Julien Baker’s extremely intimate and vulnerable voice will be on display at The Granada on Saturday, August 5. NOLAN KNIGHT

Concert Chris: 100+ shows on the August radar

Welcome to August and a new list of shows and concerts to consider checking out this month. Fire up your Spotify account or head over to YouTube and start listening to some of these bands.

▪ NPR Music’s Bob Boilen is such an influencer in the music world that I’d have a hard time making it through a month without highlighting one of his favorite musicians. This month we get Julien Baker of Memphis, Tenn., who Boilen invited to record a stripped down and vulnerable Tiny Desk Concert. See her at the Granada on Saturday, Aug. 5.

▪ It’s true: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Fleet Foxes toured hard from 2008 to 2011 and then, just like that, they were gone. Their fan base has only swelled during the hiatus, and most of their admirers have never seen them play live. That said, hurry up and grab a ticket to their show on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

▪ Leading up to this year’s Middle of the Map Fest, I became obsessed with the band Caamp from Ohio. I think we played their music five weeks in a row on my local music radio show, “The Eight One Sixty” on 90.9 the Bridge. I’m thrilled they’re coming back to KC for a full set, accompanied by a very rare appearance from the show’s opener. Quirk & Ruckus is a Katy Guillen & the Girls side project featuring Katy Guillen and Claire Adams. Thursday, Aug. 10, will be a great night at RecordBar, which now serves food.

▪ Kind of funny right? Fleet Foxes are here on Aug. 8, and Father John Misty is here a few days later on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Crossroads KC. Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, was the drummer for Fleet Foxes until he stepped away in 2012. Since then, he has established himself as a powerful solo artist, filling rooms all over this country and others. FJM has been making my favorite shows of the year list since 2013. Don’t miss this concert.

▪ We have two great pre-game concerts this month at The K. The Phantastics, KC’s finest party band, take the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 23, before the Royals go up against the Colorado Rockies. The following Wednesday, Aug. 30, former “American Idol” contestant Jessica Paige will be joined by some of the city’s best jazz musicians before the Royals take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Two great nights at The K where you can get $10 tickets with a student ID, courtesy of Ink Student Night.

So many great shows: Get out there and find some new favorite bands.

08/02 Harlem Quartet at Polsky Theatre at JCCC

08/02 Lucinda Williams at Knuckleheads

08/03 Brick+Mortar/Yoke Lore/Run With It/Vivid Zebra at the Bottleneck

08/03 Keaton Conrad/Cudo/Late Nite Cavalry/Joy Camp at RecordBar

08/03 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

08/04-8/05 Fool’s Gold Country Revue with Beau Bledsoe and more at Crown Center’s Musical Heritage Theater

08/04 Drugs & Attics/Salty/Hipshot Killer/Black Market Translation/Deco Auto/Witch Jail at Revolution Records

08/04 Katy Guillen & the Girls/Heidi Lynn Gluck/AM Trio at RecordBar

08/04 Mac Lethal/Loogey/Ish1da/Joey Cool/DJ Nick Fury at the Riot Room

08/04 RL Grime/What So Not/Graves/Longer Days at the Midland

08/04 Shuttlecock Showcase: Primitive Future/Iddy Vice/Tommy Strauser/Solomon at Mills Record Co.

08/04 Something Magic/Paper Diamond/Troyboi at Crossroads KC

08/04 The Sluts/Raymond/Scruffy & the Janitors at Replay Lounge

08/05 Adam Scott York/J. Taylor/Teri Quinn at the RINO

08/05 Amy Farrand & the Like/GAV7D at the Ship

08/05 John Davis/Evil English/Slights/Small Waves at RecordBar

08/05 Vela/Fallopian Fire/Instant Karma at the Riot Room

08/05 Young the Giant/Cold War Kids/Joywave at Starlight Theatre

08/06 Freight Train Rabbit Killer/Tree Branch Twig/Andrew Weathers at Records With Merritt

08/06 Grand Marquis/The Rambling Roses at Replay Lounge

08/06 Jim Lauderdale at Knuckleheads

08/06 Post Animal/Captiva/Quasar at the Riot Room

08/07 Mondo Cozmo/Billy Raffoul at RecordBar

08/07 The Buttertones/Various Blonde at the Riot Room

08/08 August/Super Doppler/Instant Karma at the Bottleneck

08/08 The Scars Heal in Time/City of the Weak/Late Night Cavalry/Keaton Conrad at the Riot Room

08/09 Bruno Mars/Camila Cabello at Sprint Center

08/09 Henry+the Invisibles/The MGDs/The Super Massive Black Holes at the Riot Room

08/10 Missio/Colony House in X1051 Music Alley at Town Center

08/11 Big Iron/Red Kate/Joy Subtraction/Bruiser Queen/Witch Jail/Drop a Grand at RecordBar

