Momma’s Boy is a new addition to the area’s thriving garage-rock revivalist scene, one that includes notables like the Conquerors and Psychic Heat.
3 reasons we're listening to Momma's Boy this week:
1. The band celebrates the release of its debut EP, Liquid Courage, at two shows this weekend.
2. Three of the four members of Momma’s Boy played together in high school.
3. The six songs on their EP meld the disheveled sound of 1960s garage-rock groups like the Chocolate Watchband with the sincere 1970s power-pop of New Wave misfits such as the Greg Kihn Band.
Momma’s Boy, with Dreamgirl and Shortsweather on Thursday, February 23, at the Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044; and with Scruffy & the Janitors and Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type on Saturday, February 25, at the Tank Room 1813 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108.
Bill Brownlee’s writing appears weekly in The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine. He blogs about Kansas City’s jazz scene at Plastic Sax.