Weekend Roundup: Music To Your Ears
The winner for weirdest and perhaps most entertaining bill of the weekend is at the recordBar tonight. Known for its infectious, vodka-fueled blend of chaotic punk and Russian folk rock, Nuthatch-47 will release its latest album, “Moscow Mule.” KC’s favorite Canadian rockers Drop A Grand and Chicago art-glam project The Gold Web will support — and from what we can tell, the combination of these three bands will make for a dance party of outrageous proportions. Tickets are available.
It’s a night of nerdcore at The Riot Room, with a huge bill of emcees and DJs from all over the map. Last week, we featured KC’s own Kadesh Flow — he performed an official SXSW showcase along with Mega Ran, one of the world’s most renowned nerdcore artists. You can catch both of them tonight, as well as New York artist Sammus, Atlanta rapper None Like Joshua and many more. Tickets are available.
It’s been a little more than a handful of years since we’ve heard from The Casket Lottery. Earlier this year, the post-punk collective announced its first tour in five years, and vinyl reissues of its first three albums (a bundle of which will be released on Record Store Day). Earlier this month, The Casket Lottery finished an East Coast tour, presented by Brooklyn Vegan. On its way to the West Coast, the band will be stopping by The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas, tomorrow night for an all-ages show, with support from Radar State and Mess. Tickets are available. Dust off your tape deck on Saturday night and head over to Voltaire, where Momma’s Boy will be releasing a limited run of cassettes for its recently completed “Dead Summer Single Series.” Those three singles are featured on side A, along with side B demos the band sent back and forth of each song during the writing process. It’s Me: Ross and Pale Tongue will kick off the evening around 10:30 p.m. A couple weeks ago, Chris Haghirian chatted with members of Timbers on Eight One Sixty, giving us a sneak preview of tracks from their debut studio EP. Tomorrow night, the five-piece Americana outfit has a special evening of celebration planned at the Westport Saloon, with appearances from Cowtown Country Club, The Country Duo and Bob Kamler Band. A purchase of the new EP also gets you a laser-engraved wooden disc with a digital download code on the back.
You want it darker? Spend your Saturday night at The Brick. Emmaline Twist is playing its first show of 2018, staying busy in prep to release the follow-up to its 2017 EP, “Dissimulation 1.” The KC-based group will be supported by The Secret Post, a dark wave/post-punk act from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and new industrial rock outfit Serene Fiend, from Lawrence.
Girls Rock Lawrence is preparing for its annual summer music camp, coming up at the end of June. The camp gives adolescent girls and trans youth an opportunity to receive a week’s worth of education and empowerment through workshops, group lessons and one-on-one training. On Saturday, three female-led acts will be smashing the patriarchy and raising funds for the camp — Vigil and Thieves, Life Coach and Lacey Hopkins of Dreamgirl. —Michelle Bacon