It has been a really long f-ing time since I’ve had a chance to publish on KC Underground. Honestly, I’ve been traveling for work and writing a lot about how the economic and cultural revolutions that are changing the course of businesses and the customer experience around the world. As a result, I just haven’t had much time to go out and write about what’s going on in the music and art scenes of KC. That is, until now.
Last night was the Rock the Revolution event held at America’s Pub in Westport. What a FANTASTIC show. Super cool people, great VIBE and phenomenal talent. I got there around 8.30 pm and was seduced out of my comfort zone onto the dancefloor with friend and all around awesome chick, Harmony. The band was called Mute the Idol and they were a 4-man band with a grunge, metal and blues inspired garage rock sound. Really raw, wreckless and sexy as hell. Dug them a lot.
Next up was the incomprable Miss Conception. Her inspiring brand of community-conscious rap helps remind us of our responsibility as individuals to give back what we take and enjoy each other while we’re at it. Her delivery is masterful and executes her words about universal consciousness, kindness and perpetual evolution with the finesse of some of the most skilled hip hop artists I’ve ever heard. Infectious. Putting some crazy sexy beats behind all of this poetry was none other than Miss cQuence. Damn this chick is on FIRE. She just f-ing owns it like no other. She is a soulful engineer of disc mixing creative chemistry who produced some envelope pushing arrangements that inspired us all to get out on the dance floor to shake it, hoop it and throw it. Speaking of throwing it, one of the most skilled performance artists in KC was also on stage, dancing, styling and throwing her magic wand. Meet Miss Mountain Chartier, she’s theatrical, precise and delivers a totally surreal and entertaining experience to all that watch.
Next on the stage was Harmony Mindzeye Lovellution singing her folk inspired anthems of peace, love and social equality. Liquid vocals backed by acoustic guitar, Harmony rocked us all a little closer together!
This event also featured veteran guitarists Tom Bryant, Brian Maloney and Jason Beason. Political candidates such as Jason Greene and supporters of Ron Paul were also there as were the KC chapter of NORML.
Great event. Awesome venue. Beautiful people.