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“I flipped out,” she says. “I just understudied Cabaret at the Rep, and I told the older kids about it. Should I not have done that? [They said] ‘Oh no, it’s fine. You need to understand that that would have been the same circumstance as well.’ “Not only were these people saying burlesque. It’d be any racy show that I was doing as a professional would can me as well.” MacKay is hoping she can catch on at another studio that tolerates interest in burlesque. “I don’t feel like I’ve done anything wrong or deserving to be fired of at all,” she says. In the meantime, MacKay is working on a show, A Rumble in the City .... BOYlesque vs. Burlesque Downtown Underground, for the KC Fringe Festival. The first performance is Friday, July 22, at 11 p.m. in the Off Center Theatre at Crown Center (2450 Grand). See kcfringe.org for details. — JUSTIN KENDALL

God, Guns and Money The Jackson County Sheriff ’s Office conducted a very public raid on a church in January 2010. Now the church wants its stuff back. The New Covenant Faith Center is located in an unincorporated area east of Sugar Creek. Sheriff ’s Office investigators spent four days removing items from the church and a nearby residence. At the time, individuals with knowledge about “questionable actions” by church officials were encouraged to step forward. The church’s pastor, Lloyd Sartain, was taken into custody at the time of the raid. He

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On the Paseo, a legendary house

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question lingers over the diminished but still regal mansion at 1016 Paseo. Those who are intimately familiar with this house — with the wrought-iron fence around it, the crumbling cut-stone terraces, the Ionic columns that hold up a lonely front porch — agree that many questions haunt this house. But a particular unknown has resonated for 33 years: Did Johnny T. Howard know the man who killed him on August 21, 1978? Howard, a youthful-looking 51-year-old, held a little party — seven friends sharing drinks and listening to music — in his part of 1016 Paseo on that hot summer night. There had been bigger, wilder parties in the house over the years, but this was a modest gathering, and it had started before sundown. It was only a few minutes past 8:30 p.m. when the guests in Howard’s two-room flat heard the sound of glass breaking. Howard looked out his front window but saw nothing. Excusing himself, he stepped out of his apartment and walked through the front hall, past the grand mahogany staircase that

led to the upper floors, and into the tiled foyer. Before him were glass-paned double doors leading to a partially recessed porch at the front of the house. The glass on one of the doors had been shattered, and an assailant — later described by a witness as a young man with blond hair — shot Howard in the face, point-blank. His guests heard the noise and ran from Howard’s apartment to chase the killer — Howard was already dead — who dashed south on the Paseo. The shooter was “last seen running west on 11th Street,” according to The Kansas City Star, which reported that the police had no clues. “Right now,” Sgt. Charles Finlay told the paper, “all we have is a dead body.” Howard’s wasn’t the only death at 1016 Paseo that night. His killing also triggered the end of the mansion’s life. Its remaining few tenants wasted little time moving out, and in the three decades since then, the striking property has been passed from one set of owners to another. Each buyer has arrived with big ambitions. None have had enough cash. With

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ntil someone shot him to death, Howard had a pretty good deal at 1016 Paseo. As the resident manager for what the house had become — the five-apartment Chinn Hotel — Howard had a living space that included the two biggest rooms on the first floor: the original front parlor (called “the piano room” in the 1900s) and a smaller parlor, set off with handsome pocket doors. The rooms echoed under 12-foot ceilings, and he had his pick of two beautiful fireplaces. Owner Isadore Chinn lived in Higginsville, Missouri, and let Howard pick his own tenants and rent out the rooms. Chinn wasn’t interested in further dividing the three-story house into kitchen-equipped apartments, so it remained a boardinghouse meant for those who weren’t putting down roots. The house was one of the first private homes built along the northern stretch of what was once Kansas continued on page 10

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City’s most glamorous parkway. The Paseo, long beloved for its landscaped gardens and splashing fountains, had reached a low point by the 1970s, with its northern stretch distinctly shabby. Several buildings stood vacant, and the once chic New York Apartments, at 12th Street, had been razed. “In the 1970s … the Paseo was realigned and much of the garden space was eliminated,” historians Jane Flynn and Dory DeAngelo write in the 1990 book Kansas City Style. “Urban renewal has taken most of the grand old buildings that lined the boulevard … only one house (built in 1899) remains at 1016 Paseo.” More than a century after its construction, 1016 Paseo is somehow still there, the last house on the left, the last Second Renaissance Revival house in the city. And it’s for sale. Again. The real-estate agent who has listed the property since it returned to the market last November is Audrey Elder of Reece and Nichols. She says there’s a buyer — “a unique buyer” — out there. The main problem? As Elder puts it: “Not everyone wants to live at 10th and Paseo.” Perhaps more to the point, not every buyer has $445,000 to spend on a house these days, especially in a neighborhood that hasn’t had serious cachet as a residential community in some seven decades (or been a safe place for families in almost half that long). But this is a landmark first and a house second, so the real-estate listing for 1016 Paseo runs to 10 illustrated pages. Even at that bulk, the

The Henderson mansion was a showplace on the Paseo in its glory years. Far right: A reminder of the home’s brothel past. property’s MLS sheet doesn’t do justice to the building’s details and complex history. For one thing, as an unabashed Elder admits, 1016 Paseo was once a brothel. It’s the house that sex built.

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nnie Chambers was Kansas City’s most famous prostitute, and she plied her trade in this town’s first red-light district, in the neighborhoods surrounding what today is the City Market. The newly constructed suburb at 10th Street and the Paseo was just a couple of miles away. But at the turn of the last century, its gentility was a universe removed from the silt and sin near the water line. Still, there was an unexpected link: sexually transmitted disease. Not many physicians in Kansas City openly treated it, but Generous Henderson was one — he proudly advertised his services in local publications as early as 1893.

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The language in those ads was slightly coded: “chronic, nervous and special diseases.” What drove his practice, though, was word-of-mouth. By the end of the 19th century, Henderson was a very wealthy doctor. Treating varicocele (enlargement of veins in the scrotum), phimosis (inability to retract foreskin) and the other ailments that his ads called “private diseases” wasn’t the most glamorous practice for the Chicagoborn Henderson, especially during a prudish era. But it allowed him to leave Quality Hill and strike out for the rapidly developing East Side, where he spared no expense building his showcase home on the Paseo.

Named for Mexico City’s famous Paseo de la Reforma and planned by legendary landscape architect George Kessler, the street was something really dazzling in 1900: a cross between a boulevard and a park. Among its formal gardens, directly across from the Henderson home, was a pergola. Dozens of shabby frame houses and lesser shacks were torn down on the stretch between 10th and 11th streets in 1897 so that the Paseo could rival the era’s classiest neighborhoods of Independence Avenue and the “Millionaire’s Row” of Troost Avenue between 26th and 32nd streets. It didn’t work out that way. This section of the Paseo was destined to draw apartment

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A little more than a quarter-century after Mrs. Crocker proposed turning part of 1016 Paseo into an art gallery, history would perhaps repeat itself. “We’re going to have a grand unveiling of the painting,” Vest said last month. “We’re inviting a lot of people.”

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“Down would come the cornice stones,” reported the Star, “out would go the mahogany mantelpieces, torn apart would be the front porch with the first line of Sam Walter Foss’s poem, ‘The House by the Side of the Road,’ painted on a stair.” The foundation optioned the purchase of the Henderson mansion, but new buyers arrived to save the day: John William Crocker and his wife, Anita, who planned to turn part of the house into an art gallery. Anita Crocker was an artist. “By October,” the Star reported at the time, “she [Anita Crocker] expects to have completed six 8-foot-by-3-foot panels depicting the creation of the world. Mrs. Crocker is amused that the creation will adorn the walls of a house built for a doctor who specialized in curing sexual dysfunction and was later a home for prostitutes. She delights as much in the history of the house as she delights in its present and future.” The future, however, did not include the Crockers, who sold the house before anyone could feel any delight. Another owner left the house uninhabited for nearly five years before, in a flurry of publicity in 2000, the property was sold to Pioneer Group Inc. The Topeka development company proposed a renovation of the entire surrounding neighborhood, now known as Jazz Hill. The Henderson mansion, according to news reports at the time, was to serve as management offices and a meeting space. That plan, too, went nowhere. Poole says the house was in “horrible, decrepit, rotting condition” when he purchased it. “The roof had rotted, and there were holes, giant holes, through the ballroom floor, through the bedroom floor, right down to the first floor. You could have driven a car through one of those holes. I’d sit on the first floor during a rainstorm and watch the water rush through the house. It was like a waterfall.” There’s no evidence of this damage today: The new floors are solid, the ceilings restored. Poole estimates that he has spent more than $200,000 repairing the historic house.

