The Monarchs

Hailing from Kansas City comes an eclectic organic sound manifesting in form of a power trio. As one reviewer of The Monarchs first full length album put it, which flew its way on to the internet March 12, 2012, "... a Psychedelic twist and turn through vintage riffs and tones, driving drumbeats, and sexy writhing melodies." The Monarchs play in an ambitious, intuitive, and improvisational manner. They bring their sound creations to life by pushing each new moment into their art.

With a smorgasbord of influences, The Monarchs forge a melting pot of genres together which range from the phrasing of jazz and blues to the pure raw passion of grunge. With every instrument wielding its own hook while simultaneously building a cohesive piece of art with ambient overtones. The Monarchs work as one natural collective conscious that can break into a jam at will then seamlessly slip back in to a established piece.

With a bassist and drummer that have been best friends since they were 4 and a guitarist/vocalist that has known the other two for less time but the band still feels as if they have known each other for life. The Monarchs are a true band of brothers. With the cohesion gives way to a tight wave of spiritual and physical energy that reveals itself in The Monarchs live performance that only a band with such a tight pact can possess.

Guns On Mars

4 crazy motherf@#@$ unite to melt some faces with some kickass jams! Straight out of Dodge City, KS!

The Perfect Pursuit

Perfection is an abstract and theoretical concept. It is not a destination that can actually be achieved. But nonetheless, it’s the goal in mind. We all have our own ideas of what perfection means and our own ways of pursuing it. That pursuit is idealistic, but it’s a fundamental part of our humanity.

The Perfect Pursuit consider their sound to be difficult to describe--almost ineffable. Specific genres or styles are not a concern that comes to mind during their writing process. They draw influence from a sea of unique artists, from pop, to punk, through alternative, into progressive and back. Their music flows with dynamic, powerful, drive. The atmospheric, delay drenched, guitars and powerful bass lines create a massive, progressive beast. But the melodic dual vocals and consistent, driving percussion keep it grounded enough to remain accessible.

The band officially started in September of 2009 in Hays, Kansas with founding members, Quincy Scott and Cole Hawks. They soon opted to relocate somewhere a little more populated and musically active. The transition resulted in a number of line-up changes. And after searching for a replacement singer for over a year, the guys decided on a risky alternative solution: two vocalists, one male, one female. They joined forces with Daniel Rhodes and Lori Muilenburg in late 2011, which required modifying all of the vocal parts to accommodate the new direction. The band began playing shows around Kansas. Doug Maxwell joined on bass in early 2013 to complete the current line-up.

After Nations

Loud, face-melting, and mind collapsing prog rock from Kansas City.

$5.00 - $7.00

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The Monarchs with Guns On Mars, The Perfect Pursuit, After Nations

Friday, August 9 · 9:00 PM at Czar Bar