Jump the Shark
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Jump the Shark

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF
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"Jump the Shark not stricken by namesake"

Next came the headlining act, Jump the Shark, a rock group based out of Indianapolis, IN, and that consisted of three guys who are fairly new to playing with each other. Andy Hake, the drummer, and Brad Pendleton, the bassists, had been playing together for a few years, going through numerous bassists until they finally found man a few months ago. T.J. Mobley who, appeared before the crowd belting out cunning lyrics, with his strong, melodic cry. The band draws their name from the great Fonzerelli from Happy Days and the show’s identically named episode; it’s a pop culture term that refers to the peak of a television show’s popularity, before its steady decline into irrelevance.

Jump the Shark’s performance was a dreamy mix of synthetic, ghostly vocals and popular culture references. With all original songs titled, such as that of “Winning” written in honor of Hollywood’s ever-popular, hot mess Charlie Sheen gracing the set list, the band created a noticeable energy throughout the room. The best part of the performance was the band’s ability to express emotion so clearly through song. It was as if each track had a specific goal to make the audience feel- ranging from the quintessential movie montage feel good jam, to the cinematic “driving down the highway, as the camera pans out and the credits begin to roll” moment.

The band commuted to our lovely campus, because much like everyone else present, they were looking for something to do on a Tuesday night. The band plans on moving to Austin, TX later this year, so if you see them heading at a local venue, be sure to jump on over.

Post by Megan Walschlager - Indiana Daily Student


We have a 5 song EP.



We're all from Indiana and we like music, we like to play music, and we like to make music. We like Park and Rec, and space and time travel. We're all leaving Indianapolis to pursue music in Austin, TX. We hope it works out, if it doesn't, then we'll become farmers and move to Iowa. There's nothing else to say, if you listen to our music you'll get to know us. We're nice people too.