Bryan McPherson, Dead Ven, Nate Allen, Slow Motion Commotion @ Records With Merritt

Sunday (12/6) Bryan McPherson will be in Kansas City and he’s super rad. His fiery acoustic tunes have taken him around the world, including long runs with The Dropkick Murphys. His new album, Wedgewood, was inspired in party by Occupy and got him banned from Disney. He’s just the right kind of nice guy rabble–rouser. The show will be at Records With Merritt, which is an amazing record store and one of the best places to see all-ages music in Kansas City. I’ll be playing, along with other locals Dead Ven (2 piece version) and Slow Motion Commotion. More info about all the bands are below. Bryan McPherson is originally from Boston but we met years ago on the West Coast. His humble, passionate honest songwriting is contagious and I’m excited he’s coming back to Kansas City. Wedgewood by Bryan McPherson Dead Ven plays street folk and just released a super limited edition 7″ on Money Wolf Music for Midwest Musicians Foundation Apocalypse Meow, is working on a cassette for Merica Records as well as a secret track for an upcoming tribute/benefit album. Hear There Be Wolves – Free Sampler by Dead Ven Slow Motion Commotion is a 3 piece folk punk band has a brand …

Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots: Take Out The Trash

Traveling troubadour Nate Allen is better known as one-half of the uplifting, neon-hued folk punk duo Destroy Nate Allen. Backed by his sometimes-band The Pac-Away Dots, Take out the Trash is his first solo effort since 2006. Its ten stripped-down tracks marry his authenticity-over-polish musical sensibility with introspective, socially aware lyrics that pack an emotional wallop without sacrificing his trademark sense of fun. Tracks like “Hunger Pains” and “We Don’t Even Know” challenge listeners to reevaluate their privilege and preconceptions while boasting gang vocals and chord progressions reminiscent of the “kids songs for adults” vibe made famous by Destroy Nate Allen. With plenty of raucous barnburners (“More Money”), quiet and evocative soul-searching (“Photograph”), and even some uncharacteristic darkness (“Goodbye Letter”), Take out the Trash is an eclectic and cathartic must-have. – Kelley O’ Death / Razorcake Nate’s thoughts on Take Out The Trash: I had planned to take 2013 off from touring. I was burnt-out, unemployed, and living in my parents’ spare bedroom. I had finished yet another tour with just enough gas money to get home. Something needed to change. I needed to slow down and apologize for the nonstop pace I had dragged my wife/bandmate, Tessa, through. Staying …

Next Show: My Pizza My World

My Pizza My World is coming to Kansas City for the first time. This is Whitney from Days N’ Daze new side-project so come hang and and enjoy the tunes. Robber’s Roost is also on tour from Washington State. If you are in the mood for a rad folk punk, thrashgrass, or ragtime show this one’s for you. The show is all-ages at El Torreon and all-are-welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/1550830041853974/ EAT IT! EP by My Pizza My World