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$2 DOMESTICS

 

We pride ourselves on having the Best Service, Best Food at The Best Price + Awesome Music!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

All shows are all ages. 

Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)

start at 9:00 p.m. and

weekday shows start at

8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours

before show time. 

Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

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EVAN (my son)AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, wakes weddings

Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done them

All (Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

DRAFT beer

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale

A-pours a nice reddish amber color with an off white head with decent retention
S-bit of caramel, some slight biscuit and low hop aroma
T-a sweet and malty flavor that is dry and biscuity in the finish. Hops provide a nice balance and keep the finish short and clean
M-medium bodied
O-very well balanced and malty. Great example of the style Nice!

Scores a 91 = outstanding

Black Butte

By Deschutes

With a dark beer , Black Butte defined Deschutes as a radical player. A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It's prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

Malt: Pale, Carapils, Chocolate, Crystal, Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Bravo, Tettnang

 

Uinta Hop Notch IPA

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable
.

 

Brooklyn “Pennant” Ale

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is pale copper and a finger of dense, buttery, off-white head dissipated slowly and a little unevenly.

Smell: Wow. A chewy and enticing blend of bready, grassy malts (reminiscent of Czech pilsner) and caramel. As the beer warms, scents of toffee, molasses, and peat emerge.

Taste: Though the smells is more pilsner-like, the taste is much like a Scotch ale. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, peat (which may just end up being a handful of smoked malt — or the Scottish Maris Otter malt mentioned on the beer's webpage), a little molasses, and licorice.

Drinkability: This beer is solid. It offers great flavor and is very drinkable.

 

Griffin Original Cider

The sweet, winelike, mango-infused apple cider pairs well with pork or poul try, cheese, many salads and desserts. Griffin Original is a full-bodied, medium-sweetness, English-style cider with nicely balanced apple flavor.

 

Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A sweet and toasty aroma of caramel malt, pumpkins, and fall spices. Big hints of pumpkins upfront. Bready toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nuts, and some tea like hints. Mix of fall spices including hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice. Slight hint of candied sugar. Background hints of earthy and floral hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and nicely sweet pumpkin taste with a big malt presence and spices. Solid upfront vegetal taste of pumpkins. Toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, tea, grains, nuts, and yeast. Solid mix of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and clove. Light notes of brown and candied sugar. Solid hop backing with some floral and earthy notes. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly spicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good pumpkin ale. Good balance of pumpkin, toasty malts, and spices with a decent hop backing

Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout

Pours a completely opaque black with a short beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving fine rings of lace on the glass.

S: Wowee, milk chocolate, toffee, coffee, barley, malts, hickory smoke, has a very rich, roasted, aroma to it

T: Man this is good, I can really tastes those lactate sugars as mentioned on the bottle, makes me crave a herheys bar so bad. Rich, thick, roasted coffee flavor, hints of vanilla, it is quite sweet, has earthy, smoky tones to it, twang of hops at the finish

M: Rich, full body with ample amounts of carbonation and balances well with the flavor. Very rich, robust, complex, hoppy, bitter finish towards the end.

O: Overall this was what I was hoping for, the smell of it was astounding, love that early morning coffee smell. All around this was great and I recommend


Black box Cucumber Belgian White Wheat

One of the most unusual beers produced in Ohio back. Black Box Brewing Co. in Westlake hasl release the first new batch of Cucumber Belgian White Wheat in three

Leinenkugel Orange Shandy

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy has a thick, creamy, white head, an opaque, milky, yellow-gold appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a strong orange smell, with citrus acidity, orange peel, and white bread. Taste is of orange, a peppery zest, citric acid, a touch of honey, white wheat bread, white bread crust, sugar, and a slightest bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy and a bit gritty, and Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy finishes semi-dry, sweet, refreshing, and very easy going. Overall, for a flavored concoction, it's alright. !

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company


A: Pours a murky golder orange, 2 finger head that lasts with excellent lacing on the glass ware.

S: Dank aroma that is similar to Sucks, citrus, and pine. Airfreshner

T: Bitter hop bomb, some surprising sweetness and pine. Hop forward.

M: Medium body, little thinner than I anticipated based on color. Dry sweet finish.

O: Excellent beer, one of if not the best best single IPAs.

