2/21

DJ Press Play

18 & Over | 8 pm

DJ Press Play

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    2/22

    Matthew x Random

    DJ Shwasted

    18 & Over | 8 pm

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      DJ Shwasted

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        2/23

        Cory Phillips and the Band of Light

        Page 7

        All Ages | 8 pm

        Cory Phillips and the Band of Light

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          Page 7

          Reggae has been an international musical constant for decades. There have never

          been so many outstanding acts from all over the world producing such high-level

          output. Within this momentum, Page 7 has created a new reggae and rocksteady

          sound for both classic and modern audiences.

          Created in 2014 by veterans of the idiom, Page 7 has the makings of supergroup.

          With players formally and informally acknowledged as some of the finest

          songwriters and performers in the genre, the group’s members have built up an

          impressive track record that includes a combined total of over one hundred album

          credits, national and international tour dates, and sharing the stage with reggae

          superstars including Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Luciano,

          Tony Rebel, Yellowman, Junior Murvin, Dean Fraser, and many more.

          Combining the best traditions of reggae with a hybrid of pop and traditional

          elements from around the world, Page 7 creates a powerful live music experience

          that listeners from all walks can enjoy. Fans of reggae music should prepare

          themselves with open ears and an eye on the horizon for the newest addition to

          reggae’s international sound.

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          2/28

          Nick Schnebelen Band

          Dust Devil Choir

          All Ages | 7 pm

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            Dust Devil Choir

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              3/1

              Alchemic

              A Gentle Echo
              Witchcraft Lemonade
              Brass Knuckle Boulevard

              All Ages | 8 pm

              Alchemic

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                A Gentle Echo

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                  Witchcraft Lemonade

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                    Brass Knuckle Boulevard

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                      3/2

                      Spafford

                      3 Son Green

                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                      Spafford

                      Spafford is a four piece funk rock act hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The band is comprised of Brian Moss (Guitar), Jordan Fairless (Bass), Andrew “Red” Johnson (Keys), and Cameron Laforest (Drums). Refusing to be restricted to any musical boundaries, Spafford seamlessly blends together an eclectic mixture of all of their collective musical experience. The heart of their sound is rooted in deep sonic exploration with a focus on improvisational elements. With jams stretching well beyond the typical structures of their songs, fans have flocked to their live shows to experience the unique energy captured within each performance. A focus on blending genres with a deep foundation of patient groove building has helped craft a sound all their own. Formed in 2012 by happenstance, the band has been building an organic fanbase in the Southwestern United States through word of mouth ever since. As the secret has gotten out Spafford has moved onto national touring, sharing the stage on a coast to coast tour with jam heavyweights Umphrey’s Mcgee in 2017. Reaching the next level in their ascent in an ever changing jam band landscape, Spafford has risen to the top of the next wave of acts by providing quality improvisation and a truly unique musical experience. Spafford has hit the road full time and is bringing their high energy performances nationwide.

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                      3 Son Green

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

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

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                      3/7

                      The Kid Fraze

                      Brad Varsity
                      LFK Fengshui
                      Kid Chambz

                      All Ages | 7 pm

                      The Kid Fraze

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                              3/8

                              M-80s

                              All Ages | 7 pm

                              M-80s

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                                3/9

                                Shaw Davis & the Black Ties

                                All Ages | 8 pm

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                                  3/12

                                  Backwoods Payback

                                  Custom Black
                                  Pit Hag

                                  All Ages | 8 pm

                                  Backwoods Payback

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                                        3/15

                                        Wick-It the Instigator

                                        All Ages | 8 pm

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                                        Wick-It the Instigator

                                        He’s got a reputation for doing some thoughtfully fresh and mindblowingly original remixes that take him from beyond a standard dub step or mash-up artist to a DJ/producer with skills that have turned heads and caught ears all over the Southeast. In a live setting, he sends people off with his mix of humor, ingenious pop culture samples and beats that can’t be touched. While his roots are firmly planted in hip hop, there is no shortage of heavy electronic bass music at a Wick-it show.

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                                        3/16

                                        Ebony Tusks

                                        Visitor
                                        Bowlsey
                                        Flock of Pigs
                                        PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                        All Ages | 7 pm

                                        Ebony Tusks

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                                              Drifter

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                                                3/17

                                                Tyler Carter

                                                All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                  3/22

                                                  Radkey

                                                  Drop a Grand
                                                  The Bad Ideas
                                                  Wick & the Tricks

                                                  All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                  Radkey

                                                  It wouldn’t be hard to make the argument that rock and roll in its purest form is pretty much a teenage fantasy writ large. Like a blacklight poster sprung to life, the lure of picking up a guitar that will transform your adolescent bedroom into an arena filled with screaming fans and pot smoke is the myth that keeps rock and roll forever young, and it’s a kind of dream narrative that has keeps getting re-told, whether it’s The Byrds’ “So You Want To Be A Rock-N-Roll Star” or about half the tracks on Weezer’s blue album, the burning adolescent desire to nothing less than fucking rock is the very thing that makes rock music a constantly renewable resource—and it’s also what makes Radkey—a trio of power riffing brothers—such a classic kind of rock and roll phenomenon.

                                                  Formed in the quiet enclaves of St. Joseph Missouri, the trio of 20 year-old Isaiah Radke (bass), 18 year-old Solomon Radke (drums), and 22 year-old Dee Radke (vocals/guitar) began making music together in 2010. Fueled by a steady diet of Nevermind and small town boredom, Radkey’s music quickly went from a bedroom hobby into a full-time pursuit. The band opened for Fishbone in 2011 – less than a year after first playing together – and eventually headed out on the road to play shows with the likes of Red Fang, Against Me, and Touche Amore. Given that the band members were homeschooled (and thanks to their incredibly supportive parents), the idea of jumping in the family van and hitting the road gradually morphed from a kind of surreal fantasy into a much-celebrated reality. In 2013 the band unleashed two EPs (Cat And Mouse and Devil Fruit) and knocked out tons of big-ticket live appearances (including Riot Fest, Download, and, in 2015, Coachella and Japan’s Punksping) in addition to taping a memorable spot for Later with Jools Holland. Though early press on the band often focused on their unconventional backstory—a rock band comprised of three homeschooled African-American teenagers from Missouri—the band’s backstory was always eclipsed by their incendiary live sets: balls-to-the-wall garage punk that is messy, explosive, and crazy loud.

                                                  “The last couple of years have been really crazy,” says Isaiah, the group’s most outspoken member. “Traveling in England in Europe was really cool for us. It’s incredible—and such a weird feeling—that you are doing something that is actually important to people. To travel to other countries and see people singing along with us is just…it’s really strange. I never thought our music would become a thing that could take us to all of these places.”

                                                  After nearly five years of playing and touring together as a band, all of the Radkey’s hard work comes full circle on Dark Black Makeup—the band’s full-length debut. Recorded primarily in the UK alongside producer Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, The Fall, Jarvis Cocker), the album is a blistering punk opus—13 tracks that show off the band’s knack for combining stadium-sized riffs with surprising pop sensibilities. Tracks like “Love Spills” and “Evil Doer” rank among some of the best—and hookiest—songs the band has ever written, while tracks like “Le Song” and the album’s title track show just what an unstoppable live juggernaut the band has become. The songs are both tightly wound and explosively huge-sounding “We wanted to show people that you can still make a proper rock record,” explains Isaiah, “Something that is both super catchy and super heavy. We want people to hear it and think Fuck Yeah! Mostly we just try and only write songs that we love—that we love the shit out of—and that way it never gets boring and it never feels like a drag to play them live even if we’ve been playing them for years. It seems like a simple thing, but we really just want to make the music that we want to hear.”

                                                  Dark Black Makeup tackles more than a few teenage tropes—boredom, anger, girl problems, broken friendships—but does so in a way that is not only clever, but also refreshingly honest. No where is this more evident than on the record’s title track, which itself is a kind of high-decibel wake up call for young people to take ownership of their own lives: a sort of punch in the face for teen angst that is made all the more visceral coming from three musicians just barely out of their own teen years. “That song is about how much of your teenage years can just be such a waste,” says Isaiah, “If you spend all of your time not caring about anything just because you think you’re not supposed to then you’re probably leading such a boring life. You could be partying or making something, as opposed to just spending all your time worrying about what other people think. It’s like, wake up. Hang out. Do something. It’s annoying that you can’t necessarily change the fucking world at that age, but you can make your own situation better. Stop wasting time”

                                                  Five years in and the brothers Radkey are happy to be making a musical statement that will hopefully put to rest a few of the preconceptions that have followed them throughout their career thus far—namely those based around their age, their hometown, and race. “Surprisingly that—the racial thing—hasn’t been a factor for us,” says Dee. “Honestly, it’s never been about that. Mostly we get given a hard time about our age, but that’s also something we can’t really change. We might walk into a venue and feel like people are taken a little bit by surprise when they see us, but usually after we play all of that stuff kind of goes away. We get a lot of questions about being brothers—like, do we argue?—and it’s a good question I guess, but the answer is no, we don’t really argue very much. And yes, we all write the songs together—everyone writes—so it’s not a thing we really spend too much time thinking or talking about it.”

