4/28

US Air Guitar Championships

All Ages | 8 pm

US Air Guitar Championships

Limited spots available to compete. SIGN UP NOW: https://usag2017lawrence.eventbrite.com/
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Sponsored by KJHK and Little Bear Graphics
Hosted by 2013 Air Guitar World Champ Eric "Mean" Melin!

You have to see it to believe it. Air superiority wanted to represent LFK. No guitars allowed. This is an official qualifying competition that feeds into the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland!

Come witness an historic event - Lawrence's second official competitive air guitar show! Last year's show was insane, as two Lawrence-based shredders, Rockward Silence and Eddie Hans Flailin', advanced at The Bottleneck, through the Semifinals, all the way to US Air Guitar National Finals in Austin TX! This year, we're looking for some more local talent to show off some ridiculous facemelting skills for a chance to perform on the world stage.

A panel of celebrity judges will choose two winners from this show to advance in bracketed international air guitar competition. Winners from US Air Guitar shows across the country will be flown to a-yet-to-be-disclosed city in late July/early August to compete in the US Air Guitar National Championships for the crown of US Air Guitar Champion. The US champ will then be sent to Oulu, Finland later that month to represent the USA in the World Championships, where he or she will compete against national champions from all around the world.

Founded in 2003, US Air Guitar is the official Air Guitar Association of the United States and is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships, official regional events, and specialized championships. US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation's unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. US Air Guitar is an official member of the World Air Guitar Association.

In Round 1, each competitor performs to a song of their own choosing. In Round 2, the top competitors from Round 1 perform to a surprise compulsory song. In each round, contestants perform for one minute of a song and are judged on a combination of technical merit, stage presence, and “airness." All guitars must be invisible. In each city, the jury is a panel of independent judges. The results of the jury cannot be protested.

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4/29

Anilyst

Slo Pain
SSB
Loyal
PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

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

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Anilyst

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    Slo Pain

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      SSB

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        Loyal

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          Restless

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            4/30

            Smackdown Trivia

            18 & Over | 6:30 pm

            Smackdown Trivia

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            5/1

            Whitney

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

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            Whitney

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            5/2

            Alluvion

            Asterales
            Ben Dipper

            18 & Over | 8 pm

            Alluvion

            Alluvion mixes elements of metal, rock, prog-rock, and shoegaze into there own brand of music. Alluvion has been a band for about 10 years recording several albums and performing regionally. Alluvion prides itself on its high energy performances and diverse songwriting.

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            Asterales

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              Ben Dipper

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                5/3

                Matt Haeck

                Roseline Acoustic Solo Act

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

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                Matt Haeck

                Cosmic American Music

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                Roseline Acoustic Solo Act

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                  5/3

                  PRIDE

                  18 & Over | 10 pm

                  PRIDE

                  Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



                    5/4

                    #ASSJAMZ

                    18 & Over | 9 pm

                    #ASSJAMZ

                    BACK AGAIN
                    BACK TO THE ROOTS
                    BACK FROM THE BOOTY PALACE
                    BACK-BACK-BACK IT UP
                    BACK THAT A$$ UP

                    #ASSJAMZ COMING AT YOU AGAIN, WITH ALL THE BOOTY SWEAT AND TWERKING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT OR NEED.

                    PLAYING ALL YOUR FAVORITE JAMZ FROM TODAY, YESTERDAY, TOMORROW, SEVENTEEN YEARS FROM NOW, AN INFINITE LOOP OF TIME, AND BACK IN THE DAY WHEN YOU WERE JUST LEARNING HOW TO SHAKE YR ASS IN THE MIRROR.



                      5/5

                      The Steel Wheels

                      Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

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

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                      The Steel Wheels

                      The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

                      The Steel Wheels is an amalgamation of hard work and easy rapport. The band is renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they often cluster tightly around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene.

                      Their breakout album, Red Wing, garnered critical praise and enjoyed tremendous success on the radio. It spent 13 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 Chart, where it reached the number 15 slot, and cracked the Euro Americana Chart top 10. Red Wing ranked 70th out of the top 100 Americana albums of 2010 and second out of all independent releases (Americana Music Association). The Steel Wheels were nominated for five Independent Music Awards in 2010, with “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as Best Country Song. The Steel Wheels continue to take the Americana scene by storm with their latest album, Lay Down, Lay Low, which lingered for 10 weeks on the AMA’s Top 40 Chart. NPR named “Rain in the Valley” their Song of the Day, marveling that the “heavy hymn […] is sparse and dense all at once.” Already celebrated as the darlings of Merlefest 2012, the band looks forward to further accolades during a phenomenal festival line-up.

                      As the band thrives, so do their partnerships with local businesses, artisans, and charitable organizations. The values portrayed in their music—devotion to roots, community, and family—are a way of life for The Steel Wheels, and this is reflected in everything from production process and booking agency to merchandise and touring. For the past three years, they have performed an annual SpokeSongs bicycle music tour, during which band members tow their instruments, equipment, and merchandise from one gig to another via bicycle and blog about their adventures. Last year’s tour spanned 11 days, 550 miles, and 10 shows. This year’s tour included multiple charity rides, such as Lose The Training Wheels, Charity Ride for Kids, and Wheels Up for Cory.

                      The band’s merchandise represents a host of grassroots connections to people and businesses. Lucas Roasting Company, located just outside of Harrisonburg, created “Halfway to Heaven” dark roast coffee in honor of their friends The Steel Wheels. Blue Mountain Brewery, located on Afton Mountain in Virginia, hosted the band when they were just getting started and now sells a “Steel Wheels ESB.” The Livery’s master brewer rode with the band on their second bike tour and, soon after, created their “Steel Wheels Stout.” The band’s T-shirts are made in downtown Harrisonburg, and a potter who is a childhood friend of Jay’s makes their mugs. Each business is local for the band, and each product is intimately woven into their narrative. The Steel Wheels are proof that music remains a viable and sustaining force for connection in our world.

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                      Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

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                        5/6

                        Mantis

                        Helicopter Showdown
                        Bommer

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

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                        Mantis

                        Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, known as Mantis, are a relentless duo. Having begun their musical careers with metal & deathcore, the transition to heavy bass music was not so much a step down in intensity, but a slide into a world with spectacular tools to mix dense layers of music in new ways, and deploy it with force. Mantis was formed in early 2011 to test the boundaries of metal-influenced production, and plunge the result into a wash of haunting atmospheres. Mantis wants to provide “music to make you feel like you’re somewhere else, and you’ve never been more stoked to be there.”


                        With that target in sight, 2011 was a smashing first year; the momentum began in Atlanta, and overflowed with releases on labels such as Play Me, Heavy Artillery, BroTown Records, & Abducted Records. A standard was set with 2011's "All Worlds", their first EP, breaking the top 10 on Beatport's Dubstep releases, and held with 2012's "Futures" scoring #5 on Beatport's overall chart. The support of tastemakers such as Liquid Stranger, Downlink, Figure, Cyberoptics, Diesel, Genetix, Persist, & Sluggo, points to an accomplishment of musical influence on an international scale, and the potential for much more.

                        A history in Atlanta's metal scene, playing in acts such as WLTP and Attila, provides Mantis' cornerstone of fierce stage skills. Having become known across the USA for throwing down an aggressive live show with unmatched energy and only the heaviest bass music, Mantis' reputation stands as being one of the gnarliest new production teams in the scene.

                        With packed crowds at hand, and Beatport charts at their feet, only one goal remains- to raise the awareness of metal-influenced bass music... oh, and world domination.

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                        Helicopter Showdown

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                          Bommer

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                            5/7

                            Smackdown Trivia

                            18 & Over | 6:30 pm

                            Smackdown Trivia

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                            5/8

                            Open Mic

                            18 & Over | 8 pm

                            Open Mic

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

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

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

                            Contact us with any questions at:

                            bottleneckopenmic@gmail.com

                            Instruments must be provided by the musician at this time.

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


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



                              5/9

                              Lindsey Alderman

                              Dom Chronicles
                              Mae C
                              Baby B
                              PLUS MORE (SEE BELOW)

                              All Ages | 8 pm

                              Lindsey Alderman

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                                Dom Chronicles

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                                Mae C

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                                  Baby B

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                                    Weaver

                                    At just 20 years old, Weaver has brought a fresh perspective to the music scene with thought-provoking lyrics and a psychedelic, hip-hop flare. Clearly inspired by the sounds of the 90’s rap era and the messages within classic reggae music, the content of his work is both progressive and uplifting. Having captured the attention of listeners across the Midwest, the ripples of Weaver’s progress are reaching beyond his local beginnings in Lawrence, Kansas. He continues to experiment with his sound, sometimes incorporating a live band into his performances. Listeners are drawn to his innovative approach and inviting, interactive stage presence. There is much to be anticipated from this young artist.



