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What:
Bar/Night Club
This scaled-down, cleaned-up spot at 4048 Broadway used to be the Hurricane, and is still a Westport rock-and-roll institution. Dimly lighted and loud, the Riot Room leads the the midtown music scene. Its claim to fame: bringing wasted back in style with a reverse happy hour at midnight. Call 816-442-8179
Where:
4048 Broadway Street,
Kansas City MO
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  • Aug 22 8:00 pm

    Strand Of Oaks

    with Christopher Denny
    From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of "Goshen '97" puts you right into Tim Showalter's fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family's basement den in Goshen, Indiana, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the...

     

  • Aug 22 8:00 pm
  • Aug 22 11:00 pm

    Penicillin Baby


    P-E-N-I-C-I-L-L-I-N BABYDebut 7" out now via Jeffery Drag Records

     

  • Aug 23 8:00 pm

    Blu - MED, Loogey, Lost Analog, Negro Scoe


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    Nothing more to say, other than this man is a true lyricist and poet who speaks from the soul...

     

  • Aug 23 8:00 pm

    Blu

    with MED, Loogey, Lost Analog, Negro Scoe, KlassiC, Real Recognize Real
    Nothing more to say, other than this man is a true lyricist and poet who speaks from the soul...

     

  • Aug 24 8:00 pm

    Sleepy Kitty - Abandon Kansas - Scientist, Bears & Company


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    .. The skirmish between pop and noise has only gotten louder. Pop has structure, melody, craftsmanship, tradition

     

  • Aug 24 8:00 pm

    Sleepy Kitty, Abandon Kansas

    with Scientist, Bears & Company

     

  • Aug 25 8:00 pm

    AZP - Natalya Wren


    AZP
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    Founded and created by Zach Watkins & Ishma Valenti, AZP is a 5 piece alternative band with genre influences of hip-hop, jazz, rock, and soul. We are known to create popular music with a message. Our lyrics and our melodies are inspiring and motivating to the listener,...

     

  • Aug 25 8:00 pm

    AZP

    with Natalya Wren
    Founded and created by Zach Watkins & Ishma Valenti, AZP is a 5 piece alternative band with genre influences of hip-hop, jazz, rock, and soul. We are known to create popular music with a message. Our lyrics and our melodies are inspiring and motivating to the listener, and...

     

  • Aug 25 9:00 pm

    AZP

    AZP | The Geo Tour - More details to come

     

  • Aug 26 8:00 pm
  • Aug 26 8:00 pm

    Bayou Boss

    with Laz Tha Hustla, Domineko, Tater Chip$, Kellogz Tha Asshole, Super Shaq Gonzoe

     

  • Aug 27 8:00 pm

    Chino XL

    with Lost Analog, Negro Scoe, KlassiC, U Neek, Loyal Canaday, DJ Clockwerk, ATB, SKITZO
    Chino XL. He's a 6'2", 230lb lyrical beast, and one of the most widely recognized names in the rap game. His nickname; "The Puerto Rican Superhero." But the road to recognition was not easy; it was...

     

  • Aug 28 8:30 pm

    Vehicles - Dolls On Fire, Mars Lights, The Tits


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    Alternative rock space jam are all adjectives that have been used to describe Vehicles sound. We just decided to push them all together. There are many elements and influences that are...

     

  • Aug 28 8:30 pm

    Vehicles

    with Dolls On Fire, Mars Lights, The Tits
    Alternative rock space jam are all adjectives that have been used to describe Vehicles sound. We just decided to push them all together. There are many elements and influences that are all obvious in Vehicles sound. Elements that recall U2, Echo and...

     

  • Aug 29 8:00 pm

    EDX

    with DeeJay Spinstyles
    Over the past few years, EDX a.k.a. Maurizio Colella has made a name for himself in the international EDM scene, headlining the world's finest clubs and festivals to crowds in excess of 60,000 from Miami to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, So Paolo, Rio de Janeiro,...

