Wednesday June 19th -7pm"We Glow" Swapping and Goodluck Event
I have something you may want.......you have something I may want.....Bring your treasured (and not so treasured) gently used items and swap with others. Some items may be traded at a cost -- you choose.....And bring a dish and enjoy a yummy potluck. Please be sure to label the ingredients. . Bring your shakers and drums and ,music makers...we'll be dancing and making our own music, too!
Thursday June 20th -7pm-Experi-mentalists Vodstrup & Fedak with local Dj's and Mystery Crash
w/ DJ SHANE-O, MYSTERY CRASH, more tba
Experi-mentalists vodstrup and fedak to perform at the House Cafe.
They will be composing "live-cinema" with a film about bull-fighting in southern France (shot by Etienne Bellan-Huchery) and more..
Also some of the areas top notched dj talents team up for a visual and audio experience.. Mystery Crash kicks off the party at 8pm... Summertime is how we make it...
Friday June 21rst - 9pm -Liquid Karma Presents:
w/ Gurg -Catch A Fire- Wick - Todd Hazelrig
Music at 9!
Tweener sets from Todd Hazelrigg!
Wick 9 - 945
GURG 10:15 - 11:30
Catch A Fire: 12 - 1:30
Catch A Fire:
Catch A Fire is a five-piece ensemble that is based around Rock, Funk and Folk music. Yet the music goes beyond the general limitations of those genres and creates a sound uniquely performed. With an ever changing drum kit, matched by impressive vocal harmonies the music can go from a relaxed chill rhythms all the way to gritty funk in your face within one song alone! Though, there are tunes that can get the crowd groovin' to an energetic gypsy-folk rock style as well as soulful driven vocal melodies.
Based in the suburbs of Chicago, Catch A Fire brings together a group of musicians from the humble roots of their home towns. Being young blood of only six months in the Chicago music scene, Catch A Fire has just recently released their first EP "First Flame" and is moving towards their first ever album to be release sometime in late 2013. With the new styles and a passion for their music the group has literally caught fire in their opening year; allowing them to reach out and play venues from the heart of Chicago's Abbey Pub and Tonic room to the country-like hot spots of The House Cafe along with Mackey's Hideout.
Catch A Fire is group of more than just musicians but rather a collective of artistic individuals that look beyond their music and use their talents to create in many different outlets.
GURG is a group of three musicians from the South Side of Chicago, IL that create an atmospheric fusion of funk, jam, reggae, rock, jazz, dub, and electronica, weaving together dual keyboard/synth-bass work, powerful, complex, and driving beats, and a range of organic and effect-saturated guitar sounds.
Sounds, feels and showmanship!
Saturday June 22ndAn Array of Hardcore
Join all of us for an array of hardcore throughout all of Illinois.
Recruiting the Fallen
Disaster Ever After
Saturday June 22nd -10:30pmLocal Hip Hop Happening
Come join us at the House Cafe, the center of the universe.
Come celebrate Smudged Portrait's 21st birthday, and listen to some local hip hop; late at the House Cafe.
5 dollar cover charge.
MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.. STAY TUNED!
NeverclearX [Krazy Boy]: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NeverclearX/174219379348647
Smudged Portrait [Krazy Boy]:
Hustle & Culture: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hustle-Culture/255124991206168
Sunday June 23rd -6pm-Archers & Illuminators
10:05-10:30 Archers & Illuminators
9:25-9:50 The Mind Berlin
8:05-8:30 Burn The Remains
6:45-7:10 Buried In Autumn
6:10-6:35 Victory Verdun (acoustic)
Sunday June 23rd- 1:30pm - FREEThe Barb City Stompers
The Barb City Stompers is a trad through swing band that was formed in 2004 but the pedigree of some of the players goes back well beyond that date. Clarinetist John Skillman has been a member of the Buck Creek Jazz Band for thirty one years, for example, while Roy Rubinstein has offset his career as a physicist with over fifty years of trombone playing. In fact with the exception of drummer Aaron Puckett the whole band has pursued careers outside of music. Maybe it's that factor that makes their music a product of love and devotion.
