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The Ghost Wolves | Photo: Hound Gawd! Records

Weekend Roundup: Bark at the Moon

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Above image: The Ghost Wolves, from Austin, Texas, will perform tonight at recordBar. | Photo: Hound Dawg! Records

If you missed primal rock ‘n’ rollers The Ghost Wolves when they tore through Kansas City last October, here’s your chance to catch them again. A week ahead of Austin-based duo’s sophomore LP release, The Ghost Wolves will headline a show tonight at recordBar with special guests Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Hangman’s Hymnal and Instant KarmaTickets are available.


Got a hankering to sing along to all of your favorite Beatles’ hits? Join an all-star local lineup tonight — featuring members of The Rainmakers, Liverpool and more — at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas. The show benefits the Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for blind, visually-impaired and print-disabled individuals in the area. Tickets are available.


Tonight, The Riot Room will be the place to catch exploratory hip-hop and jazz fusion acts. Catch sets from KC-based acts Xtraordinair$ — a duo of producer Leonard Dstroy and bassist Dominique Sanders — and soulful jazz/R&B collective Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle. Featured will be The Kandinsky Effect, a mind-bending jazz trio with innovative electronic touches, coming by way of Paris. Tickets are available.


Kick off your Saturday in KCK at Johnnie’s on 7th. You can watch some of the city’s best musicians in YUM! — a collective of Nick Howell, Chas Snyder, Dan Loftus, Kian Byrne and Tim Braun. Show up early for an acoustic set from Ben Summers, whose work you may be acquainted with from The Grisly Hand. On top of guitar and mandolin duties, he pens a handful of songs in the Grisly catalog, and they’re often among the band’s catchiest.


In its biggest event yet, the fourth installment of Buttonpush will put 16 producers in head-to-head battles on the recordBar stage this Saturday. The four-round beat battle will showcase the importance of the producer role, one that is often hidden behind emcees and DJs. Read more in this week’s feature and get your tickets.

—Michelle Bacon