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On Sunday night, KKFI’s Under the Radar a weekly show featuring local artists and musicians celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary. The show was a gathering of local musicians and supporters including: Drew Black and Dirty Electric, The Electric Lungs, Missouri Loves Company, Scotch Hollow, Dead Ven, the Atomic 50’s, Modern Day Fitzgerald and more.
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Back on Jan 20th (Yea, yea I know.), the Musicians for Active Justice held a fundraiser at the Record Bar for local non-profit KC for Refugees. The event featured a number of great local rock bands including: Emmaline Twist, Hipshot Killer and (the)medicine theory. We made it out in time to catch sets from Hipshot Killer and Emmaline Twist. Check it out below:
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Back on February 3, New Orleans’ powerhouse of soul and funk Galactic invaded the Madrid in Kansas City. Opening support from Andy Frasco & the UN was excellent featuring Stanton Moore sitting in for a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. Frasco & the UN provided an incredibly high energy set of soulful tunes with a decidedly fresh approach. The nearly hour long set closed out with an appropriate cover of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”.
Following Frasco, Galactic began approximately two hours of New Orleans tinged funk and jam tunes spanning most of the catalog. It was a pretty solid sampling of Galactic that helped take the chill of the early February night. Ben Ellman provided most of the crowd interaction through the evening with Erica Falls absolutely powerful voice that commanded the stage each time she sang.
Galactic is without a doubt one of the most versatile and sonically curious bands out there. Their willingness to bring in guests performers has given them the ability to constantly evolve while still maintaining their funky roots.
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On Inauguration Day musicians played at two different benefit shows in Kansas City. At Mills Record Company, a benefit show (Rock the Twat) was played for Rose Brooks Center. Rock the Twat was a feminine product drive to help those at the Center. The center provides refuge for domestic violence victims. They raised money and collected pads and tampons at the show. The local bands Katy Guillen and the Girls, Members from Bohemian Cult Revival, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch played.
Katy Guillen and the Girls started out the night with some killer blues. Below are a few photos there set. You can see the whole album from the show HERE.
After Katy Guillen and the Girls played, members of The Bohemian Cult revival sang and did a little burlesque.
Sister Mary Rotten Crotch closed out the night with some rebellious punk.
Here’s a video Too Much Rock took of Sister Mary Rotten Crotch’s song, “Jaded.”
Over at the recordBar, musicians took the stage to raise money for KC for Refugees. The show, Musicians Get Loud for Active Justice was played by (the)Medicine Theory, Hipshot Killer, Emmaline Twist and Cantankerous with Ernie Locke and the Karmic Hillbillies (not pictured).
(the)Medicine Theory, started off the night with some edgy post-punk rock. Check out the whole album HERE.
Hipshot Killer followed (the)Medicine Theory with some high energy pop punk.
Emmaline Twist followed Hipshot killer with some incredible shoegaze post punk music!
It was an awesome night of music and social justice.
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.
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On January 13 2017, the weather forecast was bleak with an impending ice storm, but that did not keep excellent music from happening! At The Westport Saloon, The Ready Brothers and Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners entertained those of us willing to brave the weather. It was a fun night of quality roots music! The Ready Brothers started out the night with their old time country, blue grass, and laughter. They were cracking jokes in between songs.
Check out all of the photos HERE (Julian Davis photos are here too). Here is a video of The Ready Brothers taken by I Love KC Music. You can see the full set HERE from The Westport Saloon’s live feed.
Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners finished the night with a high energy three hour set of bluegrass and western swing! When one of the bands couldn’t make it out to The Westport Saloon due to the storm, Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners stepped up and played a longer set. This band surely has energy to burn down the house err hay! If you want to see a band that has fantastic music and great showmanship, this band has it all. Their chemistry on stage, passion for music and entertainment, and talent make this one of I Love KC Music’s favorite band to see live.