Indie Songs – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:04:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://foxosmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICON-1.png Indie Songs – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ 32 32 Chicago indie rock band Así Así emerges from the pandemic with new album ‘Mal de Otros’ | Entertainment https://foxosmusic.com/chicago-indie-rock-band-asi-asi-emerges-from-the-pandemic-with-new-album-mal-de-otros-entertainment/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:04:13 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/chicago-indie-rock-band-asi-asi-emerges-from-the-pandemic-with-new-album-mal-de-otros-entertainment/ CHICAGO — Early iterations of Así Así may have started in a different country and under a different name, but this burgeoning indie-rock quartet is now firmly a Chicago musical group. And on their debut album, “Mal de Otros,” which drops August 19, listeners new and old can hear the fruits of their labor, largely […]]]>

CHICAGO — Early iterations of Así Así may have started in a different country and under a different name, but this burgeoning indie-rock quartet is now firmly a Chicago musical group. And on their debut album, “Mal de Otros,” which drops August 19, listeners new and old can hear the fruits of their labor, largely honed in the dark and disparate days of the onset of the pandemic.

According to songwriter and frontman Fernando de Buen López, Así Así hails from Mexico City, where he lived before moving to Chicago more than a decade ago. In Mexico City, de Buen López was part of another musical project, El Mañana. But after arriving in Chicago, he took a break from creating. “I didn’t do much in music for about five years,” Buen López recalled. Then in 2018, after meeting future bandmate and drummer Ben Geissel, he decided to revive his former Mexico City-based band here in Chicago.

Unfortunately, another band recorded the same name just before de Buen López decided to revive his old band, forcing them to really start over.

“I guess it was also an opportunity to change things up a bit more and take a different path,” he said. In 2019, shortly after their second show in Chicago, Así Así was born.

Así Así (also made up of Celeen Rusk on keyboards and Sam Coplin on bass) was still in its creative infancy when the pandemic hit. Before the pandemic, the band was mostly concerned with practicing old songs for live translation. Now – without the help of audience interaction – the band have been forced to settle down again, at least musically. For different members of the group, this created different results.

“For me it was really difficult at first,” said Geissel, who couldn’t play his instrument due to restrictions at home. “I was in kind of a weird shutdown for a while.”

Meanwhile, Rusk said the pandemic was a time for her to reorient herself with herself. “Something I’ve learned in the first year of the pandemic is that taking time for myself is really helpful in establishing some sort of routine to build my life on,” she said.

But for de Buen López, who is the band’s main songwriter, it was time to get down to business. He would force himself to sit and work on songs for two hours every day after work, often composing the tracks first on acoustic guitar. He often worked with band members or other collaborators via Zoom. Eventually, their list of 35 demos was narrowed down to 13 tracks that they “considered consistent” and the final eight would appear on “Mal de Otros”.

“One of the things that I really like about playing with you guys is that the creative process is pretty continuous. These songs in that regard are like living, breathing things,” Rusk said of of their creative process. “That flexibility and experimentation, it’s part of the band, I think.”

Fans got a taste of their tracks in 2020 when the band self-released “Carne Molida.” But the songs that make up the bulk of “Mal de Otros” weren’t completed until 2021, when recording began.

Despite their time away from each other, the group says the split hasn’t taken away the initial cohesion they began to build during their pre-pandemic time.

“I think the way everything came together in the studio was magical,” Rusk added. “It happened so seamlessly, and it was a delight. Just being a part of, creating music collaboratively in that environment was so much fun.

On their first single from the new album, “Ya Lo Sé,” the band’s trademark danceable indie rock takes on a psychedelic twist, with warm, moodier surf elements. The track, which features the bass of famed local musician Wyatt Waddell, is a perfect complement to long dreamy summer days and a soulful first introduction to the up-and-coming band. Their latest single, “Me Quedo Ahí,” released in May, invokes a sonic aesthetic similar to “Ya Lo Se,” with Buen López’s shrill, crooning vocals matching the track’s captivating synthesizers perfectly.

“Suddenly we have a record. It’s incredibly satisfying,” says de Buen López. “Even though nobody listens to him, nobody likes him, but I love him. So I feel like we’ve done something that I’m very proud of.

(Britt Julious is a freelance reviewer.)

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AthFest Day Two Recap: Vision Video, Kxng Blanco and Other Performances | Arts & Culture https://foxosmusic.com/athfest-day-two-recap-vision-video-kxng-blanco-and-other-performances-arts-culture/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/athfest-day-two-recap-vision-video-kxng-blanco-and-other-performances-arts-culture/ After a spectacular comeback on its first day back on Friday, the second day of the AthFest music and arts festival began on Saturday morning as workers and vendors began to set up for the longest day of the festival. The day’s setup followed the same pattern as Friday, but many spectators came later in […]]]>

After a spectacular comeback on its first day back on Friday, the second day of the AthFest music and arts festival began on Saturday morning as workers and vendors began to set up for the longest day of the festival.

The day’s setup followed the same pattern as Friday, but many spectators came later in the afternoon after watching the protest against the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade yesterday. The crowd slowly infiltrated as the day progressed, and the protest was a talking point for many in attendance.

