The Troubadours are America’s longest-running Shadows tribute band,
founded in 2000 by the father and son team of Ivan Pongracic Jr. and
Sr. The Shadows were a highly influential ’60s British instrumental
band that had many #1 hits around the world and inspired some of the
most famous British guitarists of the past 50 years to pick the
guitar. The Troubadours have played all around the Midwest and Canada
in the past 15 years, including the 2001 and 2003 Shadowmania North
America events (which featured several original members of the
Shadows). Ivan Jr. and drummer Dane Carter are also the founding
members of the iconic modern surf band the Madeira.
When The Tikinauts aren’t prepping their rocket for a blast to the past, they’re dusting off the surf classics to bring you a balanced dose of vintage nostalgia and surf tradition. Dedicated to the reverb drenched melodies of 60’s summer fun, The Tikinauts pride themselves on their uncanny dedication to the songs and styles that keep Tiki culture and surf swag alive and well in the 21st century!
Roland Remington plays mid-century exotica (tiki music) by artists like Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman on vintage melody percussion instruments. Exotica combines the sounds of Latin America, Polynesia and the Orient, transporting listeners to far away, exotic lands. Get your boarding pass to a bygone era with a show that conjures up mysterious tropical islands and soft sea breezes!
I started DJing exotica and easy listening- “lounge music” when I lived Portland Oregon in the 90s. I spun Martin Denny, Les Baxer, all the exotica classics as well as classic easy listening from the likes of Enoch Light, Moog records, Cha-Chas, Bossa Nova and 50s easy listening latin music and everything that was associated with the Lounge Music sound that was very hot in the mid 90s. I would mix in spoken word and other kooky stuff. I had a radio show at KPSU which was the college radio station at Portland State. The show was called The Sound Lounge, and I kind of did the same thing but I got really weird with the playlist. One show I played nothing but Henry Mancini records through an echoplex and delay pedals. That show was a blast! It was a late night show so I got away with super weird stuff. I currently dj all over Bloomington but the places I most frequent are Bishop Bar, The Root Cellar and Scholars Inn.
Rocket Doll Revue
The Rocket Doll Revue is Indianapolis’ one-of-a-kind burlesque troupe rolled into a sexy ball of bouffants, rhinestones and the occasional bucket of blood. Founded in 2010 after a night of tasteful debauchery at a traveling vaudeville show, the Rocket Doll Revue is a tight-knit group of smokin’ hot ladies! Showcasing a dynamic variety of show-stopping talent – from classic striptease to the avant garde – this troupe always provides a vibrant and unique experience.
Traditional hawaiian music.