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Eccentric Cafe Calendar (Back Room)

After 8 p.m., we ask that everyone be 21 and up (with valid ID).

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Jan 31, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
The Appleseed Collective wsg Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys ($8)
The Appleseed Collective is a Americana/roots/gypsy jazz band from Ann Arbor, MI. Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys are a rockabilly/americana/honky tonk band from Grand Rapids, MI.

Feb 01, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)

Feb 05, 2015 at Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM
Chicago Afrobeat Project wsg Medicinal Groove (FREE)
Chicago Afrobeat Project is a seven- to 14-piece world music ensemble with many influences, including afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, jùjú music, and rock. The members are well versed in afrobeat, the musical style of Fela Kuti.

Feb 06, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Pleasant Drive wsg Big Sherb and Earphorik ($8)
A night of funk, jam, and rock from three incredible Michigan bands. Featuring local vendors and live painting.

Feb 07, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Super Happy Funtime Burlesque
Super Happy Funtime Burlesque is a Michigan based troupe that defies explanation. Calling itself 'Burlesque' for lack of a better term; SHFB is a genre spanning theatrical rock opera outfit, a sexy and bawdy musical comedy, a mix of Rocky Horror and Saturday Night Live, a night spent on mega doses of Codeine tied to the underside of a roller coaster while a circus monkey roots around in your pants for that missing peanut. SHFB is a nationally touring act, staging on average 175 productions a year, in its big red converted school bus, bringing the word of the new musical experience to America.

Feb 08, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)

Feb 08, 2015 at Doors: 1pm ,Show: 130PM
Kalamazoo Academy of Rock Benefit Show ($5 Donation)

Feb 09, 2015 at Lesson: 730PM, Dance: 8PM
Square Dance Kalamazoo feat Bowhunter ($5)
Caller: Boo Radley

Feb 12, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Dragon Wagon (FREE)
Whether you like Irish-Amercan fiddle, southern pluckin' banjo, or Appalachian mandolin, Dragon Wagon has the Americana medicine to cure whatever may ill you. As one of Michigan's finest modern-roots musical performers, Dragon Wagon starts every show dancing, ends every show drinkin', and expects a bit of hollering between the two.

Feb 13, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
The Crane Wives wsg Henhouse Prowlers ($10)
Grand Rapids Indie-Folk band The Crane Wives return for a spirited performance featuring special guests Henhouse Prowlers, a powerful Chicago bluegrass ensemble.

Feb 14, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Digital Tape Machine & Turbo Suit ($13adv/$15dayof)
Digital Sweater: Digital Tape Machine and Turbo Suit (formerly Cosby Sweater) present a Valentine's Day Love Set. 3 sets of music, 1x DTM, 1x Cosby, and 1x Digital Sweater. Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago band featuring Joe Hettinga, Bryan Doherty, Marcus Rezak, and Neal Wehman. The digital, yet analog force behind Digital Tape Machine produces a very modern and electronic sound. Enthusiastic fans will get more music than ever in 2015. The band is excited to be hitting the road with a concentrated lineup and new music. Turbo Suit is a new and vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Jeff Peterson on drums.

Feb 15, 2015 at Doors: 4:30PM, Show: 5:00PM
The Kalamazoo Male Chorus ($5)
The Kalamazoo Male Chorus presents "A Bell-entine Affair: Love is (still) in the air".

Feb 19, 2015 at Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM
Fresh Hops CD Release wsg That Freak Quincy (FREE)
Fresh Hops is a 4-piece band from the Tri-Town Area of Northwest Indiana. The band has played nearly 1000 shows in 10 different states. After 6 years of being together, their sound continues to evolve, as the fans and family continue to grow. Fresh Hops has created a love for the "live" show, incorporating the concept of "having fun" as the main idea. Each show is different, consisting of a mixture of creative originals, and catchy/crafty instrumental cover songs. Fresh Hops puts the emphasis on real music while blending their influences into something brand new. The band celebrates the rich history of each instrument playing bluegrass/classical songs through the violin, classic soul/jazz, and heavy metal with distorted guitar. Somewhere along the way all the elements combine to create a truly unforgettable experience. Formed in August of 2012, That Freak Quincy set out with the goal to bring funky fun back to the live music scene. Calling Kalamazoo home, a city rich in music tradition, That Freak Quincy works to uphold that tradition with high quality musicianship and live performance. Each night more exciting than the last; flowing and ever changing with a new set every night.

Feb 20, 2015 at Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM
Scythian ($13adv/$15day of)
Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian is "what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling," says Nashville's Music City Roots. iHeartRadio's Arroe Collins praises new album Jump at the Sun for "reinvent[ing] folk rock in America." Scythian merges thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience.

Feb 21, 2015 at Doors: 8:30PM, Show: 9:30PM
Young Heavy Souls Showcase (FREE)
Young Heavy Souls is an independent record label focusing on a fusion of hip-hop and electronic music. Founded by artist Matt Black, the label has released over twenty projects from its team of producers and MCs since 2011. Since it’s inception, the label has expanded its reach to Chicago and throughout the Midwest, with its current headquarters in Downtown Detroit, but it’s roots firmly planted in Kalamazoo. Featuring performances by Marcutio, Ty Beat, Jaws that Bite, MC Friendly, and Nunca Duerma.

Feb 22, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)

Feb 22, 2015 at Doors at noon, yoga starts at 12:30 p.m.
Yoga in the Back Room! ($10) doors 5pm, yoga starts promptly at 5:30pm
Join us in the back room for yoga, Beginners welcome. Please note that the back room will open at noon and yoga will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.

Feb 26, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Sidewalk Chalk wsg The Mainstays (Free)
Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer. 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.

Feb 27, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
Bell's Eccentric Cafe & Satellite Records present: Hardbargain's House Of Boogie. A wild night of only the finest Soul & Funk vinyl played strictly for your dancing pleasure.

Feb 28, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Flypaper wsg Rootstand ($6 adv/$8 day of)
With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high energy rhythm section, Fly Paper never fail to amaze and inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela's voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. Bassist Joe Chamberlin fills the space between with a modern rock style grounded in classic rock sensibilities. Sam Rice brings to the drums, the rock groove of Jimmy Chamberlin and the flair of Buddy Rich, while Saxman/Keyboardist Marty McLean puts the sax back in rock one note at a time. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. For over ten years, Rootstand has set course from the uplands and urban jungles of Michigan to seek their fortune on the seas and sounds of the roots of America and beyond. From fair shores to foul weather, Rootstand has remained stout-hearted; an honor that is reflected in the strength of its crew.

Feb 28, 2015 at Show: 11am
Global Roots Music Festival ($5 or $15/family)
An afternoon of roots/world music for the whole family featuring performances by: Michigan Hiryu Daiko (Japanese taiko); Dunuya Drum & Dance w/s/g Francis Kofi; Rootead; Wisaal and Boheme (Arabic); Temesgen (Ethiopian); and Anthony Tibbitts (Pokagon/Potawatomi)

Mar 06, 2015 at Doors:7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm
Buckwheat Zydeco wsg Joshua Davis Trio
If you’ve gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.” --The New York Times

Mar 07, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
This is the show to attend in Kalamazoo for the St. Patrick's Day season! Don't miss Fonn Mor for a night of rollicking Irish jigs and reels. The soulful voice of Simone Keenan of County Down, Ireland and the energetic fiddle of Grace MacMaster is backed by an unconventional rhythm section that will get you dancing from the start of the show. Also, the Quinn Irish Dancers will be gracing the floor with traditional Irish dancing. Wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of beer and get ready to dance until very late!

Mar 14, 2015 at Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM
Pete Rock & Slum Village wsg HANiF ($22adv/$25day of)
Recognized as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock has played a major role in the game since he came to prominence as half of the duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. On top of multiple solo albums and mixtapes, Rock has produced and done remixes for dozens of artists in different genres including Nas, Biggie, Kanye West, INI, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Mary J Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, and many others. His name answers the question of who has the illest baselines, horn blares, and ad-libs on the hip hop boards. His blend of jazz, soul, and rap music unites people across race, class, gender, nationality, and geography. Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90′s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After two decades of classic releases, international success, and the tragic loss of Dilla and Baatin, Slum Village continues to represent the unparalleled truth and power of hip-hop.

Mar 20, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
The Go Rounds wsg Chris Bathgate, The Anti-Villians ($7)

Mar 24, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
The Road to Delfest featuring The Travelin' McCourys with Billy Nershi (of String Cheese Incident) ($18adv/$20 day of)
The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. Featuring special guests Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and Billy Strings & Don Julin

Mar 27, 2015 at Doors:8:30pm, Show: 9:30pm
Jimkata ($10)
Jimkata is a four piece electro-rock band based out of Ithaca, NY. Intertwining electric guitars, bass and drum kit with synthesizers and electronic drums, Jimkata is a reminder of the modern lengths that a quartet can reach without leaving their rock roots. Described as "one of the best up and coming bands" by jambase.com members Evan Friedell (guitar/vocals), Aaron Gorsch (guitar/synth), Dave Rossi (bass) and Packy Lunn (drums) have forged a truly unique and appealing sound through both high quality, in depth studio albums and their notoriously explosive live rock shows.

Mar 28, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie: Vinyl Soul/Funk Night (FREE)
Bell's Eccentric Cafe & Satellite Records present: Hardbargain's House Of Boogie. A wild night of only the finest Soul & Funk vinyl played strictly for your dancing pleasure.

Apr 18, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Curtis Fowlkes & Bobby Previte ($13adv/$15 day of)
Charlie Hunter is an American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, rhythm guitar, and solos.

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