4/16

Foxy By Proxy Revue

18 & Over | 8 pm

Foxy By Proxy Revue

Kansas' own Foxy by Proxy Revue, will be kicking off their first midwest tour on Aug. 2nd at the Bottleneck right here in Lawrence!
Ask An Adult will be starting off the night. The show, as always, is the personification of sex, drugs and rock and roll all meshed into one debaucherous evening of singing, dancing and sensuality!

10pm $10 cover

Foxy By Proxy is a Lawrence-based cabaret/comedy troupe. Our focus is performing at local venues with bands or other performers through an acting, singing, and dancing variety show. The troupe showcases lovely ladies, hysterical emcees, and satirical skits.

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4/17

Von Stomper

40 Watt Dreams
Tyler Gregory

All Ages | 8 pm

Von Stomper

With influences in early American folk, blues, and roots music, Von Stomper, a Colorado based five piece, creates an original sound that is both familiar and progressive in its style. Their raw, high energy live performance is back dropped by lyrics and harmonies that are provoking in their depth, creating a hard vintage sound. With each member contributing both song and voice, Von Stomper pays tribute to the original folk tradition, singing songs of love, labor, and loss. They are currently on tour throughout the the American South and Midwest in support of their debut studio album release (recorded at UI Sound Studios.)

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40 Watt Dreams

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

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

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Tyler Gregory

Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found busking on city streets with his deep voice and steam-powered melodies bouncing off the street-side architecture. His sturdy songcraft takes cues from WWII-era blues bellowers like Leadbelly and Son House.

Gregory's mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. Singing songs portraying stories of travel, land, and the meaning of simplicity, Gregory goes full force on his guitar/stomp-box live performance arrangements.

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4/18

Fortunate Youth

True Press
Arm the Poor

$13 | All Ages | 8 pm

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Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay Reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 7-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream Reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth’s objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.

In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled “Up-Lifted EP” and just released their full-length album, “IRIE STATE OF MIND” on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.

Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.

They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.

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      4/19

      KJHK FARMERS BALL

      All Ages | 8 pm

      KJHK FARMERS BALL

      The 2nd and final round of KJHK’s own Farmer’s Ball. Watch the final 4 bands battle it out for the proverbial crown!

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      4/20

      Smackdown Trivia & Karaoke

      Benefit party (Late)

      All Ages | 6 pm

      Smackdown Trivia & Karaoke

      Smackdown! Trivia

      Think you’re smarter than everyone else? Now you have the chance to prove it.

      Smackdown! Trivia began in 2000 and is the brainchild of Andy Morton, who also hosts local Channel 6’s “1 On 1 Trivia”, and was a recent contestant on VH1’s “Pop Culture.”

      The premise is simple: answer the most questions right, and your team wins the cash prize. So gather your smartest friends, and head down to the Bottleneck where you have a chance to put your money where your mouth is. You know what else goes where your mouth is? $1.50 draws and $2.50 wells.

      Sunday nights at 8 pm. $5 entry fee per person. In the event that there is a show that night, Smackdown! relocates to Conroy’s Pub (3115 W. 6th St.).

      Karaoke Sundays

      Don't miss the fun Sundays at the Bottleneck with our own twisted version of KARAOKE.

      Deriving its name from two words, kara "empty/void", and okesutora "orchestra", karaoke has been taking the world by storm since it became popular in Japan in the early 1970's.

      Come show off your singing skills (or lack thereof!) with your friends as you belt out "Back in Black", sing to your sweetie or test your vocal range with a little Nina Simone.

      With our vast catalogue of music, there's something for everyone's taste and range. And don't worry, we'll help loosen those lips with cheap drink specials that'll have you crooning in no time! (Sundays at 11, after Smackdown! Trivia, unless previously scheduled event has been booked.)

      Sunday is also our Service Industry Night. So all bartenders, waitresses, cooks, dishwashers, doormen & hostesses are encouraged to join in the FREE fun.

      Karaoke is FREE for over 21 year olds and only $3 for under 21.

      Drink specials: $1.75 draws, $2.50 well drinks

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        4/21

        Taking Back Mondays

        All Ages | 8 pm

        Taking Back Mondays

        Live karaoke full of Emo and Pop Punk Music hosted by, SOVEREIGN STATES.

        The Bottleneck's Monday-night house band, Sovereign States, remembers '90s rock for you — and with you. If you've ever wanted to sing a 10- or 15-year-old pop-punk hit in person with musicians, write the words on your hand and get up there. " 'Devotion and Desire' by Bayside, 'My Friends Over You' by New Found Glory and 'Cute Without the E' by Taking Back Sunday are really popular with the crowd," says the States' Quinn Brabender. If you're ready to shine, e-mail Brabender at sovereignstatesband@gmail.com before Monday, or show up at the Bottleneck (737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483) a little early to sign up.

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        4/22

        Engineers Without Borders trivia for charity

        All Ages | 6 pm

        Engineers Without Borders trivia for charity

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          4/23

          Giraffage

          Branchez
          APLSOZ

          $13 - $15 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                4/24

                The Magic Beans

                Old Shoe

                All Ages | 8 pm

                The Magic Beans

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                    4/25

                    Stop Making Sense

                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                    Stop Making Sense

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                      4/26

                      KJHK FARMERS BALL

                      All Ages | 8 pm

                      KJHK FARMERS BALL

                      The 2nd and final round of KJHK’s own Farmer’s Ball. Watch the final 4 bands battle it out for the proverbial crown!

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                      4/27

                      The Faint

                      $18 - $21 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                      The Faint

                      Omaha, Nebraska, 2001. For a select assemblage of musicians and their fans, there was no better time and place. More specifically, it’s the city and year that gave us Danse Macabre.

                      Due to a number of factors, most notably the Internet’s ability to build a global community at the click of a button, it’s unlikely that we will ever again experience a next-big-thing local music scene the way we saw places like Athens and Minneapolis blow up in the ’80s and Seattle explode in the ’90s. And when we look back at the time when music was still consumed in physical forms, Omaha will probably be remembered as the last city where a homegrown scene was developed organically with the assistance of local garages, basements, studios, clubs, and labels.

                      The Omaha scene that we’ve come to know and love reaches as far back as the early ’90s, but it wasn’t until the turn of the millennium that the rest of the world got hip to what was going on in the middle of America. Around this time—actually, almost exactly 10 years to the day that this is being written—I headed to eastern Nebraska with the magazine that I once edited, DIW, and we did our best to chronicle what we considered to be the most exciting and vibrant hotspot in the country. Sure, part of the appeal was that a city known mostly for a bajillionaire, the College World Series, and mail-order steak was suddenly dumping a huge pile of awesomeness into our record collections, but just as impressive was the fact that unlike most regional scenes, none of these bands sounded like the other. It was also difficult not to appreciate that despite the glaring spotlight on the town at the time, the family that made up Saddle Creek Records—in some cases actual siblings, but mostly just childhood friends—seemed to be taking everything in stride. No enlarging egos, no jealous backstabbing, just a group of hardworking Midwesterners happy to be sharing their music and stories with a world that had finally started to listen. Though Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst had already achieved some commercial success, by the summer of 2002 the top dog in town was The Faint, thanks to the record that you now hold in your hands.

                      Though unquestionably confident and completely realized, Danse Macabre wasn’t the album anyone could have expected from the band that debuted in 1998 with Media, a perfectly fine post-hardcore record that, aside from the personnel that made it, has nothing to do with anything else in The Faint’s catalog. After shocking everyone but themselves with the retro dance-rock found on the following year’s Blank-Wave Arcade—the first to feature synth player Jacob Thiele—the group solidified its place in the underground’s upper echelon with Danse Macabre, a dark-wave masterpiece made well before the ’80s became a ubiquitous touchstone for contemporary bands with keyboards. In fact, it could easily be argued that the one-two punch of Blank-Wave Arcade and Danse Macabre helped usher in the era of the modern dance-rock act, predating bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, and Bloc Party. From the middle of nowhere, The Faint had crafted a sound that was suddenly seemingly everywhere.

                      Whereas Blank-Wave was a raw exercise in bringing The Faint’s ecstatic basement shows into the studio, Danse Macabre was a sleek, shiny vehicle meant to evoke bumping Berlin dance clubs. Never mind that they could only dream of German techno while putting up with Cher remixes nearly 5,000 miles away at Omaha’s gay bars, the only places in town offering even close to what the guys wanted to hear when they went out.

