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IN THIS ISSUE GO Rounds Album Review 5 Movie Review Crimson Peak 6 Smash Beer Snob or not Greenbush Retribution 7 VIntage Vinyl Revisited Neil Young Tonight s the Night 8 November Music Board 10 11 Interview BuckCherry 12 Artist Profile Amber Rie Thurston 14 Restaurant Review Rasa Tia 15 Jock in the Box Corey Winfield 17 Kalamazoo Loaves Fishes Benefit Concert 17 Lisa Can t Sing Interview 18 Farm to Belly Dining Experience 20 Dezemberfest Territorial Brewing Company 21 SMASH MUSIC CORNER 23 SUPPORTERS OF THIS ISSUE ARCADIA ALES BALLET ARTS ENSEMBLE FRANKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS KALAMAZOO STATE THEATRE LORDS OF THE TRIDENT OLD DOG TAVERN PAPA PETES SPROUT URBAN FARMS THE MUSIC FACTORY TROXEL REALTY CO If you d like to advertise in Smash Magazine or on our website SMASHMAGS COM visit SMASHMAGS COM RATES for pricing art requirements and deadline information SMASHMAGS COM P O Box 1376 Battle Creek MI 49016 S MAS H MAG S CO M from the publisher Well believe it or not the holidays are upon us Time to get hunkered down for the winter get out the snow skies and sleds Ohh and I see they already have Christmas decorations out on shelves What the hell Santacon is coming up right around the corner so start thinking about what crazy elfin costume and head down to Kalamazoo for a fun night of holiday cheer Make sure to check out the Kalamazoo Folk Life benefit for Loaves and Fishes this month and help support our local food pantry There are tons of things going on this winter in Southwest Michigan and Smash will be there to give you the snow down Publisher Robin Cunningham robin smashmags com Editor Bruce Tuck bruce smashmags com Creative Director Nicholas Zastrow nicholas smashmags com Writers John Barrett Kasi Casterline Todd Cope Nick Hatzinikolis Hannah Berger Colin Smith Bruce Tuck Advertising Robin Cunningham 269 986 3912 rates smashmags com So hold on cause here we go Events and Shows Submit listings to events smashmags com Disclaimer KEEP UP WITH WHAT S UP 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 Click over to smashmags com or visit us at facebook com bcsmashmag to sign up for our email list We ll send you a monthly digital copy of Smash Magazine and not fill your inbox up with useless emails PAGE 4
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The Go Rounds ALBUM REVIEW BY COLIN SMITH November 19 2015 6pm linger drink 7pm eat be merry Springfield Farmers Market 503 Military Ave Springfield MI 49037 Brought to you by Sprout dinner provided by UMAMI Ramen and local farmers dessert brought to you by Great Scott Ice Cream event hosted by Springfield Farmer s Market and local beer provide by Territorial Brewing Company Liquor bar also available 50 per ticket Available for purchase at Springfield Farmers Market Battle Creek Farmers Market at Umami Ramen Sprout Farmstand at 245 N Kendall and on Facebook Proceeds from this event go toward Farm to School programming with Sprout in the Greater BC Area to include school gardens after school markets and local food in the cafeteria educating our youngest citizens about their food system and how they can change it for the better Go Rounds Goes about Changing The Go Rounds have always been a high energy twangy and lush outfit They released their third full length record don t go not changin and it s their first one since their 2012 feathername among myriad EPs and singles in between the two And they kick it off with big sounds Multiple guitars chime in and out on the first track Texas Desert Rose creating a sensation as if the listener is wading among the waves in Lake Michigan The reverb and drumbeat sounds reminiscent of the indie band Local Natives but what makes the Go Rounds original is how they blend older influences like Americana while using the studio as an instrument Echoing vocals haunt a few of the songs A track is played backwards at the end of their first song like the Beatles Rain or Tomorrow Never Knows and urban field sounds round out some of the songs edges like the barroom banter in Do You I Do or the car honks at the end of Lay with Love Other tracks are a bit more straight forward No Rival features a ragtime chord progression and its definitive jerky beat They show that they can groove too There s the expressive guitar solo chugging along in No Rival as well as the wavy synth that steals the lead on the dancey Shock n Awe Psychedelic as they may be some tracks will make you want to do the foxtrot and others you might take up a dance that s a little more du jour The band s been busy this past summer and fall Among producing a plethora of music videos the lead singer and lyricist Graham Parson has been interviewed on Michigan Public Radio as well as Paste Magazine Parsons also keeps himself busy between running a summer music festival in his hometown in the Upper Peninsula and running the Kalamazoo after school music program The Gift of Music They simply don t stop moving Their songs are twangy and yet trippy Citing genres in general may be arbitrary but they definitely are for the Go Rounds in particular Sure there s an influence of Americana and yet the synthesizers and the rock rhythms in Monica and Waxy Moon Pie aren t old sounding The band merely blends in old sounds They also rock loud even raucously on a song like Waxy Moon Pie without running the risk of sounding unimaginative or tried don t go not changin sounds like an album of rebirth As a comprehensive record the songs create a narrative of letting out the old and the negative but not in any righteous or even repressive way The record songs like a natural way of letting yourself bloom NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 5
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CRIMSON PEAK movie review from falling snow the rest from the lace of the heroine s nightgown and then you notice the blood It spatters her collar flows down her hand and congeals on the scar on her cheek all as her voiceover states Ghosts are real Going back to her childhood we see the girl stirring in bed unable to sleep Looking up she sees a cloudy apparition a female form with bones seen through her spectral body In a voice the girl recognizes as her mother s the shade warns about Crimson Peak then disappears It would be many years before she would see another ghost but see them she would by John Barrett Jr DJ Verve on WIDR s Birdland 12 4 PM Sundays Rated R 97 minutes Rated R 119 minutes Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing Tom Hiddleston as Baronet Thomas Sharpe Jessica Chastain as Lucille Sharpe and Charlie Hunnam as Dr Alan McMichael If you see this film you will go back Not just in time to the early days of the 20th Century but in age as well this plays like a fairy tale a story you hear when young and believe in every flamboyant detail The characters are simple and the story quite basic but this is not about either you watch this film for the atmosphere which starts heavy and grows thicker from there From the muck riddled streets to the shimmering ballgowns the opening scenes look and feel right when husband and wife enter the massive manor house the effect is smothering as the lady s world turns small indeed What happens from there is easy to figure out but engrossing to watch The first thing we see is a pale blue sky slowly turned white as the camera comes to earth Some of the white is SMASHMAGS COM The scene now shifts to the present by which we mean 1901 Miss Edith Cushing now grown and full of imagination approaches a publisher to hopefully sell her first book On her way to the office she meets a friend talking about Sir Thomas Sharpe a British lord now visiting this country Edith calls him a titled parasite and the two exchange catty words before Edith reaches her destination The publisher is unimpressed with her ghost story saying it needs a romantic element to build interest In short fashion Edith does add romance not to the book but to her own story Back home Edith confers with her father a successful businessman Convinced her handwriting looks feminine and hurts her chance for publication she asks Dad to use his office typewriter He agrees and on the day she comes to the office Thomas Sharpe is also there seeking investors for a mining excavator he s invented From first sight Dad doesn t trust him especially when the lord takes notice of Edith Staying home when Father attends a reception for Sharpe Edith is surprised to see the baronet supposedly lost and needing her to locate the reception Once at the party Thomas waltzes with Edith winning her heart and causing Dad s blood to boil Mr Cushing distrusts Sharpe and his sister Lucille to the point of engaging a private detective to dig into the lord s past Knowing the siblings need money he writes Lucille a large check on condition that the two leave for England and that Thomas break up with Edith This he does publicly and rudely Edith slaps him and runs away crying Soon afterwards at his private club Mr Cushing dies when a figure in black smashes his head against a sink A short time later Edith arrives in England with a ring on her finger and the title of Lady Sharpe Nearly all of what follows takes place in the Sharpes manor house formally called Allerdale Hall but nicknamed Crimson Peak as it stands on a hill of rich red clay This clay is the lord s greatest asset and his mine s going fallow is the cause of his poverty and his motivation for building the excavator The house itself is stunning to behold and may be the film s most interesting character Immense and bristling with spires the house is like the Sharpe family itself beautiful from a distance and less so when viewed up close Most of the interior furnishings have been sold off giant holes mar the roof in several places and there are many rooms where Edith is told she can not go Once home Thomas ignores Edith to work on his machine while Lucille is cordial but icy serving endless cups of tea while adding an extra ingredient to Edith s cup It isn t long before Lady Sharpe feels like a prisoner in her own house Lucille won t even give her the house keys More time is spent with the family dog than with her husband who seems awfully curious about when Edith receives her father s inheritance Growing weaker and spending much of the time in her empty bed Edith is met by a series of ghosts wispy and transparent like her mother s only these are red as the clay outside One in the bathtub looks like the Sharpes mother and another female wraith holds a baby skeleton in its arms Edith screams for help but Thomas knows nothing about the ghosts and Lucille offers her more tea Collecting her mail from the village post office a letter addressed to Mrs E Sharpe is written in Italian for a woman named Enola Sciotti Knowing that the name Enola appears on a steamer trunk in the basement and on a key in Lucille s key ring Edith filches the key and heads for the basement There she finds photos and papers of three other women all past wives of Thomas Sharpe In one photo Enola holds the dog Edith now plays with in another she holds a baby Thomas never spoke of Now Edith knows the identity of the maternal ghost and she suspects who is responsible for her death Sensing the danger and finally realizing Thomas wants her money more than her self Edith tries to run away and is blocked by a great wall of snow from a storm that hits the countryside every year The film s dreamlike quality is especially strong in this sequence Edith s long blonde hair makes her look like a grown up Alice And in fact she is Mia Wasikowska played the character in Tim Burton s Alice in Wonderland At the same time Dr McMichael a friend of Edith s from the States arrives at the village and walks to the manor when no carriage will take him If Edith is Red Riding Hood and Thomas the wolf McMichael is the woodsman Once the doctor arrives Edith says what she knows and McMichael does likewise filling us in on the Sharpes sordid past They start to leave but Thomas stabs McMichael and drags him to the basement where giant vats of red clay hold the bodies of past victims Not that we haven t guessed this already With Edith alone upstairs Lucille emerges to menace her In exposition of stuff we already surmised Lucille reveals that she killed her mother oh really that she is poisoning Edith oh PAGE 6
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really and that the ghost baby we saw earlier was Lucille s child and not Enola s The film earns its R rating in the final minutes as the women go at it with knives giving Edith the scars we saw in the opening scene and giving Lucille a chest wound that ultimately kills her In the basement she finds McMichael whom Thomas was unable to kill and the two walk away from the now empty house on the hill of red clay The story may not be much and you can guess the plot points before the characters do but visually this is a banquet The costumes are breathtaking and the characters truly seem from another era Tom Hiddleston Loki from the Marvel movies looks a bit like Peter Cushing which works great in the Gothic surroundings While most of the effects are CG magic the manor house is not the entire thing was built full scale and towers over the movie as it towers over the Sharpes You leave the theater as if you ve woken up from a dream like many dreams this film may not be logical but memorable and beautiful it certainly is THE NON BEER SNOBS GUIDE TO LOCAL CRAFT BEER BY BRUCE TUCK With the onslaught of microbreweries and tap houses popping up all over the country and Southwest Michigan having some of the best it is fitting that we bring you our monthly review of some of local flavor If you are a beer snob you may not want to read this it may not give you an in depth perspective of each ingredient and how it pairs with the others but it will give you a perspective from your average beer drinker I had the pleasure of tasting a brew from one of our coastal friends at Greenbush Brewery They have a thing at Greenbush they brew beers that are 6 ABV or higher and will never settle for less That s right they re stubborn And they won t be pegged solely by the passionate sometimesconfounding names they lend their brews Large charismatic grain bills are the mark of the fullflavored creations by which they truly define themselves RETRIBUTION Who says only monks get to have all the fun This Belgian style ale is brewed with pureed dates raisins and brown sugar and doles out a little extra soul saving At first glance the brownish red color seems to indicate that it s a kin to a Killians style red ale but the first nose is all raisin dates A bit of hop STYLE BELGIAN STYLE ALE ABV 10 00 IBU 28 AVAILABILITY YEAR ROUND with a ton of real flavor and not a lot of sweet made this a smooth drinking refreshing ale I felt like I could drink this Belgian style ale with a salty seafood dish or just a bowl of pretzles but none the less it is a refreshing smooth brew with a kick that only Greenbush can offer Greenbush Brewery 5885 Sawyer Rd Sawyer MI 49125 269 405 1076 WWW GREENBUSHBREWING COM NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 7
really   and that the ghost baby we saw earlier was Lucille   s child and not Enola   s. The film earns its R rating in th...
A LOOK BACK AT ROCK RECORDS YOU NEVER HEARD OR MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN BY TODD COPE Bruce Berry was a working man he used to load that Econoline van A sparkle was in his eye but his life was in his hands Well late at night when the people were gone he used to pick up my guitar and sing a song in a shaky voice that was real as the day was long Lyrics from the title track of Tonight s the Night from Neil Young 1975 Rock and roll is a dirty job No one knows this more than the much unheralded stage technician or roadie who are the folks who lug the gear and set up and tear down for concerts In 1988 my niece Jennifer who s a year older than me figure that one out was the secretary for the Detroit Pistons at the newly opened Palace of Auburn Hills the new home for the Pistons who had just escaped the cavernous digs of the Pontiac Silverdome This was the Bad Boys era for the Pistons who won back to back NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 Jen spent her days dealing with the day to day operations of the Pistons and the Palace being entertained by touring musicians bursting into her office unannounced and the regular ritual of fending off the advances of John Salley One of the nicer things my niece did was pull the strings to get me a job at the Palace as a stage technician I was a wide eyed 21 year old with a starter mullet an unwarranted ego and a thirst for rock and roll SMASHMAGS COM My days ranged from showing up at 6am to help unload Pink Floyd s quadraphonic PA system to mopping Michael Jackson s stage to duct taping to the stage the pressure sensitive floor mats that activated Def Leppard s microphones when stepped upon to assisting the sound tech of the Scorpions in the dis assembly of the drum monitors around the drum kit This fella didn t speak the English so I wasn t effectively warned when he decided to pull back a speaker off a stand at high velocity directly into my left knee screaming at me in German all the while To this day I can still predict rain with my left knee You know you re in a different line of work when you walk in the back door to punch in for your job and you hear Robert Plant on stage wailing out Communication Breakdown Even more so when Gregg Allman walks in the door directly behind you with a floozy on each arm and gives you the nod We stage techs made 10 an hour and after a usual shift we walked out with around 40 50 a t shirt from the band and a bottle of beer usually Dos Equis for some reason and I don t care what the most interesting man in the world says that crap tastes like battery acid It wasn t all pizza and fairy tales though The Detroit area stage techs union was on strike so I was basically a scab employee who walked past the angry picket lines more than once to get to my job One late night after work I got in my trusty 1975 Chevy Impala to go home put it in reverse to back out of the parking space at the Palace and one of my tires popped instantly The union strikers had cleverly hidden a cement block mounted parking sign underneath my car Eventually it dawned on me that all this was really just a bunch of damn work and I got out of the roadie biz Probably the most interesting show I worked before I bailed was Neil Young Neil Young is one of the most legendary eclectic and eccentric artists in rock history from his early days with the Buffalo Springfield to his association with Crosby Stills and Nash his solo career and his pet garage band Crazy Horse A man definitely dead set on doing things HIS way and not being controlled or coerced into any situation that he didn t feel was completely genuine For God s sake he once got sued by his record company for making a record that the label deliberately felt wasn t representative of his style I walked in the back door of the Palace to tear down for Neil s show and the first thing I noticed was that Neil was using the basic stock Palace stage which at the time was rarely used by any major touring act as most big name bands traveled with their own beyond stupid elaborate stages that took a God awful lot of time to put up and tear down Next I noticed that all of the power used to run everything he had onstage was plugged into the basic wall outlets of the Palace with freaking extension cords Every other touring act would have a gaggle of massive power supply boxes in road cases on wheels with ginormous braided cabling that could probably handle the needs for O Hare Airport One of Neil s roadies motioned for me to help him roll a 7 long road case across the stage and I discovered that I got the honor of helping to pack away Neil s big ole Native American totem pole that was almost always a fixture on Neil s live stage Neil had always had a fascination with Native American culture which was reflected in everything from the themes of the songs he recorded Pocahontas Broken Arrow and Cortez the Killer to the name of his band Crazy Horse Getting the opportunity to roadie for Neil Young back then gets me to thinking about former rock roadie Bruce Berry who worked for Neil as well as the members of Crosby Stills Nash individually In 1973 Neil Young was going through one of his many transitions in his life and career traumatized by two of the people closest to him former Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry dying within months of each other from heroin overdoses Berry was a charismatic trustworthy employee and friend to CSN Y always on the road with the band and known for loading all their instruments into his trademark white Ford Econoline van Danny Whitten fired from Crazy Horse due to his addiction used his severance pay from the band to fund his lethal overdose and was the one responsible for get PAGE 8
A LOOK BACK AT ROCK RECORDS YOU NEVER HEARD, OR MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN BY TODD COPE     Bruce Berry was a working man, he used...
ting Berry hooked on the drug transforming him from being a loyal employee to a junkie fired from the band because he started selling their guitars for drug money Becoming disenchanted by his commercial success from his previous album the highly polished Harvest and his work with CSN Y in August 1973 Neil Young entered Studio Instrument Rentals in Hollywood CA and channeled his inner turmoil into art recording the majority of what would become his sixth studio album Tonight s the Night in one day Produced by Young and Neil s longtime producer the eccentric David Briggs Tonight s the Night featured a band known as the Santa Monica Flyers consisting of Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina from Crazy Horse on bass drums and backing vocals Nils Lofgren on guitar piano and backing vocals Ben Keith on steel guitar and backing vocals and Neil on piano guitar harp and lead vocals The album opens with the title track a narrative about the plight of Bruce Berry and sets the tone for the record with its eerie vocals and loose and boozy vibe The band was pretty much completely loaded for the entire making of the album which is apparent with the warbling vocals and the speeding up and slowing down of tempos Speaking Out a wistful piano tune alluding to Neil s relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress who gave birth to Neil s first child Zeke features some tasty guitar soloing from Nils Lofgren World On a String driven by brash guitar chords is an ode to Neil s displeasure of his commercial success The world on a string doesn t mean anything Borrowed Tune is just that Neil s intentional rip off and tribute to Lady Jane by the Rolling Stones The raucous guitar driven Come On Baby Let s Go Downtown featuring Danny Whitten on vocals was recorded years earlier and is a fine example of the early days of Crazy Horse Roll Another Number For the Road is primo sloppy drunken country and showcases some lovely pedal steel guitar from Ben Keith Tired Eyes a somber ballad paints the sad picture of the despair of drug addiction He tried to do his best but he could not The caboose of the album a reprise of the title track Tonight s the Night Pt 2 ends the affair just as it started in rambling fashion The release of Tonight s the Night was delayed until 1975 for reasons that are unclear Either the label Reprise Records initially rejected the record due to its unkempt rawness or Neil decided to delay it from its initial release date of 1974 after touring the album and waited until after a massive tour with Crosby Stills and Nash in 1975 to release it at which time Neil also shelved another album of newer material in order to release Tonight s the Night Finally released on June 20 1975 Tonight s the Night peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200 album chart It didn t become one of Neil s bigger commercial successes but anti success was sort of his vision at the time anyway The album however was recognized as a unique masterpiece by the critics and in 2003 was ranked number 331 on Rolling Stone Magazine s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time I rather enjoy this record with Drinking Made Easy on the AXS channel on in the background with the sound off A really great album for when you re in the mood to dwell on the trivial regrets of your life for far too long Feel the Neil Todd Cope is the guitarist for King Kooler www reverbnation com kingkooler and has currently accepted the punting coach position at the University of Michigan We re bringing back the Stickum Kalamazoo KALAMAZOO SANTACON SA TURD AY DECEMbER 12 6 00pm 2 0 0am live music drink specials costume c onte sts the mo fun HOLID event st AY in D OWNTOWN Kalamazoo Get Jolly more deta ils to follow on santac onkalamazo o com NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 9
