THU 12.5.2013 // Kovacs & the Polar Bear + Gold Light
DJ sets before and after by DJ TT Nice
"With a bizarrely intriguing band name and a song to match the curiosity, I delve into the sounds of Kovacs & The Polar Bear‘s latest release “Dandelion”. It’s propelled by a delicious percussion beat, lathered with an incredibly unique set of vocals and all the while holding a tone that grabs your attention faster than you can say Kovacs & The Polar Bear. It’s “more-ish” and a stellar track to set the pace for a new band hitting the scene." -Indie Music Filter
SAT 12.07.2013 // Holy Sheboygan!
Donnie Bobb (solo set)
Holy Sheboygan! is a band of scavengers. Creeping through the dark alleys of musical sound, they borrow melodies from a wide array of genres, tape-recorded noise from the chaos of their everyday lives, and percussion from the abundant dumpsters of the Fox Valley. By their very nature, they can be described as nothing other than 'garbage folk.'
SUN 12.08.2013 // Rozz Talk: An Evening Interview
with host Andrew King
and guest Craig Heidgerken (musician)
TUE 12.10.2013 // Dylan Sires & Neighbors
"Dylan Sires and Neighbors’ No One is a pop rock album. It has elements of The Beatles and lots of post punk nods to the usual suspects, but also later alternative bands like Husker Du and such. The harmonies are pretty and spacey. The musicianship is above board and the lyrics are right at home, but on occasion they go a little away from the ordinary. However, that is such a small piece of what this album actually is." -Des Moines is NOT Boring
WED 12.11.2013 // Hot Hands
opening act: The Bubble Baths
Hot Hands is a indie noise-pop garage duo based in Orlando, Florida with Jeffrey Howard on guitar&vocals and "Machine Gun" Kristin Howard on drums&vocals.
FRI 12.13.2013 // Human Aftertaste
Peach Pies Caburlesque::
Fresh, hot caburlesque served with a side of sass.
The World's Only Rock Band & Meat Canning Corporation!
SAT 12.14.2013 // MATT & BEN
SUN 12.15.2013 // Matinee Show- 3pm
SUNDAY MATINEE SHOW- 7 bux, 3pm showtime
"Absolutely delightful and deliciously spiteful! Sharp and clever, Matt & Ben succeeds!" -The New York Times
Sara King as Ben Affleck
Kelly Lohrenz as Matt Damon
SUN 12.15.2013 // The Oarsman + Benjamin Cartel
WED 12.18.2013 // Jen McClung
opening act: Silly C
Jen McClung is a central Iowa singer/songwriter. Pushcart Prize nominated poet and English teacher by day, Jen McClung puts lyricism first. But as a long-time musician and the daughter of a working steel guitar player, Jen also knows that it takes more than just good lyrics to make a great song. Jen is currently touring and playing music from her third solo album, Wildfire.
FRI 12.20.2013 // Mississippi Cotten
From Mississippi Cotten himself:
Hello. My name is Kyle. I was raised in East Moline, Illinois. I spent my childhood days playing music all around Illinois and Iowa. I relocated to New York in 2008 to share music with the folks out here. It has been a wonderfully bittersweet journey.
I've sung songs and shared music with commuters on subway platforms, with passers-by on street corners, with lazy-day-loungers at parks, with drunks at dive bars, with babies at day cares, with toddlers at preschools, with friends at house parties, and with fire-breathers at circuses.
MISSISSIPPI COTTEN is the outlet I'm currently using. In this moment, it's nothing fancy, just a chance to share Music and ideas in their raw stages.
You can get the feel for Mississippi Cotten here:
Hope you enjoy it.
25 November 2013
SAT 12.21.2013 // 365 horror film night
Silent Night, Deadly Night I & II (rated R)
SUN 12.22.2013 // Hardcore Matinee
FRI 12.27.2013 // Tom Hymn + Dave Beck
SUN 12.29.2013 // Movie Interruption: Santa Conquers the Martians (1964)
Mike Steele and Andrew Cline will be interrupting this film with their comedic critiques. The guest comedian this month is Andrew King.
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.