The Pinstripes – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – March 29th, 2013

The Pinstripes

Electric City Presents

The Pinstripes

The New Riddim, Arm The Poor

Fri, March 29, 2013

8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

The Pinstripes
The Pinstripes
If you're not having fun at a Pinstripes show, brothers and sisters, check for a toe tag. Your autopsy may already be in progress.

Winners of the 2007 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best World Band, The Pinstripes don't merely play Ska and Reggae — they inhabit the sound like it's a ramshackle house that's keeping them alive. Tight but never slick, fun but never goofy, intense but never serious, The Pinstripes (a hard-touring band with a hard-won following) combine Ska, Reggae, Dub and Soul to create something that's genuinely lacking in a great deal of contemporary music: joy.

Throw out all the standard Rock crit hoohah; the Cincinnati sextet takes the raw ingredients of Studio One Reggae, first-, second- and third-generation Ska and an absolute flawless sense of Soul, seeds it, stems it and rolls it into an enormous spliff that's nothing short of pure, unadulterated exhilaration. You can tell that the Pinstripes are having an absolute stratospheric blast every time they're on stage together and they transfer that feeling of unrestrained joy to the audience with an almost casual effort. But make no mistake; the Pinstripes are working overtime to generate that joy, and the work shows through every bit as clearly as the play. The band knows its shit and executes it with tighter-than-a-Republican's-ass marching band precision but with swing and swagger to spare. If the Pinstripes are playing, you want to be there.

(Compiled from reviews by Citybeat staff writer, Brian Baker)
The New Riddim
The New Riddim
The New Riddim was formed in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri. Early influences such as, The Skatalites, to more recent as The Slackers and Hepcat, give The New Riddim equal parts soul, ska, reggae, and rock n roll. We bring high energy shows, with a lot of passion. Come dance!
Arm The Poor
Arm The Poor
Roots. Reggae. Simple.

That’s what Arm the Poor is about. A seven-piece roots, ska, and dub reggae band from Kansas City, Arm the Poor, has brought energy, consciousness, and news across the Midwest. With heavy rhythms and melodies mixed with strong and relevant lyrics, Arm the Poor has forced its way onto the reggae scene. There is no fusion of genres; this band plays strictly reggae music. “It’s about culture,” said singer Torey Logan, “reggae is the times, is the gospel, and is the evening news to the masses.”

Their debut album, Respect, demonstrated a clear separation from mainstream American reggae simply based on romance and pot-smoking. Rather, with tracks like “Bredda X,” “Babylon,” and “Policeman,” Arm the Poor focuses more on politics, religion, and oppression. Arm the Poor has cited Steel Pulse, Alborosie, and Nasio Fontaine as primary influences in their musical style.

Dubbed the finest roots reggae band in the Midwest, Arm the Poor has the potential to appeal to a wide crowd across the nation. With continued motivation and heart-felt energy, Arm the Poor is sure to have an amazing future.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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