4/30

Something Magic

Paper Diamond
Getter
Hippie Sabotage

| All Ages | 7 pm

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          4/30

          MONTU

          All Ages | 8 pm

          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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          5/1

          Moses Sumney

          | All Ages | 7 pm

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            5/2

            Guided By Voices

            | All Ages | 8 pm

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            Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”
            After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Nick Mitchell (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).
            Pollard is often cited as a favorite of other musicians, including Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, the Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K., Cedric Bixler Zavala, Cat Power, Spoon, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Eleanor Friedberger, Surfer Blood, Waxahatchee, The Heartless Bastards, La Sera, Owen Pallett, The Hold Steady… to name but a few.

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            5/3

            Greener Grounds

            3 Son Green

            | All Ages | 8 pm

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              3 Son Green

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

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

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              5/4

              White Denim

              Sam Cohen

              | All Ages | 8 pm

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              White Denim

              The spastic indie rock trio White Denim hail from Austin, TX, where bandmates Josh Block (drums), Steve Terebecki (bass), and James Petralli (guitars, vocals) first set up shop in 2005. All three members were veterans of the Austin scene; Block and Petralli had previously played together in the alt-rock band Parque Torche, while Terebecki was a member of Peach Train. Drawing from a number of punk and garage rock influences, the group fashioned a hard-hitting sound with crunchy guitar riffs and frantic energy. Let's Talk About It, a 7" EP that was also released via /iTunes, marked the band's studio debut in 2007. After releasing another EP in 2008, the group retooled many of its older songs for Exposion, White Denim's first full-length release. The band had amassed a sizable audience in the U.K. by this point, prompting the sophomore album Fits to hit British shores several months before its American release in October 2009. Andrew Leahey, Rovi
              http://www.starpulse.com/Music/White_Denim/Biography/

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                5/6

                The Sluts

                Young Bull
                Wendy Moira

                All Ages | 8 pm

                The Sluts

                The Sluts are a two-piece garage rock/punk/grunge act from Lawrence Fucking Kansas.

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                    5/7

                    Polica

                    MOTHXR

                    | All Ages | 8 pm

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                    Polica

                    If the opening moments of POLIÇA’s new album, United Crushers, leave you feeling unsettled, then Channy Leaneagh has done her job. With her voice pitch-shifted down into an ominous, nearly unrecognizable register, she sings of a post-industrial urban landscape littered with broken promises, a land of poverty and violence that’s been rigged against us from the start. Despite all that, though, there is an element of defiance, a refusal to surrender in her delivery of the lyrics. Halfway through that first track, “Summer Please,” when her gorgeous true singing voice enters on top of that deep and disturbing baritone, there is a moment of hope and transcendence, and it’s the key to unlocking United Crushers, POLIÇA’s third full-length release and most remarkable album yet. Even at its darkest, the record is musically the band’s most upbeat and celebratory. It is a weapon meant to empower the weak and the forgotten and the disenfranchised, it’s very creation an act of rebellion in the face of the hopelessness that casts such a long shadow over middle America’s slow urban decline.

                    “If you look up when you drive around this city, you’ll frequently see the tag ‘United Crushers’ spray painted on the sides of bridges, watertowers or abandoned buildings,” Leaneagh says of Minneapolis, her hometown. “The tag looks down at the city and reminds me of where we really are and what is really happening here. United States of Dreams Be Crushed. ‘Summer Please’ is a plea to summer and, likewise, the future. All winter around here we wait for the first warm day to let the kids out to play. Yet, the beautiful blue sun-soaked sky brings anxiety with it, because the gunshots and killings increase with the heat and nice weather. The future is like that too, isn’t it? You ask a kid what they want to be when they grow up while simultaneously terrified by what evils might be out there waiting for them. Is it safe to let our kids play outside while gunshots fly? Are their dreams going to make it out alive?”

                    ‘United Crushers’ was born out of the longest break from touring in POLIÇA’s history. The group originally emerged from Minneapolis in 2011 when Gayngs’ Ryan Olson began collaborating with Leaneagh on a new batch of synthesizer and percussion-heavy arrangements he had lying around. The resulting debut, 2012’s Give You The Ghost, immediately garnered international acclaim, with Rolling Stone hailing it as “the sound of heartbreak and celebration happening simultaneously” and Q praising it as “a bewitching, urgent, magical debut.” The quick success of Give You The Ghost brought with it a heavy touring schedule and an itch to keep creating. Taking just a few months off from the road, the band ventured into the studio and came out with their follow-up, Shulamith, in the fall of 2013. EW called that album “propulsive enough for dance floors, and dreamy enough for headphones” and MOJO said it “proves that intelligent pop music still has the ability to seduce and enthrall.” Bolstered by a live lineup of dual drummers, bass and Leaneagh’s powerful voice, the band conquered massive festivals around the world from Coachella to Glastonbury in addition to performing on Late With Jimmy Fallon and Later With Jools Holland.

                    Following the whirlwind of it all, they returned home to Minneapolis for a much-needed break, to live life off the road and build up inspiration for the next go-around. Part of this for Leaneagh was deciding to have a second child.

                    “A woman gains amazing powers and new kinds of freedoms when she’s pregnant and becomes a mother,” says Leaneagh. “I think pregnancy is mystical and I’m grateful to be able to do it. But with any great gift there are great sacrifices, and in the beginning stages of the giving over of my body to the cause of birth, I was worried about what it would do to my relationships; my daughter, my man, my work, myself. I needed a song to vent about it.”

                    All those worries led to the writing of “Someway,” a catchy bundle of nervous synthesizers and racing heartbeat percussion. But for the most part, pregnancy prompts Leaneagh to look outwards rather than in as she grapples with the gravity of the world her children are set to inherit. “When you’re pregnant, you’re at your most vulnerable and protective,” explains Leaneagh. The terror of “Summer Please” is filtered through the eyes of mothers warning their children as they head out into the violent streets, while “Wedding” was written in reaction to the intertwined epidemics of police brutality and institutional racism, and “Melting Block” starts its story off with an ‘everyone’s-a-sheep-in-wolf’s-clothing’-type mantra and evolves into a giant middle finger pointed at the societal effects of commercialism.

                    As political as the statements on the record are, United Crushers is also a deeply personal album. Leaneagh reminds herself to stand firm in the face of self-doubt and manipulation on “Lime Habit,” overcomes music industry machinations with triumphant horns on “Baby Sucks,” and recognizes important truths of independence on “Lose You.” Stringing the songs together is a thematic thread of isolation: the fear of being alone, the instinct to hide our true selves for protection, the way in which lovers can each retreat inwards.

                    Throughout it all, though, there always remains a sense of defiance and celebration in the music to counter those apprehensions and anxieties. Leaneagh suspects it may have its roots in her early days as a folk singer.

                    “When you sing old folk songs about sad things, it does something to your heart that actually uplifts it,” she says. “I believe that about these songs, too.”

                    There is a darkness to United Crushers, but it doesn’t win. Dreams may be dashed and promises may be broken, the world may be full of disappointment and pain and violence, but if you’re in the midst of it all feeling lost and hopeless on the streets of Minneapolis, there’s a United Crushers tag that knows how you feel. All you have to do is look up.

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                      5/8

                      Smackdown Trivia

                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                        5/9

                        Haunted Summer

                        Open Mic

                        18 & Over | 8 pm

                        Haunted Summer

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

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

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


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

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                        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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                        5/11

                        Har Mar Superstar

                        | All Ages | 8 pm

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                        Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, Har Mar Superstar returns this fall with Dark Touches, his first album since 2004’s critically acclaimed The Handler. The new Har Mar retains his defiant sexiness and uncanny knack for irresistible R&B hooks, but fans his colorful wings in the spirit of inclusion. “Har Mar has always represented the most out-there and outrageous and in your face aspects of me,” says Sean Tillmann, the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer behind the Har Mar Superstar moniker. “I’ve gone through phases where there’s been angry Har Mar and different versions of this guy, but lately it’s all been this vibe that everyone’s included and everyone’s part of this thing, and you feel like you added something to it just by being there. It’s about me going out and getting as sweaty as possible, moving around as much as I can, and in a sense glamour-ing everybody for the night and making them feel better about themselves.”

                        Tillmann spent the past several years playing music with his other projects – Sean Na Na and Neon Neon, whose album Stainless Style was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize. But he also found time to launch a new career as an actor and screenwriter, earning roles in the upcoming feature films Whip It (directed by Drew Barrymore, and starring Juno’s Ellen Page and Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) and Lovely, Still. He’s developing his own movie scripts and sitcom pilots, building on the success of his “Crappy Holidays” videos; in each of the comedic shorts – directed by Ryan Rickett and written with John Ringhoff – Tillmann suffers a different cruel twist of fate for each holiday.

