June issue of Smash Magazine local entertainment guide for Kalamazoo, Battle Creek & Marshall Michigan

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SMASH Magazine P.O. Box 1376 Battle Creek, MI 49016 smashmag@live.com SmashmagS.com Publisher/Graphic Designer Robin Cunningham Writers Robin Cunningham Raoul Duke Jr Corinne Kellogg Colin Smith Bruce Tuck Jeffry Lee Wolf Advertising Robin Cunningham 269-986-3912 smashmag@live.com Events and Shows SmashmagS.com Submit listings to smashmag@live.com Disclaimer SMASH Magazine is dedicated to providing a platform for artists and musicians to promote and display their work. Because they have a unique way of expressing themselves it is important for people who pick up the magazine to understand you might not always like what you see. There are also articles that may contain sarcasm and adult content. This publication is intended for a mature audience. It’s the time of year SMASHer’s!!!! Bring on the Summer Sun, Festivals, Parties AND the new and improved SMASH Magazine. We at SMASH work hard to constantly improve the magazine for our valued and loyal readers. We have made great strides to provide our readers with the best in local entertainment, arts and goings on around the area and what better way to do that than with a magazine that starts local. Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Marshall area is filled with entertainment choices and the goal at SMASH is to inform our readers of the hot times and cool events happening in our back yard. The June issue will not only showcase our new and improved magazine but will also premier our new website. Take a look around, we will be having concert ticket and t shirt giveaways any time any day. Watch Facebook and Twitter for clues and you can sign up for our email subscription while your there. Its easy and you will get your monthly issue delivered right to your in-box! Be sure to take in the sites and sounds of summer, SMASH Style!!
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Art should convey a message Jennifer Lipps’ artwork to be featured at Blues Fest By Corinne Kellogg SmashmagS.com J ennifer Lipps, 35, of Mattawan says art has always been a large part of her life. “I’ve loved art since elementary school,” Lipps said. “Unfortunately, I waited until 2007 to pursue it as a career.” Lipps earned a mathematics/education degree from Western Michigan University in 2002 and is now a current graphic design student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Along with school, Lipps is a full-time stay-at-home mom to two boys, Justin, 7, and Devon, 3. She is also a parttime student and hospitality associate at Bronson Commons. Lipps does mostly digital art, although she also enjoys drawing and doing crafts at home for herself, her family and her friends. “I’ve had great instructors at KVCC Linda Rzoska and Andrea Stork have been very motivating with their work ethic and artistic ability,” she said. Lipps also attributed her artistic background to her mother, Patricia Klaeren, who paints, knits and quilts. “Art is important in the same way that music, sports and other extracurricular activities are,” she said. “Art is one of the things we participate in, whether creating or simply viewing it, that makes life worthwhile. I find art in general to be inspiring.” Lipps said when a community puts an emphasis on art, they are not only positively impacting the artist, but the community’s future as well. “By Kalamazoo treating art as a priority, it’s made the city a more pleasant place to live and one others want to visit,” Lipps said. For her own personal art, Lipps said she wants it to move people. “If I’m creating a graphic design piece, it has to convey a message and really entice people,” Lipps said. “If I’m not trying to sell or advertise something, I get the most joy out of making art that is personally meaningful to someone. To have only a few people see what I’ve made and be incredibly moved by it is better in my mind than to have a thousand people walk by a piece of mine and not remember it a few minutes later.” But Lipps’ work will be seen by thousands of people this year at the 21st Annual Kalamazoo Blues Fest. Her poster was chosen in her Advanced Graphic Design class by the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association board to be used as a promotional piece for the blues fest posters and possibly t-shirts and handbills. “I wanted my Blues Fest poster to be fun,” she said. “I chose to make a stick-figure blues band to give it playfulness but also to prevent it from resembling any one act in particular at the Blues Fest. A subtle Kalamazoo skyline is included in the background as an ode to the city that is home to the fest. I chose mostly cool colors with just a splash of orange for some pop and used angles for movement and interest.” The Blues Fest will be held July 10-12 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Kalamazoo. For more information, go to www.kvba.org.
