Showing posts from April, 2013

lance desardi vs tyrel williams

story by Sarah ~ jux.ta.pose - vb (tr): to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.  That is the idea behind the latest monthly electronic music night from The last Friday of every month DJ's of genres from all ends of the music spectrum hold down the Uptown Arts Bar, on Broadway in Kansas City. April featured house DJ's Lance DeSardi and Tyrel Williams (San Francisco) in the main room, and drum and bass DJ's Rucksa and Mr. Solve (Disorder Crew) holding down the upstairs room.  This night has become one of my favorite events in the city, hands-down. resident Todd Howard opened up the night with some smooth deep house, and got the dance floor warmed up nicely.  Howard has a knack of building his sets that I have rarely witnessed. Whether he's playing CD's or using Serato, he really takes care to program his sets to keep you into it from start to finish.  The technology that has come to DJing ov

juxtaposition along I-70

If you are lucky enough to be lingering around I-70 in Missouri this Friday, you have a couple of great choices for dance music.  The only unfortunate part is that they are on opposite sides of the state (and opposite ends of the dance spectrum).  Either way, there won’t be any of that bouncing back and forth between clubs; that is, unless you are also lucky enough to own a transporter. Lance DeSardi and Tyrel Williams will be heading up the monthly event Jux-ta-Pose at the Uptown Arts Bar for a solid night of some of the deepest Acid House Kansas City has ever witnessed. has been lucky enough to catch both of these performers and has never walked away disappointed.  Probably the most memorable was Lance DeSardi’s appearance at Designer History back in 2002, when he rocked a full house at the El Torreon Ballroom; other performances, especially those at Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub, were equally satisfying.   At SmartBar, Tyrel Williams kept folks coming back fo

knuckleheads saturday open jam

Saturday afternoon found us at Knuckleheads Saloon for the Saturday Afternoon Open Jam, Billy Ebeling & Dwane Goldston. There was a full house most of the afternoon, which isn’t particularly unusual.  It is the best place to go for live music on a Saturday afternoon, and catch some of the best up-and-coming musicians in Kansas City, along with those already making their name. A boarding house built in 1887, Knuckleheads sits tucked under the Chestnut Street Bridge, right next to the railroad tracks.  Trains are always going by, but you never really seem to notice.  They seem to fit right in with the rhythm of things, as this venue regularly hosts some of the best and biggest acts in rhythm & blues, folk, zydeco, honky tonk, the list goes on.