Best Old-School Rock Club Scene


March 14 - 21, 2005

It may not be Maxís Kansas City on the East River, but itís headed there. Some of the best young rock bands in the country have played this three-level rock club since it opened last year. Local glam-rockers Diamond Nights grabbed the attention of A&R reps; one-woman New York punk-funk project Cannonball Jane lived up to the hype; upstart punk bands Stiffed and the Exit played a raucous tribute to reggae-punkers Bad Brains. Add celebs like Kate Moss, Quentin Tarantino, and the Cureís Robert Smith to the hungry crowd of bands and D.J.ís that squeezes into the clubís tight confines, and you have a bona fide budding scene.