1/21

Dirtfoot

Rolling Foliage

18 & Over | 8 pm

Dirtfoot

Dirtfoot is an all original, all acoustic band out of Shreveport, LA. Forming in early 2002, they've been honing their songs and craft in bars and pubs across North Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, and east Texas. After winning the Shreveport Times Battle of the Bands in January 2006, doors have really been opening. Now playing festivals like Voodoo Music Experience in NOLA, Wakarusa Music Festival in Lawrence, KS, Diversafest in Tulsa, OK, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, AR, Cutting Edge Music Festival in New Orleans, LA, Red River Revel in Shreveport, LA, Northgate Music Fetival, College Station, TX, etc, and playing major markets like Austin, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, etc, things are definitely looking up.

Led by the organic writings of Matt Hazelton with each player adding his own flavor and feeling to the songs and sound of the group, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. By far, their claim to fame is their high energy shows and overwhelming crowd participation. They involve the fans with infectious grooves, call and response songs as well as their famous "Beancans'. Each show, bean cans (homemade shakers) are passed out to the audience which turns them into a part of the percussion section. Though all of their instruments are acoustic, their energy and ingenuity will make you swear they are plugged in. Featuring instruments ranging from an acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass, pots n' pans, drums, bells, saxophone, xylophone and more, this band has a truly engaging sound, a real dose of Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble Boogie! It is like a good gumbo - you have some growling vocals, upright bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n' sexy spice of the saxophone and jazz style drums, and finally a little something magical and indescribable, and you have Dirtfoot - a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake your ass and yell like a lunatic on a full moon night.

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1/22

Smackdown Trivia

18 & Over | 6:30 pm

Smackdown Trivia

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1/23

Open Mic

18 & Over | 8 pm

Open Mic

Every* Monday, Nicholas St. James and The Bottleneck host Open Mic! Sign-up at 9:00, music at 9:30.

TWO stages - Main stage and the Bluegrass stage
FULL band (any genre)
Singer-songwriter
Acoustic
Electric
Comedian
JAMS - just show-up with an instrument!

FREE entry
$1.50 pints
45 minute slots available
Amongst the best sound systems in town
Try-out for playing Bottleneck shows
Big venue experience
Pool tables

Contact us with any questions at:

bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

*no open mic will be held if there is a show scheduled.


You MAY NOT sign up any sooner than 2 weeks of the date you wish to play. You may not sign up for two consecutive weeks.



    1/26

    Midnight Marauders

    18 & Over | 8 pm

    Midnight Marauders

    DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

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      1/27

      CloZee & Psymbionic

      LuSID
      Curvatur3

      $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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      CloZee & Psymbionic

      Hailing from Toulouse, CloZee is Chloé, a young music producer who seamlessly combines technical precision with a wild imagination. An accomplished instrumentalist, she began playing the classical guitar at 11. Influenced by edIT, Bonobo, The Widdler and Amon Tobin, she started producing electronic music at the age of 16.

      In 2014, she won the ‘Best International Newcomer of 2013’ at the UK Glitch-Hop Award.

      Her tracks defy genres, oscillating between Glitch-Hop, Trip-Hop, Future Bass and World Bass. She created her own place in the glitch community, thanks to a unique, highly surprising style mixing powerful basslines, funky off beat percussion, world instruments and emotional cinematic sounds. Her recent track ‘Koto’ (Otodayo Records) is about to reach 1 million plays on Soundcloud in 6 months, and already more than a million views on YouTube in only 2 months.

      A musical identity which led her to play in the USA (more than 45 dates in 2014/2015, including the festivals Coachella, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, Enchanted Forest, Farm Fest & more) but also in Canada, India, Germany, Ukraine, and more than 30 different cities in France, alongside artists like Bonobo, Gramatik, Chet Faker, Pretty Lights, TOKiMONSTA, Tipper, GRiZ, Phutureprimitive, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, and Stwo.

      Runner-up of several remix contests (launched by artists Mr. Bill, Asian Trash Boy, Crazy Daylight, Daenine & more), CloZee was spotted by respected labels such as Gravitas Recordings, Glitch Hop Community, Otodayo Records, Adapted Records, Digital Whomp and has continued to evolve her sound and push the boundaries of modern production.

      Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo Bass Music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound.

      John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the USA, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. His passion and innovation in the music world are showcased through album releases on Muti Music and MalLabel, as well as in his role as label manager for the popular Electronic imprint Gravitas Recordings.

      In a live show context, Psymbionic confronts mixes that are limited to the scope of the build and release, avoiding an industry epidemic of drop-monotony that overpowers the flow of music. Burcham seeks to prove that there are more powerful influences in moving a crowd than simple tension, providing an interwoven dynamic that relies on the strength of his blend, rather than the sole force or familiarity of the apex.

      Psymbionic’s theory of music is a journey that doesn’t visit the same place twice, building excitement for what’s next not because you can anticipate it, but because you’ve never been there before.

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      LuSID

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        Curvatur3

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          1/28

          Play Dead

          18 & Over | 8 pm

          Play Dead

          As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead in 2015, this group of talented and eclectic musicians has come together to celebrate the remarkable repertoire and live experience of the Grateful Dead. More than what you’d expect from a typical tribute band, this group embraces the foundation of what made the Dead’s sound so unique by creating a landscape of masterful improvisation, rich harmonies and beautiful melodies across all genres of music.
          While this group of players has never before taken the stage together, they have all been in connection for more than 20 years and possess over a century of experience writing, teaching, performing and producing music. Boerger and Comparato have played and performed together in the L.A. Ramblers, The Deal, The Coyote Project and most recently Stranger Tractor. Additionally Boerger’s music roots include Tofu Teddy, The Red Zone, The Parlor Frogs, Diamond Eyed Jack & Flint Gray. Hoopes’ credits include The EZ Pieces, Ardys & Bradford, The Secondhands and with Mahoney, venture back into the 80’s with the east coast jam band MoonRocks. Hoopes and Hamm have played together in The Yards since 2003. Bassett and Mahoney are a seasoned and accomplished percussion duo with numerous credits for session work as well as their performances in their bands Sunu (in which both Bassett and Hamm play), Truckstop Honeymoon and 40 Watt Dreams (in which Mahoney play).

          Together Play Dead produces an uncanny rendition of a part of musical history that was genius, ahead of its time and may never be experienced again. To say the music and culture of the Grateful Dead had a profound effect on the course that music has taken over the years is a grave understatement. Whether you’re a card carrying Deadhead, a Hi-Fi music aficionado or just a music junkie who loves a good groove you will not want to miss Play Dead.

