The summer is starting to wind down, and Friday, August 9, is one of the two last Listen Local shows at Broad Ripple Park. This week’s show features The Late Show, Triptides, and The Vulgar Boatmen. As usual it’s “Pay-what-you-want” and Upland will be on hand to cater your beer needs, and local food trucks will take care of your food wants.
Bloomington-based Triptides are a surf rock project of Glenn Brigman, Josh Morrow, and Josh Menashe. Despite being busy college students and together since 2010, Triptides have managed to produce two full length releases and a few EPs. More information on this band can be found at Musical Family Tree site.
The Late Show started up in 1972 while its members attended North Central High School. Despite a tumultuous three decades, they still have a power pop sound that is making a comeback with Indie rockers in the 2010s. A great sampling of their music is at thelateshowpop.bandcamp.com/album/portable-pop.
A band with a split personality The Vulgar Boatmen have been representing in the alt-rock category since the 90’s. Half of their is based out of Indianapolis, the other half from Gainesville, and nary the two shall meet except on rare occasions. The Indy branch will grace the Broad Ripple Park stage and round out this pop-rock focused show.
Tickets are available at http://listenlocalaugust9.eventbrite.com/ and sales benefit the Indy Parks Department. Gates open at 6 pm, show is at 7 pm, and over at 10 pm.