Porch Show @ Milhouse – Sunday, August 17 w/ Axel Quinlan, Jeremy Waun (Detroit), Justin Krolczyk (Detroit)

milhouseshowSomething has seemed off this summer.  For the longest time, I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Then the other day I looked at upcoming events for DIT Kalamazoo and it all became clear: We’ve had no Milhouse porch show thus far in 2014.  Weather permitting, that shall all change this upcoming Sunday.

Detroit freak folk artist Jeremy Waun is returning to Kalamazoo for the first time in a couple years.  Jeremy was one of the first people to participate in a DIT Session, with his edition being the highly-collectible 3rd installment of the series.  A strong voice and distinctive delivery, often melodic and hooky but at times oddball and disjointed, cause Jeremy’s music to stand out from standard singer/songwriter fare.

Justin Krolczyk also hails from Detroit.  He has created a vast array of experimental sounds over the years, the kind of performer where music seems to flow effortlessly from his limbs, channeled from somewhere beyond time, space, or thought.  Peep the percussion improvisation below for just a small sampling.

Kalamazoo’s recognized fingerpickin’ folk singer Axel Quinlan will also be gracing the porch to deliver a batch of his freshly-baked ditties.  Quinlan is known for copious quality songwriting and, according to his bandcamp, has much in store.  Check it out:

http://alexquinlan.bandcamp.com/

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This all takes place at Milhouse on Sunday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m.  Please bring some scratch to donate to the two touring artists.  If we keep treating traveling performers well, we will have the benefit of them continuing to stop in our town during their ventures and performing for us.  If you do not know the address of Milhouse, you can message ditkalamazoo@gmail.com or post on the Facebook group asking for the address (recommended!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/milhouse/.  Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Synth, Noise, Time Travel – M. SORD | LAIR (Boston, MA) | DOG (Patterson, NY) | SURPRISE ATTACK – Milhouse – 8.9

If you’re looking for some sounds with an oldschool krautrock sound, coupled with some new and exciting sounds that the east coast has been sharing with Kalamazoo over the last few years, LAIR may be just the band for you. Out of Boston, Massachusets, this two piece msordcreates as full and mysterious sound and style. It’s their first time through Kalamazoo, and since Kalamazoo has a long-term appreciation for the out-there, lets show them some of that.

LAIR are travelling with Patterson, New York band DOG, who are honestly hard to find any information about because they’re a band named DOG for christ’s sake. But if you click their name, the link will bring you to some forceful drony noise. If you’re a fan of Old Time Relijun or bands of that sort, you’ll probably be way down with what this group has to offer.

If this wasn’t enough, long time Kalamazoo performer and legend M. SORD will be making his first appearance at Milhouse. If you’re unfamiliar with M. Sord, I assure you, you are in for a real treat. Though the recordings are phenomenal in and of themselves, the live
performance is what will win you over as an M. Sord fan.

And finally, kicking off this show will be a newer(ish) improv band SURPRISE ATTACK – who have no recordings because they have no songs and never practice, but who may or may not include members of Fuzz Town, Saxquatch & Bridge Band, Anybody But The Cops, Boron Nuzzle, Rotten Wood Moon and more.

This show starts right at 9:00! There are two touring bands on the bill so BRING MONEY FOR THE TOURING FOLKS. Don’t be a jerk! Respect the synth, noise, drone, fog, dance, house, friends, acquaintances, strangers. Be excellent

Email ditkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address.

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Winter Bear (WI) / Benji Wearwolf @ Satellite Records, Saturday, 8/2/14 2 P.M. show!

Vine Neighborhood’s new hot show spot Satellite Records will be hosting an early rock ‘n’ roll show this Saturday at 2 p.m.  Performing will be Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Winter Bear (featuring former Kalamzoo resident/rocker Erin Dorbin), on tour promoting their new 7″ out on Selfish Agenda Records.  Also appearing will be Kalamzoo’s own Benjamin Wearwolf with an acoustic set.  A suggested donation of $5 to the touring band is suggested, but entry is free and the show is all ages!

 

 

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A cornucopia of noise this Saturday at Satellite Records!

This Saturday, things are about to get all sorts of weird up in Satellite Records! 

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Stella from Athens,OH are coming up to Kalamazoo on their summer tour. With members from Kalamazoo favorites, Frankie Teardrop, Stella play a spastic, angular, technical style of noise rock. At first listen, it reminds me of a mixture between the less grindy parts of Daughters and the kookiness of The Talking Heads. Very stoked to see these folks shred!

 

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If you’re looking for a real chill time, Vermillion Father is your cup of tea! I enjoy listening to VF most while I’m taking a nap, doing the dishes, hitting the bong or filing my taxes. Vermillion Father consists of one person, Jon Sacha aka Jon Bassman and it is his first live show! For fans of getting both your eyebrows pierced. 

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And last but not least are local improve noise heroes/Coheed & Cambria enthusiasts, Forget The Times. Will it sound beautiful and triumphant, noisey and chaotic or just down right funky? You’re gonna have to come to the show to find out. 

Show starts at 9 PM. Bring donations for the touring bands and money for merch/records. No jerks / No booze, All Ages! 

 

 

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Kyle Landstra (CHI) // Azaleas (CHI) // Fuzz Town (KZOO) || @ MILHOUSE 7/26

Kyle Landstra (CHI) // Azaleas (CHI) // Fuzz Town (KZOO) || @ MILHOUSE 7/26This Saturday Kalamazoo native Kyle Landstra will be traveling from Chicago with his friends Azaleas (of Original Flowering Earth) to perform in the Milhouse basement with local noise act Fuzz Town.

Be prepared to be immersed in aural stimulation at the hands of these masters of sonic story-telling.

These acts each represent distinct local flavors of ambient, noise, and drone. They each have samples of their art available on the internet, which I have linked to above and below, to give you further insight into what that might mean.

While there is no cover, donations to the touring bands for their efforts in coming here are always suggested. Please be respectful of your surroundings and be generally awesome to the other human beings you share this space with.

There are event listings on Facebook and Google Plus. Please message the administrators of those events for information.

The performances will start at 9. Try not to be late.

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

bundle up!

SEVENTEEN AGAIN

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

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

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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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