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Sounds Good: 420 Fest @ Riot Room, Ben Kweller @ Riot Room, Dead Mockingbirds @ Replay

Might be a good weekend for a road trip… Yep, this weekend is the annual 4/20 Fest in Denver, featuring a solid lineup of hip-hop, reggae, and rock, with headliner Wyclef.  But don’t head out there thinking it’s just a … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Particle @ Bottleneck, Bill Maher @ Midland

New record to check out: The Nels Clines Singers’ Macroscope, which drops on tax day, April 15th. For those unfamiliar, Cline is the short-pants wearing, mad scientist guitar virtuoso for Wilco (and he also kinda looks like Hearne).  But he’s also one … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Zusi, Dwyer Will Sporting to 3-2 Comeback Win at Colorado

Sporting Kansas City traveled to the Mile High City Saturday for an afternoon game against the Colorado Rapids. And it was a game that turned out to be the most entertaining of the young season, though the first half was forgettable … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Alejandro Escovedo @ Knuckleheads, St. Vincent @ Liberty Hall, Arlo Guthrie @ Liberty Hall

The big news in the KC music scene right now is the appearance of Lauryn Hill this summer at the Uptown Theater. After exploding onto the scene and winning five Grammys with her debut album, Hill’s career took some weird … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Sporting Hang on for First Win of the Season Against San Jose

San Jose made the trip to chilly Sporting Park on Saturday, with both squads suffering tired legs from busy early season schedules that included CCL losses last week. It wasn’t quite as cold as the championship game last year, but … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Lorde @ Midland, Spoonfed Tribe @ Bottleneck

If you can rip yourself away from your TV and the college basketball tournament that’s currently sapping this country’s GDP by billions per second, then you’re a better man than I. We’ve already had several OT games, and a bunch … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Sporting Embarrassed in Mexico, 5-1

Remember last week when Sporting KC boss Peter Vermes went off on his team for conceding a late goal against visiting FC Dallas? “It’s unacceptable and it’s not who we are,” said Vermes at the time. I wonder who Vermes … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Last Second Drama Burns Sporting Again

You know it’s a big game when Marlon Wayans is in the house… Wayans was in town to promote his new movie Haunted House 2. Unfortunately, Sporting Kansas City couldn’t harness that Wayans energy for most of the game, providing the … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Split Lip @ Knuckleheads, Jim Jeffries @ Midland

Ok, sit down.  Seriously.  It’s for your own good.   Ready?  Scott Stapp is coming to Lawrence on Tuesday, March 25th for a solo show at the Granada!  Yes, the lead singer from Creed, one of the most hated bands … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Cruz Azul Heads Back to Mexico With a One-Goal Deficit

Mexican powerhouse Cruz Azul rolled into town Wednesday to take on Sporting KC in the first leg of the CCL. And what would have been thought of as a major mismatch a few years ago certainly was not that on … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Seattle Beats KC With Last Second Goal. Again.

Well, it happened again.  At this point I think it’s fair to call it a curse. Since the Seattle Sounders joined MLS, they’ve beaten KC 7 times.  Five of those wins have come via a second half, stoppage time, game … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Middle Class Rut @ Czar Bar, Sharon Jones @ Liberty Hall, Dr. Dog @ Liberty Hall

I need to get into the beer festival business. No, I don’t want to actually brew the beer, I just want to invite a bunch of other people who brew the beer to show up with the beer.  Then I’ll … Continue reading

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Donnelly: It’s Time. Sporting Kicks Off This Saturday.

Not so long ago I was standing in my coveralls, huddled up with about 20,000 freezing fans at Sporting Park, watching Lovel Palmer drill one off the crossbar. That chokejob sealed the deal for Sporting Kansas City.  The players stormed … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Jason Boland @ Granada, Black Joe Louis @ Knuckleheads

Elton John.  Kanye West.  Jack White.  Lionel Richie. What do these four dudes have in common?  No, they’re not all gay.  I don’t think they are, anyway.   They’re the  four top headliners at this year’s edition of Bonnaroo, the … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Bunbury’s Wish Granted, Traded to New England

Sporting Kansas City recently announced that Teal Bunbury will be shipped off to the New England Revolution in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick and some allocation money. Once a promising young stud who ended his rookie campaign with a … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: iheartlocalmusic @ Jackpot, Chuck Meade @ Bottleneck, together PANGEA @ Record Bar

About time, Beck… The eccentric California musician is set to drop his first album in about six years, when he releases Morning Phase on February 25th.  But just for my buds, here’s a sneak preview of the entire album for … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Uptown, Afentra’s VD Party @ Midland

At least Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year…. Which means you can go out, buy your significant other some food, a few drinks, then go hit up a band or something. But the really cool part is that … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Olassa @ Jazzhaus, Amon Amarth @ Granada, Pixies @ Midland

Middle of the Map Fest – the local, multi-venue indie rock, film, art, and technology showcase – has recently announced its lineup for this spring’s throwdown.  The music portion takes place on April 3-5 and features a bunch of local … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Trey @ Uptown, Black Angels @ Granada, Alton Brown @ Midland, Bill Cosby @ Midland

It’s not my birthday, is it? It kinda felt like it when I heard the news that Mötley Crüe had vowed to never play again after their next tour that kicks off this summer.  They even signed a “legal document” promising … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: String Cheese to Wakarusa, Schwervon @ Replay, Shy Boys @ Tap Room, Tennis @ RecordBar, Nick Hexum @ Granada

The Wakarusa Festival released the rest of its lineup for June’s throw-down, and I was a little surprised by the top headliner, The String Cheese Incident. For those unfamiliar with SCI, it’s a Colorado jamband that’s been doing its thing … Continue reading

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