<![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 Singer/songwriter Jessica Paige is back in the saddle, pursuing her music dream http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32539479.html#storylink=rss FALL MUSIC 2015 | A year after a head injury slowed her momentum, local singer/songwriter Jessica Paige is getting ready to release her her debut album, “Sweet Nothings,” and go on tour. On Sept. 18 Paige will celebrate the release at the Living Room, 1818 McGee St.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Hard Working Americans deliver at the Madrid Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32740731.html#storylink=rss If there’s such a thing as an obscure supergroup/cover band, the Hard Working Americans fit the bill.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:35:02 CDT

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Psychedelic Furs, the Church revive the sounds of the ’80s at Crossroads KC show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32634405.html#storylink=rss Thursday night at Crossroads KC, Richard Butler led his band, the Psychedelic Furs, through a 90-minute set that mined a catalog that goes back 35 years. And though Butler has performed many of these songs for decades, he sang them all with gusto, punctuating each one with dance moves or hand and arm gestures.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:51:05 CDT

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Ticket alert: Ben Folds, Rick Springfield, Underoath, Theresa Caputo and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32317959.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Crystal Gayle, Reckless Kelly, Kelley Hunt, Stevie Wonder, the Sword and Dierks Bentley

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:54:52 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Hard Working Americans, Beans on Toast, Little Big Town, Swervedriver http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32227038.html#storylink=rss Next week: Modest Mouse at Liberty Hall and Thee Oh Sees at RecordBar

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Incubus proves worthy of devotion at Starlight Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32005437.html#storylink=rss Not only did Incubus perform last and play longer than Deftones, an overwhelming majority of the audience of more than 7,000 were partial to the former ensemble.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:22:43 CDT

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Foo Fighters arouse a riotous joy inside a loud and rowdy Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31892940.html#storylink=rss Even broken and nearly immobile, Dave Grohl can make an arena smolder and quake. Friday night at the Sprint Center, before an almost sold-out crowd of more than 15,000, he and his band, the Foo Fighters, unleashed a torrent of fire and brimstone during a show that lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours and comprised more than two dozen songs.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:33:24 CDT

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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear get a rousing hometown welcome at Midland show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31760301.html#storylink=rss Drawing a crowd of about 1,500 on Thursday, it was the duo’s first hometown show this year, but it felt more like a coronation than a homecoming.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:05:00 CDT

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Big & Rich will headline the American Royal barbecue contest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31865217.html#storylink=rss As the American Royal World Series of Barbecue moves to Arrowhead Stadium, the country-rock duo Big & Rich — known for hits such as “Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “Lost in This Moment” — will perform Oct. 3 on the third day of the competition.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:00:00 CDT

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Jazz Town: KC celebrates Charlie Parker with a week of events http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article31643447.html#storylink=rss As his Aug. 29 birthday anniversary approaches, Kansas City is in the middle of a 10-day Charlie Parker Celebration, a happy collaboration of several groups to take the jazz message around the community. The emphasis is on performance, with gigs every night. Some will feature the artist-in-residence trumpeter Clay Jenkins, a player of brilliance, heart and wit.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Music duo Madisen Ward and Mama Bear look back on a whirlwind year http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31407785.html#storylink=rss In the span of one year, the son-mother duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear has taken its distinct folk songs to big places, including performances on “Late Show wWith David Letterman,” CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” performed at large festivals and received rave reviews in print and online for their live shows and their debut album, “Skeleton Crew.” Thursday night, the duo return to the Midland theater as headliners.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:19:00 CDT

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Kansas City’s go-to drummer, Go-Go Ray is the king of groove http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31449116.html#storylink=rss Ray Pollard, aka Go-Go Ray, has been a fixture of the Kansas City music scene since 1994, drumming for several bands, teaching scores of students and earning the deep respect of his peers. He performs with the Samantha Fish Band on Saturday night at Crossroads KC as part of the Bridge Spirit of KC Fest.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:00:00 CDT

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Arts & Crafts Festival keeps improving a winning formula http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31442882.html#storylink=rss The two-day Arts & Crafts Festival celebrates music, film, visual art and craft beers, but a few components have been modified for the third edition, which runs Friday and Saturday at the Screenland Armour, 408 Armour Road in North Kansas City.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Ticket alert: Reckless Kelly, The Chainsmokers, Hairball and Stevie Wonder http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31392902.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Nile, The Sword, Puscifer and Luchafer, Shpongle, Alex Grey and Allison Grey.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:05:08 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: Foo Fighters, Lady Antebellum, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31380974.html#storylink=rss Also this weekend: Split Lip Rayfied, Carswell & Hope, HMPH!, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Stevie Wonder coming to Sprint Center in October http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31305314.html#storylink=rss Motown legend Stevie Wonder is bringing his Songs in the Key of Life Tour to the Sprint Center on Oct. 23, a Friday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Prices: $39.50 to $149.50.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:54:06 CDT

