Thursday, July 16, at Crossroads KC
Silento is the teenager responsible for the latest dance craze. Millions of people have heeded his call to “watch me whip/watch me nae nae.” Silento is likely to give a helpful tutorial as he performs the novelty song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” on Thursday. With T-Wayne and Lil Ronnie.
Tickets range from $32.50 to $37.50 in advance through midlandkc.com.
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Shiner and String & Return
Friday, July 17, at the RecordBar
Shiner and String & Return are widely admired purveyors of the grungy post-punk attack that defined the Kansas City rock sound of the 1980s and ’90s. The reunited bands are rekindling the abrasive style for longtime fans and for newcomers who didn’t catch them during their heydays.
Tickets are $20 in advance through therecordbar.com.
Saturday, July 18, at Starlight Theatre
Keith Sweat is one of the most convincing soul singers of the last 30 years. His persuasive pleading on hits like “I’ll Give All My Love to You” and “Make It Last Forever” will provide the highlights of the New Jack Swing Tour. With Blackstreet, SWV and Troop.
Tickets range from $18.50 to $126 in advance through kcstarlight.com.
Sunday, July 19, at the Midland
Glenn Danzig merged punk rock, heavy metal and the garish sensibility of comic books and monster movies as the leader of the Misfits in the 1970s and ’80s. He bellows dark rock anthems like “Mother” as the namesake figure in Danzig. With Pennywise, Cancer Bats and Hammerlord.
Tickets are $35 in advance through midlandkc.com.
Tuesday, July 21, at the RecordBar
Saint Motel revives the jovial ’80s pop of New Wave bands like Duran Duran and Haircut 100. Before performing with Empires at the RecordBar, the California-based band will make an early-morning appearance at a free event at the Tank Room.
Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa
Tuesday, July 21, at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Party rapper Wiz Khalifa and veteran pop-punk band Fall Out Boy have combined forces on the Boys of Zummer Tour. The inspired combination will provide the soundtrack for one of the summer’s most outlandish parties. With Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama.
Tickets range from $29 to $69.75 in advance through cricketwirelessamp.com.
Tuesday, July 21, at the Bottleneck
The delicate songs and exquisite harmonies of Wild Child make the Austin-based band one of the most appealing ensembles in the current folk revival. Wild Child’s best work resembles a heavenly back-porch jam session.
Tickets are $11 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.
Wednesday, July 22, at the Riot Room
Beck’s predilection for mopey but beautiful acoustic musings is a bummer for people who prefer his party songs like “Sexx Laws.” That’s where Cayucas comes in. The upbeat dance music of the California ensemble resembles a baggage-free version of Beck.
Tickets are $10 in advance through theriotroom.com.
Wednesday, July 22, at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Guitar master Eddie Van Halen and charismatic vocalist David Lee Roth have an extremely difficult time getting along. Early reports from Van Halen’s summer tour suggest that the members of the fractious pop-metal group are on their best behavior. With the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
Tickets range from $27.50 to $179 in advance through cricketwirelessamp.com.
Wednesday, July 22, at the RecordBar
Experimental Japanese collective Melt-Banana has been making intriguing sounds for more than 20 years. The correspondingly adventurous Florida-based metal band Torche is among the avant-garde group’s opening acts. With Hot Nerds.
Tickets are $12 in advance through therecordbar.com.