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A Wealth of Music and Bands around Northeast Indiana

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Bands around NE Indiana
Bands away from NE Indiana

Acid Bath


Links for bands that Tell-Mama has not yet heard
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Sandra calls a Time-Out
Who writes this stuff? Blame the redhead.
Love news


Our Tentative Times and Tell-Mama are getting raked over the coals for not being up-to-date.  Yes, a lot of these bands have folded their tents, some have all sorts of new members. Even the Blue Moon Boys have a new bass player, Pat Borton.  Let Pat show you the tattoo of Keith Brewer on his back !  We all miss Keith so much. He was the original bass player for the Blue Moon Boys.  Hope he is having a rockabilly Christmas up there with Elvis, Hank and the rest.  So remember, this is mostly an archive except for BBQ Ribfest 2004!!!


Bands, some of them archival,  In the Fort Wayne, Indiana Area
Blue Moon Boys at Ribfest 2002

Blue Moon Boys at RibFest99

Blue Moon Boys CD, Sticks and Stones

Bill Lupkin with John Primer

and Bill Lupkin and the Chicago Blues Coalition

Shelly Dixon Band Ribfest 2002

Black Jack Shellac at Ribfest 2002

Four pages of Misfit Toys
Black Tooth Grin

Sunny Taylor Band
Brand New Bag
Red Ball Jets at Piere's
Chico Banks
from Chicago but he plays here sometimes
Hot Spot House Band
A very old lineup of Not My Kids which is different now.
Have you heard Savannah Sunday or
Radio Daze?
James Bond Goes Surfing
The Bel Airs at Amvets
David Todoran
Jackie Fly was hatched
Soul Mine
The Chronics
Outdated: One Nighters:  GIGS in our area
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JBGS at Tempel Recording Studio
Destination Detox
Jill Brumbeloe
Dane Wilkins and the Average Lovers

G. Money

Fabulous Rhythm Kids

Indy and beyond: Gigs Away

Pop 'n Fresh band!!

and Pop 'n Fresh at Ribfest 2000

and at Ribfest 2002

Music Gossip in NE Indiana with more new news for promoting your band
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Bands away from NE Indiana

Acid Bath


Places To Go
new The Bohemian Bean coffee shop, cafe, and original acoustic music venue in Bluffton! Come on down!  Under new ownership in 2002.
Six years of our local Blues and BBQ  Ribfest. Loads of pages!
The Hot Spot
and the Hot Spot's own hot web site
Legends Sports Bar when the previous owners had it.
The Dash-In
toast & Jam
and toast &Jam's own new website.
Eli's once was a haven for swing dancers, but now is closed, locked up and for sale.
Watch this space
Watch this space
Watch this space
Pierre's pretty old page
Columbia Street West way back when page
Nightlife in Muncie Indiana long ago
The House of Jazz & Blues is now open again.Then closed, Then opened again. Then reopened under a new name. Closed.  Reopened.

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Bands around NE Indiana
Bands away from NE Indiana

Acid Bath


Fort Wayne's Original Ribfest is on-line.
Mad Anthony's opening,
The Bel Airs!
Bill Smoker on Aitoo 98 from Finland!
Bill Smoker reviews the weekender, Viva Las Vegas '98 Frog Island Weekender
Well worth a visit, 1997 Rockabilly Weekend #5, 1997
1996 Rockabilly Weekend#4, 1996
With pages for Ronnie Dawson, Josie Kreuzer, Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys, more Twistin' Tarantulas, Mac Curtis, Derailers,King Memphis, Blacktop Rockets, Frantic Flattops, Kim Lenz, Johnny and the Blades, Tip Top Daddies, Swing Rays, Those Legendary Shack Shakers, Truly Lover Trio, Bigger Than Elvis, Johnny and the Blades, Clint's Butcher Shop, cat's shoes, after hours hi-jinks, cats in jeans with beauty queens, and more to come.
Bill Smoker reviews Pontin's Camber Sands 3rd Rockabilly Rave in Sussex UK

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Bands away from NE Indiana
Acid Bath


Index of Acid Bath pages
main Acid Bath band page
Audie Pitre
Fan Letters About Audie
Dax and Mike
Rotten News
Featuring Devin Blair: Acid Bath Tee Shirts

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Bands away from NE Indiana

Favorite Songs List
Buy Obscure Music
CDs we bought a while ago
Photos were prohibited: Bo Diddley at Pierres?????
Senator Dillwilly
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
We've dropped our lyrics pages 'cause we might be violating some rules or something.
Kenny Love's advice for Musicians, a must-read section.

