We are excited to make our first band announcement for Steam Corner Music Festival! We want to put these awesome acts in the spotlight first. These are just 15 out of the 100 that will perform. More announcements will come soon, including national and international acts. Get your tickets now to save $$$, prices go up after Pre-Sale, limited quantities!
Late Nite Reading, Jeffrey James, Ecstasy The Band,
The Twin Cats, Action Jackson, (CHIN UP, KID),
The Max Allen Band (MAB), Audiodacity, Veseria, Hyryder- A Grateful Tribute, The Landon Keller Band,
The Hangdog Hearts, Up! Scumbag, Justin Kalley
Surfacing from suburbia Indiana, pop-punk band Late Nite Reading is quickly climbing up the industry ladder and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. After two EP releases and now a third, the band has done nothing but spread their name and tour non-stop throughout 2012 & 2013. For being a band just out of high school, they have already shared the stage with an impressive roster of bands such as All Time Low, Cartel, The Summer Set, and Taking Back Sunday.
Originating in the summer of 2009, bassist Brady Szuhaj and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Dalton Wixom joined together from a previous band to start something new. After a number of member changes during the beginning stages of the band, they now have a solid line up. Joining Wixom and Szuhaj is drummer Drew Cottrell and Clayton Collins on lead guitar to create Late Nite Reading.
Jeffrey James’ strong baritone voice has raw tones that’ll make you wonder if the skinny kid on the cover is really the one belting the soulful lyrics on recent EP, Make Your Way to the Flashing Lights.
The 2012 EP is a collection of rock songs infused with catchy rhythms and intense vocals reminiscent of old soul music. Produced and mixed by Konrad Snyder (Kopecky Family Band, Night Beds, Sugar and the Hi Lows), the five-track album is a compilation of songs that range from simple hooks, and blues shuffle to dirty dap-tone like horns or an ominous arrangement of strings.
Landon Keller is a third generation musician with a truly unique sound. He sits on the fringe of popular music and sounds a little bit like nothing you've ever heard before. His sound was acquired most likely from an eclectic music environment growing up. In 2007 he and his band independently released their debut album “Curiosity”, just a few months later, he was already ranked atop official Myspace and Reverb Nation polls in both Folk Rock and Soul. Later that year, Landon moved to the city of Chicago without the band.
"This is a city that made me a man, a city I feel like I can hang all my hats in." Keller, quickly found his way into the scene, honing his solo game and newly found mature sound. In 2011, after inheriting a nice piece of land, Keller brought his transformed show back to Indiana and the band where he is focusing on doing his part to make Indy relevant. In 2013 Keller, recorded a solo album, on a Macbook, in Fountain Square (Indy), "Oh Hallie & The Big Blue Sky", and is getting rave reviews from both his fans and peers.
Make no mistake, Justin Kalley has never really been a solo artist. He and younger brother, Zachary, have been writing music together for the better part of two decades. The songs, lyrically, reflect the brothers' cynically apparent disposition. More times than not Justin builds the foundation musically and lyrically, but with the astute arrangement ideas and translation to fellow musicians, Zachary plays a subtle but major role in the finished product.
The brothers grew up and live in East Central Indiana in towns with no more than three traffic lights. Surrounded by a demographic that would most likely be seen on any given episode of 'Jerry Springer', they tend to not socialize with many, rather, stay close to a few. The songs come stock from smokey garages and messier bedrooms. Justin, as any true artist, grows and evolves, leaving the brothers' repertoire with a largely diverse range of music.
Since coming into the music scene, Audiodacity has been given a lot of love from the city of Indianapolis. Named "Indy's Next Big Thing 2012" by local radio stations Q95 and X103, they have had the chance to open for nationally touring acts and play for many of Indy's large events. In 2013 they began playing out of state shows, bringing the party to Illinois, Michigan, and Arkansas where they were met with many positive reviews. Their ongoing mission is to use music as an outlet to share their love of life, and keep the Grand Party alive for anyone willing to join them in it. They continue to believe, as they hope you will after hearing their work, that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Chin Up, Kid was established in March of 2013. With the release of their Home Advantage EP and shows with national acts such as I See Stars and These Hearts, Chin Up, Kid has wasted no time making an impression on their scene. Chin Up, Kid is driven by catchy melodies and meaningful lyrics that their fans can connect with. "We just want our songs to help people realize life can be as miserable or incredible as you want it to be" - Will Sharaya
UP! SCUMBAG is an Indianapolis-based punk rock ‘n roll band that has been a Circle City staple since 2002. Formed in high school, these three suburban friends started cranking out an infectious blend of punk, pop and rock music that has the energy of THE RAMONES and THE MISFITS but with melodies and hooks reminiscent of GREEN DAY and RANCID. 12 years later, these 20-something punkers are still performing and recording some of their best material to date.
