Republic, and while he’s occasionally dabbled in country-influenced rock, as on 2013’s Stay Reckless, for the most part he’s dedicated himself to introspective folk-oriented material, reaching a high point with 2018’s Immortal Americans.
The music of Rob Dixon is both respectful of tradition and free with expression and truly shows the musical diversity that is within Rob’s creativity. After matriculating from Hampton University and Indiana University’s School of Music, Rob moved to the top of the music world in New York City working with legendary and popular artists such as the Count Basie Band, Tony Bennett, The Ellington Band, Slide Hampton, Dakota Stanton, The Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Rufus Reid, Akira Tana, Jonah Jones as well as Bill Lee (composer and father of Spike Lee), Weldon Irving, Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad (DJ of Tribe called Quest) and The Skatalites, Returning to Indianapolis in 2003, Dixon has continued to work with internationally renowned artists such as pianist Steve Allee, drummer Steve Houghton, The Buselli Wallarab Jazz orchestra, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks, drummer Mike Clark, the headhunters, Guitarist Dave Stryker and 7 string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter.