Thursday, September 18, 2014

Josh Berwanger Band, Schwervon!, Spencer Brown from the Brick

Last Saturday over at the Brick there was a whole mess of rockin' poppy bands.  Josh Berwanger, Schwervon! and Spencer Brown to be precise.  Spencer Brown started the night off and Berwanger closed it out. It was a Schwervon! sandwich and Nan's birthday.  Apparently she's 21...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crossroads Music Fest 2014 - So Many Bands

Crossroads Music Festival 2014 edition is in the books.  It was a fantastic night of music at several venues throughout the popular neighborhood known for art studios, music venues and trendy living.  Featuring around 40 bands and performers, the festival covered nearly any genre of music this town has to offer from country to hip-hop to rock and folk.  It was a truly diverse group of performers and a great sendoff to our unseasonably cool summer.  We made it out for the Money Wolf showcases, Not A Planet, Me Like Bees, Bacon Shoe, Mark Lowery and Drums, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Noise FM.  I'm probably forgetting someone in that list because this was a two day marathon editing session. I do clearly recall seeing drunk people eating bacon off the floor of the Brick other than that, my brain is fried.

Without further ado, here it is CMF 2014:

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Schwervon!, Not A Planet, Katy Guillen and the Girls at Record Bar

Here's the show from Record Bar a couple weeks back featuring Schwervon!, Not A Planet, and Katy Guillen and the Girls.  The solidly attended show featured a great lineup of local talent.  This is what we saw:

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Found a Job at Record Bar

The week before last, Found a Job the local Talking Heads tribute group put on a 30 song multi-set performance of a large chunk of the Heads' catalog.  It featured pretty much any Talking Heads tune you'd want to hear.  They even threw in a bit of the Tom Tom Club just for good measure AND Stop Making Sense nostalgia. It was a great, great show with over 120 filling the Record Bar for a beautiful Saturday night gig.  Check it out:

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Californo's Patio with Dolls on Fire, Dynamite Defense, Hillary Watts Riot

Here's images from about 2 weeks back at Californo's on the patio out back.  It was a hot and steamy night and the tunes did nothing to cool it down, but the cheap Guinness sure did. It was also Chris Tady's birthday which he celebrated in fine fashion.  Check it out:

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Czar with Patrick Sweany

About a week and a half ago, we caught Patrick Sweany and his band straight out of Nashville on a beautiful Thursday night at Czar on Grand.  The Problems were playing their final show in KC before they themselves moved on down to Nashville to try the scene there.  I've got a set of images of the Problems' set, but I haven't had a chance to edit those down yet.  Check for another post of those.  In the meantime, feel free to gnaw on the soulful, bluesy sounds of Patrick Sweany.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Pitch Music Showcase Night 1: Riot Room

Last Friday we headed over to the Riot Room and caught the first night of the Pitch Music Showcase.  On the bill were: Bummer, Rev Gusto, Approach, Abnorm, DJ Sheppa, Josh Berwanger Band, Bad Ideas, and New Riddim.  We caught most of the acts and it was a great show.  Check it out:

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kodascope, Dynamite Defense, Modern Day Fitzgerald at Coda

Here's some images from a week or so back at Coda.  We caught the Kodascope, Dynamite Defense, and Modern Day Fitzgerald.  It was a good show that cut a wide sonic swath of tunes.  Everything from funky white guys of the 80's, classic rock, to poppy hard rocking angst ridden numbers.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Last Friday at Riot Room: Bees, Westerners and Middle Twins

Last Friday at the Riot Room, an eager crowd filed into the steamy venue for a great lineup featuring Lawrence groups: Middle Twin and Westerners; and Joplin's Me Like Bees.  The evening featured the debut of Middle Twin's new guitarist after a significant lineup shakeup. The drummer and bassist are both out with the parts being filled out by synth and backing tracks now.  It's an interesting change and we'll keep an eye on how it works going forward especially once new music is written.

Me Like Bee's finished out the night with a full set of tunes from last year's album The Ides. In addition to well known favorites, they also played a cover of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" and debuted a new track tentatively titled "Tundra Land".  We're looking forward to hearing more new tunes once the band heads off to record their next EP as part of winning the Ernie Ball contest earlier this year.

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Me Like Bees set list

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Record Bar: Vertigone with Swiller, Reach, Hearts of Darkness

Back at the end of June, we caught the Vertigone and Hearts of Darkness show over at Record Bar.  Swiller and Reach joined Vertigone for a spell and Hearts of Darkness with their tweaked lineup put on a solid show.  I gotta say, the latest HOD lineup has a bit more of a psychedelic, P-Funk sort of feel to it.  It's not so straight-ahead afrobeat anymore.  I like bands evolving and this is one I can get with. Here's what we saw:

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