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Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for Hunger Action Month beneficiary Food Finders Food Bank

Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for Hunger Action Month beneficiary Food Finders Food Bank Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s September 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for Hunger Action Month with Kyle Puetz, Director for Development Operations for Food Finders Food Bank.¬†Watch the video‚Ķ

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Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for Food Finders Food Bank

Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s September 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for Hunger Action Month with Kyle Puetz, Director for Development Operations for Food Finders Food Bank.¬†Watch the video here. Food Finders Food Bank collaborates with other organizations to provide food for people‚Ķ

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ICYMI: Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for SAMI

Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s August 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for American Artist Appreciation Month with singer-songwriter Scott Greeson, the president and co-founder of the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). Watch the video here. For more information about SAMI, visit http://www.samisong.com/.‚Ķ

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Today’s memory stash: Stacy Bogan creates ‘Trouble Tomorrow’

In August 2018 our visual artist friend Stacy Bogan painted this portrait to be used for the artwork for “Trouble Tomorrow” and we filmed the process to be used for the music video. But that’s not how it started. Initially, this painting and video were a test run using a demo recording for “Ain’t a‚Ķ

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Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)

Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s August 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for American Artist Appreciation Month with singer-songwriter Scott Greeson, the president and co-founder of the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). For more information about SAMI, visit http://www.samisong.com/. Donate directly to SAMI‚Ķ

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Grab or gift music from June IND on Bandcamp Friday

  It’s¬†Bandcamp Friday! From midnight to midnight PDT (Aug. 6), Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees. So, everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)¬†as part of our #philanthrocky campaign for American Artist Appreciation Month. Through various programs including‚Ķ

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Photo Gallery: June IND records ‘Come to Hand’ at REC Room Recording

In addition to a couple of months of planning, it took 44 days from recording to release of June IND’s unplugged version of “Come to Hand,” a popular song from bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer’s former group Chemcoma. Recorded in “about three takes each” according to vocalist, guitarist Chris June, the Lafayette, Indiana rock‚Ķ

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Today’s Memory Stash: Dan Precision mixes June IND’s “My Rx”

On this day, June 30, 2015, Dan Precision was mixing “My Rx,” a brooding, grinding rock song (√† la Alice in Chains and Chevelle) that serves as the lead-off track to June IND’s #HillsterHipbilly EP. Appropriately referred to as a “three-year-minefield,” the Hipbilly effort invokes memories of personal and professional strife among the group along‚Ķ

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Tonight’s the night: June IND to celebrate decade of music during Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s Friday Night Live

Tonight’s the night: June IND to celebrate decade of music during Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s Friday Night Live June IND is putting ten candles on the cake and streaming live for the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s Friday Night Live virtual event on Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Optimists, friends and family‚Ķ

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June IND donating sales and streams to Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies for Global Diversity Awareness Month

June IND donating sales and streams to Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies for Global Diversity Awareness Month Between spending more time with their growing families, heavier day job workloads and COVID-19 evasion efforts, June IND bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer have watched their weekend warrior status diminish to zero (for now). After releasing two new…

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Put some boogie in your playlist and feed the community.

Put some boogie in your playlist and feed the community. June IND’s September streams are for Food Finders. Each month through July 2021, all revenue from June IND’s music streams and sales will be given to a Greater Lafayette area organization addressing issues related to arts access, diversity, education, the environment, equality, homelessness, human rights,‚Ķ

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Event reminder: June IND Instagram Live chat tonight (Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m.) with Daisy Abercorn

Event reminder: June IND Instagram Live chat tonight (Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m.) with Daisy Abercorn A busy end of September for June IND begins tonight (Sept. 19) with a special Instagram Live chat at 7:00 p.m. with Daisy Abercorn at https://instagram.com/juneind. They’ll be chatting up current music projects, participating in the Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert,…

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Special guest to join June IND for¬†#philanthrocky Stream for Food Finders¬†(Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.)

