The Underhills and Brownies in Cinema announced as the first two acts for Culture Shock 2016

Bloomington’s own The Underhills and Brownies in Cinema are the first two bands that WIUX is happy to announce, will be playing at Culture Shock 2016.

The annual spring music festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, on Sat. April 9.

In the past few years, The Underhills have deservingly become a Bloomington staple. The six-piece band sings Beatles-esque melodies with instruments like the banjo, fiddle and violin, resulting in a truly unique sound.

Led by Brett Hoffman, Brownies in Cinema combines lo-fi with catchy hooks, creating a chilled out sound that’s perfect for an afternoon, outdoor concert in early April in Bloomington, which coincidentally, perfectly describes Culture Shock.

WIUX will be releasing the full lineup this week, culminating in the headliners announcement show on Friday Feb. 19. Be sure to follow WIUX on instagram @wiux991 to try to guess the #cultureclues all week long.