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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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Sep 04, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
The Sharrows (Free) 8pm
Roots Rock from Madison Wisconsin.

Sep 05, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wsg New Old Calvery
Hailing from the river town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, HHG plays something like progressive high-energy Old-Time folk music. With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed it’s own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band.

Sep 06, 2014 at doors:8pm show 9pm
Zion Lion Reggae Band ($6)
A mix of talented musicians from many local Kalamazoo bands have joined forces to create a mix of reggae, African zouk, mucosa, Zoukous and Afro-Latin influences.

Sep 06, 2014 at 1pm-4pm
Traditional German Band that only plays happy music! Wear your dirndl or lederhosen and get $1 off your beer as well.

Sep 08, 2014 at Doors 7pm, Dance 8pm
Square Dance Kalamazoo! ($5)
Old Time Rag

Sep 09, 2014 at Doors:7pm
Greensky Bluegrass ($25) on sale Friday Sept 5, noon
If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Sep 10, 2014 at Dusk
Movie in the Beer Garden (free)
What a great place to see a couple movies and drink a beer outside! Stay tuned for more details.

Sep 11, 2014 at Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Leftover Salmon w/ Billy Payne ($20/$25) doors 7pm
Formed in Boulder Colorado in 1989, these guys are the originators of the Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass genre. A show not to be missed!

Sep 12, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Cash'd Out($10)
Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Ryan Thomas on bass and George Bernardo on drums) the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said.

Sep 13, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Psychedelic Soul, sometimes called Black Rock, is a sub-genre of Soul music, which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music.

Sep 13, 2014 at 4 p.m.
8th Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition
Signing up gets you a free t-shirt, all the hot dogs you can handle and quite possibly some well deserved glory. Winners in each division (men’s and women’s) will also get a trophy and a Bell’s gift card. Call 269-250-8827 or email to compete or for more information.

Sep 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. (sign up for wort pick-up)
5th Annual Bell's Homebrew Competition Kick-off & Expo
The first place winner will get to brew their recipe at our original brewery to then go on tap at the Cafe and team up with us for the 2015 Pro-Am Competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Multiple companies will be demonstrating their homebrew products and answering questions as well.

Sep 14, 2014 at 1-4 p.m.
Great Lakes Gala to benefit the Great Lakes
Join us as we celebrate the Great Lakes, raise awareness and learn how to protect and restore them. Speakers from Alliance for the Great Lakes, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and the Michigan Environmental Council will be featured. Kalamazoo's own, Great Lakes Grass will also perform. Admission is free but there is a $10 suggested donation. Money raised will go to the featured organizations. Bell's will also match the amount raised up to $2,500.

Sep 18, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Deep Fried Pickle Project (FREE)
Armed with a Frankenststonian array of homemade monster instruments, their musical recipe is flavored with Jug Band, Hokum and Honkeytonk spices. You'll relish the Pickles!

Sep 19, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Fly Paper ($6)
The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments, and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the stage lights go out!

Sep 20, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Dead Again ($10)
Continuing the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.

Sep 27, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Funkadesi ($12)
Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multiethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band member’s unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision.

Sep 28, 2014 at 9 a.m. departure
Twins at Tigers Bus Trip
Bus leaves the Cafe at 9 a.m. and returns immediately after. Cost is $80 per person includes ticket, lunch at the game, bus ride to and from and beer on the bus. Call 269-250-8827 or email for more info. *This trip was rescheduled due to a game time change.

Oct 02, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Joe Marcinek Band w/special guest Joey Porter(The Motet, Juno What) & Pleasant Drive($8)
With very special guest Joey Porter (The Motet, Juno What) & Kalamazoo's very own Pleasant Drive. An all-star line up of music not to be missed!

Oct 03, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
The Ragbirds wsg Birds of Chicago($12adv?$15dos) 8pm
Genre "It's rare to hear something new and exciting in the realm of folk/roots music, but the careful alchemists of The Ragbirds have given us just that!" -Bryan Rodgers, Homegrown Music Network

Oct 09, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
The Larry Keel Experience wsg phoffman ($12adv/$15dos)
Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to flatpicking the guitar and composing original music

Oct 13, 2014 at Doors 7pm, Dance 8pm
Square Dance Kalamazoo! ($5)
Old Time Rag

Oct 15, 2014 at Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Cabinet ($10)
Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song.

Oct 16, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
The Main Squeeze wsg Indigo Sun($10)
Their unique ability to tackle and funkify such a wide variety of music makes each show a unique experience in its own right. Their live performances, which fuse soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves, and ripping solos have helped them develop a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base in the Midwest and the East Coast earning them slots at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig, and Glowfest.

Oct 18, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Sun Stereo($8)
Sun Stereo delivers a hybridization of organic and electronic elements with Beatlesque vocal harmonies, electronic soundscapes, nu-age story book lyrics, and a funk your face off horn section.

Nov 01, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Cosby Sweater ($7adv/$10dos)
Cosby Sweater 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 Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums.

Nov 06, 2014 at Doors 11pm Show 12am
Dopapod: Umphrey's McGee After Party! ($10) doors at 11pm
Experimental Funk-Rock

Nov 08, 2014 at doors 8pm, show 9pm
Slim Gypsy Baggage(free)
Soulful, Spirited, Roots Rock with a Vibrant Sound!.

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