Sounds Good: Win Evanescence Tickets @ Midland, JJ Grey & Mofro @ Knuckleheads, Fourth of July & Ghosty @ Replay & Jimmy Buffett @ Sprint

Don’t say I never gave you anything…

Evanescence took a break after their somewhat surprise Grammy winning debut album Fallen and subsequent sophomore slump The Open Door.  But they put out a self titled album in late 2011 that was more warmly received, and they’re coming to the Midland next week on April 24th in support. 


KCC just so happens to have a couple tickets to pass along to a deserving KC Con. 

All we ask is that at the show you don’t do anything Hearne wouldn’t do, and definitely don’t do anything Glazer would do.  We have an image to protect.  

So tell me in the comments section why you deserve the tickets and I’ll pick someone.  I’ll email the winner with the lurid details… and requirements. Or buy your own here.
Thursday, April 19th

JJ Grey & Mofro @ Knuckleheads in KC

This band formerly known as just MOFRO has been at it awhile.  They are relentlessly touring, playing small-ish
venues as well as big shows like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and Austin City Limits.  They put out a live album last year that was decent, but check out their 2010 effort, Georgia Warhorse.

Of Warhouse, Paste’s Jeff Leven said, "[T]here’s a warmth and texture here that’s hard not to enjoy. For those bemoaning The Black Crowes’ imminent hiatus, JJ Grey and Mofro have made a solid bid to carry the pan-Southern sonic torch."
And they’re bringing their gritty southern mix of horns, growling vocals, and white trash to Knuckleheads who’ve
been getting some interesting shows lately. 
Friday, April 20th
Fourth of July & Ghosty @ The Replay in Lawrence

This is a local show that I’ll definitely be attending, so come on out, say hi, and buy me a several beers, ok? 
Headlining the night is local indie favs for damn near a decade now, Ghosty.  They’re throwing this party in celebration of their new record, cleverly entitled GHOSTY, which dropped just a few days ago.  You can even check it out and have a listen for free if you go here:

But I’m actually a bit more excited to see Fourth of July.  Partly because it’s at the Replay, where the stage is kind of just a corner of the room so you can get about 3 inches away from the band if you want to.  And partly because their last album, Until Our Hearts Explode! was a folk-pop, kind of bare bones recording that I rank (as most do) among the KC area’s finest over the last few years.       
Saturday, April 21st

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
@ Sprint Center in KC

Wasn’t Jimmy here at Sprint Center like 3 months ago?  Apparently there is a strong contingent of landlocked boomers so starved for a taste of Key West they’ll shell out 50 bucks for the cheapest seat in the house several times per year to hear a song for the thousandth time. 

Hey, whatever your scene is. 

I heard the last show was good, and he’s hitting KC as the last stop on his tour before a month plus break. So my guess is the band’s energy will be high.  I’m also guessing that the consumption of Malibu rum in the P & L that night will be record setting.
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24 Responses to Sounds Good: Win Evanescence Tickets @ Midland, JJ Grey & Mofro @ Knuckleheads, Fourth of July & Ghosty @ Replay & Jimmy Buffett @ Sprint

  1. paulwilsonkc says:

    Because I’d take my step daughter who is, for some reason, a real fan!

  2. PB says:

    Do Regret
    Having to miss JJ Grey & Mofro tomorrow, but best show of the week will be the Austin-based Band of Heathens @ Knuckleheads on Saturday night. No American roots-based genre is safe from these guys nailing it perfectly. And for the very non-Buffett-like price of $12 along w/ affordable beers, the East Bottoms trumps the hell out of P&L and the magarita-drinking Tommy Bahama crowd that will take it over from the Afflication/Tap Out bunch for one night.

  3. tiad says:

    Don’t Forget….
    Johnny Winter tonight at Knuckleheads. And everything else PB said above about Knuckleheads.

  4. paulwilsonkc says:

    Im still thinking at step daughter
    step dad “date night” wins!

    Winter, TONIGHT? Man, what a great show he puts on, tiad!

    Leon Russell is soon too, isnt it?

  5. Pat Lamb says:

    Middle age rocker enjoys concert feeaturing music made in th
    I love live shows and all genres of. Music. I like winning tickets because it opens myhorizons to music artists and styles I might not otherwise ever experience. I’m a professional photographer and would like a photo pass and I would have some awesome live shots you could post after the show.

  6. balbonis moleskine, no longer getting hit with single mud covered shoes says:

    I need these Midland tickets because my only other chance to see them is at Rockfest.

    And I boycott Meth-fest after I worked stage security at one during grad school and my duties were to catch huge fat chicks crowdsurfing, get hit with ‘mud’, and grease up Johnny Dare’s Tard so he fit inside the giant inflatable ball in his tighty whities.

  7. balbonis moleskine, always had a crush on Jo from Facts of Life says:

    More live music playing in my head update
    Friday 4/20 in lawrence:

    Virtuoso guitarist Buckethead’s side project “Frankenstein Brothers” plays the Granada…excellent reviews for the new side project. Plus if you bring a stuffed animal to the show, Buckethead will autograph it (really)

  8. paulwilsonkc says:

    Balbonis, cant you get all your pals here…..
    to join in unison and say… “Man, what a sweet idea Paul has for his step daughter… those should go to HIM!?!?!?”

    I promise to never threaten to shoot you OR put you in a boat with Harley, both of those are terribly unkind things to do.

  9. tiad says:

    Sorry, Paul….
    Leon was last Friday – and a great show it was. Maybe Glaze could snap his fingers and call in his markers with his contacts (Clint Eastwood?) and get Leon back for a private gig at Stanford’s?

  10. paulwilsonkc says:

    tiad, what a great idea!
    I first saw him in 71, I think it was, with Mad Dogs and Englishmen. And then got to meet him, totally by accident, in the mid-70’s on Grand Lake, in Oklahoma, where he had a home in Disney, down by the dam. I’ve not seen him in years, sorry I missed it.

  11. PB says:

    Better Leave
    Me out on those Evanescence tix as I’m pretty sure the restraining order that Amy Lee has on me, prevents me from going to any of their shows. Damn anti-stalking laws!

  12. paulwilsonkc says:

    PB, at least YOU could vote for me then
    When she lifts the order I’ll buy you a pair, just kind of as a thank you!

  13. dreamwriter326 says:

    Give Paul the tickets, already
    How could you not hook up a guy who wants to treat his stepdaughter to a night on the town, Matthew? What better scenario could any of us Scribe-wannabes paint that would be more deserving?

    I heard a rumor from a very close source (who asked for my blessing) that my daughter was being proposed to this evening. Could I have milked that one in a creative, heart-tugging way and possibly provided some competition for Mr. Wilson? Perhaps. But I’d rather get Alice Cooper tickets, if you don’t mind … !

    Which reminds me of a song that could easily be a tribute to this blog and a few of its more colorful characters:

    Welcome to my breakdown.
    I hope I didn’t scare you.
    That’s just the way we are when we come down.
    We sweat and laugh and scream here.
    ‘Cause life is just a dream here.
    You know inside you feel right at home, here.


  14. balbonis moleskine says:

    I say let Paul go, I just bought tix for Frankenstein brothers on friday….on the condition he films P.O.V. video of him crowdsurfing, stagediving and moshing.

  15. Neal Pert's roadie says:

    hey I know maybe some of the readers here don’t follow the live concert scene a lot, but if you are interested in one website that shows all shows booked in the area that have been announced (not necessarily just on sale like go to:

  16. paulwilsonkc says:

    Dreamwriter, Bologonous Molinski, I bow to you in honor
    You are men among men.

    Dreamwriter, CONGRATS!!! I went through that about 4 years ago, pretty incredible deal. If shes your only daughter, or your first, strap on the seat belt, it aint EASY if you’re a guy like me!! I had to make a pact with my daughter that when I came to her dressing room to get her, we wouldnt even SPEAK to each other walking to the door of the sanctuary, we both knew we couldnt get through that one!! Like I said, it aint easy!!

    Thanks for your vote!

  17. dreamwriter326 says:

    Thanks, Paul, you nailed it
    She’s my oldest daughter of two, all of 22 years old, and I’m the proudest guy in town at this moment. After the big question, we hit Fat Fish Blue at Zona Rosa, where they have karaoke every Wednesday night, and I sang “Cat’s in the Cradle” to her and her future mate. I wanted to sing “Butterfly Kisses” but I know I’d get all choked up halfway through, and even with half-priced Long Island ice teas, I couldn’t pull that one off.

    I hope you get the tickets, man. Not because you can’t afford them — payday loans are pretty easy to get — but it’s the principal of the matter that counts most. If there really are tickets, they should go to someone who makes a serious contribution to the dialogue here, and Mr. Wilson does that as well as anyone. (Chuck, you’re up there, but sometimes your stuff is repetitive and drags onnnnnnn).It’s still fairly obvious there’s a storm a brewin’ with Harley, and it could hilarious as it unfolds, but everyone will come out unscathed if they take a second to realize this is really all make-believe. We’re all still finding our way in these forums, still trying to define parameters. The way I see it, I’m still going to work tomorrow, still gonna spend a weekend playing golf and watching NASCAR (I had a mullet 30 years ago when I was driving a 79 Z-28) and still going to make sweet love to my lady when the day ends.

    OK, I’m starting to ramble in Chuck-like fashion after too many cocktails, and I don’t mind acknowledging that. Time to hit the sack. Thanks for the congrats, Paul. Any positive vibes coming out of this site are well taken.

    That said,

  18. dreamwriter326 says:


  19. paulwilsonkc says:

    Dreamwriter; Cats in the Cradle…
    …now there’s every dads fear for growing old! Find out you’ve raised kids who, in the end, learned from dear old dad how to be self absorbed. Can’t be a hell any worse than that.
    Nice job on the karaoke shout out! I’m married to one of the jazz voices in the city and watch her sing in front of a few thousand people each weekend. Me? Couldn’t get on a stage ALONE and sing to MYSELF!
    Enjoy your upcoming weekend, golf, nascar and anything else. We won’t worry about Asshats thoughts or opinions. You don’t set your benchmark for anything based on the comments of the most shallow sock puppet on the planet who could never muster enough congent thought processes to have the authentic Exchange you just expressed. It would be laced w comments ranging from red neck white trash weddings to guessing how many more toilets you have to clean to pay for it and telling you it was nice Fat Fish gave you time off from bussing tables to sing.
    Yeah, its all fun and games, but he takes it to a disturbing level, then impersonates an attorney to get out of his own mess. Disturbing? Yeah, maybe.
    Congrats, you’re a great dad! I have 4 adult kids, then signed up with my wife to do it all over again with her kids, middle school and down!! That means, its either in your heart…..or you need an IQ exam!

  20. Matt says:

    Thanks everyone…
    …for your interest and discussion. I’ll pick a winner by Friday afternoon, so stay tuned!

  21. tiad says:

    Johnny Winter KILLED at Knuckleheads last night. Un-f***-ing believable!

  22. paulwilsonkc says:

    rub it IN…. tiad…
    Im sure he did. Saw him once, with his brother. Years and years ago…

  23. Matt says:

    And the winner is…
    Through brute force and by having a sweet story to go with it, paulwilsonkc is the winner of the Evanescence tickets!

    Email me at and include your REAL name please to get the details on how to pick them up.

    And everyone else, thanks for playing. We’re looking to do more ticket giveaways in the future so keep an eye out.

    Thanks all!

  24. paulwilsonkc says:

    Matt, thank you so much!
    Iver tried to email you twice but it keeps coming back in error! Hearne has my contact info, I’ll email him and make sure the address is right. I just cut and pasted what you put and it bounces back.
    Thanks again!

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