BONEHAWK RECORD RELEASE!

Sorry for the delay with this one. Tonight is going to be a heavy night of rock and roll as Bonehawk reveals their new record to the masses.

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Time to change your underwear because that record you’ve been soiling your pants over since you learned the existance of Bonehawk is finally being released at Louie’s. The full-length album, “Albino Rhino” delivers a rockin’, heavy sound that’s super fuzz scratches something into your immortal soul.

For those who aren’t familiar with the group, prepare yourselves to rock. This band rocks and they rock super hard. They use their heavy guitars with twin harmonies to create visuals through sound. With songs like “Tonight We Ride,” and “Sexy Beast,” your head may never stop banging.

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Blue Snaggletooth
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Rocking their way across the state, Blue Snaggletooth hails from Ann Arbor and brings a D&D-influenced, psychedelic-classic-rock-rager. Their album, “Beyond Thule,” may also be available tonight. This album is a follow-up to the first album, “Dimension Thule”.
Fossil Eyes
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Fossil Eyes, the rockin’ band from Kalamazoo will be sure to get this party started on the right foot. This is going to be the bands last show of the year, so be sure to come out and support local music and walls of fuzz. Fuzzy walls.

Doors will be opening at 9 pm. The show is catered to the age demographic of 18 and up. The cost is but $3. See you there.

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The Forbidden Zone’s Second Show – 11.7

The Forbidden Zone is a new house venue in Kalamazoo, 10580031_774923065895563_4987324854287964981_nmaking their debut in late October for a Halloween industrial/noise/goth show. This show is looking to span a huge range of genres, and focus on getting regional bands involved more!

This upcoming show features shoegaze, post rock, punk rock and hardcore elements. Lots of bands traveling from out of town to see what Kalamazoo is all about, so lets show them a good genre-mashing time. Damn near guaranteed to have something for everyone.

LUME – Chicago, IL – heavy noisey shoegaze with influences from post-hardcore. Really big sound

NORTHERNER – Macomb, MI – beautiful, soundscape post-rock

THE TINY UGLY GERMS – Port Huron, MI – melodic punk / post hardcore with some elements of droney-shoegaze

SIDELINED. – Sterling Heights, MI  – pop punky/hardcore/punk rock hearkening back to nights spent at The Fat Guy House

APPLEGATE - Kalamazoo, MI – ethereal blues big harmonies

Show starts at 8! Please bring donations, there’s lots of car gas tanks to feed for this show. Email DITkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address.

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11/6 – Shahman, Forget the Times, and the Uncanny at Casa Mona

Toronto’s Shahman will be in Kalamazoo tomorrow night to unleash a monolithic sonic assault on the Casa Mona basement. This two-piece band combines diverging influences of extremely heavy and dark music into something unexpected – a fierce live sound greater and louder than the sum of its parts that can jump from a whisper to a deafening roar in an instant.

Their latest release, Demise of a Body, is a sprawling 25-minute meditation on the loss of a loved one that was captured from one continuous live performance. Brooding, raw, and unabashedly emotional, this release sees the band exploring doom and shoegaze territory, and moving even further away from the screamo/punk moments that were more prevalent on their last release, Sounds That Look Like Us.

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Joining Shahman for this show will be local experimental, improv noise-rockers Forget the Times and the strangest, spookiest, surf rock band around, the Uncanny.

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Funk Punk and Jazz – Milhouse – 11.1

Technical jazz, sax-laden funk, and oddball punk all on one bill! Come drink Surge or whatever these kids are doing these days and enjoy the array.

GLIMPSE TRIO (who no longer play as a trio but as a duo) are traveling all the way from California to grace your ears with their technical, complex blend of jazz/funk/rock.

Plus locals SAXQUATCH & BRIDGE BAND and ANYBODY BUT THE COPS will

If you’re unfamiliar with these two acts, expect some funky instrumental originals – in diametrically opposed ways. Saxquatch will make ya dance and move, and ABTC will make you wish you could figure out how to dance and move to what they’ve got

 

Show starts at 9:00! Please respect the house, the bands, yr friends, yr new friends you haven’t met yet. Email DITkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address. Donate to Glimpse Trio so that they may someday make it home to California.

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10/27/14 – CAPTURED! BY ROBOTS / RICK JOHNSON ROCK AND ROLL MACHINE / KATY NEEDS A LIFE @ LOUIE’S TROPHY HOUSE

I hope you all have your party boots on because Louie’s Back Room isn’t letting this weekend of fun end until Monday. This event will be featuring the last performance from Katy Needs A Life, a Rock and Roll Machine that’s not been out for some years, and some mother frickin’ robots. It’s going to be an event that will prepare you for Halloween and keep you stoked for what’s to come in the future.

Captured! By Robots

So, I could go on and on for days about how Jay Vance is my hero and I’ve been listening to his music since I was in the fifth grade. I could say something about how he started the Blue Meanies when he was in college, the legendary Ska band from Chicago. I could also go on and on about what his show is like and how awesome it will be to see live because its actually instrument-playing robots that Vance built. However, I received this e-mail from the robots a few weeks ago, and I believe that they can tell their story better than I can.

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2 kick ass robots, 1 stupid human. Brutal pummeling music. End of story.
But you wanna read more stupid crap? Ok, idiot human.

C!BR has been touring the world since 1997, playing thousands of dive bars for millions of drunk humans.

