6/23

Tornado Rose

Fireside Collective
Cow Skin Creek

18 & Over | 8 pm

Tornado Rose

Tornado Rose is a roots band playing soulful original goodness. They offer fresh homage to the evolutionary nature of music at every turn and transform a wide spectrum of inspiration into pure musical fusion. Tornado Rose released their debut EP ‘Dust in my Shadow’ in 2013 and followed up with the release of their single, ‘Fireball Run.' Tornado Rose won the 2014 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase and they are the only full band to ever win the New Song Showcase.

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Fireside Collective

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    Cow Skin Creek

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      6/24

      Hotel Coffee

      Heres to the Life
      The Hemorrhoids

      18 & Over | 8 pm

      Hotel Coffee

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      Heres to the Life

      Acoustic folk punk meets acoustic pop punk with a little bit of twang.

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      The Hemorrhoids

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      6/25

      Smackdown Trivia

      18 & Over | 6:30 pm

      Smackdown Trivia

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      6/26

      Carnivora

      Existem
      Autumn Lies Empty

      18 & Over | 8 pm

      Carnivora

      "Fans of At The Gates and Darkest Hour, you want this. If the blistering main riff doesn’t induce chair-moshing right away, just wait for the arena-ready harmonized leads once the guitar solo shows up. The track’s breezy 4 minutes blow by in what feels like half that time – even as I’m writing this, I’ve hit the replay button quite a few times already. It’s just one of four tracks on the band’s upcoming EP, 'The Vision,' and every minute of that release rips just as hard." - Metal Insider

      "'A Vision In Red' is the EP’s opening song. The song blends together riffs that alternately swarm and jab, a flurry of pugilistic drum strikes, and a couple of flickering, spiraling guitar solos that really light up the song like a Roman candle — not to mention a nimble, thrumming bass line and some bleeding-edge vocal excretions." - No Clean Singing

      "What is most noticeable throughout for this new Carnivora EP is the levels of musicianship, diversity, and dynamics that have been taken into consideration – the leads, the transitions, and the thick production values rival what you would expect from the larger, signed bands in the modern thrash/death scene." - Dead Rhetoric

      "Live, Carnivora is a whirling behemoth. An onslaught of power, precision, and fantasy, they offer up a brilliant heavy metal fantasy with an artful and crystallized countenance. Michaud and Meehan are axe masters who shred in a sort of classic “Gothenburg melo-death” style (At The Gates, Dark Tranquility, In Flames); Lentine is an inspired hardcore and death metal front man; Hunt is a progressive and sculpted bass player who completes each architectural structure with absolute resolve; and DeLucia is a drummer that is as technical as he is interstellar, orbiting around the complete whole of the band, offering depth and nuance. The band pushes, pulls, and rages, and in a lush whirlwind, they manage to forge a special séance with every performance: each show stronger than the one before." - Ithaca Times

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      Existem

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        Autumn Lies Empty

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          6/28

          PRIDE

          18 & Over | 8 pm

          PRIDE

          Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



            6/29

            Clowder

            Korby Lenker

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Clowder

            Clowder is a Folk-Rock band that fuses elements of blues, funk, and jazz-based harmony, riffs, and solos. The group is led by songwriter Cody Case and lead vocalist Chelsy Larson. Chelsy's voice sounds like a blend of Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt, while the musical fusion and Cody's songwriting resembles Paul Simon and Ani Difranco. Clowder is based in Lawrence, KS and has been gigging thereabouts since 2014.

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            Korby Lenker

            Says tastemaker magazine No Depression, "One of the most striking things about seeing Lenker perform is his relationship with his guitar. He doesn't just play it, he becomes it -- or maybe, it becomes a part of him.”

            Korby Lenker - firstborn son of a mortician and a school marm - is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter. He was born and raised in Twin Falls Idaho, a mile from where Evel Knievel tried to jump the canyon on a motorcycle.

            Winner of 1st place at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter’s Competition (out of some 400 contestants), Korby is a dynamic, compelling performer — sometimes up on tip toe, singing in a hush, his performances are known for being engaging and personal, transparent and elevating. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer likened his voice to "cool lemonade on a hot summer day.”

            In March 2017, “Let’s Just Have Supper” — a song Korby wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers — premiered on NPR’s All Songs Considered. The month before, he played an official showcase at Folk Alliance International, and in January we was a featured performer at the 30a songwriters festival.

            His 7th album, “Thousand Springs” is set for release on Soundly Records in July of 2017. Produced by Korby and recorded mostly outside with the help of some select recording gear and battery made for climbing expeditions, Thousand Springs features 30 different artists from the young folk and Americana scene.

            Korby released his 6th full length self-titled record in March of 2014, and his song If I Prove False to You was added to rotation on Sirius XM "The Coffeehouse". Another track, Forbidden Fruit appeared on two episodes of AMC Family's "The Fosters." Music and Musicians Magazine dubbed Korby "Who's Next.”

            In addition to his music, Korby is a longtime writer of fiction and memoir. In December 2015 he saw the release of his first book. Medium Hero is a collection of short stories based on his 14 years of life as a touring indie musician. Entitled Medium Hero, it came out on Turner Publishing in December 2015 to warm reviews.

            Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the stories in Medium Hero are “Clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind.” National Book Award winner Tim O’Brien said “Korby’s keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories — distinctive, disarming, entertaining and completely convincing.”

            Korby has performed internationally and has shared the stage with such legends as Willie Nelson and Ray Lamontagne, as well as Nickel Creek, Tristan Prettyman, Susan Tedeschi, and many others. When he’s not touring, he enjoys acting and reading novels.

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            6/30

            Katy Guillen and The Girls

            Eric Tessmer

            All Ages | 8 pm

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            Katy Guillen and The Girls

            Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums). The group’s sound is characterized by Guillen’s searing, lively guitar licks; Williams’ heavy, driving drums; and Adams’ rock solid bass lines. Guillen’s soulful vocals backed by Adams’ intense harmonies add a fierce punch to Guillen’s songwriting. KG&G draw influences everywhere from rock and roll contemporaries like Heartless Bastards and the timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin. They’ve been known to pack a blues and BB-Q roadhouse, just as easily as they will fill up a multi bill rock/alternative venue.

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            Eric Tessmer

            Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

            Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric kickstarts the engine left idling by guitar players of the past.
            Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the area, Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of ‘blues-rock soul-chedelic’ sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte; Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
            -G. Lemen

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            7/1

            Tree Machines

            Vigil & Thieves
            VEHICLES

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Tree Machines

            Nature vs. Man = Tree Machines

            “We latched on to the idea of creating an album that was a mix of the digital and analog worlds,” says Douglas Wooldridge of the Lawrence, Kansas-based duo. Bandmate Patrick Aubry and Woolridge are set to release their debut self-titled EP as Tree Machines on March 31st, 2015. The EP is preceded by the provocatively titled single “Fucking Off Today”.

            The new EP opens with this giant-sounding single, running without the bother of learning to crawl, and lyrically capturing the idea of not caring in a way no artist has before. “With open mouths to feed, we’re fucking off today,” Woolridge sings with ultimate conviction, adding an ironic touch that gives the song even more potency.

            Why haven’t we heard a song about apathy delivered in such blunt terms until now? It’d have to be a tune with a melody and hook as strong as these to be believable, especially for a debut single with “fucking” in the title. Tree Machines pulls it off.

            The anthemic side to this message, borne of Woolridge and Aubry’s observations of the on-off, blissed-out-but-strung-out club kids they’d see during their gigs as lighting designers, actually has a much more personal side for the guys themselves.

            “We weren’t clicking as a group. We’d lost touch of why we made music together in the first place.”

            Woodridge is referring to the fact that just a year ago, before they formed Tree Machines as a duo, he and Aubry were deep into the pre-production of an aborted full-length album as a foursome under the name Sobriquet. It was a situation that ultimately became an expensive misfire with dangerous consequences.

            “There are still flakes of blood splattered on the wall of the living room,” Woodridge explains of the night that he had it out with his former drummer, resulting in a lacerated finger that kept him from playing guitar for two months. There, with only two weeks until the first day of tracking for the album, Woolridge came to the realization that his band was falling apart.

