Tibb’s Basement – Open Mic Tuesdays
It wasn't that long ago that Tibb's came along and changed a downtown corner storefront in to a quaint, cozy craft beer destination. "The Little Brewery that Could" has been a favorite of Kalamazooligans since 2013, and they've expanded... to the basement. They bring you Open Mic Night every other Tuesday... you know, when it's not Board Game Night (check their calendar).
Last night was the kick-off, and I had the pleasure of seeing a few of my friends do their thing. First, Abbey Brooks, a woman who's autobiography should be called "Not Without my Diaphragm," belted out a few covers and some originals with the help of her friend, Chelsea. I've only ever had the pleasure of hearing Abbey's voice on stage, and musical theater singing is NOT anything like street-singing. I had NO idea she had that lung-power. I was out of breath just watching her. The harmonies that she and Chelsea held were perfection. I was thoroughly impressed. (Also, I want to thank Chelsea for "Kalamazooligans" - I think that's the most fitting description of the inhabitants of this fair city.)
And, one Abe Savas, of Green Light Music fame, took to the mic to bring us his original songs that were all at once hilarious and heart-wrenching. Subtlety is not strong with this one; you're either laughing or reevaluating every life decision you've ever made. As always, though, Abe's set was entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
Get down to Tibb's and check out the incredible transformation of their basement bar. Thank you, Tibb's for giving local artists a place to shine, for restoring a great downtown space, and, of course, for your one-of-a-kind beer.