          Let The Music Play The Band!

          Dylan Bassett - Percussion
          Brad Boerger - Guitar, Vocals
          Joe Comparato - Bass, Vocals
          Michael Hamm - Guitar, Vocals
          Bradford Hoopes - Keyboards, Vocals
          Kelly White - Percussion

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          1/29

          Smackdown Trivia

          18 & Over | 6:30 pm

          Smackdown Trivia

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          1/30

          Open Mic

          18 & Over | 8 pm

          Open Mic

          Every* Monday, Nicholas St. James and The Bottleneck host Open Mic! Sign-up at 9:00, music at 9:30.

          TWO stages - Main stage and the Bluegrass stage
          FULL band (any genre)
          Singer-songwriter
          Acoustic
          Electric
          Comedian
          JAMS - just show-up with an instrument!

          FREE entry
          $1.50 pints
          45 minute slots available
          Amongst the best sound systems in town
          Try-out for playing Bottleneck shows
          Big venue experience
          Pool tables

          Contact us with any questions at:

          bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

          Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

          *no open mic will be held if there is a show scheduled.


          You MAY NOT sign up any sooner than 2 weeks of the date you wish to play. You may not sign up for two consecutive weeks.



            1/31

            David Allen Ho

            Tyler Gregory

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            David Allen Ho

            David Allen Ho’ got his start playing drums at house parties and in local dive bars around his native territory of rural North Dakota. Influenced by some of the greats, such as John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and Hank Williams, as well as contemporaries like Lucero and Drive-By Truckers, he eventually learned a few chords on guitar and mandolin and started to write and perform his own music. He sings his songs of lost love and unwanted change with a unique voice stained by cheap cigarettes and alcohol.

            In 2014, David traveled to Minneapolis, MN to record his debut EP “Eight Feet Wide & A Mile Deep” at Silver Ant Studios, enlisting the help of a few Minneapolis musicians and friends to round out his band (Brian Wheat, Joe Kopel, Tommy Tousey, and Ryan Holweger).

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            Tyler Gregory

            Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found busking on city streets with his deep voice and steam-powered melodies bouncing off the street-side architecture. His sturdy songcraft takes cues from WWII-era blues bellowers like Leadbelly and Son House.

            Gregory's mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. Singing songs portraying stories of travel, land, and the meaning of simplicity, Gregory goes full force on his guitar/stomp-box live performance arrangements.

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            2/1

            Marbin

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Marbin

            Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show. After well over a thousand shows and more than 20,000 albums sold, Marbin has gained thousands of devoted fans all over the worldwide. Marbin has released five albums with Moonjune Records: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), and Aggressive Hippies (2015).

            In addition to their regular schedule, Marbin has toured with Allan Holdsworth’s trio with Yellow Jackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Virgil Donati of Planet X, as well as Scott Henderson's trio, which included Mike Clark and Jeff Berlin. Marbin has also recorded and performed with drummer Paul Wertico, (Pat Metheny Group), bassist Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Wayne Krantz, and more.

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            2/3

            Chief Keef

            Hoolie Gu
            Glo Gang
            Ebony Tusk
            PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

            $20 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                    2/4

                    Mountain Sprout

                    Like Rabbits

                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                    Mountain Sprout

                    Mountain Sprout is a highly energetic hillbilly music machine, spitting original tunes and blowing minds with original whitty lyrics and face melting musicianship. The Sprouts are a full time working band and play shows all year round for anyone who will listen. Whether it be Grayson VanSickle playing his machine gun banjo, singing out the novel of our lives or guitarist Adam Waggs, who yanks up the melody up by the ear and keeps you kickin'. With a smile on his face, Daniel Redmond pulls out cannon fire notes pounding the stand-up, dog house bass, and Blayne Thiebaux gives the crowd a spectacular show, burnin' rosin and bendin' air, exploding the fiddle while bursting into flames. Together, they are MOUNTAIN SPROUT.

                    Playing around 250 shows a year, including music festivals, concert halls and backwood hole in the walls. They have performed in venues large and small. From opening up for national icons Willie Nelson and Leonn Russel to performing with jam band titans such as Yonder Mountain String Band and Wide Spread Panic. You can find them hanging out with home grown legends like Split Lip Rayfield, Randy Crouch and countless other amazing musicians. Always opening up another beer or a sheltered mind at the local and not-so-local bars, MOUNTAIN SPROUT is always truly a crowd favorite.

                    After forming several renditions, the band made a final pact in ‘06. Since then MOUNTAIN SPROUT has released multiple recordings preceded by the infamous “Pornobilly”(2005) that earned a place in everyones heart. Then officially releasing their original debut album "One More for the Ditch"(2007), followed by a collection of traditional tunes entitled "Fambilly Hour"(2008), and tapped from source with another CD of original songs called "Into the Sun"(2009). With there latest smash hit album for the collection “Habits to Feed”(2010).

                    Now with much more to come from the Mudstomp Records family and the Pipeline Productions power house, Mountain Sprout is here to push the limits! Just make contact with plenty of advance notice so that you too can enjoy the live supernatural performance of the Mountain Sprout and if you all just want to party, well thats we do best, so let us set the mood for an amazing experience anytime; every time.

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                    Like Rabbits

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                      2/6

                      Open Mic

                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                      Open Mic

                      Every* Monday, Nicholas St. James and The Bottleneck host Open Mic! Sign-up at 9:00, music at 9:30.

                      TWO stages - Main stage and the Bluegrass stage
                      FULL band (any genre)
                      Singer-songwriter
                      Acoustic
                      Electric
                      Comedian
                      JAMS - just show-up with an instrument!

                      FREE entry
                      $1.50 pints
                      45 minute slots available
                      Amongst the best sound systems in town
                      Try-out for playing Bottleneck shows
                      Big venue experience
                      Pool tables

                      Contact us with any questions at:

                      bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                      Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

                      *no open mic will be held if there is a show scheduled.


                      You MAY NOT sign up any sooner than 2 weeks of the date you wish to play. You may not sign up for two consecutive weeks.



                        2/7

                        Aqueous

                        The Groove Orient

                        $9 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                        Aqueous

                        Tearing out of Buffalo NY, rock/groove powerhouse Aqueous has built a name for themselves nationally, following years of touring and high profile sets at festivals like Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Peach Festival, Moe.Down, Catskill Chill, The Frendly Gathering, and countless others. Aqueous has built a reputation for bringing high energy and tireless effort to their craft, and fans rave about the uniqueness and power behind every performance. Featured as one of Relix Magazine's "On The Verge" artists and having shared the stage with the likes of Umphrey's McGee, Lotus, Papadosio & more, there seems no limit to the quartet's journey to the top.

