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ansas City International Raceway sits empty under an exhaust-gray sky on a blustery late-November afternoon. No spectators ﬁll the grandstands. A chain wraps around the entrance gate. Signs on chain-link fences implore fans not to bring glass bottles or alcohol onto the grounds. A stool is overturned in the tiny ticket-taker stand, and an empty ashtray sits on the desk. A few drab buildings — one with a sketchy-looking roof — dot the property, located across the street from a quarry and near the Little Blue River, on a strand of Noland Road near Raytown. If not for the still newish-looking scoreboard, it would be easy to imagine that the track had been abandoned for more than a week and a half. The track closed permanently November 27, ending the three-nights-aweek races that had been held at the track from spring through fall. (KCIR hosted a moment of pure Americana in 1974 when 10,000 people witnessed Evel Knievel jump his motorcycle over the cabs of 10 semitrailers.) On November 21, the 93-acre land parcel that opened in 1967 became the city of Kansas City’s newest real-estate acquisition. Next year, the city will begin converting the site into a park. Six days after the sale, the temperatures hung in the 40s that windy last race day. It was too cold for dragsters to function properly, but more than 200 drivers took their street-legal rides for ﬁnal passes down the quarter-mile strip. KCIR manager Todd Bridges, who took his ﬁrst job at the track in 1980, says the mood among racers was more celebratory than somber. “There was just a lot of talk about memories and development of friendships and hopes that there will be a [new] track built soon,” he says. The races lasted from noon to around 5 p.m. “It was starting to get dark and cold, and everybody had gotten their runs in and paid their respects,” Bridges says. Racer Kyle Marcum drove his mint-green 1986 Ford Mustang to the starting line, did a burnout and idled down the strip. “The last pass down the track, I think it was really the epitome of the last four years,” Bridges says. “It’s the only 47-second pass I’ll ever remember. It was respectful and done with a lot of dignity.” With the racers now banished from the track, the only life left on the property are geese meandering in a muddy patch. The demise of Kansas City’s only drag strip can continued on page 8 pitch.com D E C E M B E R 8 - 1 4 , 2 0 1 1 T H E P I T C H pitch.com M O N T H X X–X X , 2 0 0 X T H E P I T C H
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be traced to last January. City officials say attorneys representing Rob Park, a longtime player in the local race scene and former KCIR owner, offered to sell the track to the city for $2.95 million and proposed an agreement that would allow 36 more months of racing. “We found it to be a little weird,” says Ted Anderson, an assistant city attorney who negotiated the deal. The proposal was odd, given that Park didn’t own the track when he made the offer. In 2008, Park sold the track to real-estate developer John Uhlmann for an undisclosed price. Park went on to work as a consultant to Uhlmann until the developer’s death in August 2009. The track fell into foreclosure in 2010 while it was stuck in probate court, and a bank took possession. In March 2011, Park swooped in and bought the track from the bank’s holding company for $950,000 with the help of fewer than a half-dozen investors in a company called NP3 Racing LLC. (Park declined to name his investors or the exact number of stakeholders, or how much he has in NP3.) Kansas City began negotiating with Park and agreed on November 21 to buy the track for $1.55 million. The city has already begun drawing up plans to convert what it disparagingly referred to as a “sea of asphalt” into a park, with ballﬁelds and picnic shelters in place of the strip and grandstand. A $600,000 proﬁt in eight months looks like a good deal for Park and his investors. But the sale and the way it was handled have led some race fans and dragster hobbyists to say the transaction was nothing more than Park and NP3 ﬂipping the track to line their pockets — and selling out 44 years of racing heritage. Park repeatedly told race fans and reporters over the last month that his attorney had advised him against speaking with media. pitch.com pitch.com
He ignored that advice to tell The Pitch that neither city ofﬁcials nor the frustrated race enthusiasts are telling the full story. Park insists that KCIR had to be sold.
he sale of the raceway has become a ﬁnger-pointing mess. KCIR fans blame Park for selling them out and fault the city for pressuring him to sell. City ofﬁcials say they didn’t force Park to sell, and fans shouldn’t blame them for buying the track. Park says blame shouldn’t lie with him but with the city, which he says gave him an ultimatum to either sell the track or lose it through eminent domain.
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More than 200 drivers took their ﬁnal runs down KCIR November 21. “When they [city officials] say we approached them, that is correct,” Park says. “We did approach them. They told us to.” Park, who has been involved with the track since 1979, says the city’s timeline of negotiation is correct with one omission: The city asked him to put together a plan to sell the track while Park and his investors developed a new race site. Park says the city told him that the ﬁrst step was to name his price. So he did. Park claims, however, that the city ignored his offer and sent him a letter in May outlining his rights under condemnation proceedings. He says KC also gave him a counteroffer. “They sent us a letter offering $1 million, or they will take it via eminent domain,” Park says. “They didn’t say they could. They didn’t say they might. They said they will take it.” The city had a history of trying to buy the raceway. Former City Councilwoman Becky Nace told The Kansas City Star in early November that the City Council tried to buy the track between 2003 and 2007 but never struck a deal. Neighbors have long complained of the noise. Dan Porrevecchio, a former president of the Little Blue Valley Homes Association, told The Pitch a year ago that getting the track out of the area was the neighborhood’s top priority. This history along with Park’s few public comments made it easy for the racing community to cast City Hall as the villain when word leaked in early November that the city was on the verge of buying the track and turning it into a park. A decidedly anti-City Hall narrative emerged. “I don’t think they want us,” Park says of city ofﬁcials. “I think they’ve made that very clear.” More than 50 race fans rallied in support of the track on the steps of City Hall November 7. As a persistent rain fell, parka-clad racers and
their children held signs demanding, “Save Our Racetrack” and “Save KCIR.” Lawyer and racer Mark Epstein (who isn’t representing anyone involved) emerged as a de facto spokesman, telling reporters that the city was strong-arming Park and the racers. Epstein noted that neighbors had complained for years about the noise, fearing that it lowered their property values. But he and the race fans contended that the track wasn’t at fault. “You don’t get to move next to a pig farm and then complain about the smell,” Epstein told the crowd to cheers and applause. KCIR supporters pointed to the letter sent to Park outlining condemnation proceedings as proof that the city was planning to take possession of the track regardless of NP3’s move to sell. “So that begs the question of whether this was truly voluntary,” Epstein told the demonstrators. “When you’re given something with all of their rights under a condemnation lawsuit, I don’t know how else you’re supposed to take that.” City ofﬁcials, including Mayor Sly James, refute these claims. Anderson, who has ne-
gotiated city deals for land for several years, says the process was relatively routine. He doesn’t understand why the City Council is the target of race fans’ rancor. “I really don’t know why there’s been a war when we just really negotiated this thing out. And other than an argument or two about maybe certain things that happen in every negotiation, we’ve gotten along really well,” he says. On November 9, race fans posted to the “Save KCIR” Facebook page a letter that they attributed to the mayor. In the letter, James wrote: “In short, the facts as I know them are that in January 2011, the owner of the property approached the city with an offer to sell. The owner and the city then entered into negotiations. A fair price was agreed upon. The City Council and I were asked to agree to the negotiated terms at last week’s session. We unanimously voted to purchase the property from the owner. Agreeing to the negotiated price has been the only action the City Council has taken on this issue. Condemnation requires public hearings and a Council vote. The Council was never approached nor asked
to consider condemnation of this property. The bottom line is the owner wanted to sell, the city wanted to buy, terms were mutually agreed to, and the transaction occurred.” Anderson also says condemnation was a nonissue. The city never moved to, or had plans to, condemn. Patrick Ferguson, the city’s right-of-way agent who sent the letter to NP3, says a similar letter is sent to property owners in 99 percent of cases in which Kansas City is negotiating to buy a piece of land. Anderson adds: “I don’t think they [Park and NP3] were afraid of condemnation anyway.” Park has a different take on his mindset during negotiations: “The old adage that it’s hard to ﬁght city hall or it’s impossible to ﬁght city hall, it’s pretty true.” Park says he and his investors weren’t in a position to take on Kansas City in a legal battle. He claims that they were left with only one choice: sell. “The city keeps on saying, ‘We didn’t condemn the property.’ That’s true,” he says. “They absolutely didn’t condemn it. But it was
At left, KCIR manager Todd Bridges says assigning blame for the sale is irrelevant. Above, racer Tim White says he’s giving up his hobby. absolutely under the threat of condemnation.” Park says his and the city’s original plan was for him to run the track while developing a new location. He says that plan would have worked, and he insists that NP3 offered to sell the land for less than the price it received in exchange for the chance to operate the track for five more years. Selling this fast was not his plan. “Things came together a lot quicker than we thought,” he says. But Park says the city played hardball. “It was pretty much that [deal] or nothing.” Park has heard the attacks from the race community. He says nobody had a bigger emotional and ﬁnancial investment in KCIR than he did. “I’ve spent more hours there, I’ve got more blood, sweat and tears there than you can ever even think about imagining,” he says. Park says his plan just didn’t work out. “I didn’t necessarily want to continued on page 10
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leave the place that’s been my home for 32 years. But sometimes you have to do that.”
faction within the racing community remains unconvinced that Park wanted to save the raceway. They cite uncorrected code violations at the track, Park’s silence during the negotiations and his decision not to release the letter about condemnation proceedings until the deal was nearly completed. They contend that Park had only his own interests at heart. They say the sale is particularly painful because Park also serves as director of the National Hot Rod Association’s West Central Division. “It’s a devastating deal, because we thought we were in hog heaven with him owning the track,” says Mike Colvin, who has been racing at the track since the 1970s. Selling the city’s only drag strip runs contrary to Park’s work with the NHRA, where he’s charged with growing the sport. (The NHRA did not respond to a request for comment.) Several sources told The Pitch that a couple of local racers wanted to buy the track from Park. “Why didn’t he contact other racers to make a deal on this rather than sell it out to the city?” Colvin asks. Park says he did try to find buyers and called dozens of people in an effort to ﬁnd a pro-KCIR buyer. But he couldn’t ﬁnd one willing to pony up the cash. “All these people that say they wanted to, nobody made a legitimate offer,” a frustrated Park tells The Pitch. “People talk a lot,” Park adds. “But when it comes down to writing checks, very few people will do that.” Park says the lone winner in the deal is the city. “Everybody thinks we made a bunch of money. I can assure you that’s not much money to the people that I’m involved with. It’s just not,” he says. “People have the wrong impression.” In the weeks after the City Hall rally, sup-
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port for Park eroded. Several bitter comments have been left on the “Save KCIR” Facebook page. “We were deﬁnitely used,” one fan wrote. “They will have to carry the fact they sold so many out,” another wrote. “In time they will have deep, deep regrets when inﬂation catches up to their thirty pieces of silver. The problem is we were never addressed to the facts and it appears we were just used to bump the price from $1.1 million to $1.55 million. That’s betrayal.” The fact that the track is gone is beginning to set in with racers. When drag racer Tim White talks about Park and the track’s sale, his voice veers from sad to angry to confused within a few sentences. White warmly recalls his ﬁrst run at KCIR. It was 1977. White and his brother drove his Harley-Davidson Sportster to the track. On a whim, White entered a race — and won. On the ride home, he clung to his 3-foot trophy. He was hooked and bought an Austin Bantam dragster with his brother. “I tested that car at every stoplight,” he remembers.
It paid off with plenty of wins at KCIR. “They hated us down there,” White says, beaming. Now he’s on his 11th, and last, dragster. White says driving to strips in Topeka or to the one that broke ground this fall in Montgomery City (between Columbia and St. Louis) isn’t an option because of the distance and the price of gas. He’s giving up his hobby, in which he has invested about $60,000, he estimates. “I think I’m going to cash in my chips,” White says. Park and his investors are also cashing out. They’re liquidating the track’s equipment at an auction December 17 to boost the NP3 investors’ payday before they have to vacate the property on January 31, 2012. Todd Bridges, the track’s manager, says the blame game that has erupted in the wake of the sale is pointless. “It’s just beating a dead horse to worry about that,” he says. Bridges has a more pressing concern: ﬁnding a new job. He says the racers won’t feel the full impact of KCIR’s closing until next spring.
Despite the racing community’s efforts to save it, KCIR is slated to become a park. That’s when they would have been prepping their cars for the races. Park says his focus has shifted to ﬁnding a new site for a track. He’s conﬁdent that he and his partners will ﬁnd a replacement, but it won’t be in KC. Park says they’re looking for a racing-friendly city or county. “We’re not even looking inside the Kansas City limits,” Park says. Park claims that he’s already considering several pieces of land to rebuild the shattered racing community. “Whether any of them pan out, I don’t know,” he says. During the last week of November, Park says he met with Cass County officials to discuss three potential sites. “They want us to come there,” he says. “There are a lot of places that want us. Just not Kansas City.” E-mail email@example.com or call 816-218-6783
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Compared with the 87 years of the University of Kansas’ Holiday Vespers, the school’s Jazz Vespers are a relatively new tradition. Their tunes reflect the program’s youth by playing pepped-up versions of holiday classics (imagine a Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite). Presented by the KU School of Music, this year’s performance features the ebullient Chuck Berg (professor of film and media studies) as master of ceremonies, presiding over a show with the warm tones of Irving Berlin’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and Herbie Hancock’s funky arrangement of “Deck the Halls.” The concert starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas (1600 Stewart Drive, 785-864-2787). Tickets cost $7 for the general public, or $5 for seniors and students. See lied.ku.edu for more information. — NICK SPACEK
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Winter festivities may be called “Christmas parties,” “holiday celebrations” or “Festivus,” but the Kansas City Women’s Chorus brings aural indulgences for all occasions. In a performance simply titled Joy, the 100-member choir harmonizes the heck out of seasonal favorites and delivers some surprises while celebrating the diverse spectrum of holiday traditions. According to Women’s Chorus president Stacey Shumate, the choir is excited to be returning to its new performance home in the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street, 816-474-4444). “Joy is our first appearance at the Folly since our 1999 debut,” Shumate says. “I’m proud to be a part of the chorus during this exciting time.” The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $22, or $20 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. See kcwomenschorus.org for more information. — ANGELA LUTZ [ARTS & CRAFTS]
“What can we do to give things a second life?” Dana Nachum asks. She and the rest of the core group of artists regularly selling their handmade goods think about this question a lot. For Nachum, the answer may be in making handbags and other accessories from discarded fabrics and wool from her own sheep. Her friends Kat Nemati and Donna English use old copper and beads or empty animal-feed bags, respectively, to create useful and beautiful pieces of original, handmade art. The Again artists, as they call themselves, set up at Nachum’s family store most months, along with a rotating cast of other creators of locally made goods for Second Saturdays at Jerusalem Stone (319 West 79th Terrace, 816-520-1671). They’re skipping January, but look for them today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and again December 17). For more information, search “Second Saturdays at Jerusalem Stone” on Facebook. — CRYSTAL K. WIEBE [NIGHTLIFE]
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OK, seriously, what the fuck is steampunk? We hope you know because we’re really not sure. So if you venture out to Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club (3402 Main, 816-753-1909) for the Kansas City Steampunk Circus Social II: A Clockwork Christmas, and you find that you achieve a greater understanding of the Victorianobsessed look, with its nods to the era’s early science-fiction and fantasy literature, come back and tell us what you learned. Tonight’s showcase opens with a screening of several music videos by bands such as Dr. Steel, Professor Elemental, and Steam Powered Giraffe, 14 T H E P I T C H 2 THE PITCH
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then moves into live burlesque, belly dancing and comedy performances. The big finish: a set by the External Combustion Orchestra. Gird your stomach for copious absinthe shots and guard your soul against these dark circus acts. The best steampunk attire wins a $100 prize. The mayhem ensues at 8 p.m. (and benefits Harvesters). Tickets cost $12 at the door for this 21-and-older event. Search “A Clockwork Christmas” on Facebook for more information. — BERRY ANDERSON
