Organizers of the 2013 Ink's Middle of the Map Fest have added more bands to the festival's lineup, including headliner Divne Fits, who feature Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown ofthe New Bomb Turks. The festival has also announced the addition of Kansas City-area bands and the lineups for several showcases and day-parties. (See below.) More than 100 bands that will perform April 4-6 at venues in and near Westport.
The Kansas City All-Star Tribute to Amy Winehouse starts at 10 p.m. Saturday at the RecordBar, 1020 Westport Road. Admission to the 18-and-older show is $12.
Amy Winehouse would have turned 30 in September. She died at home in England in July 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning.
Winehouse left much behind: a modest but acclaimed discography (two full-lengths and three collections of B-sides and odds and sods, one of them posthumous); legions of fans who loved and admired her take on R&B, soul and jazz; and an image that was as sullied and controversial as it was respected.
The presale for the Flatlands Music Festival is on now. Go here; enter FLTARG in the special-code box. The three-day festival is Sept. 12-14 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., the home of the Sporting Kansas City soccer team. Tickets are $100 to $620. The lineup includes Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Thompson Square, Kevin Fowler, and J.T. Hodges. The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at a free concert outside the stadium on Sept. 12. More acts will be announced in March.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Thursday Riot Room Long before the throwback R&B of the Alabama Shakes galvanized appreciative listeners, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears were throwing down retro soul for delighted fans. Known for manic performances in the showy tradition of James Brown and Sam & Dave, the Austin-based band is a riveting live act capable of sending dancers into a frenzy with deranged material like "She's So Scandalous" and "Booty City." The Les Izmore Therapy Hour, a project Kansas City rapper Izmore describes as "a live mixtape," precedes Lewis' band. Dropout Boogie will also be on hand to spin vintage vinyl. Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $15 in advance.
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