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Upcoming Events


 

Things are going on all of the time ... for the most part, we have laid back acoustic type of shows every Saturday morning ... we call the event, appropriately enough, The Saturday Morning Cafe.


The last Sunday of each month is reserved for our Live From Kiss The Sky show, which is a two hour affair hosted by Noah Gabriel and featuring some of the finest music that the valley has to offer. The show is filmed by BATV and streamed live on the internet while being broadcast later on ACTV in Aurora and BATV here in Batavia.


And, from time to time, we will stage an album release party or have a national touring act stop in and put on a show on their way through Chicago or northern Illinois.


Hence, be sure to check back periodically and also like us on Facebook so that you keep informed as to the goings on.


Check out the tabs below for a listing of events by month ... you can also check out the calendar section of the website which will provide you with a little more information regarding the event.

February 7 ... 10am
John Till
Saturday Morning Cafe


February 7 ... 7pm
Vernon Street Blues
free show


February 8 ... 2pm
Turntable 101
Seminar on taking care of your turntable and records


February 14 ... 10am
Mike Colle & Barbara St. John
Saturday Morning Cafe


February 21 ... 10am
Jake Mack
Saturday Morning Cafe


February 22 ... 7pm
Noah's Arcade
Live From Kiss The Sky


February 28 ... 10am
Eric Peter Schwartz
Saturday Morning Cafe

March 7... 10am
Mike Alberts
Saturday Morning Cafe


March 14 ... 10am
Greg Boerner
Saturday Morning Cafe


March 21 ... 10am
Al & Sue Schubert
Saturday Morning Cafe


March 21 ... 8pm
Edward David Anderson
Chicagoland Birthday Bash!!!


March 28 ... 10am
Mike Colle
Saturday Morning Cafe


March 29 ... 7pm
Chanson du Chat
Live From Kiss The Sky

April 4 ... 10am
Sarah Grace Hammond
Saturday Morning Cafe


April 18
Record Store Day 2015


8am
Store Opens
Music by The Lennys


2pm
Music by Joe and Jamee


more to be determined later

To Be Announced

The Saturday Morning Cafe opens at 10am and features Live Music, free Baked Goods, Gourmet Coffee and Tea, and a sale on used vinyl, compact discs and dvd's

Here is a listing of the upcoming Cafe schedule ...

January

10th ... Patrick Moynihan

17th ... Eric Peter Schwartz

24th ... John Papadolias

31st ... Dave Ramont

February

7th ... John Till

14th ... Mike Colle & Barbara St. John

21st ... Jake Mack

28th ... Eric Peter Schwartz

March

7th ... Mike Alberts

14th ... Greg Boerner

21st ... Al & Sue Schubert

28th ... Mike Colle

April

4th ... Sarah Grace Hammond

25th ... Dave Ramont

May

9th ... Mike Alberts

Dave Ramont


David Alan Ramont was born in IL one muggy, August Tuesday with a song stuck in his head. The doctors couldn't get it out. (He was also left-handed but they couldn't fix that either.) He picked up guitar early on (11?) -probably to get that song out of his head.

After whacking away in various bands through high school he began writing songs and playing gigs around the Chicago area- solo, full band and everything in between. Through the years he also taught at a music school, played in the pit for theatre productions, did recording session work, and also plenty of ditch digging, paint scraping and weed pulling.

After releasing his first CD "Toaster Reflection" he moved to Austin, TX for a time. The Austin Chronicle said "The world could always use another quality singer/songwriter with meaty lyrics, gritty vocals, and a tight back-up band." He began recieving airplay on (mostly) public & college radio.

Back in IL he recorded the rootsier, darker "Scofflaws". The Illinois Entertainer said "...unlike many simplistic roots-revivalists, Ramont isn't afraid to mix things up...gorgeously unexpected accordions and cellos pop up on this wonderfully produced CD." He continued playing gigs and teaching. And digging ditches.

In 2000 he released "Scrawny". Richard Milne of WXRT in Chicago called it "A delicious collection of distinctly American music." Mark Guarino of Chicago's Daily Herald said "...it's the finest collection of songwriting I've heard in a long time." He toured more extensively- Midwest, East, South.

He borrowed a banjo and co-founded swamp-billy band Dick Smith. They released 4 CDs and developed a hardcore little following. Their record "Smoke Damage" (2002) was one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's top 3 indy releases of the year.

Ramont then stepped away from music for a few years. But at the end of 2009 -flying in the face of recession- he released the sprawling double CD "Taw", polished his 1967 Gibson J-50 and began playing out again. Performing Songwriter Magazine said "Differentiating oneself in the burgeoning field of alternative-country artists is a tricky proposition these days, but Dave Ramont stands tall in the crowd."

His song "I Wanna Marry A Waitress" was chosen to appear on "Blooming-Tunes 2010", a songwriter compilation released out of Bloomington, IN. He had 2 songs featured on the 2011 record "Made In Aurora", a compilation of Chicago area songwriters/bands. (First pressing sold out.)

In 2012 Dave's writing songs for a new record, gigging, and working again with Dick Smith. And he, enjoys kicking stuff down the street now and again.

Live From Kiss The Sky
Schedule
All Shows begin at 7pm


January 25
Paragon


February 22
Noah's Arcade


March 31
Chanson du Chat


April 26
The Town Band


May 31
Kadooge