1/17

Madmertigan

Four Arm Shiver
SOLARS

All Ages | 8 pm

Madmertigan

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    Four Arm Shiver

    Four Arm Shiver are Late nights fueled by liquor, angst, cigarettes & cartoons!

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    SOLARS

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      1/19

      The M80s

      All Ages | 8 pm

      The M80s


      The M80s is Kansas City's hottest 80's tribute band that covers all top eighties dance music from pop, rock and new wave. The M80s band delivers a 80s music explosion in a true rewind event in a fun, high-octane show.

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      1/20

      KU vs Baylor Watch Party

      All Ages | 4 pm

      KU vs Baylor Watch Party

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        1/20

        Alice Sweet Alice

        The Hillary Watts Riot
        Benovox
        People Watching

        All Ages | 7 pm

        Alice Sweet Alice

        Fuse fearsome dedication with diversely talented musicians, a mind-boggling work-ethic and a positive mission, and you’re facing an unstoppable force. Welcome to Alice Sweet Alice (ASA), a Kansas City alt rock hybrid, whose tasty tunes, stylistic diversity and passionate live show are paying dividends with a hard-to-ignore street buzz.

        Alice Sweet Alice plays genre-bending music that resists description, classification or categorization – yet sounds intimately familiar. There are definite rock overtones sometimes paired with electronica, jazz, blues and post punk that ignite the senses with progressive composition and meaningful lyrics.

        ASA has shared the stage with such notable acts as Collective Soul, Adrenaline Mob, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More), Blameshift, Mushroomhead, Hurt, Taproot, Psychostick, Nothing More, Shaman’s Harvest, Pezband, Primer 55, Another Lost Year, and many others.

        FOR FANS OF: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Pretty Reckless, Warpaint, Portishead, Garbage, The Cranberries, Morphine, Florence & The Machine, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd

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        The Hillary Watts Riot

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              1/23

              KU vs Oklahoma Watch Party

              All Ages | 5 pm

              KU vs Oklahoma Watch Party

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                1/26

                Katy Guillen and The Girls

                Heidi Lynne Gluck
                Brody Buster Band

                $11 + F&T | 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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                Heidi Lynne Gluck

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                  Brody Buster Band

                  Brody is a musician, originally from Paola, KS, who has thoroughly shaken the world with his ambient talent. Brody Buster began playing Blues Harmonica at the age of seven. By eight, he had become a professional musician playing in Blues clubs on famed Beale Street in Memphis Tenn. At 10 years of age, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and opened B.B. King's Blues Club in L.A., jamming with The King of the Blues, B.B. King. In 1996 at the age of twelve, Brody was invited to perform at the prestigious "Montreux Blues and Jazz Festival" in Montreux Switzerland with Quincy Jones, Isaaac Hayes, Oleta Adams, Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Keb Mo', Richie Havens and Melvin Taylor. Brody has been a regular performer at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival since 1994.

                  Brody can be seen today performing all over the Kansas City area as well as special performances in Los Angeles, Chicago and other regional venues.

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                  1/27

                  Operation Wildlife Benefit

                  All Ages | 3 pm

                  The Bottleneck has teamed up with Operation Wildlife for a benefit to support the work they do in our own backyard.
                  There will be a custom exhibit with around a dozen birds.You can view these beautiful animals and learn what it takes to nurse them back to health.
                  This is an all day, all ages event with raffles, silent auction and music.

                  Operation Wildlife Benefit

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                    1/29

                    KU vs Kansas State Watch Party

                    All Ages | 7 pm

                    KU vs Kansas State Watch Party

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                      2/1

                      Hippo Campus

                      Sure Sure

                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                      Hippo Campus

                      Hippo Campus is four Minnesotan boys making music that is simple, joyful, and thematically soaked with the sense of cynicism accompanying the youthful search of self-meaning.
                      The band’s debut EP, ‘Bashful Creatures’, is set for release November 18, 2014. Recorded over two days at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN, the EP was produced by Low’s Alan Sparhawk.
                      With the philosophy that there is beauty among thorns, Hippo Campus presents the world of Bashful Creatures...
                      Kids, Adults, Youth, Age, Tumblr, and Cigarettes. Boots, Younger brothers. Older brothers, Brothers from other mothers, Summer, Friends, alcohol, drugs, and a touch of Boredom. Heterochromia, Heterosexuals, Teachers, English class Ratchet-ness, Lips, and Dancing in Tank tops. Sneaking out for Friends, Sex, Art, but mostly just art school girls. Playing with Guns, American exceptionalism, “Suicide," Shyness, confidence, and Grace.
                      With love, Beans, Espo, Stitches, Turntan.