08/11 Deco Auto/Black Stacey/Lovergurl at Holy Cow Market

08/11 Fritz Hutchison Band/Oshwa at the Brick

08/11 Green Day/Catfish and the Bottlemen at Sprint Center

08/11 Heather Newman Band Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads

08/11 IVY/Payge Turner/Jake Wells at the RINO

08/11 Morris Day and the Time at VooDoo at Harrahs

08/11 Sister Hazel/Freddy Jones Band at Crossroads KC

08/11 The Medicine Theory/Don Babylon/The Vedettes at MiniBar

08/11 The Philistines/Telekinetic Yeti at Replay Lounge

08/11 Tornado Rose/Like Rabbits/Damon Parker at Westport Saloon

08/12 Atlas Genius at Crossroads KC

08/12 Hearts of Darkness at RecordBar

08/12 Herbie Hancock at Kauffman Center

08/12 Logic/Joey Bada$$/Big Lenbo at Silverstein Eye Center

08/12 Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys at Knuckleheads

08/12 MESS (EP release show)/CounterCulture/Chloe Jacobson at the RINO

08/12 The New Pornographers/Ought at Liberty Hall

08/13 The Melvins/Spotlights at the Bottleneck

08/15 Helen Gillet with special guests Jessica Lurie and Brian Haas at 1900 Building

08/15 Homeshake/Momma’s Boy/Dreamgirl at the Riot Room

08/15 Sweet Spirit/The Whiffs at Blind Tiger

08/16 Helen Gillet at the Brick

08/16 Kendrick Lamar/YG/D.R.A.M. at Sprint Center

08/16 The Roseline at Knuckleheads

08/17 Railroad Earth/Moe. at Uptown Theater

08/18 Capital Cities at Power & Light

08/18 Dave Rawlings Machine (with Gillian Welch) at Folly Theater

08/18 Fred Wickham and the Hadacol Caravan/John Keck at the Brick

08/18 Grand Marquis/The Toos/3 Trails West at Westport Saloon

08/18 Slow Dreamer/Chase the Horseman/Roeco at the Bottleneck

08/18 The All-American Rejects/The Architects at Liberty Hall

08/18 The Rainmakers on Nerman Museum lawn at JCCC

08/18 The Shivas/Fullbloods/Mysterious Clouds at Replay Lounge

08/18 Welshly Arms/Westside Royal at RecordBar

08/18 Youth Pool/Alpha 5/Breath Seekers/SeaKings at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club

08/19 Heather Newman at The Phoenix

08/19 Ivøry Black/Bad Dreamer/American Slim/Run With It at the RINO

08/19 Mark Farina/Kochi/DJ Jung/Jason Kidd at the Riot Room

08/19 Nora Jane Struthers in the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads

08/19 The Architects Border War Vinyl Release at Mills Record Co.

08/20 Kate Rose at Holy Cow Market

08/20 The Weepies at Knuckleheads

08/21 City and Colour at the Midland

08/23 Nina Diaz at the Riot Room

08/24 Damon Parker Parade at the Phoenix

08/24 Dead Man Winter (featuring Dave Simonetti from Trampled By Turtles) at the Bottleneck

08/24 Mene Mene/Myco/Chica at the RINO

08/24 Record Release Party: The Slowdown/Not a Planet at RecordBar

08/25 Maria the Mexican on Nerman Museum lawn at JCCC

08/25 Mighty Mighty Bosstones between Eighth & Ninth on Pennsylvania in downtown Lawrence

08/25 Sound Machine Series: The Frights/King Shelter/On Drugs at RecordBar

08/25 The MGDs at the Phoenix

08/25 Westerners/The Too’s/La Guerre at Replay Lounge

08/26 High Westhus Tape Release at Replay Lounge

08/26 Mr Marcos V7 at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club

08/26 Ray Wylie Hubbard/Amy Lavere & Will Sexton at Knuckleheads

08/26 The Samples/Andy Frasco/The MGDs at Crossroads KC

08/27 2 Chainz/Young Dolph at the Midland

08/27 Lionel Richie/Mariah Carey at Sprint Center

08/29 Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Tour: Richard Dworsky/The Road Hounds/Aoife O’Donovan/Fred Newman at Uptown Theater

08/30 Bleached/Shortsweather/Dreamgirl at the Riot Room

08/31 FreakAbout/The Dear Misses/Vigil & Thieves at the Bottleneck

08/31 Katy Guillen & the Girls free show at The City Market

08/31 Mobina Galore/Emmaline Twist/Dead Ven at the Riot Room

08/31 Olivia Fox/Shells at Knuckleheads

08/31 Umphrey’s Megee/Aqueos at Crossroads KC


Concert Chris: 100+ shows on the August radar