                                      Kimbarely Legal

                                      Funk/Afrobeat/hip-hop/salsa

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                                      5/11

                                      The Wild Reeds

                                      Blank Range

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

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                                      Blank Range

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                                        5/12

                                        Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

                                        Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys

                                        $12 + 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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                                          5/13

                                          Play Dead

                                          18 & Over | 8 pm

                                          Play Dead

                                          As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead in 2015, this group of talented and eclectic musicians has come together to celebrate the remarkable repertoire and live experience of the Grateful Dead. More than what you’d expect from a typical tribute band, this group embraces the foundation of what made the Dead’s sound so unique by creating a landscape of masterful improvisation, rich harmonies and beautiful melodies across all genres of music.
                                          While this group of players has never before taken the stage together, they have all been in connection for more than 20 years and possess over a century of experience writing, teaching, performing and producing music. Boerger and Comparato have played and performed together in the L.A. Ramblers, The Deal, The Coyote Project and most recently Stranger Tractor. Additionally Boerger’s music roots include Tofu Teddy, The Red Zone, The Parlor Frogs, Diamond Eyed Jack & Flint Gray. Hoopes’ credits include The EZ Pieces, Ardys & Bradford, The Secondhands and with Mahoney, venture back into the 80’s with the east coast jam band MoonRocks. Hoopes and Hamm have played together in The Yards since 2003. Bassett and Mahoney are a seasoned and accomplished percussion duo with numerous credits for session work as well as their performances in their bands Sunu (in which both Bassett and Hamm play), Truckstop Honeymoon and 40 Watt Dreams (in which Mahoney play).

                                          Together Play Dead produces an uncanny rendition of a part of musical history that was genius, ahead of its time and may never be experienced again. To say the music and culture of the Grateful Dead had a profound effect on the course that music has taken over the years is a grave understatement. Whether you’re a card carrying Deadhead, a Hi-Fi music aficionado or just a music junkie who loves a good groove you will not want to miss Play Dead.

                                          Let The Music Play The Band!

                                          Dylan Bassett - Percussion
                                          Brad Boerger - Guitar, Vocals
                                          Joe Comparato - Bass, Vocals
                                          Michael Hamm - Guitar, Vocals
                                          Bradford Hoopes - Keyboards, Vocals
                                          Kelly White - Percussion

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                                          5/17

                                          J Roddy Walston & the Business

                                          Quaker City Nighthawks

                                          $17 + F&T | All Ages | 7:30 pm

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                                          J Roddy Walston & the Business

                                          The third album from J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Essential Tremors borrows its name from a nervous-system disorder that’s long plagued the band’s frontman. “It’s this condition where my hands shake―sometimes not at all, but sometimes pretty bad,” says singer/pianist/guitarist Walston. “I’ve referenced it throughout all our records in some way, but it made sense to be more open about it on this album, which is partly about owning and embracing your weirdness instead of letting it hold you captive because you don’t even want to talk about it.”

                                          For J. Roddy Walston & The Business―who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee―embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honors both their Southern roots and punk spirit. On Essential Tremors, J. Roddy Walston & The Business builds off that formula with a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label. Co-produced by Matt Wignall (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys) at Neill’s own Soil of the South Studios (a Valdosta, Georgia-based facility where J. Roddy Walston & The Business were the first to ever record), the follow-up to 2010’s much-acclaimed self-titled sophomore album also finds the band crafting lyrics that ultimately serve as a secret language to the initiated listener.

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                                          Quaker City Nighthawks

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                                            5/18

                                            Fresh Air After Party

                                            18 & Over | 9 pm

                                            Fresh Air After Party

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                                              5/19

                                              Groovement

                                              Sunu

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

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                                              Groovement

                                              Groovement sounds like Robert Randolph and Stevie Wonder ate some New Orleans Red Hot Chili Peppers; more easily described as: high-energy funk-rock. Their catchy melodies, big harmonies, tasteful solos, and funky grooves easily create songs you can dance to. Deitra Magazine describes Groovement's music as "a surprising find of funky original tunes that got the crowd boogying out of their seats, as well as some unique renditions of unexpected covers."

                                              The playful personality and strong, soulful voice of Groovement frontman, Alex Carr, helped him win a ticket to Hollywood as one of the 2011 American Idol contestants. In addition to their decorated singer, the band posseses many years of professional experience and over 30 local award show nominations. This all-star lineup includes Adam Becker (keyboards, organ, synth); Trey Burkett (guitar, vocals); Bryan Burkhart (drums, vocals); Jacob Johnson (sax, guitar, vocals); and Randy Soller (bass, vocals).

                                              Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the most high-energy and professional live performances around. They’ve been steadily building a following in the Northwest Arkansas/Northeast Oklahoma area by being featured at some of the region’s premier festivals: Wakarusa, Tulsa’s Mayfest, and the Backwoods Bash.

                                              Groovement’s debut album is slated for release on August 6, 2011. Following the release of the album, they plan to keep touring, promoting their music, and putting smiles on the faces of movers and groovers worldwide.

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                                              Sunu

                                              SUNU is a wall of drums, horns and funk. Formed in 2007 in Lawrence, KS this 9 member ensemble mixes afrobeat, jazz, funk, New Orleans street beats and West African dance drumming to create a tasty brew of shake your ass music.

                                              SUNU is:

                                              Dylan Bassett –Drums & Percussion
                                              Dan Pem –Saxophone
                                              Rv. Aaron Morris –Trumpet and Vocals
                                              Chris Leopold -Trumpet and Trombone
                                              Tommy Johnson -Trumpet
                                              Michael Hamm –Guitar
                                              Chris Shaw –Bass
                                              Taylor Babb –Drums & Percussion
                                              Alex Thiessen –Drums and Percussion

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                                              5/20

                                              The Lonesome Houndogs

                                              Brothers Bly

                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                              The Lonesome Houndogs

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                                                Brothers Bly

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                                                  5/24

                                                  PRIDE

                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                  PRIDE

                                                  Dance. Drink. Dance and drink!



                                                    5/25

                                                    Skating Polly

                                                    Bruiser Queen
                                                    The Sluts
                                                    Wendy Moira

                                                    $10 + F&T | All Ages | 7 pm

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                                                    Skating Polly

                                                    Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, was produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips. Lost Wonderfuls was released in April, 2013. They are now working on their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, set to be released early 2014. Fuzz Steilacoom was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening.
                                                    Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 13) and Bighorse (18) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, NWA, Nirvana, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two largely self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, each track on Lost Wonderfuls retains a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun.
                                                    Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans in Rosanne Cash and Sean Lennon, taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and opened up for such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof and Band of Horses. Tapping Mayo’s dad as their tour manager, the stepsisters typically hit the road with their entire family and optimize their travel time by making up songs on their ukulele.
                                                    Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

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                                                    Bruiser Queen

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                                                      The Sluts

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

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                                                        5/26

                                                        BJ Barham

                                                        Adam Lee

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

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                                                          Adam Lee

                                                          A former honky tonk acolyte, Adam Lee’s newest writing turns traditionalism on its head. It’s a varied and engaging collection, criss-crossing genre and influence and bringing to mind artists such as Cory Branan, Justin Townes Earle, or John Moreland.

                                                          In preparation for the release he spent much of the past year on the road. He completed his second European tour and also played shows with Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan, and Austin Lucas.

                                                          Prior to landing in Chicago, Lee fronted Kansas City-based Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Company, a scrappy alt-country outfit with traditionalist leanings. His time in the honky tonks paid off; he was nominated for Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Awards and found homes for his country songs in writer/director Kevin Smith’s Red State and TUSK.

                                                          Following these successes, he moved to Chicago after being offered a leading role in the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, under the musical direction of Chuck Mead. It was at this point he began writing and recording the songs that make up ‘Sincerely, Me,’

                                                          All told, ‘Sincerely, Me’ is a strong and diverse debut. Roots-rock songwriter Justin Wells sums up this sentiment. “Somebody’s gonna file this album under Americana, but that's because Adam Lee isn't a genre... it nods at several American musics without knowing the meaning of derivative.”




                                                            5/26

                                                            Dirtfoot

                                                            WT Newton

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

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                                                            Dirtfoot

                                                            Dirtfoot is an all original, all acoustic band out of Shreveport, LA. Forming in early 2002, they've been honing their songs and craft in bars and pubs across North Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, and east Texas. After winning the Shreveport Times Battle of the Bands in January 2006, doors have really been opening. Now playing festivals like Voodoo Music Experience in NOLA, Wakarusa Music Festival in Lawrence, KS, Diversafest in Tulsa, OK, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, AR, Cutting Edge Music Festival in New Orleans, LA, Red River Revel in Shreveport, LA, Northgate Music Fetival, College Station, TX, etc, and playing major markets like Austin, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, etc, things are definitely looking up.

