Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sunrise Over Kalamazoo: A Tribute to Kalamazoo Soul Legend Dwight Sykes Feat. Dezert Eez | Santino Jones | Krelboynes | Katy Needs A Life | Carribean Health | Saan Solo + More

Dwight Sykes wrote some of the greatest Funk songs that no one has heard. And he did it right here in Kalamazoo. Criminally under appreciated at the time, his music has since developed an international cult following with reissues and previously unreleased material coming out on the People Potential Unlimited label. The few records he pressed in the 80s now sell for hundreds of dollars. Though Dwight may not be a household name (yet), his influence can still be felt. His visionary DIY spirit and maverick lo-fi home recording techniques are now defining features of the current Kalamazoo music community. 
On Friday, February 23rd Dwight will be back in his hometown while a selection of Kalamazoo's finest musicians gather to pay tribute to a true Soul legend. Each artist will be performing their own interpretation of Dwight's songs. The man himself will be there signing autographs, giving away copies of his music and telling his story. This will be a night to remember.
Satellite Records and Green Light Music will both be on site selling records.

Dezert Eez
Santino Jones
Krelboynes
Katy Needs A Life
Carribean Health
Saan Solo
Aaron Llewlelyn feat. G. Suite
Soul Groove DJs

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Feb
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Honey Pot (album release!) | Wailsharq | BFF

The Honey Pot has been at it in Kalamazoo for a long time, and their most recent work, Guey, is ready to rock. So let's have a party about it!

https://thehoneypotkzoo.bandcamp.com/

Adding his wonder to this joyous occasion, the fantastically gregarious Wailsharq is gonna come down get down.

The gents in BFF are also gonna lend the ROCK YA DIG?

-Never a cover at the Brew House!
-1-topping pizza $8.00 every night!-
-Respect the performers
-Respect the venue
-Be Excellent To Each Other

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Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

DIT FREE SCHOOL: Accountability Online & IRL

In this discussion, we hope to define the terms "accountability," "call out / call in," "white fragility," "distancing," and "disposability" as they relate to our fight for social justice, discuss effective tactics for calling out & calling in our peers, and discuss how to react when you've been called out or called in.

There will be vegan & gluten free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!! This is a substance-free event.

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Mar
16
8:30 PM20:30

Unknown Crowe | The Dead Flames | LVRS | The Krelboynes

Hey, what better way to pre-game the holiday weekend than with some of the happiest sad people you've ever partied with! Let's get all of our emotions on the table, drop em in a shot glass, AND SHOW THIS ST. PADDIES DAY WEEKEND WE KNOW HOW TO ROCK N ROLL! 

Unknown Crowe | Alternative/Grunge/Indie | Jackson, MI

The Krelboynes | Alternative | Kalamazoo

LVRS | Shoe-gaze/Alternative/Indie | Lansing, MI

The Dead Flames | Post-Punk/Alternative | Jackson, MI

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Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

DIT Free School: Zine Workshop

A workshop to show/teach yall how to make zines (in multiple ways) and some of the history behind these great inventions! This is a FREE event but we are asking that if you have any extra materials lying around (i.e paper, magazines, markers, pens etc) that you could bring, them.

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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

First Responders | Jessica in The Rainbow | Shai-Li | Cloudlight | Pariah

First Responders // KZOO
loud & proud punks making you smile and want to punch something at the same time

Jessica in The Rainbow // Grand Haven
dreamy piano lullaby folk, spacey synth mellow pop, dark ambient psych folk, ponies and rainbows, whatever
http://jessicaintherainbow.bandcamp.com/

Shai-Li // KZOO
did your mom ever tell you a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down? Well this can be used as a substitute
https://soundcloud.com/shai_li

Cloudlight // Grand Haven
if you could hear water colors
https://cloudlightmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Pariah // KZOO
get your mind blown w/ this alternative r&b/jazz/genre bending 2-piece
https://soundcloud.com/pariah_band

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Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Fiona Dickinson | Samantha Cooper | Brian Koenigsknecht

Fiona Dickinson
Quivers the strings from a mournful thought and then warms the key with peace that these are just old recollections. 

Samantha Cooper 
Pours a warm libation sweetened with honey and within its reflection appears a tender smile of fulfillment.

Brian Koenigsknecht Music 
Steps into a blustering sea, sinks deep beyond the shallows, and then walks back out to tell us how terrifyingly beautiful it is down there. 


DINNER TIME SHOW
DOORS AT 7PM
SHOW AT 7:30PM
$5 COVER

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Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Big Mean Sound Machine | Last Gasp Collective

9 piece all original afro-funk, intelligent dance music masters Big Mean Sound Machine make their Kalamazoo debut at Bell's Eccentric Cafe back room with very special guests Last Gasp Collective on Saturday January 20th!

Big Mean Sound Machine's new fan-funded studio album Runnin' for the Ghost on Spotify > https://open.spotify.com/album/11pby31itbI6MAM8aeeTG5

"Seeing the Bigger Picture" music video > https://youtu.be/_o2hm-ihs0w

"Sweet Tooth" live video > https://youtu.be/VJYtuiM07XA

bigmeansoundmachine.com

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rock For Your Rights! featuring: Mike Anyonga | Sunflower Maze | Vishaps | Quantum Fleek

Doors: 7:00
Show: 8:00
21+
$5 suggested donation
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Rock For Your Rights is a fundraising / community outreach event set to take place at Shakespeares Lower Level on Friday, January 19. The event will feature several local music acts and is also meant to bring progressive activists from different causes together, and give each group a chance to reach out to the public. 
All proceeds go to:
The Michigan and Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Justice For Our Neighbors

Sponsored by Kalamazoo Non Violent Opponents of War
Co-sponsors: 
Project X
Justice For Our Neighbors
Students for a Sustainable Earth
The Michigan and Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Read and Write Kalamazoo

Collaborators:
Western Michigan University Office for Sustainability
 

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