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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

June IND | June 2019

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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 “Ok, Alright,” 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9thStreet, Lafayette, IN 47904) for brews, tunes, and a preview of the band’s new multimedia music and art project, First Annual Meeting of Optimists. Schedule: 6:00 p.m. – Brews & tunes: Performance of acoustic originals and fun covers 7:00 … Continue reading

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 ‘song-inspired visuals from area artists’ element … Continue reading

June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists People’s Pre-Launch Party

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

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.

DON’T MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY

DON’T MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, November 14th, June IND returns to People’s Brewing Company for an unplugged performance beginning at 6pm. For the uninitiated, June IND’s music has been described as “Original and heavy with plenty of hooks and harmonies and clever covers … Continue reading

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

JUNE IND’s AUGUST 30th SHOW AT PEOPLE’S 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’s Brewing Company … Continue reading

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’s Primary Election on … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. 🙂 Here are a few of my … Continue reading

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

02.16.14 JuneIND.com

HERE COMES THE HIPBILLY. JuneIND.com is LIVE! Subscribe to get updates direct to email. If we’re not already connected, add us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram… Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

07.14.13 Video

Chris meets up with the Purdue Exponent to chat about June IND!

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

05.18.12 Video

“Pocket and Soul” unplugged at Purdue University captured by Indiana Agriculture