It has seemed like a foregone conclusion for almost a year, but it's now official: Local rap duo CES Cru are now a part of the Strange Music family. Could be big for Ubiquitous and Godemis — the Strange clan is fiercely loyal to, and supportive of, its artists. LIsten to Tech talk about it above.
Thursday's an embarrassment of riches here in town. Elvis Costello and the Imposters are playing Crossroads KC at Grinders, and later in the evening the Meat Puppets are at RecordBar. (Read about both on our Forecast page.)
What to do? Both! Bring your Elvis Costello ticket stub to RecordBar after the show and get $5 off entry.
Miles Davis -- also referred to by those in the jazz know as the "Prince of Darkness" -- would have turned 85 years old this Thursday. But Kansas City jazz musicians will be keeping him and his legendary music alive and well at Crosstown Station with a tribute that spans the hits of his massive catalog, from as early as 1957's Birth of the Cool to 1986's Tutu.
. . . you can find him at Crosstown Station this Thursday.
If you're one of those athletic types, it's the season for you to be hitting the pavement and grinding out some 5K and marathon successes. And if you're one of those types who also likes live music, then the second annual Rock the Crossroads 5K run is especially for you. The run (or walk, whichever you choose) starts and ends at Crossroads KC at Grinders on 18th Street and takes a lap through the Crossroads and downtown areas, culminating in a free concert at the Crossroads stage for all participants.
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art -- one of the better assets of the Johnson County Community College campus -- is kicking off its 2011 spring and summer concert series, giving you the chance to experience some setting sun, modern art, and local music all at the same time, for free. The Light Up the Lawn concert series begins this Friday with Cowboy Indian Bear and Sam Billen, and if those local weathercasters whom I, um, trust, are correct, it should be perfect weather for indie rock and art.
Well, this sounds rad: On Miles Davis' birthday, May 26, Diverse's Hermon Mehari -- who's been an integral part of lots of awesome jazz and hip-hop tributes in this city in the last year, including the 18th and Vine tribute to A Tribe Called Quest -- is putting together a jazz show devoted to the legend.
Here's what the preview from Crosstown Station says:
Kansas City's best horn player, Hermon Mehari, is uniting the best of Kansas City's finest jazz musicians to pay tribute to the great Miles Davis on his Birthday. Guest musicians include Brad Williams (drums), Andy McGhie (tenor saxophone), Andrew Ouellette (piano) Dominique Sanders (bass).
Do you have your old trumpet or clarinet from high-school band still sitting in the back of your closet? Did you once have fantasies of becoming the next guitar prodigy, only to discover that you couldn't read a tab to save your life? Or maybe you're just so damn good, you don't need that beginner's bass anymore. Whatever the reason, if you've got an old (or new!) instrument that you don't use or need anymore, we've got just the thing for you to do with it.
In support of the touring Broadway musical Rock of Ages, an epic arena-rock love story featuring the songs of Journey, Whitesnake, Poison, and Styx (among many others), area organizations are teaming up to host an instrument drive this weekend in Kansas City.
Dewey's Pizza (in Ohio and St. Louis), crust is doughy and light, toppings are amazing,…
Pappadeaux, Whataburger, Raising Cane's, Krystals
Portillos, Goodtimes burgers from Denver, Maggianos,
Chovy's Italian from Meadville, PA!
Is there going to be a parade?