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Kalamazoo Blues Festival By Robin Cunningham Some of the best things about summer in Michigan can be found right here in Kalamazoo including the Kalamazoo Blues Festival. Artists and fans alike converge on the Kalamazoo area for this 3 day long extravaganza for beautiful weather, good food, great beer and of course amazing blues! The Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association has put together such an outstanding festival for the past 20 years that many artists seek out the opportunity to play here. They are well known for bringing in talent from all over the country as well as supporting their local Blues scene. SmashmagS.com KVBA member and longtime festival coordinator Dennis Massingil goes to Memphis every year for the International Blues Challenge to support the local band nominated by the KVBA to compete while also looking for new talent that he can recruit for the Blues Festival here in Michigan. This year 7th Son Blues band was the lucky nominee. They are the oldest running blues band in Kalamazoo and will of course be playing at this year’s festival, closing out the day’s events on Saturday. Once again the line up for this years festival is outstanding with bands like: The Jimmys, a Chicago blues- and New Orleans funkinfluenced 8-piece band that has gathered numerous music awards, including 2013 Artist of the Year and 2013 Blues Performer of the Year (Madison Area Music Awards). “Killer horns, greasy guitars, funky keys, and a rhythm section with the heart and soul the size of Brazil”—the Braille Blues Daddy, Bryan Lee Brandon Santini, the North Carolina-born/Memphis, Tenn. based harp player, whose specialty is Piedmont-infused Mississippi hill country blues, has received Blues Music Award nominations for 2014 in two categories, Instrumentalist-Harmonica and Contemporary Blues Album. He also received a 2014 Blues Blast Music Award in the category of Sean Costello Rising Star, as well as a Seydel harmonica endorsement—truly a young man to watch. Dana Fuchs, a powerhouse singer/songwriter hailing from New Jersey/Florida/New York City, is known as a queen of Pop/Rock Blues, while the Dana Fuchs Band has built up a reputation as one of the best live acts on the Big Apple’s blues circuit. Probably best recognized
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Marcia Ball, “a sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist,” whose style is known as “where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana bluesswamp meet,” Marcia Ball has gathered awards and recognitions including multiple Blues Music Awards and Grammy nominations in 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2008. A lot of folks are looking forward to the return of Marcia Ball, who last rocked the Kalamazoo Blues Fest in 1998! Tweed Funk, the Milwaukee band fronted by Joseph “Smokey” Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70’s, has garnered national and international acclaim for its horn-driven, sweat-soaked, soul-blues, and boasts three Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) wins in the last two years for the band and its members, as well as Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s 2013 Coolest Blues Song of the Year for “Dancemaker.” Lionel Young Band. The New York-born, Coloradobased blues & Boogie-woogie violin master won the 2008 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in the solo-duo performer category, and then, with the Lionel Young Band, went on to win the 2011 IBC band competition, making him the first double champion in the history of the IBC! June 2014 Tinsley Ellis, from Georgia, plays modern electric blues and blues-rock that is best described as a “unique blend of Memphis r & b, southwest blues and urban funk.” An outstanding performer, Ellis is also known for writing “A Quitter Never Wins,” that was famously covered by Jonny Lang. SmashmagS.com as the character “Sadie” from the Beatles-music-themed movie “Across the Universe,” Fuchs also landed the lead role in the Janis Joplin musical “Love Janis’,” toured with Ray Davies and Dickey Betts, and wrote and performed on the soundtrack of the movie “Sherrybaby.” Albert Castiglia, the New York-born, Miami-raised guitar player who features modern electric and contemporary blues, has toured with Junior Wells and Sandra Hall, and shared stages and jammed with an impressive lists of blues greats including Aron Burton, Pinetop Perkins, Melvin Taylor, Sugar Blue, Phil Guy, Ronnie Earl, Billy Boy Arnold, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Jerry Portnoy, Larry McCray, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and Otis Clay. 10
