Concert Calendar: Two Door Cinema Club, Paul Simon, The Cactus Blossoms, The Oh Hellos, A$AP Ferg, The Lumineers and more

Two Door Cinema Club
The last time we heard from Two Door Cinema Club was 2013. Barack Obama was beginning his second term in the White House, North Korea was making threats (as usual), and we were still two years away from legalizing gay marriage. And while the Northern Irish band’s EP Changing of the Seasons addressed none of those things, it was still a pretty enjoyable distraction, reminding us that the trio hadn’t lost its groove. With any luck, Sunday night’s show will include a preview of the band’s forthcoming album, which just wrapped this spring (though no release date has been set). This marks the end of a hiatus for Two Door Cinema Club — we hope. Day Wave and Bayonne open.
Sunday, June 12
Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main

The Cactus Blossoms
Minneapolis brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey play country music earnestly and honestly, with an ear for harmonies and uncomplicated melodies. The brothers draw heavily from the Everly Brothers, an influence that you can hear loud and clear on the vintage-sounding You’re Dreaming. But the Cactus Blossoms offer much more than homages to the classics. You’re Dreaming — produced by country-rockabilly hero J.D. McPherson — is a guided tour through plaintive Midwestern fields, the sweet remorse of love gone awry and the resolute belief that, whatever happens, tomorrow is another day. This ain’t cry-into-your-beer country — it’s just the real deal.
Saturday, June 11
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

The Oh Hellos
As long as there are bands like the Oh Hellos, Americana music will remain strong. The Texas duo — made up of brother and sister Tyler and Maggie Heath — is touring in support of its latest album, Dear Wormwood. Over the album’s 13 tracks, the siblings cultivate a sonic experience that reaches beyond folk and rests in your soul. Technically a concept album inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis, Dear Wormwood is harrowing and heartwarming. The Heaths are at the top of their songwriting game — and something tells us we haven’t heard the best from them yet.
Tuesday, June 14
Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main

Thursday 6.9
Lester “Duck” Warner
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Bass Hertz Official Takeover
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Fishbone, the New Riddim, Brett Frischer of Original Culture
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Sirens Collective, Jen Appell, Not Sisters
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Matt Hopper Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Five for Fighting
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway

James McMurty with Amy LaVere
and Will Sexton
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Shots Fired and the Stillborn reunion show
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

KT Tunstall
Town Center Plaza, 5000 W. 119th St., Leawood

Friday 6.10

The Lumineers
Friday, June 10
KC Power & Light District, 1100 Walnut

Lady D
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Ida McBeth
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Oh Dear Oh My, Ask an Adult
The Brick, 1727 McGee

DJ Nasty Orange
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Custom Black, the Biff Tannens, Chiefs, Exeter
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Boogaloo 7
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Charlie Robison
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Brit Floyd — the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show
Midland, 3810 Broadway

Gnarly Davidson, the Everymen, Varma Cross
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Summer Madness, Sindrome, L-Game
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd.

Saturday 6.11
Paul Simon
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd

Todd Wilkinson
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle,
Marcus Lewis Group
The Brick, 1727 McGee

Satsang, Mikey Calderon, Pretty Ricky
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

MO Chainsaw Grassacre
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Sweatpants Daze, 10k, Sextonic Plates,
Man vs Animals
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Heartland Men’s Chorus
Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St.

Lonnie McFadden Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Los Tigres Del Norte
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway

Girls Rock Lawrence: 2nd Annual Camp
Showcase
644 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Dressy Bessy, Pop Empire, Arc Flash
946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Sunday 6.12
Ziggy Marley, the New Riddim
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Heartland Men’s Chorus
Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St.

Modern Baseball
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

The Red Elvises
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez
The Midland, 3810 Broadway

Brantley Gilbert
Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th St.

Kevin Morby
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Monday 6.13
Tyree Johnson and Groove 101
The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Stan Kessler Quintet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Damien Jurado, Ben Abraham
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Tuesday 6.14
DOJO
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway

Les Claypool and Sean Lennon,
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Black Mountain
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Wednesday 6.15
Brandi Carlile
Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.

Grow Wild Tour
Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

12th Street Jump
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

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