July 1st, 2013

Photos from Greenville Lindy Exchange 2013

By Bart J Helms

On Facebook Tiffany Anne has posted a number of photos from the Greenville Lindy Exchange. We played their Saturday night dance, and it was a blast. We’ve never felt such positive energy from a room that large before.

Here are some of the dancers who could keep up to our version of “Some of These Days”.

February 12th, 2013

ETSB Recommends: Two Man Gentlemen Band on BBC2

By Bart

Here’s a thankfully-not-nationally-restricted video of our pals The Two Man Gentlemen Band playing live at Celtic Connections 2013 courtesy of BBC2.

December 29th, 2012

“I Don’t Roll Like That” Featured in (A)Sexual film

By Bart J Helms

Our song about being perennially noncomittable (“I Don’t Roll Like That” from our EP #2) was used in the credits of the documentary film (A)Sexual. The trailer says it all (and you can hear a snippet of us near the end).

We’d like to thank Angela Tucker and her crew for using the song. If you have Netflix, you can stream the movie here.

October 1st, 2012

Your Story Made Here

By Bart J Helms

The Northest Indiana Regional Partnership and One Lucky Guitar teamed up to make a series of videos about our hometown. If you watch only one, here the video on the local music scene featuring lots of friends.

It’s fantastic stuff, as we’ve all come to expect from One Lucky Guitar.

Our song “High Wire Lover” was included in the video on local arts.

July 26th, 2012

Piradical Comp

By Bart

Piradical Productions, who run the all-ages Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, have put together their annual summer comp of Indianapolis bands. And nigh-Indianapolis bands like us, I guess, since “Black Coffee” made the cut.

If you want to hear some up-and-coming Hoosier music, give it a listen on Bandcamp.

July 21st, 2012

Lyndsy and Bart on The Illegitimate Sons’ American Music

By Bart J Helms

Lots of folks already know this, but we never posted this to the blog. (Even after playing the release show!)

Lyndsy and I both appear as guests on American Music, the new album from Lee Miles and The Illegitimate Sons. The album credits read like a who’s who of our hometown’s roots musicians, so we were honored to be asked.

Do give the album a listen on Bandcamp.

July 6th, 2012

TheSmallestPotato covers “I Never Knew”

By Bart J Helms

The highlight of my morning: one of my songs performed on banjolele!

Well done, TheSmallestPotato! If anyone else enjoyed this, do listen to her Iron and Wine cover or check her YouTube channel page for more.

April 23rd, 2012

Heroes of Local Music: Chain Smoking Records, Geoff Montgomery, Morrison Agen and More Friends

By Bart J Helms

DA Fisher’s “My Heroes of Local Music” in last week’s Fort Wayne Reader reads like a list of good friends.

And so I made a list of some of my favorite local heroes. The people who are currently putting their money and their time and their energy where their gobbers are. Not so much the writers who cover the activities, because they’re pricks. I know this much. And not really the capitalists or even the musicians. The movers. The shakers. The balls-y folks who make the good times happen because they have that age old drive to improve their community. The real bastards of young. The sons of no one.

I’m flattered to have made the list myself. Someone tell Mr Fischer I owe him a fancy beer.

September 21st, 2011


By Bart

We have new t-shirts, designed by Jarod at In Case of Emergency Press of Bloomington, IN. We’re pretty happy with how they turned out!

We’ll have them at shows, but if you just can’t wait, you can order them from Chain Smoking Records in heather red or gray. (While supplies last!)

We try to support native Hoosier artists when we can, which is why we chose In Case of Emergency Press. They’ve done graphic work for Indiana-based bands like Murder by Death, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s and Early Day Miners. You might enjoy looking through their portfolio of past posters, many of which are for sale.

February 8th, 2011

Our Home Scene in the News

By Bart

Fort Wayne, our hometown, has long been the home of a vibrant and varied music scene. Out of nowhere, D. A. Fisher, an outsider from Brooklyn, was handed boxes full of homegrown discs by a coworker. We’re thankful to have a passing mention alongside the many truly great songwriters and performers named. Read his take on our scene’s history on The Reader’s site here.