Samuel Adams OctoberFest


A - Amber and copper color with an off white head
S - the smell is malty
T - I get mostly malts. noticing a good amount of sweetness and a a little bit of hops
M - Medium body and a little carbination. goes down smooth
O - The first seasonal Sam Adams in awhile, Its one of the better ones I have had.

 

Irish Setter Red

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company


A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: A typically malty aroma with some traces of caramel.

T: Tasted of malt, caramel, and some hops in the finish. Not exactly what I'd call a groundbreaking flavor, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is a solid, well made, drinkable beer.

Dales Pale Ale

One of the quintessential American hoppy Pale Ale of our time! beeradvocate.com

Top U.S. Pale Ale
New York Times

Gold Medal – 2010
World Beer Championships

World's Best Canned Beer
Details Magazine

Top Five American Pale Ales
Ratebeer.com, 2005-2009

Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival

 

Victory Summer Of Love

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that leaves just a few dots behind
Smell: Slightly grainy with a hint of citrusy hops
Taste: A hint of bread up front with a developing grainy aspect; in the middle, a hint of citrus balances the malt flavors; surprisingly peppery on the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation
Overall: For a Blonde, this is a tasty beer and would be a treat on a hot Summer day

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

Labatt Blue


Light golden color. Head fizzes quickly, then dissipates with good lacing.

Not much of a smell going on here. Really can't pick up anything.

Taste is refreshingly mild. Not overly sweet, not bitter. And surprisingly not extra corn-filled. It is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin, with the proper amount of carbonation. Not overly bubbly, which is a good thing.

Overall, this is a quality Canadian Lager. Anyone who appreciates a simple, yet refreshing brew can appreciate this. No need at all to bash it, as it does indeed have its place in the beer world.

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I

love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home  Games with $2-Domestics-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Bud Select, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-Killian's Red, Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$4 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

ToDay

Wednesday April 16

Cav's Power Happy Hour

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of Jameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!

 

Friday and Saturday

Tribe's Back!

April 189pm & 194pm

DENTED TRUCKS

"Electric Blues for Connoisseurs"

from Chicago (BLUES CAPITAL)

Just the Blues.........

     It's not what it was.  It's what it is.  We don't want to change the Blues.  We don't want to make it the "New Blues"  cause that's not where or who we got it from.  We just want the "BLUES" and we're gonna try our best to make you feel the Blues. 

Like the best:  Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Albert King, Big Mama Thornton, Freddie King, Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf.............The Blues of the 60's, 70's and 80's can still be the Blues of the 2000's".

DENTED TRUCKS

From California to Washington to Chicago.

Like so many other Blues musicians that leave home, taking a bus or a train, Diane, Ricky and Jenine packed up and in late December 2010 Dented Trucks drove 2200 miles in dark, snowy, icy roads in high winds halfway across the country to play the only Blues they know in the place most known for the Blues, for the three million people that fill it's streets, that's right "Sweet Home Chicago".  Since then Dented Trucks has been exciting audiences on the North, West and South Sides of Chicago.

Professionally performing for nearly eight years, at Blues Festivals, Music Festivals, Blues Clubs (including Buddy Guy's Legends and Kingston Mines), Popular Nightclubs, Private Concerts, Charitable Events, etc...

The band is known for putting on an Exciting, Strong and Out of Control performance of Classic Gritty Chicago Blues & the Famed rough West Side Blues.

The Release of Dented Trucks #2 Album will now be set for 10.01.13.  Available now is the Debut Album "BLUE SUN".

 

Manday April 21

Glimpse Trio

At the forefront of the Bay Area's rock/indie music scene, Oakland band Glimpse Trio/Duo, with their signature blend of frenzied musicality with sincere lyrics. Glimpse Trio music is accessible, appealing, and challenging all at once. For their third and fourth albums, Glimpse Trio worked with engineer/mixing guru, Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Primus), and mastering engineer, Doug Sax (Rolling Stones, th ... e Who). These upcoming albums featured their already innovative sound, while firmly staying grounded in their jazz and garage rock roots. Together, lead singer and guitarist, Mike Sopko, and drummer, Hamir Atwal, are the driving force behind Glimpse Trio's music.


“...a furious blend of rock, jazz, blues, punk and metal fused with infectious folksiness.” - Frank Alkyer

“For those who grew up on the great fusion explorers, Glimpse Trio offers up a next generation.” - Downbeat Magazine

 

Tuesday April 22

Mary Scholz, Sarah Ault

and The DuPont Brothers

RIYL-Carole King - folk/indie/pop - from LA/Philli

Singer/Songwriter

Mary Scholz

"Singing in church growing up, this blogger can't help but wonder if she was ever mistaken for an angel. SCHOLZ has a soft, yet very crisp, vocal range unlike any that I've ever heard. Reminiscent of Carole King, she delivers her music with a vibrant innocence that draws one in and holds a listener almost hostage in a melodic trance."
- Danny Coleman

Mary's song, "Bridges We Burn" was recently nominated for a 2014 Hollywood Music and Media Award in the category of "Adult Contemporary!"


Most frequently compared to Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant and Allison Krauss, Mary's music is a blend of lyric folk, country/pop and rock that will have you humming along.

BIO:
Born in Havertown, PA and currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Singer/Songwriter Mary Scholz is a triple threat talent.

Recently nominated for a 2014 Hollywood Music and Media Award for "Bridges We Burn, the first single off of her newest album, "The Girl You Thought You Knew," her work has been compared to that of Carole King, Norah Jones and Paula Cole.

What interests people and draws them is the clear, warm, lyrical style of Marys voice. Self-accompanied on guitar and piano, her voice is what she always claims as her main instrument and one she understands and owns with pride.

On the stage, Mary communicates as if shes sitting having coffee with you connecting with her audience with an ease that has people feeling as if theyve known her for years and reminds everyone that there is no separation between us. Just two people, sharing stories. And thats exactly what her songs are. Stories of life, love, loss and hope.

Mary is currently on a three month US album release tour, promoting "The Girl You Thought You Knew," as well as her three independently produced and released EPs and Live Album. Having shared stages along the way with artists such as Chris Trapper, Paul Doucette of Matchbox 20, David Ryan Harris (lead guitarist for John Mayer), Eric Hutchinson and Tina Shafer, Mary is enjoying being back on the road and re-visiting some of her favorite stages.

Scholz is most frequently compared to Carole King, Sarah McLauchlin, Alison Krauss and the Indigo Girls. In 2008 Mary kick-started her indie label and film production company, Ringlet Records. She plans to build the company to produce and promote new and talented writers, artists and screenplays.

With a degree in Theatre from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Mary recently appeared in the Hallmark Channel's Christmas film "Naughty or Nice," starring Hillarie Burton and Matt Dallas.

"I write about things that matter to me things that are close to my heart. Its my hope that through music we can connect to one another, to better understand that we are all alike and that no one is alone." MS

PLUS

Sarah Ault

Born and raised in Los Angeles, singer/songwriter Sarah Ault has been making music since she was a little girl. At an old upright piano in the living room of her childhood home, Sarah began by improvising songs and singing them to her mother. Over the past two decades, through hundreds of performances in and outside Los Angeles, she has honed her skills and evolved into an artist with a sound all her own. As catchy as Sara Bareilles, sophisticated as Fiona Apple, quirky and complex as the Dresden Dolls, and soulful as Adele, Sarah has quickly garnered a devoted following as passionate about her music as she is.
Her lyrics are raw and honest testaments to love and heartbreak, and her self-written music provides a layered backdrop of piano, drums, violin and upright bass along with an eclectic mix of other, less traditional instruments. Her voice, at turns powerful and vulnerable, provides depth to songs that are as infectious as any Top 40 hit. At the April 2 release party for her first album The Pressure Beneath at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, Sarah demonstrated to the packed audience exactly why her popularity has grown so quickly. Not content to be a star of L.A.'s underground music scene, Sarah is ready to take on the world—and with her drive and talent, it's only a matter of time.

and

Vermont made Folk-Americana

The DuPont Brothers

Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of southwestern desert, Sam and Zack DuPont are now coconspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family. This Burlington Vermont made duo has hit the ground running since the formation of the group in March of 2013. The brothers have recently shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Chris Thomas King, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day and The Lone Bellow to name a few. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. 

 

 

Friday April 25

Harvest for Hunger~Happy Hour 3-8pm

Then Live on Our Stage

"Michigan's Celtic Jamgrass Champions"

Rootstand

The band consists of Brant Losinski on vocals and guitar, Matt Pernar on drums, Tim Sheldon on banjo, David Cleaves on mandolin and Brennan Andes on bass. Many may know Brennan from The Macpodz.

