Won't you turn the music up?

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Won't you turn the music up?

THU 11/24
Over the last couple of months, we've heard a lot of whispering about how much the Record Bar, KC's newest music venue, would affect the Crossroads' dens of hipness (specifically, the Brick). We're not drawing conclusions just yet, but the Fat Sal Señor Ozgood Soundsystem — a nightlife staple at Jilly's on Broadway for, like, ever — packs up its turntables and spins into Westport after this week. (Midtown-phobes can still get their Oz fix Sundays at the Peanut downtown.) Celebrate the end of an era from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Jilly's (1744 Broadway, 816-221-4977). — Annie Fischer

Call to Arms
Ride the bus? You might be art.

WED 11/30
Bus riders across the city are immortalized in the new sculpture by Davin Watne and Dylan Mortimer. The two Kansas City Art Institute graduates started working on the piece (the first public artwork commissioned by the Art in the Loop Foundation) back in June, when 100 area bus operators and riders posed for a photo shoot. Using those photographs, Watne and Mortimer re-created the riders' poses in sandblasted aluminum. Now, 16 life-sized sculptures, each with a mirrorlike finish, are set in stainless-steel frames tethered to the ground; they "move" in a jagged path from northwest to southeast — right where we get on the bus. The work's title — Uplifted Arms — elevates the routine act of holding onto an overhead strap while riding. The unveiling is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Transit Plaza (10th Street and Main). Call 816-522-6024. —Ray T. Barker

Honky-tonkin'


FRI 11/25
The day after Thanksgiving is a contested holiday, with retailers fighting to lure shoppers, and anti-capitalist activists urging people to celebrate Buy Nothing Day. Knuckleheads Saloon's Friday bash dodges sociological debate (though, fortunately for Buy Nothing advocates, there's no cover charge). But it does offer complimentary meals and drinks to music lovers who work in community-service occupations, such as teachers and firefighters. In fact, Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456) has always done right by the working men and women who must rise early; it frequently starts its shows at 7 p.m. Knuckleheads introduced itself to the city a year ago, so this party doubles as a holiday celebration and one-year-anniversary extravaganza. Fast Johnny Ricker opens the 3 p.m.-to-1 a.m. bill, followed by Latin pop act Diamante, soul merchant Koolaid & Small Change, rockabilly mainstays the Rumblejetts and house-rockin' blues specialists Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches. — Andrew Miller

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