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:
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 ago we had stumbled across Fort Collins band Post Paradise at the Minibar. Our buddies in the Hillary Watts Riot and Vi Tran Band were also on the bill and we got done with our other gigs early. So we headed over to see what was happening. Unfortunately, we missed Vi Tran’s set, but we did manage to catch a rather catchy rock band with an unusual twist, Post Paradise.
Post Paradise is a well-oiled machine with well written and developed songs that have a distinctive radio friendly alt-rock vibe. The “twist” is the addition of a cello. Now this isn’t simply some gimmick. The cello adds a great harmonic element to already good, accessible tunes. The extra layer of strings is not new territory, but this is one of the better executions I’ve ever heard. Post Paradise has managed to create a sound where every element belongs. It’s really quite interesting.
Check them out next time they are in town, you’d be hard pressed not to enjoy.
A couple weeks back we caught the Hillary Watts Riot doing the freak pop thing at Records With Merritt. The weather was perfect and an excellent turnout to also catch the Atomic 50s and Drew Black and Dirty Electric.
Here’s some images from the Hillary Watts Riot set:
Here’s a collection of images from the Fishbone and New Riddim show back on June 9 at Crossroads KC.
Fishbone returned to KC after a several year absence. Something to note, it was the last Fishbone gig at Aftershock in Merriam that helped kick-start the careers of local band of brothers Radkey. Opening for Fishbone was one of their first gigs.
New Riddim a local staple in the KC ska community played a 45 minute set of tunes those familiar with their music immediately recognized. The crowd increased in size during their set as Fishbone fans arrived just as the sun was going down. New Riddim received a very positive response and probably gained a few fans during their set.
Fishbone kicked off right at 10 and did not stop until after midnight. The two-hour burner of a set featured a number of classics concluding with a brief encore of “Party at Ground Zero”.