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“Why would I even buy it? It’s what I’ve always done,” he says. “I’ve always had great appreciation for good architecture and old buildings. I just couldn’t turn away from it after I saw it.” There’s a modern kitchen in the house today, and Poole has installed new floor tiles in the former solarium. It’s still not a very sunny solarium. The original bank of windows in that room, which once looked out on a garden that sloped gracefully down to the corner of Paseo and 11th Street, remain boarded up. A couple of those cathouse sinks remain, and there’s still plenty of cosmetic work to do. Some of the original embossed leather panels in the foyer need repair, and the master bathroom, with 111-year-old

Clockwise from top left: bas-relief on a radiator; Audrey Elder, who believes there’s a buyer for 1016 Paseo; William Poole, in the tunnel that he says Al Capone used. imported glazed tiles on the walls and ceiling, is in a fixer-upper category unto itself. The legendary basement-level tunnel, which leads from the main building (past the space where Poole insists Capone “hid the bodies”) to the carriage house at the rear of the property, is still in good condition. Inside that smaller building, a young artist named Christopher Vest was, until a few weeks ago, painting a portrait of Poole in exchange for living in the old garage.

he painting — like 1016 Paseo itself — remains a work in progress. “It’s not finished yet,” Poole says. “And Christopher took the painting with him when he moved back to Phoenix. He’s supposedly taking the painting to an art gallery in Seattle.” Meanwhile, Poole tinkers with his investment, and Elder continues to vigorously promote it. “It gets a lot of hits on our Web page,” Elder says, “but not so many showings lately.” At Elder’s recommendation, Poole has lowered the selling price from $550,000 to $445,000. Long before 1016 Paseo was listed in 1979 on the National Register of Historic Places — which doesn’t ensure preservation without the backup of local laws — it was a local landmark. On hundreds of postcards depicting the Paseo in its early 20th-century splendor, the Henderson mansion is visible in the background, the kind of distinct structure meant to lure outsiders to Kansas City or remind its natives of home. But landmarks disappear every day, even those that could be saved for far less than a half-million dollars. “I have three different scenarios that I see for the house,” Elder says. “The first is, ideally, it could become a private home again for someone who loves rare and unique historic properties. Second, it could be used as a community center or a dance studio. And third, it could be used as a business location, even a restaurant.” The latter solutions would require a buyer to alter the interior of the house, permanently dislodging the last of 1016 Paseo’s dust and deep secrets. “But why would anyone want to do that?” Elder wonders. “Besides, the walls are 3 feet thick.” E-mail charles.ferruzza@pitch.com or call 816-218-6925

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In its seventh year of operation, the Kansas City Fringe Festival doesn’t appear to be packing up anytime soon. A celebration of all things artistic and creative, this year’s Fringe Fest includes 115 artists — in theater, fashion, burlesque, comedy, art, spoken word, dance, music and film — and 367 performances at FIND MANY MORE 17 venues (plus a roving art truck), from the Crossroads to Jazz District to LISTINGS the the Plaza. Admission ONLINE AT to any of the perforPITCH.COM mances requires the purchase of a $5 button plus the cost of admission (some events are free, and no event costs more than $10). Buttons are available at the Fringe 411 ticket booth in Crown Center and online. Tonight’s free opening party at 6 p.m. is a Pecha Kucha-style presentation (three-minute performances by different performers) at Fringe Central (1730 Broadway, 816-516-4750). “This first event is for the culturally curious and will help viewers develop their own road map of the festival,” says Cheryl Kimmi, executive director. Performances begin Friday, July 22, and run through Sunday, July 31. See the full schedule and festival details, at kcfringe.org. A few of the highlights of this week’s Fringe Fest bounty: • Friday, July 22: The Mask of the Broken Heart by Slow Burn Productions/Stephanie Roberts (8 p.m. at Fishtank Performance Studio, 1715 Wyandotte, 816-809-7110). This hourlong, onewoman cliffhanger pays homage to classic film, commedia dell’arte and Kansas City history. The all-ages show costs $10. • Saturday, July 23: The Flock by Byrd Productions (7 p.m. at the Living Room, 1818 McGee, 816-221-4260). Things get (slightly) creepy and clowny when Beth Byrd-Lonski and her troupe of red-nosed funny makers perform more mature material. Tickets cost $10. Parents, this one might not be for kids. • Sunday, July 24: Hexing Hitler by Ouanga (3:30 p.m. at Off Center Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand, 816-274-8444). A true story about five people who gather to kill Adolf Hitler with

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witchcraft, in the isolated Maryland wilderness circa 1941. Tickets cost $10. Again, this show might not be appropriate for kids. • Monday, July 25: No Gender Left Behind by Rebecca Kling (7:30 p.m. at the Loft, 122 Southwest Boulevard, 816-221-3268). A transgender woman, Kling was fired from her teaching position in the fall of 2010; she seeks to explore gender and conformity in this onehour, solo spoken-word performance (which contains nudity). Tickets cost $8. • Tuesday, July 26: Scientist Turned Comedian by Tim Lee (7:30 p.m. at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main, 816-531-7529). Biologist Lee, who calls his act “a parody of a seminar,” has schooled audiences around the country. Get geeky laughs for $10 at this all-ages show. • Wednesday, July 27: I Love You (We’re F*#ed) by Kevin J. Thornton (6 p.m. at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, 816-569-3226). Told through stand-up comedy and music, this story is about a gay man and his past loves. Tickets for this show with adult content cost $10. — BERRY ANDERSON

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A MESSENGER BRINGS SALVATION

The singer-songwriter’s path can be a lonely one: a sparse stage, a single spotlight and the spare chords of an acoustic guitar. Elaine McMilian has no problem holding down a stripped-down stage, but the scene stalwart gets by with a little help from her friends at her CD-release party. “I’m jokingly calling my band Hybrid because it’s a combination of all former or current bandmates,” she says. This includes Jason Beers of the Brannock Device on bass, Scott Easterday (her bandmate in the mid-’90s ensemble Easterday) on guitar, and Rick Schupp (a veteran of her now-defunct classic-rock cover band Toy Box) on drums. The more, the merrier, right? Hear selections from The Messenger, McMilian’s latest (her first in nine years) at RecordBar (1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207). “In 2007, after a serious loss in my family, I needed a musical

outlet,” she says. “I needed to sing. My son suggested I start working again on my own songs.” Handpicked acts the Expassionates and Dollar Fox round out a solid sampler of KC’s tightknit Americana scene, starting at 9 p.m. — ELKE MERMIS [LGBT EVENT]

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Does the idea of customizing a classic car’s paint job to look like an M&M’s wrapper strike you as just silly? Are you at a loss for words as to why anyone would trick out the tank of a motorcycle in pinwheels of color? Do lowriders and Chevys jacked on massive rims seem frivolous and too damn impractical? Then you have no business anywhere near the parking lot of the Scottish Rite Temple (1330 Linwood Boulevard) when detail-obsessed gearheads descend on the Whip It Real Hard Car, Truck & Bike Show. Pimp rides and rappers go together like PB&J, so expect performances from a slew of artists, including headliners Mad Marlon and Nesto the Owner. Tickets cost $10 at the gate; kids younger than 12 get in free. And there’s a cause: Starr Jones, the event’s promoter, is donating 10 percent of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. See starstruckent.net. — NADIA PFLAUM [PERFORMING ARTS]

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Jeremy Collins was this year’s Best of the Festival winner at the 5 Point Film Festival

RUN FOR THE SOUTH

Hundreds of tornadoes wreaked havoc across the United States this past spring. The devastation in Joplin, Missouri, resonates strongest with most people in this area, but for Lindsey Green of Lee’s Summit and a handful of other University of Alabama students, 2011 is also the year of the Tuscaloosa twister. When that funnel touched down on April 27, freshman Green was in her dorm. “We still had power until after the storm, so we actually watched the live news feed of the tornado hitting the city,” she says. “I was about half of a mile from the destruction, but the tornado hit a block from campus in several places.” The twister injured thousands of people, killed more than 40 and shredded some 2,500 buildings. Green, who is back in Lee’s Summit for the summer, has helped coordinate Run for Tuscaloosa, a 5k run and walk to benefit UA Acts of Kindness, an emergency fund set up to assist University of Alabama students, staff and faculty affected by the natural disaster. Registration for the 9 a.m. race at Roe Park (10400 Roe, in Overland Park) begins at 8 a.m. and costs $25. The

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Along with being nostalgic for Schoolhouse Rock tunes, Hall and Oates singles and Too Close for Comfort reruns, the paunchy, balding, Doc Martens-wearing Generation X looks back fondly on childhood’s summer days at theme parks. As a testament to this, Union Station (30 West Pershing, 816-460-2020) presents Project 31, an exhibit of five miniature replicas of Worlds of FIND Fun roller coasters that MANY MORE dominated the park’s profile 31 years ago. Many Kansas Citians experienced free LISTINGS first fall in 1980, aboard ONLINE AT the Orient Express, PITCH.COM the Screamroller, the Schussboomer, the Zambezi Zinger and (for the diaper babies) the Silly Serpent, and these working replicas should help you recall every drop, twist, loop and (in the case of the Zambezi Zinger) sudden cervical-vertebraestraining halt. The free exhibit includes historic photos and actual Worlds of Fun artifacts from an era when Steve Perry’s mullet cascaded like the magnificent drop of the Viking Voyager flume ride. These small-scaled, handbuilt replicas stay on display through August 11 in the midway, near the Science City entrance. For more information, see unionstation.org. — CHRIS PACKHAM

