Kansas City/ Arts & Culture
Published on July 03, 2019
4 choice music events in Kansas City this weekendPhoto: Derek Truninger/Unsplash

If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in Kansas City. From Heather Newman to American Aquarium, here are the local shows worth checking out this weekend.

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American Aquarium

From the event description:

In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands. BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories and lives that define rural America — and him.

When: Friday, July 5, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Admission: $20

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The Motels featuring Martha Davis

From the event description:

In 1971, a young Martha Davis joined the Warfield Foxes, a band from Berkeley, California. In 1975 they moved to Los Angeles and changed the band name to the Motels. The new name was inspired on the way to the band’s first show at Barney’s Beanery. Guitarist Dean Chamberlain noted the motor inns as they drove down Santa Monica Boulevard and suggested “What about the Motels?” The band broke up, then reformed in 1978 with guitarist Jeff Jourard, who brought in his brother Marty on keyboards and saxophone. Michael Goodroe on bass and Brian Glascock on drums rounded out the quintet.

When: Saturday, July 6, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Admission: $20

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Heather Newman in the Gospel Lounge

From the event description:

Heather Newman had picked up a bass guitar only six months prior to her band's first onstage appearance at Knucklehead's Saloon, bringing on a unique mixture of American roots genres. The Heather Newman Band immediately began to captivate audiences with their powerful performances and Heather's dominant yet pixielike stage presence.

When: Saturday, July 6, 9 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Admission: $12

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Tyler Ramsey and Carl Broemel in the Gospel Lounge

From the event description:

Tyler Ramsey is a singer-songwriter from Asheville, North Carolina, who is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Band of Horses. Carl Broemel is an American rock musician. He currently plays guitar, pedal steel guitar and saxophone, and sings backup vocals for the Louisville, Kentucky, band My Morning Jacket. He played guitar in the pop/rock band Old Pike and in the alternative pop/rock band Silvercrush. 

When: Sunday, July 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Admission: $25

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