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Occupation: Comic-book artist mostly, recently storyboards and iOS game art as well Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri Current neighborhood: Hyde Park Who or what is your sidekick? Peoplewise, Dennis Hopeless is my longtime friend and cocreator on a few of the comic books/graphic novels I’ve done. Nonpersonwise, my phone and iPad. I’m hopelessly addicted to mobile technology. I have an EVO 3D (bought before I knew there’d be an iPhone at Sprint) and iPad 2. Both are loaded up with everything I need to draw/ write/conduct almost all my business I need to that’s not the actual ﬁnished art. What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Guitarist-songwriter. I’ve been in and out of bands since I was 13. Owning/running a studio would be an option as well. What was the last local restaurant you patronized? The Westport Café has been a recent good dining experience. Had tuna niçoise for the ﬁrst time there a week or two ago. Been trying to turn around my opinion on eating ﬁsh, so that was a solid nose dive into raw ﬁsh.
What movie do you watch at least once a year? I have a few. Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Godfather, Young Frankenstein. Obviously I’m an intellectual who likes to think about things in a weighty and scholarly manner.
Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? I recently took a couple of out-of-towners around and tried to ﬁnd just one or two areas to show them, and ended up taking them all over the damn place. I used to dislike living here but I’ve grown to like it, and it felt kind of nice to be able to show off so many different areas. Crossroads, Westport, River Market are my go-tos, though.
Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: My friends. I am lucky enough to be friends with a very, very funny group of people both in town and across the nation. I’m amused and cracked up daily by most everyone I follow. They’re all amazing people. (Is that a cop-out answer or what?)
What TV show are you embarrassed to admit you watch? Most of them. You’re talking to a man who tweets about watching Columbo and NOVEMBER 10-16, 2011
takes up a lot of space in my iTunes: The Mars Volta, Clutch, Tool, Pearl Jam, Deftones, Uhh Yeah Dude.
Celebrity you’d like to take on a gondola ride: This is going to be an odd choice and probably not instantly recognizable to most, but Angela Lindvall.
Finish this sentence: “Kansas City got it right when it …” As much negative shit as it gets (and deserves), the Power & Light and Sprint Center are a HUGE improvement on an area of town that was blighted and depressing before. Bad comes with good, but overall I’d say that area and the city itself are much better off now.
Murder, She Wrote. Recent guilty pleasure has been Hart of Dixie. It’s fucking awful and 99 kinds of horrifying writing and acting, but that’s how much I love Rachel Bilson. I’m a simple man — what can I say?
Where do you drink? The Riot Room, RecordBar, McCoy’s, the Flea
Finish this sentence: “Kansas City screwed up when it …” Built its sports arenas outside the city proper.
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Person or thing you ﬁnd really irritating at this moment: Internal answer: myself. It was recently brought to my attention that I was being an egotistical douche about some stuff. So I’ve been annoying the shit out of myself about “ﬁxing” that. Becoming a better person is hard work. I can see why I put it off so often. External answer: Everything being a “cause.” What subscription — print, digital, etc. — do you value most? I’ve got a “lifetime” print subscription to Rolling Stone that I’ve had for … fuck … at least a decade now. I was buying them every month for about a decade before that. (I’m 32, so at least since I started playing guitar at 12, 13). It’s a real love-hate relationship, for sure, pitch.com
but it’s been a part of my life for so long, I can’t really think of a time when I won’t be getting it. What is your most embarrassing dating moment? Try all of them. I’m the worst at dating. I say the wrong thing, I make the wrong move. Always. Sigh. I’m the guy every mother loves but their daughter doesn’t want to fuck. It’s awesome being the “nice guy,” lemme tell ya. What was the most important thing you learned in school? That while life sometimes mimics high school, it’s not. It’s a much richer and deeper experience that we are, at best, ill-prepared for by formal schooling. But I will say that high school taught me to get along with almost anyone in almost any situation — a valuable experience being in bands and now as an artist who travels the country for conventions. Being able to talk to anyone in any situation is a skill it took me awhile to realize a lot of people don’t have. College taught me how to put my head down and work and ﬁnd a way to be passionate about work I’m initially not enthused about. I obviously went to the wrong college because I should have learned about much more debauched things. People might be surprised to know that I : Own a ukulele. I haven’t played it in a while, but at one time I taught myself some Smashing Pumpkins songs on it. Describe a recent triumph: My graphic novel, Lovestruck (Image Comics), with writer and cocreator Dennis Hopeless, ﬁnally came out after a very, very long process of working on it over the course of four years. I bled on every page for that damn thing. I put everything I’d ever been through emotionally into the art and making it, so to have it come out after all the problems and hurdles that it and we as the creators went through … fuckin’ A.
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Tent Flap s Occupy Kansas City a den of drugs and hookers howling through the night? It is if you believe a TV news report last week. After all, nothing goes with revolution like a little weed and banging. A former occupier named Bill Shelton told KSHB Channel 41 that he could “stomach” only ﬁve nights at the Occupy Kansas City camp in Penn Valley Park due to all the drugs and sex. Shelton, whom other occupiers recall working with and seeing at the site, told KSHB: “Allowing that to happen in front of children — and you can hear it going on in tents, you can hear it in the night and you can hear it in the daytime.” Shelton added that he hopes Mayor Sly James shuts down the camp. The problem with Shelton’s claims is that they aren’t backed by anyone else. The Kansas City police, who make daily stops at the camp, haven’t made one arrest for drugs or prostitution at Occupy Kansas City. “I must have been going 2 wrong rallies,” one protester wryly responded to the allegation on Twitter. “I haven’t been offered 1 prostitute or joint.” That mirrors my experience. I spent a day at the camp for last week’s cover story and didn’t see anyone using or hooking. Tyler Crane, an occupier who has mostly lived at the camp since it started on September 30, disputes Shelton’s claims. “There’s no pimps here,” Crane says. “There’s no hos here. To me, that’s just laughable. “He might have misinterpreted two people consensually hooking up,” adds Crane, who admits that sex does happen at the camp. “We don’t live in a Footloose community.” Shelton’s sordid story of life in a supposed red-light district was just the latest headache for Occupy KC, which has dealt with freezing temperatures, heavy rain and an attack on its website. Shelton’s turn also was unexpected. He appeared to be a committed member of the Occupy movement. Crane says: “He seemed like a really cool guy. He was helping organizing things, helping me do dishes. He genuinely seemed like he cared.” If that were true at one point, it’s not anymore. Occupiers in other cities have posited that police and conservative activists have been infiltrating Occupy camps to discredit their protesters. If that has made some suspicious of Shelton, Crane is willing to give Shelton the beneﬁt of the doubt.
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Killa City Claims Markus Lee A year ago, Markus Lee was proﬁled in the pages of The Pitch. Police and prosecutors believed that the 27-year-old, known on the streets as “Neph,” had ties to East Side gangs — and had gotten away with three murders this decade. Lee couldn’t escape violence. He was shot and killed October 30 in Kansas City, Kansas. His body was discovered just before 6 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ann Avenue. Lee had been charged in three slayings. He was accused of killing a man at a block party — and, later, with executing a witness in the case. A jury found him not guilty. Five years later, Lee was again charged, in a drive-by shooting that killed one person. The case ended in a mistrial, and prosecutors promised to retry him. Lee, who had “Killa City” inked on his arm, was candid in his interview with The Pitch: “I’m not trying to tell you I have a halo and angel wings. I might have half a wing. I’m not disputing that I’m a street dude, but I’m not this monster they try to say I am. Does it make me a bad guy because I’m from where I’m from?” In June, Lee was sentenced to 120 days of “shock time” for resisting arrest after leading police on a 10-minute, high-speed chase in a Prius. Court records say Lee was released in October and placed on three years’ probation. — JUSTIN K ENDALL Occupy The Pitch at pitch.com/plog
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Sobriety checkpoints might save lives. But who’s saving people from checkpoints? BY BEN PALOSAARI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BETHANY DAY
n a cold Friday night in late October, the Kansas City police are looking for drunken drivers leaving Westport and downtown. The police have set up a sobriety checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Main Street just north of 41st Street, in front of the Community Blood Center. It’s the perfect spot, located at the bottom of a dip in the road that shields the cop cars, orange cones and signs from sight. Drivers have little choice but to face police at the roadblock. The only kink in the plan is Michael Mikkelsen. The curly-haired, 29-year-old activist stands two blocks north of the checkpoint, warning drivers to turn onto Westport Road to avoid the police. Mikkelsen usually protests alone, but this night three protesters from the Occupy Kansas City encampment, where he’s been living and helping organize, have tagged along From the illuminated sidewalk at 1 a.m., Mikkelsen holds a 2-by-4-foot sign (repurposed from an anti-smoking-ban campaign) that reads, “Checkpoint Ahead.” He and his companions shout at passing trafﬁc to hang a quick right. One of the Mikkelsen supporters, in a neon-orange knit hat, hovers around the action using Mikkelsen’s battered iPhone to broadcast the tiny protest on Ustream. A police cruiser idles nearby but doesn’t interfere. Several cars heed Mikkelsen’s warning and turn off Main. A few shout thank you before altering their routes. The majority continue toward the police. Checkpoint nights generally go the same way for Mikkelsen. Metro DUI sobriety stops run Fridays and Saturdays, usually between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., weather permitting.
Mikkelsen gets on Twitter and waits until checkpoint time. When someone tweets the location of the night’s sobriety stop, he goes out. He doesn’t want police to spot his car, so he parks a couple of blocks from the ﬂashing lights. He puts at least one street between him and the checkpoint, giving drivers — sober and potentially drunken — an opportunity to avoid a run-in with police. Although he brought backup this evening, Mikkelsen often stages one-man, one-sign protests. He’s done this since the beginning of the year. It’s a cause that he has more time for, thanks to a recently enacted ban on synthetic drugs. “The government just put me out of business,” says Mikkelsen, who was a sales representative for a Columbia, Missouri, synthetic-marijuana company called Pandora. He insists on calling Pandora “incense” and says he sold it to gas stations and head shops. But the ban, which went into effect August 28, killed the once-thriving industry. “We think that it’s unconstitutionally vague,” Mikkelsen says of the law, which he hopes will be overturned, although one lawsuit challenging the law was thrown out this past summer by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Until the courts resolve the legality of synthetic drugs, Mikkelsen protests sobriety stops for what he calls a violation of citizens’ rights. He also does it because he believes that he was a victim of an overreaching police search at a checkpoint three years ago. Mikkelsen admits that he was drinking and driving. He had a few drinks during an engage- continued on page 10
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ment party for his brother before getting behind the wheel and meeting up with a drinking buddy. They picked up caffeinated beer drinks (the details are fuzzy) and went for a drive. He claims that he wasn’t drunk when he pulled up to a DUI checkpoint. He hid their booze between his seat and the center console before an ofﬁcer asked him to do a series of ﬁeld sobriety tests, checking Mikkelsen’s eyes and asking him to stand on one leg and walk and turn. He was also given a breathalyzer test and blew a .01, well below the .08 legal limit to drive. However, Mikkelsen claims that ofﬁcers wouldn’t let him leave, even after determining that he wasn’t legally drunk. “They said somebody had to come pick me up,” he says. With his friend in no condition to drive, Mikkelsen had to call his parents for a ride home. “To me, it wasn’t really embarrassing,” he says. “It was just ridiculous.”
ikkelsen’s protests have led to a handful of confrontations with the police. While some police ofﬁcers ask what he’s doing and then ignore him, others have tried to silence him. He says he was once handcuffed for protesting a checkpoint. Another time, he was held on a Terry stop, in which ofﬁcers can brieﬂy detain a person thought to be committing a crime. He wasn’t arrested either time. A protest in June left Mikkelsen claiming that a police ofﬁcer had violated his First Amendment rights. Mikkelsen ﬁled a community complaint with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department alleging that an ofﬁcer stole his “Checkpoint Ahead” sign. It was just after 2 a.m., and Mikkelsen, positioned at Truman and McGee, was warning drivers of a checkpoint on Interstate 70. Mikkelsen maintains that an ofﬁcer watched him for several minutes before she approached him. He says she told him, “No, you’re not doing that,” and took his sign. “Don’t touch my sign,” Mikkelsen recalls telling the ofﬁcer, who put the sign in the pas-
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senger seat of her police van and drove away. “She didn’t accuse me of anything,” he says. “It didn’t seem like she was doing any police activity. To me, it’s just politically motivated theft.” Mikkelsen spent the rest of that night searching for his sign, an ordeal that he streamed live online. He drove from the checkpoint to several police stations before ﬁnally ﬁnding his sign sitting on a bench outside a police department gas station on Prospect. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri got involved after the sign-snatching incident. Chief Counsel and Legal Director Doug Bonney complained to the KCPD’s attorney that the ofﬁcer had violated Mikkelsen’s free-speech rights. The call worked. Mikkelsen says Kansas City police haven’t hassled him since the ACLU’s intervention. “They leave me alone now,” he says. However, Mikkelsen was arrested in August, but not for his crusade against sobriety checkpoints. A woman in Columbia reported
At a checkpoint conducted Friday, October 28, police stopped southbound trafﬁc near 40th Street and Main. boyfriend woke up and witnessed the woman pushing Mikkelsen off her. Mikkelsen left the scene and was arrested around 7 a.m. Mikkelsen is charged with felony sexual assault. “I deny the allegations,” Mikkelsen tells The Pitch. Mikkelsen’s preliminary hearing occurred as this issue went to press.
ikkelsen does have allies in his stand against sobriety checkpoints. A Kansas City man named Tim (he asked that his last name not be used, to avoid bringing attention to himself or his family) runs the KCCheckpoint Twitter account and website. Tim has never met Mikkelsen, but the two share the feed and the website with another man, who also asked to remain anonymous.
“What we’ve done is given police a slippery slope. We’ve given them something that has no level of control.” that Mikkelsen sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking. Columbia police Public Information Ofﬁcer Latisha Stroer says the woman told police that she and her boyfriend had been drinking at their residence with Mikkelsen on the evening of August 27. Mikkelsen had planned on crashing at the couple’s home. The next morning, according to the police report, the woman, in bed with her boyfriend, awoke to ﬁnd Mikkelsen having intercourse with her. Stroer says the
The KCCheckpoint Twitter feed is their most powerful tool. They retweet a daily stream of 140-character warnings about speed traps, accidents and locations of checkpoints to more than 5,000 followers. Tim joined the movement after what he believes was intrusive questioning at a sobriety stop. Tim says he and his wife were headed to Taco Bell on a Friday night a couple of years ago when they came upon a checkpoint. Tim hadn’t been drinking, but an ofﬁcer asked if he
had and wanted to know where he’d been and where he was going. I can’t believe they just asked me those questions, Tim thought as he rolled away from the checkpoint. His wife was also incensed. “I had to roll my window up before she opened her mouth,” Tim says. “I know it doesn’t seem like a lot,” he adds, “but it was.” Mikkelsen and Tim argue that the checkpoints violate the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, which protect against unreasonable search and seizure and require due process. Kansas City lawyer Jay Norton says ﬁghting DUI arrests from properly conducted checkpoints is difﬁcult. He says the courts have upheld them so many times, the chance of mounting a legal challenge to their use is unlikely to succeed. That doesn’t mean he agrees with their use. He doesn’t. He frequently ridicules them on his blog, kansas-dui.blogspot.com. “They had to do some pretty serious gymnastics to make that comport with the Constitution,” Norton says. “And I don’t think it does. I don’t think it can. I think the founders of this country would be rolling in their graves thinking about these checkpoints that get set up to shake everybody down.” The U.S. Supreme Court and many state courts have upheld the use of DUI checkpoints, ruling that the beneﬁts of getting drunken drivers off the road outweigh the faults. They’re popular, too — 39 states and Washington, D.C., use them. Their legality may not be in question, but their effectiveness is more difficult to pin down. Proving that DUI-related deaths are dropping nationwide is easy. It’s harder, however, to prove that checkpoints are driving the decline. The National Highway Trafﬁc Safety Administration says alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, in which a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, dropped nationwide from 13,491 in 2006 to 10,839 in 2009. But the agency’s data don’t neatly match the use of checkpoints with declines in DUIrelated deaths. Missouri and Kansas both use checkpoints,
but their data are moving in different directions. Missouri saw drunken-driving fatalities fall from 386 to 300 between 2006 and 2009. But impaired-driving deaths in Kansas rose from 125 in 2006 to 154 in 2009. Meanwhile, some states that have outlawed checkpoints, including Idaho and Minnesota, saw DUI-related fatalities drop signiﬁcantly in the same time period. Statistics from police departments have the same ambiguity. Checkpoints in the Kansas City metro last summer yielded varying results, including eight DUI arrests out of approximately 200 stopped drivers (4 percent), 24 DUI arrests from 1,158 stops (2 percent) and 11 arrests from 540 (2 percent). A checkpoint last June in Olathe stopped 463 drivers and netted three DUI arrests (0.6 percent). Sgt. Ron Podraza, who supervises the KCPD’s DUI unit, did not respond to interview requests. It’s unclear whether these low percentages mean that checkpoints are scaring drinkers into using designated drivers or that they’re ineffective. Anti-checkpoint advocates say a better, less intrusive alternative would be more “saturation patrols,” in which an increased number of police cars patrol an area known for drunkendriving incidents, as opposed to blocking off
Mikkelsen confers with friends while protesting a checkpoint on Main Street. a stretch of road. Local authorities already conduct saturation patrols, but checkpoint opponents want them used exclusively. Their theory has some support. Washington state’s Traffic Safety Commission found that highly publicized saturation patrols were effective in the state’s three most populous counties. (The state doesn’t use checkpoints.) King, Snohomish and Pierce counties have shown a drastic drop in DUIrelated fatalities using stepped-up patrols and awareness campaigns. “What we’ve seen is a 30 percent drop in those counties [in DUI-related fatalities],” says Shelly Baldwin, director of the commission’s Impaired Driving Program. “When people believe they’re going to be caught, they’ll change their behavior,” Baldwin says. Still, Baldwin says checkpoints are an irresistible tool for law enforcement if they’re available. “You’re lucky you have checkpoints.”
