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Sep
28

Jim Kilroy News

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The last Semi-Final of the Battle For Freaker’s Ball is tonight at Crosstown Station.  It began back in June and over 100 bands have taken part.  One band from tonight will go to the Championship on October 8 at Harrah’s VooDoo Lounge.  The eventual winner will play the 98.9 The Rock Freaker’s Ball on October 23 at the Midland Theater.

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL SEMI-FINAL
Restraint
Canvas
Ten Thousand One
For The Broken
The Family Band Massacre
Harvest The Flesh
The Hand Of Midas
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Crosstown Station
1522 McGee ● KCMO
8pm ● 21+
$8 IN ADV

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Evalyn Awake
Drek
9 Volt Junkie
Injected Element
Root Of David
+ 9/24 Semi-Final winner
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
VooDoo Lounge
Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, MO
8pm ● 21+
$10 in adv

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Sep
20

KC METAL KING–JIM KILROY SHOWS

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JIM KILROY–KC’S KING OF METAL

Jim Kilroy, the King of Metal.  Jim Kilroy has been a promoter in Kansas City, Missouri for over 20 years.  He started the idea by attending a battle of the bands and spent a couple of years creating the well known Club Wars.  For starting bands and bands that want to get a name for themselves this is a way to get started.  Jim Kilroy hosts shows all over Kansas City almost every weekend.  The shows have been at Uptown Theatre, Voodoo Lounge, Crosstown Station, Beaumont Club, Aftershock and more.

The Club Wars is broken down in three stages.  The first stage goes by fans votes.  The fan votes determine who goes to round two.  The second round is determined by Jim Kilroy, he looks for the talent in the music.  The third round is determined by judges and Jim Kilroy.  There is no secret in how you move through the different rounds, you must bring fans and you must show talent.  The rest is up to the judges in whether they like the music or not.

Jim talked a little about promoting and the criticism.  Promoting is not an easy business.  When Jim Kilroy first started it was costing him more money then he was making at the shows.  The fliers, sound, door and those cost are just for starters.  The only way he could continue putting together shows was finding a way to make money.  He started the buyout with the bands.  Buyout is when the band has to pre-purchase the tickets.  The bands then have a choose to either sell the tickets at their cost or to sell the tickets for a little more for a profit.  While some critics hate this approach others understand the concept.

With the popularity of Club Wars growing in 1989, Jim Kilroy put together the starting of Banzai Magazine Online.  Banzai Magazine was originally designed to be like the pitch telling fans about band event information, ticket sales and sharing articles about bands.  Banzai Magazine was distributed around town just like you would see the Pitch in downtown Kansas City.  Because of  personal turns in life, Banzai Magazine became less important.  Today the Banzai Magazine is an online blog site also providing information about events Jim Kilroy is promoting.  Readers beware the blog site is not always the kindest.  Jim said that at first the negativity in the site bothered him but after a while the negativity became the promotion of the site.  Although I have a strong belief that Kansas City needs more positive then negative these days, the site does offer good information.

Jim talked with me a little bit about promoters always wanting information.  That seems to be a common occurrence with good promoters.  In a way this section is for those interested in promoting in Kansas City.  Jim Kilroy, is indeed the King of Metal in Kansas City.  He started the seed in rock and metal music in Kansas City and it grew it what it is today.

In the beginning getting rock and/or metal shows was difficult to find a venue that would showcase that style of music.  Today, promoting and getting a venue is still difficult.  The venues have high expectations that the ticket sales will be competitive with Jim Kilroy’s sales.  The venues are not easily persuaded to allow new comers in the scene to book at their venue until they have establish their name.  The band line up must be confirmed a month in advance and you must have the ability to have a back up plan if a band cancels.

Myspace and Facebook posting are not enough to bring people to a show.  The bands must be willing to hit the streets if they need to in order to promote.  The music scene wouldn’t be what it is today without Jim Kilroy.  Venues have a good reason why they want good promoters in the venues.  The venues had one of the best promoters in Kansas City from the beginning and they are accustomed to that.

Fan question “Who are the mysterious judges at your shows?” Jim stated that his judges consist of the door man, sound crew and /or bartender.  They vote for their favorite band.

Jim Kilroy does offer bands good opportunities.  They can win recording time with Chapman Studio or they can open for a 98.9 The Rock show.  Some of the bands that have played in Club Wars are Leo Project, Black Oxygen and Grimstone.  Club Wars are not the only shows Jim has put together.  There have been Cover Wars and shows with no competition.  Some of his upcoming shows are Monsters Metal III and Adler’s Appetite.

To book with Jim Kilroy, contact him at http://www.banzaimagazine.net.  Jim Kilroy can also be found on myspace or face book.

Jim Kilroy would like to thank Chapman Studio for their support.

Author: MissC of  Scantlin Entertainment  (Thanks to our friend Christina Cook for this outstanding article.)

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Check out our updates for Jim Kilroy Shows:

HATE FEST
Hate Incorporated
Malikai
Plague Of Sinai
Feast For Flesh
Squid Carter
The Sacred Have Fallen
Bury The Memory
All Unknown
Meatshank
Knot Afrayed
Black Rapture
The Night He Came Home
Setsinaside
Slampig
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
KCMO
7:30pm ● All Ages
$10 in adv

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL SEMI-FINAL
If You See Kay
The Catalyst
Switchblade Serenade
Pardon The Innocence
Burden
Injected Element
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Uptown Theater/Conspiracy
3700 Broadway
KCMO
8pm ● All Ages
$8 in adv

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL SEMI-FINAL
Unwritten Rulz
3 Quarters Coma
Black Ribbon Sky
Root Of David
Sabik
Versus The Collective
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Crosstown Station
1522 McGee ● KCMO
8pm ● 21+
$8 IN ADV

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL SEMI-FINAL
Restraint
Canvas
Ten Thousand One
For The Broken
The Family Band Massacre
Harvest The Flesh
The Hand Of Midas
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Crosstown Station
1522 McGee ● KCMO
8pm ● 21+
$8 IN ADV

SEVENTH DAY
Orion Falls
Adam Evolving
Mindtrick
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Aftershock
5240 Merriam Drive • Merriam, KS
8pm • 21+
$7 at the door

COVER WARS
Zero Discipline
Far Beyond Driven
EFW
Harvesting Jane
Sabbath Disciplines
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
VooDoo Lounge
Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, MO
6pm ● 21+
$7 in adv

BATTLE FOR FREAKER’S BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Evalyn Awake
Drek
9 Volt Junkie
Bands To Be Determined
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
VooDoo Lounge
Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, MO
8pm ● 21+
$10 in adv

OKTOBERFEST
The Architects
Organic M
Jolly Roger
Bad Moon
Sober Overdose
Burning Tide
Under The Black Sails
Standing On  Nines
Aveate
Uncountable Kings
Razing Paradise
Burlesque Show w/ Dolly De Maul
Karaoke Hosted by ERock
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
KCMO
7:30pm ● All Ages
$10 in adv

CLUB WARS EXPO
Seventh Day
Lucid Fiction
Local Motive
H Gage
Cimino
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
VooDoo Lounge
Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, MO
8pm ● 21+
$10 in adv

COVER WARS
The Old Man Band
Dogman
Haligan
+ Bands To be Announced
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
Aftershock
5240 Merriam Drive • Merriam, KS
8pm • 21+
$7 in adv

HALLOWEEN METAL BASH
Order Number Eleven
Pull-Tabb
Collapse
Eklektos
Withird I
Nefirum
+ Bands To Be Announced
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
KCMO
7:00pm ● All Ages
$10 in adv

ROCK & COMIC-CON
Almost Kiss
+ Acts To Be Announced
For exhibitor information call 913-709-1367
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
KCMO
3pm ● All Ages
$5 in adv

Info by Jim Kilroy of BANZAI MAGAZINE.NET (We want to thank Jim for keeping us updated with his wonderful shows & cool mag!)

–COMING SOON:  Written interview of Jim Kilroy by Afresh Entertainment magazine.

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