You know your favorite Bloomington band on Joyful Noise that have released two albums on the label and are still active? That's right! Busman's Holiday is having a holiday-themed album release show in your very city! Find them as a 4-piece band with all sorts of holiday cheer. Playing much of their new and old material plus the added bonus of Christmas songs! There will be cardboard cutouts and everything! And a real life Kevin Krauter will open this delightful holiday evening.
doors at 9pm // $8 advance/$10 at the door // 21+
Kevin Krauter - 9:30pm
Busman's Holiday - 10:30pm
Busman's Holiday is Lewis and Addison Rogers, brothers of melodic charm and ecstatic showmanship. Based in Bloomington Indiana, the duo released their debut full-length A Long Goodbye in 2014 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Though adept in a D.I.Y. aesthetic of acoustic busking with only a guitar and a suitcase drum set, Popular Cycles is an expansion from the duo's stripped down origins.
Last year, Indiana based songwriter Kevin Krauter (of Hoops) recorded his debut EP while attending school in Muncie. The songs were a collection of old demos thrown together into a six-song EP for a friend's semester project. A year later, the same friend approached Krauter with the idea for another six-song project. This time, Krauter had been writing new songs over the past year with the intention of releasing them together on an album.
What resulted is a cohesive collection of songs that range from a multitude of influences from bossa nova to Americana. Each song is born from a different emotional/personal background, but they each follow a theme of change and growth. Using his solo work as an outlet for non-Hoops material, Changes is Krauter’s first attempt at writing and recording a set of songs that flow together thematically while maintaining their own distinctive sound and feeling.
Changes is out December 2nd on Winspear & Warm Ratio.