            “Ego and resilience is a tough combo to go up against though,” he says of his reticent willingness to continue into the studio despite his growing awareness of the project’s downward spiral (and despite the previously mentioned violence.) “Patrick and I started talking about the future and the possibility of moving on,” he explains, detailing the back-up plan that he felt he needed to come up with.

            Regardless, recording of the album as Sobriquet commenced. And, as expected (or predicted), it didn’t go so well. Drug use, equipment failure, unusable takes, and wasted days left Woodridge feeling that the album was doomed. By July of 2014, the record was finished, and so was the band.

            “But, Patrick was a solid as rock and the songs were sounding great,” says Woolridge optimistically. “So we pushed on.”

            No strangers to unique solutions to difficult situations, Woolridge rented a 9,000 square foot warehouse space (at Lawrence, Kansas prices, folks!) and moved all of their gear in. Though it had no running water, it did have what amounted to a giant echo chamber of concrete. The guys immediately took on the task of recording additional soundscapes, guitars, and percussion to make the finished Sobriquet album into the debut Tree Machines EP.

            “Why not expand on what was really Pat’s and my baby all along?,” Woolridge asks. So, as the summer of 2014 was winding down, just two months after the demise of their band, Woolridge and Aubry had reinvented the record as all their own, and had re-named themselves Tree Machines.

            In addition to the idea of Nature vs. Man, the new name has deeper roots (a tree pun!) in the notion of duality. “Life and Death. Black and White. Analog and Digital. Both Patrick and I have a fascination with duality,” Woolridge explains.

            Capturing these confusing feelings of youth, and longing for something so much bigger than what they refer to as “this Midwest lifestyle,” is in the band’s DNA. It’s an ideology that represents their passionate and urgent devotion to discovery, and for new ways of doing things in life, and in music.

            The debut EP by Tree Machines arrives on March 31st. The debut single “Fucking Off Today” is streaming now

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            Vigil & Thieves

            Vigil and Thieves is a Kansas City indie alternative quartet formed in early 2014. Previously described as “grandiose” with a “heartbreaking heaviness,” the band has honed in on dynamic and lyrically-driven song structures that have been compared to live poetry. Their debut album, ‘[defective] book one,’ was released in September 2014, followed by an east coast tour in support, and has since received high praise from publications including Liberty Press, CAMP Kansas City Magazine, and I Heart Local Music.

            They are currently in the studio tracking their next album that holds true to their optimistically tragic aesthetic while demonstrating a dark, robust and refined sound. Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates in Winter/Spring 2016.

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            VEHICLES

            Alternative, Rock, Space, Jam. All of these adjectives have been used to describe Vehicles' sound- they just decided to meld them all together. There are many elements and influences that are all obvious in Vehicles' sound. One might pick up on elements that recall U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, Interpol, and Mellowdrone- just to scratch the surface.

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            7/2

            Smackdown Trivia

            18 & Over | 6:30 pm

            Smackdown Trivia

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            7/3

            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.



              7/4

              Closed. Happy 4th of July!

              All Ages | 8 pm

              Closed. Happy 4th of July!

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                7/5

                PRIDE

                18 & Over | 8 pm

                PRIDE

                Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



                  7/6

                  Henry and the Invisibles

                  DJ Kimbarely Legal

                  All Ages | 8 pm

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                  Henry and the Invisibles

                  Henry + The Invisibles (Henry Roland) is a live-looping, multi-instrumentalist aka “The One Man Funk Band" that loops and layers vocal harmonies, funk guitar, grooving bass, soulful keyboards and powerful percussion to create original high energy dance music that sounds like a solid 5 piece funk ensemble!

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                  DJ Kimbarely Legal

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                    7/7

                    Royal Ruckus

                    Left E. Grove
                    Whyte Lyte (#ConstantlyPositive)

                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                    Royal Ruckus

                    We started as three high-school guys in Bakersfield, California in 1998. It was really meant to be a joke. But some people took us seriously. We went from a living room to a garage to concert venues.

                    After a few years, and thanks to the internet, we found ourselves performing all over California, in Las Vegas, and Hawaii, and getting national media attention. The group shrunk and expanded, but two guys were always there: Mike Walker and Jamey Bennett.

                    In 2000, we teamed up with Pigeon John and made some beautiful music. The product of that was Pocket Lint & Spare Change, a fancy little demo record.

                    We had a bunch of indie records in those first few years...and then one label record. We signed a record deal in 2002 with Flicker Records, and moved to Nashville. It was a good time. We did some touring, made a few bucks (seriously, a few bucks), and grew up. We put out a very slickly produced record entitled SELF-TITLED. We were glad to work with a few friends from LA Symphony, Sackcloth Fashion, and more.

                    Slowly, things slowed, and slowed, and slowed. Did I mention they slowed? Eventually we traded our aprons at Starbucks, and our dreams of large royalty checks, for "real" jobs.

                    Over the coming years, we didn't do much, but we'd still get together and make a few songs, hand out some freebies, whatever - just anything but completely quit. Jamey even managed to pull off a few performances in Hawaii, Tennessee, and Ukraine, unfortunately without the assistance of Mike. In 2008, we rereleased our Pocket Lint demo with a handful of other unreleased songs we'd made over the years, and a few previously released songs that were no longer available anywhere.

                    In March 2011, we released Rumors of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, a self-produced album comprised of never-before heard material. We had a bit of help from Man.Child, Cookbook, Uno Mas, Spoken Nerd, and a few other fine folks. This album was made almost entirely through dropbox and twitter direct messages, while Jamey was in Hawaii and Philadelphia, and Mike remained in Nashville.

                    We're still together. Jamey is now in south Florida, and Mike is in Austin. It's unlikely we'll do (m)any performances together in the future, but we feel like we have one more album in our bones. Tell a friend. Or 10. Let's rebuild the RUCKUS NATION.

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                    Left E. Grove

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                    Whyte Lyte (#ConstantlyPositive)

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                      7/8

                      Ghost Lit Kingdom

                      Run With It

                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                      Ghost Lit Kingdom

                      Ghost Lit Kingdom stands alone in their eclectic, self proclaimed genre of Anthemic Alternative Indie Pop. Exploding onto the scene with tremendous momentum from their debut release, Ghost Lit Kingdom is quickly making their mark on the LA music scene with energetic live performances, powerful vocals, stunning musicianship and songwriting of incomparable depth in today's pop music. The young group has already taken the stage at some of LA's most reputable music venues (Troubadour, Roxy, Hotel Cafe, etc.) and continues to ascend, with their first U.S. tour kicking off in June of 2017.

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                      Run With It

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                        7/9

                        Smackdown Trivia

                        18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                        Smackdown Trivia

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                        7/10

                        Taylor Phelan

                        Faintheart

                        All Ages | 8 pm

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                        Taylor Phelan

                        Taylor Phelan is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and indie-rock artist. Phelan was raised within a tight-knit musical family in his home state of Texas and began to play guitar and write his own songs at 16, cutting his teeth at coffee shops. He started his professional career as the founder and frontman for the Chicago-based alternative band, The Canes. In 2014, Phelan was a favorite contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s hit reality series, The Voice, an experience that revealed his tremendous talent as a solo artist. In 2015, shortly after signing with the indie label, Native Nine Records, Phelan gravitated back to his southern roots and teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles to work on his first collection of solo material. Now touring the country with a powerhouse backing band, his debut EP will be released in Summer 2017.

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                        Faintheart

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                          7/12

                          Sawyer Fredericks

                          Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light
                          Haley Johnsen

                          All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                          Sawyer Fredericks

                          Winner of Season 8 of The Voice and is the youngest (16 when he won a year ago) and one of the most successful artists to ever participate in the show with 14 songs on itunes top 200 hundred at one time, selling well over a million units.

                          "Poised beyond his years, he carved out an identity as a guitar-strumming crooner who could effortlessly strip a song down to its barest essence." - Rolling Stone

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                          Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light

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                            Haley Johnsen

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                              7/12

                              PRIDE

                              18 & Over | 10 pm

                              PRIDE

                              Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



                                7/13

                                Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                Melting Point of Bronze
                                Something and the Whatevers
                                Emmaline Twist
                                PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                The 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest is coming to Lawrence, KS this July 13-15! Once again, we will be gathering the best and newest local and regional bands to rock all over downtown LFK.

