Dan Jones & his squids were joined by Of Tree for a
low-stakes Friday night gig at The Ship.
Lawrence got lucky when The Whiffs brought in friends Dirty
Fences, Mel Machete, & Criminal Kids for a night of
topnotch rock & roll.
Podcast #574 keeps it steady w/ help from
Sleepers, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bronx,
Amyl and The Sniffers, Brent Windler, The
Wannadies, & Violent Femmes.
KC got a slice of normalcy when Le Grand, Via Luna, and New
Obsessions played The RINO on 9/4.
Podcast #573 wants to ensure you get enough
vitamin punk w/ music from The Ashenden
Papers, Kurt Baker, Control Freaks, The
Bambies, Chubby and The Gang, The Jorge
Arana Trio, Low, & Danko Jones.
Podcast #572 battles the summer heat w/
Sharp Class, Hurry, Lemonheads, Swansea
Sound, UV-TV, Telethon, Turnstile, & Redder
A piecemeal bill consisting of Mike McCoy & Friends,
Schwervon, and Mad Kings raced against oncoming storms and
honored a lost member of the KC music scene.
Podcast #571 plays bingo and records by Yum
Yums, Boyracer, The Laughing Chimes,
Guadalcanal Diary, Quicksand, Militarie
Gun, Nonagon, & John Vanderslice.
Jorge Arana Trio, Abandoncy, & Via Luna delivered the goods
to the KC DIY set at Lemonade Park.
Black Mariah Theater and Chase the Horseman soundtracked a
perfect patio night on 8/13.
Podcast #570 fires both barrels delivering
hits from The Motorcycle Boy, Dany Laj and
the Looks, The Sorels, The Dents, The Orange
Peels, La Battue, The Umbrellas, & Monta
Podcast #569 returns with help from
Transvolta, Kursaal Flyers, Geoff
Palmer, Guadalcanal Diary, Sloan,
Descendents, The Jacklights, & Torres.
A local bill of Heels, The Whiffs, and The Sluts rocked The
Replay on 7/31.
Podcast #568 is a stream of power pop w/
Tallies, Linda Ronstadt, The Seven and Six,
The Finkers, Star Collector, Love Burns,
The Connells, & Hipshot Killer.
Podcast #567 runs wild w/ Snapped Ankles,
Quivers, Pale Lights, Kursaal Flyers, The
Shang Hi Los, & Dry Cleaning.
Lacy Hopkins of Dreamgirl brought her solo project Vanity
Plates to the Songbird Sessions.
The reconstituted Idaho came through KC with some help from
The String and Return and Slights.
Podcast #566 is a box of chocolates from The
Go! Team, Spoilers, Divinyls, Kid Gulliver,
The Mountain Goats, Pom Pom Squad, Lucy
Dacus, & Toledo.
The 7/7 Songbird Session featured the excellent songcraft
of Jocelyn Nixon from Creepy Jingles.
Chess Club prompted a return to dirty rock bars for Red
Kate, Matthew Mulnix, Too Much Rock, and so many of their
The Black Mariah Theater settled into a cozy corner of
Afterword for two sets of bluesy, jazzy, and witchy mood
Podcast #565 suggests you work on your tan
w/ Cub Scout Bowling Pins, Tommy Ray!, The
Cudas, The Plimsouls, Radio Days, Los
Campesinos!, Kings Of Convenience, & Kursaal
Songbird sessions welcomed Daniel Gum on 6/30 for two sets
-- one featuring standout tracks from his debut album, and
one of unreleased songs he plans to bring into the studio
Podcast #564 plays just the right songs
from Massage, Love and Rockets, Echo & The
Bunnymen, The dBs, Redd Kross, Perkele,
Giuda, & Phantom Handshakes.
Podcast #563 continues to mine for classics
w/ The Catenary Wires, Kursaal Flyers, Rick
Derringer, Dr. Feelgood, The Human League,
The Waitresses, Guns for Hire, & John Larson
and The Silver Fields.
Podcast #562 digs out gems from Giuda, The
dBs, The Legal Matters, The Beach Boys,
Guadalcanal Diary, Jim Basnight and The
Moberlys, The Only Ones, & Los Pepes.
