The Casket Lottery / In the Pines / Evan Saathoff
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If you went, you might have heard
- Crooked Crown
- Devil on my Side
- Don't Stab Me When It's Cold Outside
- "Duck of Death"
- Follow the Sun
- Husam Husam
- Never Die Young
- Peace, Pain & Regret
- Sweet Marie
- The Death of the King
- The Ghost of the River
- The Siren Sings
- Three Short Stories by Evan Saathoff
- Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, 10 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $8
- Age limit: 18+
For five years or so, The Casket Lottery were the hardest working band in Kansas City. The mathy emo rockers toured relentlessly, put out a bunch of CDs and gained a rep as one of the tightest bands in the area. Though they "broke up" a couple years back, the band occasionally regroups to play shows (drummer Nathan Richardson is now a full-time member of the Appleseed Cast and singer Nathan Ellis has a new project called Jackie Carol). In the Pines is one of the most best new bands of out Kansas City with a six-piece band that includes viola and violin, two lead singers and lovely harmonies. Though old-timey subject matter (poverty, trains, the mountains, the civil war...) reigns supreme, the band's sound is more akin to the dusky Americana of Crooked Fingers or South San Gabriel.