Lazy, Jorge Arana Trio, DJ Thundercutz
Kansas City, MO, 64111
This event is 21 and over
Francis Scott Key White and Miss Alex White are the brother-sister duo that is White Mystery, a Chicago rock'n'roll band founded on April 20, 2008. Inspired by a candy flavor of the same name, White Mystery has since visited the Airheads candy factory and was photographed by PORK magazine in a bathtub full of the sweets. MTV features the band as a "Top 5 Sibling Act," "Best Video Premiere," and places White Mystery songs prominently in their television programming.
Since her early teen years, Miss Alex White played in garage bands Miss Alex White & the Red Orchestra and Hot Machines, bootstrapped DIY record label Missile X Records, and recorded with In the Red Records. Guitar World named her a "Top 10 Female Guitarist to Look Out For" for the supercharged riffs that blast out of her Rickenbacker, through a Big Muff, and out of the amplifier that Orange Amps sponsors her with. She shares a birthday with Willie Nelson, and Wayne Kramer from the MC5.
Francis Scott Key White has the most patriotic name in rock'n'roll music, shares a birthday with Keith Moon from the Who, and evokes the energy of British heavy hitters John Bonham from Led Zeppelin and Bill Ward from Black Sabbath. As a kid, Francis dreamed of joining his older sister on her tours around the world, and now with White Mystery has played almost every state in the USA, Canada, and embarks on a European Tour in 2013.
White Mystery debuts new music on its band anniversary every year, with a 4/20 celebration of vinyl, cds, and digital downloads. Together, the siblings self-released their first "White Mystery" full-length album in 2010 and sophomore record "Blood & Venom" in 2011 to the critical acclaim of Pitchfork, VICE, The Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, The Austin Chronicle, and Village Voice. Cassette and vinyl seven-inch releases on Burger Records, HoZac, and Perpetrator have widened the bands' fan base considerably.
White Mystery "Telepathic" is the band's third full-length, recorded in Oakland with Greg Ashley, to be released in on April 20, 2013 at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco.
When I first heard Lazy describe their sound they replied “gothic soul; Like Al Green with blood on the sheets”. While an abstract description at best it draws the same kind of energy that spawned their punk sentiments. The band first formed as Lazy K formed in late 2009 for a cold night of Gun Club covers at a dive bar in Lawrence, KS. After the winter the band went on to write their own original material . Lazy is a four piece made up of Sarica Douglas, Brock Potucek, Matt Huff, and Zach Van Benthusen. Past and presently the members have been apart of such projects: Fortuning, The Church (A RIP DIY Space in KC), Ssion, Whoop Dee Doo, Biker Chick and the Riff Raffs, Cunt-Alope and Witch and Hare. In the summer of 2010 they entered the studio with Ad Astra Arkestra band leader Mike Tuley to record their self titled debut. Immediately following the recording sessions the band took their antics on a summer tour down the west coast. Before they left on tour they signed to hometown label The Record Machine for the release of debut ep and 7? which was released the winter of 2011. Lazy is currently writing and working on material for the follow up release.
Jorge Arana Trio
Jorge Arana Trio is a fusion group from Kansas City, MO. Formed early 2011, featuring members of numerous groups, including noise rock band Pixel Panda. The band incorporates elements of jazz, punk, noise, math rock, and a harmonic language reminiscent to contemporary classical.
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