April 2014 issue of Smash Magazine. Local entertainment guide for greater Kalamazoo Michigan.

Ap ril 14 0 2 YOUR T NMEN I ERTA ENT E OURC S Hex Bombs Inside Award winning Blues Great Biscuit Miller & 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 Ann Michels Colin Smith Bruce Tuck Advertising Robin Cunningham 269-986-3912 smashmag@live.com Events and Shows Submit listings to SmashmagS.com smashmag@live.com Disclaimer SMASH Magazine is dedicated to providing a platform for artists and musicians to promote and display their work. Because they have a unique way of expressing themselves it is important for people who pick up the magazine to understand you might not always like what you see. There are also articles that may contain sarcasm and adult content. This publication is intended for a mature audience. Happy April SMASHers, Well it’s been a long cold winter and with any luck the snow will be gone before June and we can get rid of our winter whites and get out Summer tan on while we hit all the festivals we are gearing up for, I guarantee you will see SMASH out and about supporting all the local entertainment spots. We are changing things up a bit to focus more on the things you have told us you are interested in but will always keep local music and the arts as the heart of SMASH Magazine. Be looking for the SMASH Radio Concert Series at Warehouse on April 26th as we bring you the SMASH Country Showcase. It’s time to get our 10 Gallon Hats and Cowboy Boots on and line dance the night away. So let’s get out, get tan, get crazy and set this summer on fire the way only our SMASH Fans know how. Sincerely SMASH MAGAZINE STAFF
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Artist Brandon Smith wants to design a new world By Corinne Kellogg SmashmagS.com Brandon Smith, a graphic design student from Battle Creek, shares a dream many other artists share: to change the world through art. “As cliché as it sounds, my goal for my art is to express myself,” he said. “Yeah sure, I want to change the world with my art like everyone else, but I’m 21 years old and I’m just starting to build a foundation for what I will be creating in the future. In that sense, I don’t want to set my goals too high just yet. I just want to show what inspires me and hope it inspires other people as well.” Smith is currently a graphic design student and illustrator at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. “The mediums I mainly work with are ink, watercolor, and pencil, but lately I’ve focused more on graphic design so I guess you could say the computer is my most used artistic tool,” he said. “I have been a fine artist for as long as I can remember, but only within the past four years have I become a graphic designer.” Smith has taken a few art classes in high school and college, but describes himself as a self taught artist. “But my biggest mentors have been Penny Rose, Kathy Jarvie, Donald VanAuken, and Pete Williams over at KCC, and my parents, of course,” he said. But as far as his artistic inspiration, Smith said he looks to the past. “I really like exploring new things artistically,” he said. “What inspires my work the most would be modern graphic design and old nautical illustrations. I’ve always been drawn to old nautical paintings and wood cuts from the late 1800s and early 1900s.” Smith said 1920s to 1950s flash tattoos and hardcore music help to fuel a lot of the ideas that go into his illustration pieces. In my graphic design pieces, however, he enjoys working with minimalist design or “doing something crazy typographically.” Although, Smith said he hasn’t had the opportunity to do much promotion with his artwork outside of his KCC internship, he’s eager to share his artwork with the public. “Being chosen to participate in the West Michigan Student Art Reception at the Rogue Artist Movement is a great honor to me,” he said. “I’ve never really taken the opportunity to show much of my work, but I’m hoping to get my name out there and show people something different from a lot of the art in this area.” Smith said is biggest accomplishment to date is having his artwork chosen as a t-shirt design for the band “Twenty One Pilots.” “It will be printed and sold on their upcoming tour, which is pretty exciting,” Smith said.
Artist Brandon Smith wants to design a new world By Corinne Kellogg  SmashmagS.com  Brandon Smith, a graphic design studen...
