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Our hearts go out to all affected by the recent Astromonde gig in Houston, Texas – we all wanted live music to come back, but not with these results. Fortunately, things are much quieter in these areas, but remain busy the rest of the month, especially in The Truman, which offers a Thanksgiving basket the size of a cornucopia of good shows.
On the luck that you’re not sure November 20, be sure to tune 5e AnnualThundergong Advantage, a live broadcast only event organized by Jason (Ted lasso) Sudekis and features Sammy Hagar, Nathaniel Rateliff, Counting Crows, Ben Rector, (Kansas City’s own) Waxahatchee, Wynonna, and many others for Stages of Faith Foundation.
Here is what is happening in the region for the Second half of November
(some recommended shows are Underline below):
Surfaces with Dreams of Khai and Public library, The Truman. $ 27 to $ 50
The good Texas-sized vibes of this ‘carefree’ duo that mixes indie with calypso, reggae, pop and hip-hop might be the kind of positive, laid back show we all need right now. moment. Their fourth feature film, Peaceful (on Caroline Records) was released in June, most recently collaborating with Tal Verdes on the non-album single, “Sheesh!”
Zach Bryan, Uptown (7p). $ 30 to $ 162
Small swimming pools with Morgxn, Uptown (9p), $ 22.
Citizen, Bottleneck – Lawrence, $ 19- $ 23.
Wednesday 17 November
goose, The Truman. $ 25 to $ 50
Right no hunter, Arvest Bank Theater in Midland. $ 37.95 to $ 63
Thursday November 18
Caribou with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Grenada. $ 27
Crises of happiness, Record bar. $ 15
Stephen Curtis Chapman, madness. $ 26 to $ 75
Squirrel Nut Zippers, Knuckleheads. $ 35
Riley Green with Matt Stell, Kameron Marlowe, Arvest Bank Theater in Midland, $ 10.65 to $ 12.
Friday 19 November
Silversun pickups, Le Truman $ 29.50- $ 60
Someone remembers Martika? Alternative rock band from Los Angeles Silversun pickups of course, covering their 1988 radio hit in their own way and the band returned to the road as well, with a 15-date tour in November in support of 2019 Widow Weed (on New Machine Recordings), all produced by the famous producer (and Garbage drummer) Butch vig.
We’ve covered them since late 2012, after seeing them live for the last time in 2016, and the latest album is a denominational album about rebirth and renewal. Singer Brian Aubert said about it: âIt was the first album where we were open. We have been exposed. I see how scary it can scare people, but for us, we’ve really thrived because of it. ” Zella’s Day to open.
Geoff tate, Knuckleheads. $ 27.50
Queensryche is scheduled to play KC just a week before (November 12) and see ex-singer Tate completes the picture, especially since he’s set to play classic albums Rage for order and Empire in their entirety … “Can’t you hear him calling?” “
Steep Canyon Rangers, Lied Center. $ 14 to $ 35
Al Franken, Uptown, $ 47-92.
2021-11-20 Thundergong – 5th annual benefit
2021-11-20 Mayer Hawthorne in Truman
saturday 20 november
Thunder gong– 5e Annual profit (livestream)
Thunder! â¢ A benefit concert for the Steps of Faith Foundation
Mayer hawthorne, The Truman. $ 25 to $ 30
The Ann Arbor, MI native is back on the road to support 8e studio album, 2020s Rare changes (on Big Bucks Records) and skillfully weaves their unique blend of indie soul pop that looks to the future while keeping its inspirations from the past. Hawthorne is also known for his collaborations under the names Smoking and jaded incorporated.
Keith sweatshirt with Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby brown and more, T-Mobile Center. $ 66 to $ 175
It would be a beautiful spectacle … in 1990. But, now is a chance to relive those days with a roster that also adds acts from the 90s. Dru Hill (withSisqo) and Silk, so expect an evening of soul, R&B and flashback New Jack.
