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Current neighborhood: Merriam Who or what is your sidekick? My little brother, Brahm. We’ve been matched up through Big Brothers Big Sisters for almost four years. We spend about three to four hours a week together checking out Kansas City, learning something new, or defending the world against a zombie takeover on Xbox 360. What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Platypus handler at Taronga Zoo in Sydney What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Grünauer Where do you drink? During kickball season, I like to frequent the Brooksider. I’m also a big fan of Kennedy’s in Waldo and Kelly’s in Westport. What’s your favorite charity? That’s tough. I’d have to say my three favorite charities would be the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, and Camp Quality of Greater Kansas City. What TV show do you make sure you watch? I don’t watch a great deal of TV, but I do enjoy Archer, The Daily Show and Modern Family.

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Yes, We Cannabis mber Langston has one message for Missouri voters: “The sky is not going to fall if we legalize it.” Of course, Langston, Western Region director for the statewide pro-legalization group ShowMe Cannabis Regulation, admits that she’s facing a significant challenge. The group needs 150,000 signatures, from all over the state, by May 4 to put its initiative on the November ballot. And this isn’t some wimpy, politically palatable “decriminalization” movement that would reduce penalties for possession. Show-Me Cannabis Regulation wants across-the-board legalization. “It’s going to have to be available to adults 21 and over, period,” she says. Under the proposed law, residents could legally burn blunts at home and pop into a store to stock up on the kind bud when they run out. And with each marijuana purchase, the state’s coffers would swell with fat stacks of pot tax — up to $100 a pound. People who are drinking age and older would also be able to grow 10-footby-10-foot plots to cultivate their own supplies. Show-Me Cannabis Regulation’s organizers believe that public opinion has shifted in its favor. An October 2011 Gallup poll indicated that, for the first time since polling on the issue began in 1969, more than half of Americans approved of marijuana legalization. “In the Midwest, it’s 54 percent for full legalization,” Langston says, citing the same poll. And

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Act), which would legalize the limited use of marijuana for medical purposes, allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients of any age. The Senate’s Public Health and Welfare Committee (chaired by Topeka Republican Vicki Schmidt) refused to hear the bill that’s now stuck in the Committee on Federal and State Affairs. Nonetheless, Haley calls cannabis “one of the largest cash crops in Kansas” and says he sees medical marijuana as a first step toward broader decriminalization in his state. “Knowing that many people use it not only for medicinal [reasons] but for recreational use, it is time to get our collective heads out of the sand,” Haley tells The Pitch. But it is an election year, and Haley thinks that might be why his bill has met stiff opposition. “A couple of people are utilizing this to unelect me,” Haley says, “in part because it’s a soft-on-crime … or a ‘he’s opening us up to the devil’s weed’ kind of issue.” Meanwhile, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation’s work isn’t done. Since the ballot petition was approved last November, the group has gathered about 20,000 signatures. The group needs more than six times that number in less than two months, but the math doesn’t daunt Langston. She recalls a co-worker’s calming words during a stressful campaign moment. “He said, ‘No matter how bad we mess up, we cannot stop marijuana legalization,’ ” she says. —BEN PALOSAARI

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he University of Missouri takes its final Big 12 basketball bow this week at the Sprint Center and Municipal Auditorium. This year may also mark the beginning of the end of the Big 12’s tournament presence in Kansas City, thanks to Mizzou’s jump to the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers’ carpetbagging leaves the Big 12 with no schools in the Show-Me State (and conference leaders struggling to justify keeping its big event in a state with no members). The conference has already pulled the women’s tournament from Kansas City, starting next year, when it moves to Dallas and then, in 2014, to Oklahoma City.

“Kansas City continues to be a valuable partner of the Big 12,” interim commissioner Chuck Neinas said in a statement. Thanks, Chuck, for the beautiful love letter. The men’s basketball tournament is scheduled for the Sprint Center through 2014. After that, the future is unclear. So in an effort to celebrate the tournament while we still have it, The Pitch has compiled this unofficial program to the hardwood action: stats and opinions, along with suggestions on whom to watch, whom to watch for, and where to watch if you can’t get into the Sprint Center or Municipal Auditorium. continued on page 8

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15 Players to Watch

Thomas Robinson, Kansas The 6-foot-10-inch forward is in the hunt to be named national player of the year. He’s also a top-five pick in this June’s NBA draft. Perry Jones III, Baylor The forward’s stock has dropped some, but he’s still considered a lottery pick. Keiton Page, Oklahoma State The senior guard is one of the deadliest 3-point shooters in the Big 12. KU fans know; he knocked down seven 3s against the Jayhawks in their last meeting, at Stillwater.

Two good players on bad teams Steven Pledger, Oklahoma Elston Turner, Texas A&M Brittney Griner, Baylor Who doesn’t want to see this center for the Baylor women’s basketball team dunk? The junior is a top candidate for women’s player-of-the-year honors. Royce White, Iowa State The do-it-all big man has the court vision and ball-handling skills of a point guard and the size of a post player. Phil Pressey, Missouri The sophomore guard is developing into a good distributor and a strong defender.

Marcus Denmon, Missouri The athletic guard out of Hogan Prep knows how to score efficiently.

J’Covan Brown, Texas The Longhorns’ junior guard has become an explosive scorer, leading the conference with 20 points per game.

Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State The 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward possesses physical tools that make NBA general managers drool. But he needs to work on his efficiency.

Kim English, Missouri The senior guard does what it takes to win games. He has improved his shot selection and has become one of the better long-range shooters in the league.

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Marcus Denmon, Missouri A scroll etched on Denmon’s left biceps reads, “That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.” The motto defines Denmon’s life, especially after his 20-year-old cousin, Marion, was shot and killed in Kansas City December 3, 2010.

Fake Jeff Withey’s Twitter (@fakejeffwithey) The fake Twitter account for the Kansas center gives real-time game updates with a dose of good-natured sexual harassment (#witheybeingwithey). Witheys both real and fake reportedly met after the Border Showdown and hit it off.

Prevail and Ride (prevailandride.blogspot.com) Prepare for penises. Lots and lots of penises. Prevail and Ride’s MS Paint drawings of “Aggy” are consistently hilarious.

Chunkles22’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/chunkles22) Yes, the videos mostly celebrate K-State football, but the Bill Snyder Dance Machine is a fantastic techno Nintendo trip.

Shaggy Bevo (shaggybevo.com) The original home of Prevail and Ride’s MS Paint drawings, Shaggy Bevo is still one of the finest trash-talking sports boards. Wide Right & Natty Lite (widerightnattylite.com) Named as a tribute to Iowa State’s history of missed field goals and drunk coaches, WRNL gives a self-effacing look at the Cyclone Nation.

Royce White, Iowa State The inked-up Cyclone wears his pride for his home state with a Minnesota Twins logo on his left arm. On his right, there’s a lion eating a man. Kat Steward, Kansas The best ink isn’t just on the court. It’s also in the stands. Steward’s back tattoo — a mural of Allen Fieldhouse and the iconic Jayhawk — is an impressive display of loyalty.

Gabe DeArmond’s Twitter (@GabeDeArmond) PowerMizzou.com’s Gabe DeArmond provides real-time news and analysis on the Tigers.

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Tyra White, Texas A&M Ms. Big Shot has had a solid but unspectacular senior year. She’s still pegged as a top prospect in the WNBA draft.

Fake Dan Beebe’s Twitter (@danbeebe) The imagined thoughts of the cranky former Big 12 commissioner. Example: “I don’t want to tell ol’ Chuck how to do his job, but if Dan were still in charge, there’d be a truck on fire at the Big 12 Tourney.”

Phog.net (kansas.scout.com) This KU message board is like a northern version of Shaggy Bevo (hating Tigers instead of Aggies). A highlight of this year: Photoshop fun with a photo of Missouri center Steve Moore flopping.

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Rodney McGruder, Kansas State K-State’s junior guard has been consistent on an inconsistent team.

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Thomas Robinson, Kansas T-Rob might have more ink than anyone in the league. He pays tribute to his mother and grandparents, who died last season, with a tattoo depicting a gravesite. He also has a tat for his cousin, who was shot and killed — “R.I.P. Ali 1991-2007” — and an inspirational tat that reads, “Success is nothing without failure.”

Faces of Frank Martin

Scott Christopherson, Iowa State The pasty Cyclone is a threat to get hot and torch any team in the league with his 3-point shooting.

Robert Lewandowski, Texas Tech The senior forward from Overland Park gets a last hurrah in front of the hometown crowd.

Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas The senior guard has completely reinvented his offensive game this season, slashing to the basket.

Enraged!

Sad!

Disappointed!

Cowboys Ride for Free (cowboysrideforfree.com) Oklahoma State’s SB Nation fan site has news and analysis, but the embarrassing GIF of Tyshawn Taylor’s mom dancing is priceless. Land of Thieves (landthieves.com/board) Oklahoma fans’ no-holds-barred message board. I Am the 12th Man (iamthe12thman.com) Yell leaders have to gather somewhere to talk about cleaning up bat poop and moving to the SEC. Double T Nation (doubletnation.com) If Red Raider fans can’t gather at a bar in KC, they can at least get together in the virtual realm. Our Daily Bears (ourdailybears.com) Ditto Baylor.

