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Michelle Bacon writes about local music for 90.9 The Bridge and plays bass and drums in bands.

Articles by Michelle Bacon

Carnaval: Raising Latin American and Youth Voices

Posted on June 7 2018 by Michelle Bacon

With support from dozens of national, international, local and youth artists, Making Movies’ Carnaval has gained notoriety for highlighting and elevating Latin American artists in Kansas City. This weekend, the group caps its inaugural Carnaval tour... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Show Your Love

Posted on June 1 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  A hip-hop entertainer, actress, dancer, poet and amateur filmmaker, Ogechi is returning to a hometown stage tonight at the Uptown Arts Bar. The 20-year-old artist, a student at Georgia State University, has earned acclaim for her work &mdash... [Read More]

Shuttlecock Music Magazine: Elevating the Underground

Posted on May 31 2018 by Michelle Bacon

He only recently turned 21, but there’s a good chance that Aaron Rhodes knows more about #kcmusic than you do. “I started going to concerts when I was 13, asking my mom or dad to take me to see bands like The Offspring, Green Day and Blink 182,” he sai... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: It's Always the Right Time

Posted on May 25 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  With 65 acts on two stages tonight through Sunday, it’s time for the fifth annual Westport Roots Festival, headquartered at the Westport Saloon. From the vaudevillian stylings of White Ghost Shivers from Austin, Texas, to rousing alt-c... [Read More]

Mikal Shapiro: 'Everybody’s Baby' Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on May 24 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Hailed for its seamless shifting of musical styles and sophisticated character arcs, Mikal Shapiro’s 2015 album, “The Musical,” was a standout piece of work. This weekend, the singer-songwriter returns with her follow-up full-length rele... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Live A Little

Posted on May 18 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Kick off your weekend with a dose of high-spirited Americana. The Ragged Few recently started a monthly residency at Brew Lab in Overland Park, Kansas, and tonight, the alt-folk group will be celebrating there with a new full-length album, &... [Read More]

In Case You Haven’t Heard: Spring Into Summer

Posted on May 17 2018 by Michelle Bacon

It’s time for our rundown of new #kcmusic releases in this second quarter of 2018. Here are a few tracks that might find a spot on your summer playlists. Sons of Great Dane – "Falling Asleep" It’s been a little more than... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Tell Mama

Posted on May 11 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  This weekend, working class artists and activists are fighting for their rights at the inaugural Workers’ Revival Festival. Local record collective Black Site Records has teamed up with Jobs With Justice and the Greater KC American Fed... [Read More]

Workers’ Revival Festival: Solidarity Through Song

Posted on May 10 2018 by Michelle Bacon

The voices of the working class have resonated through America’s musical roots since the beginnings of organized labor in the early 20th century. Songs of protest, class/race struggle and injustice have allowed society’s oppressed and underser... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: That City Sound

Posted on May 4 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sipping an ice cold beer, pushing your feet against the wood chips and taking in some live music underneath the Kansas City stars. You can take advantage of this experience tonight with the... [Read More]