When Jackie Carol
plays a show in Kansas City, its a good night if 50 people show up. The bands stellar formerly of credentials (Casket Lottery, Koufax, the Believe It Or Nots) and watertight power-pop chops make it a hands-down torchbearer of the local scene, but that hardly means folks will forgo a new episode of Wife Swap
and actually journey out to see the band play. Were not here to make any snap judgments about the Ataris
who, despite breaking through to the mainstream with a cover of Don Henleys The Boys of Summer, appear to have earned their keep but our ears tell us that Jackie Carol is every bit as deserving of screaming teenage minions. Tonight, decide for yourself when the homeboys with a girlish name open for the Ataris at the Grand Emporium (3832 Main, 816-531-7557).
"No Fiction by Jackie Carol from
Check, Check (Speak Music Media)
Mon., Sept. 10