SEVENTEEN AGAIN | MARCY | THE SHORTLIFE | CHURCHKEY – CASA MONA – 7.17

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SEVENTEEN AGAIN

local pals playing heavy music at crunch-time pace. On their first tour with their first record!

MARCY

Former folks from one of the Kalamazoo favorites from across the lake ALTA

CHURCHKEY

Hard hitting rock n roll /emo from Chicago ILLLL

THE SHORTLIFE

Local Hunk Haus Heros and members of Natural Disasters

 

SHOW STARTS AT 8:00. RESPECT THE HOUSE // RESPECT THE EVERYONE // Don’t Ruin the fun for everyone just because you can’t keep it together. DONATE!

Email DITKALAMAZOO@GMAIL.COM for address

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THROW THE F$%# DOWN AT SHAKESPEARES TONIGHT!

DO YOU LIKE DOING THINGS?  OF COURSE YOU LIKE DOING THINGS.  THAT’S PROBABLY WHY YOU ARE HERE ON THIS BLOG.

THERE IS A THING TO DO TONIGHT AT SHAKESPEARES.

INFLATABLE BEST FRIEND (ALBUM RELEASE)/BROTHER GRUESOME TOUR KICK OFF

SPECIAL GUESTS: THE WRAP and M. SORD

HOLLA.

 

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Man Forever / So Percussion / Prognosis Negative @ Louie’s 7/11/14

A few times each year, a show happens in Kalamazoo that is truly awe inspiring. The kind of event where everyone in attendance remembers and talks about it for months. Where the experience gets inside you and remains a subtle influence from there on.

I have been lucky enough to experience this kind of event several times this year already. Acid Mothers Temple. Keir Neuringer. Dead Rider. Chicago Underground Duo. Cheer-Accident.
If you attended any of those shows and felt the way I did, then this Friday at Louie’s is were you NEED to be!

Kate Slater has done this town a service by bringing in some absolutely incredible artists. Man Forever & So Percussion.

Man Forever is the side project of Kid Millions, drummer for legendary Psych band Oneida. So Percussion is a pioneering rhythm based group operating in the world of Modern Composition and the Avant-garde. Absolute pro level heavy hitters all around.

They are touring together with a brand new collaboration LP called “Ryonen” (Thrill Jockey).

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Local Free Jazz duo Prognosis Negative will be kicking off the night.

Doors are at 9pm
Music starts at 9:30pm
Cover is $8
Attendance is 18+

For further proof of this show’s excellence, check out these two long playing videos:

 

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The Singles / The Hemingers / Boring People @ Bell’s, Thursday, July 10th

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Former Michigan garage rock natives-turned-L.A. power pop sensation The Singles shall be kicking off their nationwide tour in Kalamazoo at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe this Thursday, July 10th along with special guests The Hemingers and Boring People.  The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and is a $6 cover.

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The Singles latest release, ‘Look How Fast A Heart Can Break,’ is a non-stop barrage of catchy hooks, instant melodies, infectious harmonies and incredible changes in the vein of T. Rex, The Flamin’ Groovies, Badfinger and The Move.  Guitarist/vocalist/chief songster Vincent Frederick and drummer/vocalist Nicky Veltman are veterans of Detroit garage rock (Frederick with an earlier incarnation of The Singles, Veltman with the Gore Gore Girls), hence a dirtier rock ‘n’ roll root is still evident underneath the groups sunshine sound.  Self-described as “Buddy Holly on a bender,” the trio, with a rotating cast of bassists, have been receiving a lot of positive press for their most recent album from sources like The AV Club, CMJ and USA Today, the latter having said of the video featured below: “If you need a rock ‘n’ roll release… I think I have the perfect song. The Singles’ ‘Inamorata’ hooked me instantly. The duo, which formed in Detroit, pulls from some of my favorite bands to create a glam garage sound all its own.”

Coldwater’s The Hemingers will close out the night.  They bring the party to the people with their Classic Signature Series garage punk.  Vocalist Ben Lyon designed the flier adorning the top of this article.

Kalamazoo’s Boring People will open the show.  Forlorn songs played with high-octane energy, Boring People have spent the last year and half greasing up their gears in dingy basements and smokey bars.  They are ready to take on big stages and bright lights.

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe is located at 355 E. Kalamazoo Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Doors are at 8 p.m. with Boring People kicking things off promptly at 9. The cover is $6 and Bell’s is ages 21+ after 8 p.m..  Any additional questions can be answered by calling (269) 382-2332.

 

 

 

 

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Punk//Punk//Queer//Punk//Punk – Bespin – 7.8

Like most or all of the songs you will hear if you attend this show, this post will be short and to the point.

MARINE CORPSE are a hardcore band out of Bloomington, IN, making their second appearance in Kalamazoo. Loud, fast, angry, and just the best people. They get rave reviews so if this seems like you’re thing you’re probably going to love it.

JANE IRE also came to Kalamazoo for Marine Corpse’s last trip, and are from Cleveland, OH. I cannot find recordings, but word on the street is their queer hardcore.

DICYCLE are Grand Rapids grind. Enough said.

ANYBODY BUT THE COPS are your friendly neighborhood trash compactor of punk and related sounds.

DONATE TO THE TOURING BANDS, FOR REAL. SHOW AT 9:00.

Contact ditkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address.

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Kestrels (Nova Scotia) / Katy Needs A Life / Tim does not exist. @ Louie’s, Sunday 07/06

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Halifax shoegaze trio Kestrels are visiting the states on tour with their new EP ‘The Moon is Shining Our Way’.  They will be making a stop in Kalamazoo this Sunday, July 6th at Louie’s Trophy House Grill, 440 E. North Street.

The Canadian fuzz poppers released ‘A Ghost History’ in 2012.  This new EP is a precursor to their next full-length expected in 2015.

Kalamazoo’s response to the question ‘what happens when you mix classically-trained chops with 8-bit synth pop?’ Katy Needs A Life will perform her infectiously catchy numbers with her trademark charismatic stage presence, caffeinated by a Descendents-level of pre-game coffee chugging.

Tim does not exist. is the moniker that singer/songwriter Tim Tapper has chosen to use for his material nowadays.  This January he made one of his most recent recordings available for listening in its entirety on YouTube with a download link available on the page.  It’s an enjoyable, fuzzy, self-reflecting listen.

Louie’s is located at 440 E. North Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The cover is a suggested donation of $5 and doors at 8:30 P.M. with the show kicking off around 9 P.M.  See you there!

 

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Seventeen Again (RECORD RELEASE), Life in a Vacuum, Congratulations, Talvisota @ The Box 6/20

Let me tell you something about the show that is happening tonight at this new house venue that I haven’t been to you yet called “The Box.” It is going to be hard. Local Yokels Seventeen Again will be selling their DEBUT 12″ LP “Invoke” at the show because it is literally a “record release show” and you should take this opportunity to listen to them, if you haven’t, and/or buy the record, because this is the first time you can.

Oh, and what’s that, you’re not sold on this show yet but you’re still inexplicably reading this post? WELL HAVE I GOT A TREAT FOR YOU. LIFE IN A VACUUM will be travelling from Ontario CANADIA AGAIN, as they rocked the Millhouse last year ’round this very same time of year.

I was at the show and it was wild. And therefore I trust their opinion about who to play with. And that means that even though I know nothing about Congratulations other than the youtube video I have been linked to, I am still suggesting that you check them out.

And filling the line up out as extra local support is Talvisota.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see some solid Kalamazoo hard-core rock ‘n roll TONIGHT at THE BOX. Check the Facebook event for more deets (location, etc). TGIF, YA’LL.

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