Thursday, April 29, 2010

(RE)Sonance @ The Earth House - A Fundraising Event For Indy's Most Treasured All Ages Venue

This Saturday, May 1, The Earth House will host (RE)SONANCE; a fund-raising event that will benefit the venue's need for new sound system.  The Earth House Collective is a not-for-profit organization operated by local artists, musicians and volunteers.  The facility has the potential to become Indianapolis most treasured all ages venue.  We demonstrated the possibilities with the OK Go show last Wednesday.  If we can get a new sound system installed, this will instantly become a touring stop for national artists and will allow us to further our quest for more all ages shows in Indianapolis.  Plus the folks that run the Earth House are GOOD people, working hard for the love of music and community.  They are still seeking items for their silent auction.  If you have anything (or know someone who might) that you would like to donate to the silent auction, please email us at  Details below. RSVP for the Facebook Event, while your there invite all your freinds!  This is important Indy, lets make it happen!

Saturday May 1, 2010
Times: 2pm-11PM
Silent Auction from 2pm-5pm - There are some great items included in the silent auction already such as a PBR fridge, Luna and Indy CD & Vinyl Gift Certificates, Tickets to Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Eiteljorg Museum, The Vogue concerts, MOKB concerts, Silk-Screened Posters from Mile 44, Recording Studio Sessions, DJ Services and more!

Live Music from: Mab Lab, Sarah Grain, Jascha, Know No Stranger, Orkestra Project and many more!
There will be all kinds of performances - music, art, poetry etc.

Tickets are only $12 in advance (you should buy one even if you can't attend) or make a donation online here

If you can't make it on Saturday, join us tomorrow (Friday) at the Upland Tasting Room at 49th & College, for Pint Night!  50% of all money generated from 6-9 pm will be donated to The Earth House Fundraiser.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Holy Fuck Announced For June 14th Afterparty At Rock Lobster June 14

As if landing the epic June 14th show at The Vogue was not enough, now there is more!  This may go down as one of the most legendary Monday nights in recent history.

Monday June 14 @ Rock Lobster
Indiana Vodka & Pabst Blue Ribbon Present:
The After-Party featuring:

Holy Fuck w/ DJ Jessika and special guests.

The Vogue show should be over around 11:30pm.  Which gives you plenty of time to walk a half block to the Rock Lobster for the official after-party.  Holy Fuck will take the stage at Midnight!  For those of you who did not get June 14th Vogue show tickets, you will want to make the Rock Lobster your home for the night.  Doors open at 9 pm with music at 10 pm. Get tickets here!

Tickets are on sale now!  This show is sure to sell out as well, so don't wait to get these tickets.

$5 ADV (Online Only) / $10 Door - WITH VOGUE SHOW TICKET STUB - Buy Tickets
$10 ADV / $12 Door - WITHOUT VOGUE SHOW TICKET STUB - Buy Tickets

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

White Rabbits Monday Night Plus MOKB Events This Week

Are you ready for another MOKB marathon week?  We are!  We cant express how SERIOUSLY stoked for the White Rabbits/Here We Go Magic show Monday night at Radio Radio!  We have been fans of theirs for a loooonnng time and to see them in such an intimate venue, will be epic.  Tickets are still available for only $10 in advance (Ten bucks for White Rabbits in a small venue = the deal of the year) and $12 at the door.  Doors open at 8 PM.  Some other happenings this week (mark your calendars now and we will fill you in on more details this week):

Thursday April 29 @ Locals Only - Butler Scion Free Thursday feat:
Sean Bones, Amo Joy, Santa, Hermit Thrushes.  As always this show is free!
Saturday May 1 @ Earth House - (RE)Sonance - An Earth House Fundraiser
Mab Lab, Sarah Grain, Know No Stranger, Orkestra Projekt and more.  We encourage everyone to come out and support this!  Earth House very important venue in the quest for more all ages shows in Indy!  Tickets are only $12 in advance.
Saturday May 1 @ The Vogue - Otis Gibbs CD Release Show
Team MOKB is pretty geeked to grab Otis's new CD at the show.  Gonna' hit the Earth House early and then head to The Vogue to support our old pal, Otis Gibbs.  You should too, this is the stuff folk legends are made of.

Sean Bones - "Dancehall"

Otis Gibbs - "Caroline" - Live at Orlando House Concert

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Recap: Record Store Day, MGMT and Jookabox #1 On Charts This Week, Contest Winners, Blitzen Trapper On Sale

 It's Record Store Day Eve! Can you believe it?  So many great things happening tomorrow (Saturday) at our city's finest indie record stores.  Please take an hour or more out of your day and show them your support.  Each store has limited edition releases, give-a-ways and tons of sales.  Luna, Indy CD & Vinyl and Vibes 2 all have free all-ages performances happening, as well.  Show them some love!

