Indianapolis-based alt rock trio Wife Patrol performs in the WFYI Small Studio. Find all of WFYI's Small Studio Sessions at wfyi.org/smallstudio
Watch full performances at wfyi.org/smallstudio Indianapolis based alt-rock trio Wife Patrol performs "H.A." in the WFYI Small Studio.
Sifting through ‘90s grunge and alt-rock, ‘80s pop and new wave, and ‘70s punk, Indianapolis trio Wife Patrol distills everything its members love about rock with none of what is obsolete.
In 2015, Nicole (bass/vocals), Natasha (drums/vocals), and Greg (guitar/vocals) pooled their collective music experience in performance, promotion, and journalism and wrote a batch of demos – 2016’s self-released Electric Blizzard EP. Wife Patrol then took to the stage, performing throughout the Midwest, including at LadyFest Cincinnati and the MidWay Music Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. By 2017, the band earned recognition for delivering one of the top performances of WFYI’s Small Studio Sessions.
Wife Patrol’s shows range from Sabbath-esque riffage to Mazzy Star sweetness, while the group's tight chemistry keeps everything identifiably its own.
"Indianapolis-based trio Wife Patrol delivered an energetic performance of their original tracks – an eclectic amalgamation of grunge, punk, metal, and pop – with some favorite new wave covers." – Rebecca Kunin, Audiofemme
"The trio's mix of slower songs and high-energy tunes makes for a diverse array of sounds for pleasant listening." – Isaac Andrews, Indiana Public Radio
Their performances caught the attention of recording engineer/producer Paul Mahern, with whom the band is recording material set for release in 2018.
Featured in WFYI's "Best of 2017" video of Small Studio performances.
Tonic Ball is an annual grassroots fundraising event for Second Helpings in Indianapolis, IN. Each year local musicians are invited to cover selected artists in live performances in Fountain Square.
This year Wife Patrol was selected to cover Dolly Parton at Pioneer. We covered "Don't Drop Out" and "PMS Blues" with Elle Roberts on guest vocals.
Link includes photos by Stacy Kagiwada for NUVO Newsweekly of Tonic Ball #16 with four photos of the Wife Patrol performance.
The second part of a two-part series on social media communication among bands in the Indianapolis music scene. Written by Brett Alderman, published on the Musical Family Tree blog.
Musical Family Tree feature on social media strategy among local, Indianapolis musical acts. Includes quotes from Nicole O'Neal of Wife Patrol.
Wife Patrol featured in Audiofemme write-up of July Bloomington, IN shows. Photo by Michael Leslie Squires. Taken at The Blockhouse in Bloomington, IN 7/29/2017.
Performed and held a Q & A session for campers and Girls Rock Camp put on by Girls Rock! Indianapolis.
Photo by Maria Kinnun
Wife Patrol featured in Musical Family Tree playlist of artists performing at Hops & Hertz Festival (July 15, 2017)
The DoItIndy Radio Hour featured Wife Patrol's "I'm In a Race" in their new music segment of Episode #153.
Celebrating one year since our first performance together!
Video footage by David Lindquist of Indy Star featuring Wife Patrol among 8 featured performances for Record Store Day (April 22, 2017) in Indianapolis, IN.
Photo and video footage of Wife Patrol performing at Indy CD & Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN) for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Media footage and article by David Lindquist for Indy Star.
Remarks from Indy Star's David Lindquist on Wife Patrol's April 22, 2017 performance at Indy CD & Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN) for Record Store Day.
The Scene produced by Isaac Andrews of Indiana Public Radio/Ball State University. Quote and live recording of Wife Patrol live at Musical Family Tree on April 7, 2017.
Wife Patrol featured as band to see live at Indy CD & Vinyl's Record Store Day concert.
Listen in to WFYI's April Small Studio Session - featuring Indianapolis based alt rock trio, Wife Patrol. Setlist: H.A., Electric Blizzard, I'm In A Race, Starlight Sun, and How Do You Know (If You're Alive) Video Session: https://youtu.be/mm9-AGqP9WA Audio Interview: http://bit.ly/2ovYzd3
do317 Indiana Bands to Listen To feature.
WFYI, Indianapolis, IN's NPR/PBS affiliate public radio/tv station invited Wife Patrol to record a Small Studio Session. This includes a live video performance and interview. The full session will be released by WFYI in April 2017.
Musical Family Tree features Wife Patrol on "A Short Walk #113" Playlist.
"Already with a 2016 EP on our archive of local music, Wife Patrol now unveils a new song via MFT titled "I'm In A Race," continuing forward with their same distorted rock 'n' roll sound in 2017"
New single "Your Mother" is available now on bandcamp.
Wife Patrol performs on WFHB Local Live and talks with host Frankie Farrell. Listen: http://wfhb.org/music/local-live-wife-patrol/
Wife Patrol made its Hi-Fi debut with local band Andy D and Fort Wayne's The Snarks.
Wife Patrol plays their first show together for an enthusiastic crowd at Indy CD & Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN). The event was presented by Musical Family Tree and NUVO, with support from Klipsch Audio as a part of the Broad Ripple Final Fridays series. The Ex-Bombers (of Illinois) also performed.
4/29/2016 concert with The Ex-Bombers is featured in NUVO Newsweekly as an Editor's Pick event.
From Playlist Creator & MFT Blogger Taylor Peters: "New stuff this week includes... Wife Patrol, a band that sounds great but that I'll be honest, I'm probably not super objective about because it's 1/3rd my long-term Bloomington bud Nicole O'Neal. Take my word enough at least to listen through to track 9 on this playlist and hear for yourself."
|Apr 29, 2016||Indy CD & Vinyl||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|May 07, 2016||Naptown Roller Girls VS. Nashville Roller Girls||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jul 11, 2016||Player's Pub||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Jul 14, 2016||The Hi-Fi||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Aug 10, 2016||Local Live on WFHB 91.3 FM||Bloomington, IN||Appearance|
|Aug 12, 2016||Highlife w/Sweet Poison Victim & DJ Kyle Long||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Dec 28, 2016||Flat 12 Bierwerks||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Mar 03, 2017||Pioneer||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Mar 23, 2017||Melody Inn||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Apr 07, 2017||Musical Family Tree||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Apr 22, 2017||Indy CD & Vinyl||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Apr 22, 2017||Indy CD & Vinyl||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jun 15, 2017||State Street Pub||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jun 30, 2017||Melody Inn||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jul 15, 2017||Fountain Square Brewing Company||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jul 22, 2017||Pioneer||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jul 29, 2017||Blockhouse Bar||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Aug 19, 2017||Melody Inn||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Sep 09, 2017||MIdWay Music Festival||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Sep 09, 2017||The Bishop||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Sep 15, 2017||State Street Pub||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Sep 30, 2017||Optical Popsicle Zero||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Oct 13, 2017||Ladyfest Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH||Performance|
|Oct 14, 2017||WFHB LocalFest||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Jan 26, 2018||Melody Inn||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Apr 27, 2018||Blockhouse Bar||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|May 05, 2018||Grove Haus||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jun 19, 2018||Hoosier Dome||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jun 30, 2018||Punk Rock Night @ Melody Inn||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
|Jul 12, 2018||The Bishop||Bloomington, IN||Performance|
|Jul 19, 2018||Black Circle Brewing||Indianapolis, IN||Performance|
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