                                Thursday July 13
                                12am Melting Point of Bronze
                                11pm Something and the Whatevers
                                10pm Emmaline Twist
                                9pm Bearblood
                                8pm doors


                                Friday July 14
                                High Dive Showcase
                                11:45pm Psychic Heat
                                10:45pm Dressy Bessy
                                10pm Arc Flash
                                9:15pm BUMMER
                                8:30pm Sex Snobs
                                8pm doors


                                Saturday July 15
                                12:15am Domineko
                                11:15pm Weaver
                                10:15pm Tire Fire
                                9:15pm Varma Cross
                                8:15pm The Goodbye Sort
                                7:30pm doors



                                  Melting Point of Bronze

                                  Brutal/Heavy/Old School Metal

                                  Forged in the back of a North Lawrence welding shop.

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                                  Something and the Whatevers

                                  Nerdy drum machine punk from Lawrence, Kansas

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                                  Emmaline Twist

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                                    Bearblood

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                                      7/14

                                      Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                      Psychic Heat
                                      Dressy Bessy
                                      Arc Flash
                                      PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                      Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                      The 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest is coming to Lawrence, KS this July 13-15! Once again, we will be gathering the best and newest local and regional bands to rock all over downtown LFK.

                                      Thursday July 13
                                      12am Melting Point of Bronze
                                      11pm Something and the Whatevers
                                      10pm Emmaline Twist
                                      9pm Bearblood
                                      8pm doors


                                      Friday July 14
                                      High Dive Showcase
                                      11:45pm Psychic Heat
                                      10:45pm Dressy Bessy
                                      10pm Arc Flash
                                      9:15pm BUMMER
                                      8:30pm Sex Snobs
                                      8pm doors


                                      Saturday July 15
                                      12:15am Domineko
                                      11:15pm Weaver
                                      10:15pm Tire Fire
                                      9:15pm Varma Cross
                                      8:15pm The Goodbye Sort
                                      7:30pm doors



                                        Psychic Heat

                                        Steve/Evan Herd - Guitar/Vox
                                        Tanner Spreer - Guitar
                                        Sam Boatright - Bass
                                        Joel Coon - Drums/Keyboards/Guitar/BackingVox/Production

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                                        Dressy Bessy

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                                          Arc Flash

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                                          BUMMER

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                                            Sex Snobs

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                                              7/15

                                              Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                              Domineko
                                              Weaver
                                              Tire Fire
                                              PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                              All Ages | 7:30 pm

                                              Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                              The 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest is coming to Lawrence, KS this July 13-15! Once again, we will be gathering the best and newest local and regional bands to rock all over downtown LFK.

                                              Thursday July 13
                                              12am Melting Point of Bronze
                                              11pm Something and the Whatevers
                                              10pm Emmaline Twist
                                              9pm Bearblood
                                              8pm doors


                                              Friday July 14
                                              High Dive Showcase
                                              11:45pm Psychic Heat
                                              10:45pm Dressy Bessy
                                              10pm Arc Flash
                                              9:15pm BUMMER
                                              8:30pm Sex Snobs
                                              8pm doors


                                              Saturday July 15
                                              12:15am Domineko
                                              11:15pm Weaver
                                              10:15pm Tire Fire
                                              9:15pm Varma Cross
                                              8:15pm The Goodbye Sort
                                              7:30pm doors



                                                Domineko

                                                MORE INFO COMING SOON!



                                                  Weaver

                                                  At just 20 years old, Weaver has brought a fresh perspective to the music scene with thought-provoking lyrics and a psychedelic, hip-hop flare. Clearly inspired by the sounds of the 90’s rap era and the messages within classic reggae music, the content of his work is both progressive and uplifting. Having captured the attention of listeners across the Midwest, the ripples of Weaver’s progress are reaching beyond his local beginnings in Lawrence, Kansas. He continues to experiment with his sound, sometimes incorporating a live band into his performances. Listeners are drawn to his innovative approach and inviting, interactive stage presence. There is much to be anticipated from this young artist.



                                                    Tire Fire

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                                                      Varma Cross

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                                                        The Goodbye Sort

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                                                          7/16

                                                          Smackdown Trivia

                                                          18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                                          Smackdown Trivia

                                                          MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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                                                          7/17

                                                          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.



                                                            7/19

                                                            PRIDE

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            PRIDE

                                                            Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



                                                              7/20

                                                              Digisaurus

                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                              Digisaurus

                                                              DIGISAURUS is the electro pop/rock project from artist and producer, James Allison.

                                                              James Allison began his musical journey with piano lessons at the age of six in his native city, London, England. As he grew, so did his discontentment with the strict, regimented environment of music education. He started teaching himself numerous instruments and eventually moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he found a supportive music community in which to cultivate his creativity. After opening up a recording studio, Allison engineered sessions with groups like Phantogram and Maps Atlases, as well as producing records for bands in the area. Allison also performed with numerous groups on guitar, synths and vocals. His extensive performance background includes tour stints with Weezer, Crystal Castles and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Now based in Los Angeles, James dedicates himself wholly to the evolution of music and art, through technology and collaboration with Digisaurus.

                                                              After the release of debut EP, "No More Room for Love," in 2015, Digisaurus most recently released a series of three singles in 2016, concluding with "I Don't Feel Alright." "I Don't Feel Alright" was produced with Michael Landolt, whose engineering expertise spans notable acts including Maroon 5, OAR, Spin Doctors and more. The track features vocals by Fran Litterski, keyboardist in Columbia Records' electronic rock group, Magic Man.

                                                              After performing over 150 shows in 2016 with Eric Groseclose on bass and Jeff Martin on drums, Digisaurus will reembark upon the recording process in 2017 and hitting the road again this Spring and Summer.

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                                                              7/21

                                                              Prophets and Outlaws

                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                              Prophets and Outlaws

                                                              Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Prophets and Outlaws were exposed to a wide range of music, from Neo-Soul to old school rock and roll. Mix that with the heart felt, inspiring lyrics of “The Outlaws,” 5-part harmonies, and you’ve got the sound of PAO: Texas Soul.

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                                                              7/22

                                                              Glass Idols

                                                              Noveria

                                                              All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                              Glass Idols

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                                                                Noveria

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                                                                  7/23

                                                                  Smackdown Trivia

                                                                  18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                                                  Smackdown Trivia

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                                                                  7/24

                                                                  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.



                                                                    7/25

                                                                    Bent Knee

                                                                    All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                    Bent Knee

                                                                    Bent Knee is unlike any band you’ve ever heard. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its new album Land Animal—Bent Knee’s first for InsideOutMusic/Sony—takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and enthralling twists and turns that capture the reality of life in the 21st Century—a reality of people and nations in the midst of tumultuous change. It also communicates a ray of hope and desire for listeners to embrace the fact that they’re not alone in their struggles.

                                                                    “The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness,” said Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal in 2016 when he first heard the group. “Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground,” declared Steve Smith of The Boston Globe. Other media outlets worldwide have reacted with similar enthusiasm, including NPR and the BBC, which have playlisted the band.

                                                                    Bent Knee formed in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch.

                                                                    The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last two albums, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date. During the fall of 2016, the band played for ecstatic audiences as an opener for the U.S. leg of The Dillinger Escape Plan's farewell tour.

                                                                    With Land Animal, Bent Knee has elevated its storytelling ambitions to create narratives that reflect and refract the currents we’re exposed to in the news every day.

                                                                    “We’re at this bizarre point in history when our species can almost actively play God,” explained Baum, when discussing the themes running through the album. “We’re getting closer and closer through communication and technology. On the flip side, we still have many primal urges that have yet to evolve. There’s a strange balance between our technology and our biology that’s tremendously difficult to find. Land Animal explores where those animalistic urges come from and how we can harness and transform them to create a better reality.”

                                                                    “The album has all kinds of songs about struggle,” added Levin. “We look at global warming, family strife, technology-mediated relationships, racism, and societal polarization. Each song is imbued with a dichotomy between who we are now as a species and where we’re going.”

                                                                    As the band hits the road in support of the album, it intends to explore the diversity of thought amongst its ever-growing audience in a world where it's increasingly easy to live inside one's echo chamber of ideologies.

