The bizarre musical stew of Mr. Marco's V7 - which includes dashes of jazz, world music, funk and metal - has been cooking nigh onto two decades now. The group (composed of scene vets who play in other KC acts) released Sparkin Your Mama last year. Recommended if you like theremins, accordions, Middle Eastern vibes, and weirdo time signatures.
With the Ants, at the Brick, 10 p.m.
Also Saturday: The Shy Boys, who we featured in this week's issue. They're at RecordBar with Ghosty and the Conquerors.
Sunday, December 9
The Hooligan Holiday party includes a fashion show, courtesy of the Bunker, and somebody called DJ Liondub. But probably the biggest draw is the Amy Winehouse tribute, which features some local leading ladies (Lauren Krum from the Grisly Hand and Julia Haile from the Good Foot) backed by a band of about 10 local players. Think of it as sort of like a prom for people who go out in Westport on weeknights.
At the Beaumont, doors at 8 p.m., $10.
American Catastrophe, Cadillac Flambe, Blue Boot Heelers, Rural Grit All-Stars, Whiskey Breath, the Penny Sheets, Tommy Donoho, Bob and Diana Sukiel, Slimm Spins the Kills at the Riot Room
The Latenight Callers, Victor & Penny CD release at R Bar and Restaurant
The ACBs, Cowboy Indian Bear, New Monsters Collective at Davey's Uptown
Digital Leather, Going to Hell in a Leather Jacket at Replay
Jazz Vespers at the Lied Center
As I Lay Dying, Of Mice and Men, the Ghost Inside, Sylosis, iwrestledabearonce at the Beaumont Club
The Atlantic, Momma Muerte at Davey's Uptown
Honeywagen, the Panda Resistance, Elaine McMilian and Friends at RecordBar
311, the Naked and Famous, Surfer Blood, Soft Reeds, DJ Soulman at the Midland
White Rabbits at RecordBar
The Cave Girls, Bad Ideas, B.O.D. at Davey's Uptown
Florence + the Machine, Two Door Cinema Club, Cowboy Indian Bear at the Midland.
Brandi Carlile, Secret Sisters at the Beaumont Club
Cherokee Rock Rifle (video shoot), Supermassive Black Holes, the Delighted at the Riot Room
Uncouth, Continental at Davey's Uptown
Replay Records present Cheap Beer featuring Mouthbreathers, Der Todesking, the Spook Lights, Jabber Josh, Dry Bonnet at Replay Lounge
Scattered Trees, Quiet Corral, Envy Corps at the Riot Room
Bear Club Winter Ball at the Bottleneck
Kansas City Rock and Metal Fest: Bleeding the Heavens, 12 Gauge Choir, Seven, Collapse, Dented Fingers, Hate Incorporated at the Beaumont
Boombox, Somasphere at the Granada
John Prine with Jason Isbell at the Midland
David Seume, Thom Hoskins at FOKL
Black Christmas, Devil Television, 1,000,000 Light Years at Replay Lounge
Kinky Friedman at Knuckleheads
NIPSEY HU$$LE presented by CrazyBoy Status, Josh Sallee w/Adam Case, Gee Watts at the Bottleneck
Mark Lowrey & Drums at 1911 Restaurant and Lounge
Deas Vail, Sick of Sara, Now, Now at RecordBar
Ponyboy, Radkey at Replay Lounge
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Jon McLaughlin, Graham Colton at the Bottleneck
Benefit show for Bill Larson with Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders, Justa Billy & the Bullhaulers, Middle Creek, Levee Town, Dan Doran at Knuckleheads
Flaming Death Trap, Sleep Agents at RecordBar
Ghosty, the ACBs, the I'ms at Harlings
The Schwag at the Uptown
DJ Sequence, DJ Subliminal, DJ Telekinesis at the Riot Room
The Elephant Riders, Facelift at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club
The Social Experience Thanksgiving Bash with DJ Impact, DJ Kittie, DJ Shadden at the Beaumont Club
Ha Ha Tonka, Tommy & the High Pilots, Honest Cowboy at RecordBar
Ponyboy, Radkey at Replay Lounge
Hillbilly for Harvesters: Miss Major & Her Minor Mood Swings, Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders, Adam Lee, Truckstop Honeymoon, Tinhorn Molly, Haute Flash Burlesque, live auction at Knuckleheads
The Hearers, Jay Kakert's Winter Carnival at the Brick
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