12/7

A Night for Taylor

Hi-Boi
Omnipoint
PXLTD
Proper Grammar

18 & Over | 8 pm

A Night for Taylor

A night for Taylor is a fundraiser focused solely on raising money for Taylor's family in this difficult time. One night we can all remember, a night we can join together, and celebrate the life of a young lady we will all miss dearly!!! We love you Tay Tay!!

Misfit Family is BEYOND excited to come back together for a heck of a night in a celebration of life! We are bringing you a night of amazing talent! So lets let loose and dance the night away!
Omnipoint
PXLTD
Proper Grammar
Hi-Boi aka Brandon Brown
and a surprise DJ closing the night!
18+-$8
21+-$5

Anyone that would like to donate to the family directly, please contact Aubrey Elliott, or Matt Alvarez thru Private Messenger. Huge thanks to the Bottleneck for allowing us all to come together for a good cause. Thank you to the artists, and the staff that made it possible to do this for her family!!! Be Blessed!!

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          12/8

          Midnight Marauders

          18 & Over | 8 pm

          Midnight Marauders

          DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

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          12/9

          Kaminanda

          David Starfire
          Cory Stardust

          | All Ages | 8 pm

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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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          David Starfire

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            Cory Stardust

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              12/10

              DigiTour 2016

              Blake Gray
              Baby Ariel
              Weston Koury
              Nathan Triska
              Mark Thomas

              | All Ages | 3 pm

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              DigiTour 2016

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                Blake Gray

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                  Baby Ariel

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                    Weston Koury

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                      Nathan Triska

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                        Mark Thomas

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                          12/10

                          Outlaws Christmas Extravaganza and CD Release Party

                          Jasper
                          Mad Kings
                          Ryan Manuel and the Getaway
                          Outlaw Jake & the Chaingang
                          Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy
                          Melvin Litton

                          All Ages | 8 pm

                          Outlaws Christmas Extravaganza and CD Release Party

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                            Jasper

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                              Mad Kings

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                                Ryan Manuel and the Getaway

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                                  Outlaw Jake & the Chaingang

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                                    Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy

                                    There are people who write songs, and then there are songwriters… people who write simply because they have no other choice, poets in denim who wonder if they’re poetic at all. It’s talk of fire, and the breath of storms passed that stirs the echoes of longing to express one’s self… Til Willis came along after the birth of rock and roll, but before the setting of the sun in the home state of Elvis. A state that as John Magnie says, “Eats the roots of American music.” And, out of this climate Til strode with the confident swagger of a man possessed with the desire to be a songwriter. Growing up on rock and roll made back during a time when “rock and roll” mattered, and it wasn’t about fashion and packaging, Til strives to deliver substance in his own orchard of sound. A listen to any of his albums, The Thought I Had, Shadow of the Future, Lovesick, Crimson Wind, or Cindershine confirms this level of commitment. It’s not bubblegum pop, or mindless distortion… This is American Rock, and Til has brought it to life on stages from Mississippi to California, Colorado to Oklahoma. He has headlined his own shows, as well as opening for such notable acts as Jesse Robinson, The Subdudes, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, Fainting Goats, and Pete Seeger. He has composed scores for plays by playwright Steve Goode, and student films made at the University of Colorado. He has produced albums for artists like Drew Fowler, in addition to producing all of his own recordings. In short Til Willis is an energetic young singer/songwriter with a voice that thunders, and a musical passion and vision that screams the haunted howl of hellhounds down a dusty road. Rock and Roll is freedom, and Til exercises his daily.

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                                    Melvin Litton

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                                      12/11

                                      Smackdown Trivia

                                      18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                      Smackdown Trivia

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                                        12/12

                                        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.

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                                        12/15

                                        Sweet Ascent

                                        88er
                                        The Dear Misses
                                        Commoner

                                        All Ages | 7 pm

                                        Sweet Ascent

                                        From Lawrence, Kansas, Sweet Ascent is a four-piece rock band comprised of Jordan Rebman, Bobby Louden, Jake Dorn, and Allex Wilson. Beginning in 2012, the group has undergone many changes both in membership and style to become the ensemble they are today. From humble basement beginnings, the journey of Sweet Ascent has taken no short cuts. The group has released three 5-track EPs, and although earlier songs tell stories of young love and following dreams, the EP 'WAR' was a turning point in style and sound, shaping the band's future. 'WAR' is the journal of a group facing the end of what has been an incredible battle. Its deep lyrics, well thought concept, and newfound rock roots are what held the band together and allowed it to emerge stronger than ever.

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                                        88er

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                                          The Dear Misses

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                                            Commoner

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                                              12/15

                                              DJ Nasty Orange

                                              18 & Over | 10 pm

                                              DJ Nasty Orange

                                              DJ Nasty Orange spins everything from hip-hop to funk, new school to old school. If it'll make you dance, he'll play it!

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                                              12/16

                                              Blackfoot Gypsies

                                              The Big Sky

                                              | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                              Blackfoot Gypsies

                                              Matthew Paige and Zack Murphy ARE the Blackfoot Gypsies. They are the amplifier for your heart and soul, your love and hate, your on and off, your push and pull. With caution being checked at the door, there is no room for thinking... only feeling. Breaking the lines between hipsters, punks, posers, dads, normies, cowboys, rockers, and burnouts; everyone gets stripped to the core on the floor. And
                                              no one leaves the same as they came before.
                                              Scouting the future of the American music that has been progressing since the dawn of time. There's no stunting the Blackfoot and there's no stopping the Gypsies.
                                              The torch has been lit and will be carried with pride, speaking up for a generation unlike any other. It's all happening here, and it's all happening now.

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                                              The Big Sky

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                                                12/17

                                                Cornerstone Dub

                                                Street Level Uprising

                                                18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                Cornerstone Dub


                                                Biography
                                                Cornerstone Dub was formed in late 1999 by Billy Eltiste and Ted Kastl. Both members were coming out of a band together and were ready to start writing original music that best represented their musical passion and lifestyles. C-Dub has shared the stage with national acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, The Expendables, Shortbus, Bargain Music, Iration, Tommrows Bad Seeds, 3rd Alley, Josh Fischel, The Itals, Shakedown, HR & Dub Agents, Jah Roots, 77 Jefferson, Insolence and New Flavor Hawaiian reggae. C-Dub has just released a full length album entitled, "Dub the Mood" and also has a 6-song EP as well as 3 professionally produced videos. C-Dub is heavily influenced by the late sublime as well Slightly Stoopid and reggae artists such as Barrington Levy, Born Jamericans, Bob Marley, and countless others. C-Dub is an original band that sets themselves apart from all other midwestern bands with their passion for good music and a great live show.

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                                                Street Level Uprising

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                                                  12/18

                                                  Smackdown Trivia

                                                  18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                                  Smackdown Trivia

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                                                    12/22

                                                    Sellout!

                                                    All Ages | 7 pm

                                                    Sellout!

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                                                      12/30

                                                      Hembree

                                                      Spencer Mackenzie Brown
                                                      Bonzo Madrid

                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                      Hembree

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                                                        Spencer Mackenzie Brown

                                                        In a little over a year, Lawrence indie folk rocker Spencer Mackenzie Brown went from watching bands make music to forming his own band, striking out on his own and never looking back. The 25 year old released his debut EP, Part One, in July of last year and has since notched performances at SXSW, Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest and Boulevardia.

