I have been waiting for Wolf People to come to Bloomington for four years. They will be playing at The Bishop tonight with Lonnie Holley and local psych-rock lovelies Cooked Books. I really think you should come to this show for many reasons, but I’ll outline the big ones below:
1. The music is good. Wolf People is a time machine. It’s the beauty of a psychedelic-blues-rock sound that most people go digging through vinyl bins for.
2. They’re from the UK, and signed to local label Jagjaguwar, it’s not every day that these guys can stop by their label home, so let’s make them feel welcome the way Bloomington knows how. People are always curious about why this Indiana town is so appealing to musicians. Did you know that we’re known for having courteous, attentive audiences? Well, we are. Let’s show some of that Hoosier Hospitality.
3. Seriously. LISTEN to their latest album, Fain. It’s dark, thick, and dripping with a lo-fi clarity that magnifies every tone, every vocal, and every instrumental sound.
4. Cooked Books. Yes. YES!
5. Lonnie Holley is a complete mystery to me, but would you want to miss THIS live??
I was raised by an Alabama woman, and so Lonnie Holley automatically piques my interested as an “artist and art educator” from Birmingham. One listen and you can tell this man has a lot to share with the world. According to his label Dust-to-Digital, Lonnie’s music and lyrics are often improvised, arising from his experiences and observations in the concert setting. I’m all on board for listening and learning.
So there you have it. Five reasons why you can’t miss this show. Starts at 8pm at The Bishop (123 S Walnut St.). Cover is $6 in advance $8 at the door. Doors open at 7pm, 21+. Don’t forget to thank ‘the fine folks at Spirit of ’68 Promotions‘.
PS: If you are looking for some Sunday night bar-hopping You’re A Liar (yes, you read correct) is playing at the Root Cellar just across that back parking lot with Russian Top Gun and Broadcaster. Do it.