This is our 2nd annual fundraiser for IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR. Please bring money to donate; it goes to support the actions of activist veterans in telling their stories, engaging in anti-war protests, and supporting social justice causes all over the country.
Why, after sixteen years, do our soldiers continue serving in Afghanistan and Iraq with no end in sight?
Why do our representatives in congress and the senate continue to approve unilateral war making powers to the executive branch?
Why, when our military expenses are over half of our national budget, and our military budget is larger than the next ten countries combined (by a large margin), do our representatives continue to increase it?
Why, in a country that always claims to support their troops, are our veterans far too often left without the resources they need after serving in our nation's wars?
Why are we so quick as citizens to claim support for our veterans, but often let their stories, voices, and conviction fall on deaf ears?
Where is the voice for peace, both in congress and in the streets, to protect veterans, future veterans, and the civilians caught in the crossfire in unnecessary wars?
Join us as we speak to these issues and present some incredible talent from the SW Michigan community, including:
MAGGIE MAY (Folk-Punk)
CHIT HOLDEMS (Anti-Fascist Country)
SISTA MISTA (Sci-Fi Political Hip-Hop)
SHOW STARTS at 6:30PM down at the
House show featuring three great Kalamazoo artists!
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Shankool - Art Pop influenced by Funk, Post-Punk and Hip Hop
Dissidance - Post-Punk and Noise Rock with smooth vocals
Super Tan - Stripped back sad Lo-Fi Indie Rock
Celebrate Halloween at Candy Cane Lane!
Doors at 6:30 music at 7:00
Wear a costume or you have to donate (OR DO BOTH!)
Be a nice person.
Respect the house and the artists.
Stay in the backyard. Put your cig butts in one of our ashtrays or in the trash PLEASE!
NO HOMOPHOBIA, BIGOTRY, RACISM, SEXISM, OR VIOLENCE!!!
If you see something say something.
Quinn Blakeney's Family Time Fun Band (Kalamazoo, MI)
Some super spooky avant-garde jazz
Minor Element (West Michigan area)
A bad to the bone new school fusion group that will have you moving and grooving all night long.
Basic Comfort (Kalamazoo, MI)
Atmospheric synth pop with all the vibes you could need.
Lushh (Kalamazoo, MI)
Progressive jazz fusion group with a pinch of metal that will rock them socks right off.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo will be hosting a free Hip-Hop show. Kalamazoo's own Last Gasp Collective will be the featured act for the night. Other awesome local acts will include J. Rb, Shamar Alef. and D.C.