The hip0hop showcase for Lawrence Field Day Fest at Lucia Beer Garden + Grill includes an outing by Lincoln Marshall. Anna Selle |

Concert Chris: Lawrence Field Day Fest + more July music

The Bad Ideas will play a daytime punk showcase at the Greenhouse Culture church for Lawrence Field Day Fest. Sid Sowder | Too Much Rock

It’s a full week here in KC. Have a look below and see what you think. And please share this with your other music-loving friends.

07/13 to 07/15 Lawrence Field Day Fest 6 100+ bands in venues all over Lawrence

I love community festivals with great KC and Lawrence bands and this fest has more than 100 of them. It’s the sixth annual Lawrence Field Day Fest and it’s the biggest yet, running Thursday through Saturday. You can grab a ticket for just one day or for the full three days so come when you can and leave when you must. Check out the Facebook page for ticketing info and a schedule of all the bands.

07/13 Esme Patterson at The Riot Room

You might not know her name, but if you’re a music nerd maybe you know of her former band, Paper Bird from Denver. She has a few records of her own under her belt now, including 2016’s “We Were Wild,” which earned an invitation to record her very own Tiny Desk Concert for Bob Boilen and NPR Music. She has a bit of an edge like St. Vincent, but with more catchy hooks like Regina Spektor.

07/15 US Air Guitar Semifinals at RecordBar

Did you know that we’re home to the 2013 Air Guitar World Champion, Eric “Mean” Melin? Melin is hosting the organization’s semifinals at RecordBar on Saturday, with competitors from Austin, Houston, Denver, South Dakota, Lawrence, and Des Moines, along with some hometown heroes. Cheer them on here in KC before the winners advance to the finals in Finland. I assure you that your face will hurt from laughing.

07/15 Kraftig Presents the Grand Opening for The Rino

What’s better than a four band bill featuring Various Blonde and power-pop trio Deco Auto? The chance to see them while checking out a new venue. The Rino, which stands for river north, is connected to the Colony, a very hip coffee shop in North Kansas City.

07/16 Wolf Alice at The Riot Room

Perhaps you saw UK rockers Wolf Alice when they played Harverster’s Fed Up Fest at CrossroadsKC in 2015. Now you can catch them in the more intimate setting of The Riot Room. Led by frontwoman Ellie Rowsell, expect to follow a synth-filled path that will have you lost in your own head. Fire up the smoke machine and see what happens.

Here’s a bigger list of shows this week:

07/11 Michael Franti & Spearhead/Kawehi at CrossroadsKC

07/11 10 Years/Them Evils at The Granada

07/11 Caravan Palace 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 The Rino in North KC next to Colony Coffee House

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 The Midland

07/14 Mike Dillon Band at The Brick

07/14 Summer Breeze plays "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 Various Blonde/Deco Auto/Dead Words/What A Wreck at The Rino

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

07/15 Edison Lights 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: Uundreds of performances all over KC at different 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

Chris Haghirian is Ink magazine’s resident fan boy. See his full July concert list.


Concert Chris: Lawrence Field Day Fest + more July music