7:30 PM19:30

Complainer (MI) | Young Ritual | Langley

Doors at 7:30; music at 8.
Bring $ for merch and donations!
Be a nice person.
Respect the house and the artists.

If you see something say something. Let anyone who lives at the house know if there is a problem.

Complainer. (Solo) // Ypsilanti-based poser ska.

Young Ritual // Flint-based basement Americana

Langley // Kalamazoo-based screamy boy playing his little geetar so loud wow

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8:30 PM20:30

The Mushmen | The Functional Citizens | Mustard Plug

Friday, September 28, 2018
Bell's Eccentric Cafe - Back Room
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
21+ with valid ID
$10 Adv / $12 Day of

Tickets available at the Bell's General Store and

Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk-influenced ska music before most people in the U.S. had ever heard of ska. They are returning to Bell's Eccentric Cafe for a show in the Back Room on Friday, September 28th with special guests, The Mushmen and The Functional Citizens. If you missed seeing Mustard Plug in the Back Room in April, your chance has come again!

Genre: Ska, Rock, Punk
Recommended if you like: Catch 22, The Forces of Evil, The Planet Smashers

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6:00 PM18:00

"Rebellious Mourning" Book Tour with author Cindy Milstein

"This intimate, moving, and timely collection of essays points the way to a world in which the burden of grief is shared, and pain is reconfigured into a powerful force for social change and collective healing.”—Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform

“A primary message here is that from tears comes the resolve for the struggle ahead.”—Ron Jacobs, author of Daydream Sunset

“Rebellious Mourning uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.”—Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity. With contributions from Claudia Rankine, Sarah Schulman, David Wojnarowicz, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, David Gilbert, and thirty-two others. Also includes a 32-page color insert featuring artists like Jet Chalk, Oree Originol, Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza, and more.

Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism

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6:00 PM18:00

Kal Marks | The Bookbinder | Evan Asher | PT ORi

Wednesday, October 3rd
Shakespeares Lower Level
241 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo,MI 49007


Doors: 6 pm
Show: 7 pm


Kal Marks (Boston,MA) :

PT Ori (Kalamazoo,MI) :

Evan Asher (Kalamazoo,MI) :

The Bookbinder (Kalamazoo,MI)

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6:00 PM18:00

20 hour street medic training (free!)

Protest Street Medic Training
No prior training or experience required!

Friday, October 12 from 6p-10pm, October 13 and 14 from 10am-6pm

To attend this training, you must fill out the google form below. If you are having trouble opening or using it, or have any questions at all, feel free to message us!

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8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Begins: Evil Deauxerz | No Skull | Nekomata | Boron Nuzzle

From the ashes of DS9
Comes thrills and chills sure to combine
Into a ghoulish scene straight from your dreams
Musical performances that shall make you scream

that will shake the core of your mortal soul
A rare house engagement and one can tell
They'll bring fun and raucous from the pits of hell

NO SKULL from Lansing comes yonder here
The PUNK of forty thousand years
SLUDGEY riffs emanating from these ghouls
If you miss it you'd be a fool

NEKOMATA shall seal your DOOM
As their METAL envelops the room
The fog rolls in and brings you terror
Miss this and you'd be in error

And grisly ghouls emerge from their tomb...
Distort reality as they play the room...
And though you fight to stay alive...
Your body starts to shiver...
For all mere mortals shall become quite befuddled...
By the return from the dead of BORON NUZZLE

---Bring money for the traveling skulls.
---Respect the house.
---Dressing in your best HALLOWEEN garb is thoroughly encouraged.

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6:30 PM18:30

Quinn Blakeney's Family Time Fun Band | Minor Element | Basic Comfort | Lushh

Celebrate Halloween at Candy Cane Lane!

Doors at 6:30 music at 7:00
Wear a costume or you have to donate (OR DO BOTH!)
Be a nice person.
Respect the house and the artists.
Stay in the backyard. Put your cig butts in one of our ashtrays or in the trash PLEASE!


If you see something say something.

Quinn Blakeney's Family Time Fun Band (Kalamazoo, MI)
Some super spooky avant-garde jazz

Minor Element (West Michigan area)
A bad to the bone new school fusion group that will have you moving and grooving all night long.

Basic Comfort (Kalamazoo, MI)
Atmospheric synth pop with all the vibes you could need.

Lushh (Kalamazoo, MI)
Progressive jazz fusion group with a pinch of metal that will rock them socks right off.

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12:00 PM12:00


F.Y.G.N. FEST is an all-ages, day-long art/music/performance festival at Between Two Ferns. This event will empower artists whose identities are typically underrepresented and misaligned in the DIY scene, including but not limited to trans and cis girls/women/humans, queer and trans guys, nonbinary and gender nonconforming folks, agender folks, gender anarchists, the closeted, the questioning, and everyone else under the wild & wonderful umbrella of queerness.

p.s. this is the follow-up to femme fest
p.p.s. it stands for "fuck yr gender norms"

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