Post_This Fest 2.0 played to the fringe with sets from Drifter,
Orphans of Doom, RxGhost, & PanHead 87.
Midwest Music Foundation’s annual Apocalypse Meow
benefits Abby’s Fund to support musicians healthcare.
This year’s fundraiser featured The Phantastics, Nathan
Corsi and My Atomic Daydream, & True Lions.
Podcast #674 is going to take you places
with a soundtrack from Single Mothers,
Raspberries, Dori Freeman, Olympic Size,
The American Analog Set, & Damien Jurado.
Up-and-comers Field Daze, Tidal.wav, & Parry packed The
Rino on a Friday night.
Podcast #673 celebrates the guitar with
honorees Raspberries, Leatherman, Values
Here, Squint, Why Bother?, Outtacontroller,
Obra Negra, & Netherfrost.
Toronto’s Tallies stopped in Kansas City for gas and to
deliver a lovely dream pop set for an audience primed by
Heilung called all the heathens to The Midland for a
choreographed operatic performance of its shamanic folk.
Young and old gathered to celebrate Ricky Reyes’ 50th
with a bash that featured Doldrums, Burning Bush, Make No
Mistake, Blood Harmonies, & his own Still Ill.
A steady stream of DJs and MCs delivered beats and bars in
support of the erratic Kool Keith.
Podcast #672 asks the obvious question, why
not music from Brad Marino, Alice Cooper,
Night Court, Catbells, Easy Match, Dirt
Merchants, Drop Nineteens, & The Mountain
A Giant Dog gave Record Bar another high energy rock & roll
explosion with some help from The Whiffs and touring act
Trouble in the Streets.
Podcast #671 is programmed so you can bop
and then drop w/ Who Is She?, Young Francis
Hi Fi, Paul Warren & Explorer, Alice Cooper,
Damien Jurado, The Distant Now, Nytt Land,
& The Menzingers.
Podcast #670 is professional AF thanks to
tunes from Ramones, The Travoltas, Big
School, Retirement Party, Teenage Halloween,
Afternoon Naps, Jetstream Pony, & Heilung.
KC played host to five bands on their way to the
otherworldly Plus Fest. Our preview included Via Luna,
Challenger Deep, Snooze, Tang, & Medians.
KC had its own Gonerfest when Kool 100s, New Buck Biloxi
Lothario and Wayne Pain took over Farewell on a Wednesday
Farewell hosts strange and wonderful nights like this one
featuring Jackoffs, Vintage Crop, & Konrad Hell & The
It was late. It was sloppy. And it was a lot of fun as
French rock & roll freaks Jack of Heart joined KC’s own
Wayne Pain & the Shit Stains for a set at Hillsiders.
Podcast #669 is for dappled sunlight and
tunes from The Orchids, Duncan Reid and the
Big Heads, Rattanson, Iron City Houserockers,
The Gaslight Anthem, The Mountain Goats,
Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
Podcast #668 wont stop rockin' with tunes
from The Exbats, Butterglory, Broken Record,
Traindodge, Class, Sparrowhawk, Philip
Lynott, & Kurt Baker.
I climbed through the looking glass and found myself at a
rock club for Unwritten Rulz, Ramona Clay, The Hard
Margarets, and Mooncaller.
It was a RecordBar Wednesday night dance party thanks to
the sounds of The Electric Six and The Surfrajettes.
KC dropped the ball when it let Screen Door Submarine,
Broken Record, and Pink Phase play to a mostly empty club.
Gemini Parks celebrated the release of its new record with
The Creepy Jingles, Heat Seger, friends, and strangers.
KC welcomed New Orleans no-goodniks Eyehategod and
Goatwhore on 9/18.
Podcast #667 features all brand new records
by Pale Blue Eyes, Tough Age, Sullen Eyes,
Vintage Crop, Swansea Sound, Stomper 98,
Intimidation, & Flooding.
Podcast #666 was always going to be an
all metal affair. Join me for tunes from
Storm, Ensiferum, Grimner, Manegarm, &
RecordBar served Sunday night punk three ways: Peelander-Z,
Dog Party, & Nature Boys.
Generation X held a secret matinee meeting at Replay with
entertainment from Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy, The Fun
Guy, & The Harrisonics.
Podcast #665 visits with some really good
new records from Thank You I'm Sorry, Ryan
Allen, Jeff Rosenstock, Petite League, Nick
Piunti, Seablite, Slowdive, & Gemini Parks.
Lemonade Social hit its stride during a marathon second day
that featured sets from Miki P and the Swallowtails, Paul
Jesse, Flora, Paris Williams, Mr. Golden Sun, Steddy P, &
Black Light Animals.
The 2023 Lemonade Social kicked off with perfect weather
and a couldn’t miss-lineup featuring LYXE, Static
Phantoms, Dress Warm, & Surf Wax.
Podcast #664 suggests you take it easy with The Vye,
The Dreaded Laramie, Cinema Hearts, The Skylarks, The
Natvral, Teenage Fanclub, & Aganthros.
Doubledrag, Blushing, and Emmaline Twist packed the Minibar
for a night of volume, textures, and distortion.
Podcast #663 is a delightful sampler platter
featuring Worriers, The Chisel, The Uncouth,
RxGhost, Constant Insult, Chronics, The
Taxi Boys, & Cloak.
KC celebrated the legacy of David Bowie with its homegrown,
all-star tribute act The Band That Fell to Earth KC.
Enrollment was sparse for Cloak’s introduction to the
dark arts class but those who showed up on a Tuesday were
rewarded by an awesome set with bonus instruction from The
Soiled Doves and Varlok.
The Warwick opened its doors for a civilized affair that
featured Creepy Jingles, Killer City, Thick and the
Foolish, and The Fur and the Fang.
The night got spookier and spookier when touring acts Raven
Black, Living Dead Girl, and Owls & Aliens met up with
locals Khaos Theory and What is Within.
Podcast #662 might be the cheeriest podcast
ever thanks to Lisa Beat and the Liars,
Funeral Cake, Smile Too Much, The Five Year
Plan, Postal Blue, Soft Science, Sea Lemon,
& The Radio Field.
Podcast #661 returns with some road-tested
rock & roll thanks to Chris Farren, The
Connells, Dan Jones and The Squids, Queen,
Boogie Hammer, BBQT, & Ratboys.
Tim Kasher’s The Good Life took 2004’s devastating
Album of the Year out on the road to the anguished delight
of KC fans. This stop included local openers Dan Jones and
Podcast #660 invites you to spend 30 minutes
w/ Oil Change, The Pooh Sticks, Tamar
Berk, Telethon, the 1981, Drop Nineteens,
& Heidi Lynne Gluck.
The Whiffs were joined by Field Daze in the old lounge for
a dimly-list, smoke-filled debaucherous night of rock &
Youth Pool enveloped the entire Farewell audience and both
opening acts Get With This and Karmic Wheels with its
“Sunflower Groove” on a stormy Sunday night.
It was all ages and all genres as Miles Luce & the
Cowtippers played Howdy with support from Telethon and
Screen Door Submarine.
Podcast #659 gets the glow up thanks to
Cyanide Pills, Graham Parker & The Goldtops,
Dwight Twilley Band, The Whiffs, Big Dipper,
Landfill, Screen Door Submarine, Ferris
Wheel Regulars, & The Ape-ettes.
Music fans kicked off their weekend with mulligan stew
featuring Almost Enemies, Curious Things, and Phase
Brilliant musicians shone bright in a welcoming room as
Heidi Gluck celebrated her album release with support from
Chase Horseman and Heidi Phillips.
Friends from the East Village anti-folk scene reunited in
Kansas City when Jeffrey Lewis and Major Matt Mason played
a midweek set at Minibar.
Podcast #658 may be a bridge too far with
tunes from The Drowns, Guided By Voices,
Big Dipper, Danny the K, Molly Tuttle, &
Company Retreat ended its sabbatical with a night of fun
punk rock supported by The Blast Monkeys and Strange Relic.
