The Collide & Conquer Tour w/ HUNTER VALENTINE

Hit Makers Music Presents:

The Collide & Conquer Tour w/ HUNTER VALENTINE

Queen Caveat, Amy Farrand

Sat, October 13, 2012

8:00 pm

Czar Bar

Kansas City, MO

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Hunter Valentine
Hunter Valentine
Like all great love stories, Hunter Valentine’s began in a
dark, crowded bar when girl met girl and an unbreakable
bond was forged over cheap beer and rail whiskey. Armed
with a fake ID and a king’s ransom in talent, Kiyomi
McCloskey was looking for a drummer and found her
rhythmic soul mate in Laura Petracca. It was the first two
sides of a Rubik’s Cube. Eight years, two record labels, and
three studio albums later, the band has solidified their line-
up, put down roots in Brooklyn, and grown their fan base
steadily across North America and the globe. Touring 200+
dates a year, Hunter Valentine executes their raucous brand
of rock on stages in Canada, America, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, and the UK – with no plans to slow the pace.

This spring famed Canadian producer and Treble Charger
front-man Greig Nori was added to the mix on the soon-to-
be-released third effort, Collide and Conquer. Noted for his
hit-making influences on bands Sum 41 and Hedley, Nori
proved to be the guru Hunter Valentine needed to sharpen
their skills and change up the game.Collide and Conquer
is also the first album to feature new addition Veronica
Sanchez on bass and Somer Bingham as guest keyboardist.
The collaboration has added layers and pushed boundaries,
while keeping with the unmistakable sound crafted on
2007’s Impatient Romantic (True North Records) and 2010’s
Lessons from the Late Night (Tommy Boy).

Next stop for Hunter Valentine is reality TV series The Real
L Word, premiering on Showtime July 12th. Documenting
the lives and loves of a diverse cast of characters from
LA to New York, the show will give fans a peek into the
challenges, joys and – of course – the dramas of a being a

Collide and Conquer is due out in August 2012
Queen Caveat
Queen Caveat
After exploding onto the LA music scene with the 2011 release of their debut EP “Emptor”, rockers QUEEN CAVEAT have been riding the nationwide buzz of their sophomore EP, “Slap on the Wrist” in 2012. This hard-hitting four-piece, led by maniacal, ferocious front-woman Lauren Little, has been quick to turn the heads of rock fans nationwide on the strength of their infectious anthems, unrivaled musicianship, and riotous – and sometimes downright dangerous – stage show.

The wild success of “Emptor” ultimately led the band to a much-hyped string of packed showcases at Austin’s SXSW Festival 2011, followed shortly by a headlining slot at The Roxy Theatre for The Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011. Performances at both festivals drew rave reviews from fans, bloggers, and music executives around the country, including NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd who called the shows “an adrenaline shot directly to your jugular vein” and a “journey into the black heart of the universe”. Music lovers across the country took note, as news of the re-invention of the “LA Rock” sound spread like wildfire. With the world-famous Sunset Strip as their home turf, QUEEN CAVEAT mobilized their burgeoning fan base to a series of shows around the west coast as 2011 came to a close.

2012 is gearing up to be QUEEN CAVEAT’S breakout year. After releasing their sophomore EP “Slap on the Wrist” on March 6 [recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood], the band was again invited to the SXSW festival where they played seven blowout shows at packed venues around Austin. They returned from the trip to enormous local fanfare from nationally syndicated 98.7 KYSR-FM, who put the band’s single “Resilient Me” into rotation, and invited them to perform an invite-only acoustic set at the legendary 98.7 Penthouse at the top of the Hollywood Tower. They were the only unsigned band to ever be invited to play the space, joining the ranks of bands such as Incubus, Bush, Foster the People, 30 Seconds to Mars, and countless other national acts.

QUEEN CAVEAT’s enormous buzz over the past year earned them the attention of ABC Productions, who will be featuring the band in a 2-hour 20/20 documentary titled “Sunset Boulevard”, airing on April 21, 2012. The special stars all four band members as they struggle with the demands and realities of becoming a successful rock group in 2012 Los Angeles – and beyond. The band’s music video for “Resilient Me” – the first single from the “Slap on the Wrist EP” – will be debuting the same week on, and has already garnered the attention of nationwide radio and media outlets, including 98.7FM, Showtime Networks, NBC, ABC, and countless others. A fantastic review of the band’s April 12, 2012 show at the Roxy mentioned that “the song takes you to another world”.

QUEEN CAVEAT is defining the new LA Rock sound in 2012. Expect a nationwide tour and festival presence upcoming in summer 2012, as music fans the world over begin to re-discover the commanding power of earth-shaking, no-frills Rock and Roll – and an incomparable live show. Formed only two years ago as the progenitors defining the genre, QUEEN CAVEAT has been called “one of LA’s – and America’s – very best upcoming rock bands.” (LA Examiner)

Or as NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd might put it: “These guys will rock the snot out of your nose and leave you bleeding and you will thank them for it.”

Queen Caveat is endorsed by D’Addario and Evans Drum heads.
The enormous buzz earned the attention of ABC News, who featured QUEEN CAVEAT in a 2-hour 20/20 documentary titled "Sunset Boulevard", on April 21st, 9pm-11pm EST 2012.
Amy Farrand
Amy Farrand
Sounds Like: Eleni Mandell, PJ Harvey, Janis Joplin, Wovenhand, Slim Cessna's Auto Club.

I have been making music, in some form, my entire life. I have given everything to it. These days I play a dozen or so instruments. I play with several different bands and projects, although I use this site mostly to promote my solo work. I like to have fun every single day, and I go out of my way to do it. I love to laugh and I'm quick with a joke, but I take what I do very seriously.
I love to play music.
Venue Information:
Czar Bar
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108