11/24

Stone Grower Album Release

Gnarly Davidson
Mystery Blood
Wild Eye
PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

All Ages | 6 pm

Stone Grower Album Release

Psychedelic Rock from the plains.

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Gnarly Davidson

LFK's premier Beer-Rock band

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Mystery Blood

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    Wild Eye

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      JC and the Nuns

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        Braingea

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          11/25

          DJ Proof

          All Ages | 8 pm

          DJ Proof

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            11/28

            Bottleneck Annual Chili Cook Off and KU Watch Party

            All Ages | 6 pm

            Bottleneck Annual Chili Cook Off and KU Watch Party

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              11/29

              Linear Symmetry

              APLSOZ
              NMEZEE

              All Ages | 8 pm

              Linear Symmetry

              Chris Story (Keyboards) and Andy Alback (Drums) combined forces in 2013 to form the live-electronica group Linear Symmetry. The duo from Omaha has been on a direct path since their inception and continue to progress to new heights with every performance. They have quickly become known for their tight, energetic live shows which feature moving audible dynamics in the form of organic dance music. Pair this with their brilliant visual package and it’s no surprise they have become festival favorites and late night staples.



              After just one experience with this duo, it is clear there is no lack of symmetry between Chris and Ando. The two work together on stage and in studio with a common goal to send the listener on a sonic journey through their ever expanding catalogue of original dance music. Due to their unrestricted sound and raucous live show, they have the unique capability to perform for both rock and electronic audiences. Linear Symmetry has performed alongside EOTO, Shpongle, Twiddle & The Floozies; while also packing dance floors at festivals such as Dancefestopia, 515 Alive and BloomTown. Their linear path to new heights is not slowing, so be on the ready to get down when Linear Symmetry arrives in your area in 2015 and beyond. #LSduo #YearofLinear

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              APLSOZ

              Electronic melodic mad man from the matrix, Kansas City based BASS kid Aplsoz has been bursting through boundaries in the future bass music culture by combining styles of sonic force known by the likes of Bassnectar and Ill gates with melodic high energy movements that can slow down and get sexy on the drop of a dime. This ultra-captivating style has led Aplsoz to share stages with Liquid stranger, Dirt Monkey, Jantsen, Koan Sound, Marvel Years, Illenium, Minnesota, and many more. Always rockin' fully original sets, Aplsoz is on the come-up with a fully encompassing and immersive style of fresh bass beats.

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              NMEZEE

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              11/30

              Drew Six

              Donner Party of Seven

              All Ages | 8 pm

              Drew Six

              Drew Six performs well over 200 shows per year. A natural frontman, his high energy stage presence has earned him opening spots with such notable acts as Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Eli Young Band, and Gary Allan. This is where he has honed his ability to command an audience and build his fiercely loyal fan base.

              Country Radio Hall of Famer, Mike Kennedy says, “Drew is one of the harder working artists I’ve ever seen. Whether he’s playing acoustically or with the full band, it’s always a great show. Versatile, talented, and entertaining.”

              Six’s current single, “Boyfriend,” and accompanying music video showcase Drew’s rock n’ roll swagger and crossover appeal. The funk infused hip shaker earned him industry attention for his songwriting chops when the early demo went #1 on the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) Top 40 Chart. The music video is featured on CMT. His original songs have also been honored by ASCAP, The Recording Academy, and utilized by ESPN. Currently, Six’s fan favorite, “The Bull,” is being played at select PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events across the country.

              While Six splits his time between Nashville and Kansas City, he has maintained a close connection with his hometown. His touring band, the Soul Plains Drifters, features accomplished K.C. musicians, Scott "Sevens" Evans, Troy Schuster, Steven Jesse, and Todd "T-Diddy" Yarrow. Drew Six's gritty soulful baritone vocals and magnetic stage presence have earned him the title of “best sexy musician” in Pitch Magazine’s “Best Of" issue and he was also featured as one of KC Magazine’s “100 people that have changed life in Kansas City forever.” Recently, he was a featured performer at Major League Baseball’s marquee event, the World Series Gala.