                      There isn’t a single reason why Danse Macabre is considered part of Saddle Creek’s holy trinity (along with Cursive’s The Ugly Organ and Bright Eyes’ I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning), but rather a whole host of them: the perfectly aggressive synth lines, Todd Fink’s (née Baechle) menacingly effected vocals, the infectious dance beats, the intriguing bits of industrial and goth, and, at the heart of it all, strong songwriting featuring the kind of minor-key melodies that make singing along inevitable. Engineering and production by Mike Mogis as well as the addition of death-metal guitarist Dapose also helped raise the bar. And then there’s the concept, replacing Blank-Wave’s sexually charged atmosphere with the attitude that you should DIY before you D-I-E. Or, as a wise guidance counselor once said: Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. After all, some of their heroes were punk-rock do-it-yourselfers like Fugazi and Sonic Youth.

                      “We thought about the Dance of the Dead, the Danse Macabre, being the working-for-a-living people going through these choreographed motions while they’re working,” says Thiele. “They’re doing a really stiff, boring dance that they don’t realize. We decided at some point that that was the Dance of the Dead.”

                      The guys took their own advice, quitting their day jobs and focusing all of their energy on the band. They also decided not to work with any of the major labels that came sniffing around after Danse Macabre, and Saddle Creek similarly decided to keep things on a smaller scale. It meant that the next big thing never got as big as expected, yet it resulted in Omaha never being forced to compromise its art for the sake of commerce.

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                      4/28

                      Zoogma

                      All Ages | 8 pm

                      Zoogma

                      Zoogma combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a five piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy-weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.

                      With the release of their debut album, Recreational Vehicles, along with a relentless tour schedule, the five members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene. Evolving in Oxford, MS, Zoogma’s sound can be described as an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, Jazz, World, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences, with a sound that is refreshingly original yet steeped in the dance music tradition.

                      Sharing the stage with acts such as Perpetual Groove, Pnuma Trio, Big Gigantic, Eliot Lipp, Keller Williams, The New Mastersounds, and Ozric Tentacles, Zoogma is poised to captivate you!


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                      4/29

                      Horror Remix

                      All Ages | 8 pm

                      Horror Remix


                      ALL KILLER, NO FILLER

                      If you're a fan of obscure horror films, then you've experienced extreme boredom. You've sat through lame red herrings, endless chase scenes, shower scenes with NO nudity, and all the talking and talking and talking... just for those very rare magical moments that only these films can provide.

                      Horror Remix takes forgotten horror classics and slices them down to a power-packed themed anthology. We dig through hours and hours of cinema boredom to find those magical moments that make obscure horror so amazing.

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                      4/30

                      Super Nerd Night

                      All Ages | 8 pm

                      Super Nerd Night


                      Starting at 9pm and running until 2 in the am...SUPER NERD NIGHT is back! Right around the corner from Astrokitty itself, the Bottleneck is the new venue for an expanded and even more awesome night of drinking, drawing, video-games, movie-watching, music, singing, Magic, and more!

                      Drink & Draw: There will be a theme, there will be prizes, and you will have access to cheap markers, crayons, and pieces of chipboard to draw on! Enter our theme contest and win stuff (prizes awarded at midnight) or just draw for fun! All drawings will end up in our online gallery! :)

                      Geekaraoke: Try your best to do your very own version of a randomly-chosen theme song or geek anthem. Prizes will be awarded based on applause!

                      SINemascope: Take a drink every time you witness one of the 7 Deadly Sins playing out on our selected (and mostly muted) films! How do you win? Well, if you finish your drink, you win the chance to buy yourself another! Plus, who needs all those pesky brain cells? Goes throughout the night!

                      The Magic Seal: If you show up at 7pm, you can play in our MAGIC SEALED DECK event! $20 to play! Keep what you open! We'll have sleeves and deck boxes for purchase as well. The event will be multiple rounds swiss pairing if we have enough players! Bring a friend! Winner goes home with a FAT PACK! (NOTE: entry fee for remainder of the night will be waived if you play in the Magic event)

                      Electric Bar: 8 monitors & 8 different old-school video-game systems, for all to play! Want to try a different game? Just ask the Electric Bartenders to switch it up!

