Matt Lipan

NOH Podcast is HERE!

Posted on April 20, 2017

S1E1 of the ‘Neighborhood of Holy’ audio podcast is up! Go here to listen and check it out. Since I’m a noob at this, I’m guessing there will be plenty of changes on the near horizon, so now is your chance to give some feedback on what you’d like to see (hear) from the NOH Podcast. I’m thinking through whether to keep it as a separate ‘page’ on the site or creating a new post for each episode, which would then allow you to more easily share, comment, and ask questions…as I write this very sentence, I’m thinking that might be the way to go. Thanks for your help already!

Another Year Is Here

Posted on January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! I pray your holidays were enjoyable and meaningful. Here we are again, at the beginning of a new year with all of its possibilities, hopes, and potential. What are you most excited about as you enter this new year? When your birthday is on the 2nd day of the year, like mine, a new year also means another year older. Here’s what I’m thinking about when I think about 2017…

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Overshadowed

It’s just been in the past few weeks that I’ve realized something and for that, I need to apologize. It has just recently become quite apparent to me that 2016 has been an incredibly difficult year for a number of individuals. Many of you and/or individuals you know, are not tracking the days until Christmas but instead are counting down the days until this year walks out the door.

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This Is Politics

We could discuss the difference between talking about things that are immature, crass, offensive, and things that are criminal assault and deception. There is plenty that could be said about respectful (or lack thereof) discourse. We could say much about the intersection of faith and politics or the rise and fall of “the evangelicals.” I don’t want to talk about any of this here.

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Recent Shows

Posted on August 3, 2016

I really enjoying going to concerts. Almost any concert really, almost…I draw the line at country. Here are a couple shows I’ve seen recently and thought I’d recommend giving a couple of these albums a spin if you haven’t yet.

I saw David Wax Museum play The Vogue here in Indianapolis and they were great! A fun sound with lots of energy.

 

 

 

My surprise band of the summer was Kaleo. I saw these guys at The Lawn at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis and they were fantastic. Such a great, strong sound. Their whole album has been solid to listen to all the way through.

 

 

 

One of my recent favorite bands, Tramped By Turtles, put on a great show at The Vogue. I can say they are the first band I have ever seen live that did not have drummer or drum kit at all.

 

 

 

I’ve had the chance to see The Head and The Heart a number of times now and each time they have not disappointed. The most recent show this summer was an interesting one. They are in the midst of some transitions as a band and despite that, I thought they sounded perhaps that best I’ve heard them sound. Their rendition of ‘Rivers and Roads’ at The Lawn at White River State Park was the best I’ve ever heard it. They have a new album dropping in early September.

 

 

I went into this show pretty much “blind” to much of Leon Bridges’ music. Having said that, I really enjoyed the show, sound, and energy. This album is worth checking out.

 

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