Red Kate is a class-conscious, no bullshit punk rock and roll band from Kansas City that formed in 2007 out of the remnants of such regional and national acts as Truck Stop Love, Wayback Machine, Squadcar, and Goodpuss. Lineup changes over the years brought in River City Revelators guitarist, Dez Poirier, and American Catastrophe front man, Shaun Hamontree.
Red Kate's sound tips a cap to the beer soaked barroom floors of the short lived early 70's British Pub-Rock scene and the modern post punk noise that has since taken root in the Midwest's dive bars and basements. Hard working both on and off the stage, the band's locale has lent its perspective in sound, lyric, and work ethic. Straight off the factory line, Red Kate hearkens back to a time when musicians played hard, stayed up late, and carried a union card.