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                      5/1

                      Katchafire

                      Maoli
                      Arm the Poor

                      $13 - $15 | All Ages | 8 pm

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                      Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music -- which accounts for the extraordinary success of Hamilton's Katchafire who, two years ago, emerged as the hardest working band in the country. Their astonishing debut album, the prophetically named Revival, sold in excess of 30,000 copies (double platinum) and they scored massive hits with songs like Giddy Up, the biggest selling single of 2002. Katchafire had tapped into that bloodline of New Zealand and people, being reacquainted with what they had lost, loved it all over again. Katchafire's music was uplifting and celebratory, and their gigs were joyous singalong affairs where people of all cultures and affiliations were welcomed.

                      Their audiences are still the most cross-cultural, cross-generational in the country. Katchafire were, and remain, unique in New Zealand music. They are a viable, touring eight-piece band which can work the length of the country without exhausting the place. They can return to a venue they played just a few months before and pack it out all over again. That is rare for any band. The success of the band was evident in album sales, opening shows for the likes of Michael Franti and Spearhead, gigs all across the country (three in one day on Waitangi Day 2004, in Hamilton, Manukau and Nelson), three tours to Australia and New Caledonia, and most recently a stadium-filling headlining show in Fiji. And now they are stepping up again with a cracking new album Slow-Burning which shows them reaching a new level.

                      From the terrific cover slip -- a cheeky homage to the classic Bob Marley album sleeve from which the band took its name -- to the eleven diverse tracks within Slow-Burning is a leap forward, both musically and lyrically. The title is again appropriate; you will feel the fire from this for a long time to come. Produced by Chris Macro (of Dubious Brothers) and with international guests, this is a new level of consciousness music from Katchafire which moves effortlessly from classic JA-sounding roots-reggae to material which could be located nowhere else other than in Aotearoa: when they say "don't frisk me down because of my brown skin" they also bring dignity to bear, "we must hold our head up high". The deeply felt and fiery I And I stands proudly in the local lineage of politicised reggae that was kick-started by Herbs.

                      More than on their debut they pull in threads of dub and toasting, there are musical references to the sound of classic Trojan records (Close Your Eyes, Hey Girl Version) but, courtesy of the French horn section Mister Gang whom they met in New Caledonia, you can also hear echoes of DD Smash-styled pop. And on Rude Girl, with toasting by Tuff Enchant, the band open with a tricky rhythm and a nod to the music of Cuba. However Katchafire haven't sacrificed their pop sensibilities and songs like Hey Girl, I Got Ya Back and Close Your Eyes should be all over radio this, and every, summer. With Slow-Burning, Katchafire have fulfilled the promise of their debut that here was a band schooled in roots reggae, which has honed its professionalism on the road, and has within its ranks songwriters who can take their place alongside the best Aotearoa has had to offer. Katchafire shows are always celebratory affairs and with Slow-Burning the band have even more to be joyous to be about. Be prepared to celebrate with them.

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                      Maoli

                      “The Boys from Maui,” Maoli are back and this time with their new CD release entitled, “Arise”. Nominees of the Hawaiian Music Awards and the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards, Maoli have returned fresher than ever and their newest radio hit, “Blew It” is the precursor release from this 3rd album, which is undeniably destined for national appeal and worldwide attention.

                      The early beginnings of Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14-year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.

                      In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.

                      Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album entitled, “Groovin” having one hit after the next (“No One”, “Write Me A Letter”, and “So Incredible”); this was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band. In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits; “Breaking My Heart”, “Whisper” and “Rock Easy”. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and the world promoting their very own unique Island sound.

                      In 2012 Maoli welcomed new band member, rhythm guitarist & vocalist, Nu’u Kahalehau. Nu’u hails from a background of musicians, including his father, Shane Kahalehau otherwise known as “Hawaiian Homeboy”. But Nu’u isn’t a stranger to Maoli, as his talents were also featured on the “Rock Easy” album’s #1 hit, “Rock Easy”.

                      Now, the boys are proud to release their 3rd CD, “Arise.” The album consists of original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong. Prepare to be taken on a musical odyssey which will exhilarate your soul, one track at a time.

