Stomping Grounds: Bloomington, IN by "the Mikes" of Push-Pull

pushpullProud residents of Bloomington, Indiana, “the Mikes” (Mike Notaro, Mike Bridavsky, and Mike Hoggatt) are making some seriously spastic music. Gaining noteriety throughout the midwest through shows with fellow Bloomingtonians and other local bands, they recently signed on with Joyful Noise Recordings and have released an EP titled “3.” Learn more about their stomping grounds below and keep an eye out for Push-Pull, perhaps coming soon to a Midwest town near you.

What’s your town’s nickname?
Tree City
What’s your nickname for your town?
Tree City
Why do you live there?
There’s something dark in those woods.
What is your favorite local attraction (monument, park, etc)?
Statehouse, 624 S. Washington (the cocktail lounge) and Club Nasty: great places to see people and good bands.

What is your favorite local event/festival?

Lots of shows, some good some bad.
What is the best time of year to be there?
All year motherfucker. Particularly the entire year.
Who is your favorite local celebrity/personality?
John Mellencamp’s wife.
Where is the best place to drink and what’s their specialty or happy hour?
Who has the best jukebox (and what’s in it)?
What is your favorite place to see live music and what was your favorite show there?
There are lots of places.
What is your favorite local band?
There are a lot of bands here. Some notable bands: Prizzy, Prizzy Please, Gravitas, Jon Benet Sasquach, The Coke Dares, Pony Boy, Kentucky Nightmare, Tremendous Fucking, The Delicious, Mouthbreather, etc.
What is your favorite diner or restaurant and what is their best dish?
Turkuaz, the shrimp dish with the feta. Little Tibet and the baby swiss momos. Greek’s Pizza, pizza.
What is your favorite record store and what was your best find there?
Landlocked Music. Tropicalia: The Sound of Revolution. Elvis Costello: Armed Forces on vinyl. The Meters, Cissy Strut on vinyl. Great place for vinyl. Sweet dudes run it.
What is your favorite local shop?
Landlocked Music.