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April 13, 2010
WIUX, the Indiana University student radio station in Bloomington, has announced an intent to "rock Dunn Meadow all day long" with their "premier event," the Culture Shock festival on Saturday, April 17th. The intent specifically mentions the night as the time being rocked, so the 3pm start time will contaminate the day but the 11pm close seems optimistic. "The festival is free and features over seven bands," writes PR Director Katherine Coplen in WIUX's ambitious statement. "Keeping the event free and open to the community is one of WIUX's biggest commitments."

The student radio station has been holding their Culture Shock event since 1990, "featuring Bloomington's up and coming local bands, several regional bands, and a national headliner" each year. For 2010, "the wide, open spaces" of Dunn Meadow, located to the north of the Student Building and the school's Memorial Union hall, "provides the perfect venue" to "easily hold the masses that flock to Culture Shock year after year."

April's event has a lineup that includes locals with, we must say, pretty good names. Best Coast and Light Pollution, as well as Native, sound like tight Portland noise rockers or something, names that should have already been taken. Slam Dunk and Prayer Breakfast are maybe a bit of a stretch, but who knows what Osteoferocious means. CLOVERS could be a bit like Doves and 2 Mics and a Kit rings like Drums & Tuba or that new joint, Cymbals Eat Guitars.

Best Coast @ Cake Shop [x]


Those with the munchies or the boredoms will be glad for the inclusion of several food and information vendors and a "massive tent" where reps from local cultural centers will commingle with "the growing crowds as anticipation builds towards the evening's headliner."

Osteoferocious @ Village Green Records [x]


Outside of Bloomington, web types can stream the station free. Anyone in Bloomington on Saturday, April 17th should check out Dunn Meadow at 3pm and see if the free price is as much of a bargain as Coplen makes it sound, calling Culture Shock "truly a Bloomington legacy" from a station that "is committed to giving back to the Bloomington community by providing a free festival highlighting local artists and vendors, along with national touring acts."

SEE ALSO: www.wiux.org/blog

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