Guess who, Ameristar. $ 35 to $ 150
Susan werner, Yardley Hall – Overland Park, $ 25 +
Aaron watson, Uptown. $ 20 to $ 40
Bodeans, Knuckleheads. $ 30
Ice nine kills, Grenada Lawrence, $ 30.
madness frolic with Jane lynch and Kate flannery, madness. $ 40 to $ 125
2021-11-21 Lovelytheband and Sir Sly at the Truman
2021-11-21 Richard Thompson at the Folly Theater
2021-11-26 Hembree in Truman
Sunday November 21
Lovelytheband and Mr. Sly with Cannons, The Truman. $ 29.50 to $ 35
This triple bill of Los Angeles bands could be the best indie-rock value of the season, as all three bands have considerable buzz around them. We caught some headliners beautiful the band in a much smaller room in 2018 and just knew they were headed for bigger and better things. The indie pop group returned to record racks with the 2020s Conversations with myself about you (on Century Media / RED) and also songs outside the album, “Games” (withTessa Violet) and “I miss you a bit” (withBryce Vine).
Co-headliner Mr. Sly released the third feature film, The rise and fall of Loverboy (on Interscope Records) in April, which includes the single “Citizen” with Gary Clark, Jr., and we love everything we’ve heard from Cannons, whose hit single “Bad Dream” was followed by a digital-only cover album earlier this year.
Richard thompson, ThÃ©Ã¢tre de la folie, $ 15 to $ 50.
The English folk legend returns, still on tour in support of the nineteenth solo album, 13 rivers (on New West Records) and over five decades of musical history, dating back to the seminal group of the ’60s Fairport Convention.
Whitney peyton, Bottleneck – Lawrence, $ 12- $ 15.
Monday 22 November
To the neck, The Truman. $ 27.50
Friday November 26
Hembree, Le Truman, $ 15-20.
Kansas City hometown indie rock heroes return for a Black friday headlining show, it’s the perfect pallet finish after a day of shopping for vacation deals. The last album is from 2019 House on fire (on Thirty Tigers Records), but the band also reunited remotely again during the pandemic for new songs, âOperatorsâ and âReach Outâ.
The quintet last performed in the area at record bar in March 2020, so this is a significant upgrade for the venue and looks like a cheerful way to spend the busy holiday weekend. Madisen Ward and the mother bear and Dream girl to open.
saturday 27 november
Elton Dan and friends, Uptown. $ 20 to $ 25
Sunday November 28
Playboi Carti, Cable Dahmer Arena – Independence $ 29.95 – $ 74.95
Nita Strauss, Uptown – Encore Hall, $ 23.
The longtime guitarist of Alice cooper (and before that, tribute group The Iron Girls) plays in a small room that will allow you to see his formidable talents as a guitarist up close.
2021-11-29 Baroness in Bottleneck
Monday, November 29
Baroness, Bottleneck-Lawrence, $ 60.
Don’t be put off by this show’s seemingly high door fees, as each ticket also includes a limited edition signed poster and the performance will include two sets – the first, entirely voted on by fans and the second staged by heavy metal band Georgia themselves.
We last covered them in 2016 and the last album is from 2019 Gold and gray (on Abraxan Hymns Records), who they were previously scheduled to tour with, but after a pandemic delay, finally get the chance to do so. The album is produced by one of our favorites, frequent Flaming lips collaborater, Dave fridmann.
Water parks, The Truman. $ 28.50 to $ 55
You must admire this trio from Houston for calling their new album, The biggest hits (on 300 Entertainment) which was released in May and features the latest single, “The Secret Life of Me”. The hyperpop / rock band performs in front of large enthusiastic crowds on their Night visit on earth the album being so well received, its title might end up ringing quite true.
The new record follows that of 2019 FANDOM that reached No.2 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart and you must admire any band that releases a single honoring that favorite childhood treat, âFruit Roll Upsâ. Phem and Zeph planned opening.
Tuesday, November 30
Noah Kahan, The Truman. $ 22 to $ 45
Purity Ring, November 30, Granada. POSTPONED TO JUNE 13