October 2014


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Richard Baskin Jazz Orchestra

6:00 PM
Local Jazz Vocalist leads his combo.
$4


Melinda Kay

5:00 PM
Singer/Songwriter
Free


Sarah's Swing Set

8:00 PM
Sarah's Swingset performs first-class vocal jazz featuring vibes, guitar, bass, and more.
$5


Open Mic

11:00 PM
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
Free


Atomic Dog Brass Band

5:00 PM
Bringing the horns for a brassy Happy Hour.
Free


Forest Gras Blues Band

8:00 PM
Forest's unique guitar, soulful vocal style, and the quality of the players in his band bring freshness and a high level of integrity to all the music they perform.
$5


December's Finest

11:59 PM
December's Finest is a small-town Hoosier-state hip-hop group welcoming the next generation of rap music, focusing on honesty, truth, artistic expression, and intelligent allegories. Members are B. Tyler "btyler" Margison, Zach "Dozydose" Margison, Seth "Sweffy Barr" McKinney, and Billy "Doc Sizzle" Cissell.
$5


Kade Puckett

5:00 PM
Hoosier guitarist Kade Puckett specializes in fingerstyle. He's a third generation player with a fond LOVE for all genres of music. Kade is an award-winning guitarist with a music repertoire that includes jazz, rock, country, blues, and funk. He has also been recognized for his original songwriting as well as his live performances. His stockpile of music includes several hundred original acoustical/Indie songs.
Free


The Dynamics

8:30 PM
Bloomington's Premier Funk Band
$7


C2 and The Brothers Reed

11:59 PM
Rock and Soul
$5


Uke Club Jam

1:00 PM
Ukelele Club twice monthly open jam. You are welcome to join in.
Free


Jazz Jam host needed.

5:00 PM
Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.
$2 goes to host band


Open Mic hosted by Ryder McQueen

5:00 PM
Weekly Open Mic. Your 10 minutes of stage time awaits you.
Free


Bloomington Songwriters Showcase

8:00 PM
Weekly Round Robin of Songwriters featuring Russ Baum, Jason & Ginger, Brandon Pfeiffer & Joe Augustin this week.
Donations


Learn Blues Dancing with Josh Davis

6:30 PM
Blues music was made for dancing. Join us each week to find the rhythm in your body and learn how to express yourself within the living tradition of Blues dance. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. Class is just $5 this week.
$5 per lesson


Blues Jam hosted by O2R Blues Band

8:00 PM
Weekly Blues Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players up to jam.
$2 goes to host band


Tom Roznowski

6:00 PM
For over thirty years, Tom Roznowski has used various creative forms to explore his persistent curiosity with daily life. He has composed, performed, and recorded a multitude of original songs. They have emerged in solo albums, film soundtracks, product jingles, and cover versions from artists of various genres. Tom Roznowski has recently been called "Indiana's best living songwriter". He won't argue with this.
$5


Sitar Outreach Ministry

10:00 PM
Music to make the world a more groovy place.
$3


Marshall Lewis

5:00 PM
Marshall Lewis is an indie folk artist that writes intimate songs that stir the soul. He's described as an old soul, and approaches his songwriting in perfectionistic fashion. Critics have described his sound as “a digestible folk sound powered by soulful croons and intimate melodies” (The Vault), and “polished folk” (Brooklyn Vegan).
Free


Fi$cal Driftwood

8:00 PM
Fi$cal Driftwood, Bloomington's premier non-profit band, is a group of IU grad students who should probably focus more on studying than they do. The band is an ever-evolving cast of stringed instruments, performing old-timey hits and raising money and donations for area non-profits. Say it with us now, "Fi$cal Driftwood: makes ya feel good." This show will be benefiting the Shalom Community Center, a community resource center for people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. Cover charge is a $5 donation to Shalom or an item to donate. They are in need of deodorant, socks, razors, soap, sleeping bags, or any items from their wish list: http://shalomcommunitycenter.org/support-shalom/wish-list#sthash.Nb5P13P1.dpbs]"
$5


Open Mic

11:00 PM
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
Free


10 

Back Porch Blues Band

5:00 PM
Happy Hour Free Music
Free


Cliff & The Guardrails with Friends

8:00 PM
Local Blues Band makes the dancin' easy.
$5


11 

Jason Blankenship & The Proletariat Dogs w/ Special Guest Dave Sharp.

