Uncomfortable Conversations : ‘The Voice of the Voiceless’ Speaks Volumes

At the end of May this year Black Lives Matters protests took place at the Allen County Courthouse in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. What began as peaceful protests turned into violence and chaos as the Fort Wayne Police Department began pepper spraying and tear gassing protesters, unprovoked. A three-year old was tear gassed, a 21-year […]

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Dan Smyth : I Can’t Wait

Singer/songwriter Dan Smyth is a music machine. Not only does he lend his guitar and vocal skills to Fort Wayne’s The Legendary Trainhoppers, but Smyth is a veritable human jukebox covering over 50 years of pop and rock&roll music in local clubs. Seriously, the list of songs this man covers is staggering, and wholly impressive. […]

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Sankofa : $5,000 Flashlights

There’s nothing quite like experiencing an artist at the height of their powers. Watching them make the magic happen the only way they know how. You wonder each time out if this is as good as it’ll get. Have they reached their pinnacle of creative power? Should I savor this just a little more? Sometimes […]

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Heaven’s Gateway Drugs’ “existential crisis road trip concept album” : Slab City

  The Fort Wayne psychedelic collective known as Heaven’s Gateway Drugs have been honing their mix of sixties psych pop, 70s glam, and cult-y freakdom for a few years now. Despite personnel changes and the ups and downs of keeping a band up and running over their tenure, the core of Derek Mauger and Ben […]

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Exterminate All Rational Thought : Chromatophores

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Exterminate All Rational Thought have been been turning frontal lobes to mush since 2012, ever sinceĀ  the release of their prog-metal debut Lining The Streets. Since that debut the quartet, which includes Cody DeMille(guitars), Pete Lock(guitars), Nick Annis(bass), and Lucas Sigg(drums), have honed their skills and songwriting chops and have turned EART […]

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