No matter where his art ends up, Smith said he is happy to see galleries like Rogue Artist Movement and others in local communities support student artwork and community artists. “ Art is so important to the Battle Creek community and anywhere in general, I think,” Smith said. “It’s great to see the explosion of art and design coming out of Grand Rapids lately with Art Prize and all, but it would be awesome if the neighboring cities such as Kalamazoo and Battle Creek could have more artists to contribute to the artistic movement that Grand Rapids has shown.” To support Smith’s efforts, he asked that people stop in the Rogue Artist Movement Galley, 117 W. Michigan Ave. in Battle Creek, on April 11 from 5-8 p.m. or check out his online portfolio at www.behance.net/_brandonsmith or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brandon.smith.3994. Jana Kramer Label: Warner Music Nashville For Fans Of: Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler, The Band Perry Jana Kramer will return home to Michigan mid April for a performance at the Wild Bull in Kalamazoo. Kramer spent much of 2013 focused on her music career, opening for Blake Shelton on his Ten Times Crazier summer tour before settling down to record her second album, due to be released in 2014 via Warner Bros. Jana Kramer will be joined by Canaan Smith and Austin Webb for a performance at the Wild Bull in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sunday, April 13th. Tickets for the show are $16.00 ($18.00 day of show) and are available without any additional service fees at FusionShows.com. Doors will open at 8:00pm and ages 18+ are welcome April 2014 SmashmagS.com The Rochester native began her acting career in 2002 and eventually became a series regular on the CW’s 90210 before moving on to her role as firecracker actress Alex Dupre in One Tree Hill. 6
No matter where his art ends up, Smith said he is happy to see galleries like Rogue Artist Movement and others in local co...
If you have not been over to see the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema yet you have no idea what you’re missing. This theater takes movie going to a level beyond anything you have ever experienced. The atmosphere is even amazing, more like a museum than a typical movie theatre with tons of character and a good sense of humor too. It is comfortable and clean and more than inviting. When I got there I was greeted by James Sanford Marketing Manager and also joined by Casady Haines a server at the theatre. They took me on a tour of the 10 theatre fully renovated building and it was not at all what I was expecting. They have thought of everything! The way the theatre rooms are laid out has more of a home theatre feel that a typical cinema. The seats are big and cushy with lots of room. There is a bench style table in front of them for your food and drinks but it’s not so close that you feel like your legs are in your throat, In fact you can easily stretch your legs and I being of a shorter stature could probably even lay down. The service is totally set up with your movie experience in mind. A menu is available at every seat and you simply write down on the provided paper what you need so the servers do not have to disturb you or other guests to get orders. They do recommend that you come early so you have a chance to look over the menu in the light and ask any questions that you might have beforehand. And for an added touch of fun they provide a 30 minute montage of fun clips of old movies or cartoons for you to watch while getting settled with your food and drinks. I was able to check out one of these while there and it was very creative. Old clips of Betty Boop cartoons and oddity’s that will make you laugh. You can tell that it is a great place to work and everyone I met loved there job. SmashmagS.com Because they want you and everyone else to enjoy the movie no one is admitted to the theatre 10 minutes after the lights go down and the movie starts, this keeps the experience enjoyable for everyone. The servers do not go up and down asking if you need anything or even talk during the movie for that matter unless absolutely necessary. There is also a nice lounge area and bar so you can have food and drinks before or after the movie.
If you have not been over to see the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema yet you have no idea what you   re missing. This theater ...
The food is not what I expected either, I thought chicken fingers and Nacho’s would be on the menu but I was pleasantly surprised to find things like Prosciutto and goat cheese on a chicken sandwich. The menu is set up to give many different choices. Select whether you want a burger, chicken breast or veggie burger first and then select the style from gourmet and locally sourced choices like Avocado and Pesto with roasted garlic hummus, tomato and sprouts. Salads, wraps and pizza are also among the menu items to choose from. There is a full l iquor bar, nice wine selection and 42 beers on tap! Including all your local favorites. Another thing that sets Alamo Drafthouse Cinema apart from your typical movie theatre is the creatively designed interactive shows. If you thought Rocky Horror was a hoot that you have got to see these. Everything from Clue Quote along with props to increase the mystery to The Sound Of Music sing alongs! They have taken dancing in your seat to a whole new level! Kids and adults alike can get up and act out your favorite scenes You can also catch some of you old favorites on the big screen again since they have classic showing of films like Time Bandits. Or you can rent a theatre for a private showing or party. They even have baby days where new parents can bring infants for a baby friendly day out! I’m telling ya they have thought of everything! It might be farther away than you regular neighborhood movie theatre but it is well worth the drive to down town Kalamazoo and don’t forget to park in the garage and bring you ticket in for valuation. They also offer 4 hours of free parking. By Robin Cunningham April 2014 SmashmagS.com Check out all the new movie showings and special interactive shows at drafthouse.com/kalamazoo 8
The food is not what I expected either, I thought chicken fingers and Nacho   s would be on the menu but I was pleasantly ...
Biscuit Miller; Blues With a Smile By Ann Michels Generally speaking “blues” can be described as sadness, melancholy, depression, despair, unhappiness…and the pessimistic list goes on and on. The old style “blues” can make you want to curl up in a fetal position upon relating to the lyrics or cry in your soup until your world righted itself. Well, the sadness can be put on hold for a few, Biscuit Miller and the Mix are coming back to Kalamazoo. The 411 Club is ready to host this awesome band for one show on April 18th at 9pm. Their jazzy up-beat style of music chases any blues you may have away. Blues Music (2012 Best Bassist) Award winner, David (Biscuit) Miller, delivers the traditional blues sound with a twist of funk into the mix (pun intended). Even Biscuit’s newest album (cd) says it all, “Blues with a Smile.” The first track, “Belly Up Some Blues,” gives a smooth soulful bluesy sound. While the funky retro style, “Butter With My Biscuits,” will have you dancing along to the lyrics, “When the Biscuits start to rise, you better look out.” SmashmagS.com The tune “Sleepin’ In The Dog House,” has a jazzy style explaining his dilemma over returning late to find the chain on the door, his mate’s way of handling the situation. We can relate. Another jazzy mix is “Walk With You Babe,” it gives a list of all the things that could have kept him out of the doghouse [unrelated-my thoughts] in the first place. Upbeat funky tune, “Black-Eyed Peas and Cornbread,” is another get up and dance song. The sound is groovy as he lists his meal order to the sexyvoiced server, “Two Legs, a thigh, and two breasts… (Dr. Love) give me the whole chicken.” Reminds me of the classic seventies vibe. Cuddle up with your sweet for “Blow A Kiss.” The soft lyrical style with silky lyrics and sounds with light riffs to groove along with as you sway together. At the time of writing this article Biscuit Miller and his touring band, The Mix is set up at the Hog’s Breath in Key West, Florida. I was able to catch up with Miller and get a few words about his musical life. When I reached him I could almost feel the warmth of his smile and joyful attitude radiating through my cell phone. Miller expressed a willingness to answer any question I had for him. He had to do the interview en route between gigs. Explaining to me that 90% of the time he was either traveling to/from or setting up for a show. This award winner was very gracious and happy to speak out about his band, cd, tour, or the center of the universe, if I needed to know.
Biscuit Miller  Blues With a Smile By Ann Michels Generally speaking    blues    can be described as sadness, melancholy, ...
In trying to recall his exact words, it hit me. The blues or life, for that matter, is not really about the exact wording. It is more about the experience and speaking with Biscuit Miller was a great experience. We talked about blues music styles, inspirations, and touring life. What do I remember the most about the phone conversation? He asked how I was doing, and sincerely wanted to know. Here I was, Josie Average interviewing a Blues Music Master and he cared enough to ask about my day and my life. Singing the blues may not be about the exact spoken words, it may be about the experience and relating to others through one’s craft. Creating an experience (involvement, understanding, encounter, happening or event) can change a thought or attitude for the better. • Follow Biscuit Miller and the Mix on Facebook • www. biscuitmiller.com for upcoming info SmashmagS.com April 2014 10
In trying to recall his exact words, it hit me. The blues or life, for that matter, is not really about the exact wording....
Hullabazoo Festiv al One of the best things about living in Kalamazoo is the rich art culture that thrives here along with the community that supports it. People like Kasey Chaos who are always volunteering there time to support artists and musicians alike and do so because they love it! With community groups like DIT (Do It Together) who support local musicians and DIY (Do It Yourself) who support and encourage people to take charge of the thing they want to see happen. As Kasey says, “Just because something doesn’t exist right now, doesn’t mean you can’t make it exist if you try,” which is exactly how Hullabazoo Festival started. Three years ago when Kasey saw a similar festival with a friend of hers in Grand Rapids and said to herself, “ I want this for Kalamazoo,” and so Hullabazoo Fest was born. SmashmagS.com The festival takes place at Wesley Center also known as Peace Center on the Western Michigan Campus and always during peace week. This year it will take place on April 5th and goes from 10 AM to 10 PM. The festival will include live music from Saxsquatch and the All-Purpose, Brown Cow, The Free Life, Aric Smejkal, Slakemoth, Jay Charles, Bill Tucker, Kelsy/ Rusty Vining, Amber Nicole, Grave Hounds, Germynation, Cardboard Highway, Dad Jeans, A.M. Stations, Violet Eyes, Rock Bottom String Band, That’s Blood, The Honey Pot, The Dandy Chums, The Hex Bombs, Jake Down & The Midwest Mess and Alex Jeffrey Young. By Robin Cunningham There are also be free workshops which will include Bike maintenance, Book Making, Screen Printing, Sexual Assault and Intervention, Self Defense Basics, Arm Knitting ( yes you can learn how to knit with your arms instead of needles), Organic Gardening, Local Urban Farms Panel, Herbalism, and DIY community organizing and event planning. Rock Bottom String Band And like that isn’t enough there will also be around 20 local artists and community organizations with tables set up to showcase their work or inform you about their cause. So what is all this for? Well not only is the festival a great way to showcase local music and art but it is also raising awareness for the Peace Center and for Kalamazoo Collective Art Center (KCAC). The KCAC is an organization that is working to create a safe place that people of all ages can go and showcase or enjoy the many artistic endeavors that Kalamazoo has to offer. Community members will be able to promote anything from live music, art showings and film screenings to lectures and workshops and is a place where people, including the younger generation, can come together and experience the arts and grow. The tables for artists and organizations at the festival only cost $5 and the money goes to the KCAC.For more information on Hullbazoo Festival you can visit there facebook page at Facebook.com/hullabazoo
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Childhood amine characters inspire life on paper By Corinne Kellogg SmashmagS.com Bre’Anna McCoy of Battle Creek has been engrossed in anime and cartoons since a young age. But her passion for them has never faded. “The main events in my life that stick out to me most are moments when I was drawing,” McCoy said. “From about the age of 5, I remember getting up early to watch ‘Pappyland’ to hear what his next lesson would be; at 6, I was studying Craig McCracken’s work through ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ before I even knew his name; and at 10, I was discovering that there were cartoons that played way passed kids’ bedtime on ‘Adult Swim.’ I’d never got a wink of sleep because all the different styles and stories that had my blood pumping. Then was my introduction to anime, with my first series being ‘Inuyasha.’ Through elementary, grade school and even college, McCoy found herself drawn to the arts. “In my second year of middle school, I met my best friend Kali who has been like a sister to me from then till now - she was my inspiration all through middle and high school, constantly pushing me forward even if she didn’t know it,” McCoy said. “We followed one another from junior year in high school to Calhoun Area Career Center where we did two years of graphic design with two amazing teachers, LaGrow and Wilson, and then two years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.” McCoy said at first, she thought she would delve into the graphic design world, but it soon became apparent to her that her passion lay elsewhere. “After a while, I fell into a funk,” she said. “It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to do, and it caused me to reflect on the years to decide if I wanted to dive into science and maths or if I should try another type of art. “But during my second semester I discovered that I would rather animate; I’d only been in love with it from the moment I could remember, so if I had the passion for it that long, there was no reason I couldn’t continue into my adult years with that same inspiration,” McCoy continued. “I’m at my proudest when I see my characters come to life in my imagination, they’re like children to me. So I thought why not make those dreams as real as they can be?” And since then, McCoy said she hasn’t looked back.
Childhood amine characters inspire life on paper By Corinne Kellogg  SmashmagS.com  Bre   Anna McCoy of Battle Creek has b...
To learn more about McCoy’s and her artwork, stop in during the Rogue Artist Movement Galley reception at 117 W. Michigan Ave. in Battle Creek on April 11 from 5-8 p.m. “I hope I don’t disappoint!” she said. April 2014 SmashmagS.com “I continue loving animation to this day, two and a half years later,” McCoy said. “However, this does mean that a large portion of my work is digital and that’s not for some people, but it seems to work for me.” McCoy is always dabbling in programs like Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop where she works with either line art and flat colors or intricate character paintings. “I have a certain feel for animation that I want to get into - it’s the modern age of animation that Cartoon Network has been bringing to the table,” McCoy said. “I really want to get in there and meet the minds behind adorable stories like ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Adventure Time.’ I want my future work to hold that innocence and sweetness that they’ve captured.” A few artists that McCoy said she “really digs” right now are her friends from Tumblr. “They are just regular kids like me discovering themselves and their goals day by day,” she said. She also likes the professional work of Craig McCraken; ‘Tiger and Bunny,’ which was made by Sunrise studio, directed by Keiichi Sato and Kenji Hamada; Satoshi Kon, who directed ‘Paranoia Agent’ and ‘Paprika or Kenji Nakamura’ with A-1 Pictures Studio, who also created her favorite anime ‘Tsuritama.’” In much of McCoy’s own work, her characters and stories include reversed or “liquid” gender roles, queer individuals or anything out of the norm - but it’s her goal to help make it the “norm.” “When it comes down to it, all I really want is to make a living, be happy and bring my stories anyone who wants to listen, so that they can become inspired to be more than just what society tells them they have to be,” McCoy said. “I want to help bring their imaginations to life; to give them the happiness that so many stories have brought me.” McCoy said that art is influential and everywhere. “People might not realize that until they know an artist - and sometimes not even then,” she said. “If it weren’t for art there wouldn’t be buildings; there wouldn’t be t-shirts designs; or shoes; or cars; or toys - anything. Everything was once a draft on paper, or a chunk of wood, or clay that someone with skilled hands had to work with to bring what they wanted out of it. Without artists everything would practically be in black and white. It’s amazing how often people are in contact with art when they just think of it as everyday objects.” As for her own work, McCoy has provided character commissions to other artists around the world on websites like deviantART.com and Tumblr.com, for her target audience, that ranges from about 12 to 25. She also designed the logo and kids menu for a local business in Kalamazoo called “The Crew.” 16
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SmashmagS.com X Ambassadors Label: Interscope For Fans Of: MGMT, Passion Pit, Arcade Fire Brooklyn's X Ambassadors have, from the beginning, done their own thing and let the rest work itself out. The band focused on perfecting their skills as musicians and creating the best music they could, quietly releasing their debut album Litost as Ambassadors in 2012. The year gave way to a name change with the addition of the all-important X, and the band hashed out a tour to take their music to new audiences. While on tour, the band's energetic show and catchy genre-blending tracks caught the attention of Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, and soon after, X Ambassadors were signed to ID’s Interscope imprint, KIDinaKORNER. The band released their new EP Love Songs Drug Songs in the spring of 2013, and their single “Unconsolable” has been making waves in alternative radio across the country. 96.5 Kalamazoo's Alternative Station and Fusion Shows are pairing together to bring X Ambassadors to Kalamazoo this spring. The band will be stopping at Wild Bull on Thursday, April 17th . Tickets are just $12.00 ($14.00 at the door), ages 18+ are welcome, and doors will open at 7pm. Tickets are available with no additional service fees at FusionShows.com
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411 Club 411 N Westned Ave ge Kalamazoo 269-276-9240 www.the411club.com Dead Rider, Brown Company, Forget The Times Saturday 5th, 10PM The Singles, The Hand Grenades Friday 11th, 10PM The Marci Linn Band Saturday 12th, 9PM Biscuit Miller Friday 18th, 9PM Kalamazoo Academy of Rock Friday 25th, 6PM Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghosts, Cobalt Mexican Wolves Saturday 26th, 10PM Bell’s Eccentric Caf e 355 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo 269-382-2332 bellsbeer.com SmashmagS.com Easy Star All Stars Tuesday 1st, 8PM April Music Board Square Dance Kzoo Common Taters & Jo Mortland Calling Monday 14th, 8PM Particle WSG/ Freekbass Wednesday 16th,8:30PM The Mainstay’s WSG/ Kris Lager Band Thursday 17th, 9:30PM Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Friday 18th, 9:30PM Big Daddy Love Thursday 24th, 9:30PM Steppin In It Friday 25th, 9:30 The Dock@Bayview 12504 E. D Ave Richland (269) 731-4911 www.f acebook.com/TheDock-At-Bayview Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N Rose Street Kalamazoo 269-373-7990 Fly Paper Friday 4th 6PM Lisa Cant Sing Friday 11th, 7PM Neil Jacobs World 12 string guitar Friday 18th, 7PM The Earthwork Music Collective Earthday Concert Friday 25th, 7PM London Grill 214 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo 269-381-9212 Brook Farm String Band Friday 4th, 7PM Belfast Gin Saturday 5th, 7PM Whiskey Trip Friday 4th David Lloyd Friday 11th, 7PM Plain Jayne Saturday 5th Ghost City Searchlight Saturday 12th, 8:30PM Denham Springs Friday 11th Whiskey Before Breakfast Friday 18th, 7PM The Whipstitch Sallies Thursday 3rd, 9:30PM Shelagh Brown Saturday 12th Embarr Friday 25th, 7PM Dopapod WSG/ Scott Pellogrom Trio Friday 4th, 9:30PM Kyle Jennings Friday 18th Louie’s T rophy House Grill Kari Lynch Band Saturday 19th 440 East North St. Kalamazoo 269-385-9359 TYPO Fri. 25th & Sat. 26th Lake Effect, A New Dance Party Saturday 5th, 10PM Appleseed Collective SWG/ Adam Ezra Group Saturday 5th, 9:30PM Indigo Sun Thursday 10th, 9:30PM Red Tail Ring, Kaitlin Rose, Michael Beauchamp Friday 11th, 9PM Jucifer, Inflatable Best Friend, Super Thing, Drink Their Blood Saturday 12th, 9PM Child Bite, Anybody But The Cops, Gray Beast, Frostbiter Thursday 17th, 8PM Glimpse Trio, Har-Di-Har, Filmloom Friday 18th, 9PM Abraham CD Release Party WSG Distorted Waltz, Goat Machine Saturday 19th, 9PM Songwriter Showcase with Matthew Barr, Mechele Peters, Knight and Guild, Steven Justin Friday 25th, 8:30PM Boss Mustangs, The Loveseats, Terror Terror Oh My, Evil Deauxerz Saturday 26th, 9PM Chicago Underground Duo, Prognosis Negative, WMU Jazz All Stars Thursday 29th, 8PM Mangia Mangia 209 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo 269-226-3333 mangiamangia-kazoo.com Bob Schultz & Doug Decker Friday 11th, 7PM $10 cover Nob Hill 4218 S S prinkle Rd Kalamazoo 269-349-2965 nobhillbarand grill.com S.S.T Saturday 8th, 9PM Plain Jayne Fri. 14th & Sat. 15th 9PM 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 Ugly Radio Rebellion WSG/ Ike Willis playing Frank Zappa Thursday 3rd, 8PM Real Fantastics Friday 4th, 9PM Benjamin & Analisa 11AM Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Elvis Presley Live 9-12 Saturday 5th 7th Son Blues Jam Sunday 6th, 6-9PM Brothers Kalamazov Thursday 10th, 8PM Claudettes Friday 11th, 9PM Benjamin & Analisa 11 AM Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Dumela Project 9PM Saturday 12th Old Time Jam Sunday 13th, 2-5PM Kyle Jennings & Keith Post Thursday 17th 8PM
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April Music Board Captain Ivory Friday 18th 9PM Trust No One, Meccab Saturday 12th, 8PM Benjamin & Analisa 11AM Dumela Project, Eddie Blue & The Ravens Friday 18th, 8PM Music For The Heart Benefit with Tripwire, River Bend, Kaitlin Rose, Scott Clevenger Saturday 5th, 8PM The Darwin Project, Dryvel, Givensix, I Am Six Saturday 19th, 8PM The Black Diet, Honey Pot, Elephant Celebes Tuesday 8th, 9PM Twiztid Wednesday 23rd, 7PM Flamingo Nosebleed, Mike Hard, Knives Are Quiet, Hex Bombs Saturday 12th, 9PM Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Saturday 19th Steven Lee Pesch Thursday 24th 8PM Benjamin & Analisa 11AM Kalamaukes Ukelele Workshop 2-5PM The Distorted Waltz, Dead Man’s Creed, Runnin On E, Broken Like Me Saturday 26th, 8PM Duffield Caron Project 5-8PM Rendezvous Dragon Wagon 9PM Saturday 26th Crossroads Blues Jam Sunday 27th, 6-9PM Planet Rock 191 Angell St. Battle Creek 269-962-2121 Super Bob Friday 4th, 8PM Jack Russell’s Great White Friday 11th, 8PM The Shocking Truth Fri. 4th & Sat. 5th Par Zelenka Fri. 11th & Sat. 12th Barefoot Blond Friday 25th Shakespears Lower Level 214 East Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo 269-488-3330 Iron Chic, Broadcaster, Bike Tuff, ProConPro Tuesday 1st. 9PM Country Night with Kris Hitchcock & Small Town Son Friday 4th, 9PM Warehouse Keith Sweat Friday 25th, 8PM 1299 Columbia Ave Battle Creek 269-979-9273 The Union Cabertet & Grill SilverSyde, Uncommon Road Thursday 3rd, 7PM 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazo 269.384.6756 Jazz Mix Night Every Wednesday, 9 PM WMU School of Music Every Thursday, 8PM Andy Fresco Friday 4th, 9PM Big Man Little Band, John Rose Band Saturday 19th, 9PM Crime Funk Saturday 5th, 9PM Big Dudee Roo Friday 25th, 9PM Union Jazz Brunch Sunday 6th, 10:30-3 Starfarm 80’s Party Saturday 26th, 8PM Four Corners Thursday 10th, 8PM The Penske File, Bike Tuff Sunday 27th, 9PM Cliff Erickson Fri.11th &Sat.12th9PM State Theatre Keith Hall Jam Thursday 17th, 8PM 404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo 269-345-6500 www.kazoostate.com Don Williams Sunday 6th, 7PM WRKR/BUD Blues Series Ladies Night: Sharrie Williams and Sena Ehrhardt Friday 11th, 8PM Greg Nagy Friday 18th, 9PM Dmitri Matheny Saturday 19th, 9PM Brian Randall Band Friday 11th, 7PM Gee Daddy’s Big Blues Review featuring Martila Sanders Saturday 12th, 8PM Blues Night with Greg Nagi Saturday 19th Smash Magazine Concert Series Saturday 26th M89 S ports Bar & Grill 129 E Allegan St, Otsego 269-694-6970 Hat Trick Fri.4th & Sat. 5th Bronk Brothers Fri. 11th & Sat. 12th Tricks Fri. 18th & Sat. 19th Megan Rae Band Fri. 25th & Sat. 26th Skeletons Friday 25th, 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 April 2014 SmashmagS.com The Noise Birds, Oeno, Grand Circus, Distant Decend Saturday 5th, 8PM 879 E Michigan Ave. Battle Creek 269-441-4444 Wayland, Devin & The Dead Frets, Unhinged, Flops Ego Friday 18th, 9PM REO Speedwagon Sunday 13th, 7:30PM Dmitri Matheny Saturday 26th, 9PM 20
April Music Board  Captain Ivory Friday 18th 9PM  Trust No One, Meccab Saturday 12th, 8PM  Benjamin   Analisa 11AM  Dumela...
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West Michigan Student Art Exhibition Spring 2014 The Rogue Artist Movement Gallery, 117 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017 This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity for art students to show their artwork in a venue outside of the campus galleries and into the larger arts community of West Michigan, giving them an insight as to what is involved in becoming an exhibiting artist, as well as highlighting to the greater community, the strength of our student’s work and what visual arts programming available at our area educational institutions. This exhibition will provide our student’s development as exhibiting artists, as well as aid them in learning the many aspects involved with the installation of a large group exhibition. This would include: advertising/ development of multimedia contacts/ press releases, gallery preparation, methods of artwork installation, lighting, multi-image artwork composition, labeling and text preparation for installation. Brandon Smith Bre’Anna McCoy Student work displayed will be from: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Olivet College and More April 2014 SmashmagS.com We invite the public to join us on Friday, April 11, from 5-8 p.m. for this exhibition and join us in a celebration of our student work in West Michigan part of The Rogue Artist Movement Gallery’s continuing mission to broaden the communities experience in the visual arts. 24
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ALL ARTWORK COPYRIGHT RMA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SmashmagS.com WHO IS RYAN MEADE? Ryan is a Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Camera Operator, Sound Designer, and Artist. His Motto. “Proofs in the Pudding!” Filmmaker/Director RYAN MEADE has just finished the first Official documentary film about TOM SULLIVAN (Marshall Native) and the EVIL DEAD franchise called INVALUABLE. Meade’s movie covers Sullivan’s career in the art and practical FX creations for the EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD2, and ARMY of DARKNESS. Ryan Directed, Edited, Shot, Recorded Songs, and along with Sullivan, Wrote and Produced the Film. Ryan is from Detroit, and makes movies with Little to No Budget whatsoever. And the suprising part of that is, the movies are pretty darn good. Ryan has somewhat of a “Cult” following in the Film Community because of his talents. I had met Ryan at “Louies Bakery” while he was getting beverage and goods. It had been a long night of Editing and he had still been awake from the night before. As He sat outside on the bench I walked up to him and waved as he then said. RM. “You’re Late, Im tired, you got one question, I‘ll take 2 minutes to answer it, Go!” RDJ. “But..” RM. “The clocks tickin’ dude.” I reach into my bag to fumble around looking for my tape recorder. He looks at his watch and takes a sip of his beverage. I pull out my recording device. RDJ. “Uh...Its a two part question if I could” RM. “Go for it” RDJ. “You just moved to town, what do you think so far and what are your plans for the future?” RM. “I love this town, these people are beautiful, Its nice to be nice and have people be nice back to you here. Im not use to that. Where I just moved from wasn’t the most pleasant place. The future? Id like to help create a new Skateboard park here. I went down to the one they have right now. These wood ramps with loose screws are very dangerous and the ”Cage” its in now is unsafe in a varied number of ways. Id love to have a meeting on how to bring the community together for a New Look and Designed Cement Park. Open, free, Easily Monitored, Inviting, a sense of Community. A want to Care, Have fun! RDJ. “Thanks” He Thanks me back, gives me a few of his DVD’s and walks back to his apartment. I went into “Louies Bakery” and got a great fresh loaf of bread and some cookies to start my day. Thanks Ryan. by Raoul Duke Jr.
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sATURDAY aPRIL 26TH DOORS @ 7 SHOW @ 8 $5 AT THE DOOR CONCERT SERIES bANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED COUNTRY SHOWCASE 1299 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, Michigan
sATURDAY aPRIL 26TH DOORS   7 SHOW   8  5 AT THE DOOR  CONCERT SERIES  bANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED  COUNTRY SHOWCASE  1299 Colum...