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Monday, September 22, 2008

Live music at The Bluebird

Categories: Live Music

Bloomington's legendary live music venue, The Bluebird, has some incredible performances coming up over the next couple months.  There's something for everyone, from Hip Hop to Rock to Americana! The listings below will get you through mid-October, but you can find out more at  www.thebluebird.ws or give them a call at 812.336.3984 for additional upcoming shows.

Everlast, once best known for his tenure in the rap unit House of Pain, Everlast successfully reinvented himself in 1998 with the best-selling Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, a largely acoustic, hip-hop-flavored effort in the genre-crossing mold of Beck.

September 25, 9 pm; $15



The Omega Moos, a live improv-based side-project, is comprised of Brendan Bayliss (guitar) and Ryan Stasik (bass) from Umphrey’s McGee, and Jamie Shields (keyboards) and Darren Shearer (drums) from the New Deal.  The emphasis of a Moos show is on pure fun, both for the four men on-stage and for their eager fans on the dance floor. If a Moos show had to be summed up in two words, most fans would likely say: DANCE PARTY.

September 26, 9 pm; $12


While Rodney Crowell first gained widespread recognition as a leader of the new traditionalist movement of the mid-’80s, he in fact was a singer, songwriter, and producer with roots and ambitions extending far beyond the movement’s parameters.The Rodney Crowell Trio, featuring Jenny Scheinman and special guest support Will Kimbrough, will be in Bloomington for one night only!

October 2, 9 pm; $15



Sony presents Hip Hop Live, featuring David Banner of the rap duo Crooked Lettaz, Talib Kweli, one of the most critically successful rappers of the late 90's, and Little Brother, part of the new millennium resurgence of alternative rap.

October 13, 9 pm; $25



Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings blends the deeply personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller’s passion. The result made him one of the most talked-about new artists on the acoustic music scene and earned him a loyal cult following.

October 14, 9 pm; $15



Though The Bluebird is probably the best known of B-town's nightclub venues, it's definitely not the only place in town to catch some great live much.  Here are a few of the other place around town where you can catch some tunes (and sometimes some great food too!)

Jake's Nightclub - 419 N. Walnut Street, 812.961.2021

The Players Pub - 424 S. Walnut Street, 812.334.2080

Jazz at the Station - 825 N. Walnut Street, 812.335.0088

Max's Place - 109 W. 7th Street, 812.335.5169

Upland Brewing Company - 350 W. 11th Street, 812.336.BEER (2337)

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.