                                                  The ambition of Dark Black Makeup is evidenced by the heightened songwriting and broadened sonic palette, but the energy behind the music remains the same—visceral, urgent, and raw. It is the sound of three people doing what they love…loudly. “Our only ambitions have ever really been to make a record that people will love and to be able to play as many shows as we can,” says Isaiah, “It’s also a personal journey. We’ve been living this for years now. This is literally all that we do and the record is the evidence of that. I stop and think, man I’m 20 years old and I’ve been doing this since I was basically 14. We’re still making the same kind of music we were when we started, but we’re better at it now. Thankfully, we’ve had the opportunity to actually go out into the world and experience some real shit, which gives us something to write about now. We just want people to listen. And play it really loud.”

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                                                  Drop a Grand

                                                  TRADING WITH THE ENEMY!!!

                                                  Founded in 1975, G. Blanzden & Associates (dba DROP A GRAND) is one of the world’s largest providers of Psych and Shmooze services in the industry of face melting.

                                                  MEMBERS:
                                                  GERN BLANZDEN guitar vox phase
                                                  UNICRON bass vox fx
                                                  WHITE N SHITTY II keys keytar synth
                                                  2 DOLLA BILL skins vox

                                                  GUESTS:
                                                  DR FLASH!! shredder
                                                  SACRED HORNS OF MANITOBA (aka Brass Flag)
                                                  WHITE N SHITTY I plastic saxxx
                                                  SHEILA P digital percussives
                                                  Z phazer accordion

                                                  Drop a Grand is a Kansas City band or a performance-art ensemble. Or both.

                                                  Its members wear costumes and go by pseudonyms or noms-de-tunes. Their performances are loud, brash, dramatic and subversive. Their music is a deranged, riff-roaring clamor that clings to a steel-toed groove.

                                                  “It’s psychotropic blues-punk,” said Unicron, the band’s bassist. We recently interviewed the band’s founder, Gern Blanzden, about the band’s music and the art of costuming.

                                                  What was the concept of Drop a Grand from the beginning?

                                                  It’s very self-serving: I have $1,000 to blow with my buddies. … What should we do? Sure as hell ain’t gonna play a round of golf, now are we? Mommy always said if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing. In DAG we’d get blurry-eyed, make some enemies and blame it on the Tiger.

                                                  Were costumes part of the concept from the start?

                                                  Complete disguise was initially the only means of getting others to join me on a stage. Kind of an afterthought, but whatever. The art of costuming has significant advantages: minimal stalkers and no unwarranted shop talk from town to town.

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                                                  The Bad Ideas

                                                  The Bad Ideas is an American punk band from Kansas City, Missouri formed in August 2011. They've written all original songs and are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early 80's punk. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was recorded on January 22, 2012 and released March, 2012. Their first self-produced full length, Lesson #1 was released March 8, 2013. The Bad Ideas also released a 7" split with Red Kate on March 31, 2014. Their most recent release is a full length cassette, "Leave Me Alone." Released in June 6, 2015.

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                                                  Wick & the Tricks

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                                                    3/23

                                                    Nelli Fest featuring..

                                                    The Sluts
                                                    Vivid Zebra

                                                    All Ages | 7 pm

                                                    Benefit for The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center of Lawrence

                                                    Nelli Fest featuring..

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                                                      The Sluts

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

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                                                      Vivid Zebra

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                                                        3/27

                                                        Dilly Dally

                                                        All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                          3/28

                                                          Glass Bandit

                                                          Vik G Trio

                                                          All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                            Vik G Trio

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                                                              3/29

                                                              Moon Tooth

                                                              The Gorge
                                                              Existem
                                                              Lightbringer

                                                              All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                              Moon Tooth

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                                                                The Gorge


                                                                "They're no-frills players who understand the value of restraint and dynamics, and employ meticulous arrangements that also hint at frantic mathcore and technical metal. These strengths come through loud and clear on the Gorge's most recent album, Thousand Year Fire. The album's power-drill drumming, jackhammer guitars and roaring vocals should please Baroness and Mastodon fans who aren't stoked on how those bands have evolved."-Annie Zaleski



