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Boston-based band Beat Circus to play at Blockhouse Bar after new album release


Beat Circus is a band from Boston that formed in 2002. Beat Circus Buy Photos

Boston-based band Beat Circus will visit Bloomington for a performance at 8 p.m. April 2 at the Blockhouse Bar.

The band is led by singer-songwriter Brian Carpenter, who has been the band’s only constant member since it was founded in 2002. There are also six other members in the band.

Beat Circus’ upcoming performance in Bloomington will celebrate the release its first album release in 10 years, which will become available on March 22. The new album, “These Wicked Things,” began as the music and lyrics for a play named “The Barbary Coast” from playwright Dominic Orlando.

The band’s music style is a blend of cabaret, gospel, progressive rock and Appalachian string music spun into their own signature style of dark, funereal Americana.

“Beat Circus is equally drawn to the avant-garde as they are to the old, rural, and gothic,” according to the band’s Bandcamp page.

The members of the band bring a number of genres together in their work including cowpunk, post-punk, “spaghetti western” and giallo scores, Mexican folk music and experimental music.

The group has more than 3,600 monthly listeners and more than 2,000 followers on Spotify.

As of 7 p.m. March 19, ticket prices and information has yet to be released.

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