Special guest to join June IND for #philanthrocky Stream for Food Finders (Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.) June IND is going live with a special acoustic set on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT to raise funds for Food Finders Food Bank. View this post on Instagram Thanks @jasonwellsmusic! Thanks @professor_joes_pizzeria! Here’s a tease of us sneaking in…

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June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive

June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive On Wednesday, September 30, Working Hoosiers Vote is handing off the mic to great local musicians for a night of free local music and celebration as they near the end of their #100DaysOfAction to register voters. Beginning at 7:00 p.m.,…

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Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Sept. 4)

Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Sept. 4) Today (September 4) is¬†Bandcamp Friday! From midnight to midnight PDT (that’s 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for folks on eastern time), Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees. So, everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all‚Ķ

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June IND to donate sales and streams to Food Finders Food Bank for National Hunger Awareness Month

June IND to donate sales and streams to Food Finders Food Bank for National Hunger Awareness Month Between spending more time with their growing families, heavier day job workloads and COVID-19 evasion efforts, June IND bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer have watched their weekend warrior status diminish to zero (for now). After releasing two…

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Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for SAMI

Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for SAMI There are two really important things on the June IND to-do list for the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2020: We’re going to calculate how many sales, streams and tips we had for August. We’re going to send all of that money to the‚Ķ

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Five days remain to jam June IND tunes for SAMI, streaming show Sunday (Aug. 30)

Five days remain to jam June IND tunes for SAMI, streaming show Sunday (Aug. 30) This month we announced our #philanthrocky initiative to support area organizations. For August 2020, we’re donating our royalties, sales and tips to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) for American Artist Appreciation month. Through various programs including workshops, showcases, monthly‚Ķ

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Five ways to support SAMI for American Artists Appreciation Month

Five ways to support SAMI for American Artists Appreciation Month Earlier this month we announced our #philanthrocky initiative to support area organizations. For August 2020, we’re donating our royalties, sales and tips to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)¬†for American Artist Appreciation month. Through various programs including workshops, showcases, monthly meetings, scholarships and the‚Ķ

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Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Aug. 7)

The next¬†Bandcamp Friday is August 7 from midnight to midnight PDT (that’s 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for folks on eastern time). Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees, so everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) as part‚Ķ

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June IND announces #philanthrocky initiative to support area non-profits

June IND announces #philanthrocky initiative to support area non-profits Between spending more time with their growing families, heavier day job workloads and COVID-19 evasion efforts, June IND bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer have watched their weekend warrior status diminish to zero (for now). After releasing two new EP’s over the last year and watching‚Ķ

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June IND teams up with area musicians for virtual show, voter registration drive

June IND, Sheeza, Justice Fuller, Frank Muffin, Abercorn¬†and Pawl Wheel teamed up with Greater Lafayette Indivisible¬†on Sunday night for a streaming concert to urge voters to register for the Indiana’s 2020 Primary Election. The deadline to register is tonight at 11:59 p.m.¬†Register online, confirm your voting status, find out who’s on your ballot and sign‚Ķ

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Pandemic thwarts recording plans, June IND releases new music instead

Well, that escalated quickly. Remember this (June IND to return to The Bombshelter in March to record new music)? We’re supposed to be at the Bombshelter Recording Studio recording with Dan Precision right now… Timeline update: Three weeks ago, we were still working on pre-production for the Vol. 3 tunes, planning how much food and‚Ķ

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Drink local brew, make music

Join local rockers June IND Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m. at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews and tunes. Come thirsty! A percentage of People’s Brewing sales will be turned into new music! June IND to return to The Bombshelter in March to record new music Our friends Hans and Brittany from…

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June IND to return to The Bombshelter in March to record new music

We’re returning to The Bombshelter in Chicago in March to record music for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 3 with Dan Precision! To date, we’ve worked with Dan on #HillsterHipbilly (2015) and First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (2019). June IND release is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in‚Ķ

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Join June IND for brews and tunes at People‚Äôs Brewing Company on Feb. 11

Join local rockers June IND Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m. at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews and tunes. Come thirsty! A percentage of People’s Brewing sales will be turned into new music! This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Event…

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First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 video trilogy, artwork complete

Our¬†new video for ‚ÄúYour Neighbor’s Wallet‚ÄĚ featuring artist Brandon Ahnert is up on YouTube!¬†The First Annual Meeting of Optimists YouTube video playlist is available HERE. With the completion of this video, we were able to finish up the CD art for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1. Check out the gallery below. If you‚Ķ

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June IND release is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey

June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey. According to an article published by IndyStar, the survey’s roster of voters includes representatives of USA TODAY as well as newspapers in iconic music cities Nashville, Memphis, Asbury Park, New Jersey; and‚Ķ

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June IND to support scholarship for young songwriters Sunday (Oct. 20)

June IND joins Justice Fuller and Jeff Anderson on Sunday (Oct. 20) for a night of amazing performances and to raise funds for the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters during SAMI Showcase Sunday at Nami’s Bar & Grill. When:¬†Sunday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where:¬†Nami’s Bar & Grill (102 N 3rd St,‚Ķ