                                                                  Existem

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                                                                      3/30

                                                                      The Real Zebos

                                                                      Essenger
                                                                      Sons of Stereo
                                                                      Faintheart

                                                                      All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                      The Real Zebos

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                                                                        Essenger

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                                                                          Sons of Stereo

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                                                                            Faintheart

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                                                                              4/1

                                                                              Caamp

                                                                              Ona

                                                                              All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                              Caamp

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                                                                                Ona

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                                                                                  4/5

                                                                                  Plini

                                                                                  Mestis
                                                                                  Dave Mackay

                                                                                  All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                  Plini

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                                                                                    Mestis

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                                                                                      Dave Mackay

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                                                                                        4/7

                                                                                        Mom Jeans

                                                                                        Mover Shaker
                                                                                        Sincere Engineer

                                                                                        All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                        Mom Jeans

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                                                                                              4/9

                                                                                              Copeland

                                                                                              From Indian Lakes
                                                                                              Many Rooms

                                                                                              All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                From Indian Lakes

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                                                                                                  Many Rooms

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                                                                                                    4/13

                                                                                                    BIG SMO

                                                                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    4/20

                                                                                                    Droids Attack

                                                                                                    Inner Alter
                                                                                                    Snowchild
                                                                                                    They Watch us from the Moon
                                                                                                    PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                                                                                                    All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    Droids Attack

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                                                                                                      Inner Alter

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                                                                                                        Snowchild

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                                                                                                          They Watch us from the Moon

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                                                                                                            Automatic Wolf

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                                                                                                            4/26

                                                                                                            Thank You Scientist

                                                                                                            Kindo
                                                                                                            In the Presence of Wolves

                                                                                                            All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                              In the Presence of Wolves

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                                                                                                                5/7

                                                                                                                Family of the Year//Lydia

                                                                                                                All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                Family of the Year//Lydia

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                                                                                                                  5/9

                                                                                                                  Shoebox Money

                                                                                                                  Jean Claude and the Eclairs
                                                                                                                  Cavves
                                                                                                                  The Arsonist

                                                                                                                  All Ages | 7:30 pm

                                                                                                                  Shoebox Money

                                                                                                                  Returning from a 9 month hiatus in April of 2017, Shoebox Money found a lineup that really works and discovered their sound with original members Patrick and Ben W. (Bass and lead guitar/harmonica) paired with new members Ben S. and Dylan (vocals/rhythm guitar and drums). Drawing equally from classic rock and blues as well as post garage rock revival and alt punk, these indie rockers produce theory driven music and put on high energy live shows.

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                                                                                                                  Jean Claude and the Eclairs

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                                                                                                                    Cavves

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                                                                                                                      The Arsonist

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                                                                                                                        5/30

                                                                                                                        SkeletonWitch

                                                                                                                        Soft Kill
                                                                                                                        Matrtyrod
                                                                                                                        Wiegedood

                                                                                                                        All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                                                                                        SkeletonWitch

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                                                                                                                          Soft Kill

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                                                                                                                            Matrtyrod

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                                                                                                                              Wiegedood

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                                                                                                                                6/9

                                                                                                                                Knuckle Puck + Citizen

                                                                                                                                Hunny
                                                                                                                                OSO OSO

                                                                                                                                All Ages | 6 pm

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                                                                                                                                  Hunny

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                                                                                                                                    OSO OSO

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                                                                                                                                      6/14

                                                                                                                                      Truck Stop Love

                                                                                                                                      Godzillionaire
                                                                                                                                      Headlight Rivals

                                                                                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                                        Godzillionaire

                                                                                                                                        Heavy space rock from Lawrence, KS.

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                                                                                                                                          Bands We want to see



                                                                                                                                          Hey everyone! This awesome new website allows for a lot more interaction! Just one way we want to talk with you is by inviting you Bottleneck fans to post your concert wishlists here.

                                                                                                                                          To start, here are a few bands I can think of off the top of my head that I would love to see at the Bottleneck:

                                                                                                                                          2:54

                                                                                                                                          Neutral Milk Hotel

                                                                                                                                          Abney Park

                                                                                                                                          Ozric Tentacles

                                                                                                                                          Just to name a few.

                                                                                                                                          Tell us what bands you think should play at the Bottleneck! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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