Numero has released one of the most important music box sets, of the year, for those of us who love the 70’s New York Punk scene, with ‘Ork Records, New York, New York.’
In August of 1975, the world’s first punk record label was born. Ork Records: New York, New York is a tale of Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol’s Factory set. Ork’s impresario ear would pull damaged, literate new rock music from the pregnant Bowery grime of CBGB, resulting in debut 45s by Television and Richard Hell, as well as landmark recordings by the Feelies and Lester Bangs. It’s a tale of Charles Ball, who’d steer Ork Records through solo exploits by Big Star’s Alex Chilton and the dBs’ Chris Stamey. And it’s a tale told across 4 LPs s in scorching sides by Richard Lloyd, Marbles, Prix, Mick Farren, Cheetah Chrome, the Idols, the Erasers, the Revelons, Student Teachers, and more. Our deluxe 190-page hardback book features evocative, unseen imagery, a portal opened by on-the-scene photojournalists as crucial to documenting punk’s conception in the squalid Lower East Side as the walls of CBGB itself. Ork Records: New York, New York is a visionary glimpse of punk and new wave as invented, nurtured, feted, and forgotten by the street-level artisans who attended the genres’ arrival.
A Jacob Garver music line-up means the party will be at Records with Merritt. Join us Tuesday, 10.20.15 around 8pm-ish, all ages show. Please remember there is a $5 cover. Let’s get our party on!
Topshelf Records stoner pop from Chicago, Illinois
catchy math/”rock” from New Orleans, Louisiana
heavy dreams FFO Adventures from Columbia, MO (first time in KC!)
Just Say Please
back-from-the-dead groovy rock from KCMO
Our favorite rat pack are back, this time with NOLA friends.
Let’s see a mad pit.
Hang out at the record store with some rad bands! The musical adventure starts around 8pm-ish.
“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” – High Fidelity
Saturday night was a trippy, experimental, electronic, musical light show with Hynotronic Man, Odd-o-Matic and Spell White Starve. It is such a great feeling to witness the growth of our Hynotronic Man, as he expands his sonic experiments and Odd-o-Matic proves that a duo can put out the sound of a full four-piece. We will blame Kelsi Hill, if we concentrated almost as much on her light cloud and we did on the sophisticated electronic/rock sound of Spell White Starve.
Check out the photos and videos below.
Join us and Hypnotronic Man, Odd-o-Matic and Spell White Starve on Saturday night, around 7pm-ish for this musical adventure. We want to thank Kelsi and Jeremy for putting together this lineup for us. We are excited to hear and witness, Hynotronic Man, aka, Calvin Cotton, new sonic works!
Click here to sample some Hypnotronic Man’s electronic offerings.
Also sample Spell White Starve and Odd-o-Matic below.
What a pleasure it was to host the dynamic duo, The Peculiar Pretzelmen, on Tuesday night. KC’s The Hillary Watts Riot, followed and kept the party going. We danced, sang a-long and laughed the night away.
We want to thank Tommy Donoho for putting together this bill and our good friend, Sherman Breneman, for some great videos.
Check out the media, below.
Via Sherman Breneman:
Via Sherman Breneman:
Our great, friend and musician extraordinaire, Tommy Donoho, has given us this terrific opportunity to host a night of music with The Peculiar Pretzelmen, those wild and well-dressed weirdos from the West, who are making their way to Kansas City to put on an intimate set with local Freak Pop heroes, The Hillary Watts Riot. We probably don’t need to say any more, except to come on out and join us. The music and merriment starts around 8pm-ish.