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Show of the day: Signal To Noise Presents An Evening with the Music of The Beatles

8:00 pm, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, Kansas City, MO. $10 at the door. 

A number of talented Kansas City artists will be on hand for a benefit for KKFI 90.1 FM tonight to present the music of The Beatles. This is the second year in a row this fundraiser has been done, with great success last year. The evening's musicians include some of the most talented in the area. From Back To Rockville

"The house band will comprise Alan Wellman (bass), Darrell Lea (lead guitar), Eric Melin (drums), Dan Mesh (guitar) and Nate Holt (keyboards). Also performing: the local Beatles tribute band Vera Chuck and Dave, Kasey Rausch, Kim Rausch McClaws, Elaine McMilian, Mark Smeltzer, Jason Beers, Chad Rex, Joey Skidmore, Kirk Scott, Fast Johnny Ricker, JoJo Longbottom, Steve Wilson and “a special surprise” from Cody Wyoming."

The show is being presented by Barry Lee, host of "Signal To Noise" on KKFI Sunday nights.

   

Show of the day: Hospitality/Spirit is the Spirit/Monster at The Jackpot

 Tonight, The Jackpot scores another big show with Brooklyn band Hospitality, Lawrence band Spirit is the Spirit, and KC band Monster

Though Hospitality is from Brooklyn, lead vocalist Amber Papini originally hails from Kansas City. Check out their style of indie pop here.

Spirit is the Spirit (from The Record Machine) just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign last week, raising over $4,000 to buy a van to begin a US tour. Though the 6-piece band has only released one EP (Mother Mountain), they've found great success with an ethereal and harmonic, yet accessible groove. Spirit is the Spirit was recently featured in Secret Handshakes, a 12" collaboration between The Record Machine and Golden Sound Records, with a track called "Pillows." Check out the video below.

Kansas City/Lawrence band Monster opens up the show.

Spirit Is The Spirit // Pillows // Music Video from Micki Hadley on Vimeo.

   

Show of the day: Langhorne Slim/Ha Ha Tonka/The Roseline

The Jackpot, Lawrence, 9 pm, 21+, $10

Two area bands are featured at The Jackpot in Lawrence tonight: The Roseline, a pure, melodious country group from Lawrence, whose sound will mesh with the soulful, rootsy rock of the Ozarks group Ha Ha Tonka. Ha Ha Tonka has been touring with well-known singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim and continues to make a name for itself around the country. 

Check out the latest video from the boys, "Lonely Fortunes," off their acclaimed 2011 album Death of A Decade.

 

   

Lawrence Field Day Fest Announces Lineup

 The lineup for the first Lawrence Field Day Fest has been announced! The pre-party starts July 5 at The Jackpot with Stephen Egerton of The Descendents/ALL. See below for the full lineup:

Thursday, July 5: The Jackpot (Pre-Party)

  • 10:00-10:45 Drag The River
  • 11:00-11:45 Stephen Egerton
  • 12:00-12:45 Stiff Middle Fingers

Friday, July 6: The Bottleneck

  • 6:00-6:30    Soma
  • 6:40-7:10    Busted Open
  • 7:20-7:50    Jabberjosh
  • 8:00-8:30    Field Day Jitters
  • 8:40-9:10    Many Moods of Dad
  • 9:20-9:50    Radar Defender
  • 10:00-10:30 The Empty Spaces
  • 10:40-11:25 Panda Circus
  • 11:35-12:20 The ACBs
  • 12:30-1:15   Mouthbreathers

Saturday, July 7: The Bottleneck

  • 4:00-4:30    Sex Tapes
  • 4:40-5:10    Black on Black
  • 5:20-5:50    Awestrich
  • 6:00-6:30    Dismantle The Virus
  • 6:40-7:10    White
  • 7:20-7:50    Melting Point of Bronze
  • 8:00-8:30    Robocopter
  • 8:40-9:10    Deco Auto
  • 9:20-9:50    Dean Monkey
  • 10:00-10:30 Doubleplus
  • 10:40-11:25 Radkey
  • 11:35-12:20 Major Games
  • 12:30-1:00   Approach

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 8. The festival is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co., KJHK 90.7 FM, and Midwest Music Foundation

   

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