Shows

Apr 18: Davina and The Vagabonds with Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing

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Davina and The Vagabonds

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  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Davina Sowers hit the Midwest scene in February 2005 and she hasn’t looked back since. It didn’t take her long after moving to Minnesota from Key West, FL to start making a name for herself. With great vocals and piano, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. Davina has been performing since the age of 5, with the support of an extremely musical family. Sowers, a classically-trained pianist, has years of experience in piano performance.

Upcoming Shows

Apr 19: Cree Rider (afternoon show)

  • Doors Open: 11:00am P.M.
  • Show Starts:12:30 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Close: 3:00pm

Cree

Cree’s music is a blend of alt-country that leans heavily on Americana, Honky Tonk and Rock‘n’Roll roots music. He is a songwriter in the tradition of John Hartford, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Jeff Tweedy, and even outlaw country singers such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. He lists his biggest musical influence as The Band. Cree Rider has toured all over the United States in his various projects, the most recent of which is the Cree Rider Family Band.

Apr 19: Prince Tribute with Theresa Payne, Ransom Note, Steve Ewing Band, Superhero Killer, Mo Egeston & CoCo

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Theresa Payne

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:30 P.M.
  • Cover: 15
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after end of show
  • Advance: 10
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#ROCKCULTURE: A Tribute to Prince with Mo E All-Stars featuring CocoSoul, Ransom Note, Steve Ewing Band, Superhero Killer and Theresa Payne.

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Apr 20: 420 Party Featuring Strange Owls with Woofshurts

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Strange Owls

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Strange Owls is a new side project of Missouri based band “Reelfoot.” It consists of Jamie Brungard, Andrew Allen, and Sam Niehaus.
Biography
Strange Owls is side project of the Columbia/St. Louis band “Reelfoot.” It is comprised of Jamie Brungard, Andrew Allen, and Sam Niehaus. Strange Owls uses elements of Funk, Rock, Psychedelic, Blues, Jazz, Improv and Dance to create an auditory stimulating performance every show. Come check them out and see what its all about!”

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Apr 21: Open Mic at The Gramophone

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Open Mic at The Gramophone

  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Age: 18+ unless accompanied by legal guardian
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends

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Apr 22: Pimps of Joytime

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Pimps of Joytime

  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $12
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $10
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If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

Apr 24: The Elders with John Maxfield

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the Elders

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  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk; a cross-pollination of elements that is high-octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition.

“The key to the band’s success is in its flawless blending of the Celtic storytelling tradition with contemporary instrumentation and, perhaps more importantly, their ability to write original songs that sound as timeless and authentic as the ancient jigs and reels that have inspired them.” Brian Baker – PASTE MAGAZINE

Apr 25: Free Show Friday ft. Ian Mcgowan and The Good Deeds + more!

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Ian Mcgowan and The Good Deeds

  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after end of show

Ian Mcgowan

Ian McGowan and The Good Deeds are about writin’ songs for the road and for lovers, and everything in between.
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Born out of the singer/songwriter music of Ian McGowan, Ian McGowan and The Good Deeds are about writin’ songs for the road and for lovers, and everything in between. But mostly those two things.
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A little bit of indie folk, Americana, blues, and whatever the hell else we decide to thrown in there so it sounds just right (to us, at least).

Apr 26: Ocean Rivals with Bastard and The Crows

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Ocean Rivals

  • Bastard and the Crows
  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $5
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Apr 28: Open Mic at The Gramophone

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Open Mic at The Gramophone

  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Age: 18+ unless accompanied by legal guardian
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends

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Apr 29: Leopold and his Fiction

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Leopold and his Fiction

  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $8
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Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. Led by Daniel James (lead vocal/guitar), their essential make up sprouted from collaborations made on the road in the whirlwind cycle of touring. From San Francisco to LA to Austin various musical adventures had come and gone, until James found a common vision in the musicians he’d met along the way. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel to exercise his virtues gained from years living in Detroit, Leopold and his Fiction absorbed pieces of the Motown catalog along with the protopunk resonance of Iggy’s Stooges and molded them into a personal version of the rock ‘n’ roll dream. It’s as if they, themselves, are connected directly into an electrical outlet. “The band elicits a power when it’s time to perform that is unable to be harnessed in any other medium short of a fist fight,” says James. “Whether that’s on stage or in a recording studio it’s almost hard to contain it. It’s more life than I’ve ever felt before.” It was that sonic fever that landed the group recent support slots for The Cult and ZZ Top. For the past year Leopold and his Fiction have been working with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Datsuns, Slayer, Jet, The Dandy Warhols, etc…) in recording and capturing a captivating musical journey that is as relentless as it is inspiring.

