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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!


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

Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus at T Rex Fest 2012!

Recently named one of 12 Michigan Acts You Should Listen To Now by Paste Magazine, “Frontier Ruckus took Michigan by storm near the end of the last decade with two very solid records, 2011’s Deadmalls and Nightfalls and 2008’s The Orion Songbook. The band’s countless local live performances landed them on alt-weekly covers and made them one of the more beloved local acts in the state. And nationally, they got a bit of attention, too….The songs are all about Michigan, but that hasn’t discouraged more far-flung fans; oddly, there’s something about the specificity of lead singer/songwriter Matthew Milia’s memories that translates to a broader experience…”

Frontier Ruckus online


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