Eric Church and Great Good Fine OK topline your concert week

ERIC CHURCH

Is Eric Church some kind of darling? I mean, here he is, a little over a year after releasing Mr. Misunderstood — the Country Music Awards’ 2016 Album of the Year — already steamrolling through an aggressive tour that has concertgoers and music reviewers alike all in a tizzy. The setlist for his “Holdin’ My Own” tour changes with each show, and it’s not likely to be brief. That’s fine. After all, the 39-year-old artist has a rather extensive array of material to choose from, and a good deal of growth to demonstrate over the three or so hours he’ll spend onstage Tuesday night. Mr. Misunderstood, as it turns out, is actually Mr. Popular.

7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand


PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

This crazy ol’ world keeps a-turnin’, but some things never change. After more than 50 years, Pure Prairie League is still leisurely ambling to the tune it set way back in 1965. The Ohio act’s current lineup features founding member and pedal-steel acolyte John David Call, drummer and singer Scott Thompson, guitarist and singer Donnie Clark and bassist Mike Reilly (who has been with the band since 1972). Some of the band’s notable former members, of course, include Craig Fuller, who later became a member of Little Feat, and a fella you might know called Vince Gill. Longtime fans — or just casual listeners — will recall the band’s eternal “Amie.” The band hasn’t put out a new record since 2006’s All in Good Time, so you can expect the good stuff to still sound the same. If you yearn for the days of early FM radio, get yourself to Knuckleheads on Friday night. Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders open. 

8:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, at Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester


GREAT GOOD FINE OK

The phrase “synth-pop band from Brooklyn” isn’t really enough to get the hairs on your arms to stand up. I mean, who isn’t a synth-pop band from Brooklyn these days? But Great Good Fine OK does an admirable job of avoiding the clichés of its chosen genre, and the band’s new EP, III, is a fearless and addictive collection of songs that reminds you why synth-pop bands from Brooklyn became a thing in the first place. Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman strike a balance between lighthearted, danceable beats — the kind of thing that works for a high-powered spin class or over the speakers at H&M — and emotional, intelligent lyrics that are in no way disposable. Thursday at RecordBar, join the fan club. 

8 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at RecordBar, 1520 Grand 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 


John Paul’s Flying Circus 

7:30 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

Aztlan Returns to the Blue Room 

7 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Brody Buster 

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee 

Western Automatic, Pipe Dream, Grim 

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

GuitarElation 

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Cartwright, Clark & Strait 

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Strangetowne 

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

THT, the Black Hand, Janis of the Warship Emerald 

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence 

Inquisition, Truckfighters 

7:30 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 


The Old Crows 

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

The Band Oasis 

5 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Tyrone Clark and True Dig 

8:30 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Clozee & Psymbionic, Lusid, Curvatur3 

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence 

Schuyler Prenger & Dirt Road Junkies, more 

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Kansas City Burlesque Series: Late Night Theater 

8 p.m., Folly, 300 W. 12th St. 

Tim Whitmer Quartet 

5:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

DOJO 

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Boogaloo 7 

10 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Rager, Black Luck, more 

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway 

Fountain and Fairfax: Benefit concert for David Rosser of the Afghan Whigs 

8 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser 

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

The Mad Kings, Broken Arrows 

6 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence 

Meatshank 

7:30 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 


Mama Ray’s Jazz Meets Blues Band 

2 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

Santiago Brothers 

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

James Ward Band 

8:30 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Riot Grrl, the Quivers 

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee 

HMPH, Dark Matter Theory, 

Beyond the Grey, KC3 

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Manic Focus X Wick-It the Instigator 

7 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, 

Lawrence 

Molly Hammer Duo 

2:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

OJT 

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Steve Martin Trio 

9 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Todd Strait Quartet 

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Junebug & the Torchlights 

with Hammerhedd 

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

Myco, Shapes 

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway 

The Cave Girls, Sister Rat, Mike Blur 

6 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

The Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band

3 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


SUNDAY, JANUARY 29


Brody Buster

2 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

The Confessors

6 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Kathleen Holeman Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Steve Lambert Quintet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Amanda & the Axle, Lux, Erica

6 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Alcest

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


MONDAY, JANUARY 30


Marcus Lewis Big Band 

7 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Danny Embrey & Rod Fleeman

12 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Matt Hopper Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Todd Strait Trio

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

TV Girl

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

American Wrestlers

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 31


Karla & Jim

7 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

David Allen Ho

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Chris Hazelton Trio

7 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Perkins, Spaits & Strait

11:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Sissy Brown, Duane Mark

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee

Marbin

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence 

Ernest Melton Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Bob Walkenhorst

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

Open Decks

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway