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Cargo Cult usiness and political leaders in Missouri want Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to become a major receptacle for stuff made in China. State lawmakers are considering an incentive package worth $360 million in an effort to remake Lambert into an international trade hub. The St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association says Aerotropolis, as it’s being called, will generate thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in new economic activity. Skeptics think it’s a pie in the sky that has been cleared for landing. The doubters include the liberal Missouri Budget Project, the libertarian Show-Me Institute, and a guy who co-wrote a recent book with the very title Aerotropolis. “Calling some cargo flights and warehouses an aerotropolis doesn’t make it one,” Greg Lindsay, the author and Fast Company writer, said in a tweet in July. One of the fiercest opponents of Aerotropolis lives in Prairie Village. Michael Webber, an air cargo consultant and self-described “insurgent,” spent a portion of his summer pelting the media with criticism of the project, which he has described as a “boondoggle” and a “white elephant.” Webber’s main point is this: There’s no way that St. Louis is going to attract enough air cargo to justify the incentives. There’s already too much capacity in the system. The notion of building 27 million square feet of warehouse space around Lambert is, in Webber’s mind, “just insane.” Webber was appalled when the Missouri House and Senate passed versions of an Aerotropolis bill earlier this year. “The legislators just passed it because it sounded like a hell of an idea,” Webber tells The Pitch. The legislative session ended, however, before the General Assembly could agree on a final version of the legislation. At Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s request, lawmakers will return to Jefferson City next week to consider Aerotropolis and other economic-development proposals that were crowded out by discussions about Sharia law and abortion. As Webber sees it, the only acceptable Aerotropolis bill is a dead Aerotropolis bill. “There is no good version of this,” he says. The idea for Aerotropolis hinges on the idea that Chicago is crowded with cargo planes from China, Webber says. But O’Hare handles less cargo today than it did in 2000. O’Hare is also expanding. The city of Chicago is one of Webber’s

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clients, but he’s not the only one to suggest that St. Louis will have a hard time stealing the Second City’s air cargo business. The Missouri Budget Project’s analysis says there is “excessive unused existing capacity for international cargo movement throughout the Midwest and beyond.” Some of this excess capacity is in St. Louis. CB Richard Ellis is trying to lease a 405,000-squarefoot warehouse near the airport. “If someone’s looking for space, we have space available,” a vice president at the real-estate brokerage company told a researcher from the Show-Me Institute. Webber is dismayed that politicians and economic-development officials in and around Kansas City seem to be giving Aerotropolis a pass. Tom McKenna, a marketing director at Kansas City International Airport, criticized the proposal in a recent edition of The Kansas City Star, saying taxpayers should be concerned. But for the most part, St. Louis’ on-spec relationship with China’s trade ministry hasn’t generated much opposition from official Kansas City. Business and political leaders in this area may be reluctant to fuss, out of concern for their own agenda. During the special session, the General Assembly will also consider legislation designed to encourage the growth of science and technology businesses and other KC-friendly eco-devo items. Aerotropolis, Webber says, represents a “$360 million ransom for St. Louis.” — DAVID MARTIN Be the wind beneath our wings at pitch.com/plog


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avid Byrne at his most eccentrically kinetic has nothing on the dancers who take over RecordBar for two hours one Friday a month. From 6 to 8 p.m. on those evenings, enthusiastic music fans dress in bright colors and shake and spin and bop, making for the city’s most literally happy happy hour. They’re not the usual moving targets for the venue’s servers, either. I wasn’t trained for this, say the eyes of a young woman who has just managed to avoid a catastrophic tray spill as she pulls up short to keep from running into someone. She smiles. The patron she has dodged was underfoot because he — like the majority of the others darting around the room — is a child. A child who’s all but running laps around RecordBar. And what, exactly, has turned all of these kids (and more than a few of their parents) into playing, dancing, shouting obstacles? That would be the quartet onstage, wearing matching red-and-white bowling shirts and playing music to the accompaniment of bubble machines and projected cartoons. The footage shows the four men tooling around in a redon-white sports car, playing their instruments and bouncing

through scenes that call to mind late-1960s Hanna-Barbera, with a touch of Mike Judge. The band, called the Doo-Dads, is composed of men in touch with their inner children despite receding hairlines (or all-out baldness) and more than a touch of gray. They all wear bluetinted glasses. And what is it about this music, one parent asks Doo-Dad bass player Matt Kesler, that causes waitress-stymieing wildness? Sitting around a barroom table later, this band of brothers has no problem answering the question in unrehearsed unison: “That’s rock!” Specifically, organ-bright, four-piece garage rock akin to that of, say, the great Sir Douglas Quintet. In fact, any rock-and-roll fan who attends a Doo-Dads show quickly comes to see that there’s not much difference between what’s happening here and what happens at a show by his or her favorite “adult” artist. The Doo-Dads reach back to rockabilly, mix a Bo Diddley beat here, fire up some Count Five psychedelia there, and never stray far from the tattered pop of the Ramones. They concentrate on originals but also cover children’s favorites. The home-brewed

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porch-swing reflection “I’m So Lucky” shares set-list space with the rap-metal rave-up “Let’s Potty,” along with the Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” and, of course, the Rivingtons’ “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow.” The musicianship is first-rate. The band’s “Doo-Dad Theme,” for instance, begins with Kesler’s surging bass riff, which gets its answer from Ken Lovern’s organ, bouncing high with a glockenspiel effect. A fill from drummer Joe Gose throws everything into a tight, swift strut, further energized by sunny harmonies. Not afraid to shred a little, Mike Niewald uses his guitar to fill any gaps in the ultraviolet spectrum that aren’t covered by Lovern’s organ. It’s hard to imagine a Kansas City rock band covering as much territory in a given set — and covering it well — as the Doo-Dads on this Friday. Given the members’ individual pedigrees, that’s no surprise. “The stars were lined up for the Doo-Dads,” Niewald says. “We all played in heavy bands, cool bands that were respected and tried hard, always tried so hard to write great songs, significant songs. But we’ve experienced an extreme amount of joy playing for kids and seeing the reaction from them. continued on page 12 pitch.com EP R 1 -X7,, 2 pitch.com SM O TNETM H BXEX–X 20 0 101X tThHeE pPiItTcChH 11 1


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Joe used to say it was particularly appealing to see parents dancing with their own kids.” “And singing along,” Gose adds. “It’s awesome.” Festival Food! Niewald continues: “And the thing is, you know, little kids are incredibly honest. But they would never sit there and cross their arms and go, ‘You like these guys?’ ‘No, this sucks.’ ” “Yeah, they’re ready to have a good time,” Lovern agrees.

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ny children needing a lesson in sharing could learn from the Doo-Dads. “I was always the primary songwriter in the Bindlestiffs and Absolute Ceiling,” Niewald says. “But in this band, I wanted everybody’s investment in the band to be the same — of life, of time, of energy — so, to me, it was like, I don’t care if I write 80, 90 percent of the material. I want everybody to own all of it, so we share everything. Everything’s by the Doo-Dads, and then Ken comes up with this incredible Ray Charles lick for a song called ‘Mama Be Right Back’ —” “And that song went No. 1 on XM Kids radio,” Kesler finishes. “We’ve all brought ideas for tunes to the table,” Lovern says. “Mike’s written the majority. Matt’s brought a few in. I’ve brought a few in. Joe’s brought a few in. But once it’s brought in, we all help shape it.” Driving home the collaborative point, Gose says, “I don’t know any notes, so I just say, ‘I think you go [singing guitar sounds] ga nuh nuh, ga nuh nuh —’ ” “And when Joe says, ga nuh nuh,” Mike picks up, “I say, ‘Oh that’s the way I speak,’ and then I go da nya nya, da nya nya, da na na, da na na and I say, ‘Perfect, I got it!’ ” “It’s language,” Kesler says. “It’s communication.” There is, in fact, no shortage of communication in this band, in which conversation moves in pingpong bursts of supportive dialogue. Lovern: “Things get filtered.” Niewald: “I get shut down plenty, but with these guys, it’s complete trust. These are my best friends. And I respect them so much musically that it’s like, the older you get, you realize you don’t know all the answers. That’s the beauty of our — for lack of a better word — maturity.

