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KINKY LIQUEUR By: Paige Turner

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here are plenty of ready to drink flavors, mixers, liquors and liqueurs (which are similar to liquors but feature a more sugary and sweeter taste) to go around but Kinky Liqueur has proven to be a particular favorite among those lucky enough to give it a shot. Easily drinkable right out of its pretty pink box, Kinky Liqueur is an extremely pure beverage created using pure corn based vodka that is distilled 5 times, it’s also naturally gluten free which means that those who can’t drink beer can comfortably drink this instead. After going through that thorough distillation process, Kinky gets kinky and adds Mango and Passion Fruit juice, and a dash of Blood Orange flavor to the mix. The end result is a tasty and flavorful drink that can be enjoyed straight out of the bottle or chilled as a deliciously cool shot. Kinky can also be combined with various other mixes and liquors to create a wide range of new and exciting drinks (Kinky with 7 and Kinky Irishman are just a few examples) that will be sure to satisfy the tastes of just about everyone at the bar. You can find even more fun & creative drinks via the Kinky Liqueur facebook page.

First impressions are important and while some men and even women may be turned off by the blatantly pink packaging, anyone who truly appreciates a great tasting beverage will be satisfied with this drink. There’s quite a punch behind the pink and this versatile liqueur certainly holds its own. Try it and you’ll discover why you can have more fun when you let yourself get kinky. If you’d like an opportunity to sample Kinky Liqueur or meet the Kinky Liqueur girls, they will be out and about in the Michiana area at the following locations in September: Pezja’s Lydick Tavern – 26444 Edison Rd, South Bend Linebacker Lounge – 1631 South Bend Ave, South Bend Club Landing – 1717 Lincolnway East, South Bend Blarney Stone – 113 E. Wayne St, South Bend Between the Buns Locations

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ilowatt Energy Drink is relatively new to the energy drink market but it’s already well on the way to finding its very own niche. After realizing the potential for such a beverage, Tailco Beverages President Jim Taillon developed the brand in 2010. Taillon’s prior experience and strong roots in the Indiana area provided him with the background to get this new beverage off the ground. Kilowatt’s manufacturer has been in business over 60 years and their research and development led to the popular taste originally set by Tailco. Independent partnerships with beer and liquor distributors have given this drink an edge over the competition and as the brand continues to expand throughout the country, you can expect to be seeing more of Kilowatt Energy soon at a bar near you. One thing that makes Kilowatt different than so many energy drinks is that they actually install their own equipment in bars, which makes for easy access and fresher taste. Originally sold locally in Michiana, this energetic beverage is now distributed across 10 states and throughout 750 bars, over 300 of which are in Indiana alone. There are three main flavors of Kilowatt: Regular, Blu Razz and Sugar Free. If you’re feeling creative you can mix the Blu Razz with the Regular to get a green looking concoction that has a great taste despite its interesting looking color. Try combining any of these flavors with Irish whisky or your favorite regular or flavored vodka and enjoy the endless mixing and matching opportunities that Kilowatt Energy will provide.

mixing them with liquor can sometimes be a recipe for disaster, if it’s done responsibly it will just double your fun as well as the amount of time you can spend enjoying it. With so many types on the market it can be tough to know which one to choose but locally owned Kilowatt is quickly becoming the go-to taste for all of your energy drink needs.

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Corby’s - South Bend Lie Detector Robot A Dad buys a lie detector robot which slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it at dinner. “Son, where were you today?” The son says “at school dad.” The robot then slaps the son. “Ok, I watched a dvd at my friends house!” “What dvd?” “Toy story.” the son responds and the robot slaps the son again! “Ok, it was a porno” cries the son. The Dad then yells “What! When I was your age I didn’t even know what porn was!” then the robot slaps the dad. Watching all of this the Mom laughs and says “HaHaHa! He’s certainly YOUR son.” After which the robot then quickly slaps the mom!!!

Oh, dude, you are so welcome.

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Michiana Bar are up for grabs. Meet up with your friends to pre-game early on in the Green room before the club opens at 10pm and get into the club for free. Look no further than Club Fever for your concert fix-they always have a full roster of booked shows. Just a tip-off, Monday, September 19th Sevendust is back in the house. For a current listing of events check out www.clubfever.biz. Don’t forget to come out on Saturday for Michiana’s biggest dance party hosted by U93’s Caleb James.

Mulligans

Michiana’s Top College Hot Spots

Just a short walk from campus, since opening in 2009 Mulligans quickly rose to college bar fame with their appropriately decorated digs where students are always “welcome home!” Enjoy Sunday football with 100 oz. towers of Miller Lite or Coors Light and a 20-piece bucket of jumbo wings. Student night is Wednesday with no cover at the door with student ID any night not to mention DJ Ruffcutt spinning your favorites starting at 10pm. Well drinks are $3 and bombs $4. On Three dollar Thursday, enjoy $3.00 8 oz. Burgers, 32 oz. drafts and Captain Morgan. Fridays DJ H2 is in the house spinning and Long Islands are $4 along with Mulligan’s signature, “Where the f*ck did I park my truck?” Saturdays DJ Rockstar spins from 10pm-close and Absolut drinks and well drinks are $4. Don’t forget to stop on by after tailgating (that is, unless you already joined their tailgate party) to grab a cold one, a bite to eat and watch the game.

Mitch’s Corner Just around the corner from campus, Mitch’s Corner, who’s motto is, “When life’s a bitch-go see Mitch!” is another prime game-day spot with fifteen TV’s, pool, corn hole and for the very first time, a patio complete with a fountain that just opened in late spring. Bring your friends in for karaoke Thursday nights from 9pm-2am and belt out your rendition of “Piano Man” and enjoy 32 oz. domestic drafts for $3.50 every day. If you haven’t passed out in the mulch somewhere while tailgating come on in afterwards and stick around to watch the game with Papa Mitch and Mitch Jr. Mitch’s does not charge cover.

Back to school. Back to class, all-nighters and most importantly, back to partying on the nights you won’t remember with the friends you’ll never forget. Whether it’s your first time around or you’ve been around Madison Oyster Bar the block a time or two, here’s a re-cap of the top college hot spots in Michiana, in no Another long-standing favorite, Madison Oyster Bar does not charge cover, ever. Each of the three floors has their particular order of greatness. Club Fever Guaranteed to dance your ass off, Club Fever is the only place you need to be Thursday nights. They’ve been at it for years with their exceptionally packed student night where it’s 1-2-3 Dollar Thursdays every week. $1 shots, $2 well drinks and $3 domestic beer and long islands plus $8 pitchers of Admiral Nelson Rum & Coke. Cover is $5 and don’t miss Club Fever’s annual student night Halloween bash this October in which thousands of dollars in prizes

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own distinct feel. Order food from the bar’s full menu and take it on up to the second floor where the dart boards are located. A hookah can be rented on the third floor in several flavors including Double Apple, Irish Cream, Vanilla, Pina Colada. Sunday enjoy 32 oz. Bud Light, Amberbock and Killians for $3.50. Monday’s pitchers of Bud Light, Amberbock and Killians are $4.75 and shots of Washington Apple are $2.50. Tuesday’s all well drinks are $1 off, Miller Lite drafts are $3.50 and baby Guinness shots are $2.50. Wednesday’s domestics are just $1.75 and shots of Jose Cuervo are $2.50. Thursday, imports are $2.75 and pints of Miller Lite just $1.50 on the 3rd floor (more incentive to play pool!) Soco Lime shots are also $2.50. Friday

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Michiana Bar Blackfoot and TJ Drumma, DJ Morning and DJ Ruffcutt also frequent on weekends. Friday’s 16 oz. cans of PBR are $2 and bombs are $4. Saturday’s pitchers of Miller High Life are $4. Cover is typically $5 so have some cash handy.

The Golden Gnome Destined to be a favorite game-day hangout just a walk away from campus grounds, the Golden Gnome never charges cover. Drink specials include $4 pitchers of Coors Lite and Miller Lite and $1 shots of tequila and “Christmas in your mouth.” Entertainment includes karaoke every Wednesday night, Gnome Jell-O wrestling, indoor corn hole and live bands. Enjoy food courtesy of Uncle Dan and Michiana Entertainer’s own Grill master Brian.

Main Street Pub

32 oz. Bud Light, Amberbock and Killians are $3.50 and Jaeger bombs are $2.50. Cosmopolitans are also just $4.50 both Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s pints of Miller Lite are $2.00 and Coors Light buckets of six beers are $11.00. Top it off with a tasty Carmel apple shot for $2.50.

