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Jeremy Shere Live Music at The Pourhouse Cafe

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere

Local singer/songwriter Jeremy Shere is playing a set this Saturday evening at The Pourhouse Cafe. Jeremy’s songs are a mix of folk, pop, and probably a few other things. Check out his stuff at http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere.

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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

16 Thursday / July 16, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

16 Thursday / July 16, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

19 Sunday / July 19, 2020

Sundays in Bryan Park

05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Bryan Park

July 19
The Hammer and The Hatchet- acoustic bluegrass, folk
Hoosier Caravan with Tom Roznowski- original songs and stories

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

23 Thursday / July 23, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

24 Friday / July 24, 2020

Switchyard Park Concert Series

06:00 pm
Switchyard Park

July 24
Opener: Patchwork Moonlight- folk, jazz, blues, etc.
Main Act: Side Hustle- best in town for funk and soul

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

24 Friday / July 24, 2020

An Evening with Hot Tuna Electric

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/hot-tuna/

The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.

For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever. The two kids from 1950s Washington, D.C., knew that they wanted to make music. Jorma Kaukonen, son of a State Department official, and Jack Casady, whose father was a dentist, discovered guitar when they were teenagers (Jack, four years younger, barely so). They played, and they took in the vast panorama of music available in the nation’s capital, but found a special love of the blues, country, and jazz played in small clubs. Jorma went off to college, while Jack sat in with professional bands and combos before he was even old enough to drive, first playing lead guitar, then electric bass.

In the mid-1960s Jorma was invited to play in a rock‘n’roll band that was forming in San Francisco; he knew just the guy to play bass and summoned his old friend from back east. The striking signature guitar and bass riffs in the now-legendary songs by the Jefferson Airplane were the result.

The half-decade foray into 1960s San Francisco rock music was for Jack and Jorma an additional destination, not the final one. They continued to play their acoustic blues on the side, sometimes performing a mini-concert amid a Jefferson Airplane performance, sometimes finding a gig afterwards in some local club. They were, as Jack says, “Scouting, always scouting, for places where we could play.” The duo did not go unnoticed and soon there was a record contract and, not long afterward, a tour. Thus began a career that would result in more than two dozen albums, thousands of concerts around the world, and continued popularity.

Hot Tuna has gone through changes, certainly. A variety of other instruments, from harmonica to fiddle to keyboards, have been part of the band over the years, and continue to be, varying from project to project. The constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma and Jack.

The two are not joined at the hip, though; through the years both Jorma and Jack have undertaken projects with other musicians and solo projects of their own. But Hot Tuna has never broken up, never ceased to exist, nor have the two boyhood pals ever wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in music.

Along the way, they have been joined by a succession of talented musicians: Drummers, harmonica players, keyboardists, backup singers, violinists and more, all fitting with Jorma and Jack’s current place in the musical spectrum. Jorma and Jack certainly could not have imagined, let alone predicted, where the playing would take them. It’s been a long and fascinating road to numerous exciting destinations. Two things have never changed: They still love playing as much as they did as kids in Washington, D.C. and there are still many, many exciting miles yet to travel on their musical odyssey.

Entertainment / Live Music

25 Saturday / July 25, 2020

MidWay Porch Parties

01:00 pm to 05:45 pm
Online
https://www.midwaymusicspeaks.org

Missing live music? WE ARE TOO. Tune in scattered weekends over the summer for MidWay’s Porch Parties, an outdoor live(stream) concert series from a local artist’s front porch! Jam today with Sarah Cassidy, Julia Kahn, and more.

**45 minute sets from local artists in Indiana, and other cities across the US.** Get back in touch with live music, be introduced to new artists, support local music, support women & non-binary people in music.

Attend Porch Parties via Veeps.com or our MidWay Youtube Channel. Direct links posted on our MidWay Music Speaks Facebook page. Suggested cover/donation of $3.

INTERESTED IN PLAYING? Shoot us a message with links to your music via our FB page, or an email to info@midwaymusicspeaks.org.

Entertainment / Festivals / LGBT / Live Music / Spoken Word

26 Sunday / July 26, 2020

Sundays in Bryan Park

05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Bryan Park

July 26
Down to Funk- an unforgettably soulful experience
Flashback to Never- original ’60s rock

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

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