Last night, Kyle, Allie, Chelsea and I went to the Buzz Beach Ball here in Kansas City. Jeff Julian (sporting his very GWB appropriate geek shirt) and Doug Butscher (who I think I saw crowd surfing) were also there.
I really liked Life In Jersey, the opening band. They sounded like Senses Fail and were really excited to be playing. Come to find out they are a local Kansas City band.
Shiny Toy Guns stole the show in my opinion. They kind of have a Lords of Acid meets Roxette feel to them. Their whole set was high energy and they even threw a Depeche Mode cover in for Kyle. They are playing in Wichita in couple months. Hopefully, I'll get to see them again.
Plain White T's did not show up because they are tools.
There is not much to say about a band with a lead signer on a 20-year coke binge, I wouldn't have been disappointed if Satellite Party did not show up either.
The Used have been one of my favorite bands for a while, and I was really excited to see them. They didn't really disappoint, but they didn't exceed my expectations. They just didn't sound very crisp. At times, I couldn't tell if the lead signer was gargling mouthwash or singing. It was still The Used though, and they still rock.