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Monday, April 3 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 5 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 6 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, April 7 First Firday at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 8 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 8


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

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $6
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, May 13

Monday, April 10 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 12 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 13 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, April 15 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 15


Wolfsbane Music presents
City Trash
South Side Flea Market
Lucy Furr
Flannel Dan

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $7 at the door

We all remember our first band or just starting out and finding gigs. Join us for a showcase of local DIY bands City Trash, South Side Flea Market, Lucy Furr, and Flannel Dan.

Monday, April 17 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 19 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 20 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, April 22 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Sunday, April 23

Good Enough
Good Enough
out now


Wolfsbane Music presents
The Linden Method
Break Up Lines
The Avenue
Freshman Year
Under the Stars (Acoustic)

6:00p / doors 5:30p  |  $10 at the door

Formed in Chicago in 2012, The Linden Method pulls from the various elements of punk, pop-punk and hardcore to create an aggressive and refreshing new sound.
The Linden Method went through the paces seeking its sound.  Starting out as a metalcore band, vocalist Alex Wight said the foursome decided, "Eh, this isn't really our style."  :The band - Wight, guitarist Cody Horner, drummer Jake Fritzler, and bassist Robby DiDomenico - went through a few variations of what Wight calls "weird rock" before homing in on what The Linden Method was meant to be.  "We grew up on Tony Hawk," Wight said. "We grew up on early AFI and Rancid and NOFX and all the skate punk bands."

The name The Linden Method is a tongue-in-cheek reference to a treatment of anxiety disorders, developed by psychologist Charles Linden, that in part uses soothing music.  "If anything, our music has more of an anxious sound," Wight joked.

"We always wanted to keep the punk in the pop-punk," he said. "We wanted to stay true to the name, to the older stuff we grew up on. We listen to a lot of hard-core, and a lot of different genres, so we wanted to incorporate the different things that we love into the style."  Skewing more melodic seemed to be the way to maintain the raw, aggressive sound and driving rhythms that are staples of punk music while incorporating the clever lyrics of the pop-punk genre.  "You make the music for yourself, but at the same time you want the people who like you and follow you to enjoy what you're doing as well," Wight said.

That mindset drove the production of their soon-to-be-released album, Good Enough, the band's first full-length.  According to Wight, the album went through about 30 edits. He says band members steered away from as much digital sound correction as possible to maintain a more organic tone.  "We try to do everything as old-school as we can," Wight says. "We really work hard to do it all in the studio by ourselves, and that's something that's really important to us. I think it adds an authenticity to our music."

Creating a great studio sound is only half of the exhaustive effort the band members put into their music.  They strive to match their recorded sound to their live shows.  "We are so hellbent on getting the exact tones. We want anything that we do in the studio to be able to be replicated live. We want our live sound to sound exactly like the album," Wight said.

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Monday, April 24 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 26 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 27 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, April 29 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, April 29

Swing With Your Eyes Closed
available April 28


the Irving Theater welcomes
Out Of The Blues
Me Versus I

6:00p / doors 5:30p  |  $12 advance / $14 at the door

Join Chin Up, Kid in celebrating the release of their debut full length album, Swing With Your Eyes Closed on Standby Records.  Joining them will be, Action/Adventure, Normundy, Me Versus I, and Out Of The Blues. Don't sit on this, it's gonna be a banger!

Chin Up, Kid was formed in 2013 by Cheyenne Smith.  They shortly after released their debut EP, Home Advantage.  They showed success throughout playing many shows in Indiana including their local stop of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.  In 2016, the band again self released another EP titled, The Way You Live Is Common. After a few lineup changes, Chin Up, Kid began writing for what would become their full length label debut, Swing With Your Eyes Closed.
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Coming in May

BEAST Food Truck every Monday 5 to 9

Thursday, May 11


State Street Pub presents
Ty Segall
Creeping Pink
Raw Image

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  $12 advance

Lo-fi musician Ty Segall
first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, California garage rock revivalists the Epsilons.  With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory.  On his solo album Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating '60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb.  The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto-punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander "Skip" Spence.  He returned in 2010 with Melted.  The year 2011 was busy for him, with two albums -- Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread -- scheduled for release, as well as an EP of T. Rex covers, Ty-Rex. Goodbye Bread marked a turn toward Segall's softer side, evoking a John Lennon-like take on quieter and more introspective singer/songwriter fare.  In 2012, Segall collaborated with Strange Boys' offshoot White Fence on Hair.  This mini-album married Segall's Beatles-soaked pop hooks and production with White Fence's Syd Barrett- influenced, acid-damaged garage sounds.  Two more Segall albums followed that year, including June's Slaughterhouse with the Ty Segall Band on In the Red, and Twins, the completely solo follow-up to Goodbye Bread released on Drag City in October.

Reverse Shark AttackSegall's profile grew, and 2013 began with several reissues of previous projects, including a 2009 collaboration with Mikal Cronin entitled Reverse Shark Tank, as well as his earlier garage trio the Traditional Fools' out of print 2008 debut.  In 2013, Segall also released the debut album from his side project Fuzz, in which he played drums rather than guitar.  Also in 2013, he showed off a new approach, recording a departure from the usual titled Sleeper, for which all the songs were acoustic ballads.  Not one to rest on his laurels, Segall returned to the studio to record the 17-track follow-up Manipulator in 2014, released by Drag City in August.  A live concert by the Ty Segall Band at the San Francisco club the Rickshaw Stop was released in February 2015 as part of the Live in San Francisco album series from Castle Face Records; the label is co-owned by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, who also engineered the location audio for the Segall show.  Another live recording of Segall and his band, preserving his set at the 2013 Pickathon Festival, was released in May 2015 as a split album with the garage/psych act King Tuff, also taped at the same event.  2015 also saw the arrival of the second Fuzz album, and an expanded reissue of the Ty-Rex EP.
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Saturday, May 13


Another MAJ Production
Alternative Gift Fair

10:00a to 4:00p  |  free  

Over thirty local, handmade artisans bring their wares to the Irving Theater for the fifth annual Alternative Gift Fair - Spring Edition.

Held the day before Mother's Day, you will find one of a kind gifts for everyone in your world.  The Alternative Gift Fair offers you an alternative to shopping big box stores and instead, 'keep it local'.  Jewelry, body products, clothing, and one of a kind gifts for all your loved ones will be found here.

Mark your calendar for this favorite event.
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Next Alternative Gift Fair - Saturday, December 9

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