TONIGHT: Wolf People @ The Bishop (…finally).

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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 Continue reading “TONIGHT: Wolf People @ The Bishop (…finally).”

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Upcoming: Meat Puppets @ The Bishop (April 9)

Mark your calendars now because Meat Puppets are coming to Bloomington.

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Legendary rockers Meat Puppets will perform at The Bishop in Bloomington on April 9 and even if you aren’t a huge Meat Puppets fan, you should consider going. Formed in Phoenix  AZ in 1980, Meat Puppets have not only made their own lasting impact in the musical world, but have also been influential to many bands including Nirvana, Dinosaur, Jr., Soundgarden, Pavement, and more Continue reading “Upcoming: Meat Puppets @ The Bishop (April 9)”

R. Stevie Moore Returns to Bloomington (Oct. 4)

I felt pretty blindsided last summer when I was asked to cover the R. Stevie Moore concert at The Bishop in June of 2011. I knew nothing of the artist except for his interesting music videos, and titles among the media as the “lo-fi legend” and “king of home recording”. It was a great show, and I’m looking forward to his return to The Bishop on Oct. 4. Continue reading “R. Stevie Moore Returns to Bloomington (Oct. 4)”

Milagres at The Bishop TONIGHT!

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If you missed out on your chance to see Brooklyn indie-rockers Milagres last fall, make sure that you are at The Bishop tonight. One of the most promising and creative bands of late 2011, Milagres has been impressing music critics and enthusiasts alike with its Kill Rock Stars debut Glowing Mouth. I, myself pegged the album for Album of the Year, with its unique blend of pop, electronic, and rock music styles and unexpected instrumentation. Glowing Mouth featured everything from electronic keyboards and samples to string arrangements all with an inquisitive tone.

Since releasing Glowing Mouth in September, the band has been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, Daytrotter, and more. Now it’s your turn to be enchanted.

Milagres w/ The Natives @ The Bishop – April 3, 9:00 PM, $6.00 (get tickets), 18+

Maps & Atlases @ The Bishop TONIGHT

Photo courtesy of Big Hassle Publicity

Maps & Atlases

@ The Bishop, 9:30 PM

Bloomington, IN

with The Broderick and Qur’ an Qur’ an

That’s correct people, TONIGHT, my longtime friends and favorite band Maps & Atlases hit Bloomington for the start of its springtime touring. If you know anything about this band then you know that you should be in attendance. And even if you don’t, just check out the band’s music, and I don’t mean solely the recently released Perch Patchwork which has really given the band a publicity jolt, I’m talking the EPs You and Me and the Mountain, or my personal favorite, 2006’s Tree, Swallows, Houses. Try any of these and you will find a band with many layers, many sounds, technical proficiency, and of course, talent. (If you really think you are getting into it, take a peek at the Maps & Atlases (Unofficial) MySpace and hear some really rare gems from the Bird Barnyard EP days…)

Bringing with them new songs from the forthcoming album Beware and Be Grateful, expect some surprises and never before seen/heard performances from the well-rehearsed musicians. Also, with local support from heavy hitters The Broderick and the more mysterious Qur’an Qur’an, this is building up to be a show not to be missed. Tickets are still available at the door for $13.00.

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