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For three young Aboriginal girls in 1931 Australia, the journey of a thousand miles began with an unconscionable policy of institutional racism under which “half-caste,” or mixed-race, Aboriginal children were removed from their families and sent to settlements to be educated and trained for lives of indentured servitude. The true story of their escape and weeks-long journey through the Outback is recounted in Phillip Noyce’s 2002 feature Rabbit-Proof Fence. Kenneth Branagh co-stars as A.O. Neville, the Australian government’s ironically titled Chief Protector of the Aborigines, whose plan to protect the native people from themselves — pause a moment to let that sink in — included breeding half-castes out of existence. The film screens at 6:30 p.m., concluding the Mostly Foreign Film Series at Westport Presbyterian Church (201 Westport Road, 816-931-1032). Admission costs $5 . For more information, see westportcenterforthearts.org. — BRENT SHEPHERD [ENVIRONMENTAL]
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Free schools (a concept favored by anarchists) put the emphasis of education where it should be: on the information exchanged. Kansas City doesn’t have a freestanding free school, but community organizer M. Dane Zahorsky substitutes the environmentally minded organization Movement of the Unified Voice, which has hosted a free-school-ish monthly
Steampunk transportion (see Saturday). activity called Sustainability Sunday for about two and a half years. It’s kind of a show-andtell. Basically, community members share different types of knowledge, skills and experience with one another. This month includes a workshop on making sugar cookies, a lesson in using a letterpress (you can take home a holiday card) and an intro to roller derby. The learning goes down at the Kansas City Center for Ink and Paper Arts, located in the basement of the Hobbs Building (1427 West Ninth Street, 816-803-1515) in the West Bottoms. The free, nonalcoholic event also includes a potluck meal (locally sourced food is preferred). Search “Sustainability Sunday: A Very Motuv Christmas” for more information. — CRYSTAL K. WIEBE [COMMUNITY EVENT]
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Kansas City’s adaptation of Lessons and Carols (an Anglican Advent service broadcast every Christmas Eve since 1928 from Cambridge, England) makes its second annual appearance at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church (3800 Troost, 816-419-5575). Local choral treasure Octarium sets out to restore the meaning of Christmas with a rapturous, liturgically faithful performance designed with community-building in mind. Taken from Cambridge Welcoming Ministries (a congregation of lesbian, gay, transgender and straight members), the program includes ancient and progressive readings, from the Aztec story of the Nativity to lines by modern Central American Christian poet Julia Esquivel. Ticket prices range from $10 to $15, with all proceeds going to Tulips for Troost. The service begins at 3 p.m. — KENT SZLAUDERBACH
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that were reported in our state in October, they’re also interested in the unusually high number of sightings that were reported northeast of Raymore and in Lee’s Summit November 11 and 12. “Strange phenomena have accompanied these sightings, and as investigators delve further into the events, more surprising details emerge,” says Margie Kay, the assistant state director for Missouri MUFON. Hear Kay discuss the evidence and the analysis that have been conducted thus far at the MUFON monthly meeting at Westport Flea Market (817 Westport Road, 816-931-1986). KC Section Director Richard Hayde provides additional information about world UFO sightings and events. This holiday party, open to the public, also includes a gift exchange (bring a wrapped present valued at $10 if interested). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. And bring cash — even aliens can’t get by with a debit card at the Flea Market. — BERRY ANDERSON
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f I had a buck for every time somebody told me about a great new restaurant concept that was going to set Kansas City dining on its ear, I’d have more than enough dough to open my own restaurant. Not that I’d ever indulge in that kind of madness. Besides, these great new ideas hardly ever get off the ground, or they’re so BY poorly executed that they fail quickly — and expensively. CHARLES But rules have exceptions, F E R R U Z Z A and a good idea can become an unexpected and welcome reality. That’s the story of Chai Shai, the little tea-and-samosa shop on the edge of Brookside (in the Rockhill Ridge neighborhood). It’s one of the great restaurant-success stories of 2011. And what makes the tale so happy is that its genesis is so basic: two young entre- bearded server, built like a lumberjack, who preneurs actually listening to their customers. seems to call all of his male customers “Bud.” The original idea was pretty simple. Two It’s the butch version, I guess, of the old hashPakistan-born brothers, Abdul and Kashif house salutation “hon.” “The business grew much faster than Tufail, leased the corner storefront on East 59th Street in order to use the kitchen — the we ever thought it would,” Kashif says. We previous tenant had been a catering enter- started with a limited menu of appetizers and prise — for their thriving wholesale samosa a few sandwiches, but our customers would business. They had reason to feel conﬁdent, come in and ask for dinners, so we started having already started the operation as a side- offering a few dishes on weekends. The deline to earn extra money while attending the mand was so great, we now serve dinner six nights a week.” University of Missouri–Kansas City. So there it is: a good idea realized with “We only wanted the space for the kitchen,” Kashif says. “We had planned to paint over hard work and resulting in success. Of course, it helps to have a good locathe windows.” But curious tion, and Chai Shai is a few neighbors stopped by to ﬁnd Chai Shai blocks from the UMKC out what the Tufail brothVegetable samosas ... $4.00 campus. It’s unusual to step ers were doing in the space, Masala paneer roll.... $6.50 into the dining room and then encouraged them not Achari chicken not ﬁnd several Indian, Afonly to make samosas but dinner .................... $10.50 ghan or Pakistani students also to serve them. So they Lamb Korma sipping hot milky chai and decided to use the existing Dinner ...................$12.50 Pakoras ..................... $5.00 sharing a plate of fried padining room (several restauHot black tea ............ $3.00 kora fritters. rants and one short-lived Masala chai .............. $3.00 But on the chilly Tuescoffeehouse had operated day night that I dined alone, there) as a tea shop that the room was an interesting served Pakistani-style street snacks: samosas, pakoras, samosa chaat. It cross-section of the local population: older customers and young students, black and was uncomplicated and family-run. Now 18 months after opening, the Tufails white patrons, one snooty woman who never oversee 10 employees — their mother, Aasma, stopped staring into her iPad, and a young is the chef, and Abdul has returned to phar- couple gazing so deeply into each other’s eyes macy school and works part time. They’ve that they barely touched their food. The delicious fragrance wafting out of Chai been doing well enough that Kashif has hired former Roasterie manager Elise Kelly — a su- Shai that night was such an intoxicating perperb and knowledgeable server — as his as- fume of cumin, ginger, cinnamon and cardasistant manager. Also onboard is a congenial mom that I could imagine it luring people from
The tasty lamb korma is on the menu for now.
as far away as … at least 63rd Street and Troost. I was lucky to snag one of the coveted tables in the dining room, which holds only a half-dozen of them in addition to the seats at the copper-topped bar and a few stools at the front window. And I warmed myself with a big china cup of hot black tea — a spicy brew concocted with star anise, cinnamon and cardamom pods. I had taken a novel to read, but who needs ﬁction when you can look at all the imported delicacies neatly arranged on the metal shelving adjacent to one row of tables. While I ate, I stared longingly at the glass jars of garlic paste, the bottles of spices, the bags of rice and yellow split peas, the British cookies and Marmite spread, even the cans of imported British Heinz “Beanz.” Kashif opened a can so I could taste them. They’re different, all right: much, much worse. I dined frequently at Chai Shai when it ﬁrst opened last year, but I could tolerate only so many meals on paper plates with plastic utensils, so I took a sabbatical. The plates are now heavy china, I’m happy to say, but the forks, knives and spoons are still plastic. I’ve given up worrying about it, though, because this place has the best samosa, bar none, in the metro, whatever you eat it with. It’s a gorgeously light and crispy golden triangle ﬁlled with seasoned chicken or beef — or the vegetarian version, the best choice, stuffed with potatoes, peas and cilantro and served with a tart green chutney made with fresh mint, cilantro and green chiles.
Kashif insists that the dinner menu changes frequently, so I’m glad I had the opportunity to sample a couple of the more popular choices — moist, delicately spiced achari chicken and the exceptionally tender, succulent cubes of lamb korma — before the Tufails rotate these entrées off the menu later this month. “When you have a restaurant this small,” Kashif says, “you have to give people a reason to keep coming back to try new things.” The dinner entrées here are served with basmati rice and a gloriously ﬂuffy piece of naan. That bread isn’t made in-house (there’s no tandoori oven in the kitchen) but by one of the more talented bakers in the city, Jamal Al-shmary, who operates a small bakery in Northeast. There’s also a small salad on the plate — with American-style poppy-seed dressing. Pakistani diners don’t eat traditional Western salad, but Americans like it, so the Tufails serve it. “Poppy plants grow all over Pakistan, so there is a connection,” Kashif says. In India and Pakistan, the yogurt-based condiment raita is considered a salad and is frequently made with fresh cucumbers. I had never tasted a variety like the one served at Chai Shai. It’s a delicate, creamy and sweeter sauce (particularly good with the lamb dishes) that’s seasoned with cumin, coriander and red chiles. Another familiar condiment, tamarind sauce, looks like molasses syrup at most local Indian buffets (and often tastes like it, too — it’s frequently a canned product), but Chai Shai’s is the real thing. Aasma Tufail boils down the puckery-tart tamarind pods, adds sugar and water, and creates a mandarin-red dipping sauce that’s excellent with the blissfully light fried pakoras. The Tufails stay away from frozen products, so the milky paneer cubes (it’s the Indian version of whole-milk farmer’s cheese), splashed with spicy, ﬁery-red masala sauce and tucked into a folded ﬂaky piece of roti bread, melts like butter in your mouth. I almost didn’t order the masala paneer roll sandwich because I dread the rubbery consistency of the cheese in so many Indian restaurants. But Chai Shai uses a fresh product, made locally, and serves another winner. Kashif sometimes can’t believe how popular his little tea shop has become in such a short time. “You know what success is to me?” he says. “It’s the homesick, lonely Indian and Pakistani students who come in here from UMKC and tell my mother that her cooking is just like the food that their mothers make at home. They make a connection here and feel welcome. That’s my success.” When you eat at Chai Shai, it’s your success, too. Have a suggestion for a restaurant The Pitch should review? E-mail email@example.com
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t seems that everywhere chef Alex Pope has cooked, he has found a way to do some butchering in the kitchen. At the American, he lobbied then-executive chef Celina Tio to bring in whole pigs for curing prosciutto onsite. At R Bar, where he ran the kitchen until this past June, house-made sausages and charcuterie were BY menu staples. So it’s no surprise that J O N AT H A N Local Pig, his latest venture at BENDER 2618 Guinotte Avenue, will be a modern butcher shop, the kind of place where ordering whole hogs is the reason for its existence. “Nobody else has done it yet,” Pope says. “It’s like the pop-up restaurant. I know it’s out there in other cities like San Francisco and Brooklyn; it’s just not here yet.” In October, Pope, 28, thought he would be opening his own brick-and-mortar restaurant. He was in between two successful pop-up restaurant runs, Vagabond and Vagabond 2.0, which he orchestrated with Test Kitchen’s Jenny Vergara. The pop-up concepts were for five nights each with two seatings per night. Diners were treated to a mix of theater and cuisine — dishes like crab risotto were served in an oversized rendition of a Campbell’s Soup can. While Pope was looking for restaurant investors, he found a partner in 29-year-old Matt Kafka. “Matt and I met the old-fashioned way — Craigslist,” Pope says jokingly. The duo was planning to collaborate on a restaurant, but the butcher-shop idea started dominating their conversations. After considering locations in Waldo and the West Plaza, the pair toured a building in the East Bottoms, a block and a half from Knuckleheads Saloon. “I always used to come down to Seattle Fish, and I’d see this cool little spot that was always empty,” Pope says. The space, which Pope believes last housed a pre-Prohibition saloon (faded lettering on the exterior’s brick reads “Saloon. Ed J. Smith. Prop.”), is 1,600 square feet with a fresh coat of white paint. Blue painter’s tape on the brushed concrete ﬂoor marks where the glass display case will hold the shop’s meats. A wall will hold an oversized, chalkboard menu listing the contents of the deli case, while the opposite wall will feature a butcher’s diagram of a pig, with dotted lines to show the different cuts. “People will want to have to come down here, and we need to make the shop inviting, a destination for them,” Pope says. Local Pig will have herb boxes in the front pitch.com
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From left: Phil Cline and partners Alex Pope and Matt Kafka get ready to open Local Pig.
windows during the winter months, but the partners will work a small garden plot in the back in the spring and summer. The garden is part of what attracted Kafka to the butchershop concept. Kafka, a process engineer who works for Children’s Mercy Hospital, grew up on a farm in South Dakota. There, he helped grow corn and green beans and raise livestock. In the back of the Guinotte Avenue shop, he’ll be planting peppers, tomatoes and herbs. “I’m trying to get back to my roots,” Kafka says. “It’s not only about knowing where your food comes from, but I believe that the food you grow yourself tastes different.” The vegetables and herbs will be used for the sausages but also turned into chutney, mustards and house-made pickles. “It’s about things that complement the meat, something you might get a quart of when you pick up a few sausages,” Pope says. The meat will be sourced locally when possible, but Kafka and Pope both stressed that for anything they sell, they’ll be able to tell customers exactly where and how the animal was raised. That’s why they’re considering Duroc pork from a family farm in Minnesota and lamb from Colorado. “We’re going to use quality products to make fun and interesting sausage,” Pope says. The sausage lineup will be seasonal, like a restaurant menu, with six to eight choices in the case at any time. Pope and his butcher, 25-yearold Phil Cline, have already been experimenting with lamb and feta sausage, pork and black garlic links, summer sausage with fresh corn, and ramp sausage (which Pope ﬁrst made at R Bar) in the spring. The plan is to initially make everything fresh, but there is a freezer on-site. In addition to sausage, Local Pig will sell chops, prime cuts of meat and Canadian bacon. “We’d love to have the product turn over to where it’s always fresh, but that will depend
on what happens with the shop,” Pope says. Cline, who worked with Pope at the American and Extra Virgin, recently returned from a six-week apprenticeship in Italy. Cline worked under Dario Cecchini — made famous in Bill Buford’s Heat — at his Panzano butcher shop and three restaurants. “It was 16- and 17-hour days,” Cline says. “But every day, I got to try something new, just walk up to the case and sample some salumi.” Cline and Pope will be leading whole-hog butchering classes once Local Pig has opened, similar to the classes that Pope teaches at Art Institutes International–Kansas City. They’ll also be making charcuterie and pâté. Pope and Kafka are considering a sausageof-the-month club or a subscription service for sausage. Should the shop in the East Bottoms prove popular, they envision a retail outlet in Waldo or the West Plaza, with the original location serving as the production center. Still, they realize that people ﬁrst need to ﬁnd them. Even though Local Pig is less than ﬁve minutes from downtown, it’s situated in a mostly industrial area. Neighbors are warehouse facilities and automotive scrap yards. “It’s like the Justus Drugstore or Krizman’s [Sausage]. It’s the mystique of an area you haven’t been to,” Kafka says. “The East Bottoms is like the West Bottoms was,” Pope says. “We just need to get people here.” A cut above at pitch.com/fatcity pitch.com
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The Voice TALKING COLLABS WITH MAVIS STAPLES
avis Staples is maybe the greatest singer of all time, and more than 60 years into her career, she remains a compelling, relevant ﬁgure in popular music. That’s a result of the power of her voice and the sheer force of her personality but also of her many productive collaborations: Bob Dylan, Prince, Curtis BY Mayﬁeld, Ry Cooder and, most D AV I D recently, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco on 2010’s You Are Not Alone. H U D N A L L Staples and her band arrive Thursday, December 8, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for a show that encompasses the many highlights of her career. The Pitch recently caught up with her on the phone and spoke with her about Tweedy and — well, mostly Tweedy. The Pitch: So you’re in Chicago. Are you working on new material? At the Wilco loft? Staples: That’s where I recorded the last CD, yes, because Jeff Tweedy produced it. Right now that’s where I’m stable, at home in Chicago. He has this teleprompter rolling my lyrics up. And then we’ll be working together there on I said “Tweedy, you’re spoiling me.” He said, “Mavis, you deserve this.” I said, “All right.” the next one. Did you guys ever get into arguments? Can you tell me anything about that new We got into one argument. We were recordalbum? Not a thing. [Laughs.] I’ve probably told you ing in the dead of winter in Chicago on the third ﬂoor over there at the loft. He decided too much about it already. How about the last time working with Tweedy? he wanted to do a song on the stairwell. I told Jeff Tweedy’s a clown; he keeps me laughing. Tweedy I wasn’t going out on the stairwell. He’d walk through the studio with his head- It was 10 below! He said, “Mavis, I’ve been phones on and say, “Mavis, guess what I’m listen- out there, and it sounds so good.” It was an a ing to? I’m listening on my iPod to all the Staple cappella song. I said, “You go out there, then.” Finally he stood there and Singers’ music from the ’50s looked at me a long time and and ’60s.” He said, “How’d said, “Somebody get Mavis a you like to put all those songs Mavis Staples. coat. And a scarf. And a cap down?” And I told him I’d love Thursday, December 8, at Kauffman Center for and some gloves.” He put to sing my father’s songs again. the Performing Arts. his foot down. And I did it. And so we ended up doing it. We went out there, all of us We did “Don’t Knock,” “The around one microphone. It Downward Road is Crowded” and “Too Close to Heaven.” Jeff Tweedy did was so cold, you could see the vapor coming from my mouth. I’m singing, [Mavis sings] I some stuff I’ve never seen at a session. have found a wonderful savior … We go back in, Like what? We’re recording, and we start smelling this and he played it and he was right, it sounded food; it smelled so good. And some of the band so good. He said, “You don’t have to go back members are talking about it, and he says, “Yeah, out there. You nailed it.” How’d you two get together originally? I know you smell the food. It smells good. But In 2006, I was doing a show at Millennobody’s eating until this song is ﬁnished.” He had a caterer there. I said, “Tweedy, you have nium Park in Chicago, and he sent word that a caterer?” He said, “Did Ry Cooder have a ca- he wanted to meet me and maybe sing a few terer?” I said, “No, we did it the way everybody songs with me. I didn’t know him from Adam. does it. You write down what you want for lunch, But I said OK. It didn’t work out, though. He and somebody goes and gets it.” He also had a sent a message apologizing — he’d just gotten teleprompter. I usually read from a music stand. back from a tour and wanted to be home with 22
