Gamera is a turtle kaiju that feeds on flames. His long career of fighting and destruction will be honored on Saturday, July 14th, by Body Futures, Heavy Hand, Bon Air, Lardo, Guerrilla Ghost, IFIHADAHIFI, Cheap Sleaze, Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, and Nonagon. An offering of $5 will be acceptable at the gathering.*
4pm - Nonagon
5pm - Conan Neutron/Secret Friends
6pm - Cheap Sleaze
7pm - IFIHADAHIFI
8pm - Guerrilla Ghost
9pm - Lardo
10pm - Bon Air
11pm - Heavy Hand
Midnight - Body Futures
* Gamera will not be in attendance.
Bitter Fest is a benefit show that Heavy Hand and Evelyn’s bar put together annually to raise money for a worthy cause. Last year we raised a good amount of money for the HOPE Animal Shelter and this year we intend to help fund the Unintimidated: Wisconsin Musicians Against Scott Walker project. The Unintimidated project is a zine/cd/dvd that will be released in 2016 which features roughly 20 bands that wrote and recorded anti-Scott Walker protest songs. The Unintimidated project is also a benefit organization that intends to donate all proceeds to Planned Parenthood and a local food bank for needy families.
After an excursion to the Kalamazoo 10 Theater to catch the Mad Max: Fury Road Matinee, we headed down to South Bend. Oh look, another brew pub:
It was prom night in South Bend. Unfortunately, none of the attendees strolled into McCormick's for the show. Probably due to a lack of EDM.
The evening opened with The Rutabega:
Then us, Knife and Heavy Hand played. The evening ended in a whirlwind of reverb, sweat, and fire in the form of Daikaiju:
The following morning Garth fed us the greatest doughnuts we have ever eaten: