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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby WinchesterMysteryHouse » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:07 pm

I'll check out Psychic Heat's recording, I was at their first show in KC at a defunct place called Outpost on the Lower Westside. I could tell then that they were good. I didn't listen to much local music this year, was hoping for a year-end retrospective that might help with the catch-up.

First music news of the year; Beautiful Bodies disbanded today. This may or may not hold significance for anyone here. For some reason, their wikipedia being updated already amuses me https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Bodies

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:38 am

Incoming shameless self promotion:

I compiled a "greatest hits" album/playlist of all my favorite recordings I did under my old All Blood moniker and put them up on Bandcamp. If you have some free time check out this impulsive narcissism.

allblood.bandcamp.com

8) 8) 8)

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:30 pm

My band does album good now: saltykcmo.bandcamp.com

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby grovester » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Did those Lawrence band name thieves kick your ass or something?

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:20 pm

I gave up the battle. Worst part is I think Toughies disbanded and (of course) there's a riot grrrl band in Brooklyn called Salty that started around the same time we changed our name. Just can't win.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby grovester » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Brooklyn is far away, whoever gets famous first.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:58 am

grovester wrote:Brooklyn is far away, whoever gets famous first.


Obviously we will.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby grovester » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:08 pm

Well you are KCRag famous. Cool sounds btw.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:25 am

Here's a music video for one of our songs: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8WMktWKlM9M
I stealthily added the streetcar in some shots to continue the city's association with the streetcar as a part of its identity.

Here's another music video for my band:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PcsDowuZ6ys

We're recording our second album, a proper studio album, starting at the beginning of September.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby mean » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:58 pm

Interesting. Salty seems like a sort of post-post hardcore kind of jam.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:10 pm

If you like that you should check out Coneheads (a bunch of Devo/hardcore cultheads from Indiana and Chicago) or Uranium Club of Minneapolis. They're both weirdo midwestern punk that comes from a long lineage of hardcore punks getting bored with hardcore.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Not that I've ever been a big part of that scene myself. Hell half of Salty (the drummer and bassist) are a bunch of prog loving nerds. We're a confused band.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby grovester » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:48 pm

Had me at DEVO.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby earthling » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 am

Raise you a Joy Division.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby kucer » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:07 am

JBmidtown wrote:Not that I've ever been a big part of that scene myself. Hell half of Salty (the drummer and bassist) are a bunch of prog loving nerds. We're a confused band.


Ha..you guys are a lot of fun live, JB. The bassist did strike me as an interesting fit for your band..makes more sense now.

Didn't see you at the D&A, Whiffs, Sweet Spirit show!

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby JBmidtown » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:18 pm

kucer wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:Not that I've ever been a big part of that scene myself. Hell half of Salty (the drummer and bassist) are a bunch of prog loving nerds. We're a confused band.


Ha..you guys are a lot of fun live, JB. The bassist did strike me as an interesting fit for your band..makes more sense now.

Didn't see you at the D&A, Whiffs, Sweet Spirit show!


I got too stoned to leave my house. It's been a habit lately that I need to buck.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby kboish » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:47 pm

Nice article on the current state of the KC music scene asks the question: Does KC have to many venues?

Some interesting tidbits

“The customers and fans will let us know,” he said. “It’s a lot for a market this size. We already have more venues than Minneapolis and St. Louis. I think if anything, it proves Kansas City is a great music town.”


In addition to the Uptown, the Midland and the Truman, that roster of venues includes Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., which offers five venues that range in capacity from 60 to 1,300; the Madrid, an 800-capacity theater at 3810 Main St.; Crossroads KC, an outdoor venue (2,850) at 18th and Locust streets; the VooDoo at Harrah’s North Kansas City casino (almost 1,200); Starlight Theatre (nearly 8,000) in Swope Park; Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (21,000) in Bonner Springs; and Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (about 5,000) in Independence.


“(This year) looks to be Sprint Center’s most successful year since opening 10 years ago,” said Shani Tate, the arena’s vice president of marketing, communications and ticket sales. “In 2017, three world tours started in Kansas City: Roger Waters, Ed Sheeran and One Republic. And Sprint Center was one of five arenas selected by Radiohead for their 2017 North American tour.”


The RecordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., is one of the smaller venues that have been a vital part of the city’s music pipeline. At its former location, which held 300-plus, it hosted bands like Mumford and Sons and Phoenix, which have since graduated to large theaters and arenas.

Its new location holds 400-plus fans, and co-owner Steve Tulipana said 2017 has been a good year, though he has been heavily focused on getting the restaurant side of the business back up and running after the move downtown in May 2016. It recently started opening at 11 a.m. and offering lunch daily.

“Overall, attendance is up, despite some of the setbacks with parking compared to the old location,” he said. “We are almost back up to the number of shows we did at the old location — close to 300 shows a year.”


So most venues and promoters are having a year as good or better than 2016 but will a new mid-size venue planning to do 80 shows or more in 2018 pop the music bubble in Kansas City? Or are there enough fans and dollars to go around?

“If you look at the volume that’s coming through the market, we’re definitely hopeful that the demand and support of music in Kansas City is growing,” DuCharme said. “Hopefully the market keeps up and sustains it. It’s about being smart and putting bands in the right situations and in the right rooms.”

Becker was more direct: “All the shows are coming to the market. If there’s enough money in the market, we can all make it work.”

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby earthling » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:14 pm

In terms of tours booked in KC/Lawrence market, according to Pollstar it's pretty much on par for market size, maybe a bit more than some markets per capita.

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Re: Kansas City Music

Postby WSPanic » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:14 pm

earthling wrote:In terms of tours booked in KC/Lawrence market, according to Pollstar it's pretty much on par for market size, maybe a bit more than some markets per capita.


The article says we have more venues then some larger cities - like Min/Stl. So, maybe the ratio of shows-to-venues does mean it's harder for KC venues to make money.


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