Concert Announcement: Another (Promising) Buzz Show

I feel bad plugging another 96.5 The Buzz sponsored show two posts in a row, because frankly, the station sucks. Other than the two hours each Saturday that Robert Moore has his show and Resurrection Sunday, the station isn't worth listening to. But they are having another "Halloweenie Roast" concert this year and the lineup is strange but intriguing: Jet, Flock of Seagulls, The Raveonettes, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and White Rabbits.

Yes, Flock of Seagulls...

Now if you know me then you know me then you know I love the music from the 80's and not in a cheeky, ironic way either. I really think that the music of that decade will be looked back on as being as good as any other decade. Flock of Seagulls are a perfect example, most people only know 'I Ran' and they should. It's a fantastic and iconic pop tune but it's not nearly as good as one of my favorite songs of the decade, 'Space Age Love Song'. Watch the video for 'Space Age Love Song' below, although the video hasn't aged very well, the song has and it's is a way better Flock of Seagulls song then the more famous 'I Ran'. I originally was just going to post the audio, but 80's videos are so fantastically ridiculous that I included the video too.

Enough about A Flock of Seagulls because most of the rest of the lineup is just as interesting.

First off is headliner Jet, who are fucking horrible. Check out what may be the greatest Pitchfork review of all time for Jet's sophomore album (Possibly NSFW).

Also appearing are:

  • The Raveonettes: A fun boy-girl duo that I've never seen live but have always enjoyed on record.
  • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: These guys make new soul/funk music that sounds 40 years old and in a good way.
  • White Rabbits: A great indie rock band written about here many times before.

The concert is Wednesday October 28th outside and inside of The Beaumont Club. The headliners below will be playing outside while a few different local bands will play inside. Tickets are approximately 10 bucks and go on sale tomorrow morning. I'll be there and I'll be leaving after A Flock of Seagulls are done playing.



Poindexter said...

Matt, I don't think the station sucks as you suggest. Actually, I think we should be quite thankful for it. Now don't get me wrong, they play their fair share of complete shit. However, it is the only radio station that I know of that can play Alice In Chains, the Cure, to Bob Marley in a 6 minute trifecta.

Matt said...

Alright, I'll give you that. I still can't listen to around 80% of what they play. I guess I'm mostly upset with that station because I can't really listen to it for longer than 10 minutes without having to change the station to avoid 311 or The Used or someone like that. They are the only saving grace for KC radio and that is a bad sign.