It was only rock & roll on a Tuesday night thanks to Smokes
Let's Go, Junkyard Royalty, North by North, & Saving Miles
Podcast #619 just makes me happy. So thanks
to The March Violets, The Beths, Dear Boy,
The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness,
Hayley and the Crushers, More Kicks, &
Farewell hosted a locals-only benefit for Missouri Abortion
Fund featuring Remain Sedate, Doldrums, Sarin Reaper, &
Surfbort teamed up with locals Camp Clover and Midwest
Telegram to give Kansas City one hell of a show.
Podcast #618 welcomes leather jacket weather
with cuts from The Photocopies, Suzi Moon,
The Paranoyds, Outtacontroller, Sick Thoughts,
LYXE, Squirrel Bait, & The Brats.
Black metal most foul and fun took over 22/32 on a Sunday
night. Check out my iffy photos, videos, & thoughts of
Sarin Reaper, Spiter, Lowest Life, & Cataphract.
Podcast #617 is for the real ones w/ music
from Dentist, Trevor Blendour, The Chelsea
Curve, The Wilmas, Still Ill, Isolation, &
KC fans witnessed an exhilarating and exhausting
performance from Idles and special guests Injury Reserve.
The Rino hosted a night of Kansas City's next including
Mellowphobia, Field Daze, & The Distant Now.
Delinquents, derelicts and deadbeats showed up early to
catch matinee sets from Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 and
The Mad Kings.
Podcast #616 is for the nature lovers like
Stella Donnelly, Shoulder Season, Natalie
Sweet & Brad Marino, The Prize, The Happy
Somethings, Ryan Allen, Piggies, & Diamanda
The Replay hosted the next generation in a matinee that
featured Camp Childress, Daniel Gum, Blast Monkeys, & The
Podcast #615 provides all essential vitamins
thanks to Pale Blue Eyes, The Smithereens,
Nick Frater, Fresh, The Chats, Aunt Helen,
& Russian Circles.
The miniBar audience got post-punk on top of post-punk when
Miami's Donzii was joined by locals New Obsessions and
Podcast #614 is going to make you feel good
thanks to Bishops Green, Teen Jesus and
the Jean Teasers, The Mountain Goats, The
Anderson Council, The Scooters, Let's
Whisper, The Reds Pinks & Purples, &
Podcast #613 reappears with gifts for the
good little children from Cheekface, Teenage
Halloween, Faye, Thick, Cheerbleederz, &
Kansas City sent out its A team to match up against a
couple of touring acts on a very sticky night. Click for my
photos, videos, and thoughts of Horse Jumper of Love,
Babehoven, Flooding, & Nightosphere.
Six bands played for 417 hours in a 115° club on a Monday
night. Click to find out who survived the Abandoncy,
Dreamist, Teenage Halloween, Junior Retreat, Pinkville, &
After a seven-year nap The Buddy Lush Phenomenon woke up in
a KCK dive bar and played a two-hour drive time set.
Three not-so-sunny solo performers played a sunny summer
evening on the Replay patio. Check out my thoughts, photos,
& video of Straight White Teeth, Heidi Gluck, & Blanky.
Ultimate Fakebook, Frogpond, & Ashtray Babyhood kept the
dream of the '90s alive in front of a sellout crowd.
Podcast #612 rides the roller coaster
w/ Colleen Dow, Tallies, Northern Portrait,
Basic English, The Tight Fits, Pigeon Pit,
Johnny Hobo And The Freight Trains, &
Podcast #611 cheats the listening audience
with help from Young Guv, She & Him, The
Burning Hell, The Reds Pinks & Purples,
Bubblegum Lemonade, The Uncouth, Boogie
Hammer, & Secret Shame.
If you like your bands dense and loud, and your clubs hot
and packed, then the They Are Gutting a Body of Water,
Nerver, & Flooding show was a dream come true.
Friends gathered on a pleasant night for music both sincere
and silly. Check out my photos and video of Nan + The One
Nite Stands and Chase The Horseman.
Podcast #610 puts in that bounce thanks to
Art d'Ecco, Fime, Stud Count, Marine Research,
Merry Widows, Wire, The Dodgers, & Damien
Conor Oberst brought a well-rehearsed eleven-piece version
of Bright Eyes to the Uptown for a night that amplified
everything the long-running project does so well.
Podcast #609 is perfect for your 30-minute
holiday picnic thanks to The Umbrellas, Los
Recuerdos, Los Pepes, Kiss Disease, Michael
Monroe, Rudi, The Mumps, & Whimsical.
It got a little dark at Farewell as New Obsessions, Secret
Shame, Alina Maira, & Nightosphere took the stage on a long
In what should be a regular Punk in the Parking Lot series,
The Bad Ideas made a stage out of the Red Sash Brewing
parking lot to celebrate the release of a beer collab.
