2/28

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

MONTU

| All Ages | 8 pm

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    MONTU

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

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

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    3/2

    Midnight Marauders

    18 & Over | 8 pm

    Midnight Marauders

    DJ G Train- Johnny Quest- Dj Proof

    Say no more...

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    3/3

    Eric Tessmer

    Amanda Fish

    | All Ages | 7 pm

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    Eric Tessmer

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

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

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      3/4

      Bagels & Basketball

      All Ages | 4:30 pm

      Bagels & Basketball

      Join KU Hillel in cheering on the Jayhawks against Oklahoma State!
      $3 for students
      $6 for non-students

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      3/4

      Govinda

      Recycled Phunk

      | All Ages | 9 pm

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      Govinda

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

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

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


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        3/6

        Open Mic

        18 & Over | 8 pm

        Open Mic

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

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

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

        Contact us with any questions at:

        bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

        Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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

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        3/9

        Snow Tha Product

        | All Ages | 8 pm

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        Snow Tha Product

        Snow tha Product, a native of California, but resident of Texas, is an underground phenomenon and sensation taking the scene by storm in a way that has put male MCs on alert. She’s a beauty and a beast – looks and lyrical skills on the microphone, respectively. Physical stature aside, she stands as tall as any female MC in the game and can wreck a track in fluent Spanish or English with a handful of male MCs trying to match her lyrical level, as she did on Capea El Dough P City Remix.

        Let us be forthcoming about 22-year-old, Claudia A. Feliciano. We'd put her up against any female MC in the game, and we're confident she'd give anyone of them a run for their money... or take their money. She's a versatile, bilingual lyricist who can fluently chop you up in English or Spanish, so take your pick. She has the swag, attitude, fine-ass looks and in-your-face rhyming abilities to be a hip-hop sensation in the U.S. or Latin America, if only the industry could, as Snow would say it, wake they’re game up.

        For now, Feliciano, better known to the streets as Snow Tha Product, is going to have to settle for being an international underground buzz-maker. We're not exaggerating. You can find her on anything from videos with major-label Spanish-pop sensations like Jaime Kohen, to hit rap videos in Latin America to underground Mic Passes in Texas.

        Everything we want in a Latino - excuse us - Latina, hip-hop artist.

        “I am versatile and even though I've been taught the industry wants you to pick a lane and stay there, I'm too hyperactive for that. I'm going to just swang this Cadillac I call a career.”

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        3/10

        Truckstop Honeymoon

        KC Bearfighters
        Honeywise

        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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        KC Bearfighters

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            3/11

            Page 7

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Page 7

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              3/12

              Polyphia

              Jason Richardson
              Covet
              Via Luna

              | All Ages | 6 pm

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              Polyphia

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

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

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

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                    3/13

                    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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                    3/14

                    The Songs of Joy Division

                    Moving Units
                    Viktor Fiction
                    Soviet

                    | All Ages | 8 pm

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                    The Songs of Joy Division

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                        Soviet

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                          3/17

                          Red Money

                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                          Red Money

                          The French Rock band duo, Red Money, began their musical journey in 2012. For two years, they composed music in their own studio and worked on defining themselves as a band. Red Money began performing in 2014, and by 2015, released their first 8-track album. In the midst of their growing popularity, they decided to take and extended stay to record and work in Nashville, Tennessee where they worked with Alabama Shakes’ producer Andrija Tokic. “After visiting Nashville, everything has really changed for us, it’s changed our way of thinking about our music; Nashville feels like home to us.”
                          Red Money’s spontaneous musicality and emotional pull is what makes their songs so relatable and gives them their authentic, raw garage rock sound. “It’s about humanity first; it’s about the music and a few words, then everything starts to make sense.” The band gets much of their inspiration for songwriting from artists such as Ty Segall, Dead Weather, Jack White, Led Zeppelin, White Stripes, and Velvet Underground.
                          The band just released in late September 2016 their newest track “Bones Are Shaking” and will be touring in Europe and the US during 2017. This was a follow up single to the successful first release ‘Drunk Love’, of which both tracks are on a new Red Money EP to be released in the coming months. “We always believe in what we do, and in our band, it’s most important to keep moving on and composing new songs.”
                          For more news/updates, music, videos, social media, and special promotions visit www.redmoneymusic.com.

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                          3/18

                          Thieves of Sunrise

                          Ryan Manuel & the Getaway

                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                          Thieves of Sunrise

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                            Ryan Manuel & the Getaway

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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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                              3/31

                              Dolewite

                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                              Dolewite

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                                4/7

                                Andy Frasco & The UN

                                Lucas Parker Band

                                | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                Andy Frasco & The UN

                                Andy Frasco, the 27-year old Los Angeles, CA native singer / songwriter / band maestro / entrepreneur /

                                party starter / everyday hustler, and his band of gypsies “The U.N.” have been cited frequently as “Party

                                Blues,” but the band’s musical inspirations and influences run much deeper incorporating elements of

                                Soul, Funk, and Rock as well as tones of Roots, and Americana, creating a much more diverse sound and

                                style that is distinctly Andy Frasco & the U.N.

                                Frasco’s shows have been described as infectious, entertaining, and feel good. His performances are

                                recognized as orchestrated chaos, inciting frenzied, undeniable good times, dancing, and perhaps even a

                                good ole fashion freak out.

                                Touring independently across the U.S. and Europe since he was 18 years old, Frasco first got his taste of

                                the music industry managing and promoting bands when he was 16 years old -booking bands like Hello

                                Goodbye, and working with labels such as Drive Thru and Atlantic Records, as well as venues like The

                                Key Club in Hollywood, CA.

                                Since his start, Frasco has embodied a DIY attitude and work ethic, making the road his home; averaging

                                200+ dates a year, trekking over 200,000 thousand miles spanning the country dozens of times over,

                                blowing minds and building a loyal following everywhere he goes.

                                2014 marked a breakout year for Frasco, highlighted by the release of the band’s 3 rd full-length studio

                                album Half A Man, a host of high profile festival performances both domestically and overseas, and

                                recognition from national press outlets such as Pollstar, Live For Live Music, and Relix.

