Best bets

TODAY

KANSAS CITY

  • Kansas City Spirit Festival, featuring Dennis DeYoung and Orchestra, Racey Grace, Honeyspoon, Max Groove, Anything But Joey, Diminished Fifth, 3:30 p.m., Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Mo.
  • George Thorogood, Reverend Horton Heat, 7 p.m., City Market, 5th and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

SATURDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Taproot, BoySetsFire, 7 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Jazzhaus Big Band, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Kansas City Spirit Festival, featuring Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, Los Lobos, Jay McShann, The Hipnotics and Bobby Carson, 5:15 p.m., Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Mo.


SUNDAY


LAWRENCE

  • Garage rockers The Capitol Years, High Strung, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Rocky Volato in-store, 5 p.m., Love Garden, 936 1/2 Mass.
  • Fork Knife Spoon, Showering Ashes, This Building is Cursed, 7 p.m., Burcham Park, 200 Ind.

KANSAS CITY

  • Train, 7:30 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

MONDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Spoon, Pedro the Lion, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

TUESDAY


LAWRENCE

  • Evolution Control Committee, Irving, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Lollapalooza, featuring rock supergroup Audioslave, Jane's Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Jurassic 5, Cave In, Fingertight, MC Supernatural, Pharoahe Monc, Rooney, The Donnas and more, noon, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.
  • Guster, The New Amsterdams, 7:30 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

WEDNESDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Deep Thinkers, Fashodo, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Pocket Space, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Red, White & Boom, showcasing singer-actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lisa Marie Presley, MC Hammer, Ginuwine and more, 3:30 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

THURSDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Performance-art comedian Neil Hamburger, Canned Ham, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Distance to Empty, 9 p.m., KU Student Union.
  • Ad Astra Per Aspera, The Stella Link, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • James Ward Ensemble, 7 p.m., The Blue Room, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

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