O’Rourke’s Public House A big supporter of football, O’Rourke’s has a DirecTV NFL package so you can watch your favorite teams. Be there at 8am Saturday mornings before the game for $7 32 oz. Bloody Marys and $10 Clover Quarts. Start the week off right with a Guinness or Smithwicks for $3. Sweet tea vodka is also $3. Gipper wings are just 40 cents. Tuesday’s enjoy $3 Craft beers, well drinks and $2 sliders. Wednesday Clover Quarts are half-off and Blue Moon is $3. Also enjoy $1 off Andrew’s Phamous Philly Cheesesteak. Thursdays enjoy $4 Jameson whiskey, $2 Miller Lite and half-priced Irish Nachos. Friday it’s all about the Captain. Captain Morgan is $3 and Coors Lite just $2. Saturday wake up for the game with a $4 Red Bull and vodka and enjoy Bud Lite for just $2. Sunday’s recover with a $3 Stella Artois and $3 Ketel One vodka while enjoying Trivia Night at 10pm. Never falling short on entertainment, your favorite local bands are routinely booked on Thursday’s and Saturdays at 10pm. Check out O’Rourke’s website www.orourkespubhouse.com for an updated calendar of shows.

Corby’s Irish Pub

A popular hang-out post-tailgating and any day of the week, Main Street has a little something for everyone every day of the week and it doesn’t cost but one red cent to enjoy any day of the week. Monday’s specials are $2 well drinks and $1 24 oz. cans of MGD 64 and Keystone. It’s just a quarter to play darts. You can also play bags on the patio. Enjoy a margarita for just $2 on Tuesdays or upgrade to a flavored margarita for just $2.50. Trivia starts at 8pm and tacos are just $1 between 8-12pm. Wednesday domestic mugs are just $2.50 and chicken fingers are $2.99 from 8pm-midnight. Come in Thursday for a 10 oz. Long Island-just $2.50!-and 35 cent wings while you sit back and enjoy open mic night. The party’s on Friday with $5 Yager bombs and a can’tbeat-it free food buffet from 4-8pm. Saturday enjoy free chips and salsa all day long. Sunday’s recover with $2 bloody marys or kick back with an ice cold domestic bottle for $2 and 10 oz. domestic drafts for just $1. Enjoy it with a 1-topping pizza for just $2.99 and don’t forget the college menu is half-off for students.

Linebacker Since 1962 the Linebacker has been a staple amongst college hangouts. DJ Drew spins from 9pm-3am Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Cover charge is $4 for the DJ but it also pays for your first drink, so it’s a win-win situation. You and your friends can enjoy pool, dart boards and 15 flat-screen TV’s to watch the game on. Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays enjoy 60 oz. pitchers on special. Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Light and Killian’s pitchers are $4.75, Blue Moon pitchers $5.25 and Fat Tire & Sam Adams are $5.50. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays enjoy 16 oz. drafts, including Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Light and Killian’s for $1.25. Tuesdays and Thursdays well drinks are $2.50 and Red Bull and vodka are $3.50. Friday 32 oz. drafts, including Miller Lite, Killians, Bud Lite and Coors Light are $3.Killian’s$3.00

One of South Bend’s most popular hangouts and a member of the college bar elite for years, Corby’s student night Tuesdays are back in action. Corby’s is such a popular locale amongst students it is packed on a regular basis; Just that many students dig Corby’s. This year DJ J Daddy is spinning and pitchers are $4. Enjoy pool, arcade games, a jukebox and a fenced-in patio. DJ September 2011

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Frank’s Place - South Bend

Lost at Sea Two men were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning freight vessel. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, one of the men stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a Genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously. To the amazement of the castaways, one did come forth. This particular Genie, however, stated that she could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving much thought to the matter the man blurted out, “Make the entire ocean into beer!” Immediately the Genie clapped her hands with a deafening crash, and the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the Genie vanished to her freedom. Only the gentle lapping of beer on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances. The other man looked disgustedly at the one whose wish had been granted. After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke: “Nice going asshole! Now we’re going to have to piss in the boat.”

3 Pregnant Women Three women were sitting in a bar, (burnette, redhead, and a blonde) they were all pregnant. The burnette says, “I know what I’m going to have.” The other to asked how. She replied, “Well I was on top when I concieved so I will have a baby boy”. The red head said, “If your logic is correct then I will have a baby girl because I was on the bottom when I concieved. The blonde starts crying and orders another shot and starts screaming, “PUPPIES, PUPPIES!”

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Woman’s

2. Bring Your Parents - Showing up to a first date with your mom or dad you can pretty much guarantee the night will end early, especially if your father brings his shotgun. You can also bring siblings, cousins or grandparents to truly make things weird. Bonus points if you somehow make it seem court-mandated that you must have chaperones on all of your dates.

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3. Phone Call Bail Out – Thanks to pop culture, almost everyone assumes that the “emergency” phone call you receive mid-date is just an excuse to leave without having to finish the night. So if you use this excuse it should be painfully obvious to your date that you have no intent of rescheduling. If they don’t take that hint feel free to say you’ll be busy washing your hair for the next few weeks – to treat your most recent outbreak of lice.

4 Way’s To Ruin A First Date

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ince summer is wrapping up and vacations are almost a thing of the past, you may be falling back into some old routines. Your life is likely calming down and you might find that you have a bit more time on your hands. If your friends and family are anything like mine, this gives them ample opportunity to make use of two dreaded words any single woman fears: blind date. Well-intentioned loved ones just want to see you happy but sometimes that means sitting through long and awkward dinners with strangers who may or may not still live in their mother’s basements. If you find yourself trapped in one of these unfortunate evenings and you truly want to bail, there are plenty of things you can do to try to get out fast:

While it’s usually a good idea to try something new and give love a chance, there times when sitting on your couch with your wine and pajamas trumps everything else. 1.

Show up ridiculously late – If you don’t want to go on the date to begin with but found yourself somehow roped into it, simply show up an hour late and claim you thought it was Daylight Savings Weekend. If your date already left then you now have the night free and if they’re still waiting then maybe they’re worth a shot after all. Of course if they believe your lame excuse, you might really want to question their intelligence first.

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Talk non-stop about your cat – Animal lovers aren’t necessarily crazy but there are more than a few out there who will ramble for hours about nothing other than the mice Fluffy valiantly killed or what colored nail polish looks best on their furry friend. Telling stories that include different sounding voices for both you and your kitty will especially help your dreaded date stay far away from any pussy they might be interested in. Wear a locket with your feline companion’s photo enclosed for maximum creepiness.

There are obviously many ways to get out of an unwanted set-up or truly horrible and awkward first date but the ones above should work in a pinch. While it’s usually a good idea to try something new and give love a chance, there times when sitting on your couch with your wine and pajamas trumps everything else. These methods of date-ditching are a tad extreme and should only be reserved for dating emergencies but it might be a good idea to carry that kitty locket all the time, just in case.

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Paige Turner works in an office by day and writes columns and articles by night. She has two degrees, a sports trophy and a nine inch scar on her leg. If you’d like to get Paige’s Point of View on a particular subject, email her at: PTurner@MichianaEntertainer.Com pg 14

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riverside - Mishawaka Bartender’s Revenge A man walks into a bar one night. He goes up to the bar and asks for a beer. “Certainly, sir, that’ll be 1 cent.” “One penny?!” exclaimed the guy. The barman replied, “Yes.” So, the guy glances over at the menu, and he asks, “Could I have a nice juicy T-bone steak, with fries, peas, and a salad?” “Certainly sir,” replies the bartender, “but all that comes to real money.” “How much money?” inquires the guy. “Four cents,” he replies. “Four cents?!” exclaims the guy. “Where’s the guy who owns this place?” The barman replies, “Upstairs with my wife.” The guy says, “What’s he doing with your wife?” The bartender replies, “Same as what I’m doing to his business.”

Thursdays: Karaoke w/ Jeff the Karaoke Guy Fri & Sat: Glow Bowl w/ Digital DJ Sundays: $5.00 Pitchers $5.00/dozen hot wing special Dart Tournaments 3rd Friday of Each Month

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Sobriety Test

Alligator in the Bar A guy walks into a bar with a pet alligator by his side. He puts the alligator up on the bar. He turns to the astonished patrons. “I’ll make you a deal. I’ll open this alligator’s mouth and place my genitals inside. Then the gator will close his mouth for one minute. He’ll then open his mouth and I’ll remove my unit unscathed. In return for witnessing this spectacle, each of you will buy me a drink.” The crowd murmured their approval. The man stood up on the bar, dropped his trousers, and placed his privates in the alligator’s open mouth. The gator closed his mouth as the crowd gasped. After a minute, the man grabbed a beer bottle and rapped the alligator hard on the top of its head. The gator opened his mouth and the man removed his genitals unscathed as promised. The crowd cheered and the first of his free drinks were delivered. The man stood up again and made another offer. “I’ll pay anyone $100 who’s willing to give it a try”. A hush fell over the crowd. After a while, a hand went up in the back of the bar. A woman timidly spoke up. “I’ll try, but you have to promise not to hit me on the head with the beer bottle”.