                                Produced by Grammy Award Winning, Charles Goodan, Half A Man received warm praise from press

                                and fans alike, charting in the top 10 of Relix/Jambands.com Radio Chart for nearly 6 months, while the

                                road highlighted featured performances on festivals like Wakarusa, Electric Forrest, and YSMB’s

                                Harvest Festival in the US, and festivals like Zwarte Cross (NL), King’s Day Festival (DE), Bamberg Jazz

                                Festival (DE), Guezenpop Festival (NL), and the COTAI Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau, China.

                                To date, Andy has shared the stage and performed with artists such as Leon Russell, Galactic, Jackie

                                Greene, Gary Clark Jr, Jakob Dylan, Butch Walker, Deer Tick, John Mayer, Karl Denson’s Tiny

                                Universe, Fishbone, Lukas Nelson, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lettuce and more.

                                Continuing to build off the success of 2014, Frasco & the U.N. continued to pick up momentum both at

                                home and abroad in 2015 with featured performances at SXSW, Wakarusa, Phases of the Moon, and

                                Backwoods Music Festival in the U.S., as well as Totaal Festival (NL), a return to Zwarte Cross (NL),

                                Open Flair Festival (DE), and Open Air Gross Lindow (DE) overseas.

                                Amidst another heavy year of touring the band also recorded their 4 th full-length studio album, “Happy

                                Bastards”, set for release by Ruf Records on February 26, 2016 with producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron,

                                Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sugarcult).

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                                Lucas Parker Band

                                Rock and roll for jazz people, jazz for rock and roll people.

                                Hailing from Lawrence, KS, Lucas Parker Band is comprised of some of the area's favorite players taking on the compositions of guitarist, Lucas Parker, a Lawrence native. Comprised of Chris Handley on bass, Sam Goodell on keys, Taylor Babb on drums, and Carl Spaeth on Tenor Sax, the Lucas Parker Band will throw it down every time. So hard.

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                                4/8

                                KJHKs Farmers Ball

                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                KJHKs Farmers Ball

                                This year, KJHK and SUA blowing up its annual battle of the bands beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, AND THIRD PLACE AND FOURTH PLACE WIN $500 EACH. The stake are high, so submit your music today!

                                For more information on the process and eligibility rules head over to http://kjhk.org/web/2017/01/30/kjhks-2017-farmers-ball-presented-by-kjhk-and-sua/

                                If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711.

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                                4/9

                                The Goddamn Gallows

                                Koffin Kats
                                Viva Le Vox
                                Feast Ov Fools

                                | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                The Goddamn Gallows

                                The Goddamn Gallows formed in 2004 by founding members and Lansing/Detroit natives Mikey Classic on guitar and vocals, Fishgutzzz on upright bass, and Amanda Kill on drums -replaced by current drummer Uriah Baker (aka; "Baby Genius") in 2006. The trio started out migrating around the West for a time, holing up in Hollywood squats and squalid apartments, before releasing several albums: The Gallows EP (2004), Life of Sin (2005), and Gutterbilly Blues (2007), and finally hitting the road nearly full-time to establish their presence in the psychobilly-country scene while honing their self-described "twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly".
                                In 2009 the addition of Avery, a fire-breathing, accordion and washboard player, as well as Jayke Orvis (formerly of the .357 String Band) on mandolin and banjo, prompted The Goddamn Gallows to explore many new directions with their songwriting and in their live performances. As evidenced on their most recent 2009 album, Ghost of The Rails, and as witnessed by their spectacular and tireless live shows, The Goddamn Gallows began to forge a path founded on their very own brand of contagious primeval abandon: an unpretentious and from-the-gut carnivalesque smorgasbord of parts old time revival, circus sideshow, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. The result falls dead center into a head on collision between something like a Western honky-tonk impromptu parking lot rodeo, and Suburbia (the 1983 Penelope Spheeris cult classic film, not the location).
                                Though still officially Michigan-based, they have toured relentlessly since 2007, practically living out of their van and regularly performing as many as 200 dates a year. They've supported such acts as Nekromantix, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Mad Sin, The Legendary Shack Shakers, and even the King of Surf Guitar legend Dick Dale. They continue to rapidly grow a devoted following built on their visceral and volatile blend of multiple American music styles, and frenetic live energy -but still with just enough hardcore and punk influence to make your parents hate it.

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                                    Feast Ov Fools

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                                      4/13

                                      Sunsquabi

                                      | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                      Sunsquabi

                                      The 3 Piece Electronic Hydro Funk Experience from Boulder, CO known as SunSquabi is poised to break out in 2015. The group has performed at some of the country’s most notable music festivals (Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Euphoria Music Festival, Mcdowell Mtn Music Festival, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, SXSW and more). Since May 2012, the trio has been consistently touring the U.S. and rapidly gaining recognition from the ever-evolving EDM and Livetronica markets. SunSquabi has shared the stage with Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, GriZ, Murphy of STS9, Up Until Now, Two Fresh, Conspirator, Michal Menert, Boombox, The Floozies, Archnemesis, Break Science, Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory and many more.
                                      Constantly on the studio grind, SunSquabi is always striving to change and mature their sound. They continue to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be. Through their own studio recordings and collaborations with other artists such as Griz, SunSquabi is dedicated to their ever evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage.
                                      A recent overhaul on the live set has propelled the group into 2015, with plans to tour all over the U.S. They will be making appearances at several major festivals this summer, with an album release planned for late Summer 2015.

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                                      4/14

                                      Spoonfed Tribe

                                      Toxic Rhythms

                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                      Spoonfed Tribe

                                      Formed in the Fort Worth area in 1999, Spoonfed Tribe is a musical/visual group known for mesmerizing live shows combining hypnotic walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals. Since their debut, the Tribe has remained on the road, building a sizeable fan base inspired by appearances at music fests including Lollapalooza, Joshua Tree, Voodoo Music Experience and Wakarusa, sharing bills with acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Flaming Lips, Nine Inch Nails, Blues Traveler, Galactic and many more.

                                      The band has released six albums, including 2010's Live from DFW and is in the process of recording the follow-up to 2007's Public Service Announcement, due in 2012.

                                      "To describe a Spoonfed Tribe gathering would take too many words, talking too small to measure what is gained by the actual experience of it all. So, to do our best, imagine a show that captures all senses, presents all musical styles, glows with a fluorescent fury, and creates space to be different and unique, all while making you dance like an idiot!"
                                      Josh Hogan - My Denton Music

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                                      Toxic Rhythms

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                                        4/15

                                        KJHKs Farmers Ball

                                        All Ages | 8 pm

                                        KJHKs Farmers Ball

                                        This year, KJHK and SUA blowing up its annual battle of the bands beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, AND THIRD PLACE AND FOURTH PLACE WIN $500 EACH. The stake are high, so submit your music today!

                                        For more information on the process and eligibility rules head over to http://kjhk.org/web/2017/01/30/kjhks-2017-farmers-ball-presented-by-kjhk-and-sua/

                                        If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: mcompton@ku.edu. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711.

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                                        4/19

                                        Calliope Musicals

                                        Electric Love Machine

                                        18 & Over | 8 pm

                                        Calliope Musicals

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                                          Electric Love Machine

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                                            4/20

                                            3 Son Green

                                            Gekko
                                            Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys

                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                            3 Son Green

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

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

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                                            Gekko

                                            Formed in January of 2013 in KCMO, Gekko is a tight group with an unusually strong chemistry. With musical influences ranging from funk and soul to heavy metal and every thing in between, Gekko is a melting pot of different sounds. Dedicated to their craft, they strive for an intense live show.

                                            Gekko's first studio album: "A Gecko Named Terrance" (2014), marks humble beginnings for the band and a search for their sound (and name). Funky bridges with intricate melodies, followed by sweeping chorus' makes for an incredible music experience. The transition of sounds between funk, to rock, to jazz, to postmodern, tied together by a fat bass, a soothing guitar, and a high rainfall of pitter-patter drums, give this album a thick airiness. Provoked by confidence edged with self-doubt, and fueled by angst, Gekkos's first " ...record has the ultimate way of convincing you to just relax.".

                                            With a unique music style that is a mashup of many different genres. Their live performances are a combination of structured composition and free formed improvisation. Proficient with their instruments, Gekko introduces new concepts and melodies in their improvs with ease. Drifting in and out of thought-out melodic tunes and face-melting psycidellic improvisation, this band will keep you on your toes. Gekko is constantly bringing new songs into their ever growing grab bag of music, each performance is guaranteed to be one of a kind. Preforming on stages and for events such as the Wakarusa Music Festival, Paola Roots Festival, the Granada Theater, and many more, they are an experienced breed of musicians. Bringing the crowd into their world, there concerts are an experience that is not easily forgotten.

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                                            Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys

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                                              4/22

                                              Split Lip Rayfield

                                              Useful Jenkins

                                              | 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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                                              Useful Jenkins

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                                                4/27

                                                Samantha Fish

                                                Brody Busters One Man Band

                                                | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                Samantha Fish

                                                Samantha Fish Is Playin’ Up a Storm on New Ruf Records CD, Black Wind Howlin’, Due September 10 Follow-Up Album to Her Blues Music Award-Winning Debut Was Produced by Mike Zito and Features Guest Appearances by Zito, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and Paul Thorn

                                                KANSAS CITY, MO – Ruf Records announces a September 10 U.S. release date for Black Wind Howlin’, the new CD from blues-rock guitarist/singer Samantha Fish and follow-up to her 2012 Blues Music Award-winning label debut, Runaway. Produced by Mike Zito, who did the same honors on her last album, Black Wind Howlin’ was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, and features Samantha’s blazing guitar and vocals backed by Mike Zito on guitar and vocals, plus his fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood members Yonrico Scott on drums/percussion and Charlie Wooton on bass. Special guests include Paul Thorn on vocals, Johnny Sansone on harmonica and Bo Thomas on fiddle.

                                                Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video.

                                                Hitting a receptive international blues and rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening statement, earning a string of rave reviews and radio airplay, climaxed by her winning the Blues Music Award (BMA) for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012. “I’m truly humbled by the recognition,” Samantha said afterward. “I can barely wait to make record number two…”

                                                Now, the wait is over, as Samantha Fish unleashes a major storm of her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals on Black Wind Howlin’. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”
                                                No “sophomore slump” here, as Black Wind Howlin’ leaps from the speakers with 12 smoking tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011, I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop,” she proclaims. “I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.”

                                                Rather than trying to duplicate what she accomplished on her first success, Samantha re-defines her sound throughout the tracks on Black Wind Howlin’. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.”

                                                And yet, elsewhere, backed by the versatile production of longtime collaborator Mike Zito, you’ll find Samantha shifting gears to the aching slide-guitar balladry of “Over You” (“Echoing words, said I’d never make it on my own…”) and the redemptive country song, “Last September” (“Don’t remember the curves of my face/Can’t feel the warmth in my embrace/Well I’m here to remind you…”).

                                                She might stop off for a gritty cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking,” and co-wrote “Go to Hell” with Zito, but all other tracks are Samantha’s self-penned originals, and it’s a mix that will keep listeners on their toes. “I wanted this record to have a modern rocking sound,” she explains of the album’s vibe. “I also wanted it to have elements of Americana, country and roots.”

                                                For Samantha, the recording sessions proved just as rewarding as the writing “I had a dream team of musicians and special guests,” she recalls. “And Dockside Studios quickly became one of my favorite places on earth.”

                                                It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, then going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

                                                With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.

                                                By the age of 18, Samantha had settled on a searing lead guitar style that expressed her own voice rather than mimicking clichéd blues licks note-for-note. She quickly broke into a dues-paying period on the Kansas City jam circuit: an apprenticeship at the sharp end that tightened her musical chops, polished her stagecraft and gave her the grit to overcome occasional skepticism about her age, hair tone and gender. “I always hated the idea of the gimmick,” she told Premier Guitar. “People come out just because you are a girl, but then you have so much more to prove once you get them in the door.” And Samantha has delivered on that promise, as evidenced by one listen to the new recording. “I really got to do exactly what I wanted to do on Black Wind Howlin’,” she says, “and I’m incredibly proud of it.”

                                                Samantha Fish will support the release of her new album with constant touring. For more information on the artist, visit www.samanthafish.com and www.rufrecords.de.

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                                                Brody Busters One Man Band

                                                The Brody Buster Band is a Blues based Rock & Roll band out of Lawrence Kansas. Led by Brody Buster, a former child prodigy, who was featured on countless television shows growing up including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show. Even Baywatch Nights & Full House - Yes, Full House - showcased Brody's talents. He's shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Keb Mo, Chaka Kahn, Lee Oskar and was a regular performer at B.B. King's Blues Club. Brody's performed with B.B. several times and King was once quoted as saying, "Despite his age Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time."

                                                Brody Buster has grown up. Formed a band and doing exactly what he knows how to do, play music. In 2011 he released "Will Die Young" to critical acclaim:

                                                So whether it's a bar, a field, a festival or a church. A wedding, a schoolhouse or a courtyard, the Brody Buster Band knows it can tailor it's playlist to fit your needs & provide you with a full night's worth of entertainment.

                                                Come and see what all the fuss is about!
                                                -Boom

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                                                5/1

                                                Whitney

                                                | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                Whitney

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                                                  5/5

                                                  The Steel Wheels

                                                  Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

                                                  | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                  The Steel Wheels

                                                  The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

                                                  The Steel Wheels is an amalgamation of hard work and easy rapport. The band is renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they often cluster tightly around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene.

                                                  Their breakout album, Red Wing, garnered critical praise and enjoyed tremendous success on the radio. It spent 13 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 Chart, where it reached the number 15 slot, and cracked the Euro Americana Chart top 10. Red Wing ranked 70th out of the top 100 Americana albums of 2010 and second out of all independent releases (Americana Music Association). The Steel Wheels were nominated for five Independent Music Awards in 2010, with “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as Best Country Song. The Steel Wheels continue to take the Americana scene by storm with their latest album, Lay Down, Lay Low, which lingered for 10 weeks on the AMA’s Top 40 Chart. NPR named “Rain in the Valley” their Song of the Day, marveling that the “heavy hymn […] is sparse and dense all at once.” Already celebrated as the darlings of Merlefest 2012, the band looks forward to further accolades during a phenomenal festival line-up.

                                                  As the band thrives, so do their partnerships with local businesses, artisans, and charitable organizations. The values portrayed in their music—devotion to roots, community, and family—are a way of life for The Steel Wheels, and this is reflected in everything from production process and booking agency to merchandise and touring. For the past three years, they have performed an annual SpokeSongs bicycle music tour, during which band members tow their instruments, equipment, and merchandise from one gig to another via bicycle and blog about their adventures. Last year’s tour spanned 11 days, 550 miles, and 10 shows. This year’s tour included multiple charity rides, such as Lose The Training Wheels, Charity Ride for Kids, and Wheels Up for Cory.

                                                  The band’s merchandise represents a host of grassroots connections to people and businesses. Lucas Roasting Company, located just outside of Harrisonburg, created “Halfway to Heaven” dark roast coffee in honor of their friends The Steel Wheels. Blue Mountain Brewery, located on Afton Mountain in Virginia, hosted the band when they were just getting started and now sells a “Steel Wheels ESB.” The Livery’s master brewer rode with the band on their second bike tour and, soon after, created their “Steel Wheels Stout.” The band’s T-shirts are made in downtown Harrisonburg, and a potter who is a childhood friend of Jay’s makes their mugs. Each business is local for the band, and each product is intimately woven into their narrative. The Steel Wheels are proof that music remains a viable and sustaining force for connection in our world.

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                                                  Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

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                                                    5/11

                                                    The Wild Reeds

                                                    Blank Range

                                                    | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                    The Wild Reeds

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                                                      Blank Range

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                                                        5/26

                                                        Samantha Fish`s Big Summer Kick Off Party

                                                        Samantha Fish
                                                        Dumpstaphunk
                                                        Southern Avenue Band
                                                        Moreland & Arbuckle
                                                        and more TBA

                                                        $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                        Samantha Fish`s Big Summer Kick Off Party

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                                                          Samantha Fish

                                                          Samantha Fish Is Playin’ Up a Storm on New Ruf Records CD, Black Wind Howlin’, Due September 10 Follow-Up Album to Her Blues Music Award-Winning Debut Was Produced by Mike Zito and Features Guest Appearances by Zito, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and Paul Thorn

                                                          KANSAS CITY, MO – Ruf Records announces a September 10 U.S. release date for Black Wind Howlin’, the new CD from blues-rock guitarist/singer Samantha Fish and follow-up to her 2012 Blues Music Award-winning label debut, Runaway. Produced by Mike Zito, who did the same honors on her last album, Black Wind Howlin’ was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, and features Samantha’s blazing guitar and vocals backed by Mike Zito on guitar and vocals, plus his fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood members Yonrico Scott on drums/percussion and Charlie Wooton on bass. Special guests include Paul Thorn on vocals, Johnny Sansone on harmonica and Bo Thomas on fiddle.

                                                          Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video.

                                                          Hitting a receptive international blues and rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening statement, earning a string of rave reviews and radio airplay, climaxed by her winning the Blues Music Award (BMA) for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012. “I’m truly humbled by the recognition,” Samantha said afterward. “I can barely wait to make record number two…”

                                                          Now, the wait is over, as Samantha Fish unleashes a major storm of her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals on Black Wind Howlin’. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”
                                                          No “sophomore slump” here, as Black Wind Howlin’ leaps from the speakers with 12 smoking tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011, I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop,” she proclaims. “I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.”

                                                          Rather than trying to duplicate what she accomplished on her first success, Samantha re-defines her sound throughout the tracks on Black Wind Howlin’. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.”

                                                          And yet, elsewhere, backed by the versatile production of longtime collaborator Mike Zito, you’ll find Samantha shifting gears to the aching slide-guitar balladry of “Over You” (“Echoing words, said I’d never make it on my own…”) and the redemptive country song, “Last September” (“Don’t remember the curves of my face/Can’t feel the warmth in my embrace/Well I’m here to remind you…”).

                                                          She might stop off for a gritty cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking,” and co-wrote “Go to Hell” with Zito, but all other tracks are Samantha’s self-penned originals, and it’s a mix that will keep listeners on their toes. “I wanted this record to have a modern rocking sound,” she explains of the album’s vibe. “I also wanted it to have elements of Americana, country and roots.”