ikkelsen estimates that a visible location for his checkpoint protests can lead to more
than half of the drivers avoiding the checkpoints. Mikkelsen sounds proud of himself. “I get a lot of positive feedback,” he boasts. “So it makes me feel good once I’m there.” Even if his warnings are met with appreciation, Mikkelsen and his allies face ethical questions. By giving away the locations of DUI checkpoints on Twitter to more than 5,000 followers and providing alternate routes, Mikkelsen and KCCheckpoint are potentially keeping drunken drivers on the road. Mikkelsen and Tim reject the notion that what they’re doing isn’t right. Tim doubts that people who get soused in Westport and then get behind the wheel are taking the time to look up KCCheckpoint on Twitter. “These aren’t people that get online to check Twitter to ﬁnd out if they’re going to end up going through a checkpoint,” Tim says. “These are people that are suicidal. They are out of their mind to be driving drunk.” Tim reluctantly concedes that conducting checkpoints during holidays known for partying — New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day — could be effective and less of an intrusion, even if he still dislikes them. “That’s when people are more likely to drive drunk,” Tim says. “What we’ve done is given police a slippery slope. We’ve given them something that has no level of control.” Mikkelsen’s stance is more entrenched. He won’t agree that checkpoints restricted to targeted days are acceptable. He claims that he can eyeball drivers who appear to be drunk. “When I stand at a police checkpoint, I can tell which people should be pulled over by the way they’re driving, without having to pull over every single car,” he says. Mikkelsen is adamant that he’s not responsible for any drunken drivers who elude police. “Because they decide to drive drunk, I’m not going to hold my sign down. To me, that’s discriminate,” Mikkelsen says. “If I’m exercising that speech, I want to exercise it to everybody.” He says his goal is to let people drive wherever they’re going. “I want everybody to just make it home safe,” he says. “I don’t want anybody to have to deal with the police. continued on page 12
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And the reason why is because I feel like police — they’re willing to use violence against peaceful people.” His Main Street location affords him plenty of streetlights to stand under on this late-October Friday night. Trafﬁc lights assure a captive audience at intersections. As the night goes on, trafﬁc slows a little near the checkpoint, but several cars honk in appreciation. Despite this being Mikkelsen’s second checkpoint protest of the night (he was in Mission earlier), he is an energetic blur of righteousness and adrenaline, bounding up and down the street shouting, tweeting out details, maintaining the live stream online, and talking to people who walk by. “Take a right if your evening’s been awesome,” one of Mikkelsen’s fellow protesters tells a driver. One woman, possibly the kind Mikkelsen says he knows should be pulled over, stops at a red light near Main Street and Westport Road. She rolls down the passenger window of her SUV. Mikkelsen and his friends yell about the checkpoint. “Are you serious? she shouts back. “Ah, I gotta straighten the fuck up!” Then she drives toward the checkpoint. Mikkelsen and his companions release victorious howls into the frosty air with each turning car, a sort of rebel yell for those who believe that checkpoints are an infringement on civil liberties. At one point, it appears that the police have ceased stopping drivers. Many squad cars have left the site on calls, speeding away with sirens blaring. “Now they’re not stopping anybody,” Mikkelsen says, surprised and giddy. He tweets the development. But the anti-checkpoint group can’t claim victory. Mikkelsen trudges down the street to get a closer look at the stop. Ofﬁcers soon begin checking drivers again. Mikkelsen takes to Twitter to let Kansas City know. “The checkpoint is running again at 40th & Main St,” he taps into his phone. And Tim dutifully retweets the information to KCCheckpoint’s followers. The night ends with 544 vehicles stopped, 13 arrests for driving under the inﬂuence and an undetermined number of vehicles that, with Mikkelsen’s help, escaped. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-218-6783
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broadens your malty and hoppy horizons. Besides local favorites, the festival includes offerings from San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Co., New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Co., Quebec’s Unibroue and, of course, others. With so many choices, McCoy’s bartender Todd Petrowsky insists that there’s a brew for every taste if one “isn’t your cup of tea.” His favorite is McCoy’s Double Pale Ale, which has a rich honey-tinged flavor (and 11 percent alcohol content). The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. in the McCoy’s parking lot (4057 Pennsylvania, 816-960-0866), and tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit AIDS Walk Kansas City. See beerkc.com for more information. — ANGELA LUTZ
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The last time we checked, the number of YouTube views for the opening monologue of the last installment of Dark Time With Jay Maus was approximately 12 times the number of those actually in attendance. FIND Featuring interviews MANY MORE with up-and-coming local artists and musicians, the live talk and LISTINGS variety show at the Bottleneck (737 New ONLINE AT Hampshire, Lawrence, PITCH.COM 785-841-5483) requires just a $3 entry fee. Maus thinks of himself as a party host. “I’ve invited some people over, and I’m going to make sure everyone’s having a good time,” he says. Cans of beer, at $1.50 each, help create the perfect atmosphere for Maus’ Louis C.K.-inspired comedic delivery. Tonight’s lineup includes playwright Will Averill, musician and comedian Andy Morton, a musical performance by Panda Circus and “surprise guests.” The 18-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. — NICK SPACEK
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Activists behind the movement called Deep Green Resistance say the future of planet Earth is bleak. And to give humanity, oceans, plants, animals and soil a chance, they favor a strategy that they call “decisive ecological warfare.” Local environmentalist Steve Mann summarizes: “Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. We need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. We need a serious resistance movement that includes all levels of direct action.” Mann is leading a two-part Communiversity course on the Deep Green Resistance. The second part of the class runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 420 inside the UMKC Student Union (5100 Cherry, 816-235-1406) and features a screening of the film End Civ. The registration fee is $14 and can be paid at umkc.edu/commu. For more information, call 816-226-6753 or e-mail email@example.com. — CRYSTAL K. WIEBE
As children, we were warned about talking to strangers. “Stranger danger!” exclaimed the adults. Dancer and choreographer Leralee Whittle wants us to think about strangers in a new way. In the world premiere of her multimedia performance piece Stranger Friend, Whittle and her fellow visiting artists from Minneapolis — composer Paul Sprawl and dancer Stephanie Fellner — play with the concepts of friendship and intimacy in a performance hosted by the Charlotte Street Foundation. The production, running through Sunday, begins at 8 p.m. at La Esquina (1000 West 25th Street, 816-221-5115). Tickets cost $15 at the door or $12 in advance at brownpapertickets. com/event/203510. For more information, see charlottestreet.org. — NADIA PFLAUM
Brindsay Kardilton is back at the Fishtank. (See Friday.) Armageddon, so here’s hoping that some good old-fashioned satire can save us. BUMP! comes from the minds of David Wayne Reed, Bess Wallerstein and Heidi Van (who also brought us last year’s filthy and fun White Nose Christmas) and revisits the character of Brindsay Kardilton, who seeks to revitalize her career after stints in jail and rehab by jumping on the baby bandwagon and becoming a surrogate mother. Reed, Wallerstein and Van plumb the depths of reality TV, Twitter, tabloids and blogs. Tonight’s performances are at 8 and 10. (the show runs through Monday) at the Fishtank Performance Studio (1715 Wyandotte, 816-809-7110). Tickets cost $15 at brownpapertickets.com/ event/205827. See fishtanktheater.blogspot.com for more information. — APRIL FLEMING
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If you’ve been to downtown Chicago, you’ve probably seen those twin 60-story apartment towers known to locals and architecture buffs as the corncobs. The Marina City complex, built in the 1960s, was designed by multiuse fanatic and architect Bertrand Goldberg, whose work provides the inspiration behind Night World 2011 — Night of the Empire at the Foundation (1221 Union, 816-283-8990). Conceived but never realized, Goldberg’s Night World — a futuristic theme park in central Florida intended to be a late-night adult alternative to nearby Disney World — brought together film, theater, cabaret, a perpetual auto show, shopping, restaurants and exhibits. Tonight’s fifth annual affair features the original Night World designs, a variety of music and aerial performances, plus a video and fashion show. A private reception, beginning at 8 p.m., costs $30 and includes a private showing of the drawings, hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer. General admission is $10. Tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the venue. — APRIL FLEMING [DRAG]
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(where Costco is now located) and began emceeing in 1987 at Connections, the bar now called Sidekicks. In short, the dude has been around. He celebrates his silver anniversary in the business tonight at 1911 Main (1911 Main, 816-527-0200), surrounded by some of the most popular drag performers in town: Melinda Ryder, Daisy Bucket, Belle Starr and Buttwiser. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and a cocktail hour with the performers starts at 6:30. The cover is $10, and all proceeds go to the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project and the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation. We caught up with Loreal to find out how the scene has progressed since the ’80s and how he’s able to keep current. The Pitch: How has the landscape changed in the last 25 years for drag artists in the city? Loreal: When I started, people rarely did drag unless they were in a show. There were a few who lived as women, but that was something totally different. And the bars have changed dramatically. Gay bars were unmarked buildings, and the only people in them were gay people — no bridal parties or gawkers. How do you keep your act fresh and mint after all these years? I don’t try to be Britney Spears. I do what I do and I do it well, and I don’t go onstage in jeans, flats and a T-shirt with a rhinestone or two on it like some of these young kids that think they are being “street” or hip. Female impersonation is about glamour and style. And I like to be well-rounded as a performer. I do all types of numbers, from jazz to ballads to comedy. I rehearse, know all my words and at least have a plan of action when I get onstage. What would you change about local drag performances? It makes me sad that many bar owners and managers are stuck with half-assed performers. If they actually paid people a decent amount, then the performances, the wigs and the costumes would all get better. They need to get rid of the low-quality performers and hire ones that will invest in their craft and hone their talents. — BERRY ANDERSON
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The conflict in Afghanistan, which began 10 years ago, is the longest war in U.S. history. An exhibition at the Kansas City Central Library (14 West 10th Street, 816-701-3400) seeks to reveal the everyday hopes and fears of the civilians who have suffered through a war that remains invisible to much of the American public. Called Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, the 900-square-foot installation is composed of 45 large paintings and is on display through the end of the year. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, gathered artists from Afghanistan and the United States to memorialize those who died and to show the perspective of the war’s innocent bystanders. The art is unveiled today, and the reception for the exhibition begins tomorrow at the Central Library at 2 p.m. For more information, see afsc.org/kansascity or kclibrary.org. — KENT SZLAUDERBACH
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The Sandman, the self-proclaimed “world’s No. 1 comedy hypnotist,” passes out weed during his shows. Or so you may think if you become mesmerized by him. The Nashville-based mind fucker (real name: Jesse Conner) has been hypnotizing — and embarrassing — people for 38 years, and he promises that you can “expect to get your friends onstage and get some good laughs.” The Sandman says he keeps coming back to Kansas City because of the “great crowd and awesome people.” All you have to do is relax and follow his directions. Even though his weed isn’t real, the Sandman guarantees that he’ll “take you on a trip.” Leave the kids at home for this 18-and-older show at 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Improv (7260 Northwest 87th Street, 816-759-5233). Tickets cost $16. For more information, see improvkc.com or magicofthemind.com. — JENNA JAKOWATZ
Much of the last decade can be characterized by the conflict between empirical science and irrational voodoo sorcery. For instance: Is global climate change real? On the one hand, there’s the consensus of 99 percent of climate scientists in the world. And on the other, there’s the six-eyed, three-horned goat from the Book of Revelation. The Academic Theatre Department of Johnson County Community College tackles this dualism with Anatomy of Gray, the story of a town called Gray, Indiana, back in 1880. When her father dies, June prays to God to send a healer. A tornado blows a doctor into town in a hot-air balloon. His name also is Gray, thus creating the kind of delicious title ambiguity that English professors love. There ensues plague and death — and drama. See the free show at 2 p.m. in the Polsky Theatre in JCCC’s Carlsen Center (12345 College in Overland Park, 913-469-4445). For more information and a full calendar of performances, see jccc.edu. — CHRIS PACKHAM
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Remember how Kim Kardashian refused to take her future ex-husband’s last name because of its potential to screw up her “brand”? Even her media-whore mother thought she could make a go of it, taking the name “Humphries” and changing “K-Dash” into “Hump” to go with her big ol’ ass. Unfortunately, Kris Jenner’s suggestion fell flat. The marriage still ended in shambles and was splashed all over the media the same day that poor Jessica Simpson announced her pregnancy and updated her brand to “mommy.” What a mess! Get some real professional advice about your own brand when Mark E. Sackett, a San Francisco businessman, presents “The Art of Active Networking,” a workshop designed to help folks build stronger business relationships and use social media in smarter ways. “So many people are connecting, finding jobs, quitting jobs and moving into more passionate lives because of these events,” he claims. Learn how to be all you can be at the Berg Event Space (1525 Grand, 816-842-4488). The program begins at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $15. See theartofactivenetworking.com for more details. — BERRY ANDERSON
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Are your old drinking digs getting you down? Have the bartenders at your favorite spot moved on to newer customers who shell out bigger tips and tell better jokes? Yeah, it happens. If you need to find a new place to sit, check out the specials at these recently opened establishments. And get a new coat while you’re at it — the one you have smells like stale bar. Gusto Lounge (504 Westport Road, 816-974-8786). From 4 to 7 p.m., order halfpriced wells and $1 PBR, $2 Miller Lite, $3 Boulevard and $4 Guinness drafts. Half-priced sangrias and $2 mystery shots are also available. Gusto has a crazy-cheap reverse happy
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hour beginning at midnight, with $5 Tuaca, Sambuca and Grand Marnier shots. Johnny’s Tavern (8719 West 95th Street, Overland Park, 913-948-9500). Get $1 beef tacos, $2 chicken tacos and $4 margaritas on the rocks all day at this ninth location (near 95th Street and Antioch) of the Lawrence original. Zócalo (620 West 48th Street, 816-756-5555). From 3 to 7 p.m. order up $3 Bud Light drafts, $3.50 Dos Equis lager drafts, $4.50 margaritas, $5 glasses of house wine, and $5 ahi nachos and barbacoa sliders. And during happy hour, ladies at this Plaza spot get $1 off all margaritas. — BERRY ANDERSON
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Due to the lingering confusion between Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and TV’s My Three Sons, we present this primer: All My Sons concerns Joe Keller, a wartime industrialist who betrays his business partner after defective components kill 21 pilots. In grief and shame, his son commits suicide. My Three Sons is the story of engineer and widower Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray) who entrusts the raising of his three sons to their creepy Uncle Charley. Although the oldest son disappears without explanation during the 1965-66 season, the narrative doesn’t overtly suggest suicide. But let’s just go ahead and assume that he killed himself, because life is dark, man. Now you’re ready for the performance of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s All My Sons, opening tonight at 7:30 and running through December 4 at the MET (3614 Main, 816-569-3226). Tickets cost $15-$25. For more information, see metkc.org. — CHRIS PACKHAM Night + Day listings are offered as a free service to Pitch readers and are subject to space restrictions. Submissions should be addressed to Night + Day Editor Berry Anderson by e-mail (email@example.com), fax (816-756-0502) or mail (The Pitch, 1701 Main, Kansas City, MO 64108). Please include zip code with address. Continuing items must be resubmitted monthly. No submissions are taken by telephone. Items must be received two weeks prior to each issue date. Search our complete listings guide online.
