Guitar Rock Band Indigenous Plays Diesel; ‘Alone Together’ at South Park Theatre (Sun., 6/18/17)

1) The story of blues-rock outfit Indigenous is really the story of front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee), who was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation of South Dakota. A second-generation rocker, Nanji formed Indigenous in his teens with his brother, sister, and cousin—a lineup that lead to an award-winning debut in 1998 and an invite to join B.B. King’s Blues Tour in 1999. The family would stick together through three more releases before splitting in 2006. Nanji found even more success on his own as songs from his solo album Chasing the Sun, released under the Indigenous name, wound up on the soundtracks of “Deadliest Catch” and “Sons of Anarchy.” It was also the No. 2 Billboard Blues Album of 2006. Nanji has been a member of the Experience Hendrix tour since 2002. He plays a mean version of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” As Indigenous, Nanji currently tours with Levi Platero (guitar), Bronson Begay (bass), and Douglas Platero (percussion). The band’s latest release is 2014’s Time is Coming. Catch Indigenous at Diesel Club Lounge. 8 p.m. 1601 E. Carson St., South Side. 

2) There is a modern-day phenomenon known as boomerang kids. This occurs when adult children encounter some type of hardship and move back in with the parents after having lived on their own previously. Playwright Lawrence Roman uses this concept as the mainstay of his comedy Alone Together. It sees a couple, George and Helene, enjoying good quality time after their youngest son has moved out of the house. The alone time doesn’t last for long as now all three of their sons have moved back into the house after experiencing some setbacks. The couple tries hard to get them to move out again and hijinx ensues. 2 p.m. Performances continue through June 24. SouthPark Theatre, Corner of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive, South Park.