A police officer pulls over this guy who’s been weaving in and out of the lanes. He goes up to the guy’s window and says, “Sir, I need you to blow into this breathalyzer tube.” The man says, “Sorry, officer, I can’t do that. I am an asthmatic. If I do that, I’ll have a really bad asthma attack.” “Okay, fine. I need you to come down to the station to give a blood sample.” “I can’t do that either. I am a hemophiliac. If I do that, I’ll bleed to death.” “Well, then, we need a urine sample.” says the officer “I’m sorry, officer, I can’t do that either. I am also a diabetic. If I do that, I’ll get really low blood sugar.” “All right, then I need you to come out here and walk this white line.” says the officer “I can’t do that, officer.” Says the guy (with a full grin on his face) Now becoming frustrated the officer says “Why not?” “Because I’m drunk.”

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Kelly’s - South Bend

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Talk to the Hand This guy walks into a biker bar talking on his hand. The bartender asks “What the hell are you doing?” He says “I’m talkin on my phone.” The bartender says “What do you mean, you’re talking on your hand?” He says “I know but it’s also a phone. Here tell me your number and I’ll call your house an you can talk to whoever is their. “ So the bartender tells him his number and it works, but the bartender tells him not to talk on his hand here or he’ll get his ass kicked. So he walks in to the bathroom. A hour later the bartender figures he probably got his ass kicked. So he walks in to the bathroom and the guys standing naked in the middle of the bathroom with toilet paper sticking out of his ass. The bartender asks “What are you doing now? The guy replied “I am waiting for a fax.”

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Cocktail: Blue Mo’ Fo’ Mixologist: Jen Bar: Frank’s Place Ingredients: Raspberry Stoli, blue Cauraco, Sprite Comment: “It won’t give you blue balls!”

Cocktail: Fantastic Damage Mixologist: Zach Bar: Madison Oyster Bar Ingredients: Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Red Bull Comment: “Manically Delicious”

Cocktail: Royal Jazz Mixologist: Jassica Bar: Backstage Grill Ingredients: Crown Royal, Butter Schnapps, Red Bull Comment: “Guaranteed to Jazz your night up”

Mixologist: Sarah Bar: Ingredients: Stoli Vanilla, Madori, Crème, Lime Juice Comment: “A Taste of the Keys”

Cocktail: A Party In A Glass Mixologist: Tim

Cocktail: Fruity Paradise

Bar: Mulligan’s

Bar: Tilted Kilt

Ingredients: Crème De Banana, Malibu, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice

Ingredients: Three Olives Grape, Lime Juice, Whiplash, Cranberry Juice, Blue Curacao

Comment: “To much puts a party in your ass.“

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Cocktail: Key Lime Martini

Mixologist: Tina

Comment: “ Keeps your tongue busy”

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Sevendust Keeping it Hard & Heavy By: Ralph heibutzki

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esitancy isn’t part of Lajon “L.J.” Witherspoon’s makeup. Where his peers come off like poised politicians, Sevendust’s frontman speaks his mind in short, emphatic bursts – such as his response to how its eighth album, Cold Day Memory, is faring.

“I’m not a guy that likes to keep a eye on the numbers, or the sales,” said Witherspoon. “As long as I’m doing my music – and people out there are enjoying it, or getting it – that’s what it’s about to me, not how many records we sold.”

Sevendust is currently barnstorming America on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – which winds into the fall, and finds them performing with Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Seether and Three Days Grace. “Honestly, it’s a fantastic deal – we’re just gonna go out there and rock it like we do, man, and bring a high-energy show for the 30-minute set that we do have,” said Witherspoon. “We’re playing a lot of songs off Cold Day Memory, so it’s really fun, and exciting. We’ll have time to hang out with a lot of people. Normally, we wouldn’t.”

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Sevendust will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, September 19, at Club Fever, 222 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $30 at the door, or $27 in advance, and are available at Club Fever/Backstage Grill, or Karma Records (Plymouth, Warsaw). To charge by phone, call (574) 235-9190, or visit www.morriscenter.org, and www. ticketmaster.com. For more information, call (574) 2320222.

“As long as I'm doing my music – and people out there are enjoying it, or getting it – that's what it's about to me, not how many records we sold.”

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Released in April 2010, Cold Day Memory came together in time-honored fashion, according to Witherspoon. “You know, it’s like we always do. We just bang it out, as long as we get back to work. We have a really cool work ethic when we get together in the studio – everyone brings their own ideas, and we put them together,” he said. In another break from the norm, the band extensively

business and its patrons continue to swim upstream against the worst economy seen in decades. “I’ll tell you what, man – for whatever reason, the music and being able to come to a show is an outlet,” said Witherspoon. “Kids are doing whatever they can do to save money and coming out to these shows, and that’s incredible, man. I really want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone that’s doing that, because I know that times are hard.”

Sevendust is currently barnstorming America on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – which winds into the fall, and finds them performing with Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Seether and Three Days Grace.

documented Cold Day’s recording process – to the point of posting daily videos on their official Youtube channel, and website, www.sevendust.com. “The guy that did the video was a very good friend of ours, and it was like he wasn’t even there,” said Witherspoon. “It showed a side people have never seen, and that was really cool. Everyone seemed to like the ‘Sevendust TV’ (channel). You got to see us joking around, you got to see us serious. I really felt it was a great move, and everyone enjoyed it.” Once the Uproar Festival wraps up, Sevendust heads off on yet another package assignment – in this case, the “ShipRocked Festival” (November 14-19), which starts in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and winds through Costa Maya, and Cozumel, Mexico. Witherspoon looks forward to the company that he’ll keep as work proceeds on new material, which is well underway. “It’s our second year doing it. We’ll jam with a lot of really cool bands. Queensryche’s on it, (plus) Living Colour, and Buckcherry, so it’ll be real fun,” he said. Such package tours are increasingly common as the concert September 2011

As long as that level of support continues, Witherspoon expects his hard-hitting genre of music to remain alive and well. “You know what? I’m a true rock lover, so it’s always there for me. I think it’s at a good point right now,” said Witherspoon. “You’ve got a tour like this going out. People are coming out to these tours, so definitely, it (heavy rock) can’t be ignored. You love it, hate it, but you damn sure can’t ignore it.”

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very step leads somewhere else in the grand scheme of music, even if the participants don’t realize at the time. That’s how South Bend’s “futuristic soul” duo Humbly Crooked began six years ago, when vocalist C.J. Nwokah (Humble) crossed paths with his future collaborator, Justin Robinson (Robby Crook). Nwokah had returned from Michigan, when he bumped into a woman with whom he’d recorded a one-off track. “She said, ‘Well, I’m here to see this really good producer. I think you should meet him,’” recalled Nwokah. Their introduction didn’t prove difficult, since Robinson was living in the apartment next door.

which is available on Youtube, and built around images spoofing the ‘90s-era film of the same name. “It’s actually the first poppy, commercial-ish sounding song we’ve made,” said Nwokah. “We love to use double meanings in our music, because it makes people think, and gives you a broader scope of thought.”

Asked what prompted him to approach Nwokah, Robinson replied: “I’d just made an old bluesy sampled song. I told him to sing over it, just to try some stuff. The lyrics he wrote were really deep and pretty damn cool, right off the bat, so we started from there.”

“It was the first time anybody’s come to us, asked us to make a specific kind of song,” said Nwokah. “The first version we did, he (the management company head) didn’t like very much – I haven’t been to Nigeria since 1987! I grew up here, so my music sounds more American than anything else.”

The two talked awhile – and Nwokah sang Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” – but he didn’t put much stock in Robinson’s interest, at first. “Justin is a persistent man,” said Nwokah, laughing. “That boy showed up the next morning at seven o’clock, knocked on my front door – brought me a cup of coffee – and said, ‘Let’s do this,’” said Nwokah, laughing.

Robinson had been working with a different partner, Sin, in the local underground hip-hop group, Sin & Crook – which also continues to this day. “The hard aspect of this right now is, I work two jobs, and raise a 9-year-old full-time,” said Robinson. “We’ve had enough numbers that we could book shows, bars, clubs – cityto-city, state-to-state – but make enough to tour, and just get our name out there.” Nwokah moved into Robinson’s apartment, so they could create more readily. Robinson works up the tracks from beats and samples, although both write lyrics, and push each other creatively – which is why their parternship works so well, according to Nwokah. “A lot of the samples are classic music, whether it’s Moody Blues, to Janis Ian. We even have a really good song, ‘Crazy,’ that’s a Harry Mancini sample,” said Nwokah. “The boy touches everything, and it’s amazing when he’s finished with it.”

The creative process definitely flows both ways, Robinson agrees. “We brainstorm together – he’s more the flashy, ‘out there’ (frontman), I’m more of the background, ‘beat-making music guy. Sometimes, I’ll make the beat, and bring it to him with the idea, or we’ll make a beat together,” he said.

Bigger things have happened on other fronts, too. Humbly Crooked has sparked interest from major labels, as well as a Nigerianbased management company that asked the group to create a song for BlackBerrry users there. The assignment intrigued Nwokah – who emigrated from Nigeria with his family in 1987.

The management company hasn’t gotten back in touch, but Nwokah and Robinson aren’t slowing down – as they continue work on an album, and play shows in major cities like Houston, TX.

“I can say, if nobody ever liked our stuff, I made music that I can listen to any time,” said Nwokah. “It’s definitely not anything I was anticipating to do all my life. Now, I’m on the brink of all the success that I’ve ever wanted out of anything.” For more information about Humbly Crooked, visit them online at www. sonicbids.com/humblycrooked3.

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Fast-forward to a couple years ago, when Layne put out a Craigslist ad for a drummer “to ride with me, because my mixes go from hiphop, to house, dubstep, rock – lots of different (musical) variations, different transitions,” he said. “On top of that, I scratch. I’m a turntablist.” As fate had it, Howard had also posted a Craigslist ad. “He was a DJ looking for a drummer, and I was a drummer looking for a DJ – that’s why it’s so crazy,” said Howard, laughing. “The whole DJ/drummer combo is a new thing. When I met him the first time, I just knew: ‘All right, this is the dude.’ He just threw off good vibes.” DJ Blackfoot and TJ Drumma’s next big local show is set for 11 p.m. Sunday, September 4, at Club Omega, 15147 Lincoln Hwy., Plymouth, IN. For more information, call (574) 540-2457, or facebook.com/djblackfootjaime. “The live drummer attracts the older crowd, and the DJ attracts the younger crowd, toward that style of music I’m playing,” said Layne. “It’s such a wide range of people that we attract, that’s what’s really taking us off.”

As if the duo doesn’t keep him busy enough, Layne still DJs on his own, too – playing everything from dubstep to electro, hiphop, house and rock. From 10 p..m to 3 a.m. Tuesday, Layne DJs at Barney’s Bar, 2700 Hammond Ave., Elkhart; 9 a.m. to 2-3 a.m. at Harrison Landing, 600 S. Main St., Elkhart; 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday at the Agave Lounge, South Bend, IN; and 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Corby’s, 441 E. LaSalle Ave., South Bend. In Howard, Layne found a drummer with an extensive background. Howard performed in Penn High School’s drumline, and Ball State University’s jazz band during his two years as a percussion major there. (He’s finishing his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University South Bend.) “What we’re trying to do is bring the live show to September 2011

the club scene,” said Howard. “That’s what this whole thing’s about.”

Like Layne, Howard wanted a different musical experience. “The one thing I avoided was being in the cover band thing. I liked rap, hip-hop, underground music,” said Howard. “I thought, ‘Is this the only way to get money, playing on the weekends, playing old classic rock songs?’” Layne creates the mixes, which he gives on CD to Howard, who works out the beats that fit the music. “There’s a little bit of improv, but it’s beat-for-beat, right on – most drummers out there can’t even play to a click track. They’ll get off beat,” he said. The pair have a sponsor (Lymelite Clothing), and are working on a video for release on Youtube and distribution to clubs. “It’s hard for us to explain to people: ‘I’m a DJ, this is my drummer, we’re gonna play a set,’” said Layne, laughing. “They get all confused: ‘Oh, he’s DJ’ing before the band comes up?’ ‘No, no, he’s gonna be drumming while I’m DJ’ing.’” However, Layne is confident that the duo’s best days lay ahead. “Hopefully, one day, all I have to do is this full-time – it’s something that I love to do, and hopefully, it’ll pay the bills,” he said. Howard, for one, is ready to go full speed ahead. “There’s DJs and drummers everywhere, but not DJs and drummers that put on a show like that. Really, the sky’s the limit,” he said.

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By: Ralph Heibutzki ot many duos owe their existence to Craigslist, but that’s exactly how DJ Blackfoot (Jamie Layne) and TJ Drumma (T.J. Howard) met up – just when both wanted more out of the local scene. For Layne, the act started five years ago, when he had a drummer friend play behind his mixes at Club Rumor, in South Bend, IN. “It was only 10 minutes long, but everybody loved it,” said Layne. “But then my drummer joined a band, and I couldn’t find another drummer to ride with my vibe, and mesh with what I do.”


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Three Californians Three Californians go down to Mexico one night and get drunk and wake up in jail. They found out that they are to be executed for their crimes but none of them can remember what they have done. The first one is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if he has any last words. He says, “I am from the San Diego School of Divinity and I believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on behalf of the innocent.” They throw the switch and nothing happens, so they figure God must not want this guy to die, and they let him go. The second one is strapped in and gives his last words. “I am from the University of California School of Law and I believe in the eternal power of Justice to intervene on the part of the innocent.” The switch is thrown and again nothing happens. They figure that the law is on this guy’s side and let him go. The last one is strapped in and says, “Well, I’m a CalBerkley Electrical Engineer, and I’ll tell you right now you’ll never electrocute anybody if you don’t connect those two wires.”

Q: Why did Amy Winehouse snort artificial sweetener? A: She thought it was diet coke.

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BARS in the REGION Elkhart

523 Tap & Grill B J Stars Between the Buns Big Easy Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc Cappy’s Chicago Grill and Bar Chubby Trout Crimaldi's Dino's Firehouse Lounge Half-time Sports Bar Harrison Landing Heinnies Hunters Place JD's Watering Hole Lakeshore Grill The Bee’s 3 My Dad’s Place PC's Bar and Grill Pete’s Simeri's Beardsley St Tavern Stirred The Vine Whiskey Dicks

519 S Main St 405 Baldwin St 2041 Cassopolis St 160 Easy Shopping Pl 109 Freight St 1000 N. Michigan 2425 Cassopolis St 2730 Cassopolis St 117 W Jackson Blvd 1500 Osolo Rd 4000 E Bristol St # 8 26084 CR-6 600 S Main St # 102 1743 W Lusher Ave 2703 S Main 1109 W. Beardsley 51330 State Road 19 1125 W Beardsley Ave 51425 S.R. 19 1915 Borneman Ave 51426 S.R.19 1737 W Beardsley Ave 115 E Lexington Ave 214 S Main St 561 E. Jackson Blvd

(574) 523-1523 (574) 264-9327 (574) 206-9900 (574) 293-4890 (574) 294-2440 (574) 262-3511 (574) 264-0183 (574) 264-5700 (574) 522-9125 (574) 264-1300 (574) 264-3412 (574) 264-3320 (574) 295-8882 (574) 522-9101 (574) 293-2117 (574) 522-4640 (574) 266-0606 (574) 293-4056 (574) 262-2237 (574) 293-1915 (574) 264-9033 (574) 293-3941 (574) 522-4914 (574) 970-5006 (574) 294-7500

Granger Between the Buns Eddie’s Steak Shed Tilted Kilt The Pitt Stop Yesterday’s

12797 State Rd 23 12685 Adams Rd 1032 E. University Dr 13020 State Road 23 12594 State Road 23

(574) 243-8889 (574) 277-1076 (574) 272-KILT (574) 272-7488 (574) 272-7017

La Porte 3rd Base Bar and Grill Avenue Bar Bruceski's Casey's Lanes Dick's Bar Friends Nightclub Hilltop Bar I Street Bar Lady Rose Bar & Grill Los Coyotes Mickey's Pinola Saloon Ringers Rother's Pub Shooters Smutzer's Club Tavern The Warehouse Thunderbird Lanes Town Tavern Waterford Inn Western Inn

1201 Pine Lake Rd 617 Michigan Ave 332 Park St 610 Colfax Ave 912 Lincolnway 605 Washington St. 502 Pulaski St 1508 "I" Street 403 E. Lincolnway 517 Tipton St 501 Tipton St 702 S. 500 W. 311 Washington St 444 Pine Lake Ave 201 Washington St. 608 Monroe St 303 Brighton 1251 Pine Lake 1001 E Lincolnway 6466 W Johnson Rd 610 J St.

