Thursday, July 9, at the RecordBar
Virginia-based trio Eternal Summers revives the ’80s sound associated with bands like the Cure and the Cocteau Twins. Eternal Summers’ gorgeous “dream punk” songs are capable of pleasing several generations of alternative rock fans. With Wild Honey.
Tickets are $8 in advance through therecordbar.com.
Thursday, July 9, at the VooDoo
Ace Frehley won’t slather his face with greasepaint at the VooDoo. As the costumed guitarist for Kiss, Frehley is responsible for the monstrous riffs on songs like “Love Gun” and “Deuce,” a pair of classic rock songs that he’s likely to revive on Thursday.
Tickets range from $28 to $53 in advance through voodookc.com.
Friday, July 10, at Californos
A graduate of the Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts, Krystle Warren relocated to Europe several years ago. The acclaimed singer/songwriter will be accompanied by several of Kansas City’s most respected musicians during her rare area appearance on Friday. With Ruddy Swain.
Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com.
Outsides, Hembree and the Greeting Committee
Friday, July 10, at KC Live
Three deserving locally based bands are featured at a free concert on one of Kansas City’s most prominent stages on Friday. Outsides creates jubilant dance-pop. Hembree is a jangly folk-rock band. The Greeting Committee is a youthful indie-pop ensemble.
Details about the free concert are available at powerandlightdistrict.com.
Friday, July 10, at Southtown Pavilion
Angela Winbush is best known for her chart-topping hit “Angel,” a lush 1987 ballad that remains a staple of the Quiet Storm radio format. As half of the R&B duo René & Angela, the St. Louis native and ordained minister racked up additional sultry hits including “I’ll Be Good.” Southtown Pavilion is at 8625 Troost.
Tickets are $27.50 in advance through eventbrite.com.
Saturday, July 11, at the Granada
Politically minded rapper Talib Kweli recently injected himself into the debate about the racial status of Rachel Dolezal, suggesting that she’s an “enemy” rather than “a friend or an ally.” His appearance at the Granada will be loaded with similar observations. With Heartfelt Anarchy, Reach and Bizzy.
Tickets are $22 in advance through thegranada.com.
Sound of Ceres
Sunday, July 12, at the Replay Lounge
Members of Apples in Stereo and Candy Claws recently joined forces as Sound of Ceres. “Bryn Marina,” the initial offering of the Denver-based and Pitchfork-approved ensemble, is an otherworldly psychedelic pop song. With Your Friend and Westerners.
The cover charge is $3. Details are available at replaylounge.com.
Tuesday, July 14, at Crossroads KC
Entranced by his wonderful album “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,” new fans of Sturgill Simpson quickly bought every ticket to his concert at Knuckleheads last December. The fashionable country rebel plays a bigger venue on Tuesday. With Cody Jinks.
Tickets range from $26 to $40 in advance through crossroadskc.com.
Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday, July 14, at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
With the official retirement of the Grateful Dead this summer, the Dave Matthews Band is vying with the likes of Widespread Panic for the nebulous title of the most popular jam band. With its hit-making era behind it, Matthews has gracefully shifted into the role of a wizened elder statesman.
Tickets range from $40.50 to $85 in advance through cricketwirelessamp.com.
Wednesday, July 15, at Crossroads KC
A strong case can be made that Wilco has been the best rock band of the past 20 years. Since emerging from the ashes of Missouri’s alternative country group Uncle Tupelo, Wilco bandleader Jeff Tweedy has written startling songs and instigated fruitful sonic experiments. With Steve Gunn.
Tickets range from $40 to $86.50 in advance through crossroadskc.com.