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)

Vibralux, Kathleen Pearson-Thomas

Tue, June 13, 2017

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

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

This event is 21 and over

Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods
Rachel Lark & The Damaged Goods
Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. Topical, hilarious, touching, and raunchy, Rachel Lark's music is lyrically based with a strong foundation of passionate songwriting. Her latest project, featuring a full band and video projections weaves her songs into a dramatic rock opera exploring feminism, the media, authority, and sex.
Vibralux
Vibralux
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
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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