<![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 Tickets on sale Friday: Bob Saget, Hippie Sabotage, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Mewithoutyou http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91962217.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Johnnyswim, Blackberry Smoke, Balance and Composure, Rufus Du Sol

And on the way: Toni Braxton, Kenny Rogers, Florida Georgia Line, Bob James, Karrin Allyson

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:25:32 CDT

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The best music in KC: Dolly Parton, Miike Snow, Wye Oak, Rascal Flatts and American Aquarium all perform in KC this weekend http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91914062.html#storylink=rss Coming Tuesday, Aug. 2: Whitney Rose at Knuckleheads

Coming Wednesday, Aug. 3: Umphrey’s McGee at Crossroads KC

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:02:00 CDT

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From trauma, to healing, to a poignant KC Fringe Festival tribute http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91749112.html#storylink=rss Susanna Lee (aka Lucky DeLuxe) is the daughter of former KC radio star Jay Cooper

The two grew closer after she was assaulted by an intruder

She is performing a tribute to him at KC Fringe Festival

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:05:41 CDT

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Nile Rodgers joins Duran Duran at a massive dance party at Starlight http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91665492.html#storylink=rss Duran Duran was the headliner at Starlight Theatre Sunday, but Nile Rodgers dominated the show

Duran Duran’s 110-minute show emphasized the group’s admirable maturity

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:59:43 CDT

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Huge Sprint Center crowd joyously rocks and raps to Drake’s Summer Sixteen spectacle http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91560617.html#storylink=rss Canadian rapper/singer draws a sold-out crowd to first Kansas City show since 2013

Rapper Future also performed solo and with Drake

The show included a variety of spectacular visuals

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:27:25 CDT

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Singer/songwriter Halsey lives up to the hype in raucous, sold-out Midland show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91472427.html#storylink=rss She performs all of her debut album, “Badlands”

Her first headlining show in Kansas City draws nearly 3,000 people

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:24:00 CDT

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Shinedown, Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry offer rock ’n’ roll redemption at Starlight Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91463952.html#storylink=rss Drummer Arejay Hale’s stunts and Lzzy Hale’s robust vocals make additional visual effects unnecessary for Halestorm

Shinedown’s blend of power ballads and melodic hard rock songs evokes 1970s bands such a REO Speedwagon and Styx

Black Stone Cherry opens the show with a set of metal-coated Southern rock

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:02:22 CDT

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Dr. Dog unleashes a warm tide of sounds and styles at Crossroads KC show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91266757.html#storylink=rss They opened with “The Way the Lazy Do.” If there’s a standard Dr. Dog sound, it lies in songs like this: tuneful, organic, soulful

Dr. Dog is touring on “The Psychedelic Swamp,” a revamped and remodeled version of the debut album they decided not to release more than 15 years ago

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:15:01 CDT

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Kiss gives Independence crowd the usual gaudy sights and sounds http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90976562.html#storylink=rss Band performed Wednesday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

It was Kiss’ first show in the area since December 2010

Band honored military veterans during the show

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:11:50 CDT

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A Q&A with Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon: In love with David Bowie, in awe of Prince http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91055772.html#storylink=rss Duran Duran performs Sunday night at Starlight Theatre

Openers are Nile Rodgers and Chic

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Brian Wilson gives strange vibrations in re-creating a classic album at Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90978607.html#storylink=rss Wilson, a giant of American popular music, was distressingly shaky during his Wednesday night performance

He is touring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds”

The band attacked every song with the studiousness and passion of a renowned classical orchestra

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:41:18 CDT

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New Edition and Babyface take a big crowd on a nostalgic journey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90757292.html#storylink=rss Show at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena draws several thousand people

New Edition’s 90-minute set includes the hit “Candy Girl”

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:29:15 CDT

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Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley visit military veterans in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90627272.html#storylink=rss The co-lead singers provided lunch for more than 50 veterans at Rock & Brews

They also gave away tickets to Wednesday’s concert

Their “Freedom to Rock Tour” represents their devotion to the nation’s veterans

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:20:49 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Brothers Osborne, Dr. Dog, Halsey, Drake, Dru Hill and Duran Duran http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90498647.html#storylink=rss Kiiara performs Monday, July 25, at the Riot Room

