Propelled by ADAM MITCHELL'S punishing double-bass, JP GAUGHAN'S thresher-like shredding, the bile-spewing howls of STEVIE CRUZ, the legendary live incineration of bassist TERRY TAYLOR and the the demented guitar mania of TY SCOTT, Lawrence Kansas' HAMMERLORD are dedicated to creating utter sonic destruction.

Combining Rock n' Roll spirit with elements of extreme metal, HAMMERLORD are an entirely new take on "Modern Thrash" aiming to bring the spirit of FUN back into modern heavy music!

With quality musicianship and vicious hooks, HAMMERLORD back up their relentless studio recordings with and entertaining and impressive live show that has helped them win two consecutive local Pitch Music Awards for best Kansas City metal.


Expo '70

EXPO '70 is late night improvisations conceived by Justin Wright. Once a member of a group calling themselves Living Science Foundation from Los Angeles, California. Expo '70 started with Justin Wright, Paul Kneejie (The Pope, Bipolar Beat, White Suits Brown Boots, The Manifolds, etc.) on bass and effects and Bryan Levine (Bipolar Bear), who both started Kill Shaman records. The result was an expansive array of soundscapes and drones inspired by many early gurus of experimental music from around the world.

Now residing in Kansas City, Wright released a number of CDr's that were picked up and distributed by Aquarius Records, who's rave reviews compared the project to early Krautrock and Kosmiche bands from the 70's with the heaviness of today's premier experimental outfits. Releases continue with the help of Kill Shaman, Diagnosis....Don't, Boring Machines (Italy), Beta-lactam Ring, Trensmat, Short Forest, Peasant Magik and more, most being limited.

The Bad Ideas

The Bad Ideas is an American punk band from Kansas City, Missouri formed in August 2011. They've written all original songs and are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early 80's punk. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was recorded on January 22, 2012 and released March, 2012. Their first self-produced full length, Lesson #1 was released March 8, 2013. The Bad Ideas also released a 7" split with Red Kate in May 2014.




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Hammerlord with Expo '70, The Bad Ideas, Uzis

Friday, December 6 · 8:00 PM at The Riot Room