2/19

Open Mic

KU vs Oklahoma Watch Party

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.



    KU vs Oklahoma Watch Party

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      2/22

      Ces Cru

      G-Mo Skee
      Loogey
      Sheven
      PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

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

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        G-Mo Skee

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          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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          Sheven

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

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          Lincoln Marshall

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            2/23

            Mountain Deer Revival

            Ryan Manuel & the Getaway
            Steamboat Bandits

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Their music manages to successfully close the gap between Country Rock, Americana and Bluegrass, while maintaining an honest, independent tone. The band reaches beyond talent, by writing with creativity and performing with passion. With great focus being placed on their lyrics and the feeling of their songs, MDR's music is as much a state of mind as it is a sound.

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                  2/24

                  Haunted Summer

                  The Moose

                  $8 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                  Haunted Summer

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

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

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


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

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                  The Moose

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                    3/1

                    Donovan Frakenreiter

                    John Craigie

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

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                      John Craigie

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                        3/3

                        Mosquitto Band

                        Hi Lux
                        Pale Tounges

                        All Ages | 8 pm

                        Mosquitto Band

                        Mosquitto is a Psychedelic Rock Band from Los Angeles, Ca. Heavily influenced by the Zombies, Beachboys and drugs



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                              3/4

                              Tiny Moving Parts

                              Mom Jeans
                              OSO OSO

                              $13 + F&T | All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                                    3/6

                                    Mike Love

                                    Jungle Man

                                    $12 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                    Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.

                                    Mike Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                    Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.

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                                    Jungle Man

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                                      3/7

                                      The Aquaducks

                                      Cory Phillips & the Groove Machine

                                      All Ages | 8 pm


                                      The Aquaducks have been making waves in and around Music City as a high octane funk and soul band with a live energy that is rarely matched. The Ducks' first two singles "Nightlife" and "Bill's Toupée" immediately caught the attention of local radio station Lighting 100, and have continued to receive regular air play. Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as "Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools," The Aquaducks have created a new sound with influences ranging from Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to Lettuce and James Brown.

                                      The Aquaducks

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                                        Cory Phillips & the Groove Machine

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                                          3/8

                                          Fools Brew

                                          All Ages | 8 pm

                                          Fools Brew

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                                            3/9

                                            Shoebox Money

                                            American Slim
                                            Kangaroo Ali

                                            18 & Over | 7 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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                                            American Slim

                                            Kansas City based American Slim started in the Spring of 2012.

                                            The similarities of each member are obvious: -all passionate, and all moved by watching the audience fall in love with the music. Their differences influence the band’s unique sound; bass, lead guitar, acoustical guitar, keyboards, drums, ukulele, banjo, piano, and saxophone blend together with a distinctive mix of killer vocals and smooth harmonies. American Slim’s vibe is eclectic and it’s that quality--the I-can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-it-but-I-love-it sentiment, that audiences call the band’s signature sound: bits of indie, rock, blues, and funk fused together for a mix that has evolved from performing covers to writing and performing originals. The band performs almost every weekend in the Kansas City area and has been working very hard during the week to write and produce their very first EP of original music that is due for release in the Fall of 2015.

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                                            Kangaroo Ali

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                                              3/10

                                              Bad Bad Hats

                                              Westerners
                                              La Guerre

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

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                                                Westerners

                                                Cast from London and several cities up and down the east coast into Kansas City/Lawrence area, the 4 members of indie garage rock outfit Westerners may seem more like an accident than a form of perseverance paid off. Beginning with an arbitrary move to a farmhouse in nowhere, Kansas, and an almost decade long friendship, the band's songs and interests were slowly formed over a year of pleasurable purgatory out in the wilderness. Lots of whiskey. Lots of smoke. Lots of good times. Lots of distractions. Emerging from the haze around August of 2013 and enlisting friend and local band director who was then recently discharged from the coast guard to fill out the sound, they swarmed onto the local scene with a constant slew of high energy performances. Recent release of the ep "Westerners" is drawing midwest attention and praise, displaying a group who are paving a street to somewhere, brick by brick.

                                                Recent release, Westerners EP, is a 4 song, get-straight-to-the-point record that introduces the bands unique blend of garage rock and pop. Recorded and produced at Element Recordings (kc) by Joel Nanos, the ep captures the bands intense , live energy that is displayed at every event.

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                                                La Guerre

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

                                                FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER
                                                2013 PITCH MUSIC AWARDS

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                                                3/11

                                                Ceschi Ramos

                                                Dark Time Sunshine
                                                Moodie Black
                                                DopeKnife

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

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                                                    Moodie Black

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                                                      DopeKnife

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                                                        3/13

                                                        Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

                                                        John Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

                                                        $14 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                          3/14

                                                          Declan McKenna

                                                          Chappell Roan

                                                          $15 + F&T | All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                                                          Declan McKenna

                                                          British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2015 with the shimmering, politically charged single "Brazil," which directly addressed the corruption scandal then engulfing soccer's governing body, FIFA. The teenaged Hertfordshire native had only a handful of self-released tracks to his name, having uploaded them to his Bandcamp page. Obsessed with Bowie and with an attitude recalling the Libertines and Jamie T., McKenna blended bright indie pop with textural lo-fi. As "Brazil" gained traction throughout 2015, McKenna's star began to rise, and that summer he took home the Glastonbury Festival's coveted Emerging Talent prize. Hyperbolically dubbed "the voice of a generation," he signed a management contract with industry giant Q-Prime, leading to a bidding war which resulted in his signing to Columbia. His follow-up single, "Paracetamol," arrived in November 2015, proving that he was no one-hit wonder. The EPs Stains and Liar followed in 2016, along with a string of socially conscious singles tackling such weighty topics as police brutality, religion, and terrorism. All six of his previously released singles eventually wound up on his bright, eclectic debut album, What Do You Think About the Car?, produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and released in summer 2017.

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                                                          Chappell Roan

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                                                            3/15

                                                            Tigers Jaw

                                                            Yowler
                                                            Looming

                                                            $17 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                              Looming

                                                              Debut LP 'Nailbiter' now available on the No Sleep Records webstore.

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                                                              3/16

                                                              Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys

                                                              Fall Risk

                                                              All Ages | 8 pm

                                                              Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys

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                                                                Fall Risk

                                                                Based out of Lawrence, KS, Fall Risk is a jazz + funk band comprised of 9 KU students. They specialize in high energy arrangements of popular songs and party standards ranging from the 1960's all the way up to current top 40 chart toppers. The horn section adds a groovy twist to the typical rock band set up. The band operates as a music collective, featuring singers, soloists, composers and arrangers.



                                                                  3/17

                                                                  JL ( Strange Music)

                                                                  L''''''''s
                                                                  810
                                                                  Stik Figa

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

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                                                                        Stik Figa

                                                                        Stik Figa is a prolific MC and wordsmith from Topeka, Kansas. Raised in Memphis, Stik developed a unique and versatile skill set, combining detailed lyricism with a dirty south drawl.

                                                                        His virtuosity has led him to be featured on premier outlets such as NPR and 2DopeBoyz. After signing with Mello Music Group, he released "As Himself" a project drawing from his unique perspective and background.

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                                                                        3/18

                                                                        Bass Physics

                                                                        $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                          3/20

                                                                          Quiet Hollars

                                                                          Mo Lowda & the Humble

                                                                          All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                          Quiet Hollars

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                                                                            Mo Lowda & the Humble

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                                                                              3/21

                                                                              Born to Hustle Tour with Project Pat

                                                                              Bando Boys

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

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                                                                                  3/23

                                                                                  Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

                                                                                  Travis Linville

                                                                                  $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

                                                                                  He‟s been known as the co-founder of the three-time Grammy nominated BR549, the honky-tonk
                                                                                  heroes that almost single-handedly lit and carried the blowtorch for the mid-„90s alternative country
                                                                                  explosion. He‟s been hailed as „The Hillbilly Renaissance Man‟ for his subsequent successes as a
                                                                                  songwriter, performer, producer and musical theater director. Now after more than a decade as one of
                                                                                  the most uncompromising and consistent talents in the American roots music movement, Chuck
                                                                                  Mead at last emerges with the most anticipated role of his entire career: Solo Artist.
                                                                                  With Journeyman’s Wager, Chuck Mead throws down the gauntlet with an album that defies all
                                                                                  sonic expectations while re-defining his position as one of the hardest-working artists in the business.
                                                                                  “I respect the term „journeyman‟,” Mead says, “because that‟s I what consider myself. I‟ve been living
                                                                                  by my wits musically for more than 20 years now, going from job to job and doing them all pretty well.
                                                                                  Certainly there‟s a hustle to what I do, but there‟s always been a gambling aspect to it, too. With this
                                                                                  album, it‟s finally all me going all-in. It‟s a record that challenges listeners in a good way. Best of all,
                                                                                  I‟ve challenged myself.”
                                                                                  Produced by Grammy-winner Ray Kennedy, the eleven tracks on Journeyman’s Wager embody not
                                                                                  only the core of country music, but also the pulse of pop, R&B, hillbilly rock, Gospel and beyond. “Why
                                                                                  be confined by barriers or genres?” Chuck asks. “As far as I‟m concerned, it‟s all American Music.
                                                                                  These are the sounds that made up my musical vocabulary. I still believe that American Music is
                                                                                  about real things, good stories and unique songs. And I‟m willing to bet that most everyone else does,
                                                                                  too.”
                                                                                  “It‟s hard to believe that it‟s taken him this long to make a solo record,” says producer/engineer Ray
                                                                                  Kennedy, best known for his work on classic albums by Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle. “What sets
                                                                                  Chuck apart from so many artists is that he‟s a genuine hard-working, blue-collar performer. I hate the
                                                                                  word „old-school‟ but we didn‟t want this album to sound like a lot of modern records where everything
                                                                                  is over-tweaked and perfect. We knew we had to make it intimate and real.” Kennedy recorded the
                                                                                  entire album analog on two-inch tape, in a studio full of both state-of-the art and vintage equipment
                                                                                  that included „60s tube microphones, a Vox Continental organ, and a badass band that featured
                                                                                  Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart), Audley Freed (The Black Crowes), Mark Miller (BR549), Mark Horn
                                                                                  (The Derailers), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash), Mike Henderson (The SteelDrivers), Pat Sivers (The
                                                                                  Everly Brothers) and Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks). “Chuck is the same in the studio as he is on
                                                                                  stage,” Kennedy explains. “He loves working without a net. There are a lot of multiple voices singing
                                                                                  into one microphone and the band playing together in one room. Most of all, it‟s an album that really
                                                                                  represents his worldview song-wise. It has humor, intelligence, sarcasm, a bit of politics and a lot of
                                                                                  spontaneity. Plus he‟s singing his ass off. Chuck doesn‟t have a model; he really is a journeyman in
                                                                                  that songwriting and entertaining is his life.”
                                                                                  For Mead, life and music have always been irrevocably intertwined. “I joined my first band at 12 years
                                                                                  old,” he explains with a laugh. “Ruint me forever.” Throughout his 20s, he led several groups in and
                                                                                  around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, including the popular Mid-western cult band The
                                                                                  Homestead Grays. By the early „90s, Chuck found himself as an itinerant musician on Nashville‟s
                                                                                  then-seedy Lower Broadway. It was a place in time where a performer armed with only the vision of a
                                                                                  sonically relentless hillbilly band with nothing to lose could try anything. Within months, Mead cofounded
                                                                                  a quintet that began playing must-see marathon sets in the front window of bar/bootery
                                                                                  Robert‟s Western World. Seven albums, three Grammy nominations and millions of worldwide fans
                                                                                  later, BR549 would become one of the most improbable success stories of the past decade.
                                                                                  “BR549 is on extended hiatus,” Chuck now says. “We were – and remain – a family, and taking a
                                                                                  break from each other will make us miss each other more. We survived the highs, the lows and all the
                                                                                  hype, and we still had fun making music we love. But it was also time for me to do my own thing.”
                                                                                  With the exception of occasional reunions on Prairie Home Companion (at the behest of longtime fan
                                                                                  Garrison Keillor) and benefits for favorite charities, Mead‟s post-BR career soon became known as
                                                                                  much for its continued integrity as for its eclecticism. He founded the touring collective The Hillbilly All-
                                                                                  Stars featuring members of The Mavericks, co-produced acclaimed tribute albums to Johnny Cash
                                                                                  and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured on „The Sociology of Modern American Culture‟ at Vanderbilt
                                                                                  University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville‟s top song publishers. In 2007, he was
                                                                                  named Musical Director of Million Dollar Quartet, the new hit stage musical based on the night in 1956
                                                                                  that Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley came together for an impromptu
                                                                                  jam session. “It‟s been incredibly liberating to do all these things I‟ve never done before,” Chuck says.
                                                                                  “But most of all, I wanted to call my own shots and make a record that mattered.”
                                                                                  Ten of the eleven tracks on Journeyman’s Wager are co-written by Mead, who‟d spent the past year
                                                                                  working with such idiosyncratic and award-winning songwriters as Tia Sillers, Bobby Huff, Greg
                                                                                  Crowe, Patrick Davis, Angeleena Presley, Mark Collie and Jon & Sally Tiven. The album roars out of
                                                                                  the gate with the twanging highway stomp of “Out On The Natchez Trail”, and runs head-on into the
                                                                                  sinister mystery of “Gun Metal Grey”. The horn-powered “She Got The Ring (I Got The Finger)” is a
                                                                                  sly nod to Jerry Reed‟s “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”. There‟s classic country-pop
                                                                                  wisdom in “Albuquerque”, gentle insight in “Up On Edge Hill”, and hard-driving good times in “I Wish It
                                                                                  Was Friday”. “A Long Time Ago” is a paean of pedal-steel regret, while “After The Last Witness Is
                                                                                  Gone” is a bold testimonial that‟s equal parts honky-tonk and roadhouse rocker. “In A Song” may be
                                                                                  the album‟s genuine showstopper, a gloriously sanctified testament to the Everlasting Church Of
                                                                                  Music. The disc‟s sole cover is a fiery version – complete with yodeling – of George Harrison‟s “Old
                                                                                  Brown Shoe”, the obscure Beatles b-side from “The Ballad Of John & Yoko”. The album closes with
                                                                                  the assured shuffle-funk of “No Requests”, a song whose chorus is a potent statement of purpose
                                                                                  from an artist who is now truly his own man.
                                                                                  “Even when BR549 were being called a throwback act, we never allowed ourselves to be classified,”
                                                                                  says Chuck. “The key was to always bring something new to everything we did. Today my slate is
                                                                                  cleaner than ever before. This album is all me, doing what comes naturally.” For Chuck Mead, the
                                                                                  time has come for one of Americana‟s most uncommon artists to finally step out, step up and be
                                                                                  heard on his own unique terms. And in a game where sure bets are rarely the real deal, one
                                                                                  singer/songwriter/performer is again unafraid to lay it all on the line. “I mean everything I say on this
                                                                                  album,” Chuck Mead says. “You can tell it with a wink and a smile, but it‟s still the truth. And the truth
                                                                                  is that Journeyman’s Wager is the culmination of everything I‟ve learned. These are my decisions.
                                                                                  This is my music.”

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                                                                                  Travis Linville

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                                                                                    3/24

                                                                                    The Casket Lottery

                                                                                    Radar State
                                                                                    Mess

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

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                                                                                    The Casket Lottery

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                                                                                      Radar State

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                                                                                        Mess

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                                                                                          4/5

                                                                                          PLS&TY

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

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                                                                                          PLS&TY

                                                                                          PLS&TY is quickly becoming one of the most distinguished stars of the Future Bass world today. Remixing classic RnB and hip-hop tunes to sublime effect, rising forward-thinking producer PLS&TY has already amassed more than 16 million plays on Soundcloud and hit the #1 spot on the HypeMachine charts an unprecedented eight times - and all this in the space of just one year



                                                                                            4/6

                                                                                            Farmers Ball 2018

                                                                                            All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                            KJHK’s annual Farmers’ Ball, presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities

                                                                                            Semifinals concert: Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Bottleneck; doors at 7 p.m., first band on at 8 p.m.

                                                                                            Finals concert: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Bottleneck; doors at 8 p.m.; first band on at 9 p.m.

                                                                                            Tickets: $5 general public, $3 KU students with valid KUID, free for KU students with SUA Student Saver Card

                                                                                            KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a chance for bands from the Lawrence area to revel in the glory of bragging rights, new fans and cash prizes. A staple in the Lawrence music community for more than two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is co-presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities.

                                                                                            KJHK and SUA continue efforts to make Farmers’ Ball an epic event. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000. The finals round runners up will also receive cash prizes. THIRD PLACE WINS $500, FOURTH PLACE WINS $500.

                                                                                            All eligible bands must submit their music online, at www.kjhk.org/farmersball, by Feb 23rd, 2018. In a band or know someone who is? Submit your music today! Go to www.kjhk.org/farmersball for all relevant rules, regulations and submission information.

                                                                                            KJHK and SUA student staff will listen to and review all submissions, and narrow down the field to 16 acts selected for a preliminary online voting round. Those 16 bands will be unveiled at noon on Monday, March 5.

                                                                                            Online voting to narrow down the field to 8 semi-finalists will open at noon Monday, March 5 and close on Friday, March 16. The 8 semi-finalists for Round 1 of Farmers’ Ball will be announced on Monday, March 26th . Those bands will compete for audience votes at the live semi-finals show on Friday, April 6, at the Bottleneck.

                                                                                            Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands will advance to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 14 at the Bottleneck. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runners-up of the 2016 KJHK Farmers’ Ball.

