Dow Jones and the Industrials

Dow Jones and the Industrials were a punk/new wave band from West Lafeyette, Indiana that existed for an explosive two years -- 1979 to 1981. Yet during this brief time, they released the classic split LP with Gizmos, Hoosier Hysteria, and a self-titled 7" EP. The song "Ladies With Appliances," was also featured on the Red Snerts compilation. Originally, the band consisted of Greg Horn (guitar, vocals), Chris Clark ( bass, vocals), drummer Tim North, and Brad Garton (otherwise known as "Mr. Science") on keyboards. 

"For two years, Dow Jones and the Industrials were an absolute phenomenon in West Lafayette. To the rest of us, stuck in Indianapolis and Bloomington, they were a great and timely rock and roll band. They definitely stood apart from their peers. A big part of their persona -- the love/hate relationship they had with technology -- was something you instantly recognized and understood, without ever being able to quite pin down. Like the Gizmos, the Zero Boys, the Panics and a few others, they made a huge noise, a great big Something out of the Nothing that there was to work with in Indiana in the late 1970s" -- Dale Lawrence

The anthology Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 is set for release Sept. 16, 2016.

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    Dow Jones and The Industrials Return

    September 19, 2016

    It happened. Dow Jones and the Industrials reformed for three shows in Indiana this past weekend to celebrate the release of the long-awaited Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 anthology. 

    In short -- they killed it. 

    Original members Greg Horn and Chris Clark were joined by Vess Ruhtenberg on keyboards/synths and drummer Mike Doskocil. Mr. Science made apperances by a video link to sing his twisted anthem "Latent Psychosis" during two of the performances. 

    Thanks to fans throughout Indiana, the Midwest, Canada, New York and beyond who made the trek. Dow Jones shared the stage with both versions of the Gizmos -- the original 1976 version and the 1979 version -- in Bloomington on Sept. 17 for an epic show.

    Photo by Carl Abernathy from The Spot Tavern in Lafayette on Sept. 15. More photos on the blog, Cahls Juke Joint

  • Dow Jones and The Industrials To Play 2 Shows

    August 15, 2016

    Yes, it's happening. Dow Jones and the Industrials will perform two Indiana shows in celebration of the long-awaited release of Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 anthology.

    Thursday Sept. 15 @ The Spot Tavern, Lafayette

    Friday Sept. 16 @ State Street Pub, Indianapolis

  • Dow Jones and the Industrials -- Finally

    July 19, 2016

    Let's just say, it's been years in the making... Dow Jones and the Industrials' anthology Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 will be released on Sept. 16, 2016 as a 2xLP+DVD set. Yeah, CD is an option too. 

    This is the definitive story told through 29 remastered songs -- including 1980 Hoosier Hysteria LP, 1981 7-inch EP, 9 unreleased studio tracks plus compilation, demo and live recordings -- liner notes by Gizmos' Dale Lawrence and Keith Smith's unpublished photographs of the Indiana punk scene. Plus, there's a DVD of the wild Sept. 1980 performance at at the legendary Indianapolis punk club Third Base. 

    And if that is not enough, we dug up and polished five songs by Mr. Science -- the Industrials' synth wizz and DIY producer. Those are available as a 7-inch EP in the deluxe mail order only version of the album.

    Read more here.