Jenny Besetzt, Emmaline Twist, sMall Waves

In the Disaster Room

Jenny Besetzt

Emmaline Twist

sMall Waves

Wed, September 27, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jenny Besetzt - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Jenny Besetzt
Jenny Besetzt does not shy away from a cathartic release. Just listen to the title tracks from their two full-length records—Only and Tender Madness—and it’s clear that the lean economy of their post-punk underpinnings is bursting with a poignant vulnerability. Maybe it’s the history of Romanticism encoded in vocalist John Wollaber’s DNA—he was born in Germany to an opera singer—that explains the band’s affinity to soften the sharper edges of their sound with cavernous vocals and dreamy synth arrangements.

Live the band has honed their ability to shatter an audience with a devastating turn of phrase or instrumental climax, creating space for vocalist John Wollaber’s thundering voice to resonate. The rhythm section of bassist Nathan Price and drummer Thomas McNeely pushes and pulls with serpentine momentum through the delicate currents of Sara Bell's synthesizers. And their ability to convey the frustrations of trying to understand ourselves and the world around us has never hit harder. As the world continues to search for answers to the confusing and uncertain times in which we live, Jenny Besetzt takes us on a much-needed trip inwards—a path they walk with both vigor and grace.

“…a sound that explores childhood nostalgia and literary imagery yet never feels too retrospective or sappy because of the fierce energy expressing it. Jenny Besetzt make music in this space, a woozy earphone-filling style that you’ll find yourself wanting to hear up on your feet dancing to and while lying in bed drifting to sleep.”
— -David Ford Smith, Decoder Magazine
Emmaline Twist - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Emmaline Twist
Band Members
Meredith McGrade : Vocals / Guitar | Kristin Conkright : Bass | Jonathan Knecht : Drums | Krysztof Nemeth : Baritone Guitar
Kansas City, MO
Short Description
Post-Punk / Shoegaze
Long Description
The Differences Between Continental Shift and Drift.
Four people in the right place place at the right time.
Post-Punk / Shoegaze
Band Interests
The Lost Causes of Found Objects.
sMall Waves - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
sMall Waves
small waves is vocalist/guitarist Jeff Treese, guitarist Jared Blankenship, bassist Brent Nolan and drummer Brent Kinder

formed from the ashes of NOW/here through various incarnations that resulted in a group of musicians interested more about dynamics, rhythms and textures than 3 minute pop songs, small waves takes long form jam sessions and turns them into rock poems that take you on a short journey of sounds and ideas.

small waves ripple out and crash against the furtherest shore
Venue Information:
3810 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111