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

Nov 27, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Steel City Rovers wsg Belfast Gin (FREE)
Steel City Rovers have created a wonderful offering to help you embrace the magic of the holiday season. The group known for their Celtic to Celtibilly styling's have carefully selected and gift wrapped a host of musical selections that will warm a cold winters evening. Secular and non secular selections,old standards re worked with that Rovers flare, and many of the groups own creations are gathered up and presented in this unique show.This is the groups first time bringing the show to Michigan after running it to great success throughout Ontario. So if jigs, reels, reflective ballads and an evening of toe tapping music is what you desire, don't miss this show!

Nov 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.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!

Nov 28, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Strawberry Heritage wsg Cold Mountain Child, The Candy Landys (FREE)
Strawberry Heritage is a Grand Rapids folk band featuring the songs of producer John Hanson. Accompanied by classical instrumentation and ethereal harmony vocals, their music is full of life and energy and holds room for contemplative moments.

Nov 30, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Houndmouth wsg Legal Immigrants ($20adv/$23dos)
In the last four years, Houndmouth have learned what it means to be a band. On their second album, Little Neon Limelight, they wear that wisdom like a badge of honor. Less than a half-decade ago in the small Indiana city of New Albany, four pals were crafting tunes on their own, with few ambitions of turning those songs into a spectacle. That all changed when these friends crossed paths, and joined forces. Matt Myers, Shane Cody, Katie Toupin, and Zak Appleby became the drums and keys, guitars and harmonies of Houndmouth, and those personal numbers became the irrepressible core of an outfit turned magnetic.

Dec 03, 2015 at Doors: 730PM, Show: 830PM
May Erlewine ($10-Seated Show)
May Erlewine comes from a family of artists and musicians. Early on she was exposed to music (and people) of all kinds. May was home-educated, came up singing and while still just a teenager hitchhiked all across North America playing her music, riding freight trains and busking on the streets. In her travels, May came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songwriting is treasured and her music connects authentically with everyday folk. The sounds and influences you'll hear in her music range from good old fashioned folksongs and country swing to soul singers, rock and music from all over the wide world. It's bundled together with stories and melodies to take you on a journey of the heart.

Dec 04, 2015 at 9a.m.-Close
Eccentric Day
Our annual, “come as you aren’t” party is back again! This year we’re shaking it up a bit with DJ Bowser from WIDR who will be spinning during the day, Babylon Sneakers (a Steely Dan tribute band) taking us through happy hour and then a three DJ group called Analog Ancestry rounding the night out. Regular restaurant seating and service will not be offered as we will be providing a wide variety of very eccentric food items all day in a buffet style. The best part is that all the food is free! If the free grub and dancin’ beats aren’t enough, last year we had a rotation of over 60 beers. So come and let your alter ego out and have a great time! Must be 21 or older all day and night for admittance to the Eccentric Cafe. NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT ALTER EGO.

Dec 05, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Flint Eastwood wsg Night Riots, Valley Hush ($10adv/$12dos)
Flint Eastwood is the evolution of the creative side of Detroit-based multi-talented artist Jax Anderson. Flint Eastwood is what happens when friends and family gather in the forgotten spaces of an embattled city and are left to create with no rules, no boundaries, and nothing holding them back. Jax's endless creativity is a byproduct of growing up in a talented family.

Dec 06, 2015 at Doors: 1:30PM, Show: 2PM
Tuba Christmas (FREE)
Celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of tubas and Christmas music! All tuba & euphonium players are welcome to play! Bring your stand. Registration at 12:30, Rehearsal 1:00 Registration fee for players - $10 Directed by Tom Evans. Contact John Griffith for details alphornjohn@yahoo.com/269-342-0059

Dec 06, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016 at 6p.m.
Team Trivia!
Door to the Back Room will open at 5p.m. and it is free to play. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams as well!

Dec 10, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
The Moxie Strings (FREE)
The Moxie Stringsis the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, this duo has put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Diana and Alison often join forces with dynamic drummer and world percussionist, Fritz McGirr, who lends his spirited, rhythmic expertise and an engaging energy to the show. Though rooted in tradition, The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best known instruments and oldest genres through a young, progressive lens.

Dec 11, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Luke Winslow-King & the Madcat Midnight Blues Journey ($10)
Special co-headline from two incredible blues groups. 1 set of Luke & Madcat duo, 1 set Luke Winslow-King Trio, 1 set of the Madcat Midnight Blues Journey w/ Luke as special guest.

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 18, 2015 at Doors: 730pm, Show: 8pm
Kris Hitchcock Album Release wsg Kaitlin Rose Band, Zach Dubois, Adam Doleac ($10adv/$12dos)
Celebrate the release of Kris Hitchcock's new album with a night of country and rock!

Dec 19, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
The Corn Fed Girls Christmas Extravaganza wsg Guitar Up! Surf Band ($10)
It's Christmas in Hawaii! Join the Corn Fed Girls with special guests Guitar Up! surf band for the return of the fabled Christmas Extravaganza! A warm-weather party to beat the winter blues, complete with palm trees, pineapples, and volcanos. Come as you are, or wear a costume, and join in on the Hawaiian fun! Music to surf and hula to, all night long.

Dec 24, 2015
Christmas Eve - Closing early at 5 p.m.
Both the Cafe and General Store will be closing early on Christmas Eve. We will return to normal business hours on Dec. 26.

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

Dec 26, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Henhouse Prowlers wsg Thunderbolt & Lightfoot ($8)
Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.

Dec 31, 2015 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
New Year's Eve - Kansas Bible Company, The Go Rounds, Vox Vidorra, DJ Hardbargain ($10)
Celebrate the new year with an incredible night of funk, rock, and soul courtesy of Kansas Bible Company, The Go Rounds, and Vox Vidorra. DJ Hardbargain on the 1s and 2s all night. Balloon drop & champagne toast at midnight!

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

Jan 29, 2016 at Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Small Brown Bike wsg BoneHawk, The Reptilian ($15)
SMALL BROWN BIKE was founded in 1997 by four friends in the small town of Marshall,Michigan. Through the late 1990’s the band played endless shows from basements to venues andreleased two, well-received 7-inches, No Place Like You and (And Don’t Forget Me). In 1999, the band united with No Idea Records to release their debut album, Our Own Wars and immediately began touring to support the record. In 2000, they landed an opening spot on tour with Hot Water Music and Saves the Day, p laying in front of their biggest audiences yet. Later that year, Small Brown Bike entered the studio with Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, Coalesce) to record their sophomore album for No Idea, Dead Reckoning. Released to international acclaim, the album was instantly hailed as a "powerful and enormous" leap forward. Kerrang Magazine gave the album 5 stars and said it had “an unrivaled depth of emotion...real emotion, real musicianship, real creativity, real depth and real passion.” The band continued their relentless live schedule and played tours with Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Cursive, Sparta, Cave In, The Casket Lottery, Rocky Votolato, and many more. It was during this time that Small Brown Bike caught the attention of Lookout! Records. After playing a sold-out show at Gilman Street in 2003, the band signed with Lookout! to release theirthird album, The River Bed. But the years of touring were taking their toll and Small Brown Bike sadly announced their break-up at the end of 2003. In 2006, the band reunited to play a handful of shows and in 2009, officially announced theirplan to write new music and play more shows. In the summer of 2010, Small Brown Bike joined forces with J Robbins (Jets to Brazil, The Promise Ring) and recorded their fourth album, Fell & Found, released on No Idea Records in 2011. An album that AV Club said made Small Brown Bike “one of the best purveyors of this sound.”

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