                        “I kind of got sick of the Har Mar persona for a little while,” says Tillmann. “I thought it was time to go away for a little bit, so hung up the Har Mar jacket and went back in my shell and made a new Sean Na Na album and had fun doing that and toured a lot with Neon Neon, and started these film projects with my friends out here.” But Tillmann kept writing tunes throughout those years, and after awhile he found himself feeling much the same way he had when he started Har Mar Superstar ten years ago. “I just got sick of playing guitar music again,” he says. “I realized that I really missed Har Mar.”

                        For Dark Touches, Tillmann recorded with friends like Greg Kurstin of Los Angeles band the Bird and the Bee, rapper P.O.S. of the Rhymesayers collective, singer-songwriter Adam Green, the Faint beatmakers Clark Baechle and Jacob Thiele, and The Handler producer John Fields, whose credits include Andrew W.K., Rooney and the Jonas Brothers. The results soundtrack a retro-futuristic dance party, an exuberant pastiche of late Eighties R&B grooves, crisp synth samples, Tillmann’s soulful falsetto – part Usher, part Todd Rundgren – and cheeky lyrics describing the courtship practices of the lothario known as Har Mar Superstar. “I Got Next,” for instance, was inspired by Tillmann’s habit of asking a cute girl to sign a contract agreeing that, if she should break up with her current beau, Har Mar’s got next. “It’s like, ‘sign this contract, and I’ll come back and make out with you next time,” explains Tillmann, who co-wrote the track with his Neon Neon band mate, Bryan “Boom Bip” Hollon and Bird And The Bee singer Inara George. “I have a lot of contracts signed, on napkins and things. It’s a fun, flirtatious thing to do that feels naughty when you’re on tour.”

                        Tillmann started writing Dark Touches a few years ago, but it took him a minute to realize that the initial ideas worked perfectly as Har Mar Superstar songs. “Tall Boy” (written with Kurstin) and “Girls Only” (written with Fields), for instance, were conceived as tunes for Britney Spears and the Cheetah Girls, respectively, but have twice the spice coming from Har Mar’s perspective. “I realized a song like ‘Girls Only’ is so much more amazing if I sing it,” he says. “I wrote that one for the Cheetah Girls a while ago, and I feel like Disney freaked out a bit after doing a Google search and seeing pictures of me performing in my underwear. I understand why they would pass on that. But it’s one of those things where I was stepping outside of myself and writing totally uninhibited for somebody else. Then, when you come back at the end of the day, you realize you wrote a Har Mar song, and there’s a light bulb that goes off and you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s ME.’”

                        Har Mar Superstar was born ten years ago, when Tillmann was living in Minneapolis, playing guitar-based indie rock. The Har Mar idea, he says, was “a reaction to boring indie rock and how people were taking themselves way too seriously, and any aspect of playing and touring was no fun after a while, and I realized if I go to a dance party and sing an R. Kelly song on a couch, the girls are going to go fucking crazy. So I started transferring that to the stage and doing more R&B-oriented songs, and it really was a no-brainer after I’d done it a few times. Like, ‘why don’t I just make this gross, why don’t I just start writing songs like that?” And as soon as I did, it was obvious, it was like a light bulb went off and I went on my way and got more and more aggressive, and the shows became this weird exercise in sexual tension, and I really learned how to play with that fire and make it work for me.”

                        By the time Tillmann had accumulated eight or nine new tunes last year, he started to embrace the idea of making the album that would become Dark Touches. “I just kept going with it,” he says, “and this record was born.” Embracing the various threads of his personality – the humorous, the self-deprecating, the potty-mouthed, the lusty – Tillmann came up with booty-shakers even more irresistible than The Handler’s hit tune “D.U.I.” “Dope, Man,” – a sunny funk tune about the agony and ecstasy of being a weed dealer – and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” – co-written with his buddies Josiah Steinbrick from the band Heavens and Matthew “Cornbread” Compton of Cursive and Engine Down — are the epitome of what Tillmann calls “fun party jams with a deeper subtext or double- or triple-entendre going on in the lyrics.”

                        Elsewhere, he’s more direct: “Gangsters Want to Cuddle Me,” with its lo-fi electro beat and a slinky Sly Stone-style horn loop, tells the story of a how a hoodie covered in puffy neon dinosaurs made Tillmann into the most huggable dude walking down Sunset Boulevard. And “Game Night” –featuring a beat supplied by Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. and a whisper verse by Adam Green — narrates the singer’s habit of inviting friends together in LA for board games and trivia. (He even hosts a popular Sunday night pub quiz at Silverlake Mexican restaurant Malo.)

                        “Har Mar is as much ‘Crappy Holidays’ as it is an album,” says Tillmann. “The place that I’m coming from isn’t going to change, and it all really is an extension of myself. There’s not too much of a division between Har Mar and Sean at this point. I guess it sort of fulfilled the prophecy: I’ve just become my own guy, and that’s what Har Mar records present to people.”

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                        5/13

                        Play Dead

                        All Ages | 8 pm

                        Play Dead

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

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

                        Let The Music Play The Band!

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

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                        5/14

                        Disclosure

                        $76.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                          5/17

                          Mike Love

                          77 Jefferson

                          | All Ages | 8 pm

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                          Mike Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.

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                          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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                          5/18

                          Greyhounds

                          | All Ages | 8 pm

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                          "The war is on for your mind," sings Anthony Farrell, one half of the soulful Austin duo Greyhounds, "and we're on the same side." Arriving midway through the band's adventurous new album, 'Change Of Pace,' the line serves as a powerful refrain, with Farrell's voice peaking in intensity over musical partner Andrew Trube's chirping electric guitar. But more than just a memorable hook, it's an encapsulation of the shift in consciousness that defines the album, Greyhounds' second—and finest—collection of funky, blues-and-R&B-laced rock and roll for the iconic Ardent label.

                          "This record has a lot more to do with what's around us and our perceptions of that," explains Trube, who splits songwriting and singing duties with Farrell. "We're passionate about what's going on right now, and it's not necessarily 'political,' but as an artist, I feel like it's our duty to provide this looking glass for people to see what's going on around them and encourage them to wake up and start taking care of the world and each other."

                          Trube and Farrell first met while living in California, where an L.A. Weekly classified ad brought them together. The connection between the guitarist and keyboard player was instantaneous, and the remarkable magic they conjure together has since earned them widespread attention from critics and peers alike. Derek Trucks raved that "Greyhounds make real music, the right way and for the right reasons," while JJ Grey described their songs as landing "somewhere between a heartfelt hymn and the dirtiest jank you've ever heard in your life," and Gary Clark Jr. summed up a recent LA show by tweeting simply that they "crushed it as usual." Meanwhile, Esquire hailed their debut as "intoxicating [and] gut-wrenchingly lovely," USA Today compared them to "The Meters, Earl Hooker and Buck Owens," and Texas Monthly fell under the spell of their "ringing guitar…bluesy swagger, and all the pain a strained falsetto can convey."

                          That responsibility rings out loud and clear in songs like the slow-burning come-together anthem "Walls"—where Farrell sings "What happened to the feeling that we can make a change?"—and "Sizzle"—which finds Farrell reflecting, "So many people just don't seem to care / They think that it doesn't matter because it's happening over there / But they forget that all nations used to be one / Living under the same sun." There are lighter moments, to be sure, like the playful, Trube-penned "Late Night Slice," in addition to the deep wells of emotion that bubble up on the heartbroken "Cuz I'm Here" and the funky "For You," but across the board, the album showcases the remarkable artistic maturation the band has undergone in the short time since releasing 'Accumulator.'

                          If 'Change Of Pace' is any indication, the Farrell-Trube filter is working in peak condition right now, and the timing couldn't be any better. The war is on for your mind, and Greyhounds' new album is without a doubt a win for the good guys.

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                          5/20

                          Truckstop Honeymoon

                          My Oh My!

                          All Ages | 8 pm

                          Truckstop Honeymoon

                          Truckstop Honeymoon play tough, funny, hi-octane songs about interstates, pinball arcades and true love. Katie Euliss pounds a doghouse bass while Mike West punishes a banjo mercilessly. Together they charm festival crowds and drive roadhouse drinkers to the dance-floor.

                          Since hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truckstop Honeymoon have traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, performing in Australia, Holland, Germany, Britain and throughout the US. Their music tells a story so honest and strange you know they didn’t make it up.

                          Katie learned whore-house piano and bucket bass in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, a banjo-slinging grifter who sold CDs he claimed cured hangovers and small-mindedness. After a court house wedding, the pair hit the road. They spent their wedding night in a truck stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. And so Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

                          On August 29 2005, flood waters submerged their home base in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Truckstop Honeymoon were on tour when the storm hit and so on-tour is where they stayed. Mike and Katie played shows every night, lived out of their van and kept their two daughters entertained in convenience stores across America. But eventually, the road weary family parked their rig as far from any large body of water as they could get: Lawrence, Kansas.

