$10 at the door only
doors @ 7 / show @ 8

The Furious Bongos are a Zappa project featuring musicians who have played alongside heavyweights like Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, and Les Paul.

This isn’t strictly a “tribute” band – doing a note-for-note rendition of Song X from Album Y while staring at their shoes didn’t seem like the proper way to go about it. The result is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy but is still new and different and dangerous, with lots of eyebrows.

Kinda like Frank.

*FREE ADMISSION*

Add extra fun to your Sunday Funday as Andrea von Kampen & Auralai will be performing live at Gibson Music Hall on July 28th, at 3:00 PM. Doors at 2pm with mimosas and bloody marys a-plenty!

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as “soulful and worn-in.” With the successful release of two EP’s, Another Day (2015) and Desdemona (2016), a Christmas EP (2016), an Audiotree Live album (2017), and her debut full-length album Old Country (2019), Andrea has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. She has shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Ira Wolf, Dead Man Winter, The Brother Brothers, Dead Horses, Darling West and many more.

Old Country, Andrea von Kampen’s debut full-length album, was released on February 8th, 2019. The album was recorded and mastered in Nebraska and features exclusively Nebraska-based musicians. Inspiration for Andrea’s songs often come from literature, art, and nature; in particular the literature and nature of Nebraska and the Midwest. The title track, Old Country, is based on the book “My Ántonia” by Nebraska author Willa Cather.

Her single, Portland, received notable attention including features on The Bluegrass Situation, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Additionally, Amazon Music Canada featured Portland in their ‘Top Songs of 2018’ playlist. In a review of Portland, Ear To The Ground Music said, “It’s not so much about where you’re going, but that you want to get away. That emotion of “idealistic escapism” is one that listeners can all connect with, whether or not we want to go to Oregon or somewhere else. The inflection in von Kampen’s vocal has the conviction of a gospel track and the sincerity of a Dylan folk ballad.”

$10 at the door. Doors 7pm. First come, first serve!

E.N Young and his band, Imperial Sound, will be performing live reggae music at Gibson Music Hall in Appleton, Wisconsin! With special guest act, Luma Knotty, playing ska/rock to start the night!

Motherfolk is coming back to Appleton for a summer show! Don’t miss it.

Special guest TBA!

Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $10 adv, $15 day-of
21+

Get tickets here:

https://motherfolkgmh.brownpapertickets.com

*FREE ADMISSION*

 

This man and his band caught us off guard their last time around! Us and the attendees were so impressed, that we had to bring him back! Join us on July 25th for some Chicago Soul Blues and amazing musicianship.

Join us on Saturday, July 20th, as The Accords host Of The Orchard for a homecoming show of original music from young, Fox Valley natives returning to their roots! The Minneapolis based band, Of The Orchard, is fronted by Little Chute’s Ben Vanden Boogaard, while The Accords are made up of current college students Adam Drees, Will Cole, Sam Knott, Jack Coughlin, Bret Skenandore, and Graham Tougas who all grew up in Kaukauna. Don’t miss this rare chance to see both of these rising bands back to perform in Appleton!

$5 Cover – Ages 21+

8:00pm – The Accords
9:40pm – Of The Orchard

* The Accords *

The Accords released their first EP “Paper Rhymes” in 2018, they have since worked with Grammy-Award winning producer Gavin Lurssen, on their two most recent singles “Vega’s Sun” and “Feels Like”.

This Wisconsin band has performed at many venues across the Midwest, including Summerfest.

The bands jam-based improvisations make for a memorable musical experience.
They have a unique blend of voices that enhance their sound, which is reminiscent of Southern California rock.

* Of The Orchard *

Of The Orchard was founded upon the roots of singer/songwriter, Ben Vanden Boogaard, and his desire to expand out from performing as a solo artist to being surrounded by a full band. In the winter of 2017, Ben recruited Lewis Wethall (drums), Alec Thicke (bass/backing vocals), and Zach Ward (guitar) to embark with him on a project called “10 in 10” where the four of them would record, film, and release a new single, accompanied by a music video, every month for 10 months between March 2017 – December 2017.

After several months of playing together and many enjoyable social outings later, the four guys began brainstorming a way for everyone to be included in the band name, as the project was originally started under Ben’s solo project, Ben Vanden Boogaard. A few evenings were spent brainstorming names which, needless to say, ended in failure as some of the “favorites” were: Benny and the Windmills, Daddy Tops, and Blood Kitten. Eventually, Of The Orchard emerged as the favorite, coming from the English translation of Ben’s last name: Vanden Boogaard.

Their unique sound combines each of the band members’ varied musical backgrounds including acoustic singer/songwriters, blues rock, and punk rock into one cohesive sound. As a result, Of The Orchard sounds like a love-child between John Mayer and Third Eye Blind, giving listeners thoughtful lyricism surrounded by melodious indie-rock.

 

*FREE ADMISSION*

Stories, humor and original blues tunes. The Bobby Evans Blues Band kicks it up and keeps it entertaining!

*FREE ADMISSION*

GMH is where the Jay Stulo Band sounds the best.  Come check out the band in their natural habitat to get your dose of Blues/Rock!

*FREE ADMISSION*

No Show Cadillac – 6pm
Thunder & Rain – 8pm
21+ Only

ABOUT THUNDER AND RAIN
Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

ABOUT NO SHOW CADILLAC
No Show Cadillac, otherwise known as Connor Scaro, is a ramblin’ musician from Milwaukee who dropped out of college and started tramping around the country. No Show embodies the spirit of a rambler with his self professed “dirty folk” sound, which he describes as “everything but country,” for “no real reason.” Currently touring through the Midwest, he captures crowds large and small with his unique blend of Folk, Blues, and Americana at gigs ranging from private events to festivals.