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                        5/2

                        Split Lip Rayfield

                        Red Eye Gravy
                        Drakkar Sauna

                        $15 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                        The Kansas-based post-punk progressive bluegrass outfit Split Lip Rayfield was comprised of vocalist/banjoist David Lawrence, guitarist/dobroist Kirk Rundstrom, and one-string bassist Jeff Eaton, whose instrument was fashioned from the gas tank of a 1965 Ford. An outgrowth of the group Scroat Belly (though it didn't take long for them to outlive the band that spawned them), the trio debuted in 1998 with a self-titled LP issued on the Bloodshot label. In the Mud followed a year later; by this time, singer and mandolin player Wayne Gottstine had expanded the lineup to four pieces and Eric Mardis had replaced Lawrence on banjo. The new millennium saw the release of a third effort, Never Make It Home, which arrived in stores in late 2000. After three years of touring, which saw the group opening for everyone from Del McCoury to Nashville Pussy, Split Lip Rayfield recorded and released a fourth long-player, Should Have Seen It Coming, in 2004. In early 2006, Rundstrom (who had also released a few solo records) was diagnosed with cancer. He continued to perform with the band for months as he fought and underwent treatment, but Rundstrom ultimately succumbed to the disease in February 2007, just about a week after playing what would be his last show. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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                        Red Eye Gravy

                        Red Eye Gravy is a truly unique Oklahoma music experience. The band creates a stylistic blend of traditional country music with the fast-paced punch of punk – adding a few hints of bluegrass, rockabilly and blues along the way. Integrating that with the homegrown influences of red dirt music, the sound of Red Eye Gravy embodies a timeless, traditional sound punched-up through the modern lens of rock & roll – loud, fast and uncompromising.

                        The band pummels through an exhilarating live show that captures the audience form the first burst of piercing vocals to the last notes of their deep-rooted sound. Combining a drummer baptized in punk rock, raucous lap steel, swinging doghouse bass, gritty but melodic guitar and the feverish conviction of its vocalist, Red Eye Gravy will have you believing the Grand Ole Opry was just set on fire and burned to the ground. Whether playing original songs, traditionals, or the occasional cover, this band will deliver an unparalleled show.

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                        Drakkar Sauna

                        In their old styled poker outfits, or perhaps the garb of a Wells Fargo banker, Jeff Stolz and Wallace Cochran settled the harmophone, guitar, bass drum, and tambourine shoe into another set of the strange breed of sound they like to make. The music has been called deconstructed folk, and murder balladesqe, but the definition they give denies those titles in favor of a little ambiguity. They create tight vocal harmonies, with lyrics that can make you feel they are just a touch insane. The guitar and harmophone and an air-powered organ in a suitcase, serve as the basis for the vocals, the rhythm section being only two feet of Stolz makes for a simplicity that a regular drummer would find impossible, and keeps their sound full of space such that all the elements of each song are apparent. On a couple tunes, they were joined by a stand-up bass player, and two of them found the Sauna playing as a quartet with a trumpet added into the equation. As they played I produced enough sweat to keep me damp the rest of the night. My shirt was also used as a sweat depository for a pretty young woman who thought I was someone else and found herself wearing an embarrassed look when she realized who exactly I was not. I could also see Stolz and Cochran sweating in their costumes. They were probably hotter than I was, with the red lights shining down on them. Maybe this was a night currated by an Old West pimp, and the sounds were made to induce brothel goers to leave their wives and families for real this time and go out on the road with a circus act that could easily attain psychedelic uncertainty, tragic happenings, comic blunders, and a caravan of followers from all walks of life. Who knows for certain. -Justin Hurty

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                        5/3

                        MXM2014

                        The Phantastics
                        Forrester
                        Pink Royal
                        PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                        All Ages | 1 pm

                        MXM2014

                        MXM2014 is a new day-long event that invites bands, musicians and songwriters to come and pick up some great info, connect with fellow local musicians, and hear some of the best talent Lawrence has to offer with a live show.

