Monday, April 2, 2007
Culture Shock - Indiana event
Free festival going on in Indiana this month, with some great Secretly Canadian and Standard Recording bands - HERE
Plus an article on it from Pitchfork:
Xiu Xiu, Sunset Rubdown Shock Indiana University
Richard Swift, David Vandervelde, Catfish Haven too!
When you've weathered three decades of Bobby Knight, nothing's shocking. Still, Indiana University students (or anybody within a buggy-ride to Bloomington) looking for a jolt of indie rock dogma will get theirs April 14, as student-run WIUX-FM presents their Culture Shock Festival.
Commandeering dual stages behind IU's DeVault Alumni Center, the free festival begins at noon and should rage on until well after the Xiu Xiu-borne heebie jeebies ripple through the crowd at 10:35 PM. Event organizers have encouraged guests to wear sneakers, bring blankets, and be on the lookout for fake blood; from this, it can be inferred that Culture Shock is sort of like Ozzfest with less discarded bat-heads. Though you can never be so sure when it comes to Xiu Xiu.
Revved up to fight for the cream and crimson in addition to Xiu Xiu are Richard Swift and the Sons of National Freedom, Sunset Rubdown, Racebannon, Mudkids, David Vandervelde and the Moonstation House Band, Make Believe, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Catfish Haven, Maps & Atlases, Nomo, Coke Dares, Husband & Wife and Arrah & the Ferns, and the Delicious.