Rockabilly People
Cute Couples '97
Tony O'Bryan's Rockabilly Gossip '97
Wild Wild Women '97
2 pages
Big Bad Bass Players '96-'97
2 pages
Dang Good Drummers '96-'97
3 pages
Guitar Stars '96-'97

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Bands away from NE Indiana

Bands Outside NE Indiana
Governor Davis
Chris Beard
Black Jack Shellac
Phil Guy
John Studebaker and the Hawks
Little Mike and the Tornados
Eddie King and the Swamp Bees
Joey O band
Joey O
at Ribfest 2002
Bob Green and Friends
Rick Monroe
The Mighty Blue Kings
Chico Banks
South Side Denny
Larry Garner and the Boogaloo Blues Band

Larry Garner at Ribfest 2002

The Twistin' Tarantulas
Blue Streak
At James Dean's
Birthday Party,
The Atomics
Josie Kreuzer
Maurice John Vaughn

Mike Milligan
& Steam Shovel

Hillbilly Hellcats
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band Jive Rockets
Anson Funderburg and the Rockets, with Sam Meyers
Keb' Mo'
Treated 'N' Released
Johnny Favourite Orchestra
Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe
Marcia Ball/Irma Thomas/Tracy Nelson
Doug McDonald & Blue Heaven
Ronnie Dawson
Mac Curtis
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars
King Memphis
Blacktop Rockets
Swing Rays
Magic Red and the Voodoo Tribe

Johnny and the Blades

Bigger Than Elvis
Tip Top Daddies
The Deans (now Grifter 8 Ball)
1.  Jamie Simon Jazz Combo
2.  David Todoran & Felonious Monkey

3. Nick Moss & the Flip Tops

It's hard to categorize music, because what you like is based on your own opinions, but some of the pages are relevant to the city section, some to the youth section, some to nostalgia. More music pages keep happening here!

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The News!

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We now have a granddaughter. She is such fun to be with, and since I can't drive at night, I don't get to hear bands very often.  My husband doesn't want to be in any venues that have smoking.  He has to drive me.  So try having grandchildren and buy the CDs from the bands you like.  But get out there in person whenever you can.  I recommend it!

Kenny Love has graciously made his columns available to Tell-Mama readers everywhere! Kenny writes about promoting your independent-label music. Believe me, he's the pro of pros when it comes to promotion, and we would do well to heed his every word. Or at least read and enjoy Kenny Love's music advice and musings.

Time Out

5 February 2001: I'm making a section for links to webpages of bands I have not been able to hear. Mike Milligan and his Steam Shovel, Amy and the Hank Sinatras, etc. Bear with me, and this will grow. I work very, very, very slowly these days.

September 6, 1999      As you probably know, Our Tentative Times and all the content and graphics are pretty much the work of one person. I am totally unable to update all these pages in a timely manner. This makes me really crabby with myself and those around me. I want to ask you all for some time out so I can keep house, get some sleep, work out, maybe see a movie....

Most magazines the size of Tell-Mama or Deaners have a staff with writers, an editor, graphics whizzes, ad sales, etc. "I ain't got nobody," and nobody has the time to do what I do. I also have failed completely as President, Secretary and Treasurer (all at once) of the Humane Society, and wimped out on my political and civic activities.

My husband and I have no social life. All I have done since 1996 is make web pages. So let me recoup here, find out if I still have a personality, work with my stress therapist, get some exercise while my joints still work. You have heard this plea from me before, but this time it's sink or swim. Nobody can live with this much pressure forever.

Read all the good stuff already in the magazines and watch the updates page. There ARE updates. I'll get back to the lonely, unending, grinding work of the web eventually. Oh, and I expect to do the James Dean festival in depth. But there is life outside the web, I've heard. Be seeing you eventually. Time out. Hugs from Sandra Weinhardt

Older news

We've changed our magazine name to Tell-Mama now, but we are still the same magazine we were as Rockabilly Chronicle. It will take a long time to change the logos over! And all the older counters crashed on 26 October but I haven't been able to update every counter notice yet.

The free PageWatch notification disappeared. I think they want a lot of money to let me use it now. So I have no way to tell you when this page is updated. Please check back! Bookmark me!!!


For young people to lose a friend is about the hardest blow of all in adolescence. Even the adults who knew Audie Pitre (of the band Acid Bath) are grieving the loss to this day. Read about the impact one musician had on his world. Audie and his parents were killed by a drunk driver.

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Rockin' Lifestyles

Arnold's 50's Drive-In Restaurant in Decatur, Indiana

Otto features some pages on the rockin' Arnold's Drive-In. Arnold's raised $1,800 for Lydia Murray's liver transplant! This is a darling restaurant with perky people, inside and outside dining and the most unusual neon sign in the state of Indiana!

As soon as the sign is plugged in, Otto will bring you photos. There is a new 70-seat Sixties room in the back of the restaurant now! Closed Mondays at least for now. Photos are coming!

The James Dean car show is on line!! I only have time and energy to do the Mercurys, since that's the movie car most associated with James Dean. There are two extra pages to go with it, one for Ed Lepold's Pearls and Gold Dust kustom Merc and one for Ginny and Alfred Gregory's Mercillac, called The Crisco Kid or Praise the Lowered..
Also read about Our 1950s drive-ins. Read a poem by Phil Ziegler about the great 1950s music.

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