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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Clementines ripen, and America's Pub wilts, in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM

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In print this week: Getting to know bluesy acoustic duo the Clementines. Also! A look at post-America's-Pub Westport. And the Forecast. Get involved!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jason and the Scorchers, Les Izmore and D/Will, and more in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Jason and the Scorchers, on a quick photo shoot at Olan Mills.
  • Jason & the Scorchers, on a quick photo shoot at Olan Mills.
In the first issue of this blessed new year: Jason & the Scorchers stage a comeback, Les Izmore enjoys Granny Smith-flavored things, and the Forecast. Read it and spread the good news.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The year in nightlife, restrooms, restaurants, and murder, in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

In this week's Pitch: surveying changes in the bar and club scene, remembering departed restaurants, cruising nasty restrooms, and chalking up the murder rate. And the Forecast. And some New Year's Eve ideas. See y'all in 2012.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The year in vinyl, and the year in shows, in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

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Lots of music-related material in this week's issue. Our cover story looks at the people and process behind 2011's local vinyl releases. And in music, a rundown of some of our favorite shows of the year by nonlocal acts. And the Forecast. Merrrrrrrrrrry Xmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sam Billen and a slew of reviews in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Sam Billen

In this week's Pitch: David Hudnall talks with Sam Billen about Christmastime. Reviews of recent releases from Wrath and Ruin, Victor and Penny and Man Bear. And, as per usual, the Forecast.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mavis Staples, Muscle Worship, and more in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:37 AM

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In this week's Pitch: A nice chat with Mavis Staples, who stops by the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts tonight. Hanging with Lawrence rawk dudes Muscle Worship. Plus the Forecast. Get summa dat!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trivia Riot has moved from the Brick

The city's longest standing trivia night has hit the road.

Posted by on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:43 PM

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One of Kansas City's longest-running trivia games is switching venues from the Brick (1727 McGee) to Retro (1518 McGee).

It's been 10 years since the dawn of the weekly Friday night Trivia Riot. Says Brick owner Sheri Parr:

I want to say that I am grateful for the last 10 years of Trivia Riot, but we are looking forward to the upcoming Friday performance and band-booking opportunities.

Times change, and hosting a trivia game every Friday night is not a good fit for the Brick anymore. We started the Friday game over 10 years ago when downtown was a ghost town on a Friday night and the downtown workers evacuated immediately after work. There was no happy-hour business then, and our shows did not start until 10:30. Ten plus years later, downtown has dramatically changed. I have neighbors (both residences and businesses), and there is pedestrian traffic, the Sprint Center, shows at Crossroads KC, the Midland, the Performing Arts Center ...

The highly competitive game has actually been running at Retro on First Fridays since this past September, because Parr wanted that night at the Brick for artist receptions and special performances more in tune with that night's Crossroads atmosphere.

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  • The city's longest standing trivia night has hit the road.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Margo May, Sara Swenson, the Hearers, Indie Hit Makers, and more in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM

In this week's issue: new releases from Margo May and Sara Swenson; a chat with the Hearers; a new weekly at Czar; and the Forecast. Get your hands on it, son!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gusto Lounge, Xpressions, RecordBar, the Outhouse, and Hum in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM

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The topic of venues reigns supreme in this week's issue. We look at the new Gusto, the old Gusto, RecordBar, Xpressions, and the venerable Lawrence hardcore venue the Outhouse. Also: Hum. Plus Forecast. Go on, get it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Greg Enemy, the War on Drugs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and more in this week's Pitch

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:26 PM

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In this week's tactile information product: rapping with Greg Enemy about his latest (and quite good) mixtape, Xtra Small; a road conversation with the War on Drugs (at Jackpot Tuesday night); and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (at RecordBar Sunday night) answer some questions about becoming known.

Plus Forecast. Pick one up. The Pitch: Still a robust newspaper!

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