The Main Squeeze went back to where it all began last week for its annual homecoming Squeezegiving show at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN. The funky quintet first came together at Indiana University in nearby Bloomington in 2010.

For this special pre-Thanksgiving show, the now L.A.-based group brought Pulp Friction, an auxiliary backing band with a rotating lineup featuring Will Phillips, Adryon de León, Shira Elias, Parris Fleming, and Nick Gerlach. With this bolstered crew, The Main Squeeze blew through a fully loaded setlist that included selections from the band’s new album, To Be Determined, including the opening “Believe”, “Payday”, “Hold My Hand”, and more.

The band also looked to its diverse influences by covering Rufus & Chaka Khan‘s “Ain’t Nobody” and a powerful rendition of Aerosmith‘s “Dream On”. The Main Squeeze’s dynamic cover game is well established, with the band taking on songs by James Brown, Red Hot Chili PeppersStevie WonderRage Against The MachineDerek and the Dominos, and many more. Wednesday’s concert came to a close with one more To Be Determined track, an extended take on “Make It Right”.

Check out a gallery of images from The Main Squeeze at The Vogue in Indianapolis courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.

Setlist: The Main Squeeze ft. Pulp Friction | The Vogue | Indianapolis, IN | 11/23/22

Set: Believe, #WWC, Blow My Mind, Payday, Love Yourself Somebody, When I See Darkness, Hold My Hand, Dr. Funk, Sweat, Ebaneezer, Ain’t Nobody (Rufus & Chaka Khan), Sun Goes Down, I’ll Take Another, Dream On (Aerosmith), Make It Right [1]

[1] Extended Intro

On January 13th, 2023, The Main Squeeze will take part in the newly-expanded Denver Comes Alive [get tickets]. The first-ever two-night edition of the Mile High music marathon will begin with a bluegrass night featuring Kitchen Dwellers alongside Yonder Mountain String BandMaggie Rose, and a WinterWonderWomen superjam with Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), Lindsay LouMimi Naja (Fruition), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Emma Rose (Big Richard), and Michelle Pietrafitta (Banshee Tree).

The following day will see a funk takeover by LettuceThe Word (featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and Ray Ray Holloman), The Main Squeeze with auxiliary backing ensemble Pulp Friction (featuring Will Phillips, Adryon de León, Shira Elias, Parris Fleming, and Nick Gerlach), and Super Sonic Shorties with Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Katty Rodriguez (Beyoncé), Tonya Sweets (Klymaxx/Lizzo), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Ella Feingold (Silk Sonic), Amy Bellamy (G. Love), and Erica Falls (Erica Falls Band).