Friday, October 03, 2008
The Popper- Vibe On This
Vibe no more.
"Created a buzz by just being me on these beats/Ain't never shot a n***** but I'm still a G in these streets." It's true- The Popper is an underground king. He and Ron Ron headline a KC Landmarks label event at Club 4400 tonight. The two-minute "Vibe To This," from the Here Comes the Popper mixtape, references Kansas City crimefighter Alvin Brooks, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, "nuns in a convent," haters and artists "stuck in a time lapse." Ron Ron was featured at There Stands the Glass in August. I also adore "Way Gone," a morally reprehensible ode to inebriation that streams at the neglected MySpace page of KC Landmarks.
I review my listening history of Bill Shapiro's KCUR radio program Cypress Avenue here
How does an independent record store stay relevant in 2008? Euclid Records in St. Louis has plenty of answers. Their latest initiative involves issuing 45s and prints documenting Euclid's in-store performances. Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate will be the program's first participant.
Kansas City Click: There Stands the Glass favorite Howard Iceberg warbles at Good JuJu in the West Bottoms this evening.
Prog-rock hero Peter Hammill materializes at the Cashew Saturday.
Sara Evans sings at the Midland on Sunday. Is it just me, or does a certain politician look a lot like her at the five-second mark of this video?