May
26
8:00 PM20:00

JMoneyFur | Josh Miller | Kicker | Pistol Gang

JMoneyFur (Baltimore, MD) : https://jmoneyfur.bandcamp.com/
A super surreal mix of interactive, sound and performance art, ambient music and bedroom pop

Josh Miller (Kalamazoo) : https://miserylovesyou.bandcamp.com/

Kicker (Kalamazoo)

Pistol Gang (Kalamazoo): https://pistolgang.bandcamp.com/...

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May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Poetry Nite w/ Maggie May | Ed Genesis | John Withee + more

Join us on May 27th for an evening of poetry and acoustic performances from local artists and activists speaking truth to power and engaging in some radical dialectic. Featured artists include:

MAGGIE MAY (from GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
An anti-fascist musician who knocks Nazis dead with her politically charged ukulele tunes. (Also, please donate or buy some of her awesome merch).

ED GENESIS
A local poet and rapper who organizes here in the community to spread awareness (and dismantle) the school to prison pipeline.

JOHN WITHEE
A long time area radical and poet, John will be springing through to offer his brand of anti-establishment insights.

HOSTED BY (and with occasional lyrical interruptions from) ANDY ARGO

We have more feature poets to be announced, and we will also be making time for an OPEN MIC. If you have a poem or two, or would simply like to jump on the soapbox and give a passionate polemic of the status quo, please feel free to sign up. If you are interested in reading (roughly 5 minute slots, but don't feel compelled to stretch yourself) please post on this event page below. 

We will also be collecting donations for the BOILING POINT. The Boiling Point is a house on the north-east side of downtown that intends to provide a space for various radically minded political groups and community organizations in Kalamazoo to hold meetings, workshops, and provide services to the community.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

You + Me Music Sessions ft. Marcela, Alex Hoyle, Elan Dantus, U Know / I Know

You + Me Music Sessions is the first of a series showcasing diverse and emerging talent in the state of Michigan. This music session is focused on local Kalamazoo artists at the groovin' Coexist Cafe. 

June 2nd, 2018
Coexist Cafe 2901 (located on Westerns Main Campus at Howard St, Kalamazoo)
First performance begins right at 1:00pm and ends at 3:00pm

This event is free for everyone, and donations are highly encouraged! support local!

Showcasing:
Marcela: 
As a singer/songwriter focusing on asymmetrical pop, she has made a name for herself at Kalamazoo College for her unique and soulful voice. This will be her first solo performance showcasing original works to the Kalamazoo community. 

Alex Hoyle: 
As a vocalist and tenor saxophonist, his interest lies in the folk art of hip hop and its ability to blend genre's together to create its form. He is a former member of the Purple Lemurs, is proudly from Kalamazoo MI, and excited to put his city on the map.

Elan Dantus: 
A musician and aspiring audio engineer who recently completed his senior thesis in music production at Kalamazoo College, titled "If I Was." This will be his first live performance in Kalamazoo, showcasing his intricate production and beautiful harmonies.

U Know / I Know:
Based out of Kalamazoo
, MI, the band is comprised of Quintin Sproull, Logan Beck, Josh Moran, and Colin Taber. Blurring the lines between indie and R&B, they play music that is loud, quiet, and somewhere in between.

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May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Blessed | Tunic | First Responders | PT Ori

Blessed
https://blessedband.bandcamp.com/
Canadian mix of Talking Heads and Devo that make you wanna do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around bc P U N K is what it's all about

tunic
https://tunicband.bandcamp.com/
fast noise and loud shouts. Remember in Emperor's New Groove when lil Devil Kronk told Regular Kronk, "I'm going to lead you down that path that rocks"? He was referencing Tunic.

First Responders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNfATac2m0A
local femme punks certified in mouth 2 mouth which you will need after this show

PT Ori
https://www.instagram.com/ptoriproject
if Cat Power were your queer millennial bedroom pop crush

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