Live Tonight: Week of January 19th – January 25th: Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King day! I would tell you to use the holiday to treat yourself to some live music, but it doesn’t look like there’s much going on during MLK Day this year. Which is okay! Take some time to get ready for the rest of the week, which looks to be just as good as the other brilliant live music weeks we’ve had lately!

Or at the very least listen to more Public Enemy than usual this week.

Monday, January 19th

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Tuesday, January 20th

Elsa Cross at The Bottleneck 9 PM $5

Here’s what you need to know about Elsa Cross – badass rockabilly mixed with outlaw country. Take a listen for yourself – it’s awesome:

The Promise Hero with Don’t Know Dorothy, LesserHasBeens, Green River Kings at Riot Room 8 PM $10

The Crayons at Record Bar 7 PM $5

Wednesday, January 21st

Black Label Society with Hatebreed, Butcher Babies at The Midland 8 PM $10

Another 98.9 FM Low Dough Show, Black Label Society returns to Kansas City for cheap! Fronted by Zakk Wylde, notable for being the main guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne soon after the death of legendary Randy Rhoades, Black Label Society has become a mainstay in heavy metal/hard rock history due to constant touring and strong album release after album release. Along for the ride are hardcore legends Hatebreed and newcomers Butcher Babies.

Mime Game at Riot Room 8 PM $7

Elsa Cross with Loaded Goat at Westport Saloon 10 PM

Captiva with Jorge Arana Trio, Brian Lockwood at The Bottleneck 6 PM

Scammers with The Fog, CS Luxem at Record Bar 10 PM $5

The Yawpers with Nicholas St. James at The Jackpot 9 PM

Thursday, January 22nd

Tyler Gosnell with The Pale Blue Dots, The Invisible World, Chad Vaughn Band at Riot Room 8 PM $7

Info Gates with Dutch Newman, Bluntrap, Clark Rooseveltte at Record Bar 10 PM $7

Friday, January 23rd

Bass Drum Of Death at Record Bar 10 PM $10

Bass Drum Of Death is an awesome garage rock band from Mississippi that wipes the floor with just about every one of their contemporaries. THIS is how you do garage rock. Catch them and what will likely be an energetic and sweaty show at the Record Bar on Friday.

Bailiff with The Travel Guide, Arc Flash at The Replay 10 PM $3

Veil of Maya with Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Gideon, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life at The Granada 7 PM $18

Blockhead with Futuro, WestEndGirl at Riot Room 10 PM $10

Nato Coles with The Right Here, Red Kate, The Big Iron at Vandal’s 9 PM

Mouth with Kawehi, Wrong Kata Trio at Bottleneck 9 PM $13

Atlas with Doing What Apes Can’t at Mills Record Company 7 PM $FREE

Saturday, January 24th

Andy Rourke (of The Smiths) DJ Set at Riot Room 10 PM $10

Well that’s not something you see every day, is it? One-fifth of the legendary Smiths, Andy Rourke is doing a rare appearance with a DJ set at the Riot Room on Saturday. If there was any inclination that this weekend might not be amazing – this should surely quiet those concerns.

Obliterate The Apex (Album Release Show) with Torn The Fuck Apart, A Plague In Faith, Damned By The Pope at Riot Room 8 PM $5

The Delta Saints with Spencer Mackenzie Brown at The Bottleneck 9 PM $10

Nature Boys with Rats Rest, The Fog at The Replay 10 PM $3

Sunday, January 25th

Toke with Hossferatu, Keef Mountain at Record Bar 7:30 PM $7

With a name like “Toke,” you kinda know what sort of music this band plays. But if you weren’t sure, take a listen for yourself – heavy as everything stoner/doom metal/rock. And with Hossferatu and Keef Mountain along for the ride, anyone within a 10 mile radius of the Record Bar on Sunday night will get their eardrums busted and a contact high.

Railroad Earth at The Granada 8 PM $25

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