Thursday, October 8, 2015

Clementines Release show with Junkyard Genius, Drew Black and Dirty Electric

Back in September, the Clementines had a show to mark the release of their latest album titled "The Journey Begins" at Davey's.  The album is available for release on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.

We also caught the sets after the Clementines featuring rockers Junkyard Genius and Drew Black and Dirty Electric.

Check it out:

The Clementines

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Junkyard Genius

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Drew Black and Dirty Electric

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Crossroads Music Festival 2015 Recap

Another year, another Crossroads Music Festival is in the books.  This year was great!  Good weather, closely located venues, solid lineup, it had something for everyone.  Every year Bill and the team tweak the formula a bit.  Gone is the Midwestern Musical Co. and Crossroads was honestly a bit of a big venue to have to try and fill.  So this year the folks got a stage setup in the Cowtown T-Shirt shop parking lot, then both levels of the Living Room and the Mod Gallery across the street in addition to the clubs on Grand, and the Brick a block over.  The relative proximity made it really easy to get from one venue to the next without missing too much action.  Also, the excellent volunteer staff that helped at the unconventional venues gave their time to support the cause.

The performers for CMF this year also covered the gamut from jazz to rock, americana to funk.  It was a pretty eclectic lineup even for CMF standards.  At the peak it looked like most venues were near capacity with the Tank Room decidedly packed for the Phantastics set.  Over at the Mod gallery a large crowd spilled out the door during the Philistines and a sizeable crowd bounced to the sounds of Not a Planet.

The Marching Cobras

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Not A Planet

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Freight Train, Rabbit Killer

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The Philistines

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Mountain Sprout

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The Phantastics

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Katy Guillen and the Girls

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CMF and MMF staff

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Catch a Fire Tour at Crossroads KC: Stephen, Damian Marley and more

Last Friday night at the Crossroads, a full-blown reggae extravaganza kicked off at 7 with a top to bottom lineup of incredible talent. The Catch a Fire Tour featured a who's who of reggae royalty headlined by the likes of Damian and Stephen Marley. The show also featured Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley.  In addition, special appearances by Black Am I, Skip Marley, Jo Mersa and Jemere Morgan added extra dimensions to the show throughout the evening.

It really was an incredible lineup from top to bottom.  Check out some images below (more at the links at the bottom):

More images from the show:

Damian Marley here

Stephen Marley here

Morgan Heritage here

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Slight Stoopid and Dirty Heads at Crossroads

Last Friday at Crossroads, Slightly Stoopid headlined a ska and rock heavy show featuring support from Dirty Heads and the Expendables.  Tech N9ne even made an appearance to perform the track "Slow Burn" that he did with the Dirty Heads.  Here's a few images of the show:

The Dirty Heads

Slightly Stoopid

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Electric Lungs and Nuthatch 47 at Harling's

Here's a few images from the last Electric Lungs show at Harling's with Nuthatch 47.  The Electric Lungs just finished up recording a new album but a release date hasn't been set.  There's audio of their entire sets at these links:  Electric Lungs Set  and Nuthatch 47 Set

The Electric Lungs

Nuthatch 47