The Brass Rail was indeed transformed by all the friendly faces in attendance. John Rambo and the Vietnam Wars rocked the house and had everyone raving about their set. Seriously, the door guy was effusive. When does that ever happen? The bar itself was sparkly and fancy.
By: Jeff Hackbush
The Elkys played a relaxed set and made way for Sparkle Teaser, who ripped it up, playing their special brand of groove/blues/Soul Brother number 1 James Brown/ Rock and Roll.
Photos by Steve Linsemayer except where noted.
Just like the spring crocuses that poked their tiny, delicate heads from the ash grey earth, only to be smashed and frozen into brown slimy puddles of sorrow, the Summer Drink special will be available for one night only until the summer solstice. In a scheme hatched by Rail Co-Owner, Cory Rader, the delightful libation will be available for the low low cost of $2 per plastic cup of Gordon’s and reconstituted generic lemon flavored concentrate.
“What the hell…” Rader stated offhandedly when asked about the special, “…it was the drink that first tempted me into this place years ago…why not?”
So, trundle down to the rail for this limited time offer, and while you are at it, enjoy the dulcet sweet tones of John Rambo and the Vietnam Wars (Indianapolis), The Elky Summers and Sparkleteaser. 10 pm, $4
I guarantee that yours will look nothing like this.
Jana at the FWMoA Photo by: Steve Linsenmayer
Saturday night was a convergence of sight and sound as local artists displayed their latest works to the tunes of the Wooden Satellites and the Elky Summers. The FWMoA made the bands, visual artists and visitors feel right at home with a vast array of catered pizza to choose from as well as a friendly beverage service staff. All ages were represented in the crowd from 80 years to 4 years old. The Galler-torium was well suited for such an event with subdued lighting and a public address system that made every word audible.
The crowd swelled to over 100 attendees as the Wooden satellites took the stage with their special brand of dance infused indie rock. (Andrea’s shoes were the bomb!—Kay)
The Elkys took the stage and play a longer set than normal owing the the contractual obligation of providing a 45 minute set. As the Elkys only have 35 minutes, there was a good deal of explanation and introduction with an impromptu lesson on the life of New York Doll and notorious junky, Johnny Thunders . The band then played the newest song and only cover to date with “You Can’t Put Your Arm Around a Memory” .
Enjoy fun, fresh art and live music This Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Come for the Art, Stay for the mad Jams….Wooden Satellites will kick off the festivities at 8pm, followed by the Elky Summers. This is a Free/All Ages Event! Cash Bar with I.D.!
"Mine! all Mine!"
The girls have been busy in the shop and have cranked out 20 more CD eps of their first release, “One”. Another shipment was delivered to that nice man, Morrison, down at the Neat, Neat, Neat store. Make sure to swing by the Calhoun Street location on National Record Store Day, April 16th on your way to the Elky’s special artsy fartsy gig at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art….where they will be encased in plaster and placed on display, ala, “A Bucket of Blood” directed by Roger Corman. Or not.
In other news, the Elky’s have surfaced in the “Out and About ” column by Nick Braun in this week’s Whatzup Newsweekly. Pick it up where you find fine readables.
These Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...Indeed!
Join the Elkys for “College Night” at the FWMoA. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. The Elky Summers will be sharing the bill with The Wooden Satellites. This is a free, all ages event with snacks and a cash bar. On display in the galleries will be some of the areas brightest upcoming artists. April 16th.
FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART
311 E Main St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1997
Jana was interviewed recently by Blogger and music enthusiast, Stephen Ajamie, for his Music Column on MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! Below is an excerpt:
I had the pleasure of seeing this all girl rock band back a bit ago when I was going to check out another all girl rock band. It was quite the all girl rocking night. This band, the Elky Summers, was quite excellent. They had a great classic sound, and I was definitely interested in hearing more from them. So I decided to email the bassist of this lovely band, and ask her some questions…….more