This week's MOKB charts are up.  MGMT takes #1 this week with Jookabox surging to #1 on the Indiana Artist Chart.  Congrats to this weeks chart winners Katie Alsman and Aakash Chauhan!  These MOKB Presents fans are now going to the sold out MGMT show at The Vogue, just for telling us their favorite bands.  Enter your picks for next week here.

Don't forget, Blitzen Trapper tickets just went on sale this morning for their August 5th show at The Vogue.  You can get them at, The Vogue Box Office, Indy CD & Vinyl and Luna Music.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Blitzen Trapper to play Vogue in Indianapolis on August 5th

Thursday August 5th, MOKB is proud to present Blitzen Trapper with special guests Avi Buffalo at The Vogue.  Tickets for this show will be $12 in advance and $14 at the door (+$1 Facility Fee).  Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST via Ticketmaster.  You can also purchase tickets at Luna Music, Indy CD & Vinyl and The Vogue Box Office and avoid Ticketmaster fees.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Japandroids Contest Winners and Meet & Greet Photos

In case you missed it, we recently ran a couple very special Japandroids contests. We had a chance to spend some time with our winners at the show, and delivered the goods as promised.  Special thanks to Japandroids and Polyvinyl Records for making this possible.  And, thanks to Kehla West and Robert Wasson for supporting MOKB by purchasing advance tickets to our shows.

Fun Fact: We found out that our new friend, Robert Wasson, is actually a 6th grade science teacher who LOVES new music, garage rock, and vinyl.  How cool is that? 

Grand Prize Winner | Kehla West (Photo: David Donovan Evans)

Contest Winner | Robert Wasson (Photo: David Donovan Evans)

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) plays The Vogue tonight

The last three days have been a whirlwind!  Japandorids killed it, Avi Bufflo surprised us, Bassnectar/Major Lazer melted faces and now tonight, annual Rock for Riley benefit featuring Julian Casablancas.

Plenty of tickets are available at the door for tonight's show.  Doors open at 8 pm.  This is a GREAT cause and a GREAT show.  Rock for Riley is an organization ran by a group of future doctors, raising money for Riley Children's Hospital through live music events.

Tickets are available at the door for $22

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MGMT tickets sold out for Vogue Indianapolis Play

In what may be a record sell-out time, all tickets for MGMT at The Vogue have been sold.  Congrats to those lucky enough to get them.  This is going to be an EPIC show! 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brooklyn's MGMT To Play Indianapolis at The Vogue on June 14th

On Monday June 14th, MOKB will present one of our biggest shows ever.  We have been working hard to bring you some amazing bands over the last 2 years, and this one tops them all.  Brooklyn's prodigal sons, MGMT, will play The Vogue on Monday June 14th.  The band is out supporting their latest release, Congratulations, due to hit stores on April 13th.  MGMT has amassed a laundry list of accolades over the past 3 years including 2 recent Grammy Nominations, the Most Played Artist on Last FM, and numerous NME awards.  You are going to want to get your tickets in advance for this one.  Seriously, we are not playin'. We suggest you set up camp Friday at 10 am, when tickets go on sale and snag them while you can. This is the smallest club show on the whole tour and it WILL sell out.

Monday June 14th
My Old Kentucky Blog & The Vogue Present:
MGMT live @ The Vogue
21+ - Non-Smoking Show
Tickets are $28 - On sale Friday April 9th at 10AM EST
Tickets avail at and all Ticketmaster Outlets
Tickets avail with no service charges at The Vogue Box Office, Indy CD & Vinyl and Luna Music
***Both Lunas and Indy CD & Vinyl will have 25 tickets at each store, they are first come first served.

Brought to you by:
The Vogue, Nuvo Newsweekly, Luna Music

Check out the new video for "Flash Delerium"

and one of our all-time favs, "Kids" live at Redding

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MOKB Charts for this Week. Submit your Top 10!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their charts this week! Broken Bells holds strong at #1 with several new artists entering the charts this week.  Jookbox knocks off Margot & the Nuclear So and So's to take the #1 Indiana artist slot!  This chart is compiled exclusively from your submissions. Forget to send in your chart? Voting for next Friday's chart is now open. Submit your Top 10 here for next week.

