<![CDATA[Music News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Music News & Reviews 60 Ticket alert: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and more in Oddball Comedy fest; Dr. John; REO Speedwagon http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article26664601.html#storylink=rss Also on the way to Kansas City: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage; Jackson Browne; Julian Vaughn, Kim Waters, Patti Austin; Bad Plus featuring Joshua Redman.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:14:52 CDT

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Jazz Town: Blue Room artists form KC-based recording collective http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26058595.html#storylink=rss A series of double bills starting Monday night at the Blue Room, 1600 E. 18th St., will feature artists connected to the Artists Recording Collective, a platform that has distributed more than 50 releases in eight years.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Gogol Bordello unleashes a flurry of music fireworks at Crossroads KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article26492923.html#storylink=rss Fireworks sprayed the skies above downtown Kansas City on Friday night, but none of them matched the pyrotechnics detonated inside Crossroads KC, where Gogol Bordello was holding court.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:31:18 CDT

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Review: Apple Music is strong on design, weak on social networking http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article26396974.html#storylink=rss Apple said “yes” to cramming every popular method of consuming music into one app: a streaming service similar to Spotify; radio features that compete with Internet and satellite services like Pandora and Sirius XM; and its old music player for listening to downloaded songs. The weakness of Apple Music is Connect, the social network for musicians, which allows artists to upload media.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:51:05 CDT

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Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26212882.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:25:04 CDT By DON BABWIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26212882.html Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article26044009.html#storylink=rss In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it – but it has left her family hurt and angry.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:39:05 CDT

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If you want to know ‘How Music Got Free,’ read the book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article26007760.html#storylink=rss Stephen Witt’s whip-smart and superbly reported book traces the origins of music piracy and the legacy it leaves.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Mates of State band members are partners in every way http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article25904866.html#storylink=rss The indie-pop band of married couple Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner continues its evolution by scoring and starring in an independent film “The Rumperbutts.” The band performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the RecordBar.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25837717.html#storylink=rss The drummer for the classic-rock band Journey sat in jail Tuesday after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:11:49 CDT

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This weekend’s best music in KC: Gogol Bordello, Mates of State and Black Milk http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25831918.html#storylink=rss Next week in Kansas City: Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional and Jess Klein

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:30:00 CDT

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Transformative Yes bassist Chris Squire helped redefine the instrument http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25761490.html#storylink=rss One of the artists who helped redefine the bass for a generation of players and listeners – Chris Squire of Yes, who died Saturday of acute erythroid leukemia – was different among bassists.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:28:56 CDT

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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25743232.html#storylink=rss Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for “7/11,” while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night. But the show was less about the awards – video of the year didn’t even make the live broadcast – as performances stole the night.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:17:26 CDT

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The Who’s Pete Townshend on why he made ‘Classic Quadrophenia’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25611364.html#storylink=rss The symphonic release of the Who’s 1973 concept album came out earlier this month and includes music by the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and vocals by classical tenor Alfie Boe, rocker Billy Idol, Phil Daniels, and Townshend.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Jazz Town: Steve Cardenas and Ben Allison bring musical telepathy to KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25477081.html#storylink=rss Expect free-flowing, intuitive jazz invention by a couple of masters when Steve Cardenas and Ben Allison perform Thursday in Overland Park. Also appearing this week: trombonist Marcus Lewis’ big band, on Monday, June 29, at the Blue Room.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: The sweet sounds of Summerfest begin July 11 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article25500373.html#storylink=rss Summerfest has made the blistering hot days of summer tolerable with chamber music performed by some of Kansas City’s finest musicians and superb guest artists from around the country. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Summerfest, and the ensemble has put together a season that celebrates its past and looks forward to the future.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Rolling Stones give a big Arrowhead Stadium crowd a show for the ages http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article25702687.html#storylink=rss When it comes to the Rolling Stones, you can put aside all the jokes about age and senior citizenship, about walkers and hip replacements. Yes, they’ve been a band for 53 years. Yes, the four members are a combined 284 years old. And, yes, their lead singer is a great-grandfather. But Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium, the Stones proved demonstrably that rock and roll is more about spirit than age and they can still be as fierce as any rock band on earth.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:51:01 CDT

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Baltimore Symphony creating new series with indie rock bands http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26676832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:14:46 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26676832.html Rapper Rick Ross released from jail in metro Atlanta http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26674585.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:50:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26674585.html Peabody Energy still chafes at strip-mining protest song http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26664133.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:00:10 CDT By BEN NEARY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26664133.html NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private colleges http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26651344.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:35:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26651344.html Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' coming to Broadway http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26665246.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:19:50 CDT By MARK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26665246.html The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26664667.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:14:54 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26664667.html New release: Lil Wayne drops an incendiary surprise mixtape over the holiday weekend. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26660968.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By GERRICK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26660968.html Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26647915.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:06 CDT By ANTHONY McCARTNEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26647915.html Fan buys Dead guitar for $526,000 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26660617.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By GERRICK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26660617.html Hip-hop concerts canceled ahead of All-Star Game after melee http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26652271.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:20:04 CDT By DAN SEWELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26652271.html Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26651638.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:03:29 CDT By FRAZIER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26651638.html Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26647927.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:03:19 CDT By TIA GOLDENBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article26647927.html Grateful Dead, at the end of the trip http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26648590.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CHRISTOPHER BORRELLI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article26648590.html Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25821130.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:28:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25821130.html