March 2014 issue of Smash Magazine Fretboard Festival

ch ar M 14 0 2 YOUR ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE Dragon Wagon Free Entertainment Guide for Greater Kalamazoo, Battle Creek & Marshall
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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 Corinne Kellogg Bruce Tuck Advertising Robin Cunningham 269-986-3912 smashmag@live.com Happy March SMASHers, As Smash Magazine blows into spring like a lion we want to thank you once again for supporting the magazine that supports your local scene. The Holidays are behind us and we are ready for warm weather, huge festivals and a whole lot of SMASHing going on. One of our favorite events is coming up on March 21st and 22nd (Fretboard Festival) which promises to be bigger and better than previous years and SMASH Magazine and SMASH Radio are proud to be a part of all the shenanigans. Also, Be on the lookout for the SMASH Radio Concert Series starting back up on March 29th at The Foundry in Jackson, MI. Showcasing some of the best Michigan Talent, to include…The Jackpine Snag, Bad Tattoo, Model Citizen and Givensix. So get ready everyone to show some SMASHitude and come out to support LOCAL. Thank you Smash Magazine Events and Shows Submit listings to smashmag@live.com SmashmagS.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. Smash Magazine would like to thank Michiganboarder.com and shortstackmedia’s Jon Mollema for the amazing cover photo on last months issue. We would also like to apologize for not including the photogropher and source in the February issue and ask that everyone who enjoyed the photo to please go check out michiganboarder.com and shortstackmedia.com for more of the same awesome stuff!
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Kicking off this years most anticipated Fretboard Festival is none other than DRAGON WAGON This free show on Friday the 21st will set the stage for the amazing amount of tallent that will be at this years festival The 2014 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival is a FREE event that invites visitors to meet instrument designers and learn about their trade, attend workshops for a variety of stringed instruments, and hear live performances from area musicians. Check out the website www.fretboardfestival. com SmashmagS.com Food provided by Aramark in Anna Whitten Hall Dragon Wagon is led by Mandolin Virtuoso Troy Radikin and Guitarist/Singer Don Sicheneder. With multi-instrumentalist Rich Delcamp, Adam McDermott on bass, Ryan Jurado on percussion and the amazing Megan Urich on fiddle, their live performance thrives with originality, humor and expert musicianship. Dragon Wagon truly is Michigan Roots music at its finest. Their sound can be described as bluegrass-folk rock with a shot of Irish Whiskey. Dragon Wagon thrives while playing live and never disappoint with their honest music and genuine crowd connection. They have played across the country, have been featured in many festivals and are currently nominated for a Detroit Music Award. Dragon Wagon is sure to bring an infectious energy that gets the crowd dancing and laughing along with one of Michigan’s premier Roots Music outfits. Hold on to your hats and get ready for a boot-stomping good time! Sound production provided by Ian Gorman
Kicking off this years most anticipated Fretboard Festival is none other than  DRAGON WAGON This free show on Friday the 2...
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Mary Jane Stryker Theater Kaitlin Rose 12p - 1p Genre: Folk Hometown: Delton, MI Website:www.facebook.com/kaitlinrosemusic "Kaitlin's music has been described as... "Good medicine, lyrically meaningful, with hypnotizing chords and notes." "Just as bubbly as she is talented, Kaitlin Rose is quickly becoming another Kalamazoo staple." Kaitlin has been playing guitar and writing songs for 12 years at local spots such as The Strutt, Old Dog Tavern, and Louie’s Trophy House Grill, Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Rupert's Brew House, The Union Cabaret & Grille, and is currently working on a new album due out 2014." BenJammin Educational Music 1:30p - 2:30p Genre: Children's Educational Music Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: www.benjammin.biz SmashmagS.com Plus two 30 minute performances on the Kalamazoo Valley Museum 2nd floor at 3p and 4p BenJammin & Analisa Gauthier write and perform for children across the nation. Their interactive performance challenges kids to understand core subjects as well as health, safety and much more. This is one show where children will walk away from having learned something that they can apply to their own lives.
Mary Jane Stryker Theater Kaitlin Rose 12p - 1p Genre  Folk Hometown  Delton, MI Website www.facebook.com kaitlinrosemusic...
