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Middle of the Map Festival

Molly Mcguire * Season To Risk * Esoteric * Cher UK * Schwervon

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Time: 6:00pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 5:00pm     Ages: 18+ Ages    
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6:00 pm
Middle of the Map Fest
7:00 pm
7:45 pm
Cher UK
8:45 pm
The Esoteric
9:45 pm
Season To Risk
11:00 pm
Molly McGuire


Schwervon! is a two piece rock band. Nan plays drums. Matt plays guitar. They both sing. They lived in NYC for 15+ years and have recently relocated to Kansas City, Kansas with their cat Gummo. While living in Manhattan, they recorded and mixed the bulk of their music in their apartment as well as curating a DIY music hub called Olive Juice Music, which centered around their own local and online community. Their latest album is entitled Courage.…

Cher U.K.

Deserving massive praise for their brilliantly smart-alecky name alone, Kansas City, MO, punk-pop trio Cher U.K. never quite delivered on the sarcastic promise of its handle, but the band's signature mixture of loopy lyrics, surprisingly catchy hooks, and noise rock interruptions -- like a mutation of the key attributes of the Meat Puppets, the Young Fresh Fellows, and the Butthole Surfers -- is entertainingly unpredictable.

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The Esoteric

The Esoteric are a shining example of the determination, hard work ethic and do-it-yourself values so characteristic of their Midwestern roots. The Esoteric are musicians first and foremost; with members having performed in bands ranging from pioneers Coalesce, to super- all-stars Reggie and the Full Effect, -rockers Theta and even stalwarts Today…

Season to Risk Maybe one of Kansas City’s longest running bands, Season to Risk are one of the first names that come to mind for me whenever the topic of “local music” comes up. Still even these days, after being fairly dormant for the past couple years or so, they are one of the most prominent names around this area. And while there may have been plenty of other great bands to come out of KC…

Molly McGuire

Described by Blackmore as “big melodic noise,” Molly McGuire was a hard-working, hard-touring band with major labels knocking at their door. They signed with Epic Records to release their 1996 album Lime (produced by Failure front man Ken Andrews) and toured the ’97 Lollapalooza circuit. But pressure from Epic to stay in the studio and off the road left the band feeling alienated. They left Epic in 1998 and reconfigured as Gunfighter with Blackmore, McGuire guitarist Toby Lawrence,…