Jeff Napier

Writer Music

Bio

After walking into the original NUVO offices in fall, 1990, wearing a leather jacket, sporting a purple Mohawk and scaring the bejesus out of the editorial staff, Jeff Napier quickly proved indispensable to NUVO, Indy’s music scene and its readers

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It was at the T-Way department store in Elwood, Indiana where I first saw it. I had a copy of the Lenny & The Squigtones album in my hands, but the sight of Rush’s A Farewell To Kings quickly made my 12-year-old mind forget all about the Lenny and Squiggy record.

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This Friday, August 13, the Crüe’s lead singer, Vince Neil will show up to play a free set at the Indiana State Fair.

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I finally got back to Ruoff Mortgage Music Center after a long, dark time away from the joys of live music.

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Last year, when Devil To Pay released their latest opus, Forever, Never or Whenever, I bought the album, which is still sealed, and a cassette, which never worked right.

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Shortly after the beginning of our current apocalyptic pandemic, Indianapolis based artist Matt Aaron was thinking about that nursery rhyme from the plague and thought about how we were in the midst of our own modern day plague. Inspiration Struck. 

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When John “Chumley” Smartz introduced me to a new band he was representing way back in the mid-90s, I never thought this band called Planet Earth would end up producing two members who would go on to have great success in the national alt-rock and Americana scenes.

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