… in which we get soulful, bluesy, poppish and garage-y (garage-y?) with our usual variety of sound, and Ink Magazine’s Chris Haghirian gives us two more examples of why we need to be braving this heat and seeing some shows this week. Hydrate, people!
Menahan Street Band – Golden Rule
George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Chicago Bound
Alyssa Graham – ‘Til My Heart Quakes
Sarah Humphreys – Love Like You
Mammoth Life – Making Moves
White Girl – Babe I Just Gotta Rock
The Fleshtones – Rats in the Kitchen
Last week I joined fellow music lovers Laura Lorson and Steve Wilson on KCUR‘s “Up To Date” when the topic was “Best Music of 2011 So Far.” We were each able to share the work of five artists who we think have done some exceptional things so far; my choices were Ha Ha Tonka, The Wilders, Wye Oak, Low and The Cars. For a look at everyone’s lists (we each prepared seven selections just in case) as well as the audio of the show, please click HERE!!!
Here’s your music menu for the week – many tasty offerings once again:
Monday July 25
- Country Mice/Dojo For Crooks/Dsoedean at Riot Room
- The Conquerors/Children of Spy/New Madrid at Record Bar
- HR of Bad Brains at The Bottleneck
Tuesday July 26
- Sade and John Legend at the Sprint Center
- Band of Heathens/The Living Deads at Knuckleheads
- Barclay Martin Ensemble 2 shows at Jardine’s
- Horse Opera/Key Party/Fort Frances at Record Bar
- Snoop Dogg with special guest Hearts of Darkness at Crossroads
Wednesday July 27
- Megan Birdsall at Jardine’s
- O.A.R./Soja at Crossroads
Thursday July 28
- Mammoth Life CD release with Cowboy Indian Bear and Cloud Dog at Jackpot
- Minden/Tall Reeds/Parts of Speech/Ghosty at Record Bar
Friday July 29
- Hearts of Darkness/Evalyn Awake/Approach at Will Bill’s at Legends in KCK
- Mayview/Root and Stem at Beaumont
- Steddy P with DJ Mahf/Ubi (Ces Cru)/Royce Diamond/The Phantom at Record Bar
- Paul Thorn at Knuckleheads
- Liverpool at Frontier Park (Olathe)
Saturday July 30
- Deco Auto/The Sour Babies/The Threes at Coda
- The Paperclips at Livestrong Park before the Sporting KC game
- Antennas Up, White Girl, Lennon Bone, Churchill at Czar
Sunday July 31
- Sonic Spectrum Presents an AC/DC Tribute: Architects/Federation of Horsepower/Faster Than Hell/Mark Smeltzer & The Country Shags at Record Bar
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