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ﬁlm Personality Crisis ELIZABETH OLSEN AND SEAN DURKIN EXPLAIN THE TERRIFYING MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. t really did feel like making two ﬁlms,” Elizabeth Olsen says. If only a viewer watching her new movie, Martha Marcy May Marlene, felt the same certainty she did: the reassurance of knowing, from moment to moment, exactly where and who you are. To the credit of Olsen, and writer-director Sean Durkin, their immensely unsettling new feature takes that comfort off the table almost immediately. A psychological thriller whose most effective technique is sudden and jarring dislocaBY tion, and a character study JASON in which the crucial element of identity is severely S H A W H A N disrupted, Martha Marcy May Marlene made a huge impression last winter at Sundance, where Durkin took top honors as director and Olsen announced herself, in her ﬁrst starring role, as a ﬁerce and fearless talent. The story is relatively simple. After missing for two years, a stoic, inscrutable girl reaches out, without explanation, to estranged sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law Ted (Hugh Dancy). The word
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cult is never uttered by anyone in the movie, certainly not by the traumatized girl — this would require a self-awareness that we learn has been deliberately, methodically stripped from her. But the ﬁlm opens in medias res, culminating in what looks like her escape from some kind of rural compound. To say she escaped, though, is technically accurate but not completely true. Because escape implies that you get away — and Olsen’s character, known to her sister as Martha, is haunted to the point that she isn’t even necessarily in sync with time around her. Everything we see of her past (with a few telling exceptions) is rooted in Martha’s fractured
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memory, as she tries to reacquaint herself with a “normal” life she no longer recognizes. “I like storytelling that plays with linear structure and goes against that,” Olsen says of what drew her to the ﬁlm. She’s joined by Durkin just after a triumphant screening last month at the New York Film Festival. Her director says he was happy to oblige her. “If we had the opportunity to start a scene and have you be unaware of what space you were in, that was always what we would try to do,” Durkin says.
The ﬁlm commands the viewer’s attention by removing our bearings — much as Patrick (John Hawkes), the cult’s leader, begins transforming Martha into her new identity as “Marcy May.” Hawkes, best known as the fearsome uncle in Winter’s Bone, is persuasively approachable but aloof as the patriarch, whose withholding of approval is his weapon. His subtly chilling performance yields countless dividends in how each of Patrick’s followers takes his slightest gesture of kindness as a bountiful gift. As he gains control over the vulnerable Martha by providing disdain, sexual abuse, food control, and psychological manipulation in place of the love she craves, this thriller deepens and darkens. Martha’s eventual — or, in the movie’s scrambled chronology, initial — decision to ﬂee Patrick and the cult is an act of moral courage and personal strength. But Olsen plays it as a survival instinct, a reﬂex that sends her out and away and back to her sister. “There really wasn’t that much time to prepare and do extra research, which I’m now very happy about,” Olsen says. That lack of calculation ﬁts the character, who’s trying to behave as if nothing is wrong — even when she climbs into bed with her hosts while they’re having sex — on the guidance of a madly spinning inner compass. Inside, she’s a mystery even to herself. Though her mind is constantly undermining her, she acts as unhesitatingly in the moment as any Western badass, as if the illusion of control might produce the real thing. “The film is always intended to be in Martha’s perspective,” Durkin explains. “We wanted to make it more from the perspective of people as they are inducted.” To heighten that sense of disruption, he ﬁlmed the cult scenes in one intense 10-day shoot in the Catskills, then reconvened the cast and crew after a break at the location of the sister’s house — a clear division that made each equally real to the performers, and all that much harder for a viewer to tell apart. Though Martha Marcy May Marlene is Durkin’s ﬁrst feature — he produced Antonio Campos’ acclaimed Afterschool, with Campos returning the favor here — his direction already shows a Kubrickian precision and formal control. The movie keenly exploits the way that the Western eye reads frames from left to right: Durkin and cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (who also shot Afterschool) favor keeping their compositions open on the right side, leaving us to dread whatever person or switch in locale might lurk there, the tension arising merely from the way we take in information. And the shadows here are never absolute, a masterful detail that the movie shares with Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Even in the darkest corners of the cult compound, there’s nowhere to hide. But the movie hinges upon Olsen’s bravely unyielding performance, a front that conceals M O N T H X X–X X , 2 0 0 X
fathomless existential confusion and fear. So convincing is she in the part — and so fully does Durkin get us to share the character’s terrifying dislocation — that it’s reassuring to see her and Durkin playing the familiar parts of Hollywood emissaries with a movie to promote. As Martha Marcy May Marlene’s fame spreads, and their services are demanded even more on the promotional circuit, here’s hoping that they don’t simply exchange one kind of soul-crushing disorientation for another. ■
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café Penny Rolls CHEAP SUSHI IN GLADSTONE? YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP — EXCEPT THE NAME. Wasahi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 328 Northeast 72nd Street, Gladstone, 816-468-7338. Hours: Lunch served 11 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and noon–2:30 p.m. Saturday; dinner served 4:30–9:30 p.m. Monday– Thursday, 4:30–10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4–9 p.m. Sunday. Price: $–$$
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here are many reasons to drive from areas of the metro to the community of Gladstone: pretty neighborhoods, gracious homes, the 79-acre Happy Rock Park (Happy Rock being a nickname for Gladstone). And North Oak Trafﬁcway, the town’s main artery, which is a happy mecca for certain delights: Chinese buffets, discount smokes, tattoo parlors, thrift BY stores, joints that tint your CHARLES car windows. Gladstone has its culinary F E R R U Z Z A treasures, too, including the Latin Bistro and the venerable Hayes Hamburgers & Chili. OK, so maybe None of the people who had sung Wasahi’s treasures is a strong word. But if I lived in Gladstone, those places would count. And I’ve praises to me bothered to warn me about its discovered a new Gladstone restaurant vying dining room, so I’m performing that service to earn its place in that pantheon: a Japanese here. It’s a forlorn space that looks as though it has endured many disappointing past lives. steakhouse and sushi parlor called Wasahi. Wait, that should be wasabi, right, after Among the unsuccessful restaurants prethe potent Japanese horseradish powder? viously anchored here were Mexican and Actually, no. On my ﬁrst visit to the place, Thai venues. In terms of charm, it ranks just above a waiting room in a I asked owner Sam Oang: small-town bus depot — if “Does the word wasahi Greyhound hung red-paper Wasahi Japanese mean anything?” Steakhouse & Sushi Bar lanterns and had a thing for “No,” he said. “I just Miso soup.................. $1.50 Buddhas and “Hello Kitty” made it up.” Shrimp-and-vegetable statuettes. Ah. Well, why not. Wastempura................... $4.95 The ﬁrst night I dined at abi would be misleading Princess Diana roll ... $9.95 Wasahi, joined by Martha anyway; there’s nothing 913 roll...................... $5.50 (who had never been in Gladhorseradish-spicy about Red Devil roll ............. $9.95 stone before and was unaware Wasahi and its completely Chicken hibachi dinner ....................$12.95 of the town’s existence) and ordinary dining room. It Chicken-and-scallop Rhiannon, I was cajoled into does, however, serve some dinner .................... $17.95 dining at one of the restausurprisingly good food. And rant’s teppanyaki grills. “It it has a devoted following. will be fun!” Martha said with Several Pitch readers have e-mailed raves to me about the place, and the odd and terrible brightness of those who can they appear to be driving from all over the still be charmed by teppanyaki. The theatricality city to eat there. The allure seems to be the appeals to many, I know. As we were led to our chairs in the dinprices. A friend of mine admitted to being a Wasahi disciple: “It’s very good sushi, not ing room, we saw just one other occupied table: a humorless couple at one of the other great, and it’s cheap. Really cheap.” In this economy, I’m all for driving any- teppanyaki grills. I caught just snippets of where for a good deal. But is sushi really their conversation, but it involved someone something that should inspire bargain con- getting all of his teeth kicked out. “You won’t sciousness? I don’t think it is. But it’d been a hear dialogue like this in Overland Park,” I long time since I’d traveled to Happy Rock, told Martha. I was delighted to discover that the teppanso I was game.