              Drew is also passionate about several charities. He was honored with the “Quest For Kindness” award for his work with Variety Children’s Charity. The organization provides children with developmental disabilities adaptive equipment and opportunities for activity and inclusion. Six’s self-penned song, “We Choose Livin’” was written for and inspired by the kids of Variety.

              “I learned early on that music has power. It brings people together that would normally never cross paths,” says Six. “Performing live and songwriting have both given me special ways to connect with people and to give back.”

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              Donner Party of Seven

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                12/1

                Truckstop Honeymoon

                E100

                All Ages | 8 pm

                Truckstop Honeymoon

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

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

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                E100

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                12/2

                KU vs Syracuse Watch Party

                All Ages | 4 pm

                KU vs Syracuse Watch Party

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                  12/2

                  DJ Proof

                  All Ages | 8 pm

                  DJ Proof

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                    12/3

                    Wrecks

                    Brick + Mortar

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

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                    Wrecks

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                      Brick + Mortar

                      Brick + Mortar is a two-piece indie pop outfit from Asbury Park, NJ. The duo consists of Brandon Asraf (guitars/vocals/programming) and John Tacon(drums/programming). Best described as controlled chaos, the band combines choppy rhythms, smooth bass lines, tempestuous drumming and honest lyrics, all of which culminates in something that is just as likely to show up on an indie up-and-comers list as it is to show up on a DJ’s playlist – something that is evidenced in the band’s role as a remix magnet for artists such as Baauer. Brick + Mortar is one of the few bands who can conjure up images of both carousels and cocaine, combining dancy with dark and pop with despair.
                      Speaking in an article with VICE Magazine, Asraf says of their most recent music video for Bangs, “The story is my chance to be in [my father's] world and tell a conglomerate of a bunch of stories I’ve heard.” The result is a gripping video reflective not only of Asraf’s father’s violent past as an international fugitive, but also of the sometimes ominous and abrasive tone of the new EP.
                      Coming off of the release of their EP, “BANGS,” Brick + Mortar is touring relentlessly, opening for Imagine Dragons, Icona Pop, and Jimmy Eat World, as well as performing in the summer festival circuit at mainstays including Made in America, Loufest, and Lollapalooza.
                      In a time where purists patiently await the return of rock and roll, Brick + Mortar is gifted enough to combine exciting elements of each genre with their no-bullshit approach to songwriting.

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                      12/4

                      Hi5 Monday

                      All Ages | 7 pm

                      Hi5 Monday

                      Every first Monday of the month is Hi5 Monday!

                      A local event that focuses on bringing local musicians, artists, comedians, painters, photographers, or any artistic medium with one goal in mind: to bring the community together!

                      Hi5 Monday also reaches out to the community to raise awareness to a cause for that month. More information can be found soon on our Facebook page.

                      Created by: Joe Talbot
                      Imagery created by: Claire Anderson
                      Curated by: The Bottleneck



                        12/5

                        Beth Lee and the Breakups

                        All Ages | 8 pm

                        Beth Lee and the Breakups

                        Based out of Austin, TX, Beth Lee grew up on the grit and soul of the Houston music scene, her dad a long time musician of the Bayou City. Since 2008, Beth has been playing in a band and recording her original music with local musicians that have an ear for her songwriting ability. She has toured through several states over the past few years in support of her 2013 release "One More Time Again", honing in and developing her energetic live performances. Her sound has evolved from a soulful innocence to that of a sultry, sassy, rock n'roller, with a sound that's unapologetic yet vulnerable; tough yet heartbroken.

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                        12/6

                        Sleep Signals

                        Elisium
                        Eclipse of Errai

                        All Ages | 8 pm

                        Sleep Signals

                        2017 promises to be a huge year for Sleep Signals, starting with the release of their new single, “I’ll Save You”, on 1/27/17, along with an accompanying music video that the band shot in the frigid woods of Minnesota. The single was produced by Justin Rimer (Saving Abel, 12 Stones) at Crosstrax Studio in Memphis, TN, and is the precursor to the upcoming album, "At the End of the World," coming out in September.

                        Founded in 2014, Sleep Signals have garnered a dedicated following through relentless touring, their explosive live performances, and their ability to blend catchy hooks with their high-energy songwriting style. Since hitting the road in early 2015, the band has played more than 175 shows in over twenty-five states, building a solid fan base across the country.

                        The band released their second EP, Transitions, in early 2016 and followed it up with US tours with heavy hitters Screaming for Silence and Lydia Can’t Breathe. They have also shared the stage with bands like Seether, In Flames, Saving Abel, Bobaflex, Ill Nino, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Alesana, Volumes, Capture the Crown, The Browning, Letters from the Fire, and 3 Pill Morning.

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                        Elisium

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                          Eclipse of Errai

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                            12/7

                            Sheven

                            Sevens of Fuego
                            Ricky Roosevelt
                            Nicky Holt
                            PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                            All Ages | 7 pm

                            Stop Day Eve Party!

                            Sheven

                            Kansas City | Rapper | Entrepreneur
                            COEXISTING IS OUT NOW!
                            Snapchat: ShevenKC
                            Check out My Music ⬇️
                            www.shevenmusic.com

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                            Sevens of Fuego

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                              Ricky Roosevelt

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                                Nicky Holt

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                                  JustWit

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                                    12/8

                                    The Phantastics

                                    Clowder
                                    Houseproud
                                    Karate Mingus
                                    PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                    All Ages | 7 pm

                                    Stop Day Bash!!

                                    The Phantastics

                                    The Phantastics are a eight member musical ensemble that specializes genre-blending hip-hop. Expect to hear rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul in our music. We were formed in December of 2010 and have been trying to save live music ever since.

                                    thePhantom*- Lead Spokesman/Vocals / Bowties
                                    Leigh Gibbs - Vocals/ Soul Sista lovin'
                                    JJ Cantrell- Lead Guitar/ Vocals/ Nipples
                                    Danny Florez- Elictric Bass/ Vocals/Kill Streak
                                    Ashley Thompson- Drums / Twizzlers
                                    DJ Mitchell- Saxophone/ Karate chops
                                    Tim Pistone- Percussion / loaded brownies
                                    ZSonic Bailey- DJ / busted ear drums
                                    Austin Quick-Keyboard / Bee Gee

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                                    Clowder

                                    Clowder is a Folk-Rock band that fuses elements of blues, funk, and jazz-based harmony, riffs, and solos. The group is led by songwriter Cody Case and lead vocalist Chelsy Larson. Chelsy's voice sounds like a blend of Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt, while the musical fusion and Cody's songwriting resembles Paul Simon and Ani Difranco. Clowder is based in Lawrence, KS and has been gigging thereabouts since 2014.

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                                    Houseproud

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                                      Karate Mingus

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                                        DJ Megatouch

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                                          12/9

                                          Deadman Flats

                                          Fast Food Junkies

                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                                          Deadman Flats

                                          Deadman Flats continues to stretch the limits of experimental bluegrass by injecting it with their own flavor of hard-edged acoustic deathpunk homegrown in their native Kansas. This explosively energetic string band catalyzes outrageous outbursts of dance and foot-stomping with their bouncy, up-tempo outlaw anthems about women, whiskey and the simple things in life. Those keeping tabs may find i...nfluences such as: rock and roll, punk, metal, old-time, blues, rockabilly or country intermingled with Deadman Flats' traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Deadman Flats' “anything goes” attitude enables them to identify with people in all walks of life. No matter what musical preferences one might have, chances are Deadman Flats has something that's right up your alley.

                                          Deadman Flats is comprised of four boyhood friends from Kansas; Alex Law (guitar), Matt Stambaugh (mandolin), Pat Watt (banjo) and Hank Osterhout (bass). Deadman Flats first emerged on the scene in Lawrence, KS early 2006 as a late night party band. They soon earned themselves a cult following that enabled them to rapidly expand their presence throughout the Midwest. In late 2011, DMF added a ...new member to their lineup: the infamous blues harmonica player Brody Buster.

                                          In their tenure, Deadman Flats has performed at hundreds of venues and festivals throughout the United States for enthusiastic audiences of all ages. Some of the more notable venues include: Crossroads (Kansas City), Liberty Hall (Lawrence,KS), Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver, CO), George's Majestic Theater (Fayetteville, AR), Wakarusa Music Festival and Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Festival, just to name a few. Deadman Flats has also traveled over seas to Europe, performing extensively in Belgium and Holland.
                                          Deadman Flats has recently come out of hiatus and are scheduled to tear down many a midwestern town near you!

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                                          Fast Food Junkies

                                          The Fast Food Junkies, from McPherson, Kansas, have shared an incredible chemistry since the Fall of 2004, when they first formed. In this short amount of time put out two albums: "Grumpyland" and "Backwoods". Clint Snyder, Dave Crawford, and Landon Unruh have all come from heavy metal backgrounds to embrace a new movement: progressive bluegrass. Landon, the incredibly speedy banjo picker, was formerly an electric guitarist while his childhood friend, Dave, played the drums with him in a metal band called "Cyler".

                                          About 7 years ago, Landon picked up the banjo which prompted Dave to thump out his rhythms on an upright bass. As Landon and Dave jammed on the dirt roads of the Walnut Valley Festival a couple of years ago, they met Clint, another passionate musician who tied everything together with his strong vocals, guitar playing and epic songwriting. Together, they merged into a metal-based, driving bluegrass sound with hints of country, rock, folk and definetely humor.

                                          Fast Food Junkies write songs ranging from ballads of moonshine feuds and Irish immigration to comic accounts of warped loves and the McDonald's drive thru.

                                          One song inparticular, "To the Pimp", takes Landon's life-theatening accident and makes it a story of heroism and sacrifice. In July of 2005, Landon caught on fire working on an old derby car. Thankfully, his father was there to put the gasoline fire out with his own bare hands. They were both badly burned and Landon wondered if he would ever be able to play the banjo the same way as before. After weeks of excruciating pain from 3rd degree burns on his belly and 2nd degree burns on his arms and hands, he slowly picked the banjo with his bandaged fingers.

                                          Within a month, he was playing better than he ever. It seems the spirit of this band is only made stonger.

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                                          12/10

                                          Smackdown Trivia

                                          All Ages | 6:30 pm

                                          Smackdown Trivia

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                                          12/11

                                          Open Mic

                                          All Ages | 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.



                                            12/14

                                            Loogey

                                            Scotty Wu
                                            The Epitome
                                            Metta-Watts & TRS
                                            PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                                            Loogey

                                            Loogey is an Independent American artist catching buzz for his ability to seamlessly throw his voice in and out of vocal melodies and patterns without losing his very identifiable cadence. Loogey has caught the ear of many regional fans that have seen him support artists the likes of Tech N9ne, Waka Flocka Flame, Torey Lanez, A$AP FERG, Freddie Gibbs, Naughty By Nature, Mac Lethal, JL (Strange Music), Phora, Slick Rick, Sir Michael Rocks, Ying Yang Twins, Inspectah Deck, Capadonna, King Chip, Mobb Deep, Masta Killa, Mickey Factz, Copywrite, GLC and more. Be sure to stream Loogey's sophomore album "Jaded", out now on Soundcloud.

                                            "Loogey has some bars! He also looks like KC, and sounds like the heart of the city fusing his rhymes with a soulful crispness that takes me back to the days I used to go to KC for my own shows."
                                            - Travis Brown
                                            Horror Movies Uncut - 11.1.17

                                            "Truth be told, this is one of the most pop/radio-ready rap albums we’ve heard out of Kansas City in some time"
                                            "Loogey does not generally sound like your run-of-the-mill white rapper, either. Instead, he relies on aforementioned singing efforts which add a dynamic to his music that is missing from the additionally stereotypical stone-cold, KC rapper persona."

                                            - Chris Mills
                                            Editor-in-Chief
                                            Demencha Magazine LLC Demencha.com

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                                            Scotty Wu

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                                              The Epitome

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                                                Metta-Watts & TRS

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                                                  Left E. Grove

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                                                  12/15

                                                  Fit for a King & In Hearts Wake

                                                  Like Moth to Flames
                                                  Phineas

                                                  $16 + F&T | All Ages | 6 pm

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                                                  Queen City Productions Presents

                                                  Fit for a King & In Hearts Wake

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                                                    Like Moth to Flames

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                                                      Phineas

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                                                        12/16

                                                        The Interrupters

                                                        SWMRS
                                                        The Regrettes

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

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                                                        The Interrupters

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                                                          SWMRS

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                                                          The Regrettes

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                                                            12/17

                                                            Pickwick Commons

                                                            Ziion
                                                            Autumn Lies Empty
                                                            Dead Ends

                                                            All Ages | 6 pm

                                                            Pickwick Commons

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                                                              Ziion

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                                                                Autumn Lies Empty

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                                                                  Dead Ends

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                                                                    12/18

                                                                    KU vs Omaha Watch Party

                                                                    All Ages | 5 pm

                                                                    KU vs Omaha Watch Party

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                                                                      12/20

                                                                      Pona AM

                                                                      Approach
                                                                      JC & the Nuns
                                                                      Gnarly Davidson
                                                                      PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                                                      All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                      Pona AM

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                                                                        Approach

                                                                        A diversified journey through hip-hop, funk and soul that will make your head spin.

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                                                                        JC & the Nuns

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                                                                          Gnarly Davidson

                                                                          LFK's premier Beer-Rock band

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                                                                          Odd Harmona

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                                                                          12/21

                                                                          Rolling Foliage

                                                                          Pretty Drunk

                                                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                          Rolling Foliage

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                                                                          Pretty Drunk

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                                                                            12/30

                                                                            Homestead Grays

                                                                            Ricky Dean Sinatra

                                                                            All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                            SOLD OUT!

                                                                            Homestead Grays

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                                                                              Ricky Dean Sinatra

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                                                                                12/31

                                                                                Split Lip Rayfield

                                                                                Sopchoppy
                                                                                Grassfed

                                                                                $20 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                Split Lip Rayfield

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

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                                                                                Sopchoppy

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                                                                                  Grassfed

                                                                                  Grassfed is a Kansas City 5-Piece string band. Pivoting on the foundation of bluegrass, Grassfed entwines tradition with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters, and driven by instrumental conversation, the band drives a punching sound all of its own.

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                                                                                  1/2

                                                                                  KU vs Texas Tech Watch Party

                                                                                  All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                  KU vs Texas Tech Watch Party

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                                                                                    1/2

                                                                                    American Aquarium

                                                                                    Ryan Manuel and the Getaway

                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                    American Aquarium

                                                                                    Independent Weekly (Raleigh,NC)
                                                                                    "hard-nosed, soft-hearted country-founded rock pushed down the road by a driving rhythm section and an acoustic guitar's unrepentant major chords but guided to safety by expansive lovelorn narratives"-Grayson Currin
                                                                                    ________________________
                                                                                    Flagpole Magazine (Athens,GA)
                                                                                    "think Springsteen teaming up with Whiskeytown"-Michelle Gilzenrat
                                                                                    ________________________
                                                                                    Columbia Free Times (Columbia,SC)
                                                                                    Solid songwriting and an eclectic array of instruments could help American Aquarium carve out its own corner of the alt-country kingdom."-Tug Baker
                                                                                    ________________________
                                                                                    Connect Savannah (Savannah,GA)
                                                                                    "The hardest working band in the South"-Bill Deyoung
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                                                                                    Columbia City Paper (Columbia,SC)
                                                                                    "..they’ve become one of the most entertaining acts in the Carolinas, letting the raucous alt-country rock ring."-Sean Rayford
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                                                                                    Knoxville Metro Pulse (Knoxville,TN)
                                                                                    "this is what the Boss would've sounded like in his early years, if he were raised in North Carolina instead of Jersey." -Leah E. Willis
                                                                                    ________________________
                                                                                    Creative Loafing (Charlotte,NC)
                                                                                    "B.J. Barham is a sort of post-Ryan Adams Raleigh songwriter to watch."- Tim Davis

