<![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 The SteelDrivers demonstrate tenacity at the Folly Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article60211411.html#storylink=rss The Nashville based group performed Friday

They are nominated for a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:43:57 CST

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KC Symphony and KC Chorale look forward to Monday’s Grammy Awards http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article59886721.html#storylink=rss The Symphony is nominated for best engineering on its recording of Saint-Saëns

The chorale’s “Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil” is nominated in two categories

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

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Valentine’s Day music events include two benefits and a love fest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article59381333.html#storylink=rss Avant and Silk will perform R&B love songs at the Uptown Theater

Two events will raise money for food bank, Midwest Music Foundation

Ninth annual Love Hangover will be a post-Valentine antidote

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST

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The best music in KC this weekend: Lucius, Avant and the Steeldrivers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article59279848.html#storylink=rss Black Sabbath comes to Sprint Center on Feb. 17

Songwriters Jeffrey Foucault and Caitlin Canty play the Tank Room on Feb. 17

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Coldplay’s Super Bowl halftime show leaves viewers cold http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article59063363.html#storylink=rss Coldplay headlined with appearances by Bruno Mars and Beyoncé

Visually, the show lacked much punch or panache

Coldplay leader Chris Martin has a goofball charm, but his performance paled in comparison with his co-stars’

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:47:24 CST

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Kip Moore gives Uptown crowd a heavy dose of country steeped in roots rock http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58851558.html#storylink=rss Georgia native is touring off “Wild Ones” record

He drew a crowd of more than 1,500

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:49:35 CST

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Bonner Springs amphitheater gets a new name and a new look http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58675263.html#storylink=rss It is now the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

$2 million renovation project includes VIP club, updated restrooms, seating and stage

First show is Ellie Goulding on May 17; other shows have been announced, including Dave Matthews

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:13:00 CST

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KC rapper Tech N9ne donates 550 bras to domestic violence shelter http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58659628.html#storylink=rss Fans toss their lingerie onstage at concerts across the country

Hope House shelter can put those bras to good use

The rapper says he once lived in a home with domestic violence

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:08 CST

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Tech N9ne narrates Sporting KC’s local Super Bowl ad http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58520653.html#storylink=rss Commercial will air during first half of Super Bowl on KCTV

Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne is its narrator

Team’s new secondary jersey will also be unveiled

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:50:52 CST

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Coldplay is a strange, random choice for halftime entertainment http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58513938.html#storylink=rss British band’s music is primarily midtempo and pleasant

A record 118 million watched Katy Perry’s memorable show in 2015

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

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Four bands demonstrate the magnitude of heavy metal at the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article58130603.html#storylink=rss Four powerful purveyors of extreme sounds — Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven and Power Trip — pummeled an audience of almost 2,000

Lamb of God headlined the show and played 15 jagged songs in 80 minutes

Anthrax delivered its aggressive music with affable charm

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:44:55 CST

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Nathaniel Rateliff and his band throw down the sweet sounds of old-school soul http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57922008.html#storylink=rss Missouri native and his band, the Night Sweats, sell out the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Band is touring on its debut album, released in August

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:58:33 CST

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KC singer/songwriter Scott Hrabko plumbs his unique voice http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57961713.html#storylink=rss Singer/songwriter moved to Kansas City in the mid-1980s

After playing in several bands, he gave up music for years

Latest album gets high praise for poetic, creative lyrics

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:43:18 CST

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Marrow, the Roseline, Kip Moore, Trae tha Truth and the Hillbenders http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57901723.html#storylink=rss KC’s Organized Crimes will promote its new music in two shows

Keys N Krates performs next week at the Granada

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:00:00 CST

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David Bowie tribute at Uptown Theater erupts into a joyous celebration http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57707513.html#storylink=rss More than 800 fans attend after show was moved to larger venue

Show featured more than a dozen Kansas City musicians

Set list comprised 25 songs, tapped into much of Bowie’s large catalog

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:46:55 CST

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Country comeback: Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie and Lorrie Morgan demonstrate vitality at Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57462033.html#storylink=rss Veteran country artists have had 26 chart-topping hits among them