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MUSIC BOARD MR PRESIDENTS NIGHTCLUB 304 N BURDICK STREET KALAMAZOO 269 381 1110 DAVID LLOYD AND FRIENDS Every Wed at 5pm PAPA PETE S 502 SOUTH BURDICK KALAMAZOO 269 388 2196 VIOLENT VESSEL Thursday 5 BUKU Friday 6 NUE MOVEMENT OLD DOG TAVERN 402 E KALAMAZOO AVE KALAMAZOO 269 381 5677 JAZZ BRUNCH WITH ELLIOT BILD Every Sunday 11am TOM DUFFIELD Mondays at 5pm BLUES NIGHT Mondays at 8pm BRANDEN MANN Tuesdays at 8pm BEN JAMMIN AND ANALISA Every Saturday 10am DUFFIELD CARRON PROJECT Every Saturday 5 8pm THE REAL FANTASTICS Friday 6 9pm OLD TIME JAM Sunday 8 2pm HIRED HANDS Friday 13 5pm STEVEN LEE PESCH Friday 13 9pm DRAGON WAGON Saturday 14 9pm BRASS RAIL Friday 20 5pm SINGER SONGWRITER NIGHT Friday 20 9pm BIG MONT AND THE NEXT GENERATION Saturday 21 9pm THE ALL AMERICAN FUNK PARADE Friday 27 9pm RIVER BEND REUNION Saturday 28 9pm Saturday 7 LARGE MOTH BASS Friday 13 CURTIS COUNTRY NIGHT Saturday 14 LEMONDS BENEFIT SHOW Thursday 19 THE JACKPINE SNAG Friday 20 A BREATH AWAY Saturday 21 WHISTLE STOP REVIEW Fri 27 Sat 28 RUPERT S BREW HOUSE 773 W MICHIGAN AVE KALAMAZOO 269 337 9911 EVERY TUESDAY JAZZ JAM EVERY THURSDAY BLUES REGGAE LOU 8PM CARDBOARD HIGHWAY TAPE RELEASE Friday 6 10pm DARKER DAYS KONSPIRACY KAMP KINETIC AFFECT JACK NAPIER S BRAND X PSIDLPROS PRIME SUSPECTS MUSIC GROUP CHECKMAIT SSENT DAVID SHAYNE JENNIFER DAMA LELAND PRATT MICKY TAO ERIC D STEWARD MAJYCKRADIO EVOLUTION GUEST SPEAKER ZORDON ON THE 1S 2S Saturday 7 9pm POCKET CANDIES KING MEDIAN Thursday 12 9pm VIBE AND DIRECT Friday 13 9pm SKINNY HODGE BLUES BAND Saturday 14 9pm STATE THEATRE RUDOLPH THE RED 404 S BURDICK ST KALAMAZOO 269 345 6500 Wednesday 25 5 30pm DRU HILL Friday 27 9pm Friday 6 7pm SILVER AND GOLD Friday 20 9pm GREENSKY BLUEGRASS BRANDEN MANN SINGER SONWRITER NIGHT Fri 27 Sat 28 8pm SHAKESPEARS LOWER LEVEL 214 EAST KALAMAZOO KALAMAZOO 269 488 3330 THE FEATURES KAMIKAZE GIRLS BIKE TUFF JAKE SIMMONS AND THE LITTLE GHOSTS Friday 6 8pm KVBA BLUES FUNDRAISER SWB MARCI LINN Sunday 8 3pm NOT BLOOD PAINT ABRAHAHM KID TESTED LIFE SIZED GHOST FRIDAY 13 9pm LUKAS PEDERSON ERIKA SCHERRY BAND Tuesday 3 8pm WMU SCHOOL OF MUSIC Thursday 5 8pm GATER BLUES BAND Friday 6 9pm THE KALAMAZOO FUNK COLLECTIVE Saturday 7 9pm SHELAGH AND ROBBIE Tuesday 10 8pm GLJO Wednesday 11 8pm SAM PILNICK PROJECT Thursday 12 8pm MONICA PLUS TWO Saturday 21 8pm HAIRMANIA Friday 27 8pm Saturday 28 9pm 1299 COLUMBIA AVE 125 S KALAMAZOO MALL BATTLE CREEK KALAMAZOO 269 979 9273 269 384 6756 THAT FREAK QUINCY BIG BLACK GALACTIC BONEJO STARFARM BARN ON FIRE WAREHOUSE BRIAN KEITH WALLEN Friday 20 9pm BIG BOSS BLUES THE UNION CABARET GRILL MILEGALIZE FUNDRAISER PLEASANT DRIVE DESMOND JONES BRANDEN MANN AND THE REPRIMAND REGGAE LOU Saturday 14 8pm DINNER AND A SHOW BRANDI CARLILE WSG BRYNN ELLIOTT Friday 13 8pm Saturday 28 9pm NOSED REINDEER Friday 13 9pm MP AND THE POP ROCKS Saturday 14 9pm THE BRENA TRIO Tuesday 17 8pm Thursday 19 8pm STEVE HILGER BAND Friday 20 9pm KEITH HALL S HOME COOKIN FEATURING ANDREW SCHROCK Saturday 20 9pm ALEX MAYS Saturday 14 9pm MARTILA SANDERS GEE Q Friday 27 9pm SUNDAY PUNK ROCK MATINEE Sunday 28 5 9pm M89 SPORTS BAR GRILL 129 E ALLEGAN ST OTSEGO 269 694 6970 BRONK BROTHERS Fri 6 Sat 7 HATFIELD AND THE MCCOYS Fri 13 Sat 14 GOUGLAS JAMES BAND Friday 20 JARED KNOX Saturday 21 BOOM TOWN Fri 27 Sat 28 Tuesday 24 8pm NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 11
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PHONE INTERVIEW WITH KEITH NELSON LEAD GUITARIST OF BUCKCHERRY by Nick Hatzinikolis Buckcherry is a rock band from Anaheim California formed in 1995 The band released two albums Buckcherry 1999 that has hit singles Lit Up For the Movies Dead Again and Check Your Head In 2001 the release of Time Bomb before dissolving in the summer of 2002 In 2005 lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed the band with a new line up and released a new album in 2006 The name Buckcherry came from a drag queen they knew named Buck Cherry in Los Angeles Buck Cherry was the moniker of John Armstrong guitarist for the 1980 s new wave group The Modernettes and also because it s a flip of rock pioneer Chuck Berry s name The new album Rock N Roll the seventh studio album from California rockers and can be streamed in its entirety via Pandora Premieres The CD was released on August 21 via F Bomb Records Caroline Rock N Roll track listing 01 Bring It On Back 02 Tight Pants 03 Wish To Carry On 04 The Feeling Never Dies 05 Cradle 06 The Madness 07 Wood 08 Rain s Falling 09 Sex Appeal 10 Get With It Buckcherry features Josh Todd vocals Keith Nelson guitar Stevie D guitar Xavier Muriel drums and Kelly LeMieux bass and uphold the tenants of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and with energy sexy swagger and primal chops intact It s something that the boys have done since day one but according to band members it s more necessary now than ever It doesn t really matter to us as long as they re a good band we really don t care Now we have been fortunate to be able to play with bands like Hell Yeah and Nickleback in addition to KISS Kid Rock and Motley Crue I guess we re willing to play with anyone that doesn t suck Ya know SMASH Magazine had the chance to talk to Keith Nelson founding member of the band and lead guitarist to talk about the new album and tour in support of their new album Rock N Roll with a recent stop in Kalamazoo at the Entrainment District on Sept 18th KN Laughing Yeah yeah just don t suck You know music is such a wonderful gift and working with these bands have just giving us so much to our lives First and most important we are fans of music the only rule is you gotta be good SMASH Keith Have you played in Kalamazoo before KN Yeah I have been there before it s the home of original Gibson guitar factory and it s a very important place in rock and roll history SMASH You are out on tour that kicked off a couple of weeks ago as we mentioned at the top of the interview supporting the new release of album Rock N Roll Do you want to talk a little about that KN Well It s a Rock and Roll album made by a Rock and Roll band What a novel concept huh It all stated to come together on our last tour we had some ideas and when we got home we finished some writing in about a month then we started rehearsing the band live and bringing in songs and pulling it all together We had about 18 songs we went into the studio and hit record The most or what we thought were the most cohesive songs made it on the record We came up with the title after the fact SMASH Everyone who knows Buckcherry knows that the band is diverse You have been out on tour with Kiss Nickleback Hell Yeah and a bunch of others Was that part of the bands strategy to partner up with different bands to expand your own fan base KN Any artist wants to expand their fan base it s not we invented something new or a unique thing We haven t shied away from playing with anyone SMASHMAGS COM SMASH Is that the official standard or criteria They can t suck SMASH Since you are back on the road with the new album Rock N Roll can you talk a little about the process of making a record then getting ready for a tour KN Sure it all starts with an idea in your head the challenge you have is taking it form an idea to a finished product You have the record then it play it live So the process is Josh Todd Lead Vocalist and I will throw song ideas around it could be a chorus or it could be melody we wrap ourselves around that until you get a song or at least until you get parts of a song Then the rest of the band starts playing what you get the life into the idea until there is a finished product until it sounds like us then it just a matter of getting what we sound like live recorded and the real only way to do that is to play as a band We always go the live feel that s because we are a live band and that makes the most sense They we will write 35 40 songs until we feel we have some good stuff Then you made decisions what sound and feel is there enough slow songs up tempo songs and what we think is a good journey for the listener as well so once you hear it you want to hear it over and over again We want to make records that we would want to buy as a fan Then just do it well when you on stage SMASH So what can a person expect form the new album Rock N Roll KN The new album Rock N Roll has everything some slow ballads that I m really proud of and up tempo stuff and some stuff that kicks you in the ass it just a cool musical journey and a great PAGE 12
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representation of exactly where this band is now SMASH I was checking out some tracks before talking with you Bring It On Back and Tight Pants were two that I played over and over it was in to it KN Cool Bring it On Back was the first song wrote for the record Josh Todd was singing the chorus over and over I made some music around it and we kept working on it until the rest of the band started to play it live that s how you got the breakout guitar solo on it That s a product of five guys in a room bashing it about About Tight Pants we listen to a lot of funk as a band we re big fans of all that stuff Bands like Parliament and James Brown all that stuff is part of our DNA Stevie D Guitar player came in with this funky little riff and we just started jamming on it it evolved into what you hear on the track We worked it and added some horns to see how it worked which is something we never done that before and it ended up working out pretty good I think We have a new video out for it it s an interesting video and it s about a day in the life of a girls butt It s pretty entertaining SMASH Let s talk a minute about your record company F Bomb are you the only artist on the label or do you have others bands on it as well KN Right now we are the only ones on the F Bomb label we are working very hard to make all the mistakes Laughing and get them out of the way you know We ve never owned a record label before but we watched many a record label operate I think it was a good time for us to experiment with the current state of the music business and figure out what we like and what we don t like about it so we started the label because we could and we had the opportunity to do it so and we are going to being to look for new bands and new talent for the label BAND LINE UP ON PAGE 17 SMASH Sounds like a great opportunity to get another revenue stream in for you right KN Well we all know if want to get rich don t start a fucking record company But we re trying anyway It s really a labor of love you know rock bands don t sell records like they used to and that s alright we just want to be able to do it our way SMASH Keith thanks again for your time and good luck with the album and tour KN Thank you we ll catch up soon NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 13
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AMBER RIE THURSTON By Aubrey E Thompke Having the privilege to talk with a friend and fellow artist recently I was delighted that her art form has again grown to most interesting extremes Amber Rie Thurston a local artist from Marshall MI practices her art in quite non traditional methods Starting to explore a new medium in about 2011 Amber began to test her skills with x ray art This is no simple process Her background and teaching to become a radiographer only provided her with guidelines She began teaching herself to x ray flowers and objects each of which having different weights and masses The composition of each object provides the basic platform when taking an x ray Mathematics are highly used in this field a subject Amber is not fond of X ray art differs greatly from the normal use of x rays with the human body Nine months of trial and error led to Amber finally creating her own x ray art Much effort is put into recreating the image either digitally or with photography in order to make her art available to her fans and client base all of the process Amber tackles on her own Creating art while raising two active boys ages 12 and 9 as well as being a newlywed and working full time keeps her more than busy include marketing and self promotion As an artist myself I can attest to the hurdles an artist faces in this area of business You not only are putting your work out into the public eye exposing yourself so to speak but you also have to sell yourself The scrutiny and judgment passed by her onlookers has been not always been of the positive nature Amber s art doesn t always appeal to everyone which she deems acceptable considering art is in the eye of the beholder She appreciates that some will love it and others may find it unappealing or frightening For her the art she makes is purely for satisfaction and having achieved her high school goal of creating a piece of art and selling it she is well on her way to making art more a part of her life In her newfound venture of working with the bones of animals she has again self taught herself the process of maceration This process does not decay hair or feathers but allows the bone to be free of flesh muscle and other parts of the insides All of the bones she has acquired are found or given to her there is a very respectful attitude she possesses in the care of these bones In cleaning and preserving these bones she gives them life again Her intent is to honor the animals that have passed The bones are used to create jewelry and framing to compliment her x ray art Not many of us will spot some road kill and think to ourselves that might make a lovely piece of art Well we can leave that to Amber AMBERZ79 GMAIL COM Amber faces other challenges as a non traditional contemporary artist some of which SMASHMAGS COM PAGE 14
AMBER RIE THURSTON By  Aubrey E. Thompke  Having the privilege to talk with a friend and fellow artist recently I was deli...
Rasa Ria Authentic Malaysian Indonesian Cusine By Hannah Berger Situated between two dry cleaners it would be very easy to miss the unassuming squat and cramped building that houses Kalamazoo s only Malaysian restaurant But to miss it would be a tragedy because what the restaurant is lacking in atmosphere and decor is made up for and far exceeded by the warm and savory food Rasa Ria s reasonable pricing allows you to order a variety of dishes and still keep the bill under 30 Whatever you choose is sure to impress Malaysian food is a superb melding of several different cultures and cuisines such as Indian Chinese Indonesian Thai and Portuguese and I saw many of these influences present throughout the meal Guests should start with the Teh Tarik a popular drink served on street corners all over Southeast Asia which is milky black tea that is frothy and sugary This appropriately sweet drink is equal parts palate cleanser and treat Next try the ever popular beef rendang which is one of the most ubiquitous dishes in Malaysia This dish is subtly spiced and the flavors reveal themselves in layers It includes large pieces of perfectly grilled beef with diced potatoes that melt in your mouth spicy yellow curry citrusy lemongrass dashes of garlic and onion and finishes with notes of sweet and tropical coconut milk The leftover sauce is a perfect addition to the provided rice The star of the meal was the Mee Gorang which is like an elevated Lo Mein Rasa Ria s version includes stir fried egg noodles with shrimp and Chinese cabbage in a savory brown sauce The noodles were a perfect texture and the entire dish felt like comfort food my Midwestern home despite its East Asian origins My one critique would be that most of the food was brown in color and could have benefitted from some fresh herbs or more colorful vegetables The d cor and atmosphere leaves much to be desired as well as does the wait staff Our waiter was curt and lethargic but he got our order right and the important thing is that the food was filling exciting and delicious Despite these imperfections I would recommend Rasa Ria to anyone seeking adventurous and delicious flavors at a low price Rasa Ria MON 4 00 PM 8 30 PM TUE FRI 12 00 PM 8 30 PM SAT 12 00 PM 7 30 PM SUN CLOSED 269 381 0788 1921 W MAIN ST KALAMAZOO MI The beef and soy sauce was a surprisingly bright dish with plenty of zesty ginger and citrus The charred purple onions and crisp carrots added just the right amount of crunch and color NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 15
Rasa Ria  Authentic Malaysian   Indonesian Cusine By Hannah Berger  Situated between two dry cleaners, it would be very ea...
