Buskirk-Chumley features local rock

The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre will host an all-ages concert featuring three local rock bands on March 30. The "Shake That Thing Fling" marks a rare showing for Bloomington-based rock at the theater, which usually showcases out-of-town talent or events like the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.

Opening the show will be The Infinite Path, promoting its recently released debut album Mansion, Cave or Lobotomy. Consisting of five self-described "borderline schizophrenic hillbillies," The Infinite Path formed in the summer of 2000 and recorded Mansion at Bloomington's Farm Fresh Studios with the help of local talent including members of Orquestra Son and Japonize Elephants. In January, the band won the first round of the US Tobacco Freedom Rock Battle of the Bands at Uncle Fester's, and will be competing in the final round late in April.

Next up is O-Jo Malone, a band that formed last year with the aim of "extending the boundaries of musical exploration deep into the abysses of funk-a-fied freshly indulgent groove rock." Members are: Dave Underwood on lead vocals and guitar, John Breen on lead guitar, Nate Lineback on bass, Dave Hahn on keyboards and vocals, Nate Nash on drums and Leslie Donovan on vocals.

The final act of the fling is Underground Charmin. UC formed just over two years ago, and recently released its debut CD. The musicians describe their sound as an "erogenous blend of rock/punk/jazz/funk." "We like to associate our music with head bobbin', adrenaline, smiles and cutting loose," says the band on its Web site.

Tickets for the "Shake That Thing Fling" can be purchased at Uncle Fester's, Vance Music Center and Tracks for $5. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Food and drink will be sold by Bloomingfoods.

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