Local scene: LPs is also live performances at MC Record Bin | The music
It’s the week the Open Mic Nights start every Monday at Record Bin (1601 Franklin St.) in Michigan City. The record store is finally entering the second phase of its initial business plan to include live music as well as the sale of recordings (vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs, cassettes, etc.).
The plan is to present a larger and more expanded version of the popular “Live From The Record Bin” performances that once stood in the Hobart store during the pre-COVID era.
Bluesman Jack Whittle will host the kickoff on August 9 and will be one of a handful of popular regional artists, along with James Gedda and Nic Byrd, who will tour as stage hosts for the weekly talent show. region. The on-site performance space provides an intimate setting aimed at showcasing the original blues, rock and Americana music that the NWI region has to offer and can accommodate up to 40 guests. Open mic evenings are free.
In addition to the Monday open mics, an eclectic “Live From the Record Bin” performance series is also scheduled. The August 19 concert by jazz fusion trio Enigmatic Racket (featuring Marco Villarreal, Kofi Baker and Kris Lohn), an August 23 tour stop by American and New York native folk artist Shanna In A Dress, and a showcase are already on the program. performance of The Ola Timothy World Band (R & B / world music).
On August 28, the August “Live At The Record Bin” series will close with a special “Bach to Rock” performance by Classical Blast, a Chicago-based recording / touring group that mixes classical music with favorite pop / rock songs while incorporating symphonic elements. string instruments with a rock rhythm section (classicalblast.com).