                                                                    “I think our music is powerful and capable of uniting people with different perspectives,” said Kion. “They may think about things differently, but they’re there together, part of the concert. The fact that music and art can bring people together in that way is a really significant force that’s needed right now.”

                                                                    “We haven’t made a political album with Land Animal,” said Wallace-Ailsworth. “However, it’s definitely motivated by the difficult state of the world at the moment. If people are able to take some comfort in our music or create dialog through it, those are great things for us.”

                                                                    Like the band’s previous work, Land Animal is full of fresh, sophisticated arrangements and beautiful vocal harmonies, but it’s also its most direct statement to date.

                                                                    “It’s a really juicy and immediate album,” said Swain. “With our previous album Say So, I think it took people a few listens to absorb its themes. That’s not the case with Land Animal, which delivers more instant gratification.”

                                                                    “We tried to balance that with an appealing narrative arc,” said Welch. “The album starts with ‘Terror Bird,’ a song about individuals and communication issues and ends with ‘Boxes,’ a song that explores the fact that we’re all marching towards our own demise, so we better make the most of the time we have. Land Animal is an epic journey.”

                                                                    At the end of the day, the band believes strongly in music as a force for positive change and delivering ideas no other medium is capable of.

                                                                    “We believe music is the most efficient way to get a point across,” said Baum. “The only way to cut through the noise of a confused, globalized world is to create something that speaks directly to the soul, and that’s what we hope we’ve done with Land Animal.”

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                                                                    Land Animal releases on June 23, 2017. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe edition digipak CD, vinyl + CD, and digital download configurations. It will also be available worldwide across every streaming platform, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, SoundCloud Go, and Amazon.

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                                                                    7/26

                                                                    DigiTour: Good Times

                                                                    All Ages | 5:30 pm

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                                                                    DigiTour: Good Times

                                                                    What is DIGITOUR? Your favorite GoodTimes stars from Instagram, Musically, YouTube, SnapChat, and more! DigiTour is a safe, All-Ages, family friendly concert event where young fans can meet their faves and make friends with other fans their age!



                                                                      7/28

                                                                      Faultfinder

                                                                      Melting Point of Bronze
                                                                      Braingea

                                                                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                      Faultfinder

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                                                                        Melting Point of Bronze

                                                                        Brutal/Heavy/Old School Metal

                                                                        Forged in the back of a North Lawrence welding shop.

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                                                                        Braingea

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                                                                          8/3

                                                                          Brick + Mortar

                                                                          All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                          Brick + Mortar

                                                                          Brick + Mortar is a two-piece indie pop outfit from Asbury Park, NJ. The duo consists of Brandon Asraf (guitars/vocals/programming) and John Tacon(drums/programming). Best described as controlled chaos, the band combines choppy rhythms, smooth bass lines, tempestuous drumming and honest lyrics, all of which culminates in something that is just as likely to show up on an indie up-and-comers list as it is to show up on a DJ’s playlist – something that is evidenced in the band’s role as a remix magnet for artists such as Baauer. Brick + Mortar is one of the few bands who can conjure up images of both carousels and cocaine, combining dancy with dark and pop with despair.
                                                                          Speaking in an article with VICE Magazine, Asraf says of their most recent music video for Bangs, “The story is my chance to be in [my father's] world and tell a conglomerate of a bunch of stories I’ve heard.” The result is a gripping video reflective not only of Asraf’s father’s violent past as an international fugitive, but also of the sometimes ominous and abrasive tone of the new EP.
                                                                          Coming off of the release of their EP, “BANGS,” Brick + Mortar is touring relentlessly, opening for Imagine Dragons, Icona Pop, and Jimmy Eat World, as well as performing in the summer festival circuit at mainstays including Made in America, Loufest, and Lollapalooza.
                                                                          In a time where purists patiently await the return of rock and roll, Brick + Mortar is gifted enough to combine exciting elements of each genre with their no-bullshit approach to songwriting.

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                                                                          8/4

                                                                          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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                                                                          8/7

                                                                          Get Stoked

                                                                          Oceans Between Us
                                                                          Airport Novels

                                                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                          Get Stoked

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                                                                                8/8

                                                                                Major and the Monbacks

                                                                                Instant Karma!

                                                                                18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                Major and the Monbacks

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                                                                                  Instant Karma!

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                                                                                    8/11

                                                                                    Water Seed

                                                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                    Water Seed

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                                                                                      8/13

                                                                                      The Melvins

                                                                                      Spotlights

                                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                      The Melvins

                                                                                      The Melvins formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983 the founding members were Buzz, Mike Dillard (drums), and ex-Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin. Buzz, Mike, and Matt all went to high school in Montesano. The name Melvins came from a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano where King Buzzo served as clerk and vandal. Melvin was the most hated fellow employee and they felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.

                                                                                      When Mike couldn't cut it, as rumor has it because the songs were getting too mathematically complex, Dale was recruited out of the Iron Maiden cover band he played in at the age of 15. Matt was replaced by Lori Black (Lorax) (Shirley Temple's daughter) when they left Aberdeen for San Francisco.

                                                                                      The Melvins have had quite a few bass player changes during their tenure. Check out the bassist morgue to learn more. The Melvins live in Hollywood, CA right now.

                                                                                      The Melvins Discography is an exhaustive resource of their many releases. They were on a major label Atlantic Records for three albums, although most would agree they're not the type of band that would appeal to a major label. They knew this while they were being signed and just took advantage of the drunken blitz the record companies were on in signing any band connected to a supposed Seattle "grunge" sound.

                                                                                      Dale filled in for Nirvana when they were between drummers and he appears on Incesticide and Bleach as a result of those sessions. Buzz has a side project called Fantômas with Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle) who is also owner of Ipecac Recordings the label the melvins are currently releasing material through. He also plays guitar in the hardcore/grind "supergroup" Venomous Concept, featuring members/former members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth (also released through Ipecac). Melvins have also released music on Boner Records, Alchemy Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Alternative Tentacles Records, and numerous others in the manner of 7"s and whatnot.

                                                                                      Dale has a side project called Altamont. Kevin Rutmanis (bassist, 1998 - early 2005) used to be in the band Cows, he also is in another Mike Patton project along with Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard called Tomahawk. I would completely recommend anything a Melvins member has released. Melvins have toured with KISS, White Zombie, NIN, L7, Primus, Tool, and Rush, among others and were also on the Ozzfest tour in 98. They toured with a second guitarist at one point David Scott Stone (a great noisician). If you ever get the chance to see them live be sure to give them gifts, they prefer Cracker Barrel gift certificates.

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                                                                                        8/15

                                                                                        Year of the Cobra

                                                                                        Dead Country Gentlemen

                                                                                        18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                        Year of the Cobra

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                                                                                            8/18

                                                                                            Slow Dreamer

                                                                                            Chase the Horseman
                                                                                            Roeco

                                                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                            Slow Dreamer

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                                                                                                  8/19

                                                                                                  Moonshine Bandits

                                                                                                  All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                  Moonshine Bandits

                                                                                                  Backwoods bravado, patriot’s pride, country soul, keg-thumping beats — these are the qualities that Moonshine Bandits have championed since they began burning up the California club circuit back in 2003.

                                                                                                  Their message spread as they rolled from there through the heartland, the dirty South and beyond on their tour bus. No matter whether color their collar is or even if they wore a collar at all, people heard something of their story in their music — and popped back a cold one to celebrate that connection.

                                                                                                  Plenty of their trademark sound and message resonates through Baptized In Bourbon, their new album — reverence for God and country on “Red, White & Blue Collar” (“We answered to the call when Uncle Sam cried/You know we always stand for what is right”), a celebration of backwater saloons and Saturday nights on “Stomp Like Hell” (“Before the bar doors close, I’m a-get to stepping/I’m gonna stomp like Hell just to get to Heaven”), a promise to stand firm for freedom on “Raised Up” (“If you ain’t proud of where you’re from, get the hell out of town”).

                                                                                                  But there’s more — a new depth that encourages reflection, even hints of doubt. None of this compromises the defiant pride that’s always threaded through the songs of Bird and Tex, aka Moonshine Bandits. Still, something has changed since they released Blacked Out in 2015.

