Podcast: The Evolving Local Music Scene with Nuvo’s Kat Coplen

On the latest episode of our podcast, Kiel Hauck is joined by Nuvo Magazine editor Kat Coplen to discuss the blossoming local music and festival scene in Indianapolis. Coplen also shares insight into how the city can improve in attracting outside bands and artists and why the voice of an alt weekly like Nuvo is vital in helping local artists and endeavors thrive. Coplen also discusses some of her favorite albums and music so far in 2017. Listen in!

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How are you seeing the local music scene in your city evolve? Share in the replies!

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Most Anticipated Music of 2015


Well, 2014 is officially over, leaving some truly great music in its wake. The year was full of fantastic albums, incredible festivals and much anticipated band revivals and album anniversaries. You can read (and listen to) our overviews of the best music of 2014 here, here and here.

With a new year comes new possibilities. If 2014 is any indication, the scene is alive and well and bursting at the seams with promise. In fact, we already know of an assortment of jaw-dropping band reunions, exciting tours and promising albums that are on their way in 2015. It’s fairly safe to say that there’s a lot to look forward to.

That’s why we’re excited to share with your our 10 most anticipated things of 2015 in the world of music. This isn’t a list of just albums – we’re sharing everything we’re awaiting in the coming year, including new music, upcoming events and possible moments that could shape the scene.

We’re so excited about the possibilities of the New Year that we’ve also decided not to knock this feature out in one quick blow. Instead, for the next two weeks, we’ll be revealing something new each day, counting down to our most anticipated thing of 2015.

Be sure to come back each day to read about something new, or drop in at your leisure and check out the links below. As always, feel free to tell us your most anticipated things of 2015 in the replies. Enjoy!

10. Vans Warped Tour

9. The Return of fun.

8. Riot Fest

7. All Time Low Returns to the Forefront

6. Saosin Reboot

5. The Early November Strike Again

4. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

3. Noel Gallagher’s Return to Guitar Rock

2. The Kendrick Lamar Takeover

1. The Wonder Years

kiel_hauckKiel Hauck is the editor in chief at It’s All Dead. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for multiple online and print publications and was most recently an editor at PopMatters. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and their imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.