Public Universal Friend

Live at the Center
Public Universal Friend
Wed May 31 | 7:30PM ET
The Tarkington & Online

About the band

Public Universal Friend is an Indianapolis-based art rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Jody Galadriel Friend. After a decade-plus solo career, Friend released the album Perennials under the PUF name in March 2021, soon after coming out publicly as a trans woman. Her songwriting style has roots in emo and post-punk as well as Appalachian roots and spiritual music, with a unique lyrical perspective of identity, faith, and gender-expansive existence. The live band, which can include up to seven members, has been heard on WFYI radio and IndyGo’s Music in Transit web series.

About Live at the Center

Live at the Center is a series of livestreamed concerts for the community, featuring local and regional artists in genres from jazz and classical to soul and indie rock. Whether on desktop, mobile device, or smart TV, viewers anywhere can enjoy a front-row perspective on Indiana’s top talent, with stereo sound and multi-camera HD video.

Tickets and information

Visit, call the box office at (317)-843-3800, or stop by the Center for the Performing Arts at 1 Carter Green in Carmel.  Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a $5 minimum, or register at for the livestream (pay-what-you-can with $0 minimum)!

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