Michelle Bacon


As 90.9 The Bridge's Content and Database Manager, Michelle Bacon is dedicated to spotlighting Kansas City music through diverse online content and on-air programming. Michelle is also deeply involved in the city's evolving music scene as a multi-instrumentalist and an independent consultant for local acts.

Check out Turning the Tables KC, Michelle's web series on KC women in music.

Articles by Michelle Bacon

Weekend Roundup: Get In the Swing of Things

Posted on January 11 2019 by Michelle Bacon

  Since making the move from Lawrence, Kansas, to Kansas City, singer-songwriter Kat King has put a full backing band together to execute her passionate pop songs. Tonight, she’ll bring the outfit to Replay Lounge to open for folk/punk collecti... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Ready Get Set

Posted on January 4 2019 by Michelle Bacon

  A multi-instrumentalist and a prolific blues storyteller, Billy Beale has been performing in the KC area for the past three decades. In 2016, Beale was stricken with throat and lung cancer, leaving him without the ability to sing. Tonight, a... [Read More]

Kian Byrne – 'When I'm Gone' Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on December 21 2018 by Michelle Bacon

For many, the holidays evoke innocent, impeccable images of family traditions and communal moments — memories that endure and excite as the season approaches. This tender video from Kian Byrne arrives just in time for your Christmas festivities, embodying... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Remember What You Knew Before

Posted on December 21 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  In six years as a band, Katy Guillen & the Girls have managed to achieve what few others in the area have. You’ve likely heard about the collective’s many accolades (and if you haven’t, read this Flatland article), manifested anytime they tak... [Read More]

Katy Guillen & the Girls – 'Back To Normal' Exclusive Song Premiere

Posted on December 17 2018 by Michelle Bacon

Making a living as a touring musician isn’t easy. It’s a process that requires careful planning, strategizing, routing, rehearsing and creating — not to mention all of that time spent on the open road, crammed in a van with bandmates, gear, merch and a ca... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Revolution Rock

Posted on December 14 2018 by Michelle Bacon

With tonight’s show at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ensemble Ibérica aims to change your perception of Celtic music. While it’s generally thought of as an Irish tradition, Celtic music extends to the northwestern region of Iberia in Portugal and S... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Suit Up and Boot Up

Posted on December 7 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Hop on the KC Streetcar this weekend and you'll be in for a special treat. For the first few weekends of December, 10 local acts will be onboard performing holiday favorites, covers and original tunes for the KC Streetcar Holiday Jam — an... [Read More]

Weekend Roundup: Brighter Days Ahead

Posted on November 16 2018 by Michelle Bacon

  Start your weekend with music for a cause. The folks at Manor Records are throwing a benefit concert this evening raising funds for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault . It’ll feature some of KC’s youngest, up-and-coming... [Read More]

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]