Monday June 24th - 7:30pmUnmask the Silence *Featured Artist at Opn Mic*
Monday June 24th at the House Cafe, we will be the featured artist for open mic. no cover, come enjoy good sounds and cold beer!!!
TUES. JUNE 25TH - 7:00PM - $10
kickstand productions presentIVAN AND ALYOSHA
The Seattle combo—which borrows its name from a pair of characters from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov—delivers its songs of struggle, perseverance and spirituality with a resilient, upbeat attitude that’s reflected in their bubbly brew of stirringly strummed folk-rock guitars, surging instrumental interaction and a bright, buoyant blend of voices that reflects the band members’ family-style camaraderie, evoking a timeless pop ideal that’s as affecting emotionally as it is pleasing to the ear.
Thursday June 27th -7pm-Password + more
w/ Eric Quigley, Tyler Krienitz Band
"Classic soul, new body."
Password is a funk band that began in May 2012. With a strong love for classic funk and soul artists such as Jamiroquai, Hall and Oates, and Stevie Wonder the band has worked to create a sound that is groovy, soulful, and true to its roots.
Check us out on your favorite social sites:
Friday June 28th -7pm-Local Rock and Roll Showcase
GRIM VIEW (dekalb)
Aberant Hatter (dekalb)
The Wild Finish (dekalb/chicago)
More than a mouthful (dekalb)
Saturday June 29th -9pm-Buckshot Hounds
The Buckshot Hounds (Chicago, IL)
Corbin Marsh Band (Athens, OH)
Iron Orchard (Macomb, IL)
Sunday June 30th -The 1rst annual "Grateful Dead" Night by Wooden Box Theater
On Sunday June 30th performance team, Wooden Box Theater embarks on a brand new annual event at the House Cafe in which they will 'reboot, revitalize and recharge' the music of the Grateful Dead with elements of live theater, fashions, live music, and emerging local artists. To revive the timeless music of the iconic band on an annual basis.
As we continue to prove with our many local events, Wooden Box Theater will take care of the music of the Grateful Dead as it were our own, with respect to the original recordings and performers who gave us this great music. The events we are planning will open up the Grateful Dead's music to a wider audience and make new fans out of the classic albums and songs.
Celebrate Wooden Box Theater's 5yr Anniversary of Events at the House Cafe!
Jaclyn Elise Whitehair, Arianne Campbell, Tiffani Finley, Hillary Korth, Brooke Garren, Amber Nichole Reedus, Chris Petit, Sarah Henneke, Heidi Crush
Belly Dance performances by Candi Hoard Jackman!
Nite #2 of the KCA Financial Reuniion
Poetry by Amber Nichole Reedus and Gladys Sanchez
Four amazing headliners:
My Lazy Elephant (with Scott and Steve Barnes of Vehicle)
Thanks for the Falcon
The historic return of 'Not Elliot' with all original member
with musical performances by
Mitch Munns w/ Rachael Cozzola
Krazy Boy Productions (NeverclearX & Smudged Portrait)
Mark w/ Mia Lynell
Andrew & Amanda
Daerielle 'AuraWeaver' Amber
Finding Friends featuring Brian Mikula/Schuyler Gomer
The show will include emerging and developing music superstars, local fashion models, like-minded vendors, poets, and also an array of talent discovering the Grateful Dead for the very first time, while learning their music to perform on stage! It's a new approach to looking at their music with a fresh set of eyes, so the songs are new and bold again.
We are looking forward to utilizing the House Cafe and the wealth of talent in the area to give the music of the Grateful Dead a fresh, revitalized look and sound as we embark on this amazing annual series of events each summer with the first one being titled, 'New, New Minglewood Blues,' named after the song on their debut album. In essence, Wooden Box Theater, with our newest annual event, will indeed...get by!
Sunday June 30th -2pm-Ax'n Hand
MON. JULY 1ST - 8PM - $15 / $17
kickstand productions presentMEWITHOUTYOU
w/ Rocky Votolato / Auctioneer
mewithoutYou is a post-hardcore band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that formed in 2001. They are known for their warbling vocal style and introspective lyrics of lead vocalist Aaron Weiss, as well as their prominent bass riffs and atmospheric guitar. The band was originally conceived as a side project. The Weiss brothers and Kleinberg were playing together in another band called The Operation (who released one album, 2001’s There Is Hope For A Tree Cut Down, on Takehold Records), but Aaron wanted to start another band to experiment with new sounds. After picking up Rick Mazzotta on drums and Ray Tadeo on bass, Kleinberg and the Weiss brothers released their first EP (I Never Said That I Was Brave) in 2001 and shortly thereafter signed to Tooth & Nail Records after a show at Cornerstone Festival the same year. An even earlier six song demo EP called Blood Enough For Us All has also surfaced, apparently having been recorded in 2000. Around this time Tadeo had moved on, Daniel Pishock picked up as the bass player, and The Operation disbanded soon afterward. mewithoutYou’s debut full-length album, [A→B]: Life, was released in 2002. The band garnered more attention for their sophomore release, 2004’s Catch For Us The Foxes, which was produced by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Fire Theft). In December of 2004 Pishock had made a decision to retire as the bassist for the band and former Operation frontman, Greg Jehanian, was selected to replace him. In 2005, mewithoutYou won mtvU’s “Left Field” award for most original artist. Their third album, Brother, Sister, again produced by Wood, was released on September 26th, 2006.
Thursday July 4th -8pm-Open Blues Jam
Bring Your guitar and drum sticks.. Drums and Amps provided.. You call the tune and jam with the house band..
Tuesday July 9th - 7pm -Art Beat Exhibit
Come meet and mingle with local artists and check out their unique, one-of-a-kind and creative pieces at Studio226's opening night at House Cafe, Dekalb! Enjoy live music to set the mood, great beer and great food! Don't miss Live Art by Lyndsay Pollard!! What: Art Beat Exhibit - Check out your local artists Where: House Cafe DeKalb, IL Time: 7:30pm Cost: $5 cover Who: Check out art from many amazing artists such as Tasha Yates, Art by Nero, Lyndsay Pollard just to name a few! Stay tuned for more details!
Saturday July 13th -10pm-ACES of BASS
Mint Condition Presents:
We are bringing you a night of BASS at The House Cafe! The homies TYLR and Stephens out of Chicago are going to bring their fresh sounds and our man Shane-o is bound to keep the funk alive with 2 SETS!! This night is going to be packed with friends, music, and good vibes!
The party goes from 10pm-2am!
Starting as a Live PA act inspired by the sounds of jamtronica, TYLR has been refining his skills not only as a producer but also as a DJ/Performer. Blending both controllerism and DJing, you can expect to hear heavy melodic beats and smooth bass with just as much tonal quality as crunch. TYLR is constantly seeking out the freshest sounds, and the newest ways to manipulate these sounds to give the performance an in-the-moment feel. On top of being an avid bass music producer, performer and fan, he is also a self-proclaimed educator - interested in teaching, learning from and collaborating with other artists to create the new sound of bass music.
Adam Stephens is a 23 year old, Chicago based, musician, producer, beatmaker, basscrafter, abletonist, soul man, interplanetary funk distributor. He has worked as a resident DJ in Chicago, IL and produces 100% Original bass music, while also producing HipHop beats and tracks for Taylor Gang member JR Donato and other affiliates of Hoodie Boy Entertainment. He has performed with acts such as... Big Gigantic, Savoy, Kill Paris, Sugarpill, Gladkill, Freddy Todd, Sound Remedy, Manic Focus, Elfkowitz, TYLR, Mt. Blood, DJ Belly, and more..
There will be vending by Nick Nowak with his dope glass pendants and an assortment of wire wire wraps to check out!
-Anyone interested in vending let us know!
FRI. JULY 19TH - 8PM - $10
kickstand productions presentLARRY & HIS FLASK
w/ Guests TBA
“Larry & His Flask are like no band I’ve ever seen (which seems to be the general consensus). As soon as Jamin says “Hello everybody we’re Larry & His Flask!” and the first song begins people are glued to the stage. Everyone is watching with smiles and wide eyes. People are looking at their friends shaking their heads with looks on their faces that say: “What the hell is this?!“ When all 6 members are on stage they are truly a sight to behold. They play their instruments fast and they play them good. It’s difficult to describe the kind of music they play; they don’t fit into any of the genres found in your neighborhood music shop. Their music sounds like rowdy bluegrass/folk with heavy punk rock roots and a splash of gypsy soul.” Larry & His Flask are out of Redmond, Oregon and are more than local heroes with tons of local fans!