5:00 PM
Free


Below Zero

8:00 PM
4 piece, high energy blues act from Bloomington, IN. Performing a wide range of blues material. Classic blues to modern blues. Bobby BJ Hayse (vocals) Tadas Paegle (guitar) Jason Ricci (harmonica) Kevin Kouts (drums) David Calloway (bass)
$5


12 

Jazz Jam hosted by ...the Inner Sound Experiment

5:00 PM
Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.
$2 goes to host band


13 

Open Mic hosted by Robin Halpin Young & Martina Samm

5:00 PM
Weekly Open Mic. Your 10 minutes of stage time awaits you.
Free


Bloomington Songwriters Showcase

8:00 PM
Weekly Round Robin of Songwriters featuring Cara Jean Marcy, Jesse Lacy, Ryan M. Brewer & Butch Ross this week.
Donations


14 

Learn Blues Dancing with Josh Davis

6:30 PM
Blues music was made for dancing. Join us each week to find the rhythm in your body and learn how to express yourself within the living tradition of Blues dance. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. Class is just $5 this week.
$5 per lesson


Blues Jam hosted by Forest Gras Blues Band

8:00 PM
Weekly Blues Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players up to jam.
$2 goes to host band


15 

Bluesology

6:00 PM
Bluesology is Jeff Isaac on keys, Ron Kadish on bass, Jamey Reid on drums and Dave Baas on guitar and vocals
$4


Opal Fly & KAPOW

10:00 PM
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
$3


16 

Jake Book

5:00 PM
Midwestern, Irish and Appalachian Folk Music. Jake Book is a old time musician, documentarian and songwriter from wild the midwestern state of Iowa. Growing up on a farm in the rolling hills of the southern part of the state, Jake learned about the banjo from his mother who played in the old frailing style. His mother also introduced him to many of the bluegrass icons such as Bill Monroe and Ricky Scaggs. This would stick with him while he learned to play guitar at age 10. He grew up on the road with his parents attending historical reenactments focused primarily on the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, something he is still very active in today. He developed a strong sense of history and heritage. During this time he was inspired by the music of Father Son and Friends and played with them around many campfires at reenactments across the country. Eventually after many bands and genres he decided to form an Irish band. He with fellow bandmate Jake Moyle formed The Laterose (later The Tenants). Shortly after his girlfriend (now wife) Autumn Book joined the band. Together they would make a name for themselves in the south-east corner of Iowa. In 2012 a move by Jake and Autumn ended the band. But not before Jake founded "Historic Records in 2011. Since founding Historic Records, Jake has become a documentarian and field recordist, traveling to several states meeting with people like Arthur Rosenbaum and Frank George among others. He also began a video series called "Kitchen Songs" that have featured such artists as Dom Flemons, Pokey LaFarge and The Tillers. Through these experiences he has learned about the music in a deeper way and continues to do so. Jake now focuses his time on the music of the British Isles and Appalachia as well as being a songwriter himself. PRESS/TESTIMONIALS "Jake book is a fine banjo player with a love and understanding of Appalachian and Irish traditional music. He is a creative songwriter and strong performer. The young man is also a wonderful singer." -Burr Beard FOOTMAD Arts Administrator, VP Programming, WDXB-FM
Free


Salaam and Birimbi

8:00 PM
An evening of worldly grooves, upbeat dance music, and the delightful aural color of sounds from afar. Music from two regions, two traditions, two dimensions, brought together by the spirit of celebration and the rhythmic depth of ancestrality. Joy is human; dancing is human; music is human. Be human with us! And bring your dancing shoes to commemorate life and diversity! SALAAM has delighted audiences for years with its expansive repertoire of Middle Eastern and North African music. SALAAM is true to the traditions, informing the uninitiated, and evoking nostalgia in listeners who are familiar with the art form. What sets Salaam apart is the versatility of its musicians, whose deep knowledge of Eastern and Western styles gives them the flexibility to move effortlessly between genres. Iraqi-American band leader Dena El Saffar's compositions take advantage of her own eclectic musical upbringing to create a sound rooted in maqam (the modal system used throughout the Middle East), with tasteful forays into Latin, African, Balkan, Rock, Blues, and Classical styles, alongside lush compositions of Mohammed Abdel Wahab and the Rahbani Brothers, historic Ottoman Empire-era Peshrevs, anonymous Iraqi songs, and folkloric melodies from Upper Egypt. Salaam, whose name means peace in Arabic, is a musical ambassador for peaceful coexistence. SALAAM is: Dena El Saffar: Viola, violin, joza, 'oud, vocals. Tim Moore: Percussion. Svetla Vladeva: Accordion. Tomas Lozano: Guitar, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, vocals. BIRIMBÍ explores traditional musical languages of the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts of Colombia, as well as tints from Mexican son jarocho, and other Afro-Caribbean musical heritage. With a predominant African descendent population, the Colombian Pacific Coast is home to the Marimba de Chonta, also called "the jungle"s piano," adapted from an African ancestor, and which paints the melodic contours of BIRIMBÍ's music. The group experiments with these sounds from the experience of primary participation in their original contexts, as well as from the understanding of music in a globalized world. BIRIMBÍ uses traditional materials to create a unique fusion that sometimes leans more towards the traditional, ans sometimes leans more towards the ethnic-fusion side. Music for dancing and shaking the sorrows away! BIRIMBÍ is: Juan S. Rojas, Marimba de chonta. Kristin Olson, Conga drums, percussion. Bryce Martin Upright bass. Dylan Maloney-Jarana, percussion.
$5