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his family. Then I hear from him in ’07. We did a live CD at a funky North Side club called the Hideout. Tweedy had it in mind he wanted to produce me. He came upstairs to the dressing room beforehand and met me, and came back after and congratulated me. Then my manager calls me a few weeks later and tells me Jeff Tweedy wants to produce my next album. I said, “What?” I told him I have to meet him; we have to talk ﬁrst. I don’t know if he’d be good for me in the studio. So I had him come to the South Side, to this restaurant in Hyde Park. He came in there, and he wasn’t acting like he was at the Hideout. He was all quiet and shy and bashful. I thought, Oh Lord, don’t send me another Prince. Because Prince was painfully shy. I would have to write him letters, these 12- to 13-page legal-pad letters. He wouldn’t talk to me! I’d say, “How is Prince going to write for me if he won’t talk to me?” But Tweedy, I decided to say something funny, and he cracked up, and that got us started. He let me into his life. I let him into mine. I saw that he knew my family; he knew the Staple Singers. He worked at a record shop as a teenager and had access to all our music from the ’50s and ’60s. We talked for two and a half, three hours, and when I left that restaurant, I felt like I knew Tweedy. I felt like we could make a good record together. Next time we talked, he told me, “I’ve chosen some songs for the pitch.com
CD.” He had 13. I chose maybe eight of them. He had some my father used to play for us when we were little kids. I said, “Where’d you get those songs? Those songs are older than me! They were recorded in the early 1930s!” He said, “I like old music, Mavis. I study it.” I said, “Tweedy, you’re a young man with an old soul.” After the third song we recorded, I told him we had to do this again. I said, “Who else could produce me?” He said, “Mavis, I don’t know if they’ll let me after this.” But now we’re stuck. My record label, Anti, is distributing for Wilco’s new label now. We’re stuck together now; we’re Siamese twins now. What kind of songs can we expect at the show? We’ll do old and new. There’s seven of us onstage. Lots from You Are Not Alone. Some Staple Singers songs. Maybe some from the Stax records. We mix it up. When’s the last time you played in Kansas City? I’m anxious to get there. We haven’t been to Kansas City in years. We used to come, and there was one man who used to promote us there. He had a barbecue restaurant and a barbershop. It’s been years, though. I know it’s probably different. Most places we go to, we haven’t been to in a long time, look different.
Bowin’ Down With Muscle Worship
ike presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, the men in Muscle Worship have a bit of a Google problem. Search for either entity on the Web and you’re likely to be greeted with some gnarly, not-safe-for-work words and images. Unlike Santorum, though, Muscle Worship seems to enjoy the confusion that its name elicits. “I’ve always been a fan of the uncomfortableness of punk names,” says Sean Bergman, vocalist and guitarist. “Like Pissed Jeans or Circle Jerks … it’s easy to make fun of power worship.” But the Lawrence band isn’t at all averse to power; its shows are known for overarching technicality and sometimes-brutal volume. “The quiet game is one I can’t seem to learn,” guitarist Dan Davis says with a laugh. “But there’s a difference between being loud for loud’s sake and creating a feeling.” This sensibility has been honed over time by the participation of Muscle Worship members in a variety of very loud area bands, including Atone at Tone, Ad Astra Arkestra, Valora, Proudentall, Ricky Fitts and Paper Airplanes. A ﬁve-piece, Muscle Worship includes three guitarists. The group’s songs, in addition to being earsplitting, are also wild and complex, a chaotic continued on page 24
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mess lacking traditional rhythms. The gen- excessively brutal rawk. eral effect is a sort of visceral whoa feeling. But Muscle Worship’s sound is also ﬁercely nity College, which makes practicing easier. controlled, the result of a lengthy songwrit- Many bands coordinate get-togethers around ing process in which more ideas are thrown members’ bar and restaurant schedules; Muscle out than kept. Worship’s practices and brainstorming sessions “The trick to getting what you want is get- often take place over lunch breaks.) ting everyone being as honest as possible,” Approaching their music from a later stage Bergman explains. “I really appreciate the in life has made Bergman and Davis not only variety of bands I have been in, but this is the less compromising about their work but also ﬁrst band where there are no compromises better musicians. “After grad school, you re… . I love that [the parts of the songs seem alize that professional people don’t consider indivisible]. It’s much more satisfying when being a musician anything at all,” Davis says. the music becomes something else when you That sentiment seems to motivate the band put it all together.” members to work harder at what makes them Davis elaborates further: “With being in- happy. They play shows that they think will be credibly picky, the process takes more and fun, and they tour leisurely a few times a year. more time. We all have one They have done a larger tour particular thing in mind, and with the Appleseed Cast as we don’t stop until it’s there.” well as the smaller, couchMuscle Worship. Sunday, December 18, Bergman and Davis’ and-floor type of touring at Ernie Biggs friendship long predates that most local bands venDueling Piano Bar. Muscle Worship, back to ture out on. And though they when Davis’ older brother, love a full, loud, plugged-in Matt (the singer for Ten sound, they prefer house Grand who passed away unexpectedly of an shows and all-ages clubs. Davis explains: “I aneurysm in 2003), would invite Bergman’s think people get confused with the all-ages bands to play on Ten Grand’s Wichita bills. thing, that it’s just for kids. It’s also about not As Dan Davis began organizing his own shows going out just to get drunk or laid. (including many an ICT Fest), he continued to “But there are still at least 100 places like the ask Bergman to travel to Wichita to play. The Replay,” he adds, “where you can reliably make two had discussed starting a band together as money and keep going.” Speaking of which: early as 2005, but it never quite materialized, Muscle Worship was recently featured alongside and eventually Bergman took an indeﬁnite a host of other local standouts on the Replay hiatus from music. Records compilation Cheap Beer. And the band After about two and a half years, Bergman is looking to write and record more new material was back at the guitar, ﬁrst with Nathan Wilder for a possible spring release. In the meantime, (Paper Airplanes, Ad Astra Arkestra), then with they’ll be at Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar in Anthony Piazza (also of Paper Airplanes, AAA) Westport Sunday, December 18, for a highly and Billy Ning (Proudentall, Valora). “You just unusual, and potentially very interesting, gig. start thinking about what’s adult and what’s Who knew Ernie Biggs was interested in not,” he says. “There are ﬁnancial concerns, hosting darkly complex speed rock in addiall of that. I just came to the realization that I tion to show tunes? Whatever works, Davis don’t want to live a life without this. I enjoy it says. “I’m always ﬂattered when people want more than anything.” a part of what we’re doing.” Davis finished graduate school in Iowa, — APRIL FLEMING moved to Lawrence and entered the fold. (All ﬁve members of the band currently work as E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org sound engineers at Johnson County Commuor call 816-218-6774 2
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Victor and Penny, Latenight Callers R Bar’s future is uncertain at the moment — the West Bottoms saloon and restaurant is for sale and now closed during the week — but the crowds still arrive Thursday-Saturday nights. So do the bands. This Friday, see two of the more drama-club-ish acts in town. The boy-girl duo Victor and Penny play adorkable jazz and pop love songs on a ukulele and an acoustic guitar. The Latenight Callers dress like characters in The Maltese Falcon and offer a synth-y take on lounge rock that sometimes involves a megaphone. Friday, December 9, at R Bar (1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777)
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This is going to be a killer show! You’ll just die when you see all the great bands on this bill! I’m so excited to attend that I strangled a vagrant underneath the I-35 overpass early this morning! Wait! Not that last one! The third annual Murder Ballad Ball, a beneﬁt for the MidCoast Takeover Musicians Fund (which helps send Kansas City bands to South By Southwest), sets up shop at the Riot Room this year. A gigantic roster of local talent explores the morbid genre of songs about dying. American Catastrophe, Sons of Great Dane, Rural Grit All-Stars, the Blue Boot Heelers and Cadillac Flambe are on the bill. More
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than 50 musicians will grace the stage before it’s all said and done. Friday, December 9, at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179)
Noise for Toys This beneﬁt for the Douglas County Toys for Tots, in its third year, is organized by former Lawrence band and current Chicago band the Noise FM. In addition to the Noise boys’ muscular dance-rock, catch Making Movies’ Latin-ﬂavored indie rock, Cowboy Indian Bear’s atmospheric jams, and a dance party courtesy of Team Bear Club. Bring a toy and you get in for $3; otherwise, it’s $6. Note: Toys must be unopened. Don’t be showing up with some janky-ass used stuffed animal. Saturday, December 10, at the Bottleneck (737 New Hampshire, in Lawrence, 785-841-5483)
UMKC Student Film League Showcase and Party At the conclusion of every semester, the UMKC Student Film League holds a showcase of short student films at the Tivoli Cinemas in Westport that is free to attend. Afterward, head over to the Riot Room for the afterparty, featuring DJ HoodNasty,