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Jeff Withey, Kansas, 7 feet Jordan Henriquez, Kansas State, 6 feet 11 Perry Jones III, Baylor, 6 feet 11 Philip Jurick, Oklahoma State, 6 feet 11 Jordan Railey, Iowa State, 6 feet 11 Robert Lewandowski, Texas Tech, 6 feet 10 Thomas Robinson, Kansas, 6 feet 10 Clint Chapman, Texas, 6 feet 10 Adrian Diaz, Kansas State, 6 feet 10 Anthony Jones, Baylor, 6 feet 10 Casey Arent, Oklahoma, 6 feet 10 Mason Cox, Oklahoma State, 6 feet 10 Keith Davis, Texas A&M, 6 feet 10 Kader Tapsoba, Texas Tech, 6 feet 10

Kevin Wagner, Texas Tech, 5 feet 8 Keiton Page, Oklahoma State, 5 feet 9 Tavon Sledge, Iowa State, 5 feet 9 Luke Adams, Texas Tech, 5 feet 9 Pierre Jackson, Baylor, 5 feet 10 James Fraschilla, Oklahoma State, 5 feet 10 Phil Pressey, Missouri, 5 feet 10 Javarez Willis, Texas Tech, 5 feet 11 Blake McDonald, Texas A&M, 5 feet 11 Angel Rodriguez, Kansas State, 5 feet 11 Naadir Tharpe, Kansas, 5 feet 11 Niko Roberts, Kansas, 5 feet 11 T.J. Franklin, Oklahoma, 5 feet 11 Aaron Law, Iowa State, 5 feet 11

Brittney Griner, Baylor, 6 feet 8 Anna Prins, Iowa State, 6 feet 7 Rachel Mitchell, Texas A&M, 6 feet 7 Vicky McIntyre, Oklahoma State, 6 feet 6 Nicole Griffin, Oklahoma, 6 feet 6 Kendra Frazier, Missouri, 6 feet 5 Haley Schneider, Texas Tech, 6 feet 5 Karla Gilbert, Texas A&M, 6 feet 5 Jelena Cerina, Oklahoma, 6 feet 5 Sune Agbuke, Baylor, 6 feet 4 Ashley Gayle, Texas, 6 feet 4 Cokie Reed, Texas, 6 feet 4 Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M, 6 feet 4 Katherine Zander, Oklahoma, 6 feet 4

Angel Goodrich, Kansas, 5 feet 4 Shanice McKoy, Texas, 5 feet 5 Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State, 5 feet 6 Carissa Crutchfield, Oklahoma State, 5 feet 6 Sydney Carter, Texas A&M, 5 feet 6 Cassie Peoples, Texas, 5 feet 6 Monique Smalls, Texas Tech, 5 feet 6 Elly Arganbright, Iowa State, 5 feet 6 Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma, 5 feet 7 Yvonne Anderson, Texas, 5 feet 7 Kyley Simmons, Missouri, 5 feet 7 Natalie Knight, Kansas, 5 feet 7 Haley Texada, Kansas State, 5 feet 7 Mariah White, Kansas State, 5 feet 7

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Famous Alumni We Hope to See

Sammy Ryan, Kansas Kansas’ favorite porn star got comps to the Border War a couple of years ago. We hope she makes it to the Sprint Center. T. Boone Pickens, Oklahoma State Maybe ol’ moneybags will be hobnobbing with fellow Cowboy alums Garth Brooks and Cerner CEO Neal Patterson. Brad Leland, Texas Tech The Friday Night Lights actor (Buddy!) needs to give his Red Raiders a clear-eyes, full-hearts pep talk.

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Jon Hamm, Missouri Anyone who has watched a Missouri basketball game has seen Hamm (Mad Men’s Don Draper) in those awful “Miz-Zou” commercials. Now he’s the pouty-faced Mizzou fan in the photo meme after the final Border War game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Eric Stonestreet, Kansas State There isn’t a prouder celebrity Cat backer than Stonestreet, an Emmy winner for his role on the ABC comedy Modern Family.

Wes Anderson, Texas If only the quirky director and pal Owen Wilson would hook ’em in Kansas City.

Jeff Dunham and Ken Starr, Baylor Two solid reasons to root against the Bears.

Jason Sudeikis, Kansas Speaking of the meme, Sudeikis, wearing a KU cap,

Rip Torn, Texas A&M Did someone mention pep talks? Dodgeball’s Patches

Danny Manning, Kansas Now an assistant coach at KU, Manning won only one Big Eight Tournament Championship (1986). But he has something few have: the 1988 National Championship.

Steve Henson, Oklahoma Kansas State’s all-time leader in assists

Bored!

O’Houlihan needs to throw some wrenches to fire up the Aggie ballers.

Olivia Munn, Oklahoma The comedian dressed up as slave Princess Leia for G4. There’s really nothing more to say.

Doug Gottlieb, Oklahoma State The ESPN analyst is one of the best passers in Big 12 history and used to hold the record for assists in a tournament game (14 in the 2000 tournament).

Joyful!

is all smiles in the photo. Could Sudeikis and poker buddy Paul Rudd be Rock Chalking?

Proud!

Horny!

now sits on the Oklahoma Sooners’ bench as an assistant for Lon Kruger. In the 1988 Big Eight Tournament Championship game, Henson’s Wildcats fell to the Sooners. Jon Sundvold, Missouri The former Mizzou shooting guard can now be heard on Big 12 broadcasts. As a player, Sundvold won one Big Eight Tournament Championship (1982). Dave Armstrong Armstrong has been calling Big 12 basketball games since the conference’s in-

Tender!

Cy, Iowa State Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley isn’t coming to the games (we think), so the best the Cyclones can do is a giant red bird.

ception. He’ll always be remembered for his pairing with the late Paul Splittorff.

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Bob Knight, Texas Tech The volatile former Texas Tech and Indiana coach doesn’t throw chairs anymore. Instead, he slings idiotic quips on Big 12 broadcasts with Brent Musburger.

Chuck Neinas If you see Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas, ask him why Texas A&M and Missouri are paying only $12 million apiece to leave the conference.

Darren Kent, Kansas State The former Wildcat forward is now a graduate manager on Frank Martin’s staff.

Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State The second-year coach and former Iowa State star is known as “the Mayor” to Cyclone fans. He has pieced together a top-seeded team from bigtime transfers.

Mitch Holthus The voice of the Chiefs is calling Big

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Privatization — the transfer of public services to the private sector as a solution to fiscal crises — is happening all around us. “It has reached alarming proportions,” says Judy Ancel, director of the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Institute for Labor Studies. “Citizens, as taxpayers, workers and recipients of public services, have not been sufficiently informed of the implications for democracy. It’s a fairy tale that private is better than public in protecting the public good.” Get FIND more answers at a forum MANY MORE about the privatization of government services. Featured speakers inAncel and David LISTINGS clude Stokes, a policy analyst ONLINE AT from the Show-Me PITCH.COM Institute. “The public needs to be aware of the problems that can result, and demand that policies and parameters are in place to ensure that the expected quality of previous services is maintained,” says event organizer Diana Kuhn. The free lecture at the Oak Park Library (9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, 913-826-4600) begins at 7 p.m. It’s sponsored by Johnson County Libraries, the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, and the League of Women Voters of Clay, Cass, Jackson and Platte Counties. — BERRY ANDERSON

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Movable type has been around for almost 1,000 years, but Portland, Oregon, letterpress printer Kyle Durrie still puts equal stock in both words. Her vision of maximum press motion is a mobile project titled Moveable Type: Cross-Country Adventures in Printing. Durrie started with a 1982 Chevy van, tricked it out with a full letterpress print shop (built-in cabinets, a sign press, a tabletop platen press) and embarked last summer on a major road trip. She makes her area debut from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hammerpress (110 Southwest Boulevard, 816-421-1929), with demonstrations and workshops fueled by her love of old-fashioned

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What are some of your best Snake Saturday memories? I remember one year when it was raining. There was sleet falling. And I was so amazed to look up and see how many people were lined up along the parade route with their umbrellas and plastic covers. They were all so excited to be there. It is incredible how many families look forward to kicking off spring with Snake Saturday every year, no matter the weather. What’s this year’s forecast? [WDAF Channel 4 meteorologist] Mike Thompson said there will be a big warm-up starting March 8. We’re anticipating warmer-than-usual weather. How do you spend Snake Saturday? I’m an announcer for the parade. My spot is in front of the CVS on Armour. This year, I’ll be there wearing a green sequined cape. — NANCY HULL RIGDON

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Think of key historical figures, and many people will think of Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus and Albert Einstein before Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart and Rachel Carson. The Women’s History Celebration at the Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Road, 816-444-1858) aims to inject a little parity into that reflex. The event is the creation of Molly Postlewait, a naturalist with Johnson County Parks and Recreation who also works as a storyteller. She changes costumes a few times today to become Carry Nation, Juliette Gordon Low and Laura Ingalls Wilder — three of the 13 women whom re-enactors bring back from the past. The event, Postlewait says, goes beyond a female fest. “I like to say that it’s everyone’s history. Everyone had a mother. And we have sisters and daughters.” The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and admission costs $5. For more information, see alexandermajors.com. — NANCY HULL R IGDON

