Tuesday, December 31, 2002

604 nye

Honored to be asked to play at the 604 Paramore New Year's Eve party, I made the long journey to Topeka for a good night with good friends.  I warned AC that I had not played in a long time, and had a time-stamped record collection.  He was amused, and intrigued when I played Pink Floyd, followed directly with Tracy Chapman, and a bunch of other random down-tempo tracks.

Bucho picked up where I left off eventually, jokingly expressing my establishment of a new standard for the Living Room sets for the evening, creating an interesting but difficult musical trend to follow.  Everyone seemed to dig it though.  The other Sonic Engineers that night (Clandestine, Simply Chris, and AC) spun much more grand and fantastic vinyl tales, under black light and space art, using sometimes with computers and other gadgetry.

Monday, December 30, 2002

submission dec.02

We returned to the Submission fetish show again this month for the troupe's special X-mas performance by Inferno de L'Impur. There was a bit of fire play by Veronica the Fire Vixen and general debauchery in holiday gear, with gifts all around. 

Saturday, December 21, 2002

kabal basement grand re-opening

Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub had recently opened, and while I was visiting one evening, asked if I would be interested photographing the re-opening of their basement.  They were considering doing it themselves, but had seen my work with the site, and thought it would be a good feature.

The owners of Kabal are a really great group of guys intent on creating a world class nightclub in Kansas City for electronic dance music, bringing in some of the finest talent in the industry.  Their good friends Astro & Glyde played this evening for a spread-the-word sort of event that filled the place, with local support from Paul DeMatteo. If the club realizes its ambitions, it will be filling a huge vacuum in Kansas City...

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

ebon (live pa)

Live performance of electronic music by the local duo "ebon," with support from local DJ c-Vaughn of the Buzz, Steve Thorell, and video antics by VJ Ones.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

liquid buzz live with rick west

Local radio DJ CVaughn opened up for Rick West at The Hurricane, at a show presented by Liquid Buzz Live.   The latter was only a blip of the night.  Sometime around 5 am, I woke in my car shivering from the cold.  After a couple of drinks, I became incapacitated, and vaguely remember going to outside to get some air, then getting in the car. I also recall the doorman being nice enough to advise me to move to the passenger seat for my own safety.  The cocktail was apparently a bit more than it seemed, but that is another story for another day. It has never happened before, and the way I felt, I hope it never happens again.Moments of coherency were enjoyable.

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

bella morte

A unique performance by gothic band that formed in 1996. Bella Morte, meaning "beautiful death" in Italian incorporates elements of metal, death metal, alternative and synthpop. Gopal Metro is on bass guitar, but beyond that I do not recall the other players.

Monday, December 09, 2002

evolution with ebon (live pa)

n.9 made a rare Kansas City appearance at the local Gothic/Industrial weekly Evolution, opening up the night for local residents and a special Live PA set by the duo from Lawrence ebon, with video support by local VJ Ones.

Saturday, December 07, 2002

something cosmic

A truly cosmic night, so much so that I cannot even recall who this was playing. If you know... post up a comment!