     

  • Aug 29 8:00 pm

    EDX - DeeJay Spinstyles


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    Over the past few years, EDX a.k.a. Maurizio Colella has made a name for himself in the international EDM scene, headlining the world's finest clubs and festivals to crowds in excess of 60,000

     

  • Aug 30 8:00 pm
  • Aug 30 10:00 pm

    Akouo

    with DeeJay Spinstyles, Dj Trace Beats
    Its hard to pigeonhole Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (ah-koo-oh) into any one electronic music genre. On one hand, you can hear organic, soul-hop influences in his production for Letters To The Suns My Heart ft. 20Syl and on the other hand his futuristic,...

     

  • Aug 31 9:00 pm

    Unwed Sailor

    with Maps For Travelers, Sons Of Great Dane
    Born in Seattle in 1998 at the tender age of intent, Unwed Sailor is helmed by Oklahoma-born songwriter Johnathon Ford. The basis for the instrumental project came into being while Ford was still writing with Seattle luminaries Roadside Monument....

     

  • Sep 1 7:00 pm

    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hawthorne Heights

    with New Empire, Famous Last Words, The Ongoing Concept, Everybody Run

     

  • Sep 1 7:00 pm
  • Sep 2 7:30 pm

    Islands

    with TEEN, Pioneer
    On the first track from Islands' new albumthe winsome, tropicalia-inflected "Wave Forms"front man Nick Thorburn opens the record by singing, "I won't ride another wave and I won't write another word after today." In light of the rest of the album, the statement...

     

  • Sep 2 7:30 pm
  • Sep 3 7:30 pm

    Hilltop Hoods

    with SIMS (Of Doomtree)
    Create, innovate, inspire, repeat.It is this ethos that has allowed Adelaides Hilltop Hoods to continue to rattle the keys to the Australian Hip Hop kingdomThe trio Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris began igniting the local Hip Hop scene back when they started grinding out...

     

  • Sep 3 11:00 pm

    Freestyle Fellowship

    with Loogey, Lost Analog, Negro Scoe, KlassiC, ATB, Real Recognize Real, Jah Orah
    Freestyle Fellowship are a rap group from Los Angeles consisting of rappers Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., Self Jupiter and producer J Sumbi. Their vocal techniques focusing on the method of the freestyle, as...

     

  • Sep 4 7:00 pm

    Hermon Mehari

    with HILDEGARD, Reach
    Hildegard is a venturous collaboration between two of the leading voices on the New Orleans progressive music scene, vocalist Sasha Masakowski and guitarist Cliff Hines. Together the two have created genre-defying original music that seamlessly fuses progressive-rock and...

     

  • Sep 4 8:00 pm

    Jessie Andrews - DeeJay Spinstyles


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    Jessie Andrews (DJ/Producer, Model & Actress) has turned to the dance-floor to show off
    her ability to entertain beyond the screen. Dropping a formidable series of releases ranging
    from remixes of Anna Lunoe & Flume, Duke Dumont,...

     

  • Sep 4 8:00 pm

    Black Taxi

    with Hyborian
    BLACK TAXI is one of NYC's most prominent live acts, smashing an anything-goes punk ethos together with pop sensibilities, unparalleled energy, and brilliant songwriting. The result is a raucous stage show, heavy on harmonies, spitfire guitar licks, body paint, and all...

     

  • Sep 5 8:00 pm
  • Sep 5 8:00 pm

    Inspectah Deck


    Born in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, Inspectah Deck moved to East New York before settling down in Staten Island at age 12. It was in Staten Island where he first hooked up with his Wu-Tang conglomerate attending public school with Raekwon, U-God, Method Man, and Cappadonna. A well...

     

  • Sep 6 8:00 pm

    The Conquerors, Thee Dang Dangs

    with The Ray-Tones, Psychic Heat

     

  • Sep 6 10:00 pm

    Figgy

    with Sheppa
    Former jazz trombonist turned Producer/DJ Figgy broke onto the scene in 2012 with EP's on both Freshmore and Symbols. Combining elements of house, garage and r&b his latest EP "For The One" charted in the top 10 on Beatport's House chart and received critical acclaim from...

     

  • Sep 7 8:00 pm

    SCNDL - Dj Trace Beats


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    If time has taught us one thing, it is that Melbourne duo SCNDL dealsin consistent dance floor destruction

     

  • Sep 7 9:00 pm

    Haunted Summer - The Tambourine Club


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    Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling...

     

  • Sep 7 9:00 pm

    Haunted Summer - Electric Orchids, The Tambourine Club, Pink Royal


    Haunted Summer
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    Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling...

     

  • Sep 7 9:00 pm

    Haunted Summer

    with Electric Orchids, The Tambourine Club, Pink Royal
    Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling James...

     

  • Sep 8 8:00 pm

    Zimmer

    with Sheppa
    Surfing on Saint-Germain-des-Prs? Hippy Existentialism? It seems Zimmer can do the tricks and make the Eiffel Tower face the Pacific Ocean. Raised between France and California, Zimmer combines the west coast carefree attitude with a twist of Parisian chic.The young DJ and...

     

  • Sep 9 6:00 pm

    Origin - king parrot, Beyond Creation, Abolishment Of Flesh, Your Chance To Die


    Origin
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    One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN, have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity. As expected, the death...

     

  • Sep 10 9:00 pm

    Yolanda Be Cool

    with DJ Spinstyles
    Yolanda Be Cool have played after Pitbull and Justin Martin, Flo Rida and Jesse Rose. They probably have Chuckie's latest bootleg, but they also likely have every song Jamie Jones played last night at their favourite Ibizan club, DC10. Their songs are in Britney's...

     

  • Sep 10 10:00 pm

    DJ Paypal, DJ Earl

    with Druthers and Drips, SHLBY vs. Golden Boy, DJ Foxy, Nmezee

     

  • Sep 10 10:00 pm
  • Sep 11 7:00 pm

    Doyle

    with Ashylus, Smash The State
    DOYLE! Legendary Ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has broken new ground with his solo project, "DOYLE". A horror based hardrock/metal band of epic proportions, this quartet consists of two ex-Misfits members. Still grinding out heavy riffs is...

     

  • Sep 12 8:00 pm

    Hemlock - In The Shadow, Hellevate, Dead Man's Hand, Until The Worlds End


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    Flickering strobe lights fade to black, thumping bass guitar strings test the darkness, and a thousand fists punch the air to the chanting of the massive crowd: "Hem-lock! Hem-lock! Hem-lock!" With an ear-crushing first note, the men of Hemlock pound the...

     

  • Sep 13 8:00 pm

    Mudhoney

    with BUMMER, Folkicide
    Every now and then, a combination will go beyond "appropriate" or "good" and result in something that forever alters the universe. Just imagine a world without chocolate and peanut butter, Doc Martens and a leather jacket, Beavis and Butthead, and of course, Mudhoney...

     

  • Sep 14 7:30 pm

    Crash (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) - From The Woods, Freight Train Rabbit Killer


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    “I hope my songs evoke the same laissez-faire I grew up witnessing and am always jonesing to be around. My lyrics are simply a diary telling the story of my history; boating in Lake Maurepas in the pouring rain, listening to...

     

  • Sep 16 9:00 pm
  • Sep 16 9:00 pm
  • Sep 16 9:00 pm
  • Sep 17 7:30 pm

    Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll

    with Ranch Ghost
    Aaron Behrens is the lead singer of Ghostland Observatory. Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll is his current form of musical expression. All of his songs were harvested from the fabric of his soul. Elements of rock and roll, rhythm and blues and so much more can be found...

     

  • Sep 18 8:00 pm

    Project Pat

    with DeeJay Spinstyles
    Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder & former leader of the Three 6 Mafia.

     

  • Sep 19 7:30 pm

    Passafire

    with REGAN PERRY, One Drop Pulse
    On Passafires fifth studio release, Vines, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit continues to progress towards what they feel is their true identity as a band in the reggae rock genre. After starting fresh with several new pieces to the puzzle on their 2011...