Music from the dusty DIYs invaded the posh confines of
Record Bar for a four-band all-ages gig featuring Junkyard
Royalty, These Few Weeks, Tidal.wav, & Parry.
Podcast #657 requires you verbally consent
to rock because Bryan Bielanski, Big Dipper,
Crabber, Parry, Stay Lunar, Private Lives,
The Ape-Ettes, Honey Spider, & Rick White.
Sweeping Promises launched its new album in its new
hometown with some help from New Obsessions and Thimastr.
I flashed my AARP card and joined the fun as fans of The
Embarrassment first saw a documentary film about the band,
and then saw the band perform a 18-song reunion set.
Record Bar got hammered by screamo act Alesana and its
compatriots in Limbs, Vampires Everywhere, & Across the
White Water Tower.
Podcast #656 is a power pop powerhouse
featuring Cyanide, The Barreracudas, The
Flashcubes, The Goods, The Barracudas, Ron
Emory, The Penske File, & The Oxys.
The show at Record Bar was as heavy and loud as a loud
heavy thing. If that loud heavy thing was Pallbearer, Low
Forest, or Drifter.
Podcast #655 spins the tunes you need to
hear from Ian Hunter, The Particles, Jeanines,
Skating Polly, Taxi Girls, Don't Sleep,
Carissa Johnson, Militarie Gun, & Mountain
Tricky fingers flitted fretboards on a hot summer night at
Farewell. Check out my photos, videos & recap of this Via
Luna, Temp Tats, and Internet Dating gig.
Synthesizers are the future but live sets from Moon 17,
Child of Night, and Static Phantoms proved that they were
already hip to that fact.
Podcast #654 suggests you spend your hot
summer nights with Gumbo, Slip-ons, The
Embarrassment, Fastbacks, Camp Cope, Sweeping
Promises, The Dead Milkmen, & Spine.
Friends from high and low places gathered at Record Bar to
pay tribute to Britt Adair. Seven acts took the stage
including some established bands Britt loved and some ad
hoc groups created in her honor.
Midwestern rock & roll got a chance to shine at Replay
Lounge Saturday night as Lizard Brain Trust were joined by
Dreaded Laramie and Headlight Rivals.
Podcast #653 takes you on a wild ride
featuring Snapped Ankles, The Budweisers,
Pretty Matty, The Photocopies, The Sensibles,
Internet Dating, The Mountain Goats, Nature
Boys, & Brennen Leigh.
Sprain headlined a challenging night of music supported by
Drowse, Agriculture, Nerver, & Flooding.
KC’s High Dive Records kicked off its 10th anniversary
party featuring bands from its roster past and present
including Shy Boys, Arc Flash, The ACBs, Greg Wheeler & the
Poly Mall Cops, & Creepy Jingles.
Ghosty returned to Kansas City for a special night
supported by 95 Sweetbird and Daniel Gum.
Farewell hosted some punk bands -- specifically Arson
Class, Moon Mane, & Quadruple Bypass.
Korine, CD Ghost, & Monta delivered mysterious synth pop
sets on a stormy Tuesday night.
Podcast #652 will be blasting from every
boombox at the beach thanks to Bully Pulpit,
Corvair, Pony, Eggs on Mars, Fourth of July,
Lo Fives, Sex Mex, & Dream Wife.
Podcast #651 powers through with help from
Hard-Ons, Swimming Tapes, The Jack Cades,
Panic Pocket, The Sparks, Couch Serf, &
Podcast #650 is what a Too Much Rock podcast
sounds like w/ new tunes from Andrew Connor,
Fastbacks, Night Court, Rainy Day Cat Parade,
Rancid, Aggressive, Joust, & Nightosphere.
Night 3 of the Sk8barpalooza fest featured an eclectic
lineup that included Tragic Fate, Drifter, From This Day
Forward, Double Downer, Gutter Buds, and Scud.
Goatwhore headlined a hot night at the packed MiniBar with
some help from Nephilim and Limb Dealer.
Podcast #649 is the gumbo you need with
music from Ghost, Crass, Spider Babies, The
Aquadolls, Beach Fossils, & Iris DeMent.
