Rockabilly Prom with Rex Hobart and the Honky-Tonk Standards, the Quivers, Loaded Goat, Rot Gut Ramblers, Los Lobos Locos, the Konza Swamp Band, St. Dallas and the Sinners, River City Rejects, Crybaby Ranch, Phantoms Of The O
Sat., March 30, 6 p.m. 2013
$10 for singles, $15 for couples
Jody Hendrix, frontman of Them Damned Young Livers and founding president of Little Class Records, is also the man behind Mokan Twang, the entity promoting the Rockabilly (Everybilly) Prom
. "Mokan Twang is a little promotional brand that I started, to encompass all of the diverse hillbilly music in the area," he says. "I've always thought that KC Rockabilly was too pigeonholed, mostly because there's not even any real rockabilly in KC. I thought KC needed a brand identity that references the culture and sound without making people think they were getting something rockabilly." Pick up what Hendrix is putting down when 12 of KC's best 'billy bands team up at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179), beginning at 7 p.m., for a night of gritty tunes, PBR tallboys and perfectly coifed women. Grab tickets ($10 for singles, $15 for couples) at theriotroom.com
, and look up Mokan Twang and Little Class Records on Facebook.