                                                                                                  Tex knows why. “This year has been a whirlwind of touring,” he explains. “We’ll play at a bike rally in Oregon one day and then fly to Alaska. That’s had a lot of input on this album, especially on our songwriting. We’ve always been entertainers first, songwriters second. Now I feel like our songwriting has caught up to the entertainment part of who we are.”

                                                                                                  In these past couple of years, he and his fellow bandit Bird have been in transition personally as well as artistically. They’ve gone from bus tours to jetting out for extended weekend jaunts. While playing for their die-hard, “blu-core” fans, vestiges of wilder days do appear, sometimes bringing old ways into conflict with new responsibilities.

                                                                                                  Tex lays out the question candidly. “When we’re away from our family, is the way we’re living acceptable to God, with all the partying and crazy shit we do on the road?”

                                                                                                  This dilemma was somewhere in whatever dream Tex was having late one night when he woke up suddenly. “Three words came to me: baptized in bourbon,” he remembers. “I texted Bird and my manager and said, ‘Hey, I don’t know what this means but it could be some pretty heavy stuff.’ The whole album started with that title.”

                                                                                                  The Bandits and producers, Burn County, withdrew to a cabin/studio deep in a forest in the state of Washington. They talked about things they’d experienced, lessons they’d learn and questions that remained. Conversations evolved into lyrics; feelings took on musical shape; tape rolled. And after two weeks they emerged with Baptized In Bourbon, a project unlike anything they’d ever cut before.

                                                                                                  “We didn’t sit down and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a themed album,’” Bird insists. “But the themes we were thinking of seemed to carry over song after song. It was like a circle. It wasn’t all heavy. There’s a lot of fun songs on the album too. But basically, Baptized In Bourbon isn’t just about bonfires and keg parties. There’s a lot more to it than that.”

                                                                                                  “The Sermon” starts mournfully, with strings and a quiet acoustic guitar. Then a preacher breaks in, a beat kicks off and from the pulpit we hear the query that underlies all of Baptized In Bourbon: “In light of knowing that God is with us, and in light of knowing that He sees us always, how are we going to respond with our lives?”

                                                                                                  The answer appears to be that you celebrate, you rock hard, you love without hesitation and fight without fear when you have to. And, if you’re Moonshine Bandits, you drive this story home with help from a gang of gifted guest artists: Crucifix on the slamming “I’m A Hellrazor,” Bubba Sparxxx on “51Fifty,” The Lacs on “Cards I Was Dealt,” Uncle Kracker on “Baptized In Bourbon,” Colt Ford and Outlaw on “Dad’s Pontoon,” Matt Borden on “Shook Me Up,” Jelly Roll on “Wild Ones” …

                                                                                                  … and maybe most memorably, the legendary David Allan Coe. David Allan Coe has done some shows with the Bandits to rowdy audiences. Apparently he liked what he saw when Tex and Bird sent him their arrangement of his classic anthem “Take This Job And Shove It.” He volunteered to join with them in the studio and later on stage. Coe also personally called both Tex and Bird to thank them as well as tell them he enjoyed their energy-filled live show.

                                                                                                  “I’ve always said there are three guys I wanted to work with before I quit music,” Tex says. “Two of them are dead; the third is David Allan Coe. We decided to shoot a video together at Shawshank. The night before we met in his hotel room. It was like we were old friends, listening to him talk about songwriting. The next day we went to the prison, where he had done three or four years of his life. We were kind of skeptical about what might happen because there’s a lot of emotion involved. Hell, I threw up after going into some of the cells. But he had a great time. Then that night, when we played a show in Bucyrus, Ohio, he did the song with us so we could have the footage.”

                                                                                                  Bird smiles at the memory. “Then when we stopped the show to do it again, he gets on the microphone and starts rocking Kid Rock’s ‘Sitting Here Wasting Time.’ It was incredible to see a 77-year-old guy rap to a slow drum beat. The crowd went bonkers. I’ll never forget that. We were so proud to earn his respect.”

                                                                                                  Baptized In Bourbon doesn’t stop there. The guys spin parallel stories on successive tracks, featuring male and female archetypes that their blu-core followers can recognize. “‘Renegade Rides Again’ says that you don’t know when the life we’re living is going to catch up with us. Then you go to ‘Hell On Heels,’ which is about some of the girls we’ve met,” Tex says, with a knowing laugh. “It’s pretty much all a true story. We don’t even embellish it. But that’s what happens when you run in this type of circle.”

                                                                                                  This is the music that Moonshine Bandits will take on the road later this year, most likely on a bus tour this time. Maybe it’s a bit of a risk to mix the sacred and profane, the rowdy and the introspective, on record and then onstage. But the payoff here is twofold: Their music demands attention from first note to last. And because they enjoy a strong mutual trust with their fans, honesty is essential to that bond.

                                                                                                  “I’m away from my wife and kids,” Tex sums up. “My partner has lost numerous fiancees because of this ride. Yeah, we’re out partying — not too crazy to where we’re out of control. And Bird’s dad is a preacher. So sometimes we do wonder if this lifestyle is acceptable. But this isn’t just about our lives. It’s a universal thing.”

                                                                                                  At heart, we’re all blu-core. We all hear some of our truth in what Moonshine Bandits are throwing down. Maybe it’s time for us all to be Baptized In Bourbon.

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                                                                                                  8/24

                                                                                                  Dead Man Winter

                                                                                                  All Ages | 7:30 pm

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                                                                                                  Dead Man Winter

                                                                                                  Playing a bull-bodied, emotionally resonant brand of Americana-infused indie rock, Dead Man Winter is a group led by Dave Simonett, best known as one of the founding members of the progressive bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles.

                                                                                                  Furnace marks a whole lot of firsts for the accomplished songwriter. It’s his first time putting his long-running, popular string band, Trampled by Turtles, on hiatus to focus all of his efforts on a more personal project. It’s his first time speaking so plainly and literally about something happening in his private life. And it’s his first time dedicating an entire record to a single topic — a topic so significant and intimate that he questioned whether or not he should even release it into the world.

                                                                                                  “I'm not even that big of a fan of breakup records, myself,” he says. “I mean, there's some I really love. Like Blood on the Tracks, fuck, I love it. But it was just kind of a necessary — that's the only way I know how to let it out. It would have been pretty hard to write about anything else at the time.”

                                                                                                  There is palpable sadness and moments of poignant reflection, to be sure, but Furnace also propels Simonett forward with an undeniable sense of newfound freedom. At some points, like on the upbeat third track, “Red Wing Blue Wing,” you could describe the music as downright rollicking.

                                                                                                  Like many of his contemporary songwriting peers, Simonett turned to his art to process the feelings that were swirling inside of him. “Right when we split up I went on this huge creative tear, and wrote a bunch,” he remembers. “And then as everything kind of settled in and the process started moving, life got really complicated, and it shut down for a long time. So I did something I've never done before: I went on a writing retreat. In the middle of winter, last winter, I went to this cabin in Finland, Minnesota, just like me in this little cabin for the week, with snow up to the windows and 20 below the whole time, and just wrote. And when I got to that place, I couldn't stop it.”

                                                                                                  Ultimately, Simonett found the relief he was hoping for when it came time to make the record. Unsatisfied with the piecemeal approach that he used to cobble together the first draft of the album, Simonett rounded up his longtime friends from the Minneapolis roots rock scene — drummer JT Bates, guitarist Erik Koskinen, bassist Tim Saxhaug (also of Trampled by Turtles), and pianist Bryan Nichols — to record the album live to tape. The five of them holed up in the historic Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minn., a ski chalet-like studio nestled deep in the woods where legendary albums like Nirvana’s In Utero were recorded.

                                                                                                  “Making the album was this one great week — we just shut ourselves off in Pachyderm. We lived down there for the time. I don’t think I checked my email for like five days, it was awesome,” he says. “The vibe was just to make it feel like we’re playing in a room together. That can be a really joyful way to record. And then I had to go back to my lawyer’s office, you know? So I really treasure that.”

