Happy August everyone. We roll into August with a packed calendar that we’re really excited about. Hopefully you have concert tickets burning a hole in your pocket, too. Have a look below for some of the shows we’re looking forward to this week.
Keaton Conrad is barely old enough to vote but he’s making things happen on stages around KC, with an engaging voice and passion for creating good music. We first saw him play at Middle of the Map 2017 and he had the full attention of the RecordBar crowd. Now he’s back, if you want to see some great young KC talent, come to this gig and check out this video. The song “Biscayne” may be familiar to you if you listen to 90.9 The Bridge.
As they criss cross the map this summer, it’s important to note Katy Guillen and the Girls’ stopover in KC. Also on the bill: Heidi Lynne Gluck, whose songs are always good for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It’s a great bill on a Friday night at RecordBar.
08/05 Julien Baker/Luray at Granada
Julien Baker is on my radar because of my hero, Bob Boilen of Tiny Desk Concerts and NPR Music. Her extremely stripped down and vulnerable voice will be on display at The Granada on Saturday, August 5.
08/05 Young The Giant/Cold War Kids/Joywave at Starlight Theatre
Whenever one of the big acts from Middle of the Map Fest comes back through KC, it makes us happy. Cold War Kids, 2016 MOTM alums are back this week out at Starlight. Should be a fun night, under the stars with that crew. Also, we miss David Letterman.
Do you like your music a little bit weird, filled with a lot of mysterious sounds being made by masked musicians? If so, have I got a FREE show for you. Check out Freight Train Rabbit Killer on Sunday night at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road. Your life may never be the same.
08/01 Arc Flash/CHEW/Mystery Blood at Replay Lounge
08/01 Diemonds/Cimino/Red Velvet Crush at The Riot Room
08/01 Slayer/Lamb of God/Behemoth at Providence Amphitheater
08/01 Slothrust/Bruiser Queen at recordBar
08/02 Harlem Quartet at Polsky Theatre at JCCC
08/02 Lucinda Williams at Knuckleheads
08/03 Brick+Mortar/Yoke Lore/Run With It/Vivid Zebra at The Bottleneck
08/03 Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE! at The Midland
08/04 & 08/05 FOOL’S GOLD w/Beau Bledsoe & more at Musical Heritage Theater at Crown Center
08/04 Drugs & Attics/Salty/Hipshot Killer/Black Market Translation/Deco Auto/Witch Jail at Revolution Records
08/04 Mac Lethal/Loogey/Ish1da/Joey Cool/DJ Nick Fury at The Riot Room
08/04 RL Grime/What So Not/Graves/Longer Days at The Midland
08/04 Shuttlecock Showcase: Primitive Future/Iddy Vice/Tommy Strauser/Solomon at Mills Record Company
08/04 Something Magic/Paper Diamond/TROYBOI at CrossroadsKC
08/04 The Sluts/Raymond/Scruffy & The Janitors at Replay Lounge
08/05 Adam Scott York/J. Taylor/Teri Quinn at The RINO
08/05 Amy Farrand & The Like/GAV7D at The Ship
08/05 John Davis/Evil English/Slights/Small Waves at RecordBar
08/05 Vela/Fallopian Fire/Instant Karma at The Riot Room
08/06 Grand Marquis/The Rambling Roses at Replay Lounge
08/06 Jim Lauderdale at Knuckleheads
08/06 Post Animal/Captiva/Quasar at The Riot Room