(219) 324-0300 (219) 324-2645 (219) 362-6927 (219) 362-1571 (219) 326-9702 (219) 362-7000 (219) 362-6308 (219) 362-4290 (219) 326-8048 (219) 362-4969 (219) 362-1826 (219) 324-4300 (219) 326-6412 (219) 362-4585 (219) 362-2471 (219) 362-7421 (219) 324-6325 (219) 362-3555 (219) 326-9723 (219) 879-9083 (219) 325-3094

Hanna/Wanatah Hanna Hub Rumors Back 40 Silver Horseshoe

2 Moore Street 12 Moore Street 109 South Main Street 102 N. Main st.

(219) 797-5675 (219) 797-2337 (219) 733-2624 (219) 733-9107

Michigan City Bartletts Barker Inn Benny's Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa

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131 e. Dunes Hwy 607 E Barker Ave 3101 E Us Highway 12 777 Blue Chip Drive

(219) 879-3081 (219) 879-9011 (219) 874-3663 (888) 879-7711

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Center St. Bar Charley's Bar & Grill Clubhouse Driving Range Decoys Bar & Grill El Nopal Galveston's Steakhouse Gratty’s 12 on the Lake Hammers Holly's It's Vegas Baby! Joe's Bar & Grill Lakeshore Lanes Matey's Mc Ginnis Pub Mug Shots Lounge Nowhere Bar and Grill Pines Lounge Pumps on 12 Reilly's Rocks Lounge Rodini's Ryan's Irish Pub Sahara Sand Trap Shoreline Brewery Stadium Inn Stimley's Town & Country Bar Sportsman's Inn The Game Sportbar Three Sheets Bar & Grill

501 Ctr St 517 Barker Avenue 415 E US 20 1729 E US 20 110 West 9th st. 10 commerce Sq 1716 Franklin Street 12 On the Lake Drive 2134 E. Hwy 20 3705 Franklin St. 777 Blue Chip Drive 2958 W Dunes Hwy 2820 E. Michigan Blvd 110 Franklin St. 227 W 7th St 1901 S Woodland Ave 5868 E. Tioga Trail 3860 W Dunes Hwy 3085 E. Hwy 12 1103 Franklin 777 Blue Chip Drive 4125 Franklin St. 401 Franklin St 1701 Franklin Street 3015 E Michigan Blvd 208 Wabash St 2323 Wabash St 204 W Barker Ave 3201 E. Hwy 12 777 Blue Chip Drive 227 W Barker Ave

Mishawaka Bar Louie Bleachers Blue Lantern Center St. Pub Sky Michiana Hooters Jerrys Pub Maury's Pat's Pub Midway Tavern Office Lounge Parkway Lanes Phoenix Bar & Grill Pit Stop Pone Express Press Box Riverside Tavern Roc's Sports Café Roxie's Manhattan Olivia’s Bar & Restaurant That Place Bar & Grill The Pub The Comedy Kitchen Three Thirty One Inn Trips traxside tavern Trumans Wings Etc. Wooden Shoe Yakety Yak Cafe

6501 Grape Rd 4609 Grape Rd 928 E. McKinley 112 N. Center St. 100 N. Center St. 205 W Day Rd 1211 W 6th St 901 W 4th St 810 W 4th St 1813 E 12th. St. 1504 Chestnut Street 101 Lincoln Way W 1753 E. 12th St. 1617 Milburn Blvd 1653 E 4th St 100 N. Center St. 212 W Edison Rd 424 W 7th St 327 Union St 300 W. 6th St. 408 Cleveland St 1213 Lincolnway 1123 Union St 318 So union st 100 N. Center St. 6502 Grape Rd 822 W 6th St 701 W 4th St

(574) 277-9100 (574) 277-9332 (574) 255-2005 (574) 968-0244

16409 Red Arrow Hwy

(269) 231-5205

600 W Water St 136 N. Whittaker St 310 E Buffalo St

(269) 469-1699 (269) 469-5800 (269) 469-9600

Union Pier, MI Mickey’s New Buffalo, MI Bentwood Tavern Casey's Bar and Grill El Ranchero Grande

(219) 879-5254 (219) 861-2582 (219) 878-9556 (219) 878-0222 (219) 879-5555 (219) 814-4041 (219) 809-4000 (219) 879-0760 (219) 879-5124 (888) 879-7711 (219) 879-9336 (219) 879-9445 (219) 872-9471 (219) 872-8200 (219) 872-1223 (219) 778-2074 (219) 874-7330 (219) 874-6201 (219) 871-7000 (888) 879-7714 (219) 879-7388 (219) 872-0361 (219) 871-1223 (219) 879-9606 (219) 879-4677 (219) 879-9781 (219) 879-9061 (219) 879-9941 (888) 879-7711 (219) 878-9872

(574) 259-7786 (574) 257-1466 (574) 259-8282 (574) 255-0458 (574-259-3898 (574) 255-5424 (574) 257-8876 (574) 254-0389 (574) 254-1925 (574) 252-5753 (574) 259-1598 (574) 252-5780 (574) 259-9600 (574) 387-4499 (574) 273-5397 (574) 259-5233 (574) 255-2790 (574) 259-7233 (574) 259-2282 (574) 273-0088 (574) 258-9201 (574) 255-8601

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BARS in the REGION Jimmy's Bar & Grill O'Briens Roma Pizza Da Pub

18529 La Porte Rd 12578 Wilson Rd 17600 Red Arrow Hwy 19332 State Route 239

(269) 469-2100 (269) 469-3400 (269) 469-3698 (269) 469-4448

Niles, MI Corral Jays Lounge Pete's Patio Riverfront Café Wings Etc.

701 N 13th St 3025 s. 11th St. 2433 N 5th St 219 Front St 2008 S. 11th St

(269) 684-1185 (269) 684-8353 (269) 683-4565 (269) 684-2233 (269) 683-9464

Osceola Between the Buns Tapped Out Trevi's

1720 Lincolnway W 55581 Ash Rd 512 Lincolnway W

(574) 679-4474 (574) 674-6442 (574) 674-6261

South Bend AJ's Anchor Inn Antonio's Bar Backstage Grill/Green Room Blarney Stone Between the Buns Bob's 19th Hole Bob's Pub Bootleg’ers Buffalo Wild Wings Centerfolds Chain O Lakes Cheers Pub Chuck's Tavern City Limits Lounge CJ’s Pub Clay Pub Club Fever Club Landing Club Noma Corby's Irish Pub Agave Lounge Dave's Pub & Co Donna Lee's Franks Place Gippers Lounge Green Star Cafe Hoosier Tap & Grill Hoosier Wings & More Jeannie’s Joe's Tavern Jovi's Restaurant & Lounge Kate O'Connors Kelly's Pub O’Rourkes Public House Lonnies 23 Inn Linebacker Lounge Madison Oyster Bar Main St. Pub McCormicks Mitch’s Corner Moondogs Morris Performing Arts Center Mulligans Murpheys Backyard Pub My Place Oaken Bucket O'Sullivans Crossing Oscars Billiard Club Peddler's Pub

4505 Ameritech Drive, 2224 W. Wester Ave 2227 Franklin St 222 S. Michigan 113 E Wayne St 1803 South Bend Ave 26582 US Highway 20 1406 Portage Ave 1302 Ford St. 123 W Washington St 1505 Kendall St. 26230 Southport rd 103 S. Dixieway North 1201 W Sample St 1807 S Ironwood Dr 236 S Michigan St 52170 Rt 933 222 S. Michigan 1717 Lincolnway East 119 N Michigan St 441 E Lasalle Ave 2018 Western Ave 3013 Mishawaka Ave 701 W Indiana Ave 327 Marion 515 N Dixie Way 1605 Miami St 718 W Indiana Ave 1835 Lincoln Way E 621 S Bendix Dr 1201 Dunham St 1905 Miami St 415 E. Michigan St. 1150 Mishawaka Ave 1044 Angela Blvd 1989 Prairie Ave 1631 South Bend Avenue 129 N Main St 2046 South Bend Ave 125 N. Michigan Ave 1516 N. Ironwood Dr. 4407 S Ironwood Dr 211 North Michigan Street 1705 S Bend Ave 3601 Mishawaka Ave 1509 Portage Ave 1212 S Ironwood Dr 235 S. Michigan 1902 S. Bend Ave 904 E Ireland Rd