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                                                                                                  8/31

                                                                                                  freakabout

                                                                                                  The Dear Misses
                                                                                                  Vigil & Thieves

                                                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                                  freakabout

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                                                                                                    Vigil & Thieves

                                                                                                    Vigil and Thieves is a Kansas City indie alternative quartet formed in early 2014. Previously described as “grandiose” with a “heartbreaking heaviness,” the band has honed in on dynamic and lyrically-driven song structures that have been compared to live poetry. Their debut album, ‘[defective] book one,’ was released in September 2014, followed by an east coast tour in support, and has since received high praise from publications including Liberty Press, CAMP Kansas City Magazine, and I Heart Local Music.

                                                                                                    They are currently in the studio tracking their next album that holds true to their optimistically tragic aesthetic while demonstrating a dark, robust and refined sound. Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates in Winter/Spring 2016.

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                                                                                                    9/2

                                                                                                    Indigenous

                                                                                                    Brody Buster One Man Band

                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    Indigenous

                                                                                                    Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.

                                                                                                    Mato Nanji’s father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council. In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans. Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60’s, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt. Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to Greg’s vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King. Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age. With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.

                                                                                                    After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country. In 1998, they released their award winning debut album Things We Do. The title track’s video, directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Indigenous’ music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King’s Blues Tour in 1999. Sadly, Mr. Zephier would pass away before seeing his children receive this great honor.

                                                                                                    With momentum gaining, Indigenous’ 2000 sophomore release, Circle, was produced and arranged by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s longtime friend and collaborator, the late Doyle Bramhall, Sr. Three more cds; Fistful of Dirt (2002), Indigenous (2003) and Long Way Home (2005) would follow before the 2006 decision by the siblings to ‘disband’ and pursue their own musical paths but Mato carried on with the Indigenous band name. “Playing with my family for 10 years was a lot of fun, but it was time to grow and keep moving forward.”
                                                                                                    Mato continued touring and in 2006 released Chasing The Sun. Two of the cd’s songs, “Come On Home” and “Leaving”, were featured on the hit Discovery Channel show The Deadliest Catch. “Come on Home” was also featured on FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

                                                                                                    On 2008’s Broken Lands, an intensely personal record, Mato and Leah, his lyricist and wife, pay tribute to his Native heritage. The album decries the poverty, isolation and reality of life on the reservation with “Place I Know.” The album gains its title from the line, “all is lost in these broken lands.”

                                                                                                    Of The Acoustic Sessions (released in 2010), Mato commented, “It’s a collection of some of my favorite songs that celebrate 10 years of releasing albums. Every song that I have ever written began with the acoustic guitar, so it only felt natural to create an acoustic album.”
                                                                                                    Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji (2012) would mark Nanji’s debut on the Blues Bureau International label and the beginning of his collaboration with noted producer, Mike Varney. Joining Mato on the disc’s opening track “Free Yourself, Free Your Mind” is the soulful Jonny Lang. On it, the two guitar-masters trade vocals and guitar solos. It’s truly a blues lover’s ‘match made in heaven’.

                                                                                                    In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job’, Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002. Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today’s blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph.
                                                                                                    Once the 2012 Experience Hendrix Tour concluded, Mato and fellow EHT tour mates David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) would collaborate and release the hard-driving, psychedelic blues-infused 3 Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau International) disc. The album’s no-holds barred setting is the ideal foundation for the three veteran axemen to simply ‘let it fly’.

                                                                                                    February 2013 would bring the Mato Nanji-inspired release from trance-blues artist Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone (Telarc). Mato and Otis explore the plight of the American Indian people in a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. "Mato inspired the entire direction of this album," says Taylor. "We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert he had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said 'My world is gone.' The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I know what I had to write about."
                                                                                                    "My dad was my favorite musician so he really influenced me a lot with everything. I just felt it was time to pay tribute to him and his band," says Nanji. That tribute, Vanishing Americans, was released on May 21, 2013 and promptly found its place on iTunes Top 10 Blues Chart. Blues Rock Review (6/5/13) said: “each song is brought together with heavy and powerful guitar riffs akin to those of Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, while bellowing, raspy vocals turn a talented guitarist’s vision into a relatable song for many, just as any praiseworthy blues album should.”

                                                                                                    “Mato continues to refine his guitar and vocal vocabularies with each new release and is also expanding his songwriting skills with his wife Leah,” said producer Mike Varney of Time Is Coming (May 2014). From the infectious opening track of “Grey Skies”; the Soundgarden/Rage Against the Machine influenced “Won’t Be Around No More”; and the gut-wrenching blues of “Don’t Know What To Do”, and at all points in between, Mato Nanji “tears at his guitar strings, bending and shaking them to within an inch of their life, it is clear that he is no mere copyist. He is a genuine virtuoso…” (Rhys Williams, bluesblastmagazine.com 5/14).

                                                                                                    Ultimately, Mato dedicates Time Is Coming, to the Indigenous youth and all young people on the Indigenous reservations. Of the song says Nanji; “still to this day, the struggle continues to just live in peace. Growing up here on the reservation I’ve seen a lot of broken families…broken homes. I feel our families’ “Tiospaye” are the core of what makes us who we are. Now family and its meaning is not as strong as it used to be for our people…almost non-existent. So I send my heart and soul out to the indigenous children having a tough time in their lives and in their homes. This record is inspired by them and made in their honor. I hope for the best for all. Tomorrow is another day.”

                                                                                                    The Plateros, a three piece award winning family band from the Navajo Nation in Tohajiilee, New Mexico consider Mato Nanji and Indigenous one of their greatest musical influences.

                                                                                                    Levi and The Plateros played their first show, a festival in Bird Springs, AZ in December 2004, and by April 2005, they would find themselves onstage performing at the largest PowWow in the world, The Gathering of Nations. Lead guitarist Levi, with his natural born talent, slid across the stage with power chords and screaming blues that amazed the packed crowd. He was just 13 years old.

                                                                                                    In the years to follow, Levi, along with his cousins Douglas Platero on drums and Bronson Begay on bass would receive numerous nominations for native music and video awards, and their cd Hang On would take home a win for Best Blues Album at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards.

                                                                                                    In 2012, they joined Indigenous for The Kinship Tour, with The Plateros opening the double bill. They would join Mato for blistering encores that would bring the proverbial house down.

                                                                                                    Touring in support of Time Is Coming in the summer of 2014, Mato Nanji would once again call on Levi, Douglas and Bronson to hit the road with him. This time, though, would be different. They would be onstage as Indigenous' rhythm section; Mato and Levi trading leads and solos while Bronson and Douglas provided the strong, stable rhythmic foundation that allowed the two guitarists to 'tear it up'.

                                                                                                    As the band made its way across the east coast, the after show buzz was audible. The incendiary chemistry of Mato Nanji, Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero innate.

                                                                                                    They are Indigenous.

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                                                                                                      9/9

                                                                                                      Prozak

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                                                                                                      Prozak

                                                                                                      Normal is not a word that people used to describe Prozak. Not his appearance, not his music,
                                                                                                      not his views on life and society. So, it makes perfect sense that the Saginaw, Michigan rapper
                                                                                                      selected Paranormal as the title of his new album on Strange Music.

                                                                                                      “I chose that title because genre-wise I can do rock-rap, the hip-hop, storytelling, a little bit
                                                                                                      of the dark stuff,” reveals the artist-director also known as The Hitchcock of HipHop. “I’m
                                                                                                      Paranormal to the music industry. One thing I keep hearing from people whether it’s A&Rs or
                                                                                                      publicists is that they’ve got to figure out how to market me. After hearing that so much, I felt
                                                                                                      like what I do is paranormal to the scene. My music is something that’s outside the range of
                                                                                                      normal. This is not cookie-cutter hip-hop. You can’t say this is gangster rap or backpack rap or
                                                                                                      that this is just for the hipsters. You’re not going to be able to categorize it that simply. I make
                                                                                                      complex music for complex people.”

                                                                                                      Indeed. Bolstered by production from Mike E. Clark (Insane Clown Posse, Kid Rock),
                                                                                                      Michael “Seven” Summers (Tech N9ne, XV), Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne, Kottonmouth Kings)
                                                                                                      and The Legendary Traxster (Mariah Carey, Ludacris), Paranormal takes listeners on a powerful
                                                                                                      lyrical and sonic journey into the mind of one of rap’s most compelling artists.