The band has recorded and self-released five full-length albums, a series of EP’s and splits along with a DVD of cheesy music videos and live footage. In addition to a relentless recording history, the band has performed hundreds of live shows including a tour of the East Coast in 2006 (including stops at infamous punk clubs like the Continental in New York City and Churchill’s in Miami).
Indianapolis born and raised, Action Jackson has quickly established himself as one of the premier DJs in the Midwest, playing well over 200 shows in 2011. Specializing in genre bending mixes that span multiple styles of music, he is equally comfortable spinning hip-hop, house, dubstep, moombahton, indie rock, and everything in between. His productions are diverse as well, having remixed artists such as Passion Pit, Hall and Oates, and Smokey Robinson.
2011 found Action linking with emcee Oreo Jones for their collaboration “Black Fabio”, a parody of the famous model from the 80's. In short, there’s not a crowd or party that he can’t rock including large festivals such as Forecastle, Identity Festival, and The Indianapolis 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world.
Ecstasy formed in August of 2012 with Kip Newby (primary guitarist/singer) and Bradley Walker(primary drums), after the two had met at an open mic in Indianapolis the two went on an acoustic tour together as two separate acts. They then decided to form into a band and from there started performing together as a two piece, while occasionally switching spots on stage, then in December of 2012 they met Trent White who started going to shows with them as a fan of there music. By the end of January Trent decided to join the band as their bass player, and they started recording their EP (Enigma:Sound:Machine) in August-September of 2013…today the band continues to tour the Midwest states of: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois and looking to expand themselves as far as possible.
The Max Allen Band (MAB), is a rock based band from Indianapolis, IN. MAB performs original music and is fronted by Max Allen (guitar/vocals) with Shaan France (drums/vocals) and Dace Robie (bass guitar/vocals).
MAB tours continuously and has opened for and/or performed with many national acts such as: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dickey Betts, Umphrey's McGee, The Spin Doctors, Otiel Burbridge, Ekoostik Hookah, Karl Denson, Dark Star Orchestra, Marshall Tucker Band and others.
Formed in the midst of a hot, sweaty, Indiana summer, Veseria plays heavy, lyric-based folk rock with a composition style matched by no other. From a pure, unadulterated passion for our craft, we have come together to bring out the best and worst of us all. The beauty in that contrast is what we explore. We hope you will find yourself somewhere in the middle.
It is experimental, it is blues, it is jazz, it is power. Listening to a Veseria song can sometimes be a little like a narcotic experience. The little things blow up into vast orchestrations of color and light and sound. Transversely, the big things are sucked down into a microscopic form to be examined from above. Simply put, it is a tidal wave of the human experience. An experience that everyone should have.
The Hangdog Hearts is the split personality of singer song writer Austin Stirling. Starting out in 20012 as a full band, HDH abruptly shed its skin into a solo one man band act. Now Stirling has added a group of backing musicians and its has turned into a monster that will tear out your heart with an axe and clean it with music.
HDH have developed their sound into something very original which when asked the infamous question “what kind of music do you play” Austin Stirling will almost always reply “its just roots music.” But if you force him to give a genre he will say “Angry - Gypsy – Folk”.
Hero Jr. is a three piece rock band hailing from Indianapolis, that brings their own brand of high energy, hook driven rock and roll to venues throughout the Midwest. Huge vocals, crunchy guitars and driving rhythm lines from the bass and drums, combine to create an exciting live performance filled with vivid lyrics and refined intensity.
Indianapolis, Indiana’s prog-funk ensemble, The Twin Cats, have been on the path to creating their own distinctive approach to fusion music since their line up was finalized in 2004 by blending influences from funk to prog rock, jazz and electronica.
The Twin Cats have been crushing dance floors at venues throughout the Midwest and are looking to take their show even farther. They have shared the stage with world renowned artist such as Charlie Hunter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Greyboy All Stars, Rusted Root, Here Come The Mummies and Garaj Mahal and have made appearances at the Summercamp, 10,000 lakes and F.U.N.K. festivals.
Their album “Thick” was released in September of 2009 on the Owl Studios label as a follow up to their self-released album “United” (2008). The album serves the listener by highlighting the bands compositional ability while making sure to preserve the energy from their live show.
Hyryder is widely known as one of the best Grateful Dead/Phish tribute bands in the Mid-West, although fans know and share and even deeper respect with the band through their creative original music. As one of Indianapolis' best up and coming bands, Hyryder has amassed a dedicated fan base who pack venues throughout Indianapolis and who will travel throughout the Mid-West to catch one of the band's high energy performances.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead/Phish experience, paying close attention to detail. The band routinely plays "monster" 3 set performances, effortlessly weaving in and out from one song to the next. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder craft's their own unique take on the music, focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show.
The Hangdog Hearts
The Max Allen Band
DJ Action Jackson