Michael Kelsey Live!
Feb
3
Feb 4

Michael Kelsey Live!

Join us for an exciting evening of music with Michael Kelsey!
Friday, February 3rd 9:30 PM! Click 'Going' now!

MICHAEL KELSEY is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervour and grace. When he hits the stage to perform, he plays every inch of his guitar pulling out every part of it or anything else an arm's length or foot kick away. Through out a performance Michael may make use of technology, his improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.

Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, he began his musical journey weaving in and out of successful area bands as lead guitarist or bassist. Later he opened and ran a thriving recording studio, which after five years he retired in order to enable him to embark freely on his career as a solo artist.

His naturally soulful vocal illuminates carefully chosen lyrics that make his songs shimmer and shine. He plays expressively and manipulates the guitar to create a melodic fusion of alternate tunings and unorthodox hand positions allowing for him to achieve a full sound. The true beauty is in the way the song, the sound and the motion of his music unites. The songs, especially the lush instrumentals, can be reminiscent of the late, great Michael Hedges, but boast Kelsey’s personal percussive stamp, exceptional arrangement and deliberate instrumentation.

His live performances are particularly moving. Sometimes he sounds as if he’s deftly playing more than one guitar. At a Kelsey show audience members may actually lose themselves in the moment and forget they are listening to one person. They can be tapping their foot one minute, in a deep trance the next, then bursting into laughter.

"There is a five piece band in my head. They all have different tastes in music and they are all trying to escape at the same time through my hands, feet and mouth. I hang onto an acoustic guitar and see what happens," Kelsey sums up his stage show aptly. He is well versed in the art of entertaining and at every show he creates a rare army of sound that comes from one man, a voice and an acoustic guitar.

Whether he’s creating a song spontaneously for a lucky lady in the front row, telling a story complete with sound effects, or letting an inspired moment move his fingers around the fret board, Kelsey never performs the same show twice.

After performing an opening set for folk artist David Wilcox, David described Kelsey's show as “Cirque Du Soleil on acoustic guitar."

Kelsey’s abilities have enabled him to be noticed by many. A finalist in Guitar Player Magazine's national competition and winner of Guitar Center’s "Guitarmageddon," chosen as best unsigned guitarist out of over 3000 entrants nationwide says it all. This allowed him to be apart of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2004 performance where he shared the stage with many of the guitar legends such as Santana, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton. He has toured nationally with Blind Melon and Dishwalla and has opened shows for many artist of many styles including The Doobie Brothers, 38 Special, Rodrigo and Gabriella and the California Guitar Trio.
Bullet – Michael Kelsey

 Birdy's Stand-Up Comedy Spectacular! Featuring Stewart Huff, Patrick Murray, Matt Stephen & Austin Fry
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

Birdy's Stand-Up Comedy Spectacular! Featuring Stewart Huff, Patrick Murray, Matt Stephen & Austin Fry

Join 4 of the best regional comedians as they bring their unique brands of stand up to the Birdy's Live Stage Saturday February 4th! 

Comedians for the evening include Patrick Murray, Matt Stephen, Austin Fry
and Stewart Huff! Don't miss this awesome evening of laughs and fun!

Advance Pre-sale tickets are available now for only $5! 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2737506

(Tickets will also be available day of show at Birdy's Live for $10.)

7th Annual Indy Winter Blues Fest!
Feb
11
Feb 12

7th Annual Indy Winter Blues Fest!

HOT Music Fest in the COLD of Winter that features a handful of Indiana's top Artists!

History: February 19, 2010, i was home. No gig. Its was cold and snowy. I wished someone would've organized a winter blues fest. I waited 15 minutes. Wish didn't come true. So, I organized this one!.....
I hope to see you there!
Mike Milligan

$15 CASH Admission each @ Door. Must be 21 and HAVE ID!
Doors open at 7pm

Special Guest MC! Matthew Socey of WFYI Blues House Party!

8-845pm Blind Boy and the CNI Dawgs
9pm-945pm Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel
10pm-1045pm Gordon Bonham Blues Band
11pm-Midnight Django Knight

ASH ROCK Generations Live at Birdy's!
Feb
18
Feb 19

ASH ROCK Generations Live at Birdy's!

The bands of Sam Ash Indy ASH ROCK Generations rock Birdy's Live! 

 

ASH ROCK

The rock group program at Sam Ash is growing and growing, and the bands are busier than ever.  Lots of live shows, recording projects, video projects…currently 20 active bands!  You can see videos of all recent shows at www.youtube.com/ashrockindy

If you're in the Indianapolis area and want to rock, young, not-so-young, call 317-376-0963. 


The Tourists
Nov
11
Nov 12

The Tourists

Caleb Sinzinger

Jacobys Invisible Band


The Trees

The tourists

Bridging The Music
Oct
22
Oct 23

Bridging The Music

Bridging The Music Presents: IN Solo Artist Awards
Date: October 22nd, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm Doors
Ages 21+

Tickets will be $12 at the door the night of the show.

Lustera w/Special Guests The Red Streak & Error Jordan
Oct
16
7:30 pm19:30

Lustera w/Special Guests The Red Streak & Error Jordan

Indie-Pop, Emo, and Post-Hardcore from Indiana and Chicago. Let's get audaciously angsty.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5
21+

Band Lineup:

The Red Streak (Indianapolis) Progressive, thought-provoking tunes for your head and your heart.
http://theredstreak.bandcamp.com/

Error Jordan (Lafayette) Sad sack indie-pop jams.
http://errorjordan.bandcamp.com/

Lustera (Chicago) Emo/post hardcore that will make you feel young again
http://lusteramusic.bandcamp.com/

Till Paul Gideon, Wichita Massacre, & Tangled Headphones
Oct
9
7:30 pm19:30

Till Paul Gideon, Wichita Massacre, & Tangled Headphones

German Horror/Industrial Death Metal solo artist Till Paul Gideon takes the stage one more time in a headlining tour featuring new and old material. He is bringing along his friends in The Wichita Massacre, and Tangled Headphones to Birdy's Live in Indianapolis! 

Doors open - 7:00
Show - 7:30

Tickets are only $5 at the door!

21+

The Lady Presidents EP Release
Oct
1
Oct 2

The Lady Presidents EP Release

Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for has arrived.
The Lady Presidents are FINALLY releasing our new untitled EP at Birdy's Live.
Come grab yourself a copy and enjoy the show with special guest acts KERPOW and Kokopelli starting at 8:30 and The Lady Presidentsperforming later in the evening...

Doors open at 8:00pm.
$5 cover at the door.

KERPOW @ 8:30
Kokopelli @ 9:30
The Lady Presidents @ 10:30

The Lady Presidents Self-titled album is $5 per copy
T-shirts $10
Free stickers and buttons, as always!

Matthew McNeal w/Special Guests Wisdom & Folly and Jacob Latham
Sep
17
8:00 pm20:00

Matthew McNeal w/Special Guests Wisdom & Folly and Jacob Latham

Matthew McNeal
Atmospheric americana music from Fort Worth, Texas
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fhftlJUqsGXTBq9svexqe

Wisdom & Folly
Singer/songwriter duo from Indianapolis, IN
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7r4eiz0qzjHfM5qbqC5W3z

Jacob Latham
Singer/songwriter from Bloomington, IN
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zVwNgVoHZbNxFUuIS4ET7

Songwriter Showcase Hosted by The McDonalds
Sep
3
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter Showcase Hosted by The McDonalds

Jem Holden, Cole Woodruff, Eric Pedigo and The McDonalds will showcase their original music in a Songwriters September Showcase! On September 3rd, each artist gets a chance to present the fruits of all their hardwork. Come see some incredible artists share their talents and stories. 4 artists enter, only 1 leaves.

Puff Puff Beer w/ No Pit Cherries & Mardi Belle
Sep
2
Sep 3

Puff Puff Beer w/ No Pit Cherries & Mardi Belle

Puff Puff Beer

Puff Puff Beer is an Oakland based sextet that covers a huge spectrum of music, with an impressive and hard to describe realness. Funky basslines, jazzy keys, and rock guitar riffs fuse with smooth, soulful vocals to create cohesive songs. Whether the topic is their favorite French basketball star to being flat out broke with an alcoholic girlfriend, every track is a celebration and they entice the listener to groove to the music. Simply put, there ain’t no party like a PPB party!

No Pit Cherries

Dig it. Remember when going to see a rock and roll show meant being a part of history? The doors, the beachboys, led zeppelin? This is a classy operation, but we're here to party. Positive, vibrations yea!

Mardi Belle:

Mardi Belle is a new rock band out of Indianapolis. Semi-eponymous EP "Beautiful Tuesday" available now! Preview it @ soundcloud.com/mardi_belle