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At one point in its 123-year history, St. Joseph’s State Lunatic Asylum No. 2 held around 3,000 patients. Though the hospital is no longer operational, the imposing brick building now houses the Glore Psychiatric Museum (3406 Frederick, one mile west of Interstate 29, off Exit 47, 800530-8866). Over a 40-year period, George Glore collected and maintained the museum’s display, giving us the opportunity to get an extensive look into the history of mental-health care. The museum features a wide range of apparatuses used to treat patients, as well as a large display of artwork (much of it quite beautiful) made by the hospital’s patients. A particularly memorable exhibit is the display of the more than 1,000 nails, pins and other objects removed from a patient’s stomach in 1929. Admission costs $3 for students, $4 for seniors and $5 for adults. The museum is open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see stjosephmuseum.org/ glore.htm. — APRIL FLEMING

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eginning January 1, residents of Clay and Jackson counties began paying a one-eighth-cent sales tax to help fund the Kansas City Zoo (6800 Zoo Drive, 816-513-5800). Though the measure got 64 percent approval, 100 percent of the residents in those counties now enjoy, over the next 10 years, a reduced zoo-admission price (down from $11.50 to $5), four free-admission days each calendar year, and the promised expansion of the Kansas City Zoological Park. The zoo is already stepping up its game with the construction of a tram spanning the African savannah and renovations to the tiger enclosure. Next on the zoo’s to-do list: getting some penguins, the most waddly of flightless birds, which no proper zoo should be without. Do your part at the zoo’s Pancakes for Penguins, where $13 ($8 if you’re a Friends of the Zoo member) gets you juice, Roasterie coffee, sausage and pancakes from Chris Cakes’ super-speed pancake machine (featured on the Food Network). Zoo admission for the day is also included, so you can look at the new digs and the twin newborn golden lion tamarins. Pancakes for Penguins — APRIL FLEMING runs from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, see kansascityzoo.org. Waddles, not waffles

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Not that it matters much now, but Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid wasted no time shutting down the rumor that Whitney Houston was going to be a judge on The X Factor. “We love Whitney and we would have certainly considered it, but the truth is, it never came to that,” Reid told ABC News. So the singing competition still remains two judges down, and its rules have changed. Now, the contestants vying for a $5 million recording contract with Sony Music can be as young as 12 years old and already signed to management contracts (subject to restrictions, of course). Could this be your chance? Head to Kemper Arena (1800 Genessee, 816-513-4000) for open auditions for The X Factor, where solo artists and groups have the chance to possibly suffer the unbearable judgment of Cowell himself. Preregister for the auditions by e-mailing thexfactor.kansascity@ gmail.com. For more information, see thexfactorusa.com. — BERRY ANDERSON 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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art Soft Bomb Factory A LOOK AT THE STUDIO WHERE TOM GREGG MAKES HIS QUIETLY PROVOCATIVE ART. om Gregg has been working out of a shabby-chic space in the West Bottoms since 1994, long before the First Friday antiques crawl helped make peeling paint and calculated clutter marquee attractions. Friday, March 9, Gregg leads two tours through the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. His talks — at 6 and BY 7 p.m. — showcase works from T H E R E S A the museum’s collection that he finds inspiring. The event B E M B N I ST E R is part of the museum’s Charlotte Street Artists’ Walks. The Pitch visited Gregg’s studio last month after he returned from Los Angeles, where his work is on exhibit through late March at the George Billis Gallery. The Pitch: The bric-a-brac on your studio shelves appear in your still-life paintings. How did you acquire these objects, and why do you paint them? Gregg: All of that stuff on the shelves in my studio is the result not only of painting still lifes for a long time but also of being a natural collector — although a collector of things that are interesting as opposed to valuable. Having such a large studio allows me to be rather indulgent. I can see something in a flea market, a yard sale, in a Dumpster, or by the side of the road, and if there is even a remote chance I might someday use it in a painting, I will hang onto it. … No matter what the object is, I like it to be familiar, even generic, and somewhat iconic. I try not to analyze this part of the process too much. My choices are usually impulsive and intuitive. Some of the subjects of your paintings — lemons, a glass of water — seem pretty straightforward. Others, like the knotted-up American flag, could be interpreted as having a deeper meaning. How much control over those interpretations do you try to keep as you arrange and paint the objects? At this point in my work, there are two basic, though intertwined, lines of thought. In some of the works, such as the lemons with the glass of water, the inspiration is primarily formal in nature: how the yellow vibrates against the blue, how the roundness and repetition of the lemons play against the vertical climb of the water glass, how the reflection in the glass rhymes with the shadow cutting across the lemons, etc. In most cases, I can walk into the studio, look at the objects I have set up to paint and truly be in awe of how beautiful and even profound they seem to be, just sitting there on

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therefore the objects, on a formal and aesthetic level, despite the fact that it is an image of a weapon or a tacky rubber Minnie Mouse toy. In the painting process, I have to find a way to see past these objects — because of the strong identity of the thing itself, the tendency is to stop there, at a cartoon sort of perception. … I always believe they are just paintings. They don’t mean anything outside of what the viewer brings to them, and I don’t feel that I want to control or limit what the paintings give out or even that what I bring to them is necessarily what someone else should experience. I saw newspaper clippings of head shots of famous people lying on a table under one of your glass palettes. How does this collection play into your studio practice?

At one point a few years ago, the walls in my studio were almost completely covered by newspaper and magazine clippings, random graphic detritus, flea-market art, and anything else that caught my attention and seemed to fit into the context of what was evolving up on the walls. Some of this graphic stuff would get translated into my paintings, as images or patterns on the wall space behind the stilllife objects. I did a diptych of Newt Gingrich overlaid with some Precious Moments angels during his first trip through the media cycle. When my paintings simplified and became more about the color-fields, I felt like all the stuff on the walls was distracting, so it is now all piled up in portfolios and stored in the corner. I have recently pinned up a few things:


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some safety envelopes, some gift-wrapping bows, and a picture of Ariel Sharon with a grenade cigarette lighter. But I plan to keep it contained. I often think of my paintings as figurative, or even as portraits of a sort, so the newspaper-portrait clippings are a bit of an inspiration. I guess, in a larger sense, my interest in all of this cultural printed stuff springs from a curiosity and fascination with images and visual language and how they are used in our culture. Why Ariel Sharon and the lighter? A few years ago, I was inspired to use hand grenades in my still-life paintings. This came about not only as a response to the way terrorism seemed to be dominating this country’s every thought — the George W. Bush adminis-

tration brought out the political overtones in my work — but also as what I perceived as the post-9/11 reality that we all needed to accept: The potential for violence exists in the most banal and everyday places. I was able to get three different hand-grenade styles, courtesy of Mickey’s Surplus, and have done a number of paintings of them: with a cup of tea, a bunch of fruit, a strawberry milkshake, even a child’s toy. The photo of Sharon, casually smoking, with what looks a real grenade on the table in front of him, seemed to echo the things I was thinking about at the time, and I keep it up there because I’m still drawn to disjointed or oddly juxtaposed ideas. E-mail feedback@pitch.com

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Tengo Sed Cantina: 1323 Walnut, 816-686-7842. Green beer and Guinness specials 8–10 p.m. Call Lauren at 816-686-7842 for details and happy-hour information. See JoJo on the pole.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Bar Louie: 101 E. 14th St., 816-841-9100. First annual St. Patty’s Day Kegs and Eggs party, beginning at 7 a.m. Ticket includes breakfast buffet, green beer, “Got Lucky at Bar Louie” green T-shirt, and party bus to and from parade route, $20 in advance, $25 day of. B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. St. Patrick’s Party with Bobby Smith Blues Band, 9 p.m. Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. The annual St. Patrick’s brunch features biscuits and gravy, corned-beef hash, eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, Dutch babies, house-made bloody marys, freshsqueezed mimosas, and more. The rest of the day includes shot specials, burgers, fries, flatbreads and entrées. Brunch Sunday is at 9 a.m. The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Iron Guts Kelly. The Bunker: 4056 Broadway. St. Patrick’s Day specials and a vast selection of St. Patrick’s Day items, including T-shirts, hats, koozies and more. Open at 9 a.m. Customers participating in the St. Pat’s run receive 20 percent off purchases all day. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Quick breakfast and Irish lunch buffet at 11 a.m. Live music on the deck from KC Bear Fighters (11 a.m.–2 p.m.) and Jervis Jort (3–6 p.m.). Enjoy the deck, the Westport parade, food (details at californos.com), and drink specials, $5 cover. Charlie Hooper’s: 12 W. 63rd St., 816-361-8841. Harp and different shots on special. Serving corned beef and cabbage. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. Kansas City Reggae St. Pat’s Bash with Dynamq, Yard Squad Band, Firehouse Sounds Intl., 8 p.m., $10. The Daily Limit: 523 E. 111th St., 816-942-0400. All-day celebration featuring two heated tents. Junebug & the Porchlights perform 4–8 p.m. in the party tent, food booths offer corned beef and cabbage, corned beef and hotdogs, and burgers. Beer and shot booths in front and back. Dark Horse Tavern: 4112 Pennsylvania, 816-931-3663. Pre-parade party at 7 a.m. Very Guinness Power Hours (with biscuits and gravy and Lucky Charms) 8 a.m.– 10 p.m. The Dark*Horse Leprechaun Throwdown Dance Party begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. The Tavern hosts the official St. Patrick’s Day broadcast by 98.9 the Rock. Nivens broadcasts live all day. The Dubliner: 170 E. 14th St., 816-268-4700. Irish breakfast, 8 a.m. and live entertainment at 9 a.m. with Eddie Delahunt. Live music lineup includes the Shanks performing U2 favorites at 1 p.m., the Patrick Lentz Band at 6 p.m., and DJ Steve Serrano 10 p.m.–2 a.m. Fidel’s: 4112 Pennsylvania, 816-561-6505. Buy three, get one free on select cigars and become eligible to win a $60 table-torch lighter, or two $60 cigar cases and two cutters. Firefly Lounge: 4118 Pennsylvania, 816-931-3663. Open immediately after the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Enjoy dancing and DJs all day. The Foundry: 424 Westport Rd., 816-960-0866. Open at 10 a.m. Parking-lot party starts at 10 a.m. Neil McCoy concert begins after the parade, around 1 p.m., $8 cover, and goes till midnight. The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Hoolie with Dumptruck Butterlips, Ashes to Immortality, Tyler Gregory, 9 p.m., free.

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The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. Brother Bagman, 5:30 p.m. Imo’s Pizza: 4037 Mill, 816-931-4667. Open at 11 a.m. for lunch with several specials, including 14-inch large one-topping for $9.99 and large specialty for $15.99. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Blarney Stoned, 9 p.m. KC Live! Block at the Power & Light District: 14th St. and Grand. 5th Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans Festival, with all day music. McFadden’s and the Dubliner offer breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m. The party at KC Live! Block begins at 11 a.m. Live music begins at 1 p.m. at the KC Live! Stage with Patrick Lentz Band (1 p.m.), Dolewite (3 p.m.), Noe Palma (5 p.m.) and Reel Big Fish (8 p.m.). Come before, during or after the parade. Free (no cover until 11 p.m.), open to the public, 21 and older. Kelly’s Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd., 816-561-5800. St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 9 a.m., $5. The Kickstand: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Brock Alexander and the Old No. 5s, 8:30 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Kansas City’s shortest parade at 6:45 p.m. The Nace Brothers 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m., and Chubby Carrier 9:45 p.m.–1 a.m. Lew’s Grill and Bar: 7539 Wornall, 816-444-8080. Start off with a traditional Irish breakfast at 8 a.m. Irish Hooley with Johnathan Ramsey (4–6 p.m.), DJ C-Mac, (9 p.m.–close), two bars (Lew’s and the Well), three bands, and two DJs for one ticket. McCoy’s Public House: 4057 Pennsylvania, 816-960-0866. A breakfast buffet starts at 7 a.m. Enjoy the pre-parade gathering. Parking-lot party begins at 10 a.m. Neil McCoy concert is after the parade, around 1 p.m., $8 cover. The party goes until midnight. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand, 816-471-1330. St. Patty’s Day Breakfast of Champions and Shamrocks & Shenanigans all-day music festival. Breakfast is offered beginning at 7 a.m., with free T-shirts and breakfast for the first 100 guests. The party continues with green beer, leprechauns, bagpipes, games, music, giveaways and more. Contact Teresa@mcfaddenskc.com for details. See Patrick Lentz, Noe Palma, Dolewite and Reel Big Fish for free at KC Live! Block, beginning at 1 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Destruction Party with DJ Just, Finn Cool, Hard at Play, Nuthatch-47, Les Jupes and more, 1 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. St. Patio Show, 3 p.m.; Dry Bonnet, Dads, 10 p.m. Sherlock’s Underground Coffeehouse & Pub: 858 South 291 Hwy., Liberty, 816-429-5262. Doors open at noon. Party all day with Pirate Radio host “Bo” Anderson and his lineup of bar games — karaoke contest and oddball antics. Drink specials, bar snacks, party favors and finger foods. Live music starts at 8:30 p.m. with the Scotty Boy Daniel Blues Band, $5 at the door with your first drink, half-price with your ticket. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Fifth Wall Comedy Troupe, 8 p.m. Tea Drops: 4111 Pennsylvania, 816-531-9600. St. Patrick’s Day specials, bubble tea, loose-leaf tea, teaware and food. Tengo Sed Cantina: 1323 Walnut, 816-686-7842. The Shamrock & Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day Festival, featuring Patrick Lentz, Noe Palma, Dolewite and Reel Big Fish. Uptown Theater: 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. The Elders 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hoolie. The Well: 7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700. Open at 8 a.m. Second round of NCAA Basketball starts at 11 a.m. Johnathan Ramsey (1–3 p.m.), Flannigan’s Right Hook (3–5:30 p.m.), the Kelihans (6–8 p.m.), and DJ Ashton Martin (9 p.m.–close). Westport: Westport Road and Pennsylvania. Official after-party of the 40th Annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Enjoy Kansas City’s original entertainment district and block party. Westport Alley: 510 Westport Rd. The St. Pat’s Pub Crawl features Buzzard Beach, the Dark*Horse Tavern, Ernie Biggs, and Harry’s Bar and Tables. Bands and DJs all day. The Silas Dogan Band (noon– 2 p.m., 6–8 p.m.), the Fall Down Drunks (2–4 p.m.), and DJ Highnoone and Parle (8–11:30 p.m.). For information, call 816-561-2444.


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café Mixed Up AARÓN SÁNCHEZ EXPORTS HIS VERSION OF MEXICAN TO LEAWOOD. Mestizo 5270 West 116th Place, Leawood, 913-752-9025. Hours: 11 a.m.–midnight Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Friday– Saturday, noon–midnight Sunday. Price: $$–$$$

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n a different time, when someone famous lent his or her name to a restaurant, the celebrity was almost always a TV or movie star or a big sports figure. It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s, when cinema beauty (and future murder victim) Thelma Todd opened Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Café in Pacific Palisades. Later examples include Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Roy Rogers’ restaurants, and Thunder Roadhouse (owned by Peter Fonda). There also are the Eccentric (Oprah Winfrey), Schatzi on BY Main (Arnold SwarzenegCHARLES ger), and Nobu (co-owned by Robert De Niro). Former tongue, crisp pork belly and grilled mahi-mahi. F E R R U Z Z A Royals star George Brett had An early press release explains: “The focus is a namesake restaurant on the on authentic Mexican classics that have been Plaza for a couple of innings, and a former Chiefs re-invented and re-imagined by Sánchez.” That’s a pretty accurate description of the defensive end Neil Smith owned the short-lived Copeland’s Famous New Orleans Restaurant in food served at Mestizo, which is solid and satisfying. And for diners eager to experience a more Overland Park. Thanks to reality TV, chefs are now just as exciting array of flavors than the goo typically famous as sitcom stars — and only slightly less served up as “Mexican” in this town, it’s almost recognizable than the Kardashians. A few have revolutionary. The word mestizo, the servers parlayed their name recognition into new res- happily explain, means mixed. (A more accutaurants. That’s the story behind Mestizo, the rate translation is a person of mixed ancestry, Mexican bistro that recently opened in Leawood. particularly Native American and European.) So Sánchez follows through It’s a slickly mounted propwith something like a preerty created by Food Network Mestizo Colonial New World menu, star Aarón Sánchez (Chopped, Quesadilla .................... $10 as prepared for 21st-century Heat Seekers) in collaboration Pozole soup .....................$9 suburbanites. with California-based Trifecta Pepita-crusted Which makes Mestizo Management Group. scallops ...................... $12 perhaps the most interestEvery menu is like a little Braised tongue ing destination in the Park press release for Sánchez, tacos .......................... $10 Place complex. The restauwhose name is in prominent Braised short ribs ........ $22 Grilled adobe rant does, however, have type under the Mestizo logo. sirloin steak ............... $24 some issues to iron out. The The famous chef may make Coconut flan....................$6 noise level is deafening. The only occasional cameo apupstairs dining area, a plaspearances in the kitchen of tic-tented patio (open only his signature restaurant, but that’s still often enough to give Mestizo a cachet on weekends), turns into such a cacophony of far beyond that of Kenny Rogers Roasters. (Did tequila-lubricated caterwauling that you may anyone ever really expect to walk into one of have to read your server’s lips. And even though the servers are as perky those fast-food operations and see the bearded crooner of “Coward of the County” filling a pa- as Disney World tour guides, the service isn’t per sack with a Round-up Platter and a muffin?) exactly snappy. Several dishes I ordered on my The Leawood Mestizo is the first of what second visit to the restaurant came out of the is presumably a franchise operation (“Casual, kitchen barely lukewarm. The pork-belly tacos hip, upbeat … with deliciously affordable fare,” (with a fine pineapple-mint salsa) that I tried chants the promotional materials), one that of- were very good. They might have been extraorfers exactly zero cheesy Tex-Mex dishes. Want dinary if the pork had been served hot. Hot is relative at Mestizo, in terms of both a burrito spread? Go to Don Chilito’s. Mestizo offers four taco options: skirt steak, braised beef temperature and ingredients. The house salsa,

Sánchez re-creates classic Mexican dishes to his — and modern — tastes.

a thick, velvety creation with a smoky undertone, is mellow, not fiery. “Aarón Sánchez really doesn’t care for spicy, spicy foods,” our server announced to our table after we asked for something a little punchier for our chips. “Why is he on Heat Seekers?” I wondered aloud (too quietly to be heard above the rest of the room). Another staffer later brought over a little dish of a condiment known at the restaurant as tomalata: a maize-colored sauce made from charred habanero peppers, Dijon mustard, Spanish onions and lime juice. The grainy mustard dominates the first taste, but what follows is a jolting burn. It would have gone well with the remarkably light vegetable quesadilla that my table sampled as a starter. There are other sauces here, but none as asskicking as the tomalata. The slightly greasy, delicately thin bacaladitos — fried pancakes made with salt cod — come with a pretty pink (and, again, mild) habanero mayonnaise. The puffy platanos rellenos, made of sweet fried plantains stuffed with black beans, are meant to be dipped in crema fresca. It’s all very nice and very safe. The most satisfying surprise among these often superb small plates is a dish of “pepita-crusted scallops,” which dresses two plump scallops, coated in crushed pumpkin seeds, in a creamy corn picadillo that’s sweet and searing at once. The rest of Sánchez’s botanas arrange the familiar (sautéed shrimp) with the offbeat (soft veal sweetbreads encased in a crunchy fried crust but left to languish in a tamarind sauce dappled with smoked bacon). I fell in love with a bowl of full-bodied pozole soup, generously laden with big chunks of tender braised pork and airy little hominy balls. It’s served with accessories — lime, cilantro, slivers of radish and dried oregano — but requires none of them. The six entrées now on the menu include

outstanding braised short ribs — some of the best I’ve tasted — in an ancho chile broth. I liked the grilled sirloin (a little chewy but, you know, it’s sirloin) smothered in a brassy adobe sauce with peppers, onion and ribbons of soggy cactus. Carnivores really score here. The beef-tongue tacos are extremely tender — and really rich. There’s very little for vegetarians to get hot and bothered about at Mestizo, unless one cobbles together a reluctant meal from the veggie quesadilla and the wax bean salad. I wave two thumbs down on the gloppy “Mexican-style pasta,” a side dish of tepid orzo in a glum roastedtomato sauce. I pushed my bowl away after a couple of bites. (The combination of shaved Brussels sprouts, cranberries and manchego cheese might work, if it weren’t dotted with meaty chicharrones.) The savory side of the menu offers nothing with mole, but a neat cacao fix awaits in the pretty little “molten chocolate cake.” It isn’t novel — every restaurant except Denny’s seems to offer it these days — but the eggy coconut flan, topped with a spoonful of mango-andmint relish, is delicious. You can build a flight of good tequilas, if you’re so inclined (a friend scoffed at some of the offerings on the “super premium” and “ultra premium” lists), and one of my tablemates was all but knocked off her feet by the unexpected potency of the strawberry caipirinha cocktail. It’s the same shade of red as the walls at Mestizo and it has the same effect as the restaurant as a whole: If you take it in too quickly, you’ll miss the nuances. Mestizo, with or without chef Sánchez in the house, has star quality. Have a suggestion for a restaurant The Pitch should review? E-mail charles.ferruzza@pitch.com

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he concoctions sit in jelly jars and glass bottles — barbecue sauces and brining mixtures that have been in the family for generations. The recipes are handwritten, typed or else simply memorized and never formally recorded. Chef Ali Shirazi runs the test kitchen for Original Juan, the specialty-foods manufacturer at 111 Southwest Boulevard, where he has developed thousands of products over the past three years. “I always say, ‘Yes, I can do BY that.’ It just sometimes takes a J O N AT H A N few tries,” Shirazi says. In his defense, it’s not that BENDER easy to make harvest-apple barbecue sauce, salsa that rings in at more than 1 million Scoville units (the heat scale that determines just how much something might incinerate your tongue), and hot sauce from pumpkin seeds. On a recent Friday morning, Shirazi is chopping piles of cilantro in the spotless test kitchen that is the nerve center for Original Juan (perhaps best known for its Pain Is Good hot sauces and American Stockyard BBQ sauces). On one wall is his “library,” a refrigerator and a beige cabinet that store the extracts, essences and control samples that make up the raw materials for the four to six recipes he makes each day. “It’s always something different, and I love that,” Shirazi says. “I was exposed to cooking at the age of 7, and at 59 I’m still learning.” His first teacher was his mother, who brought him into the kitchen of his childhood home in Tehran, Iran, as she prepared dinner. Later he attended Le Cordon Bleu in England.

But it wasn’t until he came to the Kansas City Art Institute, to study photography, that the idea of his own restaurant came to life. Shirazi opened the West Side Café in 1983, with partner Noori Jones, at 723 Southwest Boulevard (it’s now the tattoo shop Irezumi), in an old gas station. “Every night was a different country,” Shirazi says. “We were just a postage stamp on a big envelope.” The rotating menu let him call on his heritage and travels in Europe, presenting French, Lebanese, Indian and Italian cuisines. His inventiveness built a steady following, and the West Side Café grew from a counter with five stools to a restaurant with room for 35 guests. But Shirazi wanted more, and he found it only a few blocks away. In a Lousiana-style brick building, he opened his namesake, Shiraz, with his wife, Stephanie, in 1994. He put in a wood-burning pizza oven at 320 Southwest Boulevard and hired a talented young line cook named Christopher Elbow. “We wanted to have simple, elegant food,”

Shirazi wields his talent at Original Juan.

Shirazi says. “If you love what you do, you have to let people enjoy it. I just wanted to cook for people.” For 14 years, that’s what he did. Shiraz closed in November 2008, and Shirazi went to work for Original Juan the following May. “I never get bored because I’m always thinking about the next day,” he says. “I love sharing my knowledge. If you know how spices and herbs interact, the rest is easy.” But even a chef who believes that he can create anything has his limits. Shirazi hasn’t yet tried Original Juan’s line of hot sauces and salsas made from the world’s hottest pepper: the Naga jolokia or “ghost pepper.” “That’s too extreme. I don’t have the guts to try it,” Shirazi says. “When we make those sauces, we put on masks.” Shirazi took off his mask long enough to answer a few of our questions last week. The Pitch: What are you experimenting with? Shirazi: I’m working on different ketchups:

a roasted-garlic ketchup, onion, Indian, Moroccan. What are your culinary inspirations? I’m always thinking about food even when I’m driving. It’s exactly like painting, putting two or four colors together. I think about how I can create something beautiful. What’s your favorite ingredient? Indian and Moroccan spices — the exotic flavors. You can create so many things from these two cultures to bring to Western culture. What was your best recent food find? It was a sauce I was working on that started with lemon grass and coconut milk. What’s one food you hate? None. There are no foods I hate. What’s one food you love? Oh, God, can I say it? Fish. I can eat it every day. Sea bass is one of my favorites. What’s your guilty pleasure? Eating calf livers. It’s so rich, but then you think about a baby cow. I remember a few times at home, I made rabbit. I didn’t tell the kids it was rabbit. Then a month passed, and I told them, “Remember that food that everybody was craving? It was a bunny.” I just think you need to expose your kids to different things. What’s always in your home kitchen? Fresh fruits and nuts — I always have two bowls out. I love any fruit and nut. I have since I worked in the restaurant and would go to the City Market. Where do you like to eat out? I wish Christopher Elbow had a restaurant so I could go out and eat over there. We like the pizza place Spin. The roasted figs and prosciutto, that’s my favorite [pie] there. What’s your dream drinking or eating destination? I’d like to go to Morocco and learn Moroccan cooking. I want to go to the spice markets in the city and smell them and be there. A chef is only as good as … His mother. Moroccan roll at pitch.com/fatcity

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ne of the most anticipated local releases of 2012 is the upcoming fulllength from Ghosty, which arrives in mid-April. But those of us who follow the band on social media have been acquainted with some of the material since January, when the Power and Light EP surfaced on Bandcamp. Power and Light is essentially Ghosty gone electronic, with producer Nathan Readey BY setting Ghosty frontmansongwriter Andrew Connor’s D AV I D vocals to cozy downtempo H U D N A L L beats, rather than the thorny indie-pop sound for which his band is known. The collaboration has been years in the making. “Nathan and I have a mutual friend who used to host these little events, where a bunch of people would come over and share creative stuff they’ve been working on — lots of art and photography and things like that — and if I had a new mix or demo or something, I’d play it for the group,” Connor says. At the time, Readey had recently moved back to Kansas City and was playing shows under the pseudo alter ego he called Toby Terrence. “It was this solo R & B electro thing, with backing tracks, a drum machine, synthesizers,” Readey says. “I’d also sing and play guitar solos. It was kind of tongue-incheek, I guess.” Connor was supportive of the project. “This was around the time that Ssion was getting pretty big, and I thought Toby was drawing on a lot of similar ideas — this highenergy aesthetic that was really specific and smart,” he says. “And I noticed the sounds he was getting were basically perfect, very labored over. I was immediately drawn to it.” The two began trading demos and giving each other feedback. Readey eventually retired Toby Terrence (“I just kind of got sick of it,” he says) but continued making songs. His general disinterest in indie rock began to shape their relationship. “I wasn’t much of a rock dude,” Readey says, “which is what was cool about hanging out with Andrew, because it got me thinking about music in a way that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. And I started to realize, ‘Oh, this guy is kind of the real deal.’ And, I mean, obviously there’s a really devoted following for Ghosty. But I wanted to do some genre bending and figure

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out a way to get people who aren’t necessarily into rock to hear his songs.” Connor was all for it. “It’s hard not to like it when someone as talented as Nathan decides to put his stamp on your work,” he says. He supplied Readey with updated demos of songs that would appear on the new Ghosty record. “He’d come over, and I’d play him the demos, and he’d skip over the stuff he didn’t like. And then when something caught his ear, he’d let me know, and I’d just give him the tracks,” Connor says. “I felt like I had input on the process — he ran everything by me — but he did all the work on the production side.” Readey crafted rhythm tracks and synthscapes around the parts of the Ghosty demos he wanted to retain (guitar and vocals, sometimes bass). As he reworked the songs, he gravitated toward an easy-listening ambient vibe. pitch.com

“I’d never really made that kind of music,” Readey says. “But it just seemed like the most complementary sound to the songs I was working with.” In a full-circle way, Readey’s ideas ended up influencing the final versions of some of the new Ghosty songs. “With ‘Need This,’ the drum part was really minimal at first,” Connor says. “Then I heard what Nathan did with it. He changed it to this wilder, kind of psychedelic beat. The drums add this wildcard element to the song. So then Ghosty ended up copying that on the album.” Despite its modest three-song content, the Power and Light EP has been received enthusiastically around town. Filmmaker Pat Vamos is working on a video for “Joy in My Sorrow,” and local label Overland Shark has tentative plans to do a short run of the EP as a cassette. The unusual nature of its release — remixed versions of Ghosty songs you haven’t even heard yet — hasn’t backfired; if anything, it’s stoking anticipation of the new album. pitch.com

“The idea with the EP was just to put it out there and see what people think, and then maybe do a full-length or something,” Readey says. “I’d love to keep working with Andrew on stuff, but he’s got a ton of projects he’s always working on, so I’m definitely interested in working with other people, too. I feel really comfortable working in that kind of producer role.” Readey and Connor share the stage as Power and Light at the Brick later this month on Friday, March 23. “I was just going through a stack of these old cassettes I have with song ideas on them,” Readey says, “trying to figure out how to flesh out our set beyond the three songs we have. I know there’ll be a keyboard and a computer. And I’ll be playing guitar, and Andrew will play guitar and sing, and I’ll probably sing a little, too. It’s kind of a mystery beyond that.” E-mail david.hudnall@pitch.com or call 816-218-6774 M O N T H X X–X X , 2 0 0 X

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Stranger Than Fiction TRUE/FALSE PARTIES, DRUG DEALS, JAMES FRANCO, OCCASIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS

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ast Wednesday night, I was pretend-reading texts on my cellphone while waiting in line for the men’s room at Eastside Tavern. I furrowed my brow at an old message to a friend about which of us was going to drive to lunch, as if deep in thought. Nobody at this bar will realize how boring I am if I keep staring at this phone, I told myself. “I got that phone,” said the guy in line ahead of me. He pulled his out, and we talked LG models for a minute. Eastside is one of Columbia, MisBY souri’s cool-kid dives, but it also draws the occasional D AV I D tweaked-out townie. Between H U D N A L L this guy’s hat — white, with a black bill and pinstripes — and his enthusiasm for his Virgin mobile plan, I assigned him to the latter camp. Eastside was hosting an unofficial kickoff party of sorts for the True/False Film Fest. About an hour later, a band from Milwaukee called Catacombz plugged in. Cramped at the center of the stage behind a synth was the guy from the bathroom line, except now he was wearing a boa around his neck and a leather jacket with no shirt underneath. The hat was gone. His hair was shaved into an asymmetrical flattop. The band burned through a set of dark, droning Krautrock, which reminded me a lot of Cave, the former Columbia act now based in Chicago. The entire performance was weird and cool and progressive — all words I’d use to describe True/ False. Or, to put it another way, I now think of that pinstriped hat as pretty fly. The screening of documentary films is ostensibly the reason that more than 37,000 people attended True/False last week, but the fact that it’s basically a four-day party didn’t hurt, either. (I doubt that I was the only attendee who allowed for hangovers when mapping out my film schedule.) Lots of arty kids who went to Mizzou or Stephens College and now live in big, cool cities trickle back in for the weekend. I’ve decreed a personal moratorium on the h-word, but I heard somebody else describe the event as Hipster Homecoming, which seemed to nail it. There is a sense of inexhaustible fun at True/False. Films during the day, music and booze at night, then wake and repeat. Either an official or an unofficial party occurs every night of the fest. Wednesday, it was at Eastside, where, in addition to Catacombz, I caught Enemy Airship, some indie-rock locals with nice melodies doing a spirited cover of “Age

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of Consent.” (At the Thursday party at Mojo’s, a grungy psych-rock act, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, covered “Ceremony”; New Order never seems to go out of style.) The venues change, but you see the same faces night after night: the dude who looks like Charles Manson, so-and-so’s old T.A., the tall blond chick with the black glasses and patterned tights. The fashion at True/False is borderline out of control but great for people watching. My primary fashion observation: Designing Womenera Annie Potts is a new female style icon. Another observation: It is not difficult to find your way into some pretty druggy situations at True/False. Obscure drugs, too. A friend of a friend at an after-party huffed something from a film-canister-sized glass jar. It turned out to be some kind of discontinued cleaning solution for VHS tapes. “It gets you high for, like, 10 seconds,” she told me. All right, then. All the bars and restaurants were packed for the dinner hour Friday, so I headed to the west edge of downtown and stopped in at Snapper’s, a townie bar with a dartboard. A guy in his mid-20s, wearing a derby hat and a tan sport jacket, was hanging around the bar, talking up strangers, being way too nice. “You see that dude?” my friend, a local, said. “That dude lives in Denver or something, but he comes in town every year for True/False to sell coke and painkillers and shit. He just hangs around bars and sniffs people out. They kicked him out of Ragtag last year for it.” We watched him operate for a while — he was a drug dealer, no question — but we were running late for the @ction party at Tonic, a downtown club. The @ction party (which we took to calling the “At Action” party, even though nobody laughed at that, not even once) is a much-anticipated staple of the fest. The music came courtesy of Fatback, a Washington, D.C., DJ collective; the organizers brought in the Hella Go-Go Girls, a local group of pink-

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hair-bobbed, generally hot women who danced on an upper landing. Schlafly beers were free. Groping on the dance floor was also free, unless you counted the price of inhaling dizzying levels of body odor. Seriously, it smelled like rotten garlic down there. Three straight nights of labor-intensive partying just isn’t as practical at the age of 29 as it was at 19. Throw in a pretty humbling romantic encounter, and I just wasn’t feeling up to the task of worming my way into the super-secret-surprise party Saturday night. So, of course, that was the party at which famous Hollywood actor James Franco turned up. Franco was in town because he’s involved with one of the festival’s secret screenings — films that play at the fest covertly so as not to violate contractual agreements with other film festivals, like Cannes or Sundance. Twitter exploded in the late afternoon with news of downtown Franco sightings. He ended up at the secret party, which was held at the space formerly occupied by a bar called the Forge & Vine. My friend met him. “He was surrounded by these three young girls with glasses, and every conversation at the party was about how James Franco was at the party,” she told me. “He was shorter than you’d think.” The fest wrapped up Sunday night with Buskers Last Stand, a party in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre. An older-skewing, wall-towall crowd sipped beers, mingled and listened to some musical acts. It all seemed very civilized compared with The Sun Also Rises debauchery of the previous four days. It was kind of nice. Nicer still was arriving back in Kansas City and resuming my boring life. Not every day can be a fiesta. E-mail david.hudnall@pitch.com or call 816-218-6774 pitch.com

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Radiohead: sold out. Youth Lagoon: available!

Hearts of Darkness Kansas City’s favorite Afro-beat soul-funk act dropped a new single, “Renumeration,” last month as part of a split 7-inch with Motown revivalists the Good Foot and held a release party at the Uptown. It’ll be a nice contrast to see them at tiny old Davey’s, where they’ll try to cram all 16 of their people onto a stage the size of a parking spot. Friday, March 9, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club (3402 Main, 816-753-1909)

Nature Boys, with Old Blood and Bad Ideas No confirmation yet as to whether these Kansas City punks are Ric Flair devotees. Based on a ferocious set I caught at Harling’s a couple of months back, the Nature Boys more likely are disciples of Black Flag and the Stooges. The band recently posted some new tracks on SoundCloud, including one called “Rabies”: We were walking hand in hand/You were foaming at the mouth. This show kicks off a national tour. Saturday, March 10, at the Brick (1727 McGee, 816-421-1634)

Trace Adkins Trace Adkins is the performer, not the songwriter (no, no, he doesn’t bother much with songwriting) behind low-fruit country-gimmick hits “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Whoop a Man’s Ass.” He has also done Celebrity Apprentice, KFC voice-overs and, weirdly, some 2009 TV promo spots for the Chiefs, even though he’s

not from Kansas City. His stop here is part of his Songs & Stories Tour, where perhaps he will enlighten the crowd as to the origins of the lyric Got it goin’ on like Donkey Kong. Friday, March 9, at the Midland (1228 Main, 816-283-9921)

Mannequin Men, with Mouthbreathers Chicago’s Mannequin Men play boozy, derelict garage-rock, but with structures and melodies that tend to be more compelling than the usual paint-by-number Sonics janglers that litter the genre. Lawrence’s Mouthbreathers are fresh off their 7-inch debut on legendary trash-punk label In the Red. The two bands also play together at a house show in KC Thursday; ask a punk how to get there. Friday, March 9, at the Replay Lounge (946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676)