                          Truckstop Honeymoon continue to tour and build a loyal following from Illinois to Norway. They have put out four CDs on Baton Rouge label, Squirrel Records, and a full length documentary film by Nathan King Miller, “I Won’t Let The Angels Take You Away”, will soon be available on DVD.

                          When they are not traveling, Katie and Mike run The 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor, a small studio where they produce songwriters, bands and eccentrics from all over the United States

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                            5/21

                            Psychic Heat

                            Paper Buffalo
                            This Is My Condition

                            All Ages | 8 pm

                            Psychic Heat

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

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                            Paper Buffalo

                            Just a Lawrence band lookin for some love.

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                            This Is My Condition

                            This Is My Condition is a one man band in which Craig Comstock plays guitar, drums and sings all at the same time. In the tradition of noise rock this music is heavy, tough and intense, while at other times very free and unstructured. This Is My Condition deals in power, spontaneity and passionate lyrics. Coming from a background of experimentation, repetition and angst in Many Series and Black Calvin, Craig takes things in a new direction by going solo and performing on-the-spot improvisations of the same ilk.

                            Craig was working on a new project after his trio with Brandon Brown (guitar/vocals in Teriyakis) and Ryan Johnson (drums in Floyd the Barber and others) fizzled out. His search for a drummer who had the desire and skill to play improvised hardcore and art rock failed to succeed. He started applying himself to learning how to be the drummer he was searching for. In the midst of this, somehow, he placed his guitar over his drums and found he could actually play both at the same time. This resulted in his first show at the Replay Lounge with Pixel Panda and My Name Is Rar Rar (who failed to show due to a broken down van in Utah). A day or so before the show he went up to KJHK and played a song acoustically on Plow the Fields and billed himself as Comstock, in the tradition of Dokken, Dio, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. And while the phrase "Less Talk, More Comstock" was screamed by the crows at several of the first shows, it was not to stick. Feeling a bit overly egotistical Craig decided to change the name to This Is My Condition, knowing that the name would always apply regardless of his current condition.

                            When TIMC opened up for Lightning Bolt in Kansas City, this was a defining moment. Craig challenged Lightning Bolt to a duel. Of course, it was not a duel of volume, Lightning Bolt clearly had the advantage there. Unfortunately the duel didn't happen, but TIMC got to play to a large crowd of enthusiastic kids from KC and learned that the bass player from Lightning Bolt secretly wished he could do something similar.

                            TIMC took a hiatus from shows during Winter 2003 and found time to record several songs at Chubby Smith's studio in a barn in the countryside outside of Lawrence.

                            After a couple more shows and delving into more of the experimental improvisational side of TIMC, Craig was invited to play a Seminar at the UMKC school of Music. He played to a group of 30 or so Music Composition students and played just as loud and as intense as at a normal show. Most everyone covered their ears and nodded in approval.The discussion centered around "context" in the music, something that doesn't get discussed much at a regular venue.

                            Currently Craig has his sights set on playing in far away cities with old friends and honing his skills of improvisation, song-smithing and rocking.

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                            5/24

                            FREE SHOW!

                            Verskotzi
                            Lovergurl

                            All Ages | 8 pm

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                                  5/26

                                  DIIV

                                  The Paranoyds

                                  | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                      5/27

                                      Buckshot Hayride

                                      The Rackatees

                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                      Buckshot Hayride


                                      Landon Unruh vocals and guitar, Dylan Schulz bass, Brenton Miller drums

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                                      The Rackatees

                                      The Rackatees hail from Lawrence, KS. Veterans of the Kansas basement/gutter scene, this trio plays fiery punk rock songs inspired by regrettable decisions, various animal critters and their best pal T.J. The group's debut album "In Crime We Trust" is in the works and should be out July 2011, so stay tuned!

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                                      5/28

                                      Jessie Frye

                                      La Guerre
                                      Wendy Moira

                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                      Jessie Frye

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                                        La Guerre

                                        "On “Sapphires,” Conroy has rendered a collection of intimate songs in a voice all her own, one that lives up to its luminous title."
                                        -KCStar

                                        FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER
                                        2013 PITCH MUSIC AWARDS

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                                        Wendy Moira

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                                          6/2

                                          Thieves of Sunrise

                                          Outlaw Jake

                                          All Ages | 8 pm

                                          Thieves of Sunrise

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                                              6/4

                                              The Hornitz

                                              Mangosteen

                                              | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                              The Hornitz

                                              The Hornitz was founded in May 2006 as a horn-section-for-hire in and around Boston, MA. The group worked with many notable artists such as George Clinton, Guster, and State Radio, but in 2008 The Hornitz began producing original music as a duo. After a few years of experimenting and fine-tuning, Friendship and Stoo now create a show that is one of the most dynamic spectacles ever produced by two people. Using human beatbox, horns, keyboards and modern live-looping equipment they form large walls of sound and high energy dance parties.

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                                                6/9

                                                Fishbone

                                                The New Riddim
                                                Brett Frischer of Original Culture (Reggae/Dub set)

                                                $6.50 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                    Brett Frischer of Original Culture (Reggae/Dub set)

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                                                      6/9

                                                      Bass Hertz Official Takeover

                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                      Bass Hertz Official Takeover

                                                      Bass Hertz Productions was founded in January 2013, consisting of Topeka-based producers and dj's: Always 420, DJ N8, sTrap Back, Azoic Realm and Kraang. In March 2013, visual producer Dilate visuals joined the crew.

                                                      Bass Hertz Productions is a self-contained collective who not only put on their own shows, but also operate their own live events. They provide their own sound rig, lighting, visual projections/installation, and create their own marketing campaigns utilizing both internet marketing strategies, and flyers/posters.

                                                      The Bass Hertz crew is no stranger to the Lawrence and Kansas City scenes, as they have networked themselves with some amazing people and companies that operate out of those cities. Expect Bass Hertz Productions to become a familiar name with a reputation for hosting some of the most amazing live music events the Midwest has ever witnessed!

                                                      Co-Founders of Bass Hertz Productions:

                                                      Dylan K., Jesse H., Shane H., Nate H., Michael T., Quintin T., and Marshall O.

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                                                      6/10

                                                      Alien Youth

                                                      RAM
                                                      MudRoom
                                                      Seirens

                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                      Alien Youth

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                                                              6/11

                                                              MO CHAINSAW GRASSACRE

                                                              Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band
                                                              Cornmeal
                                                              Mountain Sprout
                                                              Whiskey Shivers
                                                              Loaded Goat
                                                              Cowgirls Train Set

                                                              $16.50 + F&T | All Ages | 1 pm

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                                                                Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band

                                                                Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release, the way great musicians have done for centuries. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle.

                                                                With a reputation for their incendiary live shows well established, The Big Damn Band set out to make the album that would finally capture the same heat. Recorded at White Arc Studio in Bloomington, Indiana, the album was produced by The Rev. Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop), and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Shins). For previous albums, the band had recorded live, straight through in the same mode as a live show. Between the Ditches came together more slowly, with care. “We approached it saying we were going to make a record this time, not just a recording,” explained the Rev. He used a different guitar set up on almost every track, employing two ’30s National guitars, a cigar box guitar, a custom shop Gibson flattop 1929 L2 and an Airline map electric guitar. The primary amps are custom Weber amps made by Weber speakers – both are one of a kind.

                                                                Their fifth album, Between The Ditches features a new level of craftmanship in both recording technique and songwriting. The Rev. feels that it’s their best album to date.”I’m very proud of this album, the songwriting and the playing.” The guitar playing alone should put the Rev. in the same class with his much revered idols. The songwriting boasts an added maturity and runs the gamut in subject matter from the barn burning, tongue in cheek, “Shut the Screen”, (where “It’s too dang hot and the bugs are too dang mean”) to the evils of strip mining, an issue close to the hearts of this Indiana born and bred band in, “Don’t Grind It Down”. There seems to be a theme expressed throughout the album and stated clearly in their first single,“Devils Look Like Angels”: “Devil don’t live down in hell, the devil’s right here doing very well”.

                                                                ” Burn up some backroads, drive up to the store
                                                                They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore”

                                                                Rev Peyton’s first introduction to music was his father’s record collection of blues-oriented rock. At age 12 his father gave him a Kay brand guitar, eventually purchasing a Gorilla amplifier once he learned to play. And play he did. He became infatuated with pre-World War II country blues, and a desire to learn the fingerstyle picking of artists like Charlie Patton. Fingerstyle refers to using each of the right hand fingers independently in order to play the multiple parts of a musical arrangement that would normally be played by several band members. Bass, harmonic accompaniment, melody, and percussion can all be played simultaneously when playing fingerstyle.

                                                                Keith Richards has said that the first time he heard Robert Johnson’s recordings he asked “Who’s the other guy playing with him?” Of course there wasn’t one. When you listen to the songs on Between The Ditches you will be hard pressed to believe it is only one guitarist.

                                                                “Nothing’s really free
                                                                It all comes with a fee”

                                                                Misfortune struck the Rev. early on in the form of a dehabilitating condition that caused excruciating pain in his hands. Doctors told Peyton he’d never be able to hold his left hand in fretting position again. But he persevered and when the bandages were removed, Peyton discovered a new flexibility and greater control in his fretting hand that enabled him to play in the fingerstyle that he longed to play.

                                                                “If it’s me with you
                                                                Then we’ll get through”

                                                                It was during his convalescence that he met his wife to be, Breezy. “I was crazy in love with her right from the start”. He credits Breezy with installing a confidence in his playing and his life in general that he had previously lacked. Breezy Peyton’s explosive washboard playing, sweet back-up vocals and striking good looks didn’t hurt their live show either.

                                                                Completing the trio is Ben Bussell on drums. “He’s an animal”, says the Rev. Ben's drum kit gives new meaning to the term ‘stripped down’ and features a plastic 5 gallon bucket, for which he has a sponsorship deal for replacements. With their line-up finalized the band sold everything they owned in a garage sale and headed out on the open road.

                                                                “I’ve been broke down (BROKE DOWN) from sea to shining sea
                                                                You’ve been everywhere, I’ve been broke down there
                                                                And three times in Tennessee“

                                                                In 2009, they toured opening for Clutch, an extensive headlining tour of Europe and began their relationship with the Van’s Warped Tour, playing 12 dates in 2009 on the Kevin Says stage. They were on the entire 2010 Van’s Warped Tour on the Alternative Press stage and they received the Best Band of Warped Tour award, voted by the crew, bands, and promoters. They’ve also toured with Flogging Molly, Rev. Horton Heat, Derek Trucks and Mofro just to name a few.

                                                                “Keep it between the ditches”

                                                                This band is fun sure, a lot of fun, but they are for real. From virtuoso musicianship to great songwriting, Between The Ditches has got it all. All from a little Brown County, Indiana band that’s got the nerve (and the right) to call themselves, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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                                                                Cornmeal

                                                                Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over a decade, 2013 proves
                                                                to be just that as the band sets out with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh energetic sound and heads
                                                                back into the studio to nish their long awaited rst studio album after almost 6 years. A nationally
                                                                recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily inuenced by American roots and folk music
                                                                and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live
                                                                performance that continues to expand upon the ve-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical
                                                                repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their
                                                                own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music
                                                                lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of
                                                                bluegrass and live performance.
                                                                With the release of their debut album "In The Kitchen" (2001 Livin' Live records), Cornmeal secured its
                                                                place as one of the top bands in its genre. 2003’s “Tales from Magic Stone Mountain”
                                                                (Livin’ Live records) garnered much critical attention and became a staple on College and AAA top 10
                                                                lists throughout the country. In May of 2006, Cornmeal released their third album, “Feet First”, which
                                                                became proof positive that Cornmeal’s tenure on the road brought on an honest and mature sound.
                                                                Produced by former guitarist Kris Nowak and bassist Chris Gangi, "Feet First" features a strong
                                                                condence in songwriting, musicianship and the ability of this band to stylistically ride the fence and
                                                                bring it back home without missing a step.
                                                                In the beginning of 2010, Cornmeal released their rst live album, “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I”
                                                                (2010 Livin’ Live Records), an album that pays tribute to the fans. Towards the end of 2011, Cornmeal
                                                                released the follow up, “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. II” (2011 Livin’ Live Records). During this time the band
                                                                went into the studio set to record their rst album in over 5 years. Self produced by bassist
                                                                Chris Gangi and tracked in Chicago at the prestigious Rax Trax recording studios, the process was cut s
                                                                hort due to lineup changes and the album was shelved. After almost a year of auditions, rehearsals
                                                                and wood shedding new material the band is poised to return to the same recording space to nish
                                                                the album polishing the old material and setting forward with a new sound, new songs and a fresh
                                                                perspective on the future.
                                                                While playing a blend of high prole venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands
                                                                nationally, Cornmeal has been a main stage act at some of the most renowned festivals in the country.
                                                                These festivals include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Magnolia Fest, Wakarusa Music Festival, and
                                                                Summer Camp Music Festival as well as having performed on multiple stages at Bonnaroo, All Good
                                                                Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, 10K Lakes, and many others. They pride themselves on the
                                                                energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape
                                                                itself into an energetic one of a kind experience. “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I & II” prove that Cornmeal
                                                                continues to be a band to watch out for. Every show they play is a unique experience that leaves fans
                                                                begging for more.

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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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                                                                Whiskey Shivers

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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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                                                                  Cowgirls Train Set

                                                                  Originally a 2 piece but though out everything has just grown and grown and grown to become this 7 piece of destruction and energy. we have formed here in the great state of Kansas bringing in our experiences from all across the free state. Now we have become a force to be reckoned with using our huge sound and great harmonies and vocal variety. prepare for the end!

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                                                                  6/11

                                                                  Satsang

                                                                  | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                  Satsang is a Conscious Music Collective made up of Drew McManus (Guitar/Vocals) Karl Roth (Bass, Keys, Vocals, Weissenborn) & Keller Paulson (Drums/Percussion), as well as an ever growing and rotating group of multi instrumentalists. Blending world conscious lyrics with a unique blend of Reggae, Folk and Hip- Hop, Satsang seems to have something for every musical palate. The lyrics come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection, and are used as a mission statement for reflection and activation. Touching on everything from the bliss of traveling and the growing pains of change, to the ills of the justice system and environmental encroachment. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The reggae rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and immediate change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love and many many more. "It still amazes me how far these boys have come in such a short period of time. With a very dedicated fan base and a lot of respect in the music community amongst other artists, Satsang is a band to watch closely. " -GratefulWeb

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                                                                  6/14

                                                                  The Claypool Lennon Delirium

                                                                  $76.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                    6/14

                                                                    Corb Lund

                                                                    | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                    Corb Lund

                                                                    Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund's songcraft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever, Lund's enthralling new album, evolved from a period of introspection and hard traveling. Just like the prolific Lund's subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the live-sounding long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel...

                                                                    Cabin Fever follows on the boot heels of Lund's 2009 New West debut, the critically acclaimed Losin' Lately Gambler, his sixth album. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin' Albertans, the JUNO Award recipient has won kudos in his native land; the Canadian Country Music Association has named Lund Roots Artist of the Year 7 consecutive years from 2004 - 2010.

                                                                    For this outing, Lund hunkered down in the remote cabin he built with his girlfriend and former bronc rider/favorite uncle Lynn Jensen, an hour outside Edmonton. After the hand-crafted spruce and poplar building was finished, Lund's thirteen-year relationship crumbled and his uncle passed away. Woodshedding - literally - came next: "I ended up spending time up there alone for weeks at a time, in the winter, with three feet of snow," says Lund. "Cabin fever is what they call it when you get a little nuts from being isolated..."

                                                                    In addition to chopping wood to keep warm, Lund did a lot of thinking and writing. Taking breaks from the cabin, he spent months in such hotspots as Las Vegas, Austin, and New York City, where song ideas continued to flow. When he and his band - guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Grant Siemens, upright bassist Kurt Ciesla, and drummer Brady Valgardson - reconvened at the cabin, they demoed a slew of new songs: the regretful ballad "The One I Left in the chamber," the twangy paean to survival "(You Ain't a Cowboy) If You Don't Get Bucked Off," and the yearning "September," among them. When the whiskey bottle got passed around, things got raucous: "Drink It Like You Mean It" ('nuff said); the apocalyptic "Gettin' Down on the Mountain" (a roadhouse favorite), the blues-rockin' "Dig Gravedigger Dig" (a tribute to the occupation of Grant Siemens' brother), and the Sun Records-by-way of Betty Page-inspired "The Gothest Girl I Can."

                                                                    Cutting the tracks in an Edmonton studio, the boys decided to keep things loose and live, with no overdubs, resulting in "way more inner mesh," says Lund. "It feels more real, like a band. The whole thing was organic sounding, and we like that." They were joined by running buddy Hayes Carll, Texas raconteur and songsmith, who co-wrote and duetted on the wily road tale, "Bible on the Dash." Such vivid story songs are Lund's forte, as are the former history major's odes to his favorite things: "Cows Around" (where he namechecks every breed you can - or can't -- think of), "Mein Deutsche Motorrad" (he loves those fast-moving vintage BMW bikes), and "Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner" (hey, have you shot an 1896 Smith & Wesson lately?). Cabin Fever's finale is a narrative number straight out of a dime novel, the gripping "Pour 'em Kinda Strong."

                                                                    With a dozen ass-kicking songs under his belt, Corb plans to take the show on the road, just as he's done for the past two decades; he cut his teeth in the '90s as a member of Canadian speed-metal band, the Smalls. The DIY spirit lives with Lund, who traded his ax for an acoustic and has done everything from printing his band's T-shirts to booking gigs to writing press releases. Though it may look like a quartet onstage, the Hurtin' Albertans are really "a seven-piece band," according to Lund, "because Grant plays a bunch of stuff," including mandolin, banjo, Dobro, and baritone guitar. "Grant and I have a complex system of hand signals because I don't use a set list," says Lund. "We've got seven records' worth of material now, so every show is different. I find it more interesting that way."

                                                                    Road dogs, Lund and the band headline Canadian country and folk festivals, as well as gigging at New York City nightspots and America's finest honky-tonks. "We're able to straddle the line between songwriter folk and straight country, which is cool," says Lund. "We do funky clubs and we do folk rooms, along with festivals." In July there's a residency at the legendary Calgary Stampede's Centennial celebration, which is only natural, since Lund is a fourth-generation cowboy himself. He started rodeo-ing as a youngster and won his first trophy (for steer riding) at age 11. "My grandpas, parents, cousins, uncles, everybody competed in the Stampede," says Lund. "The Calgary Stampede is a big part of family tradition."

                                                                    Just as Lund mixes up styles on his recordings and the types of venues he plays, a special edition of Cabin Fever will feature an extra disc with an acoustic version of the tracks. "The electric one's done live, but the acoustic one's even more live," says Lund. "We were all sitting right beside each other and are in each other's mikes. We kept it as unpolished as possible."

                                                                    Listening to the acoustic disc's banjo, guitar, and handclaps, as well as Lund's Westerninspired songwriting, one can't help but think the pared-down approach is yet another aspect of the Lund family tradition: After all, Lund learned to sing as a nipper when his grandfather taught him the campfire standard "Strawberry Roan," which Grandpa Lund picked up via oral tradition from fellow trailhands. "I've got one foot in old-fashioned cowboy music," says Lund, "but I treat it with some abandon and irreverence. The reality is we don't live in that world anymore - yet the cowboys were kind of punk rockers in their day."

                                                                    As for Corb Lund, his Western heritage stays with him, no matter where he roams. "My whole life is sort of a dichotomy between being a cowboy kid and living in a city," says Lund. "I guess that informs my music too." On Cabin Fever, that split personality burns bright.

                                                                    - See more at: http://www.paquinartistsagency.com/roster/artist/corb-lund#sthash.D74djNiu.dpuf

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                                                                    6/15

                                                                    Brandi Carlile

                                                                    $76.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                      6/17

                                                                      Vela KC

                                                                      Gekko
                                                                      Fallopian Fire

                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                      Vela KC

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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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                                                                        Fallopian Fire

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                                                                          6/18

                                                                          The Ragbirds

                                                                          | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                          The Ragbirds

                                                                          The Ragbirds began with songwriter and vocalist Erin Zindle and percussionist Randall Moore in their search to create fresh original songs sprouting out of their love for world music and their desire to weave these distant sounds into more familiar genres. With the addition of guitarist/vocalist Matthew Melody, bassist Dan Hildebrandt, and percussionist Tim Dziekan, who share the vision of creating honest, creative music combining these global and local elements, The Ragbirds fully realized their sound.

                                                                          Zindle leads the stage with a bright, energetic presence and four to five instruments interchanging skillfully in her hands, while she sings her charms.

                                                                          In April 2005, The Ragbirds released their debut CD, Yes Nearby, an independent, full-length album consisting of 12 well-crafted songs. The CD continues to garner much critical acclaim, has scored numerous reviews, was nominated for a Detroit Music Award, and continues to sell in large numbers in all demographics, literally and most remarkably appealing to young and old, hippies, rockers and folkies.

                                                                          In June, 2007 the band released it's second studio release, Wanderlove, which has a world travel theme with a pop appeal.

                                                                          The Ragbirds can be seen performing all over the Mid-West music scene, spreading in ever widening circles throughout Michigan, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond, stirring up a buzz everywhere they go. They can be heard on local and Mid-West radio and read about in numerous papers and online reviews. Their unique fusion of roots folk, world groove, and pop sensibility gets audiences of all ages and sizes up and dancing.

                                                                          THE MUSIC
                                                                          The Ragbirds use many traditional folk instruments including violin, guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and harmonica. But this folky root is firmly embedded in the soil of rhythm, ancient and new, incorporating African poly-rhythms and Afro-Cuban tumbaos, over sometimes rock, hip-hop or reggae style drum-kit.
                                                                          Melodic lines are often built of ethnic scales and techniques, sometimes Celtic in style, sometimes Gypsy, or Latin, or African, and there is an improvisational element to the songs that keeps them fresh. In live performances, the band incorporates variations on traditional African drum pieces, each member trading their instrument for a nearby hand drum. They have a strong belief in the lyricism of poetry and positive music, and the power of dance-able rhythm.

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                                                                          6/22

                                                                          Blood On The Dance Floor

                                                                          Steven Joseph
                                                                          Brokencyde

                                                                          | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                6/25

                                                                                Mr Mojo Risin A Celebration of the Doors

                                                                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                Mr Mojo Risin A Celebration of the Doors


                                                                                Mr. Mojo Risin' celebrates the career of the Doors from their first self-titled album, through LA Woman, covering all of the best and amazing music in between. We bring an authentic concert experience representative of the band's best shows.

                                                                                Our performances are a tribute to the music, and musicians that were the Doors. Whether in Kansas City or beyond, you will feel like you are on the Sunset Strip in 1966.

                                                                                Break on Through...

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                                                                                6/28

                                                                                Dark Star Orchestra

                                                                                $61.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                Dark Star Orchestra

                                                                                Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

                                                                                Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about a contagious energy, ... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

                                                                                Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

                                                                                Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more…

                                                                                "For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."

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                                                                                6/29

                                                                                Dashboard Confessional

                                                                                Taking Back Sunday
                                                                                Saosin

                                                                                | All Ages | 5:30 pm

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                                                                                    Saosin

                                                                                    Southern California quintet Saosin are one of the fastest-growing headliners in rock – earning mainstage slots on the Vans Warped Tour, selling out clubs in a flash, going out with heavyweights like AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday and garnering an ocean of fans who’ve downloaded their songs from MySpace over five million times – all before they’ve released a full-length album.

                                                                                    That will all change on September 26th with the Capitol Records release of their self-titled debut. As your average Saosin fan (and there are legions) will be quick to point out, the wait was a considerable one. “We were waiting until the songs were right,” says frontman Cove Reber with some understatement.

                                                                                    It’s been three years since word of the band’s full-length debut first surfaced, and in that time a lot has changed within the music scene from which they originally emerged and within the band itself.

                                                                                    Seemingly overnight, stylized bands playing strains of melodic post-hardcore have sailed up the pop charts. But for Saosin -- Reber, bassist Chris Sorenson, drummer Alex Rodriguez, and guitarists Beau Burchell and Justin Shekoski -- things have played out a bit differently. During the scene’s ascension, the band’s members have all but shunned the idea of a genre tag or an “image” -- unless, of course, you count the jeans and t-shirts they soak in sweat every night onstage -- and have instead focused their energies on making an album that will live or die strictly on musical merits.

                                                                                    “At first we said we weren’t interested in putting the album out on a major label,” says Burchell. “We wanted to grow first.”

                                                                                    But the band’s sound and its ambition grew tremendously during the recording of their 12-song debut, an album that exceeds even the wildest of expectations. From the dueling guitar crunch of opener “It’s Far Better to Learn” to the nosebleed anthemic heights of lead single “Voices,” the livewire maelstrom of “Follow and Feel” and epic heartstring-puller “You’re Not Alone,” Saosin have created the kind of debut album that announces something indisputably new under rock’s sun.

                                                                                    “It was a long time coming,” says Sorenson, “but finishing the album really put a fire under our asses and we were better for it.”

                                                                                    The initial stages of the band’s debut date back to late 2003 when founding guitarists Burchell and Shekoski and original frontman Anthony Green began playing out, recorded a quick EP, Translating the Name, and embarked on a U.S. tour during which time Green exited the band. To the group’s surprise Translating the Name garnered the band a massive fanbase both online and at their live shows, which grew organically, and quickly.

                                                                                    The band, however, was so hands-off about promoting themselves that Google searches of the band turned up precious little info.

                                                                                    “It was cool if you knew about the band, we weren’t always easy to find,” says Burchell. “But I think that really brought kids together, having to actually make the effort to track us down.”