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Coco Montoya, from California, with a style described as modern electric blues and soul, won the 1996 Handy Award for Best New Blues Artist, as well as being nominated in the same year for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year, Best Instrumentalist/Guitar, and Contemporary Blues Album of The Year for “Gotta Mind To Travel.” SmashmagS.com Of course joining these national acts are all your local favorites as well as a few from around the state. Some of the Michigan bands that will be in attendance as well, include: SNEAKY PETE BLUES BAND Kalamazoo, Mi A traditional Blues/Rock sound that will keep your toes tapping and your feet dancing. Dennis Edwards - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Joe Silver - Lead Guitar, Jon Boyd - Keyboard, Jay Hunt - Sax, Greg Anson - Drums, Coach Ronnie Parker - bass guitar BIG TROUBLE Kalamazoo, Mi Big Trouble is a member of the Kalamazoo Blues scene with members that are experienced and diverse musicians. Our members have played in venues from coast to coast, bringing with them a variety of sounds that will please the most discriminating musical ear Dana - vocals and guitar, Doug - keyboards, Jay - horns, Joe - Drums and vocal, Mike B.-bass, Mike M. - guitar BIG BOSS BLUES West Michigan These four men have passion for rhythm and blues music that transports their listeners to some steamy club, where the smoke is blue, the atmosphere is alive and the music is gut-wrenchingly powerful. With nearly a century of blues performance history, these musicians pay tribute to the steady rollin’ “IN THE POCKET” sound Bill LaValley - bass, Joe Ferguson - vocals/harmonica, Charlie Schantz - vocals/guitar, Eric Busch - drums STAN BUDZYNSKI & 3rd DEGREE Lansing, Mi Stan Budzynski - Guitar & Vocals, Ron Bretz - Bass, Vocals, Dan Mead – Drums, Greg Hodge - Keyboard, Vocals STEVE HILGER BAND Grand Rapids, Mi Professional and semi-professional musicians out of Grand Rapids, Michigan who come together to play original electric blues as well as pushing the envelope with an innovative sound. Steve Hilger – Guitar, Vocals, John Gist – Sax, Dave DeVos – Bass, Bill Roelofs – Drums, Steve Talaga – KeyboardsDeborah Richmond – Vocals, Rob Mulligan – Maracas/Timbales, Matt Young – Lead Guitar
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CROSSROADS RESSURECTION Kalamazoo, Mi Formerly Crossroads Blues Band, Crossroads Resurrection is one of the premier definers of the Kalamazoo sound. Their unique, funky blend of blues, soul and swamp grooves as well as their engaging stage show has been winning awards and entertaining Michigan audiences for years. Dave “Gator” Allemang, Eddie “Blue” Lester, NIck Cekola, John Ford, Jeff Fuego Fernandez THE BLUES SHED Southwest Mi Helping folks achieve the perfect mix of happiness and the blues since ‘02. Nathan Moore Vocals, Joseph Ehlert Saxes, Chuck Eagan - Guitar, vocals, harmonica, Michael Mestelle - Keyboards, vocals, harmonica, Mike Walter Bass, Cara LaLumia-Barnes - Drums and vocals ANGELLO SANTELLI BAND June 2014 SABIN WILLIAMS BAND Kalamazoo, Mi A mix of classic and contemporary blues, and blues rock. Dave Sabin - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Tim Williams - Drums, Jason Barber – Bass SmashmagS.com TOO LEFT FEET Kalamazoo, MI Cover band featuring a variety of styles and talents David Flanagan - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Kevin Brady - Guitar, Izzy Forester - Sax, Flute, Harmonica, Tambourine, Vocals, Mark Fricke Bass Guitar, guitar, vocals, Tammy Patterson Keyboards, Tonya Nash – Drums Kalamazoo, Mi Angelo Santelli, nicknamed “Skypup” by Michael Allman, is a blues guitarist who combines the revolutionary slide guitar styles of Duane Allman and Derek Trucks into his own sound. 12
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FIFI & THE DOGS Kalamazoo, Mi Fifi and the Dogs’ sound is anchored by a veteran rhythm section, add to the mix a fiery guitar, powerful vocals and laid-back sax and you have a great blend of getdown, partying blues that make people sit up and take notice. No doubt about it, Fifi and the Dogs will make you wag your tail. “Fifi,” (Lisa Mallwitz) - vocals & sax, “Doug Dog,” (Doug Olson) - bass & vocals, “Schwer Dog” (Mark Schwerin) - guitar &vocals, “Cookie,” (Gary Cook) drums. SEVENTH SON Kalamazoo, Mi A 7-piece band that plays a wide and eclectic repertoire influenced by many genres, including early rock, jazz, gospel, swing and country. Three vocalists share leads and harmonies. Dave Hunt - harmonicas & vocals, Dave Cleveland keyboards & vocals, Steve Kovach - drums & vocals, Scott Matteson guitars, Bill Hughes - bass, John Blissard sax, Todd Jones - sax Just like in years past there will be two stages alternating bands to keep the music flowing continuously. There will be a variety of free workshops covering topics such as guitar and harmonica techniques, slide guitar secrets and homemade instruments. Plan on bringing the kiddo’s down Saturday for the fun filled children’s activity area including games, crafts, face painting and more musical fun from noon to five, and remember kids 12 and under get in free! Advance sales of weekend passes will begin June 1, online at kvba.org (go to the “Blues Fest/Advance Tickets tab), and at various retailers around the region, including the 411 Club, all ECCU branches, Kalamazoo State Theater, Marshall Music, the Union Bar and Grill, Bottoms Up, Green Light Music, and Salut Fine Wine and Spirits. An updated list of retailers will be available on the KVBA website. The cost of an advance weekend pass will be $20, which represents a $12 savings over the total price of daily tickets for all events. Daily festival ticket prices will be $5 for Thursday night, $10 for Friday night, and $12 for Saturday; the Thursday night jam will be $5 at the door. Watch the KVBA website regularly for the latest updates in Festival developments at www.kvba.org June 2014 SmashmagS.com OUT OF FAVOR BOYS Kalamazoo, Mi Since coming together in 2003, They’ve produced three CDs, including 2010’s double live CD, 7.18.9. They’ve played festivals and small stages from northern Indiana to Grand Rapids and from Lake Michigan to Detroit. They’ve represented Kalamazoo at the IBC in Memphis and they regularly bring their signature sound to venues like Kalamazoo’s State Theatre and the Arcadia Festival Site in downtown Kalamazoo. Mike Porter, Tim Brouhard, Tony Sproul, Joel Krauss, Dan Ouellette 14
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A Slice of Kalamazoo: Papa Pete’s Pizza SmashmagS.com By Colin Smith Past its adobe slabs, the local pizzeria and live venue Papa Pete’s welcomes patrons with a gruff doorman, two pool tables surrounded by college students, and a pale violet backdrop with a silhouette of a 1930‘s gangster holding two tommy guns—possibly Papa Pete himself. The venue sits at the end of the Kalamazoo Mall, connected to its sister restaurant, The Blue Dolphin. While both restaurants are owned by the same old Greek family, the Papa Pete’s plays upon the Italian gangster trope. It unifies its ambiance by selling hand-tossed pizza and entertaining newcomers with the common dive bar aesthetic: bathrooms with broken doors, brusque bartenders, and a three piece rock band taking frequent cigarette breaks. Speaking of cigarettes, even with Michigan’s smoking ban it’s not difficult to imagine the fumes of smoke hovering against the venue’s dim incandescent lamps and its noisy neon lights. If not for supporting local music and to eat cheesy pizza, the reason to visit Papa Pete’s is to taste a different slice of Kalamazoo. Each venue in Kalamazoo caters to a different audience. Bell’s Brewery moves at a quick pace jumping between people who are there for the beer; musicians at Old Dog Tavern wail the blues to older folks dressed in denim; Rupert’s Brewpub hosts a wealth of local bands to students between WMU and K College. Papa Pete’s, on the other hand, attracts a coarser crowd. An established venue like Bell’s pulls in wellpolished acts, but the artists they pick tend to fall within acoustic or folk sounds. Instead, part of the Papa Pete’s experience is that you’ll never know what you’ll get. Papa Pete’s usually hosts jam bands or classic rock acts, but every Monday night they hold a DJ night and a popular salsa night during the middle of the week. But, when touring bands are thrown into the mix, any genre can be represented. Papa Pete’s does not possess the same regional musical influence as a venue like Bell’s, so they can grab some interesting acts without comprising their customers. Offering almost only domestic beers, choices are often split between a Coors, a Budlight, or a Corona. That said, they offer Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Oberon on tap. As to be expected at a bar, beer prices are a bit steep, but they do compliment the main menu: pizza. While their hand-tossed pizzas are delicious—and they are actually hand-tossed—they are slathered in grease. Nevertheless, they are affordable, especially when splitting an order between friends—which would rack up a few bucks per person for an equal share. Visiting Papa Pete’s for its first time may not be the most welcoming experience, but it will be an interesting one. While the staff is often brash, the place reeks not only of grease, but of stories to be heard.
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SmashmagS.com Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The group had a huge underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world. On July 31st, 2012 Reel Big Fish release their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), This album is mostly love songs, but bitter, angry, hateful love songs. Just about everybody knows what it’s like to be in a bad relationship. These songs could be sung by a 15 year old about his first love-gone-wrong, or by a 55 year old about a bitter divorce after 30 years. They’re bad-relationship songs that everybody can relate to.”Candy Coated Fury is Reel Big Fish’s first album of newly recorded original material in five years. Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish. You can catch Reel Big Fish at The District Square in Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on June 12, 2014, Brought to you by Fusion Shows. photo by Jonathan Thorpe
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Monday COLLEGE NIGHT! 20% off your total bill with valid ID after 9pm! $1 off draft beer Tuesday $2 well drinks & $5 pulled pork Wednesday’s LADIES NIGHT ½ off Drinks for the ladies! Homemade F ood f rom Scratch, Great Burgers, and Home of the Kalamazoo PASTY! PRETTY DARN QUICK LUNCHES T OO! Friday’s $5 Bump and A Wash Shot of whyski & Miller beer HAPPY HOUR Saturday &Sunday BRUNCH AND BLOODY MARY Bar 10pm-3pm 269-381-5677 www.olddogtavern.com 402 E. Kalamazoo Avenue June 2014 Mon-Fri: 4pm - 6pm $3 Drafts $1.50 Domestic bottles MONDAY THURSDAY 11am - close FRIDAY 11am - 2am SATURDAY 10am - 2am SUNDAY 10am - midnight SmashmagS.com Thursday’s Bike Night In the brickyard 18
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Gee Dadd y’s Big Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Revue Has been tearing up the blues scene for 5 years, starting back in 2009 as Groove Stone. Though a few members have changed the multant core of the band has been playing together since the chickens where hatched. Michael Gee (guitar) and Jerry Lew Patterson (also guitar) have been playing together for twenty five years while Terry “Hoot” Gibson (bass) and Patterson have been banging on there guitars together since childhood. SmashmagS.com There first new member as Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Revue was Sax player Bob Hunt from Kalamazoo, He brought a delightful new sound to the band and they were on their way. Then came drummer Jimi Tulk from Battle Creek to pound out the rhythm. And the newest member came in 2013 as Yeshua Isreal joined to finish the percussion with congas and such. Singing sensation Martila Sanders came on in 2009 when Michael Gee heard her sing for the first time at a karaoke night and begged her for 9 months to come to a rehersal. Finally singing The Blues is my Business and Tell Momma she stole the bands hearts and has been with them ever since. Martila is a Battle Creek native and had never sung with a band before, only in church and karaoke. There first album was released in 2010 titled Fame and Misfortune was a big success and the band started playing in new venues around the area. Blues Revue Then in 2012 The album The Rain Falls Anyway titled after their hit song, was released and has been dazeling fans ever since. The album was nominated for the Kalamazoo Blues Associations best self-produced album of the year. Gee Daddy’s Blues Revue where also sent to Nashville in 2013 by the KVBA to represent Southwest Michigan in the world famous Blues Challenge. Finally there third album Good Water, Live from the Cereal City was released in 2014. After five years of playing together the band is a virtual mesh of blues goodness although they don’t consider themselves a traditional blues band, they prefer to keep things original with their own unique blues sound. Although the traditional influences are ever present the band also draws from some funk, soul, and early Motown backgrounds too. Mix that all up in a shaker and out comes Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Revue. Looking to the future the band is working on releasing a few video singles including their hit The Rain Fall Anyway. Be sure to catch the Gee Daddy Big Blues Revue featuring Martila Sanders at the Kalamazoo Blues Festival and for more information about the band go to geedadybluz.com
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June Music Board Bell’s Eccentric Caf e Dark Horse Brewing Co. Tuesday 24th, 7PM Kongos Louie’s T rophy House Grill 440 East North St. Kalamazoo 269-385-9359 355 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo 269-382-2332 bellsbeer.com 511 S. Kalamazoo Ave Marshall 269-781-9940 darkhorsebrewery.com Blues Seriese with The Steepwater Band Greensky Bluegrass, Great Lakes Grass Robert Rolfe Fedderson Smallpools, Class Acts, The Dockside Fever Thursday 5th, 7PM Thursday, 5th 7-9PM Ben Stalets and band Greensky Bluegrass, Seath Bernard Friday 6th, 7PM Greensky Bluegrass, Steppin In It Saturday 7th, 7PM Girls With Guitars The Accidentals, Katie Lee, Blake Elliott, E Minor, Miriam Pico, Olivia Maunville Thursday 12th, 8PM Toddzilla Friday 13th, 8PM Johnny Winter Saturday 14th, 8PM The Deep Fried Pickle Project Thursday 19th, 8PM Thursday, 12th 7-9PM Howard Glazer Corndaddy Thursday, 24th 7-9PM The Harmed Brothers Tuesday, 24th 7-10PM District Square 139 S Edwards Kalamazoo 269.264.4229 districtsquare.co The Spazmatics Saturday 7th, 9PM Real Big Fish Survay Says! This Magnificent, The Mushmen SmashmagS.com Friday 13th Hex Bombs, The Devils Cut Five Iron Frenzy Saturday 21st, 8PM Saturday 14th, 7PM Star Farm Langhorne Slim & The Law, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghost, Vega Airborne Or Aquatic? Big Dudee Roo Saturday 28th, 8PM Sunday 15th, 8PM Blues Seriese with Kevin Nichols Friday 20th The Lacs & Moonshine Bandits Sunday 22nd, 7PM Post 530 Saturday 28th, 7PM Kate Nash The Saturday Giant, EZ, Jake Kalmink Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st Wednesday 30th, 7PM The Dock@Bayview 12504 E. D Ave Richland (269) 731-4911 www.f acebook.com/TheDock-At-Bayview Small Town Son Friday 6th Dani Jamerson Saturday 7th River Bend inside Dehnam Springs outside Fri. 13th & Sat. 14th Tony Fields and Doug Decker Friday 20th Shelagh Brown Friday 20th, 7:30PM Vertigo Fri. 6th & Sat. 7th Fri. 13th. & Sat. 14th Thursday 12th, 7PM Blues Seriese With Chris Canas Band The Wrap, Yip Deceiver, Sexy Toxins, Katy Needs A Life Sunday 1st Thursday, 19th 7-9PM The Black Diamond Experience Friday 27th, 8PM Friday 27th Nob Hill 4218 S S prinkle Rd Kalamazoo 269-349-2965 nobhillbarand grill.com Saturday 21st TYPO Fri. 27th & Sat. 28th Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N Rose Street Kalamazoo 269-373-7990 Moxieville, The Red Sea Pedestrians Friday 6th, 5PM Friday 6th Dread Return, No Tomorrow, Drink Their Blood, Two Ambulances Saturday 7th Whiskey Trip Shocking Truth Fri. 27th & Sat. 28th Old Dog T avern Maraj EP Release, DJ Hardbargain 402 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo 269-381-5677 olddogtavern.com Ben Daniels Band Thursday 1st, 8PM Kalamazoo Pride afterparty Drag Show Sunday 1st, 6PM Friday 13th Saturday 14th Seventh Son Steve Pesch A “Mad Man Affair” Moxieville, The Real Fantastics Thursday 5th, 6PM Friday 20th Friday 6th, 9PM The WIDR AMA See Through Dresses, Overly Polite Tornadoes Duffield Caron Project Friday 27th Evil Deauxerz, Pan, Bastard Train Real Fantastics 5-8PM Big Mont & The Next Generation Saturday 7th, 9PM Gater Boys Saturday 28th Sunday 8th, 6PM Mangia Mangia Sentimental Journey 30”s & 40’s classics 209 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo 269-226-3333 mangiamangia-kazoo. com Herbie Russ Saturday 7th, 7PM Wednesday 11th, 7PM Fauxgrass Thursday 12, 8PM Hired Hands CD Release Party 5PM Whistle Stop Revue Friday 13th 9PM American Folk Festival Pine Lunch 2PM Hired Hands, 5PM
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June Music Board Who Hit John? 9PM Saturday 14th Sentimental Journey Sunday 15th, 5PM Beb Daniels Band Thursday 19th, 8PM DeLilah DeWilde & The Lost Boys Friday 20th, 9PM Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Marci Linn Band Saturday 21st, 9PM Crossroads Blues Jam Sunday 22nd, 6PM Sentimental Journey Scarkazum St. Julian Winery Veer Union 716 S. Kalamazoo St. Paw Paw 800-732-6002 www.st ulian.com j Friday 20th Sunday 22nd Country night with Erika Scherry Friday 27th Spence, Neuro Sonic Saturday 28th Rendezvous Thursday 26th 6PM Saturday 28th,5-8PM Fly Paper Sunday 29th 2PM Planet Rock SXX, Dywicked, International, Trust No One Friday 6th Trust No One, Meccabone Saturday 7th First Jason, Grave Robber, Distant Decend, Skin Bound Friday 13th The Rock Show a tribute to Journey Saturday 14th June 2014 Jared Knox Saturday 21 2-5PM Bob Hausler Saturday 28th 2-5PM Barefoot Blond State Theatre Smokin Guns 404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo 269-345-6500 www.kazoostate.com Fri. 6th & Sat. 7th Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st Shakespears Lower Level 214 East Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo 269-488-3330 South County Band Saturday 7th, 10PM Treading Bleu Album release show WSG Overly Polite Tornadoes, Dave Johnson Saturday 14th, 8PM The Features Thursday 19th, 8PM Diarrhea Planet, Honey Pot Friday 20th, 9PM Black Jack Productions bring you Holy Wave Saturday 21st, 9PM Knives are Quiet, Lizerdd, Burnes Or Buried Friday 27th, 9PM Old Crow Medecin Show Sunday June 1st, 8PM The Union Cabertet & Grill 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazo 269.384.6756 Jazz Mix Night Every Wednesday, 9 PM WMU School of Music Every Thursday, 8PM Rusty’s BA Band Tuesday 3rd, 8PM Cliff Erickson Friday 6th, 8PM & Saturday 7th 9PM Rumblefish Tuesday 10th, 8PM Crime Funk Saturday 14th, 9PM Gene Knific Trio Thursday 19th, 8PM Keith Hall Summer Intenive Band Friday 20th & Saturday 21st 9PM Fri. 27th & Sat. 28th 9PM 269.978.9451 The Lawrence Arms Friday 6th Warehouse 1299 Columbia Ave Battle Creek 269-979-9273 Gator Blues Band & Friends Sunday 1st, 7PM Freeburn School of Music 4PM Kit & Paul 9PM Saturday 7th Zarzuela 301 E Michigan Ave. Marshall 269-789-9180 JimBob – Jim Oliver, Bob Wentworth Saturday 7th Los Bandits, Rene Meave & Guillermo Martinez Saturday 14th The Slytones & Friends Sunday 8th, 7PM Chameleon wsg; Big Love Friday 13th, 8PM Gee Daddy & Friends Sunday 15th, 7PM TYPO Friday 20th, 9PM Gee Daddy’s BIG Blues Revue-Featuring Martila Sanders Saturday 21st, 9PM Big Willy & Friends Sunday 22nd, 7PM Grown & Sexy Chicago Step Dance, Detroit Ballroom Friday 27th, 8PM LAFA Family Reunion Saturday 28th Gator Blues Band & Friends Sunday 29th, 7PM Cliff Babcock Blues Saturday 22st Jim Jam, Jim Oliver, and Jim Dyer Saturday 28th SmashmagS.com 191 Angell St. Battle Creek 269-962-2121 Big Boss Blues Saturday 14 2-5PM Keith Hall Summer Intensive Band Wild Bull 139 S Edwards Kalamazoo For Free Show Listings Submit to Smashmag@live.com Small Sounds 11AM Benjamin & Analisa 5PM Duffield Caron Project Saturday 7 2-5PM 879 E Michigan Ave. Battle Creek 269-441-4444 Wednesday 25th, 7PM Steve Pesch Exit 41 Megan Dooley Tuesday 24th, 8PM 22
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GODZILLA Movie Review by Raoul Duke Jr. If you arent big on the theatre experience, and dont care for 3D. Then wait for the DVD release of GODZILLA (2014) Because those are the only two things saving this film from being a total failure. Previous Godzilla films did a better job. Its like watching a giant cartoon. And everytime another monster shows up for Godzilla to fight, They Cut away to something else. Like its to shocking for us to see. Im sorry I thought this was a Giant Monster Movie??? This movie lacked what “Pacific Rim” got right. I felt zero emotional drive for anything in this film. They tried hard, but we all knew what was coming. No reason to make us wait 40 minutes to see the Beast, then never really pay off til the end. Which was lame as well. Snore. I wanna see a 2 hour Giant Monster Movie where the Monsters actually fight for 2 hours! If you arent into 3D, then dont waste your time. There were only a handful of scenes in 3D that made it worth the $12 admission. Overall, go make your own giant monster movie, Itd be cooler Im sure. -RDJ SmashmagS.com June 2014 28
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