Don’t say I never gave you anything…
Evanescence took a break after their somewhat surprise Grammy winning debut album Fallen and subsequent sophomore slump The Open Door. But they put out a self titled album in late 2011 that was more warmly received, and they’re coming to the Midland next week on April 24th in support.
KCC just so happens to have a couple tickets to pass along to a deserving KC Con.
All we ask is that at the show you don’t do anything Hearne wouldn’t do, and definitely don’t do anything Glazer would do. We have an image to protect.
So tell me in the comments section why you deserve the tickets and I’ll pick someone. I’ll email the winner with the lurid details… and requirements. Or buy your own here.
Thursday, April 19th
JJ Grey & Mofro @ Knuckleheads in KC
This band formerly known as just MOFRO has been at it awhile. They are relentlessly touring, playing small-ish
venues as well as big shows like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and Austin City Limits. They put out a live album last year that was decent, but check out their 2010 effort, Georgia Warhorse.
Of Warhouse, Paste’s Jeff Leven said, "[T]here’s a warmth and texture here that’s hard not to enjoy. For those bemoaning The Black Crowes’ imminent hiatus, JJ Grey and Mofro have made a solid bid to carry the pan-Southern sonic torch."
And they’re bringing their gritty southern mix of horns, growling vocals, and white trash to Knuckleheads who’ve
been getting some interesting shows lately.
Friday, April 20th
Fourth of July & Ghosty @ The Replay in Lawrence
This is a local show that I’ll definitely be attending, so come on out, say hi, and buy me a several beers, ok?
Headlining the night is local indie favs for damn near a decade now, Ghosty. They’re throwing this party in celebration of their new record, cleverly entitled GHOSTY, which dropped just a few days ago. You can even check it out and have a listen for free if you go here: http://ghostysounds.com/album/ghosty.
But I’m actually a bit more excited to see Fourth of July. Partly because it’s at the Replay, where the stage is kind of just a corner of the room so you can get about 3 inches away from the band if you want to. And partly because their last album, Until Our Hearts Explode! was a folk-pop, kind of bare bones recording that I rank (as most do) among the KC area’s finest over the last few years.
Saturday, April 21st
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band @ Sprint Center in KC
Wasn’t Jimmy here at Sprint Center like 3 months ago? Apparently there is a strong contingent of landlocked boomers so starved for a taste of Key West they’ll shell out 50 bucks for the cheapest seat in the house several times per year to hear a song for the thousandth time.
Hey, whatever your scene is.
I heard the last show was good, and he’s hitting KC as the last stop on his tour before a month plus break. So my guess is the band’s energy will be high. I’m also guessing that the consumption of Malibu rum in the P & L that night will be record setting.