Asher Roth Asher Roth recently inked a deal with Def Jam. What — you thought the Mark Zuckerberglooking motherfucker quit making music just because everybody stopped paying attention to him? No, son. Roth’s latest mixtape of white-boy frat rap is called Pabst & Jazz, and I’ll bet there are enough “I Love College” fans enrolled at KU to occupy half the real estate in the Granada for this. Thursday, March 8, at the Granada (1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390)

Radiohead Local Radiohead nerd-fans have spent the past 15-odd years trekking to arenas in larger Midwestern cities — St. Louis, Chicago, Denver — to see Thom Yorke and Co. perform live. At last, the difficult British geniuses have deigned to visit the City of Fountains, in support of their most recent release, The King of Limbs. (This show is sold out.) Sunday, March 11, at Sprint Center (1407 Grand, 816-949-7000)

Cloud Nothings, with Mr. Dream and O, Giant Man On its latest — the Steve Albini-produced, Pitchfork-approved Attack on Memory — Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings marries Fugazi’s harsh muscularity with turn-of-the-millennium skatepunk hooks. Emo revival? Fourth-wave punk? Eh, I’d just call it a really smart rock record. Monday, March 12, at Riot Room (4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179)

Youth Lagoon, with Dana Buoy The dream of introverted music geeks who hide out in their bedrooms and fuck around with Roland samplers is alive in 22-year-old Trevor Powers. The Boise native’s debut, The Year of Hibernation, is a lot of piano twinkling, swooning indie-rock guitars, and reverb — mousetrap cheese for a big chunk of the music blogosphere. Monday, March 12, at the Jackpot Saloon (943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-843-2846)

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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Radiation City, Heartscape Landbreak, Jordan Geiger: 10 p.m. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Reptar, Tangent Arc: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Asher Roth, Josh Sallee, Nico Yoch: 8:30 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. White Mystery, Night Beats, Up the Academy: Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Trace Adkins: 7 p.m., $35–$75. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Ava Luna, Nightmoves, Post Ect.: Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Chicago Afrobeat Project: 8 p.m., $9. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Valient Thorr, A Storm of Light: 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Hearts of Darkness: 9 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main, 816-753-1909. Mannequin Men, Mouthbreathers: 10 p.m. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Whitehorse, Run Little Rabbit: 9 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, JabberJosh: 10 p.m. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Hadag Nahash: 8 p.m., $10. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Nature Boys, Old Blood, Bad Ideas: 8 p.m. The Brick, 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Randy Rogers Band: 8:30 p.m. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Ron White: 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 1 Needtobreathe, Ben Rector: The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Radiohead: 7:30 p.m., sold out. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Jake Shimabukuro: Yardley Hall at JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., Lenexa, 913-469-8500.

MONDAY, MARCH 1 2 Cloud Nothings, Mr. Dream, O Giant Man: 8 p.m., $10. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Company of Thieves, Beautiful Bodies, Root and Stem: 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Youth Lagoon, Dana Buoy: 9 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 3 The Blind Shake, Going to Hell in a Leather Jacket: Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 4 Jay Nash: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483.

UPCOMING Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina: Sat., March 17, 7:30 p.m., $26.50, $51.25. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300.

The All-American Rejects: Wed., April 4. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Bassnectar, VibeSquaD: Thu., April 12, 8 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Beats Antique: Fri., April 6. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Andrew Bird, Eugene Mirman: Fri., March 23. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Borgore: Sun., April 8. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Bowling for Soup, Patent Pending, Fresh Man: Wed., April 18. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Adam Carolla: Fri., March 30, 8 p.m. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Childish Gambino, Danny Brown: Tue., April 3. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Communion, Ben Howard, the Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den: Wed., March 21. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Cults: Sat., April 14. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. David Hasselhoff on Acid, Cherokee Rock Rifle, Waiting for Signal, Humans, Versus the Collective, Opossum Trot: Sat., April 14, 6 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. DrFameus: Tue., April 17, 8 p.m. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Electric Six, Aficionado, Andy D: Mon., April 2. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. EMA: Wed., March 21. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Experience Hendrix tribute tour: Wed., March 28, 8 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Jim Gaffigan: Thu., March 22, 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Galactic: Thu., March 15. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Jane’s Addiction, Black Box Revelation: Fri., March 16. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Leo Kottke: Fri., April 6. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Lady Antebellum: Fri., April 6. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Lisa Lampanelli: Sat., March 24. Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665. Stoney LaRue, the 44s: Thu., March 15. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Leftover Salmon: Thu., April 12. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Mansions on the Moon: Wed., March 21. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Mindless Self Indulgence, Hyro Da Hero, Ventana: Wed., March 21. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. The Naked and Famous: Tue., April 17. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Plush: Thu., April 5, 7 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Prince Rama, Psychic Ills: Tue., March 20, 9 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Sabaton, Ancient Creation: Thu., April 19. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic, Clock People: Sun., April 15, 8 p.m., $8, $10. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Split Lip Rayfield, Bright Light Social Hour, Red Eye Gravy: Sat., April 7, 8 p.m. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Stoned Coe Picnic: David Allan Coe, Levee Town, Mary Bridget Davies: Fri., April 20. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster: Wed., March 28. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Treasure Fingers: Fri., April 13. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Whitechapel, Miss May I, After the Burial, the Plot in You, Structures: Fri., March 16, 6:30 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. White Rabbits: Tue., April 3, 8 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Wrecking Ball, Cookie Monsta, Bare, Dieselboy: Fri., March 16, 7:30 p.m. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Yonder Mountain String Band: Thu., March 29. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Young the Giant, Grouplove: Fri., March 30. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900.

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77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Leawood, 913-742-7727. The Patrick Lentz Band, 9 p.m. Bar West: 7174 Renner Rd., Shawnee, 913-248-9378. Travelers Guild. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. The Cosmic Tady Brothers, Mary Fortune, Run on Sentence. The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. The Naughty Band. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Albert Flasher. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. The Supermassive Black Holes (album release). Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Hybrid. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The Radio Flyers. The Kickstand: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Longevity. Michael’s Lakewood Pub: N. 291 Hwy. and Lakewood Blvd., Lee’s Summit, 816-350-7300. Vantage Point. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Alter Ego, 6 p.m.; Whitehorse, Run Little Rabbit, 9 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Mowgli’s, Root and Stem, the Monarchs.

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Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Chirpin’!.

B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. John McNally Band. The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. The Brock Alexander Band. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785MANY MORE 749-1387. Sonic Sutra. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Brandon Jenkins, Todd Wolfe. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Groove ONLINE AT Agency. PITCH.COM The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. The Bluz Benderz.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. The Fall Down Drunks, the Blue Boot Healers. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Bullhaulers and friends. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Paperclips, Good Literature, Stories Unfold, 8 p.m.

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WORLD The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. Irish folk music. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. Live Reggae with AZ-ONE.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Ladies’ Night. Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Brodioke, 9 p.m. Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Trivia, Ladies’ Night, 7 p.m. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar: 4115 Mill, 816-5612444. “You Sing It” Live Band Karaoke. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Adam Ferrara, 7:30 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Trivia. Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. Live Trivia, 9 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 8262 Mission, Prairie Village, 913901-0322. Boogie Bingo, 8 p.m. Lucky Brewgrille: 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission, 913-4038571. Big XII B-Ball Tourney, 11 a.m. Power & Light District: 14th St. and Main, 816-8421045. Miller Lite Basketball Fan Fest. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Trivia Clash, 7 p.m., $5. Social Bar: 1118 McGee, 816-472-4900. Karaoke finals. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Skeeball League Night. The Well: 7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700. Big 12 Championship.

EASY LISTENING Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913894-9676. Interactive Acoustic with Jason Kayne., 9 p.m.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Open Mic hosted by Chris Tady.

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Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. Vi Tran and Katie Gilchrist’s Weekly Jam, 10 p.m. Double T’s Roadhouse: 1421 Merriam Ln., Kansas City, Kan., 913-432-5555. Blues Jam hosted by RocknRick’s Boogie Leggin’ Blues Band, 7 p.m. Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Open Jam with JD Summers featuring Jeremy Butcher and the Bail Jumpers. The Indie on Main: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Open Mic, Low Dough Beer Night, 8 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Jerry’s Jam Night, 9 p.m.

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ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Wheelhouse, happy-hour show. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. The Midday Ramblers, Phantoms of the Opry. Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Art Bentley.

DJ The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Blackout with Skrause, and more, 9 p.m. Kelly’s Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd., 816-561-5800. DJ Chris. Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mosaic Fridays hosted by Joe Perez with DJ Mike Scott. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. Flirt Friday.

HIP-HOP Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. Young Bleed, Chauncey Clyde, Wicked Wayz, Deranged, Slimm-C, OpiUm, Mista Fetti, Young Track, Rain Dollaz, 7 p.m.

JAZZ The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Indigo Hour, 5:30 p.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band.


Ophelia’s: 201 N. Main, Independence, 816-461-4525. Grand Marquis. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie McFadden, 4:30 p.m. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. The Project H CD release. Thai Place: 9359 W. 87th St., Overland Park, 913-6495420. Jerry Hahn.

DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Karaoke, DJ, drink specials. Cronin’s Bar and Grill: 12227 W. 87th Pkwy., Lenexa, 913-322-1000. Karaoke with Jim Bob, 9 p.m. Hurricane Allie’s Bar and Grill: 5541 Merriam Dr., Shawnee, 913-217-7665. Ultimate DJ Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Adam Ferrara, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. The Indie on Main: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Ladies’ Night, Low Dough lady specials, 10 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. MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. The Red Balloon: 10325 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. Retro Downtown Drinks & Dance: 1518 McGee, 816421-4201. Trivia Riot, 7 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Corrosion of Conformity after-party with Valient of Valient Thorr, DJ Motley Cruz, free. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m.

