Friday, October 24, California surf-punks Agent Orange played the Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas. It was their first appearance around here since a wintery show at the Jackpot four or five years back, and this time, the crowd was much larger.
Agent Orange was touring with Kansas City’s the Architects, who brought their punk rock ‘n’ roll to the stage in spades. Openers Stiff Middle Fingers kicked things off with a high-energy set of old-school punk rock which I’m sure made the Agent Orange guys feel right at home. We’ve galleries of all three acts after the jump.
It’s been a while, blah blah blah. The podcast returns with some excellent music and a compelling interview with Brandon Phillips of Kansas City punk rock ‘n’ rollers the Architects. Phillips and his three brothers (two literally, one “in rock”) release the first installment of their five-episode concept album / graphic novel Border Wars this Saturday, July 13, with a show at the Riot Room in Kansas City. The journey to release the first episode has been a long and interesting one. It was great that Brandon was able to take time to speak with us about the inception, creation, and execution of the album, because the story’s fucking fascinating.
In addition to the interview, we’ve a track from Border Wars: Episode One … along with about 16 other great tracks to kick your week off properly.
Podcast #98, “Border Wars”