Connor Fowler conducted this interview with non-traditional indie artist Alex Beckman who is currently re-inventing what it means to be an rock/indie musician.
CF: How did you get into the genre you're in, and what is a current goal?
AB: I got into this genre because my group of friends wanted to recreate what it meant to play a genre of music. To us, music is what we can get from our instruments, and what we can give off to our audience. A current goal of mine is to play in five different places downtown this summer.
CF: What is a current studio you enjoy going to?
AB: The current studio I record at is called Sound Bites Dog Studio. The work area is very open and the employees of the company are great.
CF: Is there any current music you're working on?
AB: Yes! I actually just released, an album called "Ginseng" which was mastered by a man names Hans DeKine, who works at the Sound Bites Dog Studio. There are six songs on the album which reflect some of my work to come.
CF: What kind of areas do you enjoy performing in?
AB: I mostly enjoy playing at bars downtown Indianapolis, or in Broadripple. The people are always very nice and I love giving them a taste of my music. You can meet a lot of young college students at the bars as well so I use it as a marketing tactic as well.