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Barking Tuna Fest brings indie tunes to Kalamazoo

Oct. 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Connecticut husband-wife duo Mates of State will headline the 24th annual Barking Tuna Festival, presented Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18, by WIDR 89.1 FM, Western Michigan University's student-run radio station.

Barking Tuna Fest
More information and complete lineup

Barking Tuna Festival is an annual event that aims to unite students and community members by attracting serious indie acts that would not otherwise be seen in Kalamazoo. In addition to national act Mates of State, this year's three-day music fest will feature the Detroit one-man party Daestro, Chicago blues, local bluegrass and a whole host of indie rock 'n' roll.

Barking Tuna Fest concert lineup

Thursday, Oct. 16, features performances by Daestro, J Unit 1, JB Love and Felonious Punk. The kickoff show will take place at Warehouse 7, 1301 Cameron St., Kalamazoo, at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 and reservations are required at widr.tuna@gmail or (269) 387-2252.

Friday, Oct. 17, features the Chicago blues trio Devil In A Woodpile, Kalamazoo bluegrass band Who Hit John, Grand Rapids rock group Total Blam Blams, and local hard rock band Harvyst. The show will take place at Papa Pete's, 502 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, at 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 18, features major national duo Mates of State, Black Moth Super Rainbow, School of Seven Bells and the Megaphones. The final show will take place at the State Theatre, 406 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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