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                      Sure Sure

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                        2/2

                        Lou Dog ( Sublime Tribute)

                        The Mixtapes

                        All Ages | 8 pm

                        Lou Dog ( Sublime Tribute)

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                            2/3

                            Vibralux

                            Drugs & Attics
                            EEMS
                            Cuee

                            All Ages | 8 pm


                            Announcement! We've had A LOT of comments from people (especially young folks) that they want to see local music, but can't because of certain barriers. So we got rid of those barriers and are throwing a badass FREE show that is ALL AGES.

                            Vibralux

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                                    2/6

                                    That One Guy

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

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                                    That One Guy

                                    “Funky Bean,” “Buttmachine,” Mustaches and Laser beams. It reads like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but for Mike Silverman, better known as That 1 Guy, it is just the reality he was searching for.

                                    At 150-200 live shows each year people gather to see his mad scientist at work, curiously watching as That 1 Guy plugs an electric chord into the heel of a cowboy boot and transforms it into an instrument. He howls and the audience joins him like a pack of coyotes. They even chime in for the song “Weasel Pot Pie,” offering rhymes to finish a line about “cinnamon scones”: Twilight Zones? Al Capones? Frank Stallones? That 1 Guy laughs and offers the grin of a Cheshire cat. Here is a man who loves his job.

                                    Silverman’s back story is not dissimilar to other musicians: he grew up a music geek, influenced by his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist. This is where the similarities end, though, and where That 1 Guy began. “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to sound different and have my own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way."

                                    That 1 Guy set off on his own, challenging the idea of what a one-man band can and should be. Rather than altering and adding on to the bass, he started from scratch, conceptualizing and creating the Magic Pipe. Standing at seven-feet-tall, the collection of swiveling pipes, metal gears, bass strings and electronic buttons forms the shape of a harp, but is played like a futuristic gutbucket.

                                    With his curious instrument, creative performances and abundant talent, That 1 Guy soon caught the attention of promoters around the world and began touring heavily, wowing crowds at Big Day Out, Glastonbury, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Lowlands, Wakarusa and numerous other festivals. In 2007 he joined Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead on an American tour before headlining his own “Mustaches and Laser Beams” tour through North America.

                                    Despite a demanding tour schedule, That 1 Guy has no plans on slowing down in 2010. His latest album PACKS A WALLOP! brings a new dimension to his work, thanks to new sounds and a new partnership with famed sound engineer Billy Hume (Nelly, Shop Boyz, Ying Yang Twins). Recorded at Hume’s studio in Atlanta, GA, PACKS A WALLOP! stretches That 1 Guy’s soundscapes further than ever, seamlessly combining hard-hitting rock (“Modern Man”), swampy blues (“Step Into Striped Light”) and electronic groove (“Funk Bean”). Hume’s influence brings greater depth to the low frequencies and heavy beats. “I’m really proud of what we did with the album,” says That 1 Guy. “It sounds closer to what I’ve been trying to do sonically since I started.”

                                    This accomplishment required a new creative process. Whereas his last two albums, The Moon is Disgusting (2006) and Songs in the Key of Beotch (2000, re-released in 2004) were created from songs that he had already performed, That 1 Guy went into The Zone with nothing but ideas, sleeping on a mattress upstairs so he could sneak in to the studio whenever he felt inspired. “I went in there with zero – nothing finished – and I lived at the studio for a month. It was really hard work, really long days, and I forced myself to craft some stuff.” The spontaneity, coupled with a tight window for completing the album, made all the difference.

                                    “Human beings do our best work when we’re challenged and pushed up against the wall,” That 1 Guy explains. “By nature, we’re hunters and gathers, spending each day looking for next meal. It’s easy to be lazy when you don’t have to come up with something creative right away.”

