October 8, 2015 / 7:17 pm


Contact: Annie Skertic

Tel. 812.855.7862

Cell: 219.616.4449

Email: askertic@wiux.org



Artists include Varsity, Wes Cook (of the Tourniquets) & Special Guest

BLOOMINGTON, In.–On Saturday, October 17th, WIUX Pure Student Radio will host its annual Pledge Drive

show at The Bishop, with performances by Varsity, Wes Cook (of the Tourniquets) & Special Guest. Doors

open at 7 pm and the show, which is 18+, begins at 8 pm. Presale tickets are $5 and available at the WIUX

station house (715/717 E 8th St.) as well as Landlocked Music. Tickets will cost $7 at the door.

Chicago’s Varsity, led by Stephanie Smith, was recently showcased in Bust magazine as “21 Female-Fronted

Bands You Need To Listen To.” Varsity’s indie-pop riffs and garage-rock hooks have caught the attention of

the Chicago Tribune as well as RedEye Chicago, who highlighted the band’s single “Cult of Personality” as a

song of the day in August. Their self-titled, full-length debut was released this spring and is rife with upbeat,

refined melodies and Smith’s catchy lyrics. Most recently, they’ve played shows throughout the midwest with

NE-HI and Diet Cig, and will perform at MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati later this month.

Wes Cook will perform a solo set, and one additional special guest is to be announced soon. A collection of

singles and demos can be found on Cook’s SoundCloud, and he has also released various EPs with Bloom-
ington psych-rock group The Tourniquets.


WIUX encourages the Bloomington community to help support student-run radio throughout the week of

October 12-17. Along with Saturday night’s concert, various events will be hosted by WIUX during the week in

order to raise money for station improvements and maintenance.

For more information about pledge drive events, please e-mail WIUX Special Events Director Ben Wittkugel

at bwittkugel@wiux.org.