Fellow Bloomingtonites, staying on campus for this upcoming fall break? Want a perfect way to kick off the weekend and celebrate the fact no one has class on Friday? Head on down to The Bishop Thursday (10/9) to catch Ne-Hi, Dietrich Jon, and The Bikewalk take the stage. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music should commence at 9 p.m.. It will be an all age’s event. Plus, its only 5 bucks. What more could you ask from a Thursday night? I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.
Kicking off the night will be The Bikewalk a local Indy indie/folk band followed by Dietrich Jon a local Bloomington band. According to Dietrich Jon’s Facebook page the band will be preforming new tunes, which should be an amazing treat for all in attendance. If nothing else y’all should come to support the local rockers. Give this song a whirl it may just persuade you to come out.
After The Bikewalk and Dietrich Jon, NE-HI will perform. Chicago born and raised, the four piece band (Michael Wells, Alex Otake, Jason Balla, and James Weir) started off as a band to score a friend’s film project. NE-HI took final form after the amount of enjoyment they got from making the film’s score. The band released their first self-titled album March 30 of this year. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune on May 15 when asked about the transition from DIY house shows to clubs, venues, and festivals front man Jason Balla stated “It’s pretty mind-blowing. None of us anticipated that [we would end up here]. I didn’t expect anyone to appreciate it.” Still being fresh out of the underground scene and fueled by their album’s release; NE-HI’s performance should feel authentically raw and high in energy.
But wait, there’s more. Bloomington’s own Plaid Rabbit Group and Winspear coordinated and booked the entire nights festivities. Give em some love on Facebook to get the buzz of local shows going around town! Finally, WIUX will be interviewing NE-HI on air Oct. 8 @ 4 p.m., so tune into 99.1 FM to get the low down on the band before their performance.