Electric Six – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – March 27th, 2018

Electric Six

Mammoth Presents

Electric Six

Mercury Mad & Vibralux, Northern Faces

Tue, March 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

Electric Six
Electric Six
When the rock and roll band releases a live album, it is a rite of passage. It is as if the band is in the throes of the ascension where it is seated on a silver throne or "silver chair" and it is then adorned with a crown of jewels and/or a scepter of jewels. The rock band is paid tribute by streams of devout Catholics from Latin America and many of these visitors are seen weeping uncontrollably as they kiss the jewels that adorn the band. The band is then driven down le Boulevard du Maurice Chagall, past the Great Obelisk of Bloody Deceased Patriots where the band is visible through the slight tint of the bulletproof canopy of the SUV in which it is riding. The band is greeted at the entrance of the royal palace by a collection of mealy-eyed royals and royalists who drape the band in velvet sashes. The band is then placed on the mezzanine at the top of The Ptolemic Stairs, where the band waves at onlookers for the next hour to hour and a half. This is the ascension. And it is celebrated by literally everyone who buys into it.

With the release of its first live album entitled Absolute Pleasure, Electric Six is being both lionized and canonized. Electric Six is being immortalized and this live record is the hallmark of a band that is now within shouting distance of a few of the people who have worked with the all-time greats. Leibowitz. Horsestein. Schurgin. Romanovsky. Edelweiss. Names that will forever be preserved in amber, and we are witnessing the next chapter folding beneath our very eyes.

Recorded on two nights in May 2012 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota and The Double Door in Chicago, Illinois, Absolute Pleasure, is the quintessential Electric Six live set. It features selections from each of its 8 studio albums, with a slant toward material off its first album, Fire. Throw in a cover song to show you that we respect those who ascended before us, and there’s an Electric Six set. It is a painstakingly accurate representation of an Electric Six show and it is now for the first time ever duplicated, mass-produced, packaged and very much for sale.

When you buy this album you will be buying live versions of all the Electric Six songs you know from the radio and the YouTubes, but you will also hear your own screams compressed, digitized and sold back to you. Your screams...fuel Electric Six. And now you’re on a live record!!!! Our live versions of "Dirty Ball" and "She’s White" are awesome on this record! Your screams fuel us and we very much enjoy “pulling up to your pump." LOL!!!

When you buy into the idea of a band canonizing itself by selling you live versions of songs it has already released, you just bought yourself a winner. Electric Six is Tait Nucleus, The Colonel, Percussion World, Smorgasbord, Johnny Nashinal and Dick Valentine and Absolute Pleasure is their rite of passage into hardcore lionization. It is their first and only live record and it’s damn close to being a greatest hits as well! It is available October 9th on Metropolis Records in the United States and on Round Records in the UK and Europe. You can come see the band as it goes on tour this year in the United States and Europe on the Absolute Pleasure: Livin' The Dream tour.
Northern Faces
Northern Faces
"It feels great to sign to Equal Vision Records," explains Northern Faces' Bryan Shortell. "We've been working hard for a very long time, and there's a huge feeling of validation when you sign to a label as awesome as EVR. Knowing that there is a team of people that believe in our music enough to invest their blood, sweat and tears into forwarding our career is humbling and something we'll never take for granted."

He continues, "After we finished tracking the songs for our EP, we sent over some rough mixes, and turns out, everybody was really excited about them. One thing led to another, and after a few meetings with everyone, it was obvious that EVR was the perfect home for Northern Faces. Not only is the whole team incredible, but they've released countless records we grew up listening to and have signed some of our favorite bands (Portugal. The Man, The Snake The Cross The Crown, etc.)"

The band features Shortell and Marco Testa on vocals and guitars, Matt Ippolito on bass, and Mike Ryan on drums. The band solidified their lineup in early 2012 after heading to an isolated cabin in Vermont to begin writing their debut effort. Free of technology and other daily distractions there, the band wrote the six songs that now comprises their impressive new album, Southern Places. The EP will be out digitally on Equal Vision Records on March 5 and available on CD at shows and through MerchNOW.com.

"The only thing we want people to take away from our music is a feeling. It doesn't matter what it is. The best music makes you actually feel something. It can be any shade of color on the emotional spectrum, but that's what makes a good song," elaborates Shortell. "If someone can listen to our record or see us live and be affected by it in some way, then in my book, we're doing something right."

Northern Faces' debut show was an opening slot for The Kooks and Royal Teeth in early 2012. To date, Northern Faces has shared stages with the likes of Electric Guest, Civil Twilight, Futurebirds, and Heartless Bastards.

"Our live shows are our pride and joy," the band reveals. "We take a lot of pride in trying to put on a show that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. We'll be incorporating some new instruments into our live show that we've never used before, and we're working on some really cool alternate versions of songs to play live. It's our natural habitat. The stage really is our home."
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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