7/27

Jahman Brahman

Greener Grounds

18 & Over | 8 pm

Jahman Brahman

Jahman Brahman is a five-member collaboration originating from Columbus, Ohio in 2007. They currently reside in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The name Jahman Brahman emerged from the band’s goal to achieve ultimate musical cohesion: each instrument a facet of a single greater goal to deliver music from the heart of one. The band strives to leave the listener with thoughts of love, life, and the wonders experienced while being part of an extraordinary musical family.

Shred ‘N’ Flow is how Jahman Brahman describes their unique style, meaning dynamic sound with a wide breadth of influence, but a focus on rich and fluid progressions of energy. Each member’s musical intuition and influences are unique. From Classic Rock to Electronica to Punk to Jazz, elements from many genres are found in the band’s music. As a result the band pioneers new sounds as the coalescence of their diverse styles unfolds into powerful jams and creative compositions.

Providing the low end, Nate “Brother” Brown brings his own style of funked-out and super-fresh bass grooves. Layered on top are transcendent key strokes and myriad of effects, which highlight Justin Brown’s full and conscious lyrics. Drummer, Chuck Knott, provides a steady concrete pulse, the heartbeat for Casey Chanatry’s riveting guitar-work.

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Greener Grounds

Greener Grounds is a five piece jamtronica band based out of Denver, CO. They quickly gained momentum and secured a name for themselves in the highly competitive jam band music scene. Inspired by the likes of Lotus, STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Phish, and Umphrey's Mcgee, they blend many styles including psychedelic funk, rock, trance fusion, and break beats. Their eclectic sound continues to take crowds by surprise ensuring a lively, danceable, and energetic vibe where ever the road takes them.

Greener Grounds features Joe Shur on lead guitar, Mathew Buelt on rhythm guitar, Roland Hansen on keys and synth, Jay Rieder on bass, and AJ Gillman on drums and percussion.

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7/28

Joel Bonner & the Boot Stompers

Odd Harmona
Hyperbor

18 & Over | 8 pm

Joel Bonner & the Boot Stompers

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Odd Harmona

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Hyperbor

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    7/30

    National Park Radio

    Like Rabbits

    18 & Over | 8 pm

    National Park Radio

    National Park Radio is a new modern folk band born and based in the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. An all-acoustic band featuring well-written original songs and beautiful vocals, NPR has a unique sound that is easy to love. This self-titled EP debut contains five songs inspired by the beauty of their native landscape as well as the joys and trials of life and love. The lyrical poetry of lead singer and songwriter Stefan Szabo is a treasure not to be missed. The melodies and vocal harmonies complete the package. National Park Radio is a band on the rise...catch them at a show near you soon!

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    Like Rabbits

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      7/31

      Smackdown Trivia

      18 & Over | 6:30 pm

      Smackdown Trivia

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      8/1

      Open Mic

      18 & Over | 8 pm

      Open Mic

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

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

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

      Contact us with any questions at:

      bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

      Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



        8/2

        DJ Killa Watt

        18 & Over | 8 pm

        DJ Killa Watt

        Dj Killa Watt plays all the tunes that make you get up and shake it! Best from the 70's, 80's and beyond!



          8/3

          Great Blue

          Babylon Escape Plan

          18 & Over | 8 pm

          Great Blue

          Great Blue is a Reggae Rock n’ Funk group from Wilton, CT. Originating in High School, this quartet now plays many shows throughout the Northeast. Each performance contains masterful improvisation, a unique song list, and new surprises to keep the audience on their toes! Great Blue has recently released their third studio album, “Safety First.” It features brilliant hooks and groovy tunes spanning genres from reggae to psychedelia, country and more! Currently they are promoting their album and staying safe. Come out and join the Blue Crew!!

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          Babylon Escape Plan

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            8/4

            DJ Nasty Orange

            Yung Grandpa

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            DJ Nasty Orange

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



              Yung Grandpa

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              8/5

              Tennessee Stiffs

              Brutally Frank
              Dusty Rust

              18 & Over | 8 pm

              Tennessee Stiffs

              Pioneering a sound called "death folk", the tunes are sometimes raucous, sometimes hauntingly beautiful, and sometimes downright strange.

              Tennessee Stiffs formed in late 2011. Founding members Lee Sadler and Cara Buysse’s paths crossed when they backed Robin Smith, Lee a longtime bassist and Cara the new pianist. It didn’t take long for the two to find that they had the same passion, the same aspiration:

              something dark, something pretty,
              something great, something gritty.

              Fueled by their eclectic musical interests, they were determined to create something never heard before. They seamlessly blend Delta Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, and Country into a powerful and provocative genre they call “death folk”. Late night writing sessions soaked in whiskey gave the loving duo a sound all their own. Cara’s melodies range from hauntingly beautiful to wildly soulful. Blended with Lee’s foot-stomping rhythms and gravelly vocals, the two take the “Beauty and the Beast” standard to heart.

              The duo spent their first year as a band and as a couple writing tunes and playing shows, often using old books and a hat containing lines of poetry as inspiration. They wanted to build each song as its own story in a greater collection of real-life events. Each song’s characters are vividly constructed and personal, allowing for the listener to relate.

              Bassist/guitarist/vocalist Casey Kuznieski joined in the summer of 2012, bringing a new level of levity and technical skill to the table. His wide range of talents and involvement with the local music scene allowed the band to expand on stage, where any member could potentially play several instruments. Nearing the end of 2014, Jay Koelbl, out of McMinnville TN, came across an ad posted by a band called TENNESSEE STIFFS and couldn't resist. The musical gods had answered all of our prayers! His steady precision and crowd-pleasing riffs are just scratching the surface of what he brings to the group. Tennessee Stiffs has become a band’s band: each member is a cornerstone in building a new tune.

              So whether you come to see the spectacle of the full band or the intimacy of the acoustic show, you’re bound to find your toe tapping.

              Come one, come all
              Here we go!
              Buy a ticket to the traveling show!

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              Brutally Frank

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                Dusty Rust

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                  8/6

                  Unmerciful

                  Troglodyte
                  Garoted
                  Whoracle
                  PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                  Unmerciful

                  Clinton Appelhanz-guitars
                  Kris Bolton-vocals
                  Jeremy Turner-bass
                  Justin Payne-guitars

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                  Troglodyte

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                    Garoted

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                      Whoracle

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                        Bleed the Victim

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                          8/7

                          Smackdown Trivia

                          18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                          Smackdown Trivia

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                          8/8

                          Open Mic

                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                          Open Mic

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

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

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

                          Contact us with any questions at:

                          bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                          Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



                            8/9

                            DJ Killa Watt

                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                            DJ Killa Watt

                            Dj Killa Watt plays all the tunes that make you get up and shake it! Best from the 70's, 80's and beyond!



                              8/10

                              Quiet Oaks

                              Varma Cross
                              Tidy Hippy

                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                              Quiet Oaks

                              The group plays a unique form of rock and roll. They maintain a rowdy and chaotic energy, while providing a familiar and welcoming sound. The members of Quiet Oaks have played music together for many years. Although they are a new project, the group has an undeniable connection to what they do, and how they play together. Gaining popularity due to their raucous live show.

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                              Varma Cross

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                                Tidy Hippy

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                                  8/11

                                  DJ Nasty Orange

                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                  DJ Nasty Orange

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



                                    8/12

                                    Donner Party of Three

                                    Signal Ridge

                                    All Ages | 6 pm

                                    Donner Party of Three

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                                      Signal Ridge

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                                        8/13

                                        The Lonesome Houndogs

                                        Arthur Dodge
                                        The House Jumpers

                                        All Ages | 7 pm

                                        The Lonesome Houndogs

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                                          Arthur Dodge

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                                            The House Jumpers

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                                              8/14

                                              Smackdown Trivia

                                              18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                              Smackdown Trivia

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                                              8/15

                                              Open Mic

                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                              Open Mic

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

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

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

                                              Contact us with any questions at:

                                              bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                                              Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



                                                8/16

                                                The Melvins

                                                Helms Alee

                                                $19 + F&T | All Ages | 7:30 pm

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                                                The Melvins

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Purchase tickets at: http://pipelineticketing.frontgatesolutions.com/

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                                                Helms Alee

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                                                  8/17

                                                  DJ Killa Watt

                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                  DJ Killa Watt

                                                  Dj Killa Watt plays all the tunes that make you get up and shake it! Best from the 70's, 80's and beyond!



                                                    8/18

                                                    DJ Nasty Orange

                                                    Yung Grandpa

                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                    DJ Nasty Orange

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



                                                      Yung Grandpa

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                                                      8/19

                                                      Moreland & Arbuckle

                                                      Nick Schnebelen Band

                                                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                      Moreland & Arbuckle

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

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                                                      Nick Schnebelen Band

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                                                        8/20

                                                        Young Dubliners

                                                        Flannigans Right Hook

                                                        $13 + F&T | 18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                        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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                                                        Flannigans Right Hook

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                                                          8/21

                                                          Smackdown Trivia

                                                          18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                                          Smackdown Trivia

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                                                          8/22

                                                          Open Mic

                                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                          Open Mic

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

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

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

                                                          Contact us with any questions at:

                                                          bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                                                          Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



                                                            8/23

                                                            DJ Killa Watt

                                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                            DJ Killa Watt

                                                            Dj Killa Watt plays all the tunes that make you get up and shake it! Best from the 70's, 80's and beyond!



                                                              8/24

                                                              The Drunken Hearts

                                                              Quiet Hollers

                                                              $9 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                              The Drunken Hearts

                                                              Electrifying performances around the West have folks buzzing about The Drunken Hearts and the band’s fiery sound. Forged on Colorado's high peaks and river banks, the band is comprised of five gentlemen that came together to create an honest brand of alternative Americana that resonates with audiences everywhere. Their sound has truly evolved over the course of only a few years, from an acoustic trio to the current electric powerhouse.

                                                              They fearlessly bottle a tempestuous, yet smoky brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, pedal steel, and drums. This May the band's second studio album was released, produced by multi Grammy-winner Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra.

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                                                              Quiet Hollers

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                                                                8/25

                                                                MONTU

                                                                Junko Beat

                                                                18 & Over | 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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                                                                Junko Beat

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                                                                  8/26

                                                                  Coyote Union

                                                                  Tahoma

                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                  Coyote Union

                                                                  What makes a good band great, what makes them stand out above all the rest, is their commitment to an infallible ideal, the one thing that they strive to do to change people through their music, giving them a deeper experience. For Coyote Union, that ideal is connection. Connection to their fans, to their music and to each other. Coyote Union hopes to inspire, uplift and encourage their listener to overcome the “hard stuff in life” by providing musical therapy and songs that move people by sharing their own life experience, hardship and emotion. People say they might be a little too nice, but they don’t care, they just want to reach as many people as they can with heartfelt words, and a positive spirit.

                                                                  The band was born when founding members Mark Bertel (Percussion), Chris Royer (Guitar), and Jacob Lane (Guitar) discovered Jordan Finley (Bass, Vocals) at the Baxter County Fair in Mountain Home, AR. After many long nights of jamming to the sound of yipping coyotes under the Ozark night sky, the four quickly became very close friends and a well oiled machine and thus spawned the name, “Coyote Union.” Later the band found Wes Dorethy (Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, and Piano) to round out their signature prodigious “Folk n’ Roll” sound. After playing with Wes and being spoiled by the smile jerking sound and style of the way he played the four knew they had found the last piece of the puzzle and it was pure magic. Eventually Royer and Lane left the band and they were replaced by Geoffrey Watts (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals and Keys).

                                                                  In the early days, the band would practice in a secluded barn, deep in the Arkansas wilderness. The band continued to grow and with two EP’s under their belt as well as many live performances, the group moved their home stomping ground from the barn to a local abandoned bowling alley once called, “River Lake Lanes.” With a little bit of elbow grease and know how they fixed it up and built a stage on the very lanes that had the vintage building running in its hay day.