                        With three studio albums under their belts, and their critically acclaimed live collection "Live Nugs", Aqueous is as strong in composing as they are at communicating and improvising during their shows. Their onstage persona is infectious and undeniable; their lifelong friendship stands as a testament to the tightness of the music. While the band is relatively young, they are polished - check them out as soon as you can, and discover firsthand what the buzz is all about.

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                        The Groove Orient

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                          2/8

                          Felly

                          Gyyps
                          Sam Maxfield

                          $16 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                          Felly

                          Beats and rap from Connecticut.

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                          Gyyps

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                            Sam Maxfield

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                              2/9

                              Young Bull

                              Le Grand
                              Godzillionaire
                              Feast Ov Fools

                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                              Young Bull

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                              Le Grand

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                                Godzillionaire

                                Heavy space rock from Lawrence, KS.

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                                Feast Ov Fools

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                                  2/10

                                  Leopold and His Fiction

                                  High Up
                                  Till Willis and Erratic Cowboy

                                  $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                  Leopold and His Fiction

                                  From the very first stages of creating Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction frontman Daniel Leopold found himself at the mercy of inspiration in a way he’ d never experienced. “ This is our first album that happened out of necessity,” says Daniel, singer/guitarist for the newly Austin-based band. “ With the other records, making music was always a luxury. I could move at any speed, along any meandering path, and I did. This time the songs came to me with such an impact I was forced to commit myself to getting them out before I had a chance at losing them forever. There wasn’ t any time to ponder over anything.” The fourth full-length from Leopold and His Fiction, Darling Destroyer echoes that urgency with a savage yet soulful sound testifying to Daniel’ s Detroit heritage. “ I hear my upbringing in this album more than anything I’ ve ever done in my life,” Daniel says. “ The songs were telling me, ‘ This is what you’ re made of, so trust it.’ ” Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’ s pop-minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins. “ Looking back, these songs came from a place of fear and vulnerability,” says Daniel, who wrote much of the album while awaiting the birth of his now-five-year-old daughter. “ It was my first time ever dealing face-to-face with the severity of that type of emotion and translating it into words. Harnessing its power in the studio pushed me in a way I’ ve never been pushed before.” Throughout Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction reveal their gritty ingenuity by merging delicately crafted lyrics with blistering guitar work. Co-produced by Daniel and Chris “ Frenchie” Smith (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ringo Deathstarr, Jet), the album gracefully veers from the self-mythologizing swagger of “ Cowboy” and sinister reverie of “ Boy” to the dreamy doo-wop of “ I’ m Better Off Alone” and lilting folk of “ Who Am I.” On “ Free,” agitated rhythms and fuzzed-out basslines make for a blissfully frantic lone-wolf anthem, while “ Flowers” matches its confessional complexity with the slow burn of the song’ s horn-powered arrangement. “ That one came while on the road driving through a mountain town way high up in Colorado,” says Daniel of the latter. “ I was completely lost and more vulnerable than I’ ve ever been in my life, living within a dualism of tension and love, each pulling me toward vastly different arenas of existence. Attempting to apply anything I knew to the responsibility on the way seemed inconceivable, and ‘ Flowers’ expresses the feeling of facing up to that.” From track to track, Darling Destroyer proves Daniel’ s easy prowess as a frontman, his vocals endlessly shifting from brutal wail to tender serenade. That unhinged yet nuanced performance reaches a glorious peak on “ I’ m Caving In,” which Daniel initially penned as a country song but eventually twisted into a heart-stopping blues number. “ I’ m in no way a country artist, but to me, classic
                                  country and classic R&B songs are synonymous in terms of what message they’ re trying to deliver,” he notes. And with its scorching guitar riffs and thrillingly raw vocal performance, “ I’ m Caving In” emerges as a down-on-your-luck epic that turns desperation into transcendence. For Leopold and His Fiction, creating an album as sublimely chaotic asDarling Destroyer took a lifetime of cultivating a kaleidoscopic musicality. Born and raised in Detroit, Daniel first began making music after finding a forgotten about guitar in his grandmother’ s basement as a child. “ It had only two strings, but I took it home and started studying immediately,” he recalls. He also played drums in a band at school and learned to play horns and bass, but his focus remained on the guitar. “ I’ m an only child and was always alone, but I was lucky enough to have an instrument I could bury myself in,” he says. “ It was a kind of gold mine, having such an outlet growing up.” Moving to California to study writing in San Francisco, Daniel put those years of practice to use when he started crafting songs for the first time. (The band’ s name nods to the main character in a novel he attempted to write — his only try.) He then channeled his literary inclinations into the lyrical element of the band. “ Especially in the early days of Leopold, the songs were entirely character-driven,” he says. “ I’ d write a mini-novel for every song.” Releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, Leopold and His Fiction built up a reputation as a powerful live act and landed gigs supporting ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr., and Dr. Dog. (The band’ s current lineup features Alexander “ Z” Lynch on bass and vocals, Jeremy Holmsley on keyboards and vocals, and Mark Henne on drums.) Between their 2009 sophomore release Ain’t No Surprise and 2012’ s 3, Daniel co-founded the folk outfit Cowboy and Indian, and spent several years touring and recording with the Austin-based band. “ Cowboy and Indian picked up momentum really fast; it was something I had to do,” Daniel says. “ It wasn’ t that Leopold ever stopped, but it was clearly imperative that this other project, and these other people, needed me as much as I needed them.” With his return to Leopold and His Fiction, Daniel revisited his approach to songwriting and strayed from his novelistic tendencies. “ You can say any one thing a million different ways,” he says. “ For these songs, the more direct I could be, the better it was for their message.” And in that newfound directness, Leopold and His Fiction brought a more deliberate sensibility to the making of Darling Destroyer — ultimately creating the band’ s most dynamic work yet. “ It drained every ounce of energy, every bit of inspiration, every dollar — everything I had went into this album,” Daniel says. “ And it all made me realize that if you don’ t give yourself up to art that way, it is obvious. It was a really challenging place to be, but it helped me raise the bar to a level that I didn’ t even know could exist.”

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                                  High Up

                                  HIGH UP singer Christine Fink moved to Omaha to be closer to her sister, notable singer songwriter Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, etc.) back in 2012. Down South in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Christine had been known to exercise her theatrical roots at the the local karaoke bars - and to great effect. The first time Orenda saw Christine sing at Sheffield’s Old Town Tavern her jaw dropped as she watched her sister bring the house down. After a few years in Omaha, Orenda noticed that Christine brought the house down no matter where she was singing karaoke- with people of all ages lining up to buy her drinks and even give her requests to sing their favorite soul songs. But Christine was depressed, feeling aimless, shuffling between minimum wage jobs, and the thrill of the weekend performances wore off quickly. One night, the two began to talk about the future, and Orenda insisted that Christine should try and do what makes her happiest- perform for people. After much discussion, they decided to start High up, a collaboration mixing elements of punk and soul that showcased Christine’s powerful vocals and Orenda’s seasoned songwriting. The band draws from a wide variety of influences- from Janis Joplin and Sam Cooke to Dead Kennedys, from Screaming Jay Hawkins to Velvet Underground- and blends the genres to create a frenetic live show and sound that is at once classic and fresh.

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                                  Till Willis and Erratic Cowboy

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                                    2/11

                                    Thunderkat

                                    All Ages | 6 pm

                                    Thunderkat

                                    Born from fatherhood angst, Thunderkat was the vision of Lew Hanna who tired of the routine life, threw it all away, and shouted in his Dee Snyder voice "I wanna rock!!" Henry climbed on board for the ride after parting ways with a sleepy soft rock band. 3D nosed in on the conversation and invited himself along to fulfill his dream of being in a Van Halen cover band only with easier songs to play. Ivan completed the band with actual talent.

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                                    2/13

                                    Lydia Loveless

                                    Angelica Garcia

                                    $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                    Lydia Loveless

                                    Singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless’ highly anticipated new album, Real, was released August 19 via Bloodshot Records. This record follows the release of Somewhere Else, which Rolling Stone praised as “…an aching, lusty set of twang and sneer wrapped in electric guitar swagger,” while Pitchfork furthered “Somewhere Else [is] both a bracing and a deeply harrowing listen.” “Longer,” the first track to be revealed off Real, premiered via Stereogum. Of the song, Stereogum says, “It’s like the Replacements soundtracking the sad aftermath of Big Star’s “Thirteen” — which is to say, it’s awesome.”

                                    Real was recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios in her home state of Ohio and was engineered and produced by Joe Viers (Dr. John, Twenty One Pilots). “I chose to work with Joe Viers, engineer and producer of my last three releases, again because I trust him completely not only with my music but with my words,” said Loveless. “There was a lot to say this time around and I wanted to return to that sort of playground and (sometimes literally) throw things at the wall. Whereas our previous records could be described as blunt or raw, this one I wanted to be known as honest, as true, as real (rimshot),” she adds.

                                    Of the album Loveless says:

                                    "We refer only to things fully formed and everlasting as 'real'. If a marriage ends it was 'fake' and everything was a 'lie.' We ask if quickly made up tunes are 'real songs'. The veil of depression causes to wonder if we're real people, feeling discarded, sitting at the kid's table. Am I real even if I stayed in bed all day? Is love real even when it's over or goes entirely unfulfilled? Are we real after we die, even if no one remembers us? Or is anything temporary merely a fake, a phony, a stand in. I was thinking about this a lot when I was writing these songs. What makes someone, even someone lacking the confident to show their true selves a 'real' authentic person.

                                    When I strip away my vices who am I really? Am I only myself when I'm dancing on a table and making the most vulgar of wisecracks, even though I hate that person, it gets a rise out of myself. The party monkey side. But the side with any amount of grace is often met with concern or disdain. Who are you really, at the end of the day, entirely alone, without all the daydreams and the bullshit and the performance art we go through all day every day, even non performers or as we call them, 'normal' people. Because I feel like I spent my formative years flopping around like a fish, masking pain with substance abuse and somewhat ashamed of who I was—a hayseed, a phony, I felt—it was absolutely necessary for me to become a stronger, more confident human, or I was going to die. Real is my sort of love letter to that realization, that my existence was just as valid as any other.”

                                    Loveless is joined on the album by Todd May (vocals, guitars, keys), Ben Lamb (bass), Jay Gasper (guitars, pedal steel, keys), George Hondroulis (drums, percussion, keys), Andy Harrison (guitar, keys) and Viers (percussion, guitar).

                                    In 2011, Loveless released her second full-length album, Indestructible Machine, which The Chicago Tribune said, “she conveys toughness, tenderness and humor with off-handed conviction.” Two years after the critical success of her breakout second record, Loveless released Somewhere Else. On Somewhere Else Loveless is less concerned with chasing approval—she scrapped an entire album’s worth of material—and more focused on fighting personal battles of longing, heartbreak and the aesthetic that comes along with them.

                                    Loveless has toured with artists such as Jason Isbell, Iron & Wine, Old 97's, Drive-By Truckers, Scott H. Biram, and the Supersuckers. Her music has been praised by Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, Chicago Tribune, and more. She was the subject of the 2016 documentary Who Is Lydia Loveless?, directed by Gorman Bechard.

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                                    Angelica Garcia

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                                      2/14

                                      Brothers Gow

                                      Gravy

                                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                                      Brothers Gow

                                      The San Diego quintet Brothers Gow combines rock, funk, jazz and reggae influences with thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves and an ear for improvisation that keeps each show fresh and unique. With more than 500 shows under their belts, this well-seasoned band started off in Flagstaff, AZ, and since moving to Southern California, has developed a more dynamic sound, adding strong vocal harmonies and complex arrangements to their guitar-driven rock. Add to this mix an awe inspiring light show, and you have a recipe for a memorable concert experience.

                                      The more evolved sound of Brothers Gow can be heard in Reflections their 4th studio album, that runs the gamut from arena rock and uptempo dance grooves to more musically and lyrically emotive tracks and some fan-favorite intrumental compositions that showcase Brothers Gow’s tight arrangements.

                                      In addition to their hard work getting people on the dance floor, the band has also demonstrated their commitment to making the world a better place for all of us. The Brothers Gow Foundation for Music Education was launched in 2014, and in its first charitable event raised enough money to put a stringed instrument in all 18 classrooms at OB Elementary (San Diego), and has plans to continue these efforts to support youth and music education.

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                                      Gravy

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                                        2/16

                                        Silent Planet

                                        Hail the Destroyer
                                        Dayseeker
                                        Ghost Key
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                                        $13 + F&T | All Ages | 6 pm

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                                        Silent Planet

                                        Humanity has always had a therapeutic relationship with music. Its ability to shatter man-made walls, create a platform for expression, and illuminate perspectives, has helped ground some and liberate others. We build national anthems out of songs, we immortalize first dances with songs, we cry because of songs. Music—when breathed into with intention, intellect, and purpose—can restore and unify. If you need an example, listen to Silent Planet’s newest album, Everything Was Sound.

                                        Silent Planet—comprised of Alex Camarena, Thomas Freckleton, Garrett Russell and Mitchell Stark—writes with purpose. The LA-based band’s first album, The Night God Slept, gave voice to characters victimized by systemic oppression. The album used historical settings and the characters within it to magnify their marginalized perspectives, resulting in a musical accomplishment outfitted with quality instrumentals, rich storytelling, and a mouthpiece for the silenced. Their second full-length project bears consistent fruit with their first.

                                        Everything Was Sound, the sophomore release on Solid State Records, is unrelenting in its endeavor to marry its sophisticated metalcore sound with the quiet voice of the alienated. The band’s vocalist, Garret Russell, walks us out of their first album’s story and straight into this one: a metaphorical prison housing society’s misunderstood. The panopticon (both a psychological concept and a physical space) is a many roomed, doorless prison equipped with one, concealed guard. Without the ability to see where the guard is looking, the construct effectively controls each inmates behavior. Russell uses this theory (designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham) to represent the societal imprisonment culture places on the mentally wounded. He walks us through nine rooms, with nine varying prisoners, and tells their stories.

                                        “So many people feel completely alone. This album was inspired by the people I’ve interacted with who feel like nobody can or wants to understand them. It’s very evil to leave people isolated like that,” explains Russell. “Our goal is to make people’s stories visible, to give words and to give music to things that aren't often talked about.” Take the track “Panic Room” for example. “God gave me a vision, in a very mystical way, of my friend who suffers with PTSD. I wanted to tell his story in a way that honored him.” Lyrics like, “this is war: A child stumbles from the wreckage holding his salvation - the trigger to cessation - to end us all. I took a life that takes mine, every quiet moment we collapse,” paint a panicked and painful perspective, but one that gave healing to the friend who inspired it. From the song “Understanding Love Is Lost,” about the wreckage of suicide, to “Nervosa,” about the destruction of eating disorders, Silent Planet intentionally introduces us to the struggling souls surrounding us.

                                        And that isn’t all they’re intentional about. The instrumentals, the lyrics, and the artwork are unanimously designed to, in Russell’s words, “challenge intentions, stir the subconscious, and offend assumptions.” Whether it be the enneagram of personality that marks the cover art, the inkblots within the liner notes tethered to each archetype, or the cited sources laced within each song, you’ll feel what Russell says is a “dance between wholeness and oblivion.” The theme weaves itself—through color, word, sound, and design—into all aspects of the project.

                                        Silent Planet’s pursuit is perhaps best stated by the two instrumental tracks within the album—“Tout comprendre” and “C’est tout pardoner”—whose combined titles mean “to understand all is the forgive all.” In the final song, the prisoners escape bondage and unite, planting a new tree of life in the center of the panopticon. “People have been inhabiting inside of their wounds,” explains Russell, “and I believe they can come together to be healed. Step out, see each other, and find freedom in being seen.”

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                                                2/17

                                                The Magic Beans

                                                3 Son Green

                                                $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                The Magic Beans

                                                The Magic Beans are a traveling band from Nederland, CO set out to bring their unique, genre-blending music to the masses and inspire a good time. Their diverse songs move your mind, while tight grooves move your booty when they come to town or through the speakers. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Magic Beans leave nothing off the table as they combine americana, funk, rock, and electronica into a one sound and sometimes even one composition. Their sound has been described as space funk, ameritronica, and groove grass. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music: original songwriting, diverse instrumentation, and continually pushing the envelope are what have set this group apart. Seamlessly combining acoustic roots music and traditional instruments with modern technology and electric dance music, The Magic Beans are as unique as their place of origin, the Colorado Rockies.

                                                The Magic Beans have shared the stage with an eclectic group of musicians: ranging from members of String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Leftover Salmon, ALO, The Motet, to acts like Eliot Lipp, Railroad Earth, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Great American Taxi, Zac Deputy, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield, Juno What, Papadosio, & The Werks just to name a few. They've performed over 200 shows as group across the nation in venues like; Ogden Theater, Boulder Theater, Mishawaka Amphitheater, Bluebird Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Animas Theatre, Belly Up Aspen, the Cabooze, George's Majestic, Parish austin, The Grenada, Gothic Theater, Funky Biscuit, State Bridge Amphitheater, Fox Theater, City Hall, 320South, The Eldo CB, Ghost Ranch Saloon, and many more across the country. The group has a full studio album and live shows available for free to fans at themagicbeans.bandcamp.com and has also put on two of their own festivals and participated in countless charity and benefit events. Look for the groups second studio effort, a double album, to be released early next year.

                                                Scott Hachey – Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
                                                Josh Appelbaum – Bass Guitar
                                                Casey Russell – Keyboards, Synth, Acoustic Banjo/Guitar, Vocals
                                                Cody Wales – Drums, Beatbox
                                                Hunter Welles – Electric/Acoustic Mandolin

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                                                3 Son Green

                                                Since 2007, 3 Son Green has been interweaving their vast web of sound, sense, and solidarity into the ever‐evolving architect it has become. Their RockJamJazzFunk style breaks genre bylaws, and pulls crowds out of their seats everywhere they play. 3 Son Green’s intricate songwriting combined with their natural improvisation is guaranteed to satisfy every music lover’s palette. Their well fueled, expanding flame has, even now, lapped at the feet of the music world at all manner of festivals across the Midwest. These Kansas City grown virtuosos are vaulting to new heights, and leaving no slack behind.

                                                Jamie Anderson – Guitar/Vocals
                                                Evan Carlson – Guitar/Vocals
                                                Steven Pearson – Drums
                                                Trey Green – Bass/Vocals

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                                                2/22

                                                Hyborian

                                                Young Bull
                                                Keef Mountain

                                                18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                Hyborian

                                                An age of violence and magic, a world of uncertainty, a soundtrack to a time forgotten by man.

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                                                  2/25

                                                  Ultimate Fakebook

                                                  Creature Comforts
                                                  Berwanger
                                                  Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers

                                                  All Ages | 6 pm

                                                  Ultimate Fakebook

                                                  Hailing from Manhattan, Kansas, Ultimate Fakebook was known for performing a version of late 1990s music that marketing executives labeled punk, but more closely resembled the power-chord and hook-laden power pop of such contemporary bands as Eve 6 and Matchbox Twenty. They were also likened to 1970s' purveyors of tuneful pop such as Cheap Trick, whose music was adorned in electric guitars and Beatles' style craftsmanship. During the band's relatively short recording career, Ultimate Fakebook released only four albums, but these albums have been admired by critics for the musicianship and songwriting abilities of guitarist and vocalist Bill McShane, drummer Eric Melin, and bass guitarist Nick Colby. The band toured relentlessly, often performing nearly 150 shows per year.

                                                  Ultimate Fakebook formed in 1996, when third cousins McShane and Colby began playing music together in Beloit, Kansas. They formed their first band together when they were in their mid-teens. "Nick and I always knew we wanted to be in a band," McShane admitted on the Noisome Records website. "It was our first career choice—and there was no second choice. We had this rock and roll sickness all the way back then." Melin started his musical career as a trombonist, an instrument he abandoned as a freshman in high school when he decided to take up the drums. "I bought this cheesy drum set for $100, and started playing along with the metal albums I listened to in high school," he explained to Noisome Records. "I never took any lessons—just sat there with headphones on, playing along until I could play all these songs."

                                                  In 1994 McShane and Colby moved to Manhattan, Kansas, and formed an early four-piece version of Ultimate Fakebook that included Melin. The band developed quickly, taking on the name Ultimate Fakebook, presumably from the title of a series of music books featuring piano and guitar tabs rather than musical notations. Initially the trio emulated the sounds of such heavy metal bands as Metallica, KISS, and Slayer, but their later style resembled such classic Minneapolis-based musical acts as Prince, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, and the Replacements. McShane's vocals, however, are unmistakably influenced by Cheap Trick's singer Robin Zander. "I never intended to be a singer," McShane remarked on his group's website. "However, I did grow up loving early Prince and '80s pop like Olivia Newton John." He added that "singing evolved out of that I suppose. As for guitar, that's easy; I saw a Dokken video for 'In My Dreams' when I was a kid and that was it—I had to play the guitar in a rock band." McShane's Dokken phase was brief, however, as he explained on the Ultimate Fakebook website: "Of course, once I grew up I moved away from the hair metal thing. But I can't shed the desire to rock out and play huge guitar riffs and solos, even though I'm really only interested in trying to write memorable pop songs."

                                                  The band's original singer quit, and McShane took up vocal duties for the group's first recording, the 1998 album Electric Kissing Parties. The trio began to tour seemingly non-stop, breaking long enough to record and release their second album, This Will Be Laughing Week, in 1999. That same year the band earned an opening slot on a Cheap Trick tour. On the cleverly titled This Will Be Laughing Week the band prominently displayed its influences. "I'm All I Out of It Now" resembled the late 1960s' work of Ray Davies and the Kinks, and "Far, Far Away" hearkened back to the 1980s' sound of Paul Westerberg's Replacements. The album also included the song "Of Course We Will," which McShane described on the Noisome Records website as a song "about wondering if your dreams are gonna come true … You're working hard at something—like this band—and all of a sudden you think to yourself, 'Gee, I don't know if we're ever gonna get anywhere with this thing—or are we?' Out of that feeling, I was inspired to write a song that says: 'Who cares? Whatever happens, I'm still gonna do what I want to do.'"

                                                  The album also featured a tribute to the heavy metal bands that inspired them, titled "Brokyn Needle," which, in true head banger and hair band fashion, featured German umlauts over the "y" in Brokyn and first "e" in Needle. "I kept singing the phrase in my head and it made no sense," McShane explained to Noisome Records. "But that was what was so perfect: It's like one of those stupid names, with a stupid spelling, that you would pick up for your high school band. It's a song that takes you back to that time, about starting a band with your friends and aiming to take over the world." The release brought group comparisons to Weezer and vocal comparisons to Elvis Costello.

                                                  In 2002 Ultimate Fakebook toured as an opening act for Nerf Herder to support the Fakebook's album Open up and Say Awesome. For the tour, the group added guitarist and vocalist J.D. Warnock. "We love being a three-piece," McShane told Grand Rapids Press writer Curt Wosniak. "We recognized formulas in how we would do things, and any time you aren't having quite as much fun, you definitely want to do something to make it more interesting." The album also displayed a change in direction. "Most of the songs are coming from a pretty positive outlook," McShane told William Mills from Gamecock, the student newspaper of the University of South Carolina. "It's usually music that's kind of fun and more like a party vibe, rather than the deep, dark, personal kind of vibe.… We've always focused on the live show being exciting and raw."

                                                  In the winter of 2004, Ultimate Fakebook announced that the band would split up. Colby explained to Kansas State Collegian journalist Jessica Grant, "We've just been doing it for a long time. We wanted to do different things. We're all on the same page, but we want to move on." McShane announced plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film editor, while Melin and Colby stated that they planned to stay in the music business. "There are other bands that I plan to hook up with and tour with," Colby told Grant. Melin and Colby performed rhythm section duties for Dead Girls Ruin Everything, the opening act on Ultimate Fakebook's final tour. Besides Melin and Colby, the Dead Girls' lineup featured former Podstar members Cameron Hawk and JoJo Longbottom. Prior to Ultimate Fakebook's last performance, Colby told Grant: "The last show will be a total blow-out. There are a lot of fans who will be emotional, but I know that I will be playing with Bill and Eric again, just not as Ultimate Fakebook."

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                                                        2/28

                                                        Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

                                                        MONTU

                                                        $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                        MONTU

                                                        After four years of being together, Oklahoma jamtronica band MONTU has played shows everywhere from New York to California, capturing audiences with their high energy performances and their own unique brand of sound blending influences of instrumental rock, electronica, prog, hip hop and trance.

                                                        In their last few years together, they have found themselves in the pages of Relix Magazine, played at several national festivals (Wakarusa Music Festival, Yonder Harvest Festival, etc.) and have opened for such big name acts as Umphrey's McGee, Girl Talk, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, EOTO and more. 2012 promises to be a big year for MONTU including a new album release with a heavy tour schedule so check them out when they are in your area for a high-energy performance and dance party that won’t leave you standing still.

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                                                        3/4

                                                        Bagels & Basketball

                                                        All Ages | 4:30 pm

                                                        Bagels & Basketball

                                                        Join KU Hillel in cheering on the Jayhawks against Oklahoma State!
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                                                          3/4

                                                          Govinda

                                                          $13 + F&T | All Ages | 9 pm

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                                                          Govinda

                                                          Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.

                                                          Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Lights All Night, Euphoria, Sea of Dreams, Camp Bisco, SXSW and many more. Govinda's music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV and Bravo as well as many independent films.

                                                          The Govinda live show immerses the audience with a textured atmosphere of exotic, dubby vibrations interwoven with cosmic visual projections, world class dancers and mesmerizing vocals- all to the magic of his live electronics and violin.


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                                                          3/8

                                                          Slumgang 777

                                                          BOTH
                                                          Dom Chronicles
                                                          High Westhus
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                                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                  3/10

                                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon

                                                                  KC Bearfighters

                                                                  All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon

                                                                  In eleven years Truckstop Honeymoon have released eight CDs and a full length
                                                                  documentary film on Baton Rouge label, Squirrel Records. They perform at International folk festivals, rock clubs, neighborhood bars, house concerts and hay barns from Nebraska to Tasmania.

                                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon’s story begins in New Orleans, where Katie played wash-tub bass and blues piano in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, who slung a banjo and sold his CDs to tourists as a curative for hangovers and small mindedness. After a court house wedding, they hit the road together. They spent their wedding night in a trucks stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalaya Swamp. There Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

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                                                                    3/12

                                                                    Polyphia

                                                                    Jason Richardson
                                                                    Covet

                                                                    $13 + F&T | All Ages | 6 pm

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                                                                    Polyphia

                                                                    Blending technical, weaving instrumentations with hip-hop, jazz and R&B influenced grooves, Polyphia has created a massively impressive sound that is all their own. At an average age of just 21-years old – Polyphia has established themselves early on as a force to be reckoned with and as a band that holds a truly unimaginable amount of potential.

                                                                    The Dallas, TX-based instrumental outfit has just re-released their debut full-length, Muse, on Equal Vision Records. The album was originally self-released as an independent artist and is now available as a re-mastered, re-packaged release through the label. The new and improved release also makes Muse available at physical retail locations for the first time. Muse was produced by Nick Sampson [Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria] and is also available streaming in full at Polyphia.merchnow.com.

                                                                    Upon its initial release last September, the full-length self-titled landed on several Billboard Charts including: No. 5 on Internet Albums, No. 6 on Hard Rock Albums, No. 13 on Independent Albums, No. 22 on Top Rock Albums, No. 71 on Top Current Albums, and No. 76 on Top 200.

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                                                                        3/14

                                                                        The Songs of Joy Division

                                                                        Moving Units
                                                                        Viktor Fiction
                                                                        Soviet

                                                                        $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                        The Songs of Joy Division

                                                                        The club lights are low. The dance floor is a sweaty blur of shadows. You can feel the blood and adrenaline surging through the crowd. There’s a band on-stage and they are telepathically connected to the audience—making bodies bounce like it was a feat of mind control.

                                                                        This is Moving Units and this is their natural element: unadulterated grooves and constant motion. Moving Units have bottled this chemistry since their self-titled 2002 EP debut. When Blake Miller first started writing demos and recruiting band mates to help expand his vision, the idea of fusing dance music and indie rock was practically alien.

                                                                        Leading the way along with groups like The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand, The Faint and Bloc Party, Moving Units were at the vanguard of bringing body-rocking grooves to scythe-edged rock and roll. They pioneered a brand of “Dance Punk” that exploded into clubs and radio stations across the globe. “Back then, no one danced at shows in LA. People were trying to play it cool,” Miller says.” We wanted to shake things up and make people boogie.”

                                                                        Tastes have changed. Members have joined and left the band. But the locomotion inspired by their music remains immutable. Credit the ease with which Miller has merged into contemporary dance culture.

                                                                        A DJ himself, Miller’s remixes with Steve Aoki and Le Castle Vania have earned tons of spins worldwide. “I’ve never abandoned the concept that a live band can turn out a hot dance party,” Miller says. “It’s about conveying that energy and allowing people to have a visceral and euphoric connection.” April 8th 2016 sees the release of the band's 4th LP “Damage With Care”. Miller considers it their most engaging, aggressive and visionary work since the classic "Dangerous Dreams" LP dropped over a decade ago.

                                                                        The perfect soundtrack for channeling urgent impulses and anxious adventures on a post punk millennial dance floor. 10 explosive tracks that wind their way up your spine and into your hearts and minds!

                                                                        With “Damage With Care”, Miller says he wanted to invoke a naiveté and passion he felt when he wrote the first LP over a decade ago. Fashion always plays a part when it comes to Moving Units and you can feel it in the groves… everything from Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Warhol, Basquiat and even Patti Smiths “Just Kids” biography found ways to influence the look and feel of Damage With Care. With tracks like “Opposite of Rhyming”, Moving Units plaster their past all over the record, while songs like “Wishful Thinking” and “Fragile Magic” melodically wind their way to the dance floor with hooks you can’t shake. “There is a satisfying balance of raw punk influences from the 70’s and 80’s, as well as sexy bass lines and hi fi production value throughout” says Miller.

                                                                        The live show has always been a crucial aspect of what Moving Units is all about. Miller describes how things have evolved live: “This spirit has remained constant over the years, however, our production has continued to evolve considerably. I've begun to utilize playback as a way to enhance the production value of the live show. Drums, bass, guitar and vocals are our most essential instruments. Playback production has enabled us to create an environment in which the crowd is engaging with us as live musicians while key production elements are being triggered in the mix. We're blending the excitement of electronic instrumentation and studio fx with the raw appeal of real instruments.”

                                                                        There is a generational experience at Moving Units performances these days and Miller believes dance music and rock and roll resonates with people of all ages. “It's so primitive and organic. I also think kids are attracted to the rebellious attitude and open minded atmosphere our music cultivates. We're having fun riffing on fundamental concepts innovated by our favorite rock and roll, punk and dance music recording artists. And I think our fans respond to that sort of authenticity and humility. I believe music is bigger than the musician. It has a life of its own. And music fans love to share music, so it doesn't surprise me to see new faces at our shows. It's rad!”

                                                                        Moving Units have called Los Angeles home and Miller has always had a love hate relationship with the city… “LA has changed radically. The indie music scene was a tiny bubble in 2002. Not a lot of variety and certainly not a lot of
                                                                        hype. The exact opposite has occurred here since then. LA has emerged as a new mecca of American youth culture. Music, fashion, cinema and art are all mediums blowing up in this city and influencing the global scene.