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yaki grill master that night seemed to share the ennui that his trade inspires in me. He laid off the traditional Japanese-steakhouse performance elements, the rattling salt and pepper shakers, and the cracking of eggs and bad jokes. He intuitively understood that our table required the bare minimum of entertainment. After some modest egg juggling, shrimp tossing and — yes, yes, yes — the standard onion volcano trick, he dropped the vaudeville and focused on grilling meats and vegetables. All the while, we ate our salads and our lukewarm watery soup — supposedly onion, but it could have been made from chicken bouillon cubes. The iceberg lettuce was doused in a creamy, pinkish dressing instead of the usual punchy ginger sauce. I asked the waitress what was in the dressing. “Mayonnaise,” she said, shrugging her shoulders, “and miso and maybe some soy sauce.” The grilled entrées turned out to be very good. The beef was surprisingly tender, and the scallops were plump and expertly prepared. While waiting for the meat, we sampled one of Wasahi’s signature rolls, a culinary tribute to the late Princess Diana — or Princess “Diana,” as the menu reads. I wonder how the former Princess of Wales would have liked this combination of white tuna, dipped in tempura batter and fried, then rolled up with crab — maybe the real thing because the fake crustacean is called “crab stick” here — and topped with sheaths of raw white tuna. It was pretty
tasty but not ﬁt for a queen. At least not the ones at our table. On my second visit, I took sushi-loving Berry and David to Wasahi for lunch. We had set out to have an all-raw experience, though we did share a couple of fish-free starters: a pile of limp edamame and a basket of unremarkable battered vegetable tempura. Country music played over the sound system, and it was a lot bouncier and more upbeat than the glum serving staff. We wondered if our presence was actually annoying the two waitresses. There were only a few other diners in the joint. There looked to be a lot more action in the St. Jude’s Thrift Store next door. The miso soup that came out with the tempura was pretty tasty but not so hot. The tako nigiri — a milky white ribbon of octopus draped over a pad of rice — was very tender and very good. The makimono rolls that we shared were visually pleasing and emotionally satisfying, particularly the 913 roll, named for the Kansas area code, I guess. (I didn’t see an 816 version on the menu.) The slices of this spicy shrimp roll are served dripping with a creamy hot sauce. “It’s mayonnaise and hot sauce,” the sushi chef yelled from behind the counter. A more striking roll was the “Rock N Roll,” with ﬂash-fried salmon and tuna in tempura batter, rolled around that deceptively named “crab stick” and sheathed in a bright-yellow soybean wrapper. It isn’t the Led Zeppelin of sushi, but it’s worth an encore. That crab stick, which sounds vaguely erotic but has no such effect, is the central ingredient of several Wasahi rolls, including the cream-cheese-ﬁlled Red Devil. Putting the Philly into sushi is pretty American, but the creaminess doesn’t hurt when the rest of the roll is cucumber, avocado and smelt roe. It’s more hodgepodge than devil, but Wasahi gets points for the ﬂeshy strips of fresh, rubycolored tuna perched atop each slice. All in all, I didn’t quite understand Wasahi’s reputed popularity. Then the bill arrived. Sushi at a trendier place in Kansas City would have cost at least twice as much (without being twice as good). In fact, I did a little price comparison between Wasahi and several of the local new, unrelentingly hip sushi venues, and I found a big difference in price. Is it worth paying more to dine in more stylish settings with better music, more attentive service and without the drive to Gladstone? Some will say yes, but my wallet just isn’t buying it. Wasahi may not be a real word, but the concept that drives the restaurant is real: Someone has to be the Wal-Mart of local sushi vendors, and I’m happy it’s Wasahi. Have a suggestion for a restaurant The Pitch should review? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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tâ€™s a busy Wednesday afternoon at Webster House when chef Matthew Arnold steps inside one of the private dining rooms off the main foyer. The restaurant has just seated a walkin party of 19 people â€” the kind of unexpected group that, more and more, has been drawn into the antique shop and eatery since the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opened nearby in September. BY â€œThe opening has really J O N AT H A N changed the dynamic by putting us in the spotlight, and BENDER thatâ€™s been a great push,â€? Arnold says. â€œBoth culturally and foodwise in Kansas City, weâ€™re going to start being recognized.â€? Arnold liked to cook but didnâ€™t expect to be in the kitchen. The University of Kansas communications major was taking a break from college and living at his familyâ€™s home in Leeâ€™s Summit. One morning, his father, Jeffrey, suggested that Arnold ďŹ nd work. â€œHe pointed to the newspaper and said, â€˜Thereâ€™s a job right here with Houlihanâ€™s.â€™ And I told him that Iâ€™d never worked in a restaurant before. â€˜Theyâ€™ll train you,â€™ he said,â€? Arnold recalls. By noon that day, Arnold was employed as a server at Houlihanâ€™s, and his career had been set in motion. He stayed on there after he went back to KU, then took a management job at Tellerâ€™s in Lawrence. Shortly after he started, Tellerâ€™s hired chef Don Fortel, who made an impression on Arnold. â€œI told myself: I need to know what this guy knows,â€? he says. So he enrolled at Fortelâ€™s alma mater: the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. While attending the NECI, he interned at Lidiaâ€™s in Kansas City and the Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. The Southern cuisine at the latter reminded him of his childhood, when he watched his grandmother, Ruth Arnold, prepare white beans with ham hocks, cornbread and molasses. After graduation, he secured a spot on the line, where he spent the next two years learning alongside Magnolia owners Ben and Karen Barker. â€œIt was like in high school before a big basketball game. You walk in feeling sick to your stomach because you donâ€™t want to drop the ball. But when you walk out afterwards, itâ€™s the greatest feeling in the world,â€? Arnold says. After working brieďŹ‚y as a restaurant consultant and private chef on the Outer Banks, Arnold returned to the front of the house as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Lidiaâ€™s. When the
executive chef left, Arnold jumped at the chance to run his own kitchen. â€œFrom Ben and Karen, I learned about what it means to be really invested in the local fabric. And from Lidia, I learned the true aspect of running a restaurant business,â€? Arnold says. â€œSheâ€™s a foodsmith. Talking to her about food is like talking to an encyclopedia.â€? After two years, the self-described â€œflatlanderâ€? missed the ocean. Arnold got a chance to move back to North Carolina when he became the executive chef at the Dunes in Nags Head, North Carolina. It was reďŹ ned Southern cuisine for as many as 1,000 people over the course of a breakfast service. This past March, Arnold returned home to Kansas City to be closer to family, and four months later, after a round of two interviews and a cooking tryout, he was hired as the executive chef at Webster House. â€œIt felt right,â€? he says. â€œIt was great to be home, and Iâ€™m proud of Kansas City. Thereâ€™s a lot thatâ€™s happened since Iâ€™ve been gone and a lot thatâ€™s going to happen.â€? The Pitch: What are your culinary inspirations? Arnold: I always sit down and try to put myself in the minds of about 300 to 400 people, which is really tricky to do. But I think of dishes that have been successes and experiences Iâ€™ve enjoyed. Other chefs matter. Ben and Karen [Barker] and Lidia [Bastianich] are like your parents. Their repertoire becomes part of yours and what you do. But it begins with the dining public. I think of what they would enjoy and try to balance the plate. Textures are part of it. Thereâ€™s sweet, sour, bitter and acid. I always try to balance every single plate that way. If itâ€™s not balanced, your palate will sense that. I love to use fresh herbs to ďŹ nish dishes and a bit of acid, something subtle that helps your palate appreciate if a plate is balanced. Whatâ€™s your favorite ingredient? I love olive oil and fresh herbs. Weâ€™re still getting killer heirloom tomatoes. Iâ€™m also a huge pork fan by nature, so it was nice to see L.C.â€™s Bar-B-Q when I got home.
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Whatâ€™s your favorite local ingredient? Kansas City barbecue. Iâ€™m very proud of that. I was in North Carolina. Itâ€™s a great pork state. They take barbecue very seriously. Thereâ€™s just about one thing there: pork butt or pork shoulder. They beat it up and throw vinegar and coleslaw on it. Itâ€™s good, but in my opinion itâ€™s more of a process. We do pork but we do beef here, too. I donâ€™t see how anyone can argue with burnt ends around here. I traveled around a lot, been through Texas and the South, but itâ€™s got to be Kansas City for barbecue. Whatâ€™s one book that every chef should read? Iâ€™m a big fan of On Cooking and The Joy of Cooking. On Cooking is more of an informative encyclopedia, while The Joy of Cooking is really about the American standards. Itâ€™s a nice baseline. I have all of Lidiaâ€™s cookbooks. I have around 400 books. Itâ€™s addictive. I love browsing in independent bookstores for outof-print books. Has being attached to a curio and antique shop or the physical space of Webster House affected you at all? The perception is that it would be different for a chef. But it really hasnâ€™t been. Itâ€™s an asset. We have a symbiotic relationship. It just adds to the experience, and I learn and see new things every day. Do you have any antique kitchen gadgets? Cast-iron skillets. I still have my grandmotherâ€™s old coffeepot and her vegetable peeler â€” itâ€™s still really sharp and works great. Cast-iron skillets are the only way to go. Once you get them really seasoned, theyâ€™re so complementary to cooking. If you maintain them well, they just last forever. And you can cook anything in them: biscuits, skillet cornbread, and I canâ€™t forget fried chicken. A chef is only as good as â€Ś His palate and the staff that works with him. Really seasoned at pitch.com/fatcity pitch.com
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ucinda Williams is a pistol. She’s quick and direct, a woman who knows what she wants. She once interrupted an Omaha concert midway through because it was “too damn hot.” “Who do I have to fuck around here to get a fan?” she asked. In her early years, Williams was a straightforward country and folk singer. She put out her ﬁrst record at the ripe age of 25, in 1978. In the late ’80s, Rough Trade released Lucinda Williams, her breakthrough album, which received attention from like-minded artists such as Tom Petty, EmBY mylou Harris and Steve Earle. “I don’t think I really realKYLE ized that ‘wow, I can do this’ EUSTICE until right before I did that selftitled album in 1988,” Williams, now 58, says in her lazy Southern drawl. “I’d been writing the songs that are on that album, and I started getting some recognition when that “I’ve been tortured already,” Williams says. “I album came out. That was really when I ﬁnally don’t need to continue to be tortured.” went wow. I was living in Silver Lake. My rent was only $400 a month. I was in heaven. I was in it’s always going to be there. There’s a lot of hog heaven. I had money for my rent, groceries natural conﬂict within ourselves. I grew up with poets and novelists and short-story writers. The and didn’t have to work a day job.” Williams has tossed rock, roots, blues, and majority of them were college professors who even an occasional dash of hip-hop into her were married with kids running around and had musical stew. She’s back again this year with a normal life. But a lot of people want you to be Blessed, her ninth studio album, which shows some tortured soul. I’ve been tortured already. her at perhaps her most vulnerable. It’s also the I don’t need to continue to be tortured. Once ﬁrst album that she’s done since marrying her you’ve been tortured, you have that in you and you can use that to draw from.” longtime manager, Tom Overby. Blessed is a chance for Williams to show even “I didn’t expect it, but when I got together with Tom, I seriously had people ask me, ‘Well, the most skeptical fan that despite her newnow that you’re in a relationship, are you going found love, her ability to craft an honest, heartwrenching song is still there. to be able to still write?’ People Produced by Don Was (the actually asked me that! I was Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan), so dumbfounded, I couldn’t Lucinda Williams Friday, November 11, Blessed continues to explore even answer,” Williams says. at Liberty Hall. Williams’ emotive side. Her “For one thing, happiness lyrics have always been bare is relative anyway. Yes, I’m and transparent, almost feral. happy with Tom, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to have bad days, But the hint of a woman in love bubbles under and it also doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be the surface. “Working with Don was one of those opaffected by other things going on in the world portunities that just kind of presented itthat are going to bother me and upset me. “It’s just this idea that your art is affected self. We didn’t want to make the same album by whether you’re married or in a relationship twice. We wanted to bring some fresh blood or have a nice house,” she continues. “I’m an in and a new set of ears, and it proved to be a artist, and it all comes from within me. There’s really good decision,” Williams says. “I’ve got all this stuff in there that I can dig from, and some extra songs for the next album. That’s 24