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Miguel skillfully melds rock and R&B at the Midland theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31288184.html#storylink=rss Miguel played the parts of self-help guru, adult film star and musical visionary at the Midland theater on Sunday. Rather than seeming incongruous, Miguel’s multiple personae shaped a complex, risky and nearly faultless concert.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:23:08 CDT

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Hard-to-label Lake Street Dive takes its smooth sound to a broader audience http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article31273928.html#storylink=rss The indie quartet Lake Street Dive met as students at New England Conservatory in Boston and is slowly widening its audience. It’s a little jazz, a little Americana, a little pop and a little soul. Rolling Stone named the band one of its “10 New Artists You Need to Know” in 2014. The band performs Tuesday night at Knuckleheads with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:18:35 CDT

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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings keep things simple at stellar Folly Theater show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31188398.html#storylink=rss Gillian Welch and David Rawlings performed nearly two dozen hymns, dirges and ballads to a crowd of more than 1,000 Friday night. All were cast in various shades of folk and country blues at the Folly Theater show.

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:10:48 CDT

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Janelle Monae releases song protesting police brutality http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31106546.html#storylink=rss Kansas City, Kan., native issues “Hell You Talmbout,” which includes the names of victims of police violence one day after she joined protest march in Philadelphia. Monae on Friday also released “The Eephus” EP.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:07:10 CDT

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My Morning Jacket wears many musical hats at Starlight show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31100435.html#storylink=rss The sound of My Morning Jacket is mercurial and elusive.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:10:17 CDT

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Jazz Town: Charlie Parker Celebration takes flight Thursday http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article30999108.html#storylink=rss Several Kansas City-area jazz groups have put their heads together to present the second annual Charlie Charie Parker Celebration, marking what would have been the 95th birthday anniversary of the the jazz innovator in a hometown that hasn’t always embraced his legacy.

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Chris Brown at the Sprint Center: A conflicted song and dance man http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30982905.html#storylink=rss The specter of Michael Jackson loomed over the opening of Chris Brown’s One Hell of a Nite Tour at the Sprint Center on Wednesday.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:25:51 CDT

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Def Leppard headlines a familiar classic-rock revue at Starlight http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30870483.html#storylink=rss Tuesday night, more than 7,500 fans nearly filled the venue to hear three vintage rock bands that have been frequent visitors to Kansas City. Nonetheless, for almost four hours, all three bands kept the big crowd stirred and stoked by feeding it a steady diet of classic rock hits.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:09:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: My Morning Jacket, Paul Thorn, Gillian Welch, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Miguel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30689208.html#storylink=rss Also coming to Kansas City: Summer Kamp Fest, Baby Bash, Sugar Ray, Beth Bombara, Lake Street Dive

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Summer Kamp Fest aims to keep the shine on KC punk scene http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30727986.html#storylink=rss The second annual three-day Summer Kamp Fest, starting Friday night, will be at three venues this year: MiniBar and Harling’s Upstairs, both in midtown, and FOKL in Kansas City, Kan. The locale has changed, but the mission hasn’t.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:38:08 CDT

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Ticket alert: Comedy Get Down tour; ‘America’s Got Talent Live’ tour; Michael Bolton, Get the Led Out; Dustin Lynch http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30695760.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Bobby Watson Quartet, Julian Lage Trio, David Benoit with Jane Monheit, Alicia Olatuja, Christian McBride Trio, Juli Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:06:37 CDT

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Shania Twain revives her glory days sound for big Sprint Center crowd http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30488778.html#storylink=rss Shania Twain brought plenty of fire, flash and glitzy fashion to her first tour in more than a decade. For more than 100 minutes Friday night, the former reigning crossover queen of country music unleashed a torrent of top 10 hits upon a crowd of more than 14,000 at the Sprint Center.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:58:31 CDT

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Phish breathes life into a Dead tradition http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30213294.html#storylink=rss A distracted audience doesn’t detract from Phish’s engaging performance.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:53:38 CDT

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Dawes takes Madrid Theatre crowd on a retro-folk journey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article30036774.html#storylink=rss Tuesday night, the Los Angeles band, now a five-piece with the addition of guitarist Duane Betts, son of former Allman Brother Dickey Betts, put on its usual warm, pristine performance, one filled with sweet melodies, lockstep harmonies and high-quality musicianship.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:59:33 CDT

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