Performing Arts: Music
I like to play the unexpected songs that people might have forgotten about. I’m open format and play a wide range of genres from Hip Hop, R&B, Disco, Funk/Soul to Latin, Pop, Rock and Electronic.
Performing Arts: Music
Clint Breeze is the artistic persona of Indianapolis-based drummer and Hip Hop producer, Carrington Clinton. The Groove is an all-star lineup of Indy-based Jazz musicians featuring Nick Tucker (bass), Jared Thompson (saxophone), Joel Tucker (guitar), Christopher Pitts (piano), Zachary Finnegan (trumpet), frontman Pernell From Pike (emcee, vocalist) and led by drummer and beatmaker Clint Breeze.
In 2016, Breeze released ‘Nappy Head’, an album that highlights the socio-political climate of Black America featuring the artistic signatures of over two dozen rappers, musicians, singers and poets collaborating with artists Oreo Jones, Drayco, Flaco and Sirivs Blvck to name a few. Nappy Head generated a buzz around the city of Indianapolis and established itself as local ‘classic’. It also received critical acclaim from music writer Kyle Long who covers the band regularly for both Indianapolis’ NPR affiliate (WFYI) and Indy’s alternative newsweekly (NUVO).
In 2018, Clint Breeze and The Groove has shared the stage with Trombone Shorty and Durand Jones and The Indications, headlined several festivals in Indianapolis including Chreece and Indy Jazz Fest. Clint Breeze and The Groove released their debut studio album in April 2019 and are currently taking that project on tour.
Tony Di Palmo
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Media; Performing Arts: Music
DJ Tony D has been mixing music as early as 2011. From a young age he realized that funk was his main style. Whether it was funky 90’s hip-hop beats or old school boogie and disco music, DJ Tony D loves all funk and soul music. But that doesn’t stop there, DJ Tony D also loves music as early as 50’s, so if you love to swing dance then he has you covered. With all this said, DJ Tony D is not limited to modern era music from 2020 to beyond. If you need a DJ for a private event around Indianapolis or beyond, visit our website https://www.indianapolisdj.com
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Works on paper
Gary Gee, finds the urban setting to be extremely fertile ground for all types of artistic expression. Some of this inspiration has evolved from illegal graffiti and hip hop culture, or was acquired directly from art studies to design creation for wearable apparel and gallery exhibition. Gee’s puts a lot of himself in his creations, much of the work is poetic and reflective of his experience in urban environments, the tight-knight communities, the dreams, desires, goals and the troubling and malevolent ways that black men are viewed by society. This work is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers taking the tangible form of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage sculpture exploring the weight, depth and breath of the inner-city agglomeration through storytelling.
The work is an extension of this versatile artist, it’s an honest visual narrative which includes a mix of natural talent, formal education, raw emotion with a sharp urban edge, and a strong street art aesthetic. The visual commentary in his artwork includes a compelling range of work expressing a wide range from as far back as his playful Jr. High School sense of humor days, or an eclectic satirical spin on daily life-daily living, to a more quantitative and powerful social and political perspective.
His current body of work has been based on exploration in ceramics which include pieces composed of hand cast miniature brick walls set off with a graffiti style amid visual symbols which he extracts and extends from the familiar. These often contain hidden messages, important cultural or social representations meant to engage the curious onlooker. The skulls are also hand cast, many of them contain imagery as well. The crowns are regal imbued with gleaming luster finishes, multiple layers of glazes and incorporating his favored mixed media aspect by utilizing acrylics and spray paints. The skulls that he creates are both a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time for him personally, due to the scientific aspects of ceramic media in general.
The effort that this gifted artist has put out into the universe has manifested into many honors and awards including selection as an Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, an Indiana Arts Commission, On-Ramp: Creative Career Accelerator Participant and a recent Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Accomplishments such as these have helped to bring his creations further into the arts mainstream as well as through participation in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. His work is now held in private and corporate collections.
Gee, has also now come to the realization that he should be more vocal as an artist, and in addition to creating distinctive artworks he recently began facilitating a weekly “Monday 2 Monday,” Motivational Monday campaign on social media in 2018.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Illustration, Jewelry, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper; Animated Art, Cartoons and Comics
My name is Rashae Hudson and Art is my life. My favorite thing to do is cartoons and animated characters, although I do all types of art. It is my passion to flourish into a full time artist, unleashing and sharing my art with the world.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Yadin Kol is a captivating performing and recording artist who’s a self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter. As a passionate and soulful performer he takes listeners on a musical journey where love and faith balance the ills and injustices of society. Yadin’s records provide a combination of his sensational guitar playing, and raw mellow vocals. His sound has a rhythmic undercurrent which bears testament to his retro-leaning, neo-soul style, and his conscious-stirring lyrics come from his southern roots and urban life experiences. Yadin’s unrelenting hope for the disenfranchised, and faith in creation are recurring themes in his music. His influences include blues, soul, RnB, reggae, and hip-hop. One of his greatest aspirations is that his music will heal, uplift, and unite people in peace, light, and love. His debut EP, set to be released in 2021, promises to be a fresh and powerful contribution to the world of music.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling
Devon Kondaki is an author/illustrator of picture books.
Performing Arts: Music; DJ
DJ who specializes in top 40, world, dancehall, hip-hop, soul, funk and R&B
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Chuck Mason was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1988. Mason works predominantly in the medium of music, but includes video in his larger scale projects. Mason is currently enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University (Indianapolis) studying Business/Supply Chain Management. He has had numerous shows throughout Indiana.
