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Thursday, February 24, 2011

420-friendly musicians needed for the movement

Posted By on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM

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Of course, you and your band burn some down at practice. (It makes everything sound better.) But did you know that if you get caught with the sticky icky in Kansas, the penalties for a first-time possession charge can include one year in jail and a $2,500 fine?

Fuck that shit, right? But own that shit, too.

Yesterday on Craigslist we found this ad for 420-friendly musicians:

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Zombies and punk rock take over the Brick on Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM

It's just a love bite.
  • It's just a love bite.

The gory undead have long been muses for the heroes of punk rock. What better way to inspire local rockers than by donning some fake blood and sinking your teeth into each other a night of zombie-themed romance?

On Saturday night, the Brick is hosting a party that's bound to be everything your senior prom wasn't. (Thank goodness, right?) Expect your zombie slow dance to have a soundtrack by girl-punk from Cuntalope, post-punk folk from Appropriate Grammar, and ... something from the Claire Katy Pete & Tess Show. (We're not exactly sure what.)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Win friends and influence people: be an intern for the Wayward blog

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Do you have what it takes to take on the scene? Hit us up.
  • Do you have what it takes to take on the scene? Hit us up.

Do you eat, breathe and sleep music? Are you a confident, witty writer? Are you well-acquainted with Kansas City's local music scene? Well, bully for you! You should apply to be an intern for Wayward.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Tony Ladesich explains what goes into a murder ballad

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Tony Ladesich, at last year's Murder Ballad Ball
  • Tony Ladesich, at last year's Murder Ballad Ball

A highlight of last year's Murder Ballad Ball was Tony Ladesich's performance.

To quote myself: "Ladesich and his guitar played beautiful tunes, all originals in fact, except for the Bruce Springsteen cover he closed with. Looking at Ladesich, you'd never think he had such a resplendent voice. 'Dollar General' and 'Bellefontaine' were simple, formulaic songs about murder and vice in the Northeast neighborhood. After three and a half hours of murder music, Ladesich gave a delightful pick-me-up."

This year, I asked him about his creative process when constructing beautiful songs about ugly subjects.

Find a schedule of the night's performances after the jump.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Going Hillbilly for Harvester at Knuckleheads

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders will be there.
  • Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders will be there.

Why lug cans to work when you can lug them to Knuckleheads, pop open a tall boy and rock out instead? The East Bottoms blues venue is hosting Going Hillbilly for Harvester, which brings together five local bands for one night of do-goodin'. Bring ten cans -- or pay ten bucks -- to see Miss Major & her Minor Mood Swings, Outlaw Jim & The Whiskey Benders, Rex Hobart and the Honkytonk Standards, the Fountain City Ramblers and the Slick Brothers.

For a list of what Harvesters needs, click here. It's on Wednesday night.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Prince is hitting the road with Janelle Monae

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:48 PM

The artist formerly known as a symbol: Prince.
  • The artist formerly known as a symbol: Prince.

Prince, the Great Purple One, is hitting the road with our local girl Janelle Monae. (She's from Quindaro originally. Insider tip: Look for a more in-depth story about Monae in this week's Pitch.) He's also bringing along Mint Condition. This is what he said about the upcoming tour at the Apollo Ballroom in New York yesterday:

"If you've been to one of my shows, then you know what time it is," he told a press conference at New York's Apollo Theatre yesterday (October 14). "You need to come early and come often because every time we play it's always something new. I got a lot of hits. Bring friends, bring children, and bring foot spray because it's going to be funky."
(Via NME)

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Band of Horses and Cee Lo cover each others' songs on new split 7"; BOH at the Uptown Thursday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Go Bulldogs!
  • Go Bulldogs!
Thanks to his wildly popular, lyrically explicit single "Fuck You," Cee Lo Green has been enjoying a fine second half of 2010. 

Back in July, Cee Lo covered "No One's Gonna Love You," a track off folk-rock superheroes Band of Horses' 2007 album, Cease to Begin. Today comes word that BOH, who play the Uptown next Thursday, October 14, have returned the favor. 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids will play a gig in your living room

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Pryor will post up on your Barcalounger.
  • Pryor will post up on your Barcalounger.
It's the wild west these days in terms of making monies as a musician. New models are flying up all over the industry for releasing music and touring.

Kansas City's own Matt Pryor, frontman of emo forebearers the Get Up Kids, appears to be taking a progressive approach. According to a Get Up Kids tweet yesterday, he will come to your living room, set up shop and play a set. 

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Win friends and influence people: be an intern for the Wayward blog

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Do you have what it takes to take on the scene? Hit us up.
  • Do you have what it takes to take on the scene? Hit us up.

Do you eat, breathe and sleep music? Are you a confident, witty writer? Are you well-acquainted with Kansas City's local music scene? Well, bully for you! You should apply to be an intern for the Wayward blog.

 

The Pitch, Kansas City's alternative weekly newspaper, is looking for college interns.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jack White's 'triple-decker record'

Posted By on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM

The Dead Weather. Photo by Floria Sigismondi.
  • The Dead Weather. Photo by Floria Sigismondi.
We've found ourselves writing frequently about Jack White's Third Man Records over the past month, mostly because of Conan-related reasons

Today, via Pitchfork, we bring you news of a different sort from the Nashville record company. White's band the Dead Weather's new single, "Blue Blood Blues" will be released this Friday on 12" vinyl, but it will have a 7" record literally hidden inside of it, which features an unreleased song. They're calling it a "triple-decker record." It's kind of complicated. Watch White explain it. 

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