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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day 6.29.2010

A Squared Industries has worked with the metalcore group Haste The Day for many years. Andy used to work for Kulture Entertainment, their management company, and A2 has booked and/or promoted many Haste The Day shows and still maintains good friendships with many of the band members.

Carmel, Indiana-born Haste The Day originally started out as a three-piece group in 2001 that featured founding members Brennan Chaulk, guitar/vocals, Devin Chaulk, drums/vocals, and Mike Murphy, bass/vocals. Six months after inception, the band added longtime friend Jason Barnes to the group as a second guitarist. Then in 2002, after a series of auditions, the band listed Jimmy Ryan as their lead vocalist. Haste The Day has since released one EP and now five full-length studio albums.

In late 2005, Jimmy Ryan announced his decision to leave Haste The Day. He played his last show with the band on December 30, 2005 in Indianapolis. Soon thereafter he got married and accepted a position at Tooth & Nail Records. The remaining members continued on for the European tour with The Juliana Theory, accompanied by Stephen Keech of the Denver-based band New Day Awakening. On February 23, 2006, Haste The Day stated in a press release that they had officially made Keech their new permanent singer. Haste The Day continued on with a new lead singer, but since has weathered more lineup changes: Jason Barnes was replaced as guitar player by Dave Krysl, and then not long after their fourth album both Chaulk brothers left the band to spend more time with their families and were replaced by Giuseppe Capolupo and Scotty Whelan. Mike Murphy continues to be the sole original member of the band after nine years.

On 6.29.2010 at Rhino's in Bloomington, Indiana, Haste The Day played live with every member past and present getting in on the action. Jimmy Ryan, Devin & Brennan Chaulk, and Jason Barnes joined Mike Murphy, Stephen Keech and all the 'new' Haste The Day band members Dave Krysl, Giuseppe Capolupo and Scotty Whelan for an incredible extra-long set of brand-new tracks off the new HTD studio album alongside classic tracks from the first 4 albums and 1 EP. This is footage from that show, shot by Andy Skinner:

"Blue 42," from the first Haste The Day full-length, performed by all 5 original members of HTD:

"Pressure The Hinges," from the third full-length album, performed by the current 5-member lineup of HTD:

Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day "Pressure The Hinges" 6.29.2010 from A Squared Industries on Vimeo.

"The Closest Thing To Closure," from the first Haste The Day full-length, performed by all 5 original members of HTD:

Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day "The Closest Thing To Closure" 6.29.2010 from A Squared Industries on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Squared On The Air on WITT 91.9FM: May 2010 update

So it is actually now a reality - holy WOW: A2 is hosting our own radio program!A Squared Industries brings you new music from Indy CD & Vinyl, live shows in concert, music from our DJ gigs, and now on the FM airwaves!

Our program will be every weekend: Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 9pm.

The program will be carried on WITT 91.9 FM in the 9-county Indianapolis metro area, and then eventually streaming on our website and podcasts available for download.

Our good friend Eric Davis has  jumped on board to produce the show! Now we KNOW it's good! We broadcast every weekend from his beautiful studio here in Indianapolis.

We couldn't be more excited about putting this together over the next year. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know; also, if you want to advertise on our program it will be quite reasonable and inexpensive to do so. Hit us back about that too!

Track list for our shows on 4.30-5.2.2010:

Crazy Love - Colder
Stick to my side (featuring Panda Bear) - Pantha Du Prince
Ambivalence Avenue - Bibio
Hearts - Blair   
Elephants - Warpaint   
Crash Years - The New Pornographers   
Fake Blues - Real Estate
Heartbeats - José González       
Natural Selection feat. The Black Angels - Unkle
Stay Close - Delorean
Fangela - Here We Go Magic feat. Luke Temple
Hands Up - Big Business   
Voodoo - Ganglians
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
May You Never - Land Of Talk
Baby's On Fire - Brian Eno
Wide Eyes - Local Natives
Vanished - Crystal Castles
Glacially - Asobi Seksu
I Want Some More - Dan Auerbach
ONE - Yeasayer
Smokey Taboo - CocoRosie
Black Grease - The Black Angels
Fading All Away - Jay Reatard

Track list for our shows on 5.7-5.9.2010:

The Betrayer - Kaki King                       
Liar Liar - The Castaways
Bad Kids - The Black Lips
Daisy - Fang Island           
Should Have Taken Acid With You - Neon Indian           
Neptune's Call - The Duke Spirit           
Belong - Washed Out           
Kiss My Name - Antony & The Johnsons           
Venus In Cancer - Amusement Parks On Fire           
The First Vietnamese War - The Black Angels           
My Step - Little Dragon                       
Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem           
Swim Until You Can't See Land - Frightened Rabbit
Black And White Town - Doves           
Bicycle - Memory Tapes           
Bam Bam - Rob Crow           
Mouthful Of Diamonds - Phantogram           
The Music Scene - Blockhead           
Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds           
Klowds - Gonjasufi           
Them That Do Nothing - Field Music           
Feel It All Around - Washed Out           
Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective           
Shelia - Atlas Sound           
Something Of An End - My Brightest Diamond
Drilling - Minus The Bear
Train In Vain - The Clash
29 Acts Of Love - Gliss
Black History Month - Death From Above 1979
I Against I - Bad Brains

Track list for our shows on 5.14-5.16.2010: 

Jealous Of Roses - Bibio
Odessa - Caribou
I Learned The Hard Way - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Heaven's On Fire - The Radio Dept.
Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
Rain On - Woods           
When I'm Small - Phantogram
The Dull Flame Of Desire - Björk
The Age Of The Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets
Runabout - Little Dragon           
Total Life Forever - Foals           
Deep Red Bells - Neko Case           
Come Saturday - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart           
Andrew - Crystal Antlers
Speak For Me - Cat Power
Rhinestone Eyes - Gorillaz           
10 Mile Stereo - Beach House           
Nothin' but Trouble - The Downtown Struts
Psychic City (Voodoo City) - YACHT           
Shelter - The XX           
Kiss With A Fist - Florence & The Machine
Come On Lets Go - Broadcast
My Girls - Animal Collective           
Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above - CSS           
Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian           
Over And Over - The Booze           
Our Deal - Best Coast           
Track list for our shows on 5.21-5.23.2010:  

Sad Pants - Castle Oldchair           
Atlas - Pravada
Stereo Love - Water Bothers Trust                       
America's Funniest Home Videos - Rodeo Ruby Love
Sandia Mtn. - Dust From 1000 Years           
First Time Again - Everthus The Deadbeats
Pity dance - DM Stith
RITE OF SPRING - Honneycombs                       
Palms Down/Breathe In - Quick Said the Bird
Untitled - Kaiton Slusher ft. Bashiri Asad                       
The Business - J. Brookinz  ft. Rusty Redenbacher
Winona - Totally Michael           
New Shoes - Prizzy Prizzy Please           
Hundred Flowers - Thin Fevers
Cutter/Giver - We Are Hex
UFO Lost - Red Light Driver           
Luton Millwall Riot - Pop Lolita           
Eyes of the Fly - Jookabox                       
New York City Hotel - Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
Yoko Box - The Old Flames           
American Gas Jive - Action Strasse           
Soon Enough - Prayer Breakfast
Accelerated Dickery - The Delicious                       
The Spotlight - Abner Trio & Man At Arms           
Fake - SanuK           
Windows And Rattle - Rooms           
MagicSick - Thunders
Where Were You? - Beta Male
*** - Heathens
Love In The Dark - The Downtown Struts

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Squared On The Air, every weekend on WITT 91.9FM

Track list for our shows on 4.2-3.2010:

Jail La La - Dum Dum Girls   
Beat The Devil's Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Belong     - Washed Out   
10 Mile Stereo - Beach House
Let Go - jj   
Shelter - The XX
Cult Logic - Miike Snow
West Side - Studio
Promises - The Morning Benders   
Fake Blues - Real Estate   
Swim - Surfer Blood
Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix)     - The Black Lips
Stylo - Gorillaz Feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def
Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games - Of Montreal   
Mongrel Heart - Broken Bells
Freeway - Kurt Vile
When I'm With You - Best Coast   
Melt Down The Knives - Sin Fang Bous
Cassius - Foals
Dominos - The Big Pink

Track list for our shows on 4.9-10.2010:

May You Never - Land Of Talk
Wide Eyes - Local Natives   
Kiara - Bonobo
Boy Lilikoi - Jónsi
C'mon - The Soft Pack   
You Came Out - We Have Band
Triangle Walks (Tiga 1-2-3-4 Mix) - Fever Ray
Keep Slipping Away - A Place To Bury Strangers
Lights - I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
It Don't Move Me - Peter Bjorn & John
IRM - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Waves - Holly Miranda
Introducing Palace Players - Mew
Wucan     - Black Mountain
Mama Taught Me Better - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Shake A Fist - Hot Chip
Sun Medallion - King Tuff
Nothing Ever Happened - Deerhunter
Elephants - Warpaint   
Hold My Hand - UNKLE
This Ship Was Built To Last - The Duke Spirit   
Girls' Night Out - The Knife   
Cheap And Cheerful - The Kills

Track list for our shows on 4.16-17.2010:

You Think You're A Man - The Vaselines   
Bicycle - Memory Tapes
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt - Owen Pallett   
I Got Mine - The Black Keys
Wholehearted Mess - Bear In Heaven
Sister Saviour     - The Rapture
Nothin' but  - The Downtown Struts
Don't Go Phantom - Jookabox
Lisztomania - Phoenix
Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies
Dead Sound - The Raveonettes
Light Of The Morning - Band Of Skulls
My Step - Little Dragon
Bayonets - Amazing Baby
Wanderlust - Every Time I Die
Gold Guns Girls - Metric   
New Fang - Them Crooked Vultures
Marching Through Your Head - Zeus
In the Trees - Moon Duo
Malko - Russian Circles
Ex Lion Tamer - Wire
Falling Tide - Bad Veins
Young Hearts Spark Fire - Japandroids
Don't Shake Me Lucifer - Roky Erickson & The Aliens
Pacer - Systems Officer
Pray For Rain - Massive Attack Feat. Tunde Adebimpe
Shakespeare's Sister - The Smiths

Our shows on 4.23-24.2010 was curated and sponsored by Musical Family Tree dot com.
All the music was locally based and/or created and provided by MFT.
We will be doing this on the 4th weekend of every month.

Large Hadron Collider - Prizzy Prizzy Please
Gonna Listen To T Rex (All Night Long) - Burnt Ones
Magic Makes You - Marmoset
Junkyard - Accordions
Surplus - Kate Lamont
Beautiful Mind - Sarah Grain
Sugar On the Tongue - TJ Reynolds
The Plan w/ Pravada (MFT Remix) - Mudkids
Good Times - Oreo Jones
Colorful Mask (Remix) ft. Alpha - Grey Granite
New Addiction - Andy D
LIGHT - Jookabox
Save a Life With Diet Chocolate Sprite - Everything, Now!
I've Got a Bullet With Your Name on It - ThunderHawk
Crayola - The Bears of Blue River
A Regal Tomorrow - Amo Joy
Where Were You? - Beta Male
Casual Cruelty - Demilos
Where Only The Graves Are Real - Otis Gibbs
Ready to Go - Kaiser Cartel
Magic - The Academy
Quiet As A Mouse - Margot & The Nuclear So And So's
Laugh Laugh - Sanuk
Coming Out The Closet - Evan Snyder       
Track 02 - Crescent Ulmer
This Could Take Awhile - Re Vera

Track list for our shows on 4.30-5.2.2010:

Crazy Love - Colder
Stick to my side (featuring Panda Bear) - Pantha Du Prince
Ambivalence Avenue - Bibio
Hearts - Blair   
Elephants - Warpaint   
Crash Years - The New Pornographers   
Fake Blues - Real Estate
Heartbeats - José González       
Natural Selection feat. The Black Angels - Unkle
Stay Close - Delorean
Fangela - Here We Go Magic feat. Luke Temple
Hands Up - Big Business   
Voodoo - Ganglians
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
May You Never - Land Of Talk
Baby's On Fire - Brian Eno
Wide Eyes - Local Natives
Vanished - Crystal Castles
Glacially - Asobi Seksu
I Want Some More - Dan Auerbach
ONE - Yeasayer
Smokey Taboo - CocoRosie
Black Grease - The Black Angels
Fading All Away - Jay Reatard

Thank You For Calling Information Dynamics - Movie Premiere and party at Earth House Collective

A Squared Industries has the honor of being involved with the upcoming premiere of the new film short from the guys with Venogram – Alex Johnson, Collin Armstrong, and Dylan Griffith - and were are happy to be DJing and providing the music for the big event.

A Squared Industries is bringing the beats, Sun King Brewery is providing the beer and Dylan, Collin, and Alex want to fill your eyes with a few fruits of their 10 years of movie-making labor. Come down to the Earth House Collective for a night of film, fun, and FANTASY (no actual fantasy will be provided).

The night will feature:


The mundanities of everyday existence dominate the lives of a spread of characters working for a government bureau charged with executing and covering up assassinations in this darkly comic thriller.


An experimental music video for dark weirdo-rock band We Are Hex's upcoming new album Heil The Goer. One of Dylan, Collin, and Alex's favorite bands. Period.


2006's internationally recognized and award winning horror short. A band of drug dealers are driving their supply across the Midwest when they hit SOMETHING with their van. Will they make it out alive?


A man's obsession to ask out a bank teller drives his unstable mind to the brink of insanity in this 2003 psychological thriller.

