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Weekend Roundup: Bands, Brews and Bikes

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Above image: Mess releases its debut EP, “heartswithholes,” Saturday night at The Rino. | Photo: Anna Selle

KC’s rowdiest weekend party will undoubtedly take place at the recordBar tonight, with a robust six-band bill of some of the region’s favorites. It kicks off at 7 p.m., with St. Louis garage pop duo Bruiser Queen, and ends after midnight with the horror punk antics of Witch Jail. Drop A Grand, Joy Subtraction (Denver), Red Kate and The Big Iron will also perform.


The Sexy Accident’s frontman Jesse Kates is celebrating his 40th birthday, along with his first book of poetry, entitled “Extra Pith.” Pick up a copy of the book tonight at Prospero’s on 39th Street, and take in some quality music. In addition to a full band set from The Sexy Accident, you can also catch performances from Vi Tran and Of Tree. Tickets are available.


Looking to discover new talent in the area? Check out The Rino’s concert calendar. The new venue, comfortably situated in North Kansas City, is dedicated to highlighting KC’s up-and-comers. Tonight, you can hear from three of the city’s newest and most engaging voices — Ivy, Payge Turner and Jake Wells.


Speaking of up-and-coming musicians, The Record Machine’s monthly RPM series at Ollie’s Local provides another avenue for established and emerging artists. This Saturday afternoon, the free show will feature Kate Rose and Nick Siegel. There’s a chance you’ve heard Rose’s voice before — the 17 year old wrote and sang vocal hooks for a Tech N9ne song in 2015, but she’s also a multi-instrumentalist who began writing songs at the age of 7. Siegel, a member of now-defunct The Casket Lottery, has been introducing his piano-driven solo effort to audiences. He releases his first album, “Awake From the Golden State,” in September.


Bands, brews and bikes — what more do you need? Fat Tire is taking its Tour de Fat festival on the road for its 18th season, and this time, they’re rolling through KC. Along with circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians, CrossroadsKC will host Atlas Genius and KC’s own Jaenki on Saturday night. Proceeds from the event benefit Bike Walk KC.


We already raved over Mess earlier this week, but we think this is a band you should get familiar with. On Saturday night, they’re releasing their debut EP, entitled “heartswithholes.” If the first two tracks they’ve leaked are any indication, we’ll be spending the fall soaking in the warm layers of this album. Tickets are available. Mess will be joined by openers Counterculture and Chloe Jacobson.


Based in Kansas City, Mundo Nouvo is an Afro-Caribbean music ensemble that operates at anywhere from three to 11 members. They’ll be bringing the big band — a salsa orchestra led by percussion-playing brothers Miguel, Tony and Felipe “Tato” Ramos — to recordBar on Saturday night. They’re presenting Soy Boricua!, an experience that will explore the musical riches of Puerto Rico. Tickets are available.

—Michelle Bacon

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