                                                                  Coyote Union’s sound is the culmination of their influences and experiences, drawing from the down home roots and punk-rock sensibility and need to create deep connections. Their style is a melting pot of rock, punk, blues, folk, Americana and a touch of classical and grunge, but no matter what the style, they always play from the heart. Rather than writing hits, Coyote Union’s aim is to reach people that need to hear their songs for inspiration, and to help them through the down times, writing about love, anger, passion, conquering, accomplishment, triumph, sadness and sorrow. Both their dynamic music and deeply moving lyrics take listeners on an emotional roller coaster and pull on the heart strings. For example, the song “Bones” tells a tale of heartbreak. Bertel elaborates saying, “ When you love someone you really feel it in your bones, in the deepest part of your body. You feel it more intensely than any other feeling, but eventually resolves in moving on and overcoming the strife.” Another song, “Teardrop River,” is an coming of age story of empowerment. “It's easy to lay down, take the easy way and live a mediocre life without fulfillment. It's the people that take the hard way that we like, that go above the norm and do the unexpected.” Bertels explains. Coyote Union hopes to reach as many people as they possibly can leaving a deep legacy behind. Not for the fame or the money, but for the interaction with the people.
                                                                  Coyote Union has graced stages across the country and at festivals including Wakarusa and Harvest Festival AR, and are embarking on an 12-date tour of Europe including Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Austria in the Fall of 2014. Their first full-length self-titled album is due out in late 2014.

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                                                                  Tahoma

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                                                                    8/27

                                                                    Be Like Jay

                                                                    Truth Cell
                                                                    Amenaza
                                                                    Melting Point of Bronze
                                                                    PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                                                    18 & Over | 6 pm

                                                                    Be Like Jay

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                                                                    Truth Cell

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                                                                      Amenaza

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                                                                        Melting Point of Bronze

                                                                        Brutal/Heavy/Old School Metal

                                                                        Forged in the back of a North Lawrence welding shop.

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                                                                        Young Bull

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                                                                          Gnarly Davidson

                                                                          LFK's premier Beer-Rock band

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                                                                          One Jack Short

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                                                                            Way Back When

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                                                                              8/28

                                                                              Smackdown Trivia

                                                                              18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                                                                              Smackdown Trivia

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                                                                              8/29

                                                                              Open Mic

                                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                              Open Mic

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

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

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

                                                                              Contact us with any questions at:

                                                                              bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                                                                              Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



                                                                                8/30

                                                                                DJ Killa Watt

                                                                                18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                DJ Killa Watt

                                                                                Dj Killa Watt plays all the tunes that make you get up and shake it! Best from the 70's, 80's and beyond!



                                                                                  9/2

                                                                                  Labretta Suede and the Motel 6

                                                                                  40 Watt Dreams

                                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                  Labretta Suede and the Motel 6

                                                                                  Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are a bunch of crazed Rock 'N' Rollers with a reckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK!.. With a 50's Rock 'n' Roll influence, a twang and some dirge.

                                                                                  Formed in 2005 in Auckland, New Zealand with influences wide throughout the decades before them of damn good music.
                                                                                  This band brings back the true essence of roots based rock n roll, punk and rockabilly blues.

                                                                                  Fronted by bad girl tease Labretta Suede, with her sexy gritty performances, full frontal outfits and irresistible, irreverent, deep rich vocals that simply
                                                                                  undress and unleash you. while, right-hand flesh eating Johnny Moondog makes you completely unhinged with his wild tone, crazed reverb and mind bending psychedelic distortion and sneer. These two unruly and insatiable founding members are the essence behind this world traveled jungle of juju strange.

                                                                                  Complimented by their original New Zealand counterparts, Chris 'Bumbo' Kemp (drums) and JayL Vodanovich (bass) who kept their heads cool to lay down the slosh, so as not to drown.

                                                                                  This melding of nostalgic, yet originally infused swagger was at the fore front of badass rock n roll car culture, b -grade art, cinema and burlesque in their faraway shores of Aotearoa (New Zealand). However, feeling the fever to spread the disease long and far from the way down under pools of volcanic laha, hey relocated to the other side of the planet. That's right, to New York City, a place where only the sick and depraved can truly survive.

                                                                                  Surviving on bare bones alone on their continuing journey of rock n roll debris, struggling in a big city filled with millions seeking to find just the
                                                                                  right kinda strange to fit their new line-up. Cue, Max Speed $1000 on bass. A man of 50's super hero physic and proportions yet with dainty ankles for high-heel wearing and stocking steeling. However, all this mind altering swooning, would not be complete without the pounds of dirt and intangible rhythms coming from the drummer region. Take a bow, Seanzie Dirtbags.

                                                                                  So, the new line-up of fiends was born. A now hotter then ever *Labretta Suede and The Motel 6* have been crowd maddening, swooning and sweeping from state to state. This lingerie wearin', bone pickin', leather clad, jungle groovin' USA line-up of Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 has made the band a rock 'n' roll blitzkrieg of fierce outcasts!

                                                                                  This infestation simply keeps evolving to tease, titillate and leave you, well, wet with all kinds of things. They will tear you to pieces.

                                                                                  Check it out, it's way out!..
                                                                                  * Album 'Not Food Hungry' available now (which has gained rave reviews worldwide).

                                                                                  * Ep Loon-a-tiki also available.

                                                                                  * New Album *Dirty & Dumb* on it's way - keep your eyeballs peeled...

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                                                                                  40 Watt Dreams

                                                                                  Katie West fronts 40 Watt Dreams, playing guitar and banjo, singing gritty songs that range from dark hillbilly blues to irresistable pop. Katie began her career in New Orleans, where she played wash tub bass and piano in the streets and clubs of the French Quarter. In 2003 she formed the popular Alt-Country duo, Truckstop Honeymoon. She continues to tour with Truckstop Honeymoon in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US. Katie also records with numerous artists produced at the infamous 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor recording studio.

                                                                                  40 Watt Dreams is a five piece band based in Lawrence, Kansas. Manchester-born singer songwriter. Danny McGaw plays electric guitar, while maverick bluegrass producer, Mike West, picks banjo, with Paul Scmidt on bass and Colin Mahoney on drums. 40 Watt Dreams makes high-energy music with a distinctive sound, combining rock’n’roll, bluegrass banjo and powerful vocal harmonies.

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                                                                                  9/6

                                                                                  The Jauntee

                                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                  The Jauntee

                                                                                  Averaging over one hundred shows a year — The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they’ve solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar’s, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. Catskill Chill, StrangeCreek, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote’s). A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.

