It's been more than a decade since concert promoter Jim Kilroy published the last issue of his hard-rock-and-metal rag, Banzai Magazine
, and he says it's never coming back. "It's not profitable, and it would take more time to put together than I can spare," Kilroy tells us. But you can't keep the Banzai Awards down, and the zine's legacy burns bright tonight at Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456). The annual Banzai Awards
recognize the musicians whom Kilroy says are the metro's finest. Celebrate the winners, including the recipient of Kilroy's first-ever Elvis Award, at 10:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ($10) at the door or at knuckleheads.com
. See banzaimagazine.net
for a list of winners since 1988.