                        On Saturday May 3rd, The Bottleneck of Lawrence will be home to music industry professionals, radio presenters, bands, songwriters, music journalists, record labels, bookers, promoters, bloggers, non-profits arts organizations . . . and YOU! Silly Goose Records, in partnership with Midwest Music Foundation, Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts andInterUrban ArtHouse is offering a program that will give bands and artists the best info they need to bring their career to the next level, learn and connect with music industry professionals.

                        Come to the daytime panels and info sessions to pick up tips on copyright, contracts, royalties, publishing, radio, bookings and promotions from industry experts. Then, join us at 7pm to catch some of the best local talent live, with the showcase gig until late!

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                        The Phantastics

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

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

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                                  5/5

                                  Paper Bird

                                  Olassa

                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                  Paper Bird

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                                    Olassa

                                    “Olassa is the type of band that is easy to become completely smitten with… strives to give Beth Orton and Emmylou Harris a run for their money” (J. Hammond – The Deli Magazine).

                                    Olassa is a three piece indie folk/americana band. Featuring three part harmonies, accordion, guitars, tuba, trumpet, upright bass, keys, micro-organ and drums.

                                    Members:
                                    Allison Olassa, Cain Robberson, Tyler Bachart

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                                    5/6

                                    YAPOOL

                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                                    YAPOOL

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                                      5/8

                                      Jon Wayne & the Pain

                                      3 Son Green

                                      18 & Over | 7 pm

                                      Jon Wayne & the Pain

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

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

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

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                                      3 Son Green

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

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                                      5/8

                                      FEEL GOOD

                                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                                      FEEL GOOD

                                      ####### Feel Good #######

                                      A recurring multi-genre, EDM dance party experience.

                                      Presented by: Positive Vibrations Productions & The Bottleneck.

                                      21+ Free entry!

                                      $1.50 PBR
                                      $2.50 Wells
                                      $2.00 Fireball shots

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                                      5/9

                                      lowercaseKANSAS

                                      18 & Over | 8 pm

                                      lowercaseKANSAS

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                                        6/6

                                        Cas Haley

                                        Mike Love
                                        Kimie

                                        $11 - $13 | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                        Cas Haley

                                        Cas Haley is breaking out on his own terms.

                                        Connection, his Easy Star Records debut, is aptly named. It’s all about those deep-running connections that make him what he is—those unbreakable links between artist and audience, between styles of music, between art and life, and most of all, between all people. As Cas points out, reggae’s core message is, after all, "one love."

                                        His crystalline voice and funky, easygoing beats earned Cas a second-place finish on America’s Got Talent, which in turn netted him a measure of fame and a following. But the contest also locked the Texan singer/songwriter/guitarist into a major label deal that didn’t feel right. So, not wanting to be turned into a manufactured product, he struck out on his own. The superb result: Connection, a collection of songs basking in the philosophical and musical maturity that comes from staying true to his artistic vision.

                                        Raised by musician parents, Cas grew up surrounded by the sounds of blues and 60s-70s rock. He got serious about the guitar at age 12 and was "taught by the tribe" of musicians passing through the house. "The kitchen would be turned into the practice room or for jam sessions, so I was pretty much born into that lifestyle," he says. And from the very beginning he was more inclined to create his own music than to slavishly learn covers.

                                        Also prominent at home were the Bob Marley records his mother would play, which made a profound impression. After a period of heavy immersion in the sounds of the ska/punk/skateboard culture, Cas was blown away by the classic reggae-pop of bands like UB40 and Sublime, and his mature style began to take shape.

                                        Those pop-inflected island grooves and his joyful, versatile voice helped bring Cas to the brink of stardom on America’s Got Talent and sell 30,000 copies of a debut album with virtually no promotion. And they’re fundamental to the soul of his music—what he calls the "relaxing, effortless playing where everything fits together." Elements of soul, blues, and pop swirl through Cas’s strong reggae beats. Just like disparate musical styles, "we’re way more connected than we think," Cas says. "We separate ourselves in so many different ways, but the whole theme of the album is that we’re all connected."

                                        "Every color," he sings in the title track, "is created from the same light."

                                        Easy Star, the leading U.S.-based independent reggae label, is the ideal home for Connection. The label has been stretching beyond its strictly roots-reggae format, signing progressive bands and artists like John Brown’s Body, Tommy T, and The Black Seeds. “Cas’s sound is unique, accessible, and a great way to keep expanding the Easy Star audience," says CEO Eric Smith. "And it’s not often we come across a singer-songwriter this talented, regardless of genre, so we had to work with Cas.”

