Some things just go together. Intoxicated people and fist fights. Standing-room only concerts and tall individuals. Kansas City and Freaker's Ball.
98.9 the Rock's annual rock extravaganza is nigh. Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Hatebreed and Rev Theory are slated to play the October 21 show at Independence Events Center (tickets $35, free parking).
The ramp up to the big event includes several battle of the bands events where local artists compete to play for Kansas City's Freakers. Here are some remaining battles you can witness:
Friday, September 30 at Aftershock. 8 p.m. All-ages.
Bands: Cronus, Beneath the Surface, Sidewise, Levein.
Sunday, October 16 at VooDoo Lounge. 6 p.m. 21-plus.
Bands: Knot Afrayed, Kadanyne, the F.C.C., Black Ribbon Sky, Withird I, Seventh Day, other bands to be announced.