The Kansas City Bear Fighters’ ‘They Won’t Stay Dead’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: This Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).
To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re going to be debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
Quinn McCue reminds me of an old-fashioned circus ringleader, with his old-timey auctioneer’s voice and trademark fancy white suit. He’s perfect as the frontman for the somewhat ridiculous band the Kansas City Bear Fighters, which merges roots with a vaudevillian pool hall sound and whose lyrics often turn towards zombies for inspiration (see today’s song du jour for evidence). This is a band so fun that it can inspire dedicated drinking and barroom singalongs in even the most sober of audiences.
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”
#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”
#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”
#16: Megan Birdsall’s “Night and Day”