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                                                        Bonzo Madrid

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                                                          12/31

                                                          Split Lip Rayfield

                                                          MAW
                                                          The Feast Ov Fools

                                                          | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                          Split Lip Rayfield

                                                          The fire rages on for the powerhouse trio from Kansas, Split Lip Rayfield (SLR), as they celebrate the release of their new record, "I’ll Be Around." The new album showcases the songwriting talents of mandolin player Wayne Gottstine and banjo player Eric Mardis, tied together by the harmony and deep-bass licks of Jeff Eaton. Such songs as "Aces High," "Heart of Darkness," and "The High Price of Necromancy" will take listeners on a journey of love, loss, change, and dark powers, as they discover what lies in the mysterious minds of SLR. The song for which the album is named, "I’ll Be Around," serves as a tribute to the band’s fallen teammate Kirk Rundstrom, whose influence on the band and its path was great. Rundstrom’s legacy continues to live on in the new album and also the band itself as every live show is dedicated to his memory. Split Lip Rayfield has carved out their own genre of music with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable experience.

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                                                          MAW

                                                          MAW is rowdy string band made up of Lawrence, KS women who like to play and sing songs about murder, mules, mining, and morphine. MAW took the stage for the first time in late 2006 and we have been having a blast playing shows all over the Midwest ever since. Set lists are a mix of traditional songs and originals, and we sing them all crowded around a single condenser mic.

                                                          Our first CD, Advice for the Young and Foolish, was released in 2009 and received great reviews locally as well as on Bluegrass Unlimited and in the Old Time Herald. It is now being played on radio stations around the U.S. and in Europe. Our second CD, Pit of Desire, was just released this spring.

                                                          MAW is

                                                          Kit Cole, fiddle;

                                                          Katie Conrad, mandolin, assorted stringed instruments, vocals;

                                                          Tracy Floreani, guitar, tenor guitar, vocals;

                                                          Julie Schwarting, upright bass, vocals;

                                                          Jeanie Wells, clawhammer banjo, guitar, vocals.

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                                                            Dar Williams

                                                            $25.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                            Dar Williams

                                                            The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck.

                                                            “I thought, ‘I want to write a biker song!,’” Williams says with a laugh. “And then my second thought was, ‘I want to write an epic biker song.’ The Greek messenger of the dead is named Hermes, and I want to write about him-the god of travelers and thieves.

                                                            “I had this picture of Hermes starting to take a silver-haired woman down to her death, as she’s asked him to do, and instead he seduces her, saying ‘I love people like you who are experienced and worldly.’ And then I thought, why don’t I really freak out my record company and make a whole album about Greek mythology? So I decided to look at each of the gods of the Parthenon and see if their stories sprang to life for me or not.”

                                                            And from that moment came “You Will Ride With Me Tonight,” the fifth song on In the Time of Gods, the ninth studio album by the beloved singer-songwriter. Produced by Kevin Killen (who has worked with such giants as U2, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel), and featuring a remarkable set of musicians including Larry Campbell, Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, and Rob Hyman, the ten songs that resulted from exploring this theme became some of the richest music and most evocative writing of Williams’s career.

                                                            The complex and mysterious world of mythology aligned with several other issues that Williams was grappling with. “I’m interested in power right now,” she says. “I’m in my 40s, and I’m shocked that the café conversations I had in my 20s-’Somebody has to do something!’- are now my responsibility. I see people who are actually doing things that you always dreamed somebody would do, and I can help make that a reality. So the stakes are higher, in a good way, but you also see the shadow, the reckless behavior, where a person can lose it all in a weekend.”

                                                            Of course, the ceaseless turmoil in the world today is of great concern to this seasoned artist who’s also a wife, mother and “involved neighbor,” as she puts it, active in her community. “A lot of what’s going on is actually really gross,” she says, “and to see it as epic, instead of doomed, is helpful for me. These stories and characters helped me make sense of it.”

                                                            Williams, though, wanted to be sure that she was serving the songs themselves, and was prepared to abandon the mythology theme any time it didn’t naturally fit; “I didn’t want it to be a gimmick or a test,” she says. But she was pleased to find how flexible and expansive these archetypes really are. “The Light and the Sea” began with the notion of the sea god Poseidon, but became a meditation on retaining a moral compass.