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Deadline Day: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2

We’re in the final hours to borrow, like, five bucks for our First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Kickstarter project. This project is “All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT.” In other words: no goal, no funds. If the‚Ķ

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First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2: No goal, no funds

We have less than five days to borrow, like, five bucks for our First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Kickstarter project. Here’s a reminder that this project is “All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT.” In other words: no‚Ķ

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Reward yourself: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Project

June IND is heading back to the Bombshelter in Chicago in 2 weeks to record new songs with Dan Precision for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2. Help us get there, claim some cool rewards & get your name on our Friends and Optimists page by backing our Kickstarter Project! *Ends 9/16/19* ^^^This is…

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ICYMI: NEW VIDEO, Kickstarter launched!

Ain’t a Lot of Love (Official Video) Check out our new video for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” featuring artist Stacy Bogan! Kickstarter: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 We’re heading back to the Bombshelter in Chicago next month to record new songs with Dan Precision for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol.2. Help‚Ķ

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Is it payday? OUTfest tickets, NEW VIDEO, Kickstarter launched!

OUTfest We’re playing OUTfest in Downtown Lafayette tomorrow (Saturday, August 17)! Catch us at 5th & Main at 5:15 p.m. Advance discount tickets are available HERE¬†through today (Friday, August 16). Ain’t a Lot of Love (Official Video) Check out our new video for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” featuring artist Stacy Bogan! Kickstarter: First Annual‚Ķ

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New Music: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2!

By the end of this month, we’ll be launching a Kickstarter Campaign to put more music in your ears and taps in your toes. Here’s a preview and advance notice that we’re going to be asking if we can “borrow, like, five bucks.” ***Don’t want to wait? Click HERE.*** Don’t miss the announcement of when‚Ķ

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Join June IND @ People’s (6/11, 6 p.m.) for brews, tunes and tacos!

Join local rockers June IND Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 p.m. at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews, tunes and tacos! Come thirsty! A percentage of People’s Brewing sales will be turned into new music! This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must be at least 21 years…

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This is a tease from the First Annual Meeting of Optimists. Amplify this project by contributing at https://bit.ly/juneindtips. Subscribe

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First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 is tracked!

We’d like to give a HUGE thanks to the Birk’s for providing a warm, comfy place to crash & to Dan Precision for his studio voodoo on our weekend adventure to the Windy City. The first three tracks (Vol. 1) for First Annual Meeting of Optimists are cut & being mixed at The Bombshelter. To receive…

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REMINDER: June IND @ Knickerbocker (12/21, 9 p.m.)

Join us TONIGHT: Friday, December 21, 9:00 p.m. for People’s Live presents: YEARS / JUNE IND / What About Jim¬†at the¬†Knickerbocker Saloon (113 N 5th¬†Street, Lafayette, IN 47901) for brews, tunes, and a preview of the our new multimedia music and art project, First Annual Meeting of Optimists. 21+ / $8 cover RSVP on Facebook‚Ķ

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Artist Brandon Ahnert Joins the First Annual Meeting of Optimists

It was a nice, cold/rainy November morning hanging out with artist Brandon Ahnert to work on ‚ÄúOk, Alright,‚ÄĚ inching us forward with our First Annual Meeting of Optimists¬†Project.¬† First Annual Meeting of Optimists¬†is a multimedia art and music project featuring 13 new June IND tracks accompanied by song-inspired visuals from area artists. As we did‚Ķ

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Thanks People’s & Peeps!

Thanks to Jim, People’s staff, and all analog & digital attendees for a blast and a half at our¬†First Annual Meeting of Optimists Pre-Launch Party last night! You helped push us up to nearly 20% of our funding goal for the first leg of the project! Miss the shindig, but ready to help? Send love‚Ķ

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REMINDER: June IND @ People’s (10/16, 6 p.m.)