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conference, joined forces with Perry Farrell to create Kidzapalooza. When another icon of KC children’s music, Krista Eyler (aka Funky Mama), is asked about the Doo-Dads, she further proves the Cosgroves’ point. “I love the Doo-Dads!” she says. “Their music is so unique, and the musicianship of their rock and roll is some of the best in the kindie world nationwide. Doo-Dad Ken [who also heads up the accomplished instrumental trio OJT] is probably one of the top two organists in Kansas City, if not the best, and adds such spice to their songs. All the guys are gifted musically.” Kesler’s wife, Lendy, says, “Getting drawn into the kids’ music thing has been a blast, a great experience for everyone involved. I love the fact that the scene is growing and the possibilities are endless. It’s fun seeing some of the kids, who were die-hard fans of the Doo-Dads from the early days, now that they’re in middle school and high school. We’ll see them at one of [daughter] Audrey’s basketball games or at the store or some band concert, and they’ll recognize Matt immediately and be a little shy but really thrilled to see him.”

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“He was a real musician,” Niewald says. “He was a real guy. That’s why he could relate to guys in other bands. That’s why we became friends with so many musicians over the years. And they opened up that music store, and people loved Matt and Jim and the store and the vibe. And that became ground zero for a whole lot of interaction. The True Believers [featuring Alejandro Escovedo, Javier Escovedo and Jon Dee Graham] would be over for parties in the old days.” Alejandro Escovedo played Strahm’s funeral, and the culture that Strahm (along with Kesler) had cultivated around Midwestern Musical Co. would become a part of the Doo-Dads’ story. In addition to Escovedo’s Doo-Dads contribution, Dave Gonzalez of the Paladins and Hacienda Brothers performs on both “Sweet Stuff” and “Brush Your Teeth” from the group’s self-titled second album. Niewald made one last Bindlestiffs record after that, and it included songs for two of his three children, “Emelia Mae” and “Eli’s a Cowboy.” The latter went on to win a competition in the children’s category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. “I kind of thought I may be on to something,” Niewald says. (He eventually completed the trilogy with the Doo-Dads’ “Ethan B.”) “Yeah, Mike had written a couple of songs for his kids,” Kesler says, “and it just kind of evolved that way. We talked about how, at the time, everybody who did kids’ music was acoustic-based and participatory —” “And we wanted to share something different with kids,” Niewald finishes, “make it pretty much straight rock and roll. I just wanted to do a little studio record of some kids’ songs, and Matt’s the one who went, ‘Maybe we should do this as a band, an official band.’ And we knew Joe had kids.” “Actually,” Kesler corrects, “I think we were trying to program a drum machine and having trouble, thinking, ‘This is stupid. Let’s call up Joe. Let’s call up a drummer. He can do this in about two seconds.’ And the same thing happened with the keyboard. We started to try to set up a keyboard, and we called a keyboard player.” “Matt and I were playing jazz gigs and casino gigs at the time that was all going down,” Lovern says of the Doo-Dads’ genesis, the days after Strahm’s death. He’s the band’s second keyboard player, having joined in 2006. “I couldn’t be in

Mike Niewald, Ken Lovern, Joe Gose and Matt Kesler (left to right): Jiggle Jam for Wonder Kids. the band because I didn’t have a kid,” he recalls. “But by the time they got back from South by Southwest in 2006, I had a kid and I joined. The songwriting’s a lot easier when you have kids.”

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e’ve all been friends forever,” Lendy Kesler says, “and we were all having kids. And as most parents know, it’s sometimes hard to see your friends as much as you used to. The DooDads made that possible for us.” Lovern’s wife, Jamie Ledbetter, says, “I think it helped us bond as a family. I could take our daughter Zoey to Ken’s shows. And she wants to be a performer herself. They are very connected because of the music.” “I play violin, drums, and I sing a little,” 9-year-old Zoey says. “Dad has some drums in the garage, and I learned on them.” She recalls getting onstage to dance the robot for “Hey, Mr. Robot” — “My dad did that dance, and I copied him” — and reports that she has written an as-yet-unreleased Halloween dance song with her father. Her favorite Doo-Dads song is “Dinosaur Party,” which Matt and Lendy Kesler’s daughter, 11-year-old Audrey, also cites as one of her favorite moments with the band. (Another budding musician, Audrey sings and plays clarinet.) “That was Emmy, Eli, Ethan, Zoey, Cara, Jake and me, and we had, like, these two song lyrics to sing, and then we made a big dinosaur roar,” Audrey says. “We had a lot of fun recording with the band.” Sharing the album with Escovedo, the kid singers were dubbed the Doo-Drops. These close interactions between grown-ups and their children are particularly meaningful to Niewald. In 2006, as the band was cementing its place on the scene, he went through a divorce. “The band was painted [in court] as a ‘hobby’ that took my time away from my kids,” he says. “It ultimately affected how often we could play. Though this was not court-ordered, it was ‘watched.’ This was easily the most difficult time in my life, and the band was an absolute lifeline.” “That was rough for the band for a while,” Ledbetter says. “But now it seems that they’re having a resurgence of energy.” Lendy Kesler sees the continued on page 14

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We know, we know — another farmers market. Kansas City and Lawrence suffer an embarrassment of riches when it comes to local produce and goods at farmers markets. Here are three reasons to skip your regular stop and check out Cottin’s Hardware farmers market every Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Lawrence: 1. Indian tacos. Who doesn’t love Indian tacos? Naturally, local produce (much of it grown in Lawrence) is also available, along with eggs, gluten-free baked goods, jams, pies and grass-fed beef. 2. Live music. This week, hear the swingy klezmer stylings of Lance Fahy. 3. Beer — $3 pints of Free State. This should be reason enough, right? It all happens in the parking lot behind the Cottin family’s hardware store at 1832 Massachusetts (785-843-2981). — APRIL FLEMING

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• La Esquina (1000 West 25th Street, 816-221-5115). The Charlotte Street Foundation presents The Fascinators, the first of what will become biennial showings of regional BA/ BFA/MA/MFA candidates from colleges and universities within a 200-mile radius of KC. This year’s six artists represent the University of Kansas, the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A free, public reception runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and a panel discussion with the artists, their advisers and jurors takes place Saturday, September 3, at noon. • Mid-America Arts Alliance (2018 Baltimore, 816-421-1388). Held in association with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Screen Actors Guild, the AFL-CIO and others, the M-AAA hosts the familyfriendly “Ce-LABOR-ation” from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the Equity Actors’ Readers Theatre read selections from Studs Terkel’s Working, and Kansas City’s Doug Talley Quartet performs. Artwork by Diane Burchett and Kent Davis is on display at this free event. • Skyline Salon (2001 Grand, 816-221-2001). Beginning at 6 p.m., Drepung Gomang Monks perform blessing chants, and teach children sand painting and how to make flower sculp-

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By the early 1870s, it was estimated that 10 percent of the population of Kansas City was from Ireland or was directly descended from Irish immigrants. Well, this year marks the ninth annual Kansas City Irish Fest, which claims to be one of the top three Irish festivals in the nation. The event begins tonight and goes through Sunday at Crown Center. We caught up with Ian Byrne, frontman of the locally based but internationally known band the Elders for his take on the festival. The Pitch: You travel all over to perform at Irish festivals. What stands out about the one in Kansas City? Byrne: The Elders have grown and matured side by side with the Kansas City Irish Fest. We had just started the Elders when the Brookside and Westport Irish Fests were born. They merged and have become the Kansas City Irish Festival. We travel all around North America, Canada and Europe. The organization and hospitality within the KCIF is one of the best in the world. We have all become very close friends, and the success and continued improvement of our continued on page 18

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The annual Kowtown Custom Greaserama has entered its second decade, and like most preteens, it shows no signs of calming down or behaving itself. This year’s weekender takes place at the Boulevard Drive-In (1051 Merriam Lane, in Kansas City, Kansas, 913-262-2414) from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Butch Patrick — Eddie Munster himself — signs posters. (And on Thursday, September 1, he signs autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chop Tops in Shawnee — 5805 Merriam Drive, 913-362-2467 — alongside a full-on hot-rod street party.) Santa Cruz rockabilly rebels the Chop Tops play Greaserama today alongside the Rockets and the Strikers, and sultry garage rockers Labretta Suede and the Motel 6. Sunday offers up the rockabilly onslaught of Ohio’s D-Rays, Omaha’s Snake Island and locals the Spook Lights. For those still standing after a full day of rides and rock and roll, two classic pieces of animation are on the drive-in’s big screen: Ralph Bakshi’s classic Wizards and the original violence- and nudity-filled Heavy Metal. See greaserama.com. — NICK SPACEK [FILM]

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What you do with a pork chop in the privacy of your own home is your business, but if you smack your greasy lips proudly, maybe it’s time to meet up with fellow meat eaters when For the Love of Meat comes to the City Market (20 East Fifth Street, 816-842-1271) from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The latest in the Farm to Table series at Kansas City’s downtown farmers market offers tips on rubs, picking the best cuts and what exactly to do with buffalo meat. You can also purchase local jerky and admire the latest droolworthy grilling equipment from Overland Park’s Smoke-n-Fire. On top of all of that meaty goodness, hormone-free beef and free-range chicken and lamb are available for purchase from area farmers. Head downtown and raise a chicken wing or drumstick to your fellow meat lovers. Napkins are optional. — JONATHAN BENDER

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Three hundred bucks buys you a round-trip plane ticket to any number of out-of-state locations. Alternately, the same amount of coin pays for a 30-minute glide across the skies of Kansas City — on an airship. That’s right, a helium-filled zeppelin is taking off — vertically — from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (300 Richards Road, 816-513-0800) several times today and tomorrow. The 246-foot-long Farmers Airship is the largest such passenger-ready


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Avoid the post-holiday barbecue bloat by lacing up your running shoes for Leawood’s 21st annual Labor Day 5k Run & Walk at Leawood City Park (10601 Lee Boulevard). Interested racers can register at the park from 6 to 7 a.m. on the day of the race for $35. The running course will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at 7:15 a.m. Wheelchair participants start at 7:30 a.m., followed by runners and walkers at 7:35 a.m. Runners will run west, past Lee Boulevard, south on Mission Road, and then make a U-turn in front of the American Academy of Family Physicians on Tomahawk Creek Parkway. Festivities after the race include an awards ceremony and an all-youcan-eat pancake breakfast from the Leawood Lions Club. All runners get a water bottle (there will be a water station at the one-mile mark) and snacks. Proceeds benefit park and trail maintenance. Call 913-339-6700, extension 152, for more information. — ABBIE STUTZER

A zeppelin on the zephyr (see Sunday). industrialized world could screech to a halt even sooner than some of his fellow Cassandras have warned. That heavy conclusion — and the positive things that could result from such a societal shift — is the basis for the 7 p.m. presentation at the Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont, Lawrence, 785-843-3833) by Chris Brown, director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas. Titled “The End of Oil and a Way to a Better World,” the lecture is part of a six-event series at the library in conjunction with the Take Charge Challenge, a competition between Lawrence and Manhattan for a $100,000 energy-efficiency grant. For more information, see lawrence.lib.ks.us. — CRYSTAL K. WIEBE

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he Kansas City Actors Theatre is devoting the bulk of its short season to Harold Pinter, that master of menace, with two productions performed in rotating repertory. Think of it as a progressive dinner: The Birthday Party as meaty main course, followed by three lighter, slighter one-acts (The Collection, The Lover, Night) as salad, dessert BY and digestif. All four works date back GRACE to the beginning of Pinter’s SUH career, when he was poor and avid. And they show that from the start — The Birthday Party was only his second play — he wielded his lethal formula of undefined ominousness, mysterious sexual intrigue and brutal power plays. Also present is his honed-shiv wit, delivered with elegant finds bowls of corn flakes “lovely” morning after morning. Yet McCrary never mocks her economy of language. From London’s rough East End and with character. Instead, she persuasively pulls the a dark, thuggish glare, Pinter never shrank production into Meg’s orbit. As Petey, Meg’s taciturn, modestly emfrom offending, goading or terrifying. Though written a half-century ago, in a world far more ployed husband, Robert Gibby Brand makes orderly and well-mannered than ours, these his own statements with smart and underplays still have the power to shock. They are played moments. Petey is an Everyman, and remarkable for their casualness of trespass his understanding of his wife and his selective and alacrity of threat. On the evenings I at- interaction with the world are absolutely clear. tended, there were audible gasps of surprise His quiet reactions provide rich commentary and shrieks of startled laughter. Especially on the action, and the last, important words laughter. Pinter’s work is hilarious, all the more are his. TJ Chasteen flails a bit as Stanley, a depresso for being so psychically disturbing. Pinter is obsessed with truth and its elu- sive who’s so trapped in lies, he can barely siveness, with the slipperiness of language, speak or move. In a play in which all identities identity and motivation. Everyday vernacular are unclear yet unquestionable, his is the only is worn smooth and meaningless from repeti- portrayal that reads as acting. It might be impossible to play an undecided tion. Competing versions of person with decision, so this stories get slapped down like The Pinter Project may be no fault of the actor’s. hidden cards at a poker game. Through September 11 As the sinister intruders Pinter leaves us with no doubt at H&R Block City Stage, and literal outsiders (a Jew that we all live in delusion and Union Station, 30 West and an Irishman), the redoubtobliviousness. Pershing, 816-235-6222, kcactors.org able Mark Robbins and Brian In these sharp, refined Paulette barge in and nearly dramas, the KCAT proves ittake the production hostage. self as possibly the strongest ensemble in town. It’s a felony that Melinda When the intimidating duo interrogate Stanley, McCrary is not seen onstage more often. She a trapdoor yawns open, and we tumble into is a force of nature, exuding cool detail from the nihilistic cosmos. Who are we and where a molten core, like lava lace. Her turn in The do we come from? What have we done and Birthday Party is not to be missed. Although why did we do it? Can any of us answer these the official theater season has yet to begin, it questions without breakdown? Robbins is esisn’t premature to declare her performance pecially comfortable with Pinter’s rapid and eloquent sadism. one of the best of the year. Paulette is a revelation as McCann, “the life McCrary’s Meg is a woman blissfully absorbed by her interior world, humming along and death of any party” — a statement uproarito some private waltz, fitfully aware of the ous in its contradiction to truth. Reminiscent action around her. Affectionate, trusting and of Ralph Fiennes not only in looks but also in birdbrained, Meg is the kind of woman who superciliousness and intensity, he seems ready

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A dark celebration: Mark Robbins, TJ Chasteen and Brian Paulette (from left) in The Birthday Party

to shoot lightning bolts from his forehead. Robbins and Paulette find every bit of humor in their roles without compromising the terror. As with Kafka or Peter Lorre, the funnier they are, the scarier, and vice versa. The Birthday Party is impeccably directed by Bruce Roach with perfect tone and tempo. It and the rest of the productions are beautifully supported by Gary Mosby’s delightful set designs, Megan Turek’s costumes and Greg Mackender’s music. The one-acts play more as comedies of absurdity than of menace. In Pinter’s insistent but fluid master-slave dialectic, one is either dominating or dominated, the roles shifting and reversing from one moment to the next. As in the homoerotic drinking session that goes awry in The Collection, there are knives enough for all. Under John Rensenhouse’s direction, The Collection’s four-way illicit sexual maneuvers and investigations are as neatly structured as gavottes and make for polished amusement. The Lover, often presented as a tragedy of embittered marriage, plays here as fond flirtation. The action begins with husband Richard inquiring as to whether his wife’s lover is visiting in the afternoon. The answer is yes, and the play is off on its suspenseful, sexy and comic romp, with McCrary and Robbins showing off bravura rhythm and chemistry. Night is little more than a petit four, an anniversary card of a playlet. It proves that even Pinter had a soft side, and it ends the Pinter Project on a sweet note. E-mail grace.suh@pitch.com pitch.com

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film Torah! Torah! Torah! JEWS DELIVER EX-NAZIS AN ATYPICAL BIG-SCREEN BEATDOWN IN REVENGE THRILLER THE DEBT. key scene in The Debt enacts a powerful Jewish revenge fantasy rarely seen onscreen. Held captive by three young Mossad agents, a Nazi doctor rants about Jewish weakness, complaining that the victims of the Holocaust went too willingly to their fates. One of the agents responds to this outburst by beating the hell out of the Nazi. It may be poBY litically incorrect to admit STEVE it, but I felt like cheering. I also wondered why Jews in E R I C K S O N English-language films so infrequently get to kick ass. (Obvious exceptions, such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Edward Zwick’s Defiance and Steven Spielberg’s Munich, only prove the point.) The Debt begins in 1997, as retired Mossad agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) learn about the death of

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Sam Worthington is the younger version of Mossad agent David.

