Preview: Have Mercy at the Hoosier Dome


Fans of both alternative and punk music are in for a treat this April. On Wednesday, April 4th, Queen City Productions in collaboration with the Hoosier Dome will be presenting a concert open to all ages. The performing acts for the night are Have Mercy, and Household, with support from local Indianapolis bands The Old You and Small Worlds.

Have Mercy

Have Mercy is an alternative indie band from Baltimore, Maryland that formed in 2011. Their first EP, “My Oldest Friend” was released in 2012, followed by the band’s debut full length album “The Earth Pushed Back” in 2013. The album was, according to their Facebook profile, one “that fans of punk and emo from Brand New to Tigers Jaw to Taking Back Sunday simply couldn’t afford to miss out on”.

Have Mercy’s most recent album, “Make The Best Of It” came out in 2017. You can listen to all of Have Mercy’s music by visiting their Bandcamp page.

Have Mercy consists of Brian Swindle (lead guitar, vocals), Nate Gleason (guitar), Britain Weyant (bass), Ryan Harris (guitar), and Luke Smartnick (drums). For more information, you can find Have Mercy on Facebook.


Household is a punk rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota currently signed on Blood & Ink Records. The band formed in 2011, and released their debut EP “Items” later in the same year. 2013 saw the release of Household’s second EP “Elaines”, as well as the single, “A New Leaf”. You can listen to all of Household’s music on their Bandcamp page.

Household consists of Joshua Gilbert (vocals), Matthew Anthony (drums), John Czech (bass), and Nathanael Olsen (guitar). For more information on Household, you can visit their website. You can also find them on Facebook.


The show with Have Mercy and Household starts at 7:00 pm at the Hoosier Dome. Tickets for the show are fourteen dollars if bought in advance, and sixteen dollars at the door.



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