Live Tonight: Week of September 15th – September 21st: Sports Are Dumb


It’s September, so you know what that means – right? Getting clinically depressed over the state of professional Kansas City sports teams, of course! Well, hopefully this week of great shows can help you get over those Royal and Chiefs blues.

Monday, September 15th

The Contortionist with Intervals, Existem, David Hasselhoff On Acid, White Shores at Aftershock 7 PM $12

Now a mainstay in the sort-of neo-progressive revolution currently at the forefront of the underground heavy metal scene, The Contortionist are bringing their spaced out riffing combined with blisteringly heavy breakdowns to the Aftershock in Merriam to kick off this week. For fans of After The Burial, Cynic and Between The Buried And Me.

YACHT with White Fang at Record Bar 10 PM $10

SKATERS with Scruffy & The Janitors at Riot Room 8 PM $12

Tuesday, September 16th

S. Carey with Akkilles at Record Bar 10 PM $12

Be sure to read our show preview for Bon Iver’s S. Carey with Akkilles at the Riot Room this Tuesday! Click here to read it!

The Flaming Lips with Electric Wurms at Crossroads 8 PM $40

JEFF the Brotherhood with Magic Band at Riot Room 9 PM $15

Wednesday, September 17th

Mineral with Into It. Over It. at Record Bar 10 PM $16

Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, the recently reunited Mineral will be stopping off in KC. The band released two of emo’s most celebrated albums whose influence can be heard in everyone from Taking Back Sunday to even Sunny Day Real Estate. The magnificent Into It. Over It. opens this soon-to-be unforgettable show.

Die Antwoord at Crossroads 8 PM $29

Red City Radio with Picturebooks, The Bots, Donner Diaries, Dead Ven at Czar Bar 8 PM $10

Thursday, September 18th

Clutch with Lionize, American Sharks at The Midland 8 PM $23

Clutch is an inimitable band from Maryland who has performed in about as many musical styles as years they’ve been a band (24). From hardcore punk to blues rock, alternative metal to country, R&B to hip-hop – Clutch has done it all. It’s no wonder they have a rabid fanbase devoted to them – not only do they produce quality music, their live show is second to none. Come see for yourself on Thursday.

Cherub with Ghost Beach, Gibbz at The Bottleneck $19 9 PM

Brief with Reach, Two4One, Op2mus, Reece at Record Bar 9 PM $7

Friday, September 19th

Bring Me The Horizon with Chiodos at Uptown Theatre 7 PM $39

Hold on – don’t crucify me just yet. It’s no secret Bring Me The Horizon has been one of the most diversive and controversial bands in heavy music of the last decade, but they’ve recently had a renaissance – completely eliminating all traces of “deathcore” from their sound and full embracing an electronica-tinged post-hardcore/metalcore style of music. Their latest album Sempiternal doesn’t even feature any guttural growling vocals. On top of that – this English band knows how to entertain a crowd. Expect one of the most energetic sets in recent memory from this show.

Prong with Troglodyte, Wuzz at Aftershock 7 PM $16

Taking Back Sunday with The Used at Power and Light District 8 PM Free

Social Distortion with The Whigs, Jonny Two Bags at Liberty Hall 8 PM $35

Passafire with Regan Perry, One Drop Pulse at Riot Room 7:30 PM $14

Problem with Bad Lucc, Jon Connor at Granada 8 PM $17

Saturday, September 20th

Fuzz and Fire II: Stoner Doom Fest feat. Lord Fowl, Nest Of Snakes, Keef Mountain, Hossferatu, Youngblood Supercult, Merlin, From The West, Snowchild at Aftershock 7 PM $10

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What else can be said about this amazing local festival that hasn’t already been said? Check out some of the heaviest in doom and stoner metal from Kansas City and beyond.

Shabazz Palaces with Hearts of Darkness at Riot Room 8 PM $14

I Heart Local Music presents: Bruiser Queen with Drop A Grand, Schwervon! at Replay Lounge 10 PM $3

Sunday, September 21st

Spoon with EMA at Liberty Hall 8 PM $30

Is it okay to consider Spoon a legendary band yet? They’ve been a staple in indie rock for over two decades now with a ton of critically acclaimed releases under their belt. They tour almost non-stop and have played just about every big festival under the sun. And, to top it all off, they have a connection to our very own The Get Up Kids! All the making for a legendary band, surely!


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