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KC concerts March 22-28: John Hiatt & the Goners, Matt and Kim, Mobley, Atmosphere

John Hiatt & the Goners will perform Tuesday, March 27, at Knuckleheads.
John Hiatt & the Goners will perform Tuesday, March 27, at Knuckleheads.

Reggie and the Full Effect

Thursday, March 22, at the Granada

The cover of Reggie and the Full Effect’s new album, “41,” is a spot-on spoof of the art for Adele’s 2011 release “21.” Prankster James Dewees replicates the crooner’s wistful pose for the seventh collection of pop-punk and emo-rock he has created with his band. The man raised in Liberty may be even better known for his contributions to more prominent groups including My Chemical Romance and the Get-Up Kids. Reggie and the Full Effect open for Senses Fail on Thursday. Also with Have Mercy and Household.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Granada. 785-842-1390. Tickets are $18.50 through


Saturday, March 24, at VooDoo

Just as Tech N9ne is the leading light of Kansas City’s rap scene, Sean Daley is the face of Minneapolis hip-hop. After adopting the self-deprecating stage name of Slug, Daley co-founded the alternative hip-hop empire Rhymesayers Entertainment in 1995 and has released eight studio albums with his groundbreaking rap duo Atmosphere. Classic Atmosphere songs like “God Loves Ugly,” “Sunshine” and “Trying to Find a Balance” have further affirmed that the Midwest can produce tip-top hip-hop. With Evidence.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. VooDoo. 816-472-7777. Tickets are $24.50-$125 through


Saturday, March 24, at Westport Saloon

Timbers, a Kansas City folk-rock band with a deliberately handcrafted sound, has found a way to reconcile its homespun sensibility with the digital age. Timbers will sell laser-engraved wooden discs that come with digital download codes at the release party for its five-song EP at the Westport Saloon. The self-titled effort reveals Timbers’ subtle shift from a straightforward stomp-and-shout folk approach to a form of sincere rock in the vein of Son Volt. With the Country Duo, Cowtown Country Club and the Bob Kamler Band.

8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Westport Saloon. 816-960-4560. Free. Details are available at

Brent Cobb

Saturday, March 24, at Knuckleheads

Brent Cobb is a proud man of the South and the music the singer/songwriter creates reflects his regional bias. Cobb evokes Southern rock legend Gregg Allman one on song and country icon Hank Williams on the next. Even so, Cobb is his own man. “King of Alabama,” the initial single from his forthcoming third album, highlights Cobb’s knack for offering a fresh twist on a storied tradition. Stars including Kenny Chesney have recognized Cobb’s unique talent by recording his songs. With Savannah Conley.

8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Knuckleheads. 816-483-1456. Tickets are $12 through

John Hiatt & the Goners

Tuesday, March 27, at Knuckleheads

While John Hiatt has produced artistically rewarding material in every phase of his extensive career, the majority of the singer/songwriter’s fans are most partial to his late-’80s work. The 1988 album “Slow Turning” featured the Goners, a group of aces that includes guitar hero Sonny Landreth. Hiatt has reunited with the Goners for a 30th anniversary tour that focuses on authoritative renditions of classic “Slow Turning” songs like “Drive South,” “Paper Thin” and “Feels Like Rain.”

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Knuckleheads. 816-483-1456. The face value of tickets to the sold-out show is $39.50-$60.

Alexa Rose

Tuesday, March 27, at Birdies

Wednesday, March 28, at the Jackpot

The down-home music of Alexa Rose should resonate with longtime folk fans in the Kansas City area. The North Carolina singer/songwriter possesses a blue yodel that’s just as heart-catching as the vocal signature of local hero Iris DeMent. Rose’s perfectly titled 2016 album, “Low and Lonesome,” is loaded with earthy gems. She sighs “Jesus Christ and Jiminy Cricket/I’m awake as a cold drink out of the spigot” on the thoroughly charming “Lottery Ticket.”

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Birdies. 816-842-2473. The cover charge is $10. Details are available at

9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. Jackpot. 785-832-1085. The cover charge is $5. Details are available at


Wednesday, March 28, at the Riot Room

Mobley goes it alone. The man born Anthony Watkins is a technology-enhanced version of an old-fashioned one-man band. He plays every note on his forthcoming debut album, “Fresh Lies.” While he characterizes his style as “post-genre pop,” Watkins often sounds like a radio-friendly version of alternative R&B star Frank Ocean. Having played a dozen official and unofficial showcases at SXSW in his hometown of Austin, Texas, the previous week, Mobley should present an exceptionally polished stage show on Wednesday. With Keaton Conrad, Cudo and Belle & the Vertigo Waves.

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. Riot Room. 816-442-8179. The face value of tickets to the sold-out show is $7.

Matt and Kim

Wednesday, March 28, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

No one who has attended a Matt and Kim concert was surprised when Kim Schifino injured herself during a performance in Mexico last year. The duo performs its relentlessly peppy indie-pop with reckless abandon. Schifino tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee when she landed awkwardly after leaping from her drum riser. She and Matt Johnson are celebrating the conclusion of her lengthy recovery process on the Language Not Suitable for All Ages tour. With Cruisr and Twinkids.

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $29.50 through