Since we are all united by living in Indiana, which is kinda big,
I thought it would be a good idea to include some more info about music in the great state. Here is what I found:
From the moment I stumbled upon my very first Google search, I was absolutely inundated with info about Indiana University (haha Boiler up!) and their fabulous school of music. There is a ton of documentation and ummm… other stuff about it. haha
What I found to be most interesting though, was probably all of the stuff I found about punk rock in Indiana. Apparently our state is quite rich in history for this style of music!
but apparently Indiana really made its waves in the punk scene in the 70s. Some notable bands during that era were:
It is not really surprising to me that the first two bands are from big college towns in the state (Actually, The Gizmos and Dow Jones and the Industrials released a split LP together valled Hoosier Hysteria). Punk is definitely based towards a younger crowd. It also didn’t really surprise me that the band from West Lafayette had such a nerdy name!
Here is a youtube video of a performance by Dow Jones and the Industrials:
I also found out that Indiana was one of the very first locations, after Chicago and New Orleans, for Jazz to become popular. This made me happy, because I was the first chair tumpet player for my high school jazz band.
More recently, the predominant music scene for young people in Indiana is has been alternative music (artists such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Mathews Band, ect.