Thursday, December 5, 2013

Weekend Picks: Smelly Pirate Hookers, Bluegrass, Grunge, and More

It's a big sports weekend around these parts, with KU volleyball hosting and playing in the NCAA tournament at Allen Fieldhouse and Sporting KC competing for the MLS Cup.  (And, oh yeah, everyone's favorite third-place winners in the Battle 4 Atlantis also have a game).

For the families, LFK's beloved Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade ("the horse parade") is Saturday morning.  It's gonna be bone-chilling cold!

But what else?

You smelly pirate hookers should kick off the weekend tonight with a screening of Anchorman at the Granada at 9:30.  Is there any way the impending sequel can match everyone's unreasonable expectations? 


If you'd rather stay warm with some tunes, duck into Love Garden on Friday evening at 7:00 to see Stiff Middle Fingers play a set and release their recent live recording at the Replay.  Will you hear yourself being obnoxious in the background on this recording?  The FB event page is here . Also on the bill:  All Blood and Kind Horse (a band which we expect is much noisier than it sounds). 

If you want a quieter evening, how about the impeccable picking and grinning of Nashville's The Infamous Stringdusters at Liberty Hall on Friday.  Plus, the band is also raising money for Colorado flood relief, so you can enjoy some bluegrass AND help out. has a story about the show here.

Then keep the pickin' going with the official afterparty over at the Bottleneck with Colorado's Whitewater Ramble  and Mr. Monzie Leo.


Or venture across the river to Frank's for 40 Watt Dream and Wells the Traveler.   Katie and the 40 Watt gang were absolutely ON and scorching the last time we saw them at the Replay.  The FB event page is here.


We like to think we were early champions of those Hillsdale, KS scoundrels known as Mr. and the Mrs: reread our 2012 interview here, in which Ben offered Chip some life-changing advice:

"...if you put peanut butter on your man-junk or woman-junk, it will attract most any mammal."

Anyway, the duo is back at the Replay on Saturday and Ben sent us this blurb:

"This Sat Dec 7th at the Replay Lounge it's the grunge rock duo Mr. and the Mrs. with LFK's own The Gleaners and Hidden Planets. Bring your boners out for a night of gettin' down and dirty. Protection optional but recommended. Cum on down to the Replay Lounge."

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