                                                          For Samantha, the recording sessions proved just as rewarding as the writing “I had a dream team of musicians and special guests,” she recalls. “And Dockside Studios quickly became one of my favorite places on earth.”

                                                          It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, then going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

                                                          With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.

                                                          By the age of 18, Samantha had settled on a searing lead guitar style that expressed her own voice rather than mimicking clichéd blues licks note-for-note. She quickly broke into a dues-paying period on the Kansas City jam circuit: an apprenticeship at the sharp end that tightened her musical chops, polished her stagecraft and gave her the grit to overcome occasional skepticism about her age, hair tone and gender. “I always hated the idea of the gimmick,” she told Premier Guitar. “People come out just because you are a girl, but then you have so much more to prove once you get them in the door.” And Samantha has delivered on that promise, as evidenced by one listen to the new recording. “I really got to do exactly what I wanted to do on Black Wind Howlin’,” she says, “and I’m incredibly proud of it.”

                                                          Samantha Fish will support the release of her new album with constant touring. For more information on the artist, visit www.samanthafish.com and www.rufrecords.de.

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                                                          Dumpstaphunk

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                                                            Southern Avenue Band

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                                                              Moreland & Arbuckle

                                                              “Raw, dirty, primal and infectious…sizzling guitar, sturdy vocals and rude harmonica” –USA Today
                                                              “Deeply satisfying...gritty soul and blues with garage overtones and fire-and-brimstone vocals” –Living Blues Guitarist Aaron Moreland—co-founder of the groundbreaking Kansas-based trio Moreland & Arbuckle—describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby bring fierce electric fury and unrelenting punk rock energy to their original songs, inspired by raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have “a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack.” The group’s evolution continues with their Alligator Records debut Promised Land Or Bust, produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, The Sword). From the howling cosmic opener Take Me With You (When You Go) to the stomping Mean And Evil to the plaintive Mount Comfort, Promised Land Or Bust is a far-reaching musical showcase. The instantly-memorable, slice-of-life songs paint scenes of double-crossed lovers, women meaner than the devil, and isolated loners beaten down by careless love. According to Moreland, “The new album is consciously traditional but still has the signature drive and power that we have crafted over the past thirteen years.” Moreland says signing with Alligator is a perfect fit. “One of our biggest influences ever, Hound Dog Taylor, was the very first Alligator artist. One of the reasons we have the non-traditional lineup of no bass player was inspired by listening to Hound Dog’s music as we were coming up.” According to Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, bringing Moreland & Arbuckle to the label known for its Genuine Houserockin’ Music was an easy choice. “I’ve watched this band grow from talented interpreters of raw, traditional blues into creators of fresh, original roots-based songs. Live, the energy just pours out of them.” Aaron Moreland was born December 16, 1974. He played in a number of garage bands while growing up and was influenced by punk music before having what he calls his “Son House moment.” Hearing the blues legend’s Death Letter Blues for the first time at age 22, he changed course, focusing his playing on nothing but acoustic blues for the next several years. Dustin Arbuckle was born December 25, 1981. He first discovered blues in his mid-teens and received what he refers to as “a calling. Getting into blues made me want to play music,” he says. He played in blues-rock bands, inspired by Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, while learning to sing with deep soul and honest authority. The two met at an open mic session in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas back in 2001 and they quickly bonded over their mutual love of blues. Less than a year later, they joined forces, their raw and energetic approach to the music melding perfectly. Soon after coming together, Moreland and Arbuckle played both as an acoustic duo and as The King Snakes, a four piece electric band. Keeping a bass player proved difficult, and they soon found they made a better sound without one, as Moreland kept the rhythm thumping on his guitar while Arbuckle took the music into overdrive with his harmonica and vocals. The band quickly became local heroes, filling clubs beyond capacity. It wasn’t long before they started touring larger cities around the country, earning new fans with every performance. From their 2005 self-release Caney Valley Blues to 2013’s 7 Cities on Telarc, Moreland & Arbuckle have grown from a fiery, crowd-pleasing duo to a genre-smashing three-piece band. Together, Moreland’s simultaneous bass, rhythm and lead guitar work and Arbuckle’s emotionally-charged harmonica and edgy vocals—driven by Newby’s propulsive drumming—create a sound that is forceful enough to grab a listener’s attention and nuanced enough to hold it. American Songwriter says the group’s music is “swampy, sweaty and muggy...mixing a bluesy foundation with bits of country, folk and squawking American rock and roll.” WNYC’s Soundcheck says the band plays “gritty blues with a thoroughly contemporary bite.” Over the course of their career, Moreland & Arbuckle have played hundreds of shows and have logged hundreds of thousands of road miles (recently replacing their van after driving it over 400,000 miles), performing in the United States, Canada and across Europe. In 2008 they spent 10 days in Iraq, playing for the troops. They’ve shared stages with ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Los Lonely Boys. They’ll return to the road in support of the new album, with dates in the United States, Europe and beyond. No Depression says, “These guys have kegs full of talent. Their songs will keep you driving fast and long.” Now, with Promised Land Or Bust, Moreland & Arbuckle are ready to bust it all wide open. Arbuckle calls the new album “our best yet,“ and says, “we continue to evolve musically outside of the box we started in, but the bedrock—the blues —is always there.” Moreland adds, “We consciously went back to where we started and it took us to a brand new place.” That new place is clearly part of Moreland & Arbuckle’s never ending musical journey. And for them and their ever-growing fan base, there’s no turning back now.

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                                                                5/27

                                                                Samantha Fish`s Big Summer Kick Off Party

                                                                Samantha Fish
                                                                Dumpstaphunk
                                                                Southern Avenue Band
                                                                Moreland & Arbuckle
                                                                and more TBA

                                                                $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                                Samantha Fish`s Big Summer Kick Off Party

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                                                                  Samantha Fish

                                                                  Samantha Fish Is Playin’ Up a Storm on New Ruf Records CD, Black Wind Howlin’, Due September 10 Follow-Up Album to Her Blues Music Award-Winning Debut Was Produced by Mike Zito and Features Guest Appearances by Zito, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and Paul Thorn

                                                                  KANSAS CITY, MO – Ruf Records announces a September 10 U.S. release date for Black Wind Howlin’, the new CD from blues-rock guitarist/singer Samantha Fish and follow-up to her 2012 Blues Music Award-winning label debut, Runaway. Produced by Mike Zito, who did the same honors on her last album, Black Wind Howlin’ was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, and features Samantha’s blazing guitar and vocals backed by Mike Zito on guitar and vocals, plus his fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood members Yonrico Scott on drums/percussion and Charlie Wooton on bass. Special guests include Paul Thorn on vocals, Johnny Sansone on harmonica and Bo Thomas on fiddle.