But the official story of their actions at the time isn’t entirely accurate. To put it mildly, The Debt is far more concerned with ethical responsibility than

Odd Future COUCHED IN BELABORED QUIRKINESS AS IT MAY BE, MIRANDA JULY’S THE FUTURE IS NOT WITHOUT ITS MOMENTS. itting through The Future is something like spending an hour and a half in Urban Outfitters. You went there for something, and you very well may have found it, but you also ended up immensely frustrated by many of the precious things you saw. And you feel fairly confident that you could have been just as productive in far less time. Also, you heard that same Beach BY House song, like, a dozen D . PAT R I C K times. Filmmaker Miranda July R O D G E R S is known for her proclivity for preciousness, and as The Future opens with narration from an aging, pensive cat named Paw Paw (voiced by July), it’s clear that she has no intention of distancing herself from her reputation. July and Hamish Linklater star as Sophie and Jason, a pair of mopey, somewhat clever, fatalist 35-year-olds who act like 25-year-olds, obsessed with their First World problems and wrapped in their 21st-century technological cocoons. Appearing more like a set of twins than a proper romantic pairing, Sophie and

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Director-writer Miranda July stars as Sophie.

nogamy. And these people feel like you or me (or everyone we know), chained to laptops and half-living life. July occasionally finds a slice of true beauty from those moments in a little sliver of exceptional dialogue or in a character who is genuinely interesting. The elderly Joe (Joe Putterlik), for instance — an ancient retiree who makes raunchy postcards for his wife and serves as a sort of de facto

Inglourious Basterds. As middle-aged adults, The Debt’s male characters seem consumed with guilt, while Rachel takes it upon herself to track down Vogel in the Ukraine, even if his survival may be a mere rumor. She and her colleagues have become legends, but this kind of fame hasn’t resulted in happiness or productive lives. In the U.K., director John Madden has a career in TV and film dating back to 1975, while he’s best-known in the United States for Shakespeare in Love, a bland piece of Oscar bait. The Debt is not another serving of the same weak tea. The screenwriting contributions of X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn and working partner Jane Goldman liven things up considerably. While the script sometimes bites off more than Madden can handle in terms of juggling flashbacks, its central section works as an unpretentious thriller. The Debt is a remake of a 2007 Israeli film, which leads to some awkwardness in translation (for example, a character reading in English from a book written in Hebrew text). Nevertheless, the source material’s origins allow for a depiction of Jewish strength that’s rare in American and British films. In this country, Jews get to be funny and smart, but they have to stay away from guns. Guilt trips and all, the ass-kicking Jews of The Debt make for a refreshing change. ■ spirit guide — is one of the most novel bits of the movie. So, yes, via July’s assorted narrative devices we see how commitment in and of itself can be off-putting, and how something or someone new — no matter how improbable — can be the breath of fresh air your sickly sex life needs. (But does that new object of your desire have to be a sleazeball?) And sometimes the desire to create something truly original can be the very device that hinders our creativity. (But does that mean we have to hear that Beach House song 17 times as Sophie attempts to create a dance sequence?) And, yes, sometimes the weight and scope of the world feel too immense for any one man or woman to handle. (But does that excuse a talking moon? Though it’s a narrator cat and an anthropomorphized T-shirt where you might draw the line.) As a storyteller, July has something. She has the ability to blindside her audience with a stunning moment every now and again. But by and large, it’s all feelings for the sake of feelings and nothingness for the sake of nothingness. It’s Beach House and First World problems. Then again, Beach House’s catalog certainly has its moments, and we have to complain about something here in the First World. Here’s hoping that, in the future, July will tell a story in which she doesn’t feel the need to couch the whole picture in a somewhat labored quirkiness. ■

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composed salads and creative main dishes. He permits a certain amount of artistic license in his kitchen, and the presentation of some dishes might change on a whim or on the availability of certain ingredients. The Missouri beet salad I tried one night, for example, was put in front of me with an apology. “This isn’t the usual presentation,” the server said before I made him stop. (The unusual is almost always more telling.) In this case, Aaron had replaced baby beets with paper-thin slices of the larger deep-purple variety, which he scattered with lacy shaved radish, tart segments of fresh orange, chunky squares of brie and crunchy candied walnuts. The contrasting flavors and textures proved luscious. Equally lovely was the summer salad of locally grown heirloom tomatoes — large and tiny, red and orange and purple — all heaped together and splashed with a well-aged balsamic vinegar and a jumble of arugula, and topped with a dollop of herbed goat cheese. At this same meal, one of Aaron’s cooks came up with a different presentation for the parmesan-crusted trout. I didn’t ask how the entrée was normally executed, but this presentation featured a squat stack of boneless-trout squares — the exterior deliciously crispy and the flesh flaky and moist — perched on a salad of warm fingerling potatoes and Swiss chard

discreetly tossed in a tangy caper vinaigrette. Quail, pork chops and a grilled Kansas City strip are on the dinner menu, but I was needing something soothing and less expensive after a stressful day: roasted chicken. The free-range breast here is exactly the kind of succulent bird — buttery and moist and deeply satisfying — that I dream about. That day, however, it was served atop one of my least favorite vegetables: Brussels sprouts. Aaron’s sprouts are served in a deconstructed mode, the curly green petals scattered in a bright, leafy pile. Fragrant with bacon and a sassy herb jus, they almost changed my mind. Almost. Tannin’s 8-ounce Wagyu beef burger might be my new favorite glamour burger in the city. It’s tucked into a yeasty onion bun and topped with an excellent smoky cheddar and a slice of crispy bacon. To complement all that flesh, I ordered the tempura asparagus: a plate of cross-hatched stalks still hot from flash-frying in a feathery batter. The feta-and-pita starter is outnumbered and outbrined by its accompanying bowl of olives. Better to have the extraordinary pommes frites — the real thing, fried twice until exquisitely crispy. (The bland truffle aioli needs to go, though. Ask for the punchier chipotle version, a great improvement.) The vegetarian with whom I had lunch at Tannin said his soup — chopped mushrooms in a translucent mahogany broth — was too earthy. I was too busy wrapping triangles of grilled pita bread around little feta squares (skipping most of the olives) to pay much attention. There’s a single vegetarian entrée on the current Tannin menu, and it looks more enticing than it tastes: a timbale of lemony couscous dressed up with a chapeau of sautéed spinach and oyster mushrooms. The plate is drizzled with an intensely sweet balsamic reduction and a roasted-red-pepper coulis that’s a divine shade of Mandarin-red but conveys no heat. Together, they lend a zest that further muffles the couscous’ already quiet citrus flavor. Aaron started his culinary career while he was still in high school, cooking at the old Sahara Café on Metcalf. That first experience helped inspire his most offbeat lunch dish: a Middle Eastern shawarma sandwich. It’s a terrific version, with grilled-chicken pieces squeezed into a thick, soft pita with hummus, zatar, cucumbers, onion and tomato. And it shows that Aaron’s menu is all over the map. But that’s part of Tannin’s appeal. Depending on what you order here, it’s a businessdistrict wine bar or a sophisticated snack shop or a formal dinner destination. And for now, outside of oenophiles and technophiles, it’s still a bit of a secret. Get here before the food geeks storm the place. Have a suggestion for a restaurant The Pitch should review? E-mail charles.ferruzza@pitch.com

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Then he handed me the kind of opportunity that cooks dream about: total creative freedom.” At the Prospect, Winston created dishes with ingredients still rare in Kansas City restaurant kitchens, such as Thai curry paste. Her dinner menu featured curried chicken with broccoli and peanuts; a signature salad made with butter lettuce, hearts of palm, toasted pecans and blue cheese; and lamb curry with eggplant. It was exotic stuff for the Kansas City of 1980. She also created a memorable Sundaybrunch menu for the Prospect and a Sundayevening pasta buffet that some still reminisce about. Her recipe for carrot cake was so popular, there are still restaurants today — d’Bronx is one — selling a version of it. Winston left the Prospect before it closed, in the late 1980s, to open Pasta Presto in Westport. “It was an exciting time to introduce new culinary ideas to Kansas City,” Winston says of her fresh-pasta takeout spot. “People were hungry for new things.” She went on to work as a caterer and, later, as culinary consultant for two supermarket chains. Fat City: What is your thought on the recent cult of celebrity chefs? Winston: It’s an amazing evolution from being ignored in the kitchen to being very much in the public view. I do think it’s time for chefs to be getting their due as artists, but like anything, the pendulum can swing too far in both directions. There are chefs who get so caught up in the publicity hype that they’re totally out of touch with what’s going on in their own kitchens and in their own dining rooms. The famous chefs are truly talented, and that talent deservedly pulls them into the limelight. But it’s not too good to get too far away from your creative source. Did you ever want to open your own fullservice restaurant? I had offers to partner in a couple of restaurants, but I never did, and I’m glad. My skill is creativity. I’m not a manager. What’s the most difficult thing about working as a culinary consultant? It’s hard to really work at creating and innovating new products and to introduce them and hear the positive feedback, and then, after the consulting job is over, the employer goes right back to preparing dishes exactly the way they were done before. That’s the biggest drawback of being a consultant. Not everyone really wants to change things. — CHARLES FERRUZZA The psychology of hunger at pitch.com/fatcity