Podcast #608 is for the underdogs
with tracks from My Raining Stars,
Janelane, The Dreaded Laramie, Queen
Rat, Jonathan Richman, The Devil
is Electric, Bootkrieg, & Otoboke
Hot bands playing to hot kids in a hot basement on a hot
night. Click for my photos, video, & thoughts of Midwest
Telegram, Catalina, Honest Sleep, & Junkyard Royalty.
Podcast #607 makes you the guinea
pig with tracks from Greyson Lane,
Supercrush, Extra Arms, Peaness,
Dinosaur Jr., Butthole Surfers, &
How did two blues musicians create such a wild midweek
party? Find out by visiting my photos and video of Bob Log
III and Rachel Ammons.
Farewell went post-punk for El Paso's Lesser Care and KC
locals New Obsessions.
Faces were melted as The Whiffs were joined by NY's The
Bobby Lees on the miniBar stage.
Podcast #606 offers up a musical ice cream
sandwich made of Artful Dodger, Field School,
Free Loan Investments, Seabear, Torrey, Sea
Lemon, & Drifter.
Velo Garage hosted three local acts that shouldn't be
ignored. Check out my photos and video of The Creepy
Jingles, Daniel Gum, & Rachel Cion.
Podcast #605 is all about discoveries with
tunes from Flesh For Lulu, Sweet Spirit,
fanclubwallet, Mensa Deathsquad, Lesser
Care, The Loyal Seas, Flora, & Stud Count.
Booking mistakes delivered a slapdash lineup of punk bands
that bordered on brilliant. Click for my photos, videos &
account of Holy Locust, Stud Count, and Doldrums.
Manor Fest came to a chaotic and drunken finale with sets
from Drugs & Attics, The Sluts, & Brat Pitt.
A perfectly curated Manor Fest showcase brought together
three solo performers in a welcoming bookshop on a sunny
afternoon. Check out my photos and video of Charlotte
Bumgarner, Maddie Razook, & Rachel Cion.
Podcast #604 wonders if old is new while playing
tracks from Ramones, The Clams, The Dogmatics,
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Craig Finn,
& Yoo Doo Right.
A beautiful afternoon gave way to a beautiful night as 5
local bands took over a city street. Check out my photos
and video of Red Kate, Arson Class, Poorly Executed,
Electric Lungs, & Deco Auto.
Podcast #603 is something old, something
new, and something blackened courtesy of
Panic Shack, The Stroppies, The Photocopies,
The Reds Pinks & Purples, Belle and Sebastian,
Arcade Fire, & Mortal Thrall.
Jon Spencer turned recordBar into a roadhouse for some
rip-roaring rock & roll. Click for my photos and video of
the Spencer and openers Quasi.
Podcast #602 is a vacation to the isles of
The Feelies, Jim Basnight, Night Court,
Ravagers, Say Sue Me, My Idea, & Neurosis.
KC got a whole lot of rock when touring acts Suzi Moon and
Ravagers played miniBar with some help from Deco Auto.
Upcoming gigs I care about:
9/30 New Riddim @ Mod Gallery 10/1 Ice Age @ recordBar
10/2 The Mission @ recordBar
10/6 Elliott Smith tribute @ recordBar
10/6 Jukebox the Ghost @ Bottleneck
10/7 Mac Sabbath @ Knuckleheads
10/7 Thick @ Bottleneck
10/7 Danger Bob @ Liberty Hall
10/7 Get Up Kids @ Lemonade Park
10/7 Skating Polly @ Bottleneck
10/8 Cher UK @ Ship
10/8 Thonggag @ Manor
10/9 Outer Reaches Fest @ recordBar
10/10 The Briefs @ miniBar
10/11 Outer Reaches Fest @ recordBar
10/11 Melt Banana @ recordBar
10/12 Phoenix @ Midland
10/12 Lyle Lovett/Joan Hiatt @ Uptown
10/14 DCFC/Low @ Midland
10/14 Quicksand @ Uptown
10/14 Emmaline Twist @ Lemonade Park
10/14 Paramore @ Sandstone
10/15 Casket Lottery @ Ship
10/15 The Whiffs @ Club Sandwich
10/15 Frogpond @ Bottleneck
10/16 Drifter @ Replay
10/17 Illuminati Hotties @ recordBar
10/18 Turnstile @ Uptown
10/19 Kurt Vile @ Liberty Hall
10/23 Moving Targets @ recordBar
10/25 Captured by Robots @ Brick
10/27 Eliza & the Delusionals @ recordBar
10/27 Peel Dream Magazine @ Toilet Bowl
10/28 Here Come The Mummies @ Uptown
10/29 The Seeds @ recordBar
10/29 Junkyard Royalty @ Manor
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