My Old Kentucky Blog New Music Charts - Friday April 2, 2010

TW LW Artist
1 1 Broken Bells Listen
2 2 The XX Listen
3 3 Beach House Listen
4 Debut MGMT Listen
5 Debut Dum Dum Girls Listen
6 Debut Deer Tick Listen
7 Debut Bon Iver Listen
8 16 Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros Listen
9 Debut Deerhoof Listen
10 17 Frightened Rabbit Listen
11 Debut Toro y Moi Listen
12 7 Local Natives Listen
13 Debut Laura Veirs Listen
14 7 Gorillaz Listen
15 Debut Neon Indian Listen
16 Debut The National Listen
17 Debut Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Listen
18 5 She & Him Listen
19 Debut Grizzly Bear Listen
20 Debut Mos Def Listen
21 Debut Jonsi Listen
22 7 Florence and the Machine Listen
23 Debut Pyramiddd Listen
24 Debut JJ Listen
25 12 Sleigh Bells Listen

My Old Kentucky Blog Indiana Artist Chart - Friday April 2, 2010

TW LW Artist
1 2 Jookabox Listen
2 (Tie) 3 Oreo Jones Listen
2 (Tie) Debut Holy Ghost Canyon Listen
4 8 We Are Hex Listen
5 1 Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Listen
6 5 Burnt Ones Listen
7 11 Grey Granite Listen
8 15 Everything, Now Listen
9 Debut P.O.N.S. Listen
10 3 Andy D Listen
11 Debut Normanoak Listen
12 9 Win With Willard Listen
13 Debut The Academy Listen
14 10 Bears of Blue River Listen
15 Debut The Bonesetters Listen

Featured Fan Chart of the Week: Steve Waggoner from Indianapolis (Steve wins a pair of tickets to see Japandroids at Radio Radio on April 8)
Submit your chart here.

1. Arms
2. Broken Bells
3. French Kicks
4. Beach House
5. Laura Veirs
6. Spoon
7. The Acorn
8. Grizzly Bear
9. Whitest Boy Alive
10. Fionn Regan

Indiana Artist
1. Bears of Blue River
2. The Bonesetters
3. Everything, Now
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Japandroids Contest Winners

Congratulations to Kehla West (Meet and Greet Winner) and Robert Wasson (Music Winner) for winning the MOKB Japandroids Win This! contest.  We will have more contests coming over the course of the next week.  You can always check the Contest page for the latest updates.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hide the kids! Japandroids Are Coming!

Tickets for the Japandroids show at Radio Radio, this Thursday, are still available. Luna has sold out of their allotment, but plenty of tickets remain online.  They are only $8 in advance or $10 at the door on Thursday.

Doors open at 8pm.  Thunders and Avi Buffalo will open the show.  Music starts at 9:15 PM.
Today is your last chance to enter the Japandroids contest to win a free CD/LP Package.  Enter here until 5:30 pm today.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

On Sale Today: Delta Spirit and The English Beat

On-Sale Today at 10 AM:

Delta Spirit w/ Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Romany Rye June 22 @ Radio Radio - Buy Tickets

The English Beat May 21 @ Radio Radio - Buy Tickets

Tickets for these shows will be available for purchase at our retails locations by Thursday April 9.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne rolls into Indy tonight for show at Radio Radio

It's like Christmas morning over here at MOKB HQ.  We have been waiting for this Thursday for weeks.  Its finally here!  Tonight we are pleased to present to you, the Indianapolis debut of Mayer Hawthorne & the CountyIndianapolis Hip Hop legends, Mudkids will open the show with Twin Peaks spinning your favorite old soul records.  Tickets are available online today until 4pm.  Tickets will be available at the door for only $12.  Doors open at 8 PM - Get there early!  Indiana Vodka will be on hand conducting a free sampling of their tasty, Indiana-distilled Vodka.

Grab a free mp3 download over at My Old Kentucky Blog.

About Mayer Hawthorne
Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr. 

After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of the Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. “He showed me two songs and I didn’t understand what I was listening to,” Wolf recalls. “I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of – I couldn’t believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments.”

And after meeting in person, it was even harder for Wolf to believe that Hawthorne was also the lead vocalist. Few expect such heartfelt sentiment to come from a 29-year-old white kid from Ann Arbor, but he has caught the ear of his family at Stones Throw, as well as BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson and producer/DJ Mark Ronson. Expectations are high for the admitted vinyl junkie who never planned on taking his crooning public. Hawthorne’s hanging-by-a-string falsetto and breakbeat production on his first recorded effort, the tender “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out,” are simultaneously Smokey and J Dilla – equal parts “The Tracks of My Tears” and “Fall in Love.” “It’s soul,” he explains, “But it’s new.”

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