Thursday, October 30, 2014

Final Halloween Picks: Amazing Feats of Loneliness, Sluts Getting Groovy, Obligatory Cover Bands, ASSJAMZ, and More!

Card Table's big and bold new production of Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness enters the second weekend of its run at the Arts Center.  With the World Series over, you've got fewer excuses now.  Go check it out.

For many scenesters, it's not Halloween unless you hit the Replay.  This year's selection of cover bands includes LAZY playing Gun Club tunes, some Mouthbreathers playing Mummies tunes, and Brownbackistan, a Dead Kennedys cover band.  Too bad no one can be bothered to make a flyer (that we can find).

The Bottleneck is terrible on Twitter these days, but their Halloween show does have a cool poster, and we dig the Cowgirls' Train Set folks, so we'll promote it.  Hell, we may even attend. We've been wanting to catch the revamped Ants.


The Sluts and Many Moods of Dad will play early sets at Love Garden tomorrow.  No flyer here either, but the description via the FB event page is pretty great:

Hey Yo Tramps, Thieves + Dirty Nurses:

The Sluts are turning out a unique set of their more groovy songs as a tribute to the devil, and MMOD is dropping an LP to cap the night off. On top of that, Ryan Wise of the Sluts is gonna spin some LPs to kick the night off right!

7pm: Ryan "Slutty Adams Family" Wise spins LPs.
8pm: The Sluts - Halloween set of Smooth Groovers

8:45: Many Moods of Dad - LP Release Show

Or maybe you're in the mood for Halloween boobies?  Head to Liberty Hall. Details here via FB.

And last but certainly not least: a Halloween ASSJAMZ at the Granada for all you sexy guys and ghouls to shake your costumed asses!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Picks, Vol. 3 (Final Friday Edition): Wonder Fair's "Frank and Stein Inc" and a Halloween Bash at Lawrence Creates

Our pals at Wonder Fair can always be counted on to do weird and spooky things for Halloween. This year's "haunted installation" (following on the heels of Cemetery Cinema and Dead End Diner) is called Frank & Stein Inc. Hours are 7:00 to 11:00.  Visit the FB event page here.  Frank & Stein Inc also has its own unusual website here.

Lawrence Creates Makerspace has a Halloween bash planned with a costume party and music.

And most of the other venues don't seem to realize it's Halloween!  Lame.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Picks, Vol. II: Shtick or Treat with the Harpoon Presents Gang at Replay and a Special Halloween Comedy Freakout at Frank's

What are all the jokesters and jesters of LFK plotting and scheming for Halloween?

Let's take a look.

Thursday's "Good Time" at the Replay serves up a "Shtick or Treat" edition in which your favorite local comedians take on the persona of their favorite comedians.  Great idea!  Will Jay Maus smash some watermelons and make the Replay's floors even stickier than usual?  Weirdest choice:  Joe Noh as...Edward Furlong?  Here's the list of participants (if you can see 'em).  The FB event page is here.

And the Comedy Freakout crew is back at Frank's on Halloween night with "Chicago's finest satirists" Ian Abramson (The Onion) and Tim Barnes (Whiskey Journal), plus all your creepy local favorites!  In addition to the jokes, expect a costume contest, music from the Organ Loaners, and an appearance by "Don Pardo's ghost."  The FB event page is here and we're told the bash is upstairs this time (which is likely gonna  be quite interesting in a roomful of loud Halloween boozers!).

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky Pick of the Week, Vol. I: Phantom of the Paradise Screening Followed By Live Perfomances

Surely the most esoteric Halloween treat of the week is a screening of Brian De Palma's 1974 cult horror musical Phantom of the Paradise at the LAC on Thursday, followed by a live performance of the soundtrack featuring local musical luminaries Eric Mardis, Jeremy Sidener, Cameron Hawk, Michael Paull and Kliph Scurlock.  The FB event page is here.

Will you be there?


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekend Picks: Tricks and Treats (and Jokes and Songs and Plays and Movies)

Well, the Replay is (as usual) killing it this weekend.

Tonight: comedy!  And we hear the Harpoon gang has something VERY special planned for NEXT week's pre-Halloween edition. 

On Friday, the bar finally turns 21!  Yep, they've been serving you delicious PBR for 21 damn years. Go celebrate with the Hips and Gnarly Davidson and Approach.

And on Saturday the ever-popular (but always insufferably crowded) Fashion Monsters Fashion Show returns.  Go ogle the well-dressed guys and ghouls.



The resurgence of serious, ambitious theatre in LFK is a good thing.  Go support it by seeing Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness at the LAC (a co-production of Card Table Theatre and the Arts Center). It runs for three weekends so excuses won't be accepted.  The FB event page is here.

And Film Church is back on Sunday with pre-Halloween screenings of Young Frankenstein.  Maggie's Film Church sermon is at the 4:00 screening.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weird Royals Story of the Week: A Homeland Security Panty Raid!

Chip has been annoyed by the lack of titillating stories here lately, so today we're focusing on one of the more unusual tales to spring up around Royals-mania in KC:  a good old-fashioned panty raid conducted by no less than...the Dept. of Homeland Security!  What??

KC artist (and former Work of Art reality-show contestant) Peregrine Honig found her "Take the Crown" panties confiscated from Birdies, her lingerie boutique, because the design of the KC logo was deemed copyright infringement. 

But why was Homeland Security involved?  We still don't really know. Read the Pitch version of the story here.

Chip: "Can we see a picture of the panties?

Sure, Chip.  Here's a pic from Birdies website.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Royals-Related Re-Arrangement of the Week: Hospital Ships at Love Garden in the Afternoon!

The World Series is creating all kinds of interesting scheduling havoc even here in LFK, with various events postponing or re-arranging so that fans can watch the Royals.   The City Fathers are meeting earlier than usual tonight to decide whether to close down a block of downtown New Hampshire for TWO YEARS to accommodate another apartment building construction project.  The Oread Hotel rescheduled a whiskey tasting (since when can't people watch baseball AND taste whiskey?).  And Love Garden shifted Wednesday's Hospital Ships homecoming show to 5:00 in the afternoon, giving scenesters an extra incentive to start drinking PBR earlier than usual.  Check out the FB event page for the Hospital Ships/The Dan Ryan World Series Pre-Gamer here.  And note that Shy Boys are no longer on the bill.  Presumably they're staying in KC to watch the Series.