Head to RecordBar on July 17 to catch Lucy Dacus. Matador Records. | .

Concert Chris: 100+ shows on the July radar

Run With It plays a pre-game concert before the Royals take on Detroit at Kauffman Stadium on July 19. File photo | .
DJ Shadow will be at the Madrid on July 10. Tom Jamieson | .

It seems as the temp heats up outside, the concert calendar fills up even more. KC and Lawrence venues are offering up a bunch of great shows this month. I hope you can get to some of them. Some highlights I’m looking forward to:

▪ I love the Madrid, and I love the idea of seeing DJ Shadow in such an intimate room on July 10. That room with its extended stage puts the act right in front of you. I can’t think of a better way to see his set.

▪ Once the sun has gone down, the patio at the Riot Room will turn into an indie rock dance party on July 15 with three great KC area bands: The Sluts, Schwervon and Thunderclaps. Each band has only two people onstage, but they make enough noise to fill any venue.

▪ Lucy Dacus became an NPR music darling in 2016 and found herself on lots of year-end “best of” lists, perhaps most importantly Bob Boilen’s, who invited her to record a Tiny Desk Concert on NPR. Head to RecordBar on July 17 to catch her set and see what you think.

▪ Make it a full night at The K on July 19: Get there at 6 p.m. to see a pre-game concert from one of the hardest working KC bands around, Run With It, and then watch the Royals beat up on Detroit at 7:15 p.m. Also, it’s Ink’s Student Night, so tickets are only $10 with a student ID.

▪ One of the biggest parties of the summer is a new, cleverly titled hip-hop fest, Flyover, happening at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater on July 22. It features huge names and heavy-hitters like Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert and Rae Sremmurd. Rae played KC twice in 2016, and both shows sold out fast, so here’s your chance to see him and some of the best hip-hop going on a huge, proper stage. Bring your friends.

07/03 Radio Moscow/Petyr/Druids at the Riot Room

07/03 The Cry/The Uncouth/Brain Dead at Blind Tiger

07/04 Gnarly Davidson/The Brody Buster Band/Tire Fire at Replay Lounge

07/04 Lonnie McFadden at 4:30PM at Green Lady Lounge

07/05 Gee Watts/DJ Maxx Gruv/DJ Tee Petty at the Riot Room

07/05 Imaginary Tricks at Replay Lounge

07/06 Cody Canada & the Departed/Mike & the Moonpies at Knuckleheads

07/06 Diana in the Encore at the Uptown Theater

07/06 Jill Scott at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

07/06 Reel Big Fish/The Expendables/The Queers/Tunnel Vision at the Granada

07/06 Sara Swenson/Calvin Arsenia at RecordBar

07/07 Charlie Musselwhite at Knuckleheads

07/07 Corey Feldman & the Angels/Drop a Grand at RecordBar

07/07 Dean Monkey and the Dropouts album release & farewell show/Toughies/Fullbloods at Replay Lounge

07/07 Golden Groves/Westside Royal/Shadow Rabbits/Sleeptalk at the Riot Room

07/07 Ivory Black/Drew Black & the Dirty Electric/Black Mariah Theater at Revolution Records

07/07 Jacuzzi Boys/Psychic Heat/Arc Flash at Blind Tiger

07/07 Red Ball Jets/KC Bear Fighters/Massage Parlor Tricks at Mike Kelly’s Westsider

07/07 The Turnpike Troubadours/Lucero/Charley Crockett at the Uptown Theater

07/07 Westerners/Shortsweather at Mills Records

07/08 Future Fields/Quixotic/Le Youth/Sheppa & more at Crossroads KC

07/08 Found a Job — A Talking Heads Tribute at Knuckleheads

07/08 Ghost Lit Kingdom/Run With It at the Bottleneck

07/08 Les Gruff and the Billy Goat/Betse and Clark/Kelley Hunt at Westport Saloon

07/08 The Ovaries-Eez matinee show at 6 p.m. at Replay Lounge

07/08 The Suburbs/John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons at RecordBar

07/09 A Giant Dog/Salty/Shortsweather at Blind Tiger

07/09 Fullbloods/Sama Dams at RecordBar

07/09 Jim Bruer at VooDoo at Harrah’s

07/09 Queen with Adam Lambert at Sprint Center

07/10 Bookmobile/Schwervon at Mills Records

07/10 DJ Shadow at the Madrid

07/10 Taylor Phelan/Faintheart at the Bottleneck

07/11 Michael Franti & Spearhead/Kawehi at Crossroads KC

07/11 10 Years/Them Evils at the Granada

07/11 Caravan Palace at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

07/11 Iron Maiden/Ghost at Sprint Center

07/11 Michelle Branch/Haerts at the Uptown Theater

07/11 Robert Cray Band at Knuckleheads

07/12 A La Mode at the Phoenix

07/12 Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method/Old No. 5s. at Knuckleheads