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The Wyandotte County Fair is well over 125 years old, but this marks the first year in its brand-new location: 13700 Polfer, just off Kansas Highway 7. The old fairgrounds, used since 1953, were sold by the county’s Unified Government five years ago to build Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Without a real fairground, there hasn’t been an actual county

“Doodle Doo” by Eric Sall (see Wednesday). fair in KCK for two years. That makes this year’s festivities, which begin at 5 p.m. today, particularly special. The events planned through Saturday include pig races, camel rides, a petting zoo, 4-H exhibits, local musical performers, motocross races, a demolition derby and a mud run. It’s Gospel Night on the musical stage tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m., but those with less heavenly interests can stick to the carnival midway, which stays open late for fans of mechanical rides and games of chance. Admission is free, and parking costs $5. See wycofair.com. — CHARLES FERRUZZA

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The exhibition now at the Dolphin (1600 Liberty, 816-842-4415) may be made up entirely of inanimate objects, but the layers of color, geometric forms and glittering plastic shapes have something to say — possibly to one another. “There is a wonderful dialogue between Shari Mendelson’s crafted vessels, made of recycled plastic bottles, and Rachel Hayes’ intricately made work, entitled ‘Arezzo,’ composed of hundreds of piecedtogether fabrics and vinyl,” gallery associate Emily Eddins says. Discourse Matters also features works by Jason Karolak, Wilbur Niewald and Eric Sall. Eddins says the combination of local and New York artists “expands the conversation regarding contemporary art.” The show runs through August 6. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. See thedolphingallery.com. — CRYSTAL K. WIEBE 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 (calendar@pitch.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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efore this past weekend, country music was one of those subjects — like airplane mechanics or professional sports — about which I was abysmally ignorant. Consider me schooled, thanks to Mother Trucker 2 (at La Esquina) and Honky Tonk Angels (at the American Heartland Theatre). Both offer crash courses in the soul and guts of country. Seven years after the original, which was staged at the late Late Night Theatre, Mother Trucker 2: Ride On rumbles into the Charlotte Street BY Foundation’s La Esquina GalGRACE lery (part of its Urban Culture and borderline-creepy precociousness. CampProject). The sequel finds Ruby bell gives his jorts-rocking man-child an unSUH Lee Jenkins (this time played flappable and valorous good nature. When he by Kimberely Queen) settled learns that he has been forgotten by both his in with Deke (Ron Megee), the bull rider she uncle and the taker of his virginity, he bravely picked up on the side of the highway. Both dote takes to the road on the only wheels he has. Megee is brilliant as the most macho man on teenager Teddy Bear (Gary Campbell), her wheelchair-bound son, who likes to remind ev- in KC, studly and horny and fatherly. With a eryone that he’s “crippled but not blind.” As we’ll full-grown handlebar mustache, cowboy-tight jeans and a hard-on in his heart for Ruby Lee, see, another important faculty remains intact. Times are hard, and Ruby Lee is about to lose he plays it straight in all senses of the word. her house unless she can come up with $7,776.63 Megee also has one of the best singing voices in back taxes. Deke hatches a plot to haul a bull in the show. (Reed has the other one, great on “Texas Bound and Flyin’ ” and to Las Vegas in Ruby Lee’s pink hilarious on “Angels Flying Too Peterbilt, and the family is off. Mother Trucker 2: Close to the Ground.”) Queen’s Along the way, they run into Ride On singing voice is pretty but faint, Ruby’s brother, Slim Jenkins Through August 1 at La though her “I Never Promised (David Wayne Reed, also the Esquina, 1000 West 25th You a Rose Garden” is one of the show’s writer, producer and diStreet, 816-235-6222, show’s best numbers, thanks to rector), traveling with Barbara charlottestreet.org droll backup from Ashley Otis Mandrell as her opening act. and Shannon Michalski. Camp it is, but with plenty Honky Tonk Angels Darryl Jones returns as of Kumbaya. The script and Through August 21 at Sheriff Dick Walker, and Cody production are wildly creative American Heartland Wyoming appears in minor, (Venus Starr’s astounding cosTheatre, Crown Center, mostly mulleted roles. But Otis tumes are perfect), but more 2450 Grand, 816-842-9999, and Michalski get to whoop it important, Reed grounds the ahtkc.com up as everything from a chamstory in heart and good will. pion Mary Kay saleswoman Although plot elements fit to a gallant highway patroltogether cleverly, the performances are what really keep the show trucking. woman. Michalski is a fearless performer. She Mother Trucker 2 is a star vehicle with lots of seems to enjoy sending up lesbian and butch stars. As the eponymous Mother Trucker, Queen types, and her sneer is magnetic. This being a DIY kind of production, there is queen of the show, giving us a heroine whose sincerity and dignity make us root for her at were several minor mishaps the night I attended every turn. Ruby Lee has a Dolly Parton-sweet (a flapping door, a flapping mustache), and the speaking voice and lots of sexy sass, but most of comic potential of each did not go unfulfilled. all, she is a mother protecting her Teddy Bear Queen has a gift for improvisation, and she nearly rivaled scripted lines in comic precision. and trying to save their home. This family story is heartwarming, the charGood thing Teddy Bear is being truckschooled. He’d be bully fodder in any regular acters lovable, the tone exactly right. Played as school, with his industrial glasses, wheelchair earnest as rodeo-clown costumes and sister-wife M AT T H E W C O L L I N S

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OUT THIS WEEK Troll Hunter

Hunting trolls is dreary work, but someone has to do it. Left unchecked, the creatures would trample the Norwegian countryside, knocking over power lines and eating Christians. If a troll broke out of its woodland habitat, ready to behave like the big, dumb, not really malicious animal that it is, it would be only a matter of time before some young Mormon girl got digested. And then where would the country be? The matter-of-fact tone is the strength of Troll Hunter, an uneven mockumentary about Norway’s hidden campaign to control its troll population. The film starts perilously close to cliché, with the suggestion that what we’re seeing is found footage shot by a missing film crew made up of young, attractive people. They have set off to shoot a 2 T H2 X pitch.com 20 T tH hE e P pI T i tC cH h MJOUNLY 1 -X–X 2 7, X2 ,0 1210 0 Xpitch.com

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Palosaari: Miller hadn’t worked at the paper for five years at the time of filming, but regardless, she doesn’t belong in the same movie with people claiming that the iPad is going to save newspapers. Rossi just throws every bullet point about journalism and a bunch of Times topics into a blender and burps it out over 90 minutes. Martin: A better “future of news” documentary would examine a daily in Buffalo, New York, or Richmond, Virginia. Look at The Kansas City Star. Poor Lynn Horsley is covering City Hall and Jackson County these days. But a discussion of how news organizations will function in the future is tough to film, in part because nobody really knows. Peter Rugg: For the people in Davenport, Iowa, the corruption that hits closest to home is going to be what’s happening at the Davenport, Iowa, City Hall, and once the dailies covering those beats are gone, the risk of the public getting screwed on their local tax rolls or by their own law enforcement becomes much greater. Even if the reporter at those small dailies isn’t

documentary about bear poachers, but along the way they meet Hans, the title character. Otto Jespersen plays Hans as just another government worker who knows that he’s performing a necessary but unglamorous function. Perhaps if these curious kids tagged along, their footage would reach the public and force the bureaucrats above him to change a few things. Troll Hunter works at first because it treats the monsters, and Hans’ work, like something you’d see on Animal Planet’s Shark Week. Did you know, for instance, that trolls can smell the blood of Christians? When atheists in the movie learn this, though, the revelation, which could have led to a sly theological joke, goes nowhere. And that’s before a government conspiracy plotline emerges. The results are frustrating. After spending time devising this world and establishing its rules, the makers of Troll Hunter seem to have lacked faith in their premise. — PETER RUGG

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he documentary Page One goes backstage at The New York Times. Four writers at The Pitch watched the film and shared their thoughts in an e-mail roundtable. Ben Palosaari: I’ll start by saying that I am not a fan of torture porn, which is what a large part of Page One feels like. It’s called, depending on where you look, Page One: Inside The New York Times or Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times, but that’s not what it is. Instead, director Andrew Rossi has stitched together a bunch of talking heads and supposed media experts to sing a funeral dirge Markos Moulitsas, Michael Wolff — receive for print media and news organizations — their comeuppance in some form or another. scholars and writers saying the age of reliable Palosaari: Everybody knows that media news reporting is dead, images of sobbing companies are struggling to find out what the journalists packing up their desks and Rossi future is, and Rossi doesn’t shed any new light rehashing notable New York Times failures. on that tension. Instead, he cuts short great It’s like watching Bambi’s scenes of reporters working — mom getting shot over and the thing the movie promises Page One over and over. to show us. Rather than having Directed by Andrew Rossi. a serious discussion about how Scott Wilson: “Torture Written by Rossi and Kate crucial the Times is or how all porn” isn’t wrong, even if the Novack. With David Carr, news organizations will funcmovie at first feels more like Carl Bernstein and Bruce tion in the future, cowardly plain-vanilla porn for media Headlam. Rossi dedicates a huge amount types. Who wouldn’t want to of time to people promising work in the Times’ sleek, modern, open newsroom? And there’s cowardice viewers that the Times and reporting are obin Rossi’s approach, but maybe less in terms solete. Then he tosses in a few scenes of Times of media as a whole and more in terms of the reporters being awesome before reverting back Times specifically. The Times might simply to the negative: Remember Judith Miller? Let’s be too big to serve as a lens through which to talk about her for five minutes. view the rest of print media, let alone predict Martin: Sure, the Judith Miller saga reits future. ceives more attention here than it probably David Martin: I don’t think it’s the downer deserves. But as the filmmakers point out, the Ben says it is. After all, a number of the doubt- criticism that the Times “led the country into ers and haters featured — Arianna Huffington, war” persists.

