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The Chaotic Goods / Press

“Some bands take themselves way too seriously – other bands, not serious enough. The Chaotic Goods struck a nice balance Saturday night at Czar Bar. These guys clearly place a premium on having a good time while giving the audience the best they have to offer. Lead singer Ralph Reichert is one of those front men that leave some people wondering whether sanity is present, as others are applauding his recklessness and deviation from the norm. At one point, Reichert’s antics sent the microphone flying out of the microphone stand on a beeline toward the bass player. Luckily the mic had a cord that cut it’s flight path short. Reichert apologized, but I loved it. Recklessness on stage can be unnerving, but it’s not something you see everyday. If the “Chaotic” portion of The Chaotic Goods name is a bow to Reichert’s presence in the band, then the “Goods” portion is fitting for his mates. The band had great tone and tasteful riffs.The music is just good, off the cuff, garage r”

“The night opened right after 10:00 with The Chaotic Goods playing a 35-minute set. Though the members hail from various parts of Kansas, the five-piece now collectively call the Kansas City area their home. I had experienced the band’s set only once prior, and concluded upon the second time that in the nine months since then, the band has cut a lot of the fat out from their sound. Gone was the hour-long, multi-genre set, in its place a well-trimmed handful of songs displaying what I initially liked best about the band: quirky, nerdy and poppy rock songs with an added bite. So well received they were, that even as an opener, the crowd that gathered requested an encore. That may have been the already freely flowing drinks talking, though. Vocalist and frequent air guitar player Ralph Reichert harmonized well among guitarists Marty Robertson and Ray Kristek . . ."”