<![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 Steely Dan show at Starlight Theatre registers somewhere between ecstasy and a thrill http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85708147.html#storylink=rss Rock/jazz/funk ensemble delivers two knockout hours of hits and favorites

Set list included a cover and a few deep-album cuts

Steve Winwood opened with a set that included songs from Traffic and Spencer Davis Group

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:15:23 CDT

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo give it their best shot at the UMB Big Bash http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85733722.html#storylink=rss About 1,000 people turned out for UMB Big Bash, a fundraiser for small nonprofits

Without Giraldo re-creating his wonderfully bombastic electric guitar riffs, most of the musical makeovers were enticing

An uncharacteristic huskiness in her voice was the only indication of the severe vocal problems that have recently afflicted Benatar

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:19:54 CDT

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Jayhawks’ new album takes flight from Americana roots http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85535607.html#storylink=rss Band’s tour stopping at Knuckleheads in Kansas City Tuesday, June 28

Gary Louris says Jayhawks have little to do with the alt-country world these days, yet they still wear the label

“Paging Mr. Proust” is a collection of songs that reflect Louris’ many roots and influences, including, here and there, some country and folk accents

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:01:00 CDT

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For Bob Dylan, times have changed at his live shows in a good way http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85215747.html#storylink=rss Legendary singer/songwriter drew about 5,000 to Starlight Theatre

Set list featured several tracks of classic American songs from his most recent two albums

Mavis Staples opened the show with a dynamic set

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:15:20 CDT

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Ana Popovic shows her varied music roots on ‘Trilogy’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85142782.html#storylink=rss Popovic, a native of Serbia, released her eighth studio album, “Trilogy,” in May

“Trilogy” comprises three CDs and more than two dozen songs

Popovic was the first woman invited to join the Experience Hendrix tour, a tribute to guitar great Jimi Hendrix

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:13:00 CDT

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Joe Walsh and Bad Company take a big Starlight crowd on a whirlwind classic rock odyssey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84995607.html#storylink=rss Nearly 8,000 fans get a big dose of songs that go back to the 1970s

Walsh’s set included a tribute to the late Glenn Frey

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:42:45 CDT

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New concerts on sale this week: Chance the Rapper, Elle King and Grouplove http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85051417.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Los Lonely Boys, Jim Jefferies, Ingrid Michaelson

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:03 CDT

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KC concerts: Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, JD McPherson, Public Enemy, the Jayhawks and Guns N’ Roses http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84907237.html#storylink=rss The Americans perform in conjunction with the screening of the music documentary “American Epic” at the Lawrence Arts Center

They’ll be joined by Katy Guillen & the Girls, Arthur Dodge and more

Dash Berlin performs Saturday at KC Live; the Staves perform Sunday at the Riot Room

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:05:00 CDT

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Boulevardia ’16 finale was much like its predecessors: Hot and groovy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84778762.html#storylink=rss Headliners included the English Beat, Soul Asylum and Gin Blossoms

Third annual music/food/arts festival drew thousands into West Bottoms

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:46:06 CDT

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Lil Wayne shows no signs of ill health in energetic Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84701072.html#storylink=rss He reportedly suffered seizures six days before concert here

Rap star co-headlines with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz

Kansas City’s Tech N9ne, Stevie Stone and Rich the Factor also perform

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:43:11 CDT

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Boulevardia’s second day features a blend of local and national acts http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84697387.html#storylink=rss Making Movies, a local band formed in 2009, had to compete with the sun and suppertime

Mariachi el Bronx performed rock songs in a traditional Mexican format

Alt-country queen-in-waiting Nikki Lane was spoiling for a fight in “Man Up” and “Your Big Mouth”

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:10:33 CDT

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On Father’s Day: It’s bittersweet how time and parenthood slips away http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84486497.html#storylink=rss Life isn’t short but it sure is speedy

Enjoy your kiddos every day

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:39:00 CDT

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Brandi Carlile spreads gospel of love to a big crowd at Crossroads KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84086937.html#storylink=rss A crowd of more than 1,500 gathered to listen to the singer/songwriter

Set list includes covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Led Zeppelin

Opener Greg Holden did a duet with Carlile on “Boys in the Street”

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:39:01 CDT

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Reset your presets: two KC music radio stations switch spots http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84241107.html#storylink=rss Cumulus Media moved JACK FM from 105.1 to 102.5

X 105.1, Kansas City’s Alternative (formerly at 102.5) is launched

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:52:56 CDT

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Claypool Lennon Delirium sends a modest crowd into fits of jubilation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83861887.html#storylink=rss Band is a collaboration between Les Claypool and Sean Lennon

About 500 attended show at Crossroads KC

Set list included covers of the Beatles and Pink Floyd

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:04:14 CDT

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Béla Fleck & the Flecktones meld bluegrass and jazz at the Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83891817.html#storylink=rss The quartet’s daring fusion remains fresh 28 years after the band’s formation

The musicians discharged a deluge of notes in an occasionally frenzied performance

The music may have been difficult to play, but almost all of it was easy to enjoy

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:55 CDT

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Boulevardia festival offers up plenty of good music in KC this weekend http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83778247.html#storylink=rss The third annual event from Boulevard Brewing Co. has a tried-and-true formula of beer, food, arts and crafts and music — lots of music

This year’s lineup comprises more than three dozen bands performing on three stages over three days

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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KC concerts: Los Lobos, Rosanne Cash, Keith Sweat, Meghan Trainor and Lil Wayne http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83681147.html#storylink=rss David Bazan of Pedro the Lion performs Monday, June 20, at the RecordBar

Zella Day performs Tuesday, June 21, at the Tank Room

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Henry Rollins, Corinne Bailey Rae, Vince Gill http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83687237.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: T.G. Sheppard, Ghost, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Festival of Praise

On sale Saturday: Asleep at the Wheel

On sale Tuesday: The Missouri State Fair concert lineup

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:53:06 CDT

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Ziggy Marley keeps crowd dancing to his songs of love http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83454067.html#storylink=rss Sunday’s Crossroads KC concert drew heavily from his latest self-titled album

New songs were some of the show’s highlights

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:06:55 CDT

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Paul Simon gives big Kansas City crowd a lively snapshot of an illustrious career http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83296132.html#storylink=rss Two-hour show includes material from his most recent album, “Stranger to Stranger”

Set list also includes songs from his Simon and Garfunkel catalog

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:12:30 CDT

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Lumineers return to Kansas City, recharged and with new material http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83192927.html#storylink=rss Denver band plays first show in area since 2013

Set list includes many songs from the group’s second album, “Cleopatra,” released in April

They performed before a sold-out crowd at the Kansas City Live stage

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:50:57 CDT

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Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton perform uplifting soul at Starlight Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article83192067.html#storylink=rss Co-headliners add contemporary flourishes to gritty Southern soul

Hamilton at times performs as if he were at a church service, yet he won’t be mistaken for a choirboy

Fantasia, the 2004 winner of “American Idol,” is neither polished nor bland

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:17:39 CDT

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Before a big Starlight Theatre crowd, show by the Cure felt just like heaven http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82703887.html#storylink=rss Three-hour concert was filled with hits, favorites and deep album cuts

The show was about as perfect as a show can get

Frontman Robert Smith and the rest of the band were in fine form all night

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:43:35 CDT

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Ziggy Marley, coming to Crossroads KC, talks marijuana, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82273207.html#storylink=rss Reggae star and son of Bob Marley released his self-titled solo album in May

He performs Sunday at Crossroads KC

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Paul Simon’s still got it: New album continues his adventures in musical intrigue http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82371272.html#storylink=rss Songwriter’s 14th studio album features an array of sounds and textures

Simon, 74, performs Saturday night at Starlight Theatre

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis combine pop and politics at the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82548442.html#storylink=rss Concern about social issues, including Macklemore’s uneasiness with success, was the emotional core of the concert

But party songs got plenty of stage time, too

The audience was surprisingly small

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:41:35 CDT

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New concerts on sale Friday: David Crosby, Amos Lee, Ronnie Milsap, Sammy Adams, Who’s Bad http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82298962.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Prophets of Rage, Rocky Votolato with Chris Staples, Amity Affliction, Randy Rogers Band

Tickets for Missouri State Fair concerts go on sale June 21

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:13:20 CDT

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KC Concerts: James McMurtry, Anthony Hamilton, Paul Simon and Los Tigres del Norte in town this weekend http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article82240492.html#storylink=rss KC Techno celebrates its 7th Anniversary Party in the West Bottoms

The Missouri Chainsaw Grassacre features the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Cornmeal and Mountain Sprout

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:30:30 CDT

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Crowd laughs and sings along with Barenaked Ladies at Starlight http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article81910172.html#storylink=rss The Canadian band is joined by OMD and Howard Jones at Starlight Theatre

Barenaked Ladies fans adore the group for more than just its 1998 signature song “One Week”

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:46:39 CDT

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