Head Of Femur, Slights

In the Disaster Room

Head Of Femur, Slights

Sat, June 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Slights
Slights
SLIGHTS came together when Ben Parks and Matthew Dunehoo met during a workshop teaching you how to not die in an effort to make art almost 24-7. Matthew really admired Ben’s beautiful large-scale paintings and Ben admired the fact that Matthew wasn’t too embarrassed to complain about trivial matters. These men are both grunge babies though Parks’ previous/current other projects skew towards the dark-folk/americana side of musicdom (of Tree), Dunehoo’s projects like Baby Teardrops and Doris Henson have always been patently derivative of NIRVANA. Feeling that there’s mere hours for humanity left before evacuating to Mars, SLIGHTS aims to transmute two lives’ collections of insults into golden fuzzy indulgent large psychosis drive-time rock, while others choose to serve selflessly and educate the young.
Head Of Femur
Head Of Femur
Head of Femur is the willfully weird orchestral pop brainchild of pop auteurs Ben Armstrong, Mike Elsener and Matt Focht.
Kids and Chemicals
Kids and Chemicals
With an electronic style atypical of southwest Missouri, brother-­‐sister duo of Elizabeth and Patrick Carney form Kids and Chemicals.

Drawing from a kaleidoscope of musical styles, Kids and Chemicals’ beat-­‐driven tracks reference hip-­‐hop, soul, IDM and jazz, but the result is unexpected: Patrick Carney’s production is dark and turbulent, and singer Elizabeth Carney possesses the voice to match. Whether howling through a flurry of hyper-­‐edited pops and buzzes or harmonizing alongside vibrant synth melodies, her vocals are haunting and, at times, savage. The pair executes a distinctly memorable, high-­‐energy stage presence that often features improvised editing and live visual effects. With the addition of drummer Blake Mixon and live bassist Jason Nunn, the music has taken on a new level of energy, making the live show second-­‐to-­ none.

Kids and Chemicals formed in early 2010 and released their first self-­ titled record in 2011. The group has released a new EP, titled 'Pale Horse', on October 8th. “This album is only five tracks, but we spent more time and energy working on it than we did on our ten-­‐track LP,” said producer Patrick Carney about Pale Horse. Carney went on to describe the new record’s inspiration: “We went through a few different concepts, but all the lyrics we settled on seemed to revolve around an apocalyptic theme, so the album became a sort of amalgam of our visions of the end of the world,” he said. “We're both kind of fascinated with all things eschatological, so it was a natural theme to explore for this album, although it’s not terribly dark. I don't think either of us see the apocalypse as a particularly dark subject, but simply an inevitability -­‐ it’s interesting to hypothesize the form it will take when it finally happens, and that’s what we tried to do with these tracks.”
Varma Cross
Varma Cross
ROCK MUSIC from Lawrence, KS
Venue Information:
Minibar
3810 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.minibarkc.com