Saturday July 20th - ALL DAY EVENT - $7 Online / $10 DoorThe Prairie State Film Festival
[of the Spook Show Entertainment]
The Prairie State Film Festival returns to The House Cafe for the 2013 Season! Join us for a day full of independent films from Illinois and around the world! The event will feature a variety of genre's and an awards ceremony to honor several people in the industry! ONLINE TICKETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO GUARANTEE ENTRY!
Sunday July 21rst -1:30pm-5th Annual Country Music Show for Charity
5th Annual Country Music Show
Collecting School Supplies
Bring all kinds of school supplies -
Writing paper, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, rulers, tote bags, backpacks and other school supplies.
Sunday, July 21st 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Live Bands -
Country Music, Bluegrass Music, Gospel Music
MC Brian Adams of B95 Radio
School Supplies go to Salvation Army
For more information call Organizer
Gary Mullis 815-762-5589
Sunday July 21st - 8PM - $15 - All Ages
kickstand productions presentmc chris
w/ Doctor Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, Tribe One
mc chris is a rapper from the suburbs of Chicago that was once an animator on many of the shows you see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has also voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamonn and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music. mc has since crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act. He is considered to be one of the originators of a genre of music called nerdcore. He’s collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in a Kevin Smith movie and an upcoming DVD; and he has composed several themes for his Smodcast network. Most recently, mc’s song “hoodie ninja” was featured in both a Honda commercial and America’s Funniest Home Videos. mc raises money to fight cancer and cystic fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cancer charity is brand new in honor of mc’s recently deceased father as well as Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.
TUES. JULY 23RD - 7:00PM - $10 / $12
kickstand productions presentLORD HURON
Originally a musical and visual solo project by lead singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Schneider started playing music as a child—most often on summer nights around the campfire on Lake Huron. He went on to study art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts. Schneider’s passion for art and music are often intertwined, and he has composed music for various visual art projects over the years. His work is continually inspired by his outdoor explorations, landscape and water in particular. In 2010, Schneider self-released his first EP, Into the Sun, online, complete with original artwork. The songs gained traction and Schneider set to work recruiting musicians to help him translate the recordings into a live performance.
Friday August, 16th - $12adv / $14dos - All Ages
kickstand productions presentTHE APPLESEED CAST
w/ Des Ark, Heartscape Landbreak, & Joie De Vivre
A blend of two dubiously-termed styles—post-rock, emo—has been the bread and butter of Kansas-hailing brainiacs The Appleseed Cast since the late ‘90s. If you’ve never heard them, you might be surprised to hear how broadly that blend can be pushed. With each release, they redefine. Remaining true to form, Illumination Ritual all but abandons the droning structures and sweeping arrangements of 2009′s Sagarmartha for what hits like a return to the lively, visceral Mare Vitalis with the free-flowing creativity of the Low Level Owl discs in mind. In theory, that should be great. It is.
Wednesday June 19th -7pm
"We Glow" Swapping and Goodluck Eventw/ TBA
Thursday June 20th -7pm-
Experi-mentalists Vodstrup & Fedak with local Dj's and Mystery Crashw/ DJ SHANE-O, MYSTERY CRASH, more tba
Friday June 21rst - 9pm -
Liquid Karma Presents:w/ Gurg -Catch A Fire- Wick - Todd Hazelrig
Saturday June 22nd
An Array of Hardcorew/
Saturday June 22nd -10:30pm
Local Hip Hop Happeningw/
Sunday June 23rd -6pm-
Archers & Illuminatorsw/
Sunday June 23rd- 1:30pm - FREE
The Barb City Stompersw/
Monday June 24th - 7:30pm
Unmask the Silence *Featured Artist at Opn Mic*w/
TUES. JUNE 25TH - 7:00PM - $10
IVAN AND ALYOSHAw/ TBA
Thursday June 27th -7pm-
Password + morew/ Eric Quigley, Tyler Krienitz Band
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