Dirtnap’s Pete LaPorte has a new perspective for an old band

In 2011, Dirtnap is an anomaly: the first local indie-rock band to use keyboards and an oft-referred to foursome that scenesters could possibly lump together with some of the founding fathers of the Kansas City sound. There have been a few line-up changes, but drummer Pete LaPorte has been around since the band’s inception in 1996. This weekend, he’ll fly in from San Francisco to play a set with other members Billy Smith, Wade Williamson and Dave Gaume.

We caught up with him and asked him about this latest scheduled go-around with the band that hasn’t really seemed to die down.

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