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orty hours of Danny Gibson’s week are occupied by a data-entry job, but when he’s not at work, he’s often putting together an art project of some kind in the basement of his house, which sits south of 39th Street in the shadow of the old Loretto Academy building. Gibson is a collector of things — gloves, BY old toys, obsolete technology, office paper, corn husks, heliD AV I D copter leaves — and he stores H U D N A L L his prized finds in this colorful subterranean lair. That he is an artist who uses much of what he collects in his work cushions him from the label of the collector’s less endearing alter ego: the hoarder. But a case could be made. Gibson Nosing around Gibson’s basement is like is best known for DJG Design, the name under which he has been designing poster art for local flipping through an old yearbook of the Kansas and national bands for the past decade. Start- City and Lawrence music scenes. Anvil Chorus, ing September 2, he’s displaying somewhere In the Pines, the Stella Link, Namelessnumin the neighborhood of 400 original pieces of berheadman, Doris Henson, the Afterparty, work in an exhibition, Quietly Contributing, at and about a hundred other local bands’ names 1819 Central Gallery. None of them are for sale. — many defunct and mostly forgotten — are inventively fashioned onto After the show concludes at show posters. In this way, the end of the month, he’ll the 1819 Central show isn’t haul them all back to his cave. Quietly Contributing runs just a celebration of Gibson’s “I’ve only sold a few September 2–30 at work. It also serves as a kind originals,” Gibson says, sort1819 Central Gallery. of retrospective of the past 10 ing through a dusty stack years in our local music scene. of notes, sketches and old “There’s a sort of timeline or history involved prints. “A lot of this stuff I don’t think I’ll ever with these posters,” he says. “Lots of stories, lots get rid of. They mean too much to me.”

of other people’s bands. Promoters, venues. Posters have such a short life span, and then they’re kind of forgotten. So it’ll be neat to line it all up.” This winter, Gibson made the decision to retire DJG Design in order to focus more fully on visual art, which also makes the show a bit of a memorial. “I had been wrestling with the design thing for several years. I’ve always been more into visual art than design,” Gibson says. “And I’ve been kind of moving out of the music scene in some ways. A lot of my friends in bands have grown up and moved away. I don’t get out as much as I used to. I woke up one morning in February and was like, ‘I’m done.’ It felt good.” Gibson grew up on a farm in north-central Missouri — barnyard imagery is a recurring

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theme in his work — then studied art and design at Missouri State University in Springfield. After four years, he dropped out and relocated to Kansas City, where he moved into a house (“a rathole by where Costco is now”) with some Elevator Division band members, whom he knew from Springfield. The house became a sort of revolving door for local musicians, and Gibson converted the basement, used by a previous tenant as a photography studio, into his own art studio. He started making posters for Elevator Division shows, which led to work with other bands. “A lot of people knew continued on page 30

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Elevator Division, so people would see my stuff and come to me and be like, ‘Hey, will you make us a poster?’ ” he says. “I got paid a lot of times in cheeseburgers. There’s no real money in making poster art for your friends’ bands. But it was exactly what I wanted to do. Make art, mix it with music. I had a really great time with it.” Working for design and advertising firms was never appealing to Gibson, partially because of his aversion to computers. (He has a very old-looking desktop in his basement that contains a version of Photoshop’s 1999 5.5 version, which he uses sparingly.) For many of his DJG years, Gibson was employed as a janitor at the Kansas City Board of Trade, an occupation that allowed both his collector’s instincts and his artist’s instincts to run wild. He once intercepted 15,000 sheets of office paper headed for the Dumpster and took them home. Plant clippings he discovered in a trash can were repurposed as the font for a Billions poster. “I’m big on process, and being a janitor allowed me to work out a lot of my daily thoughts and ideas,” Gibson says. “I’d end up writing and sketching things on paper towels. Sometimes I’d put the paper towels, or whatever I was writing on, into the final posters. I love midcentury Polish poster art and folk art. The handson, cut-and-paste approach. I like including my notes or even my e-mails on posters. It gives it a more human element that I think is missing in a lot of computer design stuff these days.” Gibson’s imaginative worldview makes it easy for him to artfully convert cat hair into lettering, but self-promotion comes less naturally. I spoke to a number of people who consider Gibson one of the most talented artists in the city. But Gibson largely lacks ties to the local art establishment. “I like to sort of exist in my own little world, I guess,” he says. “In some ways I don’t think I really understand the adult world. I can survive in it. But I prefer to be down here in the basement, working on my stuff.” Lately, though, some friends who believe strongly in Gibson’s work have emerged to assist him in getting his name and work further out into the public sphere. Some of them, not surprisingly, are musicians. Coinciding with Quietly Contributing is DJG Was Here, a 35song compilation album (downloadable for free at noisetrade.com/djgwashere) featuring music from many of the musicians for whom Gibson has designed posters over the years: Darling at Sea, Max Justus, Sam Billen, the ACBs, Thom Hoskins, David Seume. “Danny puts sweat into everything he makes,” says Bryan Lamanno, whose band, the Tambourine Club, appears on the compilation. “He’s not just sitting at a computer. I always just let him do whatever he wants when he designs stuff because he always comes up with something fun and interesting and intricate.” Though Gibson is a collector, he also likes to share and is eager for others to see what he’s put together for Quietly Contributing. “There’s some great moments that I’m excited for people to see,” Gibson says. “Sometimes I look at these posters and I’m like, ‘What was I doing? How did that happen?’ There’s something much bigger to it all that I can’t really explain.” E-mail david.hudnall@pitch.com or call 816-218-6774

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1 Darling at Sea, Anvil Chorus (New Year’s Eve at the Brick) “New Year’s Eve being such a big night, I wanted to shoot for an epic poster. I had an idea of the post-party: the contents of an insane partygoer’s stomach or the contents on the floor the morning of January 1. So, I set a rule for myself and just grabbed whatever I could at arm’s length around me at my studio desk. I threw it all on the scanner and created a sea of strange things swimming. The posters were printed in black on Wall Street Journals I saved from my day job, and I hit them up with a red heart rubber stamp. I’m pleased with the typography on these, especially for a computer font, which I’ve used very sparingly over the years.”

2 Violet Burning, the Billions, Gabriel Yard “I was working as a janitor, wondering to myself about a unique, springlike concept for a poster for this show. I had been away from my cart cleaning something and came back to it and found plant clippings and prunings anonymously placed in it. I instantly saw this poster. I pushed my cart down to my little dungeon desk, decided to go on break, and started making the typography.”

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3 Onward Crispin Glover, the People, Elevator Division “At the time I made this image (2002), I was more aggressive about incorporating politicalsocial messages into my work. It was my early 20s, and I guess it was the post-art-school political-poster-making in me talking? I think the news at the time had some major headlines about American importing and exporting. So, I have a backwards American monster eating a ship. The image was made in ink, and the boat was cut from a very old book. I ran this through an old fax machine to get the dirty look and then printed it on old green-andwhite-striped computer paper. Notice this show was at the Pub, which is now the Brick. I always forget that. It’s interesting to see a bit of history in something as short-lived as a concert poster.”

4 Flattery Leads to Ruins, James Dean Trio, Roosevelt “I had a ton of fun with this one in a pop-art kind of way, I guess. I also enjoy a chance to throw celebrities or notable people into art. I was literal with playing off the band names James Dean Trio and Roosevelt. But the other, Flattery Leads to Ruins, came out of the headlines at the time. Martha Stewart was on trial, and I would watch CNN every day while cleaning a lunch area at my day job. This is a great example of taking visual liberty with a batch of bands on a concert

bill. With the printing I made black-and-white photocopies and then ran them back through an oversized printer to get the color.”

5 Atom and His Package, Brazil, Pixel Panda, Mail Order Midgets “This is one of my personal favorites. I love a good visual pun, and I like to spin ideas off of band names. Here we have a guy named Atom carrying a package of Mail Order Midgets and a Pixel Panda (the panda is based from my childhood drawings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). The original art will be on display at my poster exhibition, and it’s fairly big compared to the small print the final poster ended up as. I’d love to revisit these characters; there’s a good road-trip story there. I’ve always had visions of being cursed or challenged to journey cross-country carrying specific heavy things in my arms along the way. I think about that with this poster. Poor Atom.” Gibson’s entire catalog can be seen at gigposters.com/designer/95970_djg_design.

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1. Gillian Welch, with David Rawlings Gillian Welch is still best known for her stunning contributions to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack; her vocals with Alison Krauss on “I’ll Fly Away” are spine-tinglingly gorgeous. But Welch was apparently uninterested in being lumped in too closely with the old-timey folk crowd; on subsequent releases, she has tried on a more polished, relatively modern folk-pop sound for size. It’d been about eight years since the last proper Welch album when she returned earlier this summer with The Harrow & the Harvest, which should please fans of her early Appalachian folk and bluegrass. Her frequent collaborator, David Rawlings, joins her on the tour. Sunday, September 4, at Liberty Hall (644 Massachusetts, 785-749-1972)

2. Ke$ha The lame dollar sign in her name would seem to signify a boastful wealth, but Ke$ha usually looks like someone who just woke up from a vodka nap behind a nightclub Dumpster. If you believe her songs, that very well might be the case. Her lyrics are unapologetic to the point of being confrontational regarding binge drinking, sexual promiscuity, and various other patterns of self-destructive behavior. If she has a goal beyond becoming as famous as humanly possible, it seems to be to claim a piece of the pop-music moral low ground that male rappers have largely

dominated for the past couple of decades. It’s a fucked-up, race-to-the-bottom feminism, inarguably a net negative for society as a whole. The worst part? Two of her songs are kind of good. Friday, September 2, at Starlight Theatre (4600 Starlight Road in Swope Park, 816-363-7827)

3. Maroon 5, with Train and Matt Nathanson You’ve got to think this is the last time we’ll see Maroon 5 before its extraordinarily handsome frontman, Adam Levine, ditches his bandmates and goes all Justin Timberlake. His gig as a judge on NBC’s American Idol knockoff, The Voice, is a strong hint that he’s working to develop his personal brand, and he’s got the charms, smarts and, not to belabor the point but good lord, the looks to pull it off. Train, a cheese-rock relic from the early ’00s, resurfaced with “Hey, Soul Sister,” a lazy, wet fart of a song that shot straight to the top of the iTunes 2010 most-sold list. We have not, it appears, seen the last of Train. Sunday, September 4, at Starlight Theatre (4600 Starlight Road in Swope Park, 816-363-7827)

4. Mondo Disco, with DJ Ray Velasquez DJ Ray Velasquez founded a weekly techno music night, Mondo Disco, at The Granada

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way back in 1993. The party was a way for Velasquez to introduce what was then obscure, underground electronic music to a wider audience. Now based in New York City, Velasquez returns to the area for Mondo Disco 2011, a party at Czar that doubles as a sort of tour through the history of modern dance music: techno, acid house, rave and more. Saturday, September 3, at Czar (1531 Grand, 816-421-0300)

5. Pink Floyd’s The Wall Live Three years ago, a coterie of local actors and musicians — led by Ron Megee, David Wayne Reed and Cody Wyoming — assembled at La Esquina for a tribute production of The Wall, Pink Floyd’s classic rock opera. This past spring, the cast, musicians and crew brought the production to the Living Room to great acclaim, and this Friday the musicians involved pare it down to just the concert version. Among the performers: Chris Meck, Mark Lowrey, Eric Voeks, Ken Burnham and Brodie Rush, who I hear is pretty remarkable as protagonist Pink. Friday, September 2, at Crosstown Station (1522 McGee, 816-471-1522)

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 Kansas City Irish Fest: Gaelic Storm, Colin Grant Band, Goitse, and more: 5-11 p.m. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand. Ke$ha, LMFAO, Spank Rock: 7:30 p.m., $35, $49.50. Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, D-Rays, Ricky Dean Sinatra: 10 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Pink Floyd’s The Wall: a full cast, live concert performance, 9 p.m., $10. Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Saviours, Bison B.C., Melting Point of Bronze: Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 The Black and White Years, the Caves: 10 p.m. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Guy Forsyth in the Retro Lounge: 9 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Kansas City Irish Fest: Kila, Gaelic Storm, McPeake, and more: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand. Mondo Disco: Ray Velasquez: Czar, 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Shaun Murphy, Bob Seager: Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 Kansas City Irish Fest: the Mighty Craic, Girsa, Qristina and Quinn Bachand, and more: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand. Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds: Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Maroon 5, Train, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson: 7 p.m. Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. The Paradise Affliction, Mindtrick, Burning Symmetry: 8 p.m. Czar, 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Gillian Welch: 7 p.m., $30 advance, $34 door. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 Ganglians: 8 p.m. Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085.

UPCOMING Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet for My Valentine, Escape the Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying, the Black Cloud Collective: Sat., Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs, 913-721-3400. The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Spindrift: Sat., Oct. 15. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483.

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BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Samantha Fish Blues Band, 9 p.m. Crossroads KC at Grinders: 417 E. 18th St., 816-4725454. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trampled Under Foot, Scrapomatic, 7 p.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Grand Marquis. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Lightnin’ Malcolm Band. Paddy O’Shay’s: 11300 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-393-1622. Danny McGaw. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Rod Fleeman and Dan Bliss.

DJ Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Billy Smith upstairs; DJ Ben Grimes at Gusto. Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mike Scott and Spinstyles. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Shaun Duval, free. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Kirby. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Brad Sager. The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. DJ Clockwerk, 10 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Ladies’ Night featuring DJ Sun-Up Jones.

JAZZ Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Mark Lowrey solo piano, 5:30 p.m.; Sons of Brasil, 8 p.m.

WORLD The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. AZ-ONE, 9:30 p.m.

A LT E R N AT I V E The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Will Knox, Ari Herstand, Instant Tradition.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Brodioke, 9 p.m. Bullseye Bar: 1169 Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, 816-5254641. Free pool, 8 p.m. Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Trivia, Ladies’ Night, 8 p.m. Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Comedienne Tig Notaro, MANY MORE Grasshopper. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em, 7 p.m. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano ONLINE AT Bar: 4115 Mill, 816-561PITCH.COM 2444. Live-Band Karaoke. Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. Bike Night with MC Ashley. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Joe Torry, 7:30 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Trivia. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with Mad Mike, 9:30 p.m. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. Pool League, Ladies’ Night.

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Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Knuckle Vanilli Night, lip-synching and air guitar in the Retro Lounge. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand, 816-4711330. All In Thursdays. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Karaoke on the main floor, 10 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Garden to Glass, booze infused with local ingredients. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Trivia Clash, 7 p.m., $5. The Ribbon Room: 11211 W. 58th St., Merriam, 913631-1131. Dart tournament, 7:30 p.m. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Foosball tournament, 8 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Trivia, 9 p.m.

EASY LISTENING Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Interactive Acoustic with Jayson Kayne, 9 p.m.

ELECTRO Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Blasian! Electro Dance Party, 10 p.m.

FOLK RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. She’s a Keeper, Loaded Goat.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. Bike Night Open Jam. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Vi Tran and Katie Gilchrist’s Weekly Jam, 10 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Jerry’s Jam Night, 9 p.m.

PUNK The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Balkans, the Puritans, Various Blonde, Rhonis, 9 p.m., $7.

SINGER-SONGWRITER The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. KC Songwriter Forum.

VARIET Y The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Savage Seven CD release, Sinsations Burlesque, Bleach Bloodz, Cave Girls, 9 p.m.

F R I DAY 2 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Jason Reeves, Rosi Golan, 6:30 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Parachute Adams. John’s Big Deck: 928 Wyandotte, 816-572-9595. Nicky G. KC Live! Stage at the Power & Light District: 14th St. and Grand. Free Band Radio. Starlight Theatre: 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. Ke$ha, LMFAO, Spank Rock, 7:30 p.m. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. KC/DC.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. John McNally Band. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Cold Sweat. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Cory Phillips and Groove Orchestra. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The Realm. Pat’s Pub: 1315 Swift Ave., North Kansas City, 816-4718752. Billy Ebeling. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Dan Doran Band, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Roadhouse Band, 8 p.m.

DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Furious Palace. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. DJ night. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. DJ Bob.


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Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mosaic Fridays: hosted by Joe Perez featuring DJ Spinstyles and DJ Mike Scott. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. DJ Sike. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Ashton Martin. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Soul Vibe: DJ Shearmadness, DJ Milton Friedman. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Naylor. The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. Win Win, Ron Darko, Risky Disco, DJ B-Stee, DJ Archi, 10 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Live DJ in the upstairs lounge. Winslow’s BBQ: 20 E. Fifth St., 816-471-7427. Live DJ on the patio, 8-11 p.m.

JAZZ Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Marilyn Wood, 8-11 p.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Marilyn Maye, 7:30 p.m., $35. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie McFadden, 4:30 p.m.

WORLD Crown Center Square: 2450 Grand. Kansas City Irish Fest: Gaelic Storm, Colin Grant Band, Goitse, and more, 5-11 p.m.