                                        Mixed by Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck), Connection bristles with chill grooves, rocking guitars, and funky horns, all fueling Cas’s irresistible melodies. Meanwhile his lyrics effortlessly balance simple, spiritual truths with thoughtful reflection. Cas’s songs recognize the complexities of life—love, family, worldly troubles and uncertainties—but always come back to the central message of connection.

                                        It’s the journey that matters; Cas is aiming for success on his own terms. "If I’m not doing it authentically then I don’t want it," he says. His only goal: "To authentically express myself and help others do the same. Because it’s a sweet life to be able to do that."

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                                        Mike Love

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                                          Kimie

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                                            6/8

                                            Black Joe Lewis

                                            $15 | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                            Black Joe Lewis

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                                              6/11

                                              The Detroit Cobras

                                              $13 | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                              The Detroit Cobras

                                              One of the earliest groups to emerge from the Detroit garage rock scene, the Detroit Cobras developed a reputation as the Midwest's finest (and most distinctive) cover band -- while the bandmembers devoted themselves to performing other people's material rather than recycling established hits, the Detroit Cobras dug deep into the well of vintage R&B and primitive rock & roll sides, building an individual identity out of lost classics from the past which they modified to fit their swaggering aural personality. The Detroit Cobras were formed in 1995 by Steve Shaw, who developed a taste for classic R&B from spending time with Alex Chilton, whom he met through his friends in Detroit primitives the Gories. The first edition of the Detroit Cobras featured former exotic dancer Rachel Nagy on vocals, Shaw and Maribel Restrepo (ex-Vertical Pillows) on guitars, Jeff Meier (from Rocket 455) on bass, and Vic Hill on drums, and they released their first 7" in 1996.

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                                              7/2

                                              Xavier Rudd

                                              $19 - $21 | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                              Xavier Rudd

                                              When he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean - twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward.

                                              Introducing himself as an artist of both imagination and conscience, Xavier Rudd’s ability to marry uplifting melodies with thought-provoking themes and concepts produced music that, one way or another, made you feel good. With an array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd re-introduced a lot of Australians to the sounds and stories of the land’s original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. And, over the course of a decade, he has taken this sound to every corner of the globe; producing six studio albums, two live albums, multiple ARIA nominations and a global fan-base of likeminded souls.

                                              This journey – truly befitting a storyteller – continues with Xavier Rudd’s seventh and most moving album, Spirit Bird.

                                              Shaped by his history but continuing to break new ground, Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on Spirit Bird – once again painting breathtaking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd’s voice, and the voice of his ancestors, yet again bearing truth and knowledge.

                                              Led by the heart-warming Follow The Sun; Spirit Bird weaves together Rudd’s trademark mixture of blues, reggae, indigenous and folk music in new and familiar ways... at times recalling the simplicity of Solace, and at others the electricity of Dark Shades Of Blue. There is the youthfulness of To Let, but the wisdom of Koonyum Sun. It is Xavier Rudd by every measure.

                                              And whether it is a message, or just some words from the heart; Spirit Bird is a defining moment in the evolution of one of Australia’s most important artists. The moment where the river meets the ocean.

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                                              8/9

                                              The Talbott Brothers

                                              Tyler Gregory

                                              $13 - $15 | All Ages | 8 pm

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                                              The Talbott Brothers

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                                                Tyler Gregory

                                                Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found busking on city streets with his deep voice and steam-powered melodies bouncing off the street-side architecture. His sturdy songcraft takes cues from WWII-era blues bellowers like Leadbelly and Son House.

                                                Gregory's mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. Singing songs portraying stories of travel, land, and the meaning of simplicity, Gregory goes full force on his guitar/stomp-box live performance arrangements.

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                                                25
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                                                Stop Making Sense

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                                                26
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                                                27
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                                                29
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                                                8
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                                                FEEL GOOD

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                                                May
                                                9
                                                Friday

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                                                June
                                                6
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                                                Spirit Soul & Song Tour

                                                Cas Haley

                                                Mike Love
                                                Kimie

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                                                $11 - $13
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                                                8
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