Weekend Roundup: Take A Step of Faith
At the end of June, HearQueer launched its inaugural issue at Mills Record Company. The print and online publication, which illuminates queer voices in music, is back at Mills to roll out its second issue tonight. Issue 002 features interviews with Boston-based artist Palehound, KC group The Black Creatures and much more. A percentage of profits will go to Trans Lifeline, and the issue features performances from The Black Creatures and Yanna.
Need a dose of monolithic prog rock? Head over to Love Garden Sounds in Lawrence, Kansas, for an early evening of free music tonight. Hyperbor is releasing a limited-edition cassette album entitled “Mondo Violento” (which features some tasty guest appearances from jazz saxophonist Brett Jackson), and they’ll be joined by special guests Ask an Adult and After Nations.
A few weeks ago, we premiered the first video from Jim Button and the Beholders — “Time Never Lies.” Tonight, Button and his band are releasing their first EP of the same title. The psych pop collective makes its maiden voyage at the recordBar, with support from Scout and the Snaggles and Momma’s Boy. Tickets are available.
For the KC release of “Remember What You Knew Before,” Katy Guillen & the Girls are putting together a special evening for fans at The Foundation Event Space in the West Bottoms. The album is a treat for those familiar with the trio's catalog, as they rework songs from their previous two albums and Guillen's 2012 release with Go-Go Ray, but it's also a fresh introduction to a band of versatile and proficient players with imaginative, genuine songs. The Girls perform these arrangements tomorrow night, with an opening set from Julia Haile and her band. Tickets are available.
The reverberating, ripping rock of The Atlantic has seeped back into our consciousness with the release of its first album in six years, “Desert.” Find out more about the group and catch the original four-piece lineup at The Rino tomorrow. Le Grand and Mess will kick off the show.
Mundy is one of Ireland’s most celebrated independent singer-songwriters, and he’ll be performing at Knuckleheads tomorrow night. He’s currently on tour to commemorate the 21st anniversary of “Jelly Legs,” his debut album. Carswell & Hope will also be marking the release of its new EP “Exit Plan,” and they’ll be backing Mundy on a few of his songs.
On Sunday night, the Uptown Theater will house an all-star cast of musicians and comedians. They’re coming together for Thundergong!, a benefit concert for Steps of Faith Foundation. The organization, led by KC drummer Billy Brimblecom Jr., helps relieve amputees of the financial burdens of prosthetic care. As a bonus, tune in to The Bridge today from 4-6 p.m., and hear Brimblecom and his old high school buddy Jason Sudeikis as they take over the airwaves to talk about the event and play a few tunes. Tickets for Thundergong! are available. —Michelle Bacon