TONIGHT! – SIR RICHARD BISHOP / ROBERT MILLIS / SEAN & FIONA @ SATELLITE RECORDS

This show starts in just a few hours (6pm), so we’ll make this brief:

SIR RICHARD BISHOP is an incredibly talented guitarist that has been making waves in underground music since 1979. He’s led the band Sun City Girls and Rangda in addition to creating an impressive body of solo work. His most recent albums have been released by the Drag City label. His sound draws heavily from various World Music and Avant-garde influences. Prepare yourself for a truly sublime and trans-formative experience tonight. This is not one to miss!

ROBERT MILLIS is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT. He has also produced some excellent solo work including film scores, sound installations and many contributions to the Sublime Frequencies label. Robert has self described his music as “Pete Seeger trying to cover Revolution #9 by The Beatles”

SEAN & FIONA are a local duo project from Sean Hartman of Forget The Times and Fiona Dickinson of Saltbreaker. They perform only on special occasions with this project. This will their 4th show in about that many years. Their sound draws from Free Jazz, Folk and Classical influences and is largely improvised.

Doors are at 6pm tonight and music kicks off at 6:30 sharp!
$10 cover for the touring artists
All ages are always welcome!

Satellite Records is located at
808 S. Westnedge (next door to 4th Coast and Bagel Beanery)
Any questions, call them at (269) 381-0218

Official Facebook event can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/780698798692981/

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Tours/Reunions/Celebrations – Anybody But The Cops (tape release + tour kickoff) | The Gray Beast | Another One | Guppy – Milhouse – 4.5

This show is too good to waste a bunch of words on, so I’m going to keep it brief. On this day of days, this springtime Sunday, some Milhouse music will be happening.

15.04.05Local queerdo/weirdo band ANYBODY BUT THE COPS will be releasing their first set of recordings that sound subjectively better than any of their other recordings, as well as preparing for a 2 week long tour. Described as “Post-Jazz Punk for the Pre-Reset World” and “musical garbage disposals” ABTC are guaranteeing you something along the lines of 20 minutes of music and hopefully minimal un-mic’d banter. The new release is coming out on ALREADY DEAD TAPES. Check it out! Or buy it at this show to save on shipping.

THE GRAY BEAST are dancy, catchy, wordy fellas from Marquette, MI, fronted by the profound and profane genius Sycamore Smith. Having last seen them open for Child Bite, you can be sure that this band kicks it. They are on tour and they have a demo to sell ya, so don’t be scared to check it out.

ANOTHER ONE are a pop-punk band without the bullshit. They are here to present you a hook once instead of three times because that sort of repetition is time that could be spent playing two more songs. So that’s what they do. Old friends out of Grand Rapids that have not yet played Kalamazoo, so give them a warm welcome.

GUPPY are equal parts excellent songwriting/song structure and heavy chaotic noise. It blends together in the most perfect way. The band was on a hiatus for a bit, but now with Jose from Anybody But The Cops on bass, their back at it. Check the hype

DONATE TO THE OUTTA TOWNERS AND TO THE TOURS. BE EXCELLENT. BE THERE RIGHT AT 9:00 TO SEE GUPPY KICK IT OFF. TREAT YOUR FRIENDS WELL AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS. BE MINDFUL OF THOSE AROUND YOU. WOMEN AND QUEERZ TO THE FRONT FOREVER.

Email ditkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address.

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3/28- INDIGO WILD / THE CLASS ACTS / EDITH @ Rey Mysterio’s

Tonight, Rey Mysterio’s is hosting an event that will seriously take you on a journey. 

Indigo Wild 

 

Warning: This music has a great deal of texture that could possibly cause an eargasm.

Indigo Wild is amazing group from Columbus, OH that is often defined as dream groove/ no-coast indie. That’s probably the best way to summarize them, but let me put emphasis on the beauty behind the instrumentation this group has created with their music. Don’t believe me? Just check out the recent release, “High Point” by going to:

www.indigowildmusic.com

Indigo Wild has been gaining a lot of hype throughout the midwestern music scenes. Along with their groovy tunes, they have an electric feel to their stage presence. Super fun to watch and hear, don’t miss out!

The Class 

 

The Class Acts are a classy indie band from Kalamazoo. They’re music is big sounding with lots of vocals and instrumentation. The music itself seems to span the entire spectrum of what could define feel-good tunes. You can close your eyes and feel yourself sitting on some grass at a festival during songs like, “Jackie”. Other songs like, “Busy Work” offer that same feeling of goodness in your soul, but has a completely different feel. Just check it out for yourself!

www.theclassacts.bandcamp.com

Pretty much all I’m saying is: If you super duper hate feeling happy, this show probably isn’t for you. Sorry. 

Edith

 

Edith, formally known as WWEMO, is a super mysterious group that just got going a few months ago. I’ve seen them once as WWEMO and it was pretty sick. Anyone who appreciates the local basement scene would dig this group. 

So yeah. This show is going to be awesome. It’s going to start at 9 p.m. at Rey Mysterio’s. Get there early so you don’t miss any parts of this musical roller coaster.

