The Lucky, The Bad Ideas, The Pale Hearts
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Snake Island! is Loud Psychedelic Rock n Roll without the faux flower-child gimmickry; Blues for pissed off teenagers; Fuzzed out sonic destruction.
The band formed in the spring of 2010 as a collaboration between guitarists and friends Allan Schleich (Omaha) and Garrett Schmelzel (Portland) who had been jamming and exchanging song ideas through email and video chat. The concept began when Allan was invited to join in a tour of China with other Omaha bands if he could start his own in time. He invited Garrett to move from Portland to Omaha and help put the project together. With the promise of a once in a life-time chance to see China, Garrett agreed and drove across country to Omaha where Snake Island! was born... They practiced overnights with a rotating line-up at the local DIY venue The Hole for an entire summer, honing their songs from sunset to sunrise three to four days a week, occasionally letting a crowd spill in from other shows to view the progress. By the end of that summer the band was ready to start performing shows and hop on a plane to Beijing. Unfortunately the promoter in China and the other bands faced scheduling and other conflicts so the plug had to be pulled on the tour. Undeterred, Snake Island! began to perform relentlessly in the local & regional Indie and Garage Rock circuits which culminated in them earning an Omaha Entertainment Arts Award for "Best New Artist 2011".
On New Years Eve 2011 the band released their first self titled 10" off Fear of Music records. Soon after, Joshua French and Mike Zimmerman both joined the band as permanent band members on bass and drums respectively. The limited run 10" soon sold out and the band (with a now permanent lineup) self-released a 12" version of the same album which they took across the country with them on their ambitious 2012 Summer tour.
In October of 2012 Snake Island! was invited to perform on the Halloween special of the punk rock public access kids show Chic-A-Go-Go where they debuted the new single “All My Friends Are Wolfmen, Yeah” they recorded specifically for that event. Additionally the band received two more nods from the Omaha Entertainment Arts Awards committee for “Best Artist” and “Best Rock”.
The band, which is fiercely DIY in terms of printing their own T-shirts and album covers as well booking entire tours by themselves, has garnered a large enough reputation in order to share the stage with such notable acts as A Place to Bury Strangers, White Mystery, The Night Beats, The Growlers, Hunters, The Biters and The Booze and (as of this writing) will soon be performing with Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears.
Currently Snake Island! is in the studio with Make Believe Records and will soon release their first full length LP which will be followed by a large-scale Summer tour to promote it.
Camilla Camille is a bundle of energy emitting rays of light with each shining lyric, like little capsules of words wrapped around catchy riffs that hook you and hypnotize you.
Her large fan base established a company called United Fans of Camilla and they create organic fair trade t-shirts with her brilliant rubies of thought, such as "Face Your Fear . . . and Disappear."
In her latest video she is born out of a rose, rising up in a bathing suit of rose petals, then she spills out onto a bed of clouds. She seductively sings the song entitled, "Stained Kiss," written for her lover, Jason McKee.
When asked how they met, she says, "In a past life we lived in the 1920's; I was a suffragette and he accompanied me to many marches, mostly because he liked my bloomers."
The couple recently came together in composition, collaboration and creation as the dynamic love duo--The Lucky.
You can catch them on one of their rare tours (they only perform 6 shows per year) in London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, and New York City from July-December.
The Bad Ideas
The Bad Ideas is an American punk band from Kansas City, Missouri formed in October 2011. They've written all original songs and are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Their practice space is in the heart of a small local punk community. The EP, Worse Thoughts, was recorded on January 22, 2012 and was released in early March.
Their full length will be recorded in November 2012.
The Pale Hearts
Got a noose made of smiles you can hang yourself through.
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