It's an evening of ‘80s-tinged dark wave soundscape tonight at the recordBar. The four-band bill is stacked with two international touring acts and two cosmic locals. Based in Denmark, The Foreign Resort is nearing the end of a three-week North American tour in support of its latest album, “Outnumbered.” They’ll be supported by Dallas-based twin brother duo NITE, along with Emmaline Twist and Monta At Odds. Tickets are available.
With the goal of greater inclusivity and intersectionality, Girls Rock Lawrence is undergoing a facelift. The youth music camp is celebrating a name change with a takeover at the Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., the early show will feature LK Ultra, Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type and Ex Brain. The late show starts around 10 p.m., with appearances from Vigil and Thieves, Lovergurl, Khrystal. and Suzannah Johannes. Proceeds from both shows will go toward the camp, which runs from June 24 through 29. Read more about the camp from our 2017 feature.
The 10 Spot is hosting the hottest dance party of the weekend, with a big show from Mundo Nouvo tonight. One of the area’s most versatile groups, Mundo Nouvo performs in combos as small as a Latin jazz trio and as large as an 11-piece orquesta (orchestra). Tonight, the Afro-Caribbean ensemble is releasing its debut album, “Mejor Tarde Que Nunca” (“Better Late Than Never”), and bringing the full orquesta. Tickets are available.
If you’re a burgeoning artist, it never hurts to widen your network. One way to do that is to spend your Saturday afternoon at Town Pavilion (1111 Main Street, right off the Streetcar line) for Charlotte Street Foundation’s annual Open Studios event. Starting at 3 p.m., artists will get a peek behind the curtain, to find out more about the processes of other local working artists — musicians, poets, dancers and more. You can catch musical performances from Denver DIY artist Kaia Kena, and local electronic artist and UN/TUCK Collective co-founder Mazzy Mann, with a full band.
So, tomorrow is 4/20, and if you know, you know. For an evening of saccharine rock and roll jams from a bunch of KC-based acts, head over to the VooDoo Lounge in Harrah’s Casino tomorrow night. Before embarking on a two-week West Coast/Texas tour in support of “Bell House,” Shy Boys is headlining the evening (and if you missed it, check them out in Kevin Morby’s new music video). Rounding out the lineup will be two other KC artists with new music — Berwanger just dropped “Cities,” a split seven-inch single with Casey James Prestwood, and Kid Computer is releasing “The Darnedest Things” next Friday. Tickets are available.
Our pals at Knuckleheads are throwing a 4/20 party of their own, with five acts across its East Bottoms complex. There’s blues guitarist Davy Knowles (formerly of Back Door Slam) plus St. Louis bluesman Jeremiah Johnson, Nashville honky-tonkers The Eskimo Brothers, and a couple of KC acts — Talking Heads’ tribute Found A Job and young singer-songwriter Lily B. Moonflower. Tickets are available.