terribly good, just having someone attending meetings and taking notes matters a lot. David’s right. A much better way to do this material would be covering a small-town newspaper. Martin: Or just sticking to David Carr, who writes about media for the Times and is in Page One quite a bit. He’s a rich subject. He came to the Times relatively late in life (having worked at alternative newspapers for many years), and he has the zeal of a new convert. The moment when he challenges the Vibe editor, who took a casual shot at the Times, was priceless. Wilson: Carr deserves his own movie. I’d watch footage of him slouching around the country, sitting on various panels (and putting his Minnesota foot in his New York mouth on HBO, at the expense of us in Kansas City, the slope-headed). The scenes of him working to sort out Sam Zell’s barbaric decimation of the Tribune Company suggests that there’s a much more interesting movie to be made about that debacle. Zell at a lectern, shouting like a coked-up Cassandra at an unseen audience, is the closest that Page One gets to a chorus; those snippets function as a glimpse into what Michael Moore might do if he took on Tribune. That wouldn’t be a more honest movie than Page One, but it would be a far more entertaining one. Rugg: I don’t think any of us wouldn’t watch 90 minutes of Carr just eating lunch. Palosaari: The sections of the film that show Carr reporting and that show how the media desk makes the sausage are fascinating. As a journalism geek, I loved those scenes and wanted about three hours more. But again and again, the movie returns to various proclamations that news and legacy publications should just give up. Rugg: That’s the worst failing of what could have been a fascinating film. It plays into all the stereotypes of the ivory-tower journalist, too arrogant to see the future. Rossi views the narrative from the same arrogant perch. ■

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on’t hate Spike Nguyen for opening a franchise restaurant. The 40-year-old entrepreneur from Vietnam wanted to go into business by himself — he used to run a burger place in Houston with his brother — and he BY was impressed by the operaCHARLES tion of the Sacramento-based Pho Hoa Noodle Soup chain. F E R R U Z Z A After Nguyen moved to Kansas City, he bought the franchise rights for the metro. “People don’t think that this is an independently owned restaurant because there are other Pho Hoa operations around the United States,” Nguyen says. “But this is my restaurant. I don’t follow corporate guidelines. I do things Nguyen wanted to open his first Pho Hoa — here my way.” If Nguyen sounds a little testy, it’s because it’s pronounced fuh wa — in the historic heart he has heard people dismiss his two-month- of Kansas City’s Vietnamese community: the old old, full-service dining spot as another slick, Northeast. After looking at several buildings up corporate-owned operation that has entered the and down Independence Avenue, Nguyen made local market to trounce family-owned places, a decision that seemed inexplicable but turned out to be practical. He leased the rear of the such as the Vietnam Café or Saigon 39. “This is my family-owned restaurant,” brick structure at 1447 Independence Avenue Nguyen says. He has been putting in long that had been occupied by the Scimeca family’s hours with his wife, Jissie Vo, and their teen- supermarket for more than a half-century. The front section of the building is now the age daughter, Valerie. Having eaten in the restaurant three times home of the Biladu Rahlma Mid-Eastern Resnow, I’ll say this: Pho Hoa is neither the Viet- taurant. Which makes it hard to know that Pho namese Chipotle nor another Panda Express. If Hoa is also there, especially when it’s easy to you didn’t know, going in, that this cheery joint drive right past the building. No sign is visible from the street, but Nguyen was a franchise, you probably says he’s working with the city wouldn’t guess it. Nguyen’s Pho Hoa to change this. restaurant is as eccentric as House special Walking into the restauany other small Asian place bánh mì ................... $4.95 rant generates some culture in the area, though it’s run Meatloaf bánh mì ..... $3.95 shock. This stretch of Indemore smoothly and with betRegular pho bowl ...... $6.75 pendence Avenue is mostly ter service. Grilled-beef forlorn, even if the Kansas The meals here — soup vermicelli bowl........ $8.95 City University of Medicine Avocado smoothie .... $3.95 bowls, rice dishes, bánh mì Sweet-potato-andand Biosciences is across sandwiches — don’t come shrimp fritters ......... $5.95 the street. The college was off as soulless corporate creSummer rolls (2) ....... $3.95 another reason that Nguyen ations, either. In fact, Nguyen chose the location: “College has already changed many of students love pho,” he says. “I the recipes that came with his franchise agreement because he says the local knew they could be a built-in audience.” Each time I’ve eaten at Pho Hoa, the Vietnamese community prefers lighter broths and better seasoned pho. “So that’s how we pre- cool, jade-colored dining room has been full of Vietnamese-Americans, including a lot pare them now,” he explains. The name Pho Hoa is a combination of pho of 20-somethings. Nguyen favors a youthfor noodle soup and hoa for Binh Hguyen, the skewing soundtrack featuring the latest pop immigrant restaurateur who opened the first hits from Ho Chi Minh City, and his place is Pho Hoa noodle shop in San Jose in 1983 — hoa a brightly packaged Gen Y incarnation of the mom-and-pop Vietnamese restaurants that binh means peace.

There’s much more than pho at the new Pho Hoa.

once dominated this street. Viet Hoa is now closed, and the beloved Pho 97 has yet to reopen after a fire destroyed the adjacent Vista Theatre building last May. Nguyen designed the interior himself. Corporate mandates a minimalist approach, but the Independence Avenue Pho Hoa is a shade fussier than that — something between P.F. Chang’s and Pier 1. It’s comfortable, though, and casual enough for a group of Vietnamese-American college students to giggle together at one table, a young man to rub the belly of his pregnant wife at another and, at mine, a Southern gentleman named Truman to expound on the merits of an avocado smoothie. “I know it sounds dreadful,” he said, taking long sips of the pale-green shake from a plastic cup, “but it’s really creamy and delicious. Not too sweet but not savory, either. And refreshing.” It’s also the most-ordered beverage here, far outselling the strawberry and mango versions. Pho Hoa doesn’t serve booze, but it offers plenty of the traditional caffeinated, sugary concoctions so well-liked in Vietnam: café den dá, iced coffee (made with half and half instead of the usual sweetened condensed milk), and iced and hot teas. You can get a glass of regular old unsweetened iced Lipton, too, which is a divinely cool asset when you’ve ordered one of the terrific, spicy bánh mì sandwiches here, all prepared with fresh jalapeños. I’m crazy about the “house special” sandwich, made with sliced-pork “meatloaf” — it looks like pale lunchmeat, but

don’t let that stop you — charbroiled pork and beef, julienned carrots, peppers and cilantro on a marvelous baguette. It’s cheap, too. The rest of the Pho Hoa repertoire isn’t so unsubtle, although the pho bowls are served with a plate of fresh herbs (cilantro, mint, basil) and sliced jalapeños for seasoning the dish to one’s taste. The beef broth — the soul of this signature dish — will taste a shade sweet to some, but I think it’s just right: lightly gingery with notes of anise and cloves. Delicious. I’ve indulged myself on several of the house rice plates, mostly topped with marinated meats and fragrant with lemon grass (including the most lusciously tender pork chop I’ve eaten in a long time). One of Nguyen’s signature dishes is “Shaken Beef” (some restaurants call it “Shaking Beef”): succulent hunks of marinated beef, wokseared with onion slices. (Nguyen won’t reveal any of the spices, but garlic, soy, fish sauce and a dash of sugar resonate among the flavors.) It’s as close to barbecue as you can get at Pho Hoa. Not all of the restaurants in the Pho Hoa chain offer appetizers, but Nguyen makes light, fresh summer rolls that are plump, chilled creations made of vermicelli, pink shrimp and herbs wrapped in rice paper. He serves them with classic nuoc cham dipping sauce: fish sauce, garlic, lime juice. (It’s also worth asking for Nguyen’s warm peanut sauce.) A heartier, equally delicious roll is made with roasted pork instead of shrimp; another comes with grilled pork and bits of fried-egg roll wrapper, producing an unexpected crunch. Pho Hoa’s most popular starter, unsurprisingly, is a hefty plate of bánh tôm cô ngu: sticks of sweet potato and pieces of shrimp, battered together and deepfried to a feathery but satisfying crispiness. There are no fewer than 16 toppings, all meat, ranging from brisket to tripe, available for the pho bowls (in two sizes, the larger of which is enough for two meals), and there’s a hot-andsour seafood version with squid, salmon, shrimp and chopped pineapple. (A vegetable broth is available upon request, but the menu is not vegetarian-friendly.) Because this is a fast-casual chain, all the dishes arrive on hard plastic plates emblazoned with the corporate logo. Nguyen spent his first years in Kansas City living in the Northeast, but he moved to Johnson County several years ago. He plans to open at least two more Pho Hoa restaurants here. Will he have to change the recipes or upgrade the dishware for that demographic? “We’ll see what happens after we open,” he says. “There’s a Vietnamese community in the suburbs, too. Right now, they’re driving here to eat, so I think they like what I’m doing.” Why wouldn’t they? Pho Hoa is a fine culinary addition to Kansas City. Just try to forget that it’s a franchise. Have a suggestion for a restaurant The Pitch should review? E-mail charles.ferruzza@pitch.com

