Eight not to miss

Thurston Moore Group

When: 11 p.m. to midnight SaturdayWhere: Fountain Square Theatre BuildingWhy: The side project of acclaimed Sonic Youth founder and guitarist Thurston Moore. Moore is indie rock royalty, having survived everything from punk’s New York City heyday to grunge and alternative to emerge with a sound both familiar and fresh.

Kishi Bashi

When: 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: PioneerWhy: This is violin like you’ve never heard it. Virtuoso violinist Kaoro Ishibashi has worked with diverse groups such as of Montreal, Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche, and fused his sound with world music, improvisation and ‘70s prog rock.

Surfer Blood

When: 8 to 8:45 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Fountain Square Theatre BuildingWhy: Self-proclaimed as “the cleanest and nicest band in rock,” this Florida-based quartet makes sunny, dreamy anthemic music perfect for a Saturday night.

Sound of Ceres

When: 9:15 to 10 p.m. SaturdayWhere: PioneerWhy: Duo Ryan and Karen Hover, the brains behind the band Candy Claws, have recruited members of the Drums and Apples in Stereo for a new project. Prepare for deep thinking as the band explores space and time, as well as humanity’s place in it.

BonesettersWhen: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. FridayWhere: Fountain Square Theatre Building

Why: The Muncie-based band borrows from post-rock and ‘60s garage pop sounds to create what they term “neighbor rock.” Good natured yet emotionally deep, the group has been named one of 10 Hoosier bands not to miss.


When: 8:15 to 9 p.m. FridayWhere: White Rabbit CabaretWhy: Siblings Raul and Paulina Sotomayor have created an electronic music project that fuses big bass and dance with traditional Latin American rhythms such as the cumbia and Peruvian chicha. The result is both traditionally and modern at once.

Mathaius Young

When: 9:15 to 10 p.m. FridayWhere: PioneerWhy: The 19-year-old producer and hip-hop artist is inspired by Pharrell and Timbaland, and his hard-hitting beats build off that inspiration. See the Indianapolis MC perform locally before he reaches his goal of making it to rap’s upper echelon.

Andy D

When: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. FridayWhere: Fountain Square Theatre BuildingWhy: The hyper-energetic music of Greenwood native Andy Duncan is weirdly nostalgic and absolutely danceable. Get the party started with Duncan’s 80s-inspired music blending soul, rap and rock with his outsized personality.

Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.