Max's Kansas City Festival 3-Day Pass

Max's Kansas City Festival 3-Day Pass

Thu · May 25, 2017 - Sat · May 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$40.00

This event is 21 and over

Dive Bar Romeos
Dive Bar Romeos
Dive Bar Romeos Is A New York City Based
Rock & Roll Band Featuring:
Joey Kelly, Jimmy McElligott, Amy Madden, Dave Donen & Charles Roth
The Waldos
The Waldos
Anybody who really appreciates authentic rocknroll, I mean, the classic Flash-Rock-NYC-TRASH owes it to their self to track down the WALDO'S
New York Junk
New York Junk
New York rock & roll with a Detroit fuel injection that brawls like the Stooges and the Heartbreakers taking on the local biker gang in a downtown rumble.
Sic Fucks
Sic Fucks
The Sic Fucks were one the earliest NYC punk/glam bands, formed by Russell Wolinsky with famous NYC scenesters/sisters Tish and Snooky...Tish and Snooky started their wild musical career as flashy trashy back-up singers in Blondie.

Ultra fun music combined with witty lyrics and throw in some glam/trash style. This made The Sick Fucks a FAB band.

This live set features the band running through their best songs for a loving audience at the world famous CBGBs.
The Cynz
The Cynz
Poet Cyndi Dawson and long time musician friend Henry Seiz joined forces and put together what is being talked about as 'the closest thing to the sound of 1977 CBGB's since 1977,' their band, The Cynz. Their tracks are the alchemy of punk, rock, poetry, song and the various backgrounds and experience of five individuals.
Magic Tramps
Magic Tramps
Sex Dolls
GINA HARLOW & the Deepthroats
GINA HARLOW & the Deepthroats
Gina Harlow and the Cutthroats were icons in the hey-day (1970’s) of Punk and Nuevo Wavo, in New York City. Their shows at Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Trax, Heat, Hurrah’s, and The Mudd Club were legendary.
Reagan Youth
Reagan Youth
"Reagan Youth is an American punk rock band formed by singer Dave Rubinstein (Dave Insurgent) and guitarist Paul Bakija (Paul Cripple) in Queens, New York in early 1980. They were pivotal in introducing the style of hardcore punk to the East Coast punk scene, but have also been identified as a part of the peace punk movement. As strident radical anarchists, their name is a play on Hitler Youth.
Their initial career lasted until 1990, and singer Rubinstein committed suicide three years later following a series of tragic events. In 2006, Bakija reformed the band with bassist Al Pike, drummer Javier Madriaga, and several new members.
An important group in the New York/New Jersey hardcore scene, they performed regularly at CBGB and toured the U.S. extensively, often with other early punk bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, and The Misfits. Beastie Boys and Rancid, among other significant successful punk rock and alternative rock groups, have cited Reagan Youth as an influence. NOFX mentions Reagan Youth in their 2003 song, "Franco Un-American"."
Ruby & The Rednecks
Ruby & The Rednecks
The Brats
The Brats
Before there was KISS, before there were The Ramones and Blondie, there was The Brats. The Brats and The New York Dolls were at the forefront of the NYC music scene of the Seventies. Brat, Rick Rivets, actually quit The Dolls to form The Brats. The Brats would become the biggest draw in NYC from 1972 to 1981 and every band hoped to open for them for the exposure. Just ask any one of the members of KISS or The Ramones ("Beat on The Brat!") or any other NYC band for that matter, The Brats were a big influence on them and the whole NYC music scene of the Seventies.
Their story begins one night while hanging out with Alice Cooper downstairs at Max's, Keith West and the boys were giving the waitress a hard time. Alice leaned over and said "You guys are a bunch of Brats" and they took him literally.
Early on, The Brats rehearsed in a loft on Bleecker Street, where they would stage their infamous loft parties, often with an then unsigned band, KISS, as their opening act. They headlined all over the New York City area with other up and coming bands like Blondie, The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads and The Heartbreakers. They would often be featured in Rock Scene Magazine, which gave them international exposure and helped to sell out shows at places like Max's, CBGB's, Gildersleeves, and The Ritz.
The Brats released two singles on their own label, Whiplash Records. Both "Be a Man" (w/B side"Qualude Queen") and "Keep Doing What You're Doing" (w/B side, "If You Can Rock You Can Roll") were released in the Seventies and are now highly sought after by record collectors all over the world. In 1976 they were asked to record their song, "First Rock Star on the Moon", for Max's Kansas City's second compilation album of NYC artists.
Frustration with not getting the recognition they deserved was eventually the cause for the band to breakup. Ron Blanchard left to form the band, the Roost, and Scott st.Clair Sheets left to join the Pat Benatar Band. It was here that Scott would have success as a songwriter, penning the songs "Prisoner of Love" and "Fire and Ice", which went on to be a top 10 hit and won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Benatar. Joe "TV" Guido and Keith continued The Brats with the help of Sammy Merendino (Cyndi Lauper) on drums and Tony Guarino (a former Brat) on guitar. Tony was later replaced by Brendan O'Brien, who went on to become a sought after producer working with the likes of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springstein, AC/DC, and many other top rock acts. The Brats finally disbanded in 1987 after briefly changing their name to "The Secrets".
Fast-forward to 2011 and The Brats are back with original members, Joe, Scott, Keith and Lon Rozelle (original Falcon Eddy drummer) and are busy as ever. They have just released an ep (5 songs) with Fountains of Wayne's, Brian Young, co-producing. Rave Up Records, a record label in Italy, has released a compilation of old demos and live tracks from the Seventies on vinyl and has another one on the way.
Even now when a young musician is asked about the Brats, they often reply, "Yeah, I've heard of The Brats, and I hear they were great, but I was too young and unfortunately missed them". Well now they have the chance to experience what The Brats were and are still. One powerful and exciting NYC rock and roll band!
King Bee and The Stingers
King Bee and The Stingers
Sea Monster
Sea Monster
Hard-driven satire from working class ground zero. The Sea Monster philosophy appropriates everything from the Roman Legions to Beer and Weenies. The modus operandi is to "laugh about it","shout about it", and then in typical New York fashion, "GET OVER IT, PAL!"

Punk? Yeah, the real deal...hectic, eclectic, pumpin', thumpin', keeps you hummin' with the motor runnin'. Maximum Rock'N'Roll reviewed the "Death, Taxes and Sea Monster" CD as "biker blues, sounds like the Stooges and Dolls. Thick-neck rock. Very well produced to give it the fat man's punch, working man, beer drinking punk rock. I really thought these guys should have been on the "Mad Max" soundtrack."(SM/MRR 159)

Have performed with Iggy, Thunders, Ramones, Ism, D-Gen, White Zombie, Butthole Surfers, etc., etc., etc.
The Rousers
The Rousers
Phil Marcade
Phil Marcade
The New York City Underground 1972-1982 is an intimate look at author Paris-born Phil Marcade’s first ten years in the United States where drifted from Boston to the West Coast and back, before winding up in New York City and becoming immersed in the early punk rock scene. From backrooms of Max’s and CBGB’s to the Tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles and back, Punk Avenue is a tour de force of stories from someone at the heart of the era.
Mickey Leigh
Mickey Leigh
Mitchel Lee Hyman, best known by his stage name Mickey Leigh, is an American musician and writer. He is the brother of Joey Ramone, lead vocalist of the punk rock band Ramones.
The Nihilistics
The Nihilistics
Punk band from New York, NY, USA formed in 1979
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/