Stardusters Little Big Band
Stardusters Music is dedicated to keeping the Big Band sound alive and well. We believe that jazz is America's music and that the Big Band is its voice.
6:00 PM $7
Midnight Snack with Bonfire John
Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers John and Mike Johnson. They started the project in 2009 in rural Harwinton, Connecticut, and the next year moved to Boston, MA to study at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, the Johnson brothers started playing their songs with several of their closest friends, and these friends very quickly transformed into what is now the Midnight Snack family. The band now consists of John Johnson on vocals and keyboards, Michael Johnson on guitar and synths, Peter Brownlee on bass, Zack Kardon on guitar, Zoe Gelinas on vocals and glockenspiel, Katie Richter on vocals and trumpet, and Jacob Burnstein on drums. Their sound is a blend of old-school psychedelic rock and funk with new-school art rock. Their goal is to spread love and positivity with addictive recordings and powerful live performances. Bonfire John started as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist, Owen Yonce in the winter of 2010. Yonce has now teamed up with Zack Anselm, Kate Haldrup, and long-time chum, Joe Linnemeier to put together a band to play some live music and promote the new album.
10:00 PM $5
Lick Creek Band
Blending guitar and bass, Lick Creek affectionately renders rock, pop, jazz, and original music into their back porch tuneful stylings. The band folds into the lyrical mix tightly woven harmonies reflecting years of close-knit musical association. Regardless of the genre, you'll still hear the sweetness of informal back porch jam sessions combined with tight vocal harmony & the musical connection shared by good friends.
5:00 PM Free
Istanbul Breeze with Avenida Brazil
Istanbul Breeze performs Turkish folk, classical and traditional music adding a Mediterranean influence to the music. Featuring Ozan Cemali, a native of Turkey, with Dena El Saffar an Iraqi American, Tim Moore, Tomás Lozano a native a Spain. Avenida Brazil features an live Band, with a female Brazilian Singer and a fascinating and dynamic group of Dancers performing traditional Brazilian dance choreography with a contemporary flare brought on stage with elegance and professionalism. Our show gives the audience an authentic taste of the Brazilian dance experience including Samba, Carnival Music, Forró, Lambada, Funk, Axe’ , and more.
8:00 PM $6
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
11:00 PM Free
Opal Fly & KAPOW
Fun, Jazzy 3 piece or electrioacousticragamafunkjazz. Bass, drums, saxes, vox tight crisp songs about finding ways to like being here while have fun with others.
5:00 PM Free
Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel
From Kokomo, Indiana, Mike began playing guitar in 1977 at age 6. Mike grew up hearing his father's soul-rock bands. He traveled with them and the Drifters in the mid- 1970"s throughout the southern States. With paper route money, Mike purchased his first electric guitar at age 10. His vocals and guitar are heavily blues and soul influenced. He began writing his own music at age 10. Mike's style relies on emotion and expression, as do many soul ful artists, but is surely not lacking in technical skills. Mike cites his father, "Big" Mike, Robert Cray, Tad Robinson, Howling Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall (1 and 2), Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Donny Hathaway Jimi Hend rix, Albert King and Collins....(ge t the picture?) as his mentors. Mike formed Steam Shovel in th e summer of 1993 and was named "Best Blues Band in Indiana" in 2002!" Mike plays with that indefinable, yet very real, thing called soul, that thing about being real that one always knows when it's there. Mike has that, in his vocals, in his original songs, a nd, most evidently, in his guitar!" Review of live show with Buddy Guy. 9-5-05. INDY. By G. Fish
8:00 PM $7
Brand New Eyes with Forsaken Sights
Brand New Eyes is a Female fronted hard rock band
Music having to do with the ukulele!
5:00 PM Free
Gordon Bonham Blues Band
The Gordon Bonham Blues Band lays down a hard driving brand of blues in the Chicago style with a bit of Texas and Mississippi thrown in. Tom Harold’s harmonica mastery works with Bonham’s guitar and the crack rhythm section of David Murray (bass) and Jeff Chapin (drums) in a sound reminiscent of the early Fabulous Thunderbirds. High energy and danceable, but also “Low Down and Blue,” the GBBB continues to deliver as one of the midwest’s finest blues bands.
8:00 PM $6
Jazz Jam hosted by Zonavona Quartet
Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.
5:00 PM $2 goes to host band
The legendary NRBQ--founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums -released their latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed "Brass Tacks", in June. "Brass Tacks" is as accomplished and as spirited an album as the band has ever made," says the Los Angeles Daily News. "Brass Tacks" contains the fun, zest, humor and flat-out rock that has defined the band since their birth decades ago," says Rolling Stone in their online review, and, adds Magnet, "...hats off to the NRBQ dynasty." The one and only Q hit the road this summer ("...the band is as tight and passionate as it has ever been. It's still making music that is as impossibly infectious as ever," said the Cleveland Scene of a recent show). If you missed them, here"s another chance to see NRBQ live. What to expect besides the unexpected? "Ability to groove like no other band on the planet."--popmatters. "NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz - you name it."--Minneapolis Tribune. "Honest about inspiration wherever it is found, fearless, searching for possibilities, taking chances." -Daily Hampshire Gazette. "Inventing music right before our ears."-Blurt NRBQ Headquarters is the band"s facebook page.
8:00 PM $15 in advance/$20 door
Open Mic hosted by Robin Halpin Young & Martina Samm
Weekly Open Mic. Your 10 minutes of stage time awaits you.
5:00 PM Free
Bloomington Songwriters Showcase
Weekly Round Robin of Songwriters featuring Chris Wolf, Laura Lashbrooks, Val Halla & John Stevens this week
8:00 PM Donations
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