Concert Calendar: Prophets of Rage, Awolnation, Kauffman Center Turns Five, Delta Rae and more

Prophets of Rage and Awolnation
If 2016 has disappointed you so far — and if you’re bracing yourself against the madness that creeps ever closer as the presidential election looms in November — Prophets of Rage is the show for you. It’s going to be a very loud Monday night as the newly formed supergroup — blending Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill’s B-Real — takes over Providence. There has never been a more appropriate time for ageless gems such as “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name.” Monday night, join the movement to make America rage again. Awolnation opens.
Monday, September 5
Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs

Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live
On First Friday in the Crossroads, help the Kauffman Center celebrate five years with a birthday bash that will put all your My Little Pony-themed childhood parties to shame. There’s something for everyone at this shindig, starting with crowd-pleasing lawn games and a cake-decorating contest. This is also a unique bundling of some of the metro’s premier performers: the Kansas City Ballet Second Company, a Kansas City Symphony Chamber Ensemble, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident and Young Artists each take a turn. The classical is interspersed with the new-fashioned at this event, with local musicians dotting the bill including singer-songwriter Jessica Paige and Americana rock ensemble the Grisly Hand. Power-pop group Hembree is on deck, as well as funky party masters the Phantastics. The night ends with a fireworks display. Entry is free; food and drink will be available for purchase.
Friday, September 2
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway 

Delta Rae
Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Church Sisters

When Delta Rae made its 2012 debut, the Durham, North Carolina, sextet showed off some smart instincts for Americana — including the vocal harmonies of siblings Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes and Brittany Hölljes, and Elizabeth Hopkins’ way with a crescendo. On Delta Rae’s newest album, After It All, those stellar vocal harmonies are still a focal point, but the band reaches a little more here for influences beyond the folk flair it nailed with its first record. Roots, blues, gospel, rock, and even the odd piano ballad show up here; it’s not always a cohesive album, but it’s definitely a good time. Award-winning local blues trio Katy Guillen and the Girls is also on deck this evening, as well as country duo the Church Sisters.
Tuesday, September 6
Crossroads KC, 417 East 18th Street

Thursday, 9.1
Kevin Frazee Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Lilly Hiatt Band
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

The Kris Lager Band
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Greenbeard
Minibar, 3810 Broadway

Karen Meat, Dubb Nubb, Youngest Children
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Wayland, David George and A Crooked Mile, ElectroPossum
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Fifth Harmony
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd.

Friday 9.2

Delbert McClinton, with Danielle Nicole, Katy Guillen and the Girls
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

John Denver Tribute
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Electric Tinks
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Old No. 5s
Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Jorge Arana Trio, Riala, 34
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Beth Bombara, Sky Smeed
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Psychic Heat, Helen Kelter Skleter,
Condor & Jaybird, Arc Flash
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Marasmus, Sedlec Ossuary, Moonsick,
Gravelord
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Saturday 9.3
Deco Auto, Witch Jail, Schwervon
Brick, 1727 McGee

Chris Hazelton Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

The Crayons
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Tory Lanez
Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence

If These Trees Could Talk, Driftoff, Spotlight, A Light Within
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex, Pussy Galore, Vedettes
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Future Thieves, Morgan Gillett, Doby Watson, Timbers
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Sunday 9.4
Mount Doom, Bridge Burner,
Damned by the Pope
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Molly Hammer Duo
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Flannigan’s Right Hook
Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, Drop A Grand
Minibar, 3810 Broadway

Nicholas St. James, Monzie Leo & the Big Sky
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Sunday Shine with Diamon Club
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Monday 9.5
Stan Kessler Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Billy Talent, The Dirty Nil, Badflower
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Tuesday 9.6

Rocky Votolato
Chris Staples, Colin Halliburton
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

The Jauntee
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Gerald Spaits Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Some Kind of Nightmare, Four Arm Shiver,
Lo Pan’s Revenge
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Wednesday 9.7

Australian Pink Floyd
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway

Monzie Leo, Sissy Brown
The Brick, 1727 McGee

Natalie Bates Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

The Sheepdogs, Quaker City Night Hawks
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

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