After months of patiently waiting, Bully is making their highly-anticipated return to Bloomington on Jan. 20. The Nashville-based band has been touring nearly non-stop since the release of their debut, critically-acclaimed album Feels Like, even stopping in Bloomington for a show in July.
The name “Bully” connotes someone bothering you, someone punching you. The only punch you’ll receive from this Bully will be from yourself, for not listening to them earlier.
Their unique sound is defined by frontwoman Alicia Bognanno’s strong, raspy and emotive vocals that have clear 90’s at-rock/riot grrrl influences. With lyrics ranging from accidentally breaking her sister’s arm (“Six”) to a series of existential crises (“Trying”), Bully boasts both multidimensional lyricism and music.
Despite making what some would easily describe as grunge-rock, there’s enough pop influences in the music- from catchy riffs to sing-along chroruses- to make Bully’s music hard to pinpoint to a single genre. Bully is an absolute blast to listen to with your headphones on, and seeing them live is an experience that you do not want to miss out on.
Minneapolis-based Fake Limbs is set to open the show. Their hard/noise rock music will definitely bring energy and the heat to warm up an otherwise freezing mid-January crowd in Bloomington.