Us olds returned to KC for the holiday, left the kids with
grandma, and then headed straight for The Brick to see
Giants Chair, The String and Return, and Wonderful Moments.
A criminally small crowd came out to Minibar to see
Seattle's Lisa Prank with support from Stary and The Creepy
Jingles -- shame on KC.
Podcast #498 pairs herbal tea w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Jeff &
Laura, Juliana Hatfield, Macseal, Mess, Snail Mail, & Moana.
Touring bands coalesced at the Rino on Saturday for a night
of guitar driven indie rock. Click for my thoughts, pics,
and video of Mess, Hand Out, Salt Creek, & Kill Vargas.
The Rino's Saturday night bill featured music for and by a
particularly emo subset of Kansas City's music scene. Via
Luna capped off a night that also featured Jorge Arana Trio
and Tall Boys.
The second night of 2019's Apocalypse Meow featured a
cavalcade of bands raising money for musician's healthcare.
Apocalypse Meow 12 kicked off at Mills Records with the
DGAF primal rock of The Sluts and the bending blues rock of
Chris Meck & the Second Sons.
Podcast #497 is leather jacket music with tunes from
Happy Mondays, Baby Shakes, Wyldlife, White Reaper,
Headlight Rivals, Bambies, & Tall Boys.
It was nothing short of a rock 'n' roll blow out when The
Cowboys, The Whiffs, Fast Eddy, & Drugs & Attics packed
Colonial Club on 10/5.
Podcast #496 is dialed in with tunes from Night Flowers,
Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Refused, Screaming Females,
United Blood, & Mikal Cronin.
Sister Anne's celebrated its one year anniversary with
cake, Hipshot Killer and Nervous Fit.
Records with Merritt expanded its practice of supporting
young local talent with this international bill featuring
Formalities, The Burning Hell, & Major Matt Mason USA.
Podcast #495 was bewitched by Silver Jews, Phil Seymour,
Fast Eddy, Alvvays, No Sugar, Bad Ideas, & Angel Olsen.
Podcast #494 is a bad influence thanks to Slant 6,
The Muffs, Airstream Futures, The Prowlers, Chris Farren,
Suggested Friends, Lisa Prank, & Stary.
Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest kicked off at Josey
Records with locals Mild Cat, The Bad Ideas, JC & the Nuns,
Podcast #493 refuses to give up with new music from Ex
Hex, The New Pornographers, Belle and Sebastian, Chastity
Belt, Vivian Girls, A Giant Dog, & Gino and the Goons.
A jubilant crowd filled Davey's to celebrate diversity,
inclusivity, representation and to dance with Lovergurl one
last time. The trio chose Wick & the Tricks and Black
Creatures for this farewell party.
Podcast #492 senses the end is near w/ Pixies, Mick Trouble,
Baby Shakes, The Control Freaks, Tommy and the Commies, The
Radio Dept, Other Americans, & Darren Hayman.
Podcast #491 might have been drawn out of a hat. Listen to
Sheer Mag, Esther Rose, Caitlin Rose, Thelma and the Sleaze,
Psychotic Turnbuckles, Surfer Blood, & Groundzero.
RINO invited The Lillingtons back to town for a midweek,
punk rock wingding bolstered by locals Hipshot Killer and
Podcast #490 is covers and controversy w/ Sleater-Kinney,
The Hold Steady, Frank Turner, Upset, The Reflectors, Shock
Troops, Panic, & Type O Negative.
Podcast #489 wants to know if you're doing okay. Let's listen to
Purple Mountains, Empty Moon, Shotgun Jimmie, Gimp Fist, The Coolies,
The Regrettes, & Jawbox.
Podcast #488 sounds best in a convertible thanks to Bleached,
that dog, Craig Finn, Tigercats, Guided By Voices, Suneaters,
& The Appleseed Cast.
A down and dirty dance party is just what KC needed to end
a hot hot week. Thankfully Kid Congo, The Whiffs, and Drop
a Grand were there to deliver the goods.
Podcast #487 demands a fist pumping singalong with Amyl and
The Sniffers, Ramona, Bad Sleep, Berwanger, The Producers,
Mono In Stereo, Cheap Gunslingers, & The Speedways.
The townies enjoyed a wonderful summer night with Bill
Callahan and Heidi Gluck on the green lawn of of the
Lawrence Public Library.
Podcast #486 hits you with everything TMR has got
including The Chats, The Exploding Hearts, Local
Drags, Jeanines, Dressy Bessy, Bill Callahan,
Bruce Springsteen, & The Producers.
Podcast #485 looks for connection with music from The
Mountain Goats, The Umbrellas, No Suits In Miami, Gentleman
Jesse, Stag Marks Gang, Clive Kennedy, & Pelican.
Seattle's Tacocat ended its tour with a girls-up-front,
queer-friendly, pogo party aided by the righteous riffs of
touring partner Sammi Lanzetta, and glammed-out locals
Wick and the Tricks.
Podcast #484 is pop with a vicious streak featuring tunes from
Tacocat, Brad Marino, Geoff Palmer, CJ Ramone, Romantics, Baby
Grande, & Le Grand.
Le Grand launched its new EP to a packed house and
alongside friends Via Luna, Oxford Remedy, & Aage Birch.
KC celebrated First Fridays with three local tastes that
taste great together. Check out my photo and video of
Brandon Phillips & the Condition, The Sluts, & Dead Voices
Upcoming shows I care about:
12/07 Hooligan's Holiday @ recordBar 12/10 Messthetics @ recordBar 12/20 Radkey @ recordBar 12/20 New Riddim @ Brick 12/28 Schwervon @ Brick 1/9 William Elliot Whitmore @ Bottleneck 2/1 Anniversary @ Bottleneck 2/28 Destroyer @ Granada 2/29 Durand Jones @ Bottleneck 3/15 Ratboys @ Riot Room 3/19 Hot Water Music @ recordBar 3/20 Hot Water Music @ recordBar 4/1 Sturgill Simpson @ Silverstein 5/3 Adam Ant @ Uptown