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                                                                                    Ryan Manuel and the Getaway

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                                                                                      1/9

                                                                                      KU vs Iowa State Watch Party

                                                                                      All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                      KU vs Iowa State Watch Party

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                                                                                        1/12

                                                                                        Sweet Ascent Album Release Party

                                                                                        The Dear Misses
                                                                                        Double Dog Dare

                                                                                        All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                        Sweet Ascent Album Release Party

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                                                                                          The Dear Misses

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                                                                                          Double Dog Dare

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                                                                                            1/13

                                                                                            DigiTour:Artic Lights

                                                                                            $25 + F&T | All Ages | 3 pm

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                                                                                            1pm VIP doors

                                                                                            DigiTour:Artic Lights

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                                                                                              1/15

                                                                                              KU vs West Virginia Watch Party

                                                                                              All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                              KU vs West Virginia Watch Party

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                                                                                                1/17

                                                                                                Madmertigan

                                                                                                Four Arm Shiver
                                                                                                SOLARS

                                                                                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                                Madmertigan

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                                                                                                  Four Arm Shiver

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

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                                                                                                  SOLARS

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                                                                                                    1/20

                                                                                                    KU vs Baylor Watch Party

                                                                                                    All Ages | 4 pm

                                                                                                    KU vs Baylor Watch Party

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                                                                                                      1/20

                                                                                                      Alice Sweet Alice

                                                                                                      Hillary Watts Riot
                                                                                                      Benovox
                                                                                                      People Watching

                                                                                                      All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                                      Alice Sweet Alice

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                                            KU vs Oklahoma Watch Party

                                                                                                            All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                                                                              Katy Guillen and The Girls

                                                                                                              Heidi Lynn Gluck

                                                                                                              All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                                              Katy Guillen and The Girls

                                                                                                              Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums). The group’s sound is characterized by Guillen’s searing, lively guitar licks; Williams’ heavy, driving drums; and Adams’ rock solid bass lines. Guillen’s soulful vocals backed by Adams’ intense harmonies add a fierce punch to Guillen’s songwriting. KG&G draw influences everywhere from rock and roll contemporaries like Heartless Bastards and the timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin. They’ve been known to pack a blues and BB-Q roadhouse, just as easily as they will fill up a multi bill rock/alternative venue.

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                                                                                                              Heidi Lynn Gluck

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                                                                                                                The M80s

                                                                                                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                                                The M80s


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

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                                                                                                                KU vs Kansas State Watch Party

                                                                                                                All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                  Hippo Campus

                                                                                                                  Sure Sure

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

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                                                                                                                  Hippo Campus

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

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                                                                                                                    Lou Dog ( Sublime Tribute)

                                                                                                                    The Mixtapes

                                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                        Yonder Mountain String Band

                                                                                                                        The Southern Belles

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

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

                                                                                                                        Yonder Mountain String Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                                                          Psymbionic

                                                                                                                          Widdler

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

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                                                                                                                              KU vs Iowa State Watch Party

                                                                                                                              All Ages | 5 pm

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                                                                                                                                KU vs West Virginia Watch Party

                                                                                                                                All Ages | 4 pm

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                                                                                                                                  Donavon Frankenreiter

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

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                                                                                                                                  Donavon Frankenreiter

                                                                                                                                  When Donavon Frankenreiter was 10 years old, he got his first surfboard. Six years later, he picked up his first guitar. It was the beginning of a wildly creative journey: His improvisational twin obsessions have carried him around the globe and into his fans' hearts. As Frankenreiter prepares to release his fourth album, Glow, this fall, the 37-year-old singer/songwriter/pro surfer admits he still thrives on simply taking the plunge. "We don't have a set show, if we did, I would go crazy," he says. "You never know what's going to happen. I love that element of surprise with music and surfing – you never catch the same wave twice."

