This is going to be a killer show! You’ll just die when you see all the great bands on this bill! I’m so excited to attend that I strangled a vagrant underneath the I-35 overpass early this morning! Wait! Not that last one! The third annual Murder Ballad Ball, a benefit for the MidCoast Takeover Musicians Fund (which helps send Kansas City bands to South By Southwest), sets up shop at the Riot Room this year. A gigantic roster of local talent explores the morbid genre of songs about dying. American Catastrophe, Sons of Great Dane, Rural Grit All-Stars, the Blue Boot Heelers and Cadillac Flambe are on the bill. More than 50 musicians will grace the stage before it’s all said and done.