Counter all that holiday cheer with a little murder. It's time for the annual Murder Ballad Ball.
It goes down Friday, December 9, at the Riot Room. Get deathy from 5 p.m. (doors) to 2 a.m. It's $10 and 21-plus. Enjoy local music from American Catastrophe, Cadillac Flambe, the Silver Maggies, the Blue Boot Heelers, Sons of Great Dane, the Delighted, Rural Grit All-Stars, Whiskey Breath, the PennySheets, Anthony Ladesich and his CoHorts, Cody Wyoming, Tommy Donoho, and Bob and Diana Sukiel. Matt “Slimm” Adkins will perform between sets. Other festivities include the funeral ball itself (dress formal; it's funeral themed, after all), raffles and a silent auction.
Robling is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Original Story: Kansas City police are looking for Travis Robling, who they say is a second suspect in the killing of Nathan Davis.
Davis, 25, was found dead November 11 inside a home in the 5400 block of East 28th Street. Firefighters found Davis' body in the burning home; they believe the fire was intentionally set. The Jackson County Medical Examiner determined that Davis died from multiple shotgun wounds.
Robling, 27, is described as 6 feet 2 inches, 175 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. Robling is considered armed and dangerous. If you have info about his whereabouts, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
There's a quote attributed to Buddha: "To live a pure, unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."
But sometimes, the temptation to be selfish is too great, despite one's best intentions. There's a very big Buddha — and an abundance of culinary offerings — to be found in the stylish dining room of Fo Thai restaurant in Leawood's One Nineteen Shopping Center. The place is actually an overload for the senses, unless you're seated at one of the darker corners of the room, where the lighting is so dim, you practically need to hold up a flashlight to see the faces of the servers bringing out the food. And you'll want to see their faces: The restaurant must have hired the front-of-the-house staff from the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog.
Today, the three-week-old restaurant began serving lunch; Fo Thai has offered its eclectic dinner menu — it's not traditional Thai cuisine, but executive chef Chee Meng So's "fusion" of Asian influences — since it opened in November. The lunch dishes, priced between $9 and $16, are smaller portions of the dinner choices but include a "complimentary featured appetizer and beverage" as part of the package.
Antonio Thompson was the first. On the eve of Thanksgiving, the 26-year-old was found dead inside a home in the 3700 block of East 47th Terrace. Thompson's family member requested a check on him after they were unable to contact him. Thompson was found dead inside his home. Police deemed his death "suspicious," and homicide detectives are investigating.
More killings would come Thanksgiving night.
I was interested.
Are you feeling extremely depressed today? I am having a pretty difficult time finding the will to type even this very sentence! The world is an unmerciful, bleak, punishing place! The winter is going to be cold, and gray, and it is going to last you for the rest of your life!
Minden is one of the better bands playing around town these days, and their new video for "Gold Standard" (above) is one of the better local videos I've seen in a while. The chicks are looking pretty hot in their purple spandex outfits. It has brightened my day, slightly, which is no small feat. You can download Minden's new EP right here. I've listened to it a couple of times today. It's good!
Kansas City's Der Todesking previewed their upcoming cassette on Soundcloud, with three tracks of unnerving post-punk. They're hoping to have the tape ready for this weekend's Cheap Beer release shows. Take a listen to all the tracks below.
Before each game, Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt strolls through the grounds visiting fans, a tradition started by his father, team founder Lamar Hunt. Kansas City-style barbecue is a draw, but Hunt believes Arrowhead Stadium's massive facilities are a primary reason that Chiefs tailgating is so popular. "We can park 25,000 cars and still have plenty of room for tailgating," he says.
Perhaps that's why everyone is so obsessed with parking in Kansas City. We always just want to have enough room to tailgate.
Spin has begun construction on a restaurant in Lenexa (9474 Renner) that is slated to open next year. Last week, a new location was announced for the Corinth Square Shopping Center at 8226 Mission in Prairie Village.
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