Posts Tagged ‘Midland Theatre’

BANKS “Fuck With Myself” Live at the Midland

October 25, 2017
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BANKS at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, 9/17/17

BANKS brought her soulful, futuristic indie vibes to the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Her voice and dance moves were on-point all night. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. Check out this lively performance of “Fuck With Myself.”

A Live Chat With Molly Balloons

December 26, 2016
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McClain and Molly Balloons at the Midland, 12/23/16

I recently ran into past interview subject and balloon beast Molly Balloons during a set break at the recent Floozies show at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City. You know we had to go live and chat it up!

The Naked and Famous “Higher” and “Punching in a Dream” Live at the Midland

November 25, 2016
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The Naked and Famous at the Midland, 11/4/16

The Naked and Famous recently smashed Kansas City with an energetic, two-hour set of indie-pop at the Midland. Check out footage I shot of the new single “Higher” and the classic “Punching in a Dream.”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Returns to KC April 20th at the Midland.

February 26, 2016
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The Tedeschi Trucks Band (Photo credit: Mark Seliger)

The Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to Kansas City April 20th, 2016. Their soulful music will fill the Midland Theatre. The 11-piece group mixes rock, funk, soul, R&B, world music, jazz and more styles to form their distinct sound. Their album Let Me Get By is one of the year’s best releases.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band was co-founded by guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, guitarist and vocalist Susan Tedeschi. Live, the soul really comes through on the songs and the band can really dig deep.

Derek Trucks is one of the world’s best guitarists. I had the great honor of interviewing Derek last year. The passion for music runs in his family. He is the nephew of Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks. Derek officially joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1999 and played with the band until their final shows in 2014.

Derek’s love of music knows no bounds. Trucks discussed how he was mentored heavily by another of my past interview subjects, Col. Bruce Hampton, “The Colonel was amazing about turning me on to the right record at the right time and just exposed me to different types of music, whether it was Delta blues or Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Sun Ra or Indian classical music. It was just the right introduction to the right music at the right time.”

This open minded approach to creating music keeps the Tedeschi Trucks Band pushing forward. They can melt minds live. This will be one of the best shows in Kansas City this year.

The Floozies Bring the Rave Funk to the Midland.

February 14, 2016
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The Floozies, Midland Theatre 2/13/16

The Floozies brought a sprawling set of rave funk jams to the Midland Saturday night. The concert was like a fusion of a jam band show and a rave in the best way possible. The Lawrence-based duo also brought a massive production which really added to the show. The hard partying crowd was grooving all night. Here are some photos and videos of my evening diving deep into the face-melting world of rave funk.

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The Floozies, Midland Theatre 2/13/16

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The Floozies, Midland Theatre 2/13/16

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The Floozies, Midland Theatre 2/13/16

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The Floozies, Midland Theatre 2/13/16

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The Floozies, Midland Yheatre 2/13/16


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