Seventh Son Blues Band 3p - 4p Genre: Blues Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: www.Reverbnation.com/SeventhSonBluesBand Founded in 1985 in Kalamazoo, MI, Seventh Son is a 7-piece band that plays a wide and eclectic repertoire influenced by many genres, including early rock, jazz, gospel, swing and country. Seventh Son Blues Band has three vocalists who share leads and harmonies. They have had the pleasure of performing over a thousand gigs in over a hundred venues throughout Western Michigan and Northern Indiana Ninth Street Bridge 430p - 530p Genre: Americana/Roots Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website:www.facebook.com/pages/Ninth-Street-Bridge Ninth Street Bridge It is a full band sound that blends eclectic electricity with acoustic sensibility. The folky, country-rock tunes give the audience a story to think about and lead into southern fried lead instrument interplay. One of the most interesting aspects of establishing a new sound is overcoming the fact that the music is truly unique. The structural timing, and lyrical interplay may go unnoticed to the masses, but this rare blend of acoustic sound, breathes originality and provokes interest. Made up of Brett Riggins – vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddl Scott Lehmer – vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass Marty Fine – vocals, guitar, bass SmashmagS.com March 2014 8
Seventh Son Blues Band 3p - 4p Genre  Blues Hometown  Kalamazoo, MI Website  www.Reverbnation.com SeventhSonBluesBand Foun...
Museum Stage Megan Rae Band 11a - 12p Genre: Country and Classic Rock Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: www.meganraemusic.com Megan Rae is not your average eighteen-year-old girl-next-door. She’s the girl-nextdoor who can really deliver a country song with emotion, power and grace. With a vocal maturity far beyond her years and a remarkably unusual ability to turn a phrase, listeners are immediately reminded of Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, a young Patsy Cline or even Loretta Lynn when experiencing Megan Rae’s dynamic and traditional country voice for the first time. Megan Rae’s knack for interpreting a song, (like Ronstadt), was recognized early on and she quickly caught the attention of famed producer, Robyn Robins (of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band fame). Robins spread the word to peers in rock and country and a team of renowned artists and songwriters eagerly appeared on the scene to write and record for Megan Rae’s debut album SmashmagS.com The Fellas 1230p - 130p Genre: Americana Dustbowl Rock Hometown: Schoolcraft, MI Website:www.stuart-shaw.com THE FELLAS is a Duo Strings unit that play with Stu­ rt. Host­ng Stu­ rt Shaw on vocals/ a i a acoustic, and Kip Van­ erVelden on Standup d Bass, and Colin Killmer on Viola. The Trio sets the tone of an old fash­on porch jam with i the sounds of Dustbowl Rock. With orig­­ i nal songs writ­en by Stu­ rt Shaw, Colin and t a Kip put there sig­ a­ure sound to the songs. n t The songs breathe life and tell the sto­ ies of r the days gone by, the small towns forgotten, and the echos of the old stories we all heard about. THE FELLAS are set for a National Mid­ est Tour in Kansas, w Nebraska, Mis­ ouri, Iowa, in late July of 2014. The Fel­as are s l cur­ ently book­ng shows for early 2014 to get road ready… r i Check out the info at www.stuart-shaw.com Midwestern Lull 2p - 3p Genre: Roots-Rock/Americana Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website:midwesternlull.com "And the farmhouse was empty, no echoes of you... It's sure good to see you, man. It's been a long time. Never meant to forget you. You're a friend of mine." Those lyrics pretty much sum up vintage roots-rock outfit Midwestern Lull. The five-piece's humble, rural Michigan beginnings started with longtime friends and musical partners Dave Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Mark Toliusis (vocals, drums). In 2001, they added childhood friend Nick Goodman (vocals, bass) and started writing. Soon enough, the trio added brothers Erik Sebastian (vocals, lead guitar) and Patrick Sebastian (vocals, organ/piano), bringing with them a blues sensibility that just worked.
Museum Stage  Megan Rae Band 11a - 12p Genre  Country and Classic Rock Hometown  Kalamazoo, MI Website  www.meganraemusic....
Bob Rowe and The Green Valley Boys 330p - 430p Genre: Classic Country, Folk, and Inspirational Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: www.bobrowemusic.com Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bob Rowe is a 2006 laureate of the Mother Teresa award for his work with America's seniors. Appearing with Bob are the Country Music Hall of fame legends, The Green Valley Boys who had one of the longest running Country music television shows in the nation, on Kalamazoo's, WWMT-channel 3, for over 34 years!" Bob's lengthy career has garnered him numerous music and humanitarian awards including the "Giraffe" commendation for his work as well as several ASCAP music awards for his original music and compositions. Rowe started his career in local clubs and folk music coffee houses playing to small audiences, in an intimate setting. In 1984 he received a recording and publishing contract from World Library Publications and began singing at festivals, concerts and churches throughout the USA. In recent years Bob has enjoyed some chart cussess with his version of the Leonard Cohen classic, "Halleluiah," reaching numer 12 on the pop, satellite, and college charts in 2010 and opening up doors for wide spread distribution of his music through national radio chains such s Sirius-XM and Pandora as well as distribution through the FYI, Barnes & Noble, K-Mart and other large retail chains. The green Valley Boys are the band that backed up area Country music legend, Rem Wall and they have been performing with Bob for over 20 years in senior care facilities and other venues. "I am so excited to be working with these talented guys and sharing the stage with them in our home town, at the 2014 Fretboard Festival!" Rachael Davis 5p - 6p Genre: Americana/Roots Hometown: Cadillac MI and Detroit MI Website: www.rachaeldavis.com March 2014 SmashmagS.com Because Davis has been swayed by so many different types of music her style is difficult to file and will not languorously rest amid broader musical genres. Rachael’s slant on acoustic music can aptly be explained by a mixed cassette tape that her father played during her early childhood in the family’s Chevy Cavalier station wagon “Iggy”. On one side of the cassette was the soundtrack for the film The Big Chill on the other side was John Hartford’s “Areoplane”. Countless hours of riding and listening during such a critical period for a receptive child had a lasting impression and thus created Davis’ very own category of acoustic music that she amorously calls ‘Motown-Banjo’. In the time of her 10 year solo career Rachael has released 4 albums including one collaboration with the Lansing, Michigan based American-roots band Steppin’ In It and one live record with long-time musical partner Brett Hartenbach [Daniel Johnston] that came out of a live radio show recorded in Breman, Germany in May of 2004. Davis has lent her voice to countless other recordings including tracks for film, television and guest vocals on other records. 10
Bob Rowe and The Green Valley Boys 330p - 430p Genre  Classic Country, Folk, and Inspirational Hometown  Kalamazoo, MI Web...
Anna Whitten Hall Stage (Located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Anna Whitten Hall) Play-In Contest Winner 11:30a - 12:30p Los Bandits de MIchigan 1p - 2p Genre: TEX-MEX Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: myspace.com/lbandits Los Bandits de MIchigan is: René Meave, guitar/vocals, Guillermo (Memo) Martinez, accordions/vocals Esteban (Steve) Ortiz, drums/vocals and Ernesto (Ernie) Ortiz, bass guitar/vocals. Los Bandits music reflects the richness of Tex-Mex music by combining Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock, Norteño, and Tejano Music. The band’s alternative world-beat sound appeals to a very diverse audience. Performing since 1991, but each individual member has over thirty years musical experience. Los Bandits de MIchigan 4th CD,released entitled, “ Two Fronteras,” released El Cinco de Mayo 2011. Other recordings include: “Tex-Mex del Midwest”, “Live En El State Theatre, Los Bandits” and “La Onda del Midwest.” In 1999, the Governor and the Hispanic Caucus the State of Michigan honored René and Guillermo with a special tribute for their outstanding contribution of Tex-Mex music in Michigan. In 2005 a documentary on the band entitled, “MORE THAN A TEX-MEX BAND”, was released. Rene’ Y Guillermo received the Distinguished Cesar E. Chavez Aguila Award, October 20, 2011 & received The Michigan Heritage Award, August 12, 2012 as well as Special Tribute Heritage Award from Governor Rick Snyder. SmashmagS.com Fried Egg Nebula 2:30p - 3:30p Genre: Jam Band Hometown: Lansing, MI Website: friedeggnebula.com The Fried Egg Nebula have been blowing up the last two years. The Lansing based jam band has gone from relative obscurity to headlining clubs and festivals all across the midwest and sharing the stage with Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band, Dopapod and are being joined by musical guests including Richie "Shakin" Nagen of George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic and Dallas Barr of Covert. The band released their first album "Conduit" last year to phenomenal reviews both state side and even in European publications. The album tracks mix bluegrass, jazz, southern rock, funk and mind melting psychedelic jams along with soulful vocals and harmonies that shows a band that is truely playing from their hearts. With a constantly growing fanbase and a show schedule that seems to be filling up daily the Fried Egg Nebula are a band you do not want to miss!
Anna Whitten Hall Stage   Located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Anna Whitten Hall   Play-In Contest Winner 11 30a...
The Mainstays 4p - 5p Genre: Funk/Soul Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Website: themainstaysmusic.com The Mainstays are a funk & soul band based in Kalamazoo, MI. Featuring Andrew Schrock (singer/songwriter), Dutch Conway (bass), and Nate Heymoss (guitar) of Michigan's funk/dance band Funktion. The band draws heavily from the groovy elements that made Funktion a bonafide dance party, while crafting dynamic, insightful, and almost folk-influenced songs. Half-beast/Half-man Paul Bauer behind the drum kit and the downright dirty playing of Tom McRockin Eldred (BMF Band) on keys bring the sound fully together, and provide that elusive answer to your missed connection. SmashmagS.com March 2014 12
The Mainstays 4p - 5p Genre  Funk Soul Hometown  Kalamazoo, MI Website  themainstaysmusic.com The Mainstays are a funk   s...