                                                            Led by the organic writings of Matt Hazelton with each player adding his own flavor and feeling to the songs and sound of the group, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. By far, their claim to fame is their high energy shows and overwhelming crowd participation. They involve the fans with infectious grooves, call and response songs as well as their famous "Beancans'. Each show, bean cans (homemade shakers) are passed out to the audience which turns them into a part of the percussion section. Though all of their instruments are acoustic, their energy and ingenuity will make you swear they are plugged in. Featuring instruments ranging from an acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass, pots n' pans, drums, bells, saxophone, xylophone and more, this band has a truly engaging sound, a real dose of Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble Boogie! It is like a good gumbo - you have some growling vocals, upright bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n' sexy spice of the saxophone and jazz style drums, and finally a little something magical and indescribable, and you have Dirtfoot - a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake your ass and yell like a lunatic on a full moon night.

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                                                            WT Newton

                                                            From the whiskey-fueled ranks of County Graves, WT Newton comes roaring out with a much simpler and much more intimate approach to songwriting and storytelling. It's as though he's left all of the screaming and howls directly from hell behind for the opportunity to sit around an old barroom with a handful of dear friends, weaving stories of hometowns and heartbreak. Americana from the front porch, and roots for the hopeless. Driven by an undying work ethic, WT Newton writes songs for the underdogs in all of us. Pour yourself a drink and gather round. There's stories to be told and heart strings to pluck.



                                                              5/27

                                                              Merchandise

                                                              B Boys

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

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                                                                5/30

                                                                Roots of Creation

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

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                                                                  5/31

                                                                  The Phillistines

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                                                                  18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                  The Phillistines

                                                                  With a barrage of spaced-out, razor-sharp guitars, a grooving rhythmic onslaught, and melodic keyboard tapestries, The Philistines take vintage ideas and form them into modern psychedelic sonic movements.

                                                                  The six-piece group has made a name for itself with forceful, engaging live shows that match its provocative, bombastic rock sound. Since The Philistines' inception in late 2013, they have become one of Kansas City’s most recognized bands, supporting prominent touring acts, playing prestigious music festivals (including Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, and Alejandro Escovedo’s SXSW Day Party), and receiving a healthy amount of accolades in the local media.

                                                                  Engineered and produced by Paul Malinowski (Shiner), The Philistines released their debut album "The Backbone of Night" on The Record Machine in mid-2016. The full-length has been met with critical acclaim, described by The Obelisk as "a foundation of psych, garage and desert-style rock that they can shape as they please, and the control they demonstrate over that process bodes remarkably well." The album is available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.

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                                                                    6/1

                                                                    Dragondeer

                                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                    Dragondeer

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                                                                      6/4

                                                                      Face to Face

                                                                      Counterpunch

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

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                                                                      Face to Face

                                                                      In 1996, we did a tour of very small clubs that we called ‘Econo Live.’ Twenty years later, we’re back to do it all over again… Tickets + VIP Packages for all shows are on sale right now at facetofacemusic.com/tourdates.

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                                                                        6/8

                                                                        Flobots

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

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                                                                        Flobots

                                                                        Flobots are an alternative hip-­hop band from Denver dedicated to creating, performing, and finding anthems for a better world. Since forming in 2005, they have released 3 full length albums, toured theUS and Europe, and appeared on late night programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They are internationally known for their 2008 platinum single “Handlebars” and widely recognized for using their music and career as vessels for social change.

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                                                                        6/9

                                                                        Fort Defiance

                                                                        Arkansauce

                                                                        18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                            6/10

                                                                            Upchurch the Redneck

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

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                                                                              6/15

                                                                              Metasota

                                                                              Greg Grease
                                                                              The Lioness

                                                                              18 & Over | 8 pm

                                                                              Metasota

                                                                              Music of the hip hop kind.

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                                                                                The Lioness

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                                                                                  6/17

                                                                                  Airpark

                                                                                  All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                  Airpark

                                                                                  Airpark makes deconstructed pop music. Inspired by minimalism, melody and groove-heavy percussion, bandmates Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford launched the group in 2016, one year after their previous project, The Apache Relay, quietly called it quits. The Apache Relay had been a large band, staffed with six members and armed with a thick, wall-of-sound approach. With Airpark, the Ford brothers sharpen their focus and scale back their arrangements, focusing on songs that pack a punch with bold, basic ingre-dients. Raised in New Orleans, the Fords grew up surrounded by music, from the Crescent City's jazz to the soul of Irma Thomas and Allen Touissant. Later while living in Nashville, the two rekindled the music connection they'd kick-started back home, finding popularity — first in Tennessee, then across the country - as The Apache Relay performed alongside the likes of Jenny Lewis, Mumford & Sons and more. It was a whirlwind period that found the brothers constantly touring, forever moving and steadily swelling their sound to new heights. Michael and Ben move at a deliberately different speed with Airpark, thus finding new musical territory to explore. Taking their cues from a wide set of influences — the rhythmic world music of Tinariwen and Lijadu Sisters; the production of Air, Damon Albarn, and Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel; the ten-or vocal range of Big Star's Alex Chilton and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, with the occasional pop crooner delivery of Harry Nilsson — the two unveil their new direction with Air-park's debut EP, Early Works, Volume 1. On opening track "All The Time," Michael spins the autobiographical story of a musician who's starting over and swinging for the fences, finally coming to terms with his own ambition. "Now I know I need ittobe ocean-sized," he sings, backed by propulsive percussion, syncopated electric guitar and his brother's harmonies. Else-where, the two ride an abstract, atmospheric groove on "Even If," get nostalgic with "Black Light Blue," and reset the clock during the New Year's Eve breakup anthem "Plenty to Pine For." It's a sound that targets the feet and the head. It's pop music for thinkers. It's dance music for wallflowers. And with the brothers pulling triple-duty as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and co-producers, Early Works, Volume 1 — whose March 3, 2017 release arrives courtesy of the Fords' own label, Eugenia Hall Records — is their most forward-thinking project to date, pairing the band's growing ambition with musical chops to match.

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                                                                                  6/30

                                                                                  Katy Guillen and The Girls

                                                                                  Eric Tessmer

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

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                                                                                    Eric Tessmer

                                                                                    Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

                                                                                    Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric kickstarts the engine left idling by guitar players of the past.
                                                                                    Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the area, Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of ‘blues-rock soul-chedelic’ sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte; Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
                                                                                    -G. Lemen

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                                                                                    7/1

                                                                                    Tree Machines

                                                                                    18 & Over | 8 pm

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                                                                                      8/13

                                                                                      The Melvins

                                                                                      Spotlights

                                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

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                                                                                      The Melvins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                        8/18

                                                                                        Moonshine Bandits

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

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                                                                                          9/2

                                                                                          Indigenous

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

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                                                                                            HAPPY HOUR

                                                                                            happy hour in lawrence kansas

                                                                                            THE BOTTLENECK’S HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL

                                                                                            Our happy hour special is one of the best in Lawrence, Kansas! Every day from 3-8PM!
                                                                                            $1 DOMESTIC MUGS – $2 SINGLE WELLS – $3 BARTENDER’S CHOICE* & FREE POOL!

                                                                                             

                                                                                            COLD BEER

                                                                                            Here is a list of some of the beers that we serve daily!

                                                                                            Amstel Light, Annies Amber Ale, Bass, Becks, Blue Moon, BLVD Amber, BLVD Pale Ale, BLVD Pilsner, Boulevard Single Wide, Boulevard Wheat, Bridgeport IPA, Corona, Dos Equis Amber, Dos Equis, Fosters, Free State Ad Astra, Free State Copperhead, Free State Oatmeal Stout, Free State Wheat State, Guinness Black Lager, Guinness, Harp, Heineken, Killians, Landshark, Modelo, Negra Modelo, New Belgium Seasonal, New Belgium Fat Tire, New Belgium Ranger, New Castle, Odells 90 Shilling, Pacifico, Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Budlight, Red Stripe, Coors Banquet, Coors Light,  Sam Adams, Sam Seasonal, Sapporo, Sierra Nevada, Shiner Bock, Shiner Blonde, Ska ESB, Ska Modus Hoperandi, Smithwicks, Sol, St. Pauli Girl, Stella Artois, Tecate, and more.

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                                                                                            Happy Hour Specials
                                                                                            $1 Domestic Mugs
                                                                                            $2 Wells/$3.50 Doubles
                                                                                            $3 Free State Winterfest Draws
                                                                                            $3 Mimosas

                                                                                            Friday Night Specials
                                                                                            $5.00 All Deep Eddy Vodka Cocktails/ $7 w/ any Red Bull Flavor added
                                                                                            $3.50 16oz. Bud & Budlight Bottles
                                                                                            $3.50 Single Wells
                                                                                            $3.50 Fireball Shots

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