                                    His creativity continues with a new tour in support of PACKS A WALLOP! Along with the Magic Pipe, expect to see the Magic Saw and Magic Flute, as well as magic tricks. “I had never seen a magic show until about two years ago,” That 1 Guy confesses. “I had no interest in it—but now I just love it. I’m like a twelve-year-old,” incorporating magic tricks seamlessly into live performances, even using a playing card in place of a traditional pick. “So much of my music has miraculous qualities to it because it’s hard to tell what’s going on. There are lots of slights of hand and sonic misdirection. It feels like I was meant to do magic.”

                                    Strange? Perhaps. But as Billboard noted, “In the case of Mike Silverman’s slamming, futuristic funk act… the normal rules of biology just don’t apply.” It suits That 1 Guy just fine.

                                    “I like being my own person,” he says. “I didn’t set out to be a weirdo but I’m starting to embrace it.”

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                                    2/7

                                    Yonder Mountain String Band

                                    The Southern Belles

                                    $29.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                    Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana.

                                    Yonder Mountain String Band

                                    Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Dave Johnston points out “What could be more pure than making your own music.” Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.” The band continues to play by their own rules on their new record The Show.

                                    The Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state, and recently the Democratic National Convention in Denver at Mile High Stadium opening for Barack Obama. Their loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound.

                                    In between tours the band spent time this last year working on its fifth studio album. Set for a September 1 release on the band’s own label, The Show is the second album with rock producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters). While some might scratch their heads as to why a string band would want a rock producer, this decision was a natural choice for the band. “We don’t have a lot of nostalgia for the past,” says banjo player Dave Johnston. “You shouldn’t try to recreate the 1940s. I like to think of us as informed by the past and all the great performers before us. But we also want to look forward rather than give people something that has already been perfected.”

                                    The Show has the similar acoustic instrumentation (Adam Aijala on guitar, Johnston on banjo, Jeff Austin on mandolin and Ben Kaufman on bass with all four singing) as many of its classic bluegrass forefathers. Though once again drums are present (as with the self-titled fourth album) with the great Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello’s bands adding a rhythmic backdrop to Yonder’s still-acoustic sound on six of the tracks. The record consists of thirteen songs all written by Yonder.

                                    The band has long cited such varied influences as the bluegrass of Del McCoury, Johnson Mountain Boys, Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe, Osborne Brothers as well as the punk rock of Bad Religion, Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys. Somewhere in between these two tent poles are early 20th Century composers and alternative rock bands like Grandaddy and Postal Service. It’s all funneled through the band’s unique chemistry, honed since they first met at an informal club performance in 1998. With band members writing individually, in different pairings and as a collective, the album proves that this group is a collection of creative peers and you can hear it in the rich tapestry of music that makes up The Show.

                                    Here Yonder offers such traditional bluegrass sounding fare as “Out Of The Blue” and “Casualty.” The band has explored its country roots in the past and does so again this time on “Steep Grade, Sharp Curves,” a song that describes the roads around its home base in Nederland as well as a particularly dangerous femme fatale. A little further from the roots is the impressionistic “Isolate” with its simple but ominous bass line and minimal arrangement. There is also a bevy of rockers like “Complicated,” “Fingerprints” and “Belle Parker,” a gem of a song about a hard-hearted woman. The band even finds some excellent middle ground between bluegrass and rock on “Fine Excuses” thanks in part to a scorching guitar solo from Adam Aijala. There is also the extended “Honestly” -- at eight-minutes, the longest song on the album, with a middle section that is an excellent platform for lengthier live excursions that are as improvisatory as any electric band on the live music circuit.

                                    The band is a regular at bluegrass festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the band's own Northwest String Summit as well as massive multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury. Fans are no doubt drawn to Yonder’s anything goes attitude, its humor and passion about music, and the band’s ability to stretch out live. “We love that people come to see us,” Johnston points out. “Everyone appreciates good music. Some people want to go to a recital and some people want to party.”

