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Monday, January 15 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, January 17 Fresh Wednesday Market

Friday, January 19


the Micro Wrestling Federation presents
Micro Wrestling

9:00p  |  $15 / $20 at the door / $30 ringside

You don't want to miss the 6-cast member wrestling blowout with the Micro Wrestling!  This is the most outrageous event within our industry brought to you by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment;   The innovators of mundane entertainment!  Become a Micro Mayhemer and get more action for your buck! Here is what you can expect:

Two Single Matches: Who are the toughest Micro wrestlers? Come find out!

Intercontinental Gender Match: For all the women who believe a woman can do anything a man can do, this match is for you.  The only show you will ever see man versus woman is right here! You don't want to miss this!

Fatal Four Way: Four Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event! The belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion.
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Saturday, January 20 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, January 20


Mad Hatter Shows present
An Evening of Music and Comedy
Creed Bratten

8:00p  |  $20 advance / $25 at the door / VIP $60

Fans of NBC’s The Office best know Creed Bratten as the disturbingly hilarious, popular character of the same name.   What most do not know is, not only has he been acting since the late 60s in films such as Mask and Heart Like a Wheel, he’s a bona fide classic rocker extraordinaire and a founding member of the legendary rock band The Grass Roots – makers of hits such as “Let’s Live for Today” and “Midnight Confessions”.

Since joining the cast of The Office, Bratton released a trio of solo albums – 2008’s Creed Bratton, 2010’s Bounce Back and 2012’s Tell Me About It.  Even with his busy TV acting schedule, including "Garfunkle and Oats," "Franklin and Bash," "Liz and Dick," and in films such as "Terri", "The Sound of Magic" and "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X," Brattonremains extremely active in music.  His live one man show is a perfect example of Creed's ability to combine his immense musical talents with his unique, one of a kind comedic mind.
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Monday, January 22 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, January 24 Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, January 24


Humble Beast presents
The Worthy Tour
Beautiful Eulogy

7:00p / doors 6:15p  |  $20 advance / $20 at the door / $40 VIP

Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano.  The group introduces a distinct and directive sound that’s driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members’ hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns.

The natural way Beautiful Eulogy came together parallels its organic creative process.  As its members cooperated on various musical and church-related projects, they realized their chemistry and the opportunity before them to form a completely collaborative group that would emphasize a new gestalt — one that would allow them to steer away from a pure hip-hop trajectory while holding onto its origins, and that would free them from the courses of their solo careers while applying their individual talents to a collective.  “We’re reinventing ourselves together,” the group says. Its members enjoy their creative freedom within self-imposed boundaries, by predefining their work’s message, sound and purpose.

This type of intentionality is central to the way Beautiful Eulogy creates songs, settling on concepts and driving them through a process and reprocess of musical and lyrical shaping.  The resulting tracks are lyric-driven, but contain an equally deliberate musical backdrop.  This panorama enhances and clarifies the presentation of weighty spiritual and theological truths, inviting listeners into the artists’ ideas about and experiences of God.  Listeners may have first heard Beautiful Eulogy on Rapzilla’s King Kulture compilation, or featured on “Misconceptions,” a track from Lecrae’s Church Clothes mixtape.  Beautiful Eulogy’s debut album, Satellite Kite, serves as a foundational prototype of the group’s approach and ambition.
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The Chicago based trio ALERT312 is made up by 3 musical brothers who have channeled their eccelctic roots and faith to craft genuine sonic and visual art for any willing listener. Now in their 3rd season of creative endeavors, the music is mature and expresses the mash up of culture that continues to influence their sound.  Authentic live performance is their muse. Faith in Christ is core to their creative motivation.  A percussive core drives their energy.  Live analogue recording blankets their sound. All three members – Esteban Shedd, Aaron Lopez & Loren La Luz touch multiple instruments to mash their sonic offerings together – a mofongo of heart, soul and lyrical substance.  These are the ingredients of their sound – street funk, progressive Hip Hop yet unashamedly Golden era and ethnic.  Experience the live set, grab the sounds, peep their heart. Great craft takes time to mature, the best offerings are now here from the trio.
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Saturday, January 27 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, January 29 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, January 31 Fresh Wednesday Market

