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SOLD OUT: Brigitte Calls Me Baby

$15
LO-FI Lounge
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 9
Friday
6:00 PM
Doors Open
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ARTIST PROFILE | Brigitte Calls Me Baby

IndiePopRock

The music of Brigitte Calls Me Baby is equal parts elegant time warp and up-close exploration of our modern-day neuroses. The Chicago-based band ingeniously spans genres and eras, merging the lavish romanticism of mid-century pop with the frenetic energy and spiky intensity of early millennium indie-rock. Centered on Leavins' hypnotically crooning vocal work, the result is a rare convergence of sophistication and style and unabashed sincerity.

As shown on their debut EP This House Is Made Of Corners — a five-song project made with nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb — Brigitte Calls Me Baby possess a singular musicality informed by Leavins' eclectic upbringing. Originally from the Southeast Texas town of Port Arthur, he grew up listening to Roy Orbison records at his grandparents' house next door, while his parents played him new-wave bands like The Cars and his friends turned him onto Radiohead and The Strokes. At age 13, Leavins took up guitar and began writing songs of his own, quickly discovering his distinct vocal style. "At first I didn't like the way I sang and couldn't really do anything about it, but as I got older I started to appreciate it more," he reveals. "My whole inclination toward music came from being in this small town in Texas with nowhere to go and nothing to do, and wanting to be understood without having to say anything."

Upon moving to Chicago in 2016, Leavins immersed himself in the local music scene and soon linked up with guitarists Jack Fluegel and Trevor Lynch, bassist Devin Wessels, and drummer Jeremy Benshish, who joined him in co-founding Brigitte Calls Me Baby. As the band built up their catalog, Leavins was tapped to take part in recreating a series of Elvis Presley songs for Baz Luhrmann's 2022 biopic Elvis, a turn of events that found him crossing paths with Cobb. "Dave and I hit it off right away and started talking about the music we loved, and when we reconnected later he asked me to send him some of the songs I'd been working on," Leavins recalls. Soon after sharing a batch of demos with Cobb (whose credits include modern classics like Jason Isbell's Southeastern and Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music), Brigitte Calls Me Baby headed to Nashville to record their debut body of work at the legendary RCA Studio A.

Co-produced by Cobb and Brigitte Calls Me Baby and mostly recorded live, This House Is Made Of Corners opens on a lush and cinematic track called "The Future is Our Way Out," a prime introduction to the EP's heightened yet palpably genuine emotionality. "I want to be earnest even when it's uncomfortable, and write unapologetically about things like my intense fear of death," says Leavins. "'The Future is Our Way Out' is about that fear, but it's also about hoping there might be something beyond death, a way out of all the mess and the sadness that plagues us in life." On "Impossibly Average," pounding rhythms and shimmering guitar tones form the backdrop to what Leavins refers to as a "a bit of a self-loathing song, about trying to cope with someone's very high expectations of you." And on "Eddie My Love," Brigitte Calls Me Baby present a gorgeously aching portrait of obsession and despair. "'Eddie My Love' paved the way for all the songs that would come after it," says Leavins, who first penned the track as a ballad. "It felt so vulnerable from the jump, and made me realize that there's no point in being anything but vulnerable in what we do."

Newly signed to ATO Records after a much-buzzed-about set at SXSW 2023, with their full-length debut due out in 2024, Brigitte Calls Me Baby remain intent on striking a balance between refined musicianship and absolute devotion to emotional truth. "In so much music there's a desire to be perceived as someone who's got it all figured out, but I never want to paint a picture that isn't true," says Leavins. "I know that when I was younger I was looking for something to latch onto that I could connect with and feel a part of, so I'd hope that our music could provide that for others. I want to create something that helps people feel more alive, and that will last long after we're gone."

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About LO-FI Lounge | Indianapolis, IN

LO-FI Lounge is a unique art space, gallery, and special events venue located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Arts Center in historic Fountain Square. Looking for that off-the-beaten-path, hidden gem? With a capacity for up to 100 guests, LO-FI Lounge is the most intimate of our three venues. Shows and events at LO-FI are only open to guests 21 years of age or older. Find the venue for first time guests can be a challenge, but it’s also part of the experience. Guests can access the 2nd floor of the building via the main entrance (glass doors) on the corner of Virginia Ave next to La Margarita’s patio, and off Prospect St. across from the bank parking lot.

Box Office: 317-986-7101
Main: 317-986-7101

Getting Around the Venue

1043 Virginia Ave #215,
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 10am to 6pm
Doors: 1 hour prior to published door times

Frequently Asked Questions About LO-FI Lounge | Indianapolis, IN

What are the age restrictions at this venue?

LO-FI Lounge shows are always 21+. We apologize to our underage guests and are working to get this changed.

LO-FI requires a valid ID for admission for all guests. Only valid state or government issues ID’s are permitted. Expired and temporary ID’s are not accepted.

Can I upgrade my to VIP seating?

No. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, LO-FI Lounge does not offer any seating upgrades.

What items are permitted or prohibited at this venue?

At our venues, we strive to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. While specific rules may vary slightly depending on the event location, the following list generally applies across all venues.

