UN/TUCK is helping build a bad-ass, queer-ass electronic music scene: Best of KC 2018
This month, we published The Pitch‘s annual Best of Kansas City issue. You can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also included a list, compiled and written by our editorial staff, of some our current favorite things about Kansas City in 2018. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout October.
Kansas City has a ways to go in terms of fostering a queer nightlife scene of the kind you see in Chicago and the coasts. But we seem to be getting closer. Partially to thank for this is UN/TUCK, a Kansas City label and collective launched last year that’s made up exclusively of queer and trans electronic musicians. UN/TUCK’s founders Mazzy Mann, Zoey Shopmaker, and Lorelei Davis — who perform as MX.MRS, BTRFLY, and Floraviolet, respectively — have helped bring acts like Stones Throw Records’ Kiefer and Discwoman’s Umfang to town for intimate performances at Niche, the city’s de facto home of electronic and downbeat music that sits on the second floor of the Uptown Arts Bar. And they’ve put on all-local showcases, benefit shows, and released MX.MRS’ debut album Pagliacci — an impressive patchwork of electronic, vaudeville, and trip-hop sounds.