(574) 272-1800 (574) 237-9147 (574) 233-6114 (574) 232-0222 (574) 283-0452 (574) 247-9293 (574) 289-2318 (574) 233-0635 (574) 234-0744 (574) 232-2293 (574) 288-7827 (574) 232-9063 (574) 387-4642 (574) 289-9457 (574) 288-3636 (574) 233-5981 (574) 277-6982 (574) 232-5200 (574) 289-4122 (574) 233-4959 (574) 233-5326

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(574) 237-9195 (574) 237-9811 (574) 232-2277 (574) 323-1015 (574) 287-9606 (574) 289-4318 (574) 232-0457 (574) 288-2962 (574) 237-9182 (574) 289-3770 (574) 654-8114 (574) 287-7379 (574) 251-0355 (574) 251-0282 (574) 289-0186 (574) 288-4299 (574) 271-9898 (574) 289-8031 (574) 855-2365 (574) 291-6544 (574) 235-9190 (574) 277-5666 (574) 233-5968 (574) 234-2280 (574) 289-1616 (574) 289-3333 (574) 277-6651 (574) 291-9192

Pejza's Lydick Tavern

26444 Edison Rd

(574) 233-9542

Rum Village Inn

2209 Kemble Ave

(574) 288-1773

Tapped Out II Sean Ocasey's South Bank The View Vickie's Wings Etc. Wise Guys West Winds

2206 Mishawaka Ave 123 N. St. Joseph St. 1763 Lincoln Way E 515 E Jefferson Blvd 112 W Monroe St 2051 E. Ireland Rd. 3421 W Sample St 56629 Mayflower Rd

(574) 289-4888 (574) 245-7280 (574) 232-1980 (574) 288-8439 (574) 232-4090 (574) 291-0077 (574) 234-2670 (574) 233-5168

Middlebury Rulli’s Bella Luna

851 U.S. 20

(574) 825-7222

Westville Blackhawk Inn The Ville Ramsay’s Westpoint Crossroads

257 W. Main St. 351 W. Main St. 11042 W. US Highway 4817 U.S. 421

(219) 785-2296

Edwardsburg, MI Fireside Tap & Grill

69245 Maple St.

(269) 414-4103

225 N Michigan St 15147 Lincoln Hwy 116 East Laporte Street 1111 W Jefferson St 114 N. Michigan St

(574) 936-7004 (574) 540-2333 (574) 935-5514 (574) 935-9939 (574) 914-4123

109 S. Main St.

(219) 733-2624

Plymouth Brass Rail Club Omega Dandelion Bar Mayflower Opie’s Office Wanatah The Other Place

Tot Shots

(219) 785-2621 (219) 785-4030

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On the Patio with

Bud Light Lime By: Lisa Trimboli

Cappy’s Elkhart Summer may be winding down but the fun doesn’t stop at Cappy’s Northside Tavern in Elkhart on the brink of football season. The patio is a serene and secluded area surrounded by a tall wooden fence and trees for privacy. Cappy’s owner Mike Petros says the patio is “a nice opportunity to enjoy the outdoor air and summertime,” but it’s going to be your opportunity to enjoy some tailgating action this football season as well. Cappy’s will be hosting tailgating parties every weekend with a hot dog buffet and buckets of beer just $10, so get ready to bust out the football jerseys and beer bongs. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a large television outside for your sports viewing pleasure. The patio isn’t just a place to chill with a cold one but also a prime source of entertainment. Stop on out on a Sunday evening for Kareoke Sunday’s and belt out your off-key renditions of your favorite songs, but be warned. This is not your average karaoke-unless that is, you are used to seeing sexy, scantily-clad women in tube socks and bikinis performing. Check out Cappy’s Facebook page for more on that tip. Cappy’s also regularly schedules live DJ’s spinning straight from the patio and you can bust out the dance moves either inside or out at the spacious locale. Straight out of Florida, Chaos Agent will be in the house September 9th. House Arrest and Banana Jones are just a small sampling of bands lined up at Cappy’s over the summer. There never seems to be a shortage of entertainment because bands are booked every pg 28

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Saturday with no cover charge. Yes, you just read the magic words: “No Cover Charge!” Be sure to take full advantage of Cappy’s summer drink specials before the sunshine bows out for good. Vodka Lemonade is just $1.50 on Wednesday’s, Bud Light Lime 15oz is $1.50 and the 32oz. is $3.00. Did we mention Red Bull and vodka is just $2 on karaoke night, no less? So what makes Cappy’s stand out from all the umpteen bars in Michiana? Mike Petros has a few ideas: “Good service, outside karaoke and fun.” No lame cover charges and half-hour waits to order an over-priced adult beverage…and the multi-faceted entertainment never stops. Cappy’s is all about having a good time and enjoying good company. Come out to the tailgating parties this month and all football season long and challenge your friends to see who can eat the most hot dogs in one sitting. Just save some energy for Sunday evening for some karaoke-maybe if you’re lucky the girls in tube socks will make a re-appearance put on another performance. Summer may be drawing to a close but this autumn the party won’t stop on the patio at Cappy’s. Cappy’s Northside Tavern is located at 1000 N. Michigan Street in Elkhart, Indiana. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest events as they unfold, photo albums and drink specials.

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the season. Other bands scheduled in September include MGB on the 9th, Red Alert on the 17th and House Arrest on the 24th. Karaoke night is scheduled every weekend the nights a band is not playing. Ice-cold brew being the ultimate football-watching companion of choice, That Place Bar and Grill has beer specials for every day of the week. Monday 12 oz. drafts are $1, Tuesday pitchers are $5, Wednesday domestic bottles are $1.25, Thursday buckets are 6 for $11, Friday 12 oz. drafts are $1.25, Saturday domestic buckets are 6 for $12 and Sunday 25 oz. mugs are $2.50.

Football parties, Labor Day parties, fresh air, and ice-cold brew…do you smell what I smell? It’s officially football season and Tim Hahn invites you to That Place Bar and Grill in Mishawaka to enjoy the best of autumn on the patio. That Place Bar and Grill unveiled their patio just this past spring and they recently football-proofed the fenced-in space with flat screen TV’s. “It’s a place to sit and relax and watch football while playing horseshoe,” says Hahn of the patio. Horse shoe pits and corn hole are available at all times so you can work on your hand-eye coordination while watching the game-just please, no poor losers, no throwing horseshoes or bags at the TV if a foul play in the game pisses you off….save the ranting for Facebook. To kick off the new season Hahn booked Top Secret for Sunday, September 4th from 4-8pm as apart of the “big shin-dig” Labor Day party the bar is hosting. This serves a big weekend for the bar, as a certain local college football team plays their first home game September 3rd and Hahn is making a debacle out of that day as well, along with game days to follow throughout September 2011

Nothing goes hand-in-hand like beer and football except for… classic American food. Have no fear; there will be options aplenty to satisfy your hunger while watching the game or enjoying the band and the breeze. Classic sliders and fries are $4, three tacos and fries are $3 (no need to run for the border), Hot dogs or chili dogs and fries are $4, 5-piece wings and fries are $4 and a half-sandwich and salad combo is also just $4. There’s also a salad menu for you health nuts including a chef salad, garden salad, taco salad or chicken salad. Hahn invites you to “come have a good time, it’s a big party,” on game days and has a few game-day surprises up his sleeve unlike anything any other bar or restaurant in the area is doing. We’ll give you a hint: In a word, “winning.” Start making football and tailgate plans now because South Bend is about to embark on an exciting football season and That Place Bar and Grill will be celebrating and partying throughout every moment of it. That Place Bar and Grill is located at the corner of 6th and Spring Street in Mishawaka.

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STREETWALKER: Brenda Wilkins TASTES LIKE: a prison library keyboard

STREETSMARTS Back To School

Created by: Sam Mechling

WINO: Carl West SMELLS LIKE: a nursing home on “Taco Tuesday”

NICKNAME: “Ole’ Hamburger Knees

Margret, a nanny from Niles asks:

I’m a nanny, and now that kids are back in school I’m out of work. Any ideas on making some extra money?

Anne, a hostess from La Porte from asks:

Do you think shop class would be a good choice for our daughter? Most of her friends are doing home economics.

Geoff, an engineer from South Bend asks: I want my 6th grade son to learn about sex, but I don’t want him to do it an sexed class. Any ideas?

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PERSONAL QUOTE: “I’ll finger your damn mouth!” STREETWALKER:

WINO:

“I used to do cage fighting back in the day to make extra cash, but they banned me because I kept sh*tting my pants. Can you think of a better way to get out of a headlock?!?”

