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Lilly’s Local Tunes: a guide to live music events Feb. 29-March 3.

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Welcome back to the weekend show guide! Metal heads can rejoice, because this weekend kicks off Black Metal Fest to showcase the loudest and darkest in Black metal music. There’s a lot to love this weekend with plenty of local rock and indie singer-songwriter shows as we kick off a new month and slowly near spring.  

Here’s what’s happening Feb. 29-March 3. 

Thursday 

Black Metal Fest 2024 with Fell Ruin and Eudaemon will take place at 9:30 p.m. at The Bishop Bar. This event showcases the works of Black metal musicians, presented by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. 

Fell Ruin is a Detroit-based metal band, “transmuting elements of black and death metal, progressive metal and avant-garde doom,” according to The Bishop website. Eudaemon hails from Minneapolis and describes themselves as “psyche-freakout ethereal black metal. 

This event is 18+, and tickets are by donation at the door.  

If you’re in the mood for local acoustic and roots music, Troubadour Thursday begins at 7 p.m. at The Orbit Room. The night features the artists John & Jayme from Hammer and The Hatchet, Matt Lundquist, Devin Brown, Tim Baker, Mark Minnick, Dakota Curtis and TV Mike. Tickets are $5 for this all-ages night of acoustic jams. 

The Bloomington-based pop R&B group Yours Truly debuts at 10 p.m. at The Bluebird Nightclub. Tickets are $10 for this 21+ show. 

Friday 

Female-led indie rock band The Namby Pamby will perform with Milkwood and Cal in Red at 10 p.m. at The Bishop. Tickets for this show are $10 at the door for anyone 21+. The Namby Pamby, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, headlined at last year’s WIUX Culture Shock music festival and since then has released a full-length album and toured venues around Indiana. 

Hank Ruff, a local country singer, will perform at The Bluebird Nightclub. You can order tickets for $10 to this 21+ show. 

Saturday 

Two IU student-led indie rock bands, Bug Eat Bug with Worm Database, will headline at 10:30 p.m. at The Bishop. 

Jukebox Luke, a Bluebird mainstay, will perform at 9 p.m. at The Bluebird. Tickets are $10 for this 21+ show.  

Orbit Jazz Night with Jony P Trio begins at 6 p.m. at The Orbit Room as part of their monthly jazz nights. Jony P trio is led by French-Canadian musician Jony Perron, who puts a modern groovy approach to classic jazz standards with inspiration from Latin music.  

After the jazz performance, Simon P. Moore celebrates the release of his new LP at an Album Release party at 8:30 p.m. at The Orbit Room. The album release also features live music from Benjamin Cartha Fowler and Chris Barth. This is a free event, but LPs will be available for $25. 

Sunday 

To close out the weekend, Technicolor Band with Roadhouse takes the stage at 8 p.m. at The Bishop Bar. As always, this is a 21+ event and tickets are $10 at the door. 

Enjoy the weekend supporting local music! 

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