WHO’S PLAYING? The Yawpers (Denver, CO) Deco Auto (Kansas City) and Witch Jail (Kansas City)
WHAT TO EXPECT? One of the weirdest 3 band bills you’ll see all year at one of Kansas City’s absolute best live venues.
Denver, Colorado’s The Yawpers are one of the more interesting bands touring right now. Their image and live performances may be erratic and eccentric but the band is made up of very refined musicians. Their latest record “Boy In A Well” was released about 6 months ago and cracked some top albums of 2017 lists. The album represents an artistic growth for them, it was produced by Tommy Stinson of The Replacements and you can hear that looseness and live studio feel on the record. Some is off the wall and loud but there are some very strong pop songs on the album as well. This show in Kansas City will be their last before heading home to Colorado so expect them to empty the tank for this one.
The Yawpers sounds like: Howlin’ Wolf, The Beatles and realizing it’s the last day of school.
When it comes to Witch Jail the easiest way to describe them is as unique. It’s definitely not out of bounds to slap them with the punk label but it’s in the same way The Cramps were punk. Their distinct brand of goul rock has been winning over the area for a while now, they are well known for their live shows. Their influences seem stretch from The Stooges to The Stray Cats and a lot of other directions in between. Witch Jail’s latest record is due to be released about a month after the show so see them debut some new songs and be the first on your block to hear them.
Witch Jail sounds like: The Cramps, Stray Cats and driving too fast on gravel roads.
“Too pop for punk, too punk for pop.” It grew from a description to almost a mission statement for Kansas City’s Deco Auto. The group relies heavily on melody and guitar riffs to propel their songs. The power pop trio has a specialty of hooks and lots of them. Their debut full-length album “The Curse of Deco Auto” is a couple years old now as they come out of the woodwork to hone
Deco Auto sounds like: The Replacements, Nada Surf and skater shoes with no laces
WHERE IS IT? The Record Bar (1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO)
WHEN IS IT? Thursday, March 15th, 2018 7:00 PM, $20, 18+
8pm Deco Auto
9pm Witch Jail
10pm The Yawpers
Here is a link to buy your tickets right NOW.
WHY SHOULD I GO?
- Tickets are $12… yeah, just $12
- The three bands on the bill are all good, one nationally touring band and two solid local openers
- It’s Thursday, right before that dreaded Irish holiday, make a long weekend of it
- Deco Auto is one of the more diverse opening bands in the area, netting opening slots for several different genres
- Witch Jail is weird, they would really like some peeps to come be weird with them
- The Yawpers are heading home after this show, so expect them to leave it all on the stage on this night
- The most sinister of minds love rock shows, so do the least sinister… so what’s your excuse
You should RSVP on facebook to the event so you don’t forget, here is the link: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE