Split Lip Rayfield
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Fri, February 17, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Cotillion Ballroom
$18 Advance - $20 Day of Show
This event is all ages
All seating is general admission with table and chairs setup around a large open floor for watching the show and dancing. Table reservations may be made thru the box office in person or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be serving her famous #8 and more. Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances to win FREE tickets. The Check Room is open during events to check your coats, hats and purses.http://www.thecotillion.com/event/1408087/
Split Lip's playing was fast, manic, insanely complex and utterly unique. They happily and improbably took the spirit and musical inventiveness of the Stanley Brothers, John Zorn, hell, even Rush, and came up with something definitively SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD. There will never be another band or sound like them. There couldn't be. Like so many ground breaking and insanely original bands before them, it may take the world another 25 years to catch on. Our loss.
Sadly, because their shows were so good, they never got the credit they deserved for their songwriting—time honored themes of bad cars, bad jobs, bad women, loss and longing, taken off the dusty shelves of the old-timey circuit and updated to make sense for those who don’t have shitty farming or mining jobs, but do have shitty jobs at Wal-Mart or Home Depot. They’ve got four part harmonies and wear their big hearts on their greasy sleeves. They were as adept at writing stunningly honest and heartfelt songs about love lost as they were anthems that would have you beating along with your fist on the dashboard. You will be surprised at how good they are.
Get hip to the Lip.
As Eric always liked to say:
"People should get ready to have their heads ripped off."