Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star

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The Kansas City Star

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Timothy:

Hey metal fans: Prong and Helmet are touring together, finally

Veteran New York hardcore bands Prong and Helmet are bringing their tour to the Truman on May 13. → Read More

Jason Aldean revs up a big crowd again, with help from Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes II

Country star Jason Aldean draws more than 13,000 fans to opening of his High Noon Neon Tour at Sprint Center and gives Chiefs' quarterback a big shout-out. → Read More

Bishop Briggs on her leap from karaoke to Coldplay, 'American Idol' and her own tour

Pop singer Bishop Briggs (born Sarah McLaughlin) released her debut album on April 20, not long after her mentorship on "American Idol." She comes to The Truman on May 10, 2018. → Read More

Bonnie Raitt cancels tour dates, including show in Kansas City

Bonnie Raitt was scheduled to perform May 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City with James Taylor. She has canceled 19 performances due to a health issue, including the Kansas City show, but James Taylor will still perform. → Read More

Jack White's 'no phone' policy worked; expect to see more of it at concerts

Jack White's cellphone ban worked well at his recent Kansas City area show. And others appear ready to employ the policy. There was something refreshing, even nostalgic, about revisiting life before cellphones. → Read More

Fleetwood Mac will bring its monster tour to Kansas City

Fleetwood Mac tour will stop at the Sprint Center on Oct. 18 on its North American tour. The band also reveals why it parted ways with Lindsey Buckingham. → Read More

Jack White gives a big Kansas City crowd plenty to phone home about

Jack White enthralled Kansas City area crowd of about 6,000 at a phone-free show Tuesday night at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater. On stage the guy radiates charisma and emanates a personality that can’t be ignored. → Read More

Janelle Monáe tour is coming to Missouri but not her hometown — yet

Kansas City, Kansas, native Janelle Monae announces a 28-stop tour that skips her hometown but stops in St. Louis. She said more tour dates will be announced. → Read More

KC's outdoor concert season: Here are some of the best shows coming to town

The outdoor music season in Kansas City starts with Jack White's show on April 24. Here's a look at 25 of the biggest shows on the summer schedule, both outdoor and indoor. → Read More

Jack White's KC concert: What you need to know about no-phone policy, parking, more

The Jack White concert at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater in Bonner Springs on Tuesday, April 24, requires fans to lock up their phones. Here's information on parking, set times, set lists and more. Be prepared for a lively, two-hour outdoor show. → Read More

KC Record Store Day festivities to include live performance by Shooter Jennings

KC Record Store Day festivities will include a live performance by Shooter Jennings at Vinyl Renaissance in Overland Park. Independent record stores across the U.S. will celebrate Record Store Day by offering thousands of exclusives and rarities. → Read More

Two things to know about Kiefer Sutherland: He's in a band, and he's in KC Friday

Actor Kiefer Sutherland will perform at Knucklehead’s with his band Friday, April 13, singing the songs he wrote and recorded for “Down in the Hole,” the country/Americana album he released in the summer of 2016. → Read More

Fleetwood Mac's split with Lindsey Buckingham could be band's most damaging

Fleetwood Mac could have trouble navigating its split with Lindsey Buckingham, arguably its most prominent member of the band. The band bomb-shelled the music world by announcing it had parted ways with Buckingham this week. → Read More

Ink's Middle of Map features Social Distortion, Grizzly Bear

The Middle of the Map festival will be held June 29-30 at Kansas City's Crown Center and venues in the Crossroads Arts District. Social Distortion and Grizzly Bear, Spoon and Built to Spill are among the headliners. → Read More

Kansas City band scores four opening dates on Jack White tour

Radkey, a trio of brothers from St. Joe, will open Jack White shows in Toronto; Washington, D.C.; and two shows in upper New York state. The tour stops in Bonner Springs on April 24. → Read More

R&B legend Bill Withers adds a risque touch to Danielle Nicole's new album

Danielle Nicole's new album, "Cry No More," includes the song 'Hot Spell," that soul/R&B legend Bill Withers wrote and gave to Nicole after meeting her at a recording session. She also has a cameo on another song from Kenny Wayne Shepherd. → Read More

Tech N9ne, Samantha Fish and other KC artists making news in the music world

Musicians with Kansas City ties have recently made news in their galaxies, none more eminently than KC's biggest music star, Tech N9ne. We also have news on Samantha Fish, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Hembree, Victor & Penny, Making Movies and Ssion. → Read More

Starlight Theatre summer concert: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & Dwight Yoakam

Starlight Theatre announces 'LSD Tour' featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam. It comes to Kansas City on June 21. Tickets on sale March 30. → Read More

Lana Del Rey cancels Kansas City show; refunds available immediately

Pop star postponed her Jan. 9 show at Sprint Center due to illness. Promoter has announced that a reschedule is not possible so the show has been canceled. → Read More

Eagles, including a couple of new kids, treat KC crowd to an evening of nostalgia

The new version of the Eagles, which now includes country star Vince Gill, treats a crowd of more than 12,000 at Kansas City's Sprint Center to an evening filled with classic rock hits. → Read More