Oct
31
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!

NO HOMOPHOBIA, BIGOTRY, RACISM, SEXISM, OR VIOLENCE!!!

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.
https://www.facebook.com/minorelement/

Basic Comfort (Kalamazoo, MI)
Atmospheric synth pop with all the vibes you could need.
https://basiccomfort.bandcamp.com/releases

Lushh (Kalamazoo, MI)
Progressive jazz fusion group with a pinch of metal that will rock them socks right off.
https://lushh.bandcamp.com/

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Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

KALAMASHOEGAZER 12 w/ Ringo Deathstarr | Springhouse | Soft Science | Airiel | Tears Run Rings | Tambourina | Seashine | Brief Candles

Welcome to Kalamashoegazer 12, the Midwest’s longest running shoegaze and dreampop music festival. One day only—8 extraordinary bands representing the full spectrum of the genre, this is not your run-of-the mill d.i.y fest, this is a full on celebration where fans and bands come together for the party of the year. 

Tickets on sale: www.ticketweb.com

OFFICIAL LINEUP FOR 2018:

Doors 4:00 pm
DKFM shoegaze radio DJ Heretic and Amber Crain from Los Angeles, CA.

Brief Candles (Milwaukee, WI) 4:30 pm
https://briefcandlesus.bandcamp.com/

Seashine (St. Louis, MO) 5:30 pm
https://seashine.bandcamp.com/releases

Tambourina (Kalamazoo, MI) 6:30 pm
https://facebook.com/

Tears Run Rings (Portland, OR) 7:30 pm
https://tearsrunrings.bandcamp.com/
First (or 2nd) show in 13 years!! 

Airiel (Chicago, IL) 8:30 pm
https://airiel.bandcamp.com/

Soft Science (Sacramento, CA) 9:30 pm
https://softscienceband.bandcamp.com

Springhouse (Brooklyn, NY) 10:30 pm
Jack Rabid from The Big Take-Over Magazine. First show in 8 years!

Ringo Deathstarr (Austin, TX) 11:30 pm
https://ringodeathstarr.bandcamp.com/

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

FYGN Fest

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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Oct
20
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

EVIL DEAUXERZ brings that ROCK AND ROLL
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

http://www.evildeauxerz.com/

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

https://www.facebook.com/hasnoskull/

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

https://soundcloud.com/nekomatakzoo

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

https://www.facebook.com/Boron-Nuzzle-129962690394077/

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

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Dos Argentés | PT Ori | BFF | TBA

Doors at 7:30; music at 8. (NO PUNK TIME)
Bring $ for merch and donations to the touring act!
Be a nice person.
Respect the house and the artists.
Please stay off the front porch (we have a back porch!) and put your cig butts in our cig bucket or an ashtray!

NO HOMOPHOBIA, BIGOTRY, RACISM, SEXISM, OR VIOLENCE/HATEFULNESS OF ANY KIND!

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


Dos Argentés (Detroit, MI): Contemplative indie/acoustic with a focus on implicit storytelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVVhxo88rZg
https://huskyeyes.bandcamp.com/track/traded-feat-dos-argent-s

PT Ori (Kalamazoo, MI): Queer nonbinary bedroom rock; it's real good
https://ptori.bandcamp.com/releases

BFF (Kalamazoo, MI): Ex-redneck emo transforming into a Steely Dan cover band
https://bff2sweet.bandcamp.com/

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Oct
12
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!

https://goo.gl/forms/y44Bekz4wWknxzaJ2

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Bernie and the Wolf | Coastal Car | Werewolf Hair

Doors at 7:30; music at 8. 
Bring $ for merch and donations!
Be a nice person.
Respect the house and the artists.
Please stay off the front porch (we have a back porch!) and put your cig butts in our cig bucket or an ashtray!

NO HOMOPHOBIA, BIGOTRY, RACISM, SEXISM, OR VIOLENCE/HATEFULNESS OF ANY KIND!

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



Bernie and the Wold (Chicago, IL): Hot coco and world domination-inspired indie rock duo (sometimes slightly mathy)

Coastal Car (Kalamazoo, MI): Dreamy indie pop that makes you cry.

Werewolf Hair (Ann Arbor, MI): Noisy, lofi rock that enters The Tone Zone.

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Deasy - Songs of Justice, Songs of Peace Concert and Sing-Along!

Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War presents
Steve Deasy
Songs of Justice, 
Songs of Peace
Concert and Sing-Along!

“Steve Deasy is a Pittsburgh born, Detroit based performing songwriter,  producer and arranger. Steve is a socially conscious  writer in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger...Add some humorous Steve Goodman-style story songs and you have Steve Deasy: relevant, complex, funny and talented."- stevedeasy.com

This event is free and open to all who believe in peace and justice. 
Donations welcome.

For more information call 269.548.8919.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Kal Marks | The Bookbinder | Suck City | PT ORi

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

ALL AGES!!
$5

Doors: 6 pm
Show: 7 pm

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Kal Marks (Boston,MA) : https://kalmarks.bandcamp.com/

PT Ori (Kalamazoo,MI) : https://ptori.bandcamp.com/releases

Suck City (Kalamazoo,MI) : https://evan11111.bandcamp.com/

The Bookbinder (Kalamazoo,MI)

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Oct
2
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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Sep
28
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 Ticketweb.com

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

Follow Bell's Eccentric Cafe on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date information and other news!

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Sep
23
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.
NO HOMOPHOBIA, BIGOTRY, RACISM, SEXISM, OR VIOLENCE/HATEFULNESS OF ANY KIND!

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.
https://complainermi.bandcamp.com/

Young Ritual // Flint-based basement Americana
https://youngritual.bandcamp.com/track/prime

Langley // Kalamazoo-based screamy boy playing his little geetar so loud wow
https://langleymi.bandcamp.com/

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