“I tried to donate some of my sperm, but they kicked me out of the clinic because apparently an empty McDonald’s sweet and sour container is “…not an approved vessel for genetic material.” WHATEVER THE F**K THAT MEANS!”

STREETWALKER:

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“I learned how to smoke rock out of an old light bulb in shop class. You might burn your fingers, but that shit gets you higher than an eagle’s tits!”

“Shop class was weird, man. My teacher would just invite me and my friends to his condo for brandy and games of grab-ass. I never learned to build sh*t!”

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“I used to offer a deflowering service back in the 80’s, but I stopped because the Dads kept complaining about their kids locking themselves in their rooms and refusing to eat.”

“Just last week I smashed my junk against a school bus window like a stuffed Garfield. Those kids learned a thing or two about sex that day.”

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A Lil’ Bit Naughty & Nice

A Lil’ Bit

Naughty Night at Club Fever By: Stephanie Vega

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’m sure we’ve all watched the Victoria Secret Fashion on our television screens as models like Heidi Klum and Giselle hit the runway wearing the newest fashions in the lingerie world. Men like to simply tune in to see the beautiful models and women love to watch for the new styles. It’s something that’s fun to watch on TV but would be even more fun to see up close and personal. If a live lingerie show is something you’ve always wanted to see, there’s good news. Club Fever in South Bend is hosting a Naughty Nice event. This fun, sexy night will include beautiful local models walking the runway wearing the newest lingerie from a local boutique. It’s going to be one of the biggest Lingerie/Pajama Parties in Michiana and promises to offer class…NO TRASH! And with sponsors like Déjà vu Gentleman’s Club, Déjà vu Boutique, OR-G Vodka, Hypnotiq and Stella Artois you know that party will be flowing with good drinks and good fun.

Saturday, September 24th is going to be one of the biggest Lingerie/Pajama Parties in Michiana and promises to offer plenty of class. Before we get into the Naughty Night event, let’s talk about its location. Club Fever, located at 222 S. Michigan Street in South Bend is a 32,000 square foot multi-level facility offering the largest dance floor in Northern Indiana. Complete with pg 34

a Sports Bar on the lower level called The Green Room, and a restaurant called the Backstage Grill, Club Fever can easily see 1,000 come through their doors on any given night. Club Fever is known in the area for its Thursday College Nights which draw a crowd of more than 1500. It could be because they have specials that include $1 shots, $2 wells and $3 Long Islands and Domestic Beers. There is a $5 cover on Thursdays and doors open at 10pm. The Club also opens up Saturday nights where they have house DJ, DJ CK-1 as well as a variety of live national acts. On deck to make an appearance at Club Fever include Robert Cray on September 8th, Seven Dust on September 19th and Los Lobos on October 13th. Did you know you can text the keyword “fever” to 72727 to find out about upcoming special events, concert announcements and contests? Well, you can! You can also sign up for bottle service or make table reservations in their VIP room through Facebook and you can always get more information at their website, www.clubfever.biz. Now let’s talk about where these ladies who are modeling these outfits are from. Well, they are none other than the showgirls from Déjà vu Gentlemen’s Club located at 2491 Ripley Street in Lake Station. Déjà vu is the longest running Gentlemen’s Club in this area and the company itself is known across the country, with locations from N.Y. to L.A. even international locations in Paris and the U.K. Déjà vu is known by the motto” 1,000’s of beautiful girls and three ugly ones” and promise only the beauties at this show. The Gentlemen’s Club offers up a lot of promotional programs and is even getting involved with some high tech stuff. If you scan the mobile tag in this month’s Déjà vu ad, you’ll see a special video up of one their beautiful showgirls. And if you want to see those girls dancing live, Déjà vu is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 3am and

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With sponsors like Déjà Vu Gentleman’s Club, Déjà Vu Love Boutique, OR-G Vodka, Hypnotiq and Stella Artois the party will be flowing with great drinks and plenty of naughtiness. on Sunday from 4pm to 1am. They always have great drink specials and of course it is 21 and over to get in They do have a portion of their club that is for 18 and over called Dreamgirls and that is open Monday through Saturday from 7pm to 3am and Sunday 4pm-1am. For more information on Déjà vu and Dreamgirls, call (219) 962-4398 or check out their website www.dejavu. com. And remember, military personnel and union card holders always get in free at Déjà vu. What’s left to talk about…um…the fabulous outfits of course! The Déjà vu showgirls will be wearing lingerie and nightwear from none other than the Déjà vu Love Boutique, located at 412 Highway 20 in Michigan City. The Boutique offers tons of clothing, everything from lingerie to dancewear to sexy Halloween costumes. The Boutique is excited to show off their fall clothing line as well as give ladies a chance to think about what they want to be for Halloween because let’s face it ladies, Halloween gives us a great excuse to be a sexy (fill in the blank). Why be a doctor when you can be a sexy doctor. Or a police officer when you can be a sexy police officer. SO what else does this Boutique have to offer? For starters, novelty items with everything to make for a memorable bachelor/bachelorette party as well as marital aides, DVD, and other articles of clothing like swimsuits and shoes. Did you know this boutique has specials? Well, dancers in the entertainment industry receive 25% off whenever they make a purchase; all they need to do is show proof of club employment. And what if you’re not a dancer, it’s ok because Wednesday is Ladies Day so to speak so all ladies get 30% of their purchase. The Déjà vu Boutiques is open every day from 9 am to 1am. You can check out and purchase their clothing line at www.whereloversshop.com or give them a call at (219) 879-9530. Alright, so let’s get back to this fashion show. The Naught Nice event will be on Saturday, September 24 and doors open at 10pm. The cost to get in is $5 but for girls & guys wearing Naughty outfits, it’s free. September 2011

Club Fever welcomes and promotes ladies coming in their lingerie, devil costumes and don’t forget the classic school girl dress code. Get their early if you want to receive a free gift bag filled with goodies. Want VIP seating for the event? Well, OR-G vodka is sponsoring the VIP room and it’s properly being named the OR-G room. It’s located on the upper level at Club Fever and that’s where you’ll find the Déjà vu girls hanging out and socializing when they aren’t on the runway. In fact, the girls will be doing a meet and greet with those coming to the show so you can sit and chat with them face to face. Remember, this is a couple’s friendly event so men and women are encouraged to come and meet these ladies and find out about what their wearing and where you can get it. The clothes will not be for sale at the show but are currently available at the store, and the Boutique will have a booth set up at the show it answer questions you may have about their products. The first model will hit the runway around 11pm and there will be 3 one hour shows as the girls do costume changes to show off the lingerie, the evening wear and of course the Halloween costumes. And if you want to get a close spot to watch this show, you’ll want to get their early because this is expected to be a packed event and it is standing room only; unless of course you purchase a table in the VIP room. If an exclusive lounge with plush velvet couches and dancer poles sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll want to get a hold of Club Fever on Facebook and purchase a spot in the OR-G VIP Room. And don’t forget, when you are in the VIP room, you get bottle service. If you’re not in the VIP room you’ll still have an amazing time, especially since drink specials include $3 Stella Artois and $15 for a bucket. Buy two buckets and you’ll get two Stella Artois Glasses free! Other drink specials include $3 OR-G or Hpnotiq drinks.

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By: Ralph Heibutzki

Puterbaugh Sisters

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eep down, Tiffany Puterbaugh always guessed that life would run a little bit differently for her sister, Danielle, and herself. “I’ve been dressing up in things, performing, and making jokes since I was young, and so was my sister,” said Puterbaugh. “When my parents brought my sister home from the hospital, she looked a lot like my dad – so they put a fake mustache on her.” The sisters hail from a deeply creative household in Columbus, OH. “My parents are pretty artistic, and my dad’s a musician, so we always had microphones in our house,” recalled Puterbaugh. “We would just turn on the mic’s, and talk into them for hours by ourselves.”

mall, while Danielle was working in theater. After moving to Chicago, one of their first acts was to write the “Entertaining Julia” show, which they host and produce weekly, in the Windy City’s Boystown area. The sisters find plenty of other ways to stay busy, as well. “We also do a lot of stuff with Berlin nightclub. It’s great, it’s amazing – we do special event stuff there,” said Puterbaugh. “We also perform with ‘El Circo Cheapo (Cabaret),’ an underground circus here. We do that once a month. We’re also cast members of Chicago Underground Comedy.”

Needless to say, such images look even more entertaining in hindsight. “You watch old home videos: ‘Wow, you’re a really weird kid, really loud, trying to get attention from everybody,” said Puterbaugh, laughing. “This is obviously what you’re meant to be doing all your life.’”

