Vans Warped Tour
Thursday, July 30, at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Vans Warped Tour, a smorgasbord of punk, metal and pop, touches down in Bonner Springs on Thursday. The amusing rapper Riff Raff, the Springfield indie-pop band Never Shout Never and the dynamic Kansas City group the Beautiful Bodies are among the attractions.
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Tickets are $35 in advance through cricketwirelessamp.com.
The Tallest Man on Earth
Thursday, July 30, at the Midland theater
Kristian Matsson, the man behind the Tallest Man on Earth, often sounds like Pee-wee Herman imitating Bob Dylan. The sensitive Swedish musician is among the world’s foremost neo-folk artists. Matsson is touring in support of his powerful new album, “Dark Bird Is Home”
Tickets are $25 in advance through midlandkc.com.
Friday, July 31, at the VooDoo
At the pinnacle of its popularity a decade ago, Pomeroy’s combination of funk, hip-hop and rock made it one of the Midwest’s elite party bands. Friday’s concert at the VooDoo is one of the Manhattan-based group’s two scheduled reunion shows in 2015.
Tickets range from $14 to $23.50 in advance through voodoockc.com.
Friday, July 31, at Californios
Kansas City’s foremost conscious rapper, Reach is a master of designing unconventional events. Friday’s eclectic CSHMR party at Californos includes a fashion show and performances by forceful rapper Les Izmore and jazz-based ensembles Diverse and the Project H.
The cover charge is $5. Details are available at californos.com.
Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Tank Room
The charmingly profane breakout song “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl” may do for the career of Holly Miranda what “I Kissed a Girl” did for Katy Perry in 2008. The thoughtful singer/songwriter, also a member of the Brooklyn band the Jealous Girlfriends, is poised for stardom.
Tickets are $9.65 in advance through thetankroom.com.
Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Midland theater
Kansas City seems to serve as a second home for the members of Shinedown. Half of the Southern hard rock band’s live “Somewhere in the Stratosphere” album and DVD was recorded and filmed at the Midland theater. Sunday’s concert is sold out. With Nothing More.
The face value of tickets to the sold-out concert range from $39.50 to $46.50 in advance through midlandkc.com.
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Monday, Aug. 3, at the RecordBar
Cymbals Eat Guitars is a clamorous band that evokes comparisons to Modest Mouse and Pavement. Indie-rock obsessives who pine for the college rock of the ’90s may shed wistful tears during the New York-based band’s show on Monday. With See Through Dresses and the Author and the Illustrator.
Tickets are $10 in advance through therecordbar.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Madrid Theatre
Smart singer/songwriters like Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon seemed to grow on the trees of Southern California in the 1970s. Like intrepid time travelers, Los Angeles band Dawes revives that halcyon era for fans of mellow folk-rock. With John Moreland.
Tickets are $24.50 in advance through dawestheband.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Riot Room
Joell Ortiz suggests that “I move to the beat of my own drum” on his recent single “Music Saved My Life.” The Brooklyn native best known as a member of super-group Slaughterhouse has long been one of hip-hop’s most distinctive voices. Fierce Joey Cool is among the opening acts.
Tickets are $15 in advance through theriotroom.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Starlight Theatre
Trey Anastasio of Phish filled in for the late Jerry Garcia at the Grateful Dead’s farewell concerts this summer. For many area jam band fans who weren’t able to witness the Dead’s last hurrah in person, Phish’s show at Starlight Theatre represents the musical highlight of 2015.
Tickets are $65 in advance through kcstarlight.com.