                                    But as its fans know, Yonder Mountain String Band does something a little different, more than just a musical party. The Show is the band’s most varied and versatile album to date, and the summation of the journey that these guys are on together. It’s bluegrass for the masses, acoustic tunes filled with dazzling chops, and it’s fun to boot. The humble Johnston sounds as surprised as anyone by the band’s success, but knows that it all boiled down to chemistry, which has never changed. “Somewhere down there we all kind of recognized that we had something unique,” he explains. “But there is no way I could have imagined the amount of success that the band has had.”

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                                      2/8

                                      Psymbionic

                                      Widdler
                                      Kraang

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

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                                            2/9

                                            KXNG Crooked aka Crooked I

                                            Static G
                                            Liquid Assasin
                                            Stik Figa

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

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                                                  Stik Figa

                                                  Stik Figa is a prolific MC and wordsmith from Topeka, Kansas. Raised in Memphis, Stik developed a unique and versatile skill set, combining detailed lyricism with a dirty south drawl.

                                                  His virtuosity has led him to be featured on premier outlets such as NPR and 2DopeBoyz. After signing with Mello Music Group, he released "As Himself" a project drawing from his unique perspective and background.

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                                                  2/10

                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon

                                                  The Big Sky

                                                  All Ages | 8 pm

                                                  Truckstop Honeymoon

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

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

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                                                  The Big Sky


                                                  The Big Sky is a trio who's sound has come to be known as Prairie Folk. Charming audiences with honest lyrics and high harmonies these Kansas songbirds captivate with their charismatic stage performances.


                                                  “.. as smooth and beautiful as can be...”
                                                  - Nick Spacek
                                                  The Pitch, KC



                                                    2/13

                                                    KU vs Iowa State Watch Party

                                                    All Ages | 5 pm

                                                    KU vs Iowa State Watch Party

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                                                      2/13

                                                      Backup Planet

                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                      Backup Planet

                                                      Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—‘70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal.



                                                        2/15

                                                        bleep bloop

                                                        All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                          2/16

                                                          Thunderkat

                                                          All Ages | 7 pm

                                                          Thunderkat

                                                          Based in Lawrence, Kansas, ThunderKat stands as the city’s premier 80s hard rock cover band. Voted by Best of Lawrence from 2013-2016 as a top local act, the band delivers a diverse collection of hits from Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Journey, AC/DC, Night Ranger, Billy Idol, Van Halen, Joan Jett, Prince and more. You won’t want to miss the ear-splitting spectacle of ThunderKat!

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                                                          2/16

                                                          Fall Risk

                                                          18 & Over | 9:30 pm

                                                          Fall Risk

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                                                            2/17

                                                            KU vs West Virginia Watch Party

                                                            All Ages | 4 pm

                                                            KU vs West Virginia Watch Party

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                                                              2/24

                                                              Haunted Summer

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

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                                                              Haunted Summer

                                                              The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures, and with their EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivatingly-ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Los Angeles duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Federico Aubele, Laura Stevenson and more. They have toured the country and played venues such as The El Rey Theatre, The Great American Music Hall, The Levitt Pavilion, Amoeba Hollywood, The Observatory OC, The Glasshouse, Crescent Ballroom, North Park Theater, The Chapel, The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Pianos, The Casbah and many more. Having completed a tour with Islands and other tour dates with David J of Bauhaus, Geographer and more, multiple headlining tours across the country among other countless tour dates, plus a month-long residency in San Francisco and LA, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.

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                                                              The five tracks on the Something in The Water reinforce the group's ghostly vibes, with Moody's ethereal vocals blending seamlessly with spaced-out and hazy orchestral dream-pop, allowing the music to take control of your headspace like a ray of light seeping in through the cracks of a long forgotten and rundown gothic mansion. -The Portland Mercury (CT)

                                                              The pair’s blend of experimental guitar riffs, ethereal orchestral features, and Moody’s trance-like vocals—plus a ton of oddball electronic sounds that add even more texture—creates a sound that sticks with you. -The Seattle Weekly (Azaria Podplesky)


                                                              Bridgette Eliza Moody and John Seasons are the group’s mainstays, but they have smartly added other musicians to the mix, taking their music to a bolder, higher level. The use of clarinet especially enhances and grounds their sound as Moody's augmented vocals and Seasons’ languid guitar licks add ethereal layers. -The Inlander (Laura Johnson)

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                                                              3/1

                                                              Donavan Frankenreiter

                                                              John Craigie

                                                              $18 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                  3/4

                                                                  Tiny Moving Parts

                                                                  Mom Jeans
                                                                  OSO OSO

                                                                  $13 + F&T | All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                                                                        3/6

                                                                        Mike Love

                                                                        Jungle Man

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

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                                                                        Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.

