Local music organization Midnight Reality will present the second annual summer festival RealFest from 1 to 10 p.m. on June 25 in Dunn Meadow. The festival will be free and livestreamed.
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Bloomington’s music community includes everyone, from people who enjoy listening to music to the artists who create and play it. Genres range from punk to classical and country to indie. While the Bloomington house show community is vibrant and thriving, venues also provide musicians with stages to perform covers or original music.
IU 2022 graduate Anna Fagin released her debut single “She Was an Hour” as Fleeter on June 10. She wrote the pop folk song for a songwriting class last semester. The single is available on all streaming platforms.
Pinthouse will conduct a summer concert series with performances on June 11 and 24. Bands LYSERGiC and Tree To Stone will perform on June 11. THiN LiNES, LYSERGiC and Mindfully Blind will perform on June 24.
The Orbit Room switched to an all ages venue on June 2. The restaurant will invite people of all ages until 8 p.m. and will continue to cater to individuals ages 21+ after that time.
The 14th Annual Bloomington Comedy Festival will bring 48 comedians to The Comedy Attic to compete to find the funniest comedian in Bloomington. Audience members will vote for the winner.
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 Matriarch released their first original song, “Best Wishes,” on Sunday. The rock song is currently available on all streaming platforms.
“Dance Fever,” Florence + The Machine’s fifth album, suggests horror and royalty, appearing as if evil has leaked into heaven. Released on May 13, the songs are impossible to sit still to. They generate an actual dance fever, like the title of one of the songs, “Choreomania,” the uncontrollable urge to dance.
Burning Couch Festival showcased indie, rock and hip-hop artists on April 23. Music Industry Creatives held the all-day festival at a member’s house.
Full Bloom Festival showcased 14 musical sets near 11th Street and North College Avenue on April 22. Throughout the day, bands performed in the garage and backyard of Pinthouse, a house owned by multiple IU students.
Liam Kingsley, a musician and Ph.D. student at IU studying African history in Windhoek, Namibia, released his latest album after six years. Kingsley, known musically as Moon News, released indie rock album “Name the House” on March 31, 2022.
BRNDA, a four-piece art punk band originating from Washington DC, will perform in Bloomington for the third time at 8 p.m. April 23 at Blockhouse Bar. Other bands Mister Goblin, Namen Namen and SYZYGY will also perform. Admission is $8 and is open to people aged 21 and older.
Music Industry Creatives will conduct Burning Couch Festival, an all-day music festival, starting at noon on April 23. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and admission is $5.
Pinthouse will present Full Bloom Festival, a free, independent festival, from noon to 11:30 p.m. on April 22 near 11th Street and North College Avenue. Pinthouse will release the address closer to the day of the event. There will be intermissions for the Women’s Little 500 race from 3:30-6 p.m.
The Matriarch, an all-female band, will perform from 8-10 p.m. April 21 at The Orbit Room. Tickets are currently available on the venue’s website.
Rock bands SYZYGY, ForeDaze and Reality Something performed at Blockhouse Bar on April 14.
In operation since 1986, ‘Live From Bloomington’ is an annual collaborative album created to celebrate the Bloomington music community. Due to other projects and the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 edition will be the first album since 2016.
Bloomington Delta Music Club is pairing with the Indiana Memorial Union Board to host BDMC Presents, a free music festival, from 4-10 p.m on April 15 in Dunn Meadow.
Local bands will play at the free music festival Føreal Fest from 5-9 p.m. Saturday outdoors at 1121 N. Lincoln St.