     

  • Sep 20 8:00 pm

    Shabazz Palaces


    Shabazz Palaces are a Seattle-based experimental hip-hop collective, led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' (once 'Butterfly' of jazz-rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire.The group...

     

  • Sep 21 8:00 pm

    Sir Michael Rocks - Shorty K - Loogey, Les Paul, Dom Chronicles


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    Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois) is a rapper and one half of the retro-simplistic rap duo The Cool Kids, and the newest member Of Jet Life (Curren$y's label).

     

  • Sep 22 7:30 pm

    Sir Sly, Wolf Gang

    with Secret Someones

     

  • Sep 22 7:30 pm

    Sir Sly - Wolf Gang - Secret Someones


    Wolf Gang
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    As strange as it may sound, you could say that Wolf Gang's career in music began at The London School of Economics and Political Science. A few years ago, the Scottish-born Max McElligott was finishing up a degree at LSE when he decided that he...

     

  • Sep 24 8:00 pm

    Larry and His Flask


    Larry And His Flask is made up of 6 young men who play their hearts out every chance they get! With beginnings in Redmond, Oregon LAHF started playing in late 2003 as a 3 piece punk rock band and have since evolved into a 6 man hillbilly jamboree. Passion and love of life is what powers...

     

  • Sep 24 8:00 pm

    Arsis

    with Allegeaon, Exmortus, Whoracle
    Arsis, a musical term meaning "silence", was formed in 2001 by guitarist/songwriter James Malone and drummer Michael Van Dyne. Their music is the product of strong classic metal influences such as Racer X, Iron Maiden, Dio, King Diamond, Black Sabbath, and...

     

  • Sep 24 10:00 pm

    Traxman

    with Sigrah, Nmezee
    One of Chicago's most important and versatile juke and footwork producers for more than two decades, Traxman (aka Cornelius Ferguson) is co-founder of the Geto DJz clique and member of Teklife crew. The follow-up to his acclaimed 2012 album "Da Mind of Traxman" was...

     

  • Sep 25 8:00 pm

    Steven Cooper's Birthday Bash!


    Steven Cooper
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    Free Electronic Press Kits from ReverbNation.com
    Featured with Tech N9ne, David Cook, Kid Rock, and many others... this young midwest emcee stands as a breath of fresh air among a stagnant hip-hop scene. Fusing pop and hip-hop elements...

     

  • Sep 27 8:00 pm

    California Voodoo


    An honest interpretation of the band Widespread Panic.

     

  • Sep 28 8:30 pm

    Run With It, with Fly Moon Royalty and more

    What is Run With It? It’s party rock with a bluesy soul. It’s four artists with unique backgrounds creating a musical tension that captivates audiences. It’s influenced by the likes of The Black Keys, Maroon 5, Bill Withers, and more. With backgrounds in gritty rock, groovy soul, stylish...

     

  • Sep 28 8:30 pm

    Fly Moon Royalty - Run With It, Sage N Sour


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    Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle's Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip...

     

  • Sep 28 8:30 pm

    Fly Moon Royalty

    with Run With It, Sage N Sour
    Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle's Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based...

     

  • Sep 30 8:00 pm

    Stitches


    He gets high off his own supply

     

  • Oct 1 8:00 pm

    Kopecky Family Band


    Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. 'The Family' began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful...

     

  • Oct 2 8:00 pm

    Anna Lunoe

    with DeeJay Spinstyles
    Since 2006, Anna Lunoe has been leaving a trail of exhausted and ecstatic crowds wherever she goes. Clubs throughout Australia have become her weekend playground, she's a festival favorite with multiple appearances at Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife,...

     

  • Oct 3 7:00 pm

    The Yawpers

    with Driving Wheel
    A stripped down, brazen rock and roll band from Colorado, accompanied by overdriven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. Inspired by Whitman's promise to "sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," the Yawpers have created a sound that is equal parts frenetic,...

     

  • Oct 4 8:00 pm
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  • Oct 7 7:00 pm

    Authority Zero


    Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed toweather the music industry storm and endure living on the road awayfrom friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studioalbums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EPs, theyappear to be just getting...

