<![CDATA[Back to Rockville: Entertainment Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:52:00 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:52:00 CDT Back to Rockville 60 Kenny Chesney, friends draw a record-breaking crowd to Arrowhead Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29791735.html#storylink=rss Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour, featuring Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, stopped at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night and broke the venue's concert-attendance record, set by Pink Floyd more than 20 years ago. For more than two hours, Chesney and his band fired one hit after another at the throng that surrounded them, and each time it responded like fans watching their favorite sports team win a playoff game.

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The deranged music of Folkicide explores the many levels of darkness and despair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29740057.html#storylink=rss Burnie Booth knows his music isn’t for eternal optimists or the faint of heart.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:47:51 CDT

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Tallest Man on Earth is a big hit in his Kansas City debut http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29669908.html#storylink=rss Kristian Matsson, a native of Sweden who performs as the Tallest Man on Earth, is touring on the album “Dark Bird Is Home.” For years, he has performed as a solo-acoustic singer/songwriter. On this tour, he has hired a four-piece band that added percussion and a variety of instruments to his ornate folk songs.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:55:00 CDT

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Kansas City’s Beautiful Bodies deliver a standout set at annual Warped Tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29664187.html#storylink=rss The barrage of performances in temperatures that cracked 90 degrees included nearly 100 bands, plus a handful of comedians.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:10:00 CDT

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Take Five will take an unplanned break http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29651848.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City jazz community is losing one of its favorite venues, at least for a while. The proprietors of Take Five Coffee + Bar in Overland Park announced Friday that their establishment will close on Aug. 15.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:03:00 CDT

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Dwight Yoakam plays his rugged music free at the P&L http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29623471.html#storylink=rss Dwight Yoakum brought his uncompromising honky-tonk songs to several thousands fans at a free concert Thursday in the KC Live area of the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:40:30 CDT

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Tallest Man on Earth bringing a bigger sound to the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29168872.html#storylink=rss Instead of performing solo on open-tuned acoustic guitars, Kristian Matsson, the diminutive songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs as under the name the Tallest Man on Earth, is bringing a four-piece band with him Thursday night to the Midland theater, his first appearance in Kansas City.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:35:54 CDT

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One Direction rekindles the mania before a large, loud and fervid Arrowhead crowd http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29273671.html#storylink=rss As its summer tour began in early July, there were rumblings that the bloom was off the One Direction rose. If enthusiasm for the quartet of twenty-somethings is waning, it wasn’t evident at Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday night, when nearly 44,000 fans waited in oppressive heat for a show that exceeded two hours and roiled with relentless energy and noise.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:31:23 CDT

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Radkey getting ready to release first full-length album with a ‘mature’ sound http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29210089.html#storylink=rss Radkey, a trio of brothers from St. Joseph, soon will release “Dark Black Makeup,” a 13-song recording that puts the band in a new light. Radkey, which will perform Friday night at the RecordBar, has been playing songs from the record live and has released three of its tunes as singles.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:59:00 CDT

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Ticket alert: Young Thug, Seether and Craig Finn http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29114722.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Gregg Allman, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Lord Huron, Grace Potter, Chvrches and more.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:56:47 CDT

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One Direction, at Arrowhead Tuesday, show fans Twitter love http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article29107369.html#storylink=rss The band’s U.S. tour kicked off July 9 in San Diego and along the way, members Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne have been sharing their love for their fans on Twitter.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:22:40 CDT

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All-day Buzz Beach Ball music festival generates some storms of its own at Sporting Park http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28759990.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:23:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28759990.html This weekend’s best music: The Warped Tour, the Tallest Man on Earth, Pomeroy, Holly Miranda and Shinedown http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28858726.html#storylink=rss Next week in KC: Phish, Dawes, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Joell Ortiz

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Tim McGraw gives a big Bonner Springs crowd a tour of his hit-studded career http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28702030.html#storylink=rss His name isn’t on the country music charts as often as it used to be, but Tim McGraw can still draw a large and zealous crowd. Friday night, about 17,000 fans poured into Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs to hear one of the most successful recording artists in country music over the past 25 years draw from a catalog that includes 10 No. 1 albums and more than two dozen No. 1 singles.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:28:09 CDT

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Graham Nash rekindles flower power in Uptown Theater concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28757215.html#storylink=rss Accompanied only by guitarist Shane Fontayne, Graham Nash, a veteran of the 1969 Woodstock festival and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, provided a thorough survey of his extensive career Saturday night at the Uptown Theater. He shared insights about his creative process as he demonstrated that he remains committed to his craft.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:25:55 CDT

