Aligned with the riotgrrrl and queercore punk movements, Kansas City's Wick & the Tricks celebrate the release of a new four-song, 7-inch limited edition vinyl "Not Enough" at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club on Saturday.
By the end of their “lasciviously energetic performances,” Wick & the Tricks pledge that onlookers are likely to be “making out or in a fist fight” with a member of the band. The four songs on "Not Enough" back this up: There's the bitter rant “Yr So Rad,” the confrontational “Drama Queen,” the thrilling “Kansas City Bang Bang” and the gritty “Tough as Nails.”
Wick & the Tricks cite the New York Dolls, the Stooges and Jim Carroll as influences, but “Drama Queen” echoes Kiss’ “Detroit Rock City” more than the output of those proto-punk artists.
Saturday’s show also serves as the premiere of the music video for “Tough as Nails,” a short film that’s billed as “the weirdest, creepiest thing you’ve seen since Inauguration Day.”
KCUR contributor Bill Brownlee blogs about Kansas City's jazz scene at Plastic Sax.