                                                                        LA is everything you dream a city could be and everything you dread a city can become. LA don't play, so love it or leave it; that's what I say”.

                                                                        When talk turns of things to come, all Miller can say is: Blow minds with the new album. Tour constantly, anywhere and everywhere. Celebrate life. Repeat!

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                                                                              3/22

                                                                              Gang of Thieves

                                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                              Gang of Thieves

                                                                              Burlington, Vermont based Gang of Thieves have been touring non stop up and down the east coast, playing an exciting new breed of funky rock and roll for audiences of all ages.

                                                                              High energy and a good time is the hallmark of these Green Mountain rockers. “Funk-injected rock….a band whose sound brings to mind artists like Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin.” (Donna Walker, Greenville online) The key to the Gangs universal appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness that inspires and encourages positivity.

                                                                              The band just recently finished recording a brand new album in Wall, NJ with Steve Jankowski (Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago), and will be performing the new material exclusively at live shows and festivals over the summer in preparation for its release this fall. Find out when and where the Gang will be near you to be a part of the excitement!

                                                                              “Infectious grooves...These hard working, Burlington-based musicians entranced the audience with their high-energy onslaught of funk/rock tunes...an amazing show” - Cider Mag

                                                                              “Rush meets Blood Sweat & Tears…..Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” - AXS

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                                                                              5/1

                                                                              Whitney

                                                                              $15 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                              5/11

                                                                              The Wild Reeds

                                                                              Blank Range

                                                                              $12 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  January
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  Bring your BEANCANS!

                                                                                  Dirtfoot

                                                                                  Rolling Foliage

                                                                                  Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble Boogie! $8 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Sunday

                                                                                  Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                  Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                  Live Action Trivia. $5 entry fee. Winning team takes the pot!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  23
                                                                                  Monday

                                                                                  No Cover!

                                                                                  Open Mic

                                                                                  $2 Select Craft Beer PINTS

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Thursday

                                                                                  Beats and Bottles at the Neck!

                                                                                  Midnight Marauders

                                                                                  DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof $2 Single Wells/$3 Doubles . $4 Vegas Bombs. No Cover!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  27
                                                                                  Friday

                                                                                  Biohackers Tour

                                                                                  CloZee & Psymbionic

                                                                                  LuSID
                                                                                  Curvatur3

                                                                                  International Electronic Collaboration

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                  January
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                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  29
                                                                                  Sunday

                                                                                  Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                  Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                  Live Action Trivia. $5 Entry fee. Winning team takes the pot!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  30
                                                                                  Monday

                                                                                  No Cover!

                                                                                  Open Mic

                                                                                  $2 Select Craft Beer PINTS!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  January
                                                                                  31
                                                                                  Tuesday

                                                                                  David Allen Ho

                                                                                  Tyler Gregory

                                                                                  $6 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                  Progressive Jazz Rock from Chicago

                                                                                  Marbin

                                                                                  $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Friday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  Mountain Sprout

                                                                                  Like Rabbits

                                                                                  $8 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Monday

                                                                                  No Cover!

                                                                                  Open Mic

                                                                                  Pint Night! Sign up at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Tuesday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $9 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                  Mermaid Gang Tour

                                                                                  Felly

                                                                                  Gyyps
                                                                                  Sam Maxfield

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $16 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Thursday

                                                                                  Dylan's Birthday Bender

                                                                                  Young Bull

                                                                                  Le Grand
                                                                                  Godzillionaire
                                                                                  Feast Ov Fools

                                                                                  $6 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Friday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  A Benefit for Corpus Christi School

                                                                                  Thunderkat

                                                                                  Epic 80's Rock for a good cause! $10 Donation

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Monday

                                                                                  Bloodshot Records' Darling

                                                                                  Lydia Loveless

                                                                                  Angelica Garcia

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Tuesday

                                                                                  For the lovers...

                                                                                  Brothers Gow

                                                                                  Gravy

                                                                                  $8 cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Thursday

                                                                                  Queen City Productions Presents

                                                                                  Silent Planet

                                                                                  Hail the Destroyer
                                                                                  Dayseeker
                                                                                  Ghost Key ...AND MORE

                                                                                  American Metalcore.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  17
                                                                                  Friday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $11 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                  LFK/KC METAL!

                                                                                  Hyborian

                                                                                  Young Bull
                                                                                  Keef Mountain

                                                                                  $5 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  Rescheduled #daganisrad benefit

                                                                                  Ultimate Fakebook

                                                                                  Creature Comforts
                                                                                  Berwanger
                                                                                  Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers

                                                                                  $10 donation at the door. Cancer Sucks!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  February
                                                                                  28
                                                                                  Tuesday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  KU Hillel Presents

                                                                                  Bagels & Basketball

                                                                                  KU game on the big screen!

                                                                                  DOORS AT 4:30 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 5:30 pm

                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Saturday

                                                                                  Late Show!

                                                                                  Govinda

                                                                                  DOORS AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 10:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Friday

                                                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon

                                                                                  KC Bearfighters

                                                                                  High energy two piece band with banjo, guitar, upright bass and a truckful of songs. $8 cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Sunday

                                                                                  Eleven Productions Presents

                                                                                  Polyphia

                                                                                  Jason Richardson
                                                                                  Covet

                                                                                  DOORS AT 6:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $13 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Tuesday

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $11 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  March
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Wednesday

                                                                                  Born To Be Loud Tour

                                                                                  Gang of Thieves

                                                                                  Funky. Dirty. Rock and Roll. $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  18 & Over
                                                                                  May
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Monday

                                                                                  Eleven Productions Presents

                                                                                  Whitney

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $15 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages
                                                                                  May
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  Thursday

                                                                                  Eleven Productions Presents

                                                                                  The Wild Reeds

                                                                                  Blank Range

                                                                                  DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                  SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                  BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                  $12 +F&T
                                                                                  All Ages

                                                                                  CONNECT WITH US

                                                                                  Happy Hour Specials
                                                                                  $1 Domestic Mugs
                                                                                  $2 Wells/$3.50 Doubles
                                                                                  $3 Free State Winterfest Draws
                                                                                  $3 Mimosas

                                                                                  Thursday Night Specials
                                                                                  $5.00 All Deep Eddy Vodka Cocktails/ $7 w/ any Red Bull Flavor added
                                                                                  $2.00 Domestic Bottles
                                                                                  $2.00 Wells
                                                                                  $3.00 Double Wells
                                                                                  $4.00 Vegas Bombs
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