It was only a matter of time, in lieu of the recent successes of tribute shows in Kansas City, until someone paid homage to Michael Jackson. And perhaps the best mix of musicians for the job has now come together, and will bring the King of Pop to the RecordBar stage next week, complete with featured dancers, a horn section and an MC.
Yes, I did a little dance when I read about this one. What of it?
Did you catch Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae's gig at the Grammys the other night? Well, the duo's doo-wop-flavored modern R&B hit it off so well that they're planning a nationwide tour. And it's coming to the Uptown on May 28. Fuckin' yeah.
Lawrence's favorite record store, Love Garden Sounds, is turning 21. (But you already knew that!) Now, the vinyl geek haven is launching a gigantic sale in honor of its coming of age -- if you know the secret catchphrase to utter while handing your purchases over to the cashier.
Through Sunday, February 6, if you say, "Here's looking at you, Love Garden" at the counter while you are making your purchases, you'll get the following discounts.
UPDATE January 24, 9:05PM: Here's another video from Mac, since his last one was taken down from YouTube for showing an illustration of a nipple. Check it out after the jump.
George Watsky, a rapper who spits rhymes faster than Speed Racer drives, is burning up web traffic with more than 135,000 hits in one day thanks to a hot post on Reddit.
Originally raised in San Francisco and currently based in LA, 23-year-old Watsky, now known to the Internet as "Pale Kid Raps Fast," was originally discovered on the sixth season of 'Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry' and crowned the 2006 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion.
Of course, we've got our own pale champion of speed verse in Kansas City: Mac Lethal. And he's taking Watsky on.
My Chemical Romance loves Kansas City. The operatic glam-rock band already uses the Get Up Kids' James Dewees as a keyboardist on tour; now, the band is picking up the Architects as an opening act for the North American leg of its upcoming "World Contamination Tour."
Calling all Sheila E. fans!
Do you know Kansas City is an apparent hot spot for hot female drummers? Davey's Uptown does, and it's putting together a show featuring a lineup of girl drummers. Sara Teasley, drummer of the New Lost Souls, has curated the rare treat of a showcase of rhythm-keeping femme fatales that should knock the socks off Kansas City bargoers.
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