Rob Peoni

Freelance Writer

Indianapolis writer focused on arts, music & culture. Contact me for your content needs: [email protected]

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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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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