Mojo Lotus and Wolwab, accompanied by additional visual projections from students. “We’re trying to give students and families the opportunity to relax after the semester and open up the relationship between local venues and art students,” says Casey Reaves, vice president of the Film League. The recommended donation is $5. Wednesday, December 14, at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179)
Gaudete by the Kansas City Chorale Get some high art and holiday cheer in one fell swoop this week by way of the Kansas City Chorale. The group is performing Swedish composer Anders Öhrwall’s “Gaudete” as the centerpiece of a concert that draws from the medieval songs of Piae Cantiones. Conductor Charles Bruffy also leads the chorale through arrangements of “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “I Saw Three Ships” and “Silent Night.” Buy tickets online at kcchorale.org/concert. See it 2 p.m. Sunday or at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday, December 11, at Redemptorist Church (3333 Broadway) Tuesday, December 13, at Asbury United Methodist Church (5400 West 75th Street, in Prairie Village)
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THIS WEEK THURSDAY, DEC. 8 As I Lay Dying, Of Mice and Men, the Ghost Inside, Sylosis, iwrestledabearonce: The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Digital Leather, Going to Hell in a Leather Jacket: Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Jason Eady and Roger Ray: Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Bleu Edmondson, County Road 5: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Puddle of Mudd, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Black Tide, Landsdowne: The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9 American Catastrophe, Cadillac Flambe, Blue Boot Heelers, Rural Grit All-Stars, Whiskey Breath, the Penny Sheets, Tommy Donoho, Bob and Diana Sukiel, Slimm Spins the Kills: 6 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Cyberoptics, Russ Liquid: 9 p.m. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Shelley King and Jess Klein in the Retro Lounge: 8 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Latenight Callers, Victor and Penny: CD release, 9 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant, 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Farr: 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Black Label Society, Texas Hippie Coalition, Hammerlord: The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Boxcar featuring Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson: The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Kathy Griffin: 8 p.m. Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. (in the Convention Center Complex), 816-513-5000. Indigenous, Levee Town: 9 p.m. Trouser Mouse, 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816-220-1222. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Kevin Mahogany: Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. The Kansas City Women’s Chorus: Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., 816-474-4444. Stacy Mitchhart: Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Noise for Toys beneﬁt, with Noise FM, Cowboy Indian Bear, Making Movies, Team Bear Club: The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. No Justice, Micky and the Motorcars, Phil Hamilton, Down in Flames: KC Limits Holiday Show. 8 p.m. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1 1 Cedric the Entertainer: The Midland, 1228 Main, 816283-9900. Kansas City Chorale: Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, 816-561-3771. Northland Symphony Orchestra: 3 & 4:30 p.m. Park Hill South High School, 4500 River Park Drive, Riverside.
TUESDAY, DEC. 1 3 Popa Chubby CD release: 7:30 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Diego Garcia, Lindi Ortega. Enrique Chi: 9 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Kansas City Chorale: Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St., Prairie Village.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1 4 UMKC Student Film League Party with DJ HoodNasty, Mojo Lotus, Wolwab: 8 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179.
UPCOMING Ryan Adams: Wed., Feb. 1. Municipal Auditorium/Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. , 816-513-5000. Allstar Weekend, the After Party: Sat., Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Almost Kiss, Carl Palermo: Fri., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Emilie Autumn: Wed., Jan. 25. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Avicii: Thu., Jan. 12. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Awolnation: Sun., Jan. 22, 7 p.m. The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Big Smith, Brothers Green: Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Boondox, Cousin Cleetus, the Drp, Mars, Wicked Wayz, Freddy Grimes, Deranged: Tue., Jan. 17. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Anthony Bourdain: Fri., Dec. 16. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. MANY MORE Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation, Threat Signal: Mon., Feb. 6. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. The Civil Wars: Tue., ONLINE AT Jan. 17. Liberty Hall, 644 PITCH.COM Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972. Communist Daughter, the Caves: Thu., Dec. 15. Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676. Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos: Thu., Feb. 2. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Craig Finn: Sat., Feb. 11, 9 p.m. RecordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Fray, We the Kings, Gravy and the Biscuits: Sun., Dec. 18. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Anthony Gomes: Thu., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Hail! Hornet, Zoroaster, and Slow Southern Steel (a film): Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. In Flames, Trivium, Veil of Maya, Kyng: Sat., Feb. 11. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Jack’s Mannequin, Jukebox the Ghost, Allen Stone: Fri., Jan. 20. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Mat Kearney: Tue., Feb. 7. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. The Kills, Jeff the Brotherhood, Hunters: Sat., Jan. 21. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. The Lemonheads: Fri., Jan. 27. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Raul Malo and Band: Fri., Dec. 16, 9 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Me Talk Pretty, Madina Lake, Hell or Highwater, New Years Day: Thu., Dec. 15. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. Brad Paisley: Thu., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Railroad Earth: Wed., Feb. 8. The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390. The Rainmakers, the Belairs: Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., sold out. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Randy Rogers Band, Kip Moore, Sam Sliva and the Good, Travis Marvin: Sat., Jan. 28, 6 p.m. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. The Sex Police, 77 Jefferson, Johnny 2-Tone: Ages 21 and over. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $24.75 for a table (must buy four seats); general admission: $24.75, $14. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560. Billy Joe Shaver: Sun., Jan. 15, 8:30 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. JD Souther: Sat., Jan. 28. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Steel Panther, Rev Theory, Red Line Chemistry: Sat., Dec. 17, sold out. The Midland, 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Supersuckers, the Spittin’ Cobras: Wed., Feb. 8. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-5483. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Sun., Dec. 18, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, 816-283-7300. Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Jayke Orvis, the Rumblejetts: KC Rockabilly’s Winter Dance Party. Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door. Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Wilders: Fri., Dec. 16. Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1972.
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T H U R S DAY 8 ROCK/POP/INDIE Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. In Your Own Backyard with Jason Beers. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Honeywagen, the Panda Resistance, Elaine McMilian and Friends, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. Gov’t Cheez.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. John Paul’s Flying Circus. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. The Atlantic, Momma Muerte. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Grand Marquis. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Solo with Mark Montgomery. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Adrian the Truth, the Transients, Mustard, 9 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Josh Garrett, 8 p.m.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Brother Bagman.
DJ The Granada: 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785842-1390. DJ Ray-Ban, DJ Savy, Snow Daze on Stop Day, 9 p.m. Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mike Scott and Spinstyles. 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.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. Everette DeVan Trio. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m.; Customer Quartet, 7 p.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Barclay Martin holiday show, 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Bram Wijnands, 6 p.m.
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. The Buzz Coffee and Bar: 12056 W. 135th St, Overland Park. ABCs of Improv Comedy Show, 9 p.m. Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Trivia, Ladies’ Night, 7 p.m. Double Nickel Bar: 189 S. Rogers, Ste. 1614, Olathe, 913-390-0363. Texas Hold ’em. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar: 4115 Mill, 816-5612444. “You Sing it” Live-Band Karaoke. Fuel: 7300 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-451-0444. Bike Night with the Star Blues Band. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity Bingo with Valerie Versace, 8 p.m., $1 per game. 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. Paul Mecurio, 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. 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 Ave., 816-4711330. All In Thursdays. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Karaoke on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m.
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MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Pool and dart leagues; happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Trivia Clash, 7 p.m., $5. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Ladies’ Night. Skeeter’s: 6505 Nieman Rd., Merriam, 913-912-1191. TakeOver Thursdays With Mysunderstood, 8 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Trivia, 9 p.m.
