Podcast #374 plays the bands you'll see at Summer Kamp
Fest III including The Blind Shake, The Big Iron, City
Slang, The Itch, & Mean Ends.
On 9/17 Lawrence welcomed home a reunited Anniversary with
a packed show that also featured Heidi Gluck, Psychic Heat,
& Lily Pryor.
Podcast #373 has a secret and new music from The Monochrome Set,
Pansy Division, Beach Slang, The Boys, RazorCut, Nots, Cowtown,
Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina.
Podcast #372 cares, it honestly cares w/ new music from Sex
Stains, Wedding Present, BV's, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Katy Goodman
& Greta Morgan, Cheap Girls, & Ryley Walker.
Schwervon, Deco Auto, & Witch Jail teamed up for this
locals-only celebration on 9/3 at The Brick.
The Conquerors' victory lap continued on 9/2 with a stop at
Mills Record Co. supported by musical compatriots The
Podcast #371 gives you everything w/ Cotton Mather, Trust Fund,
Breakdowns, Steve Adamyk Band, Fleas, Vitamens, Goblin Cock,
Inner Altar, & Nice As Fuck.
On 8/27 The Conquerors, Shy Boys, & Fullbloods packed a
crowd into Blind Tiger's very sweaty basement to
celebrate an album launch.
Podcast #370 stretches out w/ The Minders, Minden, Sugar
Candy Mountain, Shy Kids, Grit, The Uncouth, & The Conquerors.
Podcast #369 knows you're gonna need a soft landing w/ music from
Nato Coles, Hockey Dad, Cheena, Dinosaur Jr, Teenage Fanclub,
Spook School, & Angel Olsen.
Lisa Prank kicked off its US tour on 8/5 with help from
local openers Cockeyed.
Podcast 368 contains all your new favorite songs by Descendents,
Daddy Issues, The Potentials, The Pooches, Rooftop Vigilantes,
Employer, & Russian Circles.
Podcast #367 just goes for it w/ Dear Boy, Martha, Joanna Gruesome,
Big Eyes, Fireworks, Darren Hayman, Laura Hoch, & Nature Boys.
Punk rocker Bad Ideas, Constant Insult, No Interest, & Red
Kate made quite a racket in Blind Tiger's basement on 7/25.
Guitars ruled the basement when Warm Bodies, Cherry Death,
Nature Boys and Chasm played a KC on 7/21.
Podcast #366 gives and gives w/ new music from Goggs, Radio Days,
Dahlmanns, Happy Accidents, Dentist, Chess Club, & Oddisee.
On 7/9 Blistered, Eternal Sleep, Spine, Inner Altar, Time
Walk, & Contrast left moshing fans exhausted and
Prohibition Hall in pieces.
On 7/7 Drippies played the gracious host for Kowabunga Kid
and Wides as the DIY punk rock set enjoyed a night out.
Podcast #365 may suffer from dissociative identity disorder w/
Fashionism, Interrupters, Don't, Nervous, Micronotz, Sturgill
Simpson, Owen, Camp Cope, & Durand Jones.
On 6/30 Portland's Black Pussy brought no-gimmick psych
rock to KC in a show bolstered by locals Inner Altar,
Youngblood Supercult, & From the West.
Podcast #364 doesn't have time for your BS w/ Omni, Cave Girls,
McLovings, Dyke Drama, Thin Lips, Crumbs, Lucy Dacus, Waxahatchee,
Wussy brought its soul-satisfying indie rock to KC on 6/23,
thoughtfully including locals Schwervon! and Cave Girls.
Mistakes Mondays returned to the Blind Tiger on 6/20 with a
surprisingly rock-heavy line up feature Rev Gusto, Siberian
Trap, & Shortsweather.
KC threw a hot tour kick off for Bad Ideas that featured
supporting acts Wick & the Tricks, Faultfinder, & Varma
Podcast #363 sneaks you new music from Julie Ruin, Struts, Diarrhea
Planet, And the Kids, Wye Oak, Cosines, & Lisa Prank.
On 6/13 six punk bands lined up to inflict pain on each
other, furniture, and their own ears. Check out my photos
and video of Urochromes and the rest.
The students may be gone, but the party raged on as Replay
Lounge hosted Dressy Bessy, Leggy, & Arc Flash on 6/11.
Punk rock and skateboards are two of the most powerful
forces in the universe. Check out my pics and video of Warm
Bodies and Chasm playing the Harrison Street DIY skate
Podcast #362 proves I'm a gambler with new tunes from Hayman Kupa
Band, Koufax, Thomas Cohen, Broncho, California Snow Story, Mark
Kozelek, & Daniel Romano.
Night 1 of Center of the City Fest V welcomed some
perennial favorites, introduced some new gems, and even
featured some punks that didn't play punk at all.
Podcast #361 is not afraid of drift. Hear new music from Plastic War,
Jettison, Supermoon, Ancient Shapes, She's, Leapling, Fear Of Men,
& Paul Simon.
What started as a night for flowery folk made its way to
fiery mod-revival. Check out my account, photos, &
video of Go Generation, Boot Hill, Major Matt Mason USA,
Not Sisters, & Maggie Henehan.
Podcast #360 isn't too scary w/ Intrepid Hearts, Kid Congo Powers,
Shanghais, Knife Pleats, Helen Love, Hurry, Those Pretty Wrongs,
& Evil Conduct.
Punk, punk, and more punk as Intrepid Hearts, Validation,
Veil, Chasm, & Phantom Head played to an East Wing crowd on
Podcast #359 satisfies with new music from Car Seat Headrest,
Childbirth, Beverly, Peach Kelli Pop, Phantoms, Backseat
Angels, & Trevor Sensor.
My tour of KC's basements continued when TMR sought out A
Giant Dog, Wet Ones, Drugs & Attics, & Lil Toughies on
Suddenly basement shows are where its at as Warm Bodies,
Constant Insult, and Shortsweather rocked East Wing on
Podcast #358 surprises w/ Francoise Hardy, Constant Insult,
A Giant Dog, John Velghe, Dead Ven, Stiff Little Fingers, &
Kansas City got profoundly weird when Bacon Shoe were
joined by HMPH and Lovergurl on 5/9 at Minibar.
All of downtown was buzzing with First Friday activities,
but it was really noisy inside as Witch Jail, Red Kate, and
Blondie Brunetti performed
Upcoming shows I care about:
9/23-25 Plaza Art Fair
9/30 Ghost @ Midland
9/30-10/1 Outer Reaches Fest @ Record Bar
10/1 Mountain Goats @ Madrid
10/1 Summer Kamp Fest @ Holy Cow
10/2 Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Granda
10/8 Taco Cat @ Jackpot
10/9 Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Record Bar
10/9 Brujeria @ Riot Room
10/12 Sigur Ros @ Midland
10/13 Alestorm @ Riot Room
10/13 Bear Hands @ Record Bar
10/14 La Sera @ Riot Room
10/14 White Fang @ Record Bar
10/15 Shonen Knife @ Record Bar
10/18 Bad Religion @ Midland
10/18 Rasputina @ Riot Room
10/20 Malevolent Creation @ Riot Room
10/20 Bongzilla @ Riot Room
10/21 Cher UK @ RecordBar
10/21 Grouplove @ Uptown
10/22 Too Much Rock Single @ Mills
10/22 Black Pussy @ Riot Room
10/26 Dean Ween/Meat Puppets @ Record Bar
10/28 Margo Price @ Knuckleheads
10/31 Beach Slang @ Tank Room