                                                                                                                                  Growing up in southern California, Frankenreiter was drawn first to guitar gods like Clapton and Page, then to songwriters like Dylan and Marley. Ska-punk soundtracked his moves in surfing films, but his first high school band was so inspired by Pearl Jam, they named it Peanut Butter and Jam. His next outfit, a Southern rock group, scored a spot on the Warped Tour and was promptly pummeled with debris whenever their harmonies followed acts like Sick of It All. He continued to play rhythm guitar with a cover band, staying comfortably out of the spotlight, until one day something clicked: he needed to branch out on his own.

                                                                                                                                  Good pal Jack Johnson was starting up Brushfire Records, and offered Frankenreiter a shot, producing his first album of folk songs – including the hit "Free" – along with famed Beastie Boys collaborator Mario Caldato, Jr. Frankenreiter followed his 2004 self-titled debut with a full-band record, 2006's Move by Yourself (Lost Highway), where he plugged in and chronicled his life on the road. Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) produced 2008 disc Pass It Around, which featured guests Ben Harper and G. Love, and marked a major musical turning point for Frankenreiter: "The first time I started working with other writers." He kept up the spirit of collaboration on 2010's Revisited, a track-by-track reinterpretation of his debut disc through a Hawaiian lens. After relocating to Kauai fulltime with his wife and sons Ozzy and Hendrix three years ago, Frankenreiter became enamored with the sounds of the islands. "It started off with ukulele and my voice and [guitarist] Kirk Smart added slack key guitar, lap steel, and everything else, and it just kind of grew from there," he says. "It's really neat to hear an alternative version of what happened seven years ago."

                                                                                                                                  Revisited proved a fascinating challenge, but Frankenreiter hasn't spent the last year focused on the past. And as soon as he got into a room with producer Mark Weinberg, he knew he'd found the perfect partner for Glow. "I wrote 'Keeping Me Away From You' with Mark the first time I ever met him in 30 minutes," Frankenreiter says of the warm, wistful mid-tempo track. "He looked at me and went, 'Wow, that was quick.' I asked, 'Does that normally happen?' " They recorded the entire album over three days at California's Pulse Studios, utilizing a band of crack players to amp up the original acoustic arrangements into gorgeously polished chill-out rock with U2-esque guitar flourishes ("Shadows"), lush strings ("Keeping Me Away From You"), and bluesy organ wails ("Hold On").

                                                                                                                                  "In Your Dreams" is about the haunted home Frankenreiter lived in as a kid, where he imagined "the houses talking to me." On "All Right," what the singer calls "a bitching drum pattern" built on a synthesizer gives way to organic drums, finger-picked guitars and Frankenreiter's smoky vocals as he croons a soothing lullaby: "Let the good life shine/it's gonna be all right."

                                                                                                                                  "The first thing I do is grab a surfboard or guitar if I'm depressed or bummed – I think that's why a lot of my songs are positive and uplifting, because those two things make me happy. I've really enjoyed living in the moment, enjoying what's going on right now," he says. The disc's title track captures this sentiment perfectly: Riding a sweet, syncopated acoustic strum, the song swells into a beautiful chorus as Frankenreiter sings, "I want to see you glow/I want to see your daylight shining all around your heart."

                                                                                                                                  "The sounds are something I've never had on my records, ever," Frankenreiter says, adding he just played his acoustic guitar on the album and was pleasantly surprised by the addition of echo and delay on the disc's electric guitars. "I don't want to say it's a risk, but I don't know what people are going to think," he admits.

                                                                                                                                  But in true Donavon Frankenreiter fashion, there's little room for stress on Glow. The album's 10 tracks are the perfect antidote to trying times: warm, organic, and overwhelmingly hopeful. And Frankenreiter is ready to bring the new tracks to his international fanbase as he continues to crisscross the globe on more surfing and musical adventures. "If there's anything I learned, it's that you really gotta be yourself," he says, reflecting on his career. "You can't fool people in music if you want to stick around for a long time."

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                                                                                                                                  Cigarettes After Sex

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

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