This weekend’s best music: Bass Drum of Death, Kawehi, the Delta Saints and Mark Chesnutt

Nadis Warriors

Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Bottleneck

If the spiritually minded Nadis Warriors succeed in their stated mission at the Bottleneck, members of the audience will experience “a positive transfer of energy” as they absorb the Austin, Texas, ensemble’s electronic dance music. With Modern Measure.

The cover charge has yet to be determined. Details are available at thebottlenecklive.com.

Bass Drum of Death

Friday, Jan. 23, at the RecordBar

Bass Drum of Death combines the blues of its native Mississippi with punk rock primitivism. The band’s “Rip This” was one of the most convincing garage-rock albums of 2014. Fans of similar artists like Parquet Courts and Ty Segall won’t want to miss Friday’s show.

Tickets are $10 in advance through therecordbar.com.


Friday, Jan. 23, at the Bottleneck

The viral video sensation Kawehi returns to her base of Lawrence following a tour of the East Coast. While she’s renowned for her innovative covers of songs by the likes of Michael Jackson and Nirvana, Kawehi is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. With Mouth and Wrong Kata Trio.

Tickets are $11 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.

Scott Hrabko and the Rabbits

Saturday, Jan. 24, at Coda

Much like Howard Iceberg, Scott Hrabko is a Kansas City singer/songwriter with an acerbic sensibility and an affinity for classic country. Thursday’s matinee show serves as a release party for his new album, “Biscuits & Gravity.” With the Kemps.

The cover charge is $5. Details are available at codakc.com.

The Delta Saints

Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Bottleneck

Nashville’s answer to the North Mississippi Allstars and Vermont’s Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Delta Saints play a wild-eyed version of soulful blues-rock. The band’s frenzied attack provides a perfect soundtrack for a debauched night of binge drinking and uninhibited dancing. With Spencer Mackenzie Brown.

Tickets are $10 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.

Mark Chesnutt

Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ameristar

With a vocal style based on the operatic twang of George Jones, Mark Chesnutt helped reinvigorate country radio in the 1990s with a series of tradition-minded hits including “Goin’ Through the Big D” and “Bubba Shot the Jukebox.” Chesnutt is the headliner of the Country Throwback Tour. With Terri Clark and Joe Diffie.

Tickets range from $30 to $55 in advance through ticketmaster.com.

Andy Rourke of the Smiths

Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Riot Room

Andy Rourke, the bassist for the seminal British band the Smiths, is expected to play a mix of his favorite British invasion classics, New Wave nuggets and contemporary selections from today’s garage band revival in a DJ set at the Riot Room on Saturday.

Tickets are $10 in advance through theriotroom.com.

John Doe

Monday, Jan. 26, at Knuckleheads

Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Bottleneck

Although neither he nor his music has changed significantly, the popular perception of John Doe has shifted dramatically during the last 30 years. As a member of the Los Angeles punk band X, Doe was viewed as a rebellious upstart. He’s now revered as a staunch defender of American folk traditions. With Jesse Dayton.

Tickets for Monday’s show are $20 in advance through knuckleheadshonkytonk.com. Tickets for Tuesday’s show are $16 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.


Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Midland

The relentlessly gloomy Seether carries on the grunge-based tradition of Staind and Puddle of Mudd. The South African trio’s dour sensibility is demonstrated on rock hits ranging from 2004’s “Broken” to last year’s “Words As Weapons.” With Kyng and Islander.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance through axs.com.

Casey Donahew Band

Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Kanza Hall

One of the most likable purveyors of red dirt country, Casey Donahew resembles a boot-clad version of Jimmy Buffett as he sings about intimate backseat encounters, the curative quality of beer and taking pride in his home state of Texas.

Tickets are $15 in advance through oneblocksouthkc.com.