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Lilly’s Local Tunes: a guide to live music events Feb. 21-24

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Welcome back to the weekend show guide! We’re starting the weekend early with an EDM series kicking off Wednesday. If you’re in the mood for experimental music and explorations of sound, this is the weekend for you. There are also some incredible shows this weekend for roots and acoustic fans at The Bluebird Nightclub and The Buskirk-Chumley Theater. 

Here’s what’s happening Feb. 21-24. 

Wednesday 

The Orbit Room is hosting local electronic duo Sumatics for a three-night residency starting 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Each night, Sumatics will be joined by a guest, and Wednesday they are joined by PRSWM. Pre-sale tickets for each show are $8, and $10 the day of the show. Three-day passesfor the whole weekend are available for $20. 

Thursday 

Night two of the Sumatics residency features a DJ set by David Brown at 7 p.m. at The Orbit Room. 

The local indie band Prices will return at 10 p.m. to The Bluebird. Tickets for their show are $5 for this 21+ event. 

Friday 

Sumatic’s weekend takeover concludes with the Technicolor Band at 7 p.m. at The Orbit Room. 

Local singer-songwriter Elias Fisher will perform at 8 p.m. at The Block House Bar. Admission for the show is $8 at the door. 

Student band Mindfully Blind will perform with local indie bands Cliffs and Sungaze at 10:30 p.m. at The Bishop Bar. Admission is $10 for this 21+ event. 

Rod Tuffcurls will take the stage at 9 p.m. at The Bluebird. Tickets are $15 for this 21+ show. 

Saturday 

23-year-old rising country star Conner Smith will perform at 9 p.m. at The Bluebird. Regular tickets are $20 or $70 for VIP, which grants access to a meet and greet, signed poster, and VIP badge. (what does this give?). Smith’s performance at The Bluebird marks his last stop on his American tour before heading to Europe. If you’re a Conner Smith fan you won’t want to miss this. 

Roots artists Over the Rhine and John Paul White are putting on an intimate night of acoustic folk at 7:30 p.m. at The Buskirk-Chumley Theater presented by Bloomington Roots, a local promoter.  

Over the Rhine is celebrating 30 years of writing and recording together and are touring their 15th studio album. John Paul White, former member of the Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars, is currently on tour for his latest solo album “The Hurting Kind.” 

Rose Girl, Slug Plug, and Leather Phase & Poets will take the stage at 8 p.m. at The Blockhouse Bar. Admission is $8 at the door for this 21+ event. 

Sounds From the Black Hole, a new concert series at 7 p.m. at The Orbit Room will feature experimental artists Hogbite, Lather, and Brandon Spaulding. The concert series returns every fourth Saturday of the month for an all-ages event. Tickets are $7. 

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