Apocalypse Meow X, Sandoval, Split Lip Rayfield

Apocalypse Meow X

Sandoval

Split Lip Rayfield

Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Brandon Phillips and the Condition, Calvin Arsenia, Nathan Corsi, Ivory Black

Sat, November 4, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Apocalypse Meow X
Apocalypse Meow X
Apocalypse Meow

Midwest Music Foundation's annual benefit concert was founded in response to Kansas City musician Abigail Henderson’s cancer diagnosis, which prompted her friends and fellow musicians to raise money for her healthcare expenses. The first concert marked the birth of the Midwest Music Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting musicians who lack proper access to health care. The event features live performances by notable Kansas City-area bands as a donation of their time and talents to their community; local businesses and artisans donate products and services to the event for auction.

“Abby believed that music can take you to where you need to be and that it’s important, and the people that do that need to be taken care of.” – Sondra Freeman, Staff
Split Lip Rayfield
Split Lip Rayfield
From the blood-red heart of Kansas, Split Lip Rayfield is going stronger than ever. It's completely fair to call these guys legends. It's been more than two decades since they first mashed up their aggressive stew of acoustic bluegrass instrumentation, tight country vocals and fierce punk sensibilities.

Currently touring in support of their new album, On My Way, which debuted at #8 on Billboard Bluegrass charts.
Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds
Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds
When you listen to Chris Meck play guitar, it’s almost as though you’re listening to someone speak. He plays his instrument with finesse, thoughtfulness and passion. Sometimes it shreds, sometimes it weeps, sometimes it lacerates.

Meck has made a considerable contribution to Kansas City’s music scene over the past two decades as a founding member of Americana rock bands Tiny Horse, Atlantic Fadeout and The Gaslights with his wife and musical partner Abigail Henderson. He’s also lent his abilities to acts like Alejandro Escovedo, The Architects, Jon Dee Graham and Kristie Stremel. After his wife’s passing in 2013, Meck formed Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds, his first project as frontman and primary songwriter.

Now a soul and roots rock-influenced power trio, Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds have earned coveted spots on festivals such as Middle of the Map and Boulevardia, along with support slots for prestigious touring acts including Los Lobos and Band of Heathens.

With the early 2016 release of their debut full-length album, "It's 4 AM Somewhere," the Guilty Birds have received high praise for Meck's salient guitar work and girl group harmonies from the lock-step rhythm section of Calandra Rene (bass) and Michelle Bacon (drums). The album is currently in regular rotation on over 50 stations across the country, including KTBG 90.9 The Bridge (Kansas City, MO), KBOO 90.7 (Portland, OR), and WAER 88.3 (Syracuse, NY).
Calvin Arsenia
Calvin Arsenia
A mix of the bizarre and experimental musings of Jonsi with the swooping, hearty melodies of Amos Lee and the raw acoustic emotion of Damien Rice will form a gentle, heartfelt style that defines the music of Calvin Arsenia. Arsenia made his debut as a performer in early 2010. Since then he has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs collaborating with many musicians and singers along the way. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia strikes a commanding presence complimented by his equally powerful vocal capacity. Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, Arsenia performs his acoustic show in pubs and local venues around the city, often accompanied by a female harmony. In his sets, Arsenia displays his soaring vocal range that hints at classical training all the while holding on to the avant-garde arrangements that define his soulful style.
Nathan Corsi
Nathan Corsi
My name is Nathan Corsi.
I play in Not A Planet.
I like to Rock & Roll.
Ivory Black
Ivory Black
Over the hills of Missouri and through the plains of Oklahoma comes a sound from an Indiana native that offers a unique flavor to an already familiar taste of music. With an acoustic guitar, soaring vocals, and an imagination, Ivory Black sets forth to create timeless records for a constantly changing generation. One song at a time.
Venue Information:
recordBar
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.therecordbar.com