Posts tagged with “Road Work Ahead”

Road Lessons: Connecting with the Human Side of Music

Posted on October 13 2016 by Michelle Bacon

When you have 3000 miles to stare out of the window of a moving van (see above), it gives you a lot of time to think. After interviewing four touring acts (see our Road Work Ahead series) and recently spending a week with my own band (Chris Meck and th... [Read More]

Road Work Ahead: The Bad Ideas’ Best Idea: Cheat Death and Keep Touring

Posted on August 25 2016 by Michelle Bacon

Feature photo: Bruno Petit For a band, the siren song of touring can feel part reward, part obligation. Our four-part series follows four area bands and takes you into their vans and venues to find out what it’s really like to hit the open road. Re... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, Ivory Black and Upcoming Shows

Posted on August 19 2016 by Michelle Bacon

[caption id="attachment_39710" align="alignnone" width="600"] Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear | Photo: Danny Clinch[/caption] Did you catch Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear on Letterman last year, or when they headlined a hometown show at the Midland? If... [Read More]

Road Work Ahead: It Takes Three

Posted on August 18 2016 by Michelle Bacon

For a band, the siren song of touring can feel part reward, part obligation. Our four-part series follows four area bands and takes you into their vans and venues to find out what it’s really like to hit the open road. Read Part 1 with Nicholas St. James... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Spirit of KC Fest and More

Posted on August 11 2016 by Michelle Bacon

If you’ve never really had a chance to seek out new bands from your own city, get your feet wet on Friday night at the Spirit of KC Fest. Five of #kcmusic’s biggest names will be taking the stage at CrossroadsKC, starting at 6 p.m. The high-powered... [Read More]

Road Work Ahead: A Couple That Plays Together Stays Together

Posted on August 11 2016 by Michelle Bacon

For a band, the siren song of touring can feel part reward, part obligation. Our four-part series follows four area bands and takes you into their vans and venues to find out what it’s really like to hit the open road. Read Part 1 with Nicholas St. James.... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: First Friday, Indy Fest and More

Posted on August 5 2016 by Michelle Bacon

It’s First Friday, and that means the Crossroads will be crawling with art, food trucks and of course, music. Here are a few spots you can enjoy free, live entertainment: Revolution Records will be celebrating their first anniversary tonight at 1830 Locu... [Read More]

Road Work Ahead: The Logistics and Loneliness of a One-Man Folk Act

Posted on August 4 2016 by Michelle Bacon

For a band, the siren song of touring can feel part reward, part obligation. Our four-part series follows four area bands and takes you into their vans and venues to find out what it’s really like to hit the open road. It’s often said that touring can... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Phoenix Fest, Buttonpush and New Albums

Posted on July 29 2016 by Michelle Bacon

Looking for new music? Friday night is stacked with album release shows, starting with a 6 p.m. matinee show at Replay Lounge in Lawrence. Organist and vocalist Ben Sauder — also known as No Magic — will be reissuing his 2014 self-titled EP. The psych... [Read More]

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