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Short’s Tap Takeover after T Rex Fest!

Our amazing friends from Shorts will not only be bringing a bunch of beer for T Rex Fest, but they are also going to be taking over 15 tap handles when we open the building at 10:00, after the festival!

Here’s what they are bringing down:

Prolonged Enjoyment: Session IPA
The Curl: Imperial Pilsner
Aorta Ale: Double Red Ale
Golden Rule: Golden Pale Ale
Publican Porter: Imperial London Porter
Bludgeon Yer Eye: India Black ale
Bourbon Sustenance: Barrel Aged Black Lager (12 months)
Thundeur: Experimental Black Ale
Earl of Brixom: English Dark Mild
My Bock: German Maibock
Adia’s Ale: Golden Ale w/ Strawberries and Kiwi
‘Merican Wheat: Traditional American Wheat
Alter Spalter: German Altbier
Village Reserve: California Common Ale
Vision Quest: Pilsner w/ Mustard Seeds

Excited? Yum!

Fest schedule!

Gates open at 2:00pm!
Leslie & the LYs 2:30-3:10
Frontier ruckus 3:30-4:15
Jon Connor 4:35-5:20
the Men 5:40-6:25
El ten eleven 6:45-7:30
Dead Prez 7:50-8:50
Pinback 9:10-10:10

Event is 21+ and cash only.  Tickets available now at ticketweb.com and FEE FREE at The Meanwhile Bar, Vertigo Music and The Pyramid Scheme!


T Rex Fest announces Pinback to finish the lineup!

Hailing from San Diego, Pinback is a band comprised of two principal players: Armistead Burwell Smith IV (Zach) and Rob Crow. Pinback started as a part-time endeavor back in 1998, when Zach’s band Three Mile Pilot went on an extended hiatus and Rob found time away from his other musical interests (mainly Thingy and Heavy Vegetable). After recording their self-titled debut, released by Ace Fu in 1999, Pinback became a fully realized project.

dead prez

T Rex Fest announces dead prez!

After a sold out show in February at The Pyramid Scheme, DP is back to bring yet another stellar performance to Grand Rapids!

dead prez  is revolutionary Hip Hop with a Gangsta Lean.  From their debut classic album Let’s Get Free, to their Turn Off the Radio mixtape series, all the way forward to M1′s forthcoming international project AP2P and stic.man’s current ground breaking fit hop album The Workout, dead prez’s RBG movement continues to expand and evolve in this Age of Information. -deadprez.com

El Ten Eleven

T Rex Fest announces El Ten Eleven!

“The Los Angeles group, comprised of drummer Tim Fogarty and bassist/guitarist Kristian Dunn, set themselves apart from other power rock duos that have been so popular of late by playing an almost jazz-like frenzied rock. The seasoned performers, who have been together since 2003, create a hybrid sound harkening back to progressive jazz rock bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra or Return to Forever, but with a 21st century twist reminiscent of bands like Radiohead. Dunn, alternating on a 12-string guitar and a fretless bass, played frenzied jams modified by an array of electronic enhancements triggered by a sea of foot pedals. Fogarty complemented him with a relentless drumbeat. Listening to the intense wall of sound, it (is) sometimes hard to believe that it was being created solely by a duo of masterful musicians.” -L. Paul Mann, JamBase

El Ten Eleven on BandCamp 

El Ten Eleven on Facebook

Leslie And The LYs

T Rex Fest announces Leslie and The LYs!

Leslie and The LYs put on such a stellar show at The Pyramid Scheme in March, and for those that missed it, here is your second chance!

“As a rapper, gem-sweater museum curator, children’s television-show star and overall Internet phenom, Leslie Hall covers quite a few bases. But when flanked by her crew, the LYs, the Iowa-bred diva becomes an audience-commanding, plus-sized powerhouse…Over the last half-decade, she’s managed to shoot far beyond her twenty-something social-networking fan base, making appearances on both the televised and touring renditions of eccentric children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba!Whether Leslie and the LYs are churning their butter or showing off their body rolls, their performances emphasize fun, including the importance of a sense of humor in a world of disillusioned pop-culture norms and Internet meme sensationalism.” -Bree Davis, Denver Westword Music

You can stream her latest album, Destination Friendship here.

Leslie and The LYs Website

Leslie Hall Website

Jon Connor

T Rex Fest announces Jon Connor! (Flint, MI)

Labeled as “The Peoples Rapper”, Jon Connor is third generation musical talent with the triple threat abilities of writing, producing, and performing. Jon Connor’s innovative style of music using unique beats, merged with raw emotions, and clever lyrics is a talent that cannot be silenced. His music conveys genuine purpose and individuality, rare qualities in contemporary rappers.

Jon Connor Online   Jon Connor on Twitter


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