Michelle Bacon


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

Articles by Michelle Bacon

Lazy Projector: 'Neon Light' Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on August 9 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Aaron Shinn has been writing and recording music since the age of 15. “My early recordings were more for my own enjoyment and exploration,” he said of his songs, which were initially influenced by folk music. “I was always interested in writing simple... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Something Sweet

Posted on August 3 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  It’s First Friday, and this is gonna be a particularly crazy one. If you’re bummed to be missing the very sold-out Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats show at CrossroadsKC, not to worry — there are plenty of other options. Just down the roa... [Read More]

Turning the Tables: KC Edition | Event Wrap

Posted on August 2 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Last Wednesday, we spent the evening at Mills Record Company, wrapping our Turning the Tables: KC Edition series with a showcase of conversations and entertainment from powerful Kansas City women (and a few men, too). Our panel of musicians — s... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Dancing in the Moonlight

Posted on July 27 2018 by Michelle Bacon

    Need to shake off the workweek woes? From KC, it’ll take you a little less than an hour to get to Friday night’s top show in Lawrence, Kansas. The recently renovated Jackpot Music Hall is hosting the album release of Serene Fiend. Led by... [Read More]

Turning the Tables: KC Edition | The Influencers

Posted on July 26 2018 by Michelle Bacon

As our Turning The Tables: KC Edition series draws to a close, we are presenting our list of influential female musicians based in or around Kansas City, as chosen by you. This survey was conducted to present the depth and range of talent in the area,... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Heat Wave

Posted on July 20 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Lawrence Field Day Fest kicked off last night, with more than 20 bands spread from The Bottleneck and 8th Street Taproom to Replay Lounge and Jackpot Music Hall. But don’t worry, there are still another 40 to be enjoyed tonight and Saturday i... [Read More]

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” for pay inequality, hara... [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 — from the eerie orches... [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 forth by local... [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 The electronic... [Read More]