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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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Oct 09, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
DOPAPOD wsg The Nth Power ($15adv/$18dos)
The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, which have included numerous festival appearances like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage with each other has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred experimentation is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

Oct 10, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Pimps of Joytime wsg Marrow & Stone ($15)
Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling—that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when their wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the band’s tangible energy. You might accurately call this Brooklyn-bred quintet a ‘post-genre’ band; they’re a group whose sound—even within a single song—mirrors the diversity of our era’s wide musical tastes, like mashing up ‘70s funk with a house beat, or memorable hooks infused with three part vocal harmonies. It all goes into the Pimps’ pot, over a soulful roux of rhythm and groove.

Oct 11, 2015 at Doors: 5PM, Trivia: 6PM-8PM
Team Trivia (FREE)

Oct 11, 2015 at 12p.m.- 3p.m.
Bell’s Brewery AHA Rally
Calling all Michigan homebrewers! Join us for an AHA Rally! Enjoy samples of our beer take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA, meet Bell’s brewers and staff, take a VIP brewery tour, Mingle with local homebrewers and Win great prizes from the AHA and Bell’s.

Oct 15, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Mold, Shoto, Den, Woozy (FREE)
An evening of prog, rock, and sludge.

Oct 16, 2015 at Doors: 830pm, Show: 930pm
Super Happy Funtime Burlesque ($10)
Super Happy Funtime Burlesque is a 12 member touring monstrosity. A live band, a burlesque troupe, a circus act, that is all together too contemporary, too modern, too bawdy, and too controversial to be defined just as “burlesque”

Oct 17, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
That 1 Guy ($15)
With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuringhis curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman aka That1Guy has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good, Bella, High Sierra, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more. He was also the ʻTap Water Awardʼ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act. His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead as The Frankenstein Brothers has further cemented his virtuoso story as a creative visionary as well. His innovation continues to soar with the announcement of another tour kicking off in January 2015. Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can conjure, expect to see magic as well now integrated into the already clever performance. With this addition of incorporating magic seamlessly into his live shows, he has legitimately achieved an all inclusive audio/visual performance unlike anything experienced before. “So much of my music has miraculous qualities to it because itʼs hard to tell whatʼs going on. There are lots of slights of hand and sonic misdirection. It feels like I was meant to do magic”. Silvermanʼs backstory is very similar to many musicians that have come before him. He grew up a self proclaimed music geek, soaked in the influence of his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the local jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist. This is where the similarities end, though, and where That1Guy truly began. “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself,” he says. “Iʼve always wanted to sound different and have my own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way”. His influential and innovative double bass style eventually evolved into what we see today as That1Guy and ʻThe Magic Pipeʼ. As his story continues to develop, Billboard has famously noted, “In the case of Mike Silvermanʼs slamming, futuristic funk act… the normal rules of biology just donʼt apply.”

Oct 18, 2015
Team Trivia (FREE)

Oct 20, 2015 at 6p.m.-9p.m.
Kalamadoodle Drink & Draw
On Tuesday, October 20th, Kalamadoodle will be returning to Bell's Eccentric Cafe to take over the tables and have some fun! There will be everything you need to draw like a kid again; but this time, with beer! Whether you're an amateur stick-figurer or an acclaimed artist, we want you to use your imagination, meet new people, and enjoy a delicious craft beer! We'll continue to post announcements as they become available. All the necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite drawing utensil and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people. In the meantime, SHOW US YOUR DOODLES!

Oct 22, 2015 at 830PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
All vinyl funk & soul dance party starring DJ Hardbargain

Oct 23, 2015 at Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
of Montreal wsg Diane Coffee ($17adv/$20day)
Hailing from Athens, GA., of Montreal have carved their own niche -- establishing themselves as a band that thrills fans with compelling live performances, delights critics with their constant innovations, and continually showcases their musical evolution by drawing from a different set of influences for each album. Primary songwriter Kevin Barnes pours emotion -- heartbreak, frustration, elation, whimsy -- into lyrics that shift from adopted personas to invented alter egos to unobstructed views directly into his psyche.

Oct 24, 2015 at Doors: 830pm, Show: 930pm
BoneHawk wsg Touched by Ghoul, Drink Their Blood (FREE)
Heavy fuzz dudes. One year anniversary of the release of their debut album, "Albino Rhino"!!

Oct 25, 2015 at Doors: 5PM, Trivia: 6PM-8PM
Team Trivia (FREE)

Oct 29, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers wsg Michigander ($12adv/$15dos)
Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you'll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you'll never be able to describe in words. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven.

Oct 30, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Billy Strings & Don Julin wsg Who Hit John? ($10adv/$12dos)
The improbable child of Pantera & Doc Watson and his sidekick The Oracle of Mandolin, play EXTREME American string band music with energy levels usually associated with a box of dynamite.

Oct 31, 2015 at Doors: 830pm, Show: 930pm
7th Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball featuring The Red Sea Pedestrians & the Corn Fed Girls ($10)
The Red Sea Pedestrians present the 7th annual Halloween Masquerade Ball! Started in 2009, the ball has evolved into a modern Kalamazoo tradition, showcasing the creative prowess and dark, offbeat taste of much of the local musical and artistic community. The theme this year is "Halloween Circus Sideshow", and our great friends The Corn Fed Girls will open the show. The public is of course welcome to come as they are (mask or no mask), but the more adventurous folks go all out, building beautiful and weird costumes of their own imagination. One of our favorite things about this evening is viewing the wonderful creations folks bring! As usual, RSP plan to perform some wild and entertaining spooky classics, in addition to their renown original and eclectic material. And of course, we have a few surprises in store. So, bring a thirst for great local beer, a mask, and your dancing shoes, and join them for another amazing Halloween blowout!

Nov 01, 2015 at 11a.m.
All Stouts Day
All stouts, all day. Beer list coming soon.

Nov 05, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Wayne Szalinski wsg Triathalon, Glowfriends, Dad Jeans (FREE)
Wayne Szalinski is a jangle-pop band from East Lansing, Michigan. It’s weighty music written intelligently and deftly with sharp hooks and satisfying melodies that mesh together like puzzle pieces. - Stereogum "instead of formulas and shrink rays, Wayne Szalinski (the band) experiments with complex melodies, progressive drum lines, and intelligent lyricism to form a genre-mashing sound that is by turns beautifully eerie and insidiously catchy." -Pop'Stache

Nov 06, 2015 at Doors: 830pm, Show: 930pm
Pharoahe Monch wsg Dezert Eez, Manchild, Obese Ghost Children ($22adv/$25dos)
Pharoahe Monch, throughout his storied career, has always chosen to attempt to reach the souls of Hip-Hop folk with high caliber lyricism over a wide variety of music inspired by some of the greatest musicians of all time. “Music is dear to me, it is the soundtrack to our history. So many legends have partaken in it since its inception.” says Monch.

Nov 07, 2015 at Doors: 7PM, Show: 8PM
The Infamous Stringdusters wsg Horseshoes & Hand Grenades ($17adv/$20dos)
At the helm of today’s bluegrass advancement stands The Infamous Stringdusters. Composed of Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass), this acoustic quintet combines a collective skillset seldom rivaled, but often reveled. The Stringdusters’ resume includes five studio albums, three International Bluegrass Music Association awards, and a Grammy nomination, but their true brilliance lies in their passion for live performance. Intricate harmonies, cleverly composed arrangements and their profound commitment to presentation induces traditionalists and newcomers to stomp their feet on common ground.

Nov 12, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Megan Dooley Album Release wsg BoneJo, Hannah Rose & the Gravetones (FREE)
Celebrate the release of Megan Dooley's new record 'Made in Kalamazoo'

Nov 13, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Andy Frasco & the UN wsg The Mainstays, Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish ($12adv/$14dos)
Andy Frasco, the 26-year old Los Angeles, CA native singer/songwriter/band maestro/entrepreneur/party starter/everyday hustler, and his band of gypsies “The U.N.” have been dubbed “Party Blues with a touch of Barefoot Boogie.” Frasco’s shows can be described as infectious, entertaining, and feel good. His performances are recognized as orchestrated chaos, inciting frenzied, undeniable good times, dancing, and perhaps even a good ole fashion freak out.

Nov 14, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Seth Bernard, Chris Bathgate, Gifts or Creatures ($10)
A triple play of Michigan folk/indie heavy hitters!

Nov 17, 2015 at Doors: 730PM, Show: 830PM
Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums! ($15.00)
Jonathan Richman has been writing music, recording and touring for most of his life, gathering the loyalty of fans and fellow artists with his warmth, humor and insightful lyrics. In the early 1970s he formed the Modern Lovers, a major progenitor of punk music.

Nov 19, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Fresh Hops, Everyday Junior ($8adv/$10dos)
Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.

Nov 20, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
All vinyl funk & soul dance party featuring DJ Hardbargain

Nov 20, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
All vinyl funk & soul dance party featuring DJ Hardbargain

Nov 20, 2015 at 8:30PM
House of Boogie (FREE)
All vinyl funk & soul dance party featuring DJ Hardbargain

Nov 21, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
The Ragbirds wsg Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe ($12adv/$15dos)
Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow.

Nov 26, 2015
Closed for Thanksgiving
We will be closed Thanksgiving day, but will resume normal hours of operation Friday 11/27/15.

Nov 28, 2015 at 11a.m. - 4:00a.m.
Fall Bizarre Bazaar
Celebrate Buy Local Saturday with local artists, unique handmade goods, local beer and rockin' tunes! We hope to see you there!

Dec 17, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Strange Arrangement wsg PEMG ($10adv/$12dos)
Progressive/Funk/Jam/Improv Rock - Join us for a special night with one of our old favorites as part of their 3-Night reunion show run!

Dec 25, 2015
Closed Christmas Day
We will be close Christmas day and will resume normal hours of operation Saturday 12/26/15.

Jan 01, 2016
Closed New Year's Day
We will be closed New Year's Day and will resume normal hours of operation Saturday 1/2/16

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