                                                                  Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video.

                                                                  Hitting a receptive international blues and rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening statement, earning a string of rave reviews and radio airplay, climaxed by her winning the Blues Music Award (BMA) for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012. “I’m truly humbled by the recognition,” Samantha said afterward. “I can barely wait to make record number two…”

                                                                  Now, the wait is over, as Samantha Fish unleashes a major storm of her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals on Black Wind Howlin’. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”
                                                                  No “sophomore slump” here, as Black Wind Howlin’ leaps from the speakers with 12 smoking tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011, I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop,” she proclaims. “I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.”

                                                                  Rather than trying to duplicate what she accomplished on her first success, Samantha re-defines her sound throughout the tracks on Black Wind Howlin’. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.”

                                                                  And yet, elsewhere, backed by the versatile production of longtime collaborator Mike Zito, you’ll find Samantha shifting gears to the aching slide-guitar balladry of “Over You” (“Echoing words, said I’d never make it on my own…”) and the redemptive country song, “Last September” (“Don’t remember the curves of my face/Can’t feel the warmth in my embrace/Well I’m here to remind you…”).

                                                                  She might stop off for a gritty cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking,” and co-wrote “Go to Hell” with Zito, but all other tracks are Samantha’s self-penned originals, and it’s a mix that will keep listeners on their toes. “I wanted this record to have a modern rocking sound,” she explains of the album’s vibe. “I also wanted it to have elements of Americana, country and roots.”

                                                                  For Samantha, the recording sessions proved just as rewarding as the writing “I had a dream team of musicians and special guests,” she recalls. “And Dockside Studios quickly became one of my favorite places on earth.”

                                                                  It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, then going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

                                                                  With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.

                                                                  By the age of 18, Samantha had settled on a searing lead guitar style that expressed her own voice rather than mimicking clichéd blues licks note-for-note. She quickly broke into a dues-paying period on the Kansas City jam circuit: an apprenticeship at the sharp end that tightened her musical chops, polished her stagecraft and gave her the grit to overcome occasional skepticism about her age, hair tone and gender. “I always hated the idea of the gimmick,” she told Premier Guitar. “People come out just because you are a girl, but then you have so much more to prove once you get them in the door.” And Samantha has delivered on that promise, as evidenced by one listen to the new recording. “I really got to do exactly what I wanted to do on Black Wind Howlin’,” she says, “and I’m incredibly proud of it.”

                                                                  Samantha Fish will support the release of her new album with constant touring. For more information on the artist, visit www.samanthafish.com and www.rufrecords.de.

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                                                                  Dumpstaphunk

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                                                                    Southern Avenue Band

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                                                                      Moreland & Arbuckle

                                                                      “Raw, dirty, primal and infectious…sizzling guitar, sturdy vocals and rude harmonica” –USA Today
                                                                      “Deeply satisfying...gritty soul and blues with garage overtones and fire-and-brimstone vocals” –Living Blues Guitarist Aaron Moreland—co-founder of the groundbreaking Kansas-based trio Moreland & Arbuckle—describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby bring fierce electric fury and unrelenting punk rock energy to their original songs, inspired by raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have “a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack.” The group’s evolution continues with their Alligator Records debut Promised Land Or Bust, produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, The Sword). From the howling cosmic opener Take Me With You (When You Go) to the stomping Mean And Evil to the plaintive Mount Comfort, Promised Land Or Bust is a far-reaching musical showcase. The instantly-memorable, slice-of-life songs paint scenes of double-crossed lovers, women meaner than the devil, and isolated loners beaten down by careless love. According to Moreland, “The new album is consciously traditional but still has the signature drive and power that we have crafted over the past thirteen years.” Moreland says signing with Alligator is a perfect fit. “One of our biggest influences ever, Hound Dog Taylor, was the very first Alligator artist. One of the reasons we have the non-traditional lineup of no bass player was inspired by listening to Hound Dog’s music as we were coming up.” According to Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, bringing Moreland & Arbuckle to the label known for its Genuine Houserockin’ Music was an easy choice. “I’ve watched this band grow from talented interpreters of raw, traditional blues into creators of fresh, original roots-based songs. Live, the energy just pours out of them.” Aaron Moreland was born December 16, 1974. He played in a number of garage bands while growing up and was influenced by punk music before having what he calls his “Son House moment.” Hearing the blues legend’s Death Letter Blues for the first time at age 22, he changed course, focusing his playing on nothing but acoustic blues for the next several years. Dustin Arbuckle was born December 25, 1981. He first discovered blues in his mid-teens and received what he refers to as “a calling. Getting into blues made me want to play music,” he says. He played in blues-rock bands, inspired by Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, while learning to sing with deep soul and honest authority. The two met at an open mic session in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas back in 2001 and they quickly bonded over their mutual love of blues. Less than a year later, they joined forces, their raw and energetic approach to the music melding perfectly. Soon after coming together, Moreland and Arbuckle played both as an acoustic duo and as The King Snakes, a four piece electric band. Keeping a bass player proved difficult, and they soon found they made a better sound without one, as Moreland kept the rhythm thumping on his guitar while Arbuckle took the music into overdrive with his harmonica and vocals. The band quickly became local heroes, filling clubs beyond capacity. It wasn’t long before they started touring larger cities around the country, earning new fans with every performance. From their 2005 self-release Caney Valley Blues to 2013’s 7 Cities on Telarc, Moreland & Arbuckle have grown from a fiery, crowd-pleasing duo to a genre-smashing three-piece band. Together, Moreland’s simultaneous bass, rhythm and lead guitar work and Arbuckle’s emotionally-charged harmonica and edgy vocals—driven by Newby’s propulsive drumming—create a sound that is forceful enough to grab a listener’s attention and nuanced enough to hold it. American Songwriter says the group’s music is “swampy, sweaty and muggy...mixing a bluesy foundation with bits of country, folk and squawking American rock and roll.” WNYC’s Soundcheck says the band plays “gritty blues with a thoroughly contemporary bite.” Over the course of their career, Moreland & Arbuckle have played hundreds of shows and have logged hundreds of thousands of road miles (recently replacing their van after driving it over 400,000 miles), performing in the United States, Canada and across Europe. In 2008 they spent 10 days in Iraq, playing for the troops. They’ve shared stages with ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Los Lonely Boys. They’ll return to the road in support of the new album, with dates in the United States, Europe and beyond. No Depression says, “These guys have kegs full of talent. Their songs will keep you driving fast and long.” Now, with Promised Land Or Bust, Moreland & Arbuckle are ready to bust it all wide open. Arbuckle calls the new album “our best yet,“ and says, “we continue to evolve musically outside of the box we started in, but the bedrock—the blues —is always there.” Moreland adds, “We consciously went back to where we started and it took us to a brand new place.” That new place is clearly part of Moreland & Arbuckle’s never ending musical journey. And for them and their ever-growing fan base, there’s no turning back now.

