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Alvvays coming to the Bluebird Nightclub



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Indie-pop band Alvvays will not always be in Bloomington, but they will be at 8 p.m. April 28 for a performance at the Bluebird Nightclub.Tickets start at $17.

The event is for ages 21 and over.

Alvvays released their newest album, "Antisocialites," in September 2017. The album peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The Toronto-based group released their debut album, self-titled “Alvvays,” in 2014, which peaked at No. 1 on College Media Journal’s U.S. Radio 200.

The group was nominated for a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year in 2014. The Juno Awards honor Canadian musical artists and bands for their achievements.

“Alvvays can still kick up a piercing dream-pop din, but now it’s less muffled by reverb and digital distortion,” journalist Marc Hogan said according to a Pitchfork review.

Playing with Alvvays is Big Thief, an indie rock group from Brooklyn, New York. The group’s first album, “Masterpiece,” peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums chart. 

The album was a finalist for the 2017 American Music Prize for Best Debut Album. Its newest album, “Capacity,” was released in 2017 and peaked the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart at No. 15.

Opening for Alvvays and Big Thief is Brooklyn-based Frankie Rose. Rose released her first single, “Three Only One,” in 2009 and a full-length album in 2010. She released her second album, “Interstellar,” in 2012, which earned “Best New Music” on its Pitchfork review.

“The world of Interstellar is a vision of paradise as lifted from the front of a Trapper Keeper: airbrushed, pastel-hued, and gloriously vivid,” Jason Greene said according to the Pitchfork review.

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