Thursday, January 29, 2015

Merit Badge, Sapwoods, Drew Black and Dirty Electric at Record Bar

A couple weeks back we caught a great show down at Record Bar. The lineup featured: Merit Badge, the Sapwoods, and Drew Black and Dirty Electric.  The band Merit Badge made their debut.  Billed as "Instrumental boy scout rock" they played a set of rock and roll tunes all featuring names based on found phrases from the Boy Scout handbook.

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Following Merit Badge was the Sapwoods from Iowa City.  This was the first trip to KC for the group and they were well received by the crowd.  They were a great group of guys who we hope to see back in town again.

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The headliners for the evening were Drew Black and Dirty Electric.  They ripped through a set of loud, hard rocking numbers before calling it a night.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Year, the Friday After with: Me Like Bees, Electric Lungs and The Westerners

Over at the Record Bar on Friday of the new year, there was yet another great show on tap.  This time around the show featured fellow travelers Me Like Bees and the Westerners with local punks Electric Lungs.  Here's some images:

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

NYE: Record Bar with Radkey, Drop A Grand, Bummer and Mace Batons

We rang in the New Year at Record Bar with an excellent selection of hard rockin, punk infused, thrash tunes by the bands Radkey, Drop A Grand, Bummer and Mace Batons.  It was a loud night with ice cold beer, good vibes and a new year. Check it out:

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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Clementines, Katy Guillen and the Girls at Coda

Back around Christmas, we caught a great show full of blues, rock and soul from a couple of great local bands at Coda.  Miry Wild opened the show, but we didn't make it down until the Clementines set.  The evening finished with Katy Guillen and the Girls. It was a packed house that had to be pushing capacity in the cozy pub.  Check it out:

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Night One: The Night the Buzz Stole Christmas (Part 2)

Night one of 96.5 the Buzz' annual event "The Night the Buzz Stole Christmas" was held at the Arvest Bank Midland on Dec 19.  The sold-out event featured: Cage the ElephantCold War KidsBeautiful Bodies, and the Architects.

Here's the last two sets of the evening featuring the Cold War Kids and Cage the Elephant:

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Night One: The Night the Buzz Stole Christmas (Part 1)

Night one of 96.5 the Buzz' annual event "The Night the Buzz Stole Christmas" was held at the Arvest Bank Midland on Dec 19.  The sold-out event featured: Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, Beautiful Bodies, and the Architects.

The Architects opened the evening to a good sized crowd of with a solid set of hard-rocking tunes.

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The Beautiful Bodies followed with a high-energy set of tunes off both of their EPs.  Alicia Solombrino and Tommy Becker were not confined to the stage by any stretch.  Featuring crowd surfing and stage diving, the Bodies blew through their 40 minute set of uptempo pop-tinged rock songs.

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Check back for part 2 of this event featuring the Cold War Kids and Cage the Elephant!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mark Manning's 10th Anniversary Party at Davey's Uptown

Back on Dec 12, The fine folks at KKFI hosted a party for Mark Manning in honor of his 10 years of hosting the "Wednesday Midday Medley" on KKFI.  It was well attended event of music fans, friends, family and well-wishers.

The bands on the bill included: The Pedaljets, Dolls on Fire, The Philistines.  The event also served as a "soft" release of the upcoming Dolls on Fire album "Synesthesia".  At any rate, here's the images:

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The Sing Along

Mark Manning (R)
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Noise for Tots at Riot Room

Noise FM and Hembree put on an excellent show to benefit Toys for Tots at Riot Room back on Dec 6.  The packed house rocked and rolled through the bands sets.  After that DJ's took over to fill out the remaining hours of the night.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Brick: Faultfinder, Lazy, Vertigone, Jorge Arana Trio

Back at the end of November, (Sorry, we're that far behind) we caught a show at the Brick featuring an 'eclectic lineup' to be put it lightly.  The show featured: Faultfinder, Lazy, Vertigone, and Jorge Arana Trio.

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Faultfinder's sound is that of a really heavy thrash metal, sludge vibe.  The bass shakes everything, the screams are ear piercing and the chugging guitars bring an ominous sense of doom.

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Following Faultfinder was Lazy, a more punky, garage rock styled outfit.  Their set was slightly more accessible than Faultfinder's but equally entertaining.

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Vertigone was next up on the bill.  Vertigone for the uninitiated is a hip-hop artist from KC.  He has a punchy cadence that often triples against the beats creating  a unique off beat rhyme and pulse that is refreshing to hear.  He had the Jorge Arana Trio join him at the end of the set for a couple free-flowing tunes.

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Closing out the night was the Jorge Arana Trio.  The Trio adds another dimension to this already diverse lineup.  Jorge Arana the band's namesake leads an instrumental acid jazz styled group with complex rhythms and unusual changes.  It's truly one of the more unique bands in Kansas City.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Starhaven Rounders at the Brick

Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the Brick, honky tonk country tunes were stirring courtesy of the Starhaven Rounders.  The show featured two sets of country standards that any classic country lover would appreciate.  Here's some images:

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