3rd annual Middle of the Map Fest: Grizzly Bear, Deerhoof, the Joy Formildable and others April 4-6, Westport and Uptown Theater. $45. Tickets also available for technology forum and film festival.
Alabama Shakes March 10, Uptown Theater. $23 and $33.
Bon Jovi April 13, Sprint Center. $17.50 to $137.50.
Kanrocksas June 28-29, Kansas Speedway. Early-bird special: $125.
Kenny Garrett Quartet Feb. 15, Folly Theatre. $18 to $50.
Maroon 5 Feb. 27, Sprint Center. $27.50 to $77.50.
Talib Kweli Feb. 22, Granada. $22.
Toro Y Moi Feb. 21, Granada. $15.
All Music Guide Looking for that one song by that one band? Find it here.
Alternative Press The magazine's online edition.
Arthur "People with good taste, people who break ground, people who have a sense of passion, humor and righteousness for what they're covering."
Dusted Magazine Brooklyn-based music mag's site is updated daily.
Harp The alt/Americana mag's site.
Magnet The online version of "the bi-monthly, internationally distributed, glossy music magazine that gives well-deserved attention to musicians largely ignored by mainstream publications."
Metacritic Lots and lots of critics praise and bitch about music (and movies, DVDs, games, books and TV).
Mojo More music from the U.K., with "Mojo Radio."
Paste "The premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and songcraft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit."
Play Louder News, reviews and MP3s.
PopMatters An international magazine of cultural criticism.
Q "The World's Greatest Music Magazine Online."
Reverberations Views and reviews from a rock 'n' roller
The Deli A smorgasbord of news and reviews about the Kansas City/Lawrence music scene.
The Fader The site for the hip hop mag.
The Rest Is Noise Articles, a blog, and a book-in-progress by the music critic of The New Yorker.
Uncut Music and movie mag from the U.K.