In 1996, Jay Vance made the robots because he was extremely unlikeable, and wanted to play in a band after all his past human bands hated him. He got to work. Shortly after, GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110 were born. After a horrible accident involving many drugs and a chemical spill, the Bots became self aware and captured the human, now renamed JBOT. It was decided that they would travel the country, rocking out while bent on world domination and humiliating the masked and chained idiotic human in front of his human peers.

In 2013, a critical point was achieved in robotic/human symbiosis. The Bots over went their sixth upgrade, developing human faces in an attempt to fool the pathetic humans into lowering their guard, not unlike decoys in duck hunting.

Humans are now the hunted! Hahaha!

As well, JBOT’s chains and mask were removed, after 15 years of captivity the chains were no longer needed as they were now chains of the mind, and removal of the mask serves to show how ugly and disgusting the human JBOT really is.

The Bots and JBOT’s relationship has changed, now they are much more united in hating humanity. Stockholm syndrome? Maybe… Or maybe you all just suck really really bad.

C!BR’s newly found united aggression towards humanity has been channeled into fast n loud music, designed to deafen and destroy, to pound and pummel, breaking your bones with brutal tones.

So that’s it. End of story for reals.
But one more thing…
Fuck you, human!

So yeah… They aren’t the nicest robots, but the show is going to be killer.

Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine

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Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine hasn’t done a solo show in years now and that’s a damn shame. Can you imagine, for just one moment, the most beautifully chaotic, energetic and borderline spastic music that reminds you that neither punk nor rock and roll are dead. Rick’s charisma makes you want to dance even though you don’t know how. He’s legendary. Besides the Rock and Roll Machine, Rick is also known for his work in Bomb the Music Industry, Wack Trucks, and Mustard Plug. Who knows when this act will happen again, so don’t miss out.

Katy Needs A Life

Okay, okay, okay. Ego, ego, ego. I don’t like to toot my own horn as a performer, but as it’s my last show, it’s going to be hype. This act has been going on for the last seven years and has progressively gotten better and better. Songs like, “Dragons in Love” have given people something to smile about just as songs like, “Albatross” have given people something to cry about. Essentially, it’s all happy music about sad things. Something that started out as an act for a high school talent show has brought years of fun and notably awkward experiences. I hope that many will join me for my send off as I embark on the journey towards learning to work well with others.

DOORS 8PM
$8

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It’s Happening Again! (Meetings, That Is)

In the history of DIT Kalamazoo, it can be said that much of 2014 was sadly the year of internet communication. But since this is a loose collective of people trying to do something a little bit better, a little bit more exciting and human than sitting around on facebook – we’re looking to break up that monotony once again. DIT Kalamazoo will be hosting weekly meetings, every Sunday at 4PM, at Satellite Records (808 s Westnedge).

If you’ve never been, the meetings are primarily to keep organized what shows/events are happening in the upcoming weeks, share information about how to book/promote/run shows, and to find people to help with projects (I.E. “I have a show but I need help with making a flyer” or “I have this band from California looking for a show, but my roommates aren’t having it, is anyone interested in helping me find a place”).

Meetings are also just a good time to meet up with who is doing what and where. Every band/house/project/artist has a different thing going, and we’re all trying to support each other’s endeavors.

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10/22 – Awesome Heavy Psych from Chile, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo!

It’s not every day you get to see a band from Chile, let along one as awesome as LA HELL GANG!

Satellite Records is proud to present a night of Heavy Psych vibrations. Check the details:

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LA HELL GANG

Hailing from Santiago, Chile. La Hell Gang bring plenty of 60’s Psych Rock influence played with a taste and control that makes their sound far from derivative. This band is essential for fans of Acid Mothers Temple, 13th Floor Elevators or Brown Company.

Here’s what Mexican Summer has to say about their latest album:
“Imagine a still oasis on a man-made Martian desert, saturated with rust and red clay. Gravity has shifted slightly, though the atmosphere is warm and dense, and everything around you is moving more slowly than you are used to. You’re just waking up to this world, a realm not entirely beyond your comprehension, but all the same, part of a new reality to contend with and romanticize. Chilean rock trio La Hell Gang’s second album Thru Me Again is the soundtrack to this strange new land.

Earning high praise from their debut, 2010′s Just What Is Real, La Hell Gang have traded in the cleaner, ’60s-indebted sonics which populated that record with something more complex, a murkier palate that instills these eight songs with languid mystery. Thru Me Again wades through these danger-infested waters with otherworldly grace, hanging back in the frame while their brand of laced blues wander fills the room with an unassailable vibe of concentrated lust. Providing a counterpart to the sounds of fellow travelers in their homebase of Santiago, such as Watchout! and Föllakzoid, Thru Me Again is the product of a band mastering its own language, and learning that the tender moments of their music can go as deep as their proverbial paint-peelers. You might be visiting this new world, but La Hell Gang lives there, knows every crater, all the flora and fauna, and have generously offered to take you on a journey of their architected existence. You would be wise to follow.”

Doors are at 9pm
Music starts at 9:30 sharp
Locals FORGET THE TIMES will be opening the show and Grand Rapids’ own IMPERIAL SUN CRUSHER will follow
$5 suggested minimum donation (pay what you can/want. It all goes to the travelling bands)
All ages are always welcome
No alcohol / drugs / jerks
Respect the bands / Respect the venue/ Respect yrself
Buy some records

Satellite Records is located at 808 S Westnedge Ave (next to Bagel Beanery, 4th Coast, etc). Feel free to call them at (269) 381-0218 with any questions

See you tomorrow!

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