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slightly changed since I started teaching. I really focus on an old-school technique for dessert. I look at a classic recipe and try to make it a little more modern. Everything has truly been done. You look at the aspects of peach melba. It’s vanilla ice cream, poached peach, raspberry sauce, sometimes toasted almonds, and whipped cream. It’s almost like ice-cream soup. You take aspects of that and rework them into a new component. You have to keep some classic aspect, like poached peaches — those have a great texture. The vanilla ice cream can be turned into a lemon-verbena ice cream. Add in almond shortbread for texture and raspberry pâté de fruit. Then you use quenelle whipped cream instead of piped whipped cream. You change the presentation — that’s a lot of what food is. … You just use fundamental techniques because those let you be versatile. Then you can work different flavors into your cakes and desserts. You have to understand the science behind baking and cooking so you can know what’s going wrong and fix it. What’s your favorite ingredient? Hazelnuts. The versatility. I can use whole hazelnuts, hazelnut flour, praline paste (sugar and toasted hazelnuts in paste form). They taste so delicious and go great with chocolate or fruit. What’s your best recent food find? Valrhona chocolate. It’s single origin, a really great cocoa flavor. It’s great to eat on its own. I just eat half a pestle. It makes delicious sorbet, too. What’s your favorite local ingredient? I love wild Missouri persimmons. They come in season in September. They’re great fillings for macaroons. They are super-sweet, not like a normal persimmon. They can be used raw, like a date jam. I just press them through a sieve. They’re spicy, just slightly spicy and warm. They have the perfect consistency. What’s one food you hate? White truffle oil. Hate everything: smell, taste. I think it’s disgusting, so far from what a white truffle tastes like. Use way too much or any of it — overused. People think that it’s fancy. Tastes like crap. Hate white-truffle french fries. Black truffle salt on fries. White truffle oil is so overpowering. You can’t get the taste away. What’s always in your kitchen? Booze. Seriously, our last count of bottles was, like, 340 or something. I have 80 bottles of champagne in my closet. I joke that I can make whatever cocktail I want. The only problem is that I usually don’t have any mixers. I don’t ever keep milk in the house, but I always have eggs and butter. — JONATHAN BENDER Pardon our French at pitch.com/fatcity


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his time last year, Gaurav Bashyakaria was preparing to move from Lawrence to California. A week before he was set to leave, Bashyakaria got together with his friend Josh Thomas and spent a couple of afternoons recording music in Thomas’ basement. “We’d always talked about recording together,” Thomas says. “We were messing around with all this stuff I have: an old Clavinova, a bunch of guiBY tar pedals, different effects. We just plugged it all up and NICK played whatever weird music S PA C E K we could come up with. Then we kind of edited it all together. Didn’t really think too much of it. Written, recorded and done in, like, seven hours.” Shortly afterward, Bashyakaria went through what he describes as “some personal turmoil” and he found himself unable to relocate. He elected to stick around Lawrence and finish his degree, a decision that coincided with those recordings (which he and Thomas put online under the name CVLTS) finding their way to people at AMDISCS, a European label with an eye toward experimental and ambient music. AMDISCS subsequently released those afternoon recordings on 100 limited-edition cassettes, titled LVST. The tapes quickly sold out. “Once we got AMDISCS to put our stuff on their label and website, Gaurav started talking to other [labels], like Atelier Ciseaux in France,

which put out [CVLTS’ next release] Black Hole, Hi Five,” Thomas says. “I like pretty much everything those labels have released, so it was pretty cool to have the first two things that you release come out on those labels.” As CVLTS’ strange distillation of improvisation, keyboards, loops and field recordings has been finding an audience overseas and in the experimental music community, the group has been inviting other musicians in Lawrence to join. “Gaurav doesn’t really drive, so pretty much any musician that brings him up [to Thomas’ house] ends up playing on the recording, too,” Thomas says. Such is the way that Taylor Coates (who helps run Thomas and Bashyakaria’s new label, Beer on the Rug) ended up on the band’s newest release, Realiser, and how Brian Shattuck ended up joining CVLTS for Theta Distractions. These additional musicians have changed the dynamic in CVLTS in some ways: Realiser has a more beefed-up sound, with a richer low end.

Lucidity: not CVLTS’ strong suit.

But Thomas says that’s not necessarily due to the additional keyboards that Coates brought with him. “We have more effects now. When we recorded Black Hole, Hi Five, we were going through two delay pedals, a loop pedal, a Big Muff, and maybe something else,” he says. “On this one, we had one little recording area where we’d set up a keyboard going through 10 different effects into an amp. Then we had another keyboard going through seven or eight effects into an amp. And I had a guitar going through a lot of effects into an amp.” You might assume that the sonic wash you hear on a CVLTS album is the result of hours spent mixing and tweaking, but that’s not the case. Despite all the bells and whistles upfront, the recording process for CVLTS is where the tinkering ends. “Almost all of our stuff has been done in just

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one weekend per release, with pretty much no songs written coming into it,” Thomas says. “I’d say that 80 percent of the time, what ends up being the song is just playing stuff. Like, we’ll all have things set up, working at the same time with, like, three or four different amps in the room, all close-mic’d. I’ll go through it later, and if two of three parts sound really cool together, I might cut the third part a little. Or I’ll take a section I like a lot and loop that around a little bit.” This loose orchestration of sounds is what allows CVLTS’ music to breathe. Its albums have an openness about them similar to white space in a painting: It’s what’s not there that allows the listener to focus so closely on what has been created. It’s difficult to take in sometimes. It’s far from most pop music in the United States, though Thomas doesn’t see the band’s foreign labels and “weirdo European music scene” as being necessarily better than anything in America. “I think there’s already a bigger scene of what we’re doing over here over there, and that’s why it’s maybe easier for European labels to put out what we do.” CVLTS is bound for Europe at the end of July to take advantage of that bigger scene. In addition to the Creepy Teepee Festival being thrown by AMDISCS outside Prague the last weekend in July, CVLTS plans to travel to the Endorcism Festival in Berlin in August. The group will spend two weeks traveling the continent, sharing a van with two other American acts on AMDISCS — Dream Boat and Jef Barbara. “Atelier Ciseaux is in Paris, and we’re going to play one of their showcases, and I think there’s a few shows in between, too,” Thomas says. “That’s why we’re going to Europe — the people that are putting out our music and selling it for us are over there, and they’re offering to pay us for shows and stuff. So we’re like, ‘We’ll go. For sure. Sounds like a good time.’ ”

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Bruce Hornsby: Prolific Collaborator, Reluctant Influencer Bruce Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers play Crossroads KC at Grinders Friday along with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Hornsby has indirectly been on the mouths and minds of music critics lately. One of the most discussed records of 2011, Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, bears the strong mark of the soft synth work that Hornsby popularized on ’80s hits “Mandolin Rain” and “The Way It Is.” But Hornsby is hardly an I Love the ’80s onetrick pony, and he has successfully explored genres from bluegrass to pop to jazz in the years since the peak of his fame. Live, his shows are loose and improvisational, reflective of his stint as a touring keyboardist for the Grateful Dead. We had a nice chat on the phone last week. The Pitch: So have you heard this new Bon Iver record? Hornsby: I haven’t. I know that the main guy in the band, Justin Vernon, is a fan. I think I first became aware of him about a year and a half ago — I got a Google Alert from an interview where he said he’d been working on some new songs that were influenced by Bruce Hornsby. Usually when I hear somebody say they’re doing something “Hornsby-esque,” they’re talking about the Hornsby of 20 years ago, and I always think, If that’s what they think I am, then that’s too bad. How do you mean? Well, it’s funny with me because most Americans know me from seven or eight songs I did in the late ’80s and early ’90s. You know, we’ve changed and evolved. My biggest hit was a song about racism that had two piano solos. That’s hardly my standard formula. But when you have big hits, there are a lot of people that just know a little bit about you. As opposed to a cult artist, where there’s a very small amount of people who know everything about you. You’ve gravitated toward the improvisationalmusic, jam-band scene over the years. I think I’ve always been doing that type of music. Even when we had hits — I mean, “The Valley Road” has long instrumental solos in the middle and the end. Aesthetically, our approach hasn’t changed; it’s just broadened. Those old records don’t hold up to me very well. I certainly don’t think my most popular music is the best stuff I’ve done. Although, of course, I have to think that, don’t I? Otherwise, I wouldn’t keep making music. But I mean, hell, those first records were just me playing a piano along with 28

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a drum machine. They were basically demos that became records. I feel like what we do as a band now is more in tune philosophically with improvisational music than it is with playing piano in some symphony hall to a bunch of old people in golf shirts. You’ve collaborated with an eclectic group of musicians. Can we run through some of those? Starting with Bela Fleck. Oh, Bela and I are just old partners in musical crime. We met at Telluride in 1989 and have been playing together since. This is our first tour together, but it’s a tour pairing that should have happened years ago. We’re just kindred spirits musically. Jerry Garcia. What do you say about a guy like Garcia? He was a walking encyclopedia of folk music, this deep well of knowledge. I learned so much about traditional old-time American music from him. I also used to phone-prank the shit out of him. I’d have him thinking he was talking to Ernie K-Doe on New Orleans radio. You know Ernie K-Doe? That song “Mother-in-Law”? [Sings it.] Anyway, I’d wind him up. Bonnie Raitt. Bonnie I will always work with. She’s a soulful white woman, and I like soulful white women. She could sing the phonebook from A to Z, and I’d listen. Playing piano on “I Can’t Make You Love Me” was a proud moment in my career. Don Henley. Writing “The End of the Innocence” with Don was another proud moment in my career. Later on, Dylan sang it, and anytime you can say Dylan sang your song, that’s pretty amazing. Huey Lewis. Lew-Bob? I call him Lew-Bob. Lew-Bob’s very bright and an underrated entity, both musically and artistically. Some of the best things he’s done are things people don’t know about. Ricky Skaggs. Well, that’s my country cousin. After the Dead, working with Ricky is probably the longest, most intense, deepest collaboration of my career. He’s a soulful man, the greatest practitioner of country stank, S-T-A-N-K, that I know of. Ricky just moves me. He sings in a way that’s so real and so honest; he’s just way down in that Kentucky dirt. It can’t help but get under your skin if you’re open to it. — DAVID HUDNALL E-mail david.hudnall@pitch.com or call 816-218-6774 pitch.com


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1. Blitzen Trapper, with Ages and Ages Many Blitzen Trapper songs follow a loose formula: Hijack a melody from Dylan or the Beatles, then toss in a blazing guitar à la Bowie or Queen to imbue it with dramatic flair. I care less for those than I do for their more streamlined meditative folk songs, which tend to do away with the messy jangle while retaining an elegant momentum. But I suspect I’m in the minority there, and live, everyone’s probably better off with a wild electric guitar making a racket. Friday, July 22, at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179)

2. Sade, with John Legend Sade Adu still looks and sounds, rather remarkably, about the same as she did in the ’80s, when she was a chart mainstay with genre-crossing smooth jazz jams, such as “Smooth Operator” and “The Sweetest Taboo.” That might be due to energy conservation. Last year’s Soldier of Love, which added acoustic instrumentation and more dynamic drumming to the established Sade sound, was only the third Sade record of the past 20 years. Also, she rarely tours. That she’s coming to Kansas City at all still seems a little hard to believe. Tuesday, July 26, at Sprint Center (1407 Grand, 816-949-7000)

3. Waka Flocka Flame A couple of weeks back, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced that he was retiring from rap at the end of 2011. I wouldn’t take that one to Vegas, but coming from Waka (who has said he’s not even a rapper in the first place and has cited the fakeness of the rap game as the reason for his imminent departure), it’s more believable than if it came out of the mouth of, say, Diddy. His violent, often unintelligible take on trap rap frazzles critics, who tend to either deride it for its ineptness or praise it for its ’hood authenticity — a conversation Waka almost certainly does not give a fuck about. Sunday, July 24, at the Midland (1228 Main, 816-283-9921)

4. Maps & Atlases, with RX Bandits and Zechs Marquise A short three years ago, a Maps & Atlases show was like a music-theory lecture: Dudes with thick frames stood around with bottles of High Life tucked into their armpits, watching with amazement as the Chicago band worked its way through a set filled with exotic scales and obscure time signatures. Today, that same crowd is still there. But so are some new fans who’ve been drawn in by the way Maps &

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5. Old 97’s, with Cowboy Mouth, Those Darlins and Robert Ellis It still seems bizarre that Old 97’s never achieved huge commercial success. The Texas band charmingly connects the dots between roots rock and alternative rock, speeding up old country two-steps while adding a healthy dose of hooks and melodies. The frontman, Rhett Miller, is a dreamboat. And live, the band members are a bunch of rambunctious shitkickers, bouncing around onstage, bursting with energy — it’s a goodtime rock-and-roll show. But due to the fickle nature of the music business, Old 97’s ended up taking the long way to success, grinding it out for 20 years and gradually building up a fanbase large and loyal enough to fill venues like Grinders. Think about how much these guys must hate Kings of Leon. Thursday, July 21, at Crossroads KC at Grinders (417 East 18th Street, 785-749-3434)

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THIS WEEK T H U R S DAY, J U LY 2 1 Heavy Pets, Supermassive Black Holes: Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. JaneDear Girls: 7 p.m., free. KC Live! Stage at the Power & Light District, 14th St. and Grand. Mark Mallman, My Gold Mask, Empires: 9 p.m., $7. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Old 97’s, Cowboy Mouth, Those Darlins: 7 p.m., $20$61.50. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454.

F R I DAY, J U LY 2 2 Blitzen Trapper, Ages and Ages: 8 p.m., cover at door. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Mark Curry, Damon Williams: 8 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Bela Fleck & the Original Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers: Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454. Billy Gardell: Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816753-8665. My Gold Mask, Hand Sand Hands, C.S. Kuxem: Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Rasputina, the Wilderness of Manitoba: 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560.

SAT U R DAY, J U LY 2 3 Chubby Carrier: 9 p.m., $15. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Maps & Atlases, RX Bandits, Zechs Marquise: 7 p.m., $15 advance, $17 door. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Scattered Trees: Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.

S U N DAY, J U LY 2 4 Blackberry Smoke: 8:30 p.m., $12 advance. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Waka Flocka Flame: 8 p.m., $27.75-$47.75. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. What Dwells Within, Ashes for Amanda, For All Mankind: The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390.

M O N DAY, J U LY 2 5 HR of Bad Brains: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483.

T U E S DAY, J U LY 2 6 Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, the Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas in July, the Breather, the Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, Sovereign Strength: 3:30 p.m., $18 advance, $22 door. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Sade, John Legend: 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Snoop Dogg: Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454.

W E D N E S DAY, J U LY 2 7 O.A.R., SOJA: Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454.

UPCOMING American Idol Live: Tue., Aug. 2. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Animals as Leader, Intronaut, Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance to Reason, Evan Brewer, David Hasselhoff on Acid: Tue., Aug. 2, 6 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560.

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Tab Benoit: Sat., July 30, 9 p.m., $18.50 advance. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Clint Black: Fri., Aug. 5. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand. John Butler Trio, Mama Kin: Tue., Aug. 9. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454. EOTO, Vibesquad, Mouth, EZ Brothers: Sat., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454. The Ettes, Heavy Cream, Hans Condor: Sat., Aug. 13. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. MANY MORE Five for Fighting: Fri., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., $5. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand. Hinder: Sun., July 31. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816283-9900. ONLINE AT Ice Age, Dark Ages, MouthPITCH.COM breathers: Wed., Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. In Flames, Straight Line Stitch, Kingdom of Sorrow, Trivium: Mon., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. VooDoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. Janet Jackson: Mon., Aug. 22, 9 p.m. Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. Kanrocksas: Eminem, and more: Fri., Aug. 5. Kansas Speedway, 400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., 913-328-3300. Kanrocksas: Muse, and more: Sat., Aug. 6. Kansas Speedway, 400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., 913-328-3300. Kings of Leon, Band of Horses: Mon., Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs, 913-721-3400. Kottonmouth Kings, D Loc, the Dirtball, Johnny Richter, Kingspade, DJ Bobby B: Sat., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Jonny Lang, J.J. Grey & Mofro: Wed., Aug. 10. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd: Tue., Aug. 23. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Mayview: Fri., July 29, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Brian McKnight: Fri., Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Mister Heavenly: Sat., Aug. 27. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Morning Teleportation: Sun., July 31. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. My Morning Jacket, Delta Spirit: Wed., Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Katy Perry: Wed., Aug. 17. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Return to Forever IV with Zappa Plays Zappa featuring Dweezil: Fri., Aug. 26. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Saving Abel: Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. KC Live! Stage at the Power & Light District, 14th St. and Grand. Corey Smith: Thu., July 28, 7 p.m. KC Live! Stage at the Power & Light District, 14th St. and Grand. Steely Dan: Thu., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. Sugarland, Sara Bareilles: Sun., Aug. 7. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Summer Shakedown: Lil Crazed, Michelle Martinez: Sat., July 30, 9 p.m., $15 advance, $20 door. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, Emphatic: Fri., Aug. 12. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Paul Thorn: Fri., July 29, 9 p.m., $20. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. True Widow: Fri., Aug. 19. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. TV on the Radio, !!! (Chk Chk Chk): Sat., Aug. 27. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454. Underoath, Times of Grace, Stray From the Path, Letlive: Fri., July 29, 7 p.m., $18 advance, $20 door. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Keith Urban: Fri., Aug. 19. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Whitesnake: Tue., Aug. 9. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Yonder Mountain String Band: Wed., Aug. 17. Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., 816-472-5454.

