The Life and Times, The Districts, Last Giant, Holiday Friends
1028 SE Water Ave.
[MIDWESTERN MATH-PUNK] Beyond ribs and jazz, there was a brief portion of the ’90s in which Kansas City was an under-the-radar hotbed for angular hardcore—an integral piece of what eventually became “emo." KC’s Shiner broke up soon after releasing its masterstroke, The Egg, and a legion of impersonators stepped in before offshoot the Life and Times could gain a foothold over the navel-gazing cowtown kids with Telecasters and weird haircuts. On Lost Bees, singer-guitarist Allen Epley fuses the hypnotic studio trickery of modern post-rock with the syncopated rhythms and sprawling guitars that made Shiner a band to root for over a decade ago.
Where: Bunk Bar
Address: 1028 SE Water Ave.