$5 at the door. $3 Sun Kings inside.


A-Squared Industries
Sun King Brewery
Earth House Collective
We Are Hex
A great photo blog of the movie-making prcoess can be seen here:
J. Horace Black, Judy Bobbitt, Mark Goetzinger, Blaine Hogan, Jen Johansen, Rob Johansen, Doug Johnson, James Leagre, Samantha Simon, Marc Szewczyk
Screenplay By:
Collin Armstrong
Directed By:
Dylan Griffith
Produced By:
Collin Armstrong, Dylan Griffith and Alex Johnson
*The film will be sent to film festivals beginning in late 2009.
Plot Outline:
The script is a homage to the paranoid American thrillers of the 1970's (All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor) and a deconstruction of modern action movie overkill, infused with oddball humor inspired by the work of the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading). The story follows several employees of an organization charged with executing and covering up assassinations and the daily minutiae - familiar to us all - that makes up the bulk of their lives.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"The Hip Drop" & "A Film & Some Funk" at ARTBOX Gallery

ARTBOX Gallery invites you to join us on Friday, April 16th at 9pm when A Film and Some Funk presents a showing of "What's Going On? - the American Masters Documentary" film about Marvin Gaye. All ages are welcome for the film screening.

Immediately following the documentary, Old Soul Entertainment & A Squared Industries present: "The Hip Drop Funk & Soul Jam - Motown Edition" DJ dance night featuring MetroGnome, Salad Bar, Action Jackson and A Squared Industries DJs. Ages 21+ only for this portion of the evening. Cash bar available!  Open until 2am or so...$5 admission at the door.

This event is perfect: it happens once a month on the 3rd Friday of every month at ARTBOX Gallery in the Stutz Building near Downtown. The films begin at 9pm, and are followed by a cash bar-fueled DJ dance party led by Indianapolis' premiere good guy DJ extraordinaire MetroGnome. What more could you want for a measly $5? Cinema, culture, art, dancing and fun with friends!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

JONSI of Sigur Ros new solo album listening party to be held before April's LET GO! at The Lockerbie

Tonight at The Lockerbie Pub is our monthly LET GO! at The Lockerbie dance party... a great place to leave your cares at the door and dance your pants off! This month our special guest DJs are John Larner and Slater Hogan of Muzique Boutique, and we will be kicking off the night by playing some tracks from the new Jónsi ablum and giving away tons of swag and prizes courtesy of Paste Magazine and XL Recordings!

Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He is universally known for his soft inimitable falsetto voice. He has also released an album as one half of Jónsi & Alex with his boyfriend Alex Somers, formerly of the band Parachutes. Jónsi’s solo album, Go, was released on April 5th 2010.

In his solo venture Jónsi departs from the ethereal, dreamy landscapes present in Sigur Rós’ music and instead concentrates on shorter, more instant ‘portrait’ tunes. It would still be foolish to place Jónsi in a specific genre, however; he again manages to create an isolated, unique sound which only he could do without being dubbed ‘cheesy’.

Birgisson grew up in Iceland, raised by parents who weren’t particularly musical; his early memories include playing The Beatles at double speed on his turntable and listening to and playing along with Iron Maiden records. You can hear him speak at length about his musical past and loves in an upcoming episode of All Songs Considered on NPR, in which Birgisson plays guest DJ. His history as Sigur Ros’ singer and guitarist spans 16 years, during which time the band has released five studio albums and coined a unique sound that has yet to be matched by any act since.

So come out early to LET GO! at The Lockerbie and check out the new Jónsi album and pick up some cool prizes! Then feel free to dance til we're done with DJs John Larner, Slater Hogan, Scotty Matelic and Annie & Andy of A Squared Industries!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The wonderful world of Aaron Scamihorn

A Squared Industries has had the incredible honor of working with a new friend on a promotion and branding project for our WITT 91.9FM Kickoff Party concert this upcoming April 1st.

Aaron Scamihorn, artist and owner of RONLEWHORN.COM contacted us after designing the poster for the February NAPTOWN ROLLER GIRLS bout to offer his services (and friendship - we're definitely taking him out for good beers and big laughs real soon).

