The Sidecar at the Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560) has a new tune master on Wednesday nights. From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Justin Lake Whedon spins the freshest indie and electro rock he can get his hands on. Tonight's Crisp.Fresh playlist might feature the Decemberists, Kasabian, Starlight Mints and Passion Pit, plus Roman Numerals and Delorean. Between midnight and 1 a.m. Whedon puts the spotlight on KC and Lawrence bands. Local musicians are welcome to bring their demos and new remixes straight to the DJ. Almost anything goes — "I'd probably play it as long as it wasn't crazy, out-there zydeco or something," Whedon says.
Wed., Sept. 2, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., 2009