Be among the first to hear songs from the Jacky Boy Band’s new album, or go the other way and catch the first concert (JS Bach) of this year’s Bloomington Early Music Festival. Perhaps you’d rather watch a Cicada Cinema film about time travel, or dance, dine and drink during a Moose (Lodge) Night. They can also voice their opinions – yes, they really want them – about what live theater shows should be produced in Brown County next year.
Jacky Boy band performs album release show
The Jacky Boy Band just released their second full-length album, Mush, and they’re coming to the Blockhouse Bar at 205 S. College Ave for an album release show on Saturday. return. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 9pm $8.
Their songs have a nod to MTV-era rock, but still sound contemporary. Members also tour or record with other bands such as Angel Du$t, Bugg and Mike Adams At His Honest Weight.
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Jacky Boy’s pal Mike Adams wrote her album bio and said “Mush” was “kind of a vulnerable, not-too-emo, catchy-as-hell Midwestern rock song.” Here’s a verse from the Get Me Out album:
Troubled with the way I live
Repelled by the things that are important to me
Makes me pull my head apart
Jacky Boy’s previous homages to slacking in the 1990s have shifted a bit and become more exploratory. Mark Edlin’s drumming reflects his youth and carefree atmosphere. Find the Blockhouse at blockhousebar.com.
The Bloomington Early Music Festival opens with JS Bach
Bloomington Early Music Festival 2022: Celebrating Women in Early Music begins Sunday at 8pm. Attend the festival’s kick-off event, the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project: JS Bach, It’s good that I go, BWV 108. Bach wrote the cantata in Leipzig for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, or “Cantate”. The authorized readings are from the Epistle of James, “Every good gift comes from the Father of Lights” (James 1:17-21) and from the Gospel of John, in which Jesus proclaimed the Comforter in his farewell discourses (John 16:5-15).
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The concert is free and will be held at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 505 W 4th St. For the festival, see bloomingtonearlymusic.com/festival22.
Cicada Cinema Shows World of Tomorrow: The First Three Episodes
A little girl goes on a journey and sees her distant future. A clone of herself from an even more distant future visits her. Another character, David, travels through space and time to solve a dangerous puzzle.
The film is available to view free of charge at the Hopscotch Coffee Roastery, 212 N. Madison St. Saturday after dark (approximately 9 p.m.). It marks the film’s first showing in Indiana and is part of Granfalloon, Bloomington’s annual Kurt Vonnegut-inspired festival. Find Hopscotch at https://hopscotchcoffee.com.
Moose night, dancing to country music
Bring friends to this dance, music, food and drink tradition from Bloomington, Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Moose Lodge, 840 S. Cory Ln. There is no entry fee, but donations are welcomed and will be split half for charity and half for the band.
The Million Dollar Garage Band is playing. The band members are regional and perform every third Thursday except during the winter. There are menus and a bar, and patrons usually come early to get a good table and place orders. However, all are welcome to arrive at any time in the evening.
Find the Moose Lodge at facebook.com/BtownMooseLodge/.
Brown County Playhouse solicits your views in an open meeting
What live theater performances would you like to see during the 2023 Brown County Playhouse season? Share your thoughts beginning Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville.
Management is holding a public meeting in hopes of receiving your input. All are invited, including those who prefer to just listen. The schedule for 2023 is completely open. If you are unable to attend but have ideas, email [email protected] and they will be shared at the meetup. Of particular interest are plays that people would be willing to direct. The theater is also looking for play readers.
“We want as many different thoughts and opinions as possible,” said board member Mark Stolle. Find the playhouse at https://browncountyplayhouse.org or call 812-988-6555.