Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nashville Is, Like, The Next Terre Haute, Ind.

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2009 at 12:42 PM

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Oh, The Onion. You're still funny and relevant, even in retrospect. Who knew that this little gem you published back in 2001 would remain universally true for all local rock scenes everywhere?

Garage Band Actually Believes There Is A 'Terre Haute Sound'

TERRE HAUTE, IN-The members of The Weebles, a local garage band formed in 1998, actually believe there is something called the "Terre Haute Sound," sources reported Monday.

"It's great," said Weebles bassist Gary Gaspart, 22, speaking from the band's practice space in guitarist/vocalist Jonah Thompson's parents' garage. "The scene is so supportive. It's all about helping each other out, going to the other bands' shows. We're really building on the Terre Haute Sound in ways that are going to blow it up, and I mean wide."

The Terre Haute Sound is described by Gaspart as "a bit of NOFX, some revved-up psychobilly country a la Reverend Horton Heat or The Supersuckers, and some analog synthesizer thrown in just to keep it fresh." He emphasized that the definition is by no means binding, and that virtually anyone who chooses to become part of the Terre Haute Sound is welcome.

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