Electric Lungs and Nuthatch 47 at Harlings

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

 

 

 

 

 

Need a Job? Found a Job at Knuckleheads

A couple weeks back Knuckleheads the local Talking Heads tribute project “Found a Job” put on a full two sets of Heads tunes both rare and pop hits.

The blazing heat of the day gave way to a really sticky night.  Sweaty people danced and bobbed to the funky tunes made popular in the 80’s by David Byrne and the crew.  It was a solid turnout for such a hot night.  Always a good time at the “Found a Job” shows. Check it out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOM! The Sonics Invade Knucklehead’s

Back on June 20, garage rock pioneers the Sonics from Tacoma, Washington played a blistering hour and ten minute set to a moderate crowd at Knucklehead’s in Kansas City.  Local support was provided by the Latenight Callers and the Quivers.

The weather was steamy during the day but cooled off just in time for the rock to heat things back up.  As the sun was going down, the Latenight Callers took the outdoor stage and provided a set of dark, noir flavored dance tunes.

Then came the Quivers,  The Quivers are a band that is clearly influenced by the Sonics, soul, garage rock and blues.  They played a set full of uptempo rockers that set the mood for the legendary Sonics to follow.

The Sonics took the stage just after 10:30 with “Cinderella” off their second album “BOOM”.  It was just the beginning of what would prove to be an incredible set hitting all the classics and several covers.

Despite the Sonics being cranked and the club rocking, the crowd could clearly be heard singing tune after tune.  I was really blown away at how hard these guys rocked the songs they wrote 50 years ago.  If you closed your eyes, you would have never guessed it’s been that long since they released any new music.

The Sonics show was easily one of my top three favorite shows in the last year.  Check it out:

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The Sonics Set

Click here for audio from the set: The Sonics live at Knucklehead’s

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SUNU at Californo’s

Over at Californo’s SUNU played two sets of afrobeat, funk, jazz, and soulful tunes on the patio for a beautiful evening.  We got audio of the entire first set at the link below so you can listen while you browse the images from this show.

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Audio from SUNU’s first set

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Drew Black and Dirty Electric at Record Bar

We’re starting to get back into the swing of things with a set of images from the last Drew Black and Dirty Electric show at Record Bar.  Yea, yea, I know it was a month ago.  Life and stuff.  Check back because more posts are on the way!

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KKFI Spring Dance at the Tank Room

Well we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus the last month or so.  Weddings, vacations, new jobs, projects and more have been keeping us busy with life so we haven’t had any time to work on the blog recently.  We’ve sort of been keeping the calendar updated but that’s about it.

We’ll be trying to get back on track with more regular blog postings and events that you’ve come to appreciate from us. We really want to thank everyone for being loyal followers and fans over the years and we’re going to keep trying to bring all the KC music news we can.

Life keeping us busy aside, we’ve managed to catch a few shows here and there.  In particular, we caught the KKFI Spring Dance back in May at the Tank Room.  The event featured a diverse array of bands from Latin, Pop, Blues, Hip Hop, Dance, Funk and Country Western.  The bands on the bill included:  Starhaven Rounders, Atzlan, The Marching Cobras, The Latenight Callers, The Old No. 5’s, and AY Muzik.

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Middle of the Map Festival Day 4

Well after way too long of a delay, here is the last installment of this year’s Middle of the Map Festival.  We’ve been incredibly busy with home projects, wedding planning and family.  It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months so the blog has been neglected.  We thought you should know.

On the final day of the festival, we caught a whole bunch of performances.  We took hundreds of images, hours of audio and saw everything we possibly could see.

The day started off with Kangaroo Knife Fight.

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After Kangaroo Knife Fight, it was across the street to Westport Saloon for Not A Planet.

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Then a quick stop at Ernie Biggs for the Noise FM’s relocated set.

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Then it was back up the alley to Westport Saloon for the Grisly Hand.

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Back over at the Riot Room, the hip-hop stage was kicking into gear with the Abnorm.

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Between sets on the Patio, we caught the New Riddim warming up the ska tip for the legendary Slackers that would close out the festival at the Riot Room.

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Back outside was Heartfelt Anarchy on the patio keeping things going.

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Then over to Ernie Biggs to catch Me Like Bees and Peelander Z.

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