Live Tonight: Week of October 27th – November 2nd: Hate Hunter Pence Edition

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Kansas City’s (and it seems like most of America’s) most hated baseball player comes to Kansas City on Tuesday to (hopefully) lose two games in a row and the Royals can win the World Series! Good thing Kansas City loves their Royals, so when you go to a show on Tuesday or Wednesday, the venues will more than likely have the game on! So there’s no excuse to not be at these shows. And think of it this way – when you’re out rocking out and the Royals win, you’re already surrounded by tons of other crazy fans! It’s a win/win!

Monday, October 27th

DJ Qbert with DeeJay Spinstyles at Riot Room 8 PM $10

A legendary DJ back when DJ’s actually used records and scratching to create music. No epic drops or giant light-up mouseheads here – just good old-fashioned turntablism. DJ QBert is one of the best scratching DJ’s still going strong today and an appearance from him in Kansas City is super rare – not a show to be missed.

Rubblebucket with Landlady at Record Bar 10 PM $15

Tuesday, October 28th

Method Man & Redman with B-Real (of Cypress Hill), Berner, Mick Jenkins at The Granada 8 PM $30

Do you really need an introduction? Everyone’s favorite stoner duo (and not to mention two of the best rappers ever) brings the phat beetz and smoke clouds to the Granada on Tuesday. Another legendary emcee, B-Real of Cypress Hill, opens along with a few others. Awesome!

Courtney Barnett with Mikhail Paskalev at Riot Room 7:30 PM $20

Generationals with Springtime Carnivore at Record Bar 10 PM $10

The Werks vs Zoogma with Thumpur, Purusa at The Bottleneck 9 PM $15

Rich O’Toole with The Novel Ideas, Alex Boyd at Czar Bar 8 PM $8

Wednesday, October 29th

Real Friends with Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy at The Granada 6:30 PM $16

Hot off the release of their first full-length release, Real Friends has quickly been climbing into the spotlight of the young pop punk scene that’s been exploding recently. Impassioned sing-alongs and catchy, moshable songs – isn’t that what it’s all about? Neck Deep, the biggest pop punk band from the UK right now, opens along with Cruel Hand and Have Mercy.

Alt-J with Lovelife at The Midland 8 PM $SOLD OUT

My Body Sings Electric with Consider Me Dead, Is Paris Burning, Mime Game at Riot Room 8 PM $12

Vanna with Sirens and Sailors, Sylar, See It Through, Allies, Pros/Cons at the Jackpot 6:30 PM $12

Steel Cranes with Varma Cross at Replay Lounge 10 PM $3

Thursday, October 30th

GWAR with Decapitated, American Sharks, Troglodyte at The Granada 7:30 PM $24

GWAR are troopers. In the past few years, they’ve lost the founder of their band Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) and Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus), but to carry on the honor and wishes of those no longer with us, GWAR lives on and is as crazy as ever. Now fronted by the ultra-vile Blothar and the disgusting Vulvatron, GWAR is at their GWAR-est more now than ever. Opening are Polish death metal legends Decapitated, groovy dudes American Sharks and KC’s own lumbering terrors in Troglodyte.

Busdriver with clipping., Milo at Record Bar 9 PM $10

Bassnectar with Son of Kick and Kill Paris at The Midland 8 PM $38

Lures with Youngest Children, The Lusty Flowers at Replay Lounge 10 PM $3

Friday, October 31st

Radkey FREE Halloween Show! at Mills Record Company 6 PM $FREE!

You know what to do. Radkey, KC’s favorite local band, is premiering a brand new music video with us and is doing a FREE Halloween in-store performance! Costume contest included! It’s early, so start your All Hallow’s Eve parties here!

White Girl Album Release Show with Middle Twin, Lion at Riot Room 9 PM $5

Cowgirls Train Set with Whiskey Trio, The Ants at The Bottleneck 9 PM $?

Sidewise with Restraint, Drek, Thousand Years Wide, Civil Symphony, Counterfeit at Aftershock 6:30 PM $10

Reigning Sound with Spider Bags, Josh Berwanger Band at Record Bar 9:30 PM $14

Saturday, November 1st

Carcass with Obituary, Exhumed, Noisem at The Granada 8 PM $25

The landscape of extreme metal would be shaped very differently without the top three bands on this bill. At the top, we’ve got Carcass – the classic inventors of goregrind and melodic death metal, coming to the area for the first time in who knows how long. Obituary, the Florida legends themselves, have just released their ninth album and they’re still dripping with the riffs and music from the 80s that most bands ripped off from them. Exhumed is along to – doing the sound Carcass popularized almost better than the originators themselves. And rounding out the bill are young guns Noisem – a pretty hefty bill overall!

Got Some Teeth Benefit feat. DG Bogie with Milkdrop, Bluez Brothaz, Martian Face at Replay Lounge 10 PM $3

Riot! Riot! Riot! with The BLOS at Coda 3 PM $?

Sunday, November 2nd

Four Year Strong with Transit, Such Gold, Seaway at The Granada 8 PM $15

Why not end the week with one of the biggest newer pop punk bands around? A mainstage mainstay at Warped Tour, Four Year Strong are one of the driving forces behind “aggressive” pop punk and no one does it better than them. Transit and Such Gold open, two underrated yet critically acclaimed bands, and Seaway opens – one of the best new pop punk bands around!

Starkill with Winterhymn, Night Creation, Vanlade at Riot Room 7 PM $10



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