The Big Iron, Red Kate, Joy Subtraction, Bruiser Queen, Witch Jail, Drop a Grand

The Big Iron

Red Kate

Joy Subtraction

Bruiser Queen

Witch Jail

Drop a Grand

Fri, August 11, 2017

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

$5.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

The Big Iron - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Big Iron
Members: Ricky Reyes - Guitar - Jon Paul- Drums - Jeff Pendergraft - Vocals - PK - Guitar - Mike Farren - Bass

Bio: Mean old bastards with a long history of living so fast that death will have to wait for us to slow down.
Red Kate - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Red Kate
RED KATE is a no bullshit, class conscious punk rock & roll band from Kansas City, MO. The band's newest release, a split with Lawrence, KS punks, Stiff Middle Fingers, is eight minutes of tight chaos packed onto 7 inches of virgin black vinyl.

The split 7" is a follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed sophomore LP, unamerican activities, released in 2016 on their coop label, Black Site. With the election of an authoritarian narcissist to the White House and white supremacy again on the rise, this hard, fast and angry polemic on the current state of affairs has turned out to be unfortunately prescient.

RED KATE formed in 2007 from the remnants of regional and national acts Truck Stop Love, Wayback Machine, Squadcar, and Goodpuss. A couple of lineup changes over the years brought in former River City Revelators guitarist, Desmond Poirier on lead, and most recently, American Catastrophe front man Shaun Hamontree on rhythm.

The band’s sound tips a cap to the beer soaked barroom floors of the 70s British Pub-Rock scene and the modern blues-punk sound that has since taken root in Midwest dive bars and basements. Hard working both on and off the stage, the band’s locale has lent its perspective in sound, lyric, and work ethic. Straight off the factory line, RED KATE hearkens back to a time when musicians played hard, stayed up late, and carried a union card.

RED KATE released its first LP, When the Troubles Come, on Replay Records in 2013 and a split 7" on Mills Record Company with fellow Kansas City punks, The Bad Ideas, in 2014.
Joy Subtraction - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Joy Subtraction
Rock / Rock / Rock from Denver, Colorado

Dave Lamothe – lucky to be in the band
Brian Polk – moderately necessary
Abe Brennan – completely unnecessary
Bruiser Queen - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Bruiser Queen
Rock & roll from St. Louis, Missouri.
Witch Jail - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Witch Jail
For fans of: Space transmissions, psychedelic hypnosis, surf punks, rockabilly madmen, garage sleaze, exotica, trash digging, pill popping, low budget movies, and high fashion crime.

A. GHOST: drums
GUY SLIMEY: vox, noisemakers
Drop a Grand - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Drop a Grand
The Great White North has many fine exports -- Bombardier, Amabilis Fir, Jean Coutu… and their oh so precious and sparsely tapped Oil. But perhaps the fairest is the Vancouver-spawned DAG. On tap 24/7 in its many varietals since the early '00s, Gern Blanzden, Unikron, White n Shitty II and the neglatory Two Dollar Bill facemelt blues standards, krusticize shmuck punk glippets, and pack an arsenal of nugatory covers on call for blank discharge at will.

"Call it what you want - a novelty act, a parody or tongue-in-cheek performance art gone awry - DAG stirs up a loud, joyous ruckus every time it takes the stage… the members unleash a bracing blend of punk, glam and rock n roll with a fury, keeping a sturdy groove amid the turmoil." -Tim Finn, KC Star

"A delightful nightmare onstage. Although their getups were entertaining, they hardly needed them. Their performance and music were thrilling, full of vocal and guitar effects, and stimulated the crowd into a frenzy." - I Heart Local Music
Venue Information:
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108