It's here, kids, the best night of the year for local music in Kansas City (IMHO). And even though your favorite group may not have made the cut, there's more than enough action down in Westport to satisfy even the snobbiest scenester.
First, note that some of the venues and lineups have changed. Despite what I wrote here, the DJs tonight will not be split between the Beaumont parking lot and Karma. All the DJs will spin tonight at Karma. Noise ordinances in Westport made having them play outside impractical, so they'll heat up Karma doing back-to-back hourlong sets. I kinda like that better anyway — massive DJ kicks all in one place. I was correct, however, in saying that the bands that were scheduled to play inside at the Hurricane have been moved to the Beach Club. Namelessnumberheadman kicks off with its not exactly tropical but sweeter-than-a-pineapple sounds at 8:30.
For descriptions of each band nominated for a PMA, click here.
Though I won't blame you for filling out a ballot at the show tonight, if at all possible, go ahead and vote online. If you do cast a ballot tonight, be sure to fill in your name and address so we know you're not filling out multiple ballots — not that you would do that, of course, my dear. By the way, doesn't our logo this year look cool? We're calling it "cuddly goth."
See you tonight.