Back on Halloween, the My Brothers and Sisters hosted an evening of music at Knuckleheads’ Garage featuring a number of performers including: Jessica Paige, Calvin Arsenia, Sarah Tannehill Anderson, and Christian Robinson.
The show included a number of classic horror movie soundtracks and themes performed by members of My Brothers and Sisters with about a 10 piece wind, brass and string ensemble accompanying. Each song had video clips of the movie cut to match. It was quite well done.
One of the highlights of the night was Sarah Tannehill Anderson performing the Diva Plava Laguna opera number from the Fifth Element. It was really, really impressive.
To be frank, each vocalist that performed during the evening was incredibly talented. The musical arrangements were well done and the visuals were well executed. My main criticism was the time between numbers, it didn’t have a steady flow that really kept things moving.
However, all in all it was good show featuring something out of the ordinary done by highly talented musicians from all over Kansas City. Cheers!
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:
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: