All my picks this week are on Saturday, so you’ve got some touch choices to make…
Plus there’s a Sporting KC game Saturday at 7:30. The boys in blue are away at rival Chicago, so if you can’t park it in front of the tube at 7:30, make sure to set the old DVR.
In other concert news: the much anticipated James Morrison concert that was scheduled for the Granada tonight has unfortunately been cancelled. I believe Mr. Morrison will be hitting up Jay Leno tonight instead. His loss, right?
On to the picks!
Saturday, May 12th
Spring into Summer featuring Hearts of Darkness, Fourth of July, Up the Academy, Mouthbreathers and more! @ the Replay in Lawrence.
This should be a cool day of music, starting at 4:00 pm outside on 10th Street right next to the Replay. And it’s only $5!!
Expect to see some drunken ass scenesters purposely wearing tank tops as the likes of Fourth of July pumps out their catchy indie folk pop and shows off some of their new tunes from their much anticipated new album. Closing down the outside stage is KC’s HOD, which brings the party with them everywhere they go.
Then at 10:00 p.m. the bash moves inside, for Dry Bonnet, Mouthbreathers and a few other garage-trash rock bands to close out the night.
Delbert McClinton @ Knuckleheads in KC
You probably know that Delbert McClinton grew up in Texas, played with legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. You also probably know about the Grammy Award he scored with his duet with Bonnie Raitt. And you might even know that McCLinton’s latest album, 2009’s Acquired Taste, hit #1 on the Billboard Blues chart.
But did you also know he sang the opening song from Groundhog Day?
Yeah, the weatherman song. Weird, right? And that he’s in the business of taking old people on Caribbean cruises with a bunch of other old musicians who play shows for a week while the boomers sip on fruity drinks and do god knows what else? I bet those cruises get freaky. Seriously.
Tennis @ the RecordBar in KC
What if I toldyou that this cuter-than-cute, husband-wife duo come to town with a new record that came out a month or two ago called Young & Old…nothing?… Well what if I told you it was produced by Patrick Carney? Still nothing?… Well what if I told you that Patrick Carney makes up one half of the Black Keys? Ah…
That’s what I thought.
Truckstop Honeymoon @ the Barnyard in Lawrence
After being washed out of NOLA post Katrina this duo found Lawrence as a new home. Since arriving several years ago, the banjo pluckin’ Mike West and stand up slappin’ Katie Euliss have become a mainstay of the local music scene, combining their funny and poignant lyrics of white trash dirt merchantry with gritty porch music. Put it all together and you’ve got a bluegrass-y, booze-y, filthy good time.