                                                                                            Prizes for the winner and runner-up, announced at the Farmers’ Ball finals on Saturday, April 14th:
                                                                                            1st place: $2,000
                                                                                            2nd place: $1,000
                                                                                            3rd place: $500
                                                                                            4th place: $500

                                                                                            Farmers Ball 2018

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                                                                                              4/7

                                                                                              The Expanders

                                                                                              DJ S.Ranx

                                                                                              $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                              The Expanders


                                                                                              The Expanders have come to be known for their vintage “rockers” style of reggae, played in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, Culture, and The Mighty Diamonds. Their music emphasizes three-part vocal harmonies and strong songwriting. In addition to performing their own original material and rare Jamaican scorchers, since 2006 The Expanders have been the chosen backing band for legendary Jamaican singers when they come to California to perform. The group has backed classic artists Alton Ellis, The Maytones, The Ethiopians, The Wailing Souls, and many more. For two years in a row they were featured at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Mendocino County where their performances were praised by The Beat magazine as having recreated “the old classic Kingston rocksteady sound to a T.” They have been frequent guests on SoCal radio shows such as Reggae Central with Chuck Foster (KPFK 90.7 fm) and The Reggae Show with Junor Francis (KXLU 88.9 fm).



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                                                                                                  4/11

                                                                                                  Tauk

                                                                                                  Lucas Parker Band

                                                                                                  $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    Lucas Parker Band

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

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

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                                                                                                    4/12

                                                                                                    The Copper Children

                                                                                                    $8 + F&T | 21 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                                                    The Copper Children

                                                                                                    The Copper Children are an indie rock band emerging out of the heart of Denver, Colorado. Their sound is a mix of indie-Americana, intertwined with soul-folk, influenced as much by mountain music as classic rhythm & blues. The band’s expressed musical functions are driven by a contemporary multi-focus genre, in which they challenge conventional thinking and preconceived notions of what soul-folk is, and aims to give an edge to the folk genre with unique instrumentation and songwriting. Through their music, they strive to share their soulful folk tales through heartfelt lyricism combined with raw emotion, all while paying heed to the diversity, peace and sacredness of life, as we know it. Amidst their profound songwriting and melodies, the band has readily established themselves as ‘The Copper Children’ of the Colorado musical forefront.

                                                                                                    All music available for free streaming at: https://play.spotify.com/album/0HjKYT3TUDSlLJLUBNxYgc

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                                                                                                    4/13

                                                                                                    Turnstile

                                                                                                    Touche Amore
                                                                                                    Culture Abuse
                                                                                                    Razorbumps
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                                                                                                    $18 + F&T | All Ages | 6:30 pm

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                                                                                                            BIB

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                                                                                                              4/18

                                                                                                              Cigarettes After Sex

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

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                                                                                                              Cigarettes After Sex

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                                                                                                                4/19

                                                                                                                wild child

                                                                                                                Stealth Uvlang of The Lumineers

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

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                                                                                                                  Stealth Uvlang of The Lumineers

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                                                                                                                    4/20

                                                                                                                    Govinda

                                                                                                                    Kaminanda
                                                                                                                    Templo

                                                                                                                    $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                    Govinda

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

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

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


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                                                                                                                    Kaminanda

                                                                                                                    Kaminanda's ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and lush downtempo textures. His music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing landscapes reflecting a myriad of diverse influences; a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions. With six albums in his repertoire, this organic spaceship of frequencies balances musicality and ethereal soundscapes to evoke a deeper and hypnotic experience.

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                                                                                                                    Templo

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                                                                                                                      4/22

                                                                                                                      BRONCHO

                                                                                                                      $13 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                      4/28

                                                                                                                      Riff Raff

                                                                                                                      $25 + F&T | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                                                      Riff Raff

                                                                                                                      Buy Tickets here: http://pipelineticketing.frontgatesolutions.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=70782&eid=80048

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                                                                                                                      5/5

                                                                                                                      Trout Steak Revival

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

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                                                                                                                      Trout Steak Revival

                                                                                                                      Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band. The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS. They’ve collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs. Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band, and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.



                                                                                                                        5/9

                                                                                                                        DigiTour:Arctic Lights

                                                                                                                        $25 + F&T | All Ages | 5:30 pm

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                                                                                                                          5/26

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                                                                                                                          Crunk Witch
                                                                                                                          Electric Lungs

                                                                                                                          $11 + F&T | All Ages | 6 pm

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                                                                                                                          The Novak 13th Wedding Anniversary

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