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PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Situation X Brings Peruvian Punk to NOISE Gallery

As a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Dr. Shane Greene's focus on Latin American and Caribbean Studies brought him to an unexpected area of research: the various underground punk movements of Peru. For American and UK audiences, punk symbolized rebellion through aggressive music and extreme fashion, but in 1980's Peru, intense political upheaval and [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:43+00:00 September 19th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Live Music Highlights from August

Rarely a night goes by in Bloomington without locals filling the basements of show-houses, bobbing their heads to punk, garage, and grunge riffs. Once a month, Rebecca recounts some of the live music highlights from the previous four weeks. Read and listen below for a bevy of Bloomington bands that should be on your radar. [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:59+00:00 August 29th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Meet Fresh Kill

Jess Mann and Emma Johnson of Fresh Kill, one of the newest bands to appear on the local scene, began writing songs together almost immediately after Emma started taking drum lessons back in February. In the notably short span of time that has since passed, the two have been busy writing and recording songs, releasing [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:08+00:00 August 15th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Live Music Highlights from July

Rarely a night goes by in Bloomington without locals filling the basements of show-houses, bobbing their heads to punk, garage, and grunge riffs. Once a month, Rebecca recounts some of the live music highlights from the previous four weeks. Read and listen below for a bevy of Bloomington bands that should be on your radar. [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: On Dasher’s Powerful Debut Sodium

   Kylee Kimbrough knocked over her drum set and walked off the stage as the crowd took pictures and cheered at the Dasher release party this weekend. Along with bandmates Gary Magilla (bass) and Derek McCain (guitar), she had just delivered a stormy live performance in celebration of Sodium, Dasher’s debut full length album. The [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:18+00:00 July 25th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington, Reviews|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Gluestick Zine Fest

This Saturday I drove to Indianapolis to attend the second annual Gluestick 2017, Indianapolis’s zine and small publishing festival. Held at the historic Irving Theater, Gluestick featured zines, comics, prints, and limited circulation books from publishing companies and individuals from Indianapolis, Bloomington, Chicago, Evansville, and other towns and cities in the region. Almost fifty vendors [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:23+00:00 July 11th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Jessie Grubb & Bethany Lumsdaine of Shut Up and Listen

Shut up and Listen is a serial zine based out of Bloomington, Indiana that focuses on the (mostly local) underground music scene. Jessie Grubb and Bethany Lumsdaine are the creative partners and best friends behind the zine and radio show under the same name. Grubb and Lumsdaine have been self publishing and distributing Shut up [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:26+00:00 July 4th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Live Music Highlights from June

(June 24) Jacky Boy @ the Void Bloomington locals Mark, Stone, and Steve constitute the trio of secular rockers known as Jacky Boy that opened up the night at Punks Give Back #4. Punks Give Back! Bloomington is a local branch of Punks Give Back!, a national, not-for-profit organization that supports local artists and organizers [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:31+00:00 June 27th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Femme Night @ The Dream

The Bloomington house show network is comprised of dozens of privately owned and rented houses that are scattered across town. On any given night, students and other young adults freely filter in and out of these spaces, packing themselves into hot, stuffy, unfinished basements in order to socialize with friends and listen to a mix [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:36+00:00 June 13th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington, Show Reviews|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: The Dancing Cigarettes

Whenever I tell people that I research the Bloomington punk scene, they are often surprised to learn about its existence and skeptical about its ability to be anything other than a small-scale replica of more famous scenes in larger cities. While Bloomington reacts to and against other punk scenes, what people are doing here is [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Bloomington|