Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekend Picks: KC Invades LFK, Shoegazin', Good Deeds, and Drunken Shopping at Sip & Shop,

Well, it looks like KC is taking over LFK for some of this week's best shows.

The dance floor is always hopping when KC's HoD (Hearts of Darkness) hit the stage.  They're at the Bottleneck tonight for a KJHK sponsored show along with the ever-wacky Dean Monkey and the Dropouts and DJ and the Drums.  The evening is also a "retro prom," so dress accordingly, you sloppy scenesters! Visit the FB event page here .

KJHK presents Hearts of Darkness

And the freakiest flyer of the week award goes to KC's Hillary Watts Riot, who will bring their "freak pop" to the stage at the Jackpot this evening along with Dream Wolf and Dolls on Fire.  Check Hillary Watts Riot out on FB here .


In other music news, don't forget the early Replay matinee this eve with Sona.  It's gonna be a shoe-gazin' good time!  Re-read our Wednesday interview with the band over here.

And you may have missed yesterday's very funny special X-mas message from The Noise FM.  Find it here.  Their 4th annual Noise For Toys benefit is Saturday evening at the Replay.


Shopping tends to bore us senseless, but the one local holiday shopping event we can always get behind is Sip & Shop, where local artists sell their wares while shoppers (and artists) swill cocktails.  It takes place on Saturday from 6:00 to 10:00 in the ballroom at Pachamama's and, according to the FB event page here, a whopping 190 of your hippest friends will be there.

We've been particularly excited this week about BARRR's new work which offers a distinctly BARRR-ian (BARRR-esque?) take on classic (and not-so-classic) album covers.   They're selling quick, so "get at him" (as he would say) and place your bids.  See a full gallery over at his Tumblr and check out a few of our favorites right here:

Chip:  "My favorite is the Barbara Mandrell one, because I'm pretty sure there's a dick reference in it.  Classic BARRR.  So playful and phallic!"

But the most likely to be controversial, we suspect, is the Go-Gos cover. 

Barbara Mandrell x BARRR “Live w/ a pink microphone”

Sip & Shop

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