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Airport Novels, Bone Spur & MJP

Last night I went to Davey’s Uptown in Midtown Kansas City and saw a great show last night. Unfortunately, I was too late to see Airport Novels.  However, I heard they put on a hell of a show from people that did see them play.  I did see Bone Spur and MJP play though.  For my first time seeing these bands, I thoroughly enjoyed both bands.

As well as my first time seeing these bands, it was also my first time going to Davey’s Uptown.  I’m not sure if it’s a Davey’s Uptown thing, or just this evening, but the sets were about an hour long a piece of which I thoroughly enjoyed.


Bone Spur was super entertaining.  I knew it was going to be a great show the moment I saw 4 guys walk on stage dressed like backwoods hillbillies.



They had many great songs, some of which involved lyrics about monster trucks and a Camaro.  They also did some great covers including Hall & Oates, Eddie Money and Van Halen.


MJP headlined the show.  Their energy was well felt throughout Davey’s.  They put on a great show and Chaz’s (Lead Vocals) energy was very high.  


I would recommend seeing these bands to anyone, and it was very well worth the $6 cover at Davey’s.

If anybody is interested in seeing the same line up again, there is another show scheduled for Oct 18th at Davey’s Uptown.

Airport Novels:


Powerman 5000

Powerman 5000 @ Aftershock, Merriam, KS May 17, 2014

I recently got to see Powerman 5000.  This was a good show.  If, you’re like me, and listened to a couple of their albums back in the day, but didn’t know they were still in existence.  Then this will be a pleasant surprise.  They put on a great show.  The energy is great, the opening bands were awesome.  All around this was a terrific evening at After Shock.

Powerman 5000 @ Aftershock, Merriam, KS May 17, 2014

Now, before I go to a show. I like to load up the headlining band’s discography and listen through all their music.  I like to familiarize myself with the music before the show.  So I made a play list on my Google Music account of every song they’ve done in order from newest, to oldest.  The newest single was pretty damn good, and sounded like the Powerman 5000 I knew.

I was super surprised to find the next album was comprised completely of 80’s hair band covers.  Some were pretty good, some were not.  Then the next album in line was mostly a rap album.  This kind of put me off, because this was not the Powerman 5000 I knew.  Well, needless to say I never finished the discography, but I went to the show and it was way better than I could have imagined.

Razor Wire Halo

Razor Wire Halo @ Aftershock, Merriam, KS May 17, 2014

As for the opening acts, Razor Wire Halo killed it.  They always put on a great show, and have lots of energy.  9 Electric was sound pretty good as well.  9 Volt Junkie definitely got the crowds attention and I thoroughly enjoyed their Killswitch Engage cover.