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Kianna Alarid discovers her purpose in new band Yes You Are http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28445374.html#storylink=rss Kianna Alarid, the former lead singer and bassist for Tilly and the Wall, toiled on music for years after her first band broke up. She’s finally seeing results with her new group, Yes You Are.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:19:24 CDT

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Jazz Town: Phoenix Fest, July Jazz Jam top week’s offerings http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28421365.html#storylink=rss The club is throwing its own party — the sixth annual Phoenix Fest, taking place Saturday on two stages, inside the club and out in the street. The jazz jam, led by Tim Whitmer, is Sunday at Community Christian Church.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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New synthesizers return to analog origins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28401466.html#storylink=rss The multi-faceted electronic keyboards are getting back to the basics, with new models featuring the knobs, buttons and sliders that distinguished early analog synths from more streamlined digital ones.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Shameless and voiceless ham David Lee Roth derails Van Halen concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28391317.html#storylink=rss Van Halen’s concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday was the rock ’n’ roll equivalent of a big-budget action movie. Rather than a summer blockbuster about an alien invasion or a suspenseful crime caper, the show resembled a disaster film with slapstick interludes.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:03:48 CDT

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DJ Rico Dejoie is now the boss of a record store and a label http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28045906.html#storylink=rss The son of immigrant parents from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, he grew up in New York listening to lots of world music: calypso, Haitian jazz, meringue. When he was 15 or so, he started hanging out at CBGB, the hallowed music venue in the East Village, where he heard another variety of sounds.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Cooder, Skaggs and White fill the Uptown Theater with impeccable harmonies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28303285.html#storylink=rss They delivered a high-paced set — 18 songs in a little over 90 minutes — some in four parts, and plenty of instrumental virtuosity. If there was one deficiency, it was the brevity of some of those instrumentals.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:25:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best music in KC: Buzz Beach Ball, Snow Tha Product, Phantom Blues Band and Eleni Mandell http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27946075.html#storylink=rss Also this week: Haymaker Records Showcase, Summerland Tour featuring Everclear and Forever Fest

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Alejandro Escovedo to get some music help from his KC friends http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28054033.html#storylink=rss Alejandro Escovedo is back in Kansas City this week for two shows. Mike Niewald of Absolute Ceiling invited him to play an event for Barton Perreira, the optical store he co-owns on the Country Club Plaza. Escovedo suggested that Pedaljets bassist Matt Kesler organize another show while Escovedo was in town and use local musicians to back him up. That show will be Thursday night at Knuckleheads.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:27:03 CDT

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Ticket alert: Lord Huron with Jose Gonzalez, Papadosio, Denny Laine with the Cryers are on the way to KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28017736.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: The Oh Hellos, Chvrches, Lights and the Mowgli’s with K. Flay. And on sale later: Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Gregg Allman and Sinbad.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:18:00 CDT

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New jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley hijacks Keith Sweat’s Starlight Theatre concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27820768.html#storylink=rss Ted Riley’s name didn’t appear on Saturday night’s bill at Starlight Theatre, but the man who altered the direction of popular music in the 1980s and ’90s delighted an audience of about 6,500.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:23:08 CDT

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Train, the Fray give a big Starlight Theatre crowd a dose of the usual http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27640618.html#storylink=rss The Fray/Train tour rolled into Kansas City on Friday night like a locomotive, delivering familiar sights and sounds.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:09:38 CDT

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Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White find their groove on the Songs of the Good People tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27435490.html#storylink=rss Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs have known each other been acquaintances for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that they started talking about working on a project together. Cooder, Skaggs and Skaggs’ wife, Sharon White, perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Uptown Theater.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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RecordBar losing its lease, will move to new locale in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27485764.html#storylink=rss The owners of the RecordBar, 1020 Westport Road, are looking for a new locale. Steve Tulipana and Shawn Sherrill disclosed in an email and a Facebook post that the RecordBar’s lease will expire on Jan. 1, 2016, and the owner of the property does not want to retain them as tenants:

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:47:20 CDT

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Wilco takes Crossroads KC crowd on joyous ride through its 20-year catalog http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27393655.html#storylink=rss In its first show in Kansas City since 2011, Jeff Tweedy and his band, celebrating their 20th anniversary, visit all eight albums in the Wilco catalog and deliver some surprises.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:26:47 CDT

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Sturgill Simpson applies new twists to country traditions http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27322246.html#storylink=rss Tuesday night, Simpson drew a crowd of more than 1,200 to a sweltering Crossroads KC, significantly more than the 300-plus who sold out his Knuckleheads show in December. His music offers funk, soul and honky-tonk country.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:09:00 CDT

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