                                                                        Mike Love

                                                                        Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.

                                                                        Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever growing following for his unique and inspiring music. He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more. Over the past few years he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few. He has also enjoyed great success and exposure through the web on outlets like YouTube, with one of his videos just recently hitting 5 million views!

                                                                        On his award winning debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences, Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. On his follow up album, Love Will Find A Way, released September 1st, 2015, Love further refines his sound and message, with grand and striking arrangements and deep heartfelt emotions, he takes you on a journey which many describe as "life changing". He calls for immediate and drastic change in environmental impact on "Step Lightly", affirms his connection with fans on "I Love You, and shows a vulnerable and touching insight into his personal life on "Advaya's Song" and "No Regrets".

                                                                        But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. “It’s always been about the depth,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow. I’m still learning about where I’m going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool for me too. I just make myself open to it and the messages come through. It’s just as teaching and healing for me as it is for anyone.”

                                                                        His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them. On "Earthlings" he sings about being vegan, about animal cruelty and about holding yourself accountable for your actions. These are songs with messages designed to affect change in a time when it is so desperately necessary.

                                                                        With tours already booked in the U.S., Canada, Central America and Australia, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year of even more growth for Love and his musical family!

                                                                        Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Xavier Rudd, Rebelution, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.

                                                                        Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.

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                                                                          3/7

                                                                          The Aquaducks

                                                                          Cory Phillips & the Groove Machine

                                                                          All Ages | 8 pm


                                                                          The Aquaducks have been making waves in and around Music City as a high octane funk and soul band with a live energy that is rarely matched. The Ducks' first two singles "Nightlife" and "Bill's Toupée" immediately caught the attention of local radio station Lighting 100, and have continued to receive regular air play. Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as "Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools," The Aquaducks have created a new sound with influences ranging from Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to Lettuce and James Brown.

                                                                          The Aquaducks

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                                                                            Cory Phillips & the Groove Machine

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                                                                              3/13

                                                                              Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

                                                                              John Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

                                                                              $14 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                3/14

                                                                                Declan McKenna

                                                                                Chappell Roan

                                                                                $15 + F&T | All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                                                                                Declan McKenna

                                                                                British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2015 with the shimmering, politically charged single "Brazil," which directly addressed the corruption scandal then engulfing soccer's governing body, FIFA. The teenaged Hertfordshire native had only a handful of self-released tracks to his name, having uploaded them to his Bandcamp page. Obsessed with Bowie and with an attitude recalling the Libertines and Jamie T., McKenna blended bright indie pop with textural lo-fi. As "Brazil" gained traction throughout 2015, McKenna's star began to rise, and that summer he took home the Glastonbury Festival's coveted Emerging Talent prize. Hyperbolically dubbed "the voice of a generation," he signed a management contract with industry giant Q-Prime, leading to a bidding war which resulted in his signing to Columbia. His follow-up single, "Paracetamol," arrived in November 2015, proving that he was no one-hit wonder. The EPs Stains and Liar followed in 2016, along with a string of socially conscious singles tackling such weighty topics as police brutality, religion, and terrorism. All six of his previously released singles eventually wound up on his bright, eclectic debut album, What Do You Think About the Car?, produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and released in summer 2017.

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                                                                                  3/15

                                                                                  Tigers Jaw

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                                                                                    Debut LP 'Nailbiter' now available on the No Sleep Records webstore.

