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

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Turning the Tables: KC Edition | The Gender Disparity

Posted on July 19 2018 by Michelle Bacon

In her speech at this year’s Grammy Awards, Kansas City, Kansas, native Janelle Monáe underscored the issues that women and gender-diverse people in all facets of the music industry are forced to confront. By declaring “time’s up&... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Summer in the City

Posted on July 13 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  I couldn’t tell you what the best cure for triskaidekaphobia is, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to spend your Friday the 13th with a collection of powerful performers. The lineup at recordBar is bookended by two KC acts &mdash... [Read More]

Turning the Tables: KC Edition | Then Versus Now

Posted on July 12 2018 by Michelle Bacon

On any given night you’ve got a fair chance of spotting a woman on a local stage. Kansas City’s indie and folk scenes are teeming with the talents of a few dozen female instrumentalists, vocalists and emcees. Conscious efforts are being put fo... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Let Sparks Fly

Posted on July 6 2018 by Michelle Bacon

With a short holiday week, here’s a brief weekend list of our five top #kcmusic recommendations for Friday and Saturday. 5 p.m. Friday, July 6 — Intelligent Sound’s 4th birthday party at Josey Records Kansas City | Facebook event page... [Read More]

Turning the Tables: KC Edition | Series Kickoff

Posted on July 5 2018 by Michelle Bacon

From extolled entertainers to seminal songwriters and timeless voices, the contributions of women to popular music are undeniable. But as you dive into its history, those female-led efforts become harder to find. Rarely are women, transgender and gender-d... [Read More]

The Big Sky: ‘Dog Eat Dog World’ Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on June 28 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Wrapping up a month-long tour through the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, The Big Sky is on its way back home to Lawrence, Kansas, and is releasing a brand new music video. “Dog Eat Dog World” is the lead track from the trio’s first ind... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Freak Out

Posted on June 22 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Based in Nashville — by way of Arkansas — Welles takes a fuzzy, unadorned approach to rock ’n’ roll with a Southern twist. The performer, who released his debut EP, “Codeine,” last year, appears at The Riot Room ton... [Read More]

Jane Doe Revue: Empowering Women Through Song

Posted on June 21 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Last year, a number of Columbia, Missouri’s finest female musicians took the stage at The Blue Note to raise their voices together in song. Originally intended to be a one-time event, the Jane Doe Revue concert drew more than 500 people and raised f... [Read More]

Five Reasons to Visit Boulevardia 2018

Posted on June 14 2018 by Michelle Bacon

From a tasting with 58 breweries and local eateries to a makers market and that picturesque ferris wheel, there won’t be any shortage of entertainment and refreshment options at this weekend’s fifth annual Boulevardia. Of course, there’s... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Proclaim Your Pride

Posted on June 8 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  June is Pride Month. We celebrated here in Kansas City last weekend, but let’s face it — one weekend just isn’t enough. So, our friends at I Heart Local Music are putting something together for the Lawrence, Kansas crowd, w... [Read More]

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