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nightlife T H U R S DAY 21 ROCK/POP/INDIE Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Origin, Troglodyte, 6 p.m. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Solid Gold Easy, 9 p.m. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Dinner show with Elizabeth Arynn, Sara Swenson, Thomas Mueller, the River Monks, 6 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Turnpike Troubadours. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Vehicles, Sona, Molly Picture Club, 10 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Breakpoint Method, Gunpowder Secrets, Story May Vary, Ensilage, 9 p.m.

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BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Levee Town. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Grand Marquis. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Louisiana Street Band, Midnight Success, 10 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Jimmie Bratcher, 7 p.m. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Landon Liest: Bag of Blues.

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WORLD Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Sons of Brasil, 8:30 p.m. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. AZ-ONE, 9:30 p.m.

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JAZZ Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Shay Estes and Mark Lowrey, 6 & 8 p.m.; Mark Lowrey with Drums, 10:30 p.m. Lucky Brewgrille: 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission, 913-4038571. Ron Carlson, Steve Dillman, Greg Clinkingbeard, 6:30 p.m. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Bram Wijnands, David Chael, Tommy Ruskin, jazz club, 1 p.m.; Paul Shinn, 5 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Rick Bacus and Monique Danielle.

WORLD Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. KCRUF: Vibenhai, Richmo. The Conspiracy Room at the Uptown Theater: 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Seasonal International Party, 8 p.m. The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Afro Night: Bongo Love, Hearts of Darkness, SUNU, 9 p.m.

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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. Bike Night Open Jam. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Jerry’s Jam Night, 9 p.m. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Lonnie Ray Blues Jam, 9 p.m.

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The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. The Spook Lights, the Latenight Callers, Kentucky Knife Fight. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Silver Maggies, Atlantic Fadeout, Chris Tolle and the Early Reflections, 10 p.m., cover at door. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. The ReHabaneros. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Moats Brothers Band, 9 p.m. KC Live! Stage at the Power & Light District: 14th St. and Grand. Trippin’ Billies, 8 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Dollar Fox, Expassionates, Elaine McMilian, 8:30 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Ad Astra Arkestra, 6 p.m. Tomfooleries North: 8680 N.W. Prairie View Rd., 816746-8668. Salamander, 10 p.m. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. Isaac James, Restraint, Cry of the Masses, Dora Dank.

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Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Hot House. Intentions: 7316 W. 80th St., Overland Park, 913-6526510. Lost Wax. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Lonnie Ray Blues Band. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-1387. The Floozies present “Future Shock” with Michael Garfield. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Belairs, Trampled Under Foot, Marquise Knox. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Lonesome Hank.

The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Trivia Riot, 7 p.m. Bullfrog’s: 320 S.W. Blue Pkwy., Lee’s Summit, 816347-9393. Croakie. The Midland: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Mark Curry, Damon Williams, 8 p.m. Retro Downtown Drinks & Dance: 1518 McGee, 816421-4201. Karaoke.

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S AT U R DAY 2 3 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. Strike True farewell show with Bear Stories, Le Grand, Strider, My Brother the Vulture, 6 p.m. Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Ideamen, Low Standards, Genessee, 6 p.m.; Sidewise, Canvas, Caesura, 8 p.m. Danny’s Bar and Grill: 13350 College Blvd., Lenexa, 913-345-9717. Old MANY MORE Barbarians. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816-525-1871. Monsters of Mock, Fan Halen, Poison Overdose, Lost Dog. ONLINE AT Lucky Brewgrille: 5401 PITCH.COM Johnson Dr., Mission, 913403-8571. Naked Jake. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. My Brothers and Sisters, Les Izmore with Dwill, Humans, 9 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Git Some, Muscle Worship, the Swan King. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Now Now Sleepyhead, the Runaway Sons, O, Giant Man, Blood of My Enemies, 9 p.m.

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Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. 3 Son Green, Cosmopolitics live outdoor concert. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Monique Danielle, Rick Bacus; Rock Paper Scissors, 9 p.m.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Konza Swamp Band.

DJ The Eighth Street Taproom: 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. Godzilla’s last Bump n’ Hustle. The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Summer: Dirty, Dirty, Dirty. 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. DJ Andrew Northern.

JAZZ Café Roux: 11554 Ash, Leawood, 913-400-3478. Billy Ebeling. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Pablo Sanhueza Latin Jazz Quintet, 10:30 p.m.

VARIET Y The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. (UN) Scene KC Fashion Show: Baby Maracas, Evil Pawn Jewelry, Monsters Are Good, the Uncouth, on the patio, 8 p.m.-midnight, $7.

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Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Open jam with Levee Town, 2 p.m., free.

VARIET Y The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. Battle of the Bands Semifinals: Kanrocksas. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Sunday Solace, 2 p.m.

M O N DAY 2 5 ROCK/POP/INDIE Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Atlas, Yes, Inferno, Furniture, 9 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The Stolen Winnebagos. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Conquerors, Claque, Children of Spy, New Madrid, 9 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Story and the Strangers, Country Mice, Dojo for Crooks, Dsoedean. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Goods.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Valency, 8 p.m.

DJ Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Robert Moore downstairs, 10 p.m., free.

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Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. The Stolen Winnebagos, Grayson. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7497676. Tyler Gregory, 6 p.m.; Night Beats, L5, 10 p.m.

The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Karaoke with Kelly Bleachmaxx, 10:30 p.m., free. Fred P. Ott’s: 4770 J.C. Nichols Pkwy., 816-753-2878. Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Karaoke Idol with Tanya McNaughty. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Sonic Spectrum Music Trivia, 7 p.m., $5.

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B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Lee McBee & the Confessors, $4. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Dan Bliss. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Rich Berry.

Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. The Cast Pattern, Bone Dance, Melting Point of Bronze, Canyons, 9 p.m.

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The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Open mic. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Rural Grit, 6 p.m. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Open Mic with Marilyn Wood, 7-10 p.m. Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Big Damn Jam, 7 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Acoustic open mic, 7 p.m.

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Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Jay EuDaly, 3 p.m. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Paul Shinn, 11 a.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Jeff Harshbarger presents an Alternative Jazz Series, 7 p.m.

WORLD Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Jah Lion.

DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Smackdown trivia and karaoke, 7 p.m., $6. Fred P. Ott’s: 4770 J.C. Nichols Pkwy., 816-753-2878. Karaoke, 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. Maronzio Vance. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Joke Night, 9 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with the Mad Man DJ Mike, 9:30 p.m. Power & Light Grill: 417 E. 13th St., 816-283-3434. Beats, Burgers & Birds, 8 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Free pool.

EASY LISTENING The Landing: 1189 W. Kansas St., Liberty, 816-7925230. The Bob Harvey Band on the patio.

ACOUSTIC Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. Phil and Gary, 9 p.m.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Speakeasy Sunday, 10 p.m., $3. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. Open-mic night.

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T U E S DAY 2 6 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Drew6. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Rock Paper Scissors, 7 p.m.; Horse Opera, Key Party, Fort Frances, 9 p.m.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Trampled Under Foot. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. The Garrett Nordstrom Situation.

DJ Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. DJ Whatshisname. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Jazzy Jess.

ACOUSTIC Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. John Johnson’s Acoustic Showcase.

JAZZ Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Barclay Martin Ensemble, 6 & 8:30 p.m.

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Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. Bingo Boogie night, 9 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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VARIET Y Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913384-5646. Battle of the Bands SemiďŹ nals: Kanrocksas. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Tiki Tuesdays featuring DJ Fat Sal, 7 p.m., free.

W E D N E S DAY 2 7 ROCK/POP/INDIE RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Bob Walkenhorst, 7 p.m.; Grayson, Adam Arcuragi, Anna Johnson, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries North: 8680 N.W. Prairie View Rd., 816746-8668. Brett Blakemore, 9 p.m.

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ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. Hank Hall and Matty the Kid, Greensky Bluegrass, Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Sound Company. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders.

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DJ Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Billy Smith upstairs. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785832-1085. Club Med with Huerco S. y Ultrademon.

JAZZ Dan’s Longbranch Steakhouse: 9095 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-642-9555. Samantha Fish, 9 p.m.

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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Acoustic open mic with Tyler Gregory, $2. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Jam Night, 9 p.m. Retro Downtown Drinks & Dance: 1518 McGee, 816421-4201. Open mic, featuring DJ Hylanda and a live band, 8 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Jam session with Levee Town, 8 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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savage love His and Hers Dear Dan: I’m a man who loves it when my girlfriend fucks me with a strap-on. Also, she ejaculates frequently and plentifully when we have sex, and has done so when she’s pegging me. What are the issues from getting female ejaculate in your ass? I’m thinking about modifying a toy in a way that might enable her to squirt up my ass. Oh My Fucking God Dear OMFG: I get questions about female ejaculation every day: (1) Where does it come from? (2) How can I/my girlfriend learn to do that? (3) Is it really piss? (But you’re the first to ask about modifying a sex toy in that way — you’ll want to patent it if it works.) Well, (1) it comes shooting out of a woman’s urethra; (2) BY practice, practice, practice; and (3) it isn’t piss. DAN In 2007, sex researchers S AVA G E in Vienna “collected” lady ejaculate from two women — not a huge sample, admittedly — and rushed it to the lab. They published the results in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (“The Female Prostate Revisited: Perineal Ultrasound and Biochemical Studies of Female Ejaculate,” JSM, September 2007). They concluded that lady ejaculate isn’t piss but come: “The values show that the source of fluid expulsion during orgasm is not urine, but is rather similar to male ejaculate.” So you would be at risk of acquiring any STI she might have. But if she’s disease-free, then letting her come in your ass is a risk-free, if not squick-free, activity.

Dear CCG: Inexperience might explain extreme emotional neediness, but it’s just as likely that your boyfriend’s clingy, manipulative shtick is controlling and emotionally abusive behavior in pathetic sad-clown drag. But you like him. Tell your boyfriend that you’re going back to your old job, and he has a choice to make: Get over it or get over you. If he sucks it up and makes an effort to change, he was just an insecure douche bag, and you helped him get over it. If he doubles down on the whining and clinging, then he’s a controlling dick, and you’re well rid of him.

Dear Dan: A quick comment on monogamy: I agree with you that we tend to assume that all the other couples we know are in monogamous relationships, when in reality many are not. ReLicense #8-2184-05 cently, my mom told me that she wouldn’t mind if my father had an affair. Sex has become harder for her since menopause, and she doesn’t consider it the be-all and end-all of a marriage. I’ve been married for a year, with several years of dating before that. Sex and arousal can be difficult for me, and I have a lower libido than my husband. My husband is a wonderful lover and has been good about taking things at the right pace for me. But one thing that takes the pressure off me is that we agreed long before marriage that faithfulness for us meant honesty, not exclusivity. My husband knows that if he wants to fool around, he can, as long as he’s safe and honest (with me and with her). The same goes for me. Does my marriage, or my parents’ marriage, count as monogamous? At the moment, we all are. But we’ve agreed that strict monogamy isn’t a requirement. I doubt that we’re alone in this attitude, so you can add this group of “theoretical nonmonogamists” to the list of people who get wrongly classed by your critics as totally monogamous out of a lack of imagination and knowledge Dear Dan: I’m a 24-year-old female living in about other people’s lives. London, where I’ve just finished a degree in cir- Invisible in Canada cus arts. I’m in a relationship with a great guy. While I’ve had long- and short-term relation- Dear IIC: I’m convinced that there are a lot ships before, he hasn’t, and he can be emotionally more PTBMCs (perceived to be monogamous needy. He can’t/won’t sleep without me in the couples) out there than people realize. But for bed. We’ve been together for 10 months, and he most of these couples, the term “nonmonogaoften tells me that I’m everything in his life. I’ve mous” isn’t a good fit. told him this isn’t normal, and I’ve confirmed Tell an AMC (actually monogamous coumy right to have a life outside of him. The crux ple) that you’re nonmonogamous, and they’ll of the situation is, I worked on and off as a strip- assume that you’re actively seeking outside per in a high-end club for two years. I’m done sex partners or that you’re swingers. There’s with my degree and broke and want to return to nothing wrong with either, but that’s not what this work. This is an issue for him. But the job you’re doing, what your dad has permission to was great for me and allowed me sexual (and do, or what my husband and I do. Telling an financial!) liberation. I didn’t orgasm until I AMC that we’re “nonmonogamous” requires took control of my own sexuality via stripping. us to disclose more details about our actual sex I don’t know how to handle this: He knew lives than we wanna say or they wanna hear. this about me when we met and says he hoped So I’ve got a new word: “monogamish” — it wouldn’t carry on. I feel upset that he hasn’t we’re mostly monogamous, not swingers, and accepted the whole of me and I guess part of me not actively looking. wonders if I’m in the wrong relationship. I love this man, but I feel trapped. Have a question for Dan Savage? E-mail him at mail@savagelove.net Clown College Graduate 42

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MO-WESTPORT $500-$700 816-753-1923 44th & Pennsylvania, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, private balcony, walking distance to Plaza & Westport, and so much more. Call Krugh Realty, LLC today to set up your appointment to see this unit.www.krugh.net - KRUGH REALTY, LLC MO-WESTPORT $350-$800 816-474-4APT PARKSIDE PROPERTIES/'parksid/ n.1: A Collection of Early Century Apartments withArchitectural Quality. 2: Local Owner Management, Focused on Restoration.3a: Roanoke/Valentine and Art Gallery area. 3b: Studios & 1-3br's. 3c: $350 to $800/mo. 4: 816-474-4000 MO-WESTPORT $500 816-561-4230 Monterrey Apts., 4630 Wornall Rd, 1BR, no smoking bldg, no pets, and water paid. Call Krugh Realty, LLC today to see this unit. KRUGH REALTY, LLC. MO-WESTPORT/KUMED $695 816-531-3111 3942 Roanoke~ ground floor Duplex. 1 BR, lrg rooms, lots of closets. Off street parking, front porch. No pets please. MO-WESTPORT/PLAZA $500/month 816-561-9528 Winter Special- Large 2 Bedroom, Central Heat, Balcony, Private Parking, Garbage disposal.3943 Roanoke and 3821 Central Call for details

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MO-Brookside beauty $1150 816-254-7200 Historic feeling 2 bedroom house, dining room, cozy fireplace, basement, garage, appliances including washer/dryer, pets OK! rs-kc.com KCOXE

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(816)561.RENT www.northterracepm.com House for rent: 3 BED 1 bath home! $250 down and $162 a month! 2304 Oakley Avenue, 64127. Owner Financing! Call 816-301-4784. MO-KC Art Institute$900 913-962-6683 Expansive 2 bedroom house filled with charm, full basement, hadwoood floors, appliances including dishwasher, pets welcome! rs-kc.com KCOW0 KS-KU Med area $600 913-962-6683 Charming 2 bedroom house, hardwood floors, garage with opener, living room, appliances, deck for BBQ's, pets OK! rs-kc.com KCOXB

KS-Merriam $1200 913-962-6683 Charming 3 bed/2 bath house plus a finished basement, ice cold a/c, 2 car garage, safely fenced for pets and kids! rs-kc.com KCOW7

MO-KANSAS CITY $550 913-905-4783 2 to choose from 1818 or 1824 Newton Ave. # 1. 2 bedroom, 1 bath Home close to everything. Central air, appliances included. Large basement, Large Attached Solar Green House, Off street parking. #2 1824 Newton Ave. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished or unfurnished. Park the kids next door. GREAT, QUITE neighborhood. A must see!

5811 Maple

2 BR $550

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Wornall Heights

2BR 2.5BA $775

9702 Wornall larger 2 level townhouse, cov’d pkng, gas FP, deck!

902 E. 39th St.

1BR $425

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524 Maple

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1500 W. 47th

1505 Little Ave.

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1620 E. Linwood

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4230 Wyoming

2 BR $895

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Charming apt w/ balcony, HW floors, updated kitchen Cute 1BR with off-st. parking, central air, balcony Close to 71-Hwy and Main, minutes from Grandview triangle, DW, AC, Balcony Over 1300sf in grand old building. Central heat/air Close to UMKC, between Paseo and Troost Convenient location in NE! HW floors, quiet location. Great deal! Close to UMKC and Plaza, just West of the Paseo, Tons of space for the $ 3701 Baltimore Large 1st floor apt close to Westport

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MO-Near UMKC $1150 913-962-6683 Character filled 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom house, hardwood floors, fireplace, kitchen appliances, safely fenced for pets and kids! rs-kc.com KCOW1

KS-Overland Park $1100 913-962-6683 Charming 3 bedroom house with 1.5 bathrooms, garage, living room, appliances, patio for BBQ's, bring the pets! rs-kc.com KCOW8

MO-Penn Valley area $750 913-962-6683 Spacious 3 bedroom house, basement for storage, hardwood floors, dining room, appliances, pets OK! rs-kc.com KCOW2

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KS-Roeland Park$1075 913-962-6683 Spacious 2 bedroom house, office space, safely fenced for pets and kids, spacious kitchen with pantry and appliances; rs-kc.com KCOW9

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