Popular Music Archive

October 1, 2013

 

singers Christine Salem and Janiece Jaffe perform at 2013 Lotus Festival

Songs Of The Spirit Need No Translation

Christine Salem, controversial singer of banned slave songs, invited local chanteuse Janiece Jaffe to join her Lotus set for a musical meeting of spirits.

September 30, 2013

 

lily & madeleine

Video: Lily And Madeleine’s Backstage A Cappella Performance

Lily & Madeleine are a sister duo from Indianapolis. Go backstage with them before their appearance at the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.

September 25, 2013

 

Photo of the Swedish band Väsen.

Lotus 2013 Promises Cure For The Väsen Street Blues

Olov Johansson of the Swedish band "Väsen" speaks about the trio's special connection to Bloomington, where they'll be performing this weekend at Lotus.

September 24, 2013

 

Leyla McCalla in New Orleans

Leyla McCalla Brings Vari-Colored Songs To Lotus

Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses her debut solo album that features songs she wrote to poems by Langston Hughes.

September 19, 2013

 

The Lilac Crazy quartet

Purdue Professor Finds Her Voice In Doo Wop

A new book by a retired Purdue University professor tells how she conquered a lifetime of self-imposed silence through singing.

September 11, 2013

 

A young man wearing headphones holds a credit card an laptop - which indicates that he is buying music online.

Singing Your Song In A Wired World

The Internet--and especially social media--have overhauled the way musicians make and market their music, not the mention the way we discover and consume it.

August 27, 2013

 

Colin Hay

Ghosts Appear And Fade Away: A Man At Work Reflects

Colin Hay comes to Indianapolis, bringing songs and stories from the Men at Work years through his solo career.

August 8, 2013

 

Avett Brothers

NPR Music Premieres Avett Brothers Song

"Another is Waiting" is the first single from the album "Magpie and the Dandelion" due out in October.

July 23, 2013

 

Rennie and Brett Sparks

The Handsome Family Braves The Wilderness

The husband-and-wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks brings its earthy music to Bloomington.

July 16, 2013

 

Paul Dresser

A Song For Indiana: Terre Haute Remembers Paul Dresser

In Terre Haute, Dresser's family works with ArtSpaces to raise funds for a sculpture to honor the author of Indiana's state song.

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