VARIET Y Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Soup & Bread! with creator Martha Bayne, free soup by local chefs, benefit for Just Food, 6 p.m.

S AT U R DAY 1 0 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. 90 Minutes. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. New Lost Souls, Vehicle, 9:30 p.m. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. The Noise FM, Fullbloods, Photo Atlas, Archie Powell & the Exports, 9 p.m. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-753-1909. Wussy, Sundresses, the Whiskey Daredevils, Oh My Me. Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Bohica & Baloney Ponyz. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Switch. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Eighth Annual Knuckleheads Prom with Kim Lenz, James Intveld, Cash O’Riley, 8 p.m. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. Drew6, 10 p.m.; Camp Harlow, 5 p.m. Michael’s Lakewood Pub: N. 291 Hwy. and Lakewood Blvd., Lee’s Summit, 816-350-7300. Vantage Point. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Minden, Labirinto, Sundown, 9 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Noise FM, Capybara, Full Bloods, the Photo Atlas, Everyday/Everynight, Archie Powell and the Exports, 9 p.m. The Well: 7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700. The Patrick Lentz Band. Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe and Studio: 803-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence. Pizza Power: Generals (cassette release), Heartscape Landbreak.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL Dynamite Saloon: 721 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785856-2739. Dan Bliss, free. Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. The Scotty Boy Daniel Blues Band. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Kris Lager Band. Kelly’s Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd., 816-561-5800. The Outtakes, 10 p.m.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Danny’s Bar and Grill: 13350 College Blvd., Lenexa, 913345-9717. Jackson Taylor & the Sinners, Hellbound Glory. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. The Mowgli’s. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Rumblejetts, Dollar Fox, 6 p.m.

DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Furious Palace. The Eighth Street Taproom: 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. DJ Candlepants.

Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. DJ Ashton Martin and DJ Highnoone. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Samurai Saturdays. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Trevor Lamont, Jason Kidd, LC and Pintsize, 10 p.m., free. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. DJ Eric Coomes.

ACOUSTIC Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Fedora.

JAZZ The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Lisa Henry Quartet, Karita Carter, 8:30 p.m. The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. FEO. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Tim Whitmer & KC Express, 4:30 p.m.

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Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. Comedy dinner show with Kenny Zimlinghaus and friends, 7 p.m.; Ron White after-party, midnight. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity Bingo, 5 p.m. The Indie on Main: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Karaoke with KJ David, 9:30 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main floor, 10 p.m. Power & Light District: 14th St. and Main, 816-8421045. Miller Lite Basketball Fan Fest. The Well: 7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700. Big 12 Championship. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

REGGAE Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Voice of Reason.

SINGER-SONGWRITER Spirit of Hope MCC: 3801 Wyandotte, 816-931-0750. Elaine McMilian, Also: “Judy Garland” will perform; Potters House sells pizza and other treats; free admission, enter through back gate., 6 p.m.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

S U N DAY 1 1 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Jib Jab Jones & the Indigo Circus. The Midland: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Needtobreathe, Ben Rector. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Diego’s Umbrella, 7 p.m.

LOS LONELY BOYS Sunday, April 29, 2012

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Lee McBee and the Confessors. Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Shades of Jade. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Second Sunday FUNdays: Gina and Chloe McFadden, 3 p.m.

UPCOMING SHOWS: 3/23 – Kilroy Presents: Shooting Star 3/30 – Blue Corner Battles

3/9 – Flirt Friday 3/11 – Kilroy Presents: Cover Wars

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Tyler Gregory, Robert Sarazin Blake, Union Electric, 6 p.m.

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JAZZ The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-221-1888. Mark Lowrey Jazz Trio open jam session, 5 p.m.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Smackdown Trivia and Karaoke.

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Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Game night, beer pong, TV trivia, shot dice. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. SIN. Hurricane Allie’s Bar and Grill: 5541 Merriam Dr., Shawnee, 913-217-7665. Double Deuce Poker League, 4 p.m.; Ultimate DJ Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785832-1085. I Scream Sundays: B-Horror and Sci-Fi. 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. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Free pool. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 6 & 9 p.m.

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BLUES/FUNK/SOUL The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. Blue Monday Trio. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Hana Wishy, Tony Alvarez.

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The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Rural Grit Happy Hour, 6 p.m.; karaoke with Kelly Bleachmaxx, 10:30 p.m., free. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Mary-oke with Chad Slater, 8 p.m. Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Magic Mondays with Jason Dean. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Karaoke Idol with Tanya McNaughty. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Brodioke, 10 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Sonic Spectrum Music Trivia, 7 p.m., $5. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. KC Mutual UFO Network, 6:30 p.m., free, low cost donation; Texas Hold ’em, 8 p.m.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Open Mic Night. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-421-0300. Grand Jam hosted by Supermassive Black Holes.

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Finnigan’s Hall: 503 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, 816-221-3466. Abel Ramirez Big Band, 7:30 p.m.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Mic Acoustic Jam. The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. TeleTuesday Open Jam hosted by Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders. 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.

METAL The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Havok, At Your Throat, Night Creation, 8 p.m.

SINGER-SONGWRITER Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Scott Ford Songwriter Showcase, 7 p.m.

VARIET Y Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Club Wars. Madrigall: 1627 Oak, 816-472-4400. 2 Step Tuesday, featuring KC Elite 2 Steppers, and Grown & Sexy Sliders, ladies free. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Equality Rocks Showcase with Kit and Abbie, Los Pepes Death Squad, Wizards, Sean-nós Abú, the Striking Miners, the Gentlemen, Jamie Searle, 5 p.m.

W E D N E S DAY 1 4 ROCK/POP/INDIE RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Bob Walkenhorst, 7 p.m.; Vi Tran Band, Xenia Rubinos, Gemini Revolution, 9 p.m.

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B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Shinetop Jr. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Gospel Lounge with Carl Butler, 7:30 p.m. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Lonnie Ray Blues Band.

Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Travelers Guild. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Atlantic, Get Busy Living, Sewer Rats, 9 p.m.

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Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Blues and Funk Jam with Syncopation, 6 p.m. The Hideout: 6948 N. Oak Tfwy., 816-468-0550. Open blues jam, 7 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.

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Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. DJ Whatshisname, service industry night, 10 p.m. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar: 4115 Mill, 816-5612444. DJ night.

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. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Clash of the Comics, 7:30 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Buttwiser’s Bash with DJ Double D, 10 p.m., free. Lucky Brewgrille: 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission, 913403-8571. March Madness, MANY MORE 11 a.m. MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Pool and dart leagues; happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. ONLINE AT The Red Balloon: 10325 PITCH.COM W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tower Tavern: 401 E. 31st St., 816-931-9300. Trivia, 8 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Beer Pong, team registration at 9:30 p.m., tournament at 10 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Chess Club, 7 p.m.

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DJ Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Live DJ, midnight. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. Punker Than Hell DJs, 9:30 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Pure.

ACOUSTIC Dark Horse Tavern: 4112 Pennsylvania, 816-931-3663. Live acoustic.

JAZZ Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Mike Runyon and Doc Proctor. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. A La Mode. Sullivan’s Steakhouse & Saloon: 4501 W. 119th St., Leawood, 913-345-0800. Candace Evans Duo, 6 p.m.

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mously) the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (http://atsa.com/requestreferral). “Although that group is primarily about services to persons who have already committed an offense,” Cantor said, “the professionals in their referral network are able and willing to help people in his situation as well.” Even a few sessions will help. Dear Dan: I’m a happy, 50-something, straight female sub in a D/s relationship. My Dom is my boyfriend; we present as a regular couple. We took a break for several months because of some trust issues. Now we’re back together. While on our break, my adult daughter from my first marriage told me that she was happy we split up. She viewed his behavior toward me as abusive. She based this on my generally deferring to his wishes. (I was behaving as his sub.) She believes that I am a brainwashed abused woman who cannot break free of her abuser. She won’t have anything to do with him, believing that he is not a good man. If I want to see her and the grandkids, I visit alone. I’m not going to tell her that we are D/s because my private life is none of her business. Also, I don’t think that picturing Grandma getting spanked with a leather belt is an image she would want seared in her brain. Only Kinky Dear OK: You made your private life your daughter’s business. You don’t have to tell her the whole truth (leave out the leather belt), but you will have to tell her that your behaving as your boyfriend’s sub was consensual role-play, not abuse. Tell her that it was never your intent to involve her or anyone else in your sex play; you thought it was so subtle that no one else would ever pick up on it, and you’re sorry to have to burden her with this info. Promise to dial it way, way back from now on. But you will have to come clean with her, if only to exonerate your boyfriend. Dear Dan: Awesome advice to Heartbroken, the woman who agreed to have an MFF threesome. You told her husband that his inability to respect his wife’s ground rules had probably screwed him out of any opportunity to have PIV sex with other women in the future. I’m in a nonmonogamous marriage. We started off with MFF threesomes, but I gave my husband the “no penis in her vagina” rule. He followed it until I gave him the go-ahead. Now we both screw other people. If my husband had messed up the first time, we never would have gotten this far. Woman Over Wisconsin Dear WOW: Thanks for sharing.

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