Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.
The incendiary hip-hop group Public Enemy headlined a sweltering outdoor concert at the Free State Festival in downtown Lawrence on Saturday. Thousands attended the free event presented by the Lawrence Arts Center.
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.
The drummer’s highly individual spins on grooves will be heard Thursday, June 30. Also coming up: Full schedules at the Blue Room and Green Lady Lounge. Plus, KC Reeds and Rhythm project, featuring KC Jazz Orchestra’s full reed section, premieres at the Westport CoffeeHouse Theatre.
Ramona Gonzalez makes smart, fuzzy beat music as Nite Jewel, but when it came to writing songs for her self-produced new album, "Liquid Cool," she sought stillness. Or to be more precise, the particular sensation in daily life when communication gives way to isolation.
Celebrities including singer Billy Ray Cyrus and "America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will gather for a TV fundraiser to benefit flood recovery efforts in West Virginia, where at least 23 people died.