Open Mic

11:00 PM
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
Free


17 

Clear Creek Remedy

5:00 PM
Fun Happy Hour Time
Free


A Blues Brothers Tribute w/ Blues Revue Band featuring members of the Stardusters

8:00 PM
The Blues Revue Band brings you some of the original arrangements of tunes such as performed by the Blues Brothers as well as Aretha Franklin, Cab Calaway, Ray Charles and others. Performed by members of the Stardusters Little Big Band with featured vocalist, Curtis Cantwell Jackson, Janiece Jaffe, Robert Stright and Dave Baas. Dance or listen, this show will be one you will not forget.
$7


Atomic Dog Brass Band

11:59 PM
Brass Band for your dancin' good time.
$3


18 

Dave Baas

5:00 PM
Local Guitar player/singer for your Happy Hour pleasure.
Free


Soul Street

8:30 PM
Yo Ho Ho & a Bottle of Funk!!! Pirate Theme Soul Party
$8


19 

Uke Club Jam

1:00 PM
Ukelele Club twice monthly open jam. You are welcome to join in.
Free


Jazz Jam hosted by Deep Six

5:00 PM
Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.
$2 goes to host band


Otaak Band-Sudanese Lyre Music

8:00 PM
Out of that chance meeting was born Otaak Band, the collaboration of Miguel Merino, from Indiana, USA, and Ahmed Said Abuamna from eastern Sudan. Ahmed Said is from the Beja, the indigenous community of south-easern Egypt, eastern Sudan, and western Eritrea. He is a master of the Beja’s traditional lyre, the masankop, and the rich, powerful vocal style typical of Beja music. Miguel is a drummer and composer who sought to bring together their two distant, but deeply connected, styles of music.
$10


20 

Open Mic hosted by Dave Baas

5:00 PM
Weekly Open Mic. Your 10 minutes of stage time awaits you.
Free


Bloomington Songwriters Showcase

8:00 PM
Weekly Round Robin of Songwriters featuring Rev. Father Joel Weir, David Troxell & Jason Blankenship this week.
Donations


21 

Learn Blues Dancing with Josh Davis

6:30 PM
Blues music was made for dancing. Join us each week to find the rhythm in your body and learn how to express yourself within the living tradition of Blues dance. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. Class is just $5 this week.
$5 per lesson


Blues Jam hosted by Jukedaddyz

8:00 PM
Weekly Blues Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players up to jam.
$2 goes to host band


22 

Stardusters Little Big Band

6:00 PM
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.
$7


Midnight Snack with Bonfire John

10:00 PM
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.
$5


23 

Lick Creek Band

5:00 PM
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.
Free


Istanbul Breeze with Avenida Brazil

8:00 PM
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.
$6


Open Mic

11:00 PM
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
Free


24 

Opal Fly & KAPOW

5:00 PM
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.
Free


Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel

8:00 PM
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
$7


Brand New Eyes with Forsaken Sights

11:59 PM
Brand New Eyes is a Female fronted hard rock band


25 

The Uke-Tones

5:00 PM
Music having to do with the ukulele!
Free


Gordon Bonham Blues Band

8:00 PM
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.
$6


Armidillo

11:59 PM


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Jazz Jam hosted by Zonavona Quartet

5:00 PM
Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.
$2 goes to host band


NRBQ

8:00 PM
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.
$15 in advance/$20 door


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Open Mic hosted by Robin Halpin Young & Martina Samm

5:00 PM
Weekly Open Mic. Your 10 minutes of stage time awaits you.
Free


Bloomington Songwriters Showcase

8:00 PM
Weekly Round Robin of Songwriters featuring Chris Wolf, Laura Lashbrooks, Val Halla & John Stevens this week
Donations


28 

Learn Blues Dancing with Josh Davis

6:30 PM
Blues music was made for dancing. Join us each week to find the rhythm in your body and learn how to express yourself within the living tradition of Blues dance. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. Class is just $5 this week.
$5 per lesson


Blues Jam hosted by Bottom Road Blues Band

8:00 PM
Weekly Blues Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players up to jam.
$2 goes to host band


29 

Saturday Giant

10:00 PM


30 

The Greyprints

5:00 PM
Free


Straight Up Chumps

8:00 PM
The Straight Up Chumps are a rock band based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in March of 2013, they started as an acoustic duo with Aryn Ross on rhythm guitar and Ross Johnson on lead guitar. By June they lost the acoustic guitars and added Ethan Bremmer on drums and Seagers Rodrigues on lead vocals and bass to complete their lineup. Influenced by a variety of acts ranging from classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to more contemporary artists like Daft Punk and Imagine Dragons, the Chumps have forged a sound that’s rooted in earthy blues-infused funk medleys and climbs into stratospheric, tension-filled rock jams.


Open Mic

11:00 PM
Weekly late night Open Mic. Come claim your ten minutes of fame.
Free


31 

Whistle Bit

5:00 PM
Free


Dynamics' Halloween

8:30 PM
$8


 

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