Listening to Kansas City's Red Kate is like getting knocked out and waking up at a grimy rock festival in 1975. In August, the band released its most recent full-length, When the Troubles Come
, a beastly collection of 11 songs that have lead singer L. Ron Drunkard charging through heavy guitar riffs and propulsive drum work.
Though Red Kate may seem like a good, old-fashioned rock-and-roll band, it has a definite punk slant. When the Troubles Come
is mostly an anti-government record - it's fun to sing along to the songs, but Red Kate also encourages a little thoughtful rebellion. Local female-fronted punk band the Bad Ideas and Minneapolis rock band Nato Coles are also on deck to ensure a loud night at the Replay.