Going to hell? Cherokee Rock Rifle has your processional soundtrack. The local band's debut EP — ... And the Plains Are Burning — is 22-plus minutes of solid, blazing, hard-ass rock and roll. His voice ripe with defiance and swagger, frontman Dutch Humphrey leads this pack of apocalyptic horsemen past stoner- and psychedelic-rock graveyards into a barren horizon filled with pounding beats, blazing guns and scalped heads. With its slightly grungy guitar sound, Plains sounds a little dated at first, but that's its magic. Drummer Bert Northward's unadulterated thrashing and Humphrey's desperate lyrics and wide vocal range create delicious anticipation — the feeling that rises in your throat before the shit starts to fly. Finally, Kansas City: Here is your rock.