Don Babylon, (the) Medicine Theory, The Vedettes

In the Disaster Room

Don Babylon

(the) Medicine Theory

The Vedettes

Fri, August 11, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

(the) Medicine Theory
(the) Medicine Theory
(the) medicine theory was formed in 2007 to "write odd, dark, and really quiet songs about bunnies, expressionism and murder." This has held true for the last 6 years, except for the quiet part. Often compared to Big Black or Shellac, this two piece of Jeff Irvine (guitars, samples, noises) and Tyson Schroeder (drums, vocals, samples) create songs and soundscapes pulled from a wide array of influences, such as The Swans, The Tiger Lillies, Pailhead, Sixteen Horsepower, and children's lullaby's. This scope of "what do you want to do today?" has allowed the band to create freely and at random. From the lo-fi/noise/scyzophrenic attack of 2008's "...with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos" to their most recent release "What The fuck you lookin at?" Which features constructed loops, samples, and a quiet tension of story telling.

(the) medicine theory is currently recording their next release "VERSIFICATOR" and beginning writing sessions for a fourth and equally divergent release.
The Vedettes
The Vedettes
Quick description: Collage of thick power chords and melodies, rock, heavy, loud, garage, with bold, bluesy vocals.

Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, Vedettes is the second band formed by Lofflin, Weiler and White, whose first project together was Honeybaby (2004-2007). Vedettes formed in spring 2015 with the addition of Metz, who was a long-time friend of Lofflin. More than anything, friendship and a love of playing – both in the basement and live – were the factors that drove them to come together again, along with a shared affinity for aggressive, melodic, guitar-driven rock. To a certain extent, Vedettes wanted to get back-to-basics at a time when rock music seemed to have lost its popularity. While an array of different artists inspire the members, they all agree that solid, loud, dissonant-yet-tuneful, blues-influenced music is what they like to play together, with Weiler and Metz laying down a solid foundation over which White improvises melodic solos and Lofflin sings with raspy heart. While the music continues to evolve, the core of Vedettes' sound is a glossed-up rawness that generates its power from angst just as much as liberation – which pretty much sums up rock 'n' roll, in general.
Venue Information:
3810 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111