Once upon a time, in a mystical hipster land called Fountain Square, there was a very magical band contest. It wasn’t like ordinary band contests from ancient times, it was a Random Band contest of the future. There was a bucket, names were entered into said bucket, and random people would be chosen to form merry bands that play music. If they don’t break up in 6 weeks.
Grant, Caleb, Joe, Kevin and Johnny were chosen to be in a band together. They were all strangers except for Grant and Caleb who “donate” plasma on the same days. After two months, four original songs, and what seemed like a million practices thanks to Grant, the Unicorn Derby band of merry men were ready to conquer the stage. And they won!
Kevin was overjoyed and thought the band practices were over, but unfortunately they won eight hours of studio time, cash money, and a slot on the main stage at the 2017 Virginia Ave Folk Festival. Around this same time, Johnny was involved in a tragic accident with a unicorn named Pliny and a whiskey barrel. She was a wild woodland creature and we hope continued recovery for Johnny boy.
After a million more practices, the four Unicorn boys had eight original songs under their rainbow belts and decided to pick the very best ones for the studio. After a couple takes of four songs in three hours, the young bucks mastered the studio and are now considering retirement.
Their debut EP, entitled “EXPLOSION OF AWESOME”, is set to release on December 1, 2017 at the establishment known as the Square Cat Vinyl.
- Turbo Suit ft. Joel Cummins, with very special guest Exmag! 2 Nights – Friday & Saturday, November 27th & 28th
- Funksgiving 2- featuring Dell Zell, Audiodacity, Midwest Hype and Funky Junk – Saturday, November 21st
- CAE Presents: Spankalicious, Magnetic, Mt. Analogue, Nashawti & Frozen Turtle – Saturday, December 26th
- IndyMojo’s 420 Tent Party w/ Manic Focus, Late Night Radio, Twin Cats & more – Wednesday, April 20th
- SOLD OUT – 8/5 OFFICIAL UMPHREY’S AFTERSHOW!! Earphorik featuring Jake Cinninger of UM – Friday, August 5th
- CAE Presents: Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Alejo, Tangled Branches, The Flourish & Antik One – Friday, June 24th
- Magnetic, MC Sparkplug, Mt. Analogue, Johnathan Thomas & Evolutionary Enlightenment – Saturday, July 16th
- Jerry Garcia’s Birthday pt. 2 feat. Hyryder, Howard, Midnight Friars and a special ‘Old & In The Way’ tribute – Saturday, July 30th
- CAE Presents: Kaleidoscope Jukebox Vinyl Sessions w/ Kyle Long, Eric Salazar & Jin-XS – Saturday, October 1st
- Jerry Garcia’s 75th BDay pt. 4 at 4pm – 5 SETS of Hyryder wsg/ Midnight Friars – Saturday, August 5th
- Indy Local Showcase feat. Graham The Empire, Tied, MAD Pritch and Frozen Turtle – Saturday, November 25th