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 at https://www.facebook.com/events/936356056554142/.


/YEARS\
Years are determined to tell the truth. Pop music doesn’t have to suck and it doesn’t have to be neutered. Years’ melodies are both catchy and hard-hitting and their lyrics are honest.
Video: https://youtu.be/Dgoec-uCWCo

/June IND\
Veteran local musicians and philanthropists Chris June and Emily Larimer playing angsty, smart, pop songs! Mostly original with some choice, unconventional cover tunes thrown in for good measure.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisJuneIND

/What About Jim\
Bluegrass to Classic R&B, Rock and Funk, What About Jim provides a soulful concert experience complete with studio-musician class and jam-band energy. Follow the journey of one of Alternative Country’s finest new acts and ask yourself: What About Jim?
Video: https://youtu.be/EYAlaWEy1Yk


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About June IND

June IND is a 3-ish-piece rock band from Lafayette, Indiana. Community-minded, the group has volunteered thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars to fight homelessness and addiction, promote marriage equality, help wounded warriors, cure cancer, and support the arts.

About 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. Check out the teaser video HERE.

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 with artist Stacy Bogan, we reached out to Brandon by asking, “Can you paint the face of the person that this song is about.”

From there, we gave him a track, lyric sheet and a canvas, met up with him at his home studio, and hit record.


Connect with Brandon Ahnert on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!


“Ok, Alright” is a tribute to Main Street, mom & pop, shopping small, buying local, and everyone busting their ass to make a living.

You’ll be able to hear “Ok, Alright” & more First Annual Meeting of Optimists tunes LIVE on December 21, 9 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Saloon for People’s Live presents: YEARS / JUNE IND / What About Jim.

Amplify our First Annual Meeting of Optimists project by contributing at http://bit.ly/tipjune.

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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?

  1. Send love to our digital tip jar at http://bit.ly/tipjune.
  2. Put empty pop/beer cans in a trash bag & let us know when they’re ready to pick up. We scrap for art.

Thanks again & see you soon!

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 of the First Annual Meeting of Optimists project.

It all began with the idea of making a video for each track.

We reached out to artist Stacy Bogan about it, asking, “Can you paint the face of the person that this song is about.” 

If we remember correctly, she asked, “Who’s it about?” We said, “You decide.”

From there, we gave her a track and lyric sheet, purchased some canvases, met up at a park, and hit record.

What you’re seeing is a test, of course, but this allowed us to develop a procedure for when this project is funded and we’re able to properly record and release everything.

Stacy’s test painting also allowed us to experiment with digitizing it (allowing for it to be repurposed for potential album art, a stand-alone lyric book, gallery exhibition, etc.).

You’ll be able to hear this track & others from our new project LIVE on October 16, 6 p.m. at People’s Brewing Company at June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists People’s Pre-Launch Party.

Help fund the project by having beers at People’s on 10/16 or by contributing at http://bit.ly/tipjune.