Top music events in Kansas City this week

If you love to take advantage of the live music offerings near you, this week offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From hip hop to blues, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers with Whitney Rose & Ryan Hamilton

First, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers brings their American Southwest-tinged rock to Knuckleheads Saloon on Wednesday. "RCPM," as they're known to fans, is promoting both its most recent album, 2017's "Native Heart," as well as the impending re-release of its 1999 debut, "Honky Tonk Union." Singer/songwriter Whitney Rose opens.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Price: $20
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B.J. Thomas with Special Guest The Bel-Airs

Also at Knuckleheads this week is singer B.J. Thomas. Thomas scored hits on pop charts throughout the 60s and 70s, from the million-selling "Hooked on a Feeling" to "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," the Hal David and Burt Bacharach song written for the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Surf rock band The Bel-Airs are also on the bill.

When: Friday, April 19, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Price: $45
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Darlingside with Lula Wiles at recordBar

On Saturday, the recordBar's got Darlingside, the Boston-based bluegrass/folk/indie rock band with the four-part harmonies and the prominent facial hair. NPR described their new album, "Extralife," "a sumptuous set of harmony-heavy songs that, like an impressionist painting, conjures the feeling and texture of end times while leaving plenty of space for the listener to decide just what such an event would actually look like." Lula Wiles opens.

When: Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.- Sunday, April 21, 6 a.m.
Where: recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd.
Price: $16
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4-20 Show With Davy Knowles, The Eskimo Brothers, The Jeremiah Johnson Band, Found A Job (a Talking Heads Tribute), Lilly B Moonflower

Back at Knuckleheads, it's three stages of blues, rockabilly and Talking Heads. The local and regional acts on the bill include guitarist Davy Knowles, rockabilly group The Eskimo Brothers, singer/songwriter Lily B. Moonflower and Found a Job, the Talking Heads tribute band named for the song of the same name.

When: Saturday, April 20, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Price: $20
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West 39th Street 3rd Friday Beat Show

Finally, as part of third Fridays on 39th Street, Downbeat Coffee + Tea has this live hip-hop production event. Ben Swiller, Rick Maun and Vertigone will show how lo-fi how beats get made, right there on the cafe's patio. 

When: Friday, April 19, 6 p.m.
Where: 1200 W. 39th St., Floor 2, Kansas City, MO 64111
Price: Free
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