<![CDATA[Back to Rockville: Entertainment Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:06 CST Back to Rockville 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Westport Roots Festival showcases the many flavors of music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80670362.html#storylink=rss More than 60 bands perform on six stages in five Westport venues

The lineup is a mix of local, regional and national acts

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Sun, 29 May 2016 12:18:38 CDT

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Journey, Doobie Brothers take big Sprint Center crowd on a voyage back in time http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80645552.html#storylink=rss About 13,000 fans attend concert that included opening set from Dave Mason

Four-hour show was a long parade of greatest hits from ’60s, ’70s and ’80s

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Sat, 28 May 2016 23:51:48 CDT

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Zac Brown Band covers wide terrain of music at Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80518827.html#storylink=rss Set list included covers of the Who, the Eagles, Nine Inch Nails and Prince

Band included a five-piece horn section and background singers

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Fri, 27 May 2016 23:52:33 CDT

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Despite sparse turnout, Andrew W.K. holds court at the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80534227.html#storylink=rss “Party Hard” singer headlines annual concert presented by 96.5 The Buzz

Half the appeal of W.K.’s 60-minute set was the berserk frolicking by him and his four-piece band

The bill also featured the Dreamers, the Sluts and the Young Wild

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:18:31 CDT

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KC Symphony announces David Bowie tribute concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80365612.html#storylink=rss A rock band will join the symphony in performing Bowie’s greatest hits

A Led Zeppelin tribute, with a rock band and vocalist, has also been scheduled

Two other shows will feature the symphony playing along to films

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:46:26 CDT

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Nada Surf delivers a steady wave of indie rock bliss at Crossroads KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80036362.html#storylink=rss New York band recently released “You Know Who You Are,” its eighth studio album

Show drew a small but enthusiastic crowd of about 400

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Thu, 26 May 2016 11:16:31 CDT

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Florence + The Machine flirt with perfection in Bonner Springs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79752752.html#storylink=rss About 15,000 fans spanning several generations attended the concert by the British group

Although her theatrical gesticulations and interpretive dancing should have seemed preposterous, Welch’s boundless enthusiasm appeared to be unforced

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:47:30 CDT

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Westport Roots Festival will be bigger and longer in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79600152.html#storylink=rss Three-day festival will feature more than 60 bands

This year includes a pre-party concert and a Sunday brunch

Festival showcases a variety of roots music: cowpunk, honky-tonk, bluegrass and others

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Fifth Harmony, Chevelle, Marshall Tucker Band and Sara Watkins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79597452.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Missouri State Fair concerts on sale June 21, including Lady Antebellum, 3 Doors Down, John Anderson and Chris Janson

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Tue, 24 May 2016 16:22:25 CDT

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Guns N’ Roses, Selena Gomez, Drake, Bob Dylan and more heat up KC stages this summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79590142.html#storylink=rss Dixie Chicks, the Cure and Paul Simon return to KC

Arrowhead also sees the return of Kenny Chesney

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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KC concerts: Diiv, Tech N9ne, Journey, Zac Brown Band and Dale Watson http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79510267.html#storylink=rss The weekend’s best music includes Diiv at the Bottleneck in Lawrence

The world’s most dissonant rock band, Sissy Spacek, will create some hellish noises at the FOKL Center

Next week: Subhumans at the Riot Room and Wheeler Walker Jr. at the Granada

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Tue, 24 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT

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Boulevardia festival announces its music lineup http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79290667.html#storylink=rss Third annual food, beer, music and art festival is June 17-19

Music headliners include Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, English Beat, Soul Asylum

More than three dozen bands will perform over three days

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Mon, 23 May 2016 11:55:05 CDT

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Josh Ritter delivers a joyous homily to a loyal and zealous congregation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79166987.html#storylink=rss Singer/songwriter draws a crowd of more than 600 to the Madrid Theater

Set list drew heavily from “Sermon on the Rocks,” his latest full-length

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Sun, 22 May 2016 13:36:15 CDT

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Jason Aldean machine roars through Bonner Springs, ignites a country-rock inferno http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79032702.html#storylink=rss More than 13,000 fans attended show at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

In 2012, Aldean broke the attendance record at the Sprint Center

Friday night’s set list included greatest hits and a new single

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Sat, 21 May 2016 01:24:55 CDT

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Kyle Dahlquist: A one-man orchestra committed to variety http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78850502.html#storylink=rss Multi-instrumentalist performs with more than six bands

He plays brass, strings and keyboard instruments

Dahlquist will be part of the Westport Roots Festival on May 28

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Benefit show is also a revival for a long-gone KC band http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78443257.html#storylink=rss John Fackler, who founded the late-’90s band Jettison, has spinal muscular atrophy

He needs a wheelchair and a van to maintain an independent lifestyle

Benefit show at Davey’s Uptown will feature music of Jettison

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Wed, 18 May 2016 15:30:08 CDT

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Upstart Kansas City band gets a jump start on success http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78133007.html#storylink=rss Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type has gotten radio play and festival spots

Current lineup has been together less than six months

Band will perform at this weekend’s Briarcliff Brewfest

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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:00:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best live music: Jason Aldean, Plan B, Florence + the Machine http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78053632.html#storylink=rss Also, Katy Guillen & the Girls, Bloc Party and Tengger Cavalry

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Katy Guillen & the Girls set sail in new directions on ‘Heavy Days’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78154457.html#storylink=rss Trio’s second full-length album is more rock than blues

Band is throwing a release party Saturday at Knuckleheads

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Alice in Chains to open Guns N’ Roses show at Arrowhead http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78402502.html#storylink=rss Alice in Chains will open the first five shows of the Not In This Lifetime Tour

The tour reunites Axl Rose with Slash and Duff McKagan for the first time in decades

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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:59:27 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Chris Isaak, Trace Adkins, Puff Daddy with Lil’ Kim and Faith Evans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78078122.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: ZZ Top, Switchfoot and Sturgill Simpson

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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:11:54 CDT

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Carrie Underwood dazzles 14,000 fans at Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77827097.html#storylink=rss Country star played 110-minute show littered with hits on Sunday night

Fashion, glitz and her trademark vocal gymnastics were on full display

Set list included Dolly Parton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covers

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Sun, 15 May 2016 23:06:45 CDT

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Sturgill Simpson tour is coming to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77862642.html#storylink=rss Country music artist is touring on acclaimed new album

It will be his third Kansas City show since December 2014

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Mon, 16 May 2016 10:29:18 CDT

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Not much mud, but lots of music and fun, at Kansas City’s Rockfest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article77694232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 17:49:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article77694232.html Carrie Underwood comes to the Sprint Center, again: A quick recap on past KC shows http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77439712.html#storylink=rss Country star is best-selling ‘American Idol’ winner of all time

Her show at the Sprint Center on Sunday will be her fourth performance in Kansas City

Her first KC performance was as an opener for Keith Urban

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Fri, 13 May 2016 12:17:33 CDT

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty unleash their soul at Crossroads KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77429882.html#storylink=rss Jones and her band took the stage for 75 minutes

Shorty and Orleans Avenue followed for 95 minutes

The crowd never stopped dancing

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Fri, 13 May 2016 14:52:00 CDT

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The best music this weekend: Rockfest, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Slick Rick, Disclosure http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article76709837.html#storylink=rss Carrie Underwood performs Sunday at Sprint Center

Ellie Goulding plays the newly named Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (aka Sandstone)

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Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Stevie Wonder to get a birthday show from Lee Langston, a tribute pro http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article76790977.html#storylink=rss Knuckleheads show will be presented by Lee Langston, who has produced several other tributes

Langston has honored Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Jill Scott and others

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Wed, 11 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Lil Wayne, Faith Evans, Dolly Parton, Zac Brown Band http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article76727857.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Peter Bjorn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kool & The Gang, Morris Day & The Time and The Zeros

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Tue, 10 May 2016 11:18:09 CDT

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Dolly Parton’s summer tour coming to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article76537882.html#storylink=rss Country star will perform at Sprint Center on July 29

It will be her first Kansas City show since 2005

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Mon, 09 May 2016 12:41:08 CDT

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