AthFest started at noon anyway with Zac Crook performing on The Wicked Weed stage. Crook started the day with a unique indie sound that appealed to those who had arrived at the festival.

Reed Winckler opened the Hull Street Stage at 12.30pm and performed solo with his acoustic guitar and also dropped a new song to the audience. The four-piece rock band Kadillak then performed at 1.20pm as crowds at the Hull Street Stage continued to grow throughout the day.

The heat was a major topic on the minds of most festival attendees in the early afternoon as the sun beat down on downtown Athens. The Wicked Weed stage took a few shows to gather a crowd in front with no shade covering the stage crowd area. Many people instead stopped on the shaded sidewalk outside the 40 Watt Club to watch Check The Signs at 12:50 p.m. and Telemarket at 1:40 p.m.

Sloane Spencer, a music enthusiast from Atlanta, has been coming to Athens since the 1980s to see concerts. Spencer attended AthFest on Friday and Saturday and really enjoyed hearing new music from new bands in town as well as older and more established ones.

“I love that there’s still a community of people who want to create and I love that you don’t have to be spit-polished,” Spencer said. “There’s a lot more art involved here.”

The Hull Street Stage crowd remained steady and shaded with attentive audiences enjoying performances from art-rock band Jock Gang at 2.10pm, alternative rock band Mother Fore at 3pm and rock band Ashes to Omens at 3.50pm.

CannonandtheBoxes performed on the Wicked Weed stage at 2:30 p.m. and drew large crowds to enjoy the indie rock band’s performance. They were followed by trio Shameless James at 3:20 p.m. and power pop group Blunt Bangs at 4:10 p.m.

Many bands performing at AthFest share band members and play in each other’s bands. Some musicians appear on stage multiple times with different bands to help out other local bands and have a great time playing music.

AthFest attendee Mark Johnston is the father of Elijah and Gideon Johnston, who both played for several bands on Friday and Saturday. Elijah Johnston played with his band yesterday and also played bass for Well Kept on Saturday. Gideon Johnston has played drums for Elijah Johnston, Hotel Fiction and CannonandtheBoxes.

“They work really hard at what they do and they have a great community here supporting them,” Johnston said. “It’s encouraging for me to meet all of their friends who are in different bands who have collaborated with them as well.”

Mark Johnston is thrilled that his sons are performing at AthFest and has expressed his appreciation for the festival and what it is capable of achieving.

“It’s a great time to see people get out and enjoy not just bands, but all of the arts,” Johnston said. “People are so friendly and it’s a great time to come together and see people cheering for each other. There is a great atmosphere here in the city.

Much of the crowd on the second day of AthFest decked out in sun hats, sunglasses, shorts and held fans and water bottles in their hands to stay cool and hydrated during the show. AthFest had several water stations throughout the festival and also a misting station for people to cool off from the sun. At 4 p.m., AthFest began to see clouds peeking above the sun on occasion, which contributed to the heat.

The Hull Street scene continued to gradually grow with many people spilling onto the sidewalk next to the tent stage. Blues band Cam & His Dam Jam Band performed on stage at 4:40 p.m. and Trvy and The Enemy followed at 5:30 p.m. with an audience member calling the performance “masterful”.

Kxng Blanco performed on the Wicked Weed Stage at 5:00 p.m. and drew a large crowd. The artist was the first hip-hop artist to perform in front of the AthFest crowd for the day.

The heat did not prevent many participants from dressing in their own way. Much of the college-age audience wore fashionable clothes to look stylish even in the heat. That didn’t stop performers either as rock band Vincas performed at 5:50 p.m. on the Wicked Weed stage wearing all-black shirts and jeans, which matched the band’s darker tone and voice.

AthFest attendee Wade Walker stayed hydrated during the festival and was there all day Friday and Saturday. Walker looked forward to The Woggles and Orange Constant later at night at club shows and enjoyed bands like Kadillak throughout the day. Walker was just happy to be back at the festival after waiting for him to return.

“AthFest is so awesome, it’s really awesome,” Walker said. “It’s such an important part of the city and we love getting it back. We’ve been missing it for the past two years.”

AthFest also featured beer gardens next to the Hull Street and Wicked Weed stages as a designated area for attendees to drink. The areas were under large tents and were popular throughout the day as people sipped beer and watched performances in the shade.

The Hull Street Stage area was completely packed by the time rock band Immaterial Possession took the stage at 6.20am. The stage crowd remained packed with alternative rock band Well Kept performing songs from their latest album ‘The Inquirer’ and rock band Lo Talker performing many songs from their latest album ‘A Comedy of Errors’.

Shehehe performed in front of the growing Wicked Weed Stage crowd at 6:45 p.m. and Cassie Chantel followed by giving an emotional hip-hop performance to the crowd at 7:50 p.m., who by then were throwing beach balls, blowing bubbles and dancing to the music.

Between performances by Shehehe and Cassie Chantel, the Athens Music Walk of Fame inductees for this year – Bloodkin, Tituss Burgess, The Glands, Ishues and Love Tractor – were announced at 7:45 p.m.

