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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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Apr 18, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Bobby Previte & Carly Meyers ($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.

Apr 19, 2015 at 5pm-9pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


Apr 23, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Lalo Cura (FREE)
Lalo Cura is a Spanish Rock band based in Goshen, IN. Formed in 2012, Lalo Cura has developed a unique sound that combines every musical genre that has influenced each member of the group. The band is lead by Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals; Adam Carter on guitar and vocals; Sam Que on saxophone; Sonny Carreño on drums and Adam Hartung on Bass.

Apr 24, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
All Vinyl Funk/Soul Dance Party featuring DJ Hardbargain & DJ Maraj

Apr 25, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Bell's Space Prom ($10)
Join us in The Back Room for our 5th annual adult prom. Get “Schlost in Space” at Space Prom featuring The Long Players performing David Bowie's classic album Ziggy Stardust in its entirety. Wear your finest cosmic threads and prepare for an interplanetary groove-a-thon.

Apr 26, 2015 at 5pm-9pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


Apr 26, 2015 at Doors at noon, yoga starts at 12:30 p.m.
Yoga in the Back Room! ($10)
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.

Apr 30, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Ultimate Painting ($10)
Ultimate Painting (UP) is a live event series celebrating artistic talent. Painters create their best work in only 20 minutes, across 3 rounds, while the audience votes to choose the winner. Music plays, drinks rise, and audience witness paintings emerge from the minds of their favorite artists. The best painters advance to regional and national championships, where Art Stars are born! Tickets available here: https://www.festivalticketing.com/boxoffice/?cref=30dc8fdb-c308-417f-927c-412a48648c04

May 01, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Dar Williams wsg Thunderbolt & Lightfoot ($25)
Dar Williams is an American singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Williams as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters."

May 02, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Mustard Plug wsg The Mushmen, The Hexbombs, and Dan Potthast
“What is in a name?” The members of Mustard Plug must have considered this when they casually came up with the title of what seemed at the time to be a short-lived distraction. While also considering the equally ridiculous “Wanker Daddies,” “Shrinky Dinks,” and “Cookie Puss,” it was the title “Mustard Plug” that was chosen as the masthead to carry forth in the band’s crusade to bring ska-punk to their humble abode of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Twenty years, 1500 shows and 200,000 album sales later, it can not be denied that the band has surpassed all expectations and permanently staked their claim in contemporary music.

May 03, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


May 07, 2015 at Doors 830pm, Show 930pm
J Fernandez wsg King Median (FREE)
Chicago Bedroom-Pop Singer/songwriter from Joyful Noise Recordings

May 08, 2015 at Doors:7:30pm, Show: 8:00pm
Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers wsg Kim Vi & the Siblings, Less is More, Wayne Szalinski ($10adv/$12 day of)
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.

May 09, 2015 at Doors:8:30pm Show 9:30pm
Twin Peaks wsg White Reaper ($10adv/$12 day of)
Don’t bother asking Twin Peaks about the deeper meaning of their band name. They simply thought it sounded cool, which explains why their second album Wild Onion (out August 5th on The Grand Jury) isn’t as spooky or surreal as David Lynch’s short-lived TV show. It’s more like a modern day Nuggets, with Ty Segall, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees curating instead of Lenny Kaye. Not literally, of course. But the spirit of those garage demigods is alive and well alongside subtle nods to everything from the Pixies and Tame Impala to the godfathers of guitar-guided pop music, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

May 10, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


May 11, 2015 at Lesson: 730PM, Dance: 8PM
Square Dance Kalamazoo feat Dan Gellert ($5)
Music by Dan Gellert, Calls by Mike Clark

May 15, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
The Corn Fed Girls wsg Moxieville ($8)
One part salty breakup, two parts bear hug. The Corn Fed Girls are original acoustic Americana from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their sound is earthy and innovative, traditional instrumentation with lush vocal harmonies and a folky aesthetic. Members have played in many of the regions favorite bands over the years including Knee Deep Shag, Daddy Long Legs, Red Sea Pedestrians, Doxie, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Sundog and others. The Corn Fed Girls are a favorite on the Michigan folk festival circuit. With special guests Moxieville.

May 16, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
The Lil' Darlins Vaudeville Show ($10)
The Lil' Darlins Vaudeville Show is a fast, smart, comedic, Vaudeville variety performance chalk full of laughs, music, and amazing variety entertainers. We've got a magician, acrobats, juggler, contortionist, human blockhead, hula hoop artist and oh so much more! We deliver comedy and full musical production numbers that are backed by our eight piece pit band. It's a show that's guaranteed to knock your socks off!

May 17, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


May 21, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles ($15)
Cory Henry is a instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010 he co-produced Jay White's Larger than Life. Later that year he released his first album Christmas With You, which featured his lively renditions of Christmas classics and prominently showcased his skill as an improvisor. Kim Burrell's Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning Love album released in 2011 boasted several tracks that were written and produced by Henry. That year he wrote for and produced much of Krishnar Lewis' One Lover's Trilogy album and released his first, "Leave you alone". Henry is primarily known for harmonically rich organ playing that owes a greater debt to the virtuosic unpredictability of Tatum and Peterson than it does to Jimmy Smith and other members of the Hammond organ pantheon. In his best moments he seems to capture the breadth of the Jazz and Gospel idioms and produce something altogether new through his unique blending of the two genres. Although he possesses a great deal of technique, in his solos he regularly subordinates it to a narrative arch and exhibits a maturity that surpasses his years. Unlike many virtuosos he is a great accompanist, and perhaps this is why he excels also as a producer and sideman.

May 22, 2015 at Doors:7:30pm, Show: 8pm
Kalamazoo Pride Presents the She Gees ($10)
The She Gees is a female fronted, disco powered, fully choreographed journey through the music of one of the most iconic pop groups in history – The Bee Gees.

May 23, 2015 at Doors:7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers ($30adv/$35 day of)
This show is in the Bell's Beer Garden. Rain or shine. Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. Nothing better illustrates this than Hornsby’s communion with his longtime band, the Noisemakers. And nothing catches that connection with more daring fluency than a couple of live collections released eleven years apart; 2011’s Bride of the Noisemakers, a set of concert recordings from 2007 to 2009, and 2000‘s Here Come the Noisemakers, which initially unveiled Hornsby and his band’s free-wheeling live approaches to the Virginia-born pianist and composer’s memorable songs. Tapping into many of the genres that have influenced Hornsby’s music over the years—pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical—these collections feature songs from previous releases such as Big Swing Face (2002), Halcyon Days (2004), and Levitate (2009) -- as well as from Camp Meeting (2007), which featured bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jack DeJohnette, plus Hornsby’s acclaimed early releases such as Scenes From The Southside (1988), Hothouse (1995), and Spirit Trail (1998).

May 24, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


May 29, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie: Vinyl Soul/Funk Night (FREE)
All Vinyl Funk/Soul Dance Party featuring DJ Hardbargain & DJ Sage Sonics

May 30, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Elephant Revival ($15)
That simple line atop Elephant Revival’s Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don’t understand one another’s languages — we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose — the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone. The five souls in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

May 31, 2015 at Doors: 5pm, Trivia - 6pm-8pm
Team Trivia (FREE)


May 31, 2015 at Doors at noon, yoga starts at 12:30 p.m.
Yoga in the Back Room! ($10)
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.

Jun 04, 2015 at Doors: 7PM, Show: 8PM
11th Annual Beer Garden Opener w/ Greensky Bluegrass ($25 adv/$30 day of)
11th Annual Bell's Beer Garden Opener with Greensky Bluegrass. Support: The Appleseed Collective Hotel Discount: http://www.radisson.com/greensky

Jun 05, 2015 at Doors: 7PM, Show: 8PM
SOLD OUT - 11th Annual Beer Garden Opener w/ Greensky Bluegrass ($25 adv/$30 day of)
11th Annual Bell's Beer Garden Opener with Greensky Bluegrass. Support: Billy Strings & Don Julin Hotel Discount: http://www.radisson.com/greensky

Jun 06, 2015 at Doors: 7PM, Show: 8PM
SOLD OUT - 11th Annual Beer Garden Opener w/ Greensky Bluegrass ($25 adv/$30 day of)
11th Annual Bell's Beer Garden Opener with Greensky Bluegrass. Support: Joshua Davis Trio http://www.radisson.com/greensky

Jun 08, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Shabazz Palaces ($13adv/$15 day)
Shabazz Palaces are an American, Seattle-based experimental hip-hop group led by Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz–hip hop group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire.

Jun 11, 2015 at Doors:7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm
Soul Asylum & Meat Puppets ($25adv/$30 day -Beer Garden)
A co-headline bill from two rock legends. On sale Friday March 27 at 10am

Jun 28, 2015 at Doors at noon, yoga starts at 12:30 p.m.
Yoga in the Back Room! ($10)
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.

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