How about that 2nd Annual Random Band Challenge though?!

Anyone else still recovering from the Random Band Challenge on Saturday night?
That was one long marathon of rock and roll magic.  Congrats to all of the bands for coming up with some killer songs, and throwing it down with such little time to prep. None of you disappointed! Big shout out to Unicorn Derby for winning the grand prize, and The 1923 for pulling in the runner up spot.
Thanks again to The Hi-Fi for hosting too!


::This Week's Shows::

MARCH 7 | 7 PM
Greg Rekus (solo) w/ Borracho Caddies
You've gotta see Greg Rekus live to really get what his music is all about. He's best described at a "riot folk, punk rocker". Yeah. All in one. On a stage of his own. That has tambourines secured to it. On the Square Cat stage. Get here early to hear locals Borracho Caddies preform their first unplugged set.
$5 | All Ages

MARCH 10 | 8 PM
10x w/ River Thief
Kick the weekend off right! Glossy Indie Rock, gracing the Square Cat stage!
$5 | All Ages

MARCH 11 | 8 PM
Danni al Mar Album Release w/ The McDonalds!
Come celebrate the release of the long-awaited Danni Al Mar DEBUT ALBUM, "Middle Distance" at Square Cat Vinyl. Don't miss this special night of music as Indianapolis acoustic act Danni Al Mar is joined by a FULL BAND to perform the album in its entirety. The McDonalds are a husband and wife duo, from Indianapolis. This couple sets fire to every preconceived stereotype of a husband and wife music combo, and they like it that way.
This will be one of the best shows of the month!
$5 | All Ages (limited tickets are already selling fast)


::This Week's New Releases, MARCH 10th::

Tennis - Yours Conditionally
The Shins - Heartworms
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
 

As always, this is just the list of the New Releases we'll have in store Friday morning (while they last anyway). If there's something else coming out that you want to get your hands on just let us know and we'll make sure we get a copy for you!


:Don't forget the weekly drink specials:

Monday - $1 off 3 Floyds brews
Tuesday - $1 off Fountain Square Brewery brews
Wednesday - $1 off all Wine/Mead/Cider
Thursday - $1 off Flat 12 brews
Friday - You survived the week, everything is special!!
Saturday - It's the weekend, everything is special!!
Sunday - $1 off Sun King brews

National Caffeine Awareness Month Starts This Week

Be aware! Square Cat Vinyl has the caffeine you're looking for: Coffee from Tinker Coffee Co., special and delicious teas, and that fancy Coca-Cola that comes in a glass bottle! 
And do you know what goes great with caffeine? Vinyl. We've pretty much got everything you need in life, all in our little space!

Now that you've been made aware... Here's what else we have going on around the shop this week

::This Week's Shows::

TONIGHT FEB 27 | 7 PM (Get here at 6:30 to start signing up)
Songwriter's Open Mic - Hosted by Chris Wolf
BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND!
We had 26 songwriters perform a song each to a packed, attentive and respectful audience last month. What more could you ask for? Bring your best song! Remember, this month our friends at The Lodge Academy from The Lodge Recording Studios will be sending students to scout potential talent to record. If you are selected, you may find yourself on our Annual compilation album.
Each songwriter will perform ONE ORIGINAL song, so come with your best material. The next song writer will follow, and everyone present that evening will cycle through. If we have enough time, we will draw names from a hat to decide who plays the 2nd round.
ORIGINAL MUSIC ONLY!
FREE | All Ages

MARCH 2 | 7 PM
Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters w/ Carmichael
Louisville, KY's Nick Dittmeir & the Sawdusters will be sharing the Square Cat Vinyl stage with local friends Carmichael. Two spectacular acts in one night that you CAN'T MISS!
$8 Advanced tickets here / $10 at the door | All Ages

MARCH 3 | 7 PM
Flat 12 First Fridays - Nicholas Johnson EP Release Party! w/ The Bikewalk
Three Indianapolis hometown favorites ready to rock your faces for First Friday! Flat 12 Indianapolis presents, Nicholas Johnson & the Unrefined! Specializing in upbeat whiskey-soaked indie folk, they are returning to Square Cat Vinyl to celebrate the release of their debut EP! 
FREE | All Ages

MARCH 4 | 7 PM (Hosted at our neighbors The Hi-Fi)
2nd Annual Indianapolis Random Band Challenge
Band mates were selected by random drawing on January 7th. They had roughly 2 months to prepare 3 original songs (or 15 minutes of original material) to perform at The Hi-Fi. Each band was given a special noun, in which one song has to be written about. A panel of judges will rate each group on a 5 point scale: Stage Presence, Originality, Song Quality, Execution of “Noun Song” & Band Name. The audience members will also get to vote for their favorite bands. Join us The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square! Top winner will recieve a Cash Prize & a slot at the 2017 Virginia Avenue Folk Fest.
$10 | 21+ (don't forget, this is at The Hi-Fi, not our place)

 

::This Week's New Releases, MARCH 3::

Ed Sheeran - "Divide"
Granddaddy - "Last Place"
Temples - "Volcano"
Animal Collective - "Hollindagain"
Minus the Bear - "Voids"
The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Divine Wind

As always, this is just the list of the New Releases we'll have in store Friday morning (while they last anyway). If there's something else coming out that you want to get your hands on just let us know and we'll make sure we get a copy for you!

