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Things get started early Wednesday at Berkley Riverfront Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. The music starts at 5 p.m. Here's the schedule:
Posted at 10:58 AM | Permalink
Silversun Pickups and the annoying 'fun.' playing AFTER Alabama Shakes and Garbage?? Blasphemy! But if you wanna see headliners get blown off the stage, here's your chance.....
August 07, 2012 at 12:36 PM
What a crap lineup.
August 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Saw Garbage open for U2 in November 2001 at Kemper on the Elevation Tour. It was the top grossing tour of the year and they only did arenas.
August 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I'm afraid I'm with Reacher and Geordan on this one. Alabama Shakes is the only act that interests me from that bunch and I wasn't going to drop $30+ for a barely hour-long set at some crappy park. Here's hoping they play a headlining club/theatre gig somewhere in KC in the near future.
August 07, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I wonder how they decided on this lineup? Alabama Shakes should be headlining. I think they've been selling out every show. I really want to see them. Next time.
August 07, 2012 at 02:05 PM
This is what the line up should look like, I only put Silversun's where they are because they have been around a little longer than a couple of the other guys and there should be some respect given to them for that reason. It's a good lineup, but I really only care to see the Shakes so I passed.
August 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM
My wife & I happened to catch "Fun" on Jimmy Fallon's show a few weeks ago. There was one small spot when the vocalist pulled his mic away however his vocal continued... and it wasn't a delay etc. It was a backing track of some sort. I wonder how 'live' they will be in KC.
My wife & I have seen Garbage several times including opening for U2 plus a show at Memorial AND at UCM/Warrensburg of all places. Lit opened the show at UCM. It makes me a little sad to see Garbage will play before Fun.
August 07, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Fun is quite popular. When they played at the Middle of the Map Fest, their particular show sold out within an hour (or so I was told by one of the organizers). Granted, it was mostly the under-21 crowd, but that show was PACKED to the gills (or so I'm told).
Alabama Shakes has ONE album that was released in April of this year. I don't know how they go from playing in bars to opening for Neil Young at Red Rocks. We'll see if they are around in the next few years.
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August 08, 2012 at 09:26 AM
I'm guessing Neil chose Alabama Shakes to open for him because he thought that they ARE a band that's built to last. They aren't trying to rule the airwaves like FUN or those Smashing Pumpkin imitators, Silversun Pickups. Speaking of FUN, their music, although popular, just annoys me to no end. When a song of theirs comes on the radio or a video or live performance is on TV, I quickly turn it off. It's like kryptonite to my ears. To each his/her own and all........
August 08, 2012 at 03:15 PM
i think Neil just likes anything to do with Alabama. :)
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August 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I saw where this show was interrupted by rain and people were apparently sent back to their cars to ride it out per the Star's website. Wonder who was playing when the typhoon swept through. God forbid my beloved Shirley Manson would get struck by lightening! If the fans had given a sincere and hearty Woodstock cheer of "No Rain!!" "No Rain!!" this could have possibly been avoided.
Anyway, going to hit Knuckleheads for Shannon McNally tonight and Shooter Jennings on Saturday. For Friday, I'm vacillating between Wanda Jackson at Knuckleheads (saw her there in 2006 backed by The Rumblejetts), The Deadstring Brothers at Davey's, or just takin' a night off to recharge. Anyway, was at least curious about the turnout for last night's show......
August 09, 2012 at 06:55 AM
What can you tell us about Deadstring Brothers, Geordan? I'm open Friday and it never takes much to get me to Davey's. What's your take on them?
August 09, 2012 at 10:36 AM
See you at Knucklehead's tonight, Geordan...
August 09, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Deadstring Brothers have a tough Alt-Country sound with a bit of the Rolling Stones thrown in. They record for Bloodshot records and I like most of the artists on that label (The Bottle Rockets,Lydia Loveless, Ha Ha Tonka, Justin Townes Earle, to name a few). So, if you like that raw Americana sound (I live for it!), you can't lose with these guys. I have a couple of Deadstring Brothers CDs, but have yet to see them live. I hear they are damn good, though. You can find some examples on YouTube. Oh, and as for the Shannon McNally show at Knux tonight, there is an opener named Carter Sampson, from Arkansas, who is interesting. I checked out a few songs on her website and she's pretty good in that grand Folkie tradition.
August 09, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Thanks for the overview Geordan. Yep, they sound like they are right up my alley as well. We'll check them out.
While we are on the topic, this weeks World Cafe features a nice Alejandro interview. Check that out when you get a chance. I think the Bridge carries it tonight at 7.
August 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
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August 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
We could determine if they are around in the years to come.
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August 10, 2012 at 03:27 AM
As I mentioned it here yesterday, just wanted to say what a nice show Shannon McNally and Carter Sampson gave us at Knuckleheads last night (for a measly ten bucks, no less). There may have been 40 people there at the show's peak. There were probably more people than that at a private birthday party being held back in the Gospel Lounge last night. Wasn't a big crowd, but a nice night of music though. Opener Carter Sampson was a nice surprise. Her 40 minute set showed off some good original songs like "Queen Of Oklahoma" and a highlight for me was a cover of The Dead's "Friend Of The Devil." Carter's voice reminded me a little of Natalie Merchant in her prime. I picked up her CD, "Mockingbird Sing" after she finished and do hope to hear more from her in the future.
After Carter's set, Shannon McNally hit the stage looking like a million bucks in a jean jacket and an earthy floral dress, accompanied only by guitarist Will Sexton (brother of solo artist and Dylan bandmember, Charlie Sexton). They played for an hour and 40 minutes and the set reminded me a lot of the show I saw a few years back by Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey accompanying her with some cool atmospheric guitar. Shannon has a slew of good songs and Sexton's subtle guitar sounded good throughout. McNally admits she not the best at marketing herself, as she played a bunch of songs from her earlier breakthrough album, "Geronimo" and didn't even touch anything from her latest, "Western Ballad" until the final song of the encore.
SO, all in all, a nice night out, but it was nearly ruined, yet again, by useless chatter. A trio of women at a table next to me talked LOUDLY for much of both artist's sets, oblivious to the fact a show was going on around them. During Shannon's set, a dopey gray-haired dude up front wouldn't shut up when Shannon was addressing the audience, in many cases, talking over her. This happened after every song and at first it was irritating, but then I started thinking, "Where is a Louisville Slugger when I need one??" Jeez, audience participation is nice and all, but I would have loved to have heard one of Shannon's stories, without that jerk's running commentary. Other than that, a good show more people should have turned up for. Oh, and it was cool seeing you again, TK!
August 10, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Nice review, Geordan! Just don't understand the talking during the music, either...
Good to see you, as well, and thanks for the beverage!!
August 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Nice write up Geordan!I saw Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch at the Trouser Mouse last night. They are a blues rock trio out of Texas. Pretty good show, no cover charge, maybe 40 or so in attendance. And thankfully, no chatter from the crowd while the band was playing!
August 10, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Own young boy crazy, despise Kunlun, laughing Luliang; wear the sword for several years, this will test the edge. Pretentious is not desirable, but should not sell ourselves short.
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August 10, 2012 at 08:42 PM
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