EASY LISTENING Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913894-9676. Interactive Acoustic with Jason Kayne, 9 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Vi Tran and Katie Gilchrist’s Weekly Jam, 10 p.m. 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.
VARIET Y The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. KC Songwriter Forum, 7-9 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Live music.
F R I DAY 9 ROCK/POP/INDIE Bar West: 7174 Renner Rd., Shawnee, 913-248-9378. Travelers Guild. The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Sellout. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Sona, Medicine Theory, Sleep Agents. The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. Teacherz Pet. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Claire & the Crowded Stage, Sour Babies. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. The ACBs, Cowboy Indian Bear, New Monsters Collective. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. The Radio Flyers. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Magnetics. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. The Doo-Dads, 6 p.m.; Olivetti Letter, Datagun, Dream Thieves, 9 p.m. Replay Lounge: 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785749-7676. Spirit of the Stairs, Horse Weapons.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Josh Vowell and the Rumble. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-3840986. 3 Son Green. MANY MORE Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Ms. Clever & the New Kold Krew. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816531-5556. Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band. ONLINE AT Knuckleheads Saloon: PITCH.COM 2715 Rochester, 816-4831456. The Lil Slim Blues Band, 9 p.m. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m. Sunset Grill: 14577 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-6811722. 3 Orange Whips. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Project H. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Roadhouse Band, 8 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Samantha Fish.
DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. DJDC, 11 p.m. Buddha: 8741 N.W. Prairie View Rd. Fusion Friday: DJ Nuveau. Club Monaco: 334 E. 31st St., 816-753-5990. DJ Soap. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. DJ night. Mosaic Lounge: 1331 Walnut, 816-679-0076. Mosaic Fridays: hosted by Joe Perez featuring DJ Spinstyles and DJ Mike Scott. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Naylor.
The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. Steez Harvey, LC, Brent Tactic, DJ B-Stee, DJ Archi.
ACOUSTIC Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Eddie Delahunt.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. Everette DeVan Trio with Eboni Fondren. The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Indigo Hour with Lady D, 5:30 p.m.; Jazz Disciples, 8:30 p.m. Californos: 4124 Pennsylvania, 816-531-7878. Rich Hill. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. Lucky Brewgrille: 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission, 913-4038571. Live jazz. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Bram Wijnands, 5 p.m. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Lonnie McFadden, 4:30 p.m. Thai Place: 9359 W. 87th St., Overland Park, 913-6495420. Jerry Hahn.
AMERICANA Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. John McKenna, Sara Swenson, Oriole Post, Three Dollar Band, 7 p.m.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. The John Joiner Band. Wil Jenny’s Tables and Tap: 6700 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-897-1114. County Road 5.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Karaoke, DJ, drink specials. Club Monaco: 334 E. 31st St., 816-753-5990. Little Black Dress Party, 9 p.m., no cover for girls in black dresses, guys in ties. ComedyCity at Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-842-2744. Major League Improv, 7:30 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. Paul Mecurio, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. The Indie on Main: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Ladies’ Night, Low Dough lady specials, 10 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Debbioke, 9:30 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. The Early Girlie Show, 8 p.m., free; Ab Fab Fridays on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m. MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. Retro Downtown Drinks & Dance: 1518 McGee, 816421-4201. Trivia Riot, 7 p.m. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Dart tournament, 8 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Deelightful karaoke, 9 p.m. Wilde’s Chateau 24: 2412 Iowa, Lawrence, 785-8561514. Dance Party.
EASY LISTENING 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. Drew6.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Open Mic, 7 p.m.
S AT U R DAY 1 0 ROCK/POP/INDIE The Brooksider: 6330 Brookside Plz., 816-363-4070. The Magnetics. Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. Mad Kings, Radio Romantica, 10 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Live music. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. Camp Harlow, 5 p.m.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, 9 p.m.; Mama Ray Jazz Meets Blues Jam, 2 p.m. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle, Mary Fortune. Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Samantha Fish Blues Band.
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The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Good Foot, 10 p.m. Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Delta Dogs with Fat Back. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. The Brody Buster Band, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s South: 10817 E. Truman Rd., Independence, 816-252-2560. Roadhouse Band, 8 p.m.
ROOTS/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Coda: 1744 Broadway, 816-569-1747. A Fine Kettle o’ Fish, 7 p.m. R Bar & Restaurant: 1617 Genessee, 816-471-1777. Truckstop Honeymoon. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Blue Boot Heelers, Tinhorn Molly, the Rumblejetts, Toys for Tots Beneﬁt, 7 p.m. Wil Jenny’s Tables and Tap: 6700 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-897-1114. Tracy Allison.
DJ Beer Kitchen: 435 Westport Rd., 816-389-4180. Furious Palace. The Eighth Street Taproom: 801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918. DJ Candlepants. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Samurai Saturdays. Raoul’s Velvet Room: 7222 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 913-469-0466. DJ Xclusive. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Kinetic Energy, 11:30 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Brad Sager. 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-7427727. DJ Andrew Northern. VooDoo Lounge: Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Dr., North Kansas City, 816-472-7777. DJ Graham Funke. The Well: 7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700. DJ Ashton Martin.
ACOUSTIC Sunset Grill: 14577 Metcalf, Overland Park, 913-6811722. Brian Sandmoen.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. The Matt Otto Quartet. The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Boxcar featuring Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Pablo Sanhueza, 10:30 p.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Midtown Quartet. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Mike Herrera Ensemble.
WORLD The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Blarney Stoned, 5 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES ComedyCity at Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-842-2744. Major League Improv, 7:30 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Charity Bingo with Valerie Versace, 5 p.m., $1 per game; Mary-oke with Chad Slater, 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. Paul Mecurio, 7 & 9:45 p.m. The Indie on Main: 1228 Main, 816-283-9900. Karaoke with KJ David, 9:30 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 6765 W. 119th St., Leawood, 913-4514542. Trivia Bingo, 9 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 10384 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, 913378-0744. X-treme Trivia, 9 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy 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. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Karaoke, 9 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.
FOLK Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. The Ukesters.
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OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-4831456. Open jam with Billy Ebeling and Duane Goldston, 1 p.m.
SINGER-SONGWRITER Barnes & Noble: 11323 W. 95th St., Overland Park. Karla Bauer, 7 p.m.
VARIET Y Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Deep House, Deep Tech Multimedia Installation by V J Ones. Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, 816-7531909. A Clockwork Christmas Burlesque, dark circus acts, belly dancers, vaudeville comedy steampunk videos, live music, costume contest. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. KC/DC.
S U N DAY 1 1 BLUES/FUNK/SOUL B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Lee McBee and the Confessors, 6 p.m. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Second Sunday FUNdays: Gina and Chloe McFadden, 3 p.m. Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. The Bluz Benderz.
REGGAE Fat Fish Blue: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-3474. Jah Lion.
VARIET Y B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Rick Hendricks Beneﬁt featuring host band Diane “Mama” Ray, 1:30 p.m. The Beaumont Club: 4050 Pennsylvania, 816-5612560. The Good Foot, Deals Gone Bad, Six Percent, Liondub, DJ HoodNasty, Hooligan Holiday. Also featuring a fashion show by the Bunker, 9 p.m. Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar: 4115 Mill, 816-5612444. Local Music Sunday, DJ Dropout Boogie, 8 p.m.
M O N DAY 1 2 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Valency, 7 p.m. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. The Safe Word, Grenadina, Orthon Anderthon, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Goods.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Millie Edwards and Michael Pagan, 7 p.m.
The Blue Room: 1616 E. 18th St., 816-474-8463. Logan Richardson, 7 p.m. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Jazzbo. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Bram Wijnands, 6 p.m.
Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. Phil and Gary, 9 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTR ACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES
The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Rural Grit Happy Hour, 6 p.m.; Karaoke with Kelly Bleachmaxx, 10:30 p.m., free. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Mary-oke with Chad MANY MORE Slater, 8 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1387. Karaoke Idol with Tanya McNaughty. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st ONLINE AT St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. PITCH.COM Texas Hold ’em, 7:30 p.m. MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Pool and dart leagues; happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. Nara: 1617 Main, 816-221-6272. Brodioke, 10 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Karaoke with Baby Brie, 9 p.m., free; Sonic Spectrum Music Trivia, 7 p.m., $5. Sharks: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam, 913268-4006. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. The Union of Westport: 421 Westport Rd. DJ Rico and DJ Sweeny: Service industry night. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. KC Mutual UFO Network, 6:30 p.m., free or low-cost donation; Texas Hold ’em, 8 p.m.
DJ Hamburger Mary’s: 101 Southwest Blvd., 816-8421919. Recycled music with Brett Dietrich, 3:30 p.m.
Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Dan Bliss. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Joe DeFio, 6 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Micah Herman Trio featuring Logan Richardson, recordrelease party, 7 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, beer pong, TV trivia, shot dice. Clarette Club: 5400 Martway, Mission, 913-384-0986. Texas Hold ’em, 7 & 10 p.m. The Fox and Hound: 10428 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, 913-649-1700. Poker, 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. Ultimate DJ Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.; Double Deuce Poker League, 4 p.m. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater: 7260 N.W. 87th St., 816-759-5233. Paul Mecurio, 7 p.m. Jake’s Place Bar and Grill: 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, 913-962-5253. Free pool, 3 p.m. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Karaoke with Mad Mike, 9:30 p.m. McFadden’s Sports Saloon: 1330 Grand Ave., 816-4711330. Sindustry Sundays, 8 p.m. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Dirty Dorothy on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m.; Show Stopper Karaoke, 12:30 a.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Free pool. Wallaby’s Grill and Pub: 9562 Lackman, Lenexa, 913541-9255. Texas Hold ’em, 6 & 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Texas Hold ’em, 3 & 6 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Blues and Funk Jam with Syncopation, 6 p.m. Jazzhaus: 926-1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-7491387. Speakeasy Sunday, 10 p.m., $3. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. Open Jam with Levee Town, 2 p.m., free. R.G.’s Lounge: 9100 E. 35th St., Independence, 816-358-5777. Jam Night hosted by Dennis Nickell, Scotty Yates, Rick Eidson, and Jan Lamb, 5 p.m. Take Five Coffee + Bar: 5336 W. 151st St., Overland Park, 913-948-5550. Jazz Jam with Nick Rowland and Sansabelt.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Open Mic Night. Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Grand Jam hosted by Supermassive Black Holes, 9 p.m.
VARIET Y Trouser Mouse: 625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816220-1222. Music Showcase.
T U E S DAY 1 3 ROCK/POP/INDIE Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Travelers Guild. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. Drew6. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Cody Wyoming and the Rhinestoners, 6 p.m., free. The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. Modern Arsonists, Sleep Agents. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Transients, 9 p.m.
DJ 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.
ACOUSTIC Mike Kelly’s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Acoustic Showcase.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-527-0200. Clint Ashlock and the New Jazz Order Big Band. Great Day Café: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Joe DeFio, 6 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Heavy Metal Bingo. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Scrabble Club. 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. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Karaoke. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Lee’s Summit, 816525-1871. xTreme Music Bingo. Johnny’s Tavern: 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. Bingo Boogie Nights, 9 p.m. Johnny’s Tavern: 11316 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-851-5165. Texas Hold ’em. JR’s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Buttwiser’s Bash with DJ Double D, 10 p.m., free. Missie B’s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Gayme Night upstairs, in-house tournament, Wii and NTN Trivia; karaoke on the main ﬂoor, 10 p.m. MoJo’s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Pool and dart leagues; happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Chess Club, 7 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Mic Acoustic Jam. 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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BLUES/FUNK/SOUL 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. The Burnt Ends. B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Shinetop Jr. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.
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The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. PipeDream with DJ Rhyn, VJ Dirty Joe, 10 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Pure.
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 Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Blues and Funk Jam with Syncopation, 7 p.m. Jerry’s Bait Shop: 13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676. Jam Night, 9 p.m. Tonahill’s 3 of a Kind: 11703 E. 23rd St., Independence, 816-833-5021. Open Jam hosted by Crossthread, 7:30-11 p.m.
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SINGER-SONGWRITER Jardine’s: 4536 Main, 816-561-6480. Julia Othmer.
VARIET Y Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Indie Hit Makers presents, 6 p.m. Knuckleheads Saloon: 2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456. The Gospel Lounge’s Christmas Party featuring Outlaw Jim, the Bullhaulers, Carl Butler, Brother Bagman, the Nace Brothers, the Rumblejetts, 6 p.m., free.
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DJ 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.
ACOUSTIC Mike Kellyâ€™s Westsider: 1515 Westport Rd., 816-9319417. Acoustic Showcase.
JAZZ 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-527-0200. Clint Ashlock and the New Jazz Order Big Band. Great Day CafĂŠ: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Joe DeFio, 6 p.m.
DRUNKEN DISTRACTIONS/COMEDY/ BAR GAMES The Bottleneck: 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785841-5483. Heavy Metal Bingo. The Brick: 1727 McGee, 816-421-1634. Scrabble Club. 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. Jackpot Music Hall: 943 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-832-1085. Karaoke. Jerryâ€™s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Leeâ€™s Summit, 816525-1871. xTreme Music Bingo. Johnnyâ€™s Tavern: 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee, 913962-5777. Bingo Boogie Nights, 9 p.m. Johnnyâ€™s Tavern: 11316 W. 135th St., Overland Park, 913-851-5165. Texas Hold â€™em. JRâ€™s Place: 20238 W. 151st St., Olathe, 913-254-1307. Buttwiserâ€™s Bash with DJ Double D, 10 p.m., free. Missie Bâ€™s: 805 W. 39th St., 816-561-0625. Gayme Night upstairs, in-house tournament, Wii and NTN Trivia; karaoke on the main ďŹ‚oor, 10 p.m. MoJoâ€™s Bar & Grill: 1513 S.W. Hwy. 7, Blue Springs. Pool and dart leagues; happy hour, free pool, 4-6 p.m. The Roxy: 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park, 913-2366211. Karaoke. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Westport Flea Market: 817 Westport Rd., 816-9311986. Chess Club, 7 p.m.
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSIONS Bleachers Bar & Grill: 210 S.W. Greenwich Dr., Leeâ€™s Summit, 816-623-3410. Open Mic Acoustic Jam. The Phoenix Jazz Club: 302 W. Eighth St., 816-2215299. Open Jam with Everette DeVan, 7 p.m. Stanfordâ€™s Comedy Club: 1867 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan., 913-400-7500. Open Mic Night.
W E D N E S DAY 1 4 ROCK/POP/INDIE 77 South: 5041 W. 135th St., Leawood, 913-742-7727. Drew6. Jerryâ€™s Bait Shop: 302 S.W. Main, Leeâ€™s Summit, 816525-1871. 90 Minutes, 9 p.m. RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207. Bob Walkenhorst, 7 p.m.; Think.Like.Computers, Communist Daughter, Not 4 ProďŹ ts, 9 p.m. Tomfooleries: 612 W. 47th St., 816-753-0555. The Mickey Finn Band, 9 p.m.
BLUES/FUNK/SOUL 1911 Restaurant & Lounge: 1911 Main, 816-5270200. The Burnt Ends. B.B.â€™s Lawnside BBQ: 1205 E. 85th St., 816-822-7427. Shinetop Jr. The Levee: 16 W. 43rd St., 816-561-2821. The Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.
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DJ Buzzard Beach: 4110 Pennsylvania, 816-753-4455. Live DJ, midnight.
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The Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, 816-442-8179. PipeDream with DJ Rhyn, VJ Dirty Joe, 10 p.m. Saints Pub + Patio: 9720 Quivira, Lenexa, 913-4923900. DJ Pure.
HIP-HOP Czar: 1531 Grand, 816-221-2244. Houston Boy.
JAZZ Great Day CafĂŠ: 7921 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Greg Tugman, 11 a.m. Jazz: 1823 W. 39th St., 816-531-5556. Mike Runyon and Doc Proctor. The Majestic Restaurant: 931 Broadway, 816-2211888. Bram Wijnands, 6 p.m.
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Secured Party is not now, nor has ever been, an accommodation party, nor a surety, for the purported debtor, i.e. “SAMUEL LAWERENCE TAYLOR,” nor for any derivative of, nor for any variation in the spelling of, said name, nor for any other juristic person, and is so-indemnified and held harmless by Debtor, i.e. “SAMUEL LAWERENCE TAYLOR,” in Hold-harmless Indemnity Agreement SLT-180400-HHIA dated the Eighteenth Day of the Fourth Month in the Year of Our Lord of Two thousand, against any and all claims, legal actions, orders, warrants, judgments, demands, liabilities, losses, depositions, summonses, lawsuits, costs, fines, liens, levies, penalties, damages, interests and expenses whatsoever, both absolute and contingent, as are due and as might become due, now existing and as might hereafter arise, and as might be suffered by, imposed upon, and incurred by Debtor for any and every reason, purpose and/or cause whatsoever. 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