All ages show. Door open 6:30. Tickets $15 day of show.
All ages show. Door open 6:30. Tickets $15 day of show.
Ages 18+ only. $5 underage cover
Doors open 8pm. Ages 18+ only. The Monarchs are playing a FREE album preview show at The Bottleneck Saturday, Nov. 9th with our good friends Nicolette Paige, and The Invisible World. We’ll be playing some of our new ablum live along with announcing the album release show date, album cover, and some other things.
We will be handing out free sample CD’s!
Dinsdale is a relatively, new Indie band out of Mission, KS playing pop influenced and Alt rock style music. Recently , the band recorded demos with Paul Malinowski of The Pedaljets and 90′s Alternative band, Shiner. They have played shows throughout Kansas City and are little by little building a dedicated fan base. Their sound has been described as Foo Fighters meets The Replacements and they create guitar hook driven rock…that’s their formula.
We’re Excited to announce two very accomplished KC bands joining Dinsdale for a great night of music, The Silver Maggies and (the) Medicine Theory. Both bands bring two very diverse musical styles and are chock full of talented, veteran musicians with roots in the active Indie music scene of Kansas City.
The Silver Maggies are currently playing shows in support of their full album release, “My Pale Horse” and have been part of the Middle of the Map Fest and numerous Indie music showcase concerts in the KC area. They combine high desert noir, gothic country and Midwestern roots Americana.
(the) Medicine Theory was formed in 2007 to “write odd, dark, and really quiet songs about bunnies, expressionism and murder.” Often compared to Big Black or Shellac. The two piece of Jeff Irvine and Tyson Schroeder create songs and soundscapes pulled from a wide array of influences, such as The Swans, The Tiger Lillies, Pailhead, and Sixteen Horsepower
red, black & GREEN: a blues is a visceral, interactive and moving work that employs spoken-word poetry, storytelling, music, dance and movement to bring the stories and voices of black America into the center of a conversation about race, class, culture and the environment.
In performances ranging from deeply sad to hilariously funny, new and inspiring definitions of sustainability emerge from tales of survival and the complex beauty and struggle of human interdependence. We visit four seasons and four cities in a quest to understand the challenges of “browning the green movement.” The four cast members lead us through urban realities as they unfold in shotgun houses, subway cars, park benches and father-son conversations. This poignant line from the script sums up the issues explored in the production:
“I ask a mother about environment, and she tells me of guns, of emotionally disabled boys whose green movement consists of recycling the sorry narrative of black-on-black crime.”
Who’s a mad scientist? Join us for experiments and other activities based on chemical reactions. This drop-in event is co-hosted by the KU Chemistry Club.
Homelessness and Housing In Lawrence – Where We Are and Where We Go From Here
Public Forum Brings Experts and Public Together to Identify Problems and Solutions
Our community has come together to address many of the symptoms of homelessness and poverty. Yet the needs continue to grow. A public forum on Nov. 09, Homelessness and Housing – Where We Are and Where We Go From Here, will address the primary cause of homelessness – affordable, sustainable housing. We will learn about the challenges we face on a federal and local level. After hearing from the experts, break out sessions will offer the opportunity to find solutions and take action on this most important issue.
Keynote speaker Paul Boden became homeless at the age of 16 after the death of his mother. He began volunteering at a drop-in shelter in San Francisco in 1983 and eventually became a program director there. Mr. Boden has dedicated his life directing key organizations dedicated to alleviating homelessness and its causes. In 2005, he helped bring eight of the West Coast’s strongest organizations together to form The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP). WRAP uses a unique structure that combines national policy work, movement building and street outreach to bridge local-national divisions that have hampered homeless advocacy for the last three decades. “Our affordable Housing Programs are dying,” says Mr. Boden. “They’re in crisis. And our homelessness crisis is growing.”
Shannon Oury is the Executive Director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority (LDCHA). The main objective of our LDCHA is to be good stewards of the housing programs it is charged with managing through sound management, maintenance preservation to the highest standards of the housing industry while providing responsible and responsive assistance to the people they serve. “The Transitional Housing Program provides an opportunity for homeless households to become stably housed – causing a positive ripple throughout our community including our schools, healthcare system, and social services,” says Ms. Oury. “The loss of significant funding for this incredibly successful program negatively impacts not only those families but our community.” Ms. Oury will provide information on the programs offered by LDCHA and describe the impact on transitional and permanent housing as a result of existing cuts and changes.
Loring Henderson is Executive Director of the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS). The mission of the LCS is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive services that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness or are at risk for homelessness. Mr. Henderson will speak to the gaps and successes that he has seen in his long career of helping people. “We wouldn’t know homelessness today as we do if it weren’t for mental illness on the streets,” says Mr. Henderson. “We didn’t fulfill our social contract when we closed the institutions to provide sufficient community services for the mentally ill.”
David Smith, Chairman of Sociology at Kansas University will moderate the event. Mr. Smith has been active in civic affairs for many years, centric on issues of low-wage work and organized an affordable housing conference. “Homelessness has been a bigger problem than ever since the economic crisis of 2008, and it shows no signs of letting up, says Mr. Smith. “Over 10 million Americans are jobless and over 20 million have incomes 50% or more below the federal poverty line. So we need bigger solutions than ever. We need a serious national conversation about how to solve this growing problem.”
Contact: Steve Ozark, (785)760-3143, OzarkTalent@gmail.com
Cory Phillips returns home from Venice, California to perform soul-jazz-erotic-groove-disco with the Groove Orchestra, his 7pc dancefloor funk band made-up of Lawrence’s best session guys……Expect a grind-party with babymaking funk & romance in the tipsy air. (sounds like Jamiroquai, Marvin Gaye, Timberlake, George Michael)
Ages 21+ only.
The Gold Magnolias are a Southern Soul group out of Brooklyn, NY. There sound is a mix of The Alabama Shakes, The Shouting Matches and Fats Domino. From varies parts of the south the Gold Mag’s will be stopping off in Kansas City as part of there “South Meets West” tour on November 8th, 2013. Two respected KC bands will be on the bill to help make the Czar bar the place to dance your arse off that night. Project H, local KC favorite play a healthy mix of Hip Hop beats and Jazz fusion grooves while The New Riddim is straight up Reggae, KC style.