On Thursday night at the Westport Saloon in Kansas City, Mo., a circle of men holding bottles of beer surrounded Molly Gene wearing fishnet stockings and cowboy boots as she ferociously pounded her custom set of foot drums. Gene, of her so-called ‘One Whoaman Band,’ was in town for the 4th annual Middle of the Map Fest.
As The Star's Tim Finn puts it, "There are at least 100 good reasons to attend Ink's Middle of the Map Fest this weekend." Out of 120 bands in the lineup - 100 are performing at the festival for the first time.
Check out the slideshow above for a look at the festivities, and check out the events going on across the city this month:
Ink's Middle of the Map Fest, music, April 3 - 5, at six Westport venues; art/culture/technology forum at The KC Star Press Pavilion, April 10 - 11; and film, at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, April 16 - 20.