Think of this weekend as the calm before the storm…
The storm being next weekend’s Middle of the Map Fest that’s going down at a handful of venues in KC and features a ton of local and national bands like Deerhoof, Grizzly Bear, The Joy Formidable, Tennis, Cowboy Indian Bear, Quiet Corral, and about a hundred more.
Here’s the kicker – a ticket for all three days of music at all the venues is $45. That’s a pretty damn good deal in my book.
So this weekend we can take it a little easy…
Friday, March 29th
Lex Norwood Group at the Jazzhaus in Lawrence
Lex is a Lawrence-based keyboard player and vocalist who churns out a mix of jazz, hip-hop, and r&b. His style is definitely smooth and mostly instrumental, so it should go down easy with a few cocktails after a big Jayhawk win Friday night.
Check out a few tracks here.
Rev Gusto at Coda in KC
Fresh off a successful outing at SXSW, this KC-based indie band is playing all over the place lately. And Coda should be a cool and intimate venue to catch the Rev boys up close and personal. A few months ago, just prior to getting some radio run and releasing an EP, they talked to the Larryville Chronicles and described their sound thusly:
We like to think of it as if the Modern Lovers had a baby with The Kinks, then that baby grew up listening to The Violent Femmes and Frank Ocean. Each member has their own influences (Blues, Hip-Hop, punk rock, soul) so its just a fantastic mix of genres that gives off an energetic and dancy indie-pop/rock vibe.