jun 4

The Afterparty / The Wilders

Early patio show

Replay Lounge

They rarely play shows, they occasionally write songs and they don't give a damn if they ever "make it." They're Kansas City's The Afterparty and they'll toast a second full-length disc by sunset on The Replay Patio. Like Ryan Adams, singer/songwriter Danny Fischer sounds like he could pull a hit song out of his ass with his hands tied to a tetherball pole. Which is not to say his writing is careless; it's just carefree - the kind of carefree that Bob Dylan and The Band sought with "The Basement Tapes." Fortunately, Fischer has a makeshift bar-band in tow to rope in his sprawling vision. The result is something more akin to Luna or a less bloated Bright Eyes, with a reverb-soaked tape deck and a flask of whiskey to keep it rolling 'til the early morning. Kansas's favorite old-time-country hellraisers The Wilders set the stage. With the verve of old-time radio storytellers and the energy of a thrash metal band, the Wilders' (pictured below) soundtrack for this ol' time party is 1920s string band music, 30s country, and 40s honky-tonk. They're like none other 'round here and are loved far and wide, having performed for thousands at Winfield and on "Prairie Home Companion."

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