Concert Calendar: Flight of the Conchords, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, G-Eazy & Logic, John Doe, Mutemath, Twenty-One Pilots and more

Flight of the Conchords
It’s been seven years since the release of new material from New Zealand’s premier musical comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords, but Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are back in full form. Their new tour — the first in three years — is aptly titled “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords,” and you can expect the usual repertoire of oddball songs that drove the pair to fame, plus plenty of new (and likely even quirkier) tunes. Flight of the Conchords is one of those acts whose bizarrely devoted fans have been dying for a live show, but Clement and McKenzie aren’t so specific that newbies won’t catch on (and enjoy) the folksy Kiwis.
Thursday, July 7
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
A Man Alive, the latest release from San Francisco’s Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, is a fearless, clamorous celebration of funk and experimental electronica. Producer Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) has had a heavy influence, and no one is mad about it — that sets A Man Alive as perhaps the finest release of Thao Nguyen’s decade-plus career. The album dives into Nguyen’s relationship with her father, who left her family when she was a child, and it proves a harrowing lyrical journey for the 32-year-old artist. But the often-somber subject matter can’t suppress the joy that courses through A Man Alive. It sounds like Nguyen is having the time of her life. We’re just glad she brought us along for the ride.
Friday, July 8
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

St. Paul & the Broken Bones with Amasa Hines
Paul Janeway seems cut from a different cloth. Probably the material Otis Redding was made of — that’s how he presented the 2014 debut album, Half the City, from his six-piece soul band, St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Janeway is a frenzied showman, born for the stage — hell, he’s born to lead sinners into the light, if we’re being honest. This Birmingham, Alabama, outfit both moves its listeners and gets them moving. There is no standing still on the sidelines when Janeway is working so hard to raise your spirits. The last time St. Paul and the Broken Bones were in town, the gig was at the RecordBar during its final days at its Westport location. This time, you can see them — along with talented Arkansas Americana band Amasa Hines — at Knuckleheads.
Sunday, July 10
Knuckleheads Saloon, 2517 Rochester

Thursday 7.7
Matt Otto
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

KOA
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Ty Stevens, Yosemight, Chica
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Kevin Frazee Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Cody Canada & the Departed
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Satanarchist, Digester, Horned Wolf
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Beyond Deth & Sable Beldam,
Black Sacrament, Moosebite
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Friday 7.8
The Quivers, Dirty Electric
The Brick, 1727 McGee

Crossroads Roots & Heritage Fest with
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Clearviews, JOFWE, the Black Hand,
the Runaway Sons
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Tim Whitmer
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

The Derailers
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Crossroads Music Fest Showcase with
Heidi Lynne Gluck and Nicholas St. James
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man,
Cult Leader, Keef Mountain
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

IRIEplacables Ska Orchestra, American Slim, Golden Groves
Antler Room, 1813 Grand

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas
Providence Medical Amphitheater,
633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs

Saturday 7.9
Max Berry Band
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

SWMRS, Partybaby, Scruffy and the Janitors
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Danny Thompson, Scott Ford, Exit-13
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Molly Hammer
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Dale Watson and Wayne the Train Hancock
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Rock n Roll Dream Concert
Providence Medical Amphitheater,
633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs

Lawrence, the Phantastics, the Good Ole, Fashion
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Johnson County Library Second Saturdays
Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park

Sunday 7.10

Twenty-One Pilots, Mutemath
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand

Stan Kessler’s Force5
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

KC Bear Fighters, Monzie Leo & the Big Sky, Valdidas
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

David Liebe Hart, RLT, Drop a Grand
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Monday 7.11
Jazz Disciples
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Brian Steever Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Fashion Week, the Lithographers,
Sharp Weapons
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Tuesday 7.12

G-Eazy & Logic
Providence Medical Amphitheater
633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs

Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson,
a Great Big World
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

DOJO
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

John Doe of X with special guest
Jesse Dayton
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Rick Estrin & the Nightcaps
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Digisaurus, Bliss Nova
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Summer’s End, Smash the State, Stinkbomb, They Live
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

On An On
Tank Room, 1813 Grand

John Doe of X
with special guest Jesse Dayton
Knuckleheads, 1517 Rochester

Wednesday 7.13
Frogleg
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

12th Street Jump
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

John Dee & the Fighting Cocks
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Max Pain & the Groovies, Mr. & the Mrs.,
Intermodal
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Leering Heathens, the Soiled Doves,
Mercurial, Terminus
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

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