Together, they make a danceable combination of Celtic bluegrass jam music with a little reggae, Americana and blues thrown

Michigan band with roots in Flint, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor, sat in their 38-foot bus outside Churchill's in downtown Flint, sipping on 16-ounce bottles of Guinness and trying to explain their sound.

“We're really unique because of the roots stuff,” guitarist and lead singer Brant Losinski said. “We're like a bluegrass band; we go to Alpena, we play a lot of blues; we go down to the urban areas, we do more hip hop-oriented shows. So we're in like five or six genres, but one of them is the kind of old school jam band scene, which I now call the roots and jam band scene.”

The band was getting ready to play for what it dubbed the “Bob Marley Birthday Bash,” which is part of its “Marley to Barley” tour making its way through the Traverse City Winter Microbrew Festival Feb. 10-11.

So where does Bob Marley fit into their sound? Well, they count reggae in their cross-genre style as well. And traditional Celtic music.

“Roots music” is as close to a name the band members can give to what they play, a term they attribute to any style that has traditional beginnings. But that can mean a lot of things.

“I might be the world's first bluegrass rapper,” Losinski said, laughing, although he's more often singing than rapping, often harmonizing with banjo player Tim Sheldon, 30, of Kalamazoo.

Scott Atkinson | MLive.com

“If you were stolen from an island and taken somewhere and made to work on another island for little to nothing, we like your music,” drummer Matt Pernar, 35, said.

“Factory stuff, too,” Losinski added.

“And then you got the mountains,” Sheldon said.

Losinski contends that while bluegrass and rap, or reggae and traditional Celtic music may seem worlds apart, they're really not. Or at least, they don't have to be. Sometimes, the band will put a reggae spin on an Irish tune, or vice versa.

“Bluegrass and reggae are literally a downbeat apart. They sound different to the ear, but when you put them together, like, they're both in four-four, you cluck the upbeat on both...it seems like really different music, but it's the same music,” he said.

Their original songs often reflect that blend, although according to the venue, they often change their emphasis according to the crowd, sliding back and forth between their influential genres. Recently they played a show with other bands in Ann Arbor called "Folk the Police," where bands like Rootstand took a folk approach to songs by rappers like Snoop Doggy Dogg. But they fit in most easily at what Losinski calls the “brewery scene.”

“In Flint we play a little more aggressively, we play a little more hip hop,” Losinski said.

Playing at Churchill's, Losinski took the microphone toward the end of the opening band's set, freestyling rap-style lyrics to the their traditional reggae beat. While Rootstand set up, Dr. Dre's “California Love” played through the bar's speakers. Then Sheldon tuned his banjo, and the show began.

The band formed in Ann Arbor, when Losinksi was pursuing his undergraduate degree in English (he recently finished his master's degree in the same subject at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he wrote his thesis on traditional music). Like many bands, members came and went before they had the current core group of five members. Now they say they're as a family as much as a band.

Scott Atkinson | MLive.com Guitarist and lead singer Brant Losinski sings during a show at Churchill's on February 3.

Even though the members live all over the state, they often meet at a central location to ride together on the band's converted school bus that features a table, benches, curtains and a light bulb screwed into the wall that once had a cereal box for a lampshade.

“During the summer, we're together a lot more and we'll spend a couple of weeks together at a time doing stuff and going to festivals and riding around on the bus,” said Keri Pernar, 27, who is married to Matt Pernar.

Talking to people from the downtown Flint crowd, it's hard to find anyone who hasn't heard of the band, and through going to watch them play, gotten to know them personally.

“We're lucky to have that in Flint, where we can personally know a band,” said Jessie Wolford, 21, of Montrose, standing outside Churchill's. She said she met Rootstand after going to watch them when she was about 17.

“I've gone to shows like Flogging Molly and some big shows and, honestly, I wasn't impressed, because I'm so spoiled by like, Rootstand, by these good bands that are local. I'm not used to going to a show where they play songs that sound like it's off an album. Like, I want to hear a jam. I want to hear something a little more sentimental to the area. I don't want to hear what you've already done. I want to hear what you feel like now,” she said.

Amanda Broadworth, 32, of Flint, said she's been going to Rootstand shows for years. “I listen to everything, and they have a very wide variety. Rootstand specifically, I love it. You can dance to it, it has a good message if you listen to the lyrics, and they bring it, they really do," she said.