                                                                                  Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk/Rock/Jazz/Progressive/Bluegrass/Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

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                                                                                  9/12

                                                                                  Gabe Dixon

                                                                                  David Ryan Harris

                                                                                  $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  GABE DIXON released his sophomore solo album, Turns To Gold, on April 8th, marking his first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. Turns To Gold is currently featured in Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, American Songwriter, Elmore Magazine, All Music, Relix Magazine, Indie Shuffle, and more. Paste Magazine calls it “heart-wrenchingly honest,” and No Depression says it’s “simply an exceptional album” with “all the makings of a big breakthrough.” Gabe's songs have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, CW and more, and his song “Find My Way” served as the song for the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. He's appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly.

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                                                                                  David Ryan Harris

                                                                                  DAVID RYAN HARRIS is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album, Lightyears, in the fall of 2015. The soulful 11-track album includes co-writes with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Tyler Lyle, as well as guest appearances by John Mayer, Indie.Arie and Nikka Costa. Elmore Magazine calls Lightyears a look at “Harris doing what he does best… performing alone with his guitar, singing beautiful and all-too-real lyrics.” David Ryan Harris began his music career in 1991 when he co-founded band Follow For Now, but in 1997 embarked on his journey as a solo artist when he signed with Columbia Records and released his first self-titled record. He has since had the pleasure of writing with, playing with and/or producing artists from Dave Matthews, Cassandra Wilson, Santana, Marc Broussard, and Guy Sebastian. Harris will release his next album in September of 2016.

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                                                                                  9/14

                                                                                  The Americans

                                                                                  $9 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  9/15

                                                                                  The Hood Internet

                                                                                  Show You Suck

                                                                                  $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  The Hood Internet

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                                                                                    Show You Suck

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                                                                                      9/16

                                                                                      Andy Frasco & The UN

                                                                                      $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                      Andy Frasco & The UN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                      good ole fashion freak out.

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

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

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

                                                                                      Key Club in Hollywood, CA.

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

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

                                                                                      blowing minds and building a loyal following everywhere he goes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                      Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sugarcult).

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                                                                                      9/17

                                                                                      The Anniversary

                                                                                      Thin Lips

                                                                                      $20 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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

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                                                                                      Thin Lips

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                                                                                        9/19

                                                                                        Blitzen Trapper

                                                                                        Kacy & Clayton

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

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                                                                                        Blitzen Trapper

