SadGirl (Outdoor Stage) – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – March 21st, 2018

SadGirl (Outdoor Stage)

SadGirl (Outdoor Stage)

Bruiser Queen

Wed, March 21, 2018

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

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

On a full moon SadGirl mysteriously surfaced out of the Pacific and staggered onto the streets of LA. Cousins Misha Lindes (guitar/vocals), Paul Caruso (drums) and Dakota Peterson (bass) don't remember much of their childhood (it was submerged at the bottom of the murky sea)

But now, the lo-fi, surf-wop trio is making waves. Proclaimed one of LA's Hardest-Working Bands by Oh My Rockness, SadGirl delivers an iconic, "DIY" package of sound and image, complete with logo and merch designs equally fashionable and punk-rock.

Like a twisted marriage between Roy Orbison and The Cramps (ordained by Link Wray) SadGirl invokes the music of a by-gone era. But don't be fooled, these aren't the tunes from Uncle Jimmy's juke box...
Bruiser Queen
Bruiser Queen
Garage pop rock n roll duo Bruiser Queen hail from St. Louis, MO and feature the powerful Corin Tucker-like vocals of singer/guitarist Morgan Nusbaum and the dance-rattle drumming of Jason Potter. The Midwest tour-hounds' Certified PR Records "In Your Room" single was a winner on the 2013 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Singles chart.

Bruiser Queen is a dare that went too far. Bursting forth from St. Louis with the force of a thousand toasted ravioli, Bruiser Queen blends 21st Century garage punk stomp with 60's girl group shimmy to create a sound raw enough to blow your speakers, yet sophisticated enough to blow your mind.

Striking the perfect balance between Bruiser and Queen, this duo formed in 2010 and features Morgan Nusbaum on guitar and vocals and Jason Potter on drums. With every lyrical twist and turn, Morgan's voice launches a marriage of Corin Tucker and Kristin Hersh, howling her way through songs with assertiveness and control. Having played bass through her formative years, Morgan plays through a guitar and bass amp to create their characteristic wall of sound. Morgan's dynamic vocals and unique guitar style are paired with Jason's signature dance rattle drumming. His garage stomp crunchings coupled with their irreverent stage banter provide an end result similar in feel to The Muffs, Shannon and the Clams, and The Ettes.

After a pair of self-released EP's, Bruiser Queen made its proper debut in the Spring of 2012 with Swears; a ten song album full of sing-along, shoulder shimmying tracks. To accompany the album's release, the duo kicked out a video for "I'm Yours" showcasing their quirky sensibilities alongside their song crafting prowess. Later in 2012, the pair embarked on Memphis's 5 and Dime Studios to record a 2 song 7" EP and 5 song CD/EP. Released on St. Petersburg, Florida's Certified PR records, the "In Your Room" b/w "Ms Everything" EP joins a rich release history from the label that features the likes of Sugar Stems, Alicja Trout, Jack Oblivion, Brimstone Howl and The Hussy. The accompanying video for "In Your Room" once again features both their eclectic personalities and ability to move an entire room to dance.

These releases have garnered Bruiser Queen notoriety both locally and nationally. The strength of Swears landed the duo on 88.1 KDHX Top Album Spins of 2012 Chart at #36, earned singer/guitarist Morgan Nusbaum the title of "Best Vocalist" by the River Front Times, and the band also graced its cover in December 2013 as one of "St. Louis's Ten Bands That Should Be Famous Now". Additionally, Bruiser Queen has enjoyed reviews from Razorcake and Maximum Rock and Roll. Their regional success has secured them spots opening for national touring bands like Best Coast, Corin Tucker Band, Screaming Females, Those Darlins, Pujol, Living Things and Mr. Gnome.

Since the band's inception, Morgan and Jason have amassed an insatiable appetite for the road. Making their way through 10 states in 2013 alone, Bruiser Queen looks forward to an East Coast tour in 2014 in support of their soon to be released self titled album. The duo will again visit Memphis to record a full length album due out in the Spring of 2014. Fans can expect their signature melodies and sharp execution, while hearing new material that expands on the band's earlier primitive leanings, resulting in a sound that's emotionally raw and musically textured yet unexpectedly refined.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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