Preview: Free First Friday Concert at The Hi-Fi


Next Friday night marks the first Friday of the new year. To honor the occasion, The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square, Indianapolis will be hosting a free concert presented by Fountain Square Brewing Co. Playing the event will be Coolidge, Django Knight, and Sidewalk Souls.


Coolidge is an Indianapolis-based rock band that fuses punk, pop, and rock with a reggae twist. The members of Coolidge include Chris Smail (guitar, vocals), Matt Beaumont (drums), Matt Wilson (bass), Charlie Krone (trombone), and Josh Silbert (saxophone). On their Facebook About page, Coolidge describes their own sound. “Imagine the upbeat, reggae-influenced sound of The Police meets the power pop/rock of Cheap Trick and add a dynamic horn section”. Coolidge released their debut album, “Center of the Universe” in 2004. In 2008, they came out with their second album “Pop Star Baby”. Their third and most recent album, “The 5 Best Songs in the World, Vol. 1” is available now. 

To find out more about Coolidge, you can visit their Facebook page.

Django Knight

Django Knight is a wonder in himself, and possibly this generation’s top contender for a Hendrix-like figure. A guitarist and vocalist, by the age of fifteen he was the winner of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award in 2009. Django released his debut EP, “To: Mr. All Talk” in 2012. He’s got a buttload of talent and skill when he’s wielding a Fender Stratocaster, and again he evokes Jimi Hendrix in his extended, wah-filled solos.

You can find Django Knight on Facebook. For more information, you can also visit his website.

Sidewalk Souls

Sidewalk Souls is an Indianapolis indie rock, reggae, and soul band. They describe themselves on their Bandcamp page as “…a true brotherhood, playing a kind of throwback version of classic 70’s rock underscored with a nod to true soul music”. Sidewalk Souls has released a single EP, “The Worried Well” in August of this past year. Their music is laid back and soulful, and even their more upbeat tunes seem to have a gentle, rocking rhythm.

To find out more about Sidewalk Souls, you can visit their Facebook page. You can also listen to their EP “The Worried Well” on Bandcamp.


The First Friday show at The Hi-Fi kicks off at 7:30 on January 5th. Doors open at 6:30, and once again, the event is free, so be sure not to miss it.



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