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This weekend’s best music: Joe Bonamassa, Rosanne Cash, the Wytches and Fantasia come to Kansas City

Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde © Jill Furmanovsky

Joe Bonamassa

Friday, Nov. 14, at the Midland

The tragic death of Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1990 and the gradual mellowing of Eric Clapton left a longstanding void at the top of the enormous heap of blues-rock guitarists. Equal parts flash and substance, Los Angeles-based Joe Bonamassa is poised to lay claim to the crown of the world’s most popular guitar hero.

Tickets range from $79 to $125 in advance through axs.com.

David Bazan

Friday, Nov. 14, at the Bottleneck

Indie-rock and gospel aren’t natural bedfellows. Under the moniker Pedro the Lion, David Bazan was one of the few musicians to successfully pair spirituality with underground rock. Bazan is performing his observant songs with the Passenger String Quartet on his current tour. With David Dondero.

Tickets are $20 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.

Rosanne Cash

Friday, Nov. 14, at the Folly Theater

Few, if any, progeny of iconic American musicians have managed to create a more significant body of work than Rosanne Cash. Born to Johnny and Vivian Cash in 1955, Rosanne Cash creates a uniquely thoughtful brand of country music. She’ll be accompanied by her husband, John Leventhal, on Friday.

Tickets range from $30 to $60 in advance through follytheater.org.

The Wytches

Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Riot Room

The three members of the Wytches may look like schoolboys, but their version of garage-rock is unmistakably malevolent. The young British trio is touring the United States in support of its spine-tingling debut album, “Annabel Dream Reader.” With the Sluts and El Ray Tones.

Tickets are $10 in advance through theriotroom.com.

Fantasia

Saturday, Nov. 15, at Municipal Auditorium

Since winning the television vocal competition “American Idol” in 2004, Fantasia has fashioned a solid solo career. Targeted at the R&B market, hits such as “Without Me” and “When I See U” have solidified Fantasia’s reputation as a durable artist of consequence. With Marsha Ambrosius, Tank and Kenny Howell.

Tickets range from $45 to $110 in advance through ticketmaster.com.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Saturday, Nov. 14, at Knuckleheads

Unlike most rockabilly revivalists, Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys never seem self-conscious. The longstanding ensemble from Southern California look and sound entirely natural as they flawlessly evoke the rebellious music of the 1950s. With PopSkull Rebels and the Garage Kings.

Tickets are $12 in advance through knuckleheadshonkytonk.com.

Chrissie Hynde

Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Uptown Theater

In the years since Chrissie Hynde first appeared at the Uptown Theater as the leader of the Pretenders in 1980, she has endured the deaths of irreplaceable bandmates and has become an outspoken animal rights advocate. Hynde is touring in support of her first solo album, “Stockholm.” With the Rails.

Tickets range from $35 to $75 in advance through ticketmaster.com.

Horse Feathers

Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Bottleneck

Ambassadors for Portland, Horse Feathers embodies many of the qualities associated with its base in Oregon. Featuring both beards and impeccably sensitive music, Horse Feathers revives the gorgeous folk-rock associated with Nick Drake and Fairport Convention. With Sara Jackson-Holman.

Tickets are $11 in advance through thebottlenecklive.com.

Ty Dolla $ign

Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Riot Room

A protege of Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign is a raunchy hip-hop artist from Los Angeles. On “Paranoid,” the gritty 2013 hit produced by DJ Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign sings that he’s “trippin… smokin’ and sippin’” in a nightclub as he wonders if his companions are plotting against him. With D.R.U.G.$.

Tickets are $25 in advance through theriotroom.com.

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