At long last, Janelle Monae seems to finally be getting the attention that she deserves. Hot off an SNL performance, the singer brought her sci-fi thematic show back to her hometown of Kansas City.
Archive for February, 2012
Midcoaster Nathan chats with the ladies of Project X (Kirby Bliss Blanton and Alexis Knapp) to discuss the film, their ideal party scenarios, and being “one of the guys”.
It seems that the release calendar is kind of picking up now after the doldrums of early Winter and we are starting to see more releases each week. Just this weekend you have your pick between a war movie, an R-rated comedy, a Tyler Perry movie and a handful of others. There are certainly more […]
As I mentioned in my review for Act of Valor there are a lot of movies coming out this weekend. If you can’t find something in which you may be interested you may not like movies all that much. Wanderlust is the new R-rated comedy from David Wain (Role Models). George (Paul Rudd) and Linda […]
Some live bands win you over with simply a great musical performance; for others, the stage presence and visuals are the real hook. And then there are bands like MUTEMATH, which on Thursday night at the Beaumont Club put it all together, giving your senses everything they wanted when you walked in the door. I […]
Arrietty might be little, but she’s taking audiences on a big adventure in “The Secret World of Arrietty.”
Hollywood has a long habit of making movies that mix action and romance (especially around Valentine’s Day). The idea is that they can provide something for everyone so that anyone will enjoy it. This Means War is one of those movies. They hired a director quite familiar with action, McG, and the two male leads […]
Catch MUTEMATH on the band’s Odd Soul tour Thursday at the Beaumont Club, and — from MUTEMATH drummer Darren King’s perspective — you’ll be catching the band at the peak of its live-performing powers. At least, so far. “I don’t think we’ve made our best record yet,” King said Tuesday from Salt Lake City. “I […]
You can watch the 16th President slay slavery and vampires in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” on June 22. The film is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel.
There are plenty questionable things going on at the annual Afentra’s VD Party at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. Cock Ring Toss with inflatable penises (penii?), Spin the Bottle, Unhook the Bra Races and much more. Between the pot smoke and the borderline rape moves, you could almost forget to watch the bands. Almost. Fortunately, the one non-questionable thing about VD Party is that there is going to be good music, good enough to keep your eyes on the stage and off the sketchier behaviors of the audience. This year’s Buzz VD Party featured Middle Class Rut with Chain Gang of 1974, The Lonely Forest and local openers, O Giant Man.
When the Midwest band Josephine Collective broke up, the members didn’t just scatter and disappear into the wind OK. So they scattered (Atlanta, Dallas, etc), but several of them stayed in the Kansas City area and nearly all the former members found new and diverse ways to stay a part of the music scene. We recently learned of a new project from one of the singers: En Route.