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                                                                        5/28

                                                                        So Much For The Afterglow

                                                                        20th Anniversary Tour
                                                                        Everclear
                                                                        Vertical Horizon
                                                                        Fastball

                                                                        $77.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                          20th Anniversary Tour

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                                                                            Everclear

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                                                                              Vertical Horizon

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                                                                                Fastball

                                                                                We might sell more records if you could, but at the same time, it forces people that really want to be interested in us to pay a little more attention to what we're doing."

                                                                                In October of 2000, Fastball began touring in support of The Harsh Light of Day in Amsterdam. Despite the slowed success, the members of the group didn't regret any of their creative decisions, and their aim remained true. "It makes me feel proud that we're one of these song-oriented guitar bands," Scalzo told Richard Skanse in Rolling Stone. "I think there's a couple of bands that are still putting out real good quality guitar rock songs, and I think we're one of them."

                                                                                In June of 2004, Fastball released their fourth album, Keep Your Wig On, on a new record label, Rykodisc. Keep Your Wig On was home to singles "Airstream," "Drifting Away," and "Lou-ee, Lou-ee," with the last being released as a single in Europe only.
                                                                                Tony Scalzo
                                                                                Bass/Guitar/Vocals

                                                                                Miles Zuniga
                                                                                Guitar/Vocals

                                                                                Joey Shuffield
                                                                                Drums/Percussion

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                                                                                6/3

                                                                                Jason Boland & The Stragglers

                                                                                Shooter Jennings
                                                                                Cole Porter Band
                                                                                Mountain Deer Revival

                                                                                $76.50 | All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                                                Jason Boland & The Stragglers

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                                                                                  Shooter Jennings

                                                                                  Don't let Shooter Jennings fool you. Sure, he rocks. He's lean and wiry, with tattoos snaking up his arms - his mother's name on one, a gun on the other - and a crimson stud gleaming in one ear. He's played sold-out shows at the Viper Room and the Roxy. He's subbed for Axl Rose onstage - twice - with Guns N' Roses. But look a little closer. Underneath that gun are the letters CBCS, for "country boy can survive." That earring turns out to be an eagle silhouette spread-winged into the letter "W" - an icon known by anyone who has listened to and loved the original outlaw, Waylon Jennings. That same icon is etched onto Shooter's stomach, but the one in his ear is even more special. "My dad got his ear pierced when he was - I swear to God - sixty, because he wanted to be like me," the younger Jennings explains. "This was the earring he wore - and I'm wearing it now." If that's not enough to make it clear that bloodlines run deep from father to son, then check out Shooter's debut album, Put the 'O' Back in Country. From the passion on "Southern Comfort," scraped raw from the walls of some backwoods church, to the guitars on "Daddy's Farm," stacked, harmonized and slathered in deep-fried soul, Shooter makes country music the way it ought to be - alive with blood and thunder, spit and spirit, and of course, Southern soul.

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                                                                                  Cole Porter Band

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                                                                                    Mountain Deer Revival

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                                                                                      6/4

                                                                                      Face to Face

                                                                                      Counterpunch

                                                                                      | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                        Counterpunch

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                                                                                          6/6

                                                                                          Saint Paul & the Broken Bones

                                                                                          $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                          Saint Paul & the Broken Bones

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                                                                                            6/9

                                                                                            Elvis Costello & the Imposters

                                                                                            | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                            Elvis Costello & the Imposters

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                                                                                              6/11

                                                                                              Punch Brothers

                                                                                              $71.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                6/15

                                                                                                Buddy Guy

                                                                                                $86.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                Buddy Guy

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                                                                                                  6/17

                                                                                                  Black & Blue-Grass Ball

                                                                                                  Split Lip Rayfield
                                                                                                  Jeff Austin Band
                                                                                                  Mountain Sprout
                                                                                                  Feast Ov Fools
                                                                                                  Useful Jenkins
                                                                                                  Loaded Goat

                                                                                                  $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 5 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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                                                                                                    Jeff Austin Band

                                                                                                    Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts. In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion.

                                                                                                    In 1998, while working at a bar called the Verve in Nederland, Colorado, Austin met Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann, with whom he and Dave Johnston would form the Yonder Mountain String Band.

                                                                                                    “My time with Yonder has taught me what is possible,” Austin says. “It has shown me that if you work hard at it and you believe in it and there’s a part of you that’s meant to do it, it will happen. It’s clichéd, but it’s true.”

                                                                                                    It is with this history at his back that Jeff Austin will step out into the spotlight as a solo act. “My ideal sound is between Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Zac Brown Band.” Austin plans to continue songwriting for his solo project but might be weaving in a bit of mainstream, in the style of his John Scott Sherrill/Shawn Camp co-write “Fiddlin’ Around,” featured on Dierks Bentley’s 2010 bluegrass album Up on the Ridge. “I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, ‘okay, after the bridge, it’s going to open up and just go wide.’”

