400 Rabbits releases their self-titled debut album with support from The Savage Oms and ByJr at this free, April Fool's Day event at Shakespeare's Lower Level.
Every Monday a week, Widr FM provides a great place for people to check out the local music scene with live bands Located right on Western Michigan's campus in the Kiva Room, these free sessions are available for any kind of interested individual. Come kick it with tons of local bands, support their music and expand your knowledge of the local music scene. Tune in to 89.1 FM or visit widrfm.org to stream the live performance.
According to a variety of questionable online sources, October 17th was declared Wear Something Gaudy Day back in the '70s by everyone's favorite pig of a neighbor, Larry Dallas, on the sitcom Three's Company. And while we're not entirely sure if that's true, we are sure that it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun to celebrate. Louie's Back Room honors this joyous, unofficial holiday by hosting a kitschy Wear Something Gaudy Day event. This Revue-sponsored event also boasts a discordant sampling of bands who are making waves in the Kalamazoo music scene. Enjoy some bluesy funk rock from ByJr and some bluesy garage punk with 400 Rabbits. Strap on your dancing shoes for the disco punk stylings of Sexy Toxins and take in the self-described "SophistoCountry, DiscoTronoTechno" tunes from Temporary Arrangement. The lineup is intentionally cacophonous, just like your attire should be. Throw on the most ostentatious outfit you can put together and wear it proudly while enjoying a mishmash of some of Kalamazoo's ass-kickingest bands. This night is a celebration of everything that's awesome about being loud and disorganized, so go crazy with it.
Plastic Fantastic (Kalamazoo), The Bad Mics (Ann Arbor), 400 Rabbits (Kalamazoo)
Sounds Like: The Immortal Lee County Killers, The Soledad Brothers, The White Stripes
Bio: In an age that is seeing shallowly-manufactured and overly-processed pop songs dominate our culture, the spirit of traditional music can get lost amidst a growing tidal wave of catchy hooks and autotune. But much in the same way that vinyl has reemerged as a favored medium, so too have the sound...See Full Bio