We tend to remember artists that walk that fine line between chaos and control. Teetering on the edge of oblivion, and just stepping back always makes art, in any medium, that much more exciting. In pop music, when an artist or group works from a formula, and warps and bends that formula, it’s a beautiful thing. Austin based, Leopold and his Fiction is one of those groups. The band is a stripped-down outfit that spices its folk-inflected rock ‘n’ roll with heavy doses of garage and bits of psych.

May 1: Acoustics Anonymous Residency with Old Salt Union

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Acoustics Anonymous

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $5
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into whatever they play, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, laugh and dance – that’s what it’s all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in September 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Del McCoury Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band, as well as playing frequent shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis.

May 2: Ben Sollee with Brooks Ritter

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Ben Sollee

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $12
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Musicians often claim they are “giving themselves” to their listeners, but it’s rarely as true as on Ben Sollee’s fourth album, Half-Made Man, a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are. Known for his thrilling cello-playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Sollee possesses rough-smooth-smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy.

May 4: Hilary Scott & John Craigie with Lizzie Weber and Summer Osborne

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Hilary Scott

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  • Doors Open: 6:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:7:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 18+ ($3 surcharge for minors)
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $8
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Hilary Scott

Hilary Scott

“…Hilary Scott writes and sings in a way that creates a fascinating and intimate world, and it is enough for her to utilize only a whisper to raise deep emotions in the listener…” quote from Italian producer Euro Ferrari
Biography
Singer songwriter Hilary Scott weaves lyrical and musical tapestries that are inspired by a fresh and unique mix of blues, folk, rock, classical and alt-country. Jeff Dame of Northeast In-Tune has said this about Hilary and her music: “Hilary has the potential to be as big as the likes of Alanis Morisette, Tori Amos, or Sheryl Crow. Listen to her now and you can ‘I’ve been in from the beginning.’ Hilary Scott has released 8 albums, including her most recent release, Indigo, which has been picked up for distribution by Chi Lin Music, Taiwan. All of her CDs and other merchandise can be purchased from her website www.hilaryscott.com and through CDBaby.

John Craigie

For the past seven years, John Craigie has taken his unique musical style across the western United States. He stays true to the essence of folk music, and the traditions of the seminal writers of our past century. With timeless melodies and insightful lyrics—interspersed with witty storytelling—his songs take many poetic turns before bringing you back home. His themes range from social commentary to personal empowerment, political satire, and modern love. He has traveled all of this planet, having played in all 50 states and beyond, bringing his music to the world. John Craigie writes, sings, and plays for the people.

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May 7: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

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Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure. – See more at: http://www.bootyband.com/band_bio/#sthash.bqkwz85D.dpuf

May 8: Acoustics Anonymous Residency with The Giving Tree Band

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Acoustics Anonymous

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $8
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into whatever they play, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, laugh and dance – that’s what it’s all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in September 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Del McCoury Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band, as well as playing frequent shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis.

May 10: Samantha Fish

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Samantha Fish

  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $15
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $12
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Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish recalls her first musical taste as the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, but after several underage clandestine visits to the Knuckleheads Saloon blues club in her native Kansas City, she followed the thread from modern masters like Zito and Tab Benoit, through fallen ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan, right back to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

May 15: Acoustics Anonymous Residency with New Old Cavalry

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Acoustics Anonymous

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: 0
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends

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Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into whatever they play, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, laugh and dance – that’s what it’s all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in September 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Del McCoury Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band, as well as playing frequent shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis.

May 16: Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars with Ground Flow Fusion

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Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $15
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

May 17: St. Louis Ink Presents Nappy Roots and DJ Needles

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Nappy Roots

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $15
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Nappy Roots are an alternative rap quintet that hail from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and formed in 1995. The group is well known for their hit singles: “Po’ Folks,” “Awnaw,” “Roun’ The Globe” and “Good Day.” The group currently consists of Milledgeville, Fish Scales, Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, and Big V. Oakland. Nappy Roots exploded onto the rap/hip-hop scene with their debut album, “Country Fried Cess” in 1999, which resulted in an offer from Atlantic Records. The group’s first album for the label was the 2002 “Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz.” The album was a huge success; meeting critical acclaim and turning multi-platinum. The album also spawned three hit singles.

May 21: Jake’s Leg Acoustic

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Jake's Leg

  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $6
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Jakes Leg

There is a distinct joy that takes place on any given evening that transcends the typical musical experience. Somewhat irrelevant is the band’s thought process to the outcome of a Jake’s Leg performance. It seems to simply happen. People leave their troubles or concerns at the door and slide happily into “fun”.

May 22: Acoustics Anonymous Residency Finale w/ special guests

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Acoustics Anonymous

  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
  • Cover: Free
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends

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Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into whatever they play, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, laugh and dance – that’s what it’s all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in September 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Del McCoury Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band, as well as playing frequent shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis.

May 23: Sun & the Sea with Pirate Signal and Roundheels

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Sun & the Sea

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $5 (3 dollar surcharge for minors)
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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When The Graduate disbanded we decided that we still wanted to keep writing music together. These seven songs are all instrumental demos that were recorded by us over the course of the past several months. Any money that is donated will go back into us producing more music. Currently, we have a few other projects in the works as well, but the four of us plan to keep making music together.

May 24: Lucas Jack

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Lucas Jack

  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:7:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after end of show
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Lucas Jack began his songwriting and performance career crafting songs for any and all family occasions as a small boy, a passion he carried as a teenager to the bars, hotel lobbies, and social events of his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan – anywhere with an unguarded piano. This creative impulse was fostered throughout his twenties via collaboration with a series of bands while working as an attorney in Chicago. At last heeding music as a full-time calling, he left the corporate grind and released his first album, The Chicago EP, in 2012, followed by the full-length record Sun City in March 2013.
Channeling and reinventing the tradition of great piano rock – Billy Joel, Elton John, Leon Russell, Bruce Hornsby, and Marc Cohn – Lucas Jack is a singer-songwriter-pianist telling finely-hewn stories of the modern American experience with his powerful tenor voice and inspired musicianship. He currently lives, writes, and performs in and around Texas.

May 24: Gotta Be Karim Homecoming Show (Late Show)

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Gotta Be Karim

  • Doors Open: 10:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:10:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $5
  • Age: 21+
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May 30: Cody Jinks

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Cody Jinks

  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $12 - $3 surcharge for minors
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $10 - $3 surcharge for minors
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Cody Jinks

Conceived in a honky tonk long, long ago, Cody now makes his living in them. Accompanied by the Tonedeaf Hippies, he rolls across the land and the oceans onto other lands to sow a collective musical seed. Not like the brazen giant of “Texas/Red Dirt” fame, he is a fair-sized man with a Zippo whose flame longs to be ignited by the sound of real music.
“Keep that which is plastic, and the posers that compose for money. Give us your listeners, your dreamers, your huddled drunken masses longing to break free of the feces on our radios. Send these: the hippies and the cowboys, and we will flick our bics through those swinging doors.”

May 31: Dan Hubbard and The Humadors (early show)

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Dan Hubbard and The Humadors

  • Doors Open: 6:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:7:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $5
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Dan Hubbard

Since 2003, Illinois-based singer-songwriter Dan Hubbard has released seven albums and toured extensively through the Midwest and both coasts. In the process, he’s shared the stage with some of the industry’s top artists, built a strong fan base, become a refined songwriter and earned critical acclaim for his efforts. With his foundation in the classic sounds of Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Jackson Browne, Hubbard carries songs of love, loss and soul searching (and occasionally getting drunk enough to forget it all). Like the influential front-men before him, Hubbard delivers a message that people can relate to in good times and bad.