He is represented by Nightsons, LLC and The Chuck Mason Administration. Mason is currently working on his 3rd solo project “god.:The Autobiography.” He lives and works in Indianapolis.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal
Reckless Rhymacide (Kelvin Coe) is a rap/hip hop artist and songwriter form Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the biological brother of hip hop artist Loc Rhymacide (Anthony Coe). He began rapping in elementary school. His biggest musical influence was his cousin, producer Carlton Hart ($ir Hart). He recorded his first EP Young Black Males in the early 2000’s. His follow up LP Greatest Stories Ever Sold wasn’t released until several years later. Both projects earned him regional success in the Midwest, and opportunities to open up for artists such as Twista, Coo Coo Cal, and Lil’ Flip. Chances are you’ve seen people wearing Rhymacide t-shirts around Indy and the midwest.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word
“…they only consume what we put out……” –Tony Styxx
The radio bores me. Can’t remember the last time I saw performance from a mainstream artist live or televised that moved me. Cd’s don’t get bought anymore. And YouTube has made everyone a star.
The value of one’s progress and hard work equals leaks. The standard for “classics” has been set to the qualifications of tweet topics and ringtones. And the term legend applies to anyone in the game for more than 2 mix tapes and onstage performances.
Whose fault is this? It’s the Artist fault.
I can point the finger at the consumer all day but it won’t change the fact that, the reason they buy into lack lust performances, mediocre production, and less than par capability to keep the idea that “classics” aren’t born, they are created out of dedication and integrity no matter how much “shine” is thrown at you, is because artist like myself who have the ability to keep true art alive aren’t doing our job. WE MUST DO BETTER.
ART is an expression of self. True. But once tainted by carbon copy habits, those of us truly pouring our lives through pen and pad are considered “trendy”, or “bitters.”
Hi. I’m Tony Styxx. I do Hip-Hop, Spoken Word Poetry, and Human Beat boxing. I practice 3 hrs a day, 7 days a week. I refuse to let a day go by where I don’t write at least 2 pieces, good or not. I perform with the idea that I could die before I hit the stage, on stage, off stage. I perform with the intent on being remembered not for my clothes, catchy hooks, fame or twitter followers. I perform so that the very next time my name is brought up a young boy will go nuts like I did back in high schools when cats asked “whose better Nas or Jay-Z?” I perform so that the very next time you feel like quitting, my voice echoes through out you heart, soul, mind….and you don’t hear the words…you hear the intangible and overwhelming motivation to be more and push forward.
THAT’S what art is supposed to do. Music is equivalent to water. There’s life and death in water. WE as ARTIST are responsible for what we allow our supporters to consume.
Performing Arts: Music
A Bagga Trouble
Live Music Traversing all realms of Time & Genre
Songs you haven’t heard in awhile and songs you heard for the first time today.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Performers and Writers, Works on paper; Hyperrealism Drawing
Multi Artist in Indianapolis..Independent freelance portrait artist/tattoo artist. Attended Memphis College of art 2000-2002 Associates in Fine Arts. Over 100 portrait pieces sold.
Favorite medium- Charcoal and graphite
Style-Realistic Drawing , Calligraphy,
Tony Wallace II
Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Vocal
Tony “WHOA!” Wallace II is a Christian Rapper from Indianapolis, Indiana, who recently released his ninth CD, A Day in the Walk.
There needs to be many more music artists like TonyWHOA! and if they are out there then they need to be promoted. WHOA! makes and performs hip hop music: a genre currently filled with negative stereotypes of ungodly wickedness that has plagued/cursed individuals, families, communities, schools, people groups, cultures, work environments, cities, states and countries all over the world. WHOA! is not afraid to say what needs to be said in order to stop the plague…Even if it takes him denouncing hip hop to let you know who and what is more valuable and most important in life. This man is not only an rapper/MC(or whatever you call it). He is a brother, husband, father, a friend and a very hard working man. TonyWHOA! makes it clear as day that he is not about street status, money or popularity.
He fearlessly and boldly states the truth in his lyrics. He poetically delivers mature messages of substance, wisdom, encouragement, hope, love, peace, righteousness, consequences, grace, mercy and faith in his own creative/unorthodox way..yet with clarity. Pay close attention! You’ll want to listen again and again; just in case you missed something the other times around. Whenever, or however TonyWHOA!’s name is brought up, there is no question who TonyWHOA! stands for…JESUS!!!
(written by A.P. Spaulding Jr.)
“Trying to paint Tony as an average cat would be doing him disservice. As a matter of fact TonyWHOA! is a dude cut from a different cloth. He is a throwback MC in every sense of the word. Not only that, based on his socially conscience and at times humorous rhymes’ Tony might be considered a symbol of those who would like to take things back to “The Roots.” (Paul Collins, Dasouth.com)
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Nate and Drew of Redoux! started playing music together over 20 years ago; after a successful run of playing originals in places such as Bogart’s in Cincinnati and multiple venues across the Midwest. However, with Drew’s string of living and playing music overseas – Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Brazil – they took a pause in their collaboration. Along the way, even playing separately with other groups, their musicianship and stage presence continued to grow. Now, with Drew back in Indy, they are incorporating multiple instruments and complex loops while still keeping the enjoyable songs and crowd-pleasing stage presence with their duo Redoux! Their fanbase continues to grow, as does their experimentation and the fun, as they love to reimagine pop songs and incorporate their own originals in their setlist.
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