Join local rockers June IND TONIGHT: Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. at People‚Äôs Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews, tunes, and a preview of the band‚Äôs new multimedia music and art project, First Annual Meeting of Optimists. Schedule: 6:00 p.m. ‚Äď Brews & tunes:¬†Performance of acoustic originals and fun covers 7:00‚Ķ

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Ain’t a Lot of Love…a teaser

This is a test of the First Annual Meeting of Optimists. First Annual Meeting of Optimists is a multimedia art and music project by Lafayette, IN rockers June IND, featuring 13 new tracks accompanied by song-inspired visuals from area artists. We wanted to take some time to explain the ‚Äėsong-inspired visuals from area artists‚Äô element‚Ķ

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June IND‚Äôs First Annual Meeting of Optimists People‚Äôs Pre-Launch Party

Join local rockers June IND Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. at People‚Äôs Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews, tunes, and a preview of the band‚Äôs new multimedia music and art project, First Annual Meeting of Optimists. Schedule: 6:00 p.m. ‚Äď Brews & tunes:¬†Performance of acoustic originals and fun covers 7:00 p.m.‚Ķ

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Recording Gallery 9/16/18

We did some DIY recording of a new tune last month in preparation for a new adventure. More deets soon. See you at People’s on 10/16.

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DON‚ÄôT MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE‚ÄôS BREWING COMPANY

DON‚ÄôT MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE‚ÄôS BREWING COMPANY LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, November 14th, June IND returns to People‚Äôs Brewing Company for an unplugged performance beginning at 6pm. For the uninitiated, June IND‚Äôs music has been described as ‚ÄúOriginal and heavy with plenty of hooks and harmonies and clever covers‚Ķ

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JUNE IND’s AUGUST 30th SHOW AT PEOPLE‚ÄôS BREWING COMPANY TO FEATURE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM AREA MUSICIANS, FRIENDS

JUNE IND’s AUGUST 30th SHOW AT PEOPLE‚ÄôS BREWING COMPANY TO FEATURE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM AREA MUSICIANS, FRIENDS LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, August 30th, June IND will be joined by area musicians & friends from Frank Muffin, The Mound Builders, and Ursa Minor (to name a few) during their unplugged performance at People‚Äôs Brewing Company‚Ķ

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JUNE IND TO PERFORM SECOND OF TWO FREE SHOWS TO ENCOURAGE FANS, ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO CAST BALLOTS IN INDIANA’S MAY 3RD PRIMARY

JUNE IND TO PERFORM SECOND OF TWO FREE SHOWS TO ENCOURAGE FANS, ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO CAST BALLOTS IN INDIANA’S MAY 3RD PRIMARY LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, right? YES! BUT… local rock band June IND reminds fans that there are two ballots to cast in 2016; including Indiana‚Äôs Primary Election on‚Ķ

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Please unwrap that CD and give the neighborhood some hell.

Photos by Jimmy Ramos (Yim.James on IG) Please unwrap that CD and give the neighborhood some hell. Tear down, close your tab, pack the van, pound water, eat a late night breakfast, unload the van, try to sleep, merch inventory, misc. accounting, update the contact list, follow peeps on Instagram & Twitter, and, finally, a…

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04.17.14 Shows

One down and a few to go! (so, I guess we better get to booking) Last Saturday’s unplugged show and Hunter’s was tons of fun. Thanks to those of you that made it out. You made new faces feel a little more comfortable until their drinks kicked in. ūüôā Here are a few of my‚Ķ

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03.02.14 Shows

A crazy week and a crazy month has passed.

We’re cool with that.

On Wednesday, Drew and I woke up bright and early to plug our show at RedSeven for HOMEvent (to help raise funds for local non-profit, HomesteadCS). Later that evening… Continue reading

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02.16.14 Shows

We’re gearing up to play the *rescheduled* HOMEvent at RedSeven Bar & Grill on Wednesday, February 26th! This is a FREE show, but 20% of sales benefit local nonprofit, HomesteadCS. Starting at 8pm, we’ll be splitting sets with our friends Kickstart the Heart and Jason Wells. Since this is happening on the bar side, only‚Ķ

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02.16.14 Studio

Hey all!! We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of making #HillsterHipbilly (aka the new June IND EP that does not want to be finished). The following novel contains explanations (not excuses) to bring you up-to-date, without getting into too many private matters. So yeah, it’s only 3 songs… What’s taking so long?!? Last‚Ķ

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Purdue Exponent: June IND offers more for the community

June IND offers more for the community by Bridget Wellman | Summer Reporter Jul 16, 2013 The Greater Lafayette band thinks about the community more than themselves in many aspects. It has hosted and performed events for charities and its lyrics emphasize being a helping hand. The band promotes social activism and a society that…

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06.23.13 Video

Favorite Riffs, Vol. 8: Chris June of June IND on “Orion” by Metallica. Part of a J&C video series, June 2013. By Dave Bangert/J&C

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