It's that time of year again when local musicians get the warm fuzzies and help out their own.
This year's event begins with a First Friday show on November 5 at the Midwestern Music Company (1830 Locust, 816-931-6962) with Henderson's band, Atlantic Fadeout. John Velghe and his Prodigal Sons will open. This will be a free, all-ages show. Donations are welcome, as are the purchases of rock posters and other music-related artwork.
Night number two will go down at the Riot Room and will feature the Roman Numerals, Sons of Great Dane, Cherokee Rock Rifle, Robert Moore, Mark Lowrey vs. Hip-Hop, Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Co., Vi Tran Band, Walkenhorst & Porter, Scott Easterday and Elaine McMilian and DJ Rockwell. $10 gets you all this local talent if you are 21 and over.
Additional ducats can be used towards the massive raffle and auction. Items available include: Jaykco guitar straps, a Fender Squire SP-10 amp, two tickets to see the Chiefs and the Titans at Arrowhead on December 26, massages, golf packages, gift certificates and much more.
If you can't come to the show, stop by and see Abigail at Fred P. Ott's on the Plaza where she slings fried pickles and Miller Lite. Tip her a lot. She's awesome.
Here are some other shows that have been recently announced:
Donovan Frankenreiter, Ximena Sarinana: Friday, November 12, 8 p.m., $18 with album included, $17 without album, all-ages.
Lucero, Drag the River: Monday, December 6, 8 p.m., $16, all-ages.
Old 97s, Langhorne Slim: Friday, January 28, 2011, 8 p.m., $16, all-ages.
Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas, the Joey Skidmore Band, The Legend of Shoe Man film screening: Friday, October 29, 6:30 p.m., $7, 21+.
KC Reggae Uprising film screening with Johnny2Tone, S. Ranx, the Bishops: Friday, November 5, 8 p.m., $10, 21+.
Ben Weaver : Thursday, November 4, 8 p.m., 21+.
Wade Bowen: Saturday, November 6, 8 p.m., $15 advance, all-ages.
Ashley Ray: Wednesday, November 24, 8 p.m., $15 advance, all-ages.
Knuckleheads Ninth Anniversary show with the Chris Duarte Group, Anthony Gomes Blues Band and Uncle Lucius: Friday, November 5, 8 p.m., $15.
Going Hillbilly for Harvesters with Miss Major and her Minor Mood Swings, Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders, Rex Hobart, Fountain City Ramblers, the Slick Brothers:
Wednesday, November 24, 7 p.m.
The Elders, True North: Friday, November 5, 8 p.m., $25 GA, $50 VIP.
Deadman Flats live DVD recording: Friday, December 10, 8 p.m., $10 GA, $25 VIP.
George Lopez: Thursday, November 18, 8 p.m., $25-$59.50, all-ages.
Shinedown, Will Hoge: Friday, December 3, 8:30 p.m., $25, $35, $45, all-ages.
Electric Six, the Constellations, Antennas Up!: Saturday, October 30, 9 p.m., 21+.
Russian Circles, Keelhaul, Call Me Lightning:Tuesday, November 2, 8 p.m., 21+.
Scratch Track CD-release show: Friday, November 5, 8 p.m., 21+