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Corey Winfield WIRX 107 1 FM Morning Show Host By Nick Hatzinikolis where I spent the last seven years until I received a call offering me the PD job back home here at WIRX This month s Jock in the box features from WIRX 107 1 FM in St Joseph Benton Harbor its morning show host air personality and Program Director Corey Winfield Corey is a West Michigan guy that graduated from Coloma High School and Lake Michigan College SMASH Magazine caught up to Corey for some Q A after his morning show SMASH Where did you get your start in radio COREY I started in 1996 I was 17 and a senior in High School and was just fired from a job at a video rental store My mom told me to take some time before I graduated and figure out what I really wanted to do in life I ve always loved to entertain people and to make them laugh so I thought that with a radio station right here in Southwest Michigan it would be a good place to try to get into Mike Thomas Now the head of CBS Sports Radio was the PD Program Director of WIRX at the time and after weeks and weeks of pestering he gave me a shot to be a board op He then went on a firing spree an I quickly found my way on the air doing overnights on the weekends to nights on the weekends then nights during the week middays afternoons then off to Kalamazoo to take a job offer at WRKR After two years there I moved to San Antonio and worked for a year and a half before moving to Dallas and working for two years Seeing stations cutting staff being a trend I decided the more valuable I could become the more likely I could stay in this industry I took a PD job in Fort Smith Arkansas for KKBD Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Benefit Concert Band Info SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 504 S WESTNEDGE AVENUE KALAMAZOO DOORS OPEN 6 00PM CONCERT 6 30PM SMASH What made you want to be a radio DJ For information contact June Kucks 269 649 4529 COREY I m not a DJ Those guys do clubs weddings parties and are usually making good money Hailing from the mountains of Kalamazoo Schlitz Creek performs a unique variety of bluegrass music that cannot be classified as strictly traditional or progressive Performing material from such bluegrass legends as the Dillards and Flatt Scruggs they also surprise and delight audiences with selections from the Monkees Bob Seger the Beatles Kenny Rogers the Bee Gees and Cheap Trick Band members include Nick Deaton on banjo Dave Dekema lead guitar John Speeter on mandolin and Nick Griffith on bass SMASH What would people that listen to you be surprised to know about you COREY They d find it surprising that I m really very shy and very private I don t like to go out I don t like to be noticed and I can be a jerk Well they might not be surprised by the last one SMASH What is your favorite band past or present or person s you would like to meet Past or present and why COREY I d like to meet my great great great great grandparents Just like to know where my roots come from SMASH How do you see radio changing how has it changed regarding demographics Ability to lure in younger listeners COREY There are a lot of ways to hear new music now more convenient than it used to be But when people listen to their radio they feel like they re still a part of a conversation That s what makes radio so great we can be their friend even though we re not invited and they get to choose when they want us to leave SMASH Where do you see the industry as a whole direction radio is going COREY Radio has already changed so much in the past 20 years in way I would have never imagined already It s hard to say what s coming in the next 20 years I would love to be able to stick around and be a part of it Great things I m sure SCHILTZ CREEK DANA SCOTT Dana Scott local musician and front women for Blues Rock band Big Trouble Musical influences include everything from Elvis to Mary Gauthier to traditional country Dana has played several Farmers markets Local Benefits and Kalamazoo s very own Art Hop BOB ROWE AND THE GREEN VALLEY BOYS Bob Rowe and The Green Valley Boys are widely known for their fine blend of traditional country folk and gospel music Bob is well known for his original music and wide repertoire In 2010 Bob s version of the Leonard Cohen classic Halleluiah reached number 12 on the national pop satellite and college charts The Green Valley Boys are famous for having the longest running country music television show in any market Rem Wall and the Green Valley Boys played on channel 3 for over 34 years preceeded by a popular radio show on WKZO radio Bob and The Green Valley Boys regularly perform programs for the elderly and the forgotten in addition to other concerts and appearances They are currently featured in the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame BENJAMMIN ANALISA GAUTHIER Ben and Analisa teach kids concepts such as health hygiene conflict resolution and core subjects through interactive music using hand drums guitar ukulele drum sticks stories and a few puppets to teach children life skills through audience participation and song Come join the band RON VANLENTE Ron hails from a Southwest Michigan traditional music family but lived in North Carolina for many years Now back in Michigan he is a United Methodist pastor in Coloma Ron s has extensive experience as an impresario and performer at festivals and other venues here and on east coast His deep grasp of the traditional lexicon includes folk bluegrass blues and popular music BROOK FARM STRING BAND The Brook Farm String Band is Kent fiddle and Deborah banjo and English concertina Fisher and Pete guitar and vocals Humphreys who have been a mainstay of traditional string band music in the Kalamazoo for decades The Fishers are the long time proprietors of Brook Farm General Market from whence the band s name was taken When these mighty fine musicians ply their talents to old time dance tunes Celtic jigs and reels or heart felt ballads a superior time is had by all NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 17
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Lisa CAn t Sing By Nick Hatzinikolis re imagines classic tunes from the past with a fresh sound and energy Their ever changing set list includes everything from Pat Benatar to Blondie and Joan Jett to Def Leppard Motley Crue and Quiet Riot Lisa Can t Sing band members are vocalist Lisa Drzick guitarist Harry Phillips bassist Deb Van Den Brink and drum skin smasher Dave Drzick Energetic Amazing Awesome Fun So Cool Terms that regularly describes this quartet of Retro 80 s Rockers from Kalamazoo Lisa Can t Sing has played and rocked numerous music venues across West Michigan with their sing out loud brand of youknow this song rock n roll show venues played include the Arcadia Rock Fest Wild Bull Shakespeare s Pub Old Dog Tavern Rupert s Brew House and Louie s Trophy House They also recently played at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum as a featured Friday Night Highlight Series performer Lisa Can t Sing has shared the stage with national touring tribute bands such as The Spazmatics Who s Bad Led ZepAgain Guns 4 Roses and Heart Alive So don t let their name fool you Lisa proves she CAN sing as her dynamic band SMASHMAGS COM At the time of the band was forming all of the members worked at WWMT Newschannel 3 Lisa is the director for the morning and noon newscasts as well as the director of the Lori Moore show on CW7 Deb is an account executive selling commercial air time to businesses Dave is in the marketing and promotions department Harry also worked in the marketing and promotions department but currently work s for Charter Spectrum in a similar role The band actually originated about 12 years ago when Dave and Harry working together in the marketing department at WWMT Newschannel 3 realized they both played instruments Harry played guitar and Dave played drums they also liked the same style of music They ended up jamming at each other s houses playing Van Halen and other rock tunes They did this for 3 or 4 weeks and decided to put a band together with a 3rd person to form a trio They challenged each other to learn different songs until it evolved into a band SMASH So how did the name Lisa Can t Sing come about HARRY The name came years later we had a drummer guitarist and a bass player but no name Our bass player at the time was also the singer LISA They wanted to record a song to play on a commercial for WWMT Newschannel 3 The singer at that time