The country trio played a 110-minute acoustic-based show

Songs included “John Deere Green,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “Something in Red”

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:47:27 CST

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Missouri’s Nathaniel Rateliff taps into his twangy, rural soul http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57044363.html#storylink=rss He and his seven-piece soul band the Night Sweats burst out of the Denver scene in 2015

Hermann, Mo., native started out as a folk singer

Band’s “Tonight Show” performance in August went viral

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:25:00 CST

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For Lauren Anderson, music has spiritual and healing powers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article57118483.html#storylink=rss Singer/songwriter is also a music therapist at KU Medical Center

She recently released “Truly Me,” her first full-length album

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Your Friend, Darlingside, Randy Rogers Band, Madeon and the Buhs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56514033.html#storylink=rss And more good shows to come next week, including ... Feb. 1 at the Midland: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Feb. 3 at Lawrence’s Bottleneck: Yo La Tengo

Feb. 3 at Kanza Hall: Josh Abbott Band

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:00:00 CST

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Ticket alert: Third Eye Blind, John Mellencamp and Carlene Carter, the Wild Feathers and Ron White http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56881858.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Amon Amarth with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus, No Duh with Switch, RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses — Master Quest.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:56:53 CST

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John Mellencamp coming to Lied Center in Lawrence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56855973.html#storylink=rss Carlene Carter will be his ‘special guest’

Tickets on sale Jan. 29; presale is Jan. 28

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:13:42 CST

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Springsteen’s ‘River’ tour to roll into Sprint Center in April http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56821493.html#storylink=rss Tour celebrates release of ‘The River Collection’

It will be Springsteen’s first appearance in Kansas City since November 2012

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:16:34 CST

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Taryn Miller of Your Friend flourishes after finding her true playing field http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56656948.html#storylink=rss The high school athlete discovered music by sneaking onstage

Her self-released EP grabbed the attention of indie label Domino

She has toured with Courtney Barnett, Alex G and Porches

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:12:00 CST

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Ryan Bingham sings his stories in many shades of roots and blues in KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56457820.html#storylink=rss Singer-songwriter from Texas performed Sunday before sold-out crowd at Madrid Theatre

Bingham is an Academy Award winner for “The Weary Kind,” a track from the film “Crazy Heart”

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:35:08 CST

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Thousands of faithful flock to KC’s Sprint Center for Winter Jam http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56440390.html#storylink=rss KB kicked off several hours of shamelessly derivative, relentlessly optimistic and boundlessly energetic Christian pop music

Headliner For King & Country filled the arena with colossal indie-rock that drew heavily on the sound of Imagine Dragons

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:52:02 CST

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Contempt for the Eagles feels like resentment of their success http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56122565.html#storylink=rss Co-founder’s demise on Monday has brought out the group’s haters

From the New York Post: “Glenn Frey’s death was sad, but the Eagles were a horrific band.”

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Sobering news for music sales in 2015 but Adele was a bright spot http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article56042105.html#storylink=rss Consumption rose significantly but most was via streaming

For first time ever, catalog sales exceed current sales

Record-breaking sales of Adele’s “25” softened the losses

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:21:29 CST

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Tool delivers a feast of sights, sounds to big Sprint Center crowd http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article55807010.html#storylink=rss Wednesday’s show was the band’s first in Kansas City in six years

Set list included a new song, the instrumental “Descending”

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:00:41 CST

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Hipshot Killer rises from near-ashes, unleashes its punk groove http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article55618510.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City punk band almost imploded because of personnel issues

Band’s new album is out on vinyl on a St. Louis label

Mike Alexander has been in several bands, including the Architects

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:22:00 CST

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Chris Janson, 1349, Jack’s Mannequin, Ryan Bingham http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article55411310.html#storylink=rss Also this weekend: Whitey Morgan and Cody Jinks, David Wax Museum

Next week: City and Colour, Half Moon Run, Stalley, The Americans

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

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