The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Trivia Riot, 7 p.m. Bullseye Bar: 1169 Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, 816-5254641. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Comedy City at Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-842-2744. Comedy Sports, 7:30 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Joe Torry, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. DJ with videos. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Debbioke, 9:30 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. The Early Girlie Show, 8 p.m., free; Ab Fab Fridays on the main floor, 10 p.m. The Ribbon Room: 11211 W. 58th St., Merriam, 913-631-1131. Karaoke with Rhonda, 8 p.m.; dart tournament, 8 p.m. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Dart tournament, 8 p.m. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m.

EASY LISTENING 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. Drew6.

AMERICANA R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. The Blackbird Revue, Lindsey Jones.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Dumptruck Butterlips, 10 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Sena Ehrhardt Band, Levee Town, 8 p.m. Paddy O’Shay’s: 11300 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-393-1622. Toe Jam Band.

DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Angels Rock Bar: 1323 Walnut, 816-896-3943. Monthly Mayhem, 9 p.m.

METAL Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Saviours, Bison B.C., Melting Point of Bronze.

R O C K A B I L LY RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, D-Rays, Ricky Dean Sinatra, 10 p.m.

VARIET Y The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. Kansas City Music Festival, 7 p.m. Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Pink Floyd’s The Wall: a full cast, live concert performance, 9 p.m., $10.

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S AT U R DAY 3 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Everyday/ Everynight. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. The Crumpletons, 7 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. The Transients. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The Groove Pilots, 9 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Melismatics, Shudder, 9 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. The Black and White Years, the Caves, 10 p.m.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Samantha Fish Blues Band, 9 p.m. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. The Vibe-Raiders, Buttermilk Boys outdoor concert. Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. The Good Foot, the Detectives. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Majestics Rhythm Revue, 10 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Shaun Murphy, Bob Seager. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. Camp Harlow, 5 p.m. Paddy O’Shay’s: 11300 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-393-1622. The Kim Osborne Band. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Roadhouse Band, 8 p.m.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Guy Forsyth in the Retro Lounge, 9 p.m.

DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Skank. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Mondo Disco: Ray Velasquez.

The Eighth Street Taproom: 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. Saturday Soulclap with Josh Powers. Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Rico. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. DJ Bob. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ C-Mac. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Brad Sager. 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. DJ Andrew Northern. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Live DJ in the upstairs lounge.

ACOUSTIC RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Clementines, Nolan Rhyne, 6 p.m.

JAZZ Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Marilyn Wood, 8-11 p.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Marilyn Maye, 6 & 8:30 p.m., $35. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Heather Thornton Band. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Monique Danielle, 4:30 p.m. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Anne Trinkl.

WORLD Crown Center Square: 2450 Grand. Kansas City Irish Fest: Kila, Gaelic Storm, McPeake, and more, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

DANCE John’s Big Deck: 928 Wyandotte, 816-572-9595. Runner Up.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bullseye Bar: 1169 Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, 816-5254641. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Comedy City at Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-842-2744. Comedy Sports, 7:30 p.m.; Chaos Theater: 2 Much Duck, 10 p.m.


Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Joe Torry, 7 & 10 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main floor, 10 p.m. The Red Balloon: 10325 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. The Ribbon Room: 11211 W. 58th St., Merriam, 913631-1131. Dart tournament, 7:30 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Low Dive: a Day-Drinking Experience hosted by Shaun Duval, 2-5 p.m. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Free pool with purchase, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m.

EASY LISTENING Johnny’s Tavern: 8262 Mission, Prairie Village, 913901-0322. Jason Kayne, 10 p.m.

EXPERIMENTAL Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Sterling Witt and the Evolution, Nicolette Paige, 9:30 p.m.

FOLK Press: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Star & Micey, the Sour Babies, Rabbit Killer Duets.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-4831456. Open jam with Billy Ebeling and Duane Goldston, 1 p.m. Marriott Hotel: 200 W. 12th St., 816-421-6800. 12th Street Jump, broadcast live on KCUR 89.3, Sonny Rollins, 11:30 p.m., free.

METAL The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. At the Left Hand of God, Maps for Travelers, the Roman Holiday, Moire, In the Shadow.

PUNK The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Mi6, Iron Guts Kelly, Northern Aggression, Pizza Party Massacre, Hipshot Killer.

VARIET Y The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. Kansas City Music Festival, 5 p.m.

S U N DAY 4 ROCK/POP/INDIE Liberty Hall: 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491972. Gillian Welch, 7 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Lee McBee and the Confessors. Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Dan Bliss.

DJ Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Punk vs. Metal. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Recycled music with Brett Dietrich, 3:30 p.m. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Live DJ at the main bar.

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

JAZZ RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Jeff Harshbarger presents an Alternative Jazz Series: Marbin, 8 p.m.

A LT E R N AT I V E Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. The Paradise Affliction, Mindtrick, Burning Symmetry, 8 p.m. Starlight Theatre: 4600 Starlight Rd., 816-363-7827. Maroon 5, Train, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, 7 p.m.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Truckstop Honeymoon, 6 p.m.

C E LT I C Crown Center Square: 2450 Grand. Kansas City Irish Fest: the Mighty Craic, Girsa, Qristina and Quinn Bachand, and more, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Smackdown Trivia and Karaoke. Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Game night. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em, 7 p.m. The Fox and Hound: 10428 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, 913-649-1700. Show Me the Money Poker, 7 & 10 p.m. Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. SIN. Howl at the Moon: 1334 Grand, 816-471-4695. Labor Day Luau, 7 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Joe MANY MORE Torry, 7 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Free pool, 3 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. ONLINE AT 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913PITCH.COM 962-5777. DJ with videos. John’s Big Deck: 928 Wyandotte, 816-572-9595. Rooftop karaoke. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with the Mad Man DJ Mike, 9:30 p.m. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. Open-mic night. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main floor, 10 p.m. Power & Light Grill: 417 E. 13th St., 816-283-3434. Beats, Burgers & Birds, 8 p.m. The Red Balloon: 10325 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free; trivia, 3 p.m. The Ribbon Room: 11211 W. 58th St., Merriam, 913631-1131. Dart tournament, 4 & 7:30 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Free pool. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913-268-4006. Free pool all day with purchase; dart tournament, 3 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Texas Hold ’em, Sundays, 3 & 6 p.m.

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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS 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.

METAL Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Ares Kingdom, Demized, Left in Ruins, Elctrikchair, 9 p.m.

REGGAE Cowtown Mallroom: 3101 Gillham Plz., 816-714-9696. The New Riddim, 3 p.m.

VARIET Y The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. Kansas City Music Festival, 5 p.m. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Sunday Solace, 2 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Sunday Select. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Battle for Freaker’s Ball: the F.C.C., Straightline, Beezlefeast, the Devil’s Marmalade. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. White Linen Party: Ledisi, Johnny Gill, Anthony David, Chris Walker.

M O N DAY 5 ROCK/POP/INDIE RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Let’s Talk, A Western Mystery Tradition, Fluorescent, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Goods.

DJ Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. One Eye Jacks with DJs Ilya & Troy, 10 p.m. Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Robert Moore, 10 p.m., free. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Live DJ at the main bar.

JAZZ Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Jazzbo.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bulldog: 1715 Main, 816-421-4799. Trivia, 8 p.m. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em, 7 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Mary-oke with Chad Slater, 8 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Karaoke Idol with Tanya McNaughty. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Texas Hold ’em, 7:30 p.m. KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. Free pool; Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Sonic Spectrum Music Trivia, 7 p.m., $5. The Red Balloon: 10325 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free; Texas Hold ’em, 7 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Table Magic with Keith Leff of Magicreations, 6 p.m.; Texas Hold ’em, 8 p.m. Wild Bill’s Legendary Steakhouse & Saloon: 1843 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913-948-9898. Free bull riding.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. Mudstomp Monday, 9 p.m. continues through Sep. 6.

T U E S DAY 6 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Ganglians, 8 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Travelers Guild. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Drew6. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Bear Face, Ralfee, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Transients, 9 p.m.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Trampled Under Foot, $4.

DJ Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. DJ Whatshisname, service industry night, 10 p.m. Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. Ken Jankowski at Gusto. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Meesh. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. College Night featuring DJ Stevie Cruz.

JAZZ Jazz: 1859 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913328-0003. Rick Bacus and Monique Danielle.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Rex Hobart and friends, 7 p.m.

DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Scrabble Club, 7 p.m.

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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Open Jam with Everette DeVan, 7 p.m. Stanford’s Comedy Club: 1867 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913-400-7500. Open-mic night.

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W E D N E S DAY 7 ROCK/POP/INDIE Crosstown Station: 1522 McGee, 816-471-1522. Workingman’s Beauty: Grateful Dead tribute, 7 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. 90 Minutes, 9 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Bob Walkenhorst, 7 p.m.; Parts of Speech, Tareltone, Wiitala Brothers, Saint Lux, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Mickey Finn Band, 9 p.m.

