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Friday, June 10 Matthew Frantz on the deck at the Irving Theater

Saturday, June 11
the Irving Theater welcomes
Messages Untold
We're All Mad Here

Saturday, June 11  |  2:00p AND 4:00p  |  $12 / $10 18 and under  


You're so late. Why, this show is the most innovative yet! You're entirely bonkers if you think different. But i'll tell you a secret, all the best people are. (Carroll, 1865) The mad hatter is innovatively struggling! Alice is back! (yes...again) Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?

ABOUT MESSAGES UNTOLD
Our mission is to first remind our audience of there childhood so that they can then remember the innocence they once had and give that back in a way that makes them want to change. We may start small, we will grow first our community, then our city, next the state and head straight for the universe.
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Saturday, June 11 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, June 11 Nick Ivanovich on the deck at the Irving Theater

Monday, June 13 Acoustic Open Mic

Monday, June 13

#ROCKtheIrving

the Sleepless Summer Tour
The Millenium
4 Door Theater
Time Atlas
Walkney

Monday, June 13  |  7:00p  |  $8 adv / $10 dos

The Millenium is a Eau Claire, Wisconsin band with a Titanic Pop, Alternative sound is making a name for themselves throughout the Midwest.  Their songs are a collection of memories and instances - Of love. Of loss. Of learning.  Their songs are an extension of themselves - much in the same way as our arms and legs.  These songs created the band more than the band created the songs.
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When you hear that bands are “best friends” it sounds super un- original and tacky however, “I’ve spent hours trying to find a better way to describe us and to this day I can’t.” – Garrett Joseph Cyr.

Garrett Joseph Cyr met Bipul Lama in Junior High in 6th Grade choir. Since that day these two have been inseparable.  From garage band jam sessions to high school talent shows, music was the outlet that helped take out the anger and angst that every teenager eventually goes through.  After local success, Garrett and Bipul looked for other musicians in the neighborhood and found the third piece to the puzzle. Travis Salvati, “Was the craziest, coolest guy I’ve ever met, ” – Bipul Lama.  Yes, Salvati played the drums and since then, Garrett And Bipul still envy the fact that he can play drums and pretend to be Travis Barker.  Together these 3 “best friends” made their way all over the Midwest playing sold out shows at the young ages of 16 and 17.  When the band turned 19 and 20, they decided to pack up and move to music city USA to take this band to the next level.  The band rebranded as 4 Door Theater and plan on releasing their Debut EP as the new band before the end of the year.
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There’s no map to follow, but we’re in charge of the directions we take. We’ve only got so much time to walk on those paths before we’re not around to walk them anymore, because life is short; we have to make the best of our time while we have it.

That is the mindset Time Atlas wants to embody as they venture into uncharted waters. “We want to make a difference”, says frontman Grayson DeWolfe, “and I feel like if we can touch even one person with our music, then we’re succeeding in what we’re setting out to do”.  An emerging Minneapolis pop/rock band, the quintet formed when DeWolfe was pursuing a solo career with the group as his live band.  Gaining a strong following and an unusual degree of support from six months of playing shows within the Twin Cities, the group decided to don the name Time Atlas after opening for QuietDrive at a packed Varsity Theatre.
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Wednesday, June 15 WIDTH= Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, June 16 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, June 18 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, June 18

#DressUp

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

PRIDE SHOW

Saturday, June 18  |  Midnight  |  $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, July 9

Monday, June 20 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, June 22 WIDTH= Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, June 23 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, June 24

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Toney Rocks (Wilmington)
Cresent Ulmer (Bloomington)
Luke Austin Daugherty (Indianapolis)
Sunnie Bezeredi (Columbus)

Friday, June 24  |  8:00p  |  free ($5 suggested)


Currently touring the U.S. in support of his latest album, No Road Too LongZ, Toney Rocks straddles Americana music styles with songwriting that identifies with everyday struggles & triumphs.  In solo concerts, Rocks supports his soulful singing performing a variety of acoustic guitars as well as piano.

When asked how to describe his music, Toney Rocks says "Think about if Keb' Mo' and Jackson Browne were stuck at Jimi Hendrix's House..."  He has shared the stage with folk music legend, David Bromberg. In addition to headlining concerts around the U.S., he has opened for artists such as Corey Harris, Jarekus Singleton, and Freekbass.

A respected songwriter, composer, and superb musician, Toney Rocks is known for his infectious stage presence and engaging songwriting that has driven audiences to tears.  His latest album, No Road Too Long, delivers the same promise with songs such as "One More Time" written for one of sons.  This has been a crowd favorite as well as "Don't Look Back" and the title song, "No Road Too Long", a story of a romantic love that conquers any distance.
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Cresent Ulmer is a folk songwriter that travels like a blues-man, a troubadour of sorts, living life with a mantra of spontaneity and honesty.  It is no wonder that they are known for their raw, acoustic sound and sincere, real-life songwriting.  In one show, expect to laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously.

Crescent's first album, Creature Comforts, was funded by a successful crowdfunding campaign after being voted Bloomington's best songwriter in 2014.  The album gives a window into their life as a teenager struggling into a young adult -- searching for direction and purpose.  "As an entire body of work it really defined who I had been and the journey of introspection I was going through", Crescent observes.  While struggling with issues such as sexuality, Crescent was balancing their first heartbreak, excessive partying, drugs, and alcohol.  "There was a lot of shame that I felt living that way and that's what I wrote about," states Crescent.

Crescent Ulmer started out writing thoughts, poems, and short stories on scraps of paper.  At 15, they were given a guitar by a friend and that was when the floodgates of creativity opened. Within a month, Crescent was writing dozens of songs.  "I didn't even know how to tune it at first, I would just sing over the strings" notes Crescent.
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Luke Austin Daugherty is an artist who deeply loves performing and puts his heart into sharing his music.  As one who believes in collaboration and improvisation, he likes to keep things interesting for his audience...playing acoustic and electric guitars, with harmonica and live loops, it makes for a great show.

Luke has released 7 CDs and the most recent is Half Life.  His genre of music is acoustic, folk, folk rock & blues.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, July 22

Saturday, June 25 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, June 27 Acoustic Open Mic

Tuesday, June 28

#ROCKtheIrving

When All Kept Echoing
Old Poet
Now and Then
Breezeblocks
Ultra City
Andrew Vinson

Tuesday, June 28  |  7:00p  |  $7 dos

Wake (When All Kept Echoing) is Aaron Norris, Skyler Klotz, Aaron Powell, and Ethan Gregg.  An alternative rock band from the Cross Roads of America.  That brings you high energy, emotionally driven lyrics, and an atmospheric soundscape that will blow your mind.
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Ultra City is an independent punk/alternative rock band from Oklahoma City.   They officially began in 2012 but the current members have been together since 2014.  Since then, they've toured, played as many shows as possible, released their first EP Shadows in 2015, released their first LP Year of the Deer in 2016, and are currently on a US tour.  They are a band with high energy shows and a happy to be here attitude.
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Andrew Vinson is from Tallahassee and makes honest heartfelt acoustic music.  He has spent the last nine years in bands from Tallahassee, touring, making records, & honing his craft.  In Febuary his band, Mainstream Filth, played their last show and Andrew went to the studio the same month and tracked his first solo EP.  He purchased an RV and spent two months remodeling it and getting it road ready.  lHis wife Bethany and son Dustin Cash & Andrew are now living full time in their 93 Winnebago Warrior traveling, working, and touring.  Andrew Vinson's new EP was recorded at Earthsound Recording (Against Me! Mayday Parade).
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