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall ROOM 305 Dan Geib’s Bluegrass & Flatpicking Guitar 11:00a – 12:00p Dan Geib is an well seasoned Flatpicking Bluegrass Guitarist / Banjo Player who specializes in Flatpicking Bluegrass Guitar and has been a contributor to Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Dan also produced, recorded and performed on his original Bluegrass Americana CD " A Different Story To Tell" with The Art Gomperz Band. The CD excelled on the European Country Music Association Charts with songs coming in at #2 in Norway , Belgium, # 3 in Italy and #5 in France. The CD was also featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Dan will be hosting a Bluegrass Guitar workshop at the Kalamazoo Fretboard Fest and will be covering the basics from holding the pick, picking exercises, various bluegrass guitar rhythms, exploring major and pentatonic scales and how they fit into various “moods” of bluegrass soloing. Dan has over 50 free sets of tablature on his website www.FlatpickingTabs.com as well as FREE music from his CD. Contact Dan@FlatpickingTabs.com FREE MUSIC for you to download at: www.FlatpickingTabs.com SmashmagS.com Jason Walker’s Alternative Frailing and Banjo for Guitar Players 12:30p – 1:30p The banjo is hundreds of years old and is deeply rooted in American culture. As our culture changes this instrument changes with it. Its construction and styles of playing have evolved since its beginnings in Africa as a gourd attached to a planed stick, to the refined craftsmanship of makers such as Stelling. With many players opting to electrify the banjo, there is a blending of styles and techniques making the musical options truly endless. In this workshop, we will begin with a crash course aimed at guitar players by demonstrating how to transform common guitar chords and apply them to the 5-string banjo neck. Then, we will plunge into a mash-up of Appalachian, finger picking and experimental styles. Using frailing, claw-hammer and drop thumb techniques smashed with non-traditional methods for the modern banjoist, we will explore its diversity. Covering blues, jazz, rock, funk, folk and even a bit of bluegrass. All skill levels welcome. A foundation in tablature and basic rhythmic notation will help, but is not necessary. A 5-string banjo tuned to open G [gDGBD] and a 6 string guitar in standard tuning [EADGBE] will be used. No picks!. Educational material will be provided.
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall  ROOM 305  Dan Geib   s Blueg...
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall Room 306 Jon Moody’s Right Hand Technique for the Modern Electric Bassist 11:30a – 12:30p Traditionally, the bassist would use his index and middle finger to play, and sometimes his thumb. In this class, we are going to go over many other options that the right hand has, including: using the ring and/or pinky finger in conjunction with the other two, the upstroke of the fingers, using the thumb, slap bass, palm muting and the Damian Erskine method. Attendees will walk out of the class with a number of new options and techniques to explore, to help expand their musical palette. John Speeter’s Fingerpicking Styles of Traditional, American Blues 1:00p – 2:00p March 2014 SmashmagS.com A demonstration and study of American, traditional, fingerstyle blues, thisworkshop will feature music of the early blues legends. Techniques of Robert Johson, Mississippi John Hurt, Big BillBroonzy, John Jackson, Lightnin’ Hopkins and others, will be analyzed and explained. Delta style blues, Piedmont style and “Drop D” tuning will be performed along with historical notes on the roots of American blues. 14
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Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall Room 307 Allen Bates’ Dobro and Lapsteel Styles 1:30 – 2:30p Allen Bates demonstrates and discusses Dobro and lap steel techniques, tuning and the music styles they are used in. The lap steel guitar is a type of steel guitar, an instrument derived from and similar to the guitar. The player changes pitch by pressing a metal or glass bar against the strings instead of by pressing strings against the fretboard. Dobro is a registered trademark now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. The Dobro was the third resonator guitar design by John Dopyera, the inventor of the resonator guitar, but the second to enter production. Unlike his earlier tricone design, the Dobro had a single resonator cone and it was inverted, with its concave surface facing up. The Dobro company described this as a bowl shaped resonator. SmashmagS.com John Thomas’s Kalamazoo Gals A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibsons Banner Guitars in WW II 3:00p – 4:00p John Thomas will give a multimedia presentation based on his book, Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women and Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII (American History Press, 2013). The book tells the previously unknown story of the women who built Gibson’s finest guitars. In the words of Jonathan Kellerman’s foreword to the book, “The contributions of Rosie the Riveter and her cohorts to the survival of American manufacturing during the “Good War,” are well known and beyond profound. But until now the contributions of a band of intrepid, unpretentious, stunningly skillful, thoroughly American women to both the war effort and to the endurance of one of the greatest musical instrument manufacturers ever known, has gone unheralded. Kudos to John Thomas for telling their story.” John’s presentation will include photographs, video, and, of course, a bit of guitar playing, done on a WWII’Gibson. You can learn more about John and the book at http://kalamazoogals.com/
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall  Room 307 Allen Bates    Dobr...