Coming in February

Thursday, February 1


Circle City Shows and It's All Good Booking presents
Pale Lungs
the Old You
You're Letting The Light In

6:30p / doors 6:00p  |  $10 at the door

Much like the music she helps create, Jessica Knight is an artist who defies simple labeling. As vocalist, lyricist and bassist for the band Looming, she draws inspiration from a variety of source material.  She came of age musically in the Southtown Springfield scene, centered around Black Sheep venue and a punk DIY ethos.

You can see Looming again at The Bishop in Blooming on March 18 with Tiger Jaw.
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Formed just last year in nearby Murfreesboro, Pale Lungs have fast become one of our favorite rising acts to emerge from the the thriving local DIY scene (they’re also an instrumental part in helping grow the scene, as several members reside in and co-run house show space Dad’s Garage).  With impressive dynamic range, the group, who opened for Dashboard Confessional earlier this year at The Basement East, tap into a visceral, emo-informed, ambient, indie/post-rock sound to stunning effect, and, despite only having one single, “My Window,” are already building hype among an exciting crop of must-know new local bands.
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Friday, February 2 First Firday inside the 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, February 10


Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R


Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, March 10

Monday, February 12 Acoustic Open Mic featuring Jordan Kirk

Saturday, February 17

the Irving Theater welcomes
Dagger's Ball II
Bad Dagger
Kaleidoscope Jukebox

9:00p / doors 8:00p  |  $10 at the door

Welcome to Dagger's Ball II, the second installment of Bad Dagger's annual event!  Joining the bill once again is Kaleidoscope Jukebox along with Double Negative Design, Herm Productions, Naptown Sounds and RSDigital LLC!  The same powerhouse production crew that brought you the inaugural event in February of 2017.  The team has been hard at work planning this and you're not going to want to miss what it has in store. See you at the Ball!
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Monday, February 26 Acoustic Open Mic featuring Any No Walls

Coming in March

Friday, March 2


Mark Gasper presents
Songs and Stories Solo Tour
Stu Hamm
Bassist for Steve Vai and Joe Satriani
with Bill Price and Grover Parido

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 | $25 VIP

Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai,  Stu Hamm
has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century.

Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics.

Although Hamm certainly wasnt the first bass player to debut during the 1980s and employ an unorthodox approach to playing the electric bass, he was undoubtedly at the forefront of his generation who effectively fused the application of these unconventional techniques.

As one of today's leading bassists, Hamm has released four critically-acclaimed studio recordings. On Radio Free Albemuth (1988), Kings Of Sleep (1989), The Urge (1991), and Outbound (2000), Hamm showcased his unique style of playing the bass as a lead instrument both within a solo environment and various ensemble formats on a genre-spanning spectrum of repertoire that merged rock, jazz, fusion, classical, country, and urban sounds.

Stu will be performing a one-man show, demonstrating his legendary techniques, telling stories from the road and the studio, and essentially doing a Master Class bass clinic!
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Monday, March 19 Acoustic Open Mic featuring Brett Hendrix

Saturday, March 24

Mad Hatter Shows present
Asperger's Are Us
first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people

8:00p  |  $12/ VIP $17 advance

Asperger's Are Us, an absurdist comedy troupe who happen to be the first troupe of people with Asperger's Syndrome.  'Their name reflects our Aspie style of humor, which focuses on dark absurdism and wordplay, which Aspies seem to enjoy a lot.  They don't mention autism in our shows, they don't make self-deprecating jokes, and they're not out to educate anyone.  They want to make you (and themselves) laugh.  They do literally everything entirely by themselves, except the few shows our U.S. booking agent books.
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