Late Shift at the Westport Saloon: The Quivers

A couple weeks ago, the Quivers took the late shift duties at the Westport Saloon.  The uptempo garage rock vibe kept the party happening at the Saloon until quitting time.  It was a good nightcap to a busy evening that started at the Tank Room for the Electric Lungs show.

 

 

 

 

 

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Galactic Brought New Orleans Funk to the Madrid

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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I Love KC Music – Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners and more

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.

Check out I Love KC Music’s video HERE.  See their whole set HERE on The Westport Saloon’s live feed archive.

 

 

I Love KC Music – Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy and more

If you love roots music, the Westport Saloon is a true gem in Kansas City.  On January 7, 2017, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Deadeye., Feast ov Fools, and Karla & Too Bad Jim all played for one epic night of music.  Carrie Nation (Wichita, KS) has this hard core roots sound with guitar, banjo, bass, trumpet, drums/washboard, mandolin, and trombone. There energy was on fire and the whole crowd was going wild. The Saloon was packed with people there to hear the amazing music. Oh was it ever a night to live for! I can already tell this night will make my best of 2017 list. Catch them live yourself for the joy of it.  Deadeye. (Pittsburg, KS) is an all female band with hints of folk, bluegrass, and rock.  Their music will have you dancing with their great harmonies, guitar, banjo, saxophone, violin percussion.  I had been hearing some buzz around Feast ov Fools (Kansas) and they did not dissapoint!  Feast ov Fools had electirc energy, talented musicians, and great music.  Karla & Too Bad Jim (Kansas City, MO) was fun.  Their band has a bit of quirk and a bit of an old time feel.  What a fantastic night!

To see the whole album, go HERE.  The album is pictures from the whole night.

 

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16107116_562316327304755_4150244367549192634_o Karla & Too Bad Jim Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

 

Karla & Too Bad Jim Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Karla & Too Bad Jim
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Want to see the video?  Go HERE.

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

 

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Check out the video of Feast ov Fools HERE.

Deadeye. Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye.
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye. Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye.
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

See the video of Deadeye. HERE.

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

See the video HERE.

 

NYE with Freight Train, Rabbit Killer at Westport Saloon

Here’s a bit of the NYE show at Westport Saloon with Freight Train Rabbit Killer and their special guests, The Legion of Ghosts.  I’ve got a bit of audio from the set too.

 

AUDIO of the FTRK set

 

 

 

 

 

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New Riddim and Grisly Hand at the Brick

On a frosty night in December after Christmas, the New Riddim and Grisly Hand kept it hot at the Brick in the Crossroads with a swinging night of tunes.  The New Riddim gave a ran the gamut of ska, and reggae tunes.  The end of the set featured a fun bit with Rico taking the mic while members of both bands shuffled to play a couple “Christmas” tunes. Mike Stover even sat in to add a little pedal steel.

The Grisly Hand followed up with their brand of roots, americana, country music and led ended the holiday weekend on a great note.

We’ve got audio from both sets including Rico’s Christmas set and lots of images so have a look:

New Riddim/Rico’s Christmas

New Riddim and Rico’s Christmas AUDIO

 

 

 

 

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The Grisly Hand

AUDIO: The Grisly Hand

 

 

 

 

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