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:
Recently Coda hosted a fine night of music featuring the Peculiar Pretzelmen out of LA, Love Tusk from KC and Wink Burcham up from Oklahoma.
Burcham is a country singer-songwriter who was accompanied by slide guitar and electric guitar. He opened the show with a low key set of somber country tunes and a soulful croon.
Following Burcham, was the featured act of the evening the Peculiar Pretzelmen. I describe the Pretzelmen as Tom Waits on acid driving a speeding train. It’s a cacophonous sound complete with improvised percussion of every variety and lots of DIY guitars. Lead singer Kevin Incroyable utilizes every sound you can imagine from bullhorns to pots and pans, to film can guitars. It’s something you have to see to believe but this duo puts on great show.
Rounding out the evening was KC’s own Love Tusk. The rock and roll sound lead by Tommy Donoho played a set of tunes about Robot love, Meryl Streep and other assorted topics.
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About a week and a half ago, we caught local blues act the Filthy 13 over at Coda. The Filthy 13 is a 4 piece outfit features Amaretto Slim on guitar and vocals backed up by bass, drums and harp. The sound is very fuzz heavy, deep blues sound. Slim’s voice is dark and gravely reminiscent of Howlin’ Wolf. His guitar style is part delta, part Texas.
Generally wielding any number of Stratocasters, he keeps things lively with his macabre humor and banter. The rest of the band fills out the tunes with great energy and crisp punchy sound. These guys should be on your short list of blues acts around KC to catch.
KC Live Music Blog – Head over here to see more images from Filthy 13’s set.