Preview: Virginia Avenue Music Fest Showcase


It’s getting to be that time of year again. With May coming up, the Virginia Avenue Music Fest is right around the corner. Next Thursday, April 19th, Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square will be featuring four artists who will be taking the stage at the Fest next month. April’s showcase will include Eliot Bigger, Mula Kkhan, Rob Funkhouser, and Hales Corner.

Eliot Bigger

Eliot Bigger is a local Indianapolis progressive rock band. They released their debut album “Murals” in 2017, which you can listen to on their Bandcamp page. Eliot Bigger’s influences are “’80s dream rock, ’90s grunge, and vintage through modern prog/noise/art rock”, as well as some jazz and classical artists.

Eliot bigger consists of Kara Tucker (guitar, vocals), Joel Tucker (guitar), Erin Jeter (drums), and Jameson Rhodes (bass). For more information on Eliot Bigger, you can visit their website. You can also find Eliot Bigger on Facebook.

Mula Kkhan

Mula Kkhan is a rap artist from Indianapolis, and member of the local Indy rap association See The World Collective. His Facebook profile describes the collective as a “…group of rappers [who] promote not only local music and good vibes but also share their inspiring stories and philosophies with people that hear their music”.

You can listen to Mula Kkhan by checking out his SoundCloud page.

Rob Funkhouser

Rob Funkhouser is a solo percussionist, composer, and performer with a master’s degree in Music Composition from Butler University. A local Indianapolis musician, Funkhouser’s shows usually take the form of either a solo percussion or ambient electronics performance. His most recent album “The Paradox of Motion” came out in 2015. You can listen to all of Rob Funkhouser’s music on Bandcamp, or by visiting his website.

For more information, you can find Rob Funkhouser on Facebook.

Hales Corner

Hales Corner is an Indianapolis band that plays “dirty sunshine rock”, as they like to call it. The band started playing together in 2015, and released their debut album “Garden View” a year later. Their most recent release is the 2017 single “Whores”. You can listen to both, of course, on Bandcamp.

Hales Corner also has a Facebook page.


The Virginia Avenue Music Fest Showcase runs from 7:00 pm to midnight next Thursday, April 19th. The show is open to all ages, so long as you pay the five dollar cover at the door.





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