We *kind of* had a vision for our project: the two of us and a microphone... for a poster and flyer campaign. We know: not much to work with, right? It's a good thing Aaron is a champ with this stuff. He came in and first took a ton of photos with his Canon 40d camera, outfitted with a Canon 17-85is lens and Canon Speedlite 420ex flash:

Using these reference photos Aaron blew out the contrast. Then using a Wacom tablet hooked up to his Mac computer Aaron used Adobe Illustrator to make the lines and shapes of the illustration in different layers over the contrasted photograph he chose for the piece:


Moving into Adobe Photoshop Aaron perfected the coloring and textures. He came up with a few incredible variations before laying the type and creating this masterpiece:

Aaron also went to work on some needed tweaks to our logo:


Aaron is such an incredible talent, and one of the nicest people we have met in the Indianapolis scene as well. He isn't limited to what you see here... go to his website to see for yourself all the design work he has done, alongside his portraiture, illustrations, typography, photography, branding and marketing campaigns he has chronicled there.

And if you didn't get the hint, you should definitely check out our radio show (beginning April 2nd on WITT)  and come out to the kickoff party on April 1st!

Thursday April 1st, 2010 9PM
Locals Only Art + Music Pub (21+)
2449 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Click here for a map.

Butler Scion Free Thursdays at Locals Only and A Squared Industries present:

The A-Squared on the Air radio show KICKOFF PARTY!
Come celebrate Annie & Andy launching their own radio show on WITT-FM!


Plus a dance party with your favorite DJs

NO COVER! 21+ with valid ID only please.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


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Win 4 tickets to see RJD2 at The Metro in Chicago on March 13th
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Win 2 tickets to see GIRL TALK at The Murat Egyptian Room in Indy on March 27th

Put in your email address and we will be drawing winners AT RANDOM on Tuesday March 9th. We will contact winners by email on the 9th!

Monday, March 1, 2010

GIRL TALK at The Murat Egyptian Room

A Squared Industries has the honor of presenting GIRL TALK on March 27th at The Murat Egyptian Room!


Gregg Michael Gillis, better known by his stage name Girl Talk, is an American musician specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released four LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs on 333 and 12 Apostles.  Gillis began making music while a student at Chartiers Valley High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville. After a few collaborative efforts, he started the solo "Girl Talk" project. He continued making music under the Girl Talk alias while studying biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He produces mashup-style remixes, in which he uses often a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create a new song. The New York Times Magazine has called his music "a lawsuit waiting to happen," a criticism that Gillis has attributed to mainstream media that want "to create controversy where it doesn't really exist," citing fair use as a legal backbone for his sampling practices.
He has given different explanations for the origin of his stage name, once saying that it alluded to a Jim Morrison poem and once saying that it alluded to an early Merzbow side project. Most recently, he attributed the name to a grunge band called TAD, based in Seattle. In a 2009 interview with FMLY, Gillis stated:
[T]he name Girl Talk is a reference to many things, products, magazines, books. It’s a pop culture phrase. The whole point of choosing the name early on was basically to just stir things up a little within the small scene I was operating from. I came from a more experimental background and there were some very overly serious, borderline academic type electronic musicians. I wanted to pick a name that they would be embarrassed to play with. You know Girl Talk sounded exactly the opposite of a man playing a laptop, so that’s what I chose.
Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal reported it this way: "Unlike mash-up makers in it to figure out the lamest way to combine two song titles, justify their existence with cheap mp3 blog Diggs, or wind up in a Cobrasnake shot with some Olsen twin look-a-like, Gillis just really likes stuffing tons of his favorite FM moments into bursts of Top 40 overload. "I'm a pop music enthusiast.""

Check out the show if you were able to get tickets!

Saturday March 27th, 2010 8PM
The Murat Egyptian Room (All-ages)
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Click here for a map.

A Squared Industries, The Butler University SGA Program Board and LiveNation present:

Presale tickets are $15 plus applicable fees and are available online at LiveNation, The Murat Box Office, and at Indy CD & Vinyl in Broad Ripple. This is an all-ages event.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Broad Ripple Brew Pub turns 20 in 2010!


This year the Broad Ripple Brewpub will be celebrating 20 years of serving great food, quality ales, and being the hub of an ever-growing community! The Brew Pub has a special place in our hearts; and, to a fault, we usually drag our friends and bands from out of town to the Pub when they come to Indy. Highly recommended if you haven't been there yet!

To begin the big year the right way, they are kicking it off with $3.00 pints on Mondays, as well as booking a limited-return engagement of their favorite magician Trinity every Wednesday in March. Those of you in the internets might remember Trinity, long ago he was a weekly staple at the Brew Pub, performing tableside magic tricks for the kids (and the whole fan-damnily).

The Brew Pub's actual birth date is in November, but they plan to keep rolling towards the big birthday party on 11.14.2010 with more specials and other surprises (like a commemorative series of brews from years past).

Upcoming events will be posted on their website:,, thier Twitter page, and their Facebook fan page.