Similar to the first night of the festival, much of the festival crowd was spread throughout the area until most attendees headed to the Wicked Weed stage for headliner Vision Video to perform. The sun was setting and bringing a pink hue to the sky as the audience socialized before Vision Video took the stage at 9 p.m.

The gothic pop group took to the stage in their signature gothic looks with heavy black makeup and black clothes. Lead singer Dusty Gannon, is currently a paramedic, firefighter and also fought in the war in Afghanistan.

The band started the show by playing their song “Broken Fingers” to the massive dancing crowd. The band played hits like “Comfort in the Grave,” “Inked in Red” and “Kandahar,” which Gannon wrote from his experience in Afghanistan.

The band was energetic on stage and encouraged everyone to dance and have a good time. “It’s the beating heart of this city here, right now.” Gannon said between songs.

Vision Video finished their performance and once they left the stage, crowds started marching to different parts of downtown, including the AthFest club shows at the Georgia Theater and the 40 Watt Club. Attendees walked past vendors who were once again packing up and preparing for the final day of AthFest on Sunday.

The Georgia Theater saw another packed audience from the outdoor part of the festival to see Pip the Pansy perform at 10.30pm, The Orange Constant perform at 11.30pm and Underground Springhouse perform at 12.30am.

The 40 Watt Club also filled with AthFest attendees and saw Current Rage perform at 10 p.m., The Woggles perform at 11 p.m., and Maserati perform at midnight.

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Your first listen: 15 songs to discover this week https://foxosmusic.com/your-first-listen-15-songs-to-discover-this-week/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:09:36 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/your-first-listen-15-songs-to-discover-this-week/ Courtesy of the artist It’s time to Your first listenwhere we show you the songs you need to check out this week! This Indie88 feature is presented with Radio Bay Bloor. Each week we feature five standout songs you need to hear on Your First Listen on air. In case you miss them on air, […]]]>

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It’s time to Your first listenwhere we show you the songs you need to check out this week!

This Indie88 feature is presented with Radio Bay Bloor.

Each week we feature five standout songs you need to hear on Your First Listen on air. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks here. Your First Listen airs daily on Indie88 starting at 10 a.m.

Online, we’re expanding the list with a few more tracks. This week we got some amazing fresh cuts from Gorillaz and Thundercat, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, and more.

Check out 15 songs you need to check out this week below.

Gorillaz, Thundercat – “Cracker Island”

Beloved virtual band Gorillaz have collaborated with Thundercat on a new single titled “Cracker Island”. The track marks Gorillaz’s first new music since releasing last year. Meanwhile PE. “Cracker Island” sees Thundercat deliver stunning basslines, making for a funky anthem. The track was co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr. explains D.

Kacey Musgraves – “I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley Cover)”

Kacey Musgraves shared a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. The track is from the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic, Elvis. In addition to Musgraves’ cover, the collection is expected to feature Elvis samples and redesigns by Doja Cat, Diplo and Swae Lee, and Eminem and CeeLo Green. Unlike the other tracks, this cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is an elegant and smooth ballad on the piano. Musgraves’ rendition is fairly stripped down, with soulful touches, reverb-heavy vocals and atmospheric melodies. This version of the intimate classic sounds like a devastating breakup melody, unlike the heartfelt original.

Elvis Presley – “Edge of Reality (Tame Impala Remix)”

Tame Impala has released a new remix of Elvis Presley’s “Edge Of Reality”. The rendition of the 1968 tune also comes from the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic. Tame Impala’s remix sees Kevin Parker add his distinctive psychedelic tinge to the melody. Throughout the song, Parker mixes his voice with that of Elvis, which gives a fairly modern touch to the melody. Opening with pulsating keys and a driven acoustic guitar riff, the track eventually explodes into a swirling, soaring anthem. Psychedelic melodies offer new meaning to the lyrics, as Parker and Elvis deliver lines such as “Here’s where life’s dream is wry / The edge of reality.”

Alex G – “Runner”

Alex G has shared a video for his new single, “Runner.” The track comes to celebrate the announcement of his new album, god save the animals, out September 23 via Domino. It’s a pretty dreamy and bright new track compared to her moody last single, “Blessing.” With bright, airy guitars and smooth vocals, this track is sure to have you dancing. Directed by Aldo Fisk, the accompanying video features Alex G alongside bandmates Sam Acchione, Molly Germer, John Heywood and Tom Kelly. Together, they play to the beat in bright backdrops under a misty fog machine.

Sylvan Esso – “Your Reality”

Sylvan Esso has shared a new single called “Your Reality”. The surreal track sees Sylvan Esso open a door to their new chapter. While their first three albums formed a trilogy now complete, “Your Reality” is their entry into a new era. With strings by Gabriel Kahane and drums by TJ Maiani, the track revolves around layers and layers of complex instrumentation. Lyrically, band member Amelia Meath asks, “Were there rules originally, or are we learning to be?” before the backing vocals respond, “No rules.”