While they're doing well on the local scene, Losinski, who also acts as the band's manager -- "both a blessing and a curse," he said -- is hoping to start garnering some national attention.

Scott Atkinson | MLive.com Drummer Matt Pernar, banjo player Tim Sheldon and guitarist/lead singer Brant Losinski, of Rootstand, hang out in their bus before their show at Churchill's on February 3. The band has traveled as far as California to play. They may be on their way. They have regular gigs in Colorado, are traveling to North Carolina this spring and their most recent album will be their first available on iTunes.  Losinski said they're just doing what they've done since he and Pernar first met and started jamming in Ann Arbor 10 years ago,  but in that time they've gone from jamming in garages to owning their own sound systems and, of course, the bus.

"We work really hard in Michigan to fill our shows up, but the challenge now is to make the transition to national awareness," Losinsky said.  “Part of what's fulfilling about it is that we haven't given up. After 10 years we don't make a lot of money but we get a lot of respect. And that's valuable."

Making that leap to national attention may seem a long way off, but after watching other Michigan bands like the White Stripes and Kid Rock blend different styles and take them to the masses, the next big step may never be more than a few blended, hard-to-define downbeats away.

 

Saturday April 26

Afton Showcase

ChazzWit2, Check Gold Rose, Pooman, Lb Tone, Craig Brent Sullivan, Archie Green, Josh Lov3, XMB'S VH, BlahZayDre, WRAY, Curtis Beckham, Lost Boyz Gang, Kennedy Blaq, Inviziblemen, BOBO ON THA BEATZ, NewVmericV, PeaceCollection, Freeflow

 

Friday, May 2 2014

"Primitive Rock & Roll"

The Clayton Brothers Band

 

Sunday May 4

Alternative / Pop Rock / Alternative

From Hackettstown, NJ

As Seen On→ America's Got Talent

Reverse Order

Reverse Order is a Pop/Rock band everyone's buzzing about.

Reverse Order is a Pop/Rock band whose music and performances have captivated audiences across America. The band was a recent finalist on America's Got Talent and has a Grammy nominated single, “GO”. They are currently on tour performing at colleges and high schools across the US.

The band has focused on creating a pop/rock sound that is familiar and inviting, but at the same time bringing in new elements to keep it fresh. They've released three EP's, and their music videos have been placed on TV, the internet and in retail locations.

When Reverse Order takes the stage, the venue comes alive. Brothers John and Cruise along with Drew and Frank have personalities that touch everyone they meet. They are outstanding musicians that bring excitement to each performance.

Highlights in their career have included:
America's Got Talent
High School Nation Tour
Warped Tour
Bamboozle
Showcases at several NACA Conferences.
Feature stories on My9 News and News 12 NJ.
Featured episode on BYUTV's The Food Nanny.

They have headlined many events as well as supported acts like: Third Eye Blind, Kate Voegele, Allstar Weekend and Honor Society.

The band finds their success is the result of hard work and enjoying what they do. Making someone smile, or getting people out of their everyday rut so they can sing and dance along with them even for a few songs, is what motivates them.

Reverse Order continues to be thankful to God, their family and friends for all their accomplishments.

Quotes from clients:
"The entire staff was impressed by their professionalism and attitude, they rocked the stage each and every time they stepped on it!" Meg McAlduff (Producer) America's Got Talent.
"Not only are they outstanding musicians, they would bring so much excitement to the performance. It was especially apparent that this group is made up of top professionals this past year, as the temperature was in the mid 90's and the guys still strived to exceed their fans expectations and responded to crowds with a memorable performance from beginning to end...I am delighted to recommend them for future events as they have an open invitation to play at our festival."
Quick Chek Corp

“Numerous performances here at Six Flags. I love having these boys at my venue! High energy, audience captivating!”
Patricia Stevens, Six Flags Jackson, NJ

Instrumentation

John Russo - Guitar, keys, Synth, Singer/Songwriter
Cruise Russo - Drums/Vocals
Andrew Katsock - Guitar
Frank Spangler - Bass

 

PLUS

Tim Moon

~ Piano POP Rock~ From Cleveland ~

Coming out of Cleveland Ohio, Vocalist and Pianist Tim Moon has entertained audiences since 2009 with his high-powered vocals and energetic crowd-oriented show. Influenced by Freddy Mercury of Queen and Elton John, Tim utilizes his four-octave range and his showmanship

to command the attention of the room, engaging the audience through charisma and personal interaction. His honest, hook-centric songwriting reaches out to the audience and stays with them, leaving the desire for more. 

Tim's music reached its full sound when he was joined by Lauren Gale (Speakeasy Tiger, Brave Song Circle), Tavis Alley (Speakeasy Tiger, Monroe Monroe), Jordan Wiker and Adam Horvath. With the lineup set, Tim has focused on his vision of creating a highly interactive emotional journey, which tells a coming of age story throughout the set. Though his journey has just begun, Tim has already shared the stage with notable artists such as Joe King (The Frey), The Rocket Summer, The Summer Set and many others.

In early 2014, Tim hit the studio to record his self-titled debut with Mike Brown. With the anticipated release, Tim now turns to the road where his heart has always been, on the stage.

“Someone once told me that if you're not doing what you love, you're wasting your time, and I try to live by that. I want to connect to as many people as possible in a positive way and music is the perfect outlet”, says Tim.

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Liberty Deep Down

alternative/pop, mingled with some electronic sequencing come see what audience's are raving about

 

FRIDAY MAY 9

From Daryl Hall & John Oates camp

Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis, independent artist and multi-instrumentalist, has been performing sold out shows all over the world and is currently a member of the legendary duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates. Eliot is also a featured musician on the award-winning web series and now weekly TV show "Live From Daryl's House".

Eliot has recently worked with many of the top artists in the music business including: Train, Joe Walsh, Cee Lo Green, Todd Rundgren, Booker T, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Jewel, Rob Thomas, and Grace Potter just to name a few. He has also performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world including the legendary Hollywood Bowl, Japan's Budokan Arena as well as performing on The Voice, Conan O'brien, Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel and many others.

Eliot has been blazing his own trail as a solo artist and has taken to the stage on his own. Performing all over the country, his unique one-man band solo show incorporates all of the instruments he plays into a highly entertaining event.

Having mastered five instruments over the course of his distinguished career, Eliot has written, performed and produced several solo albums including his latest, “Enjoy The Ride.” A serving of guitar-focused classic rock & soul. Selling thousands of CDs independently, he has truly become a self-contained artist.

Earlier in his career Eliot was signed to Warner Brothers, Sony Tunes, BMG and RCA as a songwriter and producer. He also performed on hits including Tina Turner's “The Best”. His own "Get Back What You Give" won him a John Lennon Songwriting Award. He spent several years as a key member of the "The Average White Band". Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

 

 

Tuesday May 13

Award Winning Welsh group

awarded 'Standout International Act of NXNE 2012'

deliver's explosive driven rock ‘n' roll

The Roseville Band

 

Thursday May 15

“Chris Trapper displayed his talent for making radio-friendly music that treads the line between Top 40 rock and grassroots folk.” Nick A. Zaino III - Boston Phoenix

CHRIS TRAPPER

Slick, rootsy college-rock and acoustic folk-twang! Yea he's that good!mm

began his career as the front man for late-90's alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records).  With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.  

As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time , the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures).  

The new CD (released October 18, 2013), Technicolor , is a collection of 17 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper.   This new work was  Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Young at BKY Music, Boston, USA.   Focus tracks include the title track 'Technicolor' and 'Northwest Sun' and 'The Accident'.

Chris Trapper's music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters.  

" Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where

I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct ."   Chris Trapper  

"His humble sense of humility is what makes Trapper's songs so strong... He makes you feel like you are the person he's singing about.   The Few & the Far Between  is another strong addition to the Chris Trapper/Push Stars catalog." Popdose

The New York Times  calls his work  “classic pop perfection .”

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including  There's Something About Mary  (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz),  The Devil Wears Prada  (Meryl Streep),  Say It Isn't So  (Heather Graham) and  Gun Shy  (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including  All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle , a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of  ER , the theme song for WB Networks dramedy  Pepper Dennis  and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.

A respected songwriter of the highest caliber, Chris has written 7 songs with/for Canadian band GREAT BIG SEA, including their #1 single "Sea Of No Cares" from the certified-platinum  Sea Of No Cares  CD.  Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song "Everything Shines” and their version served as the debut single off their certified-gold  Road Rage  CD album. Chris' songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs.

Trapper's live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele.

It's an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity ."  

The Buffalo News

 

 

 

FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!

→and remember To be nice & Have A Nice Time!

WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!

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