                                                            “As I get older, my big struggle isn’t being virtuous and moral, it’s more about what I do in chaos,” says Williams. “When I’m stressed out, I say and do terrible things. There’s a light to follow, and you can lose it in chaos.”

                                                            Other songs brought ancient themes directly into the Hudson Valley home Williams shares with her husband, their son, and their young, Ethiopian-born daughter. She describes “Write This Number Down” as “an Athena-ish song” written for her younger child. “It’s telling her not to lose faith, because even when the justice system isn’t up to what you want it to be, there will be networks of people who will help you find justice.”

                                                            Williams also wanted to write a song for her husband. “When I go on the road, there’s an understanding that it is part of our relationship,” she says. “In the Parthenon, there is one goddess-Vesta, goddess of the hearth-who sits in the middle of the hall stoking the fire. I never thought that I needed a hearth, but that’s my home, and also my marriage, an anchor in my life that just gets better all the time. So ‘I’ve Been Around the World’ does correlate, but I would have written that story no matter what.”

                                                            As documented on her last album, the 2010 two-disc retrospective Many Great Companions, Williams’s growth as an individual over her almost two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. Raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., and educated at Wesleyan University, Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Mass., where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs.

                                                            In 1995, two years after self-releasing The Honesty Room, she signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment, beginning a relationship now in its 16th year. Along with her studio albums, she’s also released the onstage document Out There Live (2001) and the DVD Live at Bearsville Theater (2007).

                                                            The final song on In the Time of Gods manages to bring all of her concerns-social, creative, and personal-under one roof. “We have a mountain close to our house called Storm King,” says Williams. “When a circle of clouds gathers around the top of it, that means the rain is coming. Pete Seeger lives across the river and can see the mountain, and I wrote a song saying that Pete is the storm king now. He looks down and watches over us, guides and warns us, like the mountain does.

                                                            “So my ‘Storm King’ is not a king of Greek mythology,” Williams continues. “He’s a father figure who influences me from two miles up the road, where he composts and chops his own wood, and reminds me of my responsibilities. ‘Storm King’ is my way of saying that we aren’t living in 400 BC Greece, we are evolving in time. And that’s what you’re allowed to do with mythology-to let it evolve and show who your Parthenon is now.”

                                                            That’s the great achievement of Dar Williams’s album. With ease and grace, it reminds us that wherever we are, whenever it may be, we are always living In the Time of the Gods.

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                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

                                                            Say no more...

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                                                            Andy McKee

                                                            | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                            Andy McKee

                                                            Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.

                                                            McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater.

                                                            Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog, Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven’t been able to attend a show and new fans alike.

                                                            “I’ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I’ve felt it’s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,” says McKee. “This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ‘Drifting’ and ‘Rylynn’, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ‘Because It’s There’ played on harp guitar that I haven’t released yet.”

                                                            McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

                                                            “I’m honored to be a part of his label. I heard Tommy 15 years ago at a festival in Kansas and was blown away by his playing and performing, and I still am,” Mckee stated. “To be the first person on his label is surreal, and I’m excited and proud to be a part of it.”

                                                            Live Book released worldwide on April 22. The album, McKee’s first live record, was released through CGP Sounds. In support of the new album, McKee is now embarking on “The Next Chapter Tour” throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

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                                                            1/12

                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

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                                                            1/19

                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                            DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

                                                            Say no more...

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                                                            1/20

                                                            Rich Yarges & the Pop Mechanics

                                                            Headlight Rivals
                                                            Stiff Middle Fingers

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            Rich Yarges & the Pop Mechanics

                                                            It took a decade for the Pop Mechanics to come together. There was always much "campfire" talk between Jim, Pete and myself for years, some sober and some not, about forming this band. We finally decided it was time and with the addition of Rob DeMarais on bass the group gelled. Our sound is heavily influenced by the Pop Groups of the past from Big Star to Ramones to The Replacements. All four of us are seasoned veterans in the music scene formerly playing in bands such as God's Favorite Band, Dander, Truck Stop Love, Vitreous Humor and The Grande Machine. We're not planning on making the big time but we hope to put a smile on your face as well as a tear in your eye.