                                                                                                    Indeed, “wide” is what Jeff Austin is all about. He wants new and different, complex and interesting. He wants everything the music world has to offer, and he’s willing to work hard to get it.

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                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                    Feast Ov Fools

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                                                                                                      Useful Jenkins

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                                                                                                        Loaded Goat

                                                                                                        Loaded Goat is a mad mash of bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk music. To activate: Flick a little moonshine in it's face and get ready for some banjo for your ear-holes. Playing a predominantly original catalog of heartbreak and headache, Loaded Goat will occasionally surprise with the surprising cover song. Loaded Goat is great for bars, campfire jams, weddings, cowboy saloon shootouts, Rural Grit Happy Hour, and more, more, more.

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                                                                                                        6/24

                                                                                                        Crossroads Jammin` Reggae Fest

                                                                                                        The Wailing Souls
                                                                                                        The Itals
                                                                                                        Sister Carol
                                                                                                        Jon Wayne & the Pain
                                                                                                        The Elovaters
                                                                                                        77 Jefferson
                                                                                                        Ras Neville & the Kingstonians

                                                                                                        $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 4 pm

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                                                                                                          The Wailing Souls

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                                                                                                            The Itals

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                                                                                                              Sister Carol

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                                                                                                                Jon Wayne & the Pain

                                                                                                                If Lee Scratch Perry and Deadmau5 died, went to heaven, and recorded an album with Bradley Nowell and Jerry Garcia, they’d end up with something like Jon Wayne and The Pain’s new full length album “Surrender”. In addition to the Minneapolis trio’s signature sound of roots infused Reggae Rock, their latest release adds a bold fusion of Jam and EDM into the fold.

                                                                                                                The trio’s previous album “Follow Through” for the most part only teases with a few subtle, dark electronic elements but stays true to the roots infused Reggae Rock sound that could be described as an ideal poolside soundtrack. Until the release of “Surrender”, their sometimes sinister combination of organic drums and guitar with electronic bass and synths could only be heard if fans could catch the band’s live act in clubs and festivals around the U.S. or sift through bootleg uploads on Youtube. Their third full length album is full of electronic instrumentals that build from entrasic dub loops (wait for the drop) then explode into high energy party anthems with intense vocals and powerful acoustic drums.

                                                                                                                Pushing boundaries further, Jon Wayne and The Pain inject Roots, Jam, and Ska into the mix with sounds that band members Jon, Chuckie, and Teeto have grown to love while playing alongside some of the most influential musicians in the festival scene. Complete with a sanctioned Grateful Dead cover and a festie-fan shout out track “Festival Friends”, JWP pays tribute to the Jam scene in a big way. Keeping in tune with the sound that made fans rush to see Jon Wayne and The Pain since the band’s early days, heartfelt Reggae-Rock tunes are still a staple in the diverse collection of songs that make up “Surrender”

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                                                                                                                The Elovaters

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                                                                                                                  77 Jefferson

                                                                                                                  Joel Castillo, Miles Brown, Mike Dunn, Mark Baltzell and Richard Faught are musicians who go by the name 77 Jefferson. They have been touring for the last 3 years boasting over 300 shows in over 100 cities and 25 states throughout the midwest and on both coasts. 77 Jefferson writes, records and promotes their music with a grass roots do-it-yourself mentality. They have played many festivals and 77 Jefferson has had the privelege to share the stage with legendary national artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, SOJA, Luciano, Sugar Minott, Junior Reed, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Josh Fischell, Jah Roots, Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Part One Tribe, Ossie Dellimore, Cas Haley, Steve Ewing, Whild Peach and many more. Their debut album, "Sledgehammer," is available on Itunes, Cdbaby.com., and Rhapsody, as well as "Rarities," a collection of acoustic, beats, and rare out-takes. 77 is currently finishing up their next full length album,"In the Right Mood," to be released August 3rd also on I-tunes, Cdbaby.com and Rhapsody, folllowed by a southern and west coast tour in August.

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                                                                                                                  Ras Neville & the Kingstonians

                                                                                                                  Ras Neville and the Kingstonians have deep roots in the Lawrence music scene. The band is essentially a revised version of Common Ground, the local reggae act that formed in 1981. A mix of roots reggae and dancehall party with a heavy emphasis on original material, Common Ground scored three Klammies awards for best worldbeat/reggae band in the 1990s before splitting up. Most of the lineup is back in this 10-piece expansion of the act.

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                                                                                                                  7/21

                                                                                                                  Rock The 80`s Tour

                                                                                                                  The Romantics
                                                                                                                  The Smithereens
                                                                                                                  Bow Wow Wow

                                                                                                                  $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                    The Romantics

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                                                                                                                      The Smithereens

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                                                                                                                        Bow Wow Wow

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                                                                                                                          8/25

                                                                                                                          Hairball

                                                                                                                          $11.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                          Hairball

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                                                                                                                            OUR CALENDAR

                                                                                                                            February
                                                                                                                            28
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Mardi Gras Celebration!

                                                                                                                            Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

                                                                                                                            MONTU

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Beats and Bottles at the Neck!

                                                                                                                            Midnight Marauders

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Soul-chedelic Texas-Blues

                                                                                                                            Eric Tessmer

                                                                                                                            Amanda Fish

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 8:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            KU Hillel Presents

                                                                                                                            Bagels & Basketball

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 4:30 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 5:30 pm

                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Late Show!

                                                                                                                            Govinda

                                                                                                                            Recycled Phunk

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 10:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            6
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                                                                            Open Mic

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            9
                                                                                                                            Thursday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Bottles and Beats Presents

                                                                                                                            Snow Tha Product

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            10
                                                                                                                            Friday

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            11
                                                                                                                            Saturday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Rocksteady Reggae from LFK!

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                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                            Sunday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Eleven Productions Presents

                                                                                                                            Polyphia

                                                                                                                            Jason Richardson
                                                                                                                            Covet

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 6:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 7:00 pm

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                                                                                                                            All Ages
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            13
                                                                                                                            Monday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            No Cover!

                                                                                                                            Open Mic

                                                                                                                            DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                            SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            18 & Over
                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                            14
                                                                                                                            Tuesday

                                                                                                                            The Bottleneck

                                                                                                                            Moving Units Presents

                                                                                                                            The Songs of Joy Division

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