Best bets

TODAY

LAWRENCE


� Momus, Super Madrigal Brothers, The Gongs, Phiiliipe, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

l Chickenhawk, 440's, Cretin 66, 9 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� Angst-rock masters Finch, with the Vans Warped Tour (featuring dozen of bands), noon, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

� Jazz Lover's Pub Crawl, featuring Max Groove, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

FRIDAY

LAWRENCE


� Alabama blues guitarist Willie King, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� James Brown, Bloodstone, 7 p.m., City Market, Fifth and Walnut streets, Kansas City, Mo.

� Chris Isaak, Natalie Merchant, 6 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

� Dave Alvin, Domino Kings, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� Kenny Rogers, 7:30 p.m., Ameristar Casino Hotel, 8201 N.E. Birmingham Road, North Kansas City, Mo.

SATURDAY

LAWRENCE

� Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers, Danny Pound, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

� The Yards, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� Cult jam band String Cheese Incident, 7 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo.

� Red White and Boom, featuring Def Leppard, 2 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

� Kottonmouth Kings, Phunk Junkeez, Mix Mob, 8 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

SUNDAY

KANSAS CITY

� Starch Martins, 8 p.m., Californos, 4124 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.

MONDAY

LAWRENCE

� Neon Hunk, Mammal, The Hair Police, 9 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� Beaver Nelson, 9:30 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� Acclaimed country songwriter Lucinda Williams, Chuck Prophet, 8 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

TUESDAY


KANSAS CITY

� R&B; superstar Mary J. Blige, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road., Kansas City, Mo.

� Michelle Shocked, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

WEDNESDAY

LAWRENCE

� Mike Ill, Mad Happy, 9 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� Alvin Youngblood Hart and the New World Vipers, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� Front-porch blues act G Love and Special Sauce, Skinlab, Speed Dealer, 8 p.m., City Market, Fifth and Walnut streets, Kansas City, Mo.

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