Podcast #561 balances new releases with
used gambles from Pastel Coast, The Beach
Boys, The Move, Ramones, Brad Marino, Letters
To Cleo, & Damien Jurado.
Podcast #560 is jam packed with adventure
thanks to Tourists, Joyce McKinney Experience,
Appaloosa, Needles//Pins, Guided By Voices,
Juliana Hatfield, Illuminati Hotties, Molly
Rankin, & Shoestrings.
I was lured to my first indoor show in 15 months by a
variety bill that included Mensa Deathsquad, The Creepy
Jingles, and Jenna Rae.
Podcast #559 is your perfect vacation
destination thanks to Gruff Rhys, Prima
Donna, World Atlas, The Embrooks, Riff
Doctors, Nah..., & The Uncouth.
Pop held the main stage as Kianna White headlined Lemonade
Park with support from diverse openers The Creepy Jingles
and Monta At Odds.
Podcast #558 takes chances with tracks from
Tom Robinson Band, Beach Youth, Teenage
Fanclub, Meilyr Jones, Fresh, Fightmilk,
Remember Sports, & Transvision Vamp.
Podcast #557 says everything new is old w/
Primal Scream, Du Blonde, Modesty Blaise,
Phil Seymour, Knife Crime, The Sea Urchins,
The Pale Fountains, & Robyn Hitchcock & The
Never mind the calendar, here's the first night of summer.
Emmaline Twist, Knife Crime, & Dan Jones and the Squids
played a picture-perfect, sold-out, outdoor gig at Lemonade
Podcast #556 explores the known w/ RVIVR,
Teenage Fanclub, Blaire Alise & The Bombshells,
The Natvral, Ratboys, The Chessie System,
& Sonic Youth.
Podcast #555 is educational with lessons
from The Paranoyds, Charmpit, Marine Research,
Felt, Art d'Ecco, Fazerdaze, En Attendant
Ana, & The Darling Buds.
MMF kicked off its Spring Donation Drive with a livestream
event featuring The Uncouth, Slights, Sam Wells, and
Podcast #554 just feels good thanks to Early
Riser, Joe Strummer, Cornershop, The Veras,
Chess Club, & Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Day 1 of my visit to the 2021 virtual Wales Goes Pop
Day 2 of my visit to the 2021 virtual Wales Goes Pop
Podcast #553 stretches out with songs by
Arab Strap, The Mighty Lemon Drops, The
Shamen, Blue Orchids, Persil, & Balmorhea.
Kansas City dipped a collective toe back into the live
music pool with an early, two-band show featuring Men of Men
and Various Blonde at the outdoor Lemonade Park.
Podcast #552 packs in the sunshine w/ Manfred
Mann, Dan Jones and The Squids, Color TV,
Dave Edmunds, The Boys with Perpetual
Nervousness, Wasabi Monster, The Royal
Landscaping Society, Axolotes Mexicanos, &
Upcoming gigs I care about:
9/18 Torres @ Record Bar
9/18 Mannequin Pussy @ Riot Room
9/18 Mountain Goats @ Liberty Hall
9/18 Arson Class @ RINO
9/18 Flooding @ Replay (Matinee)
9/19 Petite League @ Green House
9/20 Rufus Wainwright @ Uptown
9/21 Dinosaur Jr. @ Truman
9/22 Grouplove @ Liberty Hall
9/22 New Found Glory @ Uptown
9/23 Bad Bad Hats @ Record Bar
9/23 Fea @ Minibar
9/23 Shy Boys @ Lemonade Park
9/24 The Fey @ Lemonade Park
9/25 Republic Tigers @ Lemonade Park
9/25 Sweeping Promises @ MiniBar
9/25 Major Matt Mason @ Velo Garage
9/26 Thelma and the Sleaze @ Lemonade Park
10/1 Elevator Division @ Record Bar
10/1 Sidestep @ 22/32 (ask a punk)
10/7 St. Vincent @ Uptown
10/9 Japanese Breakfast @ Granada
10/10 The Monkees @ Uptown
10/11 Radkey @ Record Bar
10/14 Front Bottoms @ Granada
10/14 Abagail Williams @ Riot Room
10/16 Casket Lottery @ Replay
10/16 North by North @ Lemonade Park
10/22 Thonggag @ Velo Garage
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