The Ghost Inside
Thursday, March 19, at the Granada
An extremely effective conduit of pure rage, the Ghost Inside is a hard-hitting metal band from Los Angeles. The group’s fearsome music is characterized by screamed vocals, furious guitar riffs and machine-gun drumming. With Acacia Strain and Gideon.
Tickets are $16 in advance through thegranada.com.
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Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers
Thursday, March 19, at the Riot Room
An old-fashioned soul revue from Omaha, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers will play a 7 p.m. show at the Riot Room on Thursday. Fans of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and St. Paul and the Broken Bones are advised to wear their dance shoes to the exuberant party.
Tickets are $8 in advance through theriotroom.com.
Friday, March 20, at the Bottleneck
Sylvan Esso’s “Coffee” is one of the most polarizing songs of 2014. Vocalist Amelia Meath coos “get up, get down” over an ethereal bed of bleeps and beats crafted by her musical partner Nick Sanborn on the infectious hook of the indie-rock smash. With Flock of Dimes.
Tickets are $15 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Friday, March 20, at the Sprint Center
One of the last of the Luddite rockers, Bob Seger has never chased current trends. Only relatively recently did the icon of Heartland rock allow digital versions of his music to be sold on iTunes. Seger’s catalog still isn’t available on streaming services like Spotify. Even at the peak of his popularity, Seger was prone to bouts of nostalgia. The Michigan native complained that “today’s music ain’t got the same soul” on the 1979 hit “Old Time Rock and Roll.” A few weeks shy of 70, the titan of classic rock will revisit longtime favorites like “Night Moves” and “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” at his Kansas City concert.
8 p.m. Friday, March 20. Sprint Center. 816-949-7000. sprintcenter.com. $43-$93.
Saturday, March 21, at the Sprint Center
The biggest question looming over one of the world’s most successful pop bands grows more perplexing every year. Why hasn’t Adam Levine, the charismatic frontman of Maroon 5, initiated a solo career? He’ll perform massive hits with his relatively anonymous band mates on Saturday. With Magic! and Rozzi Crane.
Tickets range from $29.50 to $125 in advance through sprintcenter.com.
Saturday, March 21, at the Granada
Without the music of Tycho, countless computer codes and mobile applications may never have been created. By providing an inspirational work soundtrack for the digerati, the electronic musician from San Francisco has accelerated the productivity of the new American economy.
Tickets are $20 in advance through thegranada.com.
TV on the Radio
Saturday, March 21, at the Midland
A strong contender for the title of the world’s best rock band, TV on the Radio has expanded the boundaries of rock in the new millennium. Days after headlining a prominent showcase at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, the band will attempt to validate its elevated status at the Midland theater. With Nostalghia.
Tickets are $29.50 in advance through midlandkc.com.
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Monday, March 23, at Knuckleheads
Most rock fans know Roger Clyne only as the voice of “Banditos,” the party song that made the Refreshments one of the greatest one-hit wonders of the 1990s. Fans that have followed Clyne’s subsequent solo career know that he’s the ringleader of one of the world’s best bar bands. With Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts.
Tickets are $15 in advance through knuckleheadshonkytonk.com.
Tuesday, March 24, at Coda
Folk music fans who miss the earnest acoustic music of the traveling troubadours that filled the Westin and Sheraton hotels during February’s Folk Alliance International Conference can satisfy that itch on Tuesday when the DuPont Brothers, a pensive duo from Vermont, perform at Coda.
The cover charge is $5. Details are available at codakc.com.
Tuesday, March 24, at the Riot Room
The Screaming Females, one of the most tenacious rock ensembles of the past decade, is beginning to mellow. The engaging new album “Rose Mountain” shows a more mature side of the punk-oriented trio from New Jersey. With the Bad Ideas and Nature Boys.
Tickets are $10 in advance through theriotroom.com.
Wednesday, March 25, at the Granada
The dramatic backstory of Earl Sweatshirt obscures his brilliance as a rapper. Apprehensive about his affiliation with the burgeoning Odd Future collective, Earl’s mother placed the teen in an overseas boarding school. The stunning 2013 album “Doris” marked Earl’s return to America. With Vince Staples and Remy Banks.
Tickets are $22 in advance through thegranada.com.