Michelle Bacon


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

Articles by Michelle Bacon

Weekend Roundup: Bang Your Head

Posted on November 9 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Remember those kids who went viral after playing a handful of Metallica covers on the Country Club Plaza a couple years ago? This trio of brothers -- Henry, Eli and Abe Ismert -- calls itself Hammerhedd — a thrash metal outfit influenced by t... [Read More]

Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type — ‘It Isn’t Love’ Song Premiere

Posted on November 8 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Rachel Mallin recommends her band’s latest single, “It Isn’t Love,” for the following scenarios: Pumping yourself up to attend a party where you will inevitably see everyone you’ve dated in the last three years. Going to an Applebee's happy ho... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Reach Out and Rock Out

Posted on November 2 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  The 11th annual Apocalypse Meow benefit concert continues a tradition established by local musician Abigail Henderson in 2008. After her friends threw a benefit concert to raise funds for her cancer treatment, Henderson — who fronted The Gasl... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Spooky Scary Sounds

Posted on October 26 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  The weekend is here, and it’s time to get spooky. If you’re looking for a way to kick off the Halloween holiday, start out at recordBar for Outer Reaches Fest, which runs tonight and Saturday. Showcasing a range of boundary-pushing artists, t... [Read More]

No Magic — ‘Backspin’ Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on October 25 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Ben Sauder — the Lawrence, Kansas, artist who goes by the moniker No Magic — is returning to the spotlight with “In Cocoon,” his first album in four years. While his 2014 self-titled album was a serene debut that I Heart Local Music called a blend of “... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: UN/TUCK It

Posted on October 19 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Get into the weekend with fresh tuneage from Erin Eades. She’s performing a free show at the Mockingbird Lounge tonight to commemorate the release of her debut EP, “Diary.” Normally a solo acoustic act, Eades invited a full band to record the... [Read More]

Of Tree: ‘How Does It Feel’ Album Premiere

Posted on October 12 2018 by Michelle Bacon

In lieu of our weekend roundup, we are featuring an album premiere from Kansas City-based collective Of Tree. Of Tree began as a duo with husband and wife Benjamin Parks on guitar and Laurel Morgan Parks on violin, both sharing vocal duties. It then ex... [Read More]

Breaking Ground with Brass & Boujee

Posted on October 11 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Rap and Jazz meet at KC's Cultural Intersection It’s a somewhat unlikely grouping of musicians — a native Kansas City emcee, singer and producer; a trombonist and nerdcore rapper from Mobile, Alabama; and a touring member of Janelle Monáe’s Wondala... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Revolutionary Vibes

Posted on October 5 2018 by Michelle Bacon

   Congratulations! You’ve made it to another First Friday. Why not treat yourself to an evening of KC innovation? Presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Startup Crawl KC 2018 will take you through the inner workings of several loca... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Sweater Weather

Posted on September 28 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  For an exploration of space, time and heart, visit the Gypsy and the Jackdaw Tattoo Collective in the West Bottoms tonight. Multifaceted local artist Chico Sierra is showing a few of his visual works, detailing the dystopian realities of toda... [Read More]


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