When: Thu., March 22, 8 p.m. 2012
Playing Lollapalooza, SXSW and Bonaroo would be impressive for any band, let alone one with only a single full length release under their belt. But big time venues mesh perfectly with The Joy Formidable’s big time sound, which features sludge riffs akin to the Smashing Pumpkins and bombastic hooks similar to that of Muse. The band’s date at the Bluebird will be their second show in the Hoosier state in just as many months. Opening acts include A Place to Bury Strangers and Exitmusic who are each signed to Bloomington-based label Dead Oceans.