Summertime is excellent for local live music opportunities, from Zona Rosa, Macken Park in North Kansas City, the Platte County Courthouse lawn one Saturday per month, several of the local wineries, and many more outlets will frequently offer live music.
I have two favorite local bands. My top? The Zeros. They were the free concert entertainment at Zona Rosa last Friday night. These guys are excellent.
For a fan of 80s music like me, the Zeros have the best play list. Every tune was on point and sparked a positive memory of music in that decade. You can get more information on the Zeros by going to their website at the zerosbandkc.com.
The Zeros offer the most authentic and dedicated 80’s and new wave tribute in the Midwest complete with an electrifying and energetic stage show that is a must-see. The Zeros combine a state-of-the-art sound and light show with equally impressive musical prowess to form their unique sound and presence. The Zeros perform only the most popular songs from the 80’s and thankfully do not perform any “hair band” music. Members of The Zeros Band include Brad Gaddy, Shawn Poores, and Larry Groce.
Here’s a sampling from their website: “The Zeros perform all of your favorite hit new wave songs from the 80’s including Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Let’s Dance by David Bowie, Blister in the Sun by the Violent Femmes, Our House by Madness, Rio by Duran Duran, Sedated by The Ramones, Why Can’t I Be You by The Cure, I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls, and of course Whip It by Devo and many other 80’s new wave hits.”
One of my other favorite local bands is Lucid Intervals. Lucid Intervals are a band of five college professors (Benedictine College) playing classic rock and other tunes. “We’ve been around for a few years, playing mostly at volunteer events locally,” according to their Facebook page.
I’ve heard Lucid Intervals multiple times and never been disappointed. They’ve made frequent appearances at Riverwood Winery, which is located at the site of a former elementary school in the West Platte School District along Hwy. 45 at Rushville.
Doesn’t matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, you’re always welcome here in Between the Lines. We play no favorites based on political party. Everybody is fair game. But if you’re a realist, here’s something I think we can agree on: Across the country, the Democrats are poised to take a major butt-whoopin’ in the November midterms.
Gas prices are record high, grocery prices are high, you-name-it prices are high, supply chain issues, 401(k) plans heading the wrong direction. . .in times like these people tend to vote their pocketbooks, and if that happens it’s bad news for Democrats in 2022.
Of course this isn’t really a hot take. The party in power often loses seats in the midterms. But November has the potential to be ugly. Very ugly.
A reminder that LongHorn Steakhouse is opening at Tiffany Springs in September and I’m still excited about it. September will mean the NFL is back on our televisions and LongHorn is in Platte County. How great a month will that be?
How do you like your steak?
According to research conducted between 2016-2017, 37.5 percent of diners preferred their steak medium, 25.8 percent medium-well, 22.5 percent medium-rare, 11.7 percent well done, and only 2.5 percent preferred their steak to be rare.
I’m a medium.
The City of Platte City and all of its crews–inside and out–are doing a heck of a job in response to the severe storm that downed many trees and limbs early last Wednesday.
Major kudos to the city and its crew and its emergency contractors who have responded with efficiency in getting the storm debris cleared and picked up. Curbside service, even. That’s a heck of a public service that should not be overlooked or under-appreciated. I think it’s fair to say you would not be getting that type of service in many cities across America.
Nice work, City Hall.
The Fourth Street corridor in Platte City was the hardest hit by the strong winds. Second Street corridor as well. Basically the area west of the Platte County R-3 campus and on west to roughly Second Street, north to Hwy. 92. Spots north of Hwy. 92 didn’t show much tree damage.
Just a few weeks after I talked about how dominating The Landmark’s web and online presence has become, I need to give you an update.
A few weeks ago I mentioned The Landmark post with the largest number of views on Facebook in our five years on the platform had been a pic/informational piece on the Bar Louie closing down in Zona Rosa. It had topped more than 105,000 views.
We have a new leader in the category. And it’s by a wide margin. Our story last week about the two Patrick Mahomes-owned Whataburger locations being planned in Platte County has been viewed 161,000 times on The Landmark’s Facebook page as of this writing. For comparative purposes, that’s 50,000 more than Platte County’s population.
People are reading.
Frankly, I’m still more excited about LongHorn Steakhouse and a First Watch restaurant coming to Platte County than I am Whataburger, but looks like the Mahomes-owned Whataburgers are capturing the fancy of more folks taste buds. At least judging by the Facebook traffic created on our page.
(Talk local music, storms, tree limbs, power outages and food options with Foley via email to firstname.lastname@example.org)