Whatcha gonna do when you get out of jail?
I'm gonna have some fun!
What do you con-si-der fun?
Fun, natural fun!
Truer words than these were never spoken. Thank you, Tom Tom Club.
Genius of Love you say? Nay, Genius of LIFE!
It is with this mindset that we approach that most liberating kind of weekend in our American lives: the Three-Day Weekend. Here's what you can do with your freedom:
1. Visit the music section and attend any event described therein.
2. Read Chris Packham's blasphemous weekend roundup of non-music events and input them into your BlackBerry.
3. Take note of the following largely uninked events in KC:
Captured by Robots at the Brick
Gaelic Storm at the Grand Emporium
The Belles, Softee and Aubrey at the Brick
Billy Christ benefit at the Record Bar, with Bacon Shoe, the All Sorts and the Rohypnol Rangers. (for more info on this, see p. 20 of this week's Pitch)
Life in Jersey, Josephine Collective, Hundred Years War and Salvy at the Grand Emporium
Big Smith and Cindy Wolfe at Knuckleheads
It's Over, the Downtrunks and the River City Revelators at the Hurricane
Five Defy and the Waiting List at the Grand Emporium
Roman Numerals at Fred P. Ott's
Dale Watson, Tater and the Gravy Train at Knuckleheads
Razorwire Halo, the Nascent and Simple Shelter at Davey's Uptown
Unsane, 400 Blows, Mouth of the Architect and Hundred Years War at the Record Bar
Happy Memorial Day weekend, kids. Don't drive drunk, and remember: IT'S NOT OKAY TO STARE!