Recommended Shows This Week (7/29 - 8/4)

Tuesday & Wednesday: The Postal Service @ The Midland

The Postal Service reunion tour will finally make it's way through Kansas City. After initially adding the Wednesday show and it selling out immediately, they've added a second show on Tuesday and tickets are still available. Local success story Mates Of State are opening and Jenny Lewis is a member of the touring band if you needed any additional reasons to attend.

Wednesday: Atmosphere @ CrossroadsKC

I refuse to acknowledge that Atmosphere isn't headlining this show. Instead of talking about the generic headliner, I'll focus on three fantastic indie rap artists you can see the same night instead. Slug (of Atmosphere), The Grouch and Eligh are all world class hip-hop MC's and you rarely get a chance to see The Grouch and Eligh in KC. Hopefully they come back through sometime on their own tour.

Saturday: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Sandstone

Another buzz show where they bring in a band I'd love to see but pair them with a really bad headliner. Queens Of The Stone Age are sandwiched between the fun live band Gogol Bordello and the really overrated headliner The Killers. I'd love to see QOTSA play their own show at The Uptown, but I should just be thankful they're coming to town at all I suppose.

Sunday: Frank Smith @ The Replay

Frank Smith are a band, not a man, from Austin, Texas who will be playing a show at The Replay in Lawrence. They're touring behind their new album, Nineties, which is a fantastic mix of alt-country, rock and indie music. They sound like a really great, polished bar band which is my favorite type of band. Opening the Replay show will be Jordan Geiger (of Hospital Ships).

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