Two Headed Cow (CD release concert)

Hit Makers Music Presents:

Two Headed Cow (CD release concert)

Instant Empire, Sky Smeed

Fri, March 22, 2013

6:00 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Czar Bar

Kansas City, MO

$5.00 - $7.00

This event is all ages

Two Headed Cow
Two Headed Cow
Two Headed Cow is an enigma wrapped in a riddle inside a mystery topped with red sauce....
Instant Empire
Instant Empire
Three songs. Ten minutes. Instant Empire's third EP, Keep Up!, is all sharp edges and lean muscle. It is fighting weight. Someone along the way said it sounds like a broken nose feels. That's good, right? It even made the recording engineer cry once the sentiment sank in.

Keep Up! is a reckoning, an awakening, an act of contrition. It's one final attempt at clarity. Inspired in part by T.S. Eliot, the EP imagines the voice of a younger (and slightly more intoxicated) J. Alfred Prufrock. It's the bastard son of blackout nights and mornings coming down, and it begs to be turned up loud as the band stretches out more powerfully than ever before.

Both the title track and "Flickering Youth" are standouts.

Since releasing Heavy Hollow in May 2012, the band has been writing and gigging as much as possible. They bought a van and are convinced she has it out for them. Meanwhile, the guys continue to refine their craft, and 2013 is slated for more touring and a full-length. They are growing this thing slowly, one step at a time, pushing the rock up the hill. And they love it.

Instant Empire is:

Scotty Saunders – Words and Vocals
Sean Connaughty – Words and Guitars
Lou Kucera – Guitars and Background Vocals
Aaron Stone – Bass and Background Vocals
Doug Chase – Keyboards and Percussion
Matt Grizzell – Drums
Sky Smeed
Sky Smeed
Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kansas in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early seventies.

The first music he ever heard came from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard. Hearing this roots style of music playing on an old record player has stayed with Sky and is evident when he takes the stage to share his country tinged tunes of working hard, dogs, love, money, beer drinking and good times.

He has self-released three full length albums, and his most recent, “Mill River” was recorded with his band at Signature Sounds in Pomfret, Connecticut.
“Mill River is a rollicking bunch of songs, with Smeed stretching emotionally, compositionally and hitting every mark full stride.” Metroland
His music has been compared to Gram Parsons, and early Neil Young.
Sky books his own shows, and has played from Massachusetts to California, working his way through bars and listening rooms across America.
Venue Information:
Czar Bar
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108