You can’t keep a dead man down, apparently…
Next week, Xscape, the second posthumous Michael Jackson album, will be released. Critics received an advanced screening of the record at a private party, and their reviews have been somewhat mixed. I’d say the majority is in the camp that this is a real MJ record, while a decent-sized minority sees the release as only capable of tarnishing the musical legend’s legacy.
Either way, don’t think for a second that there’s not going to be a “new” album rolling out every few years for the next several decades. Word is, Jackson has a massive amount of unreleased recordings and demos that never quite made the cut.
I haven’t heard the record yet, but I suppose I can make my own judgment next week…
Friday, May 9th
Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group at the Uptown in KC
It’s a good time to be a Lyle Lovett fan in KC. It seems like he rolls through town about twice a year – often with a slightly different group of talented musicians in tow. This time around, he’s bringing his acoustic show, which skews a bit more towards the blues and jazz than the traditional country that some might associate with the Texas legend. This is a seated show, and there are still a fair amount of tickets left, ranging from around $55 – 85.
Saturday, May 10th
Kansas Food Truck Festival in the Warehouse Arts District in Lawrence
This is the first go round for this little shindig, located in the increasingly trafficked Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence. Not only are there going to be a bunch of food trucks selling their wares, but there are some bands, too. Truckstop Honeymoon, Wells the Traveler, and Psychic Heat (recent winners of Farmer’s Ball) will be throwing out sounds, and I know there will be beer flowing. So hop on your retro Schwinn and check it out.