Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet Band O’Mine will riot at the Riot Room Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:31 AM

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Sweet Band O'Mine, a weirder-than-average Guns N' Roses tribute band, is playing the Riot Room this Saturday, November 10.

So why should you go? Here are a few reasons. Numerous noted Kansas musicians (members of the Flaming Lips, Hammerlord, the Dead Girls, etc.) have at one time or another played in the band. They've only performed six times in 10 years. There is a guy in the band called Slick, and he is a minor-league pitcher turned filmmaker who channels everything amazing and horrible about Axl Rose while performing. There promises to be much havoc, onstage shenanigans and impromptu album signings.

Need extra coaxing? A few words from Slick:

"Basically about 10 years ago, all the local musicians who lived in Kansas knew that I was serious about starting a rock band of some kind. Everyone in Lawrence, Kansas City, Manhattan and St. Louis had wanted to be in a band with me, but I also had tons of major-league teams scouting me. Kansas City wanted to sign me, but I didn't want to end up on a team that lost around 90-100 games a year.

Anyway. I held a bunch of tryouts and arrived at the original lineup of Doug Minner (still with the band but getting old, so we may replace him in the near future), Bill McShane (Ultimate Fakebook dude, playing bass), Jo Jo Longbottom, and Kliph Skurlock (Flaming Lips dude, got kicked out of the band for a reason I cannot disclose).

After that, I shuffled through many different musicians trying to find the perfect fit. I'm always trying to get better as a band. You can't ever be satisfied. It's important to have an edge like I do. I'm angry, violent and never satisfied. That is the single reason why Sweet Band O'Mine is the best band in the Midwest."

Damn, y'all. Get to the Riot Room at 8 p.m. The show has a $5 cover. With Pyromaniac.

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