     

  • Oct 8 8:00 pm
  • Oct 10 8:00 pm
  • Oct 11 7:00 pm
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 12 7:00 pm

    Twiztid

    with Kung Fu Vampire, Psych Ward Druggies, NEUROTIC NOVEMBER
    Protgs of the Insane Clown Posse, the Detroit-area Caucasian rap duo Twiztid based their act on a similarly theatrical, outrageous, makeup-heavy image and an obsession with serial-killer horror films. Jamie Madrox and the Monoxide...

     

  • Oct 14 8:00 pm

    Temples


    Doing something different with a pop song, breaking the convention of verses and choruses its something we always keep in mind when were recording, says bassist Tom Warmsley, who founded Temples with singer/guitarist James Bagshaw in the summer of 2012.Looking like a West Coast psych band,...

     

  • Oct 14 9:00 pm
  • Oct 15 7:30 pm

    The Wild Feathers

    with the Apache Relay, Desert Noises
    Long before it got broken up into a million sub-genres, rock & roll was just rock & roll. Pure, true, organic. Six strings, booming harmonies and the call of the open road. Its a singularly American tradition that Nashvilles The Wild Feathers are...

     

  • Oct 16 8:30 pm
  • Oct 16 9:00 pm

    Jon Wayne and The Pain

    Age Limit: 21+

    Jon Wayne and The Pain

     

  • Oct 18 11:59 pm

    Sharp Weapons - Indira, BUMMER


    Sharp Weapons
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    Whiskey Metal

    Band Members-

    Vox- Patrick Doyle

    Guitar- Josh Simcosky

    Bass- Evanjohn Mcintosh

    Drums- Brett Southard

     

  • Oct 23 8:00 pm

    Traindodge, In Aeona

    with Leering Heathens, ZEBULON PIKE

     

  • Oct 23 8:00 pm

    Traindodge - In Aeona - Leering Heathens, ZEBULON PIKE


    Traindodge
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    Born in 1996. Currently on ASCETIC RECORDS. Five full length albums, four EPs and several compilation credits to date. Most of our releases can be ordered at asceticrecords.com. Vinyl available from LITTLE MAFIA RECORDS, littlemafia.com Over 500 shows...

     

  • Oct 27 8:00 pm

    DJ Qbert - DeeJay Spinstyles


    DJ Qbert
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    America's Best DJ 2010
    DMC USA Champion 1991 (solo)
    DMC World Champion 1992 - Rock Steady DJs (Qbert, Mixmaster Mike & Apollo)
    DMC World Champion 1993 - Dreamteam (Qbert & Mixmaster Mike)
    DMC World Champion 1994 - Dreamteam (Qbert...

     

  • Nov 2 7:00 pm
  • Nov 2 7:00 pm

    Starkill, Winterhymn

    with Night Creation, Vanlade

     

  • Nov 5 8:00 pm

    Bone Jugs N Harmony

    with Whiskey for the Lady, Claire & The Crowded Stage, Nicholas St. James
    Bones, Jug, Xylophone, kazoos, steel pan resonator guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, all sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments we play around with at our shows. The group began with the dream of...

     

  • Nov 5 8:00 pm
  • Nov 7 7:30 pm
  • Nov 9 8:00 pm
  • Nov 11 8:00 pm

    Raven, Night Demon

    with Meatshank, Alsatia

     

  • Nov 15 7:30 pm

    The Wytches


    Hypnotic. Arabian funeral. Depression in the desert. Sepia rainbows.This is the psychedelic nightmare spun by The Wytches, who are spreading their subversive message across the UK in the dark guide of SOS surf riffs, desert riffs, melancholic shuffles and a kaleidoscopic stage performance...

     

  • Nov 17 8:00 pm

    The Features


    Two weeks. That's how long The Features had to work up roughly a dozen new tunes before they traveled some 2500 miles from their native Tennessee to Vancouver, Washington to make their new album "The Features" (Serpents and Snakes/BMG). There, the Nashville-based band spent a month...

     

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