Middle Waves Music Festival 2016

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Local, Music

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It’s hard to believe that in the span of ten years, downtown Fort Wayne has gone from little more than a courthouse and a public library to the powerhouse of the city’s vibrant arts and music scene. Since then, downtown has replaced that feeling of ennui with an unprecedented liveliness. The Middle Waves Music Festival did nothing less than adds to the exciting momentum of downtown.

Friday Night

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Friday night started with local performers and artists such as the reuniting Thunderhawk, J-Tubbs, and The B45’s at the Maumee and St. Joseph Stage. These artists were followed by Nashville’s power pop quartet “Bully”. They were a perfect segue into Friday night’s headliner, the Los Angeles based garage rock duo Best Coast.

Saturday Night
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Saturday began with a series of local Psychedelic and Folk acts like Secret Mezzanine, Either/or, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, and The Be Colony. Meanwhile, the main stage was housing acts such as Jeff the Brotherhood and Tanlines. The night came to an end with Oklahoma City’s very own, The Flaming Lips. They provided an electrifying performance, unlike anything Fort Wayne had witnessed to date.

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Despite the poor weather of pending clouds and rain, Middle Waves was fully prepared with “The Village,” which was set up under The Pavilion at Headwaters Park. It served as a place to stay dry, grab some food, and peruse some of Fort Wayne’s local makeshift boutiques. Festival goers could also enjoy free yoga sessions, pontoon rides on the river, and a silent movie drive-in, and these attractions brought in those in Fort Wayne who don’t share as much of an interest in music. The festival overall is truly proof of Fort Wayne’s potential.

All photos provided by Adam Garland

Heaven’s Gateway Drugs: “Rubber Nun” From Here to There and There and Back and Other Places

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Interview, Local, Music

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The percussion section consisting of Ben Carr and James Wadsworth from Heaven’s Gateway Drugs showed up to dig into their brand new album “Rubber Nun” just released on Dizzy Bird Records. Let them take you on a tour of the Fort Wayne music scene and get to know the guys and their music. You can hear more at the audio link above.

Heaven’s Gateway Drugs will be playing at the Empty Bottle in Chicago Wednesday the 14 and Middle Waves Music Festival Saturday September 17.

Enter the Void (Reunion)

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Disc Jockeys, Interview, Local, Music

Bob, Ben and George joined DJ Kolly D in the studio for an interview about the band and the Fort Wayne music scene. If you missed the interview stream it here and get to know three fifths of the Fort Wayne band Void Reunion. After the interview you can get their new EP on Spotify and on Void Reunion’s Bandcamp. The EP release show is tonight (5/21/16) at the Brass Rail. Stickers with download codes will be available along with hugs and good times.
Void and Kolly D

 

Top Ten – Hope Arthur

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Lists, Local, Music

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Hope Arthur's 2015 has been busy with her various musical projects being a Piano Instructor, composing for different art projects, leading the way for The Hope Arthur Orchestra and on top of that she is a accompanist for the Fort Wayne Ballet. It is difficult to even guess how much music Hope has absorbed during 2015. Hope wanted to share her top ten list, a list of what has colored her world in the year of 2015. (in no particular order)
Before we jump into her list, Hope wants to share her latest project a tribute to Hulk Hogan's "Hulk Rules" a cover of "I Want To Be A Hulkamaniac" and her next show is January 23rd at The Arts Lab in collaboration with Mikautadze Dance Theatre, The Hope Arthur Orchestra, and introducing Silbo Gomero and Saitnkini-Productions

Fugue from 33 Variations by Ludwig von Beethoven (piece) This was my first classical piano gig outside of a university setting without the help of my teacher. It was for a play. I had to perform this piece in the dark with a crazy man screaming at me. That’s a new experience to put under my belt!

The Music of Stones For The Resonating Stones of Elmar Daucher by Stephan Micus (album) To me, feeling anything resonate is a powerful experience. So naturally, when my friend introduced The Music of Stones to me I was very excited. I was having a very hard time musically, but the sounds of stones resonating was very healing.

Areski and Brigitte Fontaine – L’Incendie  (album) This album just plain rocks. I listened to it a lot when I moved into my new apartment. I should probably give it back to my friend now….

Kate Bush “50 Words for Snow” (song) A friend introduced Kate Bush to me this year. All of her music is brilliant, but if you haven’t heard 50 Words For Snow, you’re missing out. Go listen to it now! It’s amazing!

Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (song) Before you judge me, I was working on a project where I had to compose a radio hit pop anthem. I spent weeks dissecting all sorts of pop music, including this song.

Bjork – Debut (album) I know this is the year of Vulnicura, but I actually spent more time listening to Debut. I love Bjork’s music so much that sometimes I’m afraid to listen to it.

Sylvan Esso – Self-titled  (album) Great album by a great band. I also saw them live in Indianapolis. Very important part of my year!

Pow Wow Songs Music of the Plains Indians (album) I’m super fascinated by Native American history. My friend and I did an album trade and he decided to share this one. I am so thankful.

Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (piece) I’m actually not that crazy about this piece, but I’ve spent hours and hours and hours and hours helping a colleague arrange it for piano solo. So I had to include it on the list.

La Comtessa de Dia “A Chantar” (Trobairitz song from the 1100s) La Comtessa de Dia (or Beatriz de Dia) was a singer in the 1100s during a time when women were not encouraged to be musicians. Her music survives though and this song is an awesome description of her calling out a dude for playing with her heart. Part of my year involved organizing a concert featuring the works of female composers throughout history, and this was one of the songs we performed.


Hope and her Orchestra can be caught all around the city, keep up with them on their Facebook page and here is her cover of the Hulk Hogan original “I Want To Be A Hulkamaniac”

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