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                                                                                    3/23

                                                                                    Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

                                                                                    Travis Linville

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

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                                                                                    Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

                                                                                    He‟s been known as the co-founder of the three-time Grammy nominated BR549, the honky-tonk
                                                                                    heroes that almost single-handedly lit and carried the blowtorch for the mid-„90s alternative country
                                                                                    explosion. He‟s been hailed as „The Hillbilly Renaissance Man‟ for his subsequent successes as a
                                                                                    songwriter, performer, producer and musical theater director. Now after more than a decade as one of
                                                                                    the most uncompromising and consistent talents in the American roots music movement, Chuck
                                                                                    Mead at last emerges with the most anticipated role of his entire career: Solo Artist.
                                                                                    With Journeyman’s Wager, Chuck Mead throws down the gauntlet with an album that defies all
                                                                                    sonic expectations while re-defining his position as one of the hardest-working artists in the business.
                                                                                    “I respect the term „journeyman‟,” Mead says, “because that‟s I what consider myself. I‟ve been living
                                                                                    by my wits musically for more than 20 years now, going from job to job and doing them all pretty well.
                                                                                    Certainly there‟s a hustle to what I do, but there‟s always been a gambling aspect to it, too. With this
                                                                                    album, it‟s finally all me going all-in. It‟s a record that challenges listeners in a good way. Best of all,
                                                                                    I‟ve challenged myself.”
                                                                                    Produced by Grammy-winner Ray Kennedy, the eleven tracks on Journeyman’s Wager embody not
                                                                                    only the core of country music, but also the pulse of pop, R&B, hillbilly rock, Gospel and beyond. “Why
                                                                                    be confined by barriers or genres?” Chuck asks. “As far as I‟m concerned, it‟s all American Music.
                                                                                    These are the sounds that made up my musical vocabulary. I still believe that American Music is
                                                                                    about real things, good stories and unique songs. And I‟m willing to bet that most everyone else does,
                                                                                    too.”
                                                                                    “It‟s hard to believe that it‟s taken him this long to make a solo record,” says producer/engineer Ray
                                                                                    Kennedy, best known for his work on classic albums by Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle. “What sets
                                                                                    Chuck apart from so many artists is that he‟s a genuine hard-working, blue-collar performer. I hate the
                                                                                    word „old-school‟ but we didn‟t want this album to sound like a lot of modern records where everything
                                                                                    is over-tweaked and perfect. We knew we had to make it intimate and real.” Kennedy recorded the
                                                                                    entire album analog on two-inch tape, in a studio full of both state-of-the art and vintage equipment
                                                                                    that included „60s tube microphones, a Vox Continental organ, and a badass band that featured
                                                                                    Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart), Audley Freed (The Black Crowes), Mark Miller (BR549), Mark Horn
                                                                                    (The Derailers), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash), Mike Henderson (The SteelDrivers), Pat Sivers (The
                                                                                    Everly Brothers) and Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks). “Chuck is the same in the studio as he is on
                                                                                    stage,” Kennedy explains. “He loves working without a net. There are a lot of multiple voices singing
                                                                                    into one microphone and the band playing together in one room. Most of all, it‟s an album that really
                                                                                    represents his worldview song-wise. It has humor, intelligence, sarcasm, a bit of politics and a lot of
                                                                                    spontaneity. Plus he‟s singing his ass off. Chuck doesn‟t have a model; he really is a journeyman in
                                                                                    that songwriting and entertaining is his life.”
                                                                                    For Mead, life and music have always been irrevocably intertwined. “I joined my first band at 12 years
                                                                                    old,” he explains with a laugh. “Ruint me forever.” Throughout his 20s, he led several groups in and
                                                                                    around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, including the popular Mid-western cult band The
                                                                                    Homestead Grays. By the early „90s, Chuck found himself as an itinerant musician on Nashville‟s