BLUES/FUNK/SOUL Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Billy Ebeling. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Gospel Lounge with Carl Butler, 7:30 p.m. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.

DJ Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Metal Mark. Gusto Lounge: 3810 Broadway, 816-974-8786. DJ Rico at Gusto. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ B.o.B. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Word Up Wednesdays with DJ HoodNasty, 11 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Pure. The Velvet Dog: 400 E. 31st St., 816-753-9990. Live DJ in the upstairs lounge.

JAZZ B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. New Vintage Big Band. Chaz on the Plaza: 325 Ward Pkwy., 816-756-3800. Max Groove Trio, 6 p.m. Dan’s Longbranch Steakhouse: 9095 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-642-9555. Samantha Fish, 9 p.m.

ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Interstate Astronauts, Bohemian Spaceship Program, Burning Symmetry, 8 p.m.

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DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Aftershock Bar & Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, 913-384-5646. Poker night. Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Brodioke. The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Whiskey Wednesday. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Drinking Liberally. Danny’s Bar and Grill: 13350 College Blvd., Lenexa, 913-345-9717. Trivia and karaoke with DJ Smooth, 8 p.m. D.B. Cooper’s: 1804 W. 39th St., 816-753-9800. Karaoke with Dee, 9 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em, 7 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity bingo with Valerie Versace, 8 p.m., $1 per game. Harleys & Horses: 7210 N.E. 43rd St., 816-452-2660. Karaoke. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Karaoke. Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. MANY MORE 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. DJ with videos. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with the Queen, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; water ONLINE AT pong tournament, 10 p.m. PITCH.COM KC’s Neighborhood Bar: 10201 W. 47th St., Merriam, 913-262-7211. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m.; darts, 7 p.m. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand, 816-4711330. Working Women’s Wednesday, 5:308:30 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main floor, 10 p.m. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Ladies’ Night. O’Dowd’s: 8600 N.W. Prairie View Rd., 816-268-6333. Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m. Power & Light Grill: 417 E. 13th St., 816-283-3434. Rewind Wednesdays. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant: 170 E. 14th St., 816-994-9700. Pub Quiz Trivia, 8 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Bottled Beer Night. The Red Balloon: 10325 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-962-2330. Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. The Ribbon Room: 11211 W. 58th St., Merriam, 913631-1131. Karaoke with Rhonda, 8 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Dart tournament, 8 p.m. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Ladies’ Night with DJ Thorny, 6 p.m.1:30 a.m. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Trivia, 8 p.m. Wilde’s Chateau 24: 2412 Iowa, Lawrence. Pride Night, 8 p.m.

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EASY LISTENING Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. Colby & Mole. 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. Drew6.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Open-mic night. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-1387. Fresh Ink open-mic poetry with Miss Conception, $3. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Jam Night, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s 3 of a Kind: 11703 E. 23rd St., Independence, 816-833-5021. Open Jam hosted by Crossthread, 7:30-11 p.m.

R O C K A B I L LY Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-4831456. Buddy Holly 75th Birthday Dance Party: Patrick Recob, the Rumblejetts, Pine Box Revival, 8 p.m.

VARIET Y The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Dear Diary. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816753-1909. Amy Farrand’s Weirdo Wednesday Social Club, 7 p.m., no cover.

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savage love Dumping Grounds Dear Dan: I’ve been in a monogamous marriage for 19 years and have two kids. At least I think we’re still monogamous. My husband is an avid reader of your column and loves to say that it’s normal to have outside sexual relationships as long as you stay committed to your spouse. We started our marriage saying we would always be truthful and faithful to each other. I’m GGG, and I love having sex with him. He’s far less likely to initiate than I am (which makes me think he’s spending time with someone else). If one partner decides that they need BY outside activity, regardless of how much sex they get at home, DAN is it OK to do that without informing the partner previously S AVA G E committed to? When I ask him if he’s having affairs, he gets angry and accuses me of being insecure and immature. (Am I at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection?) He says you agree with him that it’s OK to lie if the other person has their needs met and doesn’t find out. I’m deeply unhappy. I think about leaving him but don’t want to end a relationship that works in many other ways. Lonely at Home Dear LAH: Give me a second to spit out all the words your husband has stuffed into my mouth: haaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhcckk—p’toooo. I recently wrote about my position on outside sexual relationships: Cheating is permissible when it’s the least worst option, i.e. , it’s allowed for someone who has made a monogamous commitment and isn’t getting any at home (sick or disabled spouse or withholdingwithout-cause spouse) and divorce isn’t an option, and the sex on the side makes it possible for the cheater to stay married and stay sane. (An exception can be made for a married person with a kink that his or her spouse can’t or won’t accommodate, as long as the kink can be taken care of safely and discreetly.) Please tell your husband that I think he’s a cheating piece of shit, a word-stuffing douche bag, and an emotionally abusive asshole. Mr. LAH may read my column avidly, but he’s also reading it selectively. It’s normal for people who’ve made monogamous commitments to want to have outside sexual relationships, to daydream about it, to masturbate to thoughts of fucking others. And people make themselves miserable scrutinizing their partners for evidence that they want to fuck other people. (Jealous types, please note: Going ballistic over a little discreet and considerate porn use or meaningless flirting is a waste of your time and unfair to your partner, and I consider it grounds for DTMFA’ing your ass.) That said, it’s obnoxious to fuck others in violation of a monogamous commitment un42

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less you have grounds. It doesn’t sound like your husband has grounds. I suspect that he’s fucking someone you know — a co-worker, a neighbor, a friend, a relative (shudder). Realizing that it’s only a matter of time before you find out, he’s bullying you into retroactively giving him permission and dragging me into it. I’d be thinking about DTMFA, not because of the cheating but because of the lying and the bullying. Dear Dan: I grew up masturbating in the digital age. So in any given week, I get off on “Wincest,” hypnosis porn and erotic literature involving cat people. I’m also a young husband who has gone a few years past your recommended date for laying down his kink cards. I’ve been deliberating whether to out myself to my wife, but the last time she found out I had masturbated to someone other than her, she hit me. I cried and swore I would never look at porn again. Of course, I just became more careful about hiding it. Is there a limit on the necessitated disclosure of my wet dreams? I don’t have to tell her the one where I’m having sex with her best friend while she, having been turned into a dog, looks on stupidly, right? Can I settle for “I masturbate to women who aren’t you”? Wife Abusive, Not Kinky Dear WANK: Forget full disclosure. Your wife can’t deal with you masturbating about others and she hits you? DTMFA. Dear Dan: I’m a 50-year-old married man with adult children. My wife and I live under the same roof but sleep in separate bedrooms. Perhaps we’ll stay together or we’ll divorce once the housing market improves and we have a bigger pie to cut in half. We hardly talk and never have sex. Where does a man in my situation find women to have sex with and spend time with? I don’t mean an escort or a hooker. I tried websites like AshleyMadison.com and SugarDaddy.com with no luck. Are there women who are single or divorced and would enjoy being treated like a queen by a healthy, respectful, decent-looking man who’s technically married? Please Help Me Dear PHM: There are women out there who would be up for what you have to offer. Some are in the same boat as you. If you didn’t find one during your first Internet search, keep looking. And Mr. and Mrs. LAH? PHM’s situation is a good example of a circumstance under which cheating is not only permissible but also isn’t even cheating. He may be married, but the sexual dimension of his marriage is over. He isn’t betraying his wife or putting her at risk of acquiring an STI. See the difference? Have a question for Dan Savage? E-mail him at mail@savagelove.net


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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF YAVAPAI Case No. 201000572 In the Matter of: Nathan Young, Petitioner -vs- Margaret Van Den Acre & Thomas M. Easley Jr., Respondents THE STATE OF ARIZONA TO: Thomas M. Easley Jr. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend, within the time applicable, in this action in this Court. The Court has set a trial on September 22, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Yavapai County Superior Court, 120 S. Cortez, Division PTA, Prescott, Arizona 86303, before the Honorable Patricia A. Trebesh. You shall appear and defend within (30) days after the service of the Summons and Petition upon you is complete, exclusive of the day of service. Service by publication is complete 30 days after the date of first publication. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that in case of your failure to appear and defend within the time applicable, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. YOU ARE CAUTIONED that in order to appear and defend, you must file a proper response in writing to the Clerk of this Court accompanied but the necessary filing fee, within the time required. You are required to serve a copy of any response upon the petitioner Nathan Young who can be reached at 480-353-9491.

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