Aquadolls brought West Coast vibes to KC for a show with
KC bid farewell to the weekend with an international oi
line up that featured Uncouth, Hardsell, and Aggressive.
Three bands played quick sets to ease us back into the
working week. Check out my photos, videos, and thoughts on
the Remorsefully Numb, Thank You I’m Sorry, & Lake Love
Podcast #648 makes life better with tracks
from Shit Present, Trash, Les Lullies, The
Jackets, B.A. Johnston, The Ballet, &
A capacity crowd filled a neighborhood bar for sets from
The Whiffs and 95 Sweetbird.
A late show at Farewell summoned evil sets from Dryad,
Traffic Death, Goat Coffin, & Sarin Reaper.
Podcast #647 goes into overtime to catch
tracks from New Pornographers, Cindy,
Ashenden Papers, Pale Saints, Darkfield,
Perfume USA, & Interrupters.
Greg Ginn brought the latest incarnation of Black Flag to
KC for a jam-happy gig that featured all of 1984’s
punishing My War and a good portion of the band's hits.
Green House kicked off its 2023 season with Dunes Day,
Social Cinema, Junkyard Royalty, and a basement full of
Podcast #646 has what you need with tunes
from TV Party, The Naggs, Suzi Moon & Billy
Hopeless, Why Bother?, Poison Ruïn, Blowers,
The Ocean Blue, Dragon Inn 3, Dropkick.
Podcast #645 finds some pop in John Prine,
Curious Things, Steve Adamyk Band, Street
Sweeper, Breathless, The Hidden Cameras,
Boygenius, & Chime School.
Farewell welcomed Dreamist, Winterforever, Futureday, &
Pink Phase for a night that featured indie rock in all its
The second annual John Prine Tribute show was a
star-studded celebration of the enigmatic troubadour.
Podcast #644 packs in the tunes from The
Unknowns, Worriers, The City Lines, Sibling
Rivalry, The Dollyrots, The Ophelias, Cocteau
Twins, & Mork.
The Whiffs and musical compatriots Harrisonics and Jackoffs
packed fans into a dim boozy basement.
KC welcomed punk rockers Voice of Addiction with support
sets from Uncouth, Sidewalk Celebrity, and Blood Daubers.
Podcast #643 is, as always, just the records
I bought this week from Calvin Johnson,
Damien Jurado, Warren Zevon, Airiel, Clan
of Xymox, & The Hold Steady.
Podcast #642 is all fire with cuts from The
Reds Pinks & Purples, Dari Bay, The Speedways,
Paint Fumes, The Bings, Ramones, & Unwound.
Upcoming gigs I care about:
11/30 Exodus @ Granada 12/1 Deco Auto @ Turnsol 12/2 Heat Seger @ RecordBar 12/5 Thelma & the Sleaze @ Bottleneck 12/7 Here's To the Life @ Rino 12/7 Houston @ Minibar 12/8 Nan/Nite Stands @ Brick 12/9 Uncouth @ Brick 12/11 Emery @ RecordBar 12/14 Menzingers @ Liberty Hall 12/17 Buddy Lush Tribute @ Record Bar 12/23 Radkey @ Record Bar 12/26 Magf*ckingnificent @ Record Bar 12/29 Laura Jane Grace @ Granada 12/30 Various Blond @ Replay 1/16 Devil Wears Prada @ Uptown 1/18 Jason Isbell @ Liberty Hall 1/25 Elvis Costello @ Uptown 2/2 Roseline @ Bottleneck 2/9 Drain @ Truman 2/12 Indigo De Souza @ Bottleneck 2/13 Pantara @ T-Mobile 2/25 Militarie Gun @ RecordBar 3/8 Surfrajettes @ RecordBar 3/11 Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ RecordBar 3/25 Sleater-Kinner @ Truman 4/5 Neko Case @ Liberty Hall 4/26 William Elliott Whitmore @ RecordBar 4/30 Primus @ Azura 5/1 Steve Via/Joe Satriani @ Uptown 8/9 Blink-182 @ T-Mobile
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