Saving Abel will be live in concert at Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton on Friday August 16th with special guests Jamie Fontaine & the Level, Scarlet and HEADSTONE.
-Doors at 7:00
-21 & up to enter
-General admission tickets are $25
-Meet and Greet passes are $50 (only 30 will be sold)

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-Brought to you by Grave Marker Music and Stryker Records


8:00pm Doors I 9:00pm Show
$10 ADV I $12 Early Arrival (5-7pm) I $15 (7pm-Close)

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Feed the Dog is an eclectic and action-packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass band. The Appleton based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin’ acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines, and percussive soul. The band started in July of 2015 and has been relentless playing festivals, theaters, and clubs alongside regional and national touring acts. Freshmen album “Sheep” out now. Sophomore album “Tenderloin” recorded at Hyde Street Studios in SF, CA March 2018, released this past August.


33 Strings and harmony will make your soul dance!


One Exclusive Evening
Saving Abel’s Scott Wilson
with Rick Monroe (11 time Grammy Nominee)

Part of an intimate 4 date exclusive tour this will be a stop in Appleton at a Gibson Music Hall, a small downtown premier music venue. This one night in the Fox Cities show will be exclusive to the small capacity of the club. Both pre-sale and door will be very limited.

Guest opener:
Wally Wise
with a special appearance by Animal

$20 at the door

$15 in advance from Gibson Music Hall

$15 online at

Includes entry to win a 32″ Philips 1080i HDTV

The areas 14th annual Tribute to Dimebag, in memory of his brother Vinnie Paul.
$10 cover
Win a Dimebag style Dean guitar!

Vulgar Display of Wisconsin
With Special Guests
Shield the Survivors
Dopeheads on Mopeds
Chi Noden

Gibson Music Hall Proudly Presents:
Arts Fishing Club with The Sayers
Nov. 17 (Doors 6:00pm; Show 7:00pm)
$10.00 Cover

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Arts Fishing Club: An Appleton Native turned Nashville transplant, Christopher Kessenich fronts the folk-rock collective known as Arts Fishing Club (AFC). Kessenich debuted his first studio EP in 2015 and completed a 1,600-mile WALKING tour from Maine to Tennessee where he played more than 50 shows and shot a documentary as one of “The Walking Guys.” Kessenich later met Matt Siffert (bass) and Peter Eddins (keys/sax) and the group toured throughout the midwest while polishing AFC’s sound and preparing for their first full-length record to be released in 2017. AFC’s live shows are known for their contemplative lyricism and foot-stomping grooves.

SAYERS: Based out of Chicago, SAYERS, according to Midwest Action, is “a damn fine indie rock band.” Their debut album, “Horror Stories”, is produced and engineered by Rob Bochnick (known as the lead guitarist for Glen Hansard) and Mike Hagler (Wilco, Neko Case). The album was released in April of 2018 to unanimous critical acclaim. The album features “tight guitar riffs and passionate vocals” that sometimes reminisces reviewers of an early “Elvis Costello” record (Listen Here Reviews). Notable singles, “Get Naked” and “The Arsonist”, have been featured on radio stations across the US, Canada, and Europe.
Currently, the band is touring the Midwest and playing to sold out crowds in Chicago. Expect to see a new double LP to drop in spring of 2019 from these indie rockers.

Welcome to the first ever Fox Valley Roots Festival!
We’re bringing 1 night, 2 full days and an afternoon worth of music to the table! Get ready for some great bluegrass, hard blues, folk rock, americana and much more! The mission is to support Wisconsin-wide music (while still bringing in some out-of-state talent) and a few staple venues in the area that allow us a spot to enjoy said music! Let’s celebrate our roots!

Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday; weekend passes and day passes.
No cover charge for both the Thursday pre-party and Sunday after-party!

Only $30 for both Friday and Saturday!
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Sponsored by:

– Shear Chaos Salon & Barbering Co.

– Working Man Co.

– Relik Vintage & Oddity

Dates, times and venues:

Official pre-party – Thursday, November 8th (9:00 P.M. until 2:00 A.M.) – The Cold Shot (Appleton, WI)

Main day #1 – Friday, November 9th (11:00 A.M. until 2:30 A.M.) – Gibson Music Hall (Appleton, WI)

Main day #2 – Saturday, November 10th (11:00 A.M. until 2:30 A.M.) – Gibson Music Hall (Appleton, WI)

Official after-party – Sunday, November 11th (start time t.b.a. until end time t.b.a.) – Venue t.b.a.


Thursday, November 8th at The Cold Shot!
Doors at 3:00 P.M. Music at 9:00 P.M.

Hott Saxxx Ensemble
(Bluegrass from Arkdale, WI)

Noah John & Ringing Iron
(Country bluegrass from Southern WI)

Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th at Gibson Music Hall!
Doors at 11:00 A.M. Music at 11:45 A.M. (both days)

Joseph Huber
(Singer/songwriter folk from Milwaukee, WI)

Left Lane Cruiser
(Dirty blues from Fort Wayne, IN)

Freight Train Rabbit Killer
(Doom Blues from Kansas City, MO)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves
(Fast-paced trashgrass and outlaw blues from Colorado Springs, CO)

Mark “Porkchop” Holder & MPH
(Delta blues-rock from Chattanooga, TN)

(Dark roots and landlocked sea shanties from Milwaukee, WI)

Dig Deep
(Thrashgrass from Steven’s Point, WI)

Linus And The Lute
(Americana bluegrass from Wausau, WI)

Red Ben & The Missing Miles
(Americana jamgrass from Steven’s Point, WI)

The Piss Poor Players
(Country punk rock from Michigan/Wisconsin)

Sons Of Kong
(Alt-rock from Green Bay, WI)

Wood Chickens
(Cowpunk from Madison, WI)

Better Drunk
(Poop-punk from Green Bay, WI)

Jiffy Slim
(Funky blues rock from Green Bay, WI)

Pour Choices
(Acoustic dog-petting punk from Wausau, WI)

Lou Shields
(Folk from Kickapoo Township, WI)

Dead Man String Band
(Thrash zombie blues from Cincinnati, OH)

Texas Butter Todd
(Soulful acoustic blues-folk from Oshkosh, WI)

The Midwest Jellyfish
(Ukulele folk from Appleton, WI)

Blue Cody
(Electric folk blues from Oshkosh, WI)

Them No Talent Assholes
(Angsty uke folk from Appleton, WI)

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DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
LOCATION: Gibson Music Hall, Appleton, WI
DOORS: 5:00 pm
SHOW: 6:00 pm

Tickets available here:

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
The Mascot Theory
Beth Kille Band
Well Known Strangers
Driveway Thriftdwellers
Kurt Gunn and Amanda James

Stone After Stone Records presents FlannelFest in collaboration with Mile of Music. Now in its 5th year in Madison and second year in Appleton, Flannel Fest has become an annual celebration of local, regional and national Americana music. Bust out your favorite flannel attire and join the fall-inspired party with some of Wisconsin’s most talented and decorated Wisco-Americana artists. Mile Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts headline the event.

We are once again pleased to partner with Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund, the non-profit benefactor of Flannel Fest. The Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund (KWW/CF) is a statewide non-profit charitable effort that steps in and keeps the heat and power on for thousands of elderly, people with disabilities, veterans and working families with young children in crisis. As a result of generous public, private, business and individual support, KWW/CF provides preventative services and the financial assistance necessary to avert energy-related crisis situations. The KWW/CF provides the only safety net that keeps those most in need safely in their homes.

Learn more about our charity on their website at:

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Thank you Flannel Fest for your support. It made such a difference in keeping the heat and power on for so many in need in our community. We are very much looking forward to this year’s event.
— Tim Bruer, Director of Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
For Miles Nielsen, every experience, every conversation, every dream is a potential song in the making. Miles’s songs breathe with a sense of yearning and ownership. You want to have another record, another song- you want to hit rewind…you want to know more about this world created in song by Mr. Nielsen A captivating wordsmith, instrumentalist, and creator of hooks- rare indeed, but present in the person of Miles Nielsen. There are very few people writing music that makes you immediately wish there was “more”- another song to make you turn up the volume , another nugget of melody or lyric that you can find some part of to make your own. Gifts like Miles’s come along very infrequently, and one can only hope that his ability to be so “in the now” -listening for the songs spoken in the everyday world, will continue to grow. Then maybe that “more” we are looking for, will be given to us all… in the songs of Miles Nielsen.

The Mascot Theory
The Mascot Theory can be described as a high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells. Along with a 2017 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) win for Best Male Vocalist (Erik Kjelland) and a nomination for Best Americana/folk artist, The Mascot Theory has won 22 MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) awards including back to back 2016 and 2017 Artist of the Year awards.

Beth Kille Band
At first glance, you may not know what to make of them….the farm boy, the intellectual, the ex-Marine, all backing up a wild-haired, shoot-from-the-hip spirited woman. But then the show begins, and you know you’re about to be wrapped in the arms of a cohesive unit bonded in the kinship of music. The four members of the Beth Kille Band -Michael Mood (bass, backing vocals), Tony Kille (drums), Michael Tully (guitar, backing vocals) and Kille herself (guitar, mandolin, vocals) – have amassed some impressive accolades. In addition to numerous songwriting recognitions, Kille grabbed one of her 19 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards when she was named “Artist of the Year” in 2010 and Tully snagged the highly-competitive “Guitarist of the Year” Award in 2014. Their style can best be described as Americana Rock but these dynamic performers can play everything from folk to funk to in-your-face rock.

Well Known Strangers
Well-Known Strangers has been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello infused, alternative pop/rock sound. Members Joe Adamek (acoustic guitar), Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Sacia Jerome (cello, background vocals), Theodore Koth (lead guitar, background vocals) Roger Gower (drums/percussion) and John Kulas (bass guitar) just released their new EP “Path Away” on May 4th and radio stations around the country are spinning & streaming their single “Sidewalk”. Together, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar of music from the ‘90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich. They have been humbled by their success and performing with acts that include Blind Melon, Blue October, Candlebox, and many more. While Ade and Adamek do most of the songwriting, it’s the band’s creative spark and sonic diversity that are the driving force behind their sound.

Driveway Thriftdwellers
Starting out as a few guys who just wanted to play some Flying Burrito Brothers tunes, the Driveway Thriftdwellers have emerged as a top original act in Wisconsin’s Country and Americana music scenes. Named 2017 WAMI Country Artist of the Year, the Thriftdwellers have toured the past year in support of their critically acclaimed debut album “Cutover Country,” named a top 10 Milwaukee area album of 2016 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel declared the Thriftdwellers’ 2017 Summerfest performance a “Best Of” performance for the festival, and called the band a must see live act for Summer 2017.

Kurt Gunn and Amanda James
Wisconsin natives Kurt Gunn & Amanda James have been writing and performing introspective, folk-inspired music together throughout the midwest since 2015. Kurt has released 5 solo albums over the course of the last decade with Amanda adding harmonies. The duo is currently working on their anticipated debut album …and a band name. Stay tuned…

Mile of Music & Nomad Union Presents…

“Life Upside Down” LP release show.

San Fran DIY legend Jonah Matranga opener!

Tickets: $15.00

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Big news today pals. I am proud to announce my third studio album, Life Upside Down out Sept 7 worldwide via Backseat and Nomad Union.

The past few years I’ve struggled hard with feelings of massive anxiety in my personal and professional life. It was that nervous energy that sparked the creation of these recordings. I hope these songs are evidence that anxiety/depression isn’t all terrible and can actually serve as positive, motivational force.

I wrote this album for the outsiders, introverts, and independent thinkers…what some would call the “non-cool crowd”. These are my people. The ones who don’t jump on bandwagons or care what their peers are wearing, watching or listening to. They like what they like, and while that may not be hip, it’s something to be proud of.

This album will not help you gain “scene cred” or popularity, but it will offer you a safe place to go when life gets wobbly.

Thru June only, you can get the album ahead of the rest of the world by joining the Dream Team on Patreon (LP ships Aug 1). Upon signup, you will ALSO RECIEVE receive a “Dave Grohl Does Not Listen to Brett Newski” shirt.

Loads of tour dates coming soon. Thanks for sticking with me. Have a calm and productive day 🙂

Everyone is under the thumb of something: anxiety, toxic relationships, self-bullying, a miserable job, the list goes on. Life Upside Down is an album about turning life right side up. It’s about getting free from the worst enemy of all: thyself.

Brett Newski has certainly kicked his own ass over the past 6 years, touring infinitely (mostly alone) and wandering downthe rabbit hole of anxiety, depression, and wallowing self-doubt. All of these negatives have blossomed into positive creative energy on his third LP.

“Anxiety can actually be a good thing. If you use it right, that nervous energy can be channeled into motivation or creativity,” explains Newski. “Even the most seemingly confident people have self doubt.”

Produced by Hutch Harris of Sub-Pop legends The Thermals and engineered by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), Life Upside Down is a beautiful catharsis to a happier brain and sense of belonging. If you frequently find yourself stuck in your own head traffic, this record might help get you free.

Growing up on Pixies, Cake, Beck, Weezer, and Violent Femmes (who Newski has toured with on several occasions), Life Upside Down channels a raw 90s sound that brings you back to an era where guitars were king and MacBooks didn’t count as a live instrument.

Catch Brett Newski in a land near you on the Life Upside Down world tour.

“Loudest acoustic act ever.” -Daytrotter

“I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him.” -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes

“Good proper Midwestern indie rock.” -Matthew Logan Vasquez, Delta Spirit

Gibson Music Hall Proudly Presents:
Mo Lowda & The Humble’s return to Appleton on their Fall tour, for the first time since Mile 6 with special guest, The Lately!
Thursday Oct. 18th (Doors 7:00, Show 8:00)Ticket info:
$12 online ($20 “Early Bird 2 Packs”) or
$15.00 at-the-door
Tickets available at: Lowda and the Humble: (
Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble’s beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, Mo Lowda took their act on the road and began consistently touring the country. Their 2016 sophomore release, ‘Act Accordingly’, was a short and sweet embodiment of the band’s natural progression; refining their already formidable sound. Following that release, Jeff Lucci stepped in as the new bassist, bringing his unique songwriting and tasteful use of effects pedals into the mix. On the heels of playing over 100 shows nationwide in 2017, Mo Lowda is set for a full US tour In 2018, in support of their upcoming Full-Length entitled “Creatures”.
Jordan Caiola – Vocals + Guitar
Shane Woods – Drums
Jeff Lucci – Bass Lately: (
The Lately is a high-energy indie rock outfit built around memorable songwriting and a muscular rhythm section. The band avoids the pomp and pretentiousness the permeates the genre—focusing instead on boisterous hooks and raucous celebration. The unique voice of Samuel and melodic guitar work of Ryan has earned the band radio play throughout the country, while the focused songwriting and rowdy stage show has earned them the respect of fans and contemporaries.
Samuel Farrell – Vocals, Guitars
Ryan Eick – Guitars
Mark Marsh – Drums
Mike VanSchyndel – Bass