May 31: MC KEEM (late show)

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MC Keem

  • Doors Open: 10:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:10:30 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 21+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Jun 4: Mother Falcon with The Family Crest

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Mother Falcon

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  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $12
  • Age: 18+ ($3 Surcharge for minors)
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $10
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Mother Falcon

Mother Falcon is an orchestral indie band born in Austin, Texas that has quickly become an award winning recording act and a top concert draw, performing in rock clubs while maintaining a presence in the performing arts scene scoring plays and films. The group began to coalesce around multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Gregg while the members were still teenagers, coming together via orchestral and chamber music classes. Composing as a collective, the 18 piece ensemble includes several multi-instrumentalists and most of the players contribute vocals. Guitarist/pianist Claire Puckett, accordionist/pianist Tamir Khalifa and percussionist/saxophonist Issac Winburne form the creative core along with Nick Gregg, though all members contribute musically.

Still Life, the debut EP, was released in early 2010 and spawned the local hit “Marigold.” Mother Falcon’s first full length, Alhambra, was released in February 2011 and gained immediate raves and heavy spins on the influential public radio station KUT, charted in the top ten on several college stations and hi #61 on the CMJ chart.

At the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Austin Music Awards, Mother Falcon won the “Best None of The Above” award, and performed at the 2011 and 2012 ceremonies. The Austin Critics Table nominated the group as “Best New Ensemble” and for “Best Theatrical Score” in 2011. They also performed as the opening event of the 2011 Fusebox Festival at the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin, Texas accompanied by 100 additional string players and headlined the 2012 Austin Chamber Music Festival.

As one of the top live acts in Austin, Mother Falcon has headlined and sold out major clubs such as Antone’s, The Mohawk and The Parish.

Currently at work on their second album as well as the score for the indie documentary Star Nation, about the international spectator sport culture surrounding the video game Starcraft, Mother Falcon will move to New York City for the month of June and to Los Angeles during all of August to promote the upcoming album with weekly club residencies and regional touring. In July the band will conduct its second annual Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students.

Jun 5: William Fitzsimmons with Leif Vollebekk

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William Fitzsimmons

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  • Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:9:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $20
  • Age: 18+
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $18

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William Fitzsimmons is equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, creating captivating music, which uniquely melds depravity, honesty, and autobiography into a counter-intuitive seamless whole. Since 2005, Fitzsimmons has created three full-length albums, each thoroughly themed and embossed with matters of family history, intimate disclosure, and bold confession, yielding rich folk music, ranging from the stark and acoustic to the voluminous and electronic. All the while reflecting William’s commitment to addressing what is always pressing, and yet all too often ignored.

Jun 20: The Lonely Biscuits

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The Lonely Biscuits

  • Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $12
  • Age: 18+ ($3 surcharge for minors)
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
  • Advance: $10
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The Lonely Biscuits, formerly known as Gravy and the Biscuits have been together since September of 2011. Founding members Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley were random roommates at Belmont University, in Nashville, where they started jamming and making music out of their dorm room. John Paterini, current lead singer of the band came into the picture in September after hearing some of their tunes from his dorm room across the hall. Then, two months later, Nick Byrd joined the band as an official biscuit playing bass guitar. Blending soul, funk, and pop with rap; The Lonely Biscuits have created a unique sound that has appealed to a wide array of people.

The Lonely Biscuits have toured the country playing at universities, festivals, and clubs, gaining dedicated fans everywhere they go. The band was recently named mtvU’s first ever “College Artist of The Year”, and traveled to Austin, TX, to perform at the MTV Woodies Festival at SXSW.
The band has independently released three EPs. Their latest EP “A Girl Named Destiny”, charted on Billboard’s Regional Heatseekers Chart, and gained national coverage from numerous notable music blogs and magazines.

The Lonely Biscuits continue to write, record, and perform new music that can relate with anyone, and they will continue to share it with as many people as possible.

Jul 30: Sundy Best

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Sundy Best

  • Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
  • Show Starts:8:00 P.M.
  • Cover: $10
  • Age: 18+ ($3 surcharge for minors)
  • Close: 1 hour after show ends
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Sundy Best

Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. Offstage, the pair are lifelong friends, college athletes and dog-lovers; onstage the musical duo delivers something wholly fresh and original, blending their best influences with personal music histories.

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