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Naytronix Interview


Bloomington native Nate Brenner had a grand homecoming last fall when his band Tuneyards headlined Lotus Festival 2015. On April 6, 2016, Nate returned to Bloomington with his electronic music project Naytronix. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff interviewed Nate live on WFHB and featured some tracks from his latest Naytronix album Mr. Divine.

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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson


In Bloomington for a house concert, Will Johnson performed live on WFHB on May 26, 2016. A prolific songwriter, producer and performer, Will Johnson has been a member of Centromatic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk – along with a string of solo albums and collaborations, including one with the late Jason Molina. His most recent release is Swan City Vampires and he performed …

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Firehouse Sessions – M. Ward

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is M. Ward. M. Ward is up to album no. 8 and just released More Rain early March 2016. He is in town to play a show at the Bluebird with Big Thief & NAF. We chat about the new album, his many collaborations on this and other albums, producing Mavis …

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Interchange – Midsummer Sensibility: Gigging in the Theater

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IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Jenny McKnight and David Kortemeier appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

We’re joined by four professional actors who will appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in these two productions which are running on alternating nights from July 8 through the 23rd. They are David Kortemeier, Amanda Catania, Grant Goodman, and Jenny McKnight. I’ll warn you that the conversation is very fluid, alternating focus from Midsummer to Sense. Consistent throughout though …

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Patriotism in the Era of Trump: A Fourth of July Special

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As Americans celebrated the 240th anniversary of the 13 colonies declaring independence from the British empire, we stopped by Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade to talk with local people about patriotism and nationalism in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit. As usual, the City of Bloomington put together a big holiday parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. It …

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Get Lotus Music & Arts Festival 2016 Weekend Passes!

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We are excited to partner with Lotus this year and offer WFHB supporters the opportunity to help two great organizations through your donation to WFHB. Get your tickets now!

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Local Live – Rikki Jean and the DWBs

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Rikki Jean and the DWBs are back in the studio to play some new rockin’ blues originals and promote the release of an album. The band has an addition of a horn section since last year on Local Live, now including a horn section. The 7-piece band is lead by Rikki Jean, the singer-songwriter of the group. SONGS 1.) Sad …

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Interchange – Redneck Muslim: A Special Episode of the Hijabi Diaries

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Tonight in lieu of Interchange we’re going to share another special episode of the local podcast The Hijabi Diaries. This one is called Redneck Muslim and explores one woman’s lifelong attraction to organized Religion. Host Aubrey Seader offers the life story of one woman, her name is Dawn, a member of the Bloomington Muslim community, who has practiced three very …

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Local Live – Hex Mundi

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Hex Mundi brings their blend of psychedelic garage rock from Indianapolis. The band is comprised of husband and wife, Justin Renner (Electric Mandolin, vocals) and Stephanie Renner (drums, backing vocals), and rounded out with Zachary Hall (lead guitar), Andrew Roti (bass), Wylie Peach (guitar, backing vocals) and Alex McGail (keys). The individual tastes and preferences of each band member come …

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Local Live – Kentucky Nightmare

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Kentucky Nightmare is back with a new album showcasing the rock quartet’s raw power, energy, and beauty. Since 2004 the band has survived numerous personnel lineup changes but the one constant has always been singer-songwriter Simon Moore, who can often be found busking the streets of Bloomington and Evansville. The new album “In The House Facing South” was recorded at …

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