                                                                                                      “The Tell A Tale Of Two Hearts,” for instance, was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short
                                                                                                      story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Prozak’s song, which sounds like Tim Burton meets hip-hop,
                                                                                                      discusses what happens when two people are in love and one of them dies suddenly. The twist
                                                                                                      is that the deceased person is still present in their lover’s life. They do not want to leave their
                                                                                                      partner.

                                                                                                      Prozak then teams with a live band and DJ Starscream from Slipknot for “The End Of Us.”
                                                                                                      This hardcore track features Prozak exploring the consequences of living in a consumer-driven
                                                                                                      society.

                                                                                                      “Everybody is worried about buying $300 and $400 cellphones,” Prozak says. “It's like we’re
                                                                                                      farm-raised, like guinea pigs right from birth. Everything is marketed to you from the time
                                                                                                      you’re old enough to even understand what it is. It just happens at the beginning and goes all the
                                                                                                      way through life. The funny thing is in the genre of hip-hop, everyone is worried about image.
                                                                                                      All it does is push everything even further. Everybody's worried about $800 outfits and 20-inch
                                                                                                      rims, but none of these people even have a lifestyle that can support that. It’s about consumerism
                                                                                                      and everybody being brainwashed into thinking that they’ve got a have these things in order to
                                                                                                      be accepted. It spiraling out of control and eventually it will all collapse.”

                                                                                                      Another volatile subject Prozak examines on Paranormal is prejudice. On the charged

                                                                                                      song “Hate,” he looks at the implications of persecution based on racial, religious and economic
                                                                                                      grounds. Shot in a train station from the 1880s that had segregated waiting rooms, the song’s
                                                                                                      explosive video features appearances by stand-ins for The Pope and members of the Ku Klux
                                                                                                      Klan and Taliban.

                                                                                                      Prozak takes a more optimistic approach with “Million Miles Away.” On this thoughtful
                                                                                                      selection, he wonders if humans would be able to create a utopian society if they could wipe the
                                                                                                      slate clean and start over. While filming the video for “Million Miles Away,” Prozak and his
                                                                                                      team traveled throughout Michigan, Illinois and Missouri and had people explain the one thing
                                                                                                      they would change about the world if they could.

                                                                                                      As his songs and their subject matter demonstrate, music is about much more than image for
                                                                                                      Proazk. It’s about substance.

                                                                                                      “People write about stuff that interests them and that they feel passionate about,” he says. “The
                                                                                                      topics on my album are the things that matter to me. To me, all you have is life. You have to
                                                                                                      look at the things that are going on that are incorrect or the things that are affecting your life, the
                                                                                                      hypocrisy of what’s going on out there. All that stuff matters. I know that this is entertainment
                                                                                                      and that people listen to music and watch music for an escape from reality. I wouldn’t say that
                                                                                                      I’m a political rapper, but a lot of those things do matter. In making music for people, I believe
                                                                                                      you have somewhat of a responsibility to put something positive out there or bring attention to
                                                                                                      things that people should be aware of for part of a greater good.”

                                                                                                      Prozak’s razor-sharp focus has helped him become one of rap’s most formidable independent
                                                                                                      artists. During the last decade, he’s appeared on four national tours and done more than 1,000
                                                                                                      performances, where his moshpits rival those of any heavy metal show. The Michigan rapper
                                                                                                      earned a lofty 3.5 Mics in The Source for his 2008 album, Tales From The Sick, and has
                                                                                                      collaborated with Tech N9ne, Twista, Cypress Hill and Insane Clown Posse, among others.

                                                                                                      As a filmmaker, Prozak released the first two installments of his A Haunting On Hamilton
                                                                                                      film series, which opened with sold-old screenings of 2,000 people per screening in Saginaw,
                                                                                                      Michigan. He also directs his own music videos, ensuring that his art is properly presented
                                                                                                      visually.

                                                                                                      Now, with Paranormal, Prozak has delivered a project that hits hard lyrically and aurally, the
                                                                                                      type of release that stays with a listener long after the music stops.

                                                                                                      “I wanted to put out the best record that I thought I was capable of, an album that would really
                                                                                                      define who I am,” Prozak says. “If you want to know who I am or what kind of artist I am, this
                                                                                                      record will set that tone completely. It’s a really deep record. To me, it’s an album. It’s not a CD
                                                                                                      of tracks. It’s an album. It has that feel.”

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                                                                                                      9/18

                                                                                                      Sheer Mag

                                                                                                      All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                      Sheer Mag

                                                                                                      A tear in the firmament.
                                                                                                      Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.
                                                                                                      What is it?
                                                                                                      Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon. But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find it.
                                                                                                      And so SHEER MAG has let the sparks fly since their outset, with an axe to grind against all that clouds the way. A caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice in an imbalanced system.
                                                                                                      Both brazen and discrete, loud yet precise, familiar but never quite like this - SHEER MAG crept up from Philadelphia cloaked in bold insignia to channel our social and political moment with grit and groove. Cautious but full of purpose.
                                                                                                      What is it?
                                                                                                      By making a music both painfully urgent and spiritually timeworn, SHEER MAG speak to a modern pain: to a people that too feel their flame on the verge of being extinguished, yet choose to burn a bit brighter in spite of that threat.

                                                                                                      With their debut LP, the cloak has been lifted. It is time to reclaim something that has been taken from us. Here the band rolls up their sleeves, takes to the streets, and demands recompense for a tradition of inequity that's poisoned our world.
                                                                                                      However, it is in our ability to love - our primal human right to give and receive love - that the damage of such toxicity is newly explored.
                                                                                                      Love is a choice we make. We ought not obscure, neglect, or deny that choice.
                                                                                                      Through the tumult and the pain, the camaraderie and the cause, the band continues to burn a path into that great beyond.
                                                                                                      But where are we headed?
                                                                                                      On NEED TO FEEL YOUR LOVE, they makes their first full-length declaration of light seen just beyond our darkness. Spoken plainly, without shame:
                                                                                                      It is love.
                                                                                                      This - is SHEER MAG.



                                                                                                        9/20

                                                                                                        Joe Purdy

                                                                                                        Amy Vachal

                                                                                                        All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                        Joe Purdy

                                                                                                        From his home state of Arkansas to his home in Los Angeles, Joe Purdy has recorded a baker’s dozen worth of albums. His songs have turned up on numerous TV shows and film soundtracks. Most notably, however, in recent years the singer, songwriter and self-described “hillbilly” has come to see the world and his role in it somewhat differently, charting this direction on his latest album, "Who Will Be Next?” Here he firmly plants his feet deep in the tradition of folk artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs, applying his unique skills as writer and vocalist as a passionate observer and participant of our times.

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                                                                                                          9/21

                                                                                                          Four Year Strong

                                                                                                          Seaway
                                                                                                          Like Pacific
                                                                                                          Grayscale
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                                                                                                                  Life Lessons

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                                                                                                                    10/11

                                                                                                                    Benjamin Booker

                                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                    Benjamin Booker

                                                                                                                    Benjamin Booker is an American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He cites The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as influences. His music was described by the Chicago Tribune as "a raw brand of blues/boogie/soul," by The Independent as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity” and by SPIN as "bright, furious, explosive garage rock.”


                                                                                                                    Benjamin was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His family relocated to Tampa, Florida, where he attended all-ages DIY punk shows as a teenager. He attended Orange Grove Middle School, a magnet school for the performing arts, followed by Hillsborough High School, where he studied in the International Baccalaureate Program. He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, studying journalism with intentions of going into music journalism. After college, he moved to New Orleans to work for a non-profit organization and began playing shows.

                                                                                                                    Booker's self-titled debut album was recorded in December 2013 at The Bomb Shelter, an analog studio in Nashville. Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), the album was released on August 19, 2014 via ATO Records in the United States and Rough Trade Records in Europe. He went on to open shows for Jack White and Courtney Barnett.


                                                                                                                    Booker's second album Witness was written primarily in Mexico City and released on June 2, 2017. The album was produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby) and announced with the premiere of its title track "Witness" (featuring Mavis Staples) alongside an essay written by Booker which detailed the experience that led him towards writing the album's title track. The album has garnered praise from Rolling Stone, the NY Times, and the Guardian.

