David Stith, is a musician and artist who recently moved to Indiana. His debut album, Heavy Ghost is a critically acclaimed collection of orchestral folk music.
The Hold Steady are a rock and roll quintet based out of Brooklyn, New York. Since the release of their first album in 2004, the band has been coined by many major press outlets as “America’s best bar band”, due to their dynamic performances and constant touring. The Hold Steady performs at Jake's Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana on April 4th.
John Darnielle is the lyricist, guitarist, and only constant member of prolific indie rock act the Mountain Goats. The New Yorker referred to him as "America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist”. His 16th, and most recent album is 2008’s "Heretic Pride". WFIU’s Josephine McRobbie caught up with Darnielle to chat about his music, recent novel, and how he ended up on a hip-hop album.
What do a San Francisco based indie rock group, an unsettling cartoon character, and a stage full of children have in common? They’re all part of a project that has become a bit of a cult phenomenon. WFIU’s Josephine McRobbie has the full story.
Music critics are pretty good at pigeon-holing bands with complicated labels. But one Bronx-based ensemble prides itself on avoiding these restrictions. Oneida’s newest release “Preteen Weaponry” is in stores now. And the group will be visiting Bloomington’s Bluebird Nightclub for a concert coming up later in August.