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall Room 308 Marion Koleski’s Ukukele Basics for Brand New Players 2:00p – 3:00p If you want to make music, but don’t know where to start, the Ukulele Basics for Brand New Players workshop is for you. The ukulele is an affordable instrument that is known for taking “minutes to learn, a lifetime to master”. Marion Koleski, Editor at Large for Ukulele Player Magazine, will take you from the basic history and anatomy of the ukulele all the way to playing a song. Bring your ukulele or just come see how easy it is to go from passive consumer of music to active participant. Rene Meave’s Understanding the “Lingo” of Natural Notes on the 6-String Fretboard 3:30p – 4:30p By the end of the session participants will be able to: a.) Identify and connect the natural notation of each string beginning with the 6th string to the 1st string. B.)Be able to find and identify the notes in natural scale format. C.)Be able to identify notation in the scale as well as in tablature. Example: The 6-string is the open E followed by the fretted 1st position F note- followed by the fretted 3rd-position G note etc… Keeping it all connected by using the method of open strings to the 5th position of the fretboard. March 2014 SmashmagS.com Lingo referring to...strange or incomprehensible language...Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus Most folks are stop in their tracks when written notated music is placed in front of them simply because of the inability to read the notes, (the Language-the map). 16
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall  Room 308 Marion Koleski   s ...
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall ROOM 309 Colin Killmer’s The Viola: A Violin That Holds More Beer 2:30p - 3:30p The Viola: A violin that holds more beer. A presentation on the viola: the misunderstood and oft-maligned neighbor of the violin. This course will discuss the traditional roles of the viola, prominent pieces written for the viola, and its role in modern music. We will examine its unique tone, as well as the techniques that a viola player uses to achieve those sounds. Additionally, I will share my experiences as a 25 year veteran of the instrment and how I am trying to bring its relevance into modern music here in Kalamazoo. Violists who attend should have a sense of humor about our traditional musical role! Gerald Ross’s Intro to Swing Ukelele 4:00p – 5:00p SmashmagS.com Intro To Swing Ukulele: (Class level - Confident beginner/Intermediate) The 1930s and 40s were a magical time in the history of popular music. Swing was mainstream and the ukulele was made for Swing music! Any uke song can swing and sound jazzy. Its easy to make your instrumental accompaniment more interesting through chord substitutions, syncopation, strumming patterns and single note lead work. The material covered in this class is not exclusive to the jazz/swing world - it can be used for all styles of music. No music theory needed. no music reading required. No knuckle-busting chord shapes to learn. Just fun! A concert or tenor sized uke tuned GCEA is recommended.
Fretboard Festival Workshops located next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in AnnaWhitten Hall  ROOM 309  Colin Killmer   s ...
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March Music Board 411 Club 411 N Westned Ave ge Kalamazoo 269-276-9240 www.the411club.com Moxieville, Chuck Whiting & The Tip Rail Ramblers, Full Frontal Cortez, Tony Lajoye Saturday 1st, 8PM Imperial Sun Crusher, 45 Spider Saturday 8th, 10PM Sunday Blues Seriese Sunday 9th, 3PM LIL’ ED & The Blues Imperials After Party w/ The JR Clark Band Friday 14th, 9PM Big Bodd Blues Band Friday 21st, 9PM Beast In The Field, Bonehawk , The Boss Mustangs, The Fuzzrites Friday 28th, 9PM Bell’s Eccentric Caf e SmashmagS.com 355 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo 269-382-2332 bellsbeer.com The Fighting Jamesons Friday 1st, 9:30 Joe Marcinek Band W/ Jahman Brahman Thursday 6th, 9:30 That 1 Guy Friday 7th 9:30 Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band & The Here ans Now W/David Lee & Valerie Mayfield Saturday 8th, 9:30 Square Dance W/ Common Taters & Mike Clark Calling Monday 10th, 8PM Fonnmor Friday 14th, 9:30 Stolen Silver Saturday 15th, 9:30 The Moxie Strings Monday 17th, 4-7PM Free Infamous Stringdusters W/ Fruition Thursday 20th, 8PM Punk Goes Acoustic Glen Matlock of Sex Pistols & Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls Friday 21st, 9PM Zion Lion Reggae Band Saturday 22nd, 9:30 River Bend Band Friday 7th Dani Jamerson Saturday 8th TYPO Fri. 14th & Sat. 15th Embarr Friday 28th Saturday 1st 9PM Drop 35 Saturday 29th Louie’s T rophy House Grill Kalamazoo Valley Museum 440 East North St. Kalamazoo 230 N Rose Street Kalamazoo Mittenauts, Bello Spark , Treading Bleu Saturday 1st 269-373-7990 Fretboard Festival Play in Contest Friday 7th, 6-8 PM Free Fretboard Festival Saturday 22nd, Free 11AM -6PM Bob Marley Bash with Zion Lion Saturday 1st Nob Hill The Unknowns Friday 28th Who Hit John? Chuck Whiting & The Tip Rail Ramblers Friday 28th 9:30 12504 E. D Ave Richland (269) 731-4911 www.f acebook.com/TheDock-At-Bayview Whisky Before Breakfast Friday 14th Pro Con Pro, Vega, The Means Friday 28th David Llyod Friday 21st Decades Fri. 21st & Sat. 22nd Jimkata W/ Arpetrio Thursday 27th, 9:30 The Dock@Bayview 269-381-9212 Brookfarm String Band Friday 7th Citycop, Free Throw, George Costanza, Bodies Sunday 23rd 4218 S S prinkle Rd Kalamazoo 269-349-2965 nobhillbarand grill.com Fretboard Festival Kick off Concert with Dragon Wagon Friday 21st, 7PM Free Whitewater Ramble W/ Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass Saturday 29th, 9:30 London Grill 214 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo the Lamp lighter 5301 Comstock Ave. Kalamazoo (269) 370-8144 Song writers night Hosted by: 6 time Grammy nominee recording artist Don Mathews food and drinks available large dance floor singers and song writers , public welcome Thursday 6th, 6:30PM 269-385-9359 Electric Six, Bonehawk , Sista Mista Sunday 2nd Lasso, Birdfingers, Gifts Or Creatures, Frostbiter Friday 7th Fiona Dickinson, Rae Fitzgerald Sunday 9th Carnivores At Grace, Menophobia, I Am Six Friday 14th Lake Timber, The Bad Dates, Black Fruit, King Median Saturday 15th The Hex Bombs Monday 17th Silent Lions, Saxsquatch & The Bridge Band, Ghost Bunnies Friday 21st Whiskey Trip S.S.T. Fri 7th & Sat 8th 9PM Plain Jayne Fri 14th & Sa 15th 9 PM Typo Fri 21st & Sat 22nd 9PM Beyond Sight Fri 28th & Sat 29th 9PM Old Dog T avern 402 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo 269-381-5677 olddogtavern.com Michigan Global Roots Music Festival wsg Wisaal~Mediterrainian Fusion Andro ~Celtic/Global Dunuya Drum and Dance~West African and the Diaspora 11am Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Team DeYoung Fundraiser and silent auction 9pm wsg T-Money and the Goods/Brown Cow Saturday 1st 7th Son Blues 6-9PM Sunday 2nd Tom Duffield on the Piano 5-7pmTuesday 4th
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Patricia Pettinga 5-8pm Folk Orpheus DJ and Karaoke 8pm Wednesday 5th Dave Johnson 6-8pm Singersongwriter Real Fantasics 9-1am Motown/R&B Friday 7th MAGIAN ALAN KAZAM 12:30-1:30pm Strolling entertainment Duffield Caron Project 5-8pm Walsher Clemons Rock/jam/jazz 9-1am Saturday 8th Old Time Jam 2-5pm Open jam in the round Sunday 9th Tom Duffield on the Piano 5-7pm Rootstand Friday 14th, 9PM Whiskey Before Breakfast 3-5pm Duffield Caron Project Saturday 15th 5-8pm MAGIAN ALAN KAZAM 11am Strolling entertainment Duffield Caron Project 5-8pm DRAG SHOW! WSG Batty Davis 9pm Saturday 22nd Crossroads Blues Jam Sunday 23rd, 6-9pm Tom Duffield on the Piano Tuesday 25th, 5PM Steve Pesch 5-8pm Wine Bar Duo 9-1am The Spirit of life, the Sanctity of song , and the Charm of two very naughty puppies. Swing Americana & Straight Songs Lovingly Strummed Folk Rock Swing Ukulele Friday 28th The Band Up wsg The Outer Vibe Rock Saturday 29th Buttermilk Jamboree Fundraiser 7pm Wide variety of musical talent Sunday 30th Planet Rock 191 Angell St. Battle Creek 269-962-2121 Trill Gates St. Patty’s Day Party Saturday 1st Blues Jam Sunday 2nd Condemned Nation Saturday 8th Unhinged Saturday 15th Trust No One Friday 21st Harry Manback Saturday 29th Shakespears Lower Level 214 East Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo 269-488-3330 Country Night Featuring Megan Rae Friday 7th, 9PM Delilah Dewylde and The Lost Boys Saturday 8th, 9PM Rehab Farewell Tour Tuesday 11th, 8PM The Union Cabertet & Grill Steve Hilger Band Friday 21st, 9PM Marci Linn Band Friday 28th, 9PM Madcat/Midnight Saturday 29th, 9 PM COW - Featuring Kjell Croce, Jim Oliver, and Bob Wentworth Saturday 1st Warehouse Terry Oosterhart Saturday 8th 1299 Columbia Ave Battle Creek 269-979-9273 Kjell Croce Saturday 15th Deepfield Thursday 6th Joshua Scott Jones Friday 7th Alter Ego Friday 14th Megan Rae Band Saturday 15th Gee Daddy’s BBG W/ Martila Sanders Sunday 16th Union Guns Friday 21st 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazo 269.384.6756 Parabelle Thursday 27th Jazz Mix Night Every Wednesday, 9 PM Root Dr. W/ Gee Daddy BBG Saturday 29th WMU School of Music Every Thursday, 8PM Zarzuela 301 E. Michigan Ave Marshall 269-789-9180 Skyler Davis Saturday 22nd Open Mic w/JimJam Jim Oliver ,and Jim Dyer Saturday 29th M89 S ports Bar & Grill 129 E Allegan St, Otsego 269-694-6970 River Band Saturday 1st Douglas James Band Fri. 7th & Sat. 8th Dani Jamerson Band Fri. 14th & Sat. 15th Scrapyard Fri. 21st & Sat. 22nd Whisky Trip Fri. 28th & Sat. 29th Fly Paper Saturday 1st 9PM Smash Magazine Music Board is a FREE listing for all bands and venues in the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Marshall area to post there live music To be included on the Music Board please submit information to smashmag@live.com March 2014 SmashmagS.com Tom Duffield on the Piano Tuesday 18th, 5-7PM Hired Hands 5-8pm Singersongwrter Showcase w/Dave Johnson 9-1am UNPLUGGED! Friday 21st March Music Board 20
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Artist Bonus Saves find inspiration in life's moments By Corinne Kellogg SmashmagS.com Local artist “Bonus Saves” (Patrick Hershberger) finds inspiration in the winding roads of life. “There are many country roads to drive around Kalamazoo, tons of nature,” Hershberger said. “I just like driving and taking it in. My artwork is an extension of those visions: the forest and fields, rivers and lakes. Life springs up everywhere there is a minute's chance, constantly providing inspiration.” In his day job, Hershberger is a grower for a local indoor horticultural company and in his free time, he's a photographer and muralist. “Work schedules ebb and flow throughout the year,” he said. “I’m learning to schedule gaps between projects, leaving enough time for personal work.” His artistic name, Bonus Saves, he said is what really happened to him. “I moved to Chicago 2006 for work in photography and fell into the world of graffiti and street art for personal work,” he said. “Photography quickly turned into making stickers and free art instillations. I felt a joy about life that wasn’t there before.” But in 2008, Hershberger left Chicago and found a home in Kalamazoo, where his work again shifted. “Cardboard and wood installations turned into murals on walls and other structures,” he said. “Bucket and spray paint are now my medium of choice. Gravity-based painting is how I term the throwing, tossing and splashing of paint onto a surface. The brush or spray paint decides detail.” Most of Hershberger's recent work involves bubble letter background text with animal foregrounds. “People will pop in occasionally and my sci-fi side is starting to poke through a little,” he said. “I enjoy taking elements of the surroundings and working it into the finished piece. Wordplay allows for some direction of intent. I really think it’s up to the viewer to interpret, acknowledge or reject a piece.” Much of the art Hershberger creates, he said, is intended for public viewing. “Art on the street attracts my affection for color, humor and other emotional elements,” he said. “I like being able to do that for others. If there is one thing I can give back, it lies within art. Not sure I believe in 'born to' do anything, but painting takes up a large percentage of my heart. My intent is to follow that.” Even though his finished products are meant for others to view, Hershberger said he paints for himself. “Painting is an outlet for my soul,” he said. “When all the stresses of life weigh heavy, painting wipes that slate clean, at least for a day or two. Then I have to paint more.”
