Best bets

TODAY

LAWRENCE

  • Steel Blue Reign, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
  • Parlay, Tin Hoarse, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Shanti Metal Groove, Big Metal Rooster, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Heiruspecs, Diverse, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers, 9 p.m., Eighth Street Taproom, 801 N.H.

SATURDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Midwest Jazz Festival, featuring Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole and Boko Maru, noon-7:30 p.m., Clinton Lake.
  • "Fame -- The Musical," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • Q and not U, Black Eyes, Antelope, (blue), 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • The Band That Saved the World, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

SUNDAY


LAWRENCE

  • Copasetic duo Local H, Sullen, Stella Link, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Midwest Jazz Festival, featuring Down To The Bone, Mindi Abair, Ken Navarro and BMW, noon-7:30 p.m., Clinton Lake.
  • Tsunami Bomb, Stewart, Student Driver, 6 p.m. (early show), The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Lance Fahy, 6 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Red Bennies, 9 p.m., The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.

MONDAY

LAWRENCE

  • The Oranges Band, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Maktub, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

  • Deteriorating diva Cher Farewell Tour, Tommy Drake, 7:30 p.m., Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Billy Idol, 9 p.m., Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Kindred, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

TUESDAY


LAWRENCE

  • Jamaican roots legend Burning Spear, Soda, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Yo La Tengo, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Joe Ely, Troy Campbell, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ember Swift, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

WEDNESDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Massachusetts alt-metal act Cave In, From Autumn to Ashes, Every Time I Die, Funeral For A Friend, 7 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • DJ-P, Mac Lethal, Approach, Archetype, 9 p.m., The Pool Room, 925 Iowa.
  • Grain and Demise, 11 p.m., Eighth Street Taproom, 801 N.H.

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THURSDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Santo Gold, The Souls, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • The Big Wu, Big Metal Rooster, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

  • Aerosmith, Kiss, 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.
  • Mexican Blackbirds, Federation of Horsepower, Shotgun Idols, 9 p.m., The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.

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