Sierra Vandervort is a freelance journalist and author and is currently finishing her degree in journalism and music at Indiana University. She has experience in online and print media, but her focus is magazine and feature writing. Sierra loves adventuring, reading, writing, and discovering new, independent art and music. She's also strangely obsessed with Spider-Man and is always dancing — even though she says she's terrible at it.
Punk rock was a lively part of the Bloomington music scene even before the godfathers of American punk, the Ramones, recorded their first album in 1976. And it is still alive and kicking. Sierra Vandervort looks into the hardcore beginnings of punk and how it has influenced today’s stock of DIY musicians. Click here to read the full story.
B-town is home to a variety of musicians and bands that bend and blend genres from punk to folk, country to classical, jazz to metal. Writer Sierra Vandervort says these different “factions” work together to create a vibrant and independent, yet supportive, music scene that is true to Bloomington’s central character. Click here to read the full story.