thought it would be cool to have a female back up and harmony for the jingle and have the extra layers on the recording Dave mentions that hey my wife Lisa can sing HARRY Lisa did record it and enjoyed the process and when the singer listened to the recording later he decided to re record his voice over the tracks that Lisa just did which made Lisa s harmonies no longer a match to his new track which left Lisa s vocals on the editing table LISA Mind you he did not me tell any of this So they bring the recorded track into the producer for the commercial The singer pulls Dave and Harry off to the side and tells them what he did at that same time apologizing HARRY Lisa walks into the meeting and asks what are you apologizing for She quickly finds out what it is she turns around while throwing her hands in the air and said Well you might as well call the damn thing Lisa Can t Sing DAVE The singer later decides he does not want to be the singer of the band LISA After a lot of practicing in our basement they started auditioning new singers I m upstairs and I m singing along and I know these songs DAVE You Lisa would be rolling your eyes and shaking your head after these different people would finish their audition Saying she was tired of hearing these songs being played without a singer Lisa came down after a break and starting singing and mind you she was singing AC DC Bon Scott songs We asked her to join the band But we were also decided we were keeping the name of the band It was meant to be SMASH So tell me about your first gig as Lisa Can t Sing with Lisa in the line up LISA HARRY AND DAVE We got out first real gig at a birthday party playing in a warehouse which was crazy fun We also played at the WWMT Newschannel 3 Christmas party but the 1st real for real gig was at the Blackhawk in Richland on St Patrick s Day We all figured this was going to a great time a lot of fun and the bass player suddenly says no I m out not playing a week before the gig That kinda derailed us for a little bit We were now stuck looking for a new bass player and it all startled to fizzle out PAGE 18
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SMASH So was that the beginning of the end of Lisa Can t Sing HARRY Well years later I find this unmarked DVD in the basement and not knowing what it was I pop it into my computer My daughter says Is that you in a band Do you still do that I replied No She says Why Not I said I do not know I called Dave up the next day and asked hey do you still play Dave says yeah so after a little while after jamming in the basement without a singer we again ask Lisa about singing and Lisa was saying No way and You re insane There is no time for this we have small kids etc Dave tells me that he is still working on her and a day after that phone call Dave calls me to tell me we have a gig I m like what are you talking about Dave says Lisa found us a gig LISA For an annual block party and pig roast that was looking for a band to play and I was thinking hmm I m in a band and we play 80 s music They all agreed and now we have this gig Now the panic sets in because we need a bass player in about 6 weeks SMASH So what did you do HARRY We had a few names and Deb s name came up we were kinda surprised that she played I knew her a little from working with her at WWMT Newschannel 3 but we really didn t know her I just knew that she was into music It s funny you know all of these people but you really don t know them outside of your department because of the lack of interaction outside of your area DAVE I was talking to a co worker in the parking lot about needing a bass player and he took me up to the sales department and said here is your bass player Deb with a surprised look turns around and said What We all knew something was up because of the attitude she had walking through the station that something was up in your past All laughing she had to be a bass player SMASH How difficult was it to put things together for the block party in that short time DEB I hadn t much played in about 15 years or so I had retired from playing in an all original alternative rock genre band in Detroit I had really thought about selling my amp because it was collecting a lot of dust but luckily I didn t That first practice together for me it was a train wreck Playing cover tunes for me was a totally new experience But you learn a lot from playing covers it challenging and fun So after our first practice I was mortified It was difficult to hold the strings down and my hands were out of shape and my coordination was way off When I left the practice I thought to myself Never again Dave came into my office the next day and said That was awesome I was stupefied Really I said Ok I ll try it again How about next Wednesday They handed me a set list of 50 songs and said you need to learn this in 6 weeks and like what How about I learn 25 songs I did we did and we were paid in pork DAVE At this block party we were introduced by Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and it was like we need to deliver This is for real SMASH How busy are you or how DAVE We used generators to power the equipment we had a blast and we were voted the number 1 parade float If you re looking for a good time SMASH You re known as the Retro as thoroughly entertaining You re Rockers primarily 80 s music any thoughts of other styles of music headed for the set list guaranteed to see the audience singing along to songs that that DAVE We have played songs once that get the boot the next gig We play the theme from Scooby Doo and it kills We also have played the theme from Phineas and Ferb We are thought of as an 80 s band but every so often we ll play something from Pink or something from the 70 s It depends on the venue the crowd and if we like a song that maybe we heard recently without the hair spray and spandex LISA When it comes down to it we have so much fun with it we like to think it comes across the audience We ll do anything that gets the crowd dancing check out Lisa Can t Sing Watching Lisa Can t Sing is great fun they are very energetic as well they know and obviously enjoy just That s what she said You can catch them soon playing at the Old Dog Tavern with their next show scheduled there on December 5th Check them out on social media at Reverb Nation lisacantsing Facebook LisaCantSing and on Twitter lisacantsing Ballet Arts Ensemble Cathleen Huling Artistic Director busy playing do you want to be DAVE We play about once a month we can play more but with work and family that seems about right for us We play all size venues as a drummer I like the big stage Deb likes the small greasy places It all works for us we also were asked to perform on a float for Kalamazoo s annual Do Dah parade it sounded like a great idea but we started to think about logistics Saturday December 5 2 pm and 7 pm Sunday December 6 2 pm Chenery Auditorium Kalamazoo MI with the Featuring Guest Professional Dancers Kalamazoo Children s Chorus Suzuki Violin Academy Dr Raymond Harvey as Mother Ginger Reserved Seats 13 to 20 Tickets available at Miller Auditorium box office 269 387 2300 or online at SMASH How do you get power to your equipment Daniel Brier Conductor Special ticket rates for groups of 20 or more are available Fresh flower bouquets by Schafer s Flowers available at the door while supplies last NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 19
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A FARM TO BELLY DINING EXPERIENCE A fundraiser hosted by Sprout Urban Farms By Kasi Casterline If you care about the food you put in your body and you should because no one else does you want to put the freshest local ingredients possible into your diet Well it doesn t get any fresher or more local than Sprout s Farm to Belly Dining experience I had the joy of attending their first in this series of fundraising events and I was in love with every detail Sprout utilizes only locally grown ingredients to prepare a diverse menu it s a fun concept and the proceeds benefit the non profit s efforts They plan to have 6 8 events per year and I can t wait to attend the next one Sprout s mission is to help people prosper through food community and enterprise They accomplish this through education and advocacy by teaching neighborhoods and schools in the community how to grow their own food and by providing the resources and support to do so They also operate food hubs buying and selling produce from 15 20 local farms making it easy for farmers so sell beyond 1 2 farmer s market stands They act as a broker in the wholesale market buying from local farmers and selling to restaurants hospitals schools and in their mobile markets that target schools senior citizens and subsidized housing as well as the local Springfield and Battle Creek farmer s markets They also operate a CSA program in which citizens can purchase shares and receive fresh produce each week SMASHMAGS COM Farm to Belly version 1 0 was hosted at one of my new favorite spots Territorial Brewing Company which specializes in German beer and cuisine Entertainment was provided by the blue grass band Double Strung which my daughter became fast friends and was even invited on stage to sing a silly song with the band Each course was unique and flavorful and Sprout staff and farmers engaged diners with information about the sources and programs munity something new something different something that makes Battle Creek just a little bit cooler If you don t have any plans I hope you ll check it out Version 2 0 is quickly approaching on Thursday November 19th It will be hosted at the Springfield Farmer s Market which features an incubator kitchen utilized by guest chef Umami Ramen Participants will enjoy Asian tapas with all ingredients sourced by the Sprout food hub Beer will be provided by Territorial Brewing Company and there will also be a bartender slinging mixed drinks A jazz trio will set the tone for this dining experience and a silent auction will also boost donations And Great Scott Ice Cream Company will be providing dessert as they did at the first event and it is so delicious Not only is this a great fun event that raises funds for an awesome organization it s an educational experience As I tasted each course I was amazed at the variety of flavorful foods available right in my back yard My daughter tried new dishes and I like to think it made her think about where her food comes from Sprout s Chief Excitement Officer Jeremy Andrews has done it again brought our comPAGE 20
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Dezemberfest Readers familiar with German beer culture and history will know that dezemberfest isn t a real thing You ll also notice that November 27 isn t December But that doesn t stop Battle Creek s Territorial Brewing Company from throwing a fun outdoor event full of German beer food and games Territorial will be offering eight beers on tap including the release of their black lager Finsterschaf Schwarzbier to wash down pretzels and bratwursts In addition to delicious German food and beer you can also participate in many fun German games The stein holding contest will challenge drinkers to hold out a full 1 liter stein which weights approximately 5 pounds in front of them for as long as possible Think that sounds easy The average person will only last for 4 minutes Start practicing now by hauling around gallons of milk with full stretched arms They will also be offering cornhole and hammerschl gen a game involving hammering nails into a log with as few swings as possible The family friendly event will also include a bounce house and face paintings for kids EVENT DETAILS IGHT BEERS ON TAP INCLUDING THE RELEASE OF E FINSTERSCHAF SCHWARZBIER BLACK LAGER PRETZELS AND BRATWURST TEIN HOLDING CONTESTS HAMMERSCHL GEN S AND CORNHOLE OUNCE HOUSE FOR THE KIDS ONLY AND FACE B PAINTING IX OF BANDS FROM POLKA TO BLUEGRASS TO M LOCAL ACTS TBA NOVEMBER 27 28 NOON 11 00PM ADMISSION 20 for 21 and up includes first beer 5 for under 21 designated drivers Free for kids 5 and under Also join Territorial on November 27 for the second annual Black Friday Breakfast starting at 8 am The event features a traditional Bavarian breakfast of weisswurst pretzels and hefeweizen NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 21
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DANZIG SKELETONS GENRE GOTH METAL RELEASED NOVEMBER 2015 WWW DANZIG VEROTIK COM KURT COBAIN MONTAGE OF HECK THE HOME RECORDINGS GENRE ALTERNATIVE RELEASED NOVEMBER 2015 The forthcoming tenth studio album by Danzig confirmed for a November 27 2015 release in the EU Skeletons is an album of cover songs ranging from Elvis Presley to Black Sabbath The album s first single originally released online in 2012 and played live since is the theme from the biker film of the same name Devil s Angels Montage of Heck The Home Recordings is an upcoming Kurt Cobain album and soundtrack to the film Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck scheduled to be released on November 13 2015 by Universal Music There will be both a standard 13 track CD and a deluxe 31 track double CD release The 13 track standard version focuses on the music found on Cobain s personal cassettes and the 31 track deThe album had been talked about by Glenn Danzig luxe version showcases tracks from the documenfor years even prior to the previous effort of Deth tary including spoken word demos and full songs Red Sabaoth So far it is difficult to determine when the entire album was recorded as it has been talked Standard edition about in interviews for so many years In response to this Glenn has stated I had to put it out now or else there would be so many songs I d want to do that I wouldn t be able to do it Even the way I did it there are so many songs I still wanted to cover My attitude with covers is make it your own or else leave it alone Devil s Angels is the album s first single released on 7 vinyl The b side features an exclusive Vocal Keyboard Version of the cult movie title track Satan from Satan s Sadists Of the song Glenn said I ve wanted to record Devil s Angels since 1979 and this is exactly the same arrangement I had for it back then so it pretty much sounds like that late 70s style of mine I m really happy with the way it turned out it actually came out much better than I had hoped it would 1 The Yodel Song Clean 2 Been a Son 3 The Happy Guitar Instrumental 4 Clean Up Before She Comes 5 Reverb Experiment 6 You Can t Change Me Burn My Britches Something in the Way 7 Scoff 8 Desire 9 And I Love Her 10 Sappy 11 Letters to Frances 12 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle 13 She Only Lies Deluxe edition edit 1 The Yodel Song Explicit 2 Been a Son Early Demo 3 What More Can I Say 4 1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial 5 The Happy Guitar Instrumental 6 7 6 Montage of Kurt 7 Beans 8 Burn the Rain 9 Clean Up Before She Comes Early Demo 10 Reverb Experiment 11 Montage of Kurt II 12 Rehash 13 You Can t Change Me Burn My Britches Something in the Way Early Demo 14 Scoff Early Demo 15 Aberdeen Explicit 16 Bright Smile 17 Underground Celebritism 18 Retreat Instrumental 8 19 Desire 20 And I Love Her 21 Sea Monkeys 22 Sappy Early Demo 23 Letters to Frances 24 Scream 25 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle Demo 26 Kurt Ambiance 27 She Only Lies 28 Kurt Audio Collage 29 Poison s Gone 30 Rhesus Monkey 31 Do Re Mi Medley LITTLE MIX GET WEIRD GENRE POP RELEASED NOVEMBER 2015 WWW LITTLE MIX COM The upcoming third studio album by British girl group Little Mix scheduled to be released on 6 November 2015 through Syco Music and Columbia Records The album was preceded by the release of lead single Black Magic At the 2015 Brit Awards the group confirmed that their album was completed describing it as having a whole new sound and projecting the release for some time in 2015 Having written over 100 songs for their third album in May 2015 Little Mix released Black Magic the lead single from their upcoming third album Little Mix also co wrote Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea s single Pretty Girls which was also released in May 2015 The group has confirmed that the album is more of pop sound compared to Salute with the songs being very fun colorful and personality driven On 15 July 2015 the group officially announced on Twitter that their third studio album is titled Get Weird and would be available for pre order the next day In February 2015 Little Mix revealed that they had chosen the lead single from Get Weird On 14 May 2015 Little Mix revealed the song s title to be Black Magic after the single s cover art surfaced on music identification service Shazam Black Magic was scheduled to premiere on 26 May but was later moved forward to 21 May after the single leaked online on 20 May The single was released digitally in the UK on 10 July On 25 September 2015 the group released Love Me Like You as the second single from the album NOVEMBER 2015 THE FARM TO TABLE ISSUE PAGE 23
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