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one reason I’m so excited about this album, because it’s kind of my way of saying, ‘See? I’m married and in a good relationship, but look what I’m writing now.’ ”
The Deal with Alejandro Escovedo The tribute show has been an unavoidable phenomenon in Kansas City in 2011. Among the individuals most responsible for this trend is Cody Wyoming. In February, he organized a tribute to Exile on Main St. A sold-out Crosstown Station crowd watched as a revolving door of more than two dozen local musicians celebrated the classic Rolling Stones album. Wyoming was also heavily involved in a live theatrical production of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, held in late April at the Living Room. For such occasions, Wyoming has assembled what is more or less a core band — he calls it the Cody Wyoming Deal. They play the songs of Texas roots-rocker Alejandro Escovedo November 10, but this isn’t a tribute show. Rather, Escovedo will be at the venue, onstage, singing, front and center; the Cody Wyoming Deal will serve as his backing band. The Pitch recently spoke to Wyoming about this pretty special evening. The Pitch: How did it happen that Alejandro Escovedo tapped you to play with him? pitch.com
Wyoming: Matt Kesler, who owns Midwestern Musical Co., which is the guitar store where I am actually working as I talk to you, has been friends with Alejandro for years. And it’s Matt’s birthday the night after the show at 1911 Main, and he’s having a party and invited Alejandro to come in for it. Anyway, Matt wanted him to play a show while he’s here and told him he’d put together a band for him here. He asked Alejandro if he remembered me, and he did, so I just put together the band, which is basically the band I did The Wall and Exile on Main St. with. How did Escovedo know you from before? Back in the ’90s, it seems like he’d play at Davey’s three or four times a year. I think a lot of us here in Kansas City, and most everybody in the band, got to know him that way. Who’s in the band? Chris Meck on guitar. I’m playing guitar. Erik Voeks is bass. Mike Stover will do steel guitar and mandolin. Paul Andrews on drums. And then we’ll have some backup singers: Katie Gilchrist, Abigail Henderson, Lauren Krum. So is everyone a fan of Escovedo’s work? Yeah, absolutely, and it’s really nice that it happened to turn out that way. Pretty much everyone involved has been going to see him for years and years. So most of the stuff we’re learning to play we’re already pretty familiar with. We started rehearsing informally in the middle of September continued on page 26 M O N T H X X–X X , 2 0 0 X
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Alejandro Escovedo ponders the KC scene.
and have been going fairly heavy the last month “The conference is three days of panels, preparing for it. How did you determine what songs to play? workshops, exhibit halls and music-education I basically sent Alejandro a wish list of camps,” says Louis Jay Meyers, the organizasongs that we wanted to play. And he said tion’s executive director and one of the original he was cool with all those songs but that he founders of the South by Southwest music wanted to add eight more. So we got every- festival in Austin. “The crowd is an even split thing we wanted and more. The songs he of artists and industry types: talent buyers, wanted are mostly his newer material, which agents, managers, record labels, media, instruI wasn’t quite as familiar with, but man, it’s ment manufacturers. We showcase 200 folk some good stuff. acts ofﬁcially and probably another 300 to 400 Escovedo is one of those guys with kind of a acts unofﬁcially.” quiet but fervent following. What do you think Why Kansas City? “Hotels, the airport, it is about him that inspires that? the sense of community — probably in that Yeah, I know what you mean, and it’s a little order,” Meyers tells The Pitch. “We’re really hard to describe. I mean, ﬁrst off, he’s a great excited about the quantity of hotel rooms and writer. A good song is a good song is a good the quality of the hotel space at Crown Censong. And the guy has just written a ton of re- ter. And having access to Southwest Airlines ally great songs. But he also makes it a lot easier for our has this indeﬁnable quality members to come in for the Alejandro Escovedo and as a performer, this ability conference.” the Cody Wyoming Deal, to connect with an audience Meyers says the extra with Dead Voices. that’s unlike anybody else space at the hotels — the Thursday, October 10, I know. In addition to his Sheraton and the Westin — at 1911 Main. voice and his guitar playing enables the Folk Alliance to and his lyrics — I’ve always expand its educational comreally liked his lyrics — there’s just something ponents. “We’ve always done music clinics, but fantastic about his delivery and presence. this will allow us to hold a full-blown camp for He’s also inspirational to me as a person. people who have no interest in the business I had some health problems a few years back side of the industry and just want to learn an that took me out of the game for a while. And instrument or become better on an instruit happened around the same time he was bat- ment,” he says. tling health problems. [Escovedo contracted a The Folk Alliance also operates as an orgasevere case of hepatitis C in the middle ’00s.] nization year-round, and Meyers says it plans But he continued to write and play when he to bring music clinics, workshops, concerts could, and then when he got better, he came and ﬁlms to the community. The group is still back even better. He didn’t let it beat him. He scouting locations for its headquarters, includgot back up and hit back harder than he’d hit ing the Boone Theater in the 18th and Vine before. — DAVID HUDNALL Jazz District. But nothing is ofﬁcial yet on that front. Meyers says he’s moving to Kansas City in the spring to get preparations under way. “We plan to start having a real presence in Folk Explosion Kansas City by next summer,” he says. “We’re An unexpected ray of light shone down upon hoping to become very involved in the local Kansas City last week. Folk Alliance Interna- music community, to improve and enhance all tional, a 2,800-member international organiza- the great stuff that’s already going on there.” — DAVID HUDNALL tion dedicated to celebrating and promoting folk music, announced that it would be moving its annual three-day conference from Memphis E-mail email@example.com to Kansas City starting in 2014. or call 816-218-6774 pitch.com
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To celebrate its 10th anniversary of promoting shows in the area, Eleven Productions is throwing itself a blowout in downtown Lawrence. The Granada, Jackpot Music Hall, Replay Lounge, Eighth Street Taproom, Bottleneck and Love Garden together host somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 acts in all. Two national acts — Murder by Death and Lazer Sword — are being imported; local talent includes Mansion, Nezbeat, Approach, Jabberjosh, and way too many other names to list here. See facebook.com/ eleven.turns.ten for the full schedule. Friday, November 11 (Multiple Venues)
The Jayhawks In 2008, Gary Louris and Mark Olson released Ready for the Flood, their ﬁrst collaboration since Olson had split from their former group, the Jayhawks, in 1995. No Depression subscribers rejoiced. This past September, they went one better: Mockingbird Time is credited to the Jayhawks proper. I would love to report that it picks up where Tomorrow the Green Grass (the last Jayhawks record to feature both songwriters) left off, that it’s another winning collection of country-tinged pop songs anchored by angelic harmonies. But I’ve listened to it all the way through about ﬁve times, and nothing is really sticking. Still,
it’s the Jayhawks, and when the Jayhawks come through town, you go see the Jayhawks. Saturday, November 12, at the Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560)
Centro-Matic, with Polica Alt-country love affairs tend to spark with Ryan Adams or Wilco or maybe even Old 97’s. But eventually more sustenance is required, and you ﬁnd your way to singer-songwriters like Richard Buckner, Jason Molina and Will Johnson. Over the course of 10 albums, Johnson’s primary band, Centro-Matic, has crafted a signature sound: electric, hard-knuckled roots rock. Its latest, Candidate Waltz, is no radical departure, just another quiet addition to a damn ﬁne discography. Polica, a brandnew act out of Minneapolis, favors dark-toned synths, prominent bass and Auto-Tune effects on the female singer’s voice — and, despite this, makes music worth hearing. Thursday, November 10, at RecordBar (1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207)
Guns N’ Roses There’s something a little too ﬁsh-in-a-barrel about mocking Axl Rose these days. The temper tantrums, Chinese Democracy, his terrible hair,
the fact that he’s nearly 50 years old and acts like the rich kids on My Super Sweet 16: It’s so easy. But is it possible to be positive about Rose’s relentless rape of the corpse of Guns N’ Roses? Perhaps the best way to view it is as something more akin to performance art. Will Axl berate audience members? Will Axl take the stage two hours late? Will Axl take the stage at all? No one ever knows the answers to these questions. Saturday, November 12, at Sprint Center (1407 Grand, 816-949-7000)
Mastodon, with the Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang I suspect a few slightly out-of-place indie-rocklooking kids will be at this metal show, which I attribute to the fact that both Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan tend to enjoy positive reviews from media outlets beyond punknews.org and Revolver magazine. Why the critical acclaim? Mastodon throws more art into its metal than most, pushing the boundaries of hardcore into spacier, proggier territory. And both bands augment the 1,000-pound intensity of their music with precise, mathematical start-stops. None of this makes the music any less terrifying. Monday, November 14, at the Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560)
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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, NOV. 10 Centro-Matic, Polica: 9 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Children of Nova, Existem, Kiss and Tell, I Am Nation: The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Alejandro Escovedo: 1911 Restaurant & Lounge, 1911 Main, 816-527-0200. North Mississippi Allstars, Buffalo Killers: Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 1 The Airborne Toxic Event, Mona, the Drowning Man: 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. The Amazing Rhythm Aces: Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Avant, Chrisette Michele, Bobby V: 7 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Iris DeMent, Greg Brown: Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., 816-474-4444. 11.11.11: Casket Lottery, Reflector, Drop a Grand, Dry Bonnet, the Sluts, Raw Space, LWA, Maps for Travelers, Aren’t We All Dead, Ponyboy: 10 p.m. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. 11.11.11: Fourth of July, Suzannah Johannes, Minden, the Generals: The Eighth Street Taproom, 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. 11.11.11: Lazersword: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. 11.11.11: Murder by Death, Matt Pryor, Six Percent, the Dead Girls, Various Blonde: The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Legendary Shack Shakers: Czar, 1531 Grand, 816221-2244. Lucinda Williams: 7 p.m. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972.
