The Scene is a weekly public radio show produced in Indiana that features music in performance from around the great Hoosier state. Each week, we bring listeners an hour of live music performed in local venues catered by a team of human beings who simply love music. Our goal is to promote the Indiana music scene by focusing on the music itself. We want to tell the story of the music happening in our own backyards, to be a spark of conversation between fellow music-lovers, and to give listeners a bit of context about new and upcoming artists, sometimes through interviews with the musicians themselves. The Scene is produced at Indiana Public Radio in collaboration with Ball State's Music & Media Production department and is made possible in part by listeners (just like you!) and the Vice President for Information Technology at Ball State.
Mainstays - Johnny Macc
This week, we’re featuring the dance pop Ball State University Music Media Production alumni and artist Johnny Macc, and the music from his latest 202020s visual album. We will also be featuring an exclusive interview with Johnny Macc, where he talks about his life as an artist, his upbringing as a Ball State University Music Media Production alumni, and the process behind his latest visual album. Tune in!
Rob Dixon & Triology @ IMC
Join us this week for an awesome set of episodes showcasing the Indy Music Co-op! A communal studio and recording space, IMC just wrapped up their crowdfunding campaign and is getting ready to launch into their new endeavor! The Scene was lucky enough to go down to Indy for their celebration and were able to catch some great artists, like Rob Dixon & Triology! Tune into this episode to hear this funky jazz group lay down some heavy licks’ as they celebrated IMC.
This week we are celebrating the work and ideas of the Indy Music Co-op! A communal recording and rehearsal space, Indianapolis music has a brand new spot to go to thanks to founders Kai McGinnis and Sleepy Richard Floyd. Tune into this episode as we chat with the founders about the space and all things music.
Moxxie @ IMC
Join us this week for an awesome set of episodes showcasing the Indy Music Co-op! A communal studio and recording space, IMC just wrapped up their crowdfunding campaign and is getting ready to launch into their new endeavor! The Scene was lucky enough to go down to Indy for their celebration and were able to catch some great artists, like Moxxie! Tune into this episode to hear this trios rockin’ performance as they kicked off IMC’s celebration with a bang.
Presenting "This American Carol": IPR's Live Radio Drama
As a special treat for the holidays, we're proud to bring you IPR's production of This American Carol, our radio drama broadcast on Friday, Dec. 17, live from Sursa Performance Hall.
This American Carol is a contemporary comedy mashup of A Christmas Carol and The Office, as told in the style of NPR’s This American Life. The new production is written for IPR by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and professor of theatre at Ball State University, Dr. Jennifer Blackmer.
The main character is Carol, a successful branch manager who has a misguided idea of what celebrating the holidays at work actually means. Carol, who wants things done in a very specific way, won’t listen to anyone’s input and, after a fit of epic proportions (her staff literally fear for their jobs), she decides to cancel the party. The next day, three mysterious meetings pop up on Carol’s Outlook calendar (ghosts) who come along to teach Carol that respecting your coworkers and listening to them not only makes for a good team, but they can also become the family you need but never had.
As we close out the semester, the Scene’s producers Abigail Bache, Liam Vanoverwalle, Jacob Holtzman, and Paul Butler sat down to share some of our favorite tracks from S12 so far! Tune in to hear our top picks (and maybe a good joke or two)!