                                                                                    A collection of rabid fans with Ethernet connections soon began arguing about such pressing matters as how the band’s name was actually pronounced (it’s “say-o-sin”) and what it actually means (Saosin means “small heart” in Chinese. The word comes from a 15th century proverb about fathers telling their sons who are being married off for money not to get emotionally involved with their wives, who could die at any time.)

                                                                                    In the winter of 2005 the revamped Saosin lineup with Sorenson, Rodriguez and new frontman Reber signed to Capitol, released a self-titled EP of demos and live tracks, and began pre-production on their long-awaited full-length debut. As the band recorded various versions of their new songs -- both at their home studios and on a mobile recording unit that they set up on their tour bus – the burden of heavy expectations eventually gave way to genuine excitement.

                                                                                    “I would demo stuff with Chris,” Reber recalls, “and say, ‘This is really good – we can’t not run with this.’”

                                                                                    In turn, the album that Saosin began recording with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Head Automatica) this past January -- nearly a full year after they began properly demoing its songs -- would live up to the band’s great expectations, and then some. More importantly, though, it proves that in a world of overnight success at least one group is devoted enough to write songs that are built to last.

                                                                                    “This record is going to take us places,” says Sorenson. “We don’t know exactly where, but it will definitely be an experience getting there.”

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                                                                                    6/29

                                                                                    Free Show!!

                                                                                    After Funk

                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                      After Funk

                                                                                      After Funk has been causing a ruckus on the Ontario music scene with their unique sound and infectiously fun shows since their inception in March of 2011. The Toronto based power-funk group consists of Yanick Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and Phil Tessis (guitar) who are frequently joined by a horn section and other collaborators. Their self titled debut EP was released in January of 2014 and was mixed and mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive. An increasingly busy touring schedule led to opening spots for groups like Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, Kung Fu, The Nth Power and Walk Off The Earth. The band was also selected as Electric Forest’s Instrumental Forester and played two sets at the festival where they were featured alongside The String Cheese Incident, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Zeds Dead, Flying Lotus Stephen Marley and more.

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                                                                                      7/1

                                                                                      Yonder Mountain String Band

                                                                                      The Werks

                                                                                      $22.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                      The Werks

                                                                                      The Werks have quickly emerged as a national powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks are redefining the term "Jam Band" with the ability to cross genres from Psychedelic Rock to Funk to Electronica. Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be different and memorable.

                                                                                      The success is largely credited to the hard work of their street team as well as to the dedication of the band, their fans and a unique performance.

                                                                                      The Werks have just released a 4th Album, The Werks (Self-Titled), to go along with "Dig It" (2007), "Synapse" (2009) and "The Werks Live at The Werk Out Music Festival" (2010). The band regularly tours the US and holds their annual music festival, entitled "The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival", each September.

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                                                                                      7/6

                                                                                      311

                                                                                      Matisyahu

                                                                                      $86.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                      311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Los Angeles, California.

                                                                                      311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique sound. After years of consistent touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the hardest working, most influential and most entertaining live bands in the U.S.

                                                                                      311 have released eleven studio albums, one live album, one greatest hits album and three dvd's - and have sold over 8.5 million albums in the U.S. Eight of their albums have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart...and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Rock Radio Chart (including the #1 singles Down, Love Song & Don't Tread On Me. Along with Amber, All Mixed Up, Come Original, Creatures For Awhile, Hey You and Sunset in July).

                                                                                      311 recorded their 11th studio album, STEREOLITHIC, for a March 11, 2014 release. That same day 311 played their special 311 DAY show at the New Orleans Arena, which attracts thousands of dedicated 311 fans from around the world. Tickets were sold to fans in 49 U.S. States and 15 countries. The show includes an extended setlist (60+ songs) and state of the art production.

                                                                                      The band's celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, 311’s annual summer headlining amphitheatre run, Unity Tour, has become one of the largest modern rock concerts of the summer. Support acts on previous Unity Tours have included Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, The Offspring, Slightly Stoopid, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Papa Roach, The Wailers, O.A.R., Matisyahu, and Ziggy Marley.

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                                                                                      Matisyahu

                                                                                      In April of 2005 a fresh voice announced his arrival on the international stage with a stunningly inventive document titled Live at Stubb’s. Six years later, Matisyahu returns to the renowned Austin venue that helped to launch his career with Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II, a new CD-DVD package that demonstrates the continued originality and increasing depth of this longtime New Yorker’s craft.

                                                                                      Inspired by the runaway success of the original record, which spawned the hit single “King Without a Crown” and has to date sold over 700,000 copies in the United States, Matisyahu says he always knew he wanted to make another live album. “Performing is such a big part of what I do,” he says, “and there’s a lot about that live energy that you just can’t catch in the studio. So for me it was simply a matter of figuring out the right time to do it.”

                                                                                      He chose well: Last year Matisyahu released Light, a David Kahne-produced studio disc on which he jumped boldly from hard-edged dancehall and ska-inflected New Wave to laidback pop-rock and acoustic folk-soul. The album took Matisyahu well beyond his stylistic comfort zone and charted the growth of his vocals from traditional reggae toasting to a more dynamic, emotional place. But it didn’t necessarily show off his onstage evolution.

                                                                                      “I’ve played so many shows and gone through so many metamorphoses as a performer,” he says. Especially valuable was the opportunity to showcase that evolution at the very club where his career really took off. “It was kind of a return-to-roots occasion,” he says—albeit one where we see how far he’s come, as well.

                                                                                      Part of that transformation has been fueled by Matisyahu’s new band: Brooklyn’s acclaimed Dub Trio, which includes guitarist D.P. Holmes, bassist Stu Brooks and drummer Joe Tomino. The singer first came across the group—as fate would have it—while in Austin recording the first Stubb’s record. “I remember seeing their name at a record signing and being intrigued,” he says. “So I got one of their records while I was on tour, and there was this one song I couldn’t stop playing.”

                                                                                      Shortly thereafter, Matisyahu spent an entire day walking around Boston writing lyrics to the tune. “I love the way they bounce back and forth between really beautiful music and heavier, harder-edged stuff,” he says. “I knew right then that I wanted to work with them.” Last year he booked a show with Dub Trio at a small club in Brooklyn. “We just did an improv set after maybe one rehearsal,” he recalls. “It felt so right.”

                                                                                      That improvisational spirit looms large throughout Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II, which pulls primarily from Light and Youth, Matisyahu’s 2006 full-length. “Dub Trio understand the concept of space,” he says, “which for a vocalist is great, because that leaves a lot of room for me to really get into my lyrics in new ways.” Here Matisyahu uses that room to dig deeper into his sound than ever before, shedding new light on its hip-hop, rock and reggae dimensions to the vocal delight of the enthusiastic (and demographically varied) Stubb’s crowd.

                                                                                      That audience was central to what Matisyahu set out to accomplish with Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II. After all, the fans were the ones who enabled his return to the venue in the first place, affording Matisyahu the opportunity to extend the legacy Stubb’s represents. In fact, one crowd member made a lasting contribution.

                                                                                      “The night before the show I took a picture of my tour bus in the hotel parking lot and posted it on Twitter,” Matisyahu remembers. “Someone sent back a tweet saying they’d figured out which hotel it was and asked if they could come say hi. I said sure and a couple of kids showed up; we hung out for a few minutes on the bus. Then the next night at the show I’m pulling people up onstage during ‘King Without a Crown’ and one of them is the kid from Twitter!” The singer laughs. “So the last clip on the DVD is actually me giving him a high-five.”

                                                                                      The appreciation, no doubt, was mutual.

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                                                                                      7/9

                                                                                      SWMRS

                                                                                      | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                        7/14

                                                                                        Lewis Cowdrey Band

                                                                                        JD and the Mudhounds
                                                                                        John McVey Band
                                                                                        The Kirk Brown Band

                                                                                        All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                        Lewis Cowdrey Band

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                                                                                          JD and the Mudhounds

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                                                                                            John McVey Band

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                                                                                              The Kirk Brown Band

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                                                                                                7/19

                                                                                                Sublime w/ Rome

                                                                                                Dirty Heads
                                                                                                Tribal Seeds
                                                                                                Bleeker

                                                                                                $30.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                    Tribal Seeds

                                                                                                    From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo [lyrics, lead vocals, rhythm guitar] and Tony-Ray Jacobo [producer, keyboard player], Tribal Seeds now boats six members, including: Tony Navarro [lead guitar], Carlos Verdugo [drums], Jose Rodriguez [keys, percussion], and Victor Navarro [bass].
                                                                                                    Tribal Seeds’ unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band’s self titled debut album, “Tribal Seeds” was released in 2008, and their second album “The Harvest” was released in June of 2009. iTunes named both albums the “Best Of” in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008, and “The Harvest,” which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.
                                                                                                    On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves,” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness. Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States including Hawaii & Guam, and have also performed in Mexico & Aruba. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Mathews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Issacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more

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                                                                                                      7/20

                                                                                                      Free Show!!

                                                                                                      Hip Abduction

                                                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                                      Free Show!!

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                                                                                                          7/21

                                                                                                          Dr. Dog

                                                                                                          Shakey Graves

                                                                                                          $61.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                          On January 13th DR. DOG will release Live at a Flamingo Hotel, the first ever bottling of the band’s legendary live performance. While studio releases have seen high critical acclaim, it’s the band’s live show that has truly cemented it as one of America’s best and brightest acts, a rock n roll juggernaut that has won its large and ever-growing fan base by exceeding expectations.

                                                                                                          “That’s always what we’ve wanted to do,” says bassist/vocalist Toby Leaman. “We’re one thing on a record and a different thing live. Somebody goes to a DR. DOG show and they come back again and they bring more people with them. Our live show is vital to how we view ourselves as a band.”

                                                                                                          With Live at a Flamingo Hotel, the band has captured the essence of a DR. DOG show; no matter the venue or town, the medium is the message. That tiny article is important: It’s “A” flamingo hotel, not “The,” which lends itself to that idea of transient perfection, a band that gives its all to each and every audience, every night, all the time. “That’s the point of a DR. DOG show, transporting you in some way,” says Leaman. “Whether it’s a shit basement in Texas or an amphitheater in Philadelphia, it doesn’t matter, this is the place; this is what we do, no matter what.”

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                                                                                                          Shakey Graves

                                                                                                          “Astonishing…Unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.”
                                                                                                          - NPR Music
                                                                                                          “Makes the one-man band approach look effortless.”
                                                                                                          - NY Times
                                                                                                          “A gnarly composite of blues and folk…a one-man-band of epic sonic proportions.”
                                                                                                          - Paste “Best of What Next”
                                                                                                          “Delicate, precise fingerpicking and raw, whiskey-soaked vocals”
                                                                                                          - Consequence of Sound
                                                                                                          Performing live with nothing but a guitar and a handmade kickdrum built out of an old suitcase, Austin, TX’s “astonishing one-man-show” (NPR Music) Shakey Graves has quickly risen from obscurity into the national spotlight since the release of his debut full-length LP “Roll the Bones.”

                                                                                                          Nearly two years later, as word of his haunting lo-fi recordings and contrastingly explosive live shows spreads, the self-released album continues to sell at a vigorous pace, consistently ranking near the top of Bandcamp’s digital “best-seller” charts. The album was recently released as a limited-edition vinyl LP, which sold out almost instantly. New listeners around the world continue to discover his music every day, often through a series of live performance videos on YouTube (which have collectively racked up well over 1.5 million views). His videos for MySpace and Cadillac’s “One Two Watch” documentary series have also gathered over 3 millions views alone.
                                                                                                          Along with breakout festival performances at Pickathon, Austin City Limits, SXSW, Montreal Jazz Fest, Edmonton Folk Fest and the Americana Music Conference last year, Shakey has been selling out headlining shows around the country, and has recently toured alongside artists like Shovels & Rope, Phosphorescent, Robert Plant, The Devil Makes Three, Robert Ellis and Old Crow Medicine Show.
                                                                                                          Critics are starting to take notice too, earning him coverage from NPR Music, PBS, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, Paste Magazine, The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan and other national outlets.
                                                                                                          In his hometown, Shakey’s shows are the stuff of legend. Recently featured on the cover of Austin Monthly Magazine, the Mayor has even given him his own local holiday. February 9th is officially proclaimed “Shakey Graves Day” in Austin.

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                                                                                                          Umphrey''s McGee

                                                                                                          The Main Squeeze

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                                                                                                            The Main Squeeze

                                                                                                            Seamlessly blending Funk, Soul, and Rock n’ Roll, The Main Squeeze promises to keep your body moving with their infectious feel-good musical gumbo.

                                                                                                            The energetic five-piece found its roots in Bloomington Indiana’s surprisingly vibrant live music scene, and they have been leaving audiences “Freshly Squozen” since 2010.

                                                                                                            Their ability to fluidly blend and bend genres is unparalleled, and creates for an unforgettable live experience. Every performance is different from the last, showcasing each member’s virtuosic talent with soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves and powerful solos.

                                                                                                            Since their inception, The Main Squeeze has amassed a remarkably loyal and rapidly growing national fan base. They’ve graced the stages at some of the country’s biggest festivals, including: Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Phases of the Moon and Gathering of The Vibes. In addition, they put their stamp on the Rolling Stone Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Party and dazzled music lovers at the International Battle of the Bands in Macau. Having shared the stage with artists like The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, The Meters, Aloe Blacc and Trombone Shorty, The Main Squeeze continues to catch the ear of industry giants.

                                                                                                            Now based in Chicago, The Main Squeeze is working with legendary producer, Randy Jackson, to put the finishing touches on their sophomore album. The band’s self-titled debut was released in 2012, and is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

                                                                                                            As their fan base continues to multiply, and their unique sound, contagious energy, and unrivaled talent continue to mesmerize audiences, The Main Squeeze is poised for a meteoric rise in the world of music. Make sure to climb aboard for the ride.

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                                                                                                            Slightly Stoopid

                                                                                                            SOJA
                                                                                                            The Grouch + Eligh + Zion I

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                                                                                                            Illustrating the perfect underground success story, Slightly Stoopid's dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000's to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom. West coast DUB/Rock pioneers later added musicians Ryan 'RyMo' Moran (Drums) and Oguer 'OG' Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; solidifying their on stage line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n' loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the most successful independent artists of this decade. The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 700,000 mark and the group continues to fill the most prestigious concert venues around the world.

                                                                                                            The Slightly Stoopid story can be traced to Ocean Beach, California, when childhood chums Miles and Kyle formed the group in 1995, mixing reggae and punk sounds into one smooth stylistic cocktail. Soon after, late/great Sublime frontman Brad Nowell caught wind of the group, and signed them to his Skunk Records label – while the band members were still in high school. A pair of releases soon followed for Skunk - 1996's punk-tinged SLIGHTLY STOOPID (featuring a guest appearance by Nowell on the song "Prophet" – later covered by Sublime and released on their box set, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN) and 1998's surf-inspired cult classic THE LONGEST BARREL RIDE.

                                                                                                            The group self-released 2001's ACOUSTIC ROOTS: LIVE AND DIRECT (a 40-minute acoustic set, captured live at San Diego 's Rock 105.3 radio station) – the first for their own label, Stoopid Records, before issuing 2003's EVERYTHING YOU NEED on Surfdog (a musical departure for the band, that sold more than 130,000 copies). The band's talent for mixing styles was never more apparent than on 2005's CLOSER TO THE SUN (on Stoopid Records / Caliplates / Reincarnate), which featured collaborations with such renowned reggae names as Barrington Levy and Scientist. A year later, Slightly Stoopid issued their first-ever electric live album, WINTER TOUR '05-'06, as well as their first-ever DVD, 'Live in San Diego,' while 2007 saw the release of the group's fifth studio effort, CHRONCHITIS, which debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200, and #2 on the indie charts.

                                                                                                            And through it all, Slightly Stoopid has logged some serious road miles – in addition to their incessant criss-crossing of the U.S., which includes appearances at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and New Orleans Jazz Fest, among others, the group has played sold-out shows in Australia, Japan, Guam, Amsterdam, Portugal and Denmark, the U.K., Germany, Holland, and the Dominican Republic. "Without [the fans], we'd just be playing at the bar," admits Kyle. "They make it worth our while – when we go out and people are having that good of a time, the energy goes back and forth. Just a good time – we rely on each other's energy." And all you have to do is look at the list of artists that Slightly Stoopid has played with, to get a feel for how much of a large and diverse audience they appeal to - the Dave Matthews Band, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and the Marley Brothers, Sublime, the Roots, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, and Pennywise, among others, as well as their first-ever sole headlining tour of amphitheatres in 2008, joined by their friends Pepper and Sly & Robbie.

                                                                                                            "I think consistently touring is important," explains Miles. "Most people take the route of trying to be successful without even getting out there for people to hear what your band is about. The most important thing is you can be playing in front of zero people or 20,000 people, and you've still got to rock the show. When we were first starting out, literally, we played in front of nobody. We'd show up at the club, and it would be bartenders and security guards, and 'Yo, play your hour set – here you go!' But after you play that show, they tell some of their friends and their friends tell some friends. I think the Internet has helped us a lot too, because people were able to spread the word about the music easier. The most important part is being out there 200 days a year. You're going back to towns twice a year, so people get to come out, and that gave us a real loyal following. Wherever we go, you have these Stoopidheads going crazy. For us, it's pretty much the greatest job in the world."

                                                                                                            2008 saw the band issuing their first-ever 'odds and ends' collection, SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH TO EAT BREAKFAST YET STOOPID – the group's newest release for their growing label, Stoopid Records (which will also feature releases by other groups, including the label's first signees, Santa Cruz's The Expendables). Included on SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH are outtakes from both the CLOSER TO THE SUN (including tracks that were previously issued as a limited edition bonus CD) and CHRONCHITIS sessions, as well as bevy of new material recorded at Miami's famed Circle House Studios, and such cover tunes as UB40's "I Would Do For You" and the traditional "I Know You Rider" (most notably covered by the Grateful Dead). Also making their first appearance on a Slightly Stoopid studio album are newly recorded renditions of such long-time live standards "False Rhythms" and "Sensimilla."

                                                                                                            Seemingly always on the move, there appears to be no slowing down in sight for Slightly Stoopid, and according to Miles, that's precisely what fuels the group's creativity. "For us, the most important thing in the future, we just want to stay busy and always playing music – whether creating, touring, or just sitting on your couch and jamming. I think we'll always be recording. And just have fun – without the fun part, it ain't worth it."

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                                                                                                            Jacob Hemphill (lead vocals & guitar) met Bobby Lee (bass) in the first grade in Virginia, shortly after Jacob returned from living in Africa with his family. The two instantly became best friends, and in middle school found a common love for hip hop, rock and reggae music. Throughout middle and high school, they met Ryan Berty (drums), Patrick O'Shea (keyboards) and Kenneth Brownell (percussion). Together they formed SOJA. In the formative years the band gigged locally in the DC area while a couple of the guys finished school. All the while making plans to hit the road after graduation...

                                                                                                            In 2005 the band hit the road... and they hit the road hard. Often dubbed "road warriors", SOJA has brought their unique sound and stage show to nearly every city in North America, as well as many cities throughout Europe, South America, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean. While touring in Puerto Rico the band linked up with sax player Hellman Escorcia & trumpet player Rafael Rodriguez. These two exceptional musicians earned their position as SOJA's mainstay horn section by helping further develop the band's eclectic sound.

                                                                                                            With no signs of slowing down. SOJA is planning a world tour for 2011/2012 in support of their upcoming album release. It's all about the message in the music for this band. "People think we write music about the earth for the earth's sake, but its not really like that. If we harm the earth, it will reject us. For all we know, its happened one hundred times before. This place gets too hot, that's it. Reset button. That's why I sing what I sing - to pull us all in the same direction, the same future. Without that, were finished (Jacob Hemphill)."

                                                                                                            There is no doubt about it. This band is on the forefront of a Revolution with hopes to bring about positive change: environmentally, politically and socially. "Maybe we need to WANT to fix it. Maybe stop talking, maybe start listening. Maybe we need to look at this world less like a square and more like a circle. Maybe just maybe God's not unfair, maybe we're all his kids and he's up there. Maybe he loves us for all our races, maybe he hates us when we're all so racist. Maybe he sees us, when we dont care, that its heaven right here, but its hell over there. Then maybe the meek will inherit this earth, cause it was written before... so..." Everything Changes - SOJA.

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                                                                                                              8/13

                                                                                                              Flux Pavilion

                                                                                                              Minnesota
                                                                                                              G Buck

                                                                                                              $76.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                    8/16

                                                                                                                    Wilco

                                                                                                                    William Tyler

                                                                                                                    $86.50 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                    Wilco rose from the ashes of the seminal roots rockers Uncle Tupelo, who disbanded in 1994. While Jay Farrar, one of the group's two singer/songwriters, went on to form the band Son Volt, his ex-partner Jeff Tweedy established Wilco along with the remaining members of Tupelo's final incarnation, which included drummer Ken Coomer as well as part-time bandmates John Stirratt (bass) and Max Johnston (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and lap steel). Guitarist Jay Bennett rounded out the group, which in 1995 issued their debut album, A.M., a collection of spry country-rock tunes that followed the course established in Tweedy's earlier work. Wilco's sophomore effort, 1996's two-disc set Being There, marked a radical transformation in the group's sound; while remaining steeped in the style that earned Tweedy his reputation, the songs took unexpected detours into psychedelia, power pop, and soul, complete with orchestral touches and R&B horn flourishes. Shortly after the release of Being There, which most critics judged to be among the year's best releases, Johnston left the group to play with his sister, singer Michelle Shocked, and was replaced by guitarist Bob Egan of the band Freakwater. At the same time, while remaining full-time members of Wilco, Stirratt, Bennett, and Coomer also began performing together in the pop side project Courtesy Move. In 1998, Wilco collaborated with singer/songwriter Billy Bragg on Mermaid Avenue, a collection of performances based on unreleased material originally written by Woody Guthrie.

                                                                                                                    Their stunningly lush third album, Summerteeth, followed in 1999 and met with critical acclaim but only average sales, initiating tensions with their label, Warner Bros. 2000 saw the release of Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2, which featured more selections from the band's collaborations with Bragg on Woody Guthrie's unfinished songs. Following this release, longtime drummer Ken Coomer decided to amicably leave the band and was replaced by the Chicago-based Glenn Kotche. The band then focused on recording their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which ultimately led to the departure of guitarist Jay Bennett, and further tensions with their label. Unwilling to change the album to make it more "commercially viable," Wilco bought the finished studio tapes from Warner/Reprise for a reported $50,000 and left the label altogether. Leaked tracks from the album surfaced on the Internet in late 2001, and the stripped-down lineup of Tweedy, Kotche, Stirratt, and multi-instrumentalist Leroy Bach embarked on a small tour to support -- or drum up support for -- their unreleased album. Nonesuch Records picked up the album and the official release came out in early 2002 to widespread critical acclaim. Meanwhile, an independent film documenting the drama surrounding the album entitled I Am Trying to Break Your Heart followed in the fall of 2002. During the down time after the album was recorded, Tweedy composed and recorded the film score to the Ethan Hawke film Chelsea Walls, which ended up being released around the same time as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

                                                                                                                    Wilco toured extensively following the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and in 2003 began work on their next album, A Ghost Is Born. While sessions went smoothly compared to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, after the album was finished Leroy Bach left the band in a split that was described as mutual and amicable; guitarist Nels Cline, keyboardist Mike Jorgensen, and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone joined Wilco for their subsequent tour. Shortly before the album's release, Tweedy surprised many fans by announcing he had entered a drug rehabilitation facility to treat a dependency on painkillers, prescribed to treat a long history of migraine headaches aggravated by panic disorder. Tweedy discussed his heath problems in depth, along with the often tangled history of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, in Wilco: Learning How to Die, a biography of the group written by rock journalist Greg Kot, published to coincide with A Ghost Is Born's release in the spring of 2004. The following year, the group released Kicking Television: Live in Chicago, a 23-track collection recorded in the Windy City's Vic Theatre, an album that was later deemed one of the Top 20 best live albums by Q Magazine. In 2007 Wilco's sixth studio album, Sky Blue Sky, hit shelves. ~ Jason Ankeny & Zac Johnson, All Music Guide

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                                                                                                                      Space Oddity - A David Bowie Tribute

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                                                                                                                        8/20

                                                                                                                        Young Dubliners

                                                                                                                        All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                                                        Young Dubliners

                                                                                                                        The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock’s hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

                                                                                                                        Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", Keith Roberts, lead singer for the band explains. "The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with when you start on a new album.

                                                                                                                        The band is currently in the midst of recording their ninth studio album. This will be a unique experience for the band as they plan to release it independently for the first time in their career.

                                                                                                                        “We had a few offers but decided we were well overdue to take things into our own hands,” says Roberts, “After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control.”

                                                                                                                        However “going it alone” did not mean without financial support and for that they turned to their fans. After only two weeks the band had received over half the necessary funds to complete the recording, manufacturing and marketing plan for the album and work began on February 1st, 2012. The road intervened as is usual for this non-stop touring band and the recording process was put on temporary hold as they commenced a long US summer tour followed by a month long European Fall run.

                                                                                                                        Now, safely returned to the US, the band is back in the studio full time and hopes are high to finish the album by March. There is a short tour planned for Alaska in February with the main roadwork starting up again in March. They plan to showcase much of the new material at the upcoming shows.

                                                                                                                        “Having a whole album of new songs really invigorates the live show for us and makes it exciting all over again” say Roberts. “It’s like a shot in the arm every time we go through this process”.

                                                                                                                        The pledge drive continues on their website at youngdubliners.com.

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                                                                                                                        9/17

                                                                                                                        The Anniversary

                                                                                                                        | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                        Jim David, Adrianne Verhoeven, Josh Berwanger, Justin Roelofs, Janko

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                                                                                                                        Matt Wertz

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