Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods (Patio Stage) – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – June 13th, 2017

Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods (Patio Stage)

Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods (Patio Stage)


Tue, June 13, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods
Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods
To whom it may concern, I am now officially issuing a "parental advisory" for my facebook profile page as well as my artist page.

What this means is that if you see a youtube video link of me, it might include me singing a song that explicitly references sex and uses x-rated language. I'm not at all ashamed of the songs I've been writing. On the contrary, I'm incredibly proud of them, but since, in addition to performing for adults, I also work with youth, and many of you know me through the work I've done in schools or camps, I want to give you all who haven't seen these songs fair warning about what's on my page.

I want to be clear that though I don't consider these songs "appropriate" for children, I believe that "propriety" is a concept that is highly confused in this country. There is a time and place for humorous sex songs, yes, and I want you to be aware of what might happen when you click play, but I also want to point out that "propriety" has very little to do with the psychological health and moral compass of the spectator of art.

None of my songs will ever:
* encourage or glorify violence
* glorify date rape
* rely on cliches that demean women

This is more than can be said of what any child is exposed to on a regular basis on the radio or on tv.

But my songs might:
* refer to genitalia and common bodily functions
* use cuss words
* explicitly reference scary topics like rape

Some parents are scared that exposure to the latter will damage their children somehow whereas exposure to the former is just a normal part of absorbing culture in this country. I disagree, and encourage all of you to listen to the new sex-positive, crazy, x-rated music I've been doing and tell me what you think of it.

Maybe just not at work ; )
Vibralux is Cabaret Glam-Rock-Opera of "Meow-Tastic" proportions. With the aid of their bard, Mercury Mad, accompanied by a queer pride of cats combine 90's Rock N' Roll myths with their Greek and Roman counterparts.
Hints of Pygmalian and Galatea, Orpheus and Eurydice, Marlowe's Faust, and the not so well known story of "The Doll" Die Puppe, Coppélia, are intermixed with lyrical stories of 90's alternative superstars. #vibralux #mercurymad

Vibralux originated in Lawrence, Kansas as the Glam Theatrical love child of lead singer, guitarist, and front "person" Mercury Mad.
Anything go's was the founding musical mantra for Vibralux.

Their first album, Trans-mission was a work of dedication to all things Glam inspired.
Merc's primary influences being Antonin Artaud, exploitation film directors, Russ Meyer, John Waters, and of course musical influences such as Sondheim, Bowie, New York Dolls, and T-Rex.

Heavy glitter makeup,
androgyny, and fire breathing
phalluses were just a few of the
tricks turned on the first Vibralux stage shows. Trial, tribulation, and movement
led to growth, travel, and changes in cast and crew.

Vibralux and it's music continued under the name Mercury Mad & The Plastic Bitches,
the name, meaning "shallow complaints" was derived from fan commentary and the band's first demo offering.

Merc replies "The name was a statement of artistic indignation over bands who would refuse to perform or play their instruments as if an audience comes to a show to see them cry about life in crappy clothes with a blue lightbulb hanging over their head. No wonder people gave up on Rock. I wanted a show that portrayed Rock in all it's aspects. We couldn't call the band "Shallow Complaints" or however because then everyone would think we were some kind of mellow toned Jazz band". "One suggestion at the beginning was to call the band Space Fags, although it was a fabulous name we decided to add that idea as a song on the first album instead".

After several years of trials, tours and member changes Merc had resigned the project to annihilation due to personal issues of "life and health" from constant touring and perhaps simply uhhh ... "partying" a bit to much.

However, with fervor for old school Rock and stage performance the project was reformed with changes in cast members, mentality, and musicality.

A new phase is on the horizon, a new album with an ironic twist is just around the corner.
Stay tuned, and keep your ears peeled and your eyes to the stage.

The Doll awakened, our own Galatea will step down from the pedestal to gather her followers for the great dance. Vibralux is back to shake your bones once agai
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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