The Indigo Girls perform Wednesday, July 27, at Crossroads KC

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:05:00 CDT

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Alabama Shakes stirs a hearty buzz at Day 2 of the Beach Ball http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90278932.html#storylink=rss Brittany Howard shows off her powerful voice and charismatic stage presence

Lineup also included Glass Animals and Portugal the Man

Kansas City’s Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also performed

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:22:42 CDT

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Kenny Chesney delivers plenty of joy at annual Arrowhead lovefest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90148392.html#storylink=rss Nearly 52,000 fans attend his Spread the Love Tour

Bill included co-headliner Miranda Lambert, plus Sam Hunt and Old Dominion

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:11:37 CDT

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Saturday’s Buzz Beach Ball showcases indie bands of all stripes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90173642.html#storylink=rss Bleachers and Fitz and the Tantrums outshine headliner Cage the Elephant

Kitten gives the most memorable performance

Local bands Hembree and Brave the Spirit fare well

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:24:00 CDT

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Trampled Under Foot kicks off reunion with a rambunctious set at Knuckleheads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90021977.html#storylink=rss After a two-year hiatus, the KC blues rock band plays a lengthy show on the first night of a two-night stand

Danielle Schnebelen’s powerful voice sets the band apart

Protracted performance grows increasingly shambolic after midnight

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:14:44 CDT

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Ginuwine show at VooDoo Lounge is postponed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89838867.html#storylink=rss July 15 show has been moved to December at VooDoo Lounge

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:35:53 CDT

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Miranda Lambert may know her guns and drink, but her softer side is powerful, too http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89201332.html#storylink=rss The singer co-headlines a show Saturday at Arrowhead with Kenny Chesney

She was 22 when she released her first album

Though she is known for songs like “Somethin’ Bad” and “Gunpowder & Lead,” her introspective songs are just as memorable

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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John Doe delivers an evening filled with personality and flair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89313347.html#storylink=rss Founder of punk band X performed Tuesday night at Knuckleheads

His backup band included Jesse Dayton and X drummer DJ Bonebrake

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:03:41 CDT

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This week in KC music: Brian Wilson, Alabama Shakes, Kenny Chesney, Ida McBeth and Whitney http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89074247.html#storylink=rss Also: Lawrence Field Day Fest, New Edition and Babyface, Sublime with Rome, Panic! At the Disco

And: Weezer and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Adia Victoria, François Rabbath, and Jessica Paige

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Tickets on sale: John Moreland, Lindsey Stirling, Bret Michaels, Joe Bonamassa http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89095937.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Bad Religion and Against Me, Autograf and Goldroom, The Naked and Famous, Neal McCoy, “Ice Age on Ice”

Tickets soon to be on sale: Dance Gavin Dance, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Florida Georgia Line

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:11:24 CDT

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Garbage proves again its sound is durable, not disposable http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88837257.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin band performs before a crowd of more than 800 at Uptown Theater

It’s touring on “Strange Little Bird,” its sixth album, released in June

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:31:46 CDT

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Twenty One Pilots soars at the Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88853047.html#storylink=rss While Twenty One Pilots is a lightweight pop group, its two-hour show was often spectacular

The fast-paced concert was one of the most visually stimulating shows in recent memory

Deceptively astute juvenilia, Twenty One Pilot’s repertoire reflects the neuroses of teenagers

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:08:27 CDT

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The set included songs about politics and the quest for peace and justice

His performance was part of the Crossroads Roots and Heritage Festival

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:00:11 CDT

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Flight of the Conchords delivers music and lowbrow humor at Starlight Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88390537.html#storylink=rss Two-man comedy-music duo from New Zealand draws more than 6,000 fans

They are best known for their hit HBO show in 2007-08

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:08:51 CDT

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Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes takes leave from tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88399877.html#storylink=rss The quintessential ‘80s band loses its keyboardist temporarily

“I am leaving both the band and fans in great hands,” he writes

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Femi Kuti will bring his beat and his politics to the Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article87798762.html#storylink=rss Nigerian whose father was an Afrobeat pioneer plays Friday on the Roots & Heritage Festival stage

“Things are very tough for the average person right now,” Kuti says of his homeland

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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