There has been a rumble of conversation around diverse-line up shows. Why can’t bands of a different genre be on the same bill? Is Kalamazoo falling into the ‘same band’//’different day’ sort of pattern? I don’t know the answer to that question. I do know that going to a show that includes several genres has been refreshing and inclusive for me. So here’s an example of one :
Friday, the Kalamazooligan Concert Posse is hosting on Western Michigan University’s campus at 1003 Trimpe in the Multicultural Center with Rye N Clover, Lion Lore, and Statia.
Rye N Clover hails from Ithaca, New York with banjo in hand. As an avid environmentalist, this musician plays to the tune of the woods and the earth, and speaks of a joy that surfaces with the sunrise.
Lion Lore is a new folky//rocky outfit from Grand Rapids. My(Nola’s) twin sister, my brother-in-law, and their two friends Rob and Holly have created quite the little family band. Think of a melodic version of Band of Horses with a bit more of a bite. First show in Kalamazoo!
Here is a link to a cutesy acoustic video of theirs that they made:
Statia, despite not having played many shows quite yet, have a promising outfit of fine gentlemen (all who of which are already in several different bands). With a member on the keys and Alex Young singing, they can have harder musical tones but strong, controlled vocals that are too on point to miss. Proggy goodness.
Here is Statia’s bandcamp:
The Kalamazooligan Concert Posse is a group on Western’s campus that helps promote shows to the campus and Kalamazoo community, making them accessible to all-ages crowds as well as providing a safe space for show-goers.
The show is free for WMU students and $3 for non-students.
The show is at 7pm – know what that means? You could hang out on campus, support new-show goers and then go to one of the other million shows happening that night afterwards.
Maybe see you there?