07/12 The New Schematics/Run With It at Davey’s

07/13 to 07/15 Lawrence Field Day Fest: 100+ bands in venues all over Lawrence

07/13 Alexis Barclay Jamstravaganza at Mike Kelly’s Westsider

07/13 Damon Parker Parade at the Phoenix

07/13 Esme Patterson/Brandon Phillips and the Condition/Slights at the Riot Room

07/13 The Districts/Spirit of the Beehive at RecordBar

07/14 Arcangel at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

07/14 Mike Dillon Band at the Brick

07/14 Summer Breeze plays all the “Yacht Rock” classics at RecordBar

07/14 Trampled Under Foot Annual Family Reunion & Blues Cruise Reunion: Tommy Castro/Deanna Bogart/Southern Ave at Knuckleheads

07/15 All Time Low/SWMRS/Waterparks/The Wrecks at the Uptown Theater

07/15 Edison Lights at 5 p.m. on the patio at the Riot Room

07/15 Hillfolk Noir/Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders/Scott Hrabko and the Rabbits at Westport Saloon

07/15 Jon Dee Graham in the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads

07/15 The Grisly Hand/Jenny Parrott/Kate Rose at Holy Cow Market

07/15 The Sluts/Schwervon/Thunderclaps on the patio at the Riot Room

07/15 Trampled Under Foot Annual Family Reunion & Blues Cruise Reunion: Marquise Knoxs/Deanna Bogart/Eden Brent at Knuckleheads

07/15 US Air Guitar Championships at RecordBar

07/15 Zomboy/Cesqeaux/Ricky Remedy at the Granada

07/16 Wolf Alice at the Riot Room

07/16 Zen Mother at Replay Lounge

07/17 to 07/30 Fringe Fest at various venues

07/17 Lucy Dacus at RecordBar

07/17 Witches of God/Sierra/The Medicine Theory/Janis of the Warship Emerald at the Riot Room

07/18 Blondie/Garbage/John Doe & Exene Cervenka at Kauffman Center

07/18 Matthew Sweet/Tommy Keene at Knuckleheads

07/19 Run With It at Kauffman Stadium

07/19 Jimmy Webb at Liberty Hall

07/19 Steve Miller Band/Peter Frampton at Starlight

07/20 Digisaurus at the Bottleneck

07/20 Gretchen Wilson at Power & Light

07/20 Jim Gaffigan at Starlight

07/20 Shells/Jake Wells at the Riot Room patio

07/21 The Romantics/The Smithereens/Bow Wow Wow at Crossroads KC

07/21 Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats at the Phoenix

07/21 Circus No. 9/Julian Davis and the Hay-burners/3 Trails West at Westport Saloon

07/21 Jaymes Young/Matt Maeson at RecordBar

07/21 Keep/Trapper/Bedroom Wounds at Revolution Records

07/21 Steve Martin & Martin Short at Starlight

07/21 The Coathangers/The Whiffs/Residuals at the Riot Room

07/22 3Teeth at the Granada

07/22 AFI/Citizen at The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

07/22 Godmaker/Gnarly Davidson/Hyborian at Replay Lounge

07/22 Heather Newman at the Phoenix

07/22 In the Valley Below/Flagship at the Riot Room

07/22 Instant Karma!/The Atomic 50s/The Bends at Revolution Records

07/22 Schwervon/Jeffrey Lewis at the Brick

07/22 Scotch Hollow at 4:30 at the Phoenix

07/23 Sir Sly at the Riot Room

07/23 The Marshmallow Test/Annie Oakleyes at Replay Lounge

07/25 Violent Femmes/Echo & the Bunnymen at Crossroads KC

07/25 AJ Young & AY Musik/Cedd the Lights/EEMS at RecordBar

07/25 Bent Knee at the Bottleneck

07/25 Electric Carlos/Community Center/Smallwaves at MiniBar

07/25 Social Distortion/Jade Jackson at Liberty Hall

07/26 Chevelle/Black Map and Dinosaur Pile Up at the Uptown Theater

07/26 Eric Sardinas/Heather Newman at Knuckleheads

07/26 Froth/Mysterious Clouds at MiniBar

07/26 Mary Chapin Carpenter/Sarah Jarosz at Kauffman Center

07/26 Me Like Bees/Wild Adriatic at the Riot Room

07/27 Crystal Rose at Grandview Amphitheater

07/27 Ensemble Ibérica/Making Movies at RecordBar

07/27 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at the Lied Center

07/27 Vans Warped Tour 2017 at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

07/28 Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys/Not a Planet/The Kickback at RecordBar

07/28 Radar State/Archie Powell & the Exports/Scruffy and the Janitors at the Riot Room

07/28 The MGDs at the Phoenix

07/28 The U.S. Coast Guard Band at Kauffman Center

07/28 Voice of Addiction/Hipshot Killer/The Rackatees at Replay Lounge

07/29 The Floozies/Big Wild/Russ Liquid/Gekko at Crossroads KC

07/29 Aaron Hedenstrom Quartet album release at Green Lady Lounge

07/29 Chubby Carrier/Heather Newman at Knuckleheads

07/29 Phoenix Fest street party at the Phoenix

07/29 Steddy P/Dom Chronicles/Scotty Wu/Smoky Bare at Replay Lounge

07/29 Susto/Liza Anne at RecordBar

07/30 Stephen Stills/Judy Collins at Yardley Hall

07/31 Blossoms at the Riot Room

07/31 Branford Marsalis Quartet at Kauffman Center


Concert Chris: 100+ shows on the July radar