Billy Cox performs at Experience Hendrix at the Uptown Theater on Wednesday night. Photos by Susan Pfannmuller/Special to The Star
Four tour buses lined the streets near the Power and Light District, each painted with classic album covers and photographs. Their bright colors could be seen from blocks away, heralding the arrival of a six-string circus.
Mike Doughty performs Saturday night at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester. Showtime is 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $25. For more information, call 816-483-1456 or visit knuckleheadskc.com.
For several years in the 1990s, from the outside looking in, Mike Doughty seemed to be right where he wanted to be: in a successful band on a major record label, touring the country. It turns out he was in a much darker and more insidious place
Success at any level in the music industry can be accelerated by a combination of hard work and happenstance. Last year good fortune visited Making Movies, an Afro-Cuban/indie-rock band from Kansas City. And the band is making the most of it.
Norah Jones played her new album in its entirety at this year's SXSW Music Fest.
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- One of the several dozen panel discussions at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference was an infomercial for the latest addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: a 22,500-square-foot library and archives, celebrating its grand opening the week of April 9.
Tech N9ne’s unlikely career continued to defy logic Saturday at the Midland theater. The Kansas City-native’s fan base isn’t merely growing — it’s also getting younger. More than a third of the 3,000 people at Saturday’s sold-out concert were teenagers.
Indie rock singer/songwriter Andrew Bird told the crowd at the Uptown Theater on Friday night that this was his first “proper” show in Kansas City. The statement conveniently overlooks his 2007 opening slot for Wilco at Crossroads, but in a way it was true. Bird flew solo opening for Wilco – Friday he had a full band.
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