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                                                                                                                    10/12

                                                                                                                    Big Thief

                                                                                                                    All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                    Big Thief

                                                                                                                    Every once in a while, a band comes along that leaves expectations, cynicism, and emotional distance ruined in a heap on the floor. Brooklyn's Big Thief is that band. To hear songwriter Adrianne Lenker's lilting narratives and twisted, fuzzy guitars is to love them. Lenker's lyrical storytelling is equally grounded and autobiographical as it is surreal and cabalistic. Just ask Big Thief fan Sharon Van Etten. "Some of the most compelling songs I've heard in a long time," says Van Etten. "Driving songs that take you on a real journey, with intelligent stories and twist-and-turn melodies. And fun as hell live."

                                                                                                                    The band, which includes Buck Meek on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums, announces its signing to Saddle Creek. News of their debut album will be forthcoming, as will a slew of performances at this year's SXSW.

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                                                                                                                    10/20

                                                                                                                    Barb Wire Dolls

                                                                                                                    Svetlanas
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                                                                                                                    Wick & the Tricks

                                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                            11/7

                                                                                                                            Spafford

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                                                                                                                            Spafford

                                                                                                                            Spafford is a four piece funk rock act hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The band is comprised of Brian Moss (Guitar), Jordan Fairless (Bass), Andrew “Red” Johnson (Keys), and Cameron Laforest (Drums). Refusing to be restricted to any musical boundaries, Spafford seamlessly blends together an eclectic mixture of all of their collective musical experience. The heart of their sound is rooted in deep sonic exploration with a focus on improvisational elements. With jams stretching well beyond the typical structures of their songs, fans have flocked to their live shows to experience the unique energy captured within each performance. A focus on blending genres with a deep foundation of patient groove building has helped craft a sound all their own. Formed in 2012 by happenstance, the band has been building an organic fanbase in the Southwestern United States through word of mouth ever since. As the secret has gotten out Spafford has moved onto national touring, sharing the stage on a coast to coast tour with jam heavyweights Umphrey’s Mcgee in 2017. Reaching the next level in their ascent in an ever changing jam band landscape, Spafford has risen to the top of the next wave of acts by providing quality improvisation and a truly unique musical experience. Spafford has hit the road full time and is bringing their high energy performances nationwide.

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                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            Tornado Rose

                                                                                                                            Fireside Collective
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                                                                                                                            Soulful Roots from LFK. $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Luke's 21st Birthday!

                                                                                                                            Hotel Coffee

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                                                                                                                            The Hemorrhoids

                                                                                                                            Hotel Coffee reunion show! $7 cover at the door

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                                                                                                                            June
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                                                                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                            Live. Action. Trivia. $6 Entry. Smartest team wins the pot!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

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                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            Metal Monday!

                                                                                                                            Carnivora

                                                                                                                            Existem
                                                                                                                            Autumn Lies Empty

                                                                                                                            $8 cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            June
                                                                                                                            28
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Pride Tea Dance

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                                                                                                                            June
                                                                                                                            29
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            Folk-Pop

                                                                                                                            Clowder

                                                                                                                            Korby Lenker

                                                                                                                            Songs for People. $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            June
                                                                                                                            30
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            KC's finest!

                                                                                                                            Katy Guillen and The Girls

                                                                                                                            Eric Tessmer

                                                                                                                            Blues. Roots. Rock.

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                                                                                                                            July
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                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            LFK Indie-Pop-Rock

                                                                                                                            Tree Machines

                                                                                                                            Vigil & Thieves
                                                                                                                            VEHICLES

                                                                                                                            Wild melodies and rhythms that soar and conspire along with dynamics that range from a whisper to a freight-train. $8 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                            Live. Action Trivia. $6 Entry. Winning team takes the pot!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                                                                            Open Mic

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                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            Happy 4th of July!

                                                                                                                            Closed. Happy 4th of July!

                                                                                                                            Have fun. Don't blow yourselves up!

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            5
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

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                                                                                                                            Thursday

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            Happy Hip Hop from Austin, TX

                                                                                                                            Royal Ruckus

                                                                                                                            Left E. Grove
                                                                                                                            Whyte Lyte (#ConstantlyPositive)

                                                                                                                            $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            8
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Anthemic Alternative Indie Pop

                                                                                                                            Ghost Lit Kingdom

                                                                                                                            Run With It

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                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            9
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                            Live. Action. Trivia. $6 Entry. Winning team takes the pot!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            10
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            from Season 7 of The VOICE!

                                                                                                                            Taylor Phelan

                                                                                                                            Faintheart

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Winner of Season 8 of The VOICE!

                                                                                                                            Sawyer Fredericks

                                                                                                                            Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light
                                                                                                                            Haley Johnsen

                                                                                                                            Early Show!

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Late Pride!

                                                                                                                            PRIDE

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                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 10:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 11:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            13
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                                                                                                            Melting Point of Bronze
                                                                                                                            Something and the Whatevers
                                                                                                                            Emmaline Twist ...AND MORE

                                                                                                                            $5 Cover at the door for those without the Official #LFDF Wristband.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            14
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            High Dive Showcase

                                                                                                                            Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                                                                                                            Psychic Heat
                                                                                                                            Dressy Bessy
                                                                                                                            Arc Flash ...AND MORE

                                                                                                                            $5 Cover at the door for those without the Official #LFDF Wristband.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:30 pm

                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            15
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017

                                                                                                                            Domineko
                                                                                                                            Weaver
                                                                                                                            Tire Fire ...AND MORE

                                                                                                                            $5 Cover at the door for those without the Official #LFDF Wristband.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:15 pm

                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            16
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                            Live. Action. Trivia. $6 Entry. Winning team takes the pot!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            17
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                                                                            Open Mic

                                                                                                                            Sign up at the door. Grab a pint. Hit the stage.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            19
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Family Night!

                                                                                                                            PRIDE

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            20
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            21
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            Texas Soul

                                                                                                                            Prophets and Outlaws

                                                                                                                            $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            22
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Takeover Booking Presents

                                                                                                                            Glass Idols

                                                                                                                            Noveria

                                                                                                                            Progressive Metal from Tennessee!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 6:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            23
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            Beer Makes You Smarter!

                                                                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                            Live. Action. Trivia. $6 Entry. Smartest team takes the pot!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            24
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                                                                            Open Mic

                                                                                                                            Sign up at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            25
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            Up To Eleven Presents

                                                                                                                            Bent Knee

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            26
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 5:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 6:30 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            July
                                                                                                                            28
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            Eleven Productions Presents

                                                                                                                            Brick + Mortar

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            All-Stars playing all Dead all night!

                                                                                                                            Play Dead

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            8
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            11
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            13
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            15
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            18
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            Slow Dreamer

                                                                                                                            Chase the Horseman
                                                                                                                            Roeco

                                                                                                                            $7 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            19
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Baptized in Bourbon!

                                                                                                                            Moonshine Bandits

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            24
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            featuring Dave Simonetti from Trampled By Turtles

                                                                                                                            Dead Man Winter

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:30 pm

                                                                                                                            BUY TICKETS!
                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            August
                                                                                                                            31
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            September
                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            September
                                                                                                                            9
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            Strange Music Recording Artist

                                                                                                                            Prozak

                                                                                                                            The Hitchcock of Hip-Hop!!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            September
                                                                                                                            18
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            Up To Eleven Presents

                                                                                                                            Sheer Mag

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            September
                                                                                                                            20
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Americana Singer/Songwriter

                                                                                                                            Joe Purdy

                                                                                                                            Amy Vachal

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            September
                                                                                                                            21
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            Queen City Productions Presents

                                                                                                                            Four Year Strong

                                                                                                                            Seaway
                                                                                                                            Like Pacific
                                                                                                                            Grayscale ...AND MORE

                                                                                                                            Rise or Die Trying 10 Year Anniversary!

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 5:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 6:30 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            October
                                                                                                                            11
                                                                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                                                                            Raw Blend of Blues, Boogie & Soul!

                                                                                                                            Benjamin Booker

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            October
                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            Up To Eleven Presents

                                                                                                                            Big Thief

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            October
                                                                                                                            20
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            November
                                                                                                                            7
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            Performing 2 Sets!

                                                                                                                            Spafford

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages

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