For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
Archive for November, 2011
Good news for Kansas City music lovers: Wednesday, December 7, there will be a free holiday show at the Midland featuring Matt & Kim, Company of Thieves and locals Antennas Up.
Bad news for Kansas City music lovers: this free show comes at the cancellation of Flogging Molly.
Kansas City native David Cook headlined a crowded Midland Theatre Friday night, leaving no doubt as to why he captured America’s attention on “American Idol,” eventually winning the title by a landslide. The theatre was bursting with soaring melodies, robust vocals, and a genuine sense of camaraderie between the opening acts, Cook’s band, and the […]
BBC’s new film, “My Week with Marilyn” shows us Marilyn (Michelle Williams) through the eyes of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a young, but naïve man in love with everything having to do with the cinema – how could he not be swept away by the starlet Monroe? But in Colin’s “week” with Marilyn, he learns not only about the true Marilyn and the politics of cinema, but also about his true self.
Screeners are generally asked for the studio reps for their comments coming out of a showing. I racked my brain as I came out the theater doors to try and describe my thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and all I could come up with was, “Charming. Utterly charming.” Based off Brian Selznick’s novel The Inventions […]
One of the things that makes “Community” so great is its subtle humor. Reddit recently brought to light a gag that was three years in the making. Each season, “Community” slipped the word “Beetlejuice” into an episode. And we all know what happens when you say “Beetlejuice” three times, right? Take a look at these clips of the invocation and watch closely when they say the name a third time…
When it comes to “The Descendants,” I’ll save you the guessing game: SEE IT. George Clooney, as Matt King, puts out one of his best performances, and in a role that is so unlike everything we’ve seen from him in the last several years.
A sold out sign greeted fans outside the RecordBar for the Mates of State show, leaving a handful of people left outside with shocked expressions. Perhaps back in the day when Mates of State were just a mere local Kansas City/Lawrence band, there would have been plenty of tickets still available, but Mates of State have come a long way since their humble Midwest beginnings. For those with the foresight to purchase advance tickets, they were treated to a fun, feel good show with lots of dancing.
Florence + The Machine just released a video for “No Light, No Light,” the heart-wrenching follow up to Ceremonials lead single “Shake It Out.”