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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Chris Johnston at Danger Danger Gallery

Chris JohnstonBloomington, Indiana: The little Midwestern indie-rock city that could. The seventh-most populated city in Indiana has been home to more punk and indie bands than you can count—and even more of which you’ve probably never even heard of. (R.I.P. The Panoply Academy Glee Club.) It’s also currently the home of several labels of note, including Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and (for the time being) Plan-It-X Records. Though we’ve given plenty of attention to those first two—which, just last year, put out records by Philly acts such as Sun Airway, The War On Drugs, and Nightlands—today we’d like to highlight Plan-It-X. Co-founder Chris Johnston, who announced last year that the label will call it quits this summer after its sold-out “End Of The World” Plan-It-X Fest (which will coincide with PIX’s 100th release, a written history of the label titled Free Pizza For Life) drops by Danger Danger Gallery tonight for a solo set. (Following the performance, Johnston will host the “Out Of The Basement Film Fest.”) As a performer, Johnston has his own impressive catalog, including time spent with Operation: Cliff Claven, The Devil Is Electric, and the currently active, acoustic folk-punk duo Ghost Mice; expect to hear plenty of similarly acoustic numbers during tonight’s show. Chris Johnston performs with Fletcher from On The Water and Bridge Underwater at Danger Danger Gallery; tickets to the all-ages show are $5-$10.