Rock Local: the Pitch Music Awards Ceremony
Ad Astra Arkestra was missing something.
Blinking under the bright lights of the Uptown, the band accepted its award for Best Experimental Act at the Pitch Music Awards Ceremony last night; but they couldn’t find somebody they wanted to thank. Where was she?
“She’s drunk!” a crowd member volunteered.
“That’s the right answer!” roared Mike Tuley into the mic. “We’re all drunk!”
If there’s an annual theme to the Pitch Music Awards Ceremony — besides celebrating Kansas City’s local music, that is — there is only one other contending option: alcohol.
For twenty bucks, Kansas City scored the following: a free Pitch lighter (yes!), lots of drunken band kids, and an open bar. It’s like a wedding, without a bride to offend: you can smoke, cuss, show your tattoos and repeatedly scream the names of Lawrence punk bands without consequences. (Weird Wounds, anyone?)