WED 2/11… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT w/DJ DELAYNEY (NO COVER!)
SAT 2/14… POWER-N-SOUL PRESENTS: “DE NOCHE” SALSA (LATE)
SAT 2/14… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE: VA VA VALEN-TEASE! (EARLY)
THU 2/19… PYGMALION PRESENTS: HOUNDMOUTH w/TWIN LIMB
FRI 2/20… PYGMALION PRESENTS: PHOX w/FIELD REPORT
SAT 2/21… KICK CANCER IN THE ASS: A BENEFIT FOR BART TREDWAY
SUN 3/08… CIVILIZED GYPSY’S TATTOO PRESENTS: A WILHELM SCREAM
MON 5/04… SPEEDY ORTIZ w/KRILL JUST ANNOUNCED!!

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE’S VA VA VALENTEASE!

Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
Illini Pole Fitness 7:00-8:00pm
Carnivale Debauche 8:00-9:30pm
Bruiser Queen 9:30-10:15pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - Carnivale Debauche Presents: VA VA VALENTEASE!

Our favorite carnies are back with a whole lotta love and lust for you freaky pretties just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you LOVE love or HATE love, adore Valentine’s Day or loathe it, this show has got it all….not to mention old favorites and brand new dancers, along with hoopers, poi artist, fire eaters, and comedians!

www.damncarnies.com
bruiserqueenmusic.blogspot.com/
www.illinipolefitness.com

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19TH… HOUNDMOUTH

Doors Open 8:00pm
Twin Limb 9:00-9:40pm
Houndmouth 10:00-11:30pm

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - HOUNDMOUTH w/Tba

That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana.

Houndmouth, then, knew each other from…around. Matt Myers and Zak Appleby had played in cover bands together for years, schooled in blues and classic rock and Motown, toughened by indifferent audiences and the clatter of empty bottles. Matt and Katie Toupin had worked as an acoustic duo for three years, when she wasn’t on the road tending to a straight job. Katie and Shane Cody had gone to high school together, before Shane disappeared off to Chicago and New York to study audio engineering. In the beginning it was Shane and Matt who’d started knocking around at first, just drums and guitar, once Shane got home and free of a brief bluegrass flirtation.

The rest happened in a tumble, Zak and Katie switching from guitars to bass and keyboards, respectively. Four months later, their homemade EP in hand, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest. Their booking agent convinced Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, will be released by Rough Trade.

“We lucked out,” Matt says. “We knew we were making good music. We knew we had something. But we didn’t know it would escalate so quickly. Always the element of luck.”

Before and after that bit of luck, Houndmouth have been on the road, building their audience. Working. Opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Headlining on their own. Turning heads.

www.houndmouth.com
http://twinlimb.com/

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH… PHOX

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Field Report 7:30-8:10pm
PHOX 8:30-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - PHOX w/Tba

PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music.

www.phoxband.com
www.fieldreportmusic.com

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST… KICK CANCER IN THE ASS BENEFIT

Doors/Bar Open 4:00pm
DJ Stifler 4:00-4:30pm
DJ Tim Williams 4:30-5:00pm
Mike & Kayla 5:00-5:30pm
Coco Butter Kids 5:30-6:00pm
DJ Delayney 6:00-6:30pm
Roberta Sparrow 6:30-7:00pm
DJ Stifler 7:00-8:00pm

SILENT AUCTION! RAFFLE TICKETS! NO COVER!

www.facebook.com/pages/Kicking-Cancer-in-Ass/527301760706218

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SUNDAY MARCH 8TH… A WILHELM SCREAM

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Resinater 8:00-8:30pm
Roberta Sparrow 8:50-9:20pm
A Wilhelm Scream 9:45-11:00pm

PRESENTED BY CIVILIZED GYPSY’S TATTOO PARLOR

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - A WILHELM SCREAM w/Roberta Sparrow

How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, AWS haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats. Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly richalbums of ultra-technical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band possess a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

Nuno Pereira Vocals
Trevor Reilly Guitar, Vocals
Brian Robinson Bass, Vocals
Mike Supina Guitar
Nick Angelini Drums

www.facebook.com/awilhelmscream

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MONDAY MAY 4TH… SPEEDY ORTIZ

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
To Be Announced 7:30-8:00pm
Two Inch Astronaut 8:20-8:50pm
Krill 9:10-9:40pm
Speedy Ortiz 10:00-11:00pm

$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - SPEEDY ORTIZ w/Krill

On Speedy Ortiz’s Real Hair, the band sets a course between the knotty discord of debut album Major Arcana and the pop bona-fides of the preceding Sports EP, while subtly adding new techniques to their songbook. Guitarists Sadie Dupuis and Matt Robidoux brought on additional guitar effects to color the roundabout feel of “Oxygal,” and bassist Darl Ferm and drummer Mike Falcone hit hard to deliver the jump-in-the-pit urgency of “American Horror.”

From the vocal melodies to the no-nonsense guitar turns, this is Speedy’s catchiest outing yet, drawing inspiration from contemporary Top-40 and R&B radio in addition to their regular arsenal of guitar rock. Dupuis’ lyrics continue to address concerns about identity, representation, and their misalignment, this time from a new angle: “While the last album was kind of a breakup jam, these songs are a lot more introspective… myself dealing with and talking to and making sense of myself,” she says.

With Real Hair, Speedy Ortiz once again taps into the four-part chemistry that brought their prior outings praise. They’re still equal parts noisy and poetic, and now merge
those channels more seamlessly than ever.

http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com/