                                                                                        Over the course of 15 years and seven full-length albums, Blitzen Trapper has crafted one of the more compelling and varied catalogs in contemporary rock and roll. Indeed, singer and guitarist Eric Earley, who is also the Portland, Oregon-based band's primary songwriter, is possessed of a musical and lyrical sensibility that is remarkably deep and wide; big ideas and universal emotions are wrung from the seemingly plainspoken details of small-screen and often highly personal stories, and set to music that reaches way, way back to old-timey folk and bluegrass, travels through everything from country, psychedelia and soul to prog, garage and metal, indulges gloriously in the classic rock of the 70s and 80s, and makes occasional side trips into hip-hop, skewed pop and noisey freakouts.
                                                                                        Even while continuing to explore broad stylistic territory, Blitzen Trapper's eighth studio album, a 10-song collection titled All Across This Land, stands as an exceptionally focused and immediate effort. Though it follows 2013's somewhat experimental VII, a futuristic hip-hop/country-rock hybrid, All Across This Land, in contrast, is a top-down, tightly defined piece of classic rock and roll, full of big riffs, bigger hooks and compelling, instantly relatable lyrics. In sound and scope it recalls two of the band's more beloved albums, 2008's breakthrough fourth effort, Furr, and 2011's landmark American Goldwing. "I think it's a return to the sort of more 'classic' Blitzen Trapper thing, for sure," Earley says.
                                                                                        It also follows something of a pattern. "It seems to be that every other album goes this way," Earley continues. "After Furr we did [2010's] Destroyer of the Void, where we were exploring all these different things. Then came American Goldwing. After that, VII. Now we're back to that rock thing again."
                                                                                        Something else All Across This Land shares with Furr and American Goldwing: the fact that these new songs came quick, and in a very concentrated period of time. "Those two albums, I wrote all the songs at once and they all hang together. But the records that came in between, they were written over the course of a year-and-a-half or so," Earley says. For All Across This Land, he continues, "I had all the songs written and demoed in a three or four month span. And I think they work together because everything came in such a short period."
                                                                                        And yet, for a record characterized by its focus, there is still plenty of musical and lyrical ground covered within its ten songs. Gentle, almost folksy moments–the lilting, pedal steel-inflected "Love Grow Cold"; the fingerpicked closer "Across the River"; the acoustic-guitar-and-harmonica-led "Lonesome Angel"–abound, even if, for the most part, All Across This Land is defined by its more upbeat rock-and-roll numbers. To that end, Earley says it's the record that perhaps best represents what Blitzen Trapper is as a live act. "It's funny, because I think with this band, there's two different ways people see us," he says. "People who just hear the music somewhere, they tend to think of us as this, like, indie-folk act. But people who come to the shows know that we're actually a hard rock band. And who knows? Maybe all that some people really want from us is folk music. But what we like to do is play rock music."
                                                                                        On All Across This Land, they certainly do. The album kicks off with "All Across This Land," a slice of sun-drenched rock propelled by a stabbing and syncopated guitar riff and full-voiced chords, accented by some euphoric "hoo hoo" backing vocals. When Earley's vocal enters, it's with a greeting of sorts: "Welcome to earth my son you're here just in time / So much to learn so many ways you can shine." The song is, at its core, a celebration of life, in particular of one that is just beginning. "One of the members of our band, Mike [Van Pelt] had just had his second boy, and I was thinking a lot about that," Earley says. From there, he also began to look back on his relationship with his own father, a bluegrass and folk musician. "I was remembering how my father taught me to play music, There's just so much potential in that relationship you have with a new life."
                                                                                        From here, the record moves into "Rock and Roll Was Made for You," another celebration of sorts, this one for music itself. Over a driving, percussive guitar riff, Earley testifies about its sometimes otherworldly powers: "Rock and roll gonna make you shout / It's for shooting down planes after blacking out."
                                                                                        Music also serves as the inspiration behind the record's third track, the pulsing and atmospheric "Mystery and Wonder." "In a lot of ways this one is me reminiscing about the songs I've written in the past and my reasons for writing them," Earley says. "And it also looks at how we got into playing music as a band. Because we all came from much smaller places and then we moved to the city, which was Portland. Now, Portland isn't really that big a place, but to us it was. And that's where it all started." Another cut, "Nights Were Made For Love" finds Earley examining his life and band from a more nostalgic perspective. Over a quick-paced but laidback country-rock rhythm, he sings about being "stupid, strange and young at heart / and all we wanted was to rock and roll." "It's looking back at our high school days–going to football games, playing music," he says. "In certain ways, it's sort of the story of the journey of our band."
                                                                                        Earley's childhood comes into play in a much different way on the dark and driving "Cadillac Road." "That song is about a small mill town in the mountains outside of where we all grew up," the singer explains. "Around '83 or '84, they shut down the mill and everyone was told to pack up and leave. And everyone did–but one guy stayed. People said he lived in the woods, and that if you listened you could hear him at night. It was this odd story that stuck with me, and I felt like I should tell that story." But in telling the tale of one man, Earley manages to touch on much larger themes of loss, regret and perseverance in the face of a shifting American landscape. "Gotta change with the times," he sings at one point, "but I dont have the heart."
                                                                                        The album ends with another big statement, "Across the River," a rumination on life and death that Earley sees as something of a bookend to opener "All Across This Land." "I feel like they tie in together, because the first song is about new life, and the last one is almost a near-death experience," he says. "I'm crossing a river to another place that's something like the afterlife–it's heaven, but it's not. And then my father shows up and he says, 'You're not supposed to be here yet. You've got more stuff to do.' "
                                                                                        Earley's father comes up often in the context of his lyrics, which is understandable–the elder Earley has cast a long shadow over his son's musical life. "My dad and my grandfather both played instruments–guitars, banjos...my grandfather was a harmonica virtuoso," Earley says. "So there was a lot of music around me as a child. And it was old-timey stuff. Like mountain music–the kinds of songs where no one knows who wrote them, basically."
                                                                                        Earley's childhood was so rooted in this music that he didn't get turned on to rock and roll until much later, when he was already in high school. "So to me," he says, "the 80s is kind of my foundation for rock. A lot of my influence is from the Replacements, R.E.M., that kind of stuff. Even Pavement in the early 90s." As a result, on All Across This Land, "when I'm thinking of rock and roll, I'm thinking of Paul Westerberg, to be honest," Earley admits with a laugh. In addition to Westerberg, he also cites Joe Walsh as one of his main rock influences: "He's always been one of my favorite guitar players, and you can hear it on the album. The riffs and chords on 'All Across This Land,' that's straight from Joe Walsh."
                                                                                        That love of a particular type of rock and roll helped guide Blitzen Trapper's approach on All Across This Land. "We recorded it specifically to be a two guitar, bass, drums and piano record," Earley says. "Every song is a band song, and arranged just how we'd play it onstage. Because at this point, we've made tons of records and we've played tons of shows. And the people who come out to see us, they understand what we're doing and they don't care about genres or anything like that. They're more interested in our actual specific unique personality as a band."
                                                                                        As for what that specific personality is? "I think there's two kinds of songs I love to write," Earley says. "I love songs that rock hard and that just make you feel good, and then I love songs that are sad and introspective and touch you in a very deep place."
                                                                                        Which, in essence, is exactly what Blitzen Trapper puts forth on All Across This Land. "I was trying to distill everything down to those two things," Earley explains. And if, in doing so, the band happens to pick up a host of different sounds and styles along the way, so be it. "We're never going to be a band that plays the same song over and over again," he says. "We like to explore. And sometimes that's not so easy for people to deal with. But we're going to just keep on doing what we do."

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                                                                                          9/20

                                                                                          Agent Orange

                                                                                          Counterpunch
                                                                                          Stiff Middle Fingers

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

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                                                                                              Stiff Middle Fingers

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

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

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                                                                                              9/22

                                                                                              Corey Smith

                                                                                              Luke Combs

                                                                                              $21 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                              Corey Smith

                                                                                              The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin’ Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith’s most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.

                                                                                              “A lot of start-up acts are using fan-funded programs to finance their record. That’s what my whole career has been: Kickstarter before Kickstarter. When my fans show up and buy a ticket and a t-shirt, they’re investing in what I’m doing,” says Corey. “It’s my responsibility to invest it wisely and give them the best album I can. That’s what led me to While the Gettin’ Is Good.”

                                                                                              It’s also what led him to Stegall, who has produced such radio heavyweights as Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. It was the producer’s track record, country-music experience and easy-going nature that convinced Corey that he was the man to refine his signature acoustic sound. “Keith knows how to make country records,” he says, “but I wanted to make my kind of country record and he understood that immediately. He simply wanted to get us comfortable in a studio environment so we could do what we do onstage every night. For me, it was very liberating to be able to focus solely on performing and not be burdened by a lot of the decision-making and drilling down that goes into producing. It was the first time I was able to go into the studio and focus on what I do best. Keith was there to handle the rest.”

                                                                                              A collection of 12 songs, While the Gettin’ Is Good was written entirely by Corey. As such, it’s a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery. A close relative inspired one of the record’s highlights, “Bend,” about learning how to adapt to what life throws at you.

                                                                                              “I wrote ‘Bend’ about a family member who was struggling with issues and I realized through writing this song that I was also talking about myself at the same time,” says Corey, who scored a Top 20 album with The Broken Record in 2011. “So that song really hits home.”

                                                                                              Still, the album stands as the Jefferson, Georgia, native’s most upbeat. Especially on the nostalgic “Pride,” a bouncing look back at Corey’s high school days, from pep rallies to game day. His children attend the same school he did and together they often attend high-school football games, where the one-time social studies teacher sees friendly faces from his past.

                                                                                              “I remember sitting up in the stands going, ‘Man, this is so cool.’ I’m so glad we decided to stay here and let my kids be a part of this tradition,” he says. “‘Pride’ summarizes who I am and even how my career has developed.”

                                                                                              Likewise, album opener “Don’t Mind” coasts along with a New Orleans vibe, full of fiddle and clarinet. A fun, happy song, it sets the tone for the record and pays tribute to the things we all gladly bear when we’re in love. It also epitomizes Corey’s current worldview.

                                                                                              “I have a 2006 truck that runs great, so I don’t need a new truck. I don’t have much time to get on a big lake, so I don’t need a bass boat. I could have bought some really cool stuff with the money that I spent on this record, but I didn’t, because I’m happy,” he says. “It’s a privilege to be able to do something like this, finance it myself and not have anyone telling me how my music needs to sound.”

                                                                                              Nonetheless, Corey has hit on the perfect song for today’s country radio: the approachable ballad “Taking the Edge Off.” It’s a road-weary travelogue, like Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” or Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather,” about the loneliness of touring and how people who travel combat such feelings.

                                                                                              “It captures a certain mood that we go through, especially in the winter. It’s really a grind, it gets cold and lonely, and you’re taking the edge off with a drink,” he admits. “I remember being in Omaha and it was cold as hell. I worked on that tune throughout the day and night there and every time I hear it, I am transported back to that time.”

                                                                                              Now, however, Corey is focused squarely on the future. As the new album title suggests, he’s ready to make a determined grab at country’s brass ring while the gettin’ is good. And with Keith Stegall and Sugar Hill Records behind him, the gettin’ has never been better. As the perseverant Corey is fond of saying, “There is more than one way to skin a cat in country music.”

                                                                                              “I always dreamed of being able to make a record like this. I wanted to explore all the possibilities of a song and work with a producer who was among the best and who could teach me,” he says. “What makes me different is that I write all these songs, and I write them from the heart. I’ve lived them.”

                                                                                              Which is exactly why his fans are willing to go along for the ride and invest so much in an artist who speaks to their way of life. To Corey, While the Gettin’ Is Good is his way of opening up his heart, along with his wallet, and paying them back.

                                                                                              “I’m going to take the goodwill they’ve given me and continually invest it into making better and better records that reflect who I am and my vision,” he says. “They’ve entrusted me with a lot, so I’m trying to be the best steward I can be.”

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                                                                                              Luke Combs

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                                                                                                9/24

                                                                                                Steve Poltz

                                                                                                Truckstop Honeymoon
                                                                                                Sky Smeed

                                                                                                $11 + F&T | 18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                                                Steve Poltz

                                                                                                Steve Poltz is obsessed with the challenge of knowing and understanding the thoughts of each and every person in his audience. He is a lover of life; fascinated by all things large and small. As a road-tested troubadour armed with whimsy, curiosity and a healthy respect for the absurdities of existence, he is unafraid of saying yes, unafraid of letting his relentless, giddy energy fill a room and he is unafraid of letting his streams-of-consciousness take him where he needs to go.

                                                                                                His songs are guileless snapshots filtered through the windshield of his brain. He opens his mouth and lets it fall out - a SONG - and it's as shameless and intriguing and profound and wondrous as he is. A mix of high octane performance, singular wit and endlessly entertaining storytelling, Steve is legendary for his improvisational songwriting and timeless, original classics. Oh, and he's a pretty good guitarist too.

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                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  9/27

                                                                                                  Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormans

                                                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                                  Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormans

                                                                                                  For more than 30 years, Jerry Joseph has been strapping on a guitar and chasing down truth, understanding and soul with a tenacity and resonant skill that mark him as a hard charging kindred spirit to Joe Strummer, Warren Zevon and Patti Smith. While not a household name or critic's darling, Joseph is the archetypal musician's musician, something resoundingly clear in his live performances, as well as his studio work.

                                                                                                  Joseph's current foursome, the Jackmormons, is the latest chapter in his long, strange musical journey that flows like glowing quicksilver through the modern psyche, where war and disaster wrestle with hope and faith. The Jackmormons currently feature Joseph (guitar, lead vocals), Steve Drizos (drums, backing vocals), Steve James Wright (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Crosby (guitar, vocals).

                                                                                                  Joseph first came to prominence in the mid-1980s with still-beloved cult band Little Women, a reggae-rock proto-jam band that dominated the Rocky Mountain club scene for nearly a decade, and notably helped break jam giants Widespread Panic, who looked up to Joseph and opened for his band before rising to prominence. In fact, Joseph wrote many of Panic's favorite concert staples, including such blazing epics as North, Chainsaw City and Climb to Safety.

                                                                                                  Steve Drizos and Steve James Wright are also musical lifers working steadily for decades both as sparring partners to Jerry Joseph and elsewhere. Drizos was a member of acoustic Dexter Grove from 1995-2004, a band that performed over 1,500 shows nationally. Drizos produced the live Jackmormons record Badlandia and co-produced Happy Book, as well as performing and recording with such luminaries as Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi (of Traffic), Widespread Panic, The Decemberists, moe., Merle Saunders, Eric McFadden, and dozens of local Portland artists.

                                                                                                  Steve James Wright has been a complement to Joseph since almost Day One, as the guitarist for Little Women and an outstanding player in his own right. After taking some time off, James graciously and expertly moved over to bass to bring back a slinkier, funkier and more psychedelic mood to the Jackmormons sound. His deep knowledge of the material and his more melodic style now combine to challenge the band to find its finest grooves.

                                                                                                  The more recent addition of young stud guitar player/singer/songwriter Jeff Crosby (Jeff Crosby & The Refugees) has proved another prescient move by Joseph. A couple of Crosby’s songs from the 2013 album, Silent Conversations, were featured on the hit FX series, Sons of Anarchy. Crosby helps brings out the Americana sensibility of the Jackmormons sound, and his crisp guitar work proves an admirable counterpart to Joseph’s open-minded approach. And a Crosby tune or 2 has become a welcome part of a Jackmormons’ set.

                                                                                                  Joseph’s influences are many and varied. “Columbia Record Club used to have 20 records for a penny and I filled out form after form, and these boxes of records came to my house and my parents would flip out. Those were my influences,” says Joseph. “I was a kid, so I was as into The Monkees as I was The Beatles. Then, my mother would tell you, it was all over on my 9th or 10th birthday with [Black Sabbath's] Master of Reality and Steppenwolf Live. Then at 12, it was jazz. I saw every jazz act that toured in the 70s…Herbie Hancock and Tower of Power after we went to see Steely Dan. All that and then my older babysitter bought me Exile on Main Street and I saw [Bob Marley and] The Wailers in 1976 and moved to New Zealand. And then The Clash came out and changed my life. But I also loved ZZ Top and all those guitar bands. When I lived in New Zealand, I sat in my window and read Lord of the Rings while listening to prog like Gentle Giant and Camel. Later, I learned a lot from Chris Whitley touring around Europe with him.”

                                                                                                  Meanwhile, Joseph is steadily extending his global reach, taking advantage of the Internet's ability to find audiences worldwide with tours in Southeast Asia, Europe, Central America, Israel, Lebanon, Ireland, England and elsewhere. Joseph is a hyper-gifted American singer-songwriter finding appreciation beyond his own country's borders, an endlessly insightful rabble-rouser and back street shaman. His creative tendrils extend beyond the Jackmormons into everything from extensive solo work to rangy rock juggernaut Stockholm Syndrome (where Joseph plays with Widespread Panic's Dave Schools, Bay Area guitar marvel Eric McFadden, Gov't Mule's Danny Louis, and percussionist Wally Ingram), and a host of unreleased work.

                                                                                                  Despite the sort of roadblocks and turns of fortune that usually crush most musicians, Joseph survives, and in fact, thrives in a way that's heartening and stirring, as anyone who has seen a live show can testify.

                                                                                                  “I'm lucky. I work. I've never had to play in a cover band. I've never had to wear a funny hat, “ says Joseph. “Perhaps because of the lack of traditional success, I've put out about a record a year, plus all the stuff that's never come out, and it's kept me creatively honest. I don't rehash my past. I don't repeat any of my old hits because I don't have any big hits.”

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                                                                                                  9/29

                                                                                                  Midnight Marauders

                                                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                                                  Midnight Marauders

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                                                                                                    10/6

                                                                                                    New Kingston

                                                                                                    Sensemotion

                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    New Kingston


                                                                                                    NEW KINGSTON formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, when brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) began covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The three brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves New Kingston to appropriately reflect a combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. The musical styles of both places informed their sound and songwriting.

                                                                                                    “We used to come home from school and we’d be marched right down to the music room by our dad,” said Stephen.

                                                                                                    They began performing in other basements and small backyard parties around town, all the while developing their skills and beginning to write their own original music. Talent rises to the top, and soon enough New Kingston started a heavy touring cycle supporting reggae stars such as Rebelution, The Green, SOJA, Matisyahu, Beres Hammond and Collie Buddz, while also securing spots on notable festivals such as the California Roots Festival, Reggae On The River, Summer Jam (Germany), and Uppsala Reggae Festival (Sweden), to name a few. For a while, they joined Collie Buddz to tour as his backing band, which exposed them to international audiences, while continuing their education on what it takes to make a great live show. It also helped them realize they had tons of their own original material and they quickly moved from that role to being a headliner on their own.

                                                                                                    The band’s background and upbringing are reflected in their approach to the industry, as well: they are truly a U.S. reggae band, part of the movement that has revitalized and evolved the genre domestically, with a focus on digital marketing, heavy national touring, and never sticking to a stale formula for what reggae should sound like. As second generation Jamaican-Americans, they are able to just as easily hold their own with the traditional reggae scene.

                                                                                                    New Kingston self-released two full-length albums: In The Streets (2010) and Kingston University (2013). The band recently announced the signing to New York-based reggae label Easy Star Records and will release their third studio album Kingston City on January 27, 2015. The record features collaborations with Tribal Seeds, Kimie Miner, France’s Dub Inc., Sister Carol, The Wailing Souls, and the late, great father of dancehall, Sugar Minott. If that guest list doesn’t give you a snapshot of the combination of the old world and new horizons that New Kingston is all about, nothing will.

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                                                                                                      10/8

                                                                                                      Matt Wertz

                                                                                                      Cappa
                                                                                                      Aaron Krause

                                                                                                      $15 + F&T | All Ages | 7:30 pm

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                                                                                                      Matt Wertz

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                                                                                                        Aaron Krause

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                                                                                                          10/12

                                                                                                          Peelander-Z

                                                                                                          The Peoples Punk Band

                                                                                                          $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                          Peelander-Z

                                                                                                          PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC, was originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they'll tell you they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.

                                                                                                          Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, and played with artists such as Buckethead, Electric SIx, Particles, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf. Peelander-Z has also been featured on TV programs like VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade, Spike TV's MXC: Most Extreme Challenge, and Anime Network. They also often perform at Anime conventions and festivals all over the US, as well as at Kaiju Big Battel.

                                                                                                          At their live show, you'll see the band in colorful costumes reminiscent of Japanese Animation, though they describe their outfit as their skin. Their shows guarantee intense audience participation and chance to exercise with the band. "Do human bowling with us. Do limbo dancing with us. Do karaoke competition with us. Hit our cowbell with us," says Yellow. " Don't be shy, give us your smile! We can beat your stress! See you at our show!"
                                                                                                          One experience would capture you. Just pay attention to their coming activities.

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                                                                                                          The Peoples Punk Band

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                                                                                                            10/14

                                                                                                            Wookiefoot

                                                                                                            Jon Wayne & the Pain

                                                                                                            $16 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                            Wookiefoot

                                                                                                            Wookiefoot is a band, a non-profit charity organization (BeTheChangeCharities.org) , a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $400,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot invites their community home every September… when they host and headline their own Global Conscious Gathering called Shangri~La Festival at Harmony Park in Southern MN.

                                                                                                            Wookiefoot’s live sets are an entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation. The fast paced circus like set has been called “Short Attention Span Musical Theater”. These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes! Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)

                                                                                                            Welcome… and thank you for riding Wookiefoot!

