Michelle Bacon


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

Articles by Michelle Bacon

A Q&A with Payge Turner

Posted on September 20 2018 by Michelle Bacon

One of the best things about being involved in any local, independent music scene is the discovery of new artists. If you pay enough attention (and you should), every once in awhile, you’ll stumble upon a stunning voice or an enthralling instrumentalist a... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Kansas City, Baby

Posted on September 14 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  One really exciting thing about #kcmusic right now is this influx of younger artists in the scene. Many of them are already highly skilled players who possess the knowledge, boldness and ambition to engage their audiences through technology a... [Read More]

Mr. Golden Sun – ‘Heavy Water’ Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on September 13 2018 by Michelle Bacon

The Bridge is excited to premiere “Heavy Water,” the latest single from Mr. Golden Sun. Using old archival footage of astronauts careening to high G-force levels and children wearing gas masks, the dystopian video provides a jarring juxtaposition to th... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Play On, KC

Posted on September 7 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  If you’re reading this, you’re probably a music lover or a musician based in the KC area. Chances are, you’re already aware of the important role music plays in your everyday life. Tonight’s event at Knuckleheads Garage (moved from its origin... [Read More]

Five Tips For Crossroads Music Fest 2018

Posted on September 6 2018 by Michelle Bacon

This weekend marks the 14th annual Crossroads Music Fest, and if you’re any sort of fan of #kcmusic, you’ll want to attend. With more than 30 bands across eight stages through the Crossroads Arts District, CMF is one of the city’s most diverse local music... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Feel the Heat

Posted on August 31 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Under the Big Oak Tree already celebrated a new album this week, with shows in Lawrence, Kansas, and its hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri — but today marks the official release of the group’s third full-length album, “The Ark.” The bluegrass... [Read More]

Other Americans Forges Ahead

Posted on August 23 2018 by Michelle Bacon

With musicians from some of Kansas City’s most preeminent bands, it’s fair to assume that Other Americans could rest on the laurels of its members’ other projects. But within seconds of hearing the palatial lead track, “Murdering Crows,” it’s obvious that... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Brass, Boujee and Bands

Posted on August 23 2018 by Michelle Bacon

If you have an appetite for new music, now is the time to satisfy those cravings. At least six KC bands are releasing new albums this weekend, and they’re all throwing big parties to mark the occasion. Since the debut of its lead single “Vega” in 2... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Perfect Weekend

Posted on August 17 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  The Friday forecast looks clear, making it the perfect evening to attend the first Light Up the Lawn concert of the summer. This free, family-friendly series — hosted on the beautiful lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson C... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: It's Only Rock and Roll

Posted on August 10 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Start out your weekend with a pleasing collaboration of string and song. Comprised of members from Classical Revolution KC, the Rewound string quartet is among the area’s newest and brightest musical partnerships. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonig... [Read More]


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