Local karaoke king Brodie Rush, whose Brodioke has been a nightlife staple for the past decade, is taking a break from the bar scene. "It's been a good run, but having a kid marks a new chapter of my life," Rush tells The Pitch. "Being bar-free is the change that my family and I need now." Brodioke lives on with guest hosts three nights a week (the Drop on Tuesdays, Beer Kitchen on Wednesdays and Bulldog on Thursdays). But Rush isn't totally bowing out; he's keeping the Monday gig at Nara (1617 Main, 816-221-6272). "Catching me at a Brodioke gig will be an exciting event," he says, "not an opportunity to watch a guy wasting away and phoning in the night." The singing begins at 9 p.m.