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"
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.
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.
ALREADY DEAD FAMILY REUNION 8 DAY 3: First Responders | Basic Comfort | Victoria Blade | About A Million | Painted Faces | Problems That Fix Themselves | Imelda Marcos | FTT | Comfort Food | Curt Oren
ALREADY DEAD FAMILY REUNION 8 DAY 2: Caribbean Health | Katy Needs A Life | Alex Cunningham | Ryan Kayhart | Dane Rousay | Video Daughters | Period Bomb | fluster | AM Stations | Binary Marketing Show
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.
Katy Needs A Life
Aaron Llewlelyn feat. G. Suite
Soul Groove DJs