Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Review: Blake Shelton at Power & Light

I walked out on a great singer-songwriter's set last Thursday in order to catch a country music pretty boy. I don't regret the decision. Howard Iceberg had just performed "Dance Hall Girl," a new song that hit me hard. It didn't matter. I walked out of the Czar Bar's intimate listening environment and headed to the chaotic Power & Light District. Blake Shelton was already on stage and thousands of hard-drinking fans were singing along to hit after hit. I joined in for "The More I Drink", "Austin", "She Wouldn't Be Gone" and "Redneck Girl". It may be crass, calculated and obvious- everything Howard Iceberg isn't- but sometimes nothing sounds better than mainstream country.

"I Can't Get Over Losing You". Marvin Isley has died.

Here's my review of Sunday's Zappa Plays Zappa concert.

I enjoyed last night's Dirty South edition of Hip Hop Honors. The highlight for me was seeing Mystikal again.

I watched KROQ's Weenie Roast as I was stuck at home Saturday. The two best performances were by Devo and Stone Temple Pilots.

Kansas City Click: Steve Rigazzi leads a group that includes drummer Todd Strait at Jardine's on Tuesday.

George Clinton returns to Crossroads on Wednesday.

(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)


Rick in PV said...

i am bummed that devo is here as part of a buzz multi band deal 7/23 ... they deserve a whole show!

Happy In Bag said...

I would have preferred a Devo show at the Midland. The elaborate visual aspect of their big concert last weekend can't be replicated at City Market.