Is it possible for a city like Indianapolis to handle the creative charm of Beta Male? In 2009, we read about the then one-man concept-band turned new wave sex-rock hula-hoop band of gender progressives being harassed and physically assaulted in Broad Ripple (Indianapolis, Indiana) by skinheads for obvious reasons – Indianapolis as a society is not as progressive as once thought. Resisting hollow threats from Hitler Youths, Beta Male persevered and presently serves Indy's indies by challenging gender role expectations in the music industry with debauched, charismatic, irresistible, confident, new/third wave music that is both authentic AND wildly infectious.
At the moment, Beta Male consists of P. David Hazel, Jess Hack, TJ Briggs, Allison Hazel. Over the years, different talents such as Tyler Bowman (Pravada), Vess Ruhtenburg (the Zero Boys) and more have supplemented with Beta Male, but the current 4-piece is more stable and consistent with their sound than ever. In 2010, Beat Male, now more of a music machine, is finishing one record, with another one on the way. In their sonic future, expect for these four would be deviants to further refine their sound, please audiences with their audio/visual expertise, and continue to demonstrate that it is possible for a post-pubescent Le Tigre to emerge from the Ranch in Indianapolis.