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Clubfest to bring folk, rock artists to Granfalloon Festival June 3

<p>Nate Porter and Busman&#x27;s Holiday will perform at the Orbit Room on July 3. Clubfest is one of the many celebrations involved in Granfalloon Festival, a celebration inspired by Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut. </p>

Nate Porter and Busman's Holiday will perform at the Orbit Room on July 3. Clubfest is one of the many celebrations involved in Granfalloon Festival, a celebration inspired by Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut.

Local venues The Bluebird, The Bishop Bar and The Orbit Room will celebrate Clubfest by bringing folk and rock musical artists to their stages on June 3. Clubfest is one of the many celebrations involved in Granfalloon Festival, a celebration inspired by Indianapolis author Kurt Vonnegut. 

The Orbit Room has free admission for their 5-7 p.m. all ages show. The Bluebird’s show will begin at 7 p.m. and The Bishop Bar’s show will start at 9:30 p.m. The Bluebird and The Bishop Bar’s shows are for ages 21 and over.

Tickets for The Bluebird show will be $30 and tickets for the show at The Bishop Bar will be $20. Tickets for the performances can be found on the Granfalloon event page.  

“We love Kurt Vonnegut. We’re honored to be celebrating him,” Lewis Rogers, member of the band Busman’s Holiday said. 

Lewis and his brother Addison Rogers will perform at The Orbit Room.

Bloomington natives, the brothers started playing music and touring over ten years ago when Lewis was only 14 years old. Piled into their parents’ van, Lewis said they had enough money to make it from city to city. 

While Busman’s Holiday plays many genres, they mainly specialize in rock. Lewis said their upcoming album, “Good Songs,” will be more like an autobiography. They wanted to create a positive output with the album, he said. 

Nate Porter will be opening for Busman’s Holiday at The Orbit Room. He describes his music as cosmic americana, but also folk and poetry. 

As a fan of Vonnegut, Porter said he’s excited to be playing during the Granfalloon Festival in Bloomington. 

“There will probably be some really interesting minds milling about that little midwest town,” Porter said.

Currently on his “Resident of the Road” tour, Porter said his latest album, “Deep Sea Fishing,” was an exploration of songwriting while his upcoming album will be more earnest.  

Mike Klinge, owner of The Orbit Room, said while the show is free, guests can reserve a table for $20 for up to 4 people. 

Genre-bending rock band Lung will perform at The Bishop Bar at 10:30 p.m. Kate Wakefield, electric cellist and vocalist, and Daisy Caplan, drummer, have been performing as a duo since 2016.

“We write from whatever is impacting us and the world at the moment,” Wakefield said. “It's sort of a cathartic process of anything that we’re thinking, feeling or experiencing and the collective insanity of the world right now. We channel it into our music.”

Caplan said Bloomington is magnetic for people who don’t seem to belong anywhere else.

Though they’ll mostly be playing songs from their latest album, “Come Clean Right Now,” the band is currently working on two new albums. One of them will be released within the next six months and the other will be recorded this summer. 

Caplan said the rage and intense emotions that aren’t often shown are expressed through their music. The duo said their lyrics can be funny yet dark.

Slow Pulp, an indie rock band based in Chicago, and Full Sun will also perform at The Bishop Bar. 

Tune-Yards, Divino Niño and Oreo Jones will perform at The Bluebird.

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