Any illegal items found will be confiscated immediately. Guests discovered with prohibited items inside the venue may face ejection, and those attempting to enter with such items may be denied entry.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment during our events.

Permitted Items include:

  • Small Purse / Fanny Pack – subject to security inspection
  • To-go food from local restaurants
  • A warm heart & smiles

Non-Permitted Items include:

  • No outside beverages
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No drugs or illegal substances
  • No coolers
  • No glass
  • No smoking or vaping in venue, designated smoking area outside venue
  • No backpacks
  • No pets
  • No bad attitudes

The venue reserved the right to deny any item, or guest, should they feel that it poses a security threat to the event.

Can I bring a bag into the show?

Yes! You’re welcome to bring personal purse, fanny pack or handbag so long as it does not exceed 14” x 14” in size. No backpacks are permitted at any time.

What’s the parking situation like?

Parking in Fountain Square can be difficult at times and we highly recommend you carpool, Uber, Lyft, or use public transportation when attending an event. Street and parking is available along Woodlawn Ave, Virginia Ave, and Prospect St. Bicycle parking is available in front of HI-FI on Virginia Ave and neighboring streets. Do not park in the Wine Market parking lot.

What is the camera/photo policy for this venue?

Our photo policy varies for each event and is at the discretion of the artist performing that night. This policy can change from night to night.

As a general guideline, we typically do not permit professional photography unless it has been pre-approved by either HI-FI or the Artist Management.

For approved photographers, you’re welcome to snap photos during the first three songs of the performance. However, please refrain from using flash.

Media personnel and professional photographers interested in covering our events can reach out to us at  to request media credentials.

Is there food and drink at this venue?

Yes, LO-FI Lounge offers a full service bar offering beer, wine and spirits along a small selection of snacks.

View seating maps for this venue

LO-FI is a general admission, standing venue. Guests who arrive early may be lucky enough to grab one of the few cocktail tables.

Can I leave and re-enter the venue?

No. Re-entry is only permitted for use of the restroom facilities.

Do you offer ADA, handicap or special needs options?

The Murphy Arts Center is a handicap accessible building. The elevator is located inside the main entrance near the intersection of Virginia Ave. and Woodlawn Ave. Once you have arrived at the 2nd floor the accessibility continues through the corridor to the LO-FI Lounge. There is no designated ADA seating area at LO-FI. Guests with any special needs or questions should reach out to our box office at boxoffice@hifiindy.com.

Where is the box office located?

On the night of the show, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Through the week, guest stay purchase tickets at at any of our box office locations which include:

  • Virginia Ave Mercantile 1043 Virginia Ave – Suite 2 – Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • HI-FI Box Office 1043 Virginia Ave. – Suite 4 – Open on all HI-FI show nights – See show listings for times
  • HI-FI Annex Box Office (located behind the Murphy Arts Center) – Open on all HI-FI Annex show nights – See show listings for times

I lost something at the show. Who do I contact?

To inquire about lost items including credit cards, clothing, phones, wallets, etc, contact marketing@hifiindy.com. Recovered items are available for pickup in our office (Suite 2) Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What is your refund policy?

If a show is postponed, ticket holders will be notified of the change via email, and no other action is needed if you would like to keep your tickets. LO-FI will work to find a new date for the show and provide updates as they become available. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be offered at point of purchase for 30 days following the rescheduled date. If you paid with cash at the box office for your tickets, you will need to contact boxoffice@hifiindy.com for further instructions to process your refund.

Tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded in the event of a cancelled show. Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund to post to your bank. No action is required and you should only need to contact the box office if you 1.) paid cash at our box office, 2.) have received a new/different card than the one you originally purchased with, or 3.) if you do not see the refund in your account after 5 business days.

Beware of counterfeit tickets. How do I tell if my ticket is valid?

All buyers should be aware when purchasing tickets through non-authorized sites and ticket resellers. There have been multiple instances of fans being taken advantage of on Facebook, Craig’s List, StubHubk Vivid Seats and other third party broker websites. LO-FI is only required to honor valid tickets issued from our authorized ticket providers with are: Tixr and See Tickets. In the event a show sells out, you can join the waitlist via the official event listing on our website, which will notify you if any tickets become available. When in doubt, you can always reach out to our box office at boxoffice@hifiindy.com.

Can I purchase tickets in person without fees?

You may purchase tickets at any of our box office locations, during the specified hours, with no services charges.

  • Virginia Ave Mercantile 1043 Virginia Ave – Suite 2 – Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • HI-FI Box Office 1043 Virginia Ave. – Suite 4 – Open on all HI-FI show nights – See show listings for times
  • HI-FI Annex Box Office (located behind the Murphy Arts Center) – Open on all HI-FI Annex show nights – See show listings for times

Do you have free WI-FI?

Yes. LO-FI offers free WI-FI during all shows. Simply select the HI-FI Free WI-FI network and you are all set.

21+Sold Out
Feb 9

SOLD OUT: Brigitte Calls Me Baby

LO-FI Lounge
$15
Presented By: Upland Brewing Co., MOKB Presents
Doors: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 7:00 pm

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT. JOIN THE OFFICIAL WAITLIST VIA THE TICKET LINK
Learn More About This Show
Add to Calendar 02/09/2024 07:00 PM02/09/2024 09:00 PMSOLD OUT: Brigitte Calls Me BabyMore Information: https://mokbpresents.com/event/brigitte-calls-me-baby/LO-FI Lounge

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ARTIST PROFILE | Brigitte Calls Me Baby

IndiePopRock

The music of Brigitte Calls Me Baby is equal parts elegant time warp and up-close exploration of our modern-day neuroses. The Chicago-based band ingeniously spans genres and eras, merging the lavish romanticism of mid-century pop with the frenetic energy and spiky intensity of early millennium indie-rock. Centered on Leavins' hypnotically crooning vocal work, the result is a rare convergence of sophistication and style and unabashed sincerity.

As shown on their debut EP This House Is Made Of Corners — a five-song project made with nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb — Brigitte Calls Me Baby possess a singular musicality informed by Leavins' eclectic upbringing. Originally from the Southeast Texas town of Port Arthur, he grew up listening to Roy Orbison records at his grandparents' house next door, while his parents played him new-wave bands like The Cars and his friends turned him onto Radiohead and The Strokes. At age 13, Leavins took up guitar and began writing songs of his own, quickly discovering his distinct vocal style. "At first I didn't like the way I sang and couldn't really do anything about it, but as I got older I started to appreciate it more," he reveals. "My whole inclination toward music came from being in this small town in Texas with nowhere to go and nothing to do, and wanting to be understood without having to say anything."

Upon moving to Chicago in 2016, Leavins immersed himself in the local music scene and soon linked up with guitarists Jack Fluegel and Trevor Lynch, bassist Devin Wessels, and drummer Jeremy Benshish, who joined him in co-founding Brigitte Calls Me Baby. As the band built up their catalog, Leavins was tapped to take part in recreating a series of Elvis Presley songs for Baz Luhrmann's 2022 biopic Elvis, a turn of events that found him crossing paths with Cobb. "Dave and I hit it off right away and started talking about the music we loved, and when we reconnected later he asked me to send him some of the songs I'd been working on," Leavins recalls. Soon after sharing a batch of demos with Cobb (whose credits include modern classics like Jason Isbell's Southeastern and Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music), Brigitte Calls Me Baby headed to Nashville to record their debut body of work at the legendary RCA Studio A.

Co-produced by Cobb and Brigitte Calls Me Baby and mostly recorded live, This House Is Made Of Corners opens on a lush and cinematic track called "The Future is Our Way Out," a prime introduction to the EP's heightened yet palpably genuine emotionality. "I want to be earnest even when it's uncomfortable, and write unapologetically about things like my intense fear of death," says Leavins. "'The Future is Our Way Out' is about that fear, but it's also about hoping there might be something beyond death, a way out of all the mess and the sadness that plagues us in life." On "Impossibly Average," pounding rhythms and shimmering guitar tones form the backdrop to what Leavins refers to as a "a bit of a self-loathing song, about trying to cope with someone's very high expectations of you." And on "Eddie My Love," Brigitte Calls Me Baby present a gorgeously aching portrait of obsession and despair. "'Eddie My Love' paved the way for all the songs that would come after it," says Leavins, who first penned the track as a ballad. "It felt so vulnerable from the jump, and made me realize that there's no point in being anything but vulnerable in what we do."

Newly signed to ATO Records after a much-buzzed-about set at SXSW 2023, with their full-length debut due out in 2024, Brigitte Calls Me Baby remain intent on striking a balance between refined musicianship and absolute devotion to emotional truth. "In so much music there's a desire to be perceived as someone who's got it all figured out, but I never want to paint a picture that isn't true," says Leavins. "I know that when I was younger I was looking for something to latch onto that I could connect with and feel a part of, so I'd hope that our music could provide that for others. I want to create something that helps people feel more alive, and that will last long after we're gone."

READ MORE >>READ LESS >>
CONNECT:

Supporting Acts

About the Venue

LO-FI Lounge is a unique art space, gallery, and special events venue located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Arts Center in historic Fountain Square. Looking for that off-the-beaten-path, hidden gem? With a capacity for up to 100 guests, LO-FI Lounge is the most intimate of our three venues. Shows and events at LO-FI are only open to guests 21 years of age or older. Find the venue for first time guests can be a challenge, but it's also part of the experience. Guests can access the 2nd floor of the building via the main entrance (glass doors) on the corner of Virginia Ave next to La Margarita's patio, and off Prospect St. across from the bank parking lot.
Amenities: Full Bar, 21+, Premium Sound, General Admission, Limited Seating, Street-Level Box Office


Ticket Support: Box Office opens 1 hour before published door time. For ticket related questions please email boxoffice@hifiindy.com.

Parking: Street Parking, Bike Parking
Refund Policy: All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is canceled.  Shows affected by Covid-19 pandemic will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact the box office with any questions: boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
1043 Virginia Ave #215 Indianapolis, IN 46203

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