Holy shit, Motley Crue is at the Sprint Center this weekend? Sorry, I’m too lazy to find the umlauts.
Anyway, the only silver lining is that after this tour, they have promised to stop. That’s right, this is a “farewell tour.” We can only hope. I mean, are there really 20 some-odd-thousand people lining up to see a 55 year old dude in leather pants croak out Kickstart my Heart?
Denis Leary was right all along:
“Motley Crue would never fucking overdose man, never! You could put them in a room with two tons of crack. They come out a half an hour later, “Rock on man! ” Fuck, they’re still alive. Fuck! They’re probably gonna make another double-live album now, God dammit!”
See these shows instead, people…
Wednesday, July 30th
“Survivorman” Les Stroud at Czar Bar in KC
Okay, so this is kind of weird. You’ve all seen the show Survivorman, right? The one where the guy gets dropped off in the middle of nowhere with nothing more than a harmonica, a knife, and a couple of cameras to record it all? Well, that dude is at the Czar Bar tonight, starting off his national tour. I’m not really sure what he’s going to do, but I’m told that it’s going to be “an intimate night of music and lots of stories.” The Czar Bar is listing the show as “Survivorman in Concert,” so… yeah. And it’s like $25. I bet he starts a fire with two sticks on the stage and drinks his own urine. All part of the show, folks…
Friday, August 1st
Turnpike Troubadours at Crossroads KC
I saw these guys most recently at the Wakarusa Festival in Arkansas, and they put on one of the best shows of the whole damn deal. Though they get labeled all the time as “red dirt,” that’s a little narrow in my opinion. They’re a little more Americana than that, though some of the ripping fiddle solos might beg to differ. Either way, the Troubadours’ blend of gritty lyrics and straight-forward arrangements won even me over – and I’m a guy that normally shies away from whatever Nashville is calling “country” these days. Check out Whole Damn Town and get your whiskey face ready.