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                                                                                                            Jon Wayne & the Pain

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

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

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

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                                                                                                            10/19

                                                                                                            Hellbound Glory

                                                                                                            $11 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                            Hellbound Glory

                                                                                                            Barreling through the gates of country music, HELLBOUND GLORY, is justifying rightful ownership to the band’s declarative namesake. In defining their sound, distilled of equal parts melody and bar-room-thump, this Reno, NV based band is packing the house to a growing legion of fans coast to coast. Front man and songwriter, Leroy Virgil, explains; “We just really dig the challenge of a new audience. We’ll walk into a new room full of folks that haven’t heard our music, play a 4 or 5 hour night, and drive away with more people that consider themselves fans. I’m not a flashy guy but I like showing off.”

                                                                                                            The bands formation in 2008 was a graduation of sorts for Virgil who originally hails from Aberdeen, WA. Relocating to Reno in 2002, the singer jumped head-long into the nightlife of the Biggest Little City In The World. This ‘nightlife’ had an immediate impact on what would become HELLBOUND GLORY’S material. Virgil explains Reno’s influence, “I grew up in a hick-town by a lot of peoples standards. Reno is just a hick-town with taller buildings and brighter lights. Playing Reno is like playing a 24 hour dive bar. No matter where I play, I’m never too far from home.”

                                                                                                            Virgil’s songwriting consistently tests the boundaries of conventional country music’s lyrical playing field. When asked to describe the band’s signature sound, Virgil proclaims, “Country music was a big influence on the rock music I wrote when I was younger and still in Aberdeen. That same rock music echoes a bit in my country western music today. We’re really not afraid to piss off any of either genre’s purists. We’re just out there being ourselves!” In fact, HELLBOUND GLORY songs resound with equal parts wit and humor. An unabbreviated and honest statement of the world we live in today.

                                                                                                            Forged through a relentless touring schedule that carries the band cross-country on a regular basis; HELLBOUND GLORY are conquering new stomping ground on the strength of three full length releases; “Scumbag Country (2008),” “Old Highs & New Lows (2010),” and “Damaged Goods (2011).”

                                                                                                            HELLBOUND GLORY can count some of music’s most prolific and accomplished artists today among their growing number of supporters. Virgil continues “It’s pretty cool that we can count these folks as fans of our music, but I’ve got to be my own fan first and foremost.”

                                                                                                            This is HELLBOUND GLORY, music as honest and reflective in a frantic urban metropolis as it is on a lost and desolate byway.

                                                                                                            The band is currently in the studio recording a follow-up to the highly acclaimed “Damaged Goods.”

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                                                                                                            11/3

                                                                                                            Car Seat Headrest

                                                                                                            Naked Giants

                                                                                                            $11 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                            Car Seat Headrest

                                                                                                            Matador Records is thrilled to announce that it has signed Car Seat Headrest and will release Teens of Style on October 30, with Teens of Denial to follow soon after in 2016. This prolific artist (n Will Toledo) comes to Matador having already crafted an 11-album catalog of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp, which has gained him an obsessive following and over 25,000 downloads - all without the muscle of a manager, label, agent, or publicist - until now.
                                                                                                            Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will Toledo's hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Toledo set up shop in the family car. Toledo's catalogue is sharp, literary, and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd century theologians. Ever surprising, his lyrical imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.
                                                                                                            After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide stylistic range.
                                                                                                            On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band's existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band's many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers.
                                                                                                            The longest track on Teens of Style, "Times to Die," is just under seven minutes, applying breakbeat cut-ups and "Low Rider" horns to a groove-driven neo-psych jam with lyrics about Judaism, Hinduism, and the record business. Similarly, "Maud Gone" is a wistful 60s-inspired pop number paying homage to Yeats's unrequited love, while the intricate party track "Los Borrachos" borrows its title from the Diego Velasquez painting.
                                                                                                            Car Seat Headrest's conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the scale of Toledo's vision going far beyond the constricting "lo-fi" term. Now on his Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim.

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                                                                                                              11/18

                                                                                                              Two Tongues

                                                                                                              Backwards Dancer

                                                                                                              $11 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                Album Release

                                                                                                                Joel Bonner & the Boot Stompers

                                                                                                                Odd Harmona
                                                                                                                Hyperbor

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                                                                                                                Like Rabbits

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                                                                                                                Beer makes you smarter!

                                                                                                                Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                Live Action Trivia! $5 Entry. Smartest team takes the $$ Prize!

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                                                                                                                Tuesday

                                                                                                                Shake it to the 70's, 80's & beyond!

                                                                                                                DJ Killa Watt

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                                                                                                                Great Blue

                                                                                                                Babylon Escape Plan

                                                                                                                $5 Cover at the door.

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                                                                                                                18 & Over
                                                                                                                August
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                                                                                                                Thursday

                                                                                                                Nasty makes ya wanna dance!

                                                                                                                DJ Nasty Orange

                                                                                                                Yung Grandpa

                                                                                                                FREE for Over 21 $3 for 18-20

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                                                                                                                Death-Folk from Austin, TX

                                                                                                                Tennessee Stiffs

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                                                                                                                Dusty Rust

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                                                                                                                How big is your brain?

                                                                                                                Smackdown Trivia

                                                                                                                Live Action Trivia hosted by AndyBob! $5 Entry. Smartest team wins.

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                                                                                                                August
                                                                                                                9
                                                                                                                Tuesday

                                                                                                                What Watt!

                                                                                                                DJ Killa Watt

                                                                                                                Playing the 70's, 80's & beyond. Come dance. No Cover! Cheap Drinks!

                                                                                                                DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                18 & Over
                                                                                                                August
                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                Wednesday

                                                                                                                RAWK!!

                                                                                                                Quiet Oaks

                                                                                                                Varma Cross
                                                                                                                Tidy Hippy

                                                                                                                $5 Cover at the door.

                                                                                                                DOORS AT 8:00 pm

                                                                                                                SHOW AT 9:00 pm

                                                                                                                18 & Over

                                                                                                                CONNECT WITH US

                                                                                                                Happy Hour Specials
                                                                                                                $1.00 Domestic Mugs
                                                                                                                $2.00 Wells/$3.50 Doubles
                                                                                                                $3.00 Stone IPA Draws

                                                                                                                Wednesday Night Features
                                                                                                                $5.00 All Deep Eddy Vodka Cocktails/ $7 w/ any Red Bull Flavor added
                                                                                                                $3.00 PBR Tall Cans
                                                                                                                $3.00 Wells
                                                                                                                $2.50 Fireball Shots



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