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                                                            Headlight Rivals

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                                                              Stiff Middle Fingers

                                                              SMF came together in 2010 when Travis Arey (Panda Circus, The Akanes), Cameron Hawk (The Dead Girls, Hidden Pictures), Barry Swenson and JP Redmon (Many Moods of Dad, Podstar) thought it would be fun to put together a short, blistering set of some of their favorite classic punk tunes. Since then, the list of songs has grown exponentially, and the SMF stage show has become nothing short of incendiary. While the band has been known to perform entire sets by certain bands (like the Descendents), they have recently started writing their own songs and plan on showcasing both originals and covers on a regular basis.

                                                              Stiff Middle Fingers (SMF) is primarily a classic punk cover band. We play songs by Black Flag, Descendents, Minutemen, The Jesus Lizard, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Dead Kennedys, Wipers, Misfits, The Damned, Devo, Husker Du, Bad Brains, Mudhoney, The Vapors and many more...including Stiff Little Fingers, of course. We also write our own tunes from time to time, which carry the militant, SST-style DIY aesthetic of the songs we cover.

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                                                              Dirtfoot

                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                              Dirtfoot

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

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

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                                                              Midnight Marauders

                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                              Midnight Marauders

                                                              DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

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                                                              CloZee & Psymbionic

                                                              LuSID
                                                              Curvatur3

                                                              | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                              CloZee & Psymbionic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                              LuSID

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                                                                Curvatur3

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                                                                  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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                                                                  David Allen Ho

                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                  David Allen Ho

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                                                                    Mountain Sprout

                                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                    Mountain Sprout

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

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

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

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

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                                                                    Felly

                                                                    Gyyps

                                                                    | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                    Felly

                                                                    Beats and rap from Connecticut.

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                                                                    Gyyps

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                                                                      2/13

                                                                      Lydia Loveless

                                                                      Adam Lee & Matt Woods

                                                                      | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                      Lydia Loveless

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

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

                                                                      Of the album Loveless says:

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                        Polyphia

                                                                        Jason Richardson
                                                                        Covet

                                                                        | All Ages | 6 pm

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                                                                        Polyphia

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

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

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

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                                                                        Jason Richardson

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                                                                            3/22

                                                                            Gang of Thieves

                                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                            Gang of Thieves

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                            7
                                                                            Wednesday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Project Taylor Presents

                                                                            A Night for Taylor

                                                                            Hi-Boi
                                                                            Omnipoint And more!

                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                            December
                                                                            8
                                                                            Thursday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Beats and Bottles at the Neck!

                                                                            Midnight Marauders

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                                                                            9
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                                                                            10
                                                                            Saturday

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                                                                            DigiTour 2016!

                                                                            DigiTour 2016

                                                                            Blake Gray
                                                                            Baby Ariel And more!

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                                                                            10
                                                                            Saturday

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                                                                            December
                                                                            11
                                                                            Sunday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                            December
                                                                            12
                                                                            Monday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                            Open Mic

                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                            December
                                                                            15
                                                                            Thursday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            End of the Year Bash!

                                                                            Sweet Ascent

                                                                            88er
                                                                            The Dear Misses

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                                                                            December
                                                                            15
                                                                            Thursday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Late Show!

                                                                            DJ Nasty Orange

                                                                            DOORS AT 10:00 pm

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                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                            December
                                                                            16
                                                                            Friday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Garage Rock n Roll from Nashville

                                                                            Blackfoot Gypsies

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                                                                            December
                                                                            17
                                                                            Saturday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Reggae. Rock. Ska.

                                                                            Cornerstone Dub

                                                                            Street Level Uprising

                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                            December
                                                                            18
                                                                            Sunday

                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                            Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                            Smackdown Trivia

                                                                            DOORS AT 6:30 pm

                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

                                                                            18 & Over