Gregory Alan Isakov
Thursday, June 30, at the Madrid Theatre
A few of the tender recordings by Gregory Alan Isakov are so delicate that it seems that a light gust might be capable of blowing them away. In spite of the wispiness of much of his output, the Colorado-based singer-songwriter is no lightweight. Isakov won the Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Competition in 2007 and frequently performs with orchestras. With Langhorne Slim.
8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Madrid Theatre. 800-653-8000. ticketmaster.com. $30 to $75 in advance.
Friday, July 1, at KC Live
Most country artists wouldn’t consider covering Van Morrison’s celestial ballad “Into the Mystic,” but Stoney LaRue isn’t like most of his peers in the red-dirt country movement. A markedly serene musician, the Oklahoma-based LaRue creates a relaxed form of country in which “Into the Mystic” and his signature song, “Feet Don’t Touch the Ground,” harmoniously coexist.
8 p.m. Friday, July 1. KC Live. 816-842-1045. powerandlightdistrict.com. $10 in advance.
Friday, July 1, at the Sprint Center
The racy cover art for Selena Gomez’s most recent release made it clear that the pop star has put her career as a wholesome child actor behind her. The album bearing the image of the partially clothed Gomez contains a handful of hits that are similarly revealing. “Hands to Myself” and “Kill ’Em With Kindness” are extraordinarily compelling pop songs. With Dnce and Bahari.
7 p.m. Friday, July 1. Sprint Center. 888-929-7849. sprintcenter.com. $35.75-$128.25 in advance.
Brand New and Modest Mouse
Friday, July 1, at Providence Amphitheater
Brand New recently began selling T-shirts that read “Brand New 2000-2018.” Although members of the band are being coy about the message, the obvious implication is that the beloved emo band intends to call it quits. Area fans may hear renditions of Brand New’s slacker anthems about self-loathing and emotional vacancy for the last time on Friday. With Modest Mouse.
8 p.m. Friday, July 1. Providence Amphitheater. 800-745-3000. providenceamp.com. $25-$45 in advance.
Friday, July 1, at Knuckleheads
Bewitched by the classic soul and rock associated with Muscle Shoals, Amy Black recently released a tribute album of famous songs originally recorded in the Alabama town. The Nashville-based R&B revivalist faithfully interprets material associated with Etta James, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sam Cooke in her Muscle Shoals Revue.
8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads. 816-483-1456. knuckleheadskc.com. $12 in advance.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Friday, July 1, at Crossroads KC
Stars of the progressive bluegrass movement, Yonder Mountain String Band appeals to aging Deadheads, youthful hippies and people who simply appreciate fine banjo picking. Although the Colorado band crafts strong original material, it has also expanded its coalition of fans with surprising interpretations of material by the likes of Pink Floyd and Talking Heads. With the Werks.
8 p.m. Friday, July 1. Crossroads KC. 785-749-3434. crossroadskc.com. $22.50-$31.50 in advance.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Brewer & Shipley
Saturday, July 2, at Crossroads KC
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Brewer & Shipley racked up a handful of international hits in the 1970s without sacrificing their Midwestern sensibilities. “Jackie Blue” and “If You Wanna Get to Heaven” were smashes for the Springfield-based Daredevils. “One Toke Over the Line” made the Kansas City duo of Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley a controversial sensation.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Crossroads KC. 785-749-3434. crossroadskc.com. $28-$76.50 in advance.
Brad Cunningham Band
Saturday, July 2, at the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads
Even though the Brad Cunningham Band’s new release is titled “Every Inch of Texas,” not every song on the album by the rugged country ensemble based in Columbia is set in the Lone Star State. “Ozark Mountain Blues” is about a haunted moonshiner who reluctantly follows his in his father’s footsteps, and “Let’s Dance” is a tender song about a couple attempting to rekindle their love in Kansas City.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads. 816-483-1456. knuckleheadskc.com. $10 in advance.
Monday, July 4, at the Riot Room
Chuck Inglish has been blurring the line between hip-hop and rock for about 10 years. As half of the Cool Kids, Inglish created hip-hop that appealed to indie-rock fans. His new solo album, “Ev Zeppelin,” is loaded with the crunchy guitar riffs and bombastic beats associated with classic rock groups like Led Zeppelin. With Alex Wiley and Kaan.
8:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. The Riot Room. 816-483-1456. theriotroom.com. $15 in advance.
Wednesday, July 6, at Crossroads KC
For as long as the members of 311 are willing to perform durable hits from the ’90s and the aughts like “Amber,” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Love Song,” fans will gladly congregate at shows by the band known for his danceable mix of rock, reggae and hip-hop. 311 is touring with novel reggae artist Matisyahu.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Crossroads KC. 785-749-3434. crossroadskc.com. $39-$86.50 in advance.
Bill Brownlee, Special to The Star