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.
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
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
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!
24 Sunday / October 24, 2021
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for Wade in the Water as we share the Indiana premiere of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor. Included in the program is a guest appearance by tenor, scholar, and cultural activist Dr. Marquese Carter (www.marquesecarter.com) who will perform and share insights on Price’s art songs, expand on her historical context, the renaissance of her music in the last few years, and address why her music and that of other composers of color have been historically overlooked. Written in 1945, Price’s 4th Symphony has only been performed a few times since its 2018 premiere. Help raise awareness for one of the most important musical voices in the United States, and be one of the few people to experience the piece live!
Keep an eye on the BSO website and social media or other educational opportunities surrounding this event. bloomingtonsymphony.com
Per BCT policy, wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue.
27 Wednesday / October 27, 2021
World-renowned cinematic organist and IU alum Dennis James returns for his annual spooky Halloween festivities providing live accompaniment to the 1929 silent film The Mysterious Island.
30 Saturday / October 30, 2021
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth brings a concert of her latest album, For the Girls. Best-known for originating the role of Wicked’s Glinda on Broadway, Kristin will provide an evening of heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history.
3 Wednesday / November 3, 2021
In celebration of the iconic album Abbey Road, RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance will take audiences back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event.
9 Tuesday / November 9, 2021
07:30 pm to 07:30 pm on Nov 10
Inspired by the beloved film, Anastasia is a spectacular new musical transporting audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
11 Thursday / November 11, 2021
Performing their current album, World Gone Mad, as well as classic songs of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm. Weider was inspired by Helm to carry on the musical legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group.
Years of touring have seen The Weight Band revive “The Woodstock Sound,” keeping the spirit of Americana/Roots Rock alive for audiences of all ages. They continue to keep the sound vibrant by releasing new music, evidenced by the album World Gone Mad (February 2018.) Their live set features Weight Band songs from the new album as well as fan favorites from The Band’s treasured catalog, including “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”
The Weight Band includes Brian Mitchell (The Levon Helm Band), Michael Bram (Jason Mraz), Matt Zeiner (Dickey Betts Band), and Albert Rogers (The Jim Weider Band). With a US and international tour schedule slated for 2019 and beyond, The Weight Band complements The Band’s timeless legacy while pushing the music forward for new audiences.
Billboard, Relix Magazine, and others have taken notice, as have generations of The Band fans who have yearned for new material since their last studio release almost 20 years ago. The Boston Globe proclaims World Gone Mad “strikes a chord between past & present,” and the Chicago Tribune says “The Weight carries on where The Band left off.” Goldmine Magazine cited World Gone Mad as one of the best indie albums of 2018, saying the group “effectively revives and recreates The Band’s original rustic sound as a successor [and] keeps that arcane spirit alive!”
Jim Weider (guitar, mandolin & vocals) is a former member of The Band. From 1985 to 2000, Weider replaced Robbie Robertson as their lead guitarist, writing songs and performing on their three studio albums, Jericho, High on the Hog, and Jubilation. He toured internationally with original Band members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Rick Danko for fifteen years and was featured with them on numerous albums, films, videos, and in television appearances.
Michael Bram (drums & vocals) is a soulful singer and multi-instrumentalist. Bram splits his time drumming for The Weight Band and Jason Mraz. He has been a staple in the New York music scene for almost two decades- other career highlights include working with Willie Nelson and recording tracks with Bob Margolin of The Last Waltz fame.
Brian Mitchell (keyboards & vocals) is a current member of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band and is well-known within the circles of the music industry and beyond for his solo career and his high-profile collaborations. He has recorded and performed with some of music’s most respected artists, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King, and countless others.
Matt Zeiner (keyboard & vocals) began his career with Hartford’s Street Temperature band, then hit the road with Matt “Guitar” Murphy of Blues Brothers fame. Zeiner has also toured extensively with Dickey Bett; a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.
Albert Rogers (bass, vocals) has shared the stage with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and played in The Jim Weider Band. Rogers has also performed with Sid McGinnis, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Vivino, Albert Lee and many others.
Doors open at 7:30pm for this reserved seating event. The estimated length of the show is 2 hours.
19 Friday / November 19, 2021
Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam is a former film professor who got his start making home recordings before landing on Sub Pop Records. Iron & Wine’s 2002 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, garnered both critical and popular acclaim, vaulting Beam into the spotlight of the burgeoning Indie-Folk/Americana scene as one of its new and leading voices.
Now entering its 20th year, Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. His recorded output includes seven full-length studio records, collaborations with Calexico, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), and Jesca Hoop, countless EP’s, singles, and compilation/soundtrack appearances, three Grammy nominations for Beast Epic (2017), Weed Garden (2018), and Years to Burn (2019), and a series of archive releases featuring demos and rarities.
Iron & Wine is back on the road in 2021, heading out on tour with only his guitar as backing band – taking the show back to basics, putting his songwriting front and center.
Squirrel Flower’s heart-rending sophomore album Planet, following her 2020 debut I Was Born Swimming, is exactly that. A singular planet, a world entirely of artist Ella Williams’ making. The title came first to her as a joke: it’s her made-up name for the new planet people will inevitably settle and destroy after leaving Earth, as well as the universe imagined within her music. “Planet is my body and mind,” Williams says, “and it’s the physical and emotional world of our planet. It’s both.” Buoyed by her steadfast vision and propelled by her burning comet of a voice, the record is a love letter to disaster in every form imaginable. Tornadoes, flooding, gaslighting assholes, cars on fire—these songs fully embrace a planet in ruin. As Williams rides from melancholy to jubilance to complete emotional devastation over the course of twelve songs, she carves out a future for herself and those she loves. Planet, out June 25, 2021 on Polyvinyl and Full Time Hobby, is at once a refuge, an act of self-healing, and a musical reflection of Squirrel Flower’s inner and outer worlds.
Doors open at 7pm for this reserved seating event. The estimated length of the show is 120 minutes. Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
1 Wednesday / December 1, 2021
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits, and a signature two-handed technique.
McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. His song, “Drifiting” became one of the first YouTube viral videos with almost 60 million views. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. He also curates his own annual guitar camp called Musicarium. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater.
Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog, Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide fans the chance to relive their favorite show. He strives to showcase the energy he creates for those who haven’t been able to attend a show and new fans alike.
“I’ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I’ve felt it’s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,” says McKee. “This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ‘Drifting’ and ‘Rylynn’, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ‘Because It’s There’ played on harp guitar that I haven’t released before.”
McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. “I’m honored to be a part of his label. I heard Tommy 15 years ago at a festival in Kansas and was blown away by his playing and performing, and I still am,” McKee stated. “To be the first person on his label is surreal, and I’m excited and proud to be a part of it.”
Trevor Gordon Hall will open the show!
Doors open at 7pm for this reserved seating event. The estimated length of the show is 120 minutes. Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged and appreciated!