<![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 Who’s belated birthday show at the Sprint Center was worth the wait http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74864032.html#storylink=rss Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend delivered a memorable Sprint Center show

The two-hour show was filled with hits and best-known songs

The Sprint Center concert was rescheduled twice due to Daltrey’s illnesses

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:41:16 CDT

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Country star Luke Bryan coming to Bonner Springs this summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74663242.html#storylink=rss His Kill the Lights Tour will stop at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater in August

Little Big Town is also on the bill

Tickets go on sale May 6

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:15:23 CDT

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A small audience basks in curative pop music from three bands at the Madrid Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74376437.html#storylink=rss Magic Man, the Griswolds and Panama Wedding played to about 300 fans Wednesday night

Although Magic Man headlined, most of the audience came to hear the Griswolds

The night was a testament to the uplifting power of pop

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:22:32 CDT

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Fred Armisen’s entertainment realm ranges far and wide http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74437752.html#storylink=rss From Prince impressions to “Portlandia,” the comedian is a regular on-air presence

He played Prince on “SNL” so he could meet the music legend

He’ll be in KC on Saturday at Ink’s Middle of the Map fest

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:57:16 CDT

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The best music this weekend: Black Lillies, Guided by Voices, George Clinton and the Who http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73931447.html#storylink=rss Guided by Voices play Lawrence’s Bottleneck on Monday, May 2

Middle of the Map starts on Wednesday, May 4, at various venues

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 CDT

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KC rapper’s video celebrates new downtown streetcar http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74189687.html#storylink=rss Kemet the Phantom collaborates with city on “Get Out (The Streetcar Song)”

Rapper was part of the duo that made “Straight Outta Kauffman” tribute to the Royals

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:36:48 CDT

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New KC concerts on sale: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, New Edition, Drake with Future, Cyndi Lauper, Alabama, Bonnie Raitt http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73991837.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Tegan and Sara, the Mountain Goats, Hotel California

Chicago will play in Topeka

The Grow Wild Tour, the Australian Pink Floyd Show and “The Price Is Right Live”

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:48:33 CDT

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Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour is coming to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73758992.html#storylink=rss Hip-hop star to perform at Sprint Center in July

Show will include performances by Future and other special guests

Tickets to go on sale the morning of April 29

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:24:52 CDT

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Andrew Bird and band cast a hopeful spell at Midland show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73321327.html#storylink=rss Singer/songwriter showcases his musicianship on violin and guitar

Set list drew heavily from new album, “Are You Serious”

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:41:09 CDT

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The Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers convincing R&B at The Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73025757.html#storylink=rss 12-member aggregation makes old songs seem new

But group’s improvisations are a mixed bag

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:01:33 CDT

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Prince’s genius was underrated, yet he still stood out among giants http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73190637.html#storylink=rss Watch the 1983 video of James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince

Prince’s live shows were exercises in professionalism and polish, precision and spontaneity

His virtuosity — on guitar, for songwriting — was vastly underappreciated

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:31:11 CDT

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KC’s Pedaljets remember the scent of Prince and the glove left behind http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73119872.html#storylink=rss Kansas City band the PedalJets had an encounter with Prince in 1984

Prince used band’s equipment during a brief performance

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:15:46 CDT

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Review from 2004: Prince showed fans at Kemper Arena that he still had it http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article73091007.html#storylink=rss Pop superstar’s last appearance in Kansas City was in 2004

He played a long set to 13,000 appreciative fans

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:45:04 CDT

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Mumford and Sons rock sold-out Sprint Center with sounds old and new http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72605907.html#storylink=rss British band mixes its folk-rock with arena rock anthems

Set list included “Kansas City” from “New Basement Tapes” album

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:06:48 CDT

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New KC concerts on sale: Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton, Bill Maher, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani and Eve http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72613397.html#storylink=rss New KC concerts on sale include Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton, Bill Maher, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani and Eve. Also on the way are Jagged Edge, James Bay, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Hotel California.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:51:34 CDT

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Top music shows for the week: Johnny Rivers, English Beat, the Arcs and J Boog http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72566162.html#storylink=rss Johnny Rivers, Englisth Beat, the Arcs and J Boog plan appearances

Also, the UK’s, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Fear Factory and Soilwork, and Mount Moriah

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:55:00 CDT

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Pandora’s Music Genome Project architect Nolan Gasser on the power of music and Prince http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article74257777.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:48:32 CDT

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It will be her first solo performance in Kansas City

Stefani has performed in this area several times with No Doubt

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:59:01 CDT

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Dave Rawlings Machine transports Folly Theater crowd back in time http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72338592.html#storylink=rss David Rawlings’ five-piece band stirred up two hours of old-time acoustic reverie

Set list included covers of songs by Dylan, Grateful Dead and Bill Monroe

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:52:12 CDT

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Holy Holy pays tribute to David Bowie before small crowd at Uptown Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72327632.html#storylink=rss Tribute band features longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti

Set list included entire “Man Who Sold the World” album

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:46:05 CDT

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Axl Rose will tour with AC/DC as new frontman http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article72318362.html#storylink=rss AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson recently dropped out of the band because of hearing loss

The band was halfway through a tour with 10 remaining U.S. shows and more in Europe

Rose will still front Guns N’ Roses, which is scheduled to play Arrowhead Stadium in June

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:00:25 CDT

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Andrew Bird navigates a ‘Serious’ change in sound and approach http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71801287.html#storylink=rss An impromptu meeting with Randy Newman inspired Andrew Bird to change the way he made his brand-new album

The singer/songwriter performs Thursday at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:00:00 CDT

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KC’s Victor & Penny tapped Nashville producer for ‘Electricity’ album http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71862937.html#storylink=rss Guitar-ukulele duo of Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane turned reins over to a producer for the first time

Their third full-length album cracked the top 20 of the folk chart

CD release concert will be Tuesday, April 19

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Waves of jubilation greet Mavericks at Knuckleheads concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72216337.html#storylink=rss Band’s two-hour set Friday was filled with hits and covers, including a Merle Haggard tribute

A even larger crowd was expected Saturday, the final of a two-night stand

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:55:25 CDT

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Marshall Crenshaw delivers an evening of pop reverie at Knuckleheads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article72030882.html#storylink=rss Songwriter was backed by the Bottle Rockets, who opened the show

Set included favorites like “Cynical Girl” and “Whenever You’re On My Mind”

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:45:00 CDT

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Saturday’s Record Store Day in KC and Lawrence will highlight vinyl resurgence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71546022.html#storylink=rss Stores will offer recordings made exclusively for the event

Most will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16, the earliest time allowed by the RSD organization

Several stores will offer live music, including a performance by the Mavericks

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:00:00 CDT

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Willie Nelson and friends revive the songs and spirit of Merle Haggard http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71329977.html#storylink=rss Nelson pays tribute to Haggard before a sold-out crowd in Independence

Jamey Johnson sang several Haggard songs, including duets with Lee Ann Womack

Haggard died April 6 after a battle with pneumonia

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:32:24 CDT

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New KC concerts on sale: Meghan Trainor, G-Eazy & Logic, Ginuwine, Kiss and Bryan Adams http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71388872.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy, Counting Crows and Needtobreathe

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:05:55 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Houndmouth, the Dave Rawlings Machine, Holy Holy, the Bad Plus and Joshua Redman http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article71211642.html#storylink=rss Next week at Sprint Center: Mumford & Sons on Monday; Pentatonix on Tuesday

Also in the area next week: the Band of Heathens, Iris DeMent and Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:27:00 CDT

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