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Every Thursday at Doc's Music Hall is Dance Night, a night for everyone to come out and dance your booty off to some awesome DJ music while also having the opportunity to wear some trippy looking wigs/accessories. The party begins around 10 and ends around 3 a.m. So if you are a fan of the Techno genre and like to dance, I highly recommend checking out Dance Night at Doc's this Thursday.
The 18th featured two performers: Burbon Brothers, and Jaik Willis. Buddy Womack the guitar player for Burbon Brothers played an outstanding performence along with drummer Adam Fisher on the bar stage. For Buddy, it took him many many years of self practice, observation of other people playing, and preperation of left handed fingers for pain on guitar. All this that he has done has surely paid off for him despite it being a long process of training he defenetly succeeded. Burbon Brothers for the moment play in Indiana but hope for one day they can take it on the road.
Jaik Willis, a man that has been performing mainly in Indiana and Illinois for 23 years was not new to Doc's Crowd & has also played at Muncie Gras. He says that the person that inspires him to play guitar would be his Land Lord so he can pay his bills. Not only was he very talented on the guitar, he also performed surprisingly very well on beat boxing with only his mouth, he was able to pretty much create a band with the basic instruments that was surely suprising to the people that have not seen him play before.
Both bands played a great performence both in the very beginning of the show and at the end, plus you can check out Burbon Brothers play at Doc's Music Hall every Saturday. Come check it out!
When I arrived at Freaky Tiki this week, I was able to catch Bashville Boys playin’ across the street from Doc's Music Hall. They played an awesome bluegrass set, while inside preformed the groovy band Peterson, Simmons, and Dunn also playing a good show. Last night was the night of Losing September’s tour kick off. Other bands included; Antheon, and another band which unfortunately I do not know the name of. Rumor has it that the original band that was supposed to play, Dark at Noon, canceled and was replaced by a band that has a name similar to Antheon. Sorry I missed the name but what I did not miss was the kick ass live show played by all the bands last night!
Last night was a little bit different from the past couple weeks because while having the opportunity to interview Losing September, I also was able to interview our special guests Revolution, a Minor League Football team. Revolution, as a team, has been together since January and they have been playing in states such as Kentucky, Ohio, and right here in Muncie, Indiana. Their next game is scheduled for July 30th at Wilson Middle School. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
Losing September, a great, heavy metal, adrenalin pumping band, has been together for about 7 years. With their tour kickoff occurring last night, they plan on touring all over the United States from the East Coast to the West. Steven, the Bassist for the band, said that his inspiration for becoming as great a bassist as he is… Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
So, if you are in the mood to mosh pit all night and enjoy some good heavy metal, check out these bands at Doc’s Music Hall, and make it a hell of a night!
The second Freaky Tiki show of the year featured two country/ bluegrass bands, Emily Guffy, and The Hillbenders.
The Hillbenders, a bluegrass band that has been together for about 3 years now played a great performence as a kickoff to the second Freaky Tiki show. They have also toured around some states in the U.S such as L.A and New York and they plan on touring internationally like around Eurpoe.
Emily Guffy, a mainly Country band also played a great performence with her band that she has been with for about 5-6 months, so far the shortest amount of time a band has been together that I have interviewed. So far they have just been performing in Indiana but hope within time to tour to other states & with the performence that they had shouldn't be too long. Although within the first hour of Freaky Tiki it got rained out, they were still able to keep the party going with rain or shine in this messed up Indiana weather. So if you are a fan of bluegrass or country, these bands can defenetly fulfill the need for a good time with good music.
Last Saturday at Doc's featured only two very talented bands, it was 8 Stories High and Midwest Hype. 8 Stories High, a band that just until recently moved to Florida has been together for about 4 years. Their band has also toured all around Indiana, they have hit Kentucky, and Illinois. Midwest Hype has also been together for about 4-5 years, have toured around Indiana, and have performed in Florida.
When I asked the keyboardist, singer, and drummer of 8 Stories High who inspired them, both the keyboardist and the drummer said Dave Matthew's Band while the singer replied the singer of Incubus. Both bands played very well and attracted a pretty decent crowd and with how good all band members played on their instruments was not surprising.
Friday Night at Doc's Music Hall featured the first Freaky Tiki show of the year and it was definently a great one.
The bands that played were Rich Hardesty, Michael Martin Band, and When Not If. They all played a great performence and I had the opportunity to interview Rich Hardesty, an inspirational man to all that wish to play and rock on the Acoustic and has been touring all over the United States and internationally for 20 years, he has also played at Doc's many times. He has performed in countries such as Jamaica, and Australia. His music is basically about the projecting of positive vibes, love & recreational entertainment and without a doubt was a very great performence provided with a great message within the songs. He also wishes for people to stop living in a cultural zone state of mind and live life the way you want to before it eventually ends.
All the bands that played performed a great kickoff to the first Freaky Tiki show of the year and I highly recommend to come and check all of them out, you will not be disappointed.
Well, since I used my first blog to tell of my experience at Doc's and with the bands that played their that night, I feel that I should explain a little about myself.
My name is Jefferson Reddoch age 15, I am currently a student at Muncie Central High School, play guitar & some Keyboard, and maintain a 3.9 GPA (would be a 4.0 if it wasn't for Latin). I am right now attempting to convince my friends, and even my teachers to check out Doc's Music Hall because from the first time I went in there when it became all ages I fell in love with it from the music down to the whole atmosphere of the place. I believe it is a great place to be with good people, good music and that everyone should check it out.
I have only lived in Muncie for about 6 years now, I was born in Tucson, Arizona and drove up here with my family when I was 9. I am enjoying my life here in Muncie so far and hope that it will continue on. I usually work on private property with my dad doing a variety of labor from cutting down trees and transporting them, to cleaning and stacking bricks. I also work for a lady that goes to my church doing mainly yard work and home improvement work as well.
That basically sums it all up, hope to see all of you at Doc's. Peace.
Friday night at Doc's was a good time with both bands named Revelation13, and The Fabulous Miss Wendy. Revelation13, a heavy metal band thats been together for 5 years was no stranger to Doc's and played an awesome show which apparently was good enough for people to form Mosh Pits during the performance. They also don't just stick to Doc's they have actually toured to a good amount of City's within Indiana and they hope to travel to different states which if they keep up the performance they did that night will not be far from now.
After the Jam session of Revelation13, The Fabulous Miss Wendy played a Kick ass show and have been doing so for about 4 years. Miss Wendy's inspiration to become an awesome guitar player she told me was Slash for his great emotion that he plays with on the guitar, and for the obvious reason that he rocks. Her band have also traveled around to 48 states. Bryan the former guitar player for the band became the bassist after his manager saw him fool around on the bass that their former bassist left while he was absent and continued to play it ever since. James inspiration to become a great drummer for the band was Keith Moon from The Who, and Tommy Lee from Motley Crue. Miss Wendy's technique and style with her guitar and the rhythmic sound of the rest of the instruments is an amazing experience enjoyed by anyone looking to hear a beautiful women shred on the guitar along with both a very talented bassist and drummer.