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SmashmagS.com Hershberger's projects can be seen outdoor or indoor around Southwest Michigan and in Chicago, Ill. Some of his recent projects include: • Paul Revere Chicago Public School with an indoor mural for the National Day of Service 2013; • NEMS, where he was awarded the 2013 KADI Grant by the Greater Kalamazoo Arts Council for six murals at Comstock NE Middle School; • Huss Project - two opposing murals in the entrance for the school, which closed and is now a community center in Three Rivers; • Blandford Nature Center site (a Grand Rapids-based artist collective) where a oneday installation exhibit occurs at the nature preserve. An outdoor mural was created on cellophane wrapped around trees; • Old Dog Tavern with an outdoor mural on semi-trailer; • Peace House - a mural collaboration with participants from the Kalamazoo east side community project; • And an outdoor exhibit at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids during the 2013 Art Prize, which was displayed Sept. 6 through Oct. 18. Hershberger is currently working on community organization projects around Kalamazoo for 2014. “Kalamazoo has many communities with neighborhood associations and community activists,” Hershberger said. “Working alongside some of them over the past few years has lead to fantastic collaborations on murals and gallery exhibits.”
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JIM SHANEBERGER BAND From: Grand Rapids, Michigan Genre: FUNK/ROCK/BLUES Link: www.reverbnation.com/ jimshaneberger BAD TATTOO From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: ROCK Link: www.reverbnation.com/ badtattoo FOX SmashmagS.com From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: BLUES/ROCK/INDIE Link: soundcloud.com/ foxtheband GEOFF STOCKTON From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: JAZZ/FOLK/ROCK/ SOUL/BLUES Link: soundcloud.com/ geoff-stockton BRYAN WARREN From: LaPorte, Indiana Genre: ACOUSTIC Link: soundcloud.com/ bryanmichaelwarren PLEASANT DRIVE From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: ROCK/FUNK/JAM Link: soundcloud.com/ pleasantdrive
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ROBERT LEWIS BAND From: Bloomfield Twp., Michigan Genre: ROOTS/ROCK/ AMERICANA Link: www.reverbnation.com/ robertlewis THE HIRED HANDS BAND From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: ACOUSTIC/ AMERICANA Link: www.thehiredhandsband.com THE PINE LUNCH SKEE-TOWN STYLEE From: Muskegon, Michigan Genre: Reggae/Dub Hip-Hop Link: skeetownstylee.muxrec.com March 2014 ROBBIE HAAS TRIO From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: BLUES/ROCK Link: reverbnation.com/ therobbiehaastrio4 THE HONEY POT From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: ROCK Link: soundcloud.com/ thehoneypotkzoo SmashmagS.com From: Kalamazoo, Michigan Genre: AMERICANA Link: www.facebook. com/ThePineLunch 26
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Shortstackmedia SmashmagS.com Living in Michigan can be tough. Because of its climactic challenges there are certain types of people who are produced from its beauty and bitterness, tough people who take the challenges given to them by the weather and make something amazing out of it. This is a perfect example of Jon Mollema who grew up in Wayland Michigan and started snowboarding at an early age. From an early age he not only grasped the amazingness that is Michigan in sport, but picked up his parents video camera and began filming it. As Jon grew older his passion for the outdoors grew alongside his talents for capturing them on video. Snowboarding in the winter and wakeboarding in the summer, Mollema has developed an amazing repertoire of videos chronicling his many adventures over the years. Jon does not stand on the sidelines and shoot video, his video’s are up close and from his point of view as he partakes in the various sports in which he excels. After many years of beatings on the slopes and ramps, Jon had no choice but to slow down and let his injuries heal. It was only then that he began taking still photos that grew into another passion for nature and the beauty that is around him. Taking photos has helped him develop his skill for a whole new medium. Because of the science behind the photography Jon enjoys capturing landscapes, night scenes and difficult lighting. It has become a challenge and he says he almost enjoys it more than videos now. Jon has always enjoyed music as well so it was only natural that he would combine his passion for video and photography to created quite an array of interesting band shoots plus building machines for a living he has been able to create some of his own equipment which he says comes in very handy when making music videos. Now Jon has taken his collection of photos and videos and put them into motion with his own production company, Shortstack media. You can find a large collection of videos and photos on his web site www.shortstackmedia.com and also contact him if you like his work. Jon has also teamed up with www.michiganboarders.com web site to shoot many of the video’s and photos for them.
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n eesio Fr is m ad 2014 Stringed instrument makers, music lovers, and fans of all ages, come to the 2014 Fretboard Festival! Friday, March 21 7 pm – 9 pm Kick-off concert featuring dragon Wagon Saturday, March 22 11 am – 6 pm Local musicians, luthiers, and historians gather for a day of music, workshops, and lectures. fretboardfestival.com /FretboardFestival The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is operated by Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is governed by its Board of Trustees
n eesio Fr is m ad  2014  Stringed instrument makers, music lovers, and fans of all ages, come to the 2014 Fretboard Festi...