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Top Dirty, Kneebody, Saxquatch & Bridge Band @ Shakespeare’s $5 21+

Hold onto your butts, Kalamazoo, we’ve got a live one.

KNEEBODY is coming through, bringing their experimentally infused Jazz-based mastery to Shakespeare’s venerable Lower Level.

“Kneebody draws upon influences spanning D’Angelo’s Voodoo to music by Elliot Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis. Their live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, for the rhythmic bombast of a Squarepusher or Queens of the Stone Age show, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom experienced at a Brad Mehldau concert.”

 SAXSQUATCH & BRIDGE BAND are back to prove that not only are the rumors of Mr. Squatch’s demise greatly exaggerated, but also that it is physically possible for the irreverent mythical sax-o-phone wielding vagabond to be accompanied by a myriad of extremely musically talented bridges.

If you want to move and groove Saxsquatch and the Bridge Band will bring you solid jazz/blues inspired songs from days yore to shake your hedonistic butts to. Just make sure you hold on to those bad boys.

TOP DIRTY will also be playing and I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing them but if they fit their billing you won’t be disappointed.

Rock music that was broken and fixed except the pieces don’t quite fit together but it works just as good and looks cool so whatev.

WOW this looks to be a barn-burner, y’all. So go out and have a good time. Don’t skimp on the drinks, tip your waiter, try not to make too many unsolicited advances towards them, and as always.

Do it together, Kalamazoo.

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Punk Throughout The Ages – KNIFE THE SYMPHONY, THE SHANKS, BROWN COMPANY, FACE-EATER – Milhouse – 3.21

If you like punk rock – cool, if you like post hardcore – great, if you like old school thrash – 15.03.21excellent, if you like experimental punk – perfect. It’s all represented at this particular Milhouse show, plus more!

KNIFE THE SYMPHONY come from Cincinnati, and make me re-think what I thought I knew about Ohio. This band was on the bill for one of the first shows I saw in Kalamazoo, back in 2007, and one of the only Kraftbrau (rip) shows I attended. They killed it then, they’ll kill it now. It’s heavy, noisy, and no bullshit.

THE SHANKS are KTS’s tour buddies coming from Toronto bringing their own stylish blend of fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll with some stoner metal and punk goodness. Their sound is probably too dialed-in for a basement show, so it’s in all likelihood going to completely blow you away.

BROWN COMPANY are local legendary punk experimenters. Never before have you felt like a 15 minute long song completely embodied what you felt like was missing from your intake of punk. It’s noisy, it’s vocal-less, there’s a theramin, and they’re about to be your favorite local if they haven’t won your heart already.

Finally, FACE-EATER are the thrash metal newcomers, playing their 2nd show out and their first house show. Their new demo rips way harder than a demo has any right to. Give them a warm welcome, they’re kicking this whole damn thing off and would love to see your faces lost in a sincere headbang.

BRING YR MONEY, BRING THE FUNK. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER, RESPECT THE RULES OF THE HOUSE. SHOW BEGINS RIGHT AT 9:00. EMAIL DITKALAMAZOO@GMAIL.COM FOR THE ADDRESS.

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Punk Rock Saturday 9:00 p.m. @The Forbidden Zone

We’re bringing the energy yet again to The Forbidden Zone. So if you’re in the mood to let out some steam (within reasonable boundaries), or watch said steam be let out, you should swing by our red brick house! With entertainment provided by…

Obscene Color – AKA The White Stripes with their own young, angsty personal touch

Third Coast – Upcoming local punk band that’ll keep you moving and talking well after their set ends

The Holy Alimonies (Chicago) – Garage country pop which will sooth all tension while maintaining the sway

+ Unknown TBA

BYOB, and Donate Donate Donate!!!

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Cheap Girls / Bike Tuff / Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts March 20 2015

On Friday, March 20th 2015, Louie’s Trophy House Grill is hosting the third and final WIDR Week 2015 showcase.

Headlining the night is Cheap Girls, a power-pop trio from Lansing, MI. These dudes are taking a break from touring with huge national acts like Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Hold Steady, and Against Me! to close out the live music portion of WIDR Week 2015.

Cheap Girls’ rhythm section are literally brothers, which imparts a pre-lingual connection to their performance, while Adam’s guitar lines alternately evoke Peter Buck or Jeff Tweedy.

Check out how big three dudes can sound in their official video for “Ruby”:

And for an idea of what Cheap Girls will sound like at Louie’s this Friday, watch them perform “Slow Nod” live at Hurley Studios last fall.

Bike Tuff is the hardest rocking Kalamazoo band you’ve never seen. Watch them get the crowd riled up at Fat Guy House:

And then take a listen to Bike Tuff sing an ode to the now-departed Oak St. Market, which sounds like it could have been performed by Jimmy Eat World:

Finally, it’s been said many times before that Jake Simmons can go fuck himself, but he’s going to prove the haters wrong yet again as he employs his psychic powers to surround himself with Little Ghosts, who will teach us all a little something about Them, Them, and Us:

Best not risk it – if you’re 18 or older, come out to Louie’s this Friday at 8pm, for all things Cheap, Tuff, Little, and WIDR. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day-of-show.

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