No matter type of event they run, the Puterbaughs strive to make each one stand on its own. Their home base is Reversible Eye Gallery, which the sisters co-own, and live above, too. “We try to write our own shows there – and at Berlin – just to get out of the norm of telling jokes in different places, because we are a theatrical act, where we want to incorporate music, comedy, theater and art, honestly – all of it,” she said.

About four years ago, the sisters moved to Chicago, IL and decided to join forces – though they’ve performed together, off and on, throughout By: Ralph Heibutzki their lives. “When we were little, we also used to dress up, and re-enact ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketches at malls,” said Puterbaugh. “We’d just start performing, and wait for people to watch, kind of like a street theater thing. Of course, we did high school theater together.”

However, the Puterbaughs’ energies don’t stop at the live circuit. “We also work on producing our own videos, and want to write some short films – a larger goal is having our own show some time on some sort of adult film network, like the Logo Network, or something like that,” said Puterbaugh. “That’s an end goal, doing all the things that we do, and making it financially productive.”

Given their backgrounds, look for a show that combines music, sketch comedy and theater when the Puterbaughs perform Friday, September 16, at the Riverside Tavern, 100 N. Center St., Mishawaka, IN. “It’s a little bit of vaudeville-esque (material), because we are two people, and it’s a sister act,” said Puterbaugh. “So we’ll probably be doing some duo standup stuff, and maybe sing a song – a little bit of everything.” For further information, call (574) 259-1598, or visit drinkriverside.com. The event is being promoted by PR1Promotions; for more details, visit www. pr1promotions.com.

If that day happens, the sisters also want to make sure their friends get to share the ride. “That’s why we have so many different variety shows,” said Puterbaugh. “There’s such a wealth of amazing talent in Chicgao, and also, everywhere. You want to work with your friends, and do things with people that you trust and believe in. If I can ever make money off doing that thing, producing things, then I’d want to share that with everybody I believe in.”

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Ink: Wicked

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hen you think of what a small town has to offer, you normally wouldn’t think one of those things is an award winning tattoo shop, especially when their population is just around 800 people. But, in the town of Lakeville Indiana that is the case. Wicked Ways Tattoo Shop, located on Highway 31 just south of South Bend has been around for nearly 6 years, and Owner Rodney Eckenberger couldn’t be happier with the success of this place. “I’m always busy,” Rodney told me as I caught him on a day off because it was his birthday. “I’m usually booked out about 2 weeks in advance but during tax season it can be as much as a month and a half.” So why is everyone charging down the doors here? Maybe it’s because Rodney is known for his custom work and attention to detail, especially when it comes to portrait tattoos. “I do specialize in portraits; realism is my favorite to do,” he said. “And because most portraits are of loved ones who have passed I ask people to bring in the best picture they have.” Rodney takes a lot of pride in his work and admits he’s his own biggest critic. But because he’s so meticulous it’s what keeps people coming back, and it’s the reason why people come to him with all different requests. “I did this tattoo on a lady of her three kids and it went down her whole leg,” he said. “It was hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil and she took a picture of her kids in those poses. It was great.” That tattoo took quite a long time, but it’s one of the things Rodney likes about his job. “I spent a lot of hours with a lot of my clients,” he said. “Some days I might be on one guy for the whole day but it gives you a chance to get to know who you are tattooing.” And since it’s about quality over quantity when it comes to doing the tattoos, Rodney wants to provide an atmosphere that’s enjoyable for his clients, and it’s why you feel like you’re home from the moment you walk in the door. “We have artwork from all over the pg 42

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d Ways Tattoo world hanging on the wall,” he said. “We have a large TV as well and we have a radio playing all the time.” Rodney runs the shop with Jason Havens by his side. Jason has been working at Wicked Ways for about 3 years but has been tattooing for 10. Rodney has about 8 years of tattooing experience under his belt and says he got started a little later than most. “I really got interested in tattooing when I was 29,” he said. “I was going to Ivy Tech and enjoying it but

after the 1st semester I had to take all these classes I really didn’t like so that’s when I knew I had to do something different.” So he started tattooing in his basement and before long got a job in South Bend. Eventually, Rodney decided he wanted to have his own place so he opened up Wicked Ways in Lakeville. Rodney has achieved much notoriety in his career as he’s received much recognition for his work; including multiple awards, coverage in several industry magazines, as well as working in many conventions.

buck but don’t go for a cheap tattoo because it’s going to be on your skin forever, plus it’ll end up costing you more in the long run.” And Rodney says he’s has seen some of those “bad tattoos” and has a sign in his shop that says “We fix cheap tattoos.” Wicked Ways Tattoo is located at 217 S. Michigan Avenue in Lakeville. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. The shop minimum for tattoos start at

$50, piercings by Jason start at $20. For more information, or to book an appointment call (574) 784-2985. You can also check out their website, www.wickedwaystattooshop.com or visit their Facebook page.

Honors and awards like “Best of Day” and “Best Pin-Up” and “1st Place Full Back Piece” he received on the convention circuit at places like Chicago, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati. So are you itching for a tattoo yet? Rodney has a little advice for those thinking about taking the plunge. “Do your research and study shop portfolios to see if they specialize in what you want,” he said. “I know everyone wants to save a quick September 2011

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News from Around the World By: Paige Turner, Entertainer Newsroom

great-grandfather from being served up with butter and garlic. Their noble act did not go unnoticed and some market shoppers changed their shopping lists after hearing what the monks had to say. Others simply got hungry and bought their own lobster home to liberate in a giant pot of boiling water. The monks were invited to many dinners but silently declined.

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Taipei, Taiwan As an incentive to clean up the city, a town in Taiwan will be giving away solid gold bars to pet-owners who scoop some poop. After turning in bags of waste, citizens will be given chances for a drawing where they can win the bars, valued over $2,000. As the price of gold keeps going up, officials are hoping this will alleviate the smelly problems that lazy dog-walkers are leaving all over the city. If this idea works the government will consider giving away silver coins for cleaning up sidewalk spit as well.

Butter Knife No Match for Hernia Glendale, CA A 63-year old man recently became sick of being sick so he took matters into his own hands. After waiting and waiting on a surgery date, he finally decided to try to fix his hernia himself and, after being found naked with the knife protruding from his stomach, wound up in the hospital anyway. He’s healing well and has promised his wife that he’s learned a lesson about going under the butter knife – especially while in her kitchen.

City officials are up in arms over items that local shops have been selling to the tourists who frequent the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Many vendors try to cash in on the phallic nature of the tower and, until recently, tourists could purchase such items as erotic underwear with the Tower in place of a penis. However the mayor sees these items as trashy and does not want the city portrayed in such a way so has been charging fines when coming across these finds. Local vendors reportedly hate this new policy and consider the Mayor to be quite a dick.

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One Size Does Not Fit All at Nude Beaches Berlin, Germany Germany used to be known for its nude beaches as citizens have been expressing themselves in the buff since the early 1900’s. However, a shrinking population coupled with increasing waist lines has caused a dramatic decrease in the amount of naked fun in the sun and there are fewer numbers of nudes hitting the sand than ever before. Recent prosperity has caused Germans to pack on some pounds so people are now a little shyer about ditching their clothes in public. Officials have acknowledged the trend by saying that sometimes the naked truth hurts.

Bunny Found Not Funny Salmlon, ID Children in Idaho have been having nightmares due to an eccentric 34 year old man wearing a bunny costume hiding behind trees and pretending to shoot the kids with his fingers. He sometimes wears a tutu with the bunny suit and apparently has a cowboy outfit as well. While presumed harmless, parents have begun complaining and police have asked the man to keep his costumes behind closed doors. In related news, Steven King will be interviewing the wannabe rabbit soon as he has an idea for a new children’s book.

Mayor Takes Parking Matters into His Own Hands Vilnius, Lithuania After dealing with complaints of cars parking illegally all around the capital city, the Mayor of Vilnius decided to prove to residents that these crimes would not go unpunished – so he drove over the offending vehicles with an armored tank. According to him, if someone could afford to park a Mercedes-Benz or Rolls Royce illegally for many days, they could afford to buy a new car after he taught them a lesson. Citizens are largely in favor of his method of dealing with the issue and his campaign manager is working on commercials featuring his opposition being run over in a similar fashion.

Monks Free Lobsters from Death by Boiling Water Gloucester, MA A group of Tibetan Buddhists purchased 600 pounds of live lobster from a seafood vendor in order to pull a move that would make Lisa Simpson proud. Instead of taking them home for dinner the monks released the lobsters back into the ocean and since Buddhists believe in reincarnation, this means they could be saving their

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