Performing The Talking Heads' Remain In Light
Making Movies - New Year's Eve
Calvin Arsenia, Reptil
601 E Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64106
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and their recently released EP, Ritmo De Mi Pueblo, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico. The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”
Calvin Arsenia, (28 years old) standing 6’6” in flats, his Afro hairdo pulled back and adorned in pink roses, sings Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You,’ self-accompanied on a Celtic harp to a sold out listening room in Edinburgh. Born in Florida, raised Evangelical in the suburbs of Kansas, Arsenia elegantly destroys our familiar relationship with an archaic instrument traditionally reserved for funerals and weddings. Pairing his original songs about the nuances of contemporary romance with harp-friendly versions of Britney Spears, Björk, and Lauryn Hill, Calvin Arsenia courts his crowd with heartbreak and humor.
Arsenia’s height, energy, and curated environments fill the often intimate spaces he performs in. Brought in to 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience and himself packed with beauty and lasting delight by incorporating flowers, scents, edible and drinkable musings.
A bi-lingual trio from Kansas City Ks. with Mexican & Guatemalan roots emerges from the desires to express and share the power of Rock and Roll's most emotional overwhelming songs. The band was received by a multitude of amazing people who believed in the band's talent from the start, and who like themselves love and appreciate the power of rock music. The band has frequent shows because of a demand on the rise for rock and roll.
The band's primary genre is Spanish Rock. The shows include a variation of their new songs, including their hit single "Besame".
The set lists are intended to satisfy audiences who seek out music and anyone who is nostalgic to pay tribute to Rock & Roll's biggest names like Radiohead, The doors, Pink Floyd, Heroes del Silencio, Caifanes, Soda Estereo, the late Gustavo Cerati and many more
Alejandro Olivares, Lead Guitar, Singer and Song Writer. Main melodic influences include Jose Manuel Aguilera, Alejandro Markovich, Gustavo Cerati, Saul Hernandez, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Thom York & Matt Bellamy.
Ruben Olivares, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Percussion & Guitar. Main Melodic influences include Jose Manuel Aguilera, Alejandro Markovich, Zeta Bosio, Stu Hamm, Sabo Romo, Federico Fong & Joaquin Cardiel.
Ivan Godinez, Drummer. Musical influences include Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, Pete Sandoval, Derek Roddy & Vitek,
$20 - $25
Tickets Available at the Door
The Truman is happy to welcome local psych-rockers Making Movies in to help ring in 2019! The band will be performing The Talking Heads' Remain In Light album with performances also by Calvin Arsenia and Reptil.
"We are so excited to spend New Years Eve in Kansas City, MO celebrating with our family. You will be blown away, to see the art, to go on a journey with us and we will do our part to make it a once in a lifetime experience. We will be performing Talking Heads masterpiece, Remain In Light, in its entirety. This special concert will feature psychedelic lights, special guests, VIP area, and free champagne toast*!"
- Making Movies
*first come, first serve
No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door. No re-entry.