Rob peoni

Rob Peoni

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Indianapolis communications strategist with experience in arts, events, nonprofits and more. Contact me: [email protected]

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Thought on Tracks
05/27/2016
Envisioning Indy as the place to be

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on August 18, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version. A conversation with architect and designer Matthew Skjonsberg can prove a bit disorienting.

Thought on Tracks
05/27/2016
Contra Addiction Exposed

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on June 26, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version. Indy has a strange way of surprising me on a regular basis. Just when I think I have a clear notion of what our...

Thought on Tracks
05/27/2016
Big Technology in Little Lab

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on August 25, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version. Nestled in a corner of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) behind the library, a small, dedicated team sits at desks toiling steadily to...

Thought on Tracks
05/27/2016
Home is where the art is: A profile on Stephen Peck

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on June 17, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version. On a recent Wednesday afternoon Stephen Peck greeted me at his door with a warm smile, a handshake, and an apology over the messiness...

Thought on Tracks
05/26/2016
Museums Places of Child's Play?

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on November 19, 2014. Some content, style and formatting changes may differ from the original version. A recent study in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy created a stir in the museum community.

Thought on Tracks
05/26/2016
Indy's independent publications on the rise

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on December 30, 2014. Some content, style and formatting changes may differ from the original. On a recent Saturday afternoon, a group of Hoosiers gathered to escape dismal December weather in a celebration of the written word and the...

Thought on Tracks
05/25/2016
Jonathan McAfee's last hurrah

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on July 7, 2015. Some formatting and style changes were made since the original publication. Jonathan McAfee made a big splash last summer with his What People Like About Me Is Indianapolis exhibit at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Thought on Tracks
05/27/2016
Music on my Mind: Indy music festival pulse-check

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on July 31, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version. Last week, I was scrambling around my apartment, assembling necessities for a weekend in Louisville at Forecastle music festival.

Thought on Tracks
05/25/2016
Reconfiguring a Sonic Space

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on September 11, 2015 "I rarely do live performances," Stuart Hyatt says. "Almost never." This is an odd statement coming from a former Grammy nominee carrying two recently released records under his arm.

Thought on Tracks
05/26/2016
The Zine Scene

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website on January 27, 2015. Some content, style and formatting changes may differ from the original version. When I was a kid, like most little boys, I loved upending things. My cousins, my brother and I shared a babysitter while our parents worked....

Thought on Tracks
05/26/2016
Indy's independent publications on the rise

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on December 30, 2014. Some content, style and formatting changes may differ from the original. On a recent Saturday afternoon, a group of Hoosiers gathered to escape dismal December weather in a celebration of the written word and the...

Musical Family Tree
01/31/2014
Thunders closes tour with raucous house show

Description from the Facebook event page : Ready to rip? It's time to rip. You better slip those fuck up boots on one more time for the end of January cause we're bringing a whole mess of trouble. Got a date? No worries there's plenty of babes on both sides of the gender to mingle on.

NUVO
02/11/2015
She (Still) Is Magic

click to enlarge To paraphrase Jay-Z: if Chad Serhal has 99 problems, most of them are women. The ones he lost, the ones he crushes on, and the one whose therapist convinced her to leave him. Serhal wears all these wounds on his sleeve on She Does Is Magic's sophomore LP, Strangers - a succinct, jaunty batch of rock n' roll tunes.

Thought on Tracks
Album Review: Sonny and the Sunsets 'Longtime Companion'

It's early evening and you're bellied up to the bar at your favorite watering hole, The Longtime Companion. You like this place for its general state of disrepair that, in a certain light, could be mistaken for nostalgia. A layer of dust, about the thickness of a dime, appears to cover every inch of the...

NUVO
02/18/2015
Metavari's 'Moonless'

click to enlarge Much has changed for Fort Wayne quartet Metavari since the band released its debut album Be One of Us and Hear No Noise in 2009. On the debut, the core of Metavari's sound was entrenched in post-rock, with less-than subtle nods to genre heavyweights like Talk Talk and The Appleseed Cast.

Skybluewindow
08/25/2014
Big Technology in Little Lab

Nestled in a corner of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) behind the library, a small, dedicated team sits at desks toiling steadily to transform the visitor experience in the galleries that surround their office and beyond. The employees at IMA Lab are not art historians.

IndiENGAGE
Spotlight: Dilated Time Records

Every few weeks, indiENGAGE intends to shine a light on a locally-owned business. Given our focus, many of these businesses will likely have a connection, direct or indirect to Central Indiana's music scene. However, we plan to highlight many independent restaurants and entrepreneurs of all stripes.

Skybluewindow
08/31/2014
WARMfest Dispatch: Day 2

Day two of WARMfest served as the coming-out party for Joyful Noise Recordings, an Indianapolis record label that has established itself as a bona fide titan in the indie rock world in recent years. From the slacker/garage rock trio Sleeping Bag to the absurdist lyricism of Why?

We Listen For You
One time in NYC...

Early this year came the unexpected news that guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will depart their roles as members of Allman Brothers Band at the end of 2014. In a joint statement, the artists cited a desire to focus on their various solo commitments.

Musicalfamilytree
05/27/2014
MFT :: Say hello to ByBye

Winter was harsh in Indianapolis, a fact that's easily forgotten given the mild, spring sunshine that culminated in one of the more beautiful Memorial Day weekends in recent memory. Record snowfalls, blustery winds, sub-zero temperatures, and the fleeting tease of sunlight proved physically and emotionally trying for most, but fruitful for some.

Musical Family Tree
03/26/2013
REVIEW: Caleb McCoach - Songs From An Empty Shore

(Listen while you read!) Depression and loneliness are two rare words in the English language, definable only to those that have known their company. They manifest differently in each of us, fleeting for some and a life-long burden for others. They shape our experiences and relationships.

Musical Family Tree
05/20/2013
One Release at a Time: The Rise of Local Micro-Labels

More and more musicians are pressing independent releases these days. They're forking over their own cash to fund albums that would otherwise never have seen the light of day. This is not news. What is news, however, is that many of these artists and entrepreneurs are beginning to put names on the entities behind those independent releases, leaving the door open for future endeavors.

Musical Family Tree
09/04/2013
Indiana Music Archive: Phil Reavis

Earlier this year, I wrote about an oddball collection of experimental home recordings from a mid-1980s Muncie four-piece called Three Black Shoes. The group was an offshoot of Muncie's No Bar scene, where Jon Rans served as the unofficial ringleader of this merry band of misfits.

Musical Family Tree
02/21/2013
The Good Ones Clothing Co. Builds Brand around Band

The Final Hurrahs MFT Page (Listen while you read) The lines that define acceptable use of creative property blurred long ago. In the years since the legal and public backlash over Nike's decision to repurpose The Beatles' "Revolution" for its 1987 sneaker ad, fans and artists alike have grown comfortable with the incestuous relationship between music and advertising.

Musical Family Tree
03/07/2013
EP IN A WEEKEND #4: Meta Monk

SmallBox and Musical Family Tree Present: (Listen while you read!) For EP in a Weekend #4, MFT founder Jeb Banner selected drummer Devon Ashley. Ashley then asked MFT's own Jon Rogers to contribute, much to his surprise. Rogers tapped multi-instrumentalist Dave Adamson to round out the group. Together, they are Meta Monk.

Musical Family Tree
07/24/2013
Interview: David Bower (Cooked Books, Resting Rooster, The Vegetables)

Introduction David Bower recently sat down to answer a few questions about the long, winding road that led to his latest musical endeavor, Cooked Books, and the release of the band's debut LP The Reader. Bower made a name for himself as the front man of celebrated Bloomington acts The Vegetables and Resting Rooster.

We Listen For You
REVIEW: Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness Release Date - February 18, 2014 Burn Your Fire For No Witness opens with the understated, power chords of "Unfucktheworld." The song unfolds in a hushed and steady gallop. Angel Olsen begins with a thinly veiled lyric about the transformative power of a previous lover.

Musical Family Tree
08/30/2013
WARMfest: An Important Step for Indy's Music Scene

WARMfest Preview Playlist There's much to be excited about at the advent of the inaugural WARMfest this weekend in Broad Ripple Park. Proceeds from the festival will support the restoration of a 4.15 mile stretch of White River. WARMfest will showcase more than two dozen local artists and nearly 80 regional and national touring bands.

We Listen For You
REVIEW: Don Muro - "It's Time"

Record Label - Flannelgraph Records If Don Muro's self-released, 1977 debut LP It's Time was a novel, it would begin in medias res. Several slaps of the snare on the album's opening, title track give way to circus-like synth lines that feel as if they're already in motion.

Musical Family Tree
08/20/2013
Preview: LISTEN LOCAL (Oreo Jones & Friends, Teenage Strange, No Coast)

This Friday brings the final installment of our Listen Local concert series at Broad Ripple Park. While the five previous shows have had their share of highlights, we're confident that this line-up has enough tricks up its sleeve to close out our summer experiment in the park with a bang.

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