The time has come at last! Well, soon enough anyway, with the show scheduled for January 26 at the Replay in Lawrence. The night's lineup will also feature the talents of the KC Bear Fighters, Calamity Cubes and Alex Law of Deadman Flats.
Check out a live performance of "Vega" here.
"Our songs come out of extensive jamming and a firm belief that we'll get it right eventually," Tuley says, adding that they're heading back to the studio to record in June. See 'em tonight (Friday) on the Replay patio. It's an early matinee show (6-9 p.m.) with Drakkar Sauna.
Audiovox is dead. Long live White Girl. The Martin Bush-fronted project recently changed pretty much everything about itself. The first thing you'll notice is that drummer Brad Chancellor has left the act, and it's now a three-piece, with Marc Pepperman (Republic Tigers) and Nick Organ (Beautiful Bodies). The sound is different now, as well. Bush describes White Girl as "Audiovox minus the rock," adding that it's "all dance party now."
Cody Critcheloe injected New York City with a bit of Kansas City gay this weekend. Here's what Paper Magazine's Gary Pini said about the local art collective's performances:
SSION ruled NYC over the weekend with three sold-out shows at PopRally and MoMA's PS1 in Long Island City. The Kansas City art-rock musical extravaganza led by Cody Critcheloe featured brief guest appearances by Casey Spooner (dressed like a cowboy in a Speedo) and Sky Ferreira, plus a full band performing in front of an array of psychedelic video projections. The museum's third floor was packed with New York gays, scenesters, hipsters, dazzling dancers and curiosity seekers, all primed for a big night out and nobody seemed disappointed. Come back soon, Cody!
Click here for a slideshow by Rebecca Smeyne.
Pitchfork's sister Internet rag Altered Zones has been loving Kansas City lately. Just last month, it featured KC's horror-movie synth machine Umberto on its front-page blog roll, and last week, it reviewed the latest release from Polymer Slug (the musical moniker of Chicago's Adam Tramposh), Cloud Types, out on cassette via Kansas City's Overland Shark label.
Lawrence punk-rock band Mouthbreathers has been blowing up the East Coast media. No, it didn't make The New York Times, but it was recently featured on Brooklyn's Impose Magazine website, and just a couple of days ago, Washington, D.C.'s alt-weekly, Washington City Paper, jumped on the Mouthbreathers' bandwagon, highlighting the group's nod to the golden days of D.C.'s harDCore scene.
After four years and two EPs, the Lawrence and Kansas City indie-pop duo Hidden Pictures is releasing its debut full-length album, Synchronized Sleeping. With a host of local contributors and a fresh set of buttery-smooth, brightly colored alt-pop numbers, Richard Gintowt (formerly of OK Jones) and Michelle Sanders have fashioned a tightly polished album perfect for sunny days on a porch with a glass of lemonade. They'll be releasing it just in time for the coming of spring, with a show on April 1 at the Brick.
There are a handful of names that inevitably come to mind when you think about the Kansas City hip-hop scene: Approach, Reach and Mac Lethal, to name a few. But one name you probably wouldn't think of (but should) has just released his third album on Datura Records, and it's seething with heavy beats and hot rhymes.
Royce Diamond's new album, Signal Flow, dropped yesterday, and the multitalented engineer turned producer turned recording artist will be celebrating the release with a hip-hop throw-down tomorrow night at the Jackpot Music Hall.
Ebony Tusks is a hip-hop project from Cowboy Indian Bear's Marty Hillard. A new release is coming, called Midas -- Hillard refers to it as a "mini concept album" -- and it will be released on March 21. If you haven't caught Hillard rapping live yet, Ebony Tusks will open for Das Racist on March 30 along with Stik Figa, Greg Enemy and DJs Morri$ and Tom Richman at The Granada. The show will double as a release party for Midas.
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