Kiwi Jr – “Indescribable Things”

Kiwi Jr. has shared a video for his new single, “Unspeakable Things.” The title comes from their upcoming album, Chopper, which will be released on August 12. “Unspeakable Things” is a fun and raunchy indie punk anthem. Directed by Morgan Waters, the accompanying video shows Kiwi Jr. wearing Friday 13style masks. The clip also features cover-ups from TSN’s Jay Onrait, Fucked Up’s Jonah, Tom Henry and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll. “People are always trying to connect to my email,” says Jeremy Gaudet. “What do they think they’ll find?” The public’s appetite for dirty laundry is crazy. Moving the world online hasn’t helped. Dan Boeckner came up with the idea of ​​using the Moog sound for the hook, which was originally on guitar, and that sound takes the song into a kind of new-wave territory that was fun and different for us.

Wolf Alice – “I Feel (Lullaby Version)”

Wolf Alice shared a “Lullaby Version” of “Feeling Myself” from their upcoming EP, blue lullabyout this Friday June 24th via Dirty Hit/RCA. blue lullaby is made up of simplified new editions of four tracks from 2021’s Blue Weekend. great soft vocal lines.

Tim Baker – “Someday”

Former Hey Rosetta! Frontman Tim Baker has shared a video for a new single, “Some Day.” The new summer song revolves around brilliant piano, dreamy horns and stunning harmonies. It’s certainly a more upbeat and sunny song than most of Baker’s later releases, as he delivers lines like “Some day/ I’ll get/ Out of my own way baby/ Out under the morning breaking”. “As a living human being, I’ve always enjoyed upbeat pop remixes full of heartfelt lyrics and playful counter-melodies,” says Baker. “The ‘song’ sort of fell through – one of those easy writing that rushes through and only needs light editing. As soon as I played it with my friends Ben Whiteley and Phil Melanson, and we got into that shuffle, and they mourned those falsetto backups over there in Ben’s garage, I couldn’t wait to play it. record this and broadcast it to the world.

Lowell – “Hamptons Town Cowboy”

Lowell is back with another new single, “Hamptons City Cowboy.” The new track sees Lowell trade his 60s-influenced sound for a more upbeat anthem with pop sensibilities. Revolving around shimmering, shimmering keys and wailing guitar lines, Lowell’s raspy vocals take on an eerie tinge. Lyrically, “Hamptons City Cowboy” is about what it’s like to find someone at the start of a relationship. “I wrote this song about lighthearted love, the early stages of a relationship when everything is still a mystery,” Lowell explains. “Unlike some of my other more introspective songs, it’s really just a fun and flirty Friday night.”

Ronboy – “Always”

Julia Laws has shared a new single as Ronboy titled “Always”. Co-produced with Samuel Stewart, the haunting tune features heart-pounding percussion, atmospheric instrumentals, and a groove-driven beat. With voices that rival those of Charlotte Day Wilson, this new track from Ronboy is sure to thrill you. On “Always,” the melodies grow and twist until they reach explosive, textured instrumentation with layers and layers of captivating instrumentals. Lyrically, Ronboy delivers lines like, “I’ve had a long day / You’ll only tell me your way / Then I’ll clean up after you / You might not cry in private / But you’ll cry in public / And I’m always cleaning up after you.

The War on Drugs – “Change”

War on Drugs’ six-minute single “Change” was the latest preview of their recent album. I don’t live here anymore. The track shows how difficult it can be to move forward and make changes. Throughout the track, frontman Adam Granduciel sings lines like, “There’s so many ways/ Our love could make it/ But it’s so hard to make the change.”

Beabadoobee – “Talking”

British artist beabadoobee has shared a video for his new single “Talk”. The track is from beabadoobee’s newly announced album, beatopia, out July 15 via Dirty Hit. “Talk” is a gritty early years anthem. With distorted guitars and catchy, bubbly vocals, “Talk” is about doing things you know are bad for you. Directed by Alexandra Leese and Luke Casey, the accompanying video shows beabadoobee performing in front of a crowd in an all-white venue. “I wrote ‘Talk’ right after my first album,” explains beabadoobee. “I was obsessed with Tuesday because I thought it was the best night to go out, not too much chaos but just enough to have a good time. Usually it’s about doing things that aren’t necessarily healthy or good for you, but you can’t help but let go. It’s like this inevitable feeling that you have. You can’t get rid of it, and you know it’s bad, but you love it. really, and that’s bullshit, so you do it anyway.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “I’m On Your Side”

“I’m On Your Side” by Nathaniel Rateliff is a standout track from his latest album, The future. The future was recorded in frontman Nathaniel Rateliff’s Colorado studio where they wanted to shed light on various sightings and reflect on the current times. In a press release, Rateliff revealed:

“I consider the album as a whole to be a big question. When I was writing the record, we were in the middle of a pandemic and our future looked pretty bleak. I just keep trying to write from a place of hope. Then my own neurosis, and maybe being a Libra bothers me, and I can’t make up my mind. There’s this constant battle back and forth inside me personally. and I’m sure that comes from my writing.

Matt Maeson – “Blood Runs Red”

Matt Maeson is back with a new song called “Blood Runs Red”. “‘Blood Runs Red’ is a song about being a successful artist and the narcissistic tendencies that come with it,” Maeson explains. “I toured for three years in a row and got a lot of validations, but when it ends and you go home, you’re back with yourself and who you’ve become as everyone around you has remained the same.”

Housewife – “Patrick Bateman”

Toronto duo Housewife (fka Moscow Apartment) are back with the first single under their new name, “Patrick Batemen”. The new pop-rock track is about romanticizing evil. Lyrically, the anthem anthem is all about anti-capitalism. “The ultra-capitalist commercial imagery kicked in once we started writing the song,” says Housewife. “We wanted to tell the story of someone who is a ‘bad actor’ and hides parts of himself to please others, but his true intentions are slowly revealed.”

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Levitt AMP Utica Music Series Band Lineup for Kopernik Park in Utica https://foxosmusic.com/levitt-amp-utica-music-series-band-lineup-for-kopernik-park-in-utica/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:56:28 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/levitt-amp-utica-music-series-band-lineup-for-kopernik-park-in-utica/ The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series star lineup has been announced, and as always, it’s a stellar roster. You couldn’t ask for more. But you’ll still get more. In addition to the headliners, every Monday will bring a different, talented and exciting opening act to Kopernik Park in Utica, something that often gets overlooked. So […]]]>

The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series star lineup has been announced, and as always, it’s a stellar roster. You couldn’t ask for more.

But you’ll still get more. In addition to the headliners, every Monday will bring a different, talented and exciting opening act to Kopernik Park in Utica, something that often gets overlooked. So let’s look.

More music scene: Jason ‘J.’ Schnitt’s new album is ‘more introspective and personal’

More music scene: Janet Batch’s New Album Features Songs That Reflect Her Upstate New York Roots

Opening the series for “The New Respects” on June 20 is “Ladies of Soul and their Gentlemen,” with some of the best and most talented singers and musicians from central New York bringing the best of soul, music and music. pop, R&B, Motown and more.

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Here are some of the best places to listen to live music in Bloomington https://foxosmusic.com/here-are-some-of-the-best-places-to-listen-to-live-music-in-bloomington/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/here-are-some-of-the-best-places-to-listen-to-live-music-in-bloomington/ Bloomington’s music community includes everyone from people who love to listen to music to the artists who create and perform it. Genres range from punk to classic and country to indie. While Bloomington’s house show community is vibrant and thriving, venues also provide stages for musicians to perform covers or original music. Blockhouse Bar, open […]]]>

Bloomington’s music community includes everyone from people who love to listen to music to the artists who create and perform it. Genres range from punk to classic and country to indie. While Bloomington’s house show community is vibrant and thriving, venues also provide stages for musicians to perform covers or original music.

Blockhouse Bar, open Tuesday through Saturday, offers open mics where artists can support each other and build lasting relationships. The venue hosts many shows, from local bands to touring artists. They also host honky-tonks after open mics on Tuesdays and offer call-and-response jazz on Wednesdays.

Open seven days a week, The Back Door is a dedicated LGBTQ space in Bloomington. Sundays are karaoke nights and Mondays are half price. Wednesdays provide an open stage for drag performers to show off their talent. After the shows on Friday and Saturday evenings, DJs perform sets. On the first Thursday of every month, the site offers free, confidential testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV.

The Bluebird, a rock bar, features various touring bands, local musicians and cover bands. The bar walls and performance spaces feature popular artists who have performed on their stage, including Koko Taylor, Jimmy Eat World and Morgan Wallen. The walls of the musician’s back room are lined with the signatures, notes and stickers of former musicians.

The Bishop Bar, open seven days a week, is half bar and half designated performance space. They sometimes hold 18+ nights, but most have 21+. The performance space gives way to a dance floor, while the cabins are at the back. The Bishop Bar usually features independent artists.

The Orbit Room, an underground bar open Tuesday through Saturday, is known for its arcade and hot dogs. They organize karaoke nights on Tuesdays and organize many performances by artists from different musical genres. Tuesdays at the Orbit Room also mean free team quiz nights with Bloomington Pub Quiz.

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Kirkwood Avenue has featured artists such as Five For Fighting and Matt Kearney. It is also a mecca for theatre, dance, film screenings, festivals and comedy.

Whether you want to perform at a venue or listen to your favorite music, Bloomington has everything you need. You can find country artists, rock musicians, dubstep and many other genres of music in this community.

This article originally appeared in the Orient New Student Guide 2022. Explore the full guide here.

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‘KaanPhod’ #MusicKaMadhouse hits the right notes with independent artists mounting ‘Mic-Test’ https://foxosmusic.com/kaanphod-musickamadhouse-hits-the-right-notes-with-independent-artists-mounting-mic-test/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:17:52 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/kaanphod-musickamadhouse-hits-the-right-notes-with-independent-artists-mounting-mic-test/ Posted: Posted Date – 6:47 PM, Sat – 18 Jun 22 Hyderabad: Viacom18 recently launched its pro-creator offering ‘KaanPhod’ #MusicKaMadhouse, a cross-platform artist and music discovery platform, which aims to be the ultimate destination for all things music. The artist-first label has launched its first edition of live performances by emerging independent artists of “Mic-test”, […]]]>

Posted: Posted Date – 6:47 PM, Sat – 18 Jun 22

Hyderabad: Viacom18 recently launched its pro-creator offering ‘KaanPhod’ #MusicKaMadhouse, a cross-platform artist and music discovery platform, which aims to be the ultimate destination for all things music. The artist-first label has launched its first edition of live performances by emerging independent artists of “Mic-test”, its flagship property in a fantastic musical night. The much-talked-about extravaganza was held recently at ‘Raasta Bombay’, a funky lounge in Khar West that boasted energetic performances from Prateek Gandhi, Varun Jain, Dridha, Yung Fly and The Western Ghats.

Viacom18’s Youth, English Music and Entertainment (YME) cluster’s ‘KaanPhod’ as a destination for music content will not only showcase trends across global landscapes, but will also highlight Indian music and its place in the cultural fabric of the country. Live jam sessions, guitar streaming sessions with seasoned musicians, and the latest tracks from up-and-coming creators are now just a click away! “KaanPhod #MusicKaMadhouse” is available on major digital audio streaming platforms including Hungama, Wynk, Amazon Music, Spotify, Jio Saavn, Resso and YouTube.

Speaking about the music event held in Mumbai, Anshul Ailawadi, Business Head – Youth and English Cluster at Viacom18 said, “’KaanPhod’, as a cross-platform artist and music discovery platform, s invests in exploring the country’s booming independent talent. Indie music needs a boost, and Mic-test on ‘KaanPhod’ is the springboard that does just that. We recognized some incredible musical talent, and it was only natural for them to showcase their prowess at a live event. The first edition of ‘KaanPhod’s Music Night has received a wonderful response, and we look forward to hosting many such experiences for our artists and music lovers.

Expressing his thoughts on the initiative, pop artist Prateek Gandhi said, “I felt a sense of deep elation when my track ‘Main Roiyaan’ was released by ‘KaanPhod’. As a musician while I am passionate about the creative process of composing new tunes, such avenues encourage us to create great music. The production of my track, the creation of the music video and now, a live event with an amazing audience – I don’t think I could ask for more! »

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L.A. Newcomers Rooted Will Blow You Away With Retro-Pop Single “Waiting” https://foxosmusic.com/l-a-newcomers-rooted-will-blow-you-away-with-retro-pop-single-waiting/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:39:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/l-a-newcomers-rooted-will-blow-you-away-with-retro-pop-single-waiting/ Meet your new favorite band: the indie rock/pop band from Los Angeles Rooted officially released their first single with the release of “Expect.” A bittersweet aching vintage summer swoon with lush synthesizers and electric textures on an unattainable crush. Above the playful swing of exciting drums and wailing guitars, Rooted finds an irresistible vein of […]]]>

Meet your new favorite band: the indie rock/pop band from Los Angeles Rooted officially released their first single with the release of “Expect.” A bittersweet aching vintage summer swoon with lush synthesizers and electric textures on an unattainable crush. Above the playful swing of exciting drums and wailing guitars, Rooted finds an irresistible vein of retro pop to reinvent in its own image.

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Made up of singer-songwriters Shalom Lim and Genevieve Thai, bassist Valen Shieh, guitarist Karissa Lee and Selina Ye on keyboards and synths, the group is a vision of a new generation of music creators. With every shimmer of synth, driving riff and eerie yet seductive whine, “Waiting” reveals its multi-layered hooks. But the song also reveals an emotional depth to their songwriting, navigating emotional introspections with a maturity never expected but consistently provided by younger generations.

They may only have one single, but it’s clear these five college kids are born rockers – all five got their start covering Guns N’ Roses, Journey and indie pop band Echosmith. These influences abound on “Waiting,” but it’s also clear that Rooted has no trouble merging all of their whimsical tones and inspirational melodies until they emerge with something eerily familiar but also fresh. irresistibly original. Like the Linda Lindas, Rooted represents the kind of fresh, young and dynamic sound that Los Angeles has to offer.

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“The idea behind ‘Waiting’ is to want something or someone in life, but be so afraid of not getting it that you don’t even dare to try,” Lim explains. “Sometimes the expectations and goals people have of themselves can overwhelm them to the point of causing mental and emotional shutdown.”

Visit Rooted website, Facebookand instagram to stay up to date on new releases and tour announcements.

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The Smile announce their first North American tour for this fall https://foxosmusic.com/the-smile-announce-their-first-north-american-tour-for-this-fall/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 03:57:12 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/the-smile-announce-their-first-north-american-tour-for-this-fall/ The Smile (ft. Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead): North American tour this fall; LP now available Smilethe English indie supergroup featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, as well as Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have unveiled plans for their first-ever North American tour: Announced on Monday, the tour news comes a month […]]]>

The Smile (ft. Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead): North American tour this fall; LP now available

Smilethe English indie supergroup featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, as well as Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have unveiled plans for their first-ever North American tour:

Announced on Monday, the tour news comes a month after the release of the band’s debut album, A light to attract attention.