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SATURDAY, NOV. 1 2 The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sara and Sean Watkins: The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Guns N’ Roses: Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-2837300. The Jayhawks: The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Toubab Krewe, Euforquestra: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. The Max Weinberg Experience: Yardley Hall at JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., Lenexa, 913-469-8500.
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MONDAY, NOV. 1 4 City and Colour: The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Har Mar Superstar, Swanson, Joan Benet: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Mastodon, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang: The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15 Axe Murder Boyz, Wicked Wayz: The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. ElixirOnMute, David Hasselhoff on Acid, the Roman Holiday, Radkey: 9 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179.
NOVEMBER 10-16, 2011
Mates of State, the Generationals: 9 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 Lydia Loveless, Rich & Uncle Penny Bags, Hotdog Skeletons: 8 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Pretty Lights music showcase featuring Michal Menert, Gramatik, SuperVision: The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390.
UPCOMING Gary Allan: Fri., Nov. 18. VooDoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. As I Lay Dying, Of Mice and Men, the Ghost Inside, Sylosis, iwrestledabearonce: Thu., Dec. 8. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Big Smith, Brothers Green: Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Anthony Bourdain: Fri., Dec. 16. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Brandi Carlile: Mon., Dec. 5. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Cedric the Entertainer: Sun., Dec. 11. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. The Civil Wars: Tue., Jan. 17. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, MANY MORE 785-749-1972. David Cook, Carolina Liar: Fri., Nov. 25. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Dance Gavin Dance, Isetmyfriendsonfire, A Loss for ONLINE AT Words, Our Last Night, We PITCH.COM Are the Ocean, the Bunny the Bear: Wed., Dec. 7. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. The Fling, Yukon Blonde: Sat., Dec. 3, 9 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Chris Isaak: Fri., Nov. 18. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Jay-Z, Kanye West: Tue., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Demi Lovato: Tue., Nov. 22. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Demetri Martin: Sat., Nov. 19. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Merry Kissmas: Fri., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge, Hussie Club: Sun., Nov. 27. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Farr: Fri., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Fri., Nov. 18. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. John Prine: Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Puddle of Mudd, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Black Tide, Landsdowne: Thu., Dec. 8. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Kenny Rogers: Sun., Dec. 4. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom: Wed., Dec. 7. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Rick Springfield: Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and more: Sat., Nov. 19. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, the Spook Lights, Mouthbreathers: Fri., Nov. 25. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Sun., Dec. 18, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Wilco: Sold out, Sat., Dec. 3. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. The Wilders: Fri., Dec. 16. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Zechs Marquise: Wed., Dec. 7. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.
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nightlife T H U R S DAY 1 0 ROCK/POP/INDIE Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. Gov’t Cheez.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. John Paul’s Flying Circus. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Grand Marquis. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Salty Dawg. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Brian Hicks Blues Jam. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Solo with Mark Montgomery. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Kyle Elliott.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. In Your Own Backyard, Mark Smeltzer, A.J. Gaither. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. Tragic Prelude.
DJ Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mike Scott and Spinstyles. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Brad Sager. The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. DJ Clockwerk, 10 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Ladies’ Night featuring DJ Sun-Up Jones.
HIP-HOP Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Chirpin’: Local Hip-Hop.
JAZZ The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Bram Wijnands Swingtet, 7 p.m. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park. Customer Quartet, 7 p.m.
DANCE Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. BLASIAN! Electro dance party, 10:30 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Dark Time with Jay Maus. Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Brodioke, 9 p.m. The Buzz Coffee and Bar: 12056 W. 135th St, Overland Park. ABCs of Improv Comedy Show, 9 p.m. Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Trivia, Ladies’ Night, 7 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em.
Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. Bike Night with the Star Blues Band. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity Bingo with Valerie Versace, 8 p.m., $1 per game. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Sandman the Hypnotist, 7:30 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Trivia. MANY MORE JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with Mad Mike, 9:30 p.m. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand, 816-471-1330. ONLINE AT All In Thursdays. PITCH.COM Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Karaoke on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Trivia Clash, 7 p.m., $5. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Ladies’ Night. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Foosball tournament, 8 p.m. Skeeter’s: 6505 Nieman Rd., Merriam, 913-912-1191. TakeOver Thursdays With Mysunderstood, 8 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Trivia, 9 p.m.
EASY LISTENING Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913894-9676. Interactive Acoustic with Jason Kayne, 9 p.m.
ELECTRO The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Love & Light, Stephan Jacobs, Dumptruck Butterlips.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Vi Tran and Katie Gilchrist’s Weekly Jam, 10 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Jerry’s Jam Night, 9 p.m.
VARIET Y The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. KC Songwriter Forum, 7-9 p.m.
F R I DAY 1 1 ROCK/POP/INDIE Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. The Dogs Divine, Forever Greye, Band 13, Burning Bridges, Facelift. Bar West: 7174 Renner Rd., Shawnee, 913-248-9378. Travelers Guild. The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. Patrick Lentz Band. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. The B’Dinas. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. KC Groove Therapy. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The Rehabaneros, 9 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Sicadis CD release, Evalyn Awake, Sidewise, At the Left Hand of God, Versus the Collective, 9 p.m. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Mississippi Moonshine EP release party.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Scotty Boy Daniel. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Cold Sweat. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. The Wind-Up Birds, Wrong Kata Trio. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Kathleen and Frenchie. Sunset Grill: 14577 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-6811722. 3 Orange Whips. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Doghouse Daddies.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders. Wil Jenny’s Tables and Tap: 6700 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-897-1114. Ashlee Jack.
DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Furious Palace. Buddha: 8741 N.W. Prairie View Rd. Fusion Friday: DJ Nuveau. Club Monaco: 334 E. 31st St., 816-753-5990. DJ Soap. Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mosaic Fridays: hosted by Joe Perez featuring DJ Spinstyles and DJ Mike Scott. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Xclusive. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Fuck Yeah, It’s Friday with DJ 2Live Cruz, 11 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Naylor.
ACOUSTIC Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Eddie Delahunt.
Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Karaoke. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Sandman the Hypnotist, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Debbioke, 9:30 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. The Early Girlie Show, 8 p.m., free; Ab Fab Fridays on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Dart tournament, 8 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m.
EASY LISTENING 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. Drew6.
FOLK RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Blackbird Revue, Oriole Post, Rue Royale, 6 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Melinda Ryder’s Open-Mic Variety Night, 8 p.m.
VARIET Y The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Tap Head Summit, Cretin 66 plays Spinal Tap, Pat Hopewell Trivia. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816753-1909. Reggie B and the Solution, the Return of Lazerus, DJ Joc Max. Intentions Cabaret: 7316 W. 80th St., Overland Park, 913-652-6510. Cabaret shows, 8 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Leaders of the Nu Skool 4: Steddy P, 3 the Hard Way (featuring Dutch Newman, JL of B Hood, Joey Cool), JP the City Native, AdrianTruth, and more, 9 p.m.
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1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. David Basse, 9 p.m. The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Joe Cartwright Trio with Stephanie Moore. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Rich Hill, Mindy Edlin, 6 p.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Sons of Brasil, 7 p.m.; Mark Lowrey with Drums, 10:30 p.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band. Latin Bistro & Culinary Center: 6924 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-420-9333. Solo Guitar with Jeff Shirley. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie McFadden, 4:30 p.m. Thai Place: 9359 W. 87th St., Overland Park, 913-6495420. Jerry Hahn.
CLASSICAL Lawrence Free Methodist Church: 3001 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence. The Strange Eyeless Heavens.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Trivia Riot, 7 p.m. Chrome: 7400 E. U.S. Hwy 40. Eye Candy Friday, 9 p.m. ComedyCity at Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-842-2744. Major League Improv, 7:30 p.m.
The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. Perpetual Change. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Allied Saints. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Parachute Adams. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Only Children, Empty Spaces, White Girl, 9 p.m. Sunset Grill: 14577 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-6811722. Gus Band.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Mama Ray Jazz Meets Blues Jam, 2 p.m.; Mary Bridget Davies Band, 9 p.m. Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Four Fried Chickens and a Coke. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Lonnie Ray Band. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. The Good Foot. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Tim Whitmer & KC Express, 4:30 p.m.; the Brody Buster Band, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Roadhouse Band, 8 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Shoeless Revolution.
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Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Deep Fried Squirrel, Crybaby Ranch. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Trampled Under Foot. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Truckstop Honeymoon. Wil Jenny’s Tables and Tap: 6700 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-897-1114. Lonesome Jake.
Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Steve Rigazzi Group. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Dan Bliss.
DJ The Eighth Street Taproom: 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. DJ Candlepants. The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Dirty Dirty Dirty. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Samurai Saturdays. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Trevor Shaw, Paul DeMatteo, Jeffrey B, Erik G, 10 p.m., free. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Brad Sager. 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. DJ Andrew Northern. The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. Aaron Litschke, Matt Veloce, Mr. Nuro, Josh C, Trevor Matthews, VJ Ones, PK, Amjanda, Todd Howard.
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Upcoming Events 11.10 - Alejandro Escavedo @ 1911 Main 11.11 - Adult Night @ Coco Key Water Resort 11.11 - Airborn Toxic Event @ Beaumont 11.12- Strong Ale Fest @ McCoy’s 11.18- Chris Isaak @ Uptown 11.19 - Demetri Marting @ Uptown 11.19 - Burlesque Downtown Underground @ Conspiracy 11.24- Thanksgiving with The Schwag @ Uptown
Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-4831456. Open jam with Billy Ebeling and Duane Goldston, 1 p.m.
REGGAE Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. The New Riddim, Deals Gone Bad.
VARIET Y Intentions Cabaret: 7316 W. 80th St., Overland Park, 913-652-6510. Cabaret shows, 8 p.m.; Salsa Saturdays, 10 p.m.
