Here are some images from the Hipshot Killer and Electric Lungs show over at Davey’s a couple weeks back. If I recall, the Lungs were shooting a video that night around the bar featuring a guy in a heart costume and another with a giant afro. There might have been drinking involved.
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.
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.
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.
Last weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse, the first annual Noir City KC film festival took place. The event featured a set of classic film noir flicks, entertainers, musicians and cinema noir stars like Peggy Cummins. She is most well known for her performance in Gun Crazy. The musical entertainment for the evening featured the Laura Ellis, the Latenight Callers and burlesque performer Evie Novelle.
Here’s some images from the nightclub event at the Chesterfield:
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.