Photography by Space Anchor Studios and Forgotten Aesthetics Photography, Article by Dot Notos and Syd Innovaria
Real Talk. Photo by Space Anchor Studios
After I shot the Blue October show at Old National Centre, Syd and I decided to go to the Real Talk show at The White Rabbit Cabaret. The main reason was to link up with Jim Kincaid. We had covered the COASTL show at the HI-FI in Fountain Square and I had taken pictures of the after show. Syd and I had spent a couple weeks trying to figure out what Jim was a part of so we could credit them in the shot. This is what happened at the end of the night.
We arrive at the venue around 10:30 and we get to the back door.
*KNOCK *KNOCK *KNOCK.
One of the people that worked the opened the door.
“Hey what’s up man we’re here to cover the show.”
“Yeah come on in.”
DJ Action Jackson. Photo by Space Anchor Studios
We walk into the venue and it was fairly dead. I sat and had a drink while Syd was setting up to take photos. Around 11 or so, people started coming in. Syd and I were invited to go check out the set up that they had. We snapped a few photos from the back and talked with Jim. It didn’t seem like we spent too much time in the back and as we looked back out into the venue, we realized that it was packed.
“Holy shit that picked up pretty fast.”
“What? We have only been back here for 10 minutes tops.”
The crowd seems to be practicing some new dance moves.
So I really like what these guys do. They really bring back that feeling from like the 80s and 90s era. They mesh up the visuals with cartoons and static type effect, giving it a feel as if an old tube T.V. is shifting through channels.
DJ Action Jackson silhouetted beside their display of the Simpsons. Photo by Space Anchor Studios.
Between the crazy visuals and mash up of songs, you’re really left with the sense of wanting to down a packet of smarties and chug a can of surge. These guys can really put on a show. It’s amazing how people can string together ideas and make it work out. Jim Kincaid is a pretty stand-up guy. I really enjoyed talking with him about the different facets of life.
After I had talked with Jim for a little bit, he went back to working up the crowd. I grabbed the camera and snapped a few more pictures of them. At one point, I was actually hanging off the corner of the stage and dancing as I was taking pictures. I mean if I’m going to be in their way a little bit, I might as well pump up the crowd too. These guys were fun. I love the different experiences that happened throughout the night. If you ever get a chance to go and check out a Real Talk show, you must do so, at the expense of having the most excellent of time.
A bit blurry but excited couple on the dance floor. Photo by Space Anchor Studios
Real Talk was a great experience. One of my favorite parts about the evening was that everyone was so laid-back and genuinely having fun. Jim and Neal were super talkative and fun, and spent a lot of time talking to us about their approach to their creation. The place was so packed I’m not sure there was much breathing room.
We took some time to interview Jim recently to gather more detailed information about the show. We hadn’t heard of them until this event, really, and it turns out they’re pretty important in the Indy music scene. They have a packed party every time they perform it seems, and that’s a real talker right there. If you want to be where it’s happening, be there.
3. What kind of equipment do you use?
4. How frequently do you perform?
5. What’s your favorite venue to play?
7. What’s something fun you guys do when you aren’t performing?
8. When and where can we catch you guys next?