 


:Don't forget the weekly drink specials love:

Monday - $1 off 3 Floyds brews
Tuesday - $1 off Fountain Square Brewery brews
Wednesday - $1 off all Wine/Mead/Cider
Thursday - $1 off Flat 12 brews
Friday - You survived the week, everything is special!!
Saturday - It's the weekend, everything is special!!
Sunday - $1 off Sun King brews

The Sun is Shinning and the Vinyl is Spinning!

Can you believe the weather we've been having?! All weekend we kept the Square Cat Vinyl front doors open; with the music blasting and the drinks flowing... It was definitely one of the most fun weekends we've had so far. We won't hold our breath for it keeping up though. We all know Indiana weather can flip the switch at any moment.

This past week was jam packed full of good times here at Square Cat Vinyl. The folks from Sounds of Ceres took us on an audio and visual voyage. Local favorites Carmichael had an acoustic jam session on stage with Kendra Manning and Luke Knight. Things also got a little romantic with our post-valentines day dance party. Don't worry if you missed any of the fun this week. We picked up vinyl releases from quite a few of the bands that played. If you were here and miss them already, come back in a pick up one of the releases in our Local Music section!

Here's what you've got to look forward to this week.

::This Week's Shows::

FEB 24 | 7 PM
Chicago Farmer's 'Midwest Side Stories' Vinyl Release Show
Chicago Farmer is releasing his new album "Midwest Side Stories" on vinyl will be playing 2 sets. With 'Midwest Side Stories', Chicago Farmer builds an adventurous narrative that brings issues to the front burner with folk/protest songs.
$10 | All Ages

 

::This Week's New Releases, FEB 24th::

George Harrison Full Catalog Reissues!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah - The Tourist
Lupe Fiasco - Drogas
Steel Panther - Lower the Bar

 

As always, this is just the list of the New Releases we'll have in store Friday morning (while they last anyway). If there's something else coming out that you want to get your hands on just let us know and we'll make sure we get a copy for you!

 

:Don't forget the weekly drink specials love:

Monday - $1 off 3 Floyds brews
Tuesday - $1 off Fountain Square Brewery brews
Wednesday - $1 off all Wine/Mead/Cider
Thursday - $1 off Flat 12 brews
Friday - You survived the week, everything is special!!
Saturday - It's the weekend, everything is special!!
Sunday - $1 off Sun King brews

Be still our beating hearts! <3

Can you smell that in the air? Nope, it's not love. That's the smell of Gomez BBQ Pulled Pork! (though I understand why you'd get the two confused). The stuff's been a huge hit since we started selling it at Square Cat Vinyl. Have you tried it yet??

As promised we've got a big week set up at Square Cat Vinyl for you guys!! We're just gonna put Prince's catalog on repeat and give you a quick run down of the things you don't wanna miss!

::This week’s shows::

TODAY!! FEB 13 | 6 PM
Robert Ellis and Jenny O. w/ It's Just Craig
Originally scheduled for MFT, Houston based Robert Ellis is teaming up with LA's Jenny O. and local favorite It's Just Craig to get you all geared up for Valentine's Day. Ticket's are still available, but this one's getting close to selling out!
$12 / All Ages

FEB 15 | 7:30 PM
Post-Valentines Day Dance w/ The Dianna Davis Ensemble
You read that right...we're turning Square Cat Vinyl into a dance hall! Get some swing dance lessons from Kerry and David with Naptown Stomp, then dance the night away to music from The Dianna Davis Ensemble. 
$5 / All Ages

FEB 16 | 7 PM
Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars w/ Single Player
Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars is a five-piece ensemble from Indianapolis mixing folk, jazz, bossa nova and country into a unique style undeniably rooted in songwriting and storytelling. They're going to bring the perfect vibe to the shop for the week of Valentine's Day (let's just call it Valentine's Week at this point)
$5 / All Ages

FEB 17 | 7 PM
Lounge Cats! Featuring Carmichael, Luke Knight, and Kendra Manning
A non-traditional show format where multiple artists collaborate and perform together on the fly in the lounge @ Square Cat Vinyl. Come lounge with some of Indy's finest musicians as they meet for the first time over drinks in our lounge. They will sing songs and share stories as if they were in the comfort of their very own living room!
FREE / All Ages

FEB 18 | 8 PM
Sound of Ceres w/ Sunjacket
Sound of Ceres is a “dream pop” audio and visual performance project from Fort Collins, CO. Ryan and Karen produce the music in their home studio called Flashy Storm and are joined by members of indie-pop band The Drums and psych-pop stalwarts Apples in Stereo.
$7 / All Ages

 

:Now juicy stuff. February 17th New Vinyl Releases:

Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Nikki Lane - Highway Queen
Son Volt - Notes of Blue
Hanni El Khatib - Savage Times
Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
The Courtneys - The Courtneys II


Don't forget, this is just the list of the New Releases we'll have in store Friday morning (while they last anyway). If there's something else coming out that you want to get your hands on just let us know and we'll make sure we get a copy for you!