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Upcoming Shows


The Phoenix ~

* Every 4th Friday Of The Month *

9p - 1a

302 W. 8th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

Martin City Brewing Co. - Op

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

2:00p - 5:00p

4000 Indian Creek Pkwy

Overland Park, KS 66206

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery

Friday, June 7th, 2019

6:30p - 9:30p

18807 158th St

Basehor, KS 66007


Main Stage

Saturday, June 15th, 2019


West Bottoms, KCMO

Riot Room

w/ Ally Venable


Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

4048 Broadway St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

The Phoenix

* Special 3rd Friday Mix-Up *

Friday, June 21st, 2019

9p - 1a

302 W. 8th St

Kansas City, MO 64105


Saturday, July 13th, 2019

417 E 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phoenix Fest

Saturday, July 27th, 2019


302 W. 8th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

Kinkaider Brewing Co. - Grand Island

Friday, September 13th, 2019

316 N Pine St.

Grand Island, NE 68801

Kinkaider Brewing Co. - Lincoln

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

1379 201 N 7th St. (#108)

Lincoln, NE 68508

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Somos Como Somos

Groove, Booty-shakin, Feel Good tunes from long-time brothers from other mothers! KC-Style...

The MGDs announce their new album, Somos Como Somos coming this November. Available on any online outlet and at local record stores. It translates the energy and aptitude from a live show into a compact 5 song EP. The MGDs came to life in 2008 as a 3 piece and has grown into a 6 headed monster stirring up a mix of funk, soul, rock and R&B. Playing all of your favorite bars and venues in the KC area, the MGDs plan to spread their love for the music they make to the masses in the near and far regions in this upcoming year.



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Wake Up

The second full length album featuring 6 unique players extending on a veteran foundation of friendship. This is the first true album all members have created together but the second under as The MGDs. The MGDs have created a unique style tapping into genres such as Nola funk/blues, R&B, and a slice of reggae with horn drivin melodies. All of this very present in this release titled "Wake Up".


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The MGDs

(self title debut)

This six-piece of Kansas City music veterans bring the steam with a piano driven blend of funkify to move and groove. With two opposite style vocals working together to create a unique style new to the music world, with the E.R. horns holdin it together.


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Albums Available @ These Kansas City Stores


About Us


The MGDs present a passionate blend of funk and blues powered by the soulful stylings of a music group driven to serve up an electrifying experience to the masses. The seven piece lineup includes a mix of keys and brass complemented by a poppin’ rhythm section that adds a unique flavor to the iconic Kansas City music culture. In what started as a three piece between longtime friends in 2008, the MGDs have evolved into what is now a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.


In addition to a host of club shows, the MGDs like to keep busy performing at festivals both at home and away. Boulevardia, Middle of the Map and the Crossroads KC Music Fest are just to name a few. The MGDs perform in the heart of downtown Kansas City every 4th Friday at the Phoenix.   


The MGDs currently have 3 original albums under their belt and with a sizable repertoire of covers and originals at hand, the MGDs are available for short showcase sets or an all night long shindig.


Matt Davis – Drums & Vocals

Greg Bush – Bass

Damon Parker – Keys & Vocals

Scott “Snoof” Middleton – Guitar

Teddy Krulewich – Trumpet

Kurt Wheeler – Saxophone

Emmett Starkey - Trombone