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Melody Inn Plans Innovative Event for First Friday in December

(Indianapolis, IN, November 19, 2009) – Melody Inn announced plans today for a unique after hour’s party following IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk and festivities in December. Modern Perspectives will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009, from 10pm to 3am at both the Melody Inn (3826 N. Illinois Street) and Melody Inn Gallery (3822 N. Illinois Street) in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood.

Voted “Best Live Alternative Venue” in Indianapolis, The Melody Inn routinely features live, original music by local performers. The December 4th event will feature a combination of works by four local artists paired with a range of music arranged by local DJ’s.

The featured artists include:

Andrea Fogt: featured installation artist; Andrea’s installation art will show at 10PM and be publicly destroyed at 2AM

Andrew Ball: abstract metal sculpture

Christopher Smock: large painting oddities

Trina O’Connor: random photos and paintings

Live and recorded music will entertain the attendees in each area of the Inn and Gallery. In the Gallery, Ben Wu, Bryan Luellen, Andrew Hizer and Chachi Guerrero will provide house, techno sound to compliment the artist’s works.

In the Front of the Inn, Comasoft will give a live performance of their distinctive dirty disko, indie trash, electro rock/Chicago style music followed by DJ’s Paranoid, Inc and DJ Shiva.

In the Back of the Inn, “The Factory” is a collection of DJ’s offering rhythmic noise, aggrotech, hardcore, industrial and uniquely Indianapolis sound.

“The idea behind Modern Perspectives is that in all art, whether music, photography, paintings, sculptures, etc. there seems to often be labels of genres, logos and branding”, said organizer DJ Copper Top. “Our goal with Modern Perspectives is to “mix it up” with different styles of electronic music.”

The cover for the after party is $6 and includes performances in both rooms and festive cupcakes served in the gallery. For more information about this event and the Melody Inn please go to:

About The Melody Inn:
The Melody Inn is located at 38th Street and Illinois in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood near Butler University, making it easily accessible from Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and the Pepsi Coliseum, as well as Broad Ripple. If you like Local’s Only, J. Clydes, or The Alleycat you should give The Melody Inn a try. You won’t be disappointed. To learn more about The Melody Inn please visit their website at:

About IDADA:
IDADA, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association, is a non-profit membership based organization of studio artists, art galleries and arts-related businesses within the 20 block square of the center of Indianapolis. The prime focus is the creation and marketing of unique and original art. IDADA’s mission is to: Develop public awareness of the artist and art dealer, encourage strong continuing community support for the visual arts and promote the highest professional standards. 

One of IDADA’s most popular events, First Friday is held every month along the galleries of Mass Avenue to learn more about IDADA and First Friday please visit their website at:

Media Contact:
Lorraine Ball