S U N DAY 1 3 ROCK/POP/INDIE RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Lolo Demanche presents a tribute to Portishead, 7 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Smackdown Trivia and Karaoke. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. The Fox and Hound: 10428 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913649-1700. Show Me the Money Poker, 7 & 10 p.m. Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. SIN. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Sandman the Hypnotist, 7 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Free pool, 3 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with Mad Mike, 9:30 p.m. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand, 816-4711330. Sindustry Sundays, 8 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m.; Show Stopper Karaoke, 12:30 a.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Free pool. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Dart tournament, 3 p.m. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 6 & 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Texas Hold ’em, 3 & 6 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Blues and Funk Jam with Syncopation, 6 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Speakeasy Sunday, 10 p.m., $3. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Open Jam with Levee Town, 2 p.m., free. R.G.’s Lounge: 9100 E. 35th St., Independence, 816-358-5777. Jam Night hosted by Dennis Nickell, Scotty Yates, Rick Eidson, and Jan Lamb, 5 p.m. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Jazz Jam with Nick Rowland and Sansabelt.
REGGAE Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Jah Lion.
M O N DAY 1 4 ROCK/POP/INDIE Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Goods.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Millie Edwards and Michael Pagan, 7 p.m.
DJ Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. DJ Amanda and Big Brother.
B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Lee McBee and the Confessors. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Second Sunday FUNdays: Gina and Chloe McFadden, 3 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Cadillac Flambe.
1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. Diverse Trio. The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Chris Burnett. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Valency. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Jazzbo. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Tim Doherty’s 9plus1 Big Band.
DJ Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Recycled music with Brett Dietrich, 3:30 p.m.
ACOUSTIC Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. Phil and Gary, 9 p.m.
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CLASSICAL All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church: 4501 Walnut, 816-531-2131. Nick Francis Memorial Concert featuring Graciella Kowalczyk, Beau Bledsoe, Brad Cox, Evangelos Spanos, 4:30 p.m., $20 proceeds beneﬁt All Souls Music Program. Grace United Methodist Church: 11485 Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, 913-859-0111. East Hill Singers perform Handel’s Messiah, 4 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Karaoke with Kelly Bleachmaxx, 10:30 p.m., free; Rural Grit Happy Hour, 6 p.m. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m.
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CHARLIE HOOPER’S - Fri Boulevard, Bud Light and wells special, 7-9,Sat Bud and Bud Light Bottles special CLASSIC CUP - European Bistro serving KC for 20 years COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - Well and domestic beer specials DARKHORSE - Southern Comfort special, $2 pizza slices DAVE’S STAGECOACH INN - Chambord Vodka special, Southern Comfort Lime special DRUM ROOM - Happy Hour Daily, plus Weekend Entertainment ERNIE BIGGS - 2 for 1 cover FIDEL’S CIGARS - 10% off cigar (flavored & clove cigars) purchase FIREFLY - Southern Comfort special, ½ price appetizers FREAKS ON BROADWAY - Mention this ad for 10% off any tattoo
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THE BEAUMONT CLUB/SIDECAR Sat-monkey shine and pitchers special, NO COVER THE DROP - Specialty martinis and cocktails specials THE FOUNDRY - DJs and Food until 1:30am THE MIXX - Mixx it up with one of our unique salads! THE OAKROOM at the Intercontinental - Well, house wine and domestic beer specials, small plates & live music 8 pm –12 am THE UNION-WESTPORT- PBR Specials THE WELL - 16oz 22 degrees aluminum Bud bottles. 1 free spinach dip appetizer per table with any purchase. TOMFOOLERIES - Cuervo margaritas special TOWER TAVERN - Tito vodka specials 11pmclose, $10 pizza 7pm-close VELVET DOG - Skyy drink specials WESTPORT COFFEE HOUSE - 1 Free 12 oz coffee with purchase of specialty drink. Wristband required. WILLIES - Boulevard and any Bomb special
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T U E S DAY 1 5 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Travelers Guild. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Drew6. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Transients, 9 p.m.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Trampled Under Foot.
DJ Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. DJ Whatshisname, service-industry night, 10 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. College Night featuring DJ Stevie Cruz.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. Smith & Athon, 6 p.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Barclay Martin Ensemble, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Rick Bacus and Monique Danielle.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. Slim Chance, the Can’t Hardly Play Boys.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Scrabble Club, 7 p.m. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Coda Pursuit Team Trivia with Teague Hayes, 7 p.m. The Drop: 409 E. 31st St., 816-756-3767. Brodioke, 9:30 p.m. Flying Saucer: 101 E. 13th St., 816-221-1900. Trivia Bowl, 7:30 & 10 p.m., free. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Trevor and Jayonce’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny, Dare, Drag, Trivia Extravaganza. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Karaoke. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. xTreme Music Bingo. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Buttwiser’s Bash with DJ Double D, 10 p.m., free. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Critter’s Tye Dye Tuesday. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Chess Club, 7 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Open Jam with Everette DeVan, 7 p.m. Stanford’s Comedy Club: 1867 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913-400-7500. Open-mic night.
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W E D N E S DAY 1 6 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. The Lonely Hearts Club, 2 Twenty 2, C3. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. 90 Minutes, 9 p.m. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Scotty McCormick and friends. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Momma Muerte, Deco Auto, 9 p.m.; Bob Walkenhorst, 7 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Mickey Finn Band, 9 p.m.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Shinetop Jr. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Billy Ebeling. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Gospel Lounge with Carl Butler, 7:30 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Alexander and the Greats.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Brother Bagman, 8 p.m.
DJ The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. PipeDream with DJ Rhyn, VJ Dirty Joe, 10 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Pure.
JAZZ The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. The Brian Ruskin Quartet, 7 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Brodioke. D.B. Cooper’s: 1804 W. 39th St., 816-753-9800. Karaoke with Dee, 9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity Bingo with Valerie Versace, 8 p.m. Intentions Cabaret: 7316 W. 80th St., Overland Park, 913652-6510. Melodramatic Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Karaoke. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Rock-and-Roll Comedy Show. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Ladies’ Night. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Ladies’ Night with DJ Thorny, 6 p.m.1:30 a.m. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Trivia, 8 p.m. Wilde’s Chateau 24: 2412 Iowa, Lawrence. Pride Night, 8 p.m.
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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Blues and Funk Jam with Syncopation, 7 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Acoustic Open Mic with Tyler Gregory. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Jam Night, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s 3 of a Kind: 11703 E. 23rd St., Independence, 816-833-5021. Open Jam hosted by Crossthread, 7:30-11 p.m.
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Dear Dan: I’m an evangelical Christian. My husband and I have been married ﬁve years. We have great sex several times a week despite having two kids under age 2. We get along so well, even a couple of my atheist friends have admitted they want what we have. What most of them don’t know is that we waited until after the wedding to have sex — or even kiss. Most secular folks would consider it reckless to tie the knot before making sure we were “sexually compatible,” whatever that means. What exactly were we BY supposed to watch out for? Consider our speciﬁc situaDAN tion: Two adult virgins, ready S AVA G E to promise to our God, friends, family and government that we will stick together until one of us dies. Is there anything we could have learned about each other through sex that would have changed our minds? I’m not stupid (I’m a physician), but I can’t ﬁgure this one out. Please tell me what disaster we might have brought upon ourselves by not going for a test ride ﬁrst. Happily Married Woman Dear HMW: For someone claiming not to be stupid, you’re doing a convincing job of playing dumb. You know what “sexually compatible” means, and you’re lucky to be married to a man with whom you’re sexually compatible: You want the same things he wants (I’m taking your word for that), you satisfy each other equally (taking your word for that), and you’re both content (taking your word for that). It’s understandable that you’re pleased that everything worked out for you, but there are plenty of people out there who made the same choices you did, and their marriages fell apart due to issues of basic sexual incompatibility. I can think of a million examples of things you “could have learned about each other through sex.” I’m going to toss just one out there: Suppose your husband announced, when you got to your honeymoon suite, that he wouldn’t be able to climax unless you took a massive shit on his chest before vaginal intercourse commenced. Would that have changed your mind about the advisability of marrying him without fucking him once or twice ﬁrst? Dear Dan: I’m a 26-year-old woman who lives with two other women around the same age. My roommate G has a boyfriend. She introduced me to two of her guy friends, and I went barhopping with them. I slept with one of the guys. After I told my roommates about that night, G revealed that she had slept with the guy before. Now G is upset with me. I would like to sleep with this guy again, and I don’t feel like G is right to make me feel like crap or make this all about her. Had Some Fun
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Dear HSF: At the end of Inglourious Basterds, Brad Pitt’s Nazi-killin’ character pulls out a knife and carves a swastika into the forehead of the one Nazi he isn’t allowed to kill so everyone knows the man was a Nazi, even after the war. Unless your friend G carves her initials into the forehead of every rando dude she fucks, she can’t complain when a friend accidentally hooks up with a guy she hooked up with before. I recommend that you fuck the shit out of this guy at least two more times to drive that point home. Dear Dan: The wife and I regularly attend a straight sex club here in Texas. There’s another couple who comes to the parties. They’re very attractive. They get naked and have sex with each other, but they don’t play with others. They hang out with swingers but don’t swing themselves. We think that amounts to prick- and twat-tease behavior. Do we have a legit beef? Husband and Wife Together Dear HAWT: The website for the sex club you attend emphasizes that couples who attend are not obligated to swing or play with others. It would be unfair to extend an invite like that and then slap a “prick- and twat-tease” label on a couple who comes and doesn’t play with others. And just because this couple isn’t swinging today doesn’t mean they won’t be swinging someday. Perhaps after they see that swingers respect limits, they’ll become comfortable enough to start playing with others. Glaring at this hot couple from across the room will only delay the arrival of that happy day. Speaking of sex clubs, last week the Portland Press Herald reported the closure of a club in Sanford, Maine, where opposite-sex-attracted adults were having opposite-sex sex in a building that was kinda close to a public library that wasn’t open when opposite-sex-attracted adults were gathering to indulge their opposite-sex desires. But, you know, still! The owners of the club didn’t have a permit to operate an adult business in Sanford, and they’re not going to get one because Sanford doesn’t issue permits for adult businesses. This quote from the police spokesperson in the Portland Press Herald’s report jumped out at me: “The ofﬁcers were appalled at the number and variety of sexual acts being performed — and one of the ofﬁcers has worked vice crimes — right out in the open where everybody was sitting.” My goodness! But at least the children of Sanford are safe from the adult sex parties that they couldn’t attend and didn’t know were going on until the details were splashed all over the front pages of a daily newspaper that’s available for their perusal in the public library where they go to look at porn on the Internet. Good work, everybody! Have a question for Dan Savage? E-mail him at email@example.com
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3105 Peery Ave.
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4 BR $1395
1BR $450/ 2BR $550
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4451 Tracy Ave
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