                                                                                    then-seedy Lower Broadway. It was a place in time where a performer armed with only the vision of a
                                                                                    sonically relentless hillbilly band with nothing to lose could try anything. Within months, Mead cofounded
                                                                                    a quintet that began playing must-see marathon sets in the front window of bar/bootery
                                                                                    Robert‟s Western World. Seven albums, three Grammy nominations and millions of worldwide fans
                                                                                    later, BR549 would become one of the most improbable success stories of the past decade.
                                                                                    “BR549 is on extended hiatus,” Chuck now says. “We were – and remain – a family, and taking a
                                                                                    break from each other will make us miss each other more. We survived the highs, the lows and all the
                                                                                    hype, and we still had fun making music we love. But it was also time for me to do my own thing.”
                                                                                    With the exception of occasional reunions on Prairie Home Companion (at the behest of longtime fan
                                                                                    Garrison Keillor) and benefits for favorite charities, Mead‟s post-BR career soon became known as
                                                                                    much for its continued integrity as for its eclecticism. He founded the touring collective The Hillbilly All-
                                                                                    Stars featuring members of The Mavericks, co-produced acclaimed tribute albums to Johnny Cash
                                                                                    and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured on „The Sociology of Modern American Culture‟ at Vanderbilt
                                                                                    University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville‟s top song publishers. In 2007, he was
                                                                                    named Musical Director of Million Dollar Quartet, the new hit stage musical based on the night in 1956
                                                                                    that Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley came together for an impromptu
                                                                                    jam session. “It‟s been incredibly liberating to do all these things I‟ve never done before,” Chuck says.
                                                                                    “But most of all, I wanted to call my own shots and make a record that mattered.”
                                                                                    Ten of the eleven tracks on Journeyman’s Wager are co-written by Mead, who‟d spent the past year
                                                                                    working with such idiosyncratic and award-winning songwriters as Tia Sillers, Bobby Huff, Greg
                                                                                    Crowe, Patrick Davis, Angeleena Presley, Mark Collie and Jon & Sally Tiven. The album roars out of
                                                                                    the gate with the twanging highway stomp of “Out On The Natchez Trail”, and runs head-on into the
                                                                                    sinister mystery of “Gun Metal Grey”. The horn-powered “She Got The Ring (I Got The Finger)” is a
                                                                                    sly nod to Jerry Reed‟s “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”. There‟s classic country-pop
                                                                                    wisdom in “Albuquerque”, gentle insight in “Up On Edge Hill”, and hard-driving good times in “I Wish It
                                                                                    Was Friday”. “A Long Time Ago” is a paean of pedal-steel regret, while “After The Last Witness Is
                                                                                    Gone” is a bold testimonial that‟s equal parts honky-tonk and roadhouse rocker. “In A Song” may be
                                                                                    the album‟s genuine showstopper, a gloriously sanctified testament to the Everlasting Church Of
                                                                                    Music. The disc‟s sole cover is a fiery version – complete with yodeling – of George Harrison‟s “Old
                                                                                    Brown Shoe”, the obscure Beatles b-side from “The Ballad Of John & Yoko”. The album closes with
                                                                                    the assured shuffle-funk of “No Requests”, a song whose chorus is a potent statement of purpose
                                                                                    from an artist who is now truly his own man.
                                                                                    “Even when BR549 were being called a throwback act, we never allowed ourselves to be classified,”
                                                                                    says Chuck. “The key was to always bring something new to everything we did. Today my slate is
                                                                                    cleaner than ever before. This album is all me, doing what comes naturally.” For Chuck Mead, the
                                                                                    time has come for one of Americana‟s most uncommon artists to finally step out, step up and be
                                                                                    heard on his own unique terms. And in a game where sure bets are rarely the real deal, one
                                                                                    singer/songwriter/performer is again unafraid to lay it all on the line. “I mean everything I say on this
                                                                                    album,” Chuck Mead says. “You can tell it with a wink and a smile, but it‟s still the truth. And the truth
                                                                                    is that Journeyman’s Wager is the culmination of everything I‟ve learned. These are my decisions.
                                                                                    This is my music.”

