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GANGGANG: Next Up Showcase

with JuJu Starchaser, Ed Lanier, PsyWrn Simone, Norrie The Goat, We Are TribeSouL, Wife Patrol, Native Sun, Huckleberry Funk, and Allison Victoria
  • Fri Mar 25, 2022
  • 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
  • 21+
$10 to $15 Sale Ended

GANGGANG: Next Up Showcase at The Vogue in Indianapolis on Friday, March 25!

Join us on March 25 for a night of raw talent featuring nine music groups selected to be a part of the Next Up Fellowship, a professional development program aimed at taking local artists and musicians to the next level.

All of the acts have been rolling through three months of intensive workshops and evaluations in their marketing, artistry, and production in order to take the next step in their creative careers, and we’re super excited to show you what they’ve got.

Next Up is part of the #IndyKeepsCreating Series, a program powered by the @CityofIndianapolis in partnership with @artscouncilindy to support the local arts & culture community.

Next Up Trailer from Marc Bessiake on Vimeo.

HUCKLEBERRY FUNK
Huckleberry Funk is a gritty soul/R&B band based out of Indianapolis. Their genre-bending sound attracts a diverse audience, affording them opportunities to open for bands such as Khurangbin, Dumpstaphunk, and the Main Squeeze. In this band, funk itself is considered more of an attitude and feeling, and they aim for that funk to come across in the high-quality, cohesive shows they perform.

NORRIE THE GOAT
The self-taught artist, 24, takes pride in having 100% creative control on his sound, from lyrics to engineering. “I consider myself to be an artist rather than a rapper because of what I bring to the table,” he says. “I produce and engineer my own sound and I created my own sound from scratch. I started making beats, rapping, engineering, mixing, and mastering my own music in 2014.”

WE ARE TRIBESOUL
We Are TribeSouL is an Indianapolis based, genre-bending hip-hop, soul, and spoken word duo led by Mariah Ivey and 1Tru.ly. Centering love, they’ve used their art as a catalyst to reimagine Black futurity and inspire hope within community. While they have yet to release a full studio-length album, they’ve rapidly developed a fan base through riveting live performances, high-energy stage presence, and a uniquely curated experience for each audience. We Are TribeSouL has had the pleasure of performing a host of shows in the Midwest region—most notably, GANGGANG’s inaugural fine arts festival Butter, as well as opening for Grammy Award winning artists Arrested Development and Anthony Hamilton, and contributing to the Emmy Award Winning Music-in-Transit series. After an extensive hiatus filled with rediscovery, growth, and self mastery, they are looking forward to continuing their journey through music.

ED LANIER
Ed Lanier is an artist that set out to pave his way into the music industry with his eclectic style. Born into a naturally musical family, he knew at an early age that making music for a living was his purpose on Earth. Heavily influenced by artists across different genres like, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, and Led Zeppelin, led to his unique blend of soul, funk, and rock music. Ed Lanier has been a part of several music acts in his career, mainly as the frontman for the Electric Pop band “Party Lines” before making his solo premier in 2017. With the release of his debut EP “Hold On, We Gon’ Rock & Roll”, Ed Lanier set out to solidify his visions of touching millions of music listeners and lovers with his music, his way.

ALLISON VICTORIA
Allison Victoria is a multi-genre performing artist and musician. With a positive movement and raw energy, her style ranges from soul, jazz, and hip hop to folk, pop, and more.

WIFE PATROL
Wife Patrol is a rock trio consisting of Nicole O’Neal (bass/vocals), Natasha O’Neill (drums/vocals), and Greg O’Neill (guitar/vocals). Formed in 2015, the band takes its inspiration from alternative rock, punk, metal, and pop music. The band’s debut album, Too Prickly For This World (2020), earned praise in publications such as VICE, AFROPUNK, The Alternative, and Overblown (UK); received airplay on radio stations from Montreal to Melbourne; and landed a “New and Notable” mention on Bandcamp, in addition to a slot on its list of 16 all-time best-selling alt-rock albums.

PSYWRN SIMONE
PsyWrn Simone (pronounced Sī-ren Si-mōn) is a performing artist, teaching artist, and arts advocate. Guided by Nina Simone’s words, “An artist’s duty…is to reflect the times,” PsyWrn marries music and activism while merging elements of song, lyricism, and spoken word. Her performances are a powerfully immersive experience—“wrecking the status quo with a beat, some lyrics, and a seductive melody.”

STARCHASER
Kara is a guitarist, composer, producer, and vocalist who focuses on progressive metal/modern guitar playing. She has been playing music in the Indianapolis area since 2006 and has worked with local artists including Nick Tucker (Tucker Brothers), Carrington Clinton (Clint Breeze and the Groove), and Adam Gross (SM Wolf). She writes music and fronts Eliot Bigger and has recorded two albums of her original music: Space Ocean (2021) and Murals (2017). She holds a music performance degree from the University of Indianapolis.

NATIVE SUN
Brandon Meeks (bass), Richard “Sleepy” Floyd (drums), and B Young (emcee) began to intertwine their musical backgrounds within the context of hip hop when Native Sun formed in 2008. The musicians draw from their familiarity in gospel, rock, electronic, jazz, and soul, creating music that sounds much bigger than what one would expect from a three-piece act. This solid foundation in live music (as compared to produced beats) sets Native Sun apart from others in hip hop.

About GANGGANG
GANGGANG activates the creative economy to bring more beauty, equity, and culture to cities. Born out of the pandemic and a civil rights movement, GANGGANG is an Indianapolis-based cultural development firm on a mission to produce, promote, and preserve equity and culture. Learn more at www.ganggangculture.com

About Indy Arts Council
The Indy Arts Council fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations can thrive. Read the Arts Council’s Equity Statement here.

GANGGANG: NEXT UP SHOWCASE
with JuJu Starchaser, Ed Lanier, PsyWrn Simone, Norrie The Goat, We Are TribeSouL, Wife Patrol, Native Sun, Huckleberry Funk, and Allison Victoria
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022
21+
THE VOGUE THEATRE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
TICKETS AT THEVOGUE.COM

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS SHOW IS GENERAL ADMISSION AND SEATING IS NOT PROVIDED. YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER THE VENUE WITH A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

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