Listen to the sounds of Lotus Fest

Lotus World Music and Art Festival is coming up this weekend. For the 23rd year in a row, people from all over the world will flood the streets of Bloomington with music, art, and awareness. This year boasts a great line-up of international as well as American musicians playing showcases all over town. To give…

Honeysuckle talks about beginnings, advice for college-aged musicians

Honeysuckle’s name perfectly reflects their beautiful, earthy folk sound. Benjamin Burns, one of three band members, chose the name because of the sensory memory honeysuckle has for him. Listen to Ben explain further in this interview with WIUX from Lollapalooza 2016. Holly McGarry, Chris Bloniarz and guest bassist Kyle Volkman join Ben to give their…

Houndmouth shares their favorite Bloomington memories

The guys of Houndmouth are the exact kind of cool you wish you could be. Matt Myers, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody would be performing their Lollapalooza set in just two hours but sat around smoking cigarettes and sharing their college memories, anyway. The band formed in small-town New Albany, Indiana in 2011. Not to…

WIUX talks pizza, moms with The Strumbellas

With the earliest show of the day, The Strumbellas acted like an extra shot of espresso to start day three of Lollapalooza off with energy and warmth. Lead singer Simon Ward would jump down into the front of the crowd, while keyboardist David Ritter danced across the stage passionately playing tambourine. The crowd cried out…

Bob Moses Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Although they went to high school together in Vancouver, Canada, it took fate to reunite them walking through the streets of Brooklyn. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance combined their individual music endeavors in 2012 to become Bob Moses. Together, their sound is electronic and funky with a touch of darkness. They released their first full…

Firekid Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Two polar opposites work together to create the firekid sound: acoustic bluegrass roots and a unique layer of chiptune beats made on a retro gameboy. Founder Dillon Hodges recognized that this unique sound called for a new beginning. Previously performing solo, he created firekid in the spring of 2015 and added Josh Kleppin and Heidi Feek. The…

Don’t be a rookie at Lollapalooza 2016

Face it. You paid hundreds of dollars to be extremely hot and tired running stage to stage, all the while being surrounded by the types of people you thought you left behind in high school. You will shell out even more money for meager portions of food and drink in order to survive the day.…

WIUX Lollapalooza Picks

For its 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza added an extra day to make four days jam-packed with music. From little indie acts to big headliners, WIUX picked its top acts to see at this year’s festival and highlighted them in this Spotify playlist.

Martin Courtney @ The Bishop 2/5

If every weekend you find yourself at the crossroads between relaxing or going out, this Friday night at The Bishop you can give into both. Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney will be performing a soft and sunny psychedelic set perfect for dancing or just hanging out. Joining Courtney is power-pop group EZTV and Bloomington’s alternative rocker…