North American dates:

Monday, November 14 – Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, November 16 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
Friday, November 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
Sunday, November 20 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein
Wednesday, November 23 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Fri November 25 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Saturday November 26 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Monday, November 28 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theater –
Tuesday, November 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Thu Dec 01 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Saturday, December 03 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Sunday, December 04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Tuesday, December 06 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
Thu Dec 08 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Saturday, December 10 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Wednesday, December 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Friday, December 16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Sunday, December 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wednesday, December 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

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Click here to pre-order A light to attract attention on LP from our Rock Cellar store (release date June 17)

The Smile did a European/UK tour, with the new North American tour coming after the band had plenty of time to organize their live show.

Emily Herring attended Smile’s London performances in early February which were broadcast as a global live event. Here is an excerpt from his review, capturing the mood of the performance:

As always with Yorke and Co., there is no point trying to confine the sound to a well-defined genre. The songs are steeped in an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from post-punk to jazzy beats and electronic beats. Yorke and Greenwood have built careers surprising themselves (and by extension their fans) by consistently refusing to conform to any work routine or preconceived idea of ​​what they should look like. The smile is no different. Of course, almost inevitably new material evokes the Radiohead sensibility, but there is a new energy to this endeavor that feels much more spontaneous and informal than anything Radiohead has ever done.

There is undoubtedly something liberating in no longer being weighed down by the heavy expectations of the Radiohead machine.

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An indie puzzle game launches the Easter egg challenge; It looks great https://foxosmusic.com/an-indie-puzzle-game-launches-the-easter-egg-challenge-it-looks-great/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/an-indie-puzzle-game-launches-the-easter-egg-challenge-it-looks-great/ The most intriguing game announcement of the year isn’t a huge AAA title, it’s not the latest release GTA 5, it’s not even Splaton 3 uh… Street fighter 6. It’s an indie game, created not by a team of international superstar designers, but by a guy with a very lofty goal: to outsmart the entire […]]]>

The most intriguing game announcement of the year isn’t a huge AAA title, it’s not the latest release GTA 5, it’s not even Splaton 3 uh… Street fighter 6. It’s an indie game, created not by a team of international superstar designers, but by a guy with a very lofty goal: to outsmart the entire internet.

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We are ready to start solving the mystery now Mr. Basso.

Billy Basso is the creator behind animal wells, an upcoming puzzle platformer slash Metroidvania slash adorable dark pixel adventure. Billy Basso, in addition to having a world-class alliterative name, also has big cojones. He’s a former employee of Netherrealm and Phosphor Games who went out on his own to challenge God the Internet. He thinks it may take players years and years to uncover all the secrets hidden in his game. And to that we say, challenge accepted.

Basso threw down that gauntlet at “Developers Day,” an indie showcase during Summer Game Fest 2022. The more low-key indie announcements were on the whole far more intriguing than the big-budget machines advertised in the AAA showcase. There is no release date for animal wells yet, but it’s already sending players into a frenzy. There are 4 layers of Easter eggs (just like Morbius!) filled with in-game exploration and lots of courage in this rowdy challenge for players:

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Live at Leeds – Festival Review https://foxosmusic.com/live-at-leeds-festival-review/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:12:55 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/live-at-leeds-festival-review/ The very first Living in Leeds: in the park can be considered nothing but a success! Despite the cloudy weather, spirits were high and nothing could dampen them! Music lovers can’t wait to see the festival season finally in full swing. As a one day festival it was clear that the attendees were there because […]]]>

The very first Living in Leeds: in the park can be considered nothing but a success! Despite the cloudy weather, spirits were high and nothing could dampen them! Music lovers can’t wait to see the festival season finally in full swing.

As a one day festival it was clear that the attendees were there because of their love for the artists and bands playing, thanks to the organizers for a stunning line up!

Despite the train strikes, I have to say that getting to Temple Newsam was surprisingly easy and surprisingly hassle-free – highly recommend the shuttles. The organization of this festival was one of the best I have ever had and for that reason it made the day much more enjoyable with little to worry about other than enjoying the live music.

Upon arriving at the festival, I started my day by going to by Lauran Hibberd on the main stage of MTV. This main stage was somewhat underwhelming and seemed a bit small for a main stage, but the acts still brought all their energy which showed through the crowd. Lauran, as I mentioned when I saw her support Nuts, was full of energy and had a great stage presence, dancing around the stage and interacting with her band. With the release of their debut album in August, this set will no doubt have fans keeping their eyes peeled. She gifted the festival with new tracks, including “I’m Insecure”, which she continued by explaining that it was about her irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and saying “sorry. Boys, girls poop too!” I love those comments and I remember her saying “girls sweat too” in Manchester. I just like honesty. Other songs included “How am I still alive which she dedicated to the Queen this Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Lauran Hibberd; @Jamie Macmillan Photos

Will pass Cassie in the DIY Big Top scene, this scene immediately felt more atmospheric than the main scene, perhaps because it was in a tent. Cassia was playing their typical groovy but quite sweet tunes. not necessarily a criticism but there was a noticeable drastic drop in energy compared to Lauran. However, it was still early in the day and the crowd was buzzing.

The day went on and it was time to refuel with a pint, an overpriced pint. I’m not sure I want to check my bank account because a whole seven pounds for a pint isn’t student friendly, but we’re moving…While this daytime robbery was happening, Dylan John Thomas sounded great as we walked past the Hill Top stage back down to the main stage. Obviously, the steps were quite close to each other. This can be seen as both a positive and a negative, as it was easy to wonder, but it also meant that the music clashed and could be heard at other stages. This was especially noticeable on the Hill Top and Big Top stage where it looked like they were fighting over who was louder.

Alfie Templeman had little stage presence, but with her hardcore fan base, that didn’t seem to affect her popularity. Woman of your dreams under the marquee were a stark contrast, completely electric. With an unreal stage presence, singer Rakel Mjöll dominated the stage with her voice, movements and forms. Introducing their song “Somebody”, Rakel said the song was “dedicated to all the bad female dogs”, saying that anyone can identify as a bad female dog regardless of gender – “gender is a construct and let’s tear it up together”. Other song lyrics included “just have a little f**king empathy” – that seems incredibly relevant in our society right now. All in all, a spellbinding set, and the hardcore fans, who were front and center, will have had their year.

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holly humberston started his set by introducing himself and asking, “What’s up Leeds!!?”. I love the way she presented herself – I think, even more at a festival, it’s important, but she clearly had a big fanbase (and crowd), who all knew who she was . Throughout her set, she chattered between songs, awkward chatter she recognized, but it made her all the more authentic and down-to-earth. The comment “I’ll just play you some of my songs if it’s cool” stuck with me because it really shows how nice she is. It also made us laugh because clearly this whole crowd would like to hear his songs. Standout songs included “Deep End”, “London Is Lonely”, “Sleep Tight”, and “Falling Asleep At The Wheel”. She had a wonderful voice and I think everyone in Leeds was in awe of her.

Holly Humberstone; Georgina Hurdsfield @tinyraindropphotography

Sport Team, as expected, stole the show. Alex Rice led the show, and jumping over the speakers he gave a performance that won’t be soon forgotten. Clearly in good spirits after the platy jubs, he chatted with the crowd as he acknowledged it was their first festival back, “enjoy this evening” and “apologies for the singing – bank holiday weekend” with a chuckle. The 45-minute set included old tracks from sports teams as well as their latest two singles “R Entertainment”, “The Game” and the previously unreleased title track from their upcoming album “GULP”. Alex introduced this as “we think it’s pretty solid” – I agree, drop the album.

Sport Team; Attending Photos

In the Dork tent, Leeds bands The Goal were electric. Kicking off their set with ‘Get Close’ and ‘Same Thing’ from their recent EP We’re not going out but tonight we might their music got a great response and reaction from the crowd with everyone dancing. They also gave us a new song, which resulted in a little mosh pit on the right side of the tent – clearly the crowd loved it! I love L’Objective’s music a lot (as I said in my episode of Up and Coming on Sez Says) and I highly recommend you give it a listen if you haven’t already!

The sequel was Nuts. Kicking off their set with the killer song ‘Burn the Empire’, it seemed incredibly fitting to sing ‘Burn the Empire’ as the country had just celebrated a corrupt and unjust institution, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a fair vote of no confidence. a few days after the festival. Like Sports Team, they played songs from their previous album (WL) while we wait for the release of the new album – I already discussed it with the Snuts here! ‘Zuckerpunch’ received a great response from the crowd, with phones flying through the air recording it – but that’s almost what the song doesn’t… – review of the track here. Jack Cochrane went on to say “the first half is us acting like badass”, but then showed his softer side with the track “Somebody Loves” and ended his set with the fan favorite song. “Glasgow”.

Where to start easy life Position! Crazy scenes. Huge crowd and everyone was so engaged. Not only did the band sound fabulous, good energy, great stage presence, but the production also engaged with a well-thought-out backdrop, drums to match, and the lighting to match the mood and mood. vibe of each song. Immediately creating a feud with The Pigeon Detectives (who were on Hill’s upper stage), Murray Matravers joked “Good to have come, we’re bumping into something Pigeon and their shitty indie music“. album ‘dreams’ Life is a beach was out of competition. During their set, Murray admitted “I’m too drunk, I forgot the f**king lyrics” but the crowd had their backs and he redeemed himself with the chat between songs. An example of this being “we seem to be experiencing technical difficulties…the mosh pit is non-existent”. Towards the end of their set, Easy Life had a collection of around 7 or 8 bras on stage, and ending with their most-listened to song ‘nightmares, and the comment of “never go to pigeon detectives “, Easy Life received massive applause and for an extended period of time – the longest of the day (that I have seen).

Easy life; Georgina Hurdsfield @tinyraindropphotography

Headliners Bombay Bike Club had as large a crowd as possible given the size of the stage, but many festival-goers sat watching from the hill.

Bombay Cycling Club; Attending Photos

I really recommend Live at Leeds: In the Park, and I hope the “In the City” version will do the same!

You can get tickets to Live at Leeds: In the City on October 15 here!

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