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                                                                                    Travis Linville

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                                                                                      3/24

                                                                                      The Casket Lottery

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                                                                                        4/7

                                                                                        The Expanders

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                                                                                        The Expanders


                                                                                        The Expanders have come to be known for their vintage “rockers” style of reggae, played in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, Culture, and The Mighty Diamonds. Their music emphasizes three-part vocal harmonies and strong songwriting. In addition to performing their own original material and rare Jamaican scorchers, since 2006 The Expanders have been the chosen backing band for legendary Jamaican singers when they come to California to perform. The group has backed classic artists Alton Ellis, The Maytones, The Ethiopians, The Wailing Souls, and many more. For two years in a row they were featured at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Mendocino County where their performances were praised by The Beat magazine as having recreated “the old classic Kingston rocksteady sound to a T.” They have been frequent guests on SoCal radio shows such as Reggae Central with Chuck Foster (KPFK 90.7 fm) and The Reggae Show with Junor Francis (KXLU 88.9 fm).



                                                                                          4/12

                                                                                          The Copper Children

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                                                                                          The Copper Children

                                                                                          The Copper Children are an indie rock band emerging out of the heart of Denver, Colorado. Their sound is a mix of indie-Americana, intertwined with soul-folk, influenced as much by mountain music as classic rhythm & blues. The band’s expressed musical functions are driven by a contemporary multi-focus genre, in which they challenge conventional thinking and preconceived notions of what soul-folk is, and aims to give an edge to the folk genre with unique instrumentation and songwriting. Through their music, they strive to share their soulful folk tales through heartfelt lyricism combined with raw emotion, all while paying heed to the diversity, peace and sacredness of life, as we know it. Amidst their profound songwriting and melodies, the band has readily established themselves as ‘The Copper Children’ of the Colorado musical forefront.

                                                                                          All music available for free streaming at: https://play.spotify.com/album/0HjKYT3TUDSlLJLUBNxYgc

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                                                                                          4/18

                                                                                          Cigarettes After Sex

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                                                                                            4/19

                                                                                            Wild Child

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                                                                                            Wild Child

                                                                                            Wild Child doesn’t want a place to hide. Song after song, town after town, they’ll wear their hearts on their sleeves, addicted to the rush that only comes when thousands of strangers know all your secrets and sing them back to you, because they’re their secrets, too.“It’s not necessarily the performing that’s addictive, but being able to connect with that many people at once,” says Kelsey Wilson, who shares lead vocal and songwriting responsibilities for the Austin-based seven-piece band with Alexander Beggins. “You feel like you’re together in something––like you experience the whole thing together. It’s family therapy with a lot of dancing.”Wild Child’s third album Fools (out via Dualtone Records) is an ambitious collection of lush pop that takes sad stories and transforms them into an ebullient love letter to the power of music and the art of living with yourself.Made up of Kelsey on violin and vocals, Alexander on ukulele and vocals, Evan Magers on keyboards, Sadie Wolfe on cello, Chris D’Annunzio on bass, Drew Brunetti on drums, and Matt Bradshaw on trumpet, Wild Child has built a sprawling grassroots following on the strength of high-spirited live shows that feel like self-contained joy benders, along with two precocious albums.2011’s Pillow Talk notched four no. 1 singles on indie pulse monitor Hype Machine, spurred on by music bloggers who fell early and hard for the quirky group. 2013’s The Runaround upped the ante, making best-of lists and garnering glowing reviews and write-ups from NPR, Paste, Pop Matters, and many others. Then Wild Child hit TV, performing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and serving as the featured artists on CBS Saturday Morning. Since forming five years ago after Kelsey and Alexander met during a stint as members of a backup band for a Danish artist’s U.S. tour, Wild Child has gone from playing shows for nine people to selling out venues across North America and Europe.Not bad for an indie outfit who, up until now, has been thriving without radio spins or record label muscle. And it all started when two Texas kids too scared to sing for crowds discovered they wrote hauntingly good songs together.Wild Child recorded Fools at Doll House Studios in Savannah, Georgia. Produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis and David Plakon with additional tracks helmed by red-letter guest producers Max Frost (“Break Bones”) and Chris “Frenchie” Smith (“Trillo Talk”), Fools reveals that while Austin’s favorite gang of lost boys and girls have grown up to become fiercely skilled musicians who have charmed the world, their faces remain grinning and often painted, spirits stubborn and free, barbs sharp and cathartic.

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                                                                                            4/20

                                                                                            Govinda

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

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                                                                                            Govinda

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

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

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


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                                                                                            Kaminanda

                                                                                            Kaminanda's ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and lush downtempo textures. His music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing landscapes reflecting a myriad of diverse influences; a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions. With six albums in his repertoire, this organic spaceship of frequencies balances musicality and ethereal soundscapes to evoke a deeper and hypnotic experience.

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