Issues & Ale: It’s Just Politics Election Preview

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

This year in Michigan there’s a contested race for Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General. There are also thirteen seats in Congress - and the entire state House and Senate - that are up for election.

Lower Leisure Class with Wowza In Kalamazoo

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

With whole-hearted soul and voice, Kalamazoo's Lower Leisure Class write, release, and perform energized earworms grounded in rock 'n' roll while sailing through the sonic stratosphere.

Thornetta Davis: Part of the 2022 Connecting Chords Music Festival

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

The Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together: the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions. Crowned Detroits Queen of the Blues in 2015, Thornetta Davis is a multi-talented international singer and songwriter from Detroit. She is the winner of 30 Detroit Music Awards, including a sweep of the 2017 DMAs, winning eight awards.

Mustard Plug w/ Rodeo Boys, Loser Candy

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk-influenced ska music before most people in the U.S. had ever heard of ska.

Southern Culture On The Skids w/ Cash O’Riley

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years

Bach Festival

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Come celebrate the joy of singing and embrace our LGBTQ+ community together!

Crooked Spires w/ Lipstick Jodi, Major Murphy

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Psych-rock with soul trio that blends alternative, grunge, and pop through original songwriting ranging from sweet and soulful to driving and dirty + making a strong case for stylistic whiplash with evocative lyrical narratives and biting guitar hooks, punctuated with moments of ethereal respite in between.

May Erlewine & Anthony da Costa

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Tour For Two, featuring guitarist Anthony da Costa, will be the dynamic set of songs you’d expect in a tender duo setting.

Tropidelic w/ Mike Pinto